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Live Reporting

Thomas Mallows

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    That's all for today's live page - thanks for joining me and for all your tweets and texts.

    Here is a reminder of some of today's top stories:

    Don't forget to check out our live text coverage of tonight's two Premier League games starting later this afternoon right over here.

    We will also be back tomorrow morning for all the reaction, plus a look ahead to the return of the Champions League.


  2. 'Someone is sitting behind a keyboard making rumours up'

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Jordan Henderson also shot down those rumours suggesting Jurgen Klopp was ready to quit, as well as an apparent scuffle between Andy Robertson and Allison in the dressing room after Saturday's defeat at Leicester.

    "I don’t think I even need to comment on something like that," he said.

    "Someone is sitting behind a keyboard making rumours up about the manager and players in the dressing room. It's not true.

    "I quite like the rumour about Robbo and Ally having a fight, that made me chuckle a little bit. But I didn't give it a lot of thought."

  3. Players take full responsibility - Henderson

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Jordan Henderson says manager Jurgen Klopp has the temperament and ability to see Liverpool through this difficult spell, though he also says the players take full responsibility for recent results.

    "The manager is really good in situations like this. In adversity the manager is the one we listen to the most," he said.

    "He is always there for us as players; he tries to protect us as much as possible.

    "But deep down we know as players we take full responsibility and it’s down to us to go out on the pitch and change this tough period that we are going through.

    "There is no question marks about how the manager reacts after games. He reacts in the total opposite people might think and handles situations like that very well.

    "And that’s why we want to go out there and put on a performance, not just for the team, but for him as well."

  4. Rose to leave Gladbach for Dortmund

    That's all from Jurgen Klopp. Next up we have some quotes from Liverpool Jordan Henderson.

    But first, some big news from Germany - Borussia Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose is to leave the club at the end of the season and join Borussia Dortmund.

    View more on twitter
  5. Keita back in training

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Klopp also confirmed Naby Keita is back in full training but will not fly to Hungary with the rest of the squad, instead working on his fitness back at the training ground.

    “Naby is no longer injured but he’s not fit yet,” Klopp said of the midfielder, who has been sidelined since December.

    “He was in training yesterday but it’s not sufficient yet. We will be away for two days and he will be in training; it’s better than flying with us. Of course Naby would have liked to be there when it’s against [former club] Leipzig.

    “In terms of injuries, we all have to go through these difficulties and once that’s behind you, we’ll have another absolutely great player.”

  6. 'Nobody is happy with being fourth'

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp says recent poor results have come down to key moments in games rather than poor performances for 90 minutes, though he accepts that results have fallen below expectations of a club like Liverpool.

    "We have had some not so good games but played some good games recently. We are always together in these moments," he said.

    "The mood is okay – but obviously it has been better. We have to keep our good things going. If you saw the games against Manchester City and Leicester they didn’t look like games we would concede seven and score two.

    "It happened because of individual mistakes, we have spoken about that. One time it was miscommunication.

    "But this is the Premier League. "Nobody is happy with being fourth and only have 40 points and [potentially] being level on points with Everton and all these kind of things.

    "We have to deal with the situation."

  7. Injuries changed everything - Klopp

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Klopp was also asked what he thought were the reasons behind Liverpool's patchy form.

    "All the weeks and months you can see easily it is a mix of different things that happened. Now is not the time to explain," he said.

    "Injuries have played part in it, you can’t ignore them, it changed everything.

    "Its like building a house, if the foundations are not right things are a bit shaky.

    "We cannot change things but we will work on it."

  8. 'We do this for the people'

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp admits the team is missing the support of the fans in stadiums.

    "We do this for the people," he said. "I feel the responsibility so much when things don’t go well.

    "The majority of our people are still, and maybe even more so, with us. It’s nice to see but I’d prefer to fight this with our people in the stadium.

    "It’s not what you wish for as you can show real togetherness if the stadiums were full for the next 10 games.

    "So we fight together, just in different places. Knowing about the support is great."

  9. 'No-one has to worry about me'

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Klopp was also asked about a banner of support that was erected outside The Kop by supporters over the weekend, as well as addressing rumours he was ready to quit the club or take a break.

    "The banner is nice, I don't feel that I need special support but it is very nice," he said.

    "I don’t need a break. The last thing I want to do is to talk about private things. Yes we have had a tough time but we always deal with this as a family 100%.

    "And when I come here, I am 53, I’ve worked as a coach for 30 years and I can split off things. I don't carry things around.

    "Of course we are influenced by things, but no-one has to worry about me.

    "The beard gets more and more grey, I don’t sleep a lot, but I‘m full of energy.

    "Now we are in this situation I see it as a challenge."

  10. 'We are absolutely OK and ready to go'

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was in positive mood at his news conference.

    Asked how he was, the German said: "I’m ok, we had a training session before, we had analysis meeting and both were really positive and I am preparing to flying to Hungary for the for the first time in my life.

    "We are absolutely OK and ready to go."

  11. Love is in the air?

    It was Valentine's Day this weekend, which inevitably meant a race by football power couples all over the globe to post the most sickeningly perfect couples selfie on Instagram. Oh, and Michael Owen went double-denim.

    Intrigued? Then click here to find out more in our Top Football Tweets.

  12. Davies, Keita and Origi take part in training

    Looks like it is mixed news on the injury front for Liverpool as they prepare for their Champions League tie against RB Leipzig.

    We will be hearing from manager Jurgen Klopp very, very soon.

    View more on twitter
  13. 'Messi belongs to Barcelona'

    Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Ronald Koeman played down the speculation surrounding Lionel Messi as he prepares his Barcelona side for their Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

    Koeman has previously said PSG were talking up their chances of signing Messi to try and put pressure on Barca.

    "They haven't managed to destabilise us. I don't know whether that was their intention or not," said the Dutchman.

    "But Messi belongs to Barca and I have a lot of hope he will stay here."

    Ronald Koeman shaking hands with Lionel Messi
  14. Rangers investigating after house party broken up by police

    Rangers have launched an internal investigation after police broke up a party in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    Covid-19 lockdown restrictions mean no indoor mixing of households is allowed in Scotland under normal circumstances.

    It is not clear if any Rangers players were at the party or whether any were among those issued with fines.

    Click here to read more.

  15. Two positive tests in latest round of Covid-19 testing

    The Premier League has revealed the results of the latest two rounds of testing for Covid-19, with two players or club staff testing positive. That is down from a high of 40 at the start of the calendar year.

    A Premier League statement read: "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 8 February and Sunday 14 February, across two rounds of testing, 2,915 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were two new positive tests.

    "Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days."

  16. Ancelotti's stolen safe recovered

    A safe stolen from the home of Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti in a burglary has been recovered.

    Two male offenders wearing black clothing and balaclavas made off with the safe from the Mr Ancelotti's home in Crosby on Friday.

    The occupants of the house were unharmed, Merseyside Police said.

    The force said the safe, which had been forced open, was found dumped in a car park off Runnells Lane, near Masefield Road, in Thornton, on Saturday.

    Click here to read more.

    Carlo Ancelotti
  17. Social media firms 'adding fire to hate' - Dhanda

    Mandeep Sanghera

    BBC Sport

    Swansea City attacking midfielder Yan Dhanda says the lack of action taken by social media companies over online abuse is giving people "the green light to go and do it again".

    British Asian Dhanda, 22,was abused on Instagram after his side's FA Cup defeat by Manchester City.

    Facebook has temporarily stopped the user from sending Instagram messages.

    "They're just adding fire to the hate and proving to the racist people they can get away with it," said Dhanda.

    Click here to read more

    Yan Dhanda
  18. Nagelsmann wary of '100% focused' Liverpool

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (20:00 GMT)

    Jurgen Klopp has conceded the title to Manchester City after Liverpool were beaten by Leicester at the weekend.

    RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says that could make them a more dangerous opponent on Tuesday as they will now fully focus on their European campaign.

    "A lot depends on the form of the day," Nagelsmann said. "We know that Liverpool still are a very good team with world-class players. It is always difficult to defend against them.

    "The results in the Premier League don't count in the Champions League. They have written off the league title and will be 100% focused for the game tomorrow."

  19. Liverpool slight favourites - Nagelsmann

    RB Leipzig v Liverpool (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says Liverpool will be "slight favourites" for tomorrow's Champions League tie despite the two teams' contrasting form.

    Liverpool have lost their last three matches while Leipzig, who reached the semi-finals last season, have won their last four in all competitions, conceding just once.

    "We are in a good flow. We have won the last four matches while Liverpool have not won five out of their last seven," said Nagelsmann.

    "They are the slight favourites based on their international experience but we have shown that we can hold our own against such teams, both last year and this season with a very tough group stage.

    "We have clearly developed as a team."

  20. Nagelsmann news conference

    This guy takes on Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool tomorrow.

    Some quotes coming up...

    Julian Nagelsmann