Virgil Van Dijk

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Frank Lampard and his Chelsea players after their penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

The first all-English Uefa Super Cup final served a dual purpose for Frank Lampard. Victory, he had considered beforehand, would not only etch another(...)

 Divock Origi  scores the Liverpool’s fourth goal during the Premier League  match against Norwich City at Anfield. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Liverpool 4 Norwich 1 Jürgen Klopp congratulated Daniel Farke before kick-off on ending Norwich’s three-year absence from the Premier League. He then(...)

Harry Maguire:  became the world’s most expensive defender  when Manchester United signed him for a reported fee of €86m from Leicester City.  Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

In May, Ed Woodward asked Leicester City how much they wanted for Harry Maguire and was told €86 million. On Monday, the master of negotiation complet(...)

 Leicester City have sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Harry Maguire has become the most expensive defender in world football after Manchester United confirmed his £80m (€87m) transfer from Leicester. The (...)

City manager Pep Guardiola is shown a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson during the  Community Shield game  between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

It’s 18 years since Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-1 to win the last ever “Charity” Shield, and their manager that day, Gerard Houllier, was one o(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to pick up another trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The Community Shield is an octagon 58cm across, spun from 4.2kg of sterling silver. It is also whatever you want it to be. It is, as the cliche has it(...)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has signed a five-year contract with Manchester United. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire

Manchester United have completed the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace in a deal that could potentially be worth £50 million. The Engla(...)

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 (...)

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