Jrgen Klopps Liverpool land in Italy intent on defending their crown

Napoli handed Liverpool a late defeat in last years group stage but manager insists a triumphant campaign has only made his squad hungry for more One might expect Liverpool to return to the Champions League stage with an air of superiority 108 days after Alissons stoppage-time save from Arkadiusz Milik at Anfield Liverpool would have been eliminated on the final matchday. Liverpools problems in the first encounter in Naples were of their own making. Klopps side did not have a shot on target as The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Roberto Firmino will make his 200th Liverpool appearance on Tuesday and Klopp is expected to make changes to the team that maintained the flawless start to …

Premier League 201920 preview No 6: Chelsea

Frank Lampards arrival is a popular move with fans but he cannot make any new signings and Eden Hazard leaves an enormous gap Guardian writers predicted position: 4th (NB: this is not necessarily Jacob Steinbergs prediction but the average of our writers tips) Last seasons position: 3rd Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 33-1 As a player Frank Lampard became a European champion, scored the goals that ended Chelseas 50-year wait for a league title and went to training with the sole intention of bettering himself every day. A relentlessly hard worker, he has thrown himself into management with a zeal that set him apart during his playing career and has earned a reputation for playing attractive football and …

Anthony Joshua hot favourite to beat Andy Ruiz Jr on his US debut | Bryan Armen Graham

The British heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is expected to beat Andy Ruiz Jr on his US debut but a potential unification clash with Deontay Wilder is the talk of boxing There was a laid-back energy to Anthony Joshua as he charmed and held court with the mostly American media corps backstage at the historic Beacon theatre on Thursday afternoon, the latest station of his brand-building whistle-stop tour in the run-up to his debut on US soil. Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) will climb through the ropes on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr, a Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. Im not gonna …