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James Nalton

James Nalton is a sports journalist for the Morning Star newspaper, covering many sports but with a focus on football and rugby league. He is the founding editor of global football publication World Football Index, and covers world soccer through match reports, scouting, and by documenting tactical changes at club and international level.

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Why Keita Needs To Be Liverpool's New Oxlade-Chamberlain
Jurgen Klopp was happy with his Liverpool’s performance against Manchester City as they played out a scoreless draw at Anfield, but his side appeared to…
Football  / Superb Silva Is Getting Better With Age
Is The Best Still To Come From Manchester City's Magician David Silva?
It was always Kevin De Bruyne against Mohamed Salah. The battle to be crowned the best player during the 2017/18 Premier League season was widely…
Why The Marcelo Bielsa Influence Is Clear At Every Level At Leeds United
Marcelo Bielsa has had a whirlwind start to his tenure as Leeds United manager, with his side scoring seven goals in two Championship wins against…
Football  / Reds Can Do Without Defender
Why Liverpool Can Afford To Sell Ragnar Klavan
Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for centre-back Ragnar Klavan, who is looking for first-team football and could return to the Bundesliga. The 32-year-old has…
Kante And Hazard Will Be Vital For Sarri To Hit The Ground Running At Chelsea
After Chelsea’s loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield, Maurizio Sarri admitted that his team aren’t firing on all cylinders, and are yet to…
Liverpool Scouting Report: Jurgen Klopp's New Signings Sparkle During 5-0 Friendly Win Over Napoli
Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson took his place between the posts for Liverpool’s friendly against Napoli this past weekend, meaning that all four of the club’s summer…
The One Position Liverpool Must Strengthen To Challenge Manchester City For The Premier League Title
Manchester City coasted to the Premier League title last season, finishing 19 points ahead of runners up Manchester United. But Despite United’s impressive league position,…
Liverpool Youngster Harry Wilson Is A Star In The Making But Can He Convince Jurgen Klopp?
Harry Wilson has long been one of the outstanding players in Liverpool’s youth ranks, and this pre-season has seen the spotlight fall on him once…
Nigeria Looking To Build On World Cup Display In AFCON Qualifiers
It wasn’t the most successful of World Cups for the African nations as none of Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, or Nigeria managed to qualify for…
Sorry Neymar But Philipe Coutinho Is Now Brazil's Best Player
Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona took him to the next level of stardom on the global stage. His rise through the ranks at…
Football  / Southgate's Pre-World Cup Switch Proves Inspired
Walker and Trippier In Tandem Have Given England The Edge
Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker have been mainstays in an England side which has exceeded all expectations by reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup.…
Football  / Highlights Of The World Cup
Observations From Russia: Great Goals and Joy For The Hosts
After a tournament full of twists and turns, and shocks and revelations, the 2018 World Cup is coming to an end. But not before what…
Football  / Will James Rodriguez Start For Colombia?
James Rodriguez Could Feature Against England But Colombia Have More Than One Threat
By qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages from second place in group G, England have been placed on a side of the draw many consider to…
Can Mexico Topple Another World Cup Favourite?
Mexico have advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the seventh tournament in a row. They managed to qualify as runner-up in…
Why Barcelona's Out-Of-Favour Yerry Mina Has To Start For Colombia v Poland
Colombia’s World Cup began in the most disappointing fashion as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Japan. Jose Pekerman’s side were expected to top…
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