Liverpool rolled out its 125th anniversary kit, featuring a special crest to celebrate the occasion. The Liver bird has 1892 on one side and 2017 on the other, with “125 YEARS” spelled out underneath the club’s emblem. The red shirt with a gold crest has a white V-neck and white at the ends of the sleeves. The goalkeeper kit is green. The jersey will be available on May 19, and was announced last month.
Hmm, a thin slice of meat (or cheese if you prefer) squeezed between giant slabs of bread? Does that inverse Dagwood sound like something the Earl of Sandwich would be proud of? No, of course not. But hey, it’s the only thing on the menu, so go ahead and take a bite. Manchester United theoretically has a tantalizing fixture welcoming Swansea, but the Red Devils are in the midst of a spell featuring 15 games (all competitions) in 51 days as they walk the tightrope act between trying to finish in the Premier League top four and/or taking a stab at winning the Europa League. Jose Mourinho’s preferred team was on the pitch in the Manchester derby, but some rotation should be in order this weekend.
Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Sunderland It was another dreadful game as this most dismal of derbies hastened the doom of Sunderland and merely delayed the destined drop for Middlesbrough. With precious little on the pitch to reflect on, the game was notable merely for a fresh round of anti-Moyes chants and the man himself looking increasingly agitated on the touchline. His assembled squad continue to look exactly what they are destined to become next season - on the evidence laid out so far in 2017 - a drab, uninspired, admittedly workmanlike but mediocre second-rate, second-tier outfit. Here's how the national press reported last night's Tees-Wear derby. Little to cheer on the pitch for Sunderland supporters