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Donald McRae: “I do think that quite unusually as I’ve got older, I’ve become less judgemental.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Donald McRae left South Africa for London in the early 1980s, he knew where he was going and he knew what he was going to do. He just didn’t know(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Uefa Nations League final. Photograph: EPA

Portugal 1 Netherlands 0 At the final whistle the celebrations from Cristiano Ronaldo were quite restrained compared to the other occasions when he h(...)

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 (...)

Liverpool fans in Madrid ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham. Photograph:  Aaron Chown/PA

On the streets outside Puerta de Atocha, with the throngs pouring off the trains from Madrid’s main railway station, it was possible to make out a co(...)

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(...)

 Republic of Ireland defender Conor Masterson during under-21 training at Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co Meath. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A year after being part of Liverpool’s extended official party for the Champions League final in Kiev, Conor Masterson will watch Saturday’s game agai(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola respect each other despite a deepening rivalry. Photograph: Reuters

Ullet Road, south Liverpool, Wednesday morning: a grey sky, a red glow and a blue plaque. The night before at Anfield, Liverpool did what they did t(...)

 Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Andy Robertson at St James’ Park. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Robertson admits Liverpool head into the week living in hope rather than expectation as their title dreams and Champions League future hang in th(...)

A painted mural of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Jordan Street in the city’s Baltic Triangle. Photograph: Getty Images

Three weeks ago, amid a gripping Premier League title race, Phil Scraton and Margaret Aspinall walked into a room at Melwood, Liverpool’s training gro(...)

Lionel Messi: was successfully curtailed for opening 75 minutes by Liverpool but then struck twice to give Barcelona a 3-0 lead.  Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty

Contemplating his side’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City last season, Jürgen Klopp said that to sit back and look to absorb pr(...)

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