PFA study shows one in five players in England top-tier leagues using nicotine pouches or tobacco products

May 29 (Reuters) - One in five professional players who took part in a study commissioned by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) said they were using nicotine pouches, tobacco sachets (snus) or both, research showed on Tuesday.

One in five players from EPL, ELF and WSL consume nicotine

The study, conducted by Loughborough University, surveyed 628 male players in the Premier League and EFL, as well as 51 players from the Women's Super League.

Mohamed Salah shaves off trademark afro in start of new era following Klopp exit

Salah has let go of his iconic afro.

Mohamed Salah debuts new hairstyle on social media

Mohamed Salah shocked the soccer world on Friday after debuting his new look on social media, showing he had cut off his distinctive afro ahead of the summer holiday and the new era at Anfield.

CONFIRMED: Liverpool announce Arne Slot as new manager in start of post-Klopp era

Out goes Klopp, in goes Slot.

Liverpool announces Arne Slot as new manager

Liverpool have announced that manager Arne Slot from Feyenoord as their new manager, set to replace the legendary Jürgen Klopp next season.

Slot, who has been at the helm of the Eredivisie club since 2021, led Feyenoord to the league title in the 2022/23 season and the KNVB Cup this year. Additionally, the manager led Feyenoord to their first-ever Europa Conference League final in his debut season.

Watch: Liverpool fans' amazing farewell celebrations for Jürgen Klopp

LIVERPOOL, England, May 19 (Reuters) - Liverpool delivered much-loved manager Jürgen Klopp a victory in his final game with the team on Sunday, a 2-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield in an emotional Premier League season finale.

Jürgen Klopp gives high praise to Christian Pulisic and their short time at Borussia Dortmund together

Christian Pulisic’s name came to Jürgen Klopp’s mind when reflecting on his career as a manager. During an interview with The Anfield Wrap the American was brought up by Klopp as a promising young player he worked with.

Klopp was asked about some of the rising stars for Liverpool and if he wishes he could get another 10 years with them to see their growth and development as players. The first example that came to his mind of a young player who blossomed was Pulisic.

BREAKING — Premier League clubs take step towards spending cap

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Premier League clubs have taken a step towards implementing a spending cap, voting on Monday for the league to complete the economic and legal analysis needed for such a model.

The model will be presented to clubs before a final vote at the league's Annual General Meeting in June at the earliest, British media reported. It would replace the current Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) from 2025-26.

Mohamed Salah was NOT HAPPY after Liverpool’s title hopes ended with 2-2 West Ham draw

LONDON — Liverpool's slim Premier League title hopes faded further on Saturday when Michail Antonio's late header earned West Ham United a deserved point with a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool, reeling from a 2-0 loss at Everton in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday, were marginally the better side in a flat first half. The visitors had a penalty denied for an offside in the build-up before Luis Diaz hit the post.

They again conceded first, however, when Jarrod Bowen nodded home shortly before halftime, his 20th goal of the season in his 200th game for the Hammers.

Liverpool and Feyenoord reach agreement for Reds to appoint Arne Slot as new head coach

Feyenoord and Liverpool have reached a verbal agreement regarding the appointment of Arne Slot as coach of the Premier League club, Dutch media reported on Friday.

Slot said on Thursday that he wanted to succeed German Jürgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.

New Liverpool manager set to be Arne Slot

Everton might have ended Liverpool’s title dreams with shocking 2-0 victory in Merseyside Derby

LIVERPOOL — Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in a pulsating 2-0 home victory over Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday that could prove to be the death of the visitors' withering Premier League title hopes.

Everton's first derby victory at Goodison Park in more than 13 years prevented Liverpool from climbing level with Arsenal at the top of the league table. Jürgen Klopp's men are three points behind the Gunners (77) with four games to play.

Former Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita banished from Werder Bremen team for rest of the season

Werder Bremen have suspended midfielder Naby Keita until the end of the season and fined the Guinean after he did not travel with the team for their Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen upon learning that he would not be in the starting line-up.

Bremen, who suffered a 5-0 defeat by Leverkusen on Sunday, said the 29-year-old will no longer train with the team or be in the dressing room.

Naby Keita suspended