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Thompson: Reds will beat Real
Thompson: Reds will beat Real Phil Thompson

Thompson: Reds will beat Real

Phil Thompson is backing Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League, despite the poor display in Basel.

Thompson: Lampard an icon Phil Thompson

Thompson: Lampard an icon

Frank Lampard is a football icon and can be proud of a ‘stellar’ England career, says Phil Thompson.

Phil's predictions Phil Thompson

Phil's predictions

Phil Thompson says Chelsea will triumph and that we should keep an eye on Drogba and Aguero.

Thommo: Learn from Germany Phil Thompson

Thommo: Learn from Germany

England must adopt Germany's coaching structure if they are to match the world champions, says Thommo.

Thommo: Suarez can be replaced Phil Thompson

Thommo: Suarez can be replaced

Luis Suarez and Alexis Sanchez may have gone elsewhere, but Liverpool will find new stars, says Phil Thompson.

Thommo - It's Gerrard's call Phil Thompson

Thommo - It's Gerrard's call

Phil Thompson says Brendan Rodgers won't influence Steven Gerrard’s decision over his England future.

<a href='http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/why-i-love-the-world-cup/9317657/why-i-love-the-world-cup-thompson' class='instorylink'>Phil's World Cup moments</a> Phil Thompson

Phil's World Cup moments

Phil Thompson remembers Pele, Eusebio and more as he tells us why he loves the World Cup.

Extension work Phil Thompson

Extension work

England must play a more expansive game to stretch opponents in the World Cup, says Phil Thompson.

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