Jurgen Klopp compares Liverpool’s kids’ impact to ‘darts sensation’ Luke Littler

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp likened the instant impact of his academy players to that of darts player Luke Littler last month – but then asked for the youngsters to be given time to find their feet.Jayden Danns scored his first two goals in only his third appearance after fellow 18-year-old Lewis Koumas had opened the scoring on debut as Southampton were beaten 3-0 to set up an FA Cup qua

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Steven Naismith hits out at ‘idiots’ who struck Lawrence Shankland with objects

Steven Naismith condemned the “idiots” who threw objects at Lawrence Shankland as he waited to take Hearts’ penalty in their 1-1 draw at home to Hibernian.The Jambos top scorer had to hold his nerve before he equalised from the spot just before half-time after a range of items rained down on him from the stand behind the goal housing Hibs fans.Shankland was struck by more objects

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Stuart Kettlewell pleased with second-half reaction to beat Livingston

Motherwell manager Stuart Kettlewell was thrilled his players responded to his half-time criticism after watching them come from behind to beat Livingston.The visitors trailed at the break to Tete Yengi’s third-minute strike but improved in the second 45 minutes after scoring through Sam Nicholson, Blair Spittal and substitute Jack Vale.The win moves the Steelmen to within three points of th

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Celtic’s seven-goal rout had Brendan Rodgers reminiscing about the old times

Brendan Rodgers was transported back to his first spell in charge of Celtic as his side struck six first-half goals against Dundee.Celtic have lost top spot in the cinch Premiership since the winter break, drawing twice and winning narrowly in their other three league games.But they rediscovered their groove with their biggest victory of the season as they thrashed Tony Docherty’s side 7-1 a

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Gary O’Neil: Wolves’ aim is to win FA Cup

Gary O’Neil revealed Wolves’ FA Cup dream after they reached the quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Brighton.Mario Lemina’s goal after just 77 seconds booked a home tie with Coventry next month, just the second time Wolves have reached the last eight since 2003.Brighton, though, bossed the game and Facundo Buonanotte missed a fine chance before goalkeeper Jason Steele sliced

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Erik ten Hag accuses Forest of ‘targeting’ Bruno Fernandes in FA Cup tie

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag accused Nottingham Forest of targeting Bruno Fernandes in his side’s FA Cup win at the City Ground and branded criticism of his captain “pathetic”.The Portugal midfielder overcame a “serious injury” to play his part in United’s 1-0 victory at Forest, setting up Casemiro’s 89th-minute winner from a free-kick.He was on the

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Philippe Clement admits Rangers were like ‘Bambi on ice’ in win at Kilmarnock

Philippe Clement claims Rangers were like “Bambi on ice” on the artificial surface at Rugby Park before they held on to top spot in the cinch Premiership with a 2-1 comeback win over Kilmarnock.On a rain-soaked night, Killie wide-man Danny Armstrong scored from the spot in the 11th minute after a John Lundstram handball.Gers keeper Jack Butland made a great save from Matty Kennedy earl

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Do you see us winning another game? – Neil Warnock fumes at Aberdeen defending

Aberdeen interim boss Neil Warnock admits he cannot be confident his side will avoid being drawn into a cinch Premiership relegation battle if they continue to concede “stupid” goals.Warnock is still without a win in five league matches in charge – with Aberdeen winless in nine in total – and the Dons fell behind to a first-half Nicky Clark penalty after Richard Jensen&rsqu

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Mauricio Pochettino feels Chelsea showed bravery in ‘needed’ win over Leeds

Mauricio Pochettino hailed a “needed” victory as Chelsea bounced back from Sunday’s Carabao Cup final extra-time heartbreak to edge past Leeds and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.Conor Gallagher, who missed two glorious chances in the closing stages of normal time in the Wembley loss to Liverpool, came off the bench to hit the winner at Stamford Bridge as the Championship side we

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The kids are all right – Liverpool’s youngsters see off Southampton in FA Cup

Jurgen Klopp’s kids did him proud again as Lewis Koumas scored on debut and fellow 18-year-old Jayden Danns registered his first two goals as a depleted Liverpool side beat Southampton 3-0 at Anfield.Victory, just three days after an exhausting 120-minute Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea, set up an FA Cup quarter-final at arch rivals Manchester United.Whether the academy players will be re

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