Tottenham Hotspur strolled into the League Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 rout of Premier League rivals Newcastle United on Wednesday and Liverpool`s Raheem Sterling netted a sharply-taken double in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio defended coach Antonio Conte's decision to include Mario Balotelli in the national squad, dismissing rumours that the Liverpool striker's recall was made under sponsors' pressure.
Real Madrid`s Wales winger Gareth Bale has recovered from a muscle injury and should be available for Tuesday`s Champions League Group B match at home to Liverpool, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday.
Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.
Liverpool reached the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday after winning an epic and nerve-shredding penalty shootout 14-13 at home to second-tier Middlesbrough, with the teams ending extra time tied at 2-2.
West Ham United could be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for up to six weeks after he suffered an injury in the Premier League win against Liverpool at the weekend, the London club`s co-owner David Gold said on Monday.
Controversial striker Luis Suarez said he was "very depressed" after the World Cup biting incident that led to the Uruguay international being initially banned from all soccer activities for four months.
Southampton expect their France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to be ready to play against Liverpool on Sunday despite his disappointment at not securing a transfer, manager Ronald Koeman said on Friday.