Liverpool’s defensive problems do not begin and end with Alberto Moreno | Jonathan Wilson

The Reds have let in three or more goals four times this season but the main problem is not just in defence but more the lack of a proper holding playerAt around 10 to 10 local time on Tuesday Liverpool were leading Sevilla 3-0. The home side were pressing and had had chances in the first half but there was no real sense of danger. Only the knowledge of Liverpool’s past record suggested the game might not be over. All they had to do was hold out, wait for the storm to pass, avoid doing anything stupid. Alberto Moreno did something stupid. Continue reading...

Blind Liverpool fan makes formal complaint against Seville police tactics

• Supporter left ‘vulnerable’ after he had his cane taken away at stadium
• Calls for FA to do more to protect fans against ‘over-zealous’ policing abroadA blind Liverpool fan was left feeling “vulnerable” and discriminated against after claiming his cane was snatched from him by police in Seville and called on the Football Association to do more to protect British supporters travelling abroad. Eamon, 40, who watches Liverpool home and away, missed much of the first half of Liverpool’s dramatic 3-3 Champions League draw on Tuesday and says he was subjected to heavy handed policing at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Continue reading...

José Mourinho: Manchester United should have led 5-0 at half-time against Basel – video

The Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, says that his side would have beaten Basel nine times out of 10 following defeat in Switzerland on Wednesday night. Michael Lang prodded home late for Basel to condemn United to their first Champions League loss of the season. ‘At half-time, it should be 5-0,’ argues Mourinho Continue reading...

United let Basel beat them in the 89th minute

All Jose needed was a draw.And he didn’t get it.Hence the chagrin. Felliani missed at least three goals in the first half and Lukaku,Martial also could not get the ball past Basel keeper Tomas Vacliki.And Basel poked in a winner in the 89th minute. Now Mourinho will need at least a draw against CSKA Moscow […]

Neymar leads the charge again in PSG’s repeat rout of Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris Saint-Germain as they were taken apart in Paris. The former PSG youth player Moussa Dembélé fired Celtic into a second-minute lead but the home side reacted to conceding for the first time in the Champions League this season with a Neymar double and goals from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé before the break. The Ligue 1 leaders, who had won 5-0 at Parkhead in September, were just as ruthless in the second half with goals from Marco Verratti, Cavani and Dani Alves compounding the visitors’ misery. Continue reading...

Barcelona’s draw with Juventus clinches last-16 place as Messi starts on bench

Barcelona allowed themselves the luxury of starting with Lionel Messi on the bench and still held out comfortably for a 0-0 draw at Juventus to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Barcelona, who brought on Messi early in the second half, enjoyed long spells of possession against a lacklustre Juve in a dull Group D match which saw both teams apparently happy to play for a draw. Continue reading...