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Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Newspapers

    The Chronicle (Newcastle)

    Chronicle NUFC

    So will Steve McClaren still be manager of Newcastle United at the end of today?

    Former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez is tipped to take over and local newspaper The Chronicle want the club to get on with it and bring in the Spaniard.

    The Chronicle
  2. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Reaction to last night's football

    Some reaction from last night's European football where Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 and Tottenham lost 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League.

    Michael Park: Spurs were lucky to get nil! Worst performance since the horrible days of Juande Ramos. Why rotate? Bizarre.

    Riz: Still buzzing from last night's win vs Man Utd. Dortmund in the next round would be quality #LFC.

    Ayooluwapo Jesuyode: Enough complaints about how poor United were. How about how classy Liverpool played?

  3. International newspapers

    L'Equipe (France)

    French newspaper L'Equipe is still enjoying Paris St-Germain's elimination of Chelsea on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

    'The perfect plan' is the headline along with a picture of PSG coach Laurent Blanc.

    L'Equipe
  4. International newspapers

    Marca (Spain)

    Spanish sports newspaper Marca has gone into full transfer-speculation mode today by listing 12 players on their front page that Real Madrid are apparently interested in signing.

    The list includes Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Everton defender John Stones and Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, as well as Barcelona forward Neymar, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

    It is going to be a lively summer for Real Madrid fans, and an expensive one for the club's owners if this story is correct.

    Marca
  5. 5 Live Football Daily

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Fancy catching up on Thursday evening's football action in one convenient chunk?

    Then go to the 5 Live Football Daily Podcast where Kelly Cates brings you reaction from a huge night in the Europa League as Liverpool beat arch-rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield to take the initiative in their last-16, first leg tie.

  6. Bournemouth news conference

    Bournemouth v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Finally for now from Bournemouth, Swansea will be without head coach Francesco Guidolin for the game as he recovers from a chest infection.

    And Howe has sent his thoughts to the 60-year-old Italian.

    "Sometimes things happen that are more important than football, a person's health is always that," he says.  

    "So we wish Francesco Guidolin all the best. I look forward to seeing him back in the dugout."  

  7. Bournemouth news conference

    Bournemouth v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    When the sides met in November, Swansea, who were then managed by Garry Monk, came back from 2-0 down to earn a draw but although Howe was disappointed on the day, he accepts now that it wasn't a bad result for his side.

    "It was a positive moment away at Swansea because we were able to stop a bad run. We really moved on from that point," he said.   

    And Joshua King, who scored the Cherries's opener that day, has also earned praise from Howe.

    "Joshua King has been excellent," Howe adds. "It's always difficult to integrate new players, but he's grown & worked very hard." 

    Bournemouth's Joshua King
  8. Bournemouth news conference

    Bournemouth v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is up and at it early today to face the media ahead of his side's Premier League game against Swansea on Saturday and is targetting three points with his side currently on 35 points in 14th spot - two place and two points ahead of the Swans.

    "A victory on Saturday won't guarantee us Premier League survival," he admits. "But maximum points always helps.

    "We had a good week last week. Before we'd spoken about improving our home form, now we want to continue with that."  

    Eddie Howe
  9. No regrets for Pochettino

    Football

    After their defeat, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said he had no regrets about making seven changes to his side, including naming striker Harry Kane as a substitute.

    "I am very disappointed with the result. It was a bad day in the office but we need to accept that," he said.

    "We picked the starting XI to try and win the game."

    Spurs players
  10. Scholes criticises 'shambolic' United

    Football

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has described his former side's display during their 2-0 Europa League defeat at Liverpool as shambolic.

    Scholes, who made 718 appearances for United, told BT Sport that the Old Trafford club "have certain standards and they have fallen well short".

    He added: "Liverpool had a way of playing. United didn't have a clue."

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
  11. Mixed fortunes in Europa League

    Football

    Last night's Europa League action proved to be a bit of a mixed bag for the English clubs left in it.

    Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino while Spurs lost 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

    Liverpoool manager Jurgen Klopp
  12. Friday's newspapers

    The Guardian

    Finally, the Guardian, like all of the other papers, has Liverpool celebrations, this time from Roberto Firmino and also features the Newcastle managerial situation, plus England coach Eddie Jones's criticism of Wales's scrummaging.

    Friday's Guardian sports pages
  13. Friday's newspapers

    Daily Mirror

    The Daily Mirror features Liverpool joy but also misery for Spurs after they lost 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund in their Europa League tie and worry for Manchester City fans with reports that Sergio Aguero intends to leave the club at the end of his current contract in 2019

    Friday's Daily Mirror
  14. Friday's newspapers

    The Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph's sports pages feature a happy Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool's win which puts them in a strong position to reach the Europa League quarter-finals. 

    Friday's Daily Telegraph
  15. Friday's newspapers

    The Daily Express

    Daniel Sturridge's goal celebrations are on the back of the Daily Express while they also report that Rafa Benitez's appointment as Newcastle manager is on hold.

    Friday's Daily Express
  16. Friday's newspapers

    The Daily Mail

    First up, the day's papers and Thursday night's Europa League action features prominently.

    The Daily Mail shows Daniel Sturridge scoring from the spot for Liverpool in their 2-0 win over Manchester United at Anfield - a performance which former United star Paul Scholes was not impressed by.

    Friday's Daily Mail
  17. Sportsday Live

    Morning and welcome to another Sportsday Live.

    What will we be bringing you today?

    We'll be hearing from a number of top-flight managers as the day goes on ahead of a weekend which has both FA Cup and Premier League action and there will, of course, be the latest news from the world of sport.