This is a relief.
Thomas Christiansen says Eunan O'Kane is "100 per cent ready" for the weekend. #lufc— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) September 8, 2017
It now appears that Eunan O’Kane will be 100% fit for the match against Burton Albion, which means that he’ll be able to continue the partnership with Kalvin Phillips that has been solid all season. It’s a little disappointing that Ronaldo Vieira will likely not get a chance to start, but maybe Phillips or O’Kane will get rested against Birmingham City or in a future match.
On with the links.
Leeds United Links
I’d Radebe Leeds says that Liam Cooper has silenced his critics for good, and it’s hard to argue the article is wrong. [I’d Radebe Leeds]
Pierre-Michel Lasogga has put thoughts of a Germany call-up behind him as he looks to reboot his career and score some goals at Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English football Links
Sir Alex Ferguson apparently turned down a chance to sign Zinedine Zidane for Manchester United in 1996 because he thought that it would upset Eric Cantona. [Goal.com]
Slaven Bilić said that he didn’t “turn down” loan moves for either Renoto Sanches or Grzegorz Krychowiak, despite what West Ham United chairman David Sullivan said. I think that Bilić is trying to get fired. [Sky Sports]
Derby County smacked Hull City 5-0 last night. Ouch. [Sky Sports]
World Football Links
La Liga are rumored to be interested in
grabbing piles of money playing regular season matches abroad after the success of Real Madrid playing Barcelona in Miami. [BBC.com]
41 cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico have submitted bids to host World Cup matches if the combined “North American” bid wins the 2026 World Cup. [Stars & Stripes FC]
The Bundesliga will feature their first ever female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, for the Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen match this weekend. [NBCSports.com]
Montpellier had the club’s name misspelled on their shirts. All of them. Even the ones the players wear. Oops. [FourFourTwo.com]