Brazil coach Tite says Barcelona should make a move for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, amid reports in Spain that they want to pair the Liverpool man with compatriot Neymar at Camp Nou.
Coutinho, 24, has flourished with Brazil since the appointment of Tite, who has guided the Selecao to eight wins from eight matches and already secured qualification to next summer's World Cup in his brief spell in charge.
There has been non-stop speculation linking Coutinho with a move to Barca this summer and...
There was a solitary moment of humour for Liverpool fans after Manchester United won the Europa League on Wednesday. It was when Jose Mourinho encouraged his players to hold up three fingers, indicating United had won a treble this season.
It was a tenuous claim which triggered Liverpool memories of their own treble in 2001, one derided for the most part by United supporters as "plastic" or even "Mickey Mouse" as one banner subtly described it.
Liverpool's attitude toward loaning out youth players has changed considerably under the management of Jurgen Klopp.
When he arrived at Anfield in October 2015, the German manager was surprised to find 17 Liverpool players out on loan.
The following summer, the Merseyside club were extremely selective about the players they thought would benefit from a spell away, while they believed it would be best for other prospects to be nurtured at Melwood and the club's Kirkby academy.
"I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them." So wrote Oscar Wilde in "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and there are a couple of managers in the Premier League who regularly use, enjoy and dominate theirs.
Many coaches convey a sense of robotic blankness on the touchline for fear of giving too much away, but Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp are notable exceptions. a pair of touchline tacticians who are like exposed...