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Man City boss: Mourinho just wants to take credit

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Jose Mourinho main aim is to take credit for all of Chelsea's successes.

The Chilean says he was far more restrained than the Chelsea manager, who took the Premier League title last season.

Manuel Pellegrini chose his words about Jose Mourinho carefully. Credit: PA

Pellegrini told Chilean newspaper El Mercurio: “When he wins, Mourinho wants to take credit for everything. I never do that.

“When I won the Premier League, I didn’t say a word. I don’t have any problem with Mourinho, he’s not my enemy and there isn’t any conflict – but I differ from him on all fronts. I have no interest in analysing him as a person.”

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Reds announce deal for Firmino

Liverpool have signed Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino subject to a medical, the Premier League club have announced.

The 23-year-old Brazil international has agreed what Liverpool describe as "a long-term contract" and will undergo a medical once he completes his commitments at the Copa America.

Firmino has scored 47 goals in 151 appearances during his four and a half years in Germany and has scored four times in nine international caps, including Sunday's Copa America winner against Venezuela.

Roberto Firmino is off to Anfield. Credit: PA

New owners expected at Edgeley Park

Edgeley Park, Stockport. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Stockport Council are on the verge of becoming the owners of Edgeley Park - Stockport County's historic ground.

It's understood the ground's owners, Cheshire Sports, received an offer from a third party which would have seen the ground bulldozed for development.

But the town hall say they have offered to match the bid. The Council says it won't be providing financial support to the football club but hope to purchase the ground to provide stability for the team to remain in Stockport.

Council bosses insist the deal won't cost tax-payers.

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'Words can't describe' Liverpool move - Ings

Danny Ings in action for the England U21s against Sweden on Sunday Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Forward Danny Ings has pledged to become the best he can be after securing a dream move to Liverpool.

An impressive maiden top-flight season with Burnley has led to the 22-year-old agreeing a deal to swap Turf Moor for Anfield.

Ings will make the move at the end of his contract on July 1, continuing a remarkable ascent which started on the South coast.

A graduate of the Bournemouth youth system, he spent part of the 2010/11 season on loan in the Conference South with Dorchester Town before returning to the Cherries and then moving on to Burnley.

After helping England Under-21s to a 1-0 win against Sweden Ings said:

"Words can't describe it, the move that I've got for myself."

"At the same time, I've worked my way from the bottom, so it is even more special for me."

"It is a challenge I am looking forward to. I never sort of get complacent with anything like that and now I've got that move I will work even harder to try and get into that team and be the best professional I can be."

– Danny Ings
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Gomez: Rodgers a huge factor when deciding to join Liverpool

Gomez has joined Liverpool. Credit: PA

New Liverpool defender Joe Gomez says that Brendan Rodgers was a huge factor when deciding to join Liverpool.

The 18-year-old has moved to Anfield on a long-term deal from Charlton and says the Reds boss persuaded him to join Liverpool.

"Yes, 100 per cent (Rodgers was a factor in joining). Being a young player, I know that opportunities can be slim sometimes. But under a manager like Brendan, it speaks for itself. That's why I was really keen to come here and play under him," Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com.

"I have met him once and he seemed really nice. It made me want to come here even more really.

"He just told me how good it is here and how he thinks he can help me get better, the opportunities I would get - things that would make me want to come to Liverpool."

Gomez also says he sees himself as a centre-back, despite being played at right-back for Charlton last season.

"I like to think I'm a ball-playing centre-back who likes to be physical and has got a bit of pace. I'd like to say I'm a leader as well."

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