Friday, 17 August, 2018

Four clubs spend 40% of Premier League's £1.2bn outlay

John Aldridge: After winning the transfer war, Liverpool can now dream of Premier League glory Tottenham make history by completing no summer signings
Guillermo Jimenez | 10 August, 2018, 13:30

"I'd love to back Liverpool and I do think we'll be the nearest challengers but there's a lot of points to make up on Manchester City", Thompson told Sky Sports.

However, former Newcastle striker and the all time leading Premier League goal scorer Alan Shearer thinks that Mourinho's whinging is unwarranted, and his side will be a force to be reckoned with.

You put the players in this Liverpool squad down on paper and Klopp could pick two very competitive teams that would be capable of winning matches in the Premier League and Champions League on a consistent basis.

But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.

English Premier League clubs spent £1.23bn in the summer transfer window, down for the first time since 2010, according to Deloitte analysis.

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"But I keep saying and thinking and feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

Naby Keita is an exciting signing from RB Leipzig and Fabinho gives additional options in a midfield that now looks to be loaded with options and back-up if injuries and suspensions kick in.

I think it'll be tough but if they were to go of the Champions League and they had free weeks after Christmas, Saturday-to-Saturday they could be a real threat this season to City. The challenge for them is can they repeat that level of energy and that level of focus every three days?

Wenger´s 22-year reign ended with a wretched sixth-place finish and a second successive season without Champions League action has had a profound effect on Arsenal´s recruitment, with star names now hard to come by.

"They seem so intent and we spoke to Kompany and Walker, they seem so intent to not drop below the mentality and standards they achieved a year ago. He realises that's the measure of greatness".

Del Potro out of Rogers Cup with wrist injury
Meanwhile, third seed Juan Martin del Potro was forced to withdraw prior to his opening match due to a left wrist injury. Del Potro wrote on Twitter that his wrist "needs some days of rest".

The 2018/19 season gets under way with Manchester United taking on Leicester City at Old Trafford Friday.

In spite of the pall of gloom settling around his old club, Neville reckons that United should be expected to challenge for the title. That's an obscene amount of talent.

Pogba played a crucial role for Didier Deschamps' triumphant side in Russian Federation, and the 25-year-old star returned to United training on Monday ahead of Friday's opening Premier League fixture of the season against Leicester City.

'We all know they needed a goalkeeper and they've got one of the best in Brazilian Alisson, while Virgil van Dijk now has his feet under the table as the team's defensive leader. The way in which United are being talked about this pre-season, it's as if they've got a load of bums playing for them.

Apple says it is monitoring Infowars app for content violations
Twitter remains a holdout in this situation, as it hasn't punished or banned Jones or InfoWars like other tech giants have. Removing the hate-mongering Alex Jones from his platforms is a huge step forward in the fight against fake news.

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