Day: February 12, 2021

Klopp downplays extra travel impact but admits to one Liverpool concern

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not worried by the extra demands being placed on his squad due to additional Champions League travel. The Reds’ last-16 first-leg tie away to RB Leipzig on Tuesday has already been moved to Budapest due to restrictions placed on travel to Germany. It is likely the home leg three weeks …

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Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologises again over sexist remarks

TOKYO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori (pix) resigned on Friday and apologised again for sexist remarks that sparked a global outcry, leaving the troubled Olympics searching for a chief five months from the opening ceremony. The resignation of former prime minister Mori, 83, will further erode confidence in the organisers’ ability to pull off …

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Arsenal free to secure loan star permanently as Real Madrid look to cash in

Arsenal will have the chance to sign on loan midfielder Dani Ceballos on a permanent basis this summer with Real Madrid looking to sell.  Ceballos is on loan at the Gunners for a second straight year. Mikel Arteta opted to bring him back to the Emirates after his initial spell ended following the 2019/20 season. …

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Upamecano will be a Bayern Munich player, confirms sporting director Salihamidzic

Dayot Upamecano will join Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig next season having agreed a five-year contract, the German champions’ sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed. Upamecano has long been linked with a move away from Leipzig after emerging as one of Europe’s most highly-rated defenders. In recent weeks the speculation had ramped up, with Liverpool, …

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