Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: 5 Talking Points

Divock Origi wheels away to celebrate his last-gasp effort, snatching all three points for Liverpool

Here’s a look at five talking points, as Liverpool came out on top again in a five-goal thriller against a valiant Newcastle display at St. James’ Park to return top of the Premier League once more.
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Aleksandar Mitrovic at Fulham: Will it be third time lucky?

Fulham are close to signing Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal. Can the Serb replicate last season's Championship heroics in the Premier League?

Aleksandar Mitrovic played an integral role in Fulham‘s Premier League promotion last season. He scored 12 goals and created 15 chances in 15 Championship appearances. His performances were made more impressive by the fact he had only joined on a deadline day loan deal from Newcastle.

Considering he scored more goals in fewer games for the Cottagers than during two previous seasons on Tyneside, it makes sense they want him on a permanent basis. In today’s inflated market, the estimated £20million price tag isn’t expensive for a powerful forward who quickly asserted himself as Fulham’s focal point in attack. With just over two weeks before the transfer window closes, the deal is expected to happen. It begs the question: Will it be third time lucky for the Serbian international?  Continue reading

Why Jonjo Shelvey deserves England selection for Russia 2018

Jonjo Shelvey has come into his own under Rafa Benitez's tutelage. He deserves a place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

It’s been a difficult few years for Jonjo Shelvey. When your youth career takes you from Arsenal to West Ham to Charlton, it may not be a surprise you must mature the hard way. He wasn’t ready when Liverpool signed him in 2010.

Eight years on, Shelvey is one of Rafa Benitez’s best players. He and Jamaal Lascelles could represent the Geordie Nation at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

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