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Summary

  1. Mourinho says speculation about his future is "garbage"
  2. Everton edge closer to signing Cenk Tosun
  3. Managers - let us know if you're happy with yours
  4. James Tarkowski signs Burnley contract extension
  5. Coutinho will not play in Merseyside Derby

Live Reporting

By Craig Lowe

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Right that's you lot for now. Thanks for your company and contributions today.

    We'll be back later for Tottenham v West Ham.

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    We're wrapping things up soon so thought we would try and end things on a positive note.....

    SMS Message: Heckingbottom at Barnsley. Bottom of league one to promotion and 2 visits to Wembley. Ideal manager to be at the helm during the takeover. And he's a barnsley boy!!!! from Steve from Barnsley
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    Ross Webber: LFC fans remember we have Naby in the summer. We’ll never replace Coutinho (remember Aquilani for Alonso- ugh). Midfield is sorted. We’ve got Woodburn to come through. Ings, Solanke, Origi can come back. Daniel for 3 games a year. Only thing we need is a goalie.

    Tony Greaves: Coutinho is gone it's obvious. Deal almost certainly done in the summer.

    Paul Skinback: Why is Allardyce trying to say Tosun is value for money? Nigh on £30m for someone who doesn't score 1 in 2 in Turkey. It's a pure and simple punt within their budget.

  4. Livermore is OK - Pardew

    Exeter City v West Brom (Saturday 15:00 GMT)

    West Brom manager Alan Pardew says Jake Livermore is doing fine after he was taunted by a West Ham fan over the death of his baby son.

    Pardew says the midfielder is in line to play against Exeter City on Saturday.

    "Jake is OK and I will take him to Exeter. He was hurt by the situation but everyone has been very supportive.”

    Pardew added he expects Livermore to avoid a Football Association charge over the altercation at West Ham.

    Jake Livermore
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    Matthew Jones: if I could I’d have Wenger for another 20 years. No they manager could have kept us where we are vs investment in the squad.

    Rezza Sait: Definitely not happy with Wenger since the beginning of the season. Unsettled the squad by not sorting out the contract of Sanchez and Ozil. Tactics and squad selections against the top teams have been poor.

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    SMS Message: West Ham fans were Hmmm... Lets say the lower end of a mixed reaction about David Moyes. Now I can tell you that most supporters are very happy with him because the defense is more solid, Adrian is back on top of his game and the energy level is there like when Payet was playing. P.S. W.Ham supporters wish Slaven Bilic the very best. Many great night's when he was in charge. from Roberto Salazar
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    SMS Message: Parky at Bolton has done a good job so far, especially since we have no money and have only just come out of transfer embargo. He seems to be getting the best out of the older players even though we're barely a championship level squad. from Jamie
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  7. Hughes looking up the table rather than down

    Coventry City v Stoke City (Saturday 15:00 GMT)

    After playing in the FA Cup this weekend, Hughes says he'll look to get Stoke's Premier League form back on track.

    "We fell into the relegation zone in my first season here and ended up finishing ninth after picking up some momentum. That's what we will be looking to do again."

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    SMS Message: As a Liverpool fan I would sell Coutinho and go for Sanchez AND Lemar. Lucas Moura and Lorenzo Insigne would also be options?? from Phil from Cornwall
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  9. Hughes - winning is the only way to relieve pressure

    Coventry City v Stoke City (Saturday 15:00 GMT)

    Mark Hughes' position as Stoke manager has come under sharp focus since his sides back to back defeats against Chelsea and Newcastle.

    He says he knows how to turn things around.

    "I've said many times before the only way noise or pressure goes away if you win games.

    "We had a weekend that tested us where we would have ideally wanted a winning performance against Newcastle United," said Hughes.

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    SMS Message: As a Liverpool fan I don't want to see Coutinho go, but I wouldn't hate a deal with him leaving in the summer, giving us time to sign a new player (lemar?!) from Alex
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  11. Tosun is value for money - Allardyce

    Liverpool v Everton (Friday, 20.00 GMT)

    Everton fans do you want to hear Sam Allardyce talking about your prospective new forward Cenk Tosun?

    Of course you do.......

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    Video caption: 'Tonk is good value for money' - Allardyce
  12. No Coutinho for the Derby but fear not Liverpool fans

    Liverpool v Everton (Friday, 20.00 GMT)

    James Pearce from the Liverpool Echo has some comforting news.....

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    Martin Ward: I’m not one for Bandwagon jumping, but was never happy that José gave himself as a gift and saviour to us (Utd). Choices: Pep(can’t). Klopp (can’t), so where do we look; Giggs? Why not. My choice...Big Sam. Would grab the big club he’s wanted. He’d stay 10 years

    Peter Foulger: RE James at 14:14. Not sure of a former Liverpool manager moving to manage United. But a fairly famous United manager played for Liverpool. Sir Matt Busby

  14. James Tarkowski delighted to stay with Burnley

    “I’m happy. It’s been a good season so far and it’s nice to be rewarded by the gaffer and the club in this way,” Tarkowski told Burnley's official website.

    “Since Keano (Michael Keane) left, the club has put the trust in me, so far, to take that position on.

    “I feel like I’ve done quite well so far and hopefully long may that continue.

    “I have said it for a long time this is a long-term project for me and the club so hopefully we can all continue what’s been a positive season so far.”

    James Tarkowski
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    SMS Message: From a city fan Liverpool should sell coutinho in this window hes not there best player salah and firmino are better 130 plus million for a player who will only be unsettled at the club I'd snatch every penny of it and replace him with lemar from monaco from Jon - Wrexham
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  16. Karius will start in goal for Liverpool

    Liverpool v Everton (Friday, 20.00 GMT)

    Jurgen Klopp has also confirmed Loris Karius will start in goal against Everton.

    Dominic Solanke hasn't scored for Liverpool yet but Klopp has backed him to find the back of the net sooner or later.

    "He will score, no doubt about that. For a player like Dom it’s perfect if he plays as much as possible," said Klopp.

    Loris Karius and Jurgen Klopp

    And just to put your minds at rest Klopp confirmed Salah and Coutinho are injured. A few of you were worried about Salah there.....

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    Plenty of you are happy with your manager - which is a relief.....

    SMS Message: surely Sean dyche has to be considered! Tiny budget and they are up competing with the big clubs who have bucket loads of investment from Ed Clark
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    SMS Message: Darrell Clarke was relegated with Bristol Rovers out of the football league for the first time in their history after taking on a sinking ship for the last few games. A few tears (from DC himself) subsequent back to back promotions and a solid mid-table finish is something we never could have dreamt of. Need to keep hold of him while the owners invest in the infrastructure! from Joe - Bristol
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    SMS Message: Thrilled Killie have Steve Clarke and what a job he has done so far. Great capture by the club and hoping he is at Rugby Park for a good while. from Gareth, Kilmarnock FC fan in Paisley
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  18. Coutinho will not play in the Merseyside Derby

    Liverpool v Everton (Friday, 20.00 GMT)

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed playmaker Philippe Coutinho will not play against Everton tommorow.

    Klopp told his pre-match media conference: "Mo (Salah) and Phil (Coutinho) are not available. Virgil (van Dyke) is obviously healthy, we'll see what we do with him."

    Liverpool fans - have you seen the last of Coutinho in a red shirt?

    Philippe Coutinho
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    SMS Message: As a Liverpool fan I’m quite stunned by the Rafa requests from Man U fans. Has an ex-Liverpool manager ever gone on to manage Man U? from James, London
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  20. Tarkowski the first of many to remain in Proudsville?

    Sean Dyche has been speaking to the media ahead of Burnley's FA Cup tie against Manchester City and he was asked about James Tarkowski's new contract.

    "We felt it appropriate to offer James a new deal on two levels," said Dyche.

    "He's done well in the Premier League and secondly his contract was out of sync. And there's a few more we are talking to."

    Exciting times Burnley fans?

    Sean Dyche