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Transfer: Liverpool defender Nathaniel joins another club after 1-0 win

Liverpool have confirmed that defender, Nathaniel Phillips has left the club to join Stuttgart on loan again until the end of the season.

This is coming after Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the Premier League over the weekend.

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The Reds made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Monday.

The statement read: “Nathaniel Phillips has returned to Stuttgart on loan until the end of the season.

“The Liverpool centre-back initially joined the German side on a temporary basis in August; however, he was recalled to the Reds at the start of January.

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“Phillips subsequently completed the 90 minutes of the FA Cup third-round victory over Everton at Anfield earlier this month, marking his first competitive appearance for the club.

“Liverpool and Stuttgart have now reached an agreement that will see the 22-year-old return to spend the remainder of the current campaign with the 2.Bundesliga outfit, for whom he clocked up 11 runouts in all competitions in the first half of the season.” Dailypost

Sports: Salah shines as Liverpool sink Arsenal

Liverpool extended their perfect start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah inspired an impressive 3-1 win over Arsenal, while Manchester United suffered fresh penalty woe through Marcus Rashford in their shock home defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s title challengers made it three successive victories thanks to Joel Matip’s opener and a brace from Salah, one a stunning solo effort.

Liverpool sits at the top of the Premier League with the last 100 per cent record, three points clear of Arsenal, who saw their two-match winning streak ruined by a fatal combination of sloppy defending and poor finishing at Anfield.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be furious that Reds defender Matip was able to head home from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 41st-minute corner.

And Arsenal was guilty of another needless error four minutes after half-time when former Chelsea defender David Luiz tugged at Salah, conceding a penalty that Egypt forward drove home for his second goal of the season.

Salah put talk of Arsenal’s revival in perspective when he accelerated away from Luiz and Nacho Monreal before finishing off a superb solo strike in the 59th minute.

Lucas Torreira got one back in the 85th minute, but it was too late for an Arsenal escape act.
“We were full of power, energy and greed, passion, all that you need to have against a good team like Arsenal,” Klopp said.

“We were a bit too greedy and didn’t split the runs a bit, which we talked about, but overall we were really in charge of the game.”
On Monday, Manchester United was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Wolves after Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio when the France star insisted on taking over spot-kick duties from Rashford.

But Rashford fared no better when he hit a post from the spot in the second half against Palace at Old Trafford, putting United on course for their first defeat of the Premier League season as Patrick van Aanholt grabbed the visitors a 2-1 win in stoppage-time.

Palace took the lead in the 32nd minute as Jeffrey Schlupp flicked on to Jordan Ayew, who was played onside by the slow-to-react Harry Maguire and side-footed past David de Gea for Palace’s first goal of the season.

When Scott McTominay was fouled, Rashford, who had scored a penalty against Chelsea in the first game of the campaign, took the ball as Pogba looked on, but the England striker’s spot-kick cannoned back off the woodwork.

Former Swansea midfielder Daniel James looked to have spared Rashford’s blushes when he bagged his second goal for United with a fine finish in the 89th minute.

But a terrible blunder by United ‘keeper De Gea proved decisive in the third minute of added time as the Spaniard allowed van Aanholt’s shot to squeeze under him at the near post.

– Missed opportunities –

It was Palace’s first league win over United since May 1991 and their first league victory at Old Trafford since December 1989.

“Two games, two missed penalties. It’s part and parcel of it. If we keep putting ourselves in those positions we will get more penalties and we will score,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.
“We weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. We defended poorly at times and it cost us.”

Tammy Abraham fired Chelsea to their first win of the Frank Lampard era as the young striker’s double clinched a 3-2 victory against Norwich.

Lampard had gone three games without a victory in all competitions since he took over as Chelsea manager, but the Blues legend finally got off the mark thanks to his faith in Abraham.
Abraham had failed to score in his three previous appearances this term, but the 21-year-old striker bagged his first goal for the club to put Chelsea ahead at Carrow Road.

A pulsating encounter saw Todd Cantwell equalise for Norwich before Mason Mount restored Chelsea’s advantage.

Teemu Pukki’s fifth goal in three games this season brought Norwich back on level terms before half-time, only for Abraham to give Chelsea the points with his predatory second-half finish.

Leicester got their first victory of the campaign as they beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane.
Sebastien Haller’s first goals for West Ham ensured his side cruised to a 3-1 victory at Watford, while Southampton won 2-0 at 10-man Brighton.

​Oxlade-Chamberlain warns Liverpool: Winning trophies will get harder

​Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Liverpool will find it tougher to continue winning trophies.

Despite a promising start to the season and the UEFA Super Cup trophy, the England international knows the Reds face many tests in the coming months.

They are hoping to compete for the Premier League and defend their Champions League title.

“We’ve had a taste of winning [a trophy] and we knew what it took to get there,” the 26-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It was nowhere near easy. I think it’s going to get harder and harder.

“We know what it’s going to take, there are going to be moments that test us and maybe new tests this year that we didn’t face last year.

“We had to dig in, the boys dug in all last year through difficult moments, where you’re expected to win and still go out and win. We know there’s going to be tested and we know that’s what’s required.”


​Problems for Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham partner 1xBet

1xBet, a partner of Chelsea, Liverpool, and TottenhamHotspur, has suspended its UK operations following a Sunday Times investigation into improper conduct, reports, sportspromedia

The Russian gambling firm has blocked access to its site in the UK but is still actively promoting itself on social media, including relationships with its Premier League partners.

The Sunday Times investigation into the firm’s global operations found that 1xBet was promoting a casino featuring topless croupiers, taking bets on children’s sports, advertising on illegal websites and cockfighting live streams emblazoned with the three club’s logos. In response to the findings, the Gambling Commission confirmed it had launched an investigation.

The three Premier League clubs, who finished second, third and fourth last season, all have close ties to the 1xBet.

In response, 1xBet blamed its overseas marketing partners for its promotions and advertising on piracy websites.

Betting tech company FSB Technology said players deposits would be protected on the suspended website and told the Sunday Times that it had always complied with UK regulations, adding it would renew its licensing agreement with 1xBet.

Tottenham told the UK weekly that 1xBet had assured them that it provides a safe environment to protect people from “irresponsible gambling and addiction”.

Liverpool confirmed to the Sunday Times that there were restrictions on their partnership deals to ensure all marketing content was appropriate.
Chelsea did not respond to a request for comment from the newspaper.

Carragher admits Liverpool have defensive worries

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher admits he has worries after victory over Norwich City.

Carragher admitted their defence is a "bit of a worry" after their 4-1 win over Norwich to start the Premier League season.

He told Sky Sports: "The reason we are questioning it is that this was the team with the best defence last season and they almost looked like you couldn't get past them with Virgil van Dijk.

"I was a little bit surprised that Joel Matip missed out [against Norwich]. I do believe Joe Gomez is Liverpool's next best center-back behind Van Dijk but the way Matip performed at the end of last season and in the Champions League final, I think he can feel hard done by.

"It's not just today against Norwich, and you can say maybe they have taken it easy, but you look at the Community Shield against Manchester City and also pre-season didn't go as well as you would have liked defensively.

"I am sure when Jurgen Klopp goes through the game tomorrow, he will think they need to be tighter. Van Dijk was not happy at times with different players dropping off and pushing on.

"It wasn't the solid backline that we saw so much last season. It will come back, but from Liverpool's point of view, you want it to come back quickly because you don't want to be looking like a team who starts to concede goals as that puts doubt throughout the side."


Sports: Transfer: Klopp speaks on Bale joining Liverpool from Real Madrid

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has dismissed speculation about making a move for Gareth Bale this summer, stating that they need a team rather than individuals.

Bale appears certain to depart the Bernabeu after a public fall-out with manager Zinedine Zidane.

The Wales winger has subsequently been linked with a big money move to China, but could yet remain in Europe if a potential buyer is willing to meet his high wage demands.

Speaking ahead of their pre-season match against Sporting Lisbon, Klopp said: “These fantastic football players have some strange ideas. I respect them all so much, but they probably only say these things because somebody asked them.

“Bale is a Real Madrid player and if he leaves it will be outstandingly expensive and big wages.

“He is an outstanding player, I like him a lot but it is not about him. You have to create a team. A team is not a collection of the best individual players, they have to work together.

“Liverpool is a long-term project. The team is really good. Will there be difficult situations? Probably. There would be if we bring in a new player, or two or three. I didn’t say we won’t do anything, it is going to be a big window for sure but people don’t think about the people who are already in.

“Sometimes you have to calm the situation down, pay your bills, have a normal life and live in the house before you build a new one.”

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