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Summary

  1. Klopp favourite to replace Rodgers as Liverpool boss
  2. Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed'
  3. Mourinho backed by Chelsea but charged by FA
  4. Sunderland interested in Moyes
  5. Get involved: Who next for Liverpool? #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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So, another busy Sportsday draws to a close. Thanks as ever for your company and contributions.

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Mourinho charged by FA

Football

A little more on the news that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the FA for comments made after the Southampton match.

A statement reads: "It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or bring the game into disrepute."

Mourinho has until 18:00 BST on Thursday to respond.

Jose Mourinho
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Liverpool an 'exceptional' club - Rodgers

Football

Rodgers has departed with plenty of praise for both the club and its supporters, saying: "Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect and admiration for history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional."

League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan also describes Rodgers as "one of the most forward-thinking British managers in the game", adding that "it won't be too long before he finds a new challenge".

Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed'

Football

Brendan Rodgers
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Brendan Rodgershas released a statement following his sacking from Liverpool on Sunday, saying he is "incredibly disappointed" to be leaving Anfield.

He says: "It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game's great clubs for the past three years. 

"I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability, to develop both individual players and a team that the club's magnificent fans can be proud of."

He also describes the squad as still being in "transition" and extends his thanks to the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, the fans and backroom staff.

Dolphins sack coach Philbin

American Football

Fresh from their defeat by the New York Jets in London on Sunday, Miami Dolphins have announced the departure of head coach Joe Philbin...

We have announced today that Stephen Ross has relieved Joe Philbin of his duties as head coach. cards.twitter.com/cards/btiww/10…

Breaking news - Mourinho charged

Football

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged for misconduct in relation to media comments he made following Chelsea’s game against Southampton on Saturday.

Klopp ideal for Liverpool - Owen

Football

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has said Jurgen Klopp would be the ideal man to succeed the sacked Brendan Rodgers. 

Owen told Sports Lobster: "Klopp would certainly excite the Liverpool fans who have become so disillusioned with Rodgers and in this day and age their part in the whole process cannot be overestimated. 

"He would also bring a burning desire to succeed and to take the club from their true position of 'top six' to right back in the mix for winning the title and where finishing top four is a given every season.”

Jurgen Klopp
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Murray 'adapting' to Cherries style

Football

BournemouthstrikerGlenn Murraysays he isstill adaptingto his new side's style of play after scoring his first goal for the club against Watford. 

Murray headed Bournemouth in front on Saturday, but also saw his 85th-minute penalty saved in the 1-1 draw. 

The 32-year-old is hoping to for a run of starts upfront in the absence of injured striker Callum Wilson. 

"We build attacks slower, we keep the ball for longer. I'm adapting slowly but surely," he told BBC Radio Solent.

Glenn Murray
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Bouchard retires because of dizziness

Tennis

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has retired from her opening match against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open because of dizziness. 

Bouchard suffered concussion after slipping in the locker room after her third-round win in the US Open last month and was forced to withdraw from the tournament, as well as subsequent events in Tokyo and Wuhan. 

The Canadian was trailing 6-2 1-1 against Petkovic on Monday when she decided to quit.

Eugenie Bouchard
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Monday night rugby

Rugby Union

BBC Radio 5 live's Monday night rugby show should have one or two things on their agenda this evening... 

Monday night rugby 9pm @5liveSport. Tindall, Skinstad, Burke, Dean Ryan and much more.

News round-up

There's been a lot of Liverpool so far, so here's a quick look at what's going on elsewhere in the world of sport...

Japan break viewing records

Rugby Union

A record national audience of 25 million tuned in to watch Japan's victory over Samoa in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. 

It beats the previous record of 20.7 million held by France when national broadcaster TF1 televised the first semi-final of Rugby World Cup 2007 between France and England in Paris.  

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Reina backs Liverpool to recover

Pepe Reina had a tricky relationship with sacked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and was first loaned out to Napoli before joining Bayern Munich.  

I will always be a fan & all I want now is to see the old Liverpool come back for the players and the supporters who deserve the best. YNWA

Strange goings on in Welsh camp

Rugby union

Welsh preparations for their Rugby World Cup clash with Australia at Twickenham took a spooky twist on Monday with ghostly tales and talk of former King of England Henry VIII. 

 Wales are staying at the Oatlands Hotel in Weybridge, originally the site of a grand royal palace which Henry, the second monarch in the Welsh Tudor dynasty, built for his fourth queen, Anne of Cleves, in the 16th Century. 

"A few boys think they've seen a ghost but I'm not sure they actually have. I think it's best to stay away from room 1313. Some of them reckon they have seen Henry VIII," prop Samson Lee said on Monday.

Henry VIII
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Welshmen unite

Football

It's been a good week to be Welsh and rugby trio Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and James Hook celebrated reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by watching Arsenal's 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. 

How did they get tickets? They have a friend with good contacts in Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey. 

"Picked a good game to come to lads," posted Welshman Ramsey on his Instagram account. 

(Left to right) Jamie Roberts, Aaron Ramsey, Mike Phillips and James Hook
Aaron Ramsey

Klopp to Liverpool, maybe?

Football

Jurgen Klopp
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Former German international midfielderStefan Effenberghas strongly hinted to the BBC's World Football programme that Jurgen Klopp will be the next coach of Liverpool.

"Liverpool is one of the greatest atmospheres. It’s pretty much the same as Dortmund," said the World Cup winner, who is a good friend of Klopp.

"The fans stay with everything behind the club and this is what Jurgen Klopp likes and what he needs.

“So I maybe, very soon, we’ll hear something from Jurgen Klopp, to make a decision, maybe, for Liverpool.”

Rooney - The man behind the goals

Football

Ah, yes, Gary Lineker's documentary with England captain Wayne Rooney will be broadcast this evening at 21:00 BST. Kevin Pietersen will be watching, will you? 

I cannot wait for this tonight - @WayneRooney @goalhangerfilms

I cannot wait for this tonight - @WayneRooney @goalhangerfilms

Williams set to return

Rugby Union

Wales full-back Liam Williams is set to return from concussion to face Australia in their World Cup Pool A decider on Saturday.

Williams missed Wales' win against Fiji after suffering a blow to the head during their victory against England.

Flanker Dan Lydiate and lock Bradley Davies who were both taken off against Fiji on Thursday are both in line to play while Paul James will return to full training on Tuesday after a calf strain.

The team is set to be announced on Thursday.

Liam Williams receives treatment
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Cowan wants fast start for Scots

Rugby Union

Scotland flanker Blair Cowan says his side must make a fast start in next Saturday's World Cup match against Samoa.

Vern Cotter's men have been sluggish in the early exchanges of Pool B games against Japan, the United States and South Africa, before rallying.

"In the opening 20 minutes they will come out firing and we have got to be on a par with them," said Cowan."They are fierce warriors. We are very aware of their strengths."

Blair Cowan
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Serena on holiday

Tennis

There's no point in any of us emailing Serena Williams this week because the world's top female tennis player probably has her out of office on. 

Williams, who will not play for the rest of this year, posted a picture on her Instagram account relaxing with friends in Texas. 

She's was pictured with model and television star Colton Haynes, known for his roles in drama series Teen Wolf and supernatural hero series Arrow.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Ansari signs new Surrey deal

Cricket

Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has agreed a new three-year contract with the county.

The 23-year-old was selected for England's current tour to the UAE, but later ruled out of the trip after dislocating a thumb while fielding in a County Championship match.

"I feel that at the moment, Surrey is a good side that is getting better," he told the club website.

Zafar Ansari
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Who should replace Rodgers?

Football

Paul Dalglish, the son of a certain Kenny Dalglish, has his say on Liverpool's current managerial vacancy... 

Think about who would be best as the new @lfc manager to implement the Liverpool way. What system do we play? What style? Who can teach it?

Klopp has mostly played with one forward. We have Benteke and Sturridge! Would he leave one out or play with 2. Ancelotti plays many systems

I became negative - Advocaat

Football

Dick Advocaat has admitted his Sunderland squad were not good enough to avoid another relegation scrap.

The 68-year-old head coach parted company with the club on Sunday just eight games into the new league season having failed to lead them to victory in any of them.

Advocaat has told Studio Voetbal: "I already made my decision last week, but the club asked me to do the match against West Ham and I really wanted to finish this in style.

"The struggle against relegation is not my cup of tea. I think it was time for someone else to take over at Sunderland. I became negative and that didn't feel like myself."

Dick Advocaat
EPA

England drop to eighth

Rugby Union

Stuart Lancaster has had better weeks. Not only are his England team already out of the Rugby World Cup, the side are now at their joint-lowest ever position in the world rankings.

WORLD RANKINGS: #AUS #RSA #FRA #ARG all up one place, while #ENG equal lowest ever position of eighth in top 10

WORLD RANKINGS: #AUS #RSA #FRA #ARG all up one place, while #ENG equal lowest ever position of eighth in top 10

Begovic believes Chelsea can bounce back

Football

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he and his team-mates need to use the international break to clear their heads before getting back to basics.

The Blues are struggling to find their form and find themselves in 16th place in the Premier League table.

"When things are not going your way it's tough; we're playing against a lot of things at the moment, it's a mental thing as well, but it's just something we've got to keep fighting through," he said.

"Hopefully one result will get the confidence going again and we can kick on. We have to show character and we can't feel sorry for ourselves."

Asmir Begovic
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Rodgers sacked

Where's the money gone?

Compiled by our colleagues at BBC Radio 5 live...

£291.5m The money spent by Rodgers at Liverpool What legacy does he leave at #LFC? bbc.in/1OhmLKP
£291.5m The money spent by Rodgers at Liverpool What legacy does he leave at #LFC? bbc.in/1OhmLKP
£291.5m The money spent by Rodgers at Liverpool What legacy does he leave at #LFC? bbc.in/1OhmLKP
£291.5m The money spent by Rodgers at Liverpool What legacy does he leave at #LFC? bbc.in/1OhmLKP

£291.5m The money spent by Rodgers at Liverpool What legacy does he leave at #LFC? bbc.in/1OhmLKP

Cricket

Pakistan A v England

Joe Root says @MoeenAli was "really impressive" in debut as @englandcricket red ball opener. "He played really well"

Joe Root says @MoeenAli was "really impressive" in debut as @englandcricket red ball opener. "He played really well"

Contract extended

Cricket

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Essex limited-overs captainRyan ten Doeschatehas extended his contract, keeping him with the county until the end of the 2017 season.

The 35-year-old, who first joined Essex in 2003, became white-ball captain at the start of the 2014 season.

"We've underachieved this year and we will be working harder to improve next year," he told the club's website. 

Sensible Chelsea

Football

Football writer and BBC 5 live contributor Henry Winter on the situation at Stamford Bridge.

Short, sensible statement from #cfc supporting Mourinho as (most) players disperse internationally. He now needs to stop picking fights.

Bail rejected

Football

A Swiss court has rejected an attempt by one of the imprisoned Fifa officials to be released on bail for medical reasons.

The Federal Criminal Court didn't name the man.

Six men remain in custody in Switzerland after being arrested in May on American charges while in Zurich for the Fifa Congress. 

The price is right ... or is it?

Football

On Thursday, 15 October the Price of Football study will be out across the BBC.

We'd love to hear your stories of how you follow your club and from where in the world.

What is the modern day football fan? Let us know via the BBC SportFacebook page.

Get Involved - Rodgers sacked

#bbcsportsday

Sacking #Rodgers was a tough decision, but it was very important that the Fenway Group showed great character and intensity #bbcsportsday

Hmm, see what you've done there Tea...

Klopp: contact made

Liverpool latest

Ben Smith

BBC Sport

Klopp is understood to be open to the idea of a move to Anfield, having sounded out former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamman about the club, the city and the fans.

But an agreement has not yet been reached. Rodgers, meanwhile, is coming to terms with his dismissal with sources close to the Northern Irishman admitted he has been left devastated by the decision to sack him.

He plans to take some time away before assessing his options but is in no rush to take another job.

Negotiations over his severance package, which could cost Liverpool in excess of £5m, will take place in due course. 

Klopp: contact made

Liverpool latest

Ben Smith

BBC Sport

Klopp
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Liverpool have made contact with representatives of Jurgen Klopp as the Anfield club push for a swift resolution to their search for a new manager. 

The German is the clear frontrunner to succeed Brendan Rodgers but Carlo Ancelotti will also be sounded out about the role.

Liverpool’s American owners have no plans to travel to the UK and, at this stage, plan to oversee the recruitment process from the United States.

McBryde hopes for support from Prince Harry

Rugby Union

Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde hopes that avid England fan Prince Harry might be persuaded to wear a Wales shirt as the World Cup heads towards its quarter-final stage. 

Prince Harry's brother, the Duke of Cambridge, is Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union and regularly attends Wales games while his younger brother has a similar role with the RFU.

"The Duke of Cambridge is an avid [Wales] supporter and it was good to see him in the changing room after the Fiji game," McBryde said. 

 "He is going to support Wales and hopefully if he can influence his brother Harry to put on a Welsh shirt, that will be great to see as well."

Prince Harry
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Get Involved - Rodgers sacked

#bbcsportsday

@BBCSport was Liverpool transfer committee set up before or after they wasted all the Suarez money? #genuinequestion #bbcsportsday

Klopps passion an determination to succeed is what #LFC need at this time ,fast efficient work from the owners is needed ! #bbcsportsday

#BBCSportsday think #LFC should go for the Harry and Jamie Redknapp dream team.

Ireland reach World Cup last eight

Rugby Union

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell
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Elsewhere at the World Cup, Ireland have booked their quarter-final place but only after having to withstand a strong challenge from a Sergio Parisse-inspired Italy.  

They eventually triumphed 16-9 but will need to improve when they face fellow quarter-finalists France in Sunday's Pool D decider at the Millennium Stadium with the losers probably handed the daunting task of facing New Zealand in the last eight.

The Hit on the BBC Sport website looks at the best of the action from that game and also Argentina's win over Tonga which had footballing great Diego Maradona among the spectators.

Diego Maradona
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Three more in the frame

Football

Sam Allardyce and Nigel Pearson, both available, and Burnley manager Sean Dyche remain the bookies favourites to land the Sunderland job though.

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Allardyce, 60, had a season at Sunderland as a player in 1980-81. He has spent most of the past 14 years managing in the Premier League, with Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham, who did not renew his contract this summer.

Pearson, 52, was sacked by Leicester in the summer despite guiding the club to Premier League safety with seven wins from their last nine games.

Dyche guided Burnley into the Premier League two years ago but was unable to keep them there last season.

Moyes to Sunderland?

Football

Moyes
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Sunderland are considering Real Sociedad manager David Moyes as they look for Dick Advocaat's successor but he is not near the top of their list.

The 19th-placed Black Cats want a wide range of options to replace the Dutchman, who quit on Sunday.

They are hoping to name a new boss before their next Premier League game at West Brom on 17 October.

Available pair Sam Allardyce and Nigel Pearson and Burnley manager Sean Dyche are leading the bookmakers' odds.

Get Involved - Rodgers sacked

BBC Match of the Day Facebook

Some posts from the BBC Match of the Day Facebook page...

Eel Postino: Sorry to see him go. He's been great for the Southampton FC bank account.

Lee Pennington: Second highest win percentage of any Liverpool manager in the Premier League and yet people are saying go for a manager who last season got Dortmund to 7th in Bundesliga? It's the ' transfer committee' that should have been scrapped, not the manager.

Codey Sharp: Wrong decision, we have made progress. But said progress was hampered massively by fans unrealistic expectations and the loss of key personnel. Liverpool is an impossible job. Every season, if we go for the title, fans want the cups, if we go for the cups, fans want the title. Liverpool are not a side who can win both, we haven't got the squad.