Fenerbahce decide against permanent move for Dutch striker

Fenerbahce have decided against securing a permanent deal for Vincent Janssen at the end of the current campaign. The Netherlands international left Tottenham Hotspur for the Turkish Super Lig back in August after he found himself out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, his season-long loan in Istanbul has not gone as planned with an injury back in December, hampering his chances of earning regular gametime. Janssen, who has netted just twice in 11 appearances, is due to undergo a longer rehabilitation than expected and according to Fanatik, the club have opted against the buy-option.

John Giles: Liverpool's defensive issues down to Jurgen Klopp

Former RTE Sport pundit John Giles feels Liverpool won't improve their defensive record even if they recruit quality defenders in the future. The Merseyside outfit have conceded just once at Anfield this season, but their away form has been woeful with 16 goals allowed in the space of just six matches.

Writing in his column for the Irish Independent, the Leeds United great insisted that the issues with the Reds backline lie are directly associated with Jurgen Klopp's training methods, he said: "I've reached the conclusion that if Jurgen Klopp found four new defenders tomorrow, all with gifted with great ability, that Liverpool would still leak goals.


Liverpool can shock Manchester City when both sides clash in the Premier League. For City it seemed it was their title to lose from weeks back as Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte threw the towel in.

City will be taking another step towards the title when they visit Anfield, in one of the most highly anticipated

Martin Skrtel’s Aggression Will Be Key for Slovakia against England

England will be coming up against a familiar position in the form of Martin Skrtel when the team takes on Slovakia in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match this weekend.

England will be taking a huge step towards qualifying for the World Cup with a victory in the game, but one of the biggest challenges for Gareth Southgate’s team may come in the form of Martin Skrtel. The former Liverpool defender was not required by manager Jurgen Klopp just over 12 months ago, and this led to his departure from English football. He had been the mainstay at Liverpool for more than six years after having been brought in by former boss Rafa Benitez for around £ 6 million.


Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel terrified fans on TV as he returned to Wembley Stadium when England hosted Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier. The ex Reds star scared many going by online accounts of the event during the national anthem as he previously caused an uproar for the use of a weird hairnet – which acted as a bandage holder – during training ahead of the clash.

As the camera man ran through the array of stars for the game, the Slovakian skipper stared into the lens. Though it was just for seconds, its intensity was scary especially as his face appeared on HD TV.


Martin Skirtel after long-serving career with The Redsswitched to Fenerbahce until 2019.

The gallant defender joined Liverpool in January 2008 from Zenit St Petersburg, he so far had 320 appearances for The Reds with invaluable 18 goals during his memorable career at the club.

The 32-year old had his first Premier League clash at home against Aston Villa 10 days after his arrival, by his great hard work, he become an important centre-back in Liverpool's defence squad – he had the best and most appearance in the 2010-10 English Premier League campaign.


Slovakia defender, Jan Durica believes the Three Lions’ win over Slovakia in the FIFA World Cup qualifier match on Sunday was fixed by the match officials.

Adam Lallana netted a 95th minute winner for the Gareth Southgate tutored side, with Slovakia skipper Martin Skrtel sent off after been cautioned twice during the encounter.
The 35-year-old defender Durica who plays his club football for Turkish side Trabzonspor believes there was some foul play at work during the fixture.

Liverpool Fans Compare Ragnar Klavanwith Martin Skrtel

Liverpool fans have likened Ragnar Klavan as someone who is capable of committing silly mistakes like former defender Martin Skrtel.

Klavan was at fault for a recent goal conceded at Southampton. Both teams were up against each other in the EFL Cup semi-final looking to progress to the final of the competition. Liverpool reached the final last season only to be beaten by Manchester City. This was the second loss in a final for the team. Nathan Redmond scored the only goal of the game in the final few minutes to give Southampton a slender advantage in terms of the aggregate score.