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Klopp says £67m Alisson ‘worth double’ after save puts Liverpool through

• Alisson keeps out Napoli in stoppage time• Carlo Ancelotti says Van Dijk deserved red cardJürgen Klopp said he would have paid double for Alisson after the £65m “lifesaver” secured Liverpool’s place in the Champions League knockout with a crucial sto…

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Jürgen Klopp on Raheem Sterling: ‘He gave the right response not to react to these people’

• England forward subject to alleged abuse at Chelsea• Liverpool’s Klopp: ‘I thought his reaction was just brilliant’Jürgen Klopp has said Raheem Sterling delivered the perfect response when subject to alleged racist abuse at Chelsea on Saturday.The Ma…

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Why calls for athletes to compete as a homogenised group should be resisted | Sean Ingle

In response to the impact of transgender athletes some advocate the sexes competing together, a move others argue would banish women from top-level sportCan you imagine sport without separate men’s and women’s categories? A world where Serena Williams …

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Jürgen Klopp: I was not for one second worried about Mohamed Salah’s form

• Forward set a high bar, says coach after Bournemouth hat-trick• Klopp calls on fans to turn up the noise for Napoli visitJürgen Klopp says he was “not worried for one second” about Mohamed Salah’s form this season but admits both club and player have…

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River Plate v Boca Juniors: Copa Libertadores final, second leg – live!

Kick-off due at 7.45pm GMT, first leg was drawn 2-2Debacle around final is a story of Argentinian politicsEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 2.10pm GMT Ben will be here shortly for this 7.45pm kick-off.Meanwhile, the lead-up has been muc…

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Lionel Messi scores two free-kicks as Barcelona hammer Espanyol in derby

Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed their local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga. The champions, who started the game level with Sevilla and Atlético Madri…

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Son Heung-min and Dele Alli lift Tottenham a class above Leicester

Mauricio Pochettino gambled, and saw it pay off handsomely. Tottenham’s manager must have acknowledged the element of risk in weakening his lineup against a Leicester side who were unbeaten in seven games but everything fell into place in a way that, w…

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Everton v Watford: match preview

Marco Silva faces Watford for the first time since being sacked at Vicarage Road. The background to his dismissal remains subject of a legal complaint from the visitors but a more immediate concern to the Everton manager is breaking down disciplined an…

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Hamish Watson leads Edinburgh’s easing past depleted Newcastle

• Pool Five: Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons• Hamish Watson, Chris Dean and Blair Kinghorn cross for hostsDean Richards offered a withering critique of the Champions Cup’s governing body last night after his Newcastle team lost the leadership of Pool…

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Saracens confident Maro Itoje will not be tempted away next summer

• England lock is out of contract at Allianz Park in June• Exeter’s Rob Baxter in no hurry to apply for England jobSaracens are confident Maro Itoje will sign a new deal and disappoint other clubs keen to make him one of the best-paid players in the co…

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Marco Silva stresses Everton’s desire to keep hold of André Gomes

• ‘Impossible to be more happy’ with on-loan midfielder• ‘There are three parts to any deal: us, André and Barcelona’Marco Silva has said Everton will make a concerted effort to sign André Gomes on a permanent transfer, although the future of the styli…

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Adil Rashid and Moussa Sissoko prove you can succeed second time around | Andrew Anthony

The England cricketer and the France footballer find redemption in the harsh world of professional sportOne of the most inspiring characteristics of competitive sport is that it offers up more acts of redemption than The Lives of the Saints. Seldom are…

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Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury: WBC heavyweight championship – live!

Unbeatens meet in Los Angeles for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight titleBritain’s Joe Joyce, Cuba’s Luis Ortiz deliver undercard knockoutsTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.40am GMT Ortiz gets the stoppage early in the 10th and final round. He connect…

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Leicester’s James Maddison cuts down Watford with sublime volley

James Maddison scored a sensational goal to lift Leicester to a decisive victory against Watford, who finished the game with 10 men when Étienne Capoue was shown a straight red cardMaddison’s first-half volley, finishing off a flowing break, capped a t…

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Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling strikes again to sink Bournemouth

A weakened and slightly laboured Manchester City still managed to open a five-point gap at the top of the Premier League, a warning to the rest of the competition that, even with big names missing, they can keep up their scoring average of three goals …

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Copa Libertadores final: River Plate refuse to play Boca Juniors in Madrid

River say it is ‘incomprehensible’ to play final in SpainSecond leg postponed twice after attack on Boca busRiver Plate rejected the decision to play the rearranged second leg of their Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors in Madrid.The much ant…

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Manchester City v Bournemouth: match preview

Three straight defeats in the league represents the worst run of the season so far for Bournemouth. Matters will not be getting any easier for them on Saturday. Eddie Howe’s side face Manchester City, the champions have scored 13 goals against Bournemo…

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Newcastle United v West Ham United: match preview

Many people would say Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles are Newcastle’s best players but after injuries cost them their places the fit again pair are struggling to get back into a team which has won its past three games. Rafael Benítez – a manager muc…

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Mario Ledesma has one eye on World Cup as coach bloods new Pumas | Andy Bull

There is plenty at stake for Argentina as they prepare to face the Barbarians at TwickenhamMario Ledesma has made 10 changes to his Argentina team for their match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday. Ten months out from the World Cup the h…

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Liverpool need a midfield rethink to help end their continental drift | Barney Ronay

Their manager’s moans in Paris should not distract him from the fact that his side needs a rebootAt the end of Liverpool’s defeat in Paris on Wednesday night Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel offered up a weirdly self-referential round of press conference…