France’s Paul Pogba  after the  Euro 2020 match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena in Budapest on June 23th. Photograph:  Franck Fife/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Few would take exception with Didier Deschamps’ assertion that while other teams may have made a better impression at Euro 2020, France will really ge(...)

 Ruben Dias in action against  Paris Saint-Germain’s   Neymar.  The signing of  Dias last summer has been as transformative as that of Virgil van Dijk was for Liverpool. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Everywhere you looked, people were losing their heads. There was Ángel Di María stamping on Fernandinho. There was Leandro Paredes hurling the ball(...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker takes a selfie after the victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final at the  Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Last year, as Liverpool left Kyiv broken-hearted and trophy-less, Jürgen Klopp promised that they would be back. Even if Klopp believed his own words (...)

A plastic water bottle is thrown at Paris Saint-Germain’s Ángel Di María during the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been charged by UEFA following Tuesday night’s Champions League clash between the clubs at Old Trafford. (...)