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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp praises 'incredible young player' Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring on Champions League debut

Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp praises 'incredible young player' Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring on Champions League debut

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised the character of Trent Alexander-Arnold after the teenager scored a brilliant free-kick in their 2-1 Champions League play-off win over Hoffenheim.The 18-year-old stepped up ahead of more senior colleagues to whip in a set-piece and open the scoring with his first goal for the club on his European debut.Hoffenheim's late strike from Mark Uth came from Alexander-Arnold's side of defence after James Milner's cross had deflected in off Havard Nordtveit to make it 2-0, but Klopp accepts the youngster is still learning and was more interested in what he can do rather than what he cannot."I have to say, for an 18-year-old to have the balls to kick a free-kick is better than the mistake," he said."He is an incredible young player. It was actually because I t...
Who will be Premier League champions? – 40 BBC experts have their say

Who will be Premier League champions? – 40 BBC experts have their say

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We have seen six different champions since the Premier League started 25 years ago, but will someone different win it this time?Liverpool and Tottenham are among the teams hoping that will be the case or, at the very least, that they can finish in the top four.But will Chelsea defend their title? Can Pep Guardiola conquer England with Manchester City? Are Arsenal contenders... or will Manchester United come good?We asked 40 BBC TV and radio pundits, presenters, journalists and commentators for their one-two-three-four and an explanation of their selection.The predictions were made on the basis of how each squad shaped up on Friday, 11 August, before the opening weekend but with three weeks to go before the transfer window shuts on Friday 1 September, and the potential of further signings -...
Celtic 0-0 Rosenborg: Hoops' Champions League hopes hang in the balance

Celtic 0-0 Rosenborg: Hoops' Champions League hopes hang in the balance

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Celtic's bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw against Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.The Hoops played without a recognised centre forward due to injury and suspension - midfielder Tom Rogic was ostensibly the furthest man in attack - and they missed a focal point in an encounter where the visiting keeper Andre Hansen had little to do.Indeed, the Norwegian side created the better chances and Celtic keeper Craig Gordon made several saves to give the Scottish champions, big favourites for the tie, at least a clean sheet to take into the second leg.The suspended Leigh Griffiths will be available for the return game at the Lerkendal Stadion in Trondheim next Wednesday if he recovers from a calf injury - Moussa Dembe...
Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy final, The OvalPakistan 338-4 (50 overs): Fakhar 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57*India 158 all out (30.3 overs): Pandya 76, Amir 3-16, Hasan 3-19Pakistan won by 180 runsScorecardPakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine. Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5. India eventually limped to 158, Pakistan winning by 180 runs to take their first global 50-over title since 1992. Watch extended highlights on BBC Two at 23:15 BST (23:45 in Wales and 00:10 in ...