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Live Reporting

Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    That's all from today's news conferences then, as Pep Guardiola said the Premier League title race is not over and Jurgen Klopp ruled himself out of the Germany job after Joachim Low announced he will leave after this summer's Euros.

    We'll be back at about 19:30 GMT with live text commentary on Tuesday's two Champions League games, as Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund face Sevilla and Juventus aim to fight back against Porto (both 20:00 GMT).

    Until then, why not have a look at some of today's other top stories:

  2. No news on Wijnaldum future

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has also spoken to the media today and gave an update on his future as he is out of contract in the summer.

    "There is no news at it stands right now," he said. "I would like to say I am really happy at the club - with the team, the fans, the staff - and my family is happy here.

    "It's not that I am not happy and have to leave. It's difficult to deal with it.

    "The situation is not the most important thing right now. The only thing I can say is I am really happy here, but there is no news."

  3. Fabinho could return to Reds' midfield

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    With regards to team news, Jurgen Klopp was asked about the possibility of Fabinho playing in midfield after filling in as a defender while they struggled with injuries.

    Klopp replied: "I don't know with Fabinho, we have to see. Or I know, but I don't say!

    "Having him back is good. He missed the Fulham game from the start as playing two games [back-to-back] is dangerous in our situation."

  4. We'll give it a proper fight - Klopp

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    With Liverpool's title defence having floundered in the last few weeks, fans are hoping the Reds can focus on winning the Champions League.

    Asked why they can become European champions for a seventh time, Jurgen Klopp replied: "Two things - the quality and football in general. You always have a chance in the next game.

    "It's half-time [in the tie], we have to play the game. I have no doubt about us. We will give it a proper fight, we have 95 minutes to use."

    Jurgen Klopp
  5. 'We've missed fans, we have one of world's best atmospheres'

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    Liverpool have lost their last six home games at Anfield and although Wednesday's game is the home leg, it has to be played in Budapest due to Covid restrictions, just like the first leg. Fans still cannot attend but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp won't use that as an excuse for their poor home form.

    "Football would not be the game we love if no-one could watch it in the stadium," he said.

    "We have missed fans as we've had one of the best atmospheres in the world. That is no excuse, but in difficult times that can help. I can't wait for the day people are allowed [back]."

    Jurgen Klopp
  6. 'Someone else will do the job, there's lots of good German managers'

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    On the departing Germany coach Joachim Low, Liverpool's German boss Jurgen Klopp added: "Jogi Low did an incredible job for so many years. He's been one of the most successful [Germany coaches].

    "I understand he wants to have this highlight of a Euros, and then someone else will do the job. There's lots of good German managers."

  7. I will not be available for Germany - Klopp

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp was already being linked with the Germany job but has made his intentions clear in his news conference.

    "I will not be available as a potential coach of the German national team in the summer or after the summer," he said.

    "I have three years left at Liverpool. It's a simple situation; you sign a contract and you try to stick to that."

  8. Low to leave role as Germany coach after Euros

    ICYMI, it was confirmed earlier that Joachim Low will step down from his role as Germany manager after this summer's European Championships.

    The 61-year-old has been in charge of his country's national team since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006.

    He had a contract until the 2022 World Cup but approached the German Football Association (DFB) to end it early.

    "I take this step very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude," said Low, who led his country to victory at the 2014 World Cup.

    He added that "at the same time" he continues "to be very motivated when it comes to the upcoming European Championship tournament".

    Joachim Low
  9. 'Laporta's personality will introduce a good mood at Barca'

    Man City v Southampton (Wed, 18:00)

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola was also asked about the presidential election at his former club Barcelona and wished Joan Laporta well after he was elected for a second time on Sunday.

    "Congratulations to president Laporta for being elected," said Guardiola. "His personality will introduce a good mood. I wish him all the best for this season and the next seasons."

  10. Guardiola yet to decide on Foden & Aguero

    Man City v Southampton (Wed, 18:00)

    Manchester City

    Young England midfielder Phil Foden was used as a late substitute against Manchester United while Manchester City's record scorer Sergio Aguero didn't come on at all, but asked if they would return to the starting line-up against Southampton on Wednesday, City boss Pep Guardiola replied: "Maybe, I will decide tomorrow. I have an idea, of course, about who will play, but tomorrow I will decide."

    Phil Foden
  11. 'We are not going to be depressed, derby defeat's forgotten'

    Man City v Southampton (Wed, 18:00)

    Manchester City

    Boss Pep Guardiola is confident that his Manchester City players won't dwell on Sunday's derby upset against Manchester United.

    "Even when we win, it’s forgotten," he said. "When we lose, it's the same.

    "We are not going to be depressed - it’s football. You can lose games. The not normal thing is what we have done [the record winning run].

    "It’s not a bad moment," added the Spaniard. "A bad moment is playing bad and not getting results in a lot of games.

    "We are close - every team is fighting for something. We are seeing how tough the games are. Tomorrow will not be an exception."

    Oleksandr Zinchenko
  12. Title race isn't over yet - Guardiola

    Man City v Southampton (Wed, 18:00)

    Manchester City

    Manchester United's win at Etihad Stadium moved them back within 11 points of Manchester City with 10 games left, and City boss Pep Guardiola says their local rivals are still in the title race.

    "Yeah, of course," he replied. "When the option is open, everything can happen in football. United can do it, absolutely I agree. We have 10 games left and we have to win six or seven to do it mathematically.

    "There is still a lot of work to do to arrive in the last games in contention to win the Premier League. We are alive in all competitions. It doesn't matter what happens tomorrow - of course we want to win - but there are still many games."

    Pep Guardiola
  13. It’s one game at a time - Guardiola

    Man City v Southampton (Wed, 18:00)

    Manchester City

    So, Pep Guardiola is first up, and he insists Manchester City are not counting on starting off another winning run after seeing their record 21-game streak halted by Manchester United.

    "There was a mix of disappointment, sadness," he said. "The second day [after] was better and today [the players were] completely on fire.

    "It’s a common reaction. Everyone realised how difficult it is to win good games, to do a good run. We did it and now we focus on the next one.

    "No run exists, it’s one game at a time," Guardiola added. "We play Southampton and will try to do a good game.

    "I am a big fan of the style Ralph [Hasenhuttl] and the way his team play. It’s another test to play good and try to win."

  14. Tuesday's Champions League fixtures

    Both kick-offs 20:00 GMT

    It will take an unlikely fightback by Barcelona to stop Paris St-Germain reaching the last eight - but they've done it before, back in 2017.

    Regardless, the first two teams in the Champions League quarter-finals will be decided later:

  15. Neymar ruled out for second leg by PSG

    Paris St-Germain v Barcelona (Wed, 20:00 GMT)


    But before we hear from Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, we have some news concerning Wednesday's other Champions League game.

    Paris St-Germain have ruled Neymar out of the second leg of their last-16 tie against Barcelona after the Brazil forward missed the first leg with a thigh injury.

    "Neymar returned to partial training with the squad last week and will continue to work back to fitness individually," said a PSG statement.

    PSG's on-loan Everton striker Moise Kean will also be absent as he is self-isolating because of coronavirus.

    Neymar has scored 12 in 17 competitive fixtures this season but PSG managed to beat his former club Barca 4-1 without him in the first leg.

  16. City hope to start another winning run

    Man City v Southampton (Wed, 18:00)

    And Manchester City saw their record 21-game winning streak halted by local rivals United in Sunday's Manchester derby.

    The Red Devils' 2-0 win moved them back within 11 points of the Premier League leaders with 10 games left, but City hope to put that result behind them as they welcome Southampton on Wednesday.

  17. No home comforts for Reds right now

    Liverpool v RB Leipzig (Wed, 20:00 GMT)

    Sunday's 1-0 loss to Fulham made it six straight home defeats for Liverpool, which has left the defending champions eighth in the Premier League.

    Now they return to Europe to face RB Leipzig in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, with the Reds holding a 2-0 advantage from the first leg. Both legs are being played in Budapest due to Covid restrictions.

  18. Welcome back

    Hope you're suitably refreshed and ready to hear from Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. The two managers are set to speak with the media before Liverpool and Manchester City's midweek games when, usually, both are looking to bounce back from defeat.

  19. Time for lunch

    Right folks, that's where we'll leave it for now. I'm off to grab a bite to eat.

    Will be back about 13:15 GMT to bring you the best from Liverpool's Champions League news conference and Manchester City's for their Premier League game against Southampton.

    Until then, feel free to keep those top-four predictions coming. And what does the Germany job coming available mean for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp? See you later.

  20. Get Involved - Who will replace Low?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Callum Anderson: After 15 years in charge (which is quite a feat in the world of international football management), Joachim Low announces his departure after the European Championships. Odds on Klopp to take over will presumably continue to shorten by the day?