Coutinho 3-1 to depart Merseyside this summer

LIVERPOOL announced the signing of left-back Andy Robertson from Hull with midfielder Kevin Stewart heading in the opposite direction but the Reds may face a battle to keep Philippe Coutinho at Anfield.

The Brazilian is being tracked by Barcelona which led Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to say: “We are not a selling club.”

Coral are confident Klopp’s stance is backed up by the Liverpool board with Coutinho 3-1 to have departed by the end of the summer transfer window. He is 1-5 to remain a Red.

Stoke have loaned centre-back Kurt Zouma from Chelsea for the season and former Sunderland full-back Javier Manquillo has joined Newcastle from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee.

Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 in a pre-season friendly in Houston thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashord, who are 9-2 and 33-1 respectively in the Premier League Golden Boot betting.

United were ahead of City in terms of fitness having played two more friendlies and can be backed at 6-5 with bet365 to finish as Manchester’s top dogs this season.

Match in Focus

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Sociedad v Espanyol

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sociedad's five home league and European games have produced 24 goals
Expert verdict
Espanyol look a big price to spring a surprise in San Sebastian. The Catalans have only lost two of their last seven – they were against Barcelona and Real Madrid – while Sociedad do leak goals at home after conceding ten in four league outings. The visitors signed off last term with three away victories in four, and can return to winning ways.

 

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