Midfielder Adam Lallana has an important role to play on and off the field for Liverpool as he has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp's leaders. The England international's form this season saw him rewarded with a new £110,000-a-week three-year contract on Wednesday as he enjoys his best season since arriving at the club in the summer of 2014. Lallana has been transformed by the German after his displays under predecessor Brendan Rodgers left many questioning whether the £25million fee paid to Southampton was really worth it.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic gloated that he has already won half of what some clubs have won in 10 years after delivering the EFL Cup for Manchester United. Ibrahimovic scored twice - including the 87th-minute winner - to seal a 3-2 win for United over Southampton in a thrilling Wembley final on Sunday.
The family of former Celtic manager and player Billy McNeill have confirmed he has dementia. Mr McNeill, who has been described as the club's "greatest ever captain", led the team which won the European Cup in 1967. His family told a Sunday newspaper he was diagnosed with the illness seven years ago and is now unable to speak. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said Mr McNeill was facing his situation with "true bravery". The former Hoops captain enjoyed a glittering career at the Parkhead club, where he became the first Briton to lift the European Cup after a 2-1 win over Inter Milan in Lisbon in 1967. McNeill, 76, also led Celtic to nine successive league titles and won seven Scottish Cups