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Football News: Manchester United v Liverpool preview, Mahrez regrets City saga and Sam Allardyce's future

We look at the big football news and talking points making waves on Thursday evening.

Mahrez regrets Man City saga

Riyad Mahrez seems to be finally back in the fold fully at Leicester after his proposed move to Manchester City failed to go through during the January window.

Mahrez spent time away from the team after his move to Pep Guardiola’s side fell through, but he insists he has no problems with his team-mates and is fully focused on the rest of the season.

"You always have regrets, but at the time I thought it was the best thing to do," he told Sky Sports News. "I have always been in contact with the club. The club handled it very well.

"I've been with these team-mates for four years now. They know me very well. We had some discussions and we moved on."

With the Foxes relatively comfortable in the league, Mahrez could still help them to lift the FA Cup this season - they face Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in the quarter-finals.

Sky Bet: Leicester are 9/1 to win the FA Cup


Bigger club – United or Liverpool?

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp

Steve McClaren had an interesting way of deciding which club was the biggest ahead of the huge clash this weekend when he appeared on Sky Sports News.

Instead of trophies, stadium, players or turnover, McClaren opted to look at the social media aspect to make his selection...

"Once a red - in terms of Manchester United - always a red. Once you work there, you're part of the family. It's ingrained in you.

"And you know the size of the club, we did this with Twitter - you can explain that - but they've got far more followers. So Manchester United, bigger club."

Big-match betting: Man Utd 8/5 Draw 23/10 Liverpool 13/8


Big Sam staying put

Sam Allardyce insists he is remaining at Everton for the long term, amid reports that he could leave Goodison in the summer following a poor run of results.

Big Sam got the job done by getting Everton out of relegation trouble, but results have been poor since and fans have become disillusioned with his style of football.

However, the former England manager insists he is staying for the long term.

"I came out of retirement because there's a long-term plan at Everton that I was excited to be a part of," said Allardyce.

"It was an exciting prospect going forward, rather than a short-term thing. I want it to be a long-term appointment."

Sam Allardyce is 16/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave


Remarkable recovery by Zaha

Wilfried Zaha celebrates
Wilfried Zaha has made a remarkable recovery

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has praised Wilfried Zaha for being well ahead of schedule in his return from a knee injury.

"It's a remarkable recovery," said Hodgson. "It will be a case of discussing with him, the doctor and the physios regarding when he's ready to come back. It's a major positive."

Palace need positives given their position in the Premier League relegation zone, and they've badly missed Zaha's creativity - he'll be a great addition once he's back in action.

Sky Bet: Crystal Palace are 7/4 to be relegated from the Premier League this season


In case you missed it... Can blocks transfer talk

Emre Can celebrates after scoring for Liverpool
Emre Can celebrates after scoring for Liverpool

Liverpool's German international midfielder says he has blocked any negotiations over his future as he focuses on finishing the season strongly at Anfield.

The 24-year-old is out-of-contract this summer and is 1/3 with Sky Bet to leave Liverpool, with Juventus the most likely destination.

Can is able to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club - but he insists he's still not settled on his next move and will not make a decision until the summer.

"I haven't signed for any other club, I'm just focused on this season," Can told the Liverpool Echo. "We want to finish in second place in the Premier League, we're in the Champions League quarter-finals and we want to progress. That's all I'm focused on now.

"My agent has blocked all negotiations, I'm thinking only of football."

Sky Bet: Who will Emre Can play for next season? Juventus 1/2 Liverpool 9/4

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Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

Get all the football gossip from the National Papers2

Paper Talk: Chil out?

Ben Chilwell could be set to follow Riyad Mahrez to Manchester according to reports in Friday's papers.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool take on Jose Mourinho's Manchester United at Anfield
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In focus: Klopp v Mourinho

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