Digital Sports Writer at the Daily Express. First-class Staffordshire University Sports Journalism graduate. Formerly VAVEL UK's Liverpool FC editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Contributor since June 2014.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp believes the club will have to wait before they fully benefit from the quality of January signing Virgil van Dijk, but insisted that even lacking fitness he improves their defence.
Claude Puel admitted that Leicester City did not respond well enough to Theo Walcott's opening goal as they fell to defeat at Everton but declared that Riyad Mahrez's attempts to leave the club were not an excuse for their below-par display.
Sam Allardyce believes Everton's players could easily have been distracted during their clash with Leicester City due to the game falling on the same night as the closure of the January transfer window.