Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Paul Walsh has revealed how his alcohol problem was so bad he could not make training on a Monday and was was “drunk-driving” everywhere.
Liverpool edged back to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday but their 1-1 draw at Brighton was marked by controversy over VAR and the post-match frustrations of manager Jurgen Klopp.
The relentless schedule of football continues this weekend with big matches at the top and the bottom of the Premier League.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche does not see Manchester City as a weaker side despite their struggles this season.
The Premier League fixtures for December have been confirmed, with plenty of changes for live broadcasts across the hectic festive schedule.
Burnley could be without Nick Pope for their Premier League trip to Manchester City on Saturday.
Eric Dier says proving the critics of Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wrong has given the squad extra motivation in their pursuit of silverware this season.
What the papers say Dean Henderson is looking to leave Manchester United on loan as he seeks first-team football to be in with a shout of a spot at the delayed Euro 2020, with the Sun reporting Leeds and Brighton could look to make a move in January.
Pep Guardiola has spoken about his dilemma regarding Manchester City’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero who was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.
Saturday’s Premier League games featured more refereeing and rules controversies and further debate around the VAR system.
Jose Mourinho is braced for Tottenham to be without defender Toby Alderweireld for the foreseeable future but insisted there was nobody to blame for the centre-back’s injury in the 2-0 win over Manchester City.
A “super happy” Jose Mourinho praised the discipline of his Tottenham team after a 2-0 win over Manchester City sent them top of the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho watched Tottenham produce one of his trademark performances to secure a 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester City and send out a message in the title race as they moved back to the top of the table for at least 24 hours.
Jose Mourinho watched Tottenham produce one of his trademark performances to secure a 2-0 home win over Manchester City and send out a message in the Premier League title race.
Jose Mourinho has called on England boss Gareth Southgate to name the managers pressurising their players to pull out of international duty – as he fully expects Raheem Sterling to start against Tottenham on Saturday.
What the papers say Pep Guardiola’s commitment to Manchester City has reportedly re-energised the club’s pursuit of Lionel Messi. The Daily Mirror says Guardiola agreeing to a new deal will add extra incentive for Messi to swap the Nou Camp for the Etihad Stadium next year. The paper adds club bosses believe the 33-year-old Argentinian is the final piece needed for City to claim Champions League glory.
Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal with Manchester City to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium to seven years.
Manchester City will be asked to provide a statement for the inquest of former youth-team player Jeremy Wisten about the support it offered him, a coroner has said.
What the papers say The Manchester Evening News says Erling Haaland is considered the leading target for Manchester City as they look to prioritise signing a top-class striker next summer. According to the paper, which cites a report from 90min, the 20-year-old goal-scoring machine is at the top of the list of potential alternatives for Sergio Aguero, who is yet to sign an extension with City.
During a Premier League weekend where the lead changed hand on a number of occasions it was Leicester who ended in top spot after a 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday thanks to a controversial Jamie Vardy penalty.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts he might not have prepared properly for their last meeting with Manchester City having won the Premier League the week before.
Manchester food banks have called on the city’s Premier League clubs to pay their staff the real living wage.
Gabriel Jesus has set his sights on Liverpool after making a goalscoring return to action for Manchester City.
What the papers say Lionel Messi may have elected to stay at Barcelona this season, but rumours around his longer-term future have already begun. The Daily Telegraph reports Manchester City, who have openly expressed interest in the record-breaking Barcelona captain, will have an opportunity to offer the 33-year-old a pre-contract in January ahead of a potential move to England next summer. Talks on Messi’s future at Barcelona are not likely to take place until after a new president is elected in March, leaving City, or other clubs, a small window to agree terms on a contract starting in July 2021.
Pep Guardiola has said he would like to “stay longer” at Manchester City.
Everton boss Willie Kirk believes victory for his side in Sunday’s rescheduled FA Cup final against Manchester City could signal a new era for the club.
English clubs resume European action after all four made a solid undefeated start to the Champions League groups stage last week.
Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have led the tributes to former Manchester City youth-team player Jeremy Wisten, who has died at the age of 17.
Liverpool came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield and move level on points with Premier League leaders Everton.
Manchester City fought back with a second-half goal from Phil Foden to earn a 1-1 draw at West Ham.