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Leicester intensity sees off sorry Liverpool

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What's trending in world football: Liverpool ticket protest, Lavezzi to China

Paul Mariner thinks the fan protest against Anfield ticket prices may have influenced Liverpool's late collapse against Sunderland.

Here are the top stories from Monday:

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp (or one of his assistants given Klopp had his appendix removed on Saturday) will speak at 2 p.m. to preview Tuesday's FA Cup replay at West Ham but all the talk is about the ticket protest walkout in Saturday's match. Are Liverpool's owners going to review their decision?

- Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson refused to use the mass walk-out as an excuse for their late capitulation at home to Sunderland.

LEICESTER: Leicester...

 By David Usher

Simon Mignolet error costs Liverpool at home to Sunderland

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner says Liverpool fans' walkout protest proved costly as Sunderland claimed a surprise draw at Anfield.

It was another miserable day for Liverpool at Anfield as they threw away a two-goal lead in the closing stages to draw 2-2 against relegation-threatened Sunderland.

Jurgen Klopp was absent after having surgery on his appendix, and thousands of fans walked out after 77 minutes in protest at rising ticket prices with their team 2-0 up and cruising, courtesy of goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana.

By the time those supporters had reached their cars, the Reds had been pegged back to 2-2 as Sunderland...

 By Steven Kelly

Liverpool fans take centre-stage as anger rises against Sunderland

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp laments his side's performance in their 2-0 loss to Leicester City.
Anfield may see some fans protests this weekend.

There have been better weeks at Anfield, but it's hard to think of too many worse ones.

The club allowed the January transfer window to pass without adding a single player that could genuinely assist them through the next four tough months. The player they professed to want, Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixeira, has instead gone to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for €50 million.

They lost 2-0 to table-toppers Leicester City, because of Jamie Vardy -- the kind of goal-scorer the Reds have played without...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester City in Leicester battle as Manchester United head to Chelsea

Leicester travel to Manchester City on Saturday with the Foxes fighting for the Premier League title.
Leicester travel to Manchester City on Saturday with the Foxes fighting for the Premier League title.

There's a title showdown at the Etihad on Saturday as Premier League surprise package Leicester travel to Manchester City, while Manchester United face a trip to Chelsea on Sunday.

ESPN FC's club bloggers preview their match and give a prediction. Do you agree or disagree? Have your say below by voting in the match poll.

MAN CITY: It might not seem like it, but Manchester City are in good form, with only one defeat in 11 games. Performances, though, have been hit-or-miss, so the supporters are...

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Daniel Sturridge ready to call it quits at Liverpool; Chelsea spurn Oscar bid

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Tommy Smyth assess the latest transfer rumours.
ESPN FC's Sid Lowe discusses Jackson Martinez's move to Guangzhou Evergrande and the sudden spending spree of Chinese clubs.

The winter window might have shut, but the rumour mill rolls on! As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest rumours and gossip. See the latest deals here.

TOP STORY: Sturridge ready to quit Liverpool

According to reports from the Mirror, Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool this summer. The 26-year-old thinks he may have to leave Anfield in order to get back to his best at both club and international level after his substantial injury woes. Reds'...

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno adapting to life in the Premier League

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp discusses their loss to Leicester, stating they could have won had they taken their chances.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp laments his side's performance in their 2-0 loss to Leicester City.

Alberto Moreno did not have an easy start to the season. Dropped in favour of a teenager by former boss Brendan Rodgers, he has fought his way back into the first team and is now almost ever-present under Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp places great emphasis on using his full-backs offensively as well as defensively, and it has benefitted Moreno's style of play. 

"He's a manager who likes his full-backs to be very attacking and that's something I love. I really like supporting the attack," Moreno said in...