I don’t think we deserved to lose.
They praised the “excellent” performance but both pundits suggested there would need to be a mentality shift at St James” Park – and Neville hinted that fans might have to be “re-educated’. Here’s a look at what has been going on.
Q: How does that compare with the other big countries in Europe?
Manchester City are possibly the best team in England, but the Champions League is something else. Stars is in inverted commas above for a reason, this is one of the more striking aspects of this league’s recent decline.
Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay scored their first league goals of the season against Sunderland – the former ending an 11-game drought – while Juan Mata has come into his own on the right flank, producing three goals and three assists in his last seven outings.
Alexis Sanchez was consistently among Arsenal’s finest players throughout the course of the past season and played a significant role in them retaining the FA Cup. What do all of these players have in common?
Ozil was deemed surplus to requirements with the arrival of Gareth Bale from Tottenham. Much like Liverpool, Everton is off to a sluggish start this year.
Collymore had called for the Premier League to be split into two divisions of 18 teams, with financial parity the goal, and allowing teams who win promotion to the top flight a better chance of success upon getting there.
“I thought the subs had a massive impact”. As I said, the physicality of this league is like no other.
Chelsea and Arsenal were both embarrassed last night at the hands of Porto and Olympiacos respectively, with the Gunners without a point from their opening two games.
Sports Mole picks out the 11 players that made the biggest impression during the seventh round of Premier League encounters. That is built by Ivan Rakitic’s ability to create space through passing in midfield. This is the evolution of tactics, something not seen in England for a few time. If either one of that pair come knocking, De Gea aside for the time being, they usually get what they want.
This lighthearted confirmation of loyalty goes a long way to underline the problems English sides are facing in the transfer market: the biggest European talent do not find the likes of Arsenal, United and Liverpool as attractive destinations, if they are able to play regular football with Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
In Daily Debate, two TEAMtalk writers give their views on a hot topic and then invite readers to decide who has put forward the best argument.
Take Sevilla, a dark horse in the Champions League this season.
Rodgers statement is true in regards to the demand on Premier League sides to perform across all their fixtures, however, it comes as no excuse for the Premier League teams.
They are the new Atletico Madrid, this is the exact model they used and it got them a Spanish League title and a Champions League final berth.
But why are Liverpool and their fellow English sides failing in Europe?
But do top-level English sides take Europe seriously enough?
Unfortunately, the attitudes won’t change, they have been the same since the dawn of the Premier League.
His drought was brought to an end against City, the England global reacting quickest to guide the ball home after Christian Eriksen’s free-kick rebounded off the crossbar and landed at his feet. I couldn’t believe what I was watching.