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THREE YEARS AGO, RIERA ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FROM FOOTBALL

Here is a recap a lot of Albert Riera’s fans may not be finding pleasing. Or to say the least, one they would not be celebrating or excited about. While fans of former footballers around the world would shower praises and encomiums on their favorite players for the playing career they had, the same may not be said about former Spain international winger Albert Riera, and it comes as no surprise at all.


The player himself may also not be fascinated by the fact that it’s the anniversary of the day he decided to hang his boots and quit playing football finally. This is due to the fact that even the playing career was not an enjoyed one, so there’s little or no reason for it to be celebrated in the first place.
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RIERA FEATURES IN TOP 10 EUROPA LEAGUE FINALS EVER

 

Although no club football competition is like the UEFA Champions League, only the Europa League comes close. The most recent edition was won by the competition’s specialists Sevilla after defeating Inter Milan in the final.


Here are the top ten UEFA Europa League finals ever

  1. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2 – 3 Sevilla (2015)

The Spanish side are the most successful club in the competition having clinched the trophy for the seventh time. Although the Ukrainian club are now dissolved, they put in a strong fight but we’re simply outwitted by the kings of the competition.

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UNITED LEADING THE RACE FOR STAR MIDFIELDER

 

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria ahead of a number of their European rivals. Atletico Madrid, Dortmund and Liverpool have all shown interest in the player.


Gladbach have enjoyed a good Bundesliga season so far. They led the league for two months and currently find themselves just six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. They are on course to secure a European place finish at the end of the season.
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BESIKTAS TO END KARIUS LOAN

  Besiktas have confirmed that on loan Liverpool goalkeeper will return to the club at the end of his two-year loan spell. The Turkish giant have unsurprisingly rejected the chance to sign the German on a permanent deal.


Karius has been with Besiktas since 2018, he left after falling down the pecking order in Anfield. He was dropped by Liverpool after a series of costly mistakes, most notably, his performance in the champions league final against Real Madrid, he was directly responsible for two avoidable goals. He has since been replaced by Allison. The Brazilian has proven to be the final piece of Jurgen Klopp’s side, as they have since won the Champions League and they are on course to end a three decade wait for a maiden premier league title.
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Riera Gains Coaching Badges at City

Albert Riera was the former winger of Liverpool and he issued a recent statement about how he supports Philippe Coutinho’s decision to no longer be part of Liverpool team. This he mentioned a few months back when he gave an interview to Goal. Though Liverpool is a big club compared to Camp Nou, Riera feels that it is a good decision to come to Camp Nou where probably individual opportunities are more. Also, as in the case of Coutinho whose performance last season had not been consistent, a move will help him challenge himself and build on his abilities. Riera feels that he is a player who would always be in demand.

Riera is currently completing seasons as a coach and earning coaching badges at Manchester City. He has been a former player of the City and he recently met up with current coaches Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola. The City and its players are currently in a good mood as they train to be ready for the finals of the FA Cup. The players are currently finishing domestic seasons as scheduled for the year.
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LIVERPOOL TRIO COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE THIS SEASON

Liverpool have begun the season in imperious fashion winning their first four matches with little problems. They have seen off the challenges of Norwich, Arsenal, Southampton and Burnley without breaking sweat.

The defence has been solid with PFA player of the year Virgil Van Dirk continuing his good run of form while the likes of Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have continued their good form into the season.
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SADIO MANE A MAN ON FIRE

Liverpool defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 clash came as a surprise to many outside England. However, for those that have been following the club in recent weeks, it was no surprise to see Sadio Mane star in the game.

The Senegalese international is in one of the best forms of his life and has stepped up in the second half of the season for the Reds. Considered the main star of Liverpool two seasons ago the arrival of Mohammed Salah last season saw a change of responsibility for the player.
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ALBERT RIERA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Albert Riera, one of the players Rafael Benitez signed during his revolution at Anfield, has called time on his illustrious footballing career. The Spaniard was one of Benitez’s first signings when he arrived at Liverpool in 2008.

The Spaniard was without a club for two years before deciding on his retirement. He last featured for Liverpool in a master’s tournament in Singapore in 2017.
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Albert Riera – a weird career

Albert Riera’s case as a Footballer is pretty weird. He got a break at Liverpool when nobody expected him to. He hadn’t done anything extraordinary to earn that deal, but Rafa Benitez who is known for cracking deals like these landed him at the Merseyside.

Most of the Liverpool supporters when Riera first joined in had no idea who he was. But Riera didn’t take too long to create a good fan-base for himself at Anfield. His performance as a left winger was fantastic throughout his first season as he provided ample support to the offensive line of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres which was one of the main reasons why Liverpool looked as threatening a side as they did. They could have actually gone on to lift the Premiership trophy that season, but sadly they couldn’t and finished 4 points short of the eventual champions United.
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Alvaro Morata heaps praise on Chelsea’s new signing

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has heaped praise on Mateo Kovacic after the Croatia made the switch to the west London giants. The midfielder joined the Blues on a season-long loan before the transfer deadline as part of the agreement which witnessed Thibaut Courtois head to Real Madrid on a permanent basis.

Kovacic has since joined the Blues for first-team training and speaking to the club’s official website, Morata has spoked positively about the impact the Croatian may have, he said: “Mateo, first of all, is an amazing person. He is a midfielder who is good with the ball, very technical. He can break through the lines with his quality, he can score goals and he has a lot of power in his legs. With him we will win a lot of possession and he has the ability to carry the ball into the final third and provide passes for the strikers. ‘He’s a very good player which is very important for us because we need top players.”
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