There have been some good news for fans of Chelsea and Tottenham this week, so both Eden Hazard and Harry Kane have spoken out about their futures. Although, the news that Brendan Rodgers will be staying put at Liverpool might not be quite so pleasing for Kop fans.
The 2014/2015 Barclays premier league will certainly be one to forget for under fire Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irish boss was unable to replicate the Red’s impressive 2013/2014 season, where they finished second just behind eventual champions Manchester City. A humiliating 6-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City capped off a disastrous season for the Reds, who finished sixth in the table, 25 points behind Champions Chelsea.
Liverpool’s disastrous campaign and Steven Gerard’s departure from the club has set the internet ablaze with speculation that Brendan Rogers could soon be out of a job, as thing do not look likely to improve under the coach. However, interestingly enough, this could not be further from the truth according to sources close to the club. Liverpool are set for a season review next month, and the top bosses are now likely to hand Rodgers another 12 months to turn things around at Anfield.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard, who scooped the Player of the Year award, is set to remain at Chelsea for the foreseeable future. The Belgian winger, who has been instrumental to the Blues’ success this season, has been linked with a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Barcelona. However, the winger, who arrived at Chelsea from French side Lille in 2012, has reaffirmed his commitment to the champions.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, the 24-year-old stated, “Why change? If you’re happy and things are going really well at one place, there is no need to change.”
Another player likely to stay put is Harry Kane, following a highly successful campaign which saw him net 21 goals in the Premier League. The 21-year-old has recently been linked with a £45 million move to Manchester United, but has confirmed that he has no intention of making the switch.
Asked whether he would be interested in a move to a bigger club this summer, the break-through act stated, “No, Tottenham is a big club and that’s the way I see it.
“There’s a very bright future ahead and I’m happy. The whole team is happy and we’re heading in the right direction.”
The Red Devils are in desperate need of a striker after Colombian signing Radamel Falcao failed to impress, and Harry Kane would make the perfect replacement, were it not for the Under-21 England star’s commitment to Mauricio Pochettino side.
The young forward, who was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year, has a busy summer lined up after being named in Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 European Championship side, which take on Malaysia on Wednesday at Kuala Lumpur, but Spurs fans will be relieved that he will be returning to White Hart Lane for the start of the Premier League season.