Phil Thompson

Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson criticises Liverpool following Manchester City loss
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson criticises his former side following their defeat against Manchester City.
Sep 13, 14:28
Jurgen Klopp celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Phil Thompson: 'Philippe Coutinho will be welcomed back'
Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson is confident that Philippe Coutinho will be welcomed back by the club's players and fans despite his efforts to leave this summer.
Sep 7, 21:16
Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on March 12, 2017
Phil Thompson: 'Champions League key to Philippe Coutinho future'
Former Liverpool centre-back Phil Thompson says that the club's two-legged Champions League playoff with Hoffenheim will play a key role in Philippe Coutinho's future.
Aug 15, 17:21
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on during his side's EFL Cup final with Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Phil Thompson: 'Jose Mourinho at risk of losing dressing room'
Phil Thompson believes that there are already parallels between Jose Mourinho's latter days at Chelsea and his short stint with Manchester United.
Apr 9, 11:44
Jeff Stelling addresses the audience during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012
Jeff Stelling clarifies 'misunderstood' retirement comments
Jeff Stelling will continue presenting Sky's Gillette Soccer Saturday coverage for the foreseeable future after making clear that he has no current plans to retire.
Mar 26, 15:09
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson urges Steven Gerrard not to rush into management
Phil Thompson urges Steven Gerrard not to rush into management following his retirement.
Nov 24, 16:29
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson: 'Six teams can win Premier League title'
Phil Thompson claims that his former club Liverpool are one of six teams capable of winning the Premier League title this season.
Oct 28, 18:42
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Phil Thompson wants Gareth Southgate as England boss
Gareth Southgate should put his name forward to become England's new manager on a long-term basis, claims former Liverpool centre-back Phil Thompson.
Oct 5, 18:00
Ashley Williams of Swansea City scores his side's second goal against Arsenal on March 2, 2016
Phil Thompson lays into "appalling" Arsenal
Arsenal were "absolutely appalling" in the second half of their 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in the Premier League, claims former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson.
Mar 3, 15:25
Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St James' Park on October 31, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool should move for Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross'
Phil Thompson urges Liverpool to sign Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross in order to solve their defensive crisis.
Jan 26, 14:32
Paul Miller (left) of Charlton Athletic and Andy Gray of Aston Villa jump for the ball during a match at The Valley in London. Charlton Athletic won the match 3-0.
On this day: Aston Villa hammer champions elect Liverpool
Thirty-nine years ago today, Aston Villa scored five first-half goals as they hammered league leaders Liverpool at Villa Park.
Dec 15, 06:00
Kevin Keegan in action for SV Hamburg during a German League match
On this day: Liverpool hammer Kevin Keegan's Hamburg
Thirty-eight years ago today, Terry McDermott scored a hat-trick as Liverpool beat a Hamburg side that contained Kevin Keegan 6-0 at Anfield.
Dec 6, 06:00
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool in Premier League title contention'
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool have put themselves in a strong position to challenge for the Premier League title in the second half of the season.
Dec 3, 17:29
A bunch of match balls (generic)
Video: Premier League launches anti-ticket touting campaign to warn fans
The Premier League teams up with magician Ben Hanlin in its campaign to raise awareness over ticket touting.
Nov 27, 13:22
Jurgen Klopp pictured on April 28, 2015
Phil Thompson: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool "marriage made in heaven"
Phil Thompson believes that Jurgen Klopp's appointment by Liverpool will be a "marriage made in heaven".
Oct 9, 19:00
Jurgen Klopp pictured on April 28, 2015
Phil Thompson: 'Jurgen Klopp will excite Liverpool fans'
Phil Thompson believes that the enthusiasm of Jurgen Klopp will ignite Liverpool supporters with passion once again following their underwhelming start to the season.
Oct 8, 20:11
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watches on as his side take on Arsenal on August 24, 2015
Phil Thompson: 'Brendan Rodgers deserves time at Liverpool'
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool should give Brendan Rodgers time to deliver success at the club despite their mediocre start to the campaign.
Sep 19, 03:00
Harry Kane in action during Spurs' game with Stoke on August 15, 2015
Phil Thompson urges Tottenham Hotspur to sign new striker
Phil Thompson insists that Tottenham Hotspur need to sign a new striker before the end of the month.
Aug 15, 21:55
Raheem Sterling in action for Liverpool on May 10, 2015
Phil Thompson: 'Raheem Sterling not good enough for City'
Former Liverpool assistant manager Phil Thompson says that Raheem Sterling needs to improve to be a success at Manchester City.
Jul 13, 23:41
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson: 'Raheem Sterling price good for Liverpool'
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool got a good deal for Raheem Sterling after they reportedly agreed to sell the winger to Manchester City for £49m.
Jul 13, 04:46
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson blasts 'greedy' Raheem Sterling
Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson hits out at Raheem Sterling following reports that the winger wants to leave Anfield.
May 19, 13:54
Steven Gerrard of Liverpool applauds the fans as he walks a lap of honour after his final game at Anfield during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on May 16, 2015
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool will not retire Steven Gerrard's shirt'
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson hopes that Liverpool will not retire Steven Gerrard's number eight shirt.
May 19, 03:48
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Southampton on February 22, 2015
Phil Thompson fears Raheem Sterling will leave Liverpool
Raheem Sterling will probably leave Liverpool at the end of the season, says Phil Thompson.
May 12, 02:49
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool hopes of Champions League are over'
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool will not qualify for the Champions League after losing 1-0 to Hull City.
Apr 29, 13:02
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on November 23, 2014
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool can still finish in the top four'
Phil Thompson is adamant that a top-four finish is still possible for Liverpool this season to ensure their campaign cannot be branded as a failure.
Apr 21, 03:37
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool and Lucas Leiva of Liverpool argue with referee Anthony Taylor as Emre Can of Liverpool sits on the turf during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015
Phil Thompson calls for more adaptability in Liverpool formation
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson insists that the team need to be prepared to change things when their formation is not working following two Premier League defeats in a row.
Apr 7, 20:57
Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2014
Phil Thompson: 'Manchester City should sell Yaya Toure'
Phil Thompson says that Manchester City should sell Yaya Toure at the end of the season.
Apr 4, 18:08
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson (2nd L) in the first minute of the second half, after coming on as substitute at half time in the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manc
Phil Thompson: 'Steven Gerrard won't be remembered for Manchester United red'
Steven Gerrard will not be remembered for ill-discipline, says ex-Liverpool captain Phil Thompson.
Mar 24, 03:12
A tense Gus Poyet on the sideline as Sunderland go down to Aston Villa on March 14, 2015
Phil Thompson backs Sunderland's decision to sack Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet had to be sacked as Sunderland manager, according to former England international Phil Thompson.
Mar 17, 04:32
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on February 7, 2015
Phil Thompson backs "complete midfielder" Jordan Henderson to become Reds captain
Jordan Henderson will beat Martin Skrtel and become Liverpool's permanent captain next season, says Phil Thompson.
Mar 3, 03:33
Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion scores their second goal as Rafael of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on October 20, 2014
Phil Thompson advises Liverpool to forget about signing Saido Berahino
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson tells Liverpool to not sign striker Saido Berahino, and instead focus on a big-name buy.
Jan 6, 03:50
Adam Lallana of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 13, 2014
Phil Thompson confused by "strange" Adam Lallana snub
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson questions why Adam Lallana is being used so sporadically by Brendan Rodgers after his omission from the Champions League draw with Basel.
Dec 10, 10:37
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson expects Liverpool progress in Champions League
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool will beat Basel and make it through to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Dec 9, 12:18
MK Dons coach Ian Wright looks on prior to the FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round match between MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon at StadiumMK on December 2, 2012
Video: Football legends Ian Wright, Phil Thompson try After Eight challenge
Football legends, including Ian Wright and Phil Thompson, take on Kenny Dalglish's After Eight challenge in aid of his wife's cancer charity.
Dec 4, 16:23
 Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014
Phil Thompson expects Steven Gerrard stay at Liverpool
Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson believes that Steven Gerrard will sign a contract extension at Anfield.
Dec 3, 12:19
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool will struggle to finish in top four'
Phil Thompson feels that Liverpool's struggles this season are not all down to the absence of Daniel Sturridge and concedes that they will struggle to finish in the top four.
Nov 25, 04:36
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool below par against Middlesbrough'
Phil Thompson claims that Liverpool failed to inspire with their performance during Tuesday's dramatic win over Middlesbrough in the League Cup.
Sep 24, 11:20
Phil Thompson during the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Durban, South Africa
Phil Thompson blasts Manchester United performance
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson blasts Manchester United's performance in their 4-0 defeat to MK Dons.
Aug 27, 19:48
Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 16, 2014
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool will cope without Luis Suarez'
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool are capable of moving forward without Luis Suarez after the Merseyside outfit agreed to sell the striker to Barcelona.
Jul 11, 15:11
A dejected Luis Suarez of Liverpool reacts following his team's 3-3 draw during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on May 5, 2014
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool will cope without Luis Suarez'
Liverpool can deal with the loss of Luis Suarez, according to former club captain Phil Thompson.
Jul 5, 22:50



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City54101621413
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd54101621413
3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs52217348
6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
8Liverpool52219908
9Southampton52214408
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Watford522179-28
12Arsenal521278-17
13Stoke CityStoke512256-15
14Swansea CitySwansea512225-35
15Leicester CityLeicester511379-24
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5113410-64
18Everton5113210-84
19Bournemouth510439-63
20Crystal Palace500508-80
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