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Manchester United Face Leicester In FA Cup Quarter-Finals

Leicester City face Manchester United and Everton will host Premier League leaders Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Chelsea’s reward for Thursday’s 1-0 win at Barnsley is a home tie against the Premier League’s bottom side Sheffield United.

Championship side Bournemouth, who are currently looking for a new permanent manager, host south coast neighbours Southampton.

Everton reached the last eight after coming through a nine-goal thriller against Tottenham on Wednesday, with Bernard’s extra-time winner giving them a 5-4 victory over Jose Mourinho’s side.

Liverpool

Worrying Times At Anfield

Liverpool’s defeated body language at the final whistle and the resignation in manager Jurgen Klopp’s post match interviews sounded like a club that know that their title defence is over. Liverpool have climbed mountains under Klopp before but they now stand 10 points behind a team which has reeled off 14 successive wins in all competitions. They have also played one game more than City.

Last season, Liverpool caught lightening in a bootle. They were brilliant throughout the season, picking up an almost perfect 67 points from their first 23 games last season.

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Champions League Matches To Be Moved Due To COVID

Champions League Trophy

Manchester City and Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 matches against German opponents that were scheduled to be played in Germany have been moved due to COVID.

Germany has prohibited most travel from countries hit hard by new variants of Covid-19, including the UK. As a result, Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 first leg against RB Leipzig and Manchester City’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Monchengladbach will both be played in Budapest, Hungary,

Uefa thanked both clubs for their “close cooperation and assistance in finding a solution”, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for agreeing to host the match.

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Liverpool Aim To Have Highest Revenue In World Football

The Kop Anfield Stadium Liverpool FC

Liverpool are slowly putting the steps in motion to create a long-term blueprint which will see their revenue rival that of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Often praised for their shrewd business off the field, Liverpool have emerged as one of the fastest growing football clubs in the world when it comes to monetary terms.

And now the Merseyside club have plans in place to emulate the world leaders Madrid and Barca when it comes to boosting profits and maximizing their brand, and aim to storm past Manchester United in the process.

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Winners And Losers From January Transfer Window

January Transfer Window

Another January transfer window has come and gone. This one though lacked the fireworks of previous windows due to the ongoing impact that COVID-19 is having on the finances of football clubs around the world.

The lack of money does not mean that some clubs improved themselves during the window, while the lack of activity was a nightmare for some.

Here is a look at the winners and losers from the past month of transfer business

January Transfers Winners
Arsenal
Both on and off the pitch, things are looking a lot rosier at Arsenal now than they did just over a month ago.

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Chelsea Hire Thomas Tuchel To Replace Lampard

Thomas Tuchel Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as Frank Lampard’s successor at Chelsea. The former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract with an option to extend it. He takes over after Lampard was dramatically sacked on Monday after a dismal run of form has left them ninth in the Premier League table and 11 points off leaders Manchester United.

Tuchel, who had been out of work for one month after being axed by Paris Saint-Germain, will be tasked with getting an immediate response out of squad that has failed to show any cohesion in the weeks leading to Lampard’s sacking. He got underway on Tuesday evening, taking training for the first time.

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Chelsea Sack Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard

It seemed inevitable, but it was still a surprise to hear this morning that Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him.

Club legend Lampard, leaves with the club ninth in the Premier League after last week’s defeat at Leicester City, having won once in their past five league matches. But with an unusually congested table, a small winning streak could see Chelsea vault back into the top four.

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Liverpool 0 Man United 0

Manchester United kept their place at the top of the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

An encounter of few chances saw the Red Devils extend the champions’ scoreless run to three matches, their longest such streak in the top flight since March 2005, in what was Jurgen Klopp’s 200th league game in charge.

Alisson denied Paul Pogba from arguably the best of the opportunities as United’s winless league run against the Reds reached five matches for the first time since 2002.

Still, the result edged them two points clear of Leicester City and ensured Liverpool remain one further back.

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After Seven Year Wait Man United Sit At Top Of Premier League

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What is it that is said about title-winning teams? What they do, where they do it, and what the weather is like on that particular day of the week?

If it’s true, then it is time to take Manchester United seriously. This was a big result, hard-fought and hard-won against Burnley, the Premier League’s awkward squad. It is a victory that puts them top of the league in January for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson was manager and claimed his final league trophy in 2013.

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COVID Expected To Cost Football Clubs Over €5B This Season

Lost Revenue Due To COVID

An eye-watering £4.5billion loss is expected to be suffered across Europe’s top six leagues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from KMPG.

The international audit company have compiled an in-depth study into the effects the ongoing Covid-19 chaos caused last season, with particular focus given to the 2020/21 champions of the major European divisions.

All six champions, Real Madrid, Juventus, Liverpool, Porto, PSG and Bayern Munich, saw a decrease in operating revenues with estimated losses in that department across those six divisions reaching -€5B.