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By Denise Evans and Adam Samuel

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  1. So long, friends

    And with that little nugget from Jurgen Klopp on James Milner's health, we will bid you adieu.

    Thanks as always for your contributions.

    Even if some of them were too fiery for us to post!

    See you again soon [probably Tuesday]

  2. Post update

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp on James Milner's health warning: "To be honest it (Villa) was not that intense heart attack-wise. We have to accept if you are really good you should win the game. Staying on track really shows character & mentality, don't get bothered by things you can't have influence on."

    Klopp
    Image caption: Jurgen Klopp remained calm against Aston Villa
  3. Get Involved - should Son have been sent off?

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    SMS Message: So far all of the ex footballers have said it was a unfortunate injury and not a red card , they should know. If red cards are going to issued everytime a player trips someone up, we are going down the road of a non contact sport. We have all seen worse tackles than that and player gets up, and no action is taken. Gomes is just unlucky, I wish him well from Martin, Kent
    Martin, Kent
    SMS Message: I don't think the question is should Son have been sent off (he shouldn't) but should Aurier have been sent off. What I could see that was a worse challenge and did it exacerbate the injury? Difficult to say as didn't see any other angle (and wouldn't want to) from Chris, Bentham
    Chris, Bentham
    SMS Message: If we are going to take this rule of 'endangerment' to the ultimate then Gomes fending off Son with his arm earlier also fits the bill because if he had caught him in the temple he could have endangered his life. That of course is ridiculous but it's entirely the same principle. Alternatively, as has been put forward in places we make the 'taking one for the team/cynical foul, call it what you will an automatic red card. Because nobody before has ever called for that punishment before yesterday's terrible accident. from Steve, London
    Steve, London
  4. Post update

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00GMT)

    Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp then switches his focus on the upcoming Genk match, and not the Premier League game against Manchester City: "You can say the words Man City, you just cannot think about it.

    "I don't doubt my players at all, I would feel a bit embarrassed if I had to tell them 'Don't think about Man City already"

    Jurgen Klopp
    Image caption: Jurgen Klopp wants his side to remained focused
  5. Get Involved - VAR

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    Skully: Scrap VAR, scrap goal-line technology, scrap football. Let's all just watch Corrie instead

    Ed Shone: All calling for “reviews” like in tennis etc, what happens when your team gets stopped on a counter attack by an opposing manager “tactically” using a challenge

    SMS Message: VAR exposes a broader issue which is whether a player is entitled to go down and get a free kick or penalty whenever they feel contact, particularly in the box. There have been some embarrassing examples this weekend and there will be many more with VAR available from William, Surrey
    William, Surrey
  6. 'Things aren't right with VAR' - Lampard

    Chelsea v Ajax (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was asked in his news conference about the use of VAR in the Premier League, compared to how it is utilsied in the Champions League.

    Referees refer to a pitchside screens in the Champions League. But not in the Premier League.

    "The use of the screen can be a help because we’ve seen this weekend, decisions that are taking a long time to get to," Lampard said.

    "And it brings in the fact that there is an element of doubt and this way the referee can go and look again - there is so much pressure on the referee."

    "In the Prem League there are things that aren’t right with it and if it's not through want of trying but we want the right decisions and best decisions."

    VAR
  7. 'Sadio is not a diver' - Klopp

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp on Pep Guardiola accusations of diving: "I don't know how he could have known about any incident in our game so quickly after the game. Sadio is not a diver.

    "There was a situation in the Villa game when he got a contact and went down but there was contact.

    "I am 100 percent sure if something like this happened to Man City they would want to have a penalty. I am absolutely not in the mood to talk about Man City. I really want to talk about Genk."

    The Liverpool manager was addressing comments made my Man City manager Pep Guardiola, which Klopp feels are not aimed at his player Sadio Mane.

    More on those comments here.

    Klopp
    Image caption: Jurgen Klopp strongly rebuffed Guardiola's claims
  8. Post update

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to journalists ahead of Tuesday's clash with Genk.

    Updates to come.

  9. Post update

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Alisson on clean sheets: "It always annoys me when we concede stupid goals. When we go on the pitch we have a common goal (which is) to win the game and keep a clean sheet. We can work better on that aspect."

    Alisson
    Image caption: Alisson has been unimpressed by recent goals Liverpool have conceded
  10. 'Mason will get even better' - Lampard

    Chelsea v Ajax (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been speaking to reporters about the form of midfielder Mason Mount: "He impressed on his loan spell in Holland and in the Championship at derby with me.

    "He is full of quality and we wanted him here and I wanted him to get minutes.

    "I didn’t expect him to settle and produce what he has. I believe in him and if he keeps showing what he has,hopefully he will get even better.

    "Mason can do all roles and is fluent."

    Mason Mount and Frank Lampard
  11. Get Involved - should Son have been sent off?

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    SMS Message: I always think of PSV v Man Utd when Luke Shaw broke his leg from a challenge that wasn't even considered a foul. Has the guidance at all chance since then? It's a cynical trip but it's no more than a yellow, anyone can get up injured from an impact or studs getting caught in the turf. from Greg, The HIghlands
    Greg, The HIghlands
  12. 'Bringing in VAR was not going to be easy' - Alisson

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Alisson on VAR: “When you try to implement something new it’s never easy. We just need to respect the process, to understand that it’s not easy doing this.

    "I think it’s good –sometimes they don’t make the best decision, sometimes they make good decisions as we saw in the Champions League last season and with offside now. If you look in the big scenario I think they are doing well”

    Alisson Liverpool
    Image caption: Alisson believes that VAR is good for the game
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    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: "It gives us confidence to keep fighting for 90 minutes if you are down.

    "I think we can also learn some things and we can do better as sometimes we are conceding goals which we can do better with."

    On Pep Guardiola's 'diving' comments [his answers appears rehearsed: "We think Sadio [Mane] is a top player and we know his capacity.

    "He is a top player & really important for our team and he showed this in the last game with an assist and goal. He is really a top player."

    Alisson
  14. 'A Ferrari without fuel is nothing - Trent has so much fuel!'

    Liverpool vs Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Well on his way towards legend-status, Trent Alexander-Arnold's 'fuel, energy and will power' have driven the Liverpool full-back to elite level, according to assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders.

    The 21-year-old academy product is untouchable in Jurgen Klopp's side, and made his 100th total appearance for The Reds at the weekend.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold
    Image caption: Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for Liverpool
  15. Post update

    Liverpool v Genk (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool goalie Alisson is currently speaking to journalists ahead of his side's clash with Genk at Anfield on Tuesday.

    Updates to come

  16. Get Involved - VAR

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    SMS Message: RE. AP (13:12) - completely agree, been saying similar for a while now. Think a review system takes some of the inconsistency out and keeps VAR involvement minimal. May have its own troubles but definitely worth a look, I feel. from Matt, Chelmsford
    Matt, Chelmsford
    SMS Message: Agree with AP. Said this months ago. Use VAR like in tennis and cricket. Get the review right and you keep your option to review again? from Anon
    Anon
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    Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

    Quote Message: I was speaking to a couple of the Liverpool lads and they said how impressed they were at the way we played them – carry that on and I’m sure we’ll be fine from John McGinn Aston Villa player
    John McGinnAston Villa player
    John McGinn
  18. Post update

    Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard will be facing the music, er, media soon ahead of their respective Champions League ties.

    Expect some team news among other things.

    Here's how they stand in their groups.

    Liverpool Champions League table
    Chelsea Champions League table
  19. Get Involved - VAR

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    Lawrence Francis: I completely agree with AP that a VAR system that gave each team two reviews per game would be great use of the technology. Would also add a new tactical element to the game that would be positive rather than negative.

    Gary Timms: Managers or captains having reviews won't change the fact that the interpretation is still wrong from the PGMOL. Just don't see how that will help in any way.

  20. Soyuncu a defender made for the modern day game

    Leicester City

    Leicester City's Caglar Soyuncu made it into Garth Crooks' team of the week, as well as having the praise heaped on him by MOTD2 pundit Martin Keown.

    Soyuncu made only four league starts for Leicester last season after joining from German side Freiburg for £19m in August 2018, and did not make a first-team appearance for more than three months at the start of 2019.

    This season he has been an ever-present for the Foxes in the Premier League.

    Harry Maguire who?

    Caglar Soyuncu