Lucas Leiva: I Am Really Excited To Be Back

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has declared himself fit and ready for the club’s Barclays Premier League opener on Saturday. The Reds face a Sunderland side considerably strengthened over the summer, but Lucas insists Kenny Dalglish’s improved squad can continue in the vein in which they finished last season. “I am really excited to be back and really looking forward to the new season. We’re in a good mood at the…

August 11, 2011

Newcastle Set To Name Pardew Manager

Alan Pardew faces a daunting battle for hearts and minds on Tyneside if, as appears virtually certain, he is unveiled as Newcastle United’s latest manager tomorrow. With the club’s players still deeply disappointed by the sacking of Chris Hughton and fans underwhelmed, to put it mildly, at the prospect of Pardew’s arrival the challenge ahead looks sizeable. Fewer than 2% of those polled by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today wanted…

December 9, 2010