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(...)

Jürgen Klopp thanks the Liverpool fans after reaching the Champions League final at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome.Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

According to Benjamin Disraeli Rome symbolises the ideal of conquest. Not quite yet, it doesn’t. Liverpool may have earned their moments of unbound jo(...)

Real Madrid  head coach Zinedine Zidane:  “Nobody feels like champions, we have to continue until the last minute of the last game. We haven’t won anything and we will not relax.” Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

Zinedine Zidane insisted his Real Madrid stars don’t feel like champions yet, as his side close in on a potential double. A victory against Celta Vig(...)

Mark Clattenburg: has reason to smile about a £500,000-a-year tax free role as head of referees in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic

Mark Clattenburg is to remain a Premier League referee for the rest of the season, and will be in charge for West Bromwich Albion’s game against Bour(...)

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City prepares for a day on the bench against Swansea on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

They light up the part of Manchester City’s stadium that takes it name from the most precious goal in the club’s history. Head along Ashton New Road (...)

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