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By Timothy Akintola

New stories on Thomas Tuchel, Oliver Giroud, Aston Villa and PL month awards.

Thomas Tuchel under pressure after Champions League loss versus Lazio.

Days after suffering heavy 3-0 defeat to Bundesliga league leaders, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich have again suffered a 1-0 to Lazio in the Champions League’s last 16. Upamecano received a straight red card for a harsh foul in the box, gifting Lazio a penalty which was well converted by Immobile in the 68th minute. With a foot out of the CL competition and five points off the Bundesliga top spot, Tuchel’s position in the club remains threatened. Need emerging from Germany insists that Bayern Munich’s dressing room is presently in disarray, with Tuchel at risk of being sacked unless the tide is turned around.

Olivier Giroud set to stay in AC Milan despite interests from America.

French striker, Olivier Giroud has been one of Europe’s most lethal strikers since moving to AC Milan from Chelsea in 2021. With 45 goals in 110 appearances for the Serie A giant, the 34 year old has propelled AC Milan to a Scudetto win, ending the club’s 11-year league title drought. He has also led the team to consecutive champions league qualifications, one major factor that the club struggled against. With his contract set to expire this summer, the club CEO has now revealed that new talks are in place to renew Giroud’s contract. Despite various offers from MLS, reports suggests that the Frenchman would prefer to remain in AC Milan.

Emery gives update on Boubacar Kamara and other Aston Villa injuries.

Despite a positive start to the 2023/2024 Premier League season, Aston Villa has been riddled with numerous first team injuries which are beginning to affect the team’s standings. In a 2-1 loss versus Manchester United last weekend, midfielder, Boubacar Kamara suffered a knee injury, tearing his anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) and team coach, Unai Emery has revealed that the midfielder will be out until September/October. Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia are also out of the season. Diego Carlos will however be out for 3-4 weeks.

Klopp and Diogo Jota win PL Manager and Player of the Month Award for January.

Liverpool enjoyed a perfect January, winning all three of their league games to stay on top of the Premier League table despite losing their star player, Salah missing the games for highly coveted AFCON 2023 tournament. Head coach, Jürgen Klopp has now just won the PL coach of the month, his career tenth. Liverpool forward, Diogo Jota also clinched the Player of the month award, scoring three goals and two assists in three games. Everton’s Jordan Pickford wins the Castro Save of the month for his superb save against Fulham. Manchester City youngster, Oscar Bobb clinched the Goal of the Month award for his last minute comeback goal versus Newcastle.

Liverpool dealt another blow as Alisson suffers hamstring injury.

Jürgen Klopp’s side has suffered another injury blow ahead of their premier league clash against Brentford. Alisson, who has proven to be one of the team’s most pivotal players, has just been ruled out of the clash with an Hamstring injury. The Brazilian goalkeeper felt discomfort during the team training in Kirkby. There has been no official timeframe for his recovery but he has remained at the club for further assessment. Back up keeper, Caoimhin Kelleher will start between the sticks on Saturday.

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