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Liverpool celebrating after a goal

Liverpool : Even without Firmino, Liverpool had more than enough to sweep aside relegated Huddersfield, with Salah and Mane becoming the first Premier League strikers this season to reach the 20-goal mark, reaching 21 and 20 goals, respectively.

It was Keita who started the rout with the first of those goals as goalkeeper Jonas Lossl played a harmless pass out of the Huddersfield area to Jon Gorenc Stankovic, who was immediately closed down by Keita and robbed of the ball.

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Manchester: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Paul Pogba will still be at Manchester United next season but admits he cannot guarantee the French World Cup winner will stay.

Pogba fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid last month, suggesting Real were "a dream club for any player", although he declared at the time he was happy at Old Trafford.

Both manager Solskjaer and United's board want their 89 million club-record signing to stay, although they have acknowledged that circumstances could change.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (2R) celebrates scoring in the 88th minute during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 23, 2019

London: Christian Eriksen's stunning 88th minute strike gave Tottenham Hotspur a crucial win over relegation-threatened Brighton and Hove Albion.  Brighton fought hard to keep Spurs away from scoring, but Eriksen’s stunning left foot hit from 25 yards gave Brighton the heart break.

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Dortmund's German midfielder Marco Reus (C) refreshes himself after his team won 4-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match SC Freiburg v Borussia Dortmund in Freiburg, southern Germany, on April 21, 2019

Berlin: Borussia Dortmund’s fight to remain in the title race continues with a 4-0 win against Freiburg.

Jadon Sancho opened the scoring in the 11th minute from the six yard box after a run by Marco Reus. It was Sancho’s 11th Bundesliga goal this season.

Reus, Mario Gotze and Paco Alcacer contributed with goals in the second half of the game. Paco Alacer’s goal was from the penalty on 87th minute.

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Mumbai: LaLiga will be awarding multiple Indian students the 'LaLiga Football Schools Scholarship' annually from 2018/19 season onwards.

The students will be selected from LaLiga's grassroots development programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools and will be sent to Spain for up to a fortnight to receive high quality training at a specially selected LaLiga club academy, a media release said.

The scholarships will be awarded in association with the Embassy of Spain in India and India On Track.

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Kochi: Kerala Blasters completed the deal to sign young Indian goalkeeper Lovepreet Singh from I-league side Indian Arrows. The 21 year old is known for his good reflex and use of his height and physical structure.

Lovepreet is 195cm long, only Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh is taller than him in top tier leagues of India.

He joined I-league side Indian Arrows in August, made his debut in February. He was found through All India Football Federation’s(AIFF) nation-wide scouting system.

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Watford's English striker Troy Deeney

London: Premier League stars led footballers in England and Wales in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday in a bid to combat racist abuse online.

Watford striker Troy Deeney -- who blocked replies to his Instagram account earlier this month after receiving abuse -- summed up the anger he and fellow footballers feel, saying: "Enough is enough." The campaign, which is being coordinated by England's Professional Footballers' Association, urges players to stay off all social media from 9:00am (0800 GMT) Friday.

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Porto: Jurgen Klopp might be steeling himself for some sleepless nights as he tries to work out how to stop Lionel Messi, but for now the German can be delighted at seeing his Liverpool side extend their outstanding record in European ties under his management.

Having won 2-0 at home in the first leg, Liverpool always knew that an early away goal in the second leg of their quarter-final against FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao would effectively kill the tie.

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Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt (Rear L) and Ajax's Dutch defender Daley Blind (C) celebrate past Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) after de Ligt scored his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 16, 2019 

Turin: Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt's thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in the last eight in Turin on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo, bidding for his sixth Champions League title, scored a 28th-minute header to put Juve ahead after a 1-1 first-leg draw, but Donny van de Beek levelled for Ajax before half-time.

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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football great Pele has said he is ready to pursue "new goals" after 13 days in hospital with a urinary tract infection and kidney problem.

"My dear friends. I'm happy to be able to write again to let you know that I'm fine," Pele said on Twitter on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

Pele was admitted to a hospital in France on April 2 after suffering from fever during an event with Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe.

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