Takumi Minamino: Liverpool new signing is ‘one of a kind’ inspired by Ronaldo

Takumi Minamino is a winner. Or at least he has a desperate desire to win, often stating how he hates losing. It is a characteristic that will serve the Japan winger well as he joins a Liverpool side unbeaten in 34 Premier League games – their longest such run in the top flight. All Minamino has ever wanted to do is play football – his unequivocal love for the beautiful game evident since an early age. As a child, Minamino was substituted while playing for local club Sessel Kumatori, where…

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Premier League team of the decade: Who makes yours?

A lot can happen in a week in football, never mind a decade – but which Premier League players have left a lasting impression during the 2010s? The final years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Leicester City’s 5000-1 title winners. The recent titanic battle for supremacy between Manchester City and Liverpool. We asked you to reflect on the past 10 years in English football’s top flight and decide which players made your team of the decade. Based on a combination of statistics, longevity and success – as well as…

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Gareth Bale should rejoin Tottenham Hotspur, says ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes a return to Tottenham Hotspur would be the ideal solution to Gareth Bale’s troubles in Spain. Calderon expects Bale, 30, to be booed at the Bernabeu after he celebrated Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification behind a flag saying “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”. Calderon says if Bale knew what was written on the flag it was “childish”. Moving to Spurs “would be a good solution for everyone”, added Calderon. Former Real manager Jose Mourinho has succeeded Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager and Calderon…

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