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Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez rules out Premier League return

Luis Suarez has effectively ruled out a return to Premier League football being made, with the Uruguayan admitting he would find it "strange" to represent any side other than Liverpool.
Everton fans are making their feelings known about the prospect of Rafa Benitez being appointed as the club manager.

Everton fans hang anti-Benitez banners outside Goodison Park

Everton fans are making their feelings known about the prospect of Rafa Benitez being appointed as the club manager.
The Premier League have confirmed the punishments to be handed out to the ‘big six clubs’ involved in the supposed breakaway European Super League.

Premier League 2021/22 fixtures unveiled

Premier League champions Manchester City get their 2021/22 title defence under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.
Liverpool have been given the go-ahead to expand Anfield by around 7,000 seats, taking the total capacity at their historic stadium to more than 61,000.

Liverpool given go-ahead for Anfield expansion

Liverpool have been given the go-ahead to expand Anfield by around 7,000 seats, taking the total capacity at their historic stadium to more than 61,000.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his idol, with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as an example to follow.

Diogo Jota: Cristiano Ronaldo was my idol

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his "idol", with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as "an example to follow".
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says inconsistency in decision making by the video assistant referee (VAR) has left him questioning its long-term use.

Andy Robertson back to where he began at Hampden

Andy Robertson will be in familiar surroundings as he leads Scotland into battle for the first time in a major international tournament in 23 years against the Czech Republic on Monday.
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool on a three-year contract.

Georginio Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG

Georginio Wijnaldum has explained his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain following months of strong links with La Liga giants Barcelona.
Joe Aribo provided an assist as Rangers defeated rival Celtic 2-0 to progress into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup at Ibrox on Sunday.

Rangers to face Liverpool in pre-season friendly

Rangers that parade Super Eagles star Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun will face Liverpool in a pre-season friendly at Anfield.
Raheem Sterling does not receive the plaudits he deserves. GETTY IMAGES

Manchester City striker linked with switch to Barcelona

The Manchester City winger, currently preparing for Euro 2020 with England, has fallen out of favour with Pep Guardiola and is said to be unhappy with his lack of minutes at the Etihad.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

Barcelona go all in for Georginio Wijnaldum after PSG’s superior offer

Georginio Wijnaldum continues to be one of Barcelona's main transfer targets for next season. According to 'ESPN', PSG intend to get between the player and club having made a tempting offer for the Dutchman. As a result, the Catalan side have been forced to go all in.
Georginio Wijnaldum says Liverpool can only save their season by winning the Champions League following the collapse of their Premier League title defence.

PSG attempt to hijack Barcelona bid for Georginio Wijnaldum

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly refusing to give up hope of beating Barcelona to the signing of free agent midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.

Barcelona ‘set to announce’ signing of Memphis Depay

Barcelona will announce the signing of Memphis Depay early next week as the club continue their summer rebuild, according to reports in Spain.
According to The Sun, Everton are so confident that Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho will join them this summer in a £35 million deal. The Toffees are already house-hunting for him and a deal is thought to have been agreed on paper.

Barcelona offering Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool to pay debt

Coutinho cost Barca a guaranteed £105million in 2018 but with a further £40million possibly due in add-ons over the course of his contract.
Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson is not on Leeds United’s radar for the summer transfer window, according to a report.

Leeds discontinue Liverpool ace Harry Wilson pursuit

The 24-year-old has failed to make his mark at Anfield so far, but he impressed on loan at Cardiff City with seven goals and 12 assists in 37 Championship appearances in the 2020-21 season.
Liverpool are set to axe up to ten players in a major squad overhaul this summer, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri the biggest names.

Liverpool to offload up to ten players in major squad overhaul

Liverpool are set to axe up to ten players in a major squad overhaul this summer, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri the biggest names.
Alberto Moreno wasted little time in taunting Manchester United after Villarreal's Europa League final win over the Red Devils, with the former Liverpool defender belting out "You'll Never Walk Alone" during wild celebrations.

Alberto Moreno taunts Manchester United with Liverpool song after Europa League triumph

Alberto Moreno wasted little time in taunting Manchester United after Villarreal's Europa League final win over the Red Devils, with the former Liverpool defender belting out "You'll Never Walk Alone" during wild celebrations.
Mario Lemina has assured that Fulham will “fight until the end to avoid relegation after the Cottagers snatched a 1-0 victory at Liverpool.

Mario Lemina: Why Fulham got relegated from Premier League

Mario Lemina stated Fulham got relegated to the Championship because they ‘weren’t good enough’ to stay in the Premier League.
Liverpool are set to create a new supporters board before the start of the 2021-22 season in an effort to give the fans a voice in decision-making processes, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Top four rivals set for dramatic finish to Premier League season

Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester will stage a thrilling battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four as the English top-flight season comes to a dramatic conclusion on Sunday.
Nigerian centre-forward Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for Union Berlin in their 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig in the last game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season on Saturday.

Bundesliga: Taiwo Awoniyi helps Union Berlin finish on high

Taiwo Awoniyi came off the bench to help Union Berlin to a 2-1 win over RB Leipzig on the last day of the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season.
Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm whether Gini Wijnaldum is set to play his final game for Liverpool this weekend, but insisted the midfielder’s commitment to the Reds cannot be questioned.

Liverpool boss refuses to confirm Gini Wijnaldum’s departure

Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm whether Gini Wijnaldum is set to play his final game for Liverpool this weekend, but insisted the midfielder’s commitment to the Reds cannot be questioned.

Crystal Palace boss to step down

Roy Hodgson will leave his role as manager of Crystal Palace F.C. at the end of this season. Hodgson’s final match in charge of the Eagles will be at Anfield against Liverpool on Sunday, his 162nd competitive match in the Palace dugout.
Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.

Jurgen Klopp: Champions League berth would be ‘massive’ for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said qualifying for the Champions League would be one of the club’s biggest achievements given how badly their Premier League title defence went this season.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The giant Olympic rings are seen through a tree at the waterfront area of Odaiba Marine Park, 50 days before the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan to ease state of emergency, focus on Olympics spectators

Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections.
FILE PHOTO - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, looks on during a joint news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in Kabul, Afghanistan February 29, 2020.REUTERS-Mohammad Ismail-File Photo

Afghan president replaces security ministers as Taliban advance

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani replaced two top ministers charged with managing the country’s faltering security Saturday, as the Taliban pressed on with their campaign to capture new territory in fierce battles with government forces.
Caf president Patrice Motsepe, the former Mamelodi Sundowns president, has given the green light for an African Super League.

Caf supremo: African Super League being assessed

Caf president Patrice Motsepe, the former Mamelodi Sundowns president, has given the green light for an African Super League.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Robbers attack commuters on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Armed robbers on Tuesday night attacked commuters who were stuck in traffic on the three-kilometre bridge, popularly known as Long Bridge, linking Lagos State with Ogun.
Georginio Wijnaldum shows his delight after scoring the Netherlands’ third goal. Photograph- Kenzo Tribouillard-AFP-Getty Images

Netherlands make history as Georginio Wijnaldum surpasses Marco van Basten

Netherlands are on an unprecedented goalscoring run following their 3-0 win against North Macedonia on Monday.