Everton have agreed a £22m transfer fee with Manchester United for defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. It’s a well trodden path down the East Lancs Road to Goodison Park, but not every Everton signing from Old Trafford has been a success.
Evertonians will hope that their newest Old Trafford recruit will be more Andrei Kanchelskis than Mickey Thomas. And you won’t see players on this list unless they moved straight to Everton from United.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has delivered a blow to former Liverpool man Jordon Ibe, branding him ‘a disappointment’ since his move to the South Coast.
Ibe was part of the Cherries side which was dumped out of the FA Cup at the hands of League One outfit Millwall on Saturday, in one of the third round’s biggest surprises. Howe made 11 changes for the game, giving the likes of Ibe a rare chance to the start. He was, however, to be left unimpressed.
Sadio Mane and Idrissa Gana Gueye will put their Merseyside rivalries aside this weekend, as the duo represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The biannual tournament, which kicks-off this Saturday, will see the stars take on Tunisia in their opening Group B game on Sunday at 7.00pm.
With Liverpool having lost Sadio Mane to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for January, it’s tempting to view it as an unnecessary distraction at a key part of the Reds’ season.
But could they turn it to their advantage?
Here we look at some of the players taking part in the tournament who Liverpool might be keeping a close eye on.
Andrew Cook gives you the low down ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford.
Everton are set to be active during the January transfer window.
As the Blues agree a fee for central midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to counteract the departure of Idrissa Gueye, who has left for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the ECHO looks at potential transfer targets to keep an eye on during the competition.
After just three uninspiring appearances in three-and-a-half years at Liverpool, Tiago Ilori is on the brink of leaving the Reds for Reading in a deal worth £3.75 million.
Does a £250,000 profit on a player who then-manager Brendan Rodgers signed from Sporting Lisbon rank as good business?
A 20 year-old German winger, Julian Brandt has been attracting a host of clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich after impressing this season for Bayer Leverkusen.
Between March 20 and April 30 last year he became the youngest player since Gerd Müller to score in six consecutive Bundesliga matches, so there’s quite a bit of expectation on his shoulders.
Micky Mellon is taking nothing for granted in today’s FA Trophy second round against non-league South Park, stating that despite being heavy favourites for the tie they will give the Sparks all the respect they deserve for reaching this round of the competition.
With 15-games now under his belt as Tranmere manager, and 13 days since their last league fixture. Tranmere are looking to get back to winning ways after the 1-0 loss to Macclesfield on the 1st of January, and the penalty defeat to Bootle in the Liverpool Senior Cup.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has congratulated Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, after the forward equalled the Dutchman’s Blaugrana free-kick record last night.
The Argentine netted his 26th goal from a dead ball situation during Barca’s tidy 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.
The accomplishment adds to an ever-growing list of records for the spectacular South American, and Koeman took to Twitter to hail the five time Ballon d’Or winner.