Raheem Sterling

Sunderland Still Need To Win All Their Games To Stay Up As Conte Relishes And Laughs At Tottenham's Pursuit

Chris Darwen | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Each week makes it look more likely that the top six will end in their current shape meaning doom and gloom for Arsene. At the bottom, it feels like Swansea and Hull City will play their own version of pass the parcel with that remaining relegation spot. It is too close to call, as ever.

Maybe, Just Maybe, International Football Will Get The Thing As England Fail To Realise They Are The Guests At A Work's Leaving Do

Chris Darwen | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Anyway, the real stuff starts again next week and we can look forward to Chelsea grinding out another Premier League title, more tittle-tattle around Arsene and Jose putting all his eggs in a Europa League shaped basket.

England Could Win the European Championships

Matthew Smith | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Euro 96, the best England showing in a Euros tournament starring more than four teams, was also dire. Few games were settled by more than one goal, possibly the best team (Italy) again went out in the groups, and then there was David Seaman's kits. But England almost won it. It could happen again.

Raheem Sterling's Laughing Again, But for All the Right Reasons

Scott Saunders | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

The time has now come for him to re-introduce himself to some former team mates. The cauldron that awaits him at Anfield will have to wait for a good few months yet, but City's number seven will be one of the chief players looking to put Liverpool to the sword when they visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

Why Transfer Fees for Top Clubs Are Now Virtually Meaningless

Joe Cooper | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

When people say "ooh £50million for Raheem Sterling, that's an awful lot", they're wrong. Nobody is denying that on the scale of things £50million is a substantial amount of money, but to men who command oil empires around the world and probably employ butlers to roll them the finest tobacco in $100 notes, it's just about the square root of diddly squat.

Five Summer Signings Who Could Decide the Destination of the Premier League Title

Joe Cooper | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Transfer silly-season is still rolling on, but many Premier League teams have done their business early in the quest to improve for the coming campaign... Here are five summer signings who will have a significant impact on the destination of next season's Premier League trophy.

Five Young Players Facing Make-or-Break Seasons in 2015/16

Chris Deeley | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

There are sub-plots aplenty in the Premier League's upcoming season. Will Harry Kane repeat his incredible performance from last season? Will Chelsea be the first team to retain the title since Manchester United in 2009? Will Tim Sherwood's head fall off under the weight of his concentrated smugness? Putting those aside for a second, let's have a look at the youngsters.

How Silly Season Got Sillier - Or Why Transfer Fees Are Bigger Than Ever

Chris Deeley | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Remember when a £20million transfer was a headline-making deal, rather than the norm? Unless you're a pretty young teenager, you probably do, which speaks to how quickly the transfer market has twisted and evolved in the last decade or so...

The Six Smartest Premier League Signings of the Summer So Far

Jamie Spencer | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

​The Premier League summer transfer window is now in full swing, with all 20 clubs having conducted at least some business. High profile moves like Raheem Sterling's record transfer to Manchester City may have dominated the headlines, but what about some of the deals that just seem to make incredible sense?

The Sterling Transfer Saga Was a Mess - But He Shouldn't Be Blamed

Chris Deeley | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

What exactly is his crime? Turning down a lucrative contract offer because he wasn't happy with his general situation at the club? Not being quite as guarded with his media comments as he should've been? He's 20 years old. Show me a 20-year-old who hasn't said something ill-advised when frustrated and I'll show you a liar.

Liverpool Sucker City Into Outrageous Price For Sterling

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Sport

Liverpool and Manchester City have reached an agreement for the transfer of Raheem Sterling -- an incredible £49 million. The 20-year-old winger will...

Where Did It All Go Wrong Between Sterling And Rodgers?

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Sport

Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling is determined to leave Liverpool this Summer. Despite Sterling reportedly telling manager Brendan Rogers he n...

Why Manchester City's Lack of Homegrowns Is Not the Crisis You Might Think

Aiden Cusick | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

James Milner; gone. Frank Lampard; gone. Micah Richards; gone. Scott Sinclair; gone. Dedryck Boyata; gone. John Guidetti; also gone. These are the six homegrown players casually discarded by Manchester City this summer - only one of whom they had any intention of trying to keep.

Brendan Rodgers Faces the Rebuilding Job of a Lifetime

Matt Gault | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

While a few additions may not sound like the rebuilding job a lifetime to everyone, there can be no doubting that Rodgers' future at Liverpool now depends heavily on the fortunes in the coming season.

Liverpool in Crisis as Increased Scrutiny May Tear the Squad Apart

Chris Deeley | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Liverpool badly need to get their house in order if they want to have a hope of clawing their way back into the top four again any time soon. The building blocks are all there: a devoted fanbase, a young team rife with potential, a manager with a decent track record and the rest of it.

Diving Is Making It Ridiculously Difficult for Defenders to Do Their Job

Joe Difford | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

You cannot deny how talented the likes of Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling are, however, their ability to run rings round defenders with the ball stuck to their feet has only been emphasised due to their exploitation of the 'if there is contact go down' penalty system.

Team Focus: Rodgers Has Struck The Right Attacking Balance With Front Three

Ben McAleer | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The goals may not be flowing as freely as last season when Suarez and Sturridge were in a rich vein of form, but Rodgers appears to have finally struck the right balance in attack with the players at his disposal.

Raheem Sterling Should Stay at Liverpool Because He Isn't Yet Good Enough for the Next Level

Jamie Spencer | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The club is understandably trying to tie down Sterling to a new deal, more in fitting with his increasing value, but the latest reports suggest he is unhappy with a £70,000-per-week offer and clubs like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are rumoured to be circling.

Gave Us a Break!

Dan Corry | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

At national level, if you are high up the greasy pole, you are always on duty, always making decisions, always at the beck and call of constituents, MPs, and especially the 24 hour media. Yet sometimes you know you are jaded and only operating at half speed. What you really need is a weeks' break - or longer.

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Latching on to Ryan Taylor's through ball, the teenager strode forward some 20 yards, leaving £25 million worth of centre-half in his wake, before co...

League Focus: The Increase in the Use of a 4-3-1-2 Formation

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While not a carbon copy of Mourinho's 4-1-2-1-2, Manchester United, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool have all, at one point or another deployed a diamond midfield in the 2014/15 campaign. The 4-3-1-2 allows teams to maintain numbers in the middle of the park, but means managers can field a creator in between the midfield and attack.

Raheem Sterling Is a Breath of Fresh Air in a Sea of Stubborn Fools

Chris Deeley | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

In case you've been living under a rock for the last few days, a bit of background first. England played San Marino on Thursday night, a game that Sterling started before being taken off at half time. England then played Estonia on Sunday evening and Roy Hodgson let slip that the Liverpool youngster wouldn't be starting as he'd told the manager that he felt "tired".

Did Sterling Dodge Duty With England?

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgsonclumsy communication continued with his admission Raheem Sterling was too "tired" to start in England's win over Estonia. Sterling was o...

Could Liverpool Be a Champions League Dark Horse?

Graham Matthews | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Liverpool haven't been handed the easiest return with a group featuring last season's champions Real Madrid, Swiss Super League winners FC Basel and new boys Ludogorets. It's a group they can realistically get out of though and will hope the fear factor of their historic European standing will unnerve the latter of those two, especially for home matches.

Watching England is Like Watching a Train Crash Dubbed With Fart Noises

Alfie Evers | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Sport
Alfie Evers

So here we are again; downbeat, un-romanced and underwhelmed by our nation's football team... Shit at the Euros; Shit in World Cup Qualifiers, Shit at the World Cup. Uncle Roy needs to go, and he needs to go now.