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Watch: Steven Gerrard Lays Down Challenge To Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Steven Gerrard of LA Galaxy competes with Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on November 30, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

While Liverpool’s youngsters impressed during the sides laboured 1-0 FA Cup win against Plymouth on Wednesday night, the more senior players struggled. Daniel Sturridge in particular failed to live up to expectations which, off the back of his poor showing in the EFL Cup against Southampton last week (and subsequent total omission from the side that faced Manchester United on Sunday), …

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Joseph Duffy Confirmed To Fight At UFC London In March

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: Joe Duffy of Ireland poses for a portrait backstage after his victory over Mitch Clarke during the UFC Fight Night event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Lussier/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Irish fighter Joseph Duffy has been confirmed to fight at UFC London on March 18th. The 28-year-old lightweight will compete against Iranian-Swedish Reza Madadi at the event in London’s O2 Arena. 🇮🇪 @duffy_mma vs. @RezaMaddog 🇸🇪 is official for #UFCLondon!! Grab your seats early ⬇️ 🎟 https://t.co/GXZpHhCSk0 pic.twitter.com/fuss6E4q6K — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 19, 2017 Rumours have been rife for …

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Robbie Keane Confirms He Is Nearing A Decision On His Next Club

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 31/8/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Oman Ireland's Robbie Keane celebrates scoring

Former Ireland captain Robbie Keane is likely to reach a decision regarding his next destination within the next few weeks, according to the man himself. The 36-year-old has been linked with a plethora of clubs since leaving LA Galaxy of the MLS at the end of last season, with recent reports linking him with the growing Irish contingent at Championship …

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Seven Potential Options For Chelsea To Replace Diego Costa

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Diego Costa of Chelsea arrives at the stadiium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

What had threatened to become a short, sharp shock for Chelsea will instead become the long goodbye as Diego Costa looks to be on the way out of Stamford Bridge in the summer. A massive falling-out with manager Antonio Conte and members of his coaching staff led to the Spanish international striker training on his own and subsequently missing Chelsea’s …

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The Guardian Claim That Memphis Depay Is On The Verge Of £14.7m Manchester United Exit

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Memphis Depay of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Europa League match between Feyenoord and Manchester United at Feijenoord Stadion on September 15, 2016 in Rotterdam, . (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Exiled Manchester United forward Memphis Depay’s deeply unhappy spell at Manchester United is reportedly on the brink of coming to an end. Ligue 1 side Lyon have been in discussions with Man United throughout January with a view to signing the Dutch international, and the Guardian have reported that they are close to agreeing on a €17m (£14.7m) fee. The …

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Louis Van Gaal Denies Reports That He Has Retired

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Louis van Gaal manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on January 12, 2016 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Contrary to reports that had appeared just about everywhere earlier this week, Louis van Gaal has moved to deny speculation that he has retired. Tributes from the world of football, most notably from former clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich, had begun to pour in after an interview he gave with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf strongly suggested that he was to …

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