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Live Reporting

By Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Auf Wiedersehen

    That's it from me - thanks for joining our live text coverage reflecting on yesterday's Premier League action.

    Liverpool have taken a huge step to becoming the champions of England for the first time in over 30 years, with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield.

    You can stay across all of the reaction from the events in the north west on the BBC Sport website, but attention now turns to the upcoming international football.

    We'll be back tomorrow as England women take on the Czech Republic in a friendly, just days after 77,768 fans saw them beaten by Germany at Wembley.

    Until then...

    Jurgen Klopp
  2. Can Liverpool be stopped?

    A final word from my colleague Phil McNulty before I hang up my keyboard for the morning.

    Liverpool's confidence and self-belief has been gathering ominous momentum throughout manager Jürgen Klopp's remarkable rejuvenation, but Sunday's victory over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City may just be the moment when they began to feel unstoppable...

    You can read Phil's analysis from yesterday's table-topping clash here.

    Liverpool fans
  3. Kane or Lineker? Who makes the cut?

    The Premier League will park up next weekend as international football returns, and England's men will play their 1,000th match when they face Montenegro on 14 November.

    In the 147 years since their opening game against Scotland the Three Lions have won 568 times, scored 2,188 goals and lost on 189 occasions.

    The 19 managers have selected 1,244 players - but who would you have in the all-time XI?

    You can pick your all-time England XI here.

    England all-time XI
  4. Get Involved - how can VAR be improved?

    Text 81111 (UK only).

    SMS Message: VAR should look at cricket and tennis for inspiration. Captains and managers should be given 1 or 2 challenges per game for any major incidents. It introduces some tactics into the game and should limit the number of stoppages too. from Jack, London
    Jack, London
    SMS Message: VAR needs consistency. Each ref on VAR duty has a different criteria. Use a panel of 2 or 3 (not conferring) with a time limit. If all agree then change/keep the decision. If not, the ref goes to the monitor. from Carlos, Mexico
    Carlos, Mexico
  5. Is this the solution?

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Premier League referees are to be encouraged to make more use of pitchside VAR monitors, referees' chief Mike Riley is expected to tell clubs later this week.

    All 20 top-flight clubs will be represented at a meeting with Riley in central London on Thursday.

    Top of the agenda will be the ongoing controversies around VAR, which continued on Sunday when Liverpool opened the scoring against Manchester City after the ball made contact with the arm of Trent Alexander-Arnold inside his own penalty box.

    You can read more here.

    VAR monitors
  6. Traore pulls out of Spain squad

    Wolves forward Adama Traore impressed against Aston Villa yesterday, but it appears to have cost him his place in the Spain squad.

    The 23-year-old was named in the Spain squad on Saturday but has now withdrawn from the squad after picking up an injury just a day later.

    "I am sorry I cannot be in this call, but I will continue working to be in the best possible way for the next lists, God willing," he said.

    You can read more here.

    Adama Traore
  7. Get Involved - how can VAR be improved?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

    Justice: We've seen similar incidents in other matches given, and not given in others... So much inconsistency in with VAR

    James: Whatever you think of the merits of VAR (and its multiple issues), the TAA incident was just another referee's fair interpretation of a contentious new rule (the penalising of accidental handball). Any other decision would have ruled out a perfectly good goal

    SMS Message: (Re - 09:29 GMT). Definitely not our strongest 11. We were missing Matip, who has been great this year, and Lovren is usually so bad he cancels out everyone else's good work. from Leighton (Liverpool fan), Reading
    Leighton (Liverpool fan), Reading
  8. BREAKING: Brighton's Andone to undergo treatment

    Brighton forward Florin Andone will undergo surgery after damaging the ligaments in his right knee, while on loan at Galatasaray.

    The Super Lig club say the 26-year-old has ruptured the inner lateral ligament and partially damaged the anterior cruciate ligament.

    Andone, who is likely to miss the rest of the season, moved to Istanbul on a season-long loan from the Seagulls in August.

    Florin Andone
  9. 'I would put him right up there'

    Trent Alexander-Arnold is the man under scrutiny after yesterday's top-of-the-table clash, but former England international Peter Crouch was full of praise for the young Liverpool full-back.

    The ball struck the Reds' Academy graduate on the arm, just 21 seconds before the hosts took the lead at Anfield, but Crouch says the 21-year-old dealt with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling "very well".

    "Some of his passing is as good as the midfielders," said Crouch. "I've played with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso and I would put him right up there."

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    Video caption: Peter Crouch has compared Trent Alexander-Arnold's passing to Steven Gerrard & Xabi Alonso
  10. Goals, goals and more goals!

    You can often get bogged down in too much text on a live page...

    So here are the best bits from this weekend's FA Cup first round action to break it up a bit.

    Jorome Slew's stunning goal for minnows Maldon & Tiptree is well-worth a watch.

    Enjoy!

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    Video caption: FA Cup Magic
  11. Taison allegedly subjected to racial abuse

    There have been yet more reports of alleged racial abuse towards players this weekend...

    Brazilian midfielder Taison was sent off over the weekend for reacting to alleged racist abuse during Shakhtar Donetsk's 1-0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv.

    The 31-year-old says he was crying "tears of helplessness" after making a gesture towards the Dynamo fans and kicking the ball at them before the referee took the players off the pitch and dismissed the midfielder.

    You can read more here.

    Taison
  12. Get Involved - how can VAR be improved?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

    Phillip: Liverpool and Man City..."We had a dodgy VAR decision". Everton FC..."Hold my beer!"

    Ian: If the handball wasn't a penalty, why was the goal not disallowed for a Alexanders handball in the build up. They got a clear advantage from the handball dropping at their centre-back's feet

    SMS Message: Was there intent? Had TAA not diverted the ball Sterling would have been presented with big chance to score, City were denied a clear goal scoring opportunity. The absence of Ederson and Laporte was just as big a factor as VAR, City did not have their best 11 on the field, Liverpool did. from DP, London
    DP, London
  13. The magic of the FA Cup

    BBC Two

    The first round of the FA Cup also kicked off this weekend and there were no shortages of surprises.

    Non-league minnows Maldon & Tiptree shocked League Two side Leyton Orient to reach the second round for the first time in their history.

    National League Dover also advanced at the expense of League One Southend.

    The second round draw will take place on BBC Two between 19:00-19:30 GMT later today.

    FA Cup trophy
  14. The results are not good enough - Neville

    So what has gone wrong for Phil Neville's side?

    The Lionesses have won just one of their past seven matches, including the World Cup semi-final defeat by champions the United States.

    "The results are not good enough," was boss Phil Neville's assessment after his side were beaten 2-1 by Germany at Wembley on Saturday.

    You can read more analysis from my colleague Emma Sanders here.

    Phil Neviile
  15. Record crowd left disappointed at Wembley

    Moving away from the Premier League briefly, a record-breaking crowd for an England women's home international were left disappointed on Saturday as the Lionesses were beaten 2-1 by Germany at Wembley.

    Germany, as they so often do, put a dampener on a historic day for England as a boisterous crowd of 77,768 packed into the national stadium.

    Klara Bühl struck a late winner after Manchester City striker Ellen White cancelled out Alexandra Popp's early header.

    You can read the full match report from Wembley here.

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    Video caption: Highlights: England 1-2 Germany
  16. Nice touch

    One thing all football fans can agree on!

    It was great to see injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox return to Anfield for the first time since an assault left him with serious brain injuries.

    Cox, 54, was attacked by Roma fans before a Champions League game at Anfield in April 2018.

    There was a massive cheer from the stands when Cox was shown on the big screen inside the ground.

    Sean Cox
  17. Get Involved - how could VAR be improved?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

    Tom: Yes, it was handball, it was also a red card for Kompany last season at the Etihad on Salah, neither were given and sometimes things don't go your way.

    Simon: VAR is simply not fit for purpose. Silva's accidental handball is irrelevant as it didn't lead to a goal. Just bin VAR now as we were used to refs making mistakes. There was no excuse for not giving what anyone without red-tinted specs could see was a clear pen.

    SMS Message: Have to say that the penalty call is 50/50, Man City really want to have a look at whoever played that lovely pass out of their box into the feet of Fabinho... from Crow, Newcastle
    Crow, Newcastle
  18. Are Liverpool's painful memories hard to ignore?

    "All the Liverpool fans I know are trying to keep a lid on their feelings".

    The Reds have taken control of the title race but former striker Peter Crouch says nobody at Anfield will be getting carried away with their commanding lead at the top of the table.

    Click here to read why Crouch thinks the memories of past failures are keeping Liverpool fans grounded this season.

    Peter Crouch
  19. 'I would still believe'

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Anderlecht manager and former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany said: "We [City] created a lot of chances against a very good Liverpool team and a nine point gap is not that big. With winter coming, I would still believe if I was in that changing room.

    "I saw two handballs yesterday. Bernardo Silva's was in a natural position but it flicks onto the arm of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who does not look like he is in a natural position.

    "My first question is on the interpretation of the second handball because they go to the other end and score the goal. If it is not intentional, no matter what position the arm is in, just play on."

    Kompany also spoke about racism in football, saying the "composition of the institutions that make the decisions” need to change to properly tackle the issue.

    “There’s not enough diversity in charge,” he added.

    Vincent Kompany
  20. Rallying cry

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning and he says Liverpool's nine-point lead can be overturned by his old teammates.

    We'll be hearing more from the last man to lift the Premier League trophy next...

    Vincent Kompany