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Guardian - Wed Apr 11 10:32 PM
• Alexander-Arnold: ‘From the start in Europe we’re in it to win it’ • Defender believes his game has hit new heights this season Trent Alexander-Arnold has said Liverpool fear no one in the Champions League semi-final draw on Friday and believes his game reached new heights after being targeted...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 10:13 PM
After three straight defeats, City’s manager is not ‘a fraud’ and neither has he been ‘found out’ – rather rivals have realised how to exploit his side’s weak spots Is Pep Guardiola a bald fraud? Before Manchester City’s three consecutive defeats in the last eight days, this seemed to be one of t...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 3:53 PM
• Manager charged for protest and communicating from stands • Liverpool charged over fans’ throwing of fireworks and objects Pep Guardiola has been charged with two disciplinary offences by Uefa after Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday. The City manager faces a firs...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 2:22 PM
Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola couldn't hide his anger as his side crashed out of the Champions League to Liverpool on Tuesday night. City led through an early Gabriel Jesus goal, but had a goal ruled out controversially for offside minutes before half-time, Guardiola insisted those decisi...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 1:13 PM
Liverpool were more disciplined, organised and mature than Manchester City with Dejan Lovren shining light on the tactical input their manager had at half-time at the Etihad The Liverpool dressing room was a predictably emotional place around 8.30pm on Wednesday after a first half in which their...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 11:49 AM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said his side overcame a Manchester City 'whirlwind' to seal their spot in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday. Liverpool went behind after an early goal from Gabriel Jesus but goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ensured Klopp's side reached the las...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 12:12 AM
Pep Guardiola’s half-time bust-up helped bring Manchester City’s Champions League house of cards crashing down And fade to blue. Two billion pounds, 10 years and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making in the end Manchester City’s best shot so far at becoming the champions of Europe was...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 11:44 PM
• City manager was sent to stands after confronting referee • ‘He’s a referee he likes to feel different, he’s special’ Pep Guardiola blamed decisions that went against Manchester City in both Champions League quarter-final legs as they were knocked out by Liverpool 5-1 aggregate at the Etihad St...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 9:53 PM
In the away end, there were songs about winning the European Cup and, this being Liverpool, thousands of euphoric voices joining in with the follow-up shout of “again”. And why not? Liverpool had survived the thunderstorm, as Jürgen Klopp had put it, and at the end of this epic tussle it was a su...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 6:41 PM
Live updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off at Etihad Stadium Roma v Barcelona – live with @Paul_Doyle Follow all Tuesday’s live scores here And you can email Rob with your thoughts 5.47pm BST For a man who has won the Champions League twice as a coach, Pep Guardiola has a fair bit to prove in the...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 5:47 PM
Sign up now ! Sign up now ! Sign up now ? Sign up now ! After being beaten 3-0 last week by Anfield, Manchester City will attempt to overturn that deficit in a more sedate environment on Tuesday and advance to Big Cup semi-finals. As they look forward to the game, most Citeh fans have been adaman...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 12:19 PM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is relishing what he calls a ‘special’ mood before facing Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad on Tuesday. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg, but Klopp believes the club’s previous experiences of high-profile Eu...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 11:50 AM
Pep Guardiola says only the ‘perfect game’ will do as Manchester City head into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg but the City manager believes anything can happen and insists his players will not...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 11:39 AM
Our cartoonist on the derby defeat to Manchester United and the Champions League tie against Liverpool View all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 9:50 AM
Today’s fluff is gold medal stuff Liverpool clearly need some help running riot against highly favoured opponents so, before they try to do it all again at the Etihad , the grapevine is abuzz with suggestions they would like someone to do the honours next season. That man is Paulo Dybala , the Ju...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 10:40 PM
The world’s most expensive defender says his new club are the ‘perfect fit’ since joining from Southampton The world’s most expensive defender happens to be one of the calmest but it is not merely Virgil van Dijk’s unflappable nature that explains his confidence in Liverpool’s mission at Manchest...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 10:40 PM
• Manager insists ‘this is half-time: the game is not over’ • Mohamed Salah expected to start after missing derby Jürgen Klopp believes that Liverpool must be prepared to weather “a thunderstorm” from Manchester City as they bid to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 10:40 PM
Liverpool will be in the box seat in the Champions League second leg, with only seven teams in 126 having overturned a 3-0 deficit They tell a story at Manchester City, going back to the days when European Cup quarter‑finals were for other clubs, about a time when Liverpool, in their pomp, turned...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 2:58 PM
• Manager says side must be clinical to overturn 3-0 first-leg deficit • Hopes players will be inspired to achieve remarkable comeback Pep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City team to play “the perfect game” to overcome Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Eti...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 9:14 AM
Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without recognising a rib-tickling play on words when it hears one Marouane Fellaini is expected to leave Manchester United when his contract expires come season’s end and French sports daily L’Equipe have raised eyebrows by saying Liverpool could be...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 7:21 AM
Danny Welbeck remains an enigma, Marko Arnautovic goes it alone and Rafael Benítez delivers a lesson to his boss Danny Welbeck stayed true to form by mixing the sublime with the ridiculous during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Southampton, producing a contender for miss of the season moments before n...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 11:12 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight • Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography The Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 11:02 PM
The manager’s cautious tactics continue in the derby stalemate against Liverpool as he opts for self- preservation Long before he forged a reputation as a one‑man insurance policy against relegation, Sam Allardyce was known for his fondness for facts and figures. He played the percentages in an e...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 10:39 PM
• Tottenham’s winner awarded to Christian Eriksen • Kane has scored five fewer league goals than Mohamed Salah Harry Kane has not given up hope of overhauling Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League golden boot award despite being denied what he felt was his 25th goal of the campaign in...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 10:39 PM
• Manager admits: ‘It’s difficult for our mood not winning’ • But Guardiola sure City will create chances in second leg Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City’s inability to maintain a two‑goal lead against Manchester United could weigh on players’ minds when seeking to overturn a 3-0 de...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 9:45 AM
If Liverpool were considering parking the bus in the Champions League second leg on Tuesday, they should reconsider Forget the league title for a moment. This was an object lesson in why Manchester City are going to struggle to keep Liverpool’s players off the scoresheet when the Champions League...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 10:34 PM
After two seasons the Liverpool manager has found a system that works, led by the £75m signing Virgil van Dijk “If we have to score five goals to win, then so be it, ” Vincent Kompany said when it was put to him that a single Liverpool goal at the Etihad on Tuesday would surely leave Manchester C...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 4:55 PM
Live updates from the derby, kicking off at 5.30pm BST You can email Rob here with your thoughts Paul Wilson: City were rumbled at Anfield, now they must respond Live scoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scores 4.37pm BST That’s a very strong City team , even though Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio A...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 4:42 PM
• Everton manager unhappy with his reaction to being substituted • ‘He can say whatever he wants to me in the office’ Sam Allardyce has told Wayne Rooney to vent his frustrations within the confines of the Everton manager’s office after reacting furiously to his early substitution against Liverpo...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 3:08 PM
Liverpool emerged from a forgettable match with their record unbeaten derby run and their Champions League preparations unscathed. Everton departed with a familiar sense of regret from this fixture as a glorious opportunity to end their eight-year wait for victory over their rivals went begging a...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 11:46 AM
Live updates from the Merseyside derby, kicking off at 12.30pm BST Email Rob here with your thoughts Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Live scoreboard: the latest from Saturday’s matches 11.41am BST Jurgen Klopp speaks! “Mo is injured, but hopefully he’ll be available for Tue...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 10:40 PM
Turkey international hopes to become a ‘true Evertonian’ by getting a goal in his first Merseyside derby Cenk Tosun lived, worked and prospered in Istanbul before joining Everton in January. In other words, he did not require the schooling on the importance or volatility of a derby that he has re...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 3:05 PM
• Liverpool manager offers another apology for pre-match incident • Klopp praises City medical staff for helping woman after game Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has criticised the “idiots” who threw objects at Manchester City’s coach and put the chance of fans being able to greet the team’s arriv...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 2:57 PM
Sam Allardyce has blamed a small minority on Twitter and Instagram for the negative reaction towards his reign as Everton manager but dissent may be widespread and within ear-shot at Goodison Park should his team repeat their feeble effort against Manchester City in the 231st Merseyside derby. Ev...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 10:38 PM
• Liverpool midfielder believes it disturbed Manchester City’s players • ‘It was an amazing atmosphere, the best I’ve ever played in’ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has thanked Liverpool fans for generating a “horrible” atmosphere for Manchester City on Wednesday and believes it disturbed Pep Guardiola’...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 6:30 PM
Emmanuel Macron | Butterfly Conservation | Country diary magic | Porton Down | Football fans Why is Emmanuel Macron always described as a “centrist” in the Guardian ( Strike chaos sets rail workers on collision course with Macron , 4 April)? He is hellbent on reducing employment rights and taking...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 6:15 PM
• Team bus was hit by bottles, cans and flares on way to Anfield • Police will ‘find those responsible and put them before the courts’ Merseyside police have appealed for fans with mobile phone footage of the Manchester City coach being attacked before the Champions League quarter-final first leg...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 4:18 PM
By the benchmark they have set, Manchester City were terrible at Liverpool – light up front, porous at the back and less than tigerish in midfield – and they need to react quickly Only three managers have outwitted Pep Guardiola this season, and while Wigan’s Paul Cook and Basel’s Raphaël Wicky w...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 11:56 AM
Manchester City’s Manel Estiarte films missiles, bottles and flares being thrown at the team bus as it approaches Anfield on Wednesday night. The attack caused the driver’s door to be smashed and the vehicle to be put out of commission Manchester City players refuse to blame bus attack for Liverp...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 11:02 AM
The atmosphere inside Anfield helped Liverpool to victory over Manchester City. In an era of agents’ fees and expected goals it was a reminder of what football should be about Football has increasingly become a sport judged on tangibles. This is the age of expected goals and big chances, of stati...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 9:21 AM
Manchester City manager’s attempt to calm Liverpool’s fury by starting with Ilkay Gündoğan contributed to his Champions League first-leg downfall at Anfield Thirteen games played, seven won, one drawn. No other manager has a record against Pep Guardiola anywhere near as good as that of Jürgen Klo...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 12:21 AM
Pep Guardiola’s safety-first approach handed the initiative to Liverpool and to a man they seized it with vigour on another momentous European night at Anfield This was the wrong time and place for making concessions. The team coaches were re-routed away from the King Harry pub on safety grounds...