On The Chopping Block: Seven Premier League Starters Who Could Be Benched Next Season

Something we often forget about professional footballers is that unlike most of us, they actually have pretty lousy job security. A manager will bench a player who is playing poorly without any second thought because the success of the team is more important than any individual player. 

Of course, the starting lineup is always fluid, but players have to fight every week to make the starting XI, even when it seems like their position is secured. And eventually, every player will be replaced; it is only a question of when. 

Novia Revela Cómo Estaba Uno De Los Tobillos De Fede Valverde Antes Del Real Madrid Vs Liverpool

Real Madrid viajó a Inglaterra para enfrentar a Liverpool con la misión de aguantar la victoria por 3-1, conseguida en el partido de ida de los cuartos de final de la Champions League. Pero entre lesiones y el diagnóstico positivo por Covid-19 de Sergio Ramos, Zinedine Zidane también tenía un rompecabezas: "¿cómo armar la defensa?". Zizou finalmente tuvo que improvisar un poco y puso al uruguayo Federico Valverde como lateral derecho.

Not Even Shattered Bus Windows Could Rattle Real Madrid In Professional Performance Against Liverpool

Real Madrid entered the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals with a two-goal advantage. Los Blancos played as if they had an even larger cushion, looking comfortable and professional — even boring at times — in a 0-0 draw to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory over Liverpool on Wednesday at Anfield.

Former Champions League Winner Djibril Cissé Rebuffs Retirement To Join NPSL Club

Somewhere in an alternate universe, Lionel Messi is the best player MLS has ever seen, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani are both pushing for their third MLS Cup and the United States is the premier destination for global footballing talent. 

In the meantime, we'll have to settle for a new signing who, while not quite as well-known, is arguably more intriguing than any player to ever put on an MLS kit.

Forbes Reveals Its 2021 List Of The World’s Richest Soccer Clubs

Barcelona have leapfrogged Spanish rivals Real Madrid to become the world's most valuable soccer club with a valuation of $4.76 billion, according to a list published by business magazine Forbes on Monday.

Real Madrid, who have topped the list five times in the past, edged Barcelona 2-1 in El Clásico on Saturday but find themselves second best off the pitch with a valuation of $4.75 billion.

Eden Hazard Inches Toward Return Ahead Of Liverpool Quarterfinal

MADRID - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has ruled out playing Eden Hazard in Tuesday's home Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Liverpool, saying he will not risk another injury setback for his club's record signing.

Belgian Hazard, ravaged by injuries since joining Real from Chelsea in 2019, returned to training on Friday ahead of schedule from his latest muscle problem but played no part in Saturday's 2-0 win over Eibar.

Kept Out Of England Squad, Alexander-Arnold Sparkles In Dominating Win Over Arsenal

Gareth Southgate made the surprising decision to keep Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold off his England squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers. The 22-year-old, who was named to the PFA Team of the Year the last two seasons, wasn’t deemed good enough for the Three Lions, perhaps a victim of his club’s poor run of form.

United’s Bizarre Offside Trap Vs. Liverpool In 1980 Was Hilariously Ineffective

The offside trap is a rarity in professional soccer these days. While youth soccer in the U.S. employs this strategy all the time, it’s rarely seen at the highest level.

The last time an offside trap was used on a big stage and worked correctly was when Japan caught nearly all of Senegal’s team napping in the 2018 World Cup.