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Premier League: Jurgen Klopp upbeat on Roberto Firmino fitness for Merseyside derby | football

File photo of Jurgen Klopp and Roberto Firmino. (REUTERS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Roberto Firmino may return from an ankle injury to face Everton on Sunday in a vital clash for the Premier League leaders. Everton, in ninth place, have not beaten Liverpool since 2010 but would dearly love to spoil their neighbour

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur no longer a soft touch, insists manager Mauricio Pochettino | football

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Action Images via Reuters) Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted Friday that Spurs have shed their “soft” label are mentally equipped to bounce back from defeats at Burnley and Chelsea to win this weekend’s north London derby with Arsenal. A long-shot Premie

Lionel Messi must be more involved in second ‘Clasico’, says Barcelona manager Valverde | football

Lionel Messi in action against Real Madrid on Wednesday. (REUTERS) Barcelona need to ensure Lionel Messi is more involved in Saturday’s La Liga ‘Clasico’ at Real Madrid than he was in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg victory over their arch-rivals, coach Ernesto Valverde said. Messi, al

La Liga to cut Monday matches, say Spanish Football Federation after protests | football

La Liga has staged fixtures on Mondays since 2010 but clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are not included, due to their involvement in European competitions. (Reuters) La Liga has bowed to fan pressure and will remove Monday matches from next season, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president

Premier League: Chelsea must be wary of Fulham after Ranieri exit – Sarri | football

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.(REUTERS) Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has warned his players to expect a reaction from relegation-threatened Fulham following the departure of Claudio Ranieri. Fulham, 19th in the standings, sacked Ranieri as manager on Thursday following a dismal run of results and appointed Scott Parker a

Premier League: Guardiola running out of patience with injured Mendy | football

Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline.(AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will seek to make “three or four” major signings this summer, with a replacement for the injury-hit Benjamin Mendy a top priority. Mendy has been plagued by knee problems since joining from

Bundesliga: Ji Dong-won strikes twice as Augsburg shock Dortmund | football

(L-R) Dortmund’s Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro, Dortmund’s English midfielder Jadon Sancho and Dortmund’s Spanish forward Paco Alcacer react after the German first division Bundesliga football match.(AFP) Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund slumped to a shock 2-1 loss at Augsburg on Friday as forw

Maurizio Sarri not sure about Kepa Arrizabalaga’s return to Chelsea team | football

Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga during the warm up before the match.(Action Images via Reuters) Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga remains the club’s first choice but manager Maurizio Sarri is still uncertain if the Spaniard will be recalled to the starting team for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Fulham. Ar

Premier League: Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris rescue point for Spurs against Arsenal | football

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane congratulates goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) after he saves a penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (AFP) Hugo Lloris saved a last-minute penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Tottenham avoided a third straight defeat and claimed a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in Saturday&rsqu

La Liga: Barcelona beat Real Madrid to edge closer to title | football

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic at the end of the Spanish league football match.(AFP) Barcelona won their second Clasico in four days on Saturday and Real Madrid might have to win the Champions League if Santiago Solari is to be in cha

David Beckham salutes LA Galaxy and Los Angeles as statue unveiled | football

Former LA Galaxy MLS soccer midfielder David Beckham poses with a statue of himself at Legends Plaza in front of Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.(AP) David Beckham called his former team LA Galaxy his “family” and thanked Los Angeles for embracing him at the unveiling of his statue before the Major League