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Jürgen Klopp was angry in Belgrade, as well he might. Malfunctions in defence and attack handed Red Star victory and left Liverpool on a Champions League knife-edge. For a manager who can be such a cheerleader for his players, he was noticeably cold on Daniel Sturridge. The first big chance to Daniel was a very big one, Klopp said of a player hauled off at half-time. That appeared to rule out the striker from starting against defensively shambolic Fulham, ideal opponents for someone seeking confidence and a first goal since September. Klopp needs a reliable back-up for a flagging Roberto Firmino but has never seemed to fancy Sturridge much in three years on Merseyside. Selecting Sturridge suggested Klopp was holding Firmino back for the Premier League, the greater priority this season, but the Englishmans, anxious, wayward performance did himself few favours in proving he is worthy of greater responsibility. JB

Mata joined United from Chelsea for £37m in January 2014 but with his time at Old Trafford potentially coming to an end, Arsenal are said to be keeping a close eye on the situation ahead of a potential free transfer move.

Read more 3) Newcastle hope for another home win after breaking duck Chalk entertains cheese at St James Park, with a dark gloom surrounding the home side while the mood at Bournemouth could scarcely be sunnier. Newcastles many woes have been documented at tedious length, while Bournemouth fans are currently celebrating sixth place in the table, Callum Wilsons 50th goal for the club and – presumably – the baffling lack of interest in their young manager from bigger, richer clubs. It is Newcastle, however, who tasted victory most recently, registering their first win of the campaign at the 11th time of asking against a Watford team who probably should have beaten them. Bournemouth, by contrast, somehow contrived to lose against Manchester United last weekend despite squandering enough chances to put the game beyond them in a first half where their visitors many shortcomings were at times astonishing to behold. Newcastle finally have something approaching impetus and will hope to build on it at home against opposition they will considerable beatable. While chastened Bournemouth will be eager to put last weeks sickening reverse behind them before the international break. While it it may not be the weekends most mouth-watering feature on paper, a potential humdinger lies in store. BG

Alderweireld could be heading off for just £25m, leavin Spurs to look for a replacement. And according to Tutto Mercato Web, that man could be Germany World Cup winner Boateng.

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Facebook Twitter Pinterest Callum Wilson and David Brooks will fancy their chances of boosting their burgeoning reputations against Newcastle. Photograph: TGSPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock 4) Sloppy Burnley need to stop the rot It will be another emotional day for Leicesters players, their first home match since the fatal helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium two weeks ago. The home players and crowd will be intent on doing their utmost to mark the occasion with dignity and warmth. They will also want to win the match. Burnley will pay their respects and then they, too, will try to win the game, or at least avoid another heavy defeat. If the recent wallopings by Manchester City and Chelsea were excusable, last weeks 4-2 drubbing at West Ham was alarming because of how rickety Burnleys once-solid defence looked. Nervousness begat sloppiness throughout the team, leading to mistakes that Burnley can ill afford because they do not have enough creativity to offset goals given away. Burnley are not in the relegation zone but will be soon if they do not improve. PD

Wilson, who yesterday earned a call-up to the England squad, has been in blistering form for Bournemouth this season and could now earn himself a move to Stamford Bridge in the New Year.

Read more It is rare anyone beats an Arsenal player to an award voted for by supporters, but Brightons Mat Ryan did so when pipping Alexandre Lacazette to the PFA fans player of the month award for October, announced this week. Perhaps an alliance of Aussie and Brighton fans made sure the usually mobilised Gunners hordes were held off, but Ryan fully deserved his award for an outstanding month of goalkeeping. He kept three clean sheets and did so while being kept busy in saving 17 from 17 shots on target. Only Manchester Uniteds David de Gea and Burnleys Joe Hart had more to deal with, facing 20 each and conceding five and 10 goals respectively. For Cardiff, who scored four of their nine goals so far against hapless Fulham, Ryan presents a significant block to hauling themselves out of the relegation zone. JB

Rangers are set to welcome Carlos Pena back to Ibrox two months ahead of schedule after the Mexican was told he can leave by Necaxa, the club hes on loan at.

Duncan McKenzie, once of Everton and Chelsea among others, was a gifted maverick who could make spectators gasp and even laugh, such was his mischievous skill. He also had an entertaining line in novelty stunts, like throwing a golf ball the length of a pitch or vaulting over a Mini at Paul Reaneys testimonial for Leeds. An opportunity to mention him should never be missed and if this one makes folks check out some of his highlights on YouTube, then our work has not been in vain. Ross Barkley, meanwhile, is no McKenzie but he does have the capacity to thrill and, under Maurizio Sarri, he has started to find enough form to suggest Chelseas £15m purchase of him from Everton could be vindicated. You can be sure that, if selected, he will be dead set on confirming his progression against his old club on Sunday. PD

Crystal Palace played fairly well in defeat to Chelsea last weekend and despite losing seven of their opening 11 games, Roy Hodgson will be reasonably pleased before the visit of Tottenham Hotspur. A stressful and exhausting midweek victory over PSV Eindhoven on a Wembley pitch described by Mark van Bommel as shit may result in leaden Tottenham legs, something the Crystal Palace manager will hope to exploit with the speed of Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha. The duo played up front to good effect against Chelsea, with Max Meyer and James McCarthy providing width on either flank. With Tottenham likely to enjoy the lions share of possession, speed on the break will prove key to Palaces chances of success. BG

The Red Devils are currently in seventh-place, nine points behind league leaders Manchester City ahead of weekend’s derby, and adding one or two quality players during the January transfer window could be the difference between finishing in top four or outside of it come May.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Will Harry Kane and co pay for their Champions League exertions in midweek? Photograph: Ian Stephen/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock 8) Watford to usher Hughes towards Southampton exit When even Mark Hughes is beginning to run out of excuses it becomes apparent Southamptons manager is running out of road. Thursdays removal of vice-chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter hinted the clubs owners are getting restless. Last weeks 6-1 sprawl at the feet of Manchester City did him no favours. Pep Guardiola might have praised the attacking style Saints employed but that only exposed the naivety of their tactics. Hughes popularity among his clubs fans is not helped by a desperate home record. Since taking over from Mauricio Pellegrino in March, supporters at St Marys have seen just one league victory and none this season. Southampton have meanwhile scored just two goals in seven matches, one of those a consolation at City. Small wonder, then, that fans are expressing approval of a speculative story that Gordon Strachan, who departed the club in 2004, might be in line for a prodigals return. Even if a Watford win on Saturday does not bring Strachan back, it may well hasten Hughes into history. JB

Despite scoring 19 league goals thus far, Jose Mourinho’s side can still get better in front of goal in order to boost their chances of finishing the campaign on a strong note, and reuniting with one of his former midfielders could do the trick for the Portuguese manager.

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Read more 9) Hammers away form gives Huddersfield a chance Having registered their first win of the season against Fulham on Monday night, Huddersfield have further opportunity to give themselves a decent chance of survival with a run of games in which they entertain West Ham, go to Wolves, host Brighton and make the long trip to Bournemouth. West Ham are ravaged by (mostly long-term) injuries along and Mark Noble is suspended. While Huddersfields collective spirit is not in question, their lack of finesse in front of goal is a major problem. With West Ham, like Forrest Gumps famous box of chocolates, you never really know what youre gonna get. They have lost three of their four Premier League matches on the road, but trounced this weekends hosts at the John Smiths Stadium last January. While Manuel Pellegrinis side look to have more than enough about them to stay up, momentum is everything for struggling sides and the outcome of this contest could have a huge bearing on the survival of opponents whose tails are up. BG• Marina Hyde: FAs novelty player clanger threatens special relationship

Wolves bright start to the season came to a shuddering halt a few weeks back and they now find themselves travelling to the Emirates on the back of three defeats in a row. But that is no cause for panic: they remain a serious team who will cause Arsenal problems. But they will have to be more clinical than they have been so far to have any chance of gaining a positive result against Unai Emerys side, for whom Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spurn few opportunities. PD

The two-time EPL winner claimed he would love to return to Europe someday after leaving Chelsea in January 2017, and now could be the perfect time following his best-ever season in front of goal.

Newcastle United have been urged to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera with reports revealing the 29-year-old could be available for as little as £3million in January. (HTIC)

Chelsea are willing to pay £35million for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson after the 26-year-old earned his first England call-up on Thursday afternoon. (The Sun)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp held a training ground inquest with his players after falling to a 2-0 defeat at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Red have won just three of their last nine games. (The Guardian)

Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with a move for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia alongside Manchester United. (Tuttomercato)

Inter Milan has slashed a staggering £100million price tag on defender Milan Skriniar, who has been attracting interest from Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid. (The Sun)

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READ MORE: Ayoze Perez reveals his reaction to being dropped by Rafa Benitez at NewcastleManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba missed the squads flight home from Turin after beating Juventus on Wednesday because he was kept behind for routine drug testing. (Manchester Evening News)

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are plotting a move for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen as boss Jose Mourinho looks to solve the clubs defensive problems. (La Republica)

Manchester City have sent scouts to watch 14-year-old Cerro Porteno forward Fernando Ovelar, who scored in Paraguays Superclasico last weekend and is the youngest player to appear in the countrys top flight. (Daily Mirror)

Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he has not been approached by Real Madrid after the club sacked Julen Lopetegui last month. (Bein Sport)

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will not move back to Europe on loan when the MLS season concludes. (Daily Mirror)

READ MORE: Rafa Benitez reveals Salomon Rondons reaction to his Newcastle comebackIt is thought interim Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari will remain in charge until at least Christmas. (Marca)

This hasnt been the case at Fulham though, as Anguissa has been a part of a side that has conceded the most goals in the league, and in fact the most of any team in all of Europes top five leagues. The 22-year-old certainly hasnt adapted to the Premier League, and has been a shadow of his usual self so far this season and has offered very little to his new side. He will need to massively improve over the next few months to help Fulham avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

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Juan Mata is still waiting to see if Manchester United will offer him a new contract with his current deal expiring in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Fulham spent big in the summer, becoming the first promoted side to spend £100 million in a summer transfer window. Anguissa was one of their more expensive signings, as they spent over £20 million to secure his signature from Marseille. The Cameroonian is someone who had built his reputation as a strong, tough tackling midfielder who operates just in front of the back four. 

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente is linked with a move back to Spain with former club Athletic Bilbao. (Independent)

At the other end of the table, it has been a tough start to the campaign for both Cardiff City and Fulham, who have collected just five points in the opening few months. They are only marginally worse off than Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town, who have also won just one game so far this season.

READ MORE: Matt Ritchie reflects on his move to Newcastle after a summer of transfer speculation Meanwhile, Sevilla are eyeing a return move for Alberto Moreno after the left-back departed the club to join Liverpool in 2004. (ESPN)

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is considering a reunion with Samir Nasri with ex-Manchester City midfielder available as a free agent after serving out an 18-month drugs ban. (Daily Mirror)

The two North London clubs, Tottenham and Arsenal, have also impressed in their opening games. On the other hand, Manchester United have flattered to deceive so far this season, and look like they could be in for a real fight to finish in the top four.

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Fulham are planning to launch a move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is on loan at AC Milan. The Frenchman has been criticised by AC boss Gennaro Gattuso and as a result, has only started two Serie A matches. (Calciomercato)

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