Is this the summer Liverpool finally get it right in the transfer market? Have lessons been learned? Signing seven players by the July 1 opening of the window suggests that the club's much-criticised and mysterious transfer committee has chosen to get its business done early rather than later when prices begin to inflate. The new faces so far: attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino, strikers Danny Ings and Divock Origi, midfielder James Milner, right-back Nathaniel Clyne, goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and...
There was a lurch into the third person as Radamel Falcao defended his Manchester United performances.
"Falcao was always there," he said, speaking in Chile ahead of Colombia's Copa America campaign. "It depends what criteria you are using. People said I was not on the field and not scoring goals but I was always there."
It was a problematic choice of words, considering goals are the criteria by which forwards are measured and especially when signs of them becoming a more "complete" player, as appears...
Stoke City expect to seal the signing of Real Madrid teenager Sergio Molina this week, sources have told ESPN FC.
As ESPN FC revealed last week, Molina arrived in England for talks and to undergo a medical at the Britannia Stadium.
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The defensive midfielder featured for Real's under-19 side last season and caught the eye in the UEFA Youth League, scoring two goals in six appearances.
The 19-year-old has been...
After scoring the penalty that won the Copa America for Chile, Alexis Sanchez dashed away to celebrate, as you would in such a moment of joy.
He had secured Chile's first Copa win in their 99-year history and added to his healthy collection of medals which include a La Liga title with Barcelona and the FA Cup with Arsenal, as well as a UEFA Super Cup medal won during his time in Catalonia.
There's a decent chance more could come for him at club level this season, too. The signing of Petr Cech might...