PUNJAB EXPRESS NEWSPAPER 2 6 OCTOBER 2019
Sports Neymar set to return for Paris Saint
Germain vs Strasbourg in Ligue 1
take on in-form
Newcastle at home
as EPL resumes
L IVERPOOL’S sizzling start
to the Premier League sea-son
has left their title rivals
breathless and the red-hot
THRILLER leaders are expected to
maintain their perfect record
against Newcastle on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have seized the early
initiative in the Premier League with four suc-cessive
wins to open up a two-point lead over
second placed Manchester City.
The European champions’
relentless tempo has over-whelmed
Arsenal and Burnley, sending a
message that they are determined
to make amends for narrowly fail-ing
to pip City to the trophy.
Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos is new
to English football after joining
on loan from Real Madrid and
the Spain midfielder admitted
to being gob-smacked at the
intensity Liverpool displayed in
their 3-1 victory against the
Gunners in August.
That glowing testimony under-lines
the size of the task facing
City as they try to stop Liverpool
winning their first English crown
City may have won the last two
Premier League titles in scintil-lating
fashion, but Liverpool
look better than ever this term
and Newcastle are unlikely to
halt their progress at Anfield
this weekend. —
OLE’S INJURY WOES
PAUL Pogba heads a lengthy Manchester United injury
list for the visit of in-form Leicester City to Old Trafford on
Saturday with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer potentially missing
seven first-team players.
Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Eric Bailly
will also definitely miss the clash with the Foxes, while
Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are both doubtful.
Pogba twisted his ankle in the 1-1 draw at Southampton
two weeks ago and did not play for France in their two
matches during the international break, with the mid-fielder
expected to return for the match at West Ham
on 22 September. Shaw (hamstring) and Martial (thigh)
have still not recovered from the injuries sustained in
the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on 24 August, while Dalot
(hip) and Bailly (knee) are longer-term injuries.
“The treatment room has been busy and it still is,” said Sol-skjaer.
“We don’t really know who is going to be available.
“Maybe Aaron and Jesse will make it but that is it from
the ones that pulled out. Paul will not be fit, not unless he
has a miraculous recovery. He has not been ready to do
training at 100%.” —
of their match
shoots during a
Paul Pogba is unavailable for
United’s clash against Leicester.
Liverpool vs Newcastle
Man United vs Leicester
Sheff Utd vs S’hampton
Brighton vs Burnley
Wolves vs Chelsea
Tottenham vs Palace
Liverpool vs Newcastle, live
from Anfield, on STAR
SPORTS from 5pm