Leicester City play maker Riyad Mahrez has confirmed that Arsenal didn’t just want him this summer, they submitted an official bid.
He claims he remained at the King Power Stadium to avoid a “conflict.” The Algerian who was awarded the PFA Player of the Year mentioned that he wanted to leave the Premier League champions in July during contract negotiations. Leicester had offered him a new deal worth £80,000 weekly, but he had turned it down.
“There was contact with Arsenal but Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in,” said Mahrez. The club owners were determined to keep the player despite the huge interests he attracted. The 25-year old player eventually agreed to a four-year deal.
Mahrez reportedly agreed to remain with the club following a “gentleman’s agreement” that he would be allowed to exit in the coming season if a worthy offer comes in. Arsenal are believed to have submitted a bid of £35 million. Leicester would have made a killing for a player acquired for just £375,000 from Le Havre. Continue reading MAHREZ CONFIRMS ARSENAL BIDED FOR HIM
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Liverpool can have a great chance to win the title next season.
He believes that the team will be free from the distraction of European competition and can make a serious push for the title.
Klopp managed to get Liverpool to two cups finals in his first season in charge, and he will be hoping that this time around he will be able to help his team win the title. Rodgers believe that Liverpool will be free to focus on the Premier League and that they will be able to focus their energy and their time to prepare the team for each Premier League game.
Rodgers, who finished second with Liverpool during the 2013-2014 seasons, knows very well the benefit of being without European competition. Indeed during this famous season, Liverpool were out of all European competitions and were free to focus on the Premier League. The former Liverpool manager said that not playing in the European competition will give you plenty of time to prepare the team and to focus on only one game per week. Continue reading Liverpool can win title according to Rodgers
The America head coach Jurgen Klinsmann reckons it’s high time the match officials, who are on duty on the pitch, should be allowed to take the help of technology if they want, while making marginal decisions especially the ones related to penalties.
The increase in the frequency of errors made in decision making by referees is something which is discussed a lot. But, still, technology, which can solve the problem, has been kept away from playing any part.
Actually, not a lot of sports have this sort of approach regarding technology as Football has. There is ample use of technology in most of the other sports which are popular around the world and it’s logical
If there is something which can help you in getting your decision right and if that decision can ensure a fair result of the game comes out, why would you not like to bring it into play? Why would you necessarily want to rely on naked eye?
One argument against the use of technology in soccer is that with the current system of the referees passing their verdict on their own and that too instantly, it keeps the excitement factor in the game which would go out if the replays dictate the decision making. Continue reading Jurgen Klinsmann backs using Technology for Matches