Arsenal battled to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday to get the new Premier League season underway, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring the first goal before home defender Marc Guehi turned the ball into his own net late on at Selhurst Park. The Gunners, who finished fifth last term, took the lead in the 20th minute when new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko headed Bukayo Saka’s corner back across goal and Martinelli was on hand to nod home as the Palace defence was caught flat-footed.
Manchester City’s Phil Foden is an ‘absolute genius’ and England boss Gareth Southgate needs to utilise him a lot more. That is the view of former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock, speaking after the Three Lions’ shock defeat on Tuesday night. The Manchester City attacker has managed only 24 minutes of his country’s four games in this competition thus far. And Warnock believes that starting him more regularly could be the key to unlocking Tottenham Hotspur and England captain Harry Kane up front.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live that if you want to create for Harry Kane, it has to come from somewhere. Phil Foden is a genius, an absolute genius, he could be one of the most decorated footballers of the English game because he is that good and started so young at Manchester City. He added that the young star is one of the first names in their team but he doesn’t understand why he struggles to get into the England team. Foden is definitely the real deal, with Gary Lineker once claiming last season he could even play for Liverpool. Continue reading ” WARNOCK THINKS MANCHESTER CITY HAVE A GEM IN THEIR RANKS”
Former Premier League player Stephen Warnock completely faulted Frenchman IbrahimaKonate for the goal conceded by Liverpool during the Wolves game on the final day of the Premier League season last month. Liverpool played hosts to Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the season with the Premier League title on the line. The Reds were going for the Premier League title alongside Manchester City.
Stephen Warnock was part of the BBC Sport coverage for the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Wolves at Anfield. During the coverage of the game which ended in a 3-1 comeback victory for the Reds, Stephen Warnock said Konate was at fault for the Wolves goal. Continue reading “KONATE SLAMMED FOR COSTLY MISTAKE”
Ex-Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool left-back Stephen Warnock has lauded the addition of Luis Diaz to the current Liverpool squad. Stephen Warnock was delighted with the performance of the Colombian star during the recent Premier League clash with hosts Newcastle United. Diaz was a thorn in the flesh of the Magpies defenders as Liverpool secured a slim 1-0 win thanks to the first half strike from Guinean international midfielder Naby Keita.
Stephen Warnock spoke about Luis Diaz in glowing terms while he was on BBC Radio Five Live. According to him, the Colombian international has been a phenomenal addition to the Liverpool squad following his transfer from Portuguese giants FC Porto during the winter transfer window earlier in the year. Warnock has been impressed with Diaz who has given the Liverpool attack a new dimension in their quest to win an unprecedented quadruple this season. The Reds paid an initial fee of €45m plus €15m in add-ons to secure the signing of Diaz from Porto in January. Continue reading “LIVERPOOL: WARNOCK LAUDS LUIS DIAZ ADDITION”
Ex-Aston Villa and Liverpool left-back Stephen Warnock was delighted with the performance of young Anthony Gordon during the Merseyside Derby clash between his Everton side and hosts Liverpool on Sunday evening. Stephen Warnock while speaking on BBC Sports said Gordon was the standout player for Everton during the Premier League clash with the Reds.
Stephen Warnock has been impressed with the displays of young Gordon in an Everton shirt this season and he talked about a moment in the game when club skipper Seamus Coleman went to tell the England junior international that he’s causing Liverpool a lot of problems and that he needs to continue in that fashion. Coleman went to meet Gordon to tell him to maintain his impressive outing against the Reds when the young Englishman had just been fouled by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the second half. Trent was booked for his challenge on Gordon afterwards. Continue reading “EVERTON: GORDON PRAISED FOR DERBY DISPLAY”
Stephen Warnock has said that the biggest achievement made by Marcelo Bielsa as the Leeds United manager is being able to take Championship players to the height of playing Premier League football. Ex-Premier League defender Stephen Warnock reflected on the Marcelo Bielsa era at Leeds United while he was on BBC Match of the Day earlier this week after he was sacked by the club officially on Sunday.
BBC pundit Stephen Warnock is a big fan of Bielsa who spent three-and-a-half years as the Leeds United manager before his dismissal this week. According to him, Bielsa was able to rekindle the relationship between the players and the fans when he took the Leeds United job as he led the club to the Premier League after several years of heartbreak. Marcelo Bielsa masterminded Premier League promotion at Leeds United for the first time in almost a decade. Continue reading “BIELSA: WARNOCK REVEALS HIS BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT”
The English Premier League is not only fast-paced when it comes to its pattern and style of play, it also has the same attribute when it comes to firing managers that are not living up to expectations. The growing impatience that Premier League clubs have been showing in the last couple of years has continued to be come alarming and a topic of major discussion. For example, Chelsea are the most impatient club in the league and scarcely give managers plenty of time to integrate the squad of players at their disposal. Blues owner Roman Abramovic is a man with a clear objective of always wanting quick success and when that is not achieved, the manager leaves.
Manchester United recently relieved Olé Gunnar Solksjaer of his duties at Old Trafford after some poor performances on the pitch and a series of really poor results and appointed Ralf Ragnick as his replacement for the next six months. There have been other sacking on the league, with Rafael Benitez getting axed by Everton and being replaced by Frank Lampard, while Claudio Ranieri was also fired by Watford and Roy Hodgson being named as his permanent replacement. Continue reading “WARNOCK: THERE’S TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON PL MANAGERS”
Ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock is certain that the club will benefit immensely from handing star man Mohamed Salah a new lucrative deal. According to him, a new Liverpool deal for the Egyptian international is a no-brainer. Stephen Warnock discussed the contractual situation involving Salah and Liverpool in a chat monitored by media portal Liverpool Offside.
Liverpool officials are worried about breaking their well structured wage bill to accommodate a new contract for Salah, but former Premier League star Warnock believes that the player’s status as a global icon plus the commercial boom from him will cancel out any concerns that the 29-year-old won’t live up to his wage demands. Continue reading “NEW SALAH CONTRACT IS A NO-BRAINER”
Ex-Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers defender Stephen Warnock revealed how the Wolves fans treated in-form Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota poorly on his return to the club on Saturday. Portugal international Jota was a Wolves player until last summer when he sealed a big money move to Liverpool.
Ex-Aston Villa, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers Stephen Warnock has questioned the appointment of NunoEspirito Santo as the Tottenham Hotspur manager. Stephen Warnock criticised the Daniel Levy-led Spurs board on the appointment of Nuno as manager in the summer.