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Premier League's Richard Scudamore hope Manchester City face challenge

12 August, 2018, 08:28 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Joe Cole was sent off on his Liverpool debut against Arsenal in 2010

"If Liverpool can get some impetus, then we don't know how Manchester City will react under pressure if a team can stay close to them at the end of the season".

The Old Trafford outfit have not won the Premier League since 2013 and Mourinho has been tasked with delivering some silverware this season.

Bournemouth are also experienced campaigners at this level, and won't make things easy for Neil Warnock's Cardiff. Although they managed to keep their manager and their players first-team players which is a huge positive, they haven't made the squad any better.

Reid, who is reported to have cost £10m, will be expected to ease the goal scoring burden on Kenneth Zohore, having found the net 19 times in the Championship last season after being converted from a midfielder into a striker by Robins manager Lee Johnson.

Following his performance, his transfer value skyrocketed and he soon became one of the most sought- after defender in Europe.

But the deal would collapse when United management showed an unwillingness to part with the huge sum for the Leicester defender. While City have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, adding only Riyad Mahrez to their already powerful squad, the Gunners have entered a new era under coach Unai Emery, who was busy in the transfer market addressing their shortcomings with the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Bern Leno and Lucas Torreira.

Chelsea defender Zouma inks Everton loan
It might be hard for him to get regular playing time at Chelsea this season, so sending him out on loan makes sense. Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma appears to be closing in on a loan switch to Everton .

Liverpool Determined to build on a fine season that saw his team finish as Champions League runners-up and take fourth place in the Premier League, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp embarked on a 160 million pound spending spree.

The move however irked Guardiola who labelled Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis' decision as unprofessional.

Let's hope United can get off to a fine start this weekend.

The summer window closed in England at 5pm on Thursday evening, with Liverpool one of few clubs enjoying a quiet deadline day after securing four key signings earlier in the summer.

TERRIERS fans greeted their first foray into the Premier League last season (following promotion through the play-offs) with wild celebration and little real expectation and this approach served them well as after a fairly solid first two-thirds of the season their side found themselves hovering around the relegation zone from about February.

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