Former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia has called on Jurgen Klopp to create a "plan B" to help the club fulfil their dreams of a first league title in 27 years. Liverpool showed significant improvement under Klopp last season, flirting with the prospect of Premier League glory before finishing fourth last season – 17 points adrift of champions Chelsea. The Anfield club last won the league in 1989-90 but have come close on a number occasions, most famously in 2014, when a late collapse handed the trophy to Manchester City.
Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Bravo hasn't played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United. Pizzi says "Claudio is fit, he's managed to train the last couple of days just like his other teammates" and "he's ready and available to play." Pizzi brushed off concerns about a lack of match fitness, saying that "quite obviously we take into account that factor" but players like Bravo are "are of such good quality that it isn't that important they haven't played in the last couple of months." Stand-in Johnny Herrera played in Chile's
Dani Alves has reaffirmed his admiration for Pep Guardiola ahead of an anticipated move to Manchester City. Alves is expected to join City after Juventus agreed to release him from the final year of his current deal. The 34-year-old defender worked under Guardiola at Barcelona, winning the Champions League twice and La Liga three times in an extraordinary four years for the coach. Speaking on Brazilian talk show "Conversa com Bial" in an interview recorded earlier this week, Alves was asked if he was taking English lessons because he was moving to City but said: "The English language [is something] everyone needs to know." However, he added: "Everyone knows about my admiration for Pep Guardiola."