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Live Reporting

Greg O'Keeffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Gerrard v Butt

    Old rivals face-off in Uefa Youth League

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Nicky Butt (left) and Steven Gerrard compete for the ball during their playing days
    Image caption: Nicky Butt (left) and Steven Gerrard compete for the ball during their playing days

    Away from the Premier League, the last-16 draw was held for the prestigious Uefa Youth League earlier.

    Amongst the most eye-catching ties is a meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United.

    That means former England team-mates Steven Gerrard and Nicky Butt going head-to-head in the dug-out.

    The game will be played at Tranmere on Wednesday, 21 February. The winner will visit either Manchester City or Inter Milan in the quarter-finals.

    Steven Gerrard and Nicky Butt warm-up before England training in 2004
    Image caption: Gerrard and Butt were club rivals but team-mates with England
  2. Scotland manager search goes on

    Walter Smith has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Scotland manager.

    Smith, 69, previously held the role and wasbeing consideredfor a return by the Scottish FA.

    It is believed the former Rangers and Everton boss was not offered the position but ruled himself out after talks with the governing body.

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill last monthturned downthe chance to manage Scotland.

    Read more here.

    Former Rangers and Everton manager Walter Smith
    Image caption: Former Rangers and Everton manager Walter Smith
  3. Moyes on the Scotland job

    West Ham vs Watford (15:00 GMT Saturday)

    West Ham United

    "October to now is probably long time to go without a manager. I'm sure we will get the right manager but Walter Smith would have been a great choice for Scotland. He's respected by everyone in the country.

    "But if Alex (McLeish) gets it, he's been there before and done it. We will be winning it in 2022."

  4. Moyes on new contract

    West Ham vs Watford (15:00 GMT Saturday)

    West Ham United

    "I won’t discuss my contract situation. We will wait till the end of the season."

    David Moyes
  5. Moyes on Evra

    West Ham vs Watford (15:00 GMT Saturday)

    West Ham United

    Patrice Evra has joined West Ham following his contract termination from Marseille in November after kicking a fan but Moyes isn't concerned by this

    "He told me what happened. When he told me what the supporter said to him I have no complaints."

    Patrice Evra
  6. Gracia - Deeney will behave better

    West Ham v Watford (15:00 GMT, Saturday)


    Watford manager Javi Gracia expects Troy Deeney to sharpen up his disciplinary act following his goal celebration in the 4-1 victory against Chelsea on Monday night.

    Captain Deeney scored the opening goal of the game from the penalty spot at Vicarage Road, but courted controversy when he made an offensive gesture towards the crowd.

    Deeney escaped a four-match ban from the Football Association after they failed to agree on whether his action warranted a retrospective red card.

    he Watford skipper, who has already served three and four-match suspensions this season, did however, receive a written warning from the FA regarding his future conduct.

    "I have spoken with Troy," Gracia said. "Troy is our captain and he knows what is the best behaviour. I am sure he will do better in the future."

    Troy Deeney
    Image caption: Troy Deeney
  7. Capoue happy under new boss Gracia

    West Ham v Watford (15:00 GMT)


    Etienne Capoue, centre
    Image caption: Watford's Etienne Capoue, centre, is happy again

    It seems like new Hornets boss Javi Gracis is settling into life at Vicarage Road, and his players seem to appreciate his way of doing things too.

    Midfielder Etienne Capoue has found himself back in the team and, predictably, loves it.

    "No, life is good," he told the Hertfordshire Mercury.

    "I am the type of guy, even if I am not playing, I am very happy. I go home, see my kids and they don’t know if I played or not and this is priceless for me.

    "I don’t want to go home and be angry towards them for no reason, so for me life is so good.

    "Even if I am not playing I work hard and it will change. I am this type of guy, very cool."

  8. Let them eat cake

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  9. Guardiola on Claude Puel

    Manchester City v Leciester (17:20 GMT, Saturday)

    Manchester City

    "I met him at Barcelona, Leicester still have the fundamentals.

    "They're always a strong team. Just one season ago they were champions. They're still a danger - we know with Kelechi Iheanacho."

    Leicester City manager Claude Puel (left) with Manchester City's Pep Guardiola
    Image caption: Leicester City manager Claude Puel (left) with Manchester City's Pep Guardiola
  10. City's busy schedule

    Manchester City v Leicester City (17:30 GMT Saturday)

    Manchester City

    Guardiola is weary of busy schedule with the Champions League coming up and said: "After tomorrow we have Champions League, five days for the next one, then five days for the final. Some players are not fit."

  11. City down to the bare bones

    Manchester City v Leicester City (17:30 GMT Saturday)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City only have on striker fit at the moment in the form of Sergio Aguero, but Guardiola would like to give the Argentine a rest but can't.

    "He’s done well, I would like to give him a rest, but I think Gabriel is coming back soon - 1 week 10 days he’ll be ready."

    Sergio Aguero
  12. Guardiola - Warnock can have his say

    Pep Guardiol at the Cardiff City Stadium
    Image caption: Pep Guardiola at the Cardiff City Stadium

    You may have read that Neil Warnock wasn't quite ready to let his war of words with Manchester City end this week.

    His latest salvo was to accuse City of making "horrendous tackles" as the fallout from their FA Cup meeting last month continues.

    Man City winger Leroy Sane suffered ankle ligament damage in a tackle by Joe Bennett during the fourth-round tie on 28 January.

    But Guardiola was relucant to fire back with anything too provocative today.

    "We accept what he say," he said. "We will be ready to face him again if they are in the Premier League."

    Wise Pep. Wise.

  13. Mourinho on St James' Park

    Newcastle United v Manchester United (14:15 GMT Sunday)

    Manchester United

    "I like to go there and like the feeling of going to Mr Robson’s home. I like the stadium, I think it’s really nice and the atmosphere. They are good and enthusiastic. I lie the Geordies. I lost an drew a few times.

    "I hope the result is different but I know the characteristics of the game are not going to be different. They’re a good team, they have a very good transfer window with Kenedy and Slimani – two players I know well and who can improve their team. Benitez knows how to get points."

  14. Pep Guardiola on Mahrez

    Manchester City v Leicester City (17:30 GMT Saturday)

    Manchester City

    Despite not signing Riyad Mahrez in the January, Guardiola has said he hopes the Algerian plays on Saturday adding he enjoys watching him play

    Riyad Mahrez
  15. Klopp news conference

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:30 GMT Sunday)


    Klopp has praised young defender Alexander Trent-Arnold: "It's good for him that he doesn't have to play every week. He has improved a lot, especially in training in the past few months, to a consistently high level.

    He also mentioned the return of Joe Gomez: "He's outside but not with the team. No chance for Sunday. But a chance for Porto."

  16. Pardew - We're ready to fight

    Chelsea v West Brom (20:00 GMT, Monday)

    Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion gives instructions to Salomon Rondon
    Image caption: Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion gives instructions to Salomon Rondon

    Pardew said: “I think you’ll see a lot of fight on the pitch on Monday. It’s two teams who are desperate for a win. I know Chelsea very well and they have difficult periods. I have great respect for the manager but I think they’ll come through it.”

    “We need to put some points on the board. To suffer four injuries was costly against Southampton and on the day they deserved to win.

    "We should have Gibbs, Evans and Krychowiak back for the Chelsea game.”

  17. Mourinho: He (Shaw) will be a Manchester United player for years

    Newcastle United v Manchester United (14:15 GMT Sunday)

    Manchester United

    "He’s now for a few months free of these minor injuries that sometimes stop evolution and I’m really happy, so I think the natural consequence of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a Manchester United player for years."

    Luke Shaw
  18. Guardiola - Everyone likes a break

    Manchester City v Leciester (17:20 GMT, Saturday)

    Manchester City

    Guardiola has echoed Antonio Conte by calling, not for the first time, for a winter break in the Premier League.

    He said: "We love to play football, but we’ve been playing every three days, sometimes a break is good for everyone. Everyone gets a rest."

    His players have actually had a mini-break this week and he was asked if it will benefit them.

    "We will see," he said. "If we win, good, if we don’t, not. Just one midweek off since August, we needed it. We had three good training sessions.

  19. Adam Lallana potential return to first team squad

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:30 GMT Sunday)


    “He is an option for the squad, maybe not the first XI. He looks fresh and good but we need to settle a bit and use Adam as there are about 18-19 games to go."

    Klopp's reaction to his sending off: "It's not nice. I spoke to him, it's not how it should be. He wasn't happy about the reaction and I wasn't either. He's an option for the squad (on Sunday)."

    Adding: "When we played football, we all did a few things we weren't proud of."

    Adam Lallana
  20. Klopp on Van Dijk's return to Southampton

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:30 GMT Sunday)a

    "It might not be the most friendly. But it's not something we really think about. No-one at Southampton will say we have stolen him, it was a very public deal.

    "There have been a lot of good players from that area (Southampton). Maybe we should have our scouting department down there.

    "It won't be a friendly game, they fight for everything, we fight for everything. They will want to show their quality but we have our own targets. They are a football playing side."

    Virgil Van Dijk