I don't think it is because the players are so expensive & Pep Guardiola excludes excessive Manchester City this summer as his first year £ 179m spree as a manager regrets inflation
- ] Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City spending will be much less this summer
- The city spent £ 179 million in Guardiola's first season but has a inflation complained
- Etihad club was hit with a biennial European ban on financial violations
City was hit with a two-year ban on European competition from UEFA last week for alleged breaches of the rules of Financial Fair Play.
When Guardiola first arrived at the club, City spent £ 179 million on players such as Leroy Sane, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan, but the Spaniard feels a much different story this summer.
Asked by Sky Sports News whether he thinks City & # 39; s summer transfer window will be as busy as when he first joined the Club came, Guardiola said: & I don't think so. I don't think so, because today it's so hard to change players because they're so expensive and it's not easy.
City director Ferran Soriano says that the allegations of financial misconduct are unfounded and that the club is expected to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to lift the ban.
Despite the ban, Guardiola recently confirmed his dedication to the club, and said the only way he will leave is if he is fired, even if they were forced to go to League Two as a further punishment.
DRAWINGS OF MANCHESTER CITY 2016/17
Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund, £ 21m)
Nolito (Celta Vigo, £ 14m)
Oleksandr Zinche nko (Ufa, £ 2m)
Leroy Sane (Schalke, £ 42m)
Marlos Moreno (Atletico Nacional, £ 4,5m)
Gerónimo Rulli (Deportivo Maldonado, £ 4m)
John Stones (Everton, £ 47m)
Pablo Marí (Gimnastic, £ 200,000)
Claudio Bravo (Barcelona, £ 17m)
Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras, £ 27m )
TOTAL ANNUAL: £ 178.7m
& # 39; The club must (also) be sustainable, I fully understand and in the situation that we are inside we have to wait (not) anticipate. Our idea now of the situation with Financial Fair Play (is) when we appeal, added the 49-year-old.
& # 39; Now we have to wait. So we are going to play these three months and when the season is over we will see what the situation is. And together with the club we are going to decide what is best – not just for the next year, but for the next two, three, four years for the cub.
City was hit by European football body sanction for allegedly too high sponsorship income in its accounts and in break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016 would be. & # 39; moves away due to the appeal of European football, with stars such as Raheem Sterling linked to movements towards giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.
& # 39; It's not coming back Jurgen Klopp & # 39 ;, said Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO of Dortmund curtly when asked to meet his former employee again.
He added: & # 39; We worked well together for two years and in the end it became a bit difficult. We will certainly no longer be great friends in life. But that was three years ago. & # 39;
Tuchel was clearly Klopp's heir in Dortmund, but it ended in tears as rumors of a failure with then main scout Sven Mislintat and suggestions for a break with his players began to appear in the press .
But the manager's return to his former side is just a facet of a fascinating band. The big question that Tuchel and around Paris are asked for the match is simple: when will PSG finally crack the Champions League?
Since the arrival of the investment in Qatar in 2011, the fortunes of Parisians in Europe & # 39; s biggest club competition have gone from one failure to another.
They had devastating endings (in fact three of them), near-accidents and a particularly consistent feature of underperforming in the knockout phase. This is the return on the £ 800 million that the owner has spent on transfers since they took over.
But given their destruction of 13-time winners Real Madrid on match day one, and their comfortable rise to top spot in Group A, this could be the year that does it all change?
] With undoubtedly one of the most star-studded squadrons in the competition, studded with attacking stars, sturdy midfielders and uncompromising defenders, Thomas Tuchel has put together a group of players who are more than capable of a deep European run .
First comes Borussia Dortmund, with the first leg in Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday followed by the reverse game on March 11 – but who are the ones responsible for PSG & # 39; s ambitions this season, and what tells the history tells us that will happen?
Among the abundance of stars, skipper Thiago Silva is the player who has experienced the most European heartache of PSG.
After arriving from AC Milan in 2012, the Brazilian is a mainstay in the back, amidst players coming and going around him.
PSG & # 39; S RECORD SIGNINGS
- Neymar – Barcelona, 2017: £ 199m
- Kylian Mbappe – Monaco, 2018: £ 133m
- Edinson Cavani – Napoli, 2013: £ 58m
- Angel Di Maria – Man Utd, 2015: £ 56m
- David Luiz – Chelsea, 2014: £ 44.5m
Figures according to Transfer Market
Still an integral presence at the age of 35 h is a defensive partnership with the Frenchman Presnel Kimpembe will have to stand, especially against some dazzling young attackers in Dortmund.
In fact, the most successful European winner in the team is goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican won three Champions League trophies during the spin in Real Madrid. Undoubtedly a primary reason why PSG chose to sign it on the summer's deadline day.
Flanked at the back by reliable Thomas Meunier and Juan Bernat, traditional mid-back Marquinhos has played a crucial role this season as the pivot between defense and midfield.
The 25-year-old is one of the main players of PSG and is likely to play a role alongside former Everton man Idrissa Gueye or the Italian box-to-box Marco Verratti in the engine room.
However, it is in an attack where the Ligue 1 champions are the most dangerous.
Judge for yourself – what does an attacking quartet from Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi sound like?
Fast, clinical and terrifyingly competent are certainly coming to mind. PSG has already scored 114 goals this season and in Neymar and Mbappe they have two of the most terrifying attackers in world football.
Judgment : Definitely one of the top five squadrons remaining in the competition. The firepower has been there for the past two years, but can this insanely talented group of players finally produce the goods when it matters?
] THE MANAGER
After last season's accident against Manchester United in the last 16, the man at the helm Thomas Tuchel cannot afford a similar collapse this time.
Catched up to replace Unai Emery in the summer of 2018 after the Spaniards' own attempts at Champions League glory had never reached the quarterfinals, the German is returning to his own stew in Borussia Dortmund this week.
The 46-year-old replaced Jurgen Klopp in Dortmund in 2015 and spent two years at the Bundesliga club, winning a solitary German cup in 2017.
After a year away from the game, he was hired by PSG with the main objective of undeniably clear: European success.
What does success mean? At least a semi-final, and only that would place Tuchel for PSG ahead of Carlo Ancelotti, Laurent Blanc and Emery. But in the end, a place in the final of Istanbul on May 30 is the holy grail.
The fixation is so palpable that Tuchel chose to let Mbappe from the entire team of the match day rest for Saturday's 4-4 tie match in Amiens, with a 10 point lead in Ligue 1 that is insurmountable looked like.
Tuesday evening in Germany, and the return journey into the French capital, is something of a seasonal determinant for Tuchel, and perhaps even for his reign in the club.
Judgment: Tuchel has no illusions about the work he was hired for, and he knows his work on it depending on its results in Europe. Perhaps just below the top bracket of coaches, but still an excellent operator .
Pretty clear this season. Three defeats throughout the season, 16 points out of 18 available in the Champions League group stage and 19 wins in their last 22 games in all competitions.
However, we have been here before. PSG often wanders through their domestic season and often finds themselves undercooked when it comes to the knockout phases of the Champions League, unlike their opponents in European elite divisions.
Ultimately there is no solution for this except for Tuchel to focus and intensity at its optimum levels not to sneak in complacency.
Judgment was close-perfect, but against hugely inferior opponents in French football – an unchanging fact that could work against them in Europe.
RECENT EUROPEAN HISTORY
PSG & # 39; S OUTPUT IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SINCE 2012
] 2012-13: QF & # 39; s – Barcelona, 3-3 (agg.), Lost on away goals
2013-14: QF & # 39; s – Chelsea, 3-3 (agg.), Lost goals
2014-15: QF & # 39; s – Barcelona, 5-1 (agg.)
2015-16: QF & # 39; s – Manchester City, 3-2 (agg.)
2016-17: R16 – Barcelona, 6-5 (agg.)
2017-18: R16 – Real Madrid, 5-2 (agg.)
2018-19: R16 – Manchester United, 3-3 (agg.), Lost goals
And herein lies the obvious hoodo of PSG.
Since the beginning of the last decade, a deep run in the knockout phase of the Champions League has simply not come true.
Substantial leads have been blown on the first leg, they have cost unforgivable concentration problems and moments of bad luck have turned against them at crucial moments.
The last position was no clearer than last season, when a controversial handball decision against them occurred in the final moments against Manchester United, via VAR.
Marcus Rashford powered in the subsequent penalty and PSG were out. That said, after winning 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg, it should never have reached that point.
The year before, they were played out in the club in the first season of Neymar and Mbappe and surpassed by reigning champion Real Madrid, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, who would continue to win the competition.
In 2017, one of the most dramatic and unexpected comebacks in the history of the Champions League, when Barcelona returned from a 4-0 deficit to defeat PSG 6-1 at Camp Nou, thanks to a final -minute Sergi Roberto winner put on a plate by none other than Neymar.
That was the third time that Barca eliminated the Parisians, after the quarter-final exits in 2013 and 2015.
Both sides came to defeat Premier Chelsea outfits – inexplicably after blowing a two – goal first leg lead – and Manchester City in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
It has been a sad business for too long. Will 2020 be the year in which their fortune changes?
Judgment : So many years of disappointment and heartache is a burden and this time is definitely their biggest mental obstacle.
As said, it's Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 this year. Undoubtedly one of the tires of the round.
Dortmund is in excellent shape and after the acquisition in January of teenage marksman Erling Braut Haaland, with the Englishman Jadon Sancho in support, it is a dangerous two-legged affair for PSG at this stage.
However, given their dismantling of Real Madrid 3-0 in the group stage, as well as a laudable 2-2 draw in Bernabeu, a trip to Dortmund should not cause real fear of PSG & # 39; s team of stars. They are certainly two fascinating encounters.
Judgment : A tough last-16 opponent, but PSG are the favorites and they must advance to the quarterfinals.
Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award while stars gather during glitzy event
The two blows Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge for the honor.
Messi, who was not present, won his sixth Balloon d & # 39; Or when Barcelona won La Liga for the 26th time last year.
While Hamilton for the six the time in a great year f for the F1 world champion was crowned or the British star.
Messi who was not present at the event said: & I apologize that I could not come to the event tonight. I really wanted to be there for everyone, but unfortunately I couldn't make it.
I want to thank the Academy for giving this recognition.
The truth is that this is a very special prize and I am honored that I am the first to win this from a team sport. Thank you very much. & # 39;
With their blistering season that goes from strength to strength, it is no surprise that Liverpool are in line to dominate the 2019/2018 Team of the Year procedures.
The side of Jurgen Klopp has broken records by the month and is sure to see a whole series of prizes at the end of the season.
With the season entering the beginning of the straight, voting will soon begin to determine who is above their peers for the honor of the last players.
Indeed, it is more than possible that Liverpool will take an incredible 10 out of 11 places in the PFA Team of the Year.
Such a scenario would see the Reds beat a record set by bitter rivals Manchester United.
After completing the 2006/07 season, Sir Alex Ferguson mopped and took eight of the 11 places on the team, including a clean fight of defense.
Only Steven Gerrard of Liverpool, Didier Drogba of Chelsea and Dimitar Berbatov of Tottenham managed to make their way to the settlement.
That season, Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs flew the flag for the red side of Manchester.
This time, Liverpool is about to go even better than United and secure every place one.
CURRENT RECORD FOR MOST PLAYERS IN PFA TEAM OF THE YEAR – 8
In the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson & # 39; s Manchester United side won of the 2006/07 season the record for most players in the PFA Team of the Year.
Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs were each shown after a campaign full of silverware.
Yashin Trophy winner Alisson Becker will replace Brazilian compatriot Ederson, who was the team's goalkeeper of the Team of the Year last season.
Despite missing a large part of the opening weeks of the season due to an injury, Alisson continues to fight with determination to defend his Golden Glove title against the final installment and has the cleanest sheets.
Sheffield United's Dean Henderson will also be in the running, after his very impressive spell on loan with the knives of Chris Wilder. The United youngster has nine clean sheets to his name so far.
Last season, both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson went to full-back positions and this time are not surpassed, despite a good season for Ricardo Pereira from Leicester.
Everyone must keep their place, while reigning PFA player of the year Virgil van Dijk is nailed to take a centerback berth.
Next to him will be an interesting one. Both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez performed exceptionally well during this period, although they all endured spells from the team.
Gomez started the season difficult with form and fitness problems, but has now come out of the shade. He is probably the best-performing central defender of the competition right now, and a shoo-in for Gareth Southgate & # 39; s Euro 2020 team.
With Aymeric Laporte from Manchester City suffering serious injury, probably only Leicester's Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans offer opposition to Gomez.
The defending unit of Sheffield United is highly regarded, rather than any player. It all means that Gomez & # 39; s solid defensive base with Van Dijk will be difficult to vote against.
Breaking the Liverpool stronghold is planned for Kevin De Bruyne, who is almost certainly the skipper at Anfield, Jordan Henderson, in midfield of the PFA team.
Henderson is currently the favorite to win the Player of the Year prize, after his unwavering form in the heart of Jurgen Klopp's red machine.
The Balloon d & # 39; Or-nominated Georginio Wijnaldum takes the next most consistent performer on Merseyside and is tipped to rank in midfield three .
The Dutchman has played everything but one of the 25 games of Liverpool, who scored twice along the way. Wijnaldum & # 39; s statistics on balancing and restoring are among elite players of the competition, with the former Newcastle man appearing much earlier in the absence of Fabinho earlier in the campaign.
Outsiders who claim too late in a side place come in the form of Jack Grealish and Leicester City-younger James Maddison from Aston Villa.
Klopp will be proud of his productive forward line that is preparing to lead the best of the Premier League.
Should Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each get a nod as expected, it will be the first time in the history of the Premier League that a universal club front has dominated three.
Blackburn almost succeeded in the 1994/95 season, when Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton played alongside Jurgen Klinsmann of Tottenham. Last season, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling worked together in a front three by Mane.
Cases could be submitted for both Leicester & Jamie Vardy, who is the top scorer this season with 17 so far, and City & # 39 ; s Sergio Aguero, who has 16 to his name at the remarkable average of a goal every 73 minutes spent on the field.
Former Liverpool man Danny Ings may also feel hard done by overlooking him and continuing his quadratic form. The 27-year-old has 14 goals so far and is tipped to make the Euro 2020 team from Gareth Southgate.
Marcus Rashford and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also excelled in largely disappointing (and that's kind of said) Manchester United and Arsenal teams respectively.
An upcoming talent this season in Adama Traore has caught the attention of the entire division and the European elite.
An attacker's juggernaut has torn trees for wolves competing on both a domestic and a Europa League front. A slow start to the season saw Traore suddenly burst into shape, with the 24-year-old now having four league goals and seven assists in 24 appearances.
But it is the all-round excellence and tireless working speed of the front three from Liverpool that stands out, with both Salah and Mane up to now six assists and Firmino even better.
Voting for the team starts in the coming weeks and will continue throughout the spring.
And below is Liverpool-dominated XI Sportsmail thinks that his colleague & # 39; s will be named as the PFA Team of the year for 2019/20 …
For other teams, that is the top four, the national cups or possibly a chance for Champions League glory.
For the players there are numerous individual prizes, with the PFA Player of the Year trophy – voted by fellow professionals – the ultimate indicator of performance during the season.
And in a campaign in which Liverpool swept all b For them in the competition, an Anfield star has surprisingly become a favorite for the POTY crown.
What is surprising is the identity of that Liverpool player. It is not the 2018 winner and the third top scorer this season, Mohamed Salah, nor is it the established and marshal of the country's stingiest defense, Virgil van Dijk.
Instead, it is Jordan Henderson who has risen to the top with typically modest excellence.
In a team defined by their relentless work on and off the field, Henderson remains the gold standard. Finally, this is the chance to acknowledge and reward that.
This is the dominance of Liverpool this season that according to SportNation alongside Henderson on 6/4, three other Liverpool stars – 7/2 Mane, 11/1 van Dijk and 14/1 Salah – are in the top five contenders with 6/1 Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City the odd man out.
The 29-year-old would also be the third consecutive Liverpool winner, after Salah in 2018 and van Dijk in 2019, while joining Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, John Barnes, Ian Rush , Kenny Dalglish and Terry McDermott as the ninth Anfield alumni who have been honored since it was introduced in 1973.
Henderson & # 39; s sudden increase to individual pricing decisions is by no means a story about success overnight, but instead a culmination of unceasing work and driving.
No player played in more Premier League games in the previous decade than Henderson. Second in that list was his Liverpool teammate James Milner.
PFA PLAYER OF THE ANNUAL REASONS
Sadio Mane – 7/2
] Kevin De Bruyne – 6/1
Virgil Van Dijk – 11/1
Mo Salah – 14/1
Odds from SportNation
To even discuss the coveted prize is a sign how far Henderson has come since moving the £ 20 million from Sunderland in 2011.
That transfer of course came only after Manchester United had passed him because of concerns that his walking pattern could lead to injuries, as later revealed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Henderson copied some antiaircraft supporters for his first screenings as he struggled to settle in a Liverpool team that went through an extended transition period under Kenny Dalglish until he was fired in May 2012.
JORDAN HENDERSON IN NUMBERS 2019/20:
19399 OBJECTIVES: 3
YELLOW CARDS: 2
competitions from 02/03/20
It was under Brendan Rodgers that Henderson first began to flourish – but even the Northern Irishman was not in itially convinced and was willing to let his young load go to Fulham in an exchange agreement with Clint Dempsey in the summer of 2012.
Henderson would eventually remain and turned into a vital cog in the 2014 side that is so close to grabbing the title away from Manchester City. It was only in the last four games, of which Henderson missed three due to suspension, that the trophy would slip out of their grasp. – especially when club legend Steven Gerrard left in 2015 and the captain's band was passed on.
Gerrard had his own voice after Henderson had followed the Rangers boss when lifting the Champions League trophy as a skipper.
& # 39; When Jordan Henderson raised the Champions League trophy over his head, my first feeling was one of pride, & Gerrard told The Times.
& # 39; Proud that Liverpool was back at the top of European football and especially proud of Jordan, because I know how hard he works. I know the sacrifices he has made, the pressure and the control he has undergone.
& # 39; If I were to name someone I consider the ultimate professional, Jordan would be at the top of the list. He is flawless in the way he lives his life.
& # 39; He is an incredible role model. He is selfless. He places himself at the back of the line because he first takes care of everyone. He is Jordan Henderson's last.
& # 39; That is all important, but of course he is also a top player. He has running power, you can trust him with the ball, has a good range of passes and has taken up the challenge in recent months to push Liverpool forward and has come in top form.
& # 39; That is the key. You don't just stay in Liverpool by being a top man. & # 39;
Although his dedication and professionalism have never been questioned, Henderson, 30 in July, also boosted his output this season.
He will never reach Steven Gerrard's standard 20 goal campaigns, but his three strikes in 24 games this season are the same as in his previous three league days together.
Add that four assists, 1,484 passes and 53 tackles – most in Liverpool and 12 more than Andrew Robertson in second place – and a picture of the complete midfielder starts to appear.
There is also a level of consistency in his game nowadays. The 3-1 win at home at Newcastle on September 14, for which he stayed on the couch all the time, is the only match he has ever played. There have been 21 Premier League starts and three replacement games in 25 games.
For a midfielder who was hit by persistent foot injuries between 2015 and 2017, this new fitness lease has earned many rewards.
There is one person who is sure never to underestimate his captain.
Jurgen Klopp, who retained Henderson & # 39; s services as a skipper when he entered service in 2015, said earlier this season: & # 39; As someone who is with us, the quality of Jordan Henderson is still not I can't help them.
& # 39; Is Hendo the perfect football player? No. Do I know someone that is? No. But is he incredibly important to us? Yes. & # 39;
Although goal scorers and headline grabbers often receive the trophy, there has been more appreciation for other positions in recent years the field.
Van Dijk & # 39; s towering defense screens helped voters last year, while N & # 39; Golo Kante & # 39; s action views on defensive midfield won him the prize in 2017 after winning the title with Chelsea.
There have been other such examples, with John Terry the winner of 2005 thanks to Chels et al. & # 39; s miserly defense, while Roy Keane won with Manchester United in 2000.
Still further in in history, center-backs Gary Pallister and Paul McGrath were honored in successive years in the early 1990s.
Many will claim that Henderson will not agree this season has been the best player in his own team, e n that might be an honest assessment.
Van Dijk has been as excellent as ever but perhaps not as revealing as last season, while Mane's influence is only growing. Salah is perhaps not as ruthless as in previous campaigns. Instead, it is like a collective that this team really shines, and that makes Henderson the right recipient.
Jamie Vardy's excellent start to the campaign has somewhat declined, partly due to an injury, while no one in Manchester City can really believe they deserve recognition after a turbulent season.
Yet it is Henderson who has led consistently and brilliantly from the center, and occasionally the right, for this team – a goal and an assist brought Liverpool to life after a boring first half against Southampton, that provides inspiration, just as he has done countless times over the past nine years.
After the victory over Saints, Klopp said about his captain: & # 39; That he scored the goal is incredible and just another sign for his excellent form at this time.
& # 39; He played an incredible game again in a difficult game where he really yells at everyone, keeps almost everyone sharp.
& # 39; It's not about shouting, it's about what you say. He only asks for things that he expects from himself, it is not running for me & # 39; or & # 39; do this or do & # 39; it's just okay.
& # 39; Without this kind we would not be in this situation of signs. & # 39;
In anticipation of the Club World Cup final, in which Henderson would lift his second trophy as Liverpool skipper, Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus said. & # 39; Henderson is the best midfielder in the world in his position, [Jurgen Klopp] never drops him, but the two attacking midfielders, [Naby] Keita and [Georginio] Wijnaldum, are sometimes replaced.
& # 39; The other players are always the same. & # 39;
Former soccer players are also in line to praise the once-fashionable workhorse, with Steve McManaman who even made comparisons with rival PFA POTY rival De Bruyne.
PFA PLAYER OF THE ANNUAL WINNERS SINCE 2000
1999 / 00 – Roy Keane (Man Utd)
00/01 – Teddy Sheringham (Man Utd)
02/01 – Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd)
02/03 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
03/04 – Theyry Henry (Arsenal)
04/05 – John Terry (Chelsea)
05/06 – Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) )
06/07 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd)
07/08 – Cristiano R onaldo (Man Utd)
08/09 – Ryan Giggs (Man Utd)
09/10 – Wayne Rooney (Man Utd )
10/11 – Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
11/12 – Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
12/13 – Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
13/14 – Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
14/15 – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
15/16 – Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)
16 / 17 – N & # 39; Golo Kante (Chelsea)
] 17/18 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
18/19 – Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
McManaman wrote in his HorseRacing.net column: & # 39; As an ex-soccer player and as someone watching a lot of the matches and watching from the stands where you can see the full picture, I really appreciate what Henderson does. I think he is an excellent player.
& # 39; He has moved to a different level since Jurgen took over. He played in various positions and in one stage against Chelsea and Tottenham, he crossed the right flank and crossed, just like Kevin De Bruyne.
& # 39; Now I am not saying that he is Kevin De Bruyne, but the way he starts and crawls on the right side crawls things into his game all the time and that speaks to him absolute volumes. & # 39;
In an era where physical and tactical demands have reached stratospheric levels, Henderson has resisted every level.
He goes, often within one game, from ball-winning disruptor to energetic creator with ease – even to composed ball games – half during the Club World Cup semi-finals – and proved that neither he nor his team had any disadvantage when he does that.
The loss of Fabinho to injury earlier this season only allowed Henderson to once again demonstrate his supreme command over position No. 6.
His goal scoring back to the No. 8 role has in turn demonstrated the threat he bears as he is more advanced.
He has also proved technically that he can compete with the best. From measured 50-meter passes to the characteristic right-hand beaten crosses, there is a modest potential in the attacking game by Henderson.
The misleading idea that he is a sideways passer-by has long been discredited, but if you want further proof, this year he has produced 96 accurate long balls and 49 crosses with a conversion rate of 18 percent. De Bruyne only has the 74 accurate long balls to his name.
Henderson's role with England has also evolved. Overlooked for the captain in favor of Harry Kane in 2018, he is still a vital influence on an emerging crop of precocious young talents. With 55 caps, he is behind only Raheem Sterling in terms of international experience in the current team.
Many mock the idea that Henderson could lead Liverpool to the Champions League trophy. Then he did it.
They mock the idea that he could lead them to the Premier League title. Now he will do that too.
If someone is brave enough to mock the idea that he could finally get a well-deserved individual recognition, there will certainly be only one outcome.
& # 39; He is the leading candidate & # 39 ;: According to his Liverpool teammate Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson should be named the PFA player of the year because he reveals that the captain has driven the team when they were struggling
- Liverpool has opened a 22-point lead at the top of the Premier League
- Andy Robertson believes Captain Jordan Henderson deserves credit
- ] Henderson packed with vital goals and assists in the run of Liverpool
Both have been key in Liverpool's amazing league season, giving them a 22-point lead at the top of the table and heading for a first title since 1990.
The left back believes it Leadership of the Liverpool captain both outside the field and in competitions has helped galvanize the team to reach the heights that have hit them.
I think he is the most important candidate [for player of the year] & # 39 ;, Robertson told Sky Sports News .
& # 39; At times when we have struggled this season, Hendo is the one who has driven us forward.
& # 39; He is the one who made sure we don't get weak, or he succeeded with some really important goals or very important assists.
& # 39; Maybe his performances at the start of the season were a bit and a little under the radar, but as the season progressed, he didn't really have a bad race.
& # 39; You really appreciate him if you train with him every day and in this country he is not sufficiently appreciated in his character
& # 39; He gets the recognition he deserves because he is a fantastic player, a fantastic role model and a fantastic captain. He has sometimes driven us to three points this season when we are struggling. & # 39;
& # 39; The Golden Boy & # 39 ;: PSG is planning a huge £ 41MILLION annual contract for Kylian Mbappe who pupped Real Madrid's plan to sign it in 2021
- The winner of the World Cup Kylian Mbappé has been contracted with the French club until 2022
- The French club wants to bind this star man for the euro this summer
- Real Madrid was planning to sign the striker in the last year of his contract
The French club wants to get the future of Mbappe in order at the start of the European championships this summer and are prepared to offer him a salary equal to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo .
The World Cup winner has long been associated with a move to Madrid and AS report that the goal of club president Florentino Perez is to be 21 years old years old to sign in 2021 when he only has one year left for his contract.
That was a tactic of the Spanish giants emp loyal when they lured Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
But PSG's proposed contract offer will make it extremely difficult for Madrid to take a step where the father of the striker is said to be barred from negotiations.
The & # 39; bombshell & # 39; offer comes after it was revealed that Mbappe earns considerably less than teammate Neymar.
MBAPPE IN 2019/2020
Goals scored: 24
French newspaper L & # 39; Equipe released measures of the monthly salaries in Ligue 1, of which the Brazilian thought he was about £ 2.6 million a month before tax, representing a weekly salary of about £ 600,000.
According to the figures, excluding bonuses, Mbappe currently earns around £ 375,000 a week, but the new deal would make him the best-paid player at the club.
PSG & # 39; s sports director Leonardo recently came to support Mbappe after the striker was involved in a heated exchange with manager Thomas Tuchel.
& # 39; I heard things about Mbappe about his personality & # 39 ;, he told Canal +, as reported by Goal after PSG's victory over Lyon on weekends.
& # 39; I feel uncomfortable about it. If a player leaves the field and talks to the coach, OK … He's wrong. We will talk about it and arrange it.
& # 39; But to say he is a spoiled child, I do not accept that. Because he is a cute, very involved person and a fantastic player. & # 39;
Mbappe scored the second goal in the victory of Lyon, when the side of Tuchel extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 12 points.
& # 39; We always support all players across the board & # 39 ;: Steven Gerrard supports Alfredo Morelos to find his best form after a difficult start to the year
- Alfredo Morelos ended target drought in Rangers & # 39; Betfred Cup victory in Hamilton
- Boss Steven Gerrard is convinced that the striker is ready to get back in shape
- Morelos has been involved in several unsavory incidents in the past month
Steven Gerrard believes Alfredo Morelos is ready to top to rediscover form after retrieving its incident hit early to 2020.
Police announced Monday that a 12-year-old boy has been accused of targeting racist chants at the Colombian during the December Old Firm clash on Celtic Park.
The 23-year-old also drew attention to extra attention at the back of an incident with his sports car and a television interview that was broadcast with errors in translation on the screen.
Morelos missed the first three games of the new year by being suspended after his resignation in Parkhead and then slashed spaces against Ross County, Aberdeen and Hibernian.
But he returned to the target track Saturday as he went home his 29th goal of the campaign against Hamilton to help Gers in the final eight of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
Gerrard had several heart-to-hearts with the striker in the aftermath of those off-field dramas, but and according to what he has seen, Morelos is ready to go back and forth with strength against strength. .
Gerrard said: & We always support all players across the board. Family is always for me always, so it's not just with Alfredo, I'm there for all players to talk to. My door is always open.
& # 39; As a club, we always try to take care of all players from top to bottom, whether they are in the first team or in the academy.
& # 39; Alfredo & # 39; s mindset looked great on the weekend. He played his role in a new victory. I thought he looked like he was sharper in the Hibs game.
& # 39; He ended that game really strong and took that form at the weekend and got his goal, which is always important for a striker.
& # 39; I had a few chats with him after the winter break and he seems like he is OK to continue playing. & # 39;
Morelos and Joe Aribo's goals at the Foys Stadium were booked by a Scott Arfield double and Gerrard was happy to see the rest of his team chipping as he looks at r get some of the pressure from the shoulders of his top scorer.
& # 39; I have spoken a few times in my time here about the fact that we are not bothered by certain people all the time & # 39 ;, said the Ibrox boss. & # 39; It is important that the goals are distributed.
& # 39; It's nice to see center-backs contributions from set pieces and midfielders and number 10s participating. Ryan Kent & # 39; s numbers are a lot better than last season, so if we can get that collectively in the group, we will win more football matches and give ourselves a better chance.
& # 39; We don't want to be a team that depends on one or two individuals. & # 39;
Gerrard is also ready for a further boost for Wednesday's collision with Kilmarnock with the Borna Barisic news and Ryan Jack could both be available to tackle the Alex Dyer team.
Rear left Barisic scores a thigh muscle against Hamilton only 50-50 after two king, but the Croatia international gets the last minute to taste his condition prior to the clash between Rugby Park. However, Jack is ready to return after injuring his heart against Hearts last month.
At Barisic, Gerrard said: & I think he has an external opportunity for Wednesday night. He won't train today. We will try to give it as long as possible.
& # 39; He is likely to have a late fitness test, so at the moment, he is currently 50-50 at best.
& # 39; Ryan Jack is available, which is fantastic news. & # 39;
& # 39; Every Sunday I am absolutely suicidal & # 39 ;: Tyson Fury says that he & # 39; will die in a year & # 39; would be if he left the gym if he revealed revealing seriousness of his psychological problems and depression
- Tyson Fury started his depression that almost led to his suicide
- Fury said he feared Sunday because he would become suicide
- ] The Gypsy King likes routine because it gives him structure in his life
The gypsy king has talked openly about his mental health problems with the undefeated heavyweight who likes to discuss his problems in public.
And Fury has said that Sundays make him suicidal, whether he is at home or in a training camp, because he usually does not train after giving everything on Saturday.
TYSON FURY & # 39; S CAREER STATISTICS
] Total number of fights: 30
Wins by KO: 20
Fury, in an interview with Behind The Gloves ] said about his struggles: & # 39; I'm looking forward to Saturday.
& # 39; I do & # 39; a long run in the morning and then I will do something with the children or what I can.
& # 39; Then Sunday comes and every Sunday I am absolutely suicidal – every Sunday whether I am in the camp or at home.
& # 39; It's like the world is over and I just don't want to live anymore.
& # 39; That is Sunday. And then I go to bed on Sunday evening thinking that it is Monday, tomorrow I can start again. Back to the gym, back to the coffee shop, back to lunch, back to the kids.
& # 39; That's the way I live. It's a routine that keeps me alive and keeps me going.
& # 39; If I give up the gym, I will certainly be dead within a year. & # 39;
Fury admitted that he suffered from alcohol and drug problems after his title Wladimir Klitschko won in 2015.
Fury rose to a stunning 28 stone in his 32-month absence from the ring .
His comeback fight came against Sefer Seferi in June 2018 when he defeated the Albanian in the fourth round.
He has since defeated Francesco Pianeta, Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin.
Fury & # 39; s first fight against heavyweight champion Wilder ended in a draw, but the duo will fight it out again in Las Vegas on February 22.
He recently revealed how close he was to committing suicide how he would end his life.
In an ITV documentary that to be shown this week he reveals: & # 39; I woke up one day and thought "today I will end everything".
& # 39; I was on my way to this bridge, I wanted to hit the car against the bridge at high speed, I just didn't have the ambition to live anymore.
& # 39; Before I reached the bridge, I heard a voice say, "Don't do this, you're going to destroy the life of your family" and I immediately stopped the car and that was the first time I had thought, "now or not." I have to get better right away. & # 39; & # 39;
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Juventus & # 39; is already planning to sell Aaron Ramsey & # 39; despite the fact that in the summer he only signed Welsh star as a free agent after leaving Arsenal
- After only one season, Aaron Ramsey can be discharged by Juventus at the club
- The midfielder has been injured since Arsenal's accession last summer
- Juve has signed Ramsey for free and will pursue a win at the Welsh international
Ramsey only managed 12 league games for the Serie A tabletop press
Aaron Ramsey can be sold by Juventus at the end of his first season with the table tops of the Series A after an injury-stricken campaign in which the Wales midfielder is limited to only 12 league games.
The 29-year-old became the most earning British player ever based on basic salary when he joined Juve in July for a deal over £ 400,000 a week, but was only sporadically seen due to a series of fitness issues.
Ramsey has suffered from injuries in recent years and missed the last five games of Arsenal & # 39; s season 2018/19 Premier League with a thigh problem before he ended his 11-year spell at the club and signed a contract with the Italian champions until 2023.
Juventus incurred costs of £ 3.2 million when they add ed Ramsey in their ranks and could now redeem a player who has so far been shown only 569 minutes in the Serie A, according to Tuttosport .
He replaced Douglas Costa for the last 18 minutes when Juve passed a 65-minute lead given to them by Cristiano Ronaldo to sink for a shock with a 2-1 loss on Saturday in Verona, who scored twice in the last 14 minutes of the normal time.
Speaking after Juventus won 2-1 at Roma on 12 January, Bianconeri boss Maurizio Sarri said he & # 39; convinced & # 39; was that Ramsey would have a close second half of the season and described him as & # 39; doing well & # 39; and adding: & # 39; Coming from England and playing with us is not easy.
& # 39; He had some physical problems in the beginning. We had to wait and now I like how he is emerging. & # 39;
Ramsey started six times in the Serie A and twice in the Champions League, scored once in each competition
He was netted during his debut on September 21 when Juve came from behind to defeat Verona 2-1 at the Allianz Stadium, and apologized to Ronaldo after denying the striker a goal by crossing his goal-free free kick in a 2-1 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow on November 6.