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Jürgen Klopp says Manchester City loss nothing to do with sealing title – video

The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, says being crowned Premier League champions last week had no impact on his team’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Klopp said the defeat hurt, and that says City had a point to prove while Liverpool fai…

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Megan Rapinoe praises NWSL players for kneeling during national anthem

Thorns and Courage kneel during anthem as NWSL kicks offRapinoe, 34, elected not to play in Challenge Cup in UtahMegan Rapinoe has praised some of her fellow soccer players after they kneeled before the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer Leagu…

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Aston Villa manager Dean Smith laments fixture congestion after Wolves defeat – video

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith blamed fatigue for his team’s 1-0 loss to Wolves at Villa Park. ‘I think the biggest winner today was fatigue,’ he said. ‘It is not a spectacle at the moment anyway without supporters there and even less so when you are a…

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Disorder in Liverpool as fan celebrations continue in the city – video

Liverpool Football Club has condemned the behaviour of crowds of fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club winning their first ever Premier League title. On Saturday the club, Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police issued a joint statem…

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Disorder in Liverpool as fan celebrations continue in the city – video

Liverpool Football Club has condemned the behaviour of crowds of fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club winning their first ever Premier League title. On Saturday the club, Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police issued a joint statem…

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Premier League managers on Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool’s title win – video

Premier League managers congratulated Liverpool and their manager Jürgen Klopp after they sealed a first league title in 30 years. Pep Guardiola, manager of previous champions Manchester City, said: ‘Congratulations for Liverpool – the fans, manager, t…

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‘Congratulations Liverpool’: Guardiola and Lampard pay tribute – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola congratulated Liverpool on a deserved Premier League win, the first for the team in 30 years, Guardiola admitted his side have lacked consistency over the course of the season.Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard also …

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A sea of Reds: Liverpool fans revel in glory of title win – in pictures

Scenes of joy unfolded across Liverpool after the club secured their first league title for 30 years Continue reading…

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‘Relieved, happy, proud’: Jürgen Klopp hails Premier League triumph – video

An ‘overwhelmed’ Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has hailed his squad for their Premier League triumph after Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea gave the Reds an unassailable lead. The German manager has led the club to their first domestic title since …

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Liverpool fans gather at Anfield to celebrate first title in 30 years – video

Thousands of jubilant Liverpool supporters have spent the night celebrating the team’s first league title for 30 years.Fans gathered outside the Main Stand at Anfield for when the final whistle blew on Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchest…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche condemns ‘White Lives Matter’ banner flown over Etihad – video

A banner displaying the words ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ was flown over the Etihad Stadium before the team’s Premier League football match against Manchester City. The moment occurred after players and staff from both clubs took a knee before kickoff…

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‘Fantastic to have him back’: Solskjær celebrates Pogba’s return for Manchester United – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær said his team had improved since before lockdown started after Manchester United came from behind to draw 1-1 with Tottenham on Friday and said he was ‘happy’ Paul Pogba was back after injury.The draw leaves United in fifth place, t…

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Barcelona draw blank at Sevilla to keep title race wide open

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw at Sevilla in an empty stadium on Friday as they dropped points for the first time since the season restarted.The Catalan side are top of the standings on 65 points from 30 games but second-placed Real Madrid, wit…

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Napoli fans flood streets in ‘reckless’ Coppa Italia celebrations – video

The World Health Organization has condemned as ‘reckless’ celebrations on the streets of Naples after Napoli’s 4-2 penalty win over Juventus in the Coppa Italia. Large crowds of fans congregated in the city, ignoring social distancing rules in place to…

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Werder Bremen v Wolfsburg: Bundesliga – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the action at Weser StadiumBayern sink Leverkusen while Dortmund and Hertha take kneeEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 11.49am BST Some pre-match reading Related: Bundesliga: Bayern sink Leverkusen while Do…

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Werder Bremen v Wolfsburg: Bundesliga – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the action at Weser StadiumBayern sink Leverkusen while Dortmund and Hertha take kneeEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 11.49am BST Some pre-match reading Related: Bundesliga: Bayern sink Leverkusen while Do…

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Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: Der Klassiker – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the Bundesliga, kick-off 5.30 pmDer Klassiker returns with Bayern and Dortmund’s rivalry poised Any thoughts? You can email Rob.Smyth@theguardian.com 4.36pm BST Mats Hummels is fit to start, which is a big boost for Dortmu…

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Project Restart: what hurdles are facing the Premier League? – video explainer

As the Premier League weighs up a possible return in June, many questions remain unanswered. From testing regimes to where games will be played, Paul MacInnes takes a look at the key hurdlesProject Restart: the hurdles Premier League football must clea…

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Andrés Iniesta calls children born because of his goal against Chelsea in 2009 – video

Barcelona icon Andrés Iniesta has video-called the children born because of his famous goal against Chelsea in 2009. The late winner at Stamford Bridge led to a spike in pregnancies. ‘Has your mum shown you the goal?’ Iniesta asks Ignacio, born on 18 J…

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Lockdown, Bayern and growing up as a refugee: Gary Lineker meets Alphonso Davies – video

Alphonso Davies was born in a refugee camp after his parents fled civil war in Liberia. He has since become the youngest footballer to play for Canada and won a Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich. The 19-year-old talks to Gary Lineker about his incred…