Liverpool’s €100m striker Darwin Nunez and his Premier League journey against the odds

Liverpool's €100m striker Darwin Nunez and his Premier League journey against the odds

When the spotlight flashed on his face, his trembling hand finally signing the contract that will make him a Liverpool player until 2028, Darwin Nunez’s thoughts will likely have drifted back into his past. He will have remembered his childhood in El Pirata, a humble working-class neighborhood in Artigas, in Northwestern Uruguay located in an … Read more

US investors’ buy of Chelsea FC soccer club Wall Street puzzles

US investors' buy of Chelsea FC soccer club Wall Street puzzles

A coterie of US investors took control of the British soccer team Chelsea FC last month — and some Wall Street insiders are still struggling to understand why. Todd Boehly — a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers whose free-spending strategy over the past decade has been credited for reviving the MLB team — promised … Read more

Premier League season tickets: 11 clubs raise prices for 2022-23

Premier League season tickets: 11 clubs raise prices for 2022-23

During two years of disruption to fixtures through COVID-19, many clubs praised the loyalty of their supporters and acknowledged their importance to the match-day experience while stands were empty. In turn, many supporters donated their pro-rata refunds for matches behind closed doors to clubs’ charity foundations during lockdown. All those words about how vital fans … Read more

Liverpool: Has Jurgen Klopp made a mistake not signing a new midfielder?

Liverpool signed Fabio Carvalho from Fulham earlier this summer

At this point doubting Jurgen Klopp seems foolish. Everything he has touched at Liverpool has, more or less, worked. He has delivered a league title, has them pushing Manchester City season after season and took an unprecedented bid for a quadruple through until late May last season. He has moved quickly in the transfer market: … Read more

Man City’s easy start; Man United’s tough test. What to watch for and games you can’t miss

Man City's easy start;  Man United's tough test.  What to watch for and games you can't miss

Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defense with a tough trip to West Ham, but the champions have been given the chance to set the pace once again. The fixtures for the 2022-23 season were announced on Thursday, with Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal kicking off the new season on Friday, Aug. 5, before … Read more

Ten Hag’s tough start among 10 interesting things we noticed about the Premier League fixtures

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, Man Utd's Erik ten Hag.

Even David Moyes won when he saw Erik ten Hag’s start at Man Utd. Also: Liverpool’s post-Champions League stitch up, Ralph Hasenhuttl could be gone by September, and more… Yer Da might tell you that every one plays everyone else twice but the newly published Premier League fixtures require plenty more context. Here are 10 … Read more

Ten Hag faces tough task, Man City kick off at West Ham

Ten Hag faces tough task, Man City kick off at West Ham

The fixture schedule for the 2022-23 Premier League season was released on Thursday, with champions Manchester City starting at West Ham and the Erik ten Hag era at Manchester United beginning with a home match against Brighton, kicking off a tough-looking run to start his new job. City clinched the 2021-22 title in extraordinary fashion … Read more

Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez is a booming statement of intent

Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez is a booming statement of intent

Liverpool’s response to learning that Sadio Mane wanted to end his six-year stay at Anfield has been swift and decisive. If news of Mane’s desire to join Bayern Munich was a bitter pill for supporters to swallow in the aftermath of the heartbreaking Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, the identity of his replacement … Read more

Golden Games: The 50 greatest individual Premier League performances ranked

Golden Games: The 50 greatest individual Premier League performances ranked

In the breathless moments after the final whistle in the Premier League, a player is ushered into a makeshift interview suite, told he has been named the man of the match and invited to make grand, sweeping conclusions about the game and its significance. After a particularly impressive individual display, the player might be asked: … Read more

Manchester City and Liverpool try to outspend each other on strikers

Manchester City and Liverpool try to outspend each other on strikers

Darwin Núñez (l.)Photo: Getty Images The narrative between Liverpool and Manchester City has always been something like the A’s and Yankees from the early 2000s. The two powers of a league operating on completely different planes and through wildly different methods. The Big Bad with all the money that can buy their way out of … Read more