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Why the EPL needs more players like Pogba

Aiyeku Timothy

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Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has made public his opinion that the English Premier League needs more players with like-characters as Paul Pogba.

Doucoure, who claims to have known the Frenchman over the years, stated that the player is a different personality from what people think of him.

On the alleged rift with United boss, Jose Mourinho, the Watford midfielder said the former Juventus midfielder has no issues with the Portuguese boss.

He said what is playing out is the usual show off by Pogba which is his known character right from childhood.

Doucoure who claimed to have played alongside Pogba at the U016 level said the player only likes to show off both on and off the pitch which is typical of his personality, hence should not be taken seriously.

Downplaying what is currently playing out, he stated that Pogba is a nice guy who is natural, likes to laugh and speak about everything.

Praising the embattled United player, the Watford midfielder said Pogba has got the physical presence and strength, in addition to the unique technique he has got which gave him the edge.

The pair will do midfield battle tomorrow when United visit third-place Watford at the weekend and Doucoure is looking forward to that encounter.

Watford now sit 3rd on the log having won of the league games so far this season.

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Video: What PSG fans did to Xerdan Shaqiri whenever he wanted to play a corner

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The first leg of the UEFA champions league between Liverpool and French side, Paris Saint Germain, which went down on Tuesday ended in victory for the Reds but the effect from the match still lingers on.

Liverpool had led the scoreboard in the first half with goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner only for Kylian Mbappe and another PSG player to equalize the goals for their club.

However, before the late goal from Roberto Firmino, Coach Jurgen Klopp brought in 26-year-old Swiss player, Xherdan Shaqiri to find a last-minute goal.

The Swiss player was seen making diverse efforts in other to get a victory goal for the Reds.

One of the efforts from Shaqiri was playing corner kicks for the Reds.

However, the shocking thing was that every time Shaqiri moves to play a corner kick for Liverpool, PSG threw bottles of water at him.

Despite this, Xherdan Shaqiri would turn to the Reds fans and urge them to jeer their team on and cheer up.

Well, it turned out the match ended in a victory not just for Liverpool but for Shaqiri, who refused to give up.

The winning goal for Liverpool came from Brazil star, Roberto Firmino.

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Another former United player confirms Old Trafford was hell

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Crystal Palace striker, Wilfried Zaha has stated that life for him, while he was a Manchester United player, was hell for him.

Zaha is the second player after Memphis Depay in less than a week to claim not to have enjoyed life in Old Trafford.

Depay had claimed that he could not showcase his ability as a Red Devil player until his move to France as a Lyon player.

He noted that he is no longer the same player United used to know him as.

Its almost the same story for the Crystal Palace player who said he was depressed and emotionally down while at United.

The winger joined United in 2013 and recorded just four appearances before leaving on loan to Cardiff in 2014.

He said his pain was not limited to lack of playing time alone but his restrictions as a 19-year-old player according to the rules at the club made life worst.

Zaha said despite having money at such age, he did not enjoy himself as he ought to.

With his current form at Palace, Zaha is now a player to reckon with, both at the club and the league.

He also inlines for his side’s Premier League clash with Newcastle at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Liverpool star trains with google at Anfield ahead Southampton clash

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The English Premier League is about to commence for the sixth week and this time around Liverpool will be playing against Southampton having challenged Tottenham Hotspur in the last weekend.

Despite the fact that the Reds have had major victory over Southampton in the past, Liverpool is not relaxing in terms of training.

Well, in one of the Reds training session before the weekend match against Southampton, Brazil International, Roberto Firmino was spotted in a strange style on the training ground.

Firmino was spotted putting on a google during training in order to prevent another injury.

The Brazil star had played with his injured eyes for Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League where he scored the third goal that gave the Reds victory over French side, PSG.

Roberto Firmino had sustained an eye injury during the EPL game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

With the way, Roberto Firmino played for Liverpool against one will have to conclude that he might want to rest in the next match.

But it looks as if the Brazil international star doesn’t want to lose any playing chances this season and his keen on keeping up with his performances at Liverpool FC.

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