Jurgen Klopp still believes Liverpool are a "good football team" despite seeing their winless run continue with a loss to Leicester City. Liverpool's defensive frailties were again exposed as they suffered a 2-0 loss to exit the EFL Cup in the third round on Tuesday. It extended their winless run to four matches, a period during which Klopp's men have conceded 10 goals.
Karim Benzema has signed a new four-year contract at Real Madrid. The French striker, 29, has become the latest star name to commit their future to the two-time reigning European champions with Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal all signing new deals over the past week. Benzema will now remain at Real until June 30, 2021, with the Frenchman scoring 181 goals in 371 appearances as well as winning two La Liga titles, three European Cups and two Copa del Rey trophies during his time in the Spanish capital. It is believed this new deal has a release clause of over $1.35 billion as Spanish clubs are now becoming increasingly wary of losing their star players a la Neymar leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea could be in big trouble. FIFA have confirmed they’re investigating Chelsea’s youth transfer policy yet again, specifically over the recruitment of foreign players under the age of 18. What could the punishment be? The worst-case scenario is that Chelsea would be banned from signing any new players across its senior or youth levels but it is believed this situation isn’t as serious as previous investigations involving Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Via the Telegraph, FIFA had the following to say about the investigation: “As the investigation is ongoing, no further comment is possible for the time being.” Chelsea released a short statement saying: “Chelsea FC complies with