Champions League: Liverpool look for European lift against Basel
Champions League: Liverpool look for European lift against Basel

Liverpool are confident that they can put a frustrating run of domestic form behind them when they face FC Basel in Switzerland in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Alex Ferguson plays down own role at Ryder Cup
Alex Ferguson plays down own role at Ryder Cup

Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson on Sunday played down his contribution to Europe`s success after watching the big win over the United States.

Jose Mourinho remains concerned over Diego Costa fitness
Jose Mourinho remains concerned over Diego Costa fitness

Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa runs the risk of breaking down if the injury-plagued Chelsea striker is pushed too hard.

Manuel Pellegrini backs Eliaquim Mangala to prove his worth
Manuel Pellegrini backs Eliaquim Mangala to prove his worth

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains confident Eliaquim Mangala is suited to the Premier League despite the France defender`s poor performance in the champions` 4-2 win at Hull.

Louis van Gaal unconcerned by Wayne Rooney`s red mist
Louis van Gaal unconcerned by Wayne Rooney`s red mist

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to discuss Wayne Rooney`s suitability to captain the team after the England forward was sent off against West Ham United.

Mamadou Sakho says sorry for Anfield exit
Mamadou Sakho says sorry for Anfield exit

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has apologised to supporters for leaving Anfield before the Merseyside derby against Everton on Saturday.

Chelsea preserve lead, Wayne Rooney sent off in Manchester United win
Chelsea preserve lead, Wayne Rooney sent off in Manchester United win

Premier League leaders Chelsea conserved their three-point advantage by beating Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday, while Wayne Rooney was sent off as Manchester United edged West Ham United.

Manchester United  fans fly Cristiano Ronaldo plea banner
Manchester United fans fly Cristiano Ronaldo plea banner

A Manchester United fan group "United Reel" flew a banner over Villarreal`s El Madrigal stadium during their clash with Real Madrid on Saturday pleading with Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the Premier League side.

Alan Pardew plays down Mike Ashley sack `threat`
Alan Pardew plays down Mike Ashley sack `threat`

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew on Saturday shrugged off newspaper reports that club owner Mike Ashley has threatened to sack him if his team lose at Stoke City on Monday.

Gus Poyet big role in reviving Ki Sung-yeung`s career, says Garry Monk
Gus Poyet big role in reviving Ki Sung-yeung`s career, says Garry Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk believes Ki Sung-yeung`s impressive form this season is due in large part to the skills of Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.

Arsene Wenger warns Tottenham Hotspur to follow Arsenal formula
Arsene Wenger warns Tottenham Hotspur to follow Arsenal formula

Arsene Wenger warmed up for Saturday`s explosive north London derby by insisting Tottenham Hotspur will never become a Premier League power unless they follow Arsenal`s blueprint for success.

Chelsea tried to lure Lionel Messi from Barcelona with monster 118 mln-pound bid
Chelsea tried to lure Lionel Messi from Barcelona with monster 118 mln-pound bid

Chelsea had reportedly submitted a gigantic 118 million pounds bid for Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi over the summer.

Arsene Wenger warns Spurs to follow Arsenal formula

Arsene Wenger warmed up for Saturday`s explosive north London derby by insisting Tottenham Hotspur will never become a Premier League power unless they follow Arsenal`s blueprint for success.
 

Manchester City's Nasri faces groin operation, month out

Manchester City`s Samir Nasri is expected be sidelined for a month after manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed the French midfielder needs surgery on a groin injury.

Louis van Gaal ready to blood Manchester United youngsters
Louis van Gaal ready to blood Manchester United youngsters

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that he has no concerns about potentially throwing more youngsters into his squad for Saturday`s home game against West Ham United.

Premier League Game Week 6 Preview: Liverpool, Arsenal seek derby lift-off
Premier League Game Week 6 Preview: Liverpool, Arsenal seek derby lift-off

Age-old derby rivalries will take centre-stage in the Premier League on Saturday, with Liverpool hosting Merseyside neighbours Everton and Tottenham Hotspur visiting sworn north London enemies Arsenal.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Jose Mourinho seeks to douse Villa uprising
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Jose Mourinho seeks to douse Villa uprising

Jose Mourinho`s Chelsea will aim to extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League season and inconvenience one of their early rivals when Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

It all starts at the back, smiles Ronald Koeman
It all starts at the back, smiles Ronald Koeman

"Building a house you don`t start up, you start down," explains Ronald Koeman, with the air of a philosopher imparting great wisdom. "That makes winning teams." Recent evidence suggests the art of defence has fallen out of fashion -- look at Manchester United, look at Liverpool -- but clearly nobody bothered to tell the Southampton manager. When Queens Park Rangers visit St Mary`s on Saturday, once again the hosts` hopes will rest on Koeman`s imposing barricade at the back.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Aggression, heart and hunger needed, says Pochettino
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Aggression, heart and hunger needed, says Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur will need to be more aggressive and play with heart and hunger against north London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Liverpool vs Everton: Brendan Rodgers hopes Merseyside derby
Liverpool vs Everton: Brendan Rodgers hopes Merseyside derby

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Saturday`s Merseyside derby against Everton offers his players an ideal opportunity to kickstart their stuttering season.