Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker-Peters, manager Mauricio Pochettino, Ben Davies and Danny Rose celebrate after the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City   at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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Portugal’s Nuno Gomes scores the winning goal past England goalkeeper David Seaman and Tony Adams during their Euro 2000 clash. Photo: Getty Images

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Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen feels the club can easily replace Raheem Sterling if he leaves Anfield. Photograph: PA

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Gerrard is also only ever going to find himself suffering a crick in the neck gazing up at the Olympian pedigree of those who had the good fortune to play in the glory years. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

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Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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