Jurgen Klopp says he could "write a book" on the art of defending, standing up for his suitability to turn around Liverpool's shaky backline. Defensive frailties, particularly at set-pieces, have cost the Reds victories against Watford, Burnley and Sevilla already this season, while a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City was a bruising encounter. Liverpool conceded again from a corner on Saturday, but they were able to cling on for a 3-2 victory at Leicester City thanks to Simon Mignolet's penalty save from Jamie Vardy.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik will again be sidelined for about four months after another knee injury. [ MORE: Serie A stats, schedule ] Milik had an operation in Rome on Monday after injuring his right knee in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Spal. The Poland international missed four months of last season after damaging ligaments in his left knee on World Cup duty. Napoli says it is not “an isolated injury but a complex one,” adding “the surgery was perfectly successful.” The club says Milik’s recovery time will be “similar to that of his previous injury.” The 23-year-old Milik scored in Napoli’s opening match, a 3-1 victory at Hellas Verona, and also converted a penalty in its
Atletico Madrid makes its Champions League debut at its new stadium against Chelsea. The Spanish club will be looking to extend an 11-game unbeaten streak at home in the European competition. Liverpool and Manchester United play on consecutive nights in Moscow to give Russian authorities a key test of their World Cup readiness. Real Madrid heads to Germany to face a Borussia Dortmund side enjoying its best start to the Bundesliga. Roma tries to end a woeful away record against Qarabag. A look at what's happening around the Champions League this week: Atletico’s Home Success Atletico Madrid will try to extend its successful home streak when it makes its Champions League debut at the new Wanda