Some easing of austerity seems key to keeping Mauricio Pochettino happy at Spurs. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Hindsight is of course always 20-20. Did Mauricio Pochettino make a defining error in selecting Harry Kane to play from the start in the Estadio Metr(...)

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs, and Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool.  Their teams   meet in the Champions League final at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: Getty Images

Three weeks of build up is too much. On Friday afternoon at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, a presenter from Fox Sports Español stood in front of a(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at the Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid: ‘My career so far is not unlucky.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Jürgen Klopp has said he and Mauricio Pochettino must accept the outside world will judge their managerial careers on silverware, as he hopes to win t(...)

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson  takes on Lionel Messi of Barcelona during their epic Champions League semi-final at Anfield. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Kiev is boxed off and parked in the past for Andy Robertson, whose shuddering return to earth after last season’s Champions League final included buy(...)

Naby Keïta ‘looks good, very positive and we’ll see if there is a chance’. Photograph: Carl Recine/File Photo/Action Images via Reuters

Liverpool’s Naby Keïta is recovering faster than expected from a thigh injury and will be given every chance to prove his fitness ahead of next week’s(...)

 Tottenham hero Lucas Moura celebrated the “greatest night of my career” after his stunning hat-trick against Ajax sent his side to the Champions League final. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Lucas Moura put the earphones in and looked down at the iPad screen, the peak of his dark NYC cap obscuring his eyes. It was late on Wednesday night (...)

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold  applauded Barcelona’s fans during his solo lap of honour – and they applauded him back. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Twenty years old, on the same pitch as Lionel Messi, and it is your “genius moment” that Jürgen Klopp and the football world salute, having driven you(...)

John O’Shea: vastly experienced defender has proven a stalwart for the Republic of Ireland over a long career.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

John O’Shea’s senior international career may not have got off to the greatest of starts but Roy Keane says he saw something a little special in the (...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah arrives at Kiev in advance of Saturday’s Uefa Champions League final against Real Madrid at the NSC   Olimpiyskiy stadium. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

The Khreschatyk boulevard in the centre of Kiev has transformed into a Uefa fan zone for the Champions League final. The fan zone looks the same as it(...)

Matthew O’Hanlon: “The camp this week will be full of confidence after getting a win, as opposed to a close loss.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s a busy Saturday evening in the championship and not everyone is happy about it. For the Wexford hurlers it’s about trying to handle four games ov(...)

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