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Liverpool’s defensive problems do not begin and end with Alberto Moreno | Jonathan Wilson

The Reds have let in three or more goals four times this season but the main problem is not just in defence but more the lack of a proper holding playerAt around 10 to 10 local time on Tuesday Liverpool were leading Sevilla 3-0. The home side were pres…

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Blind Liverpool fan makes formal complaint against Seville police tactics

• Supporter left ‘vulnerable’ after he had his cane taken away at stadium• Calls for FA to do more to protect fans against ‘over-zealous’ policing abroadA blind Liverpool fan was left feeling “vulnerable” and discriminated against after claiming his ca…

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José Mourinho: Manchester United should have led 5-0 at half-time against Basel – video

The Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, says that his side would have beaten Basel nine times out of 10 following defeat in Switzerland on Wednesday night. Michael Lang prodded home late for Basel to condemn United to their first Champions League…

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Neymar leads the charge again in PSG’s repeat rout of Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris Saint-Germain as they were taken apart in Paris. The former PSG youth player Moussa Dembélé fired Celtic into a second-minute lead but the home side reacted to conceding for the first time…

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Michael Lang’s late shocker punishes Manchester United for taking it easy

Disaster struck for Manchester United with less than a minute of normal time left when Michael Lang prodded home to claim a win that, however, could not stop United qualifying before their final Group A game against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford.José Mou…

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Barcelona’s draw with Juventus clinches last-16 place as Messi starts on bench

Barcelona allowed themselves the luxury of starting with Lionel Messi on the bench and still held out comfortably for a 0-0 draw at Juventus to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Barcelona, who brought on Messi early in the se…

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Antonio Conte uses overnight flight to fine-tune Chelsea’s Anfield plan

• No sleep for Chelsea staff on long trip back from beating Qarabag• Chelsea have only one full training session before playing LiverpoolAntonio Conte was expecting to endure a sleepless night despite Chelsea securing progress into the knockout stage o…

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Basel v Manchester United: Champions League – live!

Live updates on Group A match in Switzerland United need point to secure qualification and top spot in groupScoreboard: all the Champions League and Championship goalsMinute-by-minute coverage of PSG v Celtic and Juventus v BarcelonaEmail Paul or tweet…

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Juventus v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Latest action from Group D match in TurinBarça can confirm top spot; defeat would leave Juve at risk of not qualifyingScoreboard: all the Champions League and Championship goalsFollow Basel v Manchester United and PSG v CelticEmail Bryan with your thou…

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PSG v Celtic: Champions League – live!

Latest updates on Group B game at Parc des PrincesScoreboard: all the Champions League and Championship goalsFollow Basel v Manchester United and Juventus v BarcelonaRead The Title: The Story of the First DivisionAnd feel free to email Scott with your …

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Willian eases Chelsea into last 16 after early red card ends Qarabag chances

There was no mass celebration from Antonio Conte and his players at the final whistle, polite handshakes replacing joyous punches of the air, but all in the visitors’ ranks could take pride in a job professionally done. Comfortable victory in Baku has …

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Qarabag v Chelsea: Champions League – live!

Updates on Group C game in Baku kicking off at 5pm GMTChelsea will qualify for last 16 with winScoreboard: all this evening’s goals and fixturesFeel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 5.51pm GMT Victory in Azerbaijan today will guarantee Chelse…

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Liverpool investigate claims fans ‘assaulted’ by police at Sevilla game

• Match kicked off with nearly half away section empty owing to delays• Unverified claims on social media of fans being assaulted by policeLiverpool are investigating claims that fans were mistreated by Spanish police with some allegedly assaulted and …

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Jordan Henderson: Don’t blame defence for Liverpool’s Sevilla collapse

• ‘We let ourselves down … we stopped playing,’ says Liverpool captain• Henderson blames failure to maintain supply line to Mané, Firmino and SalahJordan Henderson has insisted Liverpool’s defending was not the principal cause of their alarming collaps…

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‘It feels like we lost’: Liverpool surrender three-goal lead at Sevilla – video

Jürgen Klopp admits that Liverpool’s 3-3 draw away at Sevilla on Tuesday feels like a loss after his side let a three-goal lead slip in the second half. ‘We didn’t carry on playing football,’ says Klopp. ‘I don’t think anybody can change that it feels …

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Jürgen Klopp admits Liverpool stopped playing at half-time against Sevilla

• ‘The second half we became passive,’ says Liverpool manager• Klopp has yet to defeat Sevilla in seven attemptsJürgen Klopp claimed his Liverpool team stopped playing in a remarkable Champions League tie against Sevilla as they blew a three-goal inter…

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Champions League roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Real romp

• Madrid forward scores his 18th Champions League goal of 2017• Napoli keep alive hopes of Champions League progressCristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 wi…

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Spurs secure top spot after Son Heung-min screamer sinks Borussia Dortmund

When the time comes to pull the names out of the hat at Uefa headquarters next month, none of the second-placed teams will want to draw Tottenham Hotspur. There is no longer evidence of any inferiority complex when they rub shoulders with Europe’s elit…

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Liverpool’s calamitous defending lets slip three-goal lead at Sevilla

Jürgen Klopp bristled at the comparison but it was unavoidable. Liverpool owed Sevilla for the 2016 Europa League final defeat, their manager had admitted beforehand, but they were transported back to Basel by another second-half collapse, another nigh…

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Manchester City grateful for Raheem Sterling’s late winner against Feyenoord

Into every life a little rain must fall, and Manchester City were threatening to end their winning sequence at 16 with their first scoreless draw of the season until Raheem Sterling turned a humdrum evening into a celebration with a goal two minutes fr…