WARNOCK EXPRESSES CONCERN FOR ‘FIT-AGAIN’ VVD

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Ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock has expressed concern for Virgil Van Dijk (VVD) who’s back in the Reds starting XI after recovering from a serious knee injury. Liverpool centre back Virgil Van Dijk missed the majority of last season after he picked up the knee injury as a result of a poor challenge from England international Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside Derby.

Stephen Warnock expressed his concern for Virgil Van Dijk on how he would be able to adjust to pacy attackers on his return to Premier League football. Warnock talked about Van Dijk and Premier League football while he was on Sky Sports for punditry last month. According to Stephen Warnock, Van Dijk might have a big problem when he comes up against fast attackers such as Leicester City star Jamie Vardy and Manchester United player Marcus Rashford. Continue reading “WARNOCK EXPRESSES CONCERN FOR ‘FIT-AGAIN’ VVD”

GRAY WILL RELISH PREMIER LEAGUE RETURN…

Ex-Premier League defender Stephen Warnock is certain that winger Demarai Gray will relish a return to Premier League football. Stephen Warnock knows a lot about the Premier League having represented clubs such as Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool and Aston Villa in the competition.

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Stephen Warnock talked about Gray while he was on Sky Sports to discuss transfers. According to him, the ex-England junior international would be delighted that he’s back in familiar surroundings after a spell with Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga.
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EVERTON: WARNOCK SPEAKS ON CONTE

Ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa player Stephen Warnock has questioned Everton and the possibility of making a statement appointment for their vacant managerial job. Stephen Warnock talked about Everton and Antonio Conte while he was fielding questions on Sky Sports News.

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Stephen Warnock wondered if Everton could make an appointment as big as Conte. Italian tactician Conte was the Inter Milan manager before he exited the club earlier this summer despite leading the Nerazzuri to the first league title in over a decade.
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WARD-PROWSE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL PLAYER – WARNOCK

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is an exceptional player according to BBC Pundit Stephen Warnock and that he gave his all to show that he deserves a place in the 26-man England squad. Stephen Warnock spoke about the Saints set-pieceguru while he was on BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday. According to Stephen Warnock, Ward-Prowse couldn’t have done anything more to show that he deserves a place in the England team for the Euro 2020 starting later this week.

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Saints midfielder Ward-Prowse was named as part of the preliminary 33-man squad for England before he was dropped after the number of players on the England list was reduced to the mandatory 26 for the Euro 2020 tournament. Ward-Prowse then got a second shot at staking a claim to be in the team after the unfortunate injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
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PHILIPS PRAISED FOR PERFORMANCE AGAINST UNITED

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has received high praise from former Premier League player Stephen Warnock after his impressive outing against Manchester United in the penultimate league for Leeds United at the end of last month.

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Stephen Warnock told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports that Phillips showed why he’s highly rated by England national team manager Gareth Southgate and Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa with his performance against the Red Devils at Elland Road penultimate Sunday.
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WARNOCK SAYS MANE SHOULD BE DROPPED

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock has called on the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp to drop Senegalese winger Sadio Mane as the player has been off-form lately and does not deserve a starting spot in the team for now.

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Mane has not been in the best of form recently and has been barren for his side this season even when they have needed him the most. He continued his poor form of the campaign against Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League clash between the two sides that was played at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.
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NEWCASTLE WON’T SUFFER RELEGATION – WARNOCK

Newcastle United won’t suffer demotion to the English Championship at the end of this season, according to footballer turned pundit Stephen Warnock. According to him, Newcastle United won’t suffer relegation at the end of the Premier League this season as the Magpies don’t look like a team that won’t beat the drop in the English top flight this season. Stephen Warnock talked about the Magpies and the relegation zone while he was doing his punditry job with the BBC last weekend. Stephen Warnock was on duty as Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 last weekend. For the former Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers defender, Newcastle United gave a good account of themselves during the Manchester United game and that theyhave too much quality to drop down to the second tier of club football in England, the English Championship.


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Tuchel Can Bring The Best Out Of Havertz, Werner – Warnock

One of the most important tasks new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has on his hands is trying to ensure that he brings out the best out of two of his key attacking players in Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. The two German superstars have not impressed at Stamford Bridge since moving to England from the German Bundesliga in the summer and there have been talks over fears whether they would continue to be used under the new manager or whether they stand the risk of getting sold or dropped to the bench.


While Havertz was signed from Bayer Leverkusen, his compatriot and fellow attacker Timo Werner was brought in from RB Leipzig. Both players were signed by former manager Frank Lampard to come and spice up the Blues attack following the tremendous season both of them had in their last campaign before swapping the Bundesliga for the Premier League. Continue reading “Tuchel Can Bring The Best Out Of Havertz, Werner – Warnock”

WARNOCK BELIEVES PANDEMIC THE REASON FOR CHELSEA SIGNINGS STRUGGLES

With the number of signings Frank Lampard and Chelsea completed last summer, many people expected the Blues to have a great season and even compete for the Premier League and Champions League titles. The London club signed Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, Timo Werner from Leipzig, Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen, Edouard Mendy from Rennes, and free agent Thiago Silva in what was a busy and very fruitful transfer window for them.

However, the summer signings have failed to live up to expectations particularly German duo Havertz and Werner. While Havertz had been going in and out of the team due to lack of consistency, Werner had been getting a lot of game time but has failed to impress and is even currently on a barren form.
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WARNOCK SHARESMEMORIES OF LATE HOULLIER

 

Former Premier League player Stephen Warnock has shared lovely memories of Gerard Houllierwho passed away at the age of 73 at the start of this week. Stephen Warnock was on Sky Sports on Monday to talk about the Frenchman and the impact that he had on his Liverpool career.


Stephen Warnock was primarily a youth team player when Gerard Houllierwas in charge of the first team squad at Liverpool. He also played for Gerard Houllier while the Frenchman was the Aston Villa boss between 2010 and 2011.
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