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Liverpool hit Watford 5-0

Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool proved some doubters wrong after they turned on the style to crush Watford at Anfield and stay top of the Premier League.

The Reds had dropped six points in their previous four top-flight games but two goals each by Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, as well as another from Divock Origi, helped them to their biggest win of the season.

"You know what was written and said about us. It is of course not right," Klopp told BBC Sport afterwards.

"These boys are outstanding and today they showed so much passion."

Barca stuns Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu, reaches Copa final again

Real Madrid couldn't put Barcelona away when it had the chance, and ended up being dealt a hard blow by its biggest rival.

In the first of two consecutive games between the Spanish powerhouses at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Barcelona weathered a dominant first half by Madrid and then scored three times after the break for a 3-0 win Wednesday and a spot in the Copa del Rey final for a sixth straight season.

Manchester United injury woes not easing - Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed there has been no let-up in Manchester United's injury crisis ahead of Wednesday's trip to Crystal Palace.
United made three changes in the first half against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday as Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and substitute Jesse Lingard were all forced off in the crunch clash, meaning Marcus Rashford had to hobble through the rest of the match with a problem of his own.
Solskjaer's men are back in action at Palace on Wednesday and it appears that game is going to come too soon for several of his stars.

Manchester United prepared for anything – Lukaku

Manchester United's resolute performance against Liverpool proves that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side is prepared for anything, according to Romelu Lukaku.
United had to make all three substitutes during the first half of the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and then the latter's replacement Jesse Lingard having suffered injuries.
Lukaku's strike partner Marcus Rashford also sustained an early knock, with Solskjaer later lauding the England forward as a "warrior" for continuing until full-time.

Maurizio Sarri: Why end is near for Chelsea manager after defeat by Man Utd

.Highlights: Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd

Pogba explains Solskjaer’s secret: ‘He trusts us, we trust him’

Take Manchester United’s 2018-19 season as the latest example of what a positive atmosphere around a club can do for results on the field.
When Jose Mourinho was fired on December 18, 2018, Man United sat sixth in the Premier League table and had won just two of their last eight games.
Under the direction of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils have failed to win just twice in 13 games (all competitions) and have climbed up to fourth in the PL, along with reaching the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a resounding 2-0 victory away to Chelsea on Monday.

PSG chasing another kid named Kylian Mbappe

What’s in a name? Probably a lot for the 11-year-old named Kylian Mbappe whom Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly interested in signing.
While his older namesake is hailed as the best young player in the world playing for PSG’s senior team and the world champion French national team, younger Kylian Mbappe currently plays for Roissy-en-Brie, the same youth club Paul Pogba played for as a young child before moving to Le Havre’s youth system and then Manchester United.

It's hard to play Sarriball, says Pedro

Chelsea star Pedro has admitted that sometimes his team struggles to put Maurizio Sarri's high-intensity tactics into practice, while affirming they are 100 per cent behind the under-fire boss.
After making a bright start at Stamford Bridge, the former Napoli coach has found life in the Premier League rather trickier in recent months.
Sunday's 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City showed how far the Blues trail the current reigning champions, while also heightening the pressure on Sarri's shoulders.

U-20 AFCON: Mali beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to final ticket

The Junior Eagles of Mali have qualified for the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations taking place in the Niger Republic.

After playing 1-1 in regulation time, the Malians held their nerves to beat Nigeria 4-3 in the ensuing penalty kicks in the nervy semifinal match played Wednesday at the Stade General Seyni Kountche.

Wenger backs Solskjaer decision to leave out Alexis

.Says Martial is indispensable

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to bench his former player Alexis Sanchez, with the Frenchman suggesting Anthony Martial has made the left-wing position his own at the club.
Martial has blossomed this season, scoring nine goals in 20 Premier League appearances so far, while he has managed to hit the net three times in all competitions since Solskjaer's appointment as interim boss.

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