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Liverpool title talk is premature

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Jurgen Klopp broke the goalkeeper world record to sign Alisson. Some Liverpool fans are demanding a title challenge after their massive summer spending spree but they need to calm down -- for now. Steven Kelly »

Roma not rushing to sign Alisson replacement after Liverpool move - Monchi

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With Alisson's move from Roma to Liverpool now official, the ESPN FC guys discuss where the club will finish with the Brazil goalkeeper on board. The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Jose Mourinho's negativity at Man United, how many trophies Liverpool will win this season and much more. Liverpool's record bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson was too good to refuse, according to AS Roma's director of football. Steve Nicol is over the moon with Liverpool's reported agreement to sign Alisson, explaining what the much sought-after goalkeeper brings to the club. Shaka Hislop explains why he's certain Liverpool will get a return on their reported £66.9 million investment should Alisson agree to move to Anfield. Roma are not in any rush to replace Alisson following his move to Liverpool, sporting director Monchi has said. Alisson's move for an initial €62.5 million -- a world record for a goalkeeper -- went through on Thursday. Monchi said Copenhagen's Sweden international goalkeeper Robin Olsen was a candidate but added that he would not be hurried into any signing. "He's an option, but he's not the only one," he told a news conference. "We're working calmly and without rushing things. "The best...
Ben Gladwell, Italy correspondent

Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns clash could be just the tonic for both sides

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Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will clash in a high-profile pre-season friendly at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, a first real sight of the two sides in local action ahead of the scheduled start of the new campaign. Chiefs played in the Maize Cup last weekend with a mixed side over two games, but are likely to go with their strongest line-up for this fixture as they try to win back disillusioned fans under the 'new dawn' following the arrival of coach Giovanni Solinas. It will also potentially...
Nick Said

Can diminutive Tatenda Tumba become Zimbabwe's next big thing?

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Harare City midfielder Tatenda Tumba is perhaps the most exciting prospect to emerge from the Zimbabwean top flight since Tino Kadewere, but at 1,58m tall, will the 19-year-old's stature prevent him from fulfilling his awesome potential? So far, Tumba's small frame has proved no inhibition at all as he blossoms into one of the most consistent performers in the Zimbabwe Premier League. City boss Mark Harrison is actually full of admiration for the way in which his prodigy throws himself into duels,...
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