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Steven Gerrard celebrates Liverpool winning the FA Cup in May 2006
Liverpool's greatest ever players by number
Sports Mole takes an alternative look at Liverpool's best ever players, listing them by number from Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish to Lazar Markovic and Mario Balotelli.
Apr 19, 16:37
David Beckham pictured in February 2020
David Beckham leads stars in FIFA campaign to support healthcare workers
Diego Maradona, Michael Owen, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo are others backing FIFA's measure.
Apr 18, 21:16
Ian Rush pictured in September 2018
Liverpool legend Ian Rush: 'I was never tempted to join Manchester United'
Liverpool legend Ian Rush says that he never had any intention of signing for Manchester United, despite interest from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Apr 12, 10:24
Alan Shearer pictured on December 14, 2015
On this day: Alan Shearer takes charge of relegation-bound Newcastle
The former England captain was handed eight games in which to save the Magpies.
Apr 1, 08:54
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal on March 7, 2020
Coronavirus: Lionel Messi among football legends to launch awareness campaign
A video featuring several current and former footballers has been released.
Mar 23, 20:22
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
A look back at the eight major honours from Michael Owen's career
The former England striker won trophies with Liverpool and United.
Mar 19, 06:47
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
A look at Michael Owen's goal record during his career
Michael Owen retired in 2013 after a career that took in five different clubs.
Mar 19, 06:44
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen's landmark goals from World Cup wonder strike to derby decider
The striker announced his arrival on the global stage with a memorable solo goal against Argentina.
Mar 19, 06:42
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool on February 1, 2020
Steve Nicol: 'Mohamed Salah is the league's most frustrating player'
Former Liverpool midfielder Steve Nicol claims that Mohamed Salah is most frustrating player to watch in the Premier League, despite his unparalleled goal record.
Mar 17, 21:55
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pictured in February 2020
Michael Owen: 'Martinelli, Nketiah can replace Aubameyang at Arsenal'
Premier League legend Michael Owen feels that Arsenal can replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah.
Mar 15, 16:22
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson receives medical attention after sustaining an injury on February 18, 2020
How Liverpool could line up against Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up for Wednesday night's must-win Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid, with Jordan Henderson expected to return.
Mar 9, 17:35
Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez celebrates scoring their first goal as Liverpool's Fabinho looks dejected on February 18, 2020
Preview: Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday night's Champions League last 16 second leg between defending champions Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, who hold a 1-0 advantage.
Mar 9, 15:59
Steven Gerrard pictured in 2014
All-time Premier League combined XI: Liverpool vs. Manchester United
Ahead of Sunday's showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI from both clubs throughout the Premier League era.
Jan 16, 20:39
Steven Gerrard pictured in 2014
All-time Premier League combined XI: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool
Ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the Premier League era.
Jan 9, 08:00
Newcastle United's Joelinton reacts on January 1, 2020
How Joelinton has fared compared to past Newcastle strikers
The £40million Brazilian has just one goal to his name so far.
Jan 7, 09:12
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen highlights mental health concerns for retiring footballers
The former England striker said his career was on the decline at 23 years old.
Dec 13, 06:14
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
The career highs of Michael Owen as the former Liverpool striker turns 40
The former Liverpool and England striker turns 40 on December 14
Dec 13, 06:12
General view outside Wembley on September 8, 2018
England's 1,000th game: Five previous landmark matches for the Three Lions
David Beckham saw red in England's 750th international match, a World Cup defeat to Argentina.
Nov 13, 07:16
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
England's greatest ever XI including Steven Gerrard, Bobby Moore, Wayne Rooney
Sports Mole selects its all-time England XI ahead of the Three Lions' 1,000th international fixture on Thursday evening.
Nov 12, 22:40
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen slams 'mid-table' Manchester United
Michael Owen has said that his former side Manchester United are now only a 'mid-table' team after their poor start to the season.
Oct 3, 23:51
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates scoring against Astana in the Europa League on September 19, 2019
Michael Owen backs Mason Greenwood to succeed at Manchester United
Michael Owen backs Mason Greenwood to enjoy a positive future at Manchester United following the youngster's display against Astana.
Sep 21, 16:45
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp pictured on February 24, 2019
Michael Owen: 'Manchester United not that far behind Liverpool'
Michael Owen believes that the gap between Manchester United and Liverpool is not as big as people think.
Sep 9, 20:30
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen reveals his all-time England XI
The former England striker has caused a stir with his autobiography.
Sep 8, 15:45
Steven Gerrard pictured in 2014
Michael Owen: 'Liverpool wanted to sell Steven Gerrard in 2013'
Michael Owen claims that the Liverpool board wanted to move Steven Gerrard along in 2013.
Sep 7, 23:27
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on August 24, 2019
Michael Owen: 'Marcus Rashford lacks killer instinct'
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford lacks "the killer instinct" of a natural goalscorer, according to Michael Owen.
Sep 6, 21:41
Nathaniel Clyne celebrates with his teammates after giving Liverpool an early lead against Tranmere Rovers in their pre-season friendly on July 11, 2019
Preview: Bradford City vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the pre-season friendly between Bradford City and Liverpool at Valley Parade, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jul 12, 11:43
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen: 'Pressure is on Liverpool for Champions League final'
The former Liverpool star believes the Reds must win the Champions League final to cap their season.
May 30, 16:20
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen: 'United rebuild will take longer than this summer'
The ex-England star won a league title during his stint at Old Trafford but thinks United fans will need to be patient before those days return.
May 30, 10:48
Liverpool celebrate Divock Origi's winning goal against Barcelona in the Champions League on May 7, 2019.
Liverpool's Barcelona comeback is 'best ever' European night at Anfield - Fowler
Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand also lavished praise on Liverpool's performance.
May 7, 23:07
Tommy Smith in vintage action for Liverpool
Tommy Smith dies: Tributes pour in for Liverpool great
Smith has died at the age of 74.
Apr 12, 21:29
Michael Owen playing for Liverpool
Top 10 Liverpool strikers of the Premier League era - #4
Sports Mole's countdown of the top 10 greatest Liverpool strikers from the Premier League era continues with number four - Michael Owen.
Mar 20, 11:14
Fernando Torres for Liverpool
Top 10 Liverpool strikers of the Premier League era
To celebrate Fernando Torres's 35th birthday, Sports Mole counts down the top 10 greatest Liverpool strikers of the Premier League era.
Mar 20, 11:13
Emile Heskey pictured for Liverpool in March 2004
Top 10 Liverpool strikers of the Premier League era - #10
Sports Mole's countdown of the 10 best Liverpool strikers from the Premier League era begins with number 10 - Emile Heskey.
Mar 20, 11:13
Hoffenheim forward Joelinton pictured in December 2018
Newcastle United 'willing to pay £52m for Joelinton'
A report claims that Hoffenheim striker Joelinton is a £52m target for Newcastle United, who only recently broke their transfer record by bringing in Miguel Almiron.
Feb 23, 18:10
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
The greats who have crossed the divide between Manchester United and Liverpool
Peter Beardsley, Paul Ince and Michael Owen all played for both clubs during their illustrious careers.
Feb 22, 12:14
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Owen did not feel pressure during his playing career at Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp's title-chasers have come under scrutiny as recent results have allowed Manchester City to retake the lead in the table.
Feb 8, 22:30
Miguel Almiron in action for Atlanta United on December 9, 2018
"Animal" Almiron to bare his teeth at Newcastle United
The 24-year-old joined the Magpies from Atlanta United on deadline day for a club record fee.
Feb 7, 18:00
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez watches on during the Premier League clash with Tottenham on February 2, 2019
Mike Ashley 'expects Rafael Benitez to sign new contract'
Mike Ashley is reportedly confident that Rafael Benitez will now commit his future to Newcastle United after being backed in the January transfer window.
Feb 3, 09:36
Miguel Almiron in action for Atlanta United on December 9, 2018
Newcastle's most expensive signings
The Magpies have broken their transfer record to bring in Miguel Almiron.
Jan 31, 15:48
Miguel Almiron in action for Atlanta United on December 9, 2018
What the world was like in 2005 when Newcastle last paid a club-record fee
Newcastle paid Real Madrid £16million for Michael Owen 13-and-a-half years ago.
Jan 31, 15:48

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Saturday's key events

· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
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Major League Soccer
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Uruguayan Primera Division
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