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# preview - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

From The42 Klopp planning to keep 'exceptional' Vardy quiet as Liverpool return to domestic duties Reds

Klopp planning to keep 'exceptional' Vardy quiet as Liverpool return to domestic duties

Liverpool will hope to shut down Jamie Vardy, though Jurgen Klopp knows Leicester City are not a one-man team.

From The42 Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss festive period with ligament damage Ruled Out

Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss festive period with ligament damage

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the midfielder will not play again this year.

From The42 Man United 'a little bit further behind' than Solskjaer had hoped Levels

Man United 'a little bit further behind' than Solskjaer had hoped

‘This season will be used to find the team and the squad for next season,’ admitted the United boss.

# preview - Friday 20 December, 2019

From The42 Mourinho on facing Lampard: 'I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday' Football Friends

Mourinho on facing Lampard: 'I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday'

The Tottenham manager doesn’t intend to invite his former star for a post-match drink, but only for practical reasons.

From The42 Klopp: Flamengo were told to become heroes, Liverpool were told to play in the EFL Cup Dichotomy

Klopp: Flamengo were told to become heroes, Liverpool were told to play in the EFL Cup

The Reds boss has acknowledged the match is considered bigger for the opposition.

From The42 Flamengo capable of upsetting Liverpool, say former Brazil stars Preview

Flamengo capable of upsetting Liverpool, say former Brazil stars

Julio Cesar and Bebeto have backed the South Americans to win the Club World Cup final.

# preview - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From The42 Valverde confident Clasico won't attract trouble despite political climate Christmas Clasico

Valverde confident Clasico won't attract trouble despite political climate

Wednesday’s El Clasico will take place with a political backdrop due to pre-game protests, but Ernesto Valverde expects no Camp Nou trouble.

# preview - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

From The42 Flamengo boss confident Brazilians will prove they're better than Liverpool Challenge

Flamengo boss confident Brazilians will prove they're better than Liverpool

Jorge Jesus is optimistic his side can overcome the Reds, but first they face his former employers Al Hilal.

# preview - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From The42 Tierney to miss three months as Arsenal confirm shoulder surgery Blow

Tierney to miss three months as Arsenal confirm shoulder surgery

Nicolas Pepe has been passed fit to face Manchester City, but Arsenal will be without defender Kieran Tierney for an extended period.

From The42 Inter cancel news conference in protest at publication of 'offensive' Conte letter Message

Inter cancel news conference in protest at publication of 'offensive' Conte letter

After an Italian newspaper published a critical letter about Antonio Conte, Inter cancelled their scheduled media session for Saturday.

From The42 Ljungberg hints at hope for quick end to Arsenal coaching uncertainty Give It Freddie

Ljungberg hints at hope for quick end to Arsenal coaching uncertainty

Ahead of the clash with Manchester City, Freddie Ljungberg said it was “not so easy” to coach Arsenal without his own backroom team.

From The42 Munster take on daunting task of beating reinforced Saracens away from home Challenge

Munster take on daunting task of beating reinforced Saracens away from home

The English side have welcomed back a raft of big names for the Allianz Park clash.

# preview - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From The42 Klopp hits out at German translator ahead of Liverpool's crunch match Annoyed

Klopp hits out at German translator ahead of Liverpool's crunch match

The Reds boss was in a fiery mood ahead of the crunch game, telling a translator, “I can do it by myself”.

# preview - Monday 9 December, 2019

From The42 Dealing with transfer speculation 'not hard at all', says higly-rated teen star No Hassle

Dealing with transfer speculation 'not hard at all', says higly-rated teen star

Salzburg striker Erling Haaland has attracted interest from several clubs including Manchester United.

# preview - Sunday 8 December, 2019

From The42 Carty back at 10 as Connacht look for statement win on the road in Gloucester Kingpin

Carty back at 10 as Connacht look for statement win on the road in Gloucester

Gloucester’s interest in the Champions Cup may be diminished but they possess real quality.

# preview - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From The42 'I wasn't living the way I should,' admits Sterling Looking Back

'I wasn't living the way I should,' admits Sterling

The forward feels he was not always 100% dedicated to football as he is now.

# preview - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From The42 Manchester United is a 'closed chapter', says Jose Mourinho Don't Look Back

Manchester United is a 'closed chapter', says Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese boss is hopeful of another ‘beautiful reception’ when he returns to Old Trafford.

# preview - Monday 2 December, 2019

From The42 AJ 'reinvented' for Ruiz rematch after seeking Klitschko's advice Part II

AJ 'reinvented' for Ruiz rematch after seeking Klitschko's advice

Wladimir Klitschko has helped Anthony Joshua develop a new mindset ahead of his rematch with heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

From The42 Man City won't buy any players in January - Guardiola New Blood

Man City won't buy any players in January - Guardiola

No new faces will be arriving at Premier League champions Manchester City next month, according to boss Pep Guardiola.

# preview - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From The42 'I don't talk about things that are not real' - Wolves boss Nuno not distracted by Arsenal links Speculation

'I don't talk about things that are not real' - Wolves boss Nuno not distracted by Arsenal links

Unai Emery’s insecure position at Arsenal has led to suggestions Nuno Espirito Santo could take over.

From The42 Solskjaer to give Man United debuts to academy trio against Astana Teenage Kicks

Solskjaer to give Man United debuts to academy trio against Astana

There could be as many as 14 teenagers in United’s 18-player squad for the Europa League clash.

# preview - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

From The42 'You want to come?!' - Birmingham hit back at ex-boss Monk after Clotet blast Best Of Enemies This post contains videos

'You want to come?!' - Birmingham hit back at ex-boss Monk after Clotet blast

The Sheffield Wednesday manager was surprisingly sacked by the Blues in June.

# preview - Monday 25 November, 2019

From The42 Simeone: 'I don't think it will be just Ronaldo against Atletico' Opponent

Simeone: 'I don't think it will be just Ronaldo against Atletico'

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has told his players to focus on Juventus as a whole, not just Cristiano Ronaldo.

From The42 Bale is committed to Real Madrid despite Bernabeu boos, says Courtois Bale Not Out

Bale is committed to Real Madrid despite Bernabeu boos, says Courtois

The attacker has been hammered by the Spanish press since appearing with a banner reading, ‘Wales, golf, Madrid.’

# preview - Monday 18 November, 2019

From The42 Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes Preview

Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes

There is little evidence that Ireland can pull off the win they need against Denmark tonight – but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

# preview - Sunday 17 November, 2019

From The42 Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup French Visitors

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup

Andy Friend’s men welcome Top 14 outfit Montpellier to Galway this afternoon.

# preview - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From The42 Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe On The Road

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe

Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

# preview - Friday 15 November, 2019

From The42 Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A AIL Preview

Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A

It’s fourth versus first on Leeside and third versus second in the capital this weekend.

# preview - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake Preview

Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake

Mick McCarthy has already named his team for tonight’s friendly with New Zealand – just don’t expect many of them to be involved on Monday night.

# preview - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

From The42 'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate Tension

'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate

The Man City star has been dropped by the England manager.

# preview - Friday 8 November, 2019

From The42 Emery: Xhaka 'not feeling good enough to play' against Leicester this weekend Xhaka Can't

Emery: Xhaka 'not feeling good enough to play' against Leicester this weekend

The now former Gunners captain told his manager this week that he does not feel in the right frame of mind to feature against the Foxes.

From The42 'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west Preview

'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west

The Connacht boss isn’t getting his side all riled up for the visit of Leinster, he’s pushing for a big performance no matter who the opponent is.

# preview - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

From The42 Lampard 'very happy' with Chelsea squad as transfer ban appeal date is set January Blues

Lampard 'very happy' with Chelsea squad as transfer ban appeal date is set

Chelsea’s transfer ban is “a little down my list”, says boss Frank Lampard ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Ajax.

# preview - Monday 4 November, 2019

From The42 'Mane is not a diver!' Klopp defends his star after Guardiola criticism Contact Talks

'Mane is not a diver!' Klopp defends his star after Guardiola criticism

The Reds manager was frustrated to see criticism from the rival boss ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League meeting with Genk.

# preview - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks Preview

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

# preview - Sunday 27 October, 2019

From The42 Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England Slugfest

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

# preview - Saturday 26 October, 2019

From The42 All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic Thriller

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

# preview - Friday 25 October, 2019

From The42 'Tottenham haven't forgotten how to play football' - Klopp What Crisis?

'Tottenham haven't forgotten how to play football' - Klopp

Spurs have struggled to find their best form so far this season, but Jurgen Klopp is wary of underestimating them.

# preview - Saturday 19 October, 2019

From The42 All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final Preview

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

# preview - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash Warrior Code

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.