LIVE Football News: Rangers Reaction And Premier League Press Conferences

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09:09, 18 Feb 2022
Last Updated: 21:27, 18 Feb 2022

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18 February 2022
Liverpool targeting Antony

Liverpool are reportedly looking to Antony as a key part of their rebuild with some of their main stars approaching their the later end of their career.

18 February 2022
Ralf Rangnick press conference

Ralf Rangnick speaks ahead of Manchester United's clash against Leeds. Here are some key quotes...

On team news: "As it seems, Edinson Cavani will still be out. He's still having some problems with his groin and also his stomach, the same is true with Tom Heaton. Apart from that, everybody else seems to be available."

On facing Leeds: "Leeds are a team that play with the highest amount of speed, so it's important for us not to allow them to play like that."

"We are well prepared to play for 90 minutes and stick to the game plan."

On rumours of a fight for captaincy: "This is absolutely nonsense. I have never spoken with any player about a possible change of captaincy. Harry is fully aware of that, and so is Cristiano and all the other players, so this has never been an issue for me. Harry is our captain and he will stay our captain until the end of the season, and there is nothing else to add on to that."

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18 February 2022
Southend vs Grimsby called OFF

Tonight's National League match between Southend and Grimsby has been called off due to the adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Eunice.

18 February 2022
UEFA dismiss City's Walker appeal

UEFA have rejected Manchester City's appeal as they believe that the initial three game ban for Kyle Walker is justified.

18 February 2022
Declan Rice's top 5 PL midfielders

Speaking to BT Sport, Declan Rice has named his top five Premier League midfielders.

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18 February 2022
Musiala back in training for Bayern

Good news for the Bavarians as their German wonderkid, Jamal Musiala, is back in training following his positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

18 February 2022
ADO Den Haag stadium damaged due to Eunice
18 February 2022
Hull City clear off debt

It has been reported that the new owners of Hull have paid off the loan to previous owners Allamhouse Ltd.

18 February 2022
Bournemouth v Forest OFF

Tonight's Championship match between Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest has been cancelled because of Storm Eunice.

18 February 2022
Mikel Arteta press conference

Mikel Arteta speaks ahead of Arsenal's clash with Brentford. Here are some key quotes:

On Storm Eunice: "Yeah, we had to change the session, it was too windy to do what we wanted to do, so we had to adapt and do one part inside and the one outside. Yeah, we were safe, which was the most important thing."

Injuries update: "We know that Gabi [Martinelli] is out with the red card he received against Wolves but the rest of the players are okay."

On Eriksen: "It would be incredible. I remember where I was when that happened and straight away the reaction that you get, it was awful. It’s great news, thanks to the doctors first of all and the medical team that they saved his life probably on the day."

On top four: "We go game by game. We have to win tomorrow and then we will be closer to that objective."

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18 February 2022
Thomas Tuchel press conference

Thomas Tuchel spoke on Chelsea's Club World Cup win and their upcoming trip to Selhurst Park. Here are some key quotes. 

On how it feels to be a World champion: "Not bad, not bad."

On Azpilicueta: "He is a leader by example, which is always super, super nice to have. He's collects so many trophies, had such an incredible career. He embodies everything Chelsea stand for."

On Kepa: "Mendy is our number one. There is no need to change. But full credit to Kepa, he is an outstanding character, an outstanding team player."

On Mason Mount: "We will push for the League Cup final."

On Havertz: "If we isolate the goalscoring, then yeah we expect more and he expects more, but the consistency in what he is given to the team, he has stepped up and pretty consistent."

On Reece James: "We had a setback when he caught the flu when he was close to rejoining team training."

 

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18 February 2022
Eriksen unavailable for Arsenal match

Thomas Frank has today confirmed that Cristian Eriksen will not play against Arsenal as the Dane is still working up his fitness for the Bees.

18 February 2022
Jamie Carragher on Ronaldo

Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United made a mistake in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not the future of Manchester United – they should never have re-signed him
Cristiano Ronaldo is not the future of Manchester United – they should never have re-signed him
18 February 2022
Klopp confirms Jota's absence

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Diogo Jota will miss this weekend's match against Norwich City.

18 February 2022
Porto youngster set for Atletico Madrid

Gabriel Carvalho is set to join Atletico Madrid from Porto on a free transfer on a deal until 2026.

18 February 2022
Lionesses held to draw in ACC

England were held to a draw against Olympic champions Canada in the inaugural game of the Arnold Clark Cup. Sarina Wiegman made some changes to her Lionesses squad and those who came in gave a good account of themselves as they look to impress ahead of this summer's Euro 2022 competition. Read more below.

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18 February 2022
WATCH: Betfred's Premier League Betting Preview

Paul Parker joined Betfred on this week's Premier League Betting Preview Show. The former Manchester United defender believes Man City or Liverpool will win the Champions League. 

18 February 2022
The EL anthem at Barcelona is weird

We are so used to hearing the Champions League anthem at Camp Nou.

18 February 2022
Van de Beek happy with start to Toffees life

Everton midfielder Donny van de Beek has been enjoying football again during his first few weeks on Merseyside after having a torrid time with Manchester United.

18 February 2022
Roy Keane Tells Us Why He Turned Down Sunderland

At one point he seemed destined to rejoin the club as boss. He reveals why it wasn't to be.

Roy Keane Tells Us Why He Turned Down Sunderland
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18 February 2022
Harry Maguire shuts down rift rumours

Harry Maguire took to Twitter to brush off reports of a rift in the Manchester United dressing room. He stated that the team are 'united' and reports of a clash between him and Ronaldo are 'not true'.  

18 February 2022
Kieran Trippier has successful operation

Eddie Howe stated that Kieran Trippier's surgery went well on his fractured fifth metatarsal. The Newcastle boss is 'hopeful' he will be back before the end of the season. 

18 February 2022
Jude Bellingham on Ibrox

Dortmund will travel to Ibrox on the 24th February, Jude Bellingham says he is looking forward to experiencing a European night at Ibrox. 

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18 February 2022
Maguire rejects rift in United camp

Harry Maguire has joined Marcus Rashford in refuting any allegations that Cristiano Ronaldo is causing a rift in the United camp. 

18 February 2022
Bamford still OUT for Leeds

Patrick Bamford is seemingly no closer to a return for the Marcelo Bielsa's side as the foot injury he sustained a few weeks ago continues to persist.

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18 February 2022
Adam Idah OUT for rest of the season

A huge blow for Norwich's hopes of survival as Dean Smith has confirmed that Adam Idah is out for the rest of the season with a meniscus injury.

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