Liverpool’s trio joins regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s player award. File / Reuters
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp sounded hopeful that his striker Roberto Firmino, who missed Friday’s 5-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town, will be fit to face Barcelona on Wednesday.
Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League as Naby Keita’s goal after just 15 seconds inspired a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Friday.
Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk was named as England’s PFA Player of the Year for 2019 on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his team had the “mentality of giants” after they pulled off one of the most remarkable turnarounds in Champions League history, thrashing Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 4-0 to reach the final for the second year running. Liverpool went into the match deprived of two of their most potent attacking weapons
All eyes will be on all-rounders Ben Stokes and Jason Holder in Southampton as they will lead their respective teams on the pitch at Ageas Bowl to mark the beginning of this historic series.
International cricket returns on Wednesday following the coronavirus lockdown when England play the first match of their three-Test series against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, followed by two matches at Old Trafford, in Manchester.
The manager renowned for his own flashpoints and volatility was delighted to see tensions between teammates erupting in public view.