Ex-Liverpool forward Morientes has emphasised that his old club is a project and hopes Jurgen Klopp can lead them to success.
The Eagles' new signing Freddie Ladapo is very much one for the future, according to his new manager.
Sunderland are in need of wins as they battle relegation and face West Brom at the Stadium of Light this weekend.
The former Leicester City boss is the current bookies' favourite to replace Remi Garde at Villa Park.
Watford have enjoyed an entertaining season back in the Premier League, as they sit comfortably in 14th position and 11 points clear of Sunderland in 18th.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently in 12th place in the Championship table.
The Foxes are sitting pretty, five points clear at the top of the table, while the Saints are still chasing fourth spot.
Despite his best efforts, the full-back was unable to keep the Clarets in the Premier League last season.
Bank of America’s Bryan Weadock is stepping down from his role as co-head of global fixed-income sales to take personal leave, joining a growing number of senior Wall Street bond executives moving on amid an industrywide slump.
Deutsche Bank’s Michael Schoell, a senior trader of distressed debt, has left to join hedge-fund firm King Street Capital Management, people familiar with the move said.
The Standard Liege attacker should have been pictured in Everton blue by now. As it stands, he is still in Belgium as talks continue to stall.
Swansea City have been linked with a move for Norwich City left-back Martin Olsson, which could present Wolverhampton Wanderers with a signing opportunity.
HITC Sport understands that Boro are close on a double deal, while Crystal Palace are nearing a loan signing and two Championship sides are battling for a Riverside forward.
Sam Byram joined West Ham United from Leeds United in January 2016.
Leeds United defender laughs off Aston Villa chant.
The sports brand want Alli to be their face of football, but it would mean a Spurs exit.
Charlie Mulgrew joined Blackburn Rovers in the summer transfer window after leaving Celtic.
The Swansea City player has been linked with a move to West Ham United and now his price tag has been reported.
The Manchester City star has been commenting on the title race.
Tottenham Hotspur beat West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
David Cameron has said his government is “not ruling anything out” when it comes to helping to rescue the British steel industry, but warned that he does not believe that nationalisation is the right answer.
The Potters have been on a fine run in the Premier League that has seen them climb to eighth place, winning four of their last six games.
The 49-year-old Frenchman left Villa on Tuesday night after only 147 days in charge, but did the team make any improvement during his reign?