What the managers said...Middlesbrough's Neil Warnock: I couldn't fault them, every one of them has been super.
Obviously there's been a reaction because of the performances and the results. But we want to keep it going and keep it moving forward.
While he is committed to finishing the job at Derby one way or another, he still has ambitions of managing at the top of the Premier League when his time at Pride Park comes to an end.
I'm looking forward to coming up against him, it will certainly be a great test. It is not just previous seasons where Smith can draw experience from.
Perfect six for Liverpool - Match statsLiverpool are the first English club ever to win all six of their games in a single UEFA Champions League group stage.Divock Origi has scored his first goal in 15 Champions League appearances since scoring in the 2019 final against Spurs, while he has scored in back-to-back appearances in a single season in all competitions for the first time since May 2019.Milan have earned four points in this Champions League season: among Italian teams only Roma in 2004/05 (one) have gained so few points in a group stage of the competition.Fikayo Tomori is only the third English player to score a UEFA Champions League goal against an English opponent while playing for a non-English side, after Patrick Roberts for Celtic v Man City in 2016 and Jude Bellingham for Borussia Dortmund v Man City in 2021.
The Sao Paulo side were on the back foot for much of the final, mustering just 36 per cent possession. Nevertheless, they still created most of the best chances of the match, keeping the likes of Gabriel Barbosa, Giorgian de Arraescaeta and Everton Ribeiro largely under wraps with their formidable low block, while punishing their opponents when the opportunity arose with a dazzling display of rapid counterattacks.
He rounded goalkeeper Luke Southwood and rolled home his eighth goal of the season, with Andy Yiadom unable to save Reading despite getting a touch on the line.
I'm not here to humiliate opponents or whatever,” said Klopp. The 9-0 I'm not interested (in),” added Klopp.
And, let's be honest, West Ham are streets ahead of those three teams in terms of points picked up over the past two seasons.
Redknapp: Something not right with Bielsa and PhillipsJamie Redknapp watched the game and felt there has been friction between the Leeds boss and the midfielder over the last few weeks.
Mohamed Salah produced another marvellous goal at Stamford Bridge which, at the time, looked like it may keep their Premier League dream alive, before Chelsea's remarkable comeback.
Since Eddie Howe arrived, the Toon's more adventurous approach can be seen through the amount of corners being won.
Phillips attracting Serie A interestMeanwhile, Phillips is attracting plenty of interest this month, with Serie A clubs contacting Liverpool over his availability.
You know, the one where the headaches are welcome, where the biggest concerns are which top-class players to leave on the bench, and which ones to omit entirely.
Those able to navigate avenues at ground level when the routes seem congested even from up high. It is there, up close, that the best appear even better.
It's the only match-up that stayed the same after the Champions League draw had to be redone following a glitch.
Balcer made one cameo off the bench in the USWNT’s two games against Australia, but she will likely get another chance to prove herself at the team’s upcoming January camp.
I'd love to play there at least for a season. First of all their season is shorter, so I'd get three months' vacation, Neymar joked.
The main reason is clear for me. We did so many good things so far this season and we did the right things until now. This was a really bad evening, not because of the result but because of the way we played.
I was scouting people like Milinikovic-Savic at Vojvodina before he went on to do what he did, he says. Genk took him, but I watched him three times and pushed for it. Unfortunately, when those higher up watched him live, he had a rare bad game.