England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will likely miss the Manchester City game in the Community Shield due to injury. The former Arsenal and Southampton star is not expected to feature in the Liverpool squad for the City clash. Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of six Liverpool players expected to miss out on the squad for the Community Shield.

Apart from England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool will also miss the services of five players for the City game. The Merseyside giants have a lot of injuries in their squad as they step up preparations for the Community Shield. Liverpool qualified for this year’s Community Shield by winning the FA Cup title last season via the penalty shootout win over Chelsea. The Reds will face Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday after the Citizens saw off the challenge of the Reds to win the Premier League trophy last season. (more…)

Kieran Trippier admits his average club season after World Cup

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has admitted that he has not experienced the best of seasons with the north London side following the World Cup last year. The England international was one of the standout performers for the Three Lions in Russia last summer, but his form has dipped in the current season to the point that he is no longer a regular starter with the national side.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Trippier acknowledged that he has been guilty of making defensive mistakes during the course of the campaign, he said: “I could have done a lot better than what I have done, I am the first to admit that. I look at all the games I play in and review them. I have had chats with the manager and other players too, but it’s all about learning and trying to do as best as I can in every game. I always do my best. I could have done a lot better since the World Cup.”