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‘Really good player’ – Jurgen Klopp defends under-fire Manchester United midfielder Fred

Fred has found a supporter in the Liverpool boss (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has come to the defence of Manchester United midfielder Fred, describing the under-fire Brazilian as a really good player. Manchester United news, exclusives and analysis Sign up Privacy Policy The two Premier League giants meet on Monday night as they both hope to improve on disappointing starts to their campaigns. The Reds have started with two draws and the Red Devils have begun with two defeats, meaning Erik ten Hag’s go into the clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford bottom of the table. Fred has not been a popular player among United fans since his arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 and continues to get a lot of criticism after starting in both losses to Brighton...

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The Sandman appears to make cutting dig at JK Rowling in new bonus episode

The reference didn’t go unnoticed by viewers (Picture: Netflix/PA)Warning: spoilers ahead for The Sandman. The Sandman has released a new bonus episode to add to its 10-part season on Netflix, which features a throwaway comment in the dialogue that appears to take aim at JK Rowling. In the surprise instalment of the story based on the comic book series by Neil Gaiman, a flashback scene takes viewers back to August 2020, when Arthur Darvill’s character, Richard Madoc, is being celebrated at a book launch event. In the scene, Richard’s literary agent Larry is talking to someone else at the event, revealing that there’s a ‘nice little bidding war’ over his client. ‘Every major studio wants a piece of him. Film, broadcast, streaming,’ he says. When asked who the ‘frontrunner’ is

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Peep Show star Isy Suttie reveals the reality of being a parent with chaos of toys hidden under sofas

Peep Show star Isy Suttie reveals the messy reality of parenthood (Picture: PeepShowGroup/@Isysuttie)Peep Show star Isy Suttie has revealed the somewhat hilarious reality of what it’s like to be a parent with young children. The actress and comedian, 44, appeared as Mark’s love interest Dobby (real name Debbie) in the Channel 4 series between 2008 and the show’s final season in 2015. Isy has two children, a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2019, with Welsh comedian Elis James. And in a post sent to her 111,000 followers on Twitter, Isy attached a picture of all the children’s toys she’d found underneath her sofas after recently moving house. Featured in the picture were piles of children’s pens and pencils, dolls, stuffed animals, old DVDs, and children’s books, as well

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These are the biggest events happening in London this week

A belter of a week, featuring a bus to Brighton (Picture: Supplied/Metro.co.uk)This week is a belter. We’re here to tell you all about a strike-beating bus to Brighton this Saturday courtesy of High Water hard seltzer. Plus, the capital is offering the opportunity to get yourself on a free bike, and a kite-flying day in support of Afghan culture as it attempts to survive brutal repression under the Taliban’s regime. Now, don’t tell us that’s not a varied week. Here are the best events and activities in and around the capital over the weekend, for foodies, adventurers, and little ones alike. Wheelie helpful transport Life cycle (Picture: Supplied)Trying to think your way around the upcoming strikes on the Tube and Overground? We might have a solution thanks to Swapfiet

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Ask Amy: All these years later, I just learned about my ex-wife’s lie

Dear Amy: I was married in 1990. My wife and I had a daughter together. In 1999 I found out my wife was cheating, and so I ended the marriage. We had been together for 10 years. Our daughter was 5 years old when we split. Now, all these years later, my daughter called and said that she wants to “meet her brother.” I was shocked and said, “What?!” “Yeah,” she said, “Mom told me that you have a son with a woman.” Um, 100 percent not true. Related Articles Advice | Ask Amy: The kids’ dad fills his time with TV and cornhole, and I’m filled with resentment Advice | Harriette Cole: He’s a good kid who got in trouble. What’s our next step? Advice | Ask Amy: We’re tired of his dreary lectures about what to eat. How do we make him

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‘The Real Housewives’ Just Aired the Best 8 Minutes of TV This Year

BravoLook, I don’t think anyone, not even Bravo fans, really wants to hear that the single greatest sequence of television that we have seen or likely will see this year happened on an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But it is summer of 2022. Left is right. Down is up. Polio is back. I’m sad a Cheney didn’t get elected. Nothing makes sense anymore. Of course it’s Real Housewives that is gifting us a master class on good TV. I can already hear Nathan Fielder fans cracking their knuckles, getting ready to let their fingers fly typing tweets of protest and harrumphs. There’s someone out there who’s going to be like, “What about that one-take kitchen scene in The Bear?,” to which I say, Chef! What about it, Chef?! at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Pete Davidson to only appear in ‘background’ of The Kardashians after shock break-up with Kim

Pete will only make a brief appearance in The Kardashians (Picture: Getty)It may have been a short-lived romance, lasting nine months, but fans were obsessed with Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s relationship. While a trailer for season two of The Kardashians has teased a glimpse into the former Saturday Night Live star and the Skims founder’s life together, it will not go much deeper, according to a source. ‘He’s in the background, but the reality world is not built for people like Pete,’ they revealed. Describing the comedian as a ‘very private person’, the insider told Page Six: ‘He was not on the first season. I don’t know how they’re doing the second season, but he’s not a part of that world.’ In a clip of the reality juggernaut, the 41-year-old opens up about her new be

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Coronation Street and Strictly star Kym Marsh welcomes second grandchild in heart warming post

Kym has a very busy few months ahead (Picture: BBC)Former Coronation Street favourite Kym Marsh has introduced her second grandchild in a heartwarming Instagram post. Kym’s eldest son David and his fiancé Courtney welcomed a little boy on August 17, who they named Clayton Lenny David Cunliffe. In the post, Kym wrote a touching message to the newborn. ‘And to our darling Clay. You are so so loved already by so many and We are so very lucky to be your YaYa and Pop. ‘What adventures you have before you little one, we can’t wait to watch you grow… just don’t grow up too fast!!! We love you with all of our hearts’. She also praised David and Courtney for being ‘incredible parents’. Fellow Coronation Street stars took to the comments to offer their congratulations. http...

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Uber raises fares after London commuters endure Tube, rail and bus strikes

Londoners, don’t bother taking public transport today if you can avoid it (Picture: Jeremy Selwyn/ Belinda Jiao)London’s transport network has ground to a halt amid a mass walkout of bus, Tube and rail workers in a bitter row over conditions, pensions and pay. Eight Underground lines are not running at all, while the rest are part-suspended, with commuters warned to expect severe delays. The London Overground is also part suspended, although the DLR and Elizabeth Line have remained relatively unaffected. Around 10,000 Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) workers are staging a 24 hour walkout amid a summer of industrial action across the transport sector. There is also disruption to bus services in west and south-west London and parts of Surrey due as bus drivers from th

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Jamie Carragher slams Manchester United over ’embarrassing’ Casemiro transfer scramble

Casemiro is on the verge of joining Manchester United from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has slammed Manchester United over their chaotic search for a new midfielder, branding their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Casemiro as ’embarrassing’. United’s need for midfield reinforcements this summer was obvious, even before the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata. New manager Erik ten Hag has been frustrated in his attempts to land Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona and, having failed to sign an alternative, has been forced to rely on Scott McTominay and Fred in the defeats against Brighton and Brentford. In response to the losses that marked the end of the briefest of honeymoon periods, United opened talks with Juventus over a deal for Adrien Rab...

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Man, 23, arrested for sexual assault and abduction of girl, 6

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction & sexual assault of a six-year-old girl. The alleged victim said she was taken by a man on Warne Avenue in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, at 4pm on Wednesday. This is a breaking news story, more to follow soon… Check back shortly for further updates. Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk. Or you can submit your videos and pictures here. For more stories like this, check our news page. Follow Metro.co.uk on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news updates. You can now also get Metro.co.uk articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here. ...read more Source:: Metro

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Luis Suarez reveals details of conversation with Darwin Nunez after red card against Crystal Palace

Luis Suarez contacted Darwin Nunez after the Liverpool striker endured a nightmare home debut against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Luis Suarez revealed he warned Darwin Nunez he will be a marked man both on and off the field following his nightmare home debut against Crystal Palace on Monday. The Uruguay international has already established himself as a cult hero following his club-record move from Benfica earlier this summer. Nunez wreaked havoc against Manchester City in the Community Shield, scoring the clinching goal, and was also on target against Fulham a fortnight ago after coming off the bench to help salvage a draw. The 23-year-old earned his first start against Palace earlier this week but his Anfield bow ended in disaster after he was sent off shortly before the...

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Doctor Who and Hollyoaks star Bruce Montague dies aged 83: ‘What a talent and what a career on stage and screen’

The late actor was described as ‘such a gentleman’ (Picture: Rex)Bruce Montague, who starred in Hollyoaks and in Doctor Who audio adventures, has died at the age of 83. The actor’s death was confirmed by his talent agency Belfield & Ward, who shared a tribute on social media. ‘We are very sad to report that the glorious Bruce Montague has passed away. Such a gentleman and he will be so sorely missed,’ the statement read. ‘What a talent and what a career on stage and screen! From Butterflies to more recently Funny Girl & 42nd St 💔Rest well darling man! 24/3/39-16/8/22.’ More to follow. This is a breaking news story, more to follow soon… Check back shortly for further updates. If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk ent...

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Hollyoaks star Harvey Virdi reveals huge autumn: ‘It’s really gone up a notch or two!’

It’s all kicking off in Hollyoaks this year (Picture: Lime Pictures)Hollyoaks is heating up over the next few months, with star Harvey Virdi teasing a huge autumn. The actress, who portrays Misbah Maalik in the Channel 4 soap, said that viewers can expect ‘so much’ from what’s ahead, promising ‘twists and turns’ along the way. ‘There is so much coming up,’ she told Metro.co.uk. ‘It’s so exciting. Things that are happening are heightened, coming out of nowhere, there’s twists and turns, the journeys [that] characters are on are intriguing and interesting, it’s really gone up a notch or two for autumn! ‘It’s a lot of work, everyone works incredibly hard to create the big spectacle. Alongside the fun that there is so much darkness to explore with women’s rights…we are covering so...

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Oti Mabuse thrills with Strictly Come Dancing return months after emotional exit: ‘Our queen back’

We all miss you, Oti! (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)Oti Mabuse has returned to help her Strictly Come Dancing pros choreograph ahead of the new series, just months after waving goodbye to the BBC One series. The South African dancer, 32, had been a huge fan favourite since joining in 2015, going on to win the show twice in 2019 and 2020.  However, after her stint in the 2021 series, alongside rugby star Ugo Monye, she revealed she would be hanging up her dancing shoes and quitting the hit show. She’s since appeared as a panellist on ITV’s Dancing On Ice and The Masked Dancer, but thrilled fans yesterday by reuniting with her former Strictly co-stars. Amy Dowden, who recently tied the knot, shared a sweet snap alongside Oti and fellow pro, Nancy Xu. She captioned the image: ‘Our que

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