What a story. Kelechi Iheanacho is one of the top young forwards on the planet — he has the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history, by the way — but we don’t know much about how the soft-spoken youngster ended up at Manchester City. Now we do. [ STREAM: Every PL game live ] In the latest superb first-person piece from the Players’ Tribune, Iheanacho, still just 20 years old, recalled his journey from Nigeria to England as he continues to make a big impact at one of the biggest clubs on the planet. Ahead of Man City’s big Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com), below is an excerpt from the piece where
Hull City boss Marco Silva has admitted that the sale of Jake Livermore was crucial in order to raise funds for further incoming signings. The 27-year-old midfielder joined West Bromwich Albion on a four-and-a-half year contract on Friday (20 January) in a deal believed to be worth in the region of £10m ($12.3m). With 18th-place Hull embroiled in a relegation dogfight ahead of a daunting trip to Chelsea, the mid-season departure of an influential player who is yet to miss a Premier League match in 2016-17 has understandably caused no shortage of consternation among supporters. Vice-chairman Ehab Allam insisted earlier this week that the Tigers had "no appetite to sell" players amid concerns over weakening the team during their battle for survival, although it appears that Livermore's exit was a necessity in order to help Silva bring in more new faces after the permanent signing of former loanee Markus Henriksen and the arrivals of Evandro, Oumar Niasse and Omar Elabdellaoui.
Welcome to AM's Perfect XI - Week 22 player picks. This column focuses on Togga's Perfect XI game, which you can play via their IOS and Android app. Find the apps here and make sure you update regularly to take advantage of the constant enhancements: https://www.playtogga.com We've set up a Rotoworld PL Private League which allows you to challenge myself and the rest of the RW PL team over the course of the season. To join it download the app and then click the below link from your device, or find us from the Featured Leagues tab: http://tog.ga/rotoworld Each week I provide a Perfect XI of my own for the upcoming gameweek, recommending 11 players to consider along with some honourable mentions.