• Jurgen Klopp praises Adam Lallana as a leader on and off the field for Liverpool
    The Independent

    Jurgen Klopp praises Adam Lallana as a leader on and off the field for Liverpool

    Midfielder Adam Lallana has an important role to play on and off the field for Liverpool as he has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp's leaders. The England international's form this season saw him rewarded with a new £110,000-a-week three-year contract on Wednesday as he enjoys his best season since arriving at the club in the summer of 2014. Lallana has been transformed by the German after his displays under predecessor Brendan Rodgers left many questioning whether the £25million fee paid to Southampton was really worth it.

  • LaLiga: Luis Enrique dismisses claims of dressing room discontent at Barcelona
    Omnisport

    LaLiga: Luis Enrique dismisses claims of dressing room discontent at Barcelona

    Luis Enrique has dismissed suggestions he no longer has the backing of the Barcelona players and stressed the team has always been united ever since his arrival in 2014. The 46-year-old has come under pressure following Barcelona's heavy Champions League defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, with the Catalans on the brink of European elimination after their 4-0 loss at the Parc des Princes. Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba were among the players to come out in support of their coach in the aftermath, but their backing has failed to end speculation that some key figures have lost belief in Luis Enrique.

  • Quakes prepare for 2017 Campaign
    Center Line Soccer

    Quakes prepare for 2017 Campaign

    San Jose were bounced from postseason contention on the final day of the 2015 season, and hoped to carry their momentum forward with them into the next year. That of course did not happen, the team fell to ninth in the Western Conference and longtime general manager John Doyle was sacked from the club in August as a result. The Earthquakes opted for a European hire for Doyle’s replacement, Jesse Fioranelli, a member of the sporting direction unit at Italian side AS Roma, was hired by the club just last month. San Jose additionally made changes to its roster, removing from the roster many of the high-priced players who, over the years, failed to deliver on their contracts. A region he seemingly