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  • Madcap Klopp to bring dash of daring to Liverpool

    With his zany demeanour, all-action football philosophy, manic touchline antics and flair for wry soundbites, new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is poised to take English football by storm. The 48-year-old German, who was named as Brendan Rodgers's successor on Thursday, inherits a task similar to…

  • Juergen Klopp takes over as new Liverpool manager

    Liverpool hired Juergen Klopp as its new manager on Thursday, turning to one of Europe's most respected and charismatic coaches to reverse a slump in form and return success to the fallen English giant. The English Premier League club has called a news conference for Friday morning when Klopp will…

    The Associated Press
  • Messi to be tried on tax fraud charges

    Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge are to stand trial on three counts of tax fraud that could carry prison sentences, a Spanish court confirmed on Thursday. The pair were accused in 2013 of defrauding the taxman out of 4.16 million euros ($4.69 million) in taxes related…

  • After Dortmund deeds, Klopp has Liverpool dreaming again

    German football was left almost in a state of mourning when Juergen Klopp announced his departure from Borussia Dortmund after seven seasons in charge last April. Nuri Sahin left for Real Madrid in 2011, Shinji Kagawa for Manchester United in 2012, and Mario Goetze and Robert Lewandowski joined…

    The Associated Press
  • Looming tax fraud trial for Lionel Messi just the latest drama for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi faces 22 months of jail time for fiscal tax fraud after a Spanish judge denied prosecutors’ request to drop charges against the player and focus only on his father.

    FC Yahoo
  • Dream weaver Platini spins his way into trouble

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - As one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game Michel Platini was a dream weaver who created magic with the ball at his feet. When he swapped his blue France shirt for a business suit, that aura helped smooth his ascendancy towards the summit of…

  • Liverpool announces signing of manager Jurgen Klopp

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  • AP Source: Klopp headed to Liverpool to become manager

    A person familiar with the situation says Juergen Klopp is headed to Liverpool to take over as manager of the Premier League club. The person says Klopp is due to land in Liverpool later Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Klopp has yet to sign a contract.

    The Associated Press
  • Klopp Will Bring fun to the EPL

    Jurgen Klopp has reportedly agreed to a deal that will make him Liverpool's newest manager. Considering he's one of the best managers in the world, it's a boon for the Reds, but Klopp's out-there style will also bring loads of fun to the EPL.

    Sports on Earth
  • Mourinho insists Chelsea will get out of rut

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism levelled by Fabio Capello and said he is determined to lift the Blues out of the rut that has seen them slump to the lower reaches of the Premier League. Chelsea are currently two places above the relegation zone after losing four and winning…

  • Wolfsburg keep calm as VW review finances

    VfL Wolfsburg boss Klaus Allofs says there is no cause for concern, even though the new chief of main sponsors Volkswagen has stated the car manufacturer is reviewing its finances. Embattled Volkswagen are caught up in a massive pollution-cheating scandal, which threatens to cost the company…

  • Keita faces five more weeks on sidelines

    AS Roma's Malian midfielder Seydou Keita, who has already been out of action for two weeks, faces another five weeks on the sidelines as he recovers from a right thigh injury, the club announced Wednesday. Keita, 35, has enjoyed spells at Marseille, Barcelona and Valencia, winning two Champions…

  • Downpour spoils South Sudan World Cup debut

    Torrential rain spoilt the World Cup debut of South Sudan in Juba Wednesday with play abandoned early in the first half after they levelled at 1-1 against Mauritania. Officials hope to resume play Thursday morning at the national stadium in the capital city of the youngest African nation, which…

  • Klopp at Liverpool would boost Bundesliga, says Lehmann

    Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann believes it would be an endorsement for both the Bundesliga and German coaches if Jurgen Klopp is appointed as Liverpool's new manager. The 48-year-old ex-Borussia Dortmund boss is the hot favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked as Liverpool…

  • Impact-Red Bulls Preview

    While the New York Red Bulls are headed to the postseason, the Montreal Impact have some work left in order to clinch their own playoff spot. With Ignacio Piatti potentially back on the pitch, the Impact look to record their first road win over the Red Bulls on Wednesday night. In sixth place in…

    The Associated Press
  • Klopp tight-lipped over Liverpool speculation

    Jurgen Klopp is staying tight-lipped about rumours linking him to the vacancy at Liverpool with the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach widely tipped as the hot favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers. Klopp was in Leverkusen on Monday to attend a coaching conference and refused to comment to a reporter from…

  • Aguero replaces Lewandowski atop AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) -- Sergio Aguero replaced Robert Lewandowski at the top of the player vote in Tuesday's Associated Press Global Football 10 after producing his own five-goal haul for Manchester City.

    The Associated Press