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    Transfer Rumor Roundup: Mbappe, Keita to Liverpool; Iheanacho wanted

    Liverpool are going for it, big time. Jurgen Klopp‘s men having UEFA Champions League action to offer (the playoff round, at the very least) next season and they’ve already snapped up Mohamed Salah for a club-record fee this summer. The Reds are also interested in bringing Kylian Mbappe, just 18 years old, to Anfield, according to Sky Sports in the UK.

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    Russia has reasons for optimism despite Confed Cup exit

    MOSCOW (AP) When the anger subsides after another group stage exit and another goalkeeping blunder, Russian fans might find they can be proud of their team at the Confederations Cup. Russia failed to reach the knockout rounds of a fourth major tournament in a row, but there’s no shame in losing by one goal to European champion Portugal and North American champion Mexico. “We will move on,” coach Stanislav Cherchesov said after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Mexico.

  • El Hadji Diouf: I am not a bad guy, says controversial Senegal great
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    El Hadji Diouf: I am not a bad guy, says controversial Senegal great

    El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. But in England, he is remembered more for his controversial antics than for his football talent. It is a trait that followed him in the English league clubs he played for - from Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers to Bolton Wanderers, with a spell for Rangers in Scotland as well. Diouf was aggressive, spat at opponents and confronted match officials as well as opponents. But now in his retirement, he is telling his story. 'I am a bad loser' "I am a lion, I am a bad loser and it's not wrong