Liverpool FC new signings? Stones to Chelsea FC? Nolito to Arsenal FC? Saturday’s back pages

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The top stories making Saturday’s back pages in the UK…

The Sun: Jurgen Klopp will tell Liverpool’s stars: It’s my way or the highway.

Also: Sam Allardyce was last night named Sunderland boss — and vowed to bring them “success”.

And: You couldn’t be quite sure whether it was the flash photography or the brilliance of Jurgen Klopp’s smile. What was unequivocal was that Mr Charming, Mr Charisma had finally arrived at Anfield. The Eagle had landed.

Plus: Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the Manchester derby after ANOTHER injury blow.


Daily Mirror: Chelsea are ready to back Jose Mourinho with a fresh move for John Stones in January.

Also: For Jurgen Klopp, his job at Anfield is simple. He has to erase the fear he sees on his new team’s faces, and make football fun for them again.

And: Sergio Aguero has confirmed that he will miss the Manchester derby later this month.


Daily Star: Jurgen Klopp laid down the law at Liverpool warning: ‘It’s my way or the highway’.

Also: Klopp promised to bring the fun back to Liverpool’s football as his love affair with the Kop started to blossom.

And: Theo Walcott has been having private lessons from Thierry Henry and last night it showed.


Daily Mail: Player power seems alive and kicking at Real Madrid after Rafa Benitez was pressured into calling Sergio Ramos to explain comments he made about the player after Sunday’s Madrid derby draw.

Also: Jurgen Klopp made himself an instant hit at his first press conference as Liverpool manager as he described himself as ‘the normal one’.

And: With Wayne Rooney and his golden boot forced on to the sidelines, Roy Hodgson gazed into the future to a time when England will have to pick a team without their record goalscorer.


Daily Express: Tom Werner insists Fenway Sports Group’s ownership of Liverpool will not be considered a success unless the club starts winning more silverware.

Also: Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he wants Liverpool to abolish their transfer committee as he promised “full throttle” football during his Anfield reign.

And: Five players have been withdrawn from the England squad following the 2-0 win over Estonia.


Metro: Liverpool have added a number of Brazilians to their squad in recent years, and Napoli midfielder Jorginho could be the next to arrive.

Also: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been intensely monitoring Nolito and wants to bring him to the club, according to reports in Spain.


Daily Telegraph: Diego Costa has admitted his poor start to the season is down to the fact he returned to Chelsea overweight this summer.


The Times: Roy Hodgson was right. With England’s place at Euro 2016 long since secured, there is an obvious limit to how much can be learnt from their remaining qualifying matches. Last night brought a ninth consecutive victory in group E and an illustration that Ross Barkley can captivate as well as infuriate, but Hodgson knew that already.

Also: Jürgen Klopp laid down the law to his Liverpool players on his first day in the job, telling them that the playing style he intends to implement is non-negotiable and that the days of possession football are over.

And: Sunderland appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager last night, with the 60-year-old agreeing to end his brief break from the Barclays Premier League to oversee yet another relegation battle at the Stadium of Light.


The Guardian: Tom Werner, the Liverpool chairman, has described Jürgen Klopp as the world-class manager to satisfy the club’s craving for silverware and insisted Brendan Rodgers was given ample time to improve results.

Henry Bown
Henry Bown is a UK-based sportswriter with a particular passion for soccer. Henry has been writing a range of sports content for several years, but has more recently decided to focus on soccer specifically. When he's not writing, you'll usually find him watching a match - or two!

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