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Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. Until next time...

    And that's it after a massive 13 Premier League news conferences today.

    We'll leave you where it all began, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talking about the spate of managerial sackings in the England top flight.

    Don't forget to tune back in this evening to catch Crystal Palace versus Bournemouth and Burnley hosting Manchester City.

    We're off for a cuppa...

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    Video caption: Ole Gunnar Solskjer: Sackings "don't make me any more concerned"
  2. 'Fans want us to win and play good football'

    Arsenal v Brighton (Thursday, 20:15 GMT)


    Freddie Ljungberg on what the atmosphere will be like at the Emirates: "The only way to change an atmosphere is how you play - the fans were amazing at Norwich, they got more energy the more we played in the first half. They were great, even when we went down.

    "When it comes to the Emirates, fans want us to win games and play good football - only way to try and get a good atmosphere is to try and achieve that.

    "My players try to defend, of course you have different types of players in the squad. We have a game plan and I want to defend.

    "We try to put up a structure that everybody knows what to do - we let them get into situations (on Sunday) where it was just a sprint, and we want to stop that.

    "I try to concentrate going forward. I have done two training sessions, Unai (Emery) did a great job - that's nothing for me to judge on.

    "I work for the club. What the club wants me to do is where I am going to be."

  3. Post update

    Arsenal v Brighton (Thursday, 20:15 GMT)


    Arsenal interim boss Ljungberg, joking about whether he'll be wearing a suit on Thursday: "We haven't fitted with the club suit yet. I will make sure you know what I will wear."

  4. 'We need to concentrate on our game'

    Arsenal v Brighton (Thursday, 20:15 GMT)


    Freddie Ljungberg on what to expect from Brighton: "I watched them a little bit (against Liverpool), they look good. They changed formation a lot. They tried to play out, defended well. But for me we need to concentrate on our own game.

    "I need to develop the game plan, how we want to play football."

    Freddie Ljungberg
  5. Post update

    And finally, we've got Freddie Ljungberg....

  6. Mullins 'honoured' to lead Watford

    Leicester v Watford (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)


    Watford under-23 coach Hayden Mullins, who will take charge against Leicester: "The main challenge is the next game, we face a very good side in Leicester.

    "They have loads of pace and are a big threat, so it's how we approach and set up to attack them."

    On his future: "I work for the football club so for me it's an absolute honour to lead the team tomorrow, it's just an ongoing process. The role I am given tomorrow is fantastic for me personally and one I am really looking forward to.

    "I am not thinking about that, my focus in the last couple of days has just been on the team and how we set up."

  7. 'We will travel in a good mood'

    Southampton v Norwich (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)

    Norwich City

    Norwich face Southampton tomorrow on the back of a win away at Everton and draw at home to Arsenal.

    Here's boss Daniel Farke: "We were disappointed because the performance was good enough to earn three points - there was also nothing to be too down or annoyed.

    "In general the day after we can of course take lots of confidence and self belief out of the last two games - four points, definitely good. We will travel in a good mood."

    Daniel Farke
  8. Wolves' schedule not human - Nuno

    Wolves v West Ham (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)


    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has hit out at a schedule that will see his side play eight games this month, including facing Manchester City and Liverpool in under 48 hours after Christmas.

    "It's crazy, this schedule doesn't make sense," he said. "In our case we are the team who has more competitions already and we are going to play with 45 hours between games, it's absurd.

    "It's one of the issues every time we have a meeting with the FA, we try to make them understand what it means to the players. It's not human, the amount of games we have, if we increase that with international players it becomes really tough.

    "If someone can come and say 'look, this is the reason', I will try to understand but at the moment it doesn't make sense."

  9. Post update

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp also says he thinks Everton have a "really good" squad but does not know "why it's not clicking so far".

  10. 'Virgil would have deserved Ballon d'Or'

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d'Or on Monday night, while Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk was second.

    Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said: "I have seen Lionel Messi so many times and he is the best player I've seen in my lifetime.

    "But I can't remember a more impressive season by a defender ever and it would have been right if Virgil had won it and I heard it was close."

    Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk
  11. Matip out for Liverpool

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip will not be fit in time for the derby game but manager Jurgen Klopp says the rest of his squad are available.

  12. Klopp sympathises with Silva

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp and Marco Silva

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn on January transfer speculation.

    “We don’t speak about it," said Klopp. "We are pretty much always ready but the January window is maybe more difficult than the other window.

    "But the summer window only hurts English clubs, not help them."

    Klopp also added that he has "sympathy" for under-fire Everton boss Marco Silva.

  13. 'We have to be ready for Everton at their best'

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp on the Merseyside derby: “We expect Everton at their best. It is a standout game for both teams. We have to make sure we are ready."

    And what about drawing the Toffees in the third round of the FA Cup?

    "I didn’t run through my living room celebrating!" Klopp joked.

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    Video caption: FA Cup third round draw highlights
  14. 'JT will be a top manager'

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)

    Aston Villa

    More from Dean Smith, on how important assistant John Terry is to Aston Villa: "He is very important, I love working with JT.

    "He brought something different to our coaching set up, he's come into his own with us getting promoted to the Premier League. He's getting better and better as a coach.

    "I have championed him, saying he will be a top manager as well. He's keen to keep learning and making a major contribution to Aston Villa on the training pitches."

  15. 'Terry will get unbelievable reception'

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)

    Aston Villa

    Villa boss Dean Smith was also asked about John Terry heading back to Stamford Bridge.

    "John has been in football a long time so knows going back will be special for him," said Smith of his assistant.

    "He's been back watching games, he'll get an unbelievable reception from their supporters and rightly so."

  16. Lampard on Terry's Chelsea return

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)


    Frank Lampard will go up against former team-mate and Aston Villa assistant John Terry in the opposite dugout on Wednesday, but says it will be a more emotional moment for the ex-Blues captain coming back to Stamford Bridge.

    "I've got huge respect for him, it's more about John and the reception he'll quite rightly get from Chelsea fans - greatest captain, won everything - the fans will certainly show their appreciation and it will be emotional for John," said Lampard.

    "I will be pleased to see his face back at Bridge.

    "We spoke last week, we're regularly in conversation, but both working hard on our jobs."

  17. 'Nothing's changed' for Silva at Everton

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Marco Silva on speculation regarding his job: "Nothing's changed, what is my feeling about the job? Some moments of the season I was more happy with the results. You want to win every single match.

    "Nothing changed in my mind - my work rate at Finch Farm every day, what I demand from my players, nothing changed. But of course we are not happy with the results or the position in the table."

  18. 'Rise to the challenge'

    Liverpool v Everton (Wednesday, 20:15 GMT)


    Everton manager Marco Silva, on facing Liverpool in Wednesday's derby at Anfield: "The message to the players is rise to the challenge. It's a derby - it's not important what's gone before."

  19. Post update

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)


    More from Lampard: "The competition for top four is always going to be great, Tottenham would have been among the favourites to be in the title race, we understand the competition of teams around us, some unfancied sides are there as well.

    "We have to respect everyone but worry about ourselves."

  20. Never going to be a breeze - Lampard

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)


    Here is Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: "If anyone thought it was going to be a breeze this season that would have been misguided, especially when you have to play Manchester City away, then Valencia then a home game a few days later.

    "We just need to focus on our reaction, make sure it's a general reaction as a team."