Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has backed West Ham United to scoop for the services of Nathaniel Clyne when his contract with Liverpool expires during the summer. The England international has struggled for regular gametime with the Reds over the past three years and during this period, he has suffered a couple of long-term injury setbacks.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is confident that Harry Kane will remain with the north London side next season despite the recent speculation in the media. The England international recently admitted that he could pursue a fresh challenge away from Spurs, if he feels they are not moving in the positive direction.

England international Danny Rose has said that he is getting into his groove after making the loan switch to Newcastle United from Tottenham Hotspur. The left-back was starved of regular gametime after Jose Mourinho took over the reins at Spurs in November and that contributed to his decision to join the Magpies on a short-term loan in January.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has said that he would like Carlo Ancelotti to make a quick return to management following his dismissal at Napoli. The Italian guided Napoli to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a stunning 4-0 win over Genk but he was still asked from the helm due to the club’s average league form.

Ancelotti has since been for a return to the English top-flight and reports have emerged that Arsenal and Everton could tussle for the services of the former Chelsea boss. Speaking on Sky Sports, Eriksson has welcomed the prospect of Ancelotti returning to the Premier League and believes the veteran has the credentials to handle a club of the stature of Arsenal.

England will be one of the favourites at Euro 2020, according to manager Gareth Southgate. The former Middlesbrough manager has also called upon his players to be prepared for a great deal of pressure when his players head to the finals. England were able to reach the finals in style after managing to overcome Montenegro with a massive 7-0 score. England have finished top of the group with just one defeat in eight matches, and the team has picked up wins in the remaining seven games. There have been an astonishing 37 goals scored by the Three Lions during this period.

England head coach Gareth Southgate has said that the Three Lions are still in a transition phase and have plenty of work to do to emerge as a top team. The Three Lions recently suffered a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic in a Euro 2020 qualifier and that was quite a shock, considering they had not lost a single qualifying game over the past 10 years.
Speaking after the defeat, Southgate said that the squad is still under development with a number of young players establishing themselves. He added that the qualifying can’t be regarded as a cake walk and he is hoping for a strong response when the Three Lions face Bulgaria on the road on Monday night.

“We’ve had a lot of plaudits but we’ve always maintained that there’s a lot of work to be done to be a really top team. Football is all about responding to setbacks. We haven’t had too many so it feels even more unpleasant because it’s a while since we’ve felt this way. None of us like it but that’s the reality and to sail through a qualifying group with no issue is very unusual,” he told.

legend Jamie Carragher believes Raheem Sterling could be competing for the
Ballon d’Or title over the next four to five years after becoming a consistent
performer for club and country. The England international has started the
current league season in fine form with six goals from five appearances for the
Citizens and he has also excelled for the national team with goalscoring
contributions against Bulgaria and Kosovo.

As a result,
he has been earning plenty of praise from the fans and pundits alike, and
Carragher feels the attacker has the credentials to compete for the prestigious
Ballon d’Or accolade in the future, he told The Telegraph: “I have seen it
written since the midweek internationals Sterling is England’s best player. He
is much more than that.