Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (left) vies with Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during their EPL match in Southampton on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Liverpool recovered from a shock Newcastle opener to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Anfield, as Tottenham and Chelsea bounced back to form with big wins on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to make winning trophies a habit as they head back to Istanbul — the scene of one of the club’s greatest triumphs — to take on Premier League rivals Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City opened the defence of their Premier League title in style on Saturday before Tottenham recovered to beat Aston Villa, courtesy of two Harry Kane strikes.
Skipper Alvaro Negredo and Toze scored a goal each as as a clinical Al Nasr defeated defending champions Shabab Al Ahli 2-1 to lift the Arabian Gulf Cup on Friday.
India beat Australia by 36 runs in the second ODI at the SCA stadium in Rajkot to level the three-match series between the two sides 1-1. Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli helped
Liverpool can widen the chasm between themselves and the rest of the English Premier League with a win in their battle against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.