first_imgLONDON (CMC):Ex-West Indies speedster, Fidel Edwards, will undergo surgery today to deal with a broken ankle sustained here last week during a freak accident.The right-armer, who was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which bowled off earlier this month, broke his ankle while playing football in warm-ups ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday.He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.”Unfortunately Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket said.”It’s a real shame for him, he has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.Hampshire on Monday announced that Edwards’ former Windies teammate, Tino Best, would be brought in as cover.last_img read more

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho Liverpool must ‘pray’ they can keep Coutinho – Gerrard Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 19:44 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Coutinho Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Leicester City v Liverpool Leicester City Premier League Transfers The club icon is not optimistic that the Anfield club can see off interest from Camp Nou if there is a renewed approach for the star Steven Gerrard believes it will take a stroke of divine intervention for Philippe Coutinho to not leave Liverpool for Barcelona.The attacker was involved in a summer tag-of-war that saw him go AWOL from the Reds’ squad towards the end of the transfer window in a bid to force a deal through.Liverpool 20/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off the danger, but Gerrard believes there is only so long they can keep hold of the Brazil international.Asked on BT Sport how Liverpool can keep him at the club, the club legend replied: Pray! He’s South American, his dream is to go to Barcelona. “I think the key in this situation is do Barcelona come back? Or are they upset that he hasn’t come? “Liverpool will want to keep him for a long, long time, there’s no doubt about that. They love him.”Coutinho, 25, was vital as Liverpool defeated Leicester 3-2 on Saturday, and Gerrard was happy to sing the player’s praises.“He produces moments of genius and he’s a world class footballer.“Barcelona don’t come for you for that amount of money unless you’re world class. “Liverpool need to try and keep hold of him for as long as possible because with him in the team, when Sadio Mane comes back, we know Liverpool will score heavily and they will be one of the most exciting teams in the league.”The Reds are sixth in the standings, five points behind leaders Manchester City after six games. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more