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Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    Thanks for joining us and letting us know your thoughts on whether Everton should sack manager Marco Silva after their 5-2 Merseyside derby defeat by leaders Liverpool saw them slip into the Premier League's bottom three.

    If there is anything to report from Goodison Park later, we'll have the latest updates on the website. Otherwise we'll be back with live text commentary on Thursday's two Premier League games.

    Until then, I'll leave you with our latest stories:

  2. Should Everton sack Silva?

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    Kieron Osborne: Time for Everton to be ambitious with their manager choice if they choose to sack Marco Silva today. The likes of Pochettino and Simeone are targets that should be top of the list. The board needs to familiarise themselves with our standard: ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’.

    For those who don't know, that's Latin for 'Nothing but the best is good enough' (not gonna lie, I didn't).

  3. Crewe game in doubt

    Macclesfield's FA Cup first-round tie against Kingstonian went ahead last month despite the Silkmen's players going on strike over unpaid salaries.

    The club fielded a youth team and loan players with first-team players refusing to play, and Macc's non-league opponents ran out 4-0 winners.

    But it would be difficult for this Saturday's game to go ahead with no staff at the Moss Rose.

  4. Macclesfield update...

    Macclesfield Town players and staff have just provided another statement, which reads:

    "As a group we’d like to inform the EFL and Crewe Alexandra Football Club that the game on Saturday won’t be taking place despite growing reports that’s its business as usual.

    "This is down to the the fact that salaries haven’t been paid for last month, we haven’t trained as a squad since last Thursday due to the fact we have no training ground, but most importantly, the game can’t go ahead for the emotional and mental wellbeing state of the players which is currently at rock bottom.

    "We hope that our own fans, who have been tremendous, Crewe fans, and the whole of the footballing community can understand this decision with it being such an important month for us all on and off the pitch."

  5. Macc players intend to boycott game

    Another developing story today is involving League Two side Macclesfield Town.

    Ian Dennis reported on Wednesday that the Silkmen's unpaid players say they intend to boycott Saturday's league game with Crewe Alexandra at Moss Rose.

    The Macc playing squad have put in writing their intention not to play.

    It is understood the situation is having such a detrimental effect that the players believe they are not ready physically, mentally, or emotionally.

  6. Latest on Silva...

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Everton manager Marco Silva faces the sack, with the club's board expected to decide his future on Thursday - and former boss David Moyes under consideration as an interim replacement.

    Silva has already survived one round of emergency talks among the club's hierarchy after the home loss to Norwich City on 23 November but it is increasingly unlikely he will be spared a second time after the humiliating 5-2 thrashing in the Merseyside derby at Anfield left Everton in the relegation zone.

    The 42-year-old Portuguese was asked about his future in the aftermath of Everton's eighth defeat in 11 games and said: "I am not the right person to talk about this situation. You are asking me and I don't have the answer."

  7. Should Everton sack Silva?

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    SMS Message: Stop saying Benitez for Everton - I want Rafa for Arsenal! from Mary Ainsworth
    Mary Ainsworth
  8. Brighton's Bernardo back in contention

    Arsenal v Brighton (20:15 GMT)

    Arsenal have no new injury concerns, although right-back Hector Bellerin will be assessed after missing the last two games because of a hamstring problem.

    Centre-back Rob Holding and midfielder Dani Ceballos remain out.

    Brighton full-back Bernardo is back in contention following three months out with a knee injury.

    Solly March and forward Jose Izquierdo are still sidelined with respective groin and knee issues.

  9. Amazon's first Premier League games

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    Tobi Adepegba: I think the Amazon live stream is here to stay. The picture quality is better than Sky Go, both of which I use on my PS4. Very impressed.

    Gumbo74: No issue with Amazon coverage apart from the delay everyone mentions. They will do their research, get feedback and, if that is positive, a serious player with massive financial clout. How do publicans feel about it? Is there a licence issue? Needs thought.

  10. Blades are fully fit

    Sheffield United v Newcastle (19:30 GMT)

    Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says he has a fully-fit squad to choose from for Thursday's match.

    Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin should be available despite being forced off during the draw with Manchester City.

    Forward Andy Carroll missed that game with a minor injury but is back in training and could feature.

    Full-back DeAndre Yedlin is nearing a return from the hip problem that has ruled him out of the last two matches.

  11. Get Involved

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    Right, back to the Premier League then, and later we'll have the last two games of Amazon Prime's first round of live fixtures.

    • Sheffield United v Newcastle (19:30 GMT)
    • Arsenal v Brighton (20:15 GMT)

    How have you found the live streaming experience so far? Could you get used to it? Is it here to stay?

    Amazon Prime also has the exclusive rights for the Boxing Day round of games on 26 and 27 December.

  12. Neymar seals PSG win with first goal in two months

    Paris St-Germain 2-0 Nantes

    Sticking with the European game, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar scored as Paris St-Germain beat Nantes 2-0 to extend their Ligue 1 lead to five points.

    After a goalless first half, Mbappe converted an Angel di Maria cross from the right with an audacious backheel.

    Neymar sealed the points for the French champions five minutes from time when he converted from the penalty spot after on-loan Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was fouled.

    It was Neymar's fifth goal of the season and his first since 5 October.

  13. 'Black Friday' headline 'terrible' - Roma

    Inter Milan v Roma (Fri, 19:45 GMT)

    Corriere dello Sport

    However, the headline that Corriere dello Sport used reads 'Black Friday', which Roma have described as "terrible".

    The headline accompanied pictures of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku prior to Friday's Serie A match between the Italian sides.

    "The intention of the newspaper article was actually positive," said Roma chief strategy officer Paul Rogers.

    "But this headline has totally overshadowed the anti-racist message contained within the story."

  14. Lukaku v Smalling

    Inter Milan v Roma (Fri, 19:45 GMT)

    Inter Milan won the Fifa Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2010, shortly after Jose Mourinho had left to manage Real Madrid.

    Samuel Eto'o scored as Inter beat Congolese side TP Mazembe 3-0 in the final but today's side is led by former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

    And today Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport attempted to send out a positive message by using images of Lukaku and Roma loanee Chris Smalling before the ex-Man Utd team-mates meet in Friday's match between Inter and Roma...

  15. Liverpool's fixtures

    The Reds are due to face Villa in the Carabao Cup just a day before their first game in Qatar. Safe to say it will be a pretty inexperienced squad travelling to Villa Park for the quarter-final tie:

    • Saturday, 7 December - Bournemouth (A)
    • Tuesday, 10 December - Salzburg (Champions League, A)
    • Saturday, 14 December - Watford (H)
    • Tuesday, 17 December - Aston Villa (Carabao Cup, A)
    • Wednesday, 18 December - Club World Cup semi-final
    • Saturday, 21 December - Club World Cup final or third-place play-off
    • Thursday, 26 December - Leicester (A)
    • Sunday, 29 December - Wolves (H)
  16. Young quartet will travel to Qatar

    Inexperienced youngsters such as Harvey Elliott, Rhian Brewster, Curtis Jones and Neco Williams were expected to stay at home to play a leading role in Liverpool's side for their Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa but they too will be travelling to Qatar.

  17. Fifa Club World Cup fixtures

    Liverpool are set to play two matches in the tournament, with games scheduled for Wednesday, 18 December, and Saturday, 21 December - a semi-final and either the third-place play-off or final.

    Joel Matip and Fabinho are not included in Jurgen Klopp’s 23-man squad as they continue their recovery from respective injuries.

    Players suffering from illness or injury prior to the Reds' first match in the competition can be replaced in the squad up to 24 hours before kick-off.

  18. BreakingLiverpool name Fifa Club World Cup squad

    Alisson, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott, Williams.

  19. Man Utd wreck Jose's return

    And finally from today's papers, the Metro leads on United's win over Tottenham and an image of the moment when Harry Winks bundled Daniel James into Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, a challenge which saw the Tottenham midfielder get booked.

    The Metro back page
  20. Should Everton sack Silva?

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    Mike Durham: Chris Hughton for Everton? Why not... he seems to be linked with every vacancy in the Prem and Championship. And to be honest, stranger things have happened.