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Live Reporting

Harry Poole and Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    And that is your lot from us this afternoon!

    If you've missed any of today's news then scroll down this page to find reaction to the Champions League and Europa League draws, as well as words from 14 Premier League managers ahead of another round of fixtures.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Recap

    It has been a busy one, so here's a recap of some of today's top football stories on the BBC Sport site:

  3. Super Sunday?

    Sunday's Premier League fixtures

    It's also a bumper Sunday in the top flight, and the pick of the games comes from North London.

    In theory, if you really, really wanted to, you could watch eight games of football over Saturday and Sunday...

    Manchester United v Southampton follows on Monday evening (20:00 BST).

    Sunday's matches
  4. What's next?

    Saturday's Premier League fixtures

    It's a rare chance for everyone to catch their breath tonight, as there are no Premier League games.

    However, it's set to be another busy weekend of Premier League fixtures...

    Here's how the schedule looks on Saturday:

    Saturday matches
  5. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: I don't agree with having ex-players in the VAR room and I don't understand the logic. You need people who have WATCHED the game and can implement common sense. And people who despise cheating. Playing the game is irrelevant from Jordan
    Jordan

    At about 09:00 this morning we asked you to give thumbs up - or down - regarding Tim Cahill's view that a former player should be involved to work alongside the VAR officials at Stockley Park.

    As it stands on that entry, 1400 of you agree with Cahill - and 200 disagree.

  6. 'Hopefully they have a quiet day'

    Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he hope champions Liverpool will have a "quiet day" when the sides meet at Anfield on Saturday.

    "Liverpool are a top side and they have proven that," said Dyche.

    "We are in good form and the players' mentality has been strong. We have had a few challenges but the players have seen through all of that.

    "Hopefully they [Liverpool] have a quiet day, because when the superpowers turn up, it's very difficult."

  7. 'We are proud to be involved in Europe'

    Wolves v Everton (Sun, 12:00 BST)

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo refused to discuss a potential Europa League quarter-final clash with Sevilla or Roma, or semi-final meeting with Manchester United.

    "There are so many 'ifs'. It can be this, it can be that, so it's very difficult for me to answer and make a proper evaluation because so many things can happen," he said.

    "Honestly, I don't even know what to say because I haven't thought about it.I'm only focused now on Everton, sorry.

    "We are proud that we are involved - this says a lot about what we did theseason before and how we have been working with all these challenges involved in all these competitions with a small squad. All these things make us very, very proud.

    "But let's see. When it comes, let's face it."

  8. 'They are our true heroes'

    Wolves v Everton (Sun, 12:00 BST)

    Wolves

    Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has dedicated his Premier League Manager of the Month award to the club's "true heroes", after picking up the accolade for the second time this season.

    The Midlands club, who are sixth in the Premier League table, won all three matches in June.

    Nuno, who's side face Everton on Sunday, said: "We are pleased with the award, but as you know, the words are for all the group, especially for the medical staff who allowed us to return safely in a good way.

    "We had a photo yesterday and they are our true heroes because what they have done behind the scenes was huge for us and that was what made it possible for us to compete well in the return of the competition, so this reward is for them."

    Nuno Espirito Santo
  9. Fernandes and Nuno win Premier League awards

    Bruno Fernandes has become the first Portuguese player to win back-to-back Premier League player of the month awards since Cristiano Ronaldo in November and December 2006.

    Meanwhile, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has picked up the manager of the month award.

    We'll bring you what Nuno has had to say today shortly.

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  10. 'I have admiration for Norwich'

    Norwich v West Ham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    West Ham United

    On Saturday's opponents Norwich, who will be relegated if they fail to pick up a point against the Hammers, David Moyes added: "I have some admiration for Norwich.

    "Football can't be just about how much money, it should be about young players and development.

    "I congratulate them on their efforts."

  11. 'Players working hard to keep us in Premier League'

    Norwich v West Ham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    West Ham United

    Tomorrow's early kick-off is between rock-bottom Norwich and vistors West Ham - who sit three points outside the bottom three.

    Manager David Moyes says he isn't aiming for a particular points tally - but has been reminding his defenders not to concede any more goals...

    "We just need to win our games, do the best we can and see what comes. I don't know what number exactly of points we will need," he said.

    "I am hoping we can pick up the points, it is a group of lads working very hard to keep us in the Premier League.

    "Good peformances lead to good results. Our performances have been at a decent level, we just didn't take our chances. We need to keep making opportunities. I have reminded the defenders to not concede any goals!"

  12. Get Involved - Champions League & Europa League draw reaction

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    Christopher Whippy: Yes the Europa League Draw is tough for Wolves but when we qualified for Europe, I was excited about the prospect of Wolves playing the big sides. We came into the competition to play these sides and I look forward to it.

  13. 'We are still motivated'

    Norwich v West Ham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Norwich City

    Norwich are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, 10 points from safety, but manager Daniel Farke says his side want to show "pride in the shirt" against West Ham this weekend.

    "We know it’s not in our hands and we accept this, but we are still motivated for tomorrow," said Farke. "We want to show pride and responsibility for the yellow shirt.

    "David Moyes has unbelievable experience and West Ham have top class options. You wouldn't expect them to be in a relegation battle but it's a sign of how competitive this league is."

    On injuries: "Todd Cantwell is back in the mix. He trained today, we will wait to see how his body reacts. He could play 20/30 minutes tomorrow. Kenny McLean got a hit against his knee but should be OK."

  14. Everton face key checks

    Wolves v Everton (Sun, 12:30 BST)

    Everton

    Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says midfielder Andre Gomes and defender Mason Holgate will be assessed on Saturday before Sunday's trip to Wolves.

    "For Andre Gomes we will wait for tomorrow to see if he can train or not," he says.

    "He had a knock on his ankle. Today it was a bit stiff but we hope tomorrow he can train and play on Sunday. The same for Mason Holgate, we will check tomorrow."

  15. Gilmour has knee surgery

    Sheffield Utd v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Chelsea

    Some news from the Chelsea media conference and midfielder Billy Gilmour had a knee operation this morning and will be out for three to four months.

    Manager Frank Lampard says: "We're all disappointed but I've spoken to him and he's a tough lad."

  16. Henderson's 'incredible campaign' over

    Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will lift the Premier League trophy despite being injured for the remainder of the season.

    Henderson limped off against Brighton on Wednesday and has tweeted: "Of course it's not the way I'd have preferred to have finished the season on a personal level but it's been an incredible campaign for us."

    Manager Jurgen Klopp said the injury was "not cool but it's the best we could get".

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    Video caption: 'It's not cool but it's the best we could get' - Klopp on Henderson injury
  17. Aguero to miss Real tie

    Brighton v Man City (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola has also confirmed striker Sergio Aguero will definitely miss City’s Champions League last-16 game against Real Madrid at the beginning of August with a knee injury.

    The City boss refused to look any further forward than the Real game after this morning’s draw that put his side into the same half of the competition as Juventus, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

  18. Guardiola confident City will be in Europe next season

    Brighton v Man City (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    After thrashing Newcastle 5-0 on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola says he has "some problems" regarding injuries and is focused on getting his squad ready for knockout games against Arsenal in the FA Cup and Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    "[Benjamin] Mendy wasn’t comfortable with muscle, we have to rest. We rotate the team for games against Arsenal and Real Madrid to get the players in those games in the best condition possible.

    "The first target we had was to qualify for the Champions League. We lost two games but we are doing a good performance, you have to win games though. The target now as it’s always done is the knockout games."

    The club is expected to hear on Monday whether a two-year ban from European competition will stand.

    "The intention is every season to play in the Champions League as best as possible, it’s not about Monday," said Guardiola.

    "On Monday I’m so confident because I know and hear and saw the arguments of the club, that next season we will be there and after I will give my opinion and the club will give a statement."

  19. Injury news

    Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

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    We're expecting to hear from Burnley boss Sean Dyche shortly...

  20. 'Real will put us out if we think ahead'

    Brighton v Man City (Saturday, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Earlier, the draw for the Champions League saw Manchester City drawn against the winner of Juventus v Lyon - should Pep Guardiola's side hold on to their first-leg advantage over Real Madrid.

    Asked about his side's potential path to the final, Guardiola said: "We have to play against Madrid."

    A follow up question about the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus, Guardiola added: "We play against Real Madrid, if we think about the next step the king of this competition, Real Madrid will put us out."

    Fair enough.