The Fiver | An added opportunity to cruelly dash their fans’ hopes

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Speaking about the Nations League a few days ago, Jürgen Klopp described it as “the most senseless competition in world football”. The Liverpool manager said he didn’t “know what you can win with it”, but he knew there was some final next summer … “or something”. Whether Klopp was being deliberately obtuse as he grumbled about his players not getting a rest is open to debate, although it didn’t go unnoticed that he singled out Jordan Henderson as one player who only had a fortnight’s holiday this year. Luckily, the arrival of Fabinho and the excellent form of Gini Wijnaldum may ensure the Liverpool captain gets to kick back and put his feet up whether he likes it or not for the foreseeable future.

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