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  1. Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)
  2. Watford sign playmaker Diamanti
  3. Van Gaal ready for 'high pressure' Brugge test
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Live Reporting

By Matt Davis and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Monday.

You can keep up to date with the Liverpool v Bournemouth game and the rest of the evening's sports news on

BBC Radio 5 live and
the BBC Sport website.

Sportsday LIve will return on Tuesday at 08:00 BST.

Lawro's prediction

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

Brendan Rodgers and Eddie Howe
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"Bournemouth are still finding out the difference between the Premier League and the Championship and this is going to be a tough evening for them. Cherries boss Eddie Howe likes everyone to bomb on and get forward and cause problems down the other end but is he going to go to Anfield and play that way? That would be very brave if he does."

Lawro v BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Mark Radcliffe

Schweinsteiger thanks Fellaini


Bastian Schweinsteiger
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Bastian Schweinsteiger has thanked Marouane Fellaini for helping him settle into life at Manchester United after his summer move from Bayern Munich

The German wore the No.23 shirt on the pre-season tour of the United States but was handed Fellaini's No.31 ahead of the new Premier League season - which is a special number for him.

"I was happy that the coach gave me the No.31 and was really surprised as well. So thank you to Felli too. For me, I played there since I played my first game for Bayern and 31 means a lot to me," he said.

Changed days

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

Sean O'Driscoll
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"We had no training kit and we had to go to the market and get 'Fruit of the Loom' kit."

Liverpool assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll was a player, coach and manager at Bournemouth before leaving in 2006 and the club was a lot different to the way it is now. You can read his recollections in

this Liverpool Echo interview.

Adriano ruled out of Super Cup tie



Barcelona full-back Adriano will miss his side's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Athletic Bilbao on Monday due to a back problem.

The Brazilian was expected to once again deputise for the injured Jordi Alba at left-back as the Catalans look to come back from a

4-0 first leg deficit to claim their fifth trophy of 2015.

Terry warned about form


John Terry was not happy at being substituted


Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho warned his captain and defender John Terry that his place may be under threat after the opening Premier League draw with Swansea City - a week before
substituting him at half-time against Manchester City on Sunday.

Mourinho is believed to have been concerned with Terry's form during pre-season and his performance in the

2-2 draw with Swansea.

Important guests

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

Ben Smith

BBC Sport

Liverpool co-owners John W Henry and Tom Werner will be at Anfield for Monday's Premier League match against Bournemouth.

The Fenway Sports Group partners will be accompanied by Henry's wife Linda Pizzuti as they visit Merseyside as part of a scheduled business trip and to check on the progress of the construction of the new main stand at Anfield.

It will be Henry's first visit since Liverpool's 3-2 win over Tottenham in February.

Moore to return to Hartlepool


Ronnie Moore
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Hartlepool boss Ronnie Moore will be back in the dug-out for Tuesday night's League Two game with Newport after an improvement in his daughter's health.

Moore flew to Spain to be with his daughter Charlotte after she contracted pneumonia on holiday and has missed the last two games with assistant Sam Collins taking charge.

One-Day Cup quarter-finals taking shape


Dawid Malan
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There have been wins for Durham, Middlesex, Northants, Somerset, Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the latest round of One-Day Cup matches.

Holders Durham

beat Derbyshire by 55 runs to stay fourth in Group A, but Northants, who defeated Gloucestershire by four wickets, can deprive them of a place in the last eight if they win at Yorkshire on Tuesday.

Middlesex moved into the top four in Group B with

victory over Glamorgan, thanks to Dawid Malan's unbeaten 156, but could lose that place later when Hampshire v Lancashire and Notts v Kent complete their day-night matches.


here for the latest tables - top four from each group go through.

What the managers say - Eddie Howe

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "Our aim is not to outplay Liverpool, or outpass Liverpool, or any nonsense like that. Our aim is to try and win the game.

"Then how we do that, and how you go about best doing that, that is down to how you see the game, so it's not a competition on passes, it's a competition on winning the game. The football really is irrelevant, it's about finding a way to be competitive."

What the managers say - Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Firmino is building up his fitness really well. He's a guy that helps himself because he trains to the maximum every single day and he's coming along very, very well.

"He's a good guy as well and every aspect of life here in Liverpool, he's thrown himself into - both football and language. He is working very, very hard and he's getting close."

Celtic 'right move' for Allan


Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland

Scott Allan

Scott Allan insists it was an "easy decision" to join Celtic despite having grown up a Rangers fan and being the subject of three failed transfer bids from the Ibrox club in recent weeks.

The midfielder completed a move from Hibernian to the Scottish champions on Friday.

"I wanted to progress my career and this was the right move for me," said the 23-year-old midfielder.

Get Involved


We've been asking what birthday presents you would buy for sporting personalities...

Mark Pearce: I'd buy Liverpool a four month calendar. Aug= This is our year. Dec= Not looking good. Feb= It's over. May= Next year is our year.

David Brewer: I would buy the Brownlee brothers a ticket to race Hawaii Ironman 2017 - would love to see that.

Christopher Smith: Jose Mourinho a new set of dummies for his birthday, must have spat all the old ones out by now.

Oval's capacity to be increased


Surrey CCC development
Surrey CCC

Surrey have unveiled plans to redevelop the Kia Oval by rebuilding two stands at the end of the season.

The Peter May stand will be modernised, increasing the ground's capacity to over 25,300, making it the second biggest cricket ground in the country behind Lord's.

The project is due to be completed by May 2016.

Bournemouth match facts

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

  • Bournemouth had more shots, more possession (58%) and better passing accuracy in their defeat by Aston Villa
  • Only Manchester City (693) and Arsenal (481) completed more passes on the opening day than Bournemouth (464)
  • Eddie Howe's side had the best away record in the Championship last season, winning eight and losing just five of their matches on the road with a goal difference of +30.
  • The Cherries are unbeaten in 12 Monday league matches, losing 1-0 at home to Brentford in League Two in April 2009

Liverpool match facts

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their opening home match in each of the last 11 Premier League seasons since a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea in 2003/04
  • The Reds have lost only one of their last 36 Premier League home matches against promoted teams - the 2-1 defeat against Blackpool in October 2010
  • Liverpool's only defeat in their last 10 Monday Premier League home matches came against West Bromwich Albion in February 2013
  • Three of Philippe Coutinho's four league goals in 2015 have come from outside the penalty area

Finn gets better of Broad


Azi Farni

BBC Sport at Bisham Abbey

Stuart Broad and Steven Finn
BBC Sport

About that Ashes hockey challenge we mentioned earlier...

England cricket's Stuart Broad and Steven Finn took part in a penalty flicks competition and both converted one from five attempts. Finn then won 2-1 in sudden death.

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Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

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We're already in place at Anfield for #lfc v #afcb with @markchapman, @stevebowercomm & Lawro Build-up from 1900 BST

You can listen live here from 19:00 BST and follow our live text commentary from 18:30 BST.

Stars, Analysis, Funnies



In case you haven't had enough Premier League analysis, you can

find even more on MOTD3.

In it, Alan Shearer and Ruud Gullit discuss

Man City's defeat of Chelsea while
Sunderland's struggles continue and Ian Wright reveals his man crush.

Joseph expects tough test

Rugby Union

Jonathan Joseph
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England centre Jonathan Joseph believes the two teams who qualify from England's Rugby World Cup pool, which also includes Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay, can make it all the way to the Twickenham final.

"It's a tough pool and teams have got to perform to the best of their ability right from the start if they want to go through," he said.

"That's going to help moving on and I don't see any reason why the two teams who get through can't meet again. There are a lot of competitive teams in the tournament but the top two who come through our pool are capable of going all the way to the final."

McKay charged for 'typical foreigner' claim


Brad McKay and Juanma

St Johnstone defender Brad McKay has

been charged with making an "offensive comment" about Hearts striker Juanma.

The 22-year-old was widely quoted describing the Spaniard as "a typical foreigner" who "gets touched and goes down" after a 4-3 defeat at Tynecastle earlier this month. And the Scottish FA has now issued a notice of complaint.

McKay has until Monday to respond, with a principal hearing scheduled for 3 September.

Match of the Day commentator's notes

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

Steve Bower

BBC Match of the Day commentator

"This is a game where Bournemouth will realise they have really arrived in the Premier League. As their opening-day defeat reminded them, to get any kind of result at Anfield they will have to convert any chances that come their way.

Liverpool v Stoke
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"When speaking to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after their win at Stoke, he reiterated how much defensive work they have done during the summer, an area which so often let them down last season.

"They looked stronger at the Britannia and they will be determined not to drop any early season points, particularly with some tricky fixtures on the horizon."

Galatasaray's shut-eye


Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has posted pictures of his Galatasaray team-mates asleep. What a wind-up merchant..

Good morning... I caught the lions at sleeping 😜😴

Good morning... I caught the lions at sleeping 😜😴

Team news

Liverpool v Bournemouth (20:00 BST)

Monday's Premier League game sees Liverpool aim to make it two wins out of two when they take on Bournemouth.

Roberto Firmino
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Roberto Firmino is pushing to make his first Liverpool start but Brendan Rodgers is likely to name an unchanged side from the victory at Stoke. Joe Allen (hamstring) has joined long-term absentees Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan on the treatment table.

Eddie Howe could hand summer signing Tyrone Mings his Bournemouth debut at the expense of Charlie Daniels. Harry Arter and loanee Christian Atsu are still nursing injuries and are unlikely to feature.

You can hear the game on

BBC Radio 5 live with text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Plenty to discuss


Nick Barnes

BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

One of the (few) positives from Saturday @SunderlandAFC #totalsport tonight 5.30 @bbcnewcastle @SimonPryde @marco_ten

One of the (few) positives from Saturday @SunderlandAFC #totalsport tonight 5.30 @bbcnewcastle @SimonPryde @marco_ten

Young substitute Duncan Watmore scored Sunderland's consolation goal in their 3-1 defeat by Norwich on Saturday.

That game will be one of the topics for discussion on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport at 17:30 BST on Monday.

Incidentally, how impressive are Nick's notes?

Evans and Valdes absent

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Jonny Evans
Manchester United

David de Gea was at Manchester United's training session ahead of their Champions League qualifier with Club Brugge but there were were two notable absences.

Neither goalkeeper Victor Valdes nor defender Jonny Evans were on show at United's Carrington training complex.

Valdes has no United future after refusing to play for the club's Under-21 side last season. But Evans - who has been linked with Everton this summer - was named in United's Champions League squad last week.

Turk stripped of London 2012 gold


Asli Cakir-Alptekin
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Turkish athlete Asli Cakir-Alptekin has had her London 2012 women's 1500m gold medal taken from her and has been banned for eight years for doping.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said the ruling related to "abnormal values found in blood samples collected from the athlete between July 2010 and October 2012".

Marin in anthem gaffe


Carolina Marin

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has apologised

after the old fascist-era Spanish national anthem was played for gold medallist Carolina Marin at the World Championships in Indonesia.

Marin successfully defended her singles title in Jakarta on Sunday against India's Saina Nehwal but the version of Spain's Royal March played at the medal ceremony was the one dating back to General Francisco Franco's far-right dictatorship.

Spain got rid of the words in 1978 and since the death of Franco the Royal March has been played without words.

De Gea in training

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

David De Gea
Simon Stone

A quick trip across town to Manchester United's training session and there is David de Gea.

The goalkeeper trained with United's reserves last week but not today.

De Gea is not expected to play in tomorrow's Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge.

Get Involved


#bbcsportsday am I the only one who saw the obvious face on his chest?

#bbcsportsday am I the only one who saw the obvious face on his chest?

Bit too much time on your hands, Stephen?

Watford sign Diamanti


Italian international Alessandro Diamanti join Watford on a season-long loan from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, subject to receiving international clearance.

Alessandro Diamanti
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The 32-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Serie A side Fiorentina, and has also played for Italian clubs Bologna, Brescia and Livorno.

Diamanti spent a season at West Ham, scoring eight goals in 30 games and being voted runner-up for the Hammers' 2009/10 Player of the Year award.

Watford sign Diamanti


OFFICIAL: #watfordfc have signed Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

OFFICIAL: #watfordfc have signed Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

BreakingWatford sign Diamanti


Watford have signed former West Ham forward Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan.

United shirts stolen


Why unsurprisingly GMP Stretford? Not a fan of the City shirt?

Break at Sports Direct Neary Way Large amount of Utd tops stolen, let us know if you get offered one. Unsurprisingly City tops not touched.

A special Day


Australian golfer Jason Day has tweeted after winning is first Major on Sunday.

And look at the size of that trophy...

What a memorable week @PGAChampionship ! Thank you to my team and everyone who has supported me over the years.

What a memorable week @PGAChampionship ! Thank you to my team and everyone who has supported me over the years.

Day's rise


Jason Day & Colin Swatton
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BBC Golf correspondent Iain Carter charts the rise of newly crowned US PGA Championship winner Jason Day.

From a drunk 12-year-old to a record-breaking major winner.

You can read the full story


West Ham set to appeal Adrian red card


West Ham goalkeeper Adrian

Press Association Sport are reporting that West Ham will appeal the red card given to goalkeeper Adrian in Saturday's defeat to Leicester.

The 28-year-old was sent off in stoppage time at Upton Park for a high boot into the chest of Jamie Vardy, having come up for a corner with the hosts chasing a late equaliser

but the Hammers lost 2-1.

Mertesacker happy with Arsenal win


Per Mertesacker

Defender Per Mertesacker has revealed how clear-the-air talks helped Arsenal kick-start their Premier League campaign with a

hard-fought 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace.

"Obviously when everything goes very smooth in pre-season, you avoid those talks which are sometimes very important," he said.

"That [the need for those talks] was the case last week when we came out of the West Ham match where no-one knew exactly what we did, so we just had to come back to our game."

Keep on running


Morgan Schneiderlin has been putting in the yards for new team Manchester United.

25.4 - Morgan Schneiderlin has run further than any other Premier League player this season (25.4km). Eager.

Froome to lead Team Sky in Vuelta

Road Cycling

Chris Froome

Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will

lead Team Sky in the Vuelta a Espana starting on Saturday.

The nine-man team will include Welshman Geraint Thomas and Ireland's Nicolas Roche.