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Lampard must hope young players can step up for Chelsea, promoted trio show they are up for the fight and Zaha finds home comfort at Selhurst Park 1) Howe keeping his options open Eddie Howe has a quality problem when it comes to goalkeepers. In the end it was the 21-year-old Aaron Ramsdale, who has been capped at youth level by England and shone in League One with AFC Wimbledon during the second half of last season, who got the …

Referee Stphanie Frappart: ‘Girls see me on TV and know it’s possible’

The official is regarded as one of Frances very best and will take charge of Liverpool v Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday Referees tend not to clapped on to the pitch, let alone greeted with purpose-made banners, but supporters of Amiens decided to make an exception before their match against Strasbourg in April. It was a historic occasion, the first top-flight mens match in France to be refereed by a woman, Stphanie Frappart. Welcome to the Stade de la Licorne, …

Liverpool sign off on US tour with stalemate against Sporting Lisbon

Liverpool ended their pre-season tour of the USA with a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon at the Yankee Stadium Liverpool ended their pre-season tour of the USA with a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon at Yankee Stadium that meant the sides shared the Western Union Cup. An error from Simon Mignolet gave Sporting an early lead after four minutes, with Bruno Fernandes shot from 30 yards bouncing through the goalkeepers hands. Liverpool then upped the tempo and Divock Origi levelled …

Sevilla player apologises for ‘odious’ foul on Liverpool youngster Larouci

Liverpools 18-year-old left-back Yasser Larouci was stretchered off after being kicked by Joris Gnagnon before the Spanish side won 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in Boston Sevillas Joris Gnagnon has apologised for his odious foul on Liverpools Yasser Larouci, which forced the Liverpool youngster to be stretchered off the pitch during a pre-season friendly in Boston. Sevilla went on to win the match 2-1 thanks to a late Alejandro Pozo goal. Jrgen Klopp later said it appeared Larouci had been …