‘Proper torture’ – Jurgen Klopp admits only rewatching Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last weekend as reunion looms

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he’s been avoiding rewatching last season’s Champions League final. But with Liverpool facing the side that defeated them last May on Tuesday, the Reds boss admitted he finally got himself to analyse the match despite it being ‘proper torture’. getty Klopp says watching the 2022 UCL final back wasn’t easy Getty … Read more

Real Madrid’s city rivals Rayo Vallecano show ‘united’ support for Vinicius Jr, who’s abused again as star vows to ‘continue dancing’ on his way to Liverpool

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. again had to deal with abuse in a LaLiga match, but had some support from a city rival. The superstar winger was key in a 2-0 win over Osasuna on Saturday, but had another night of disgusting abuse, with teammate Thibaut Courtois alleging the crowd told him to ‘die’ and insulted … Read more

Vinicius Jr stages Nike boost protest before receiving horror challenge from ex-Arsenal man in Real Madrid victory over Valencia

Vinicius Jr wore a pair of blacked-out boots for Real Madrid on Thursday as he continues his protest at sportswear giants Nike. The Brazil winger played the first half of Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Valencia in entirely black boots and without the Nike logo on show. AFP or licensors Vinicius donned his back-out boots … Read more

‘Repugnant and inadmissible’ – Atletico Madrid condemn hanging Vinicius Jr effigy ahead of derby against Real Madrid with police investigation launched

Atletico Madrid have condemned the hanging of a Vinicius Jr doll as ‘repugnant and inadmissible’ as the police launched an investigation. Ahead of the Madrid derby in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, disturbing images emerged of a doll wearing Vinicius Jr’s No.20 Real Madrid shirt hanging by its neck from a bridge by the club’s … Read more

Liverpool and Manchester United target Jude Bellingham ‘most valuable star in the world’ ahead of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland

Jude Bellingham is the most valuable star in world football with the in-demand Borussia Dortmund star valued at £183.9million. According to CIES Football Observatory, the England sensation could fetch a huge sum if he is to leave the German giants this summer amid links with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Getty Bellingham’s displays at the … Read more

Real Madrid learned from Neymar transfer mistake with Cristiano Ronaldo-like Endrick Felipe set to follow Vinicius Jr, Aurelien Tchouameni and other top young players

Real Madrid will always see Neymar as the one who got away. But if recent history has taught us anything it’s that Los Blancos have made a point of not letting the best young talent slip through their fingers, with Brazilian and Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick Felipe next in their sights. Getty Endrick is just 16, … Read more

Croatia v Brazil – World Cup 2022 LIVE: Neymar starts in unchanged team as World Cup favourites face previous finalists for semi-final spot

Croatia and Brazil get the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals underway – and you can follow all the action live on talkSPORT. We’re in Qatar to bring you all the action as it happens with wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament. Kick-off time: 3pm UK Live commentary: talkSPORT website stream HERE, via the app HERE Croatia XI: … Read more

Vinicius Jr warns Brazil have ‘many more celebrations ready’ after critics, including Manchester United legend Roy Keane, hit out at World Cup dancing

Vinicius Jr warned that Brazil have many more celebrations ready to go at this World Cup. Brazil waltzed their way into the World Cup quarter-finals as they thumped South Korea 4-0. Getty Brazil were at their brilliant best in the Round of 16 As well as goals from Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta, … Read more

World Cup favourites face previous finalists for semi-final spot – date, kick-off time and how to listen to talkSPORT

World Cup favourites Brazil will face the previous finalists Croatia for a place in the last four in Qatar. A Selecao put down a marker for the rest of the tournament after smashing South Korea 4-1 to move within three games of glory. Getty Brazil lived up to their World Cup favourites tag against South … Read more

‘How football is meant to be played’

Brazil have been lauded for their ‘fantastic’ victory over South Korea which has been described as a ‘joy’ and a ‘pleasure’ to watch. With World Cup royalty in Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Cafu and Robertlo Carlos in attendance at Stadium 974, the current crop of Samba stars put on a brilliant show which would’ve triggered memories of … Read more