Jurgen wants Liverpool fans to be Klopptimists
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has already earned himself an army of disciples among Reds fans, but what he really wants are believers.
Sam Allardyce is braced for the challenge of reviving Sunderland's season after becoming their new manager.
Josh Magennis has revealed being written off as a "laughing stock" helped push him to become a Northern Ireland history-maker.
Paddy McNair has revealed his Manchester United team-mates were cheering on Northern Ireland's push for Euro 2016.
Callum O'Dowda and Conor Wilkinson scored in the opening half hour as the Republic of Ireland maintained their 100 per cent record in their European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Lithuania.
Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza each notched half-centuries as Zimbabwe emerged from a tight first one-day international against Ireland in Harare with victory by two wickets with only six balls remaining.
Rob Kearney has brushed off French attempts to destabilise Ireland's build-up to Sunday's vital World Cup clash as "unnecessary noise".
Goalkeeper Shay Given is out of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifying showdown with Poland on Sunday night.
Johnny Sexton can withstand France's merciless all-out assault and will not be bullied into mistakes in Sunday's vital World Cup battle, according to Joe Schmidt.
New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has swiftly ensured he will be referred to by a certain nickname during his time in the job after the German declared himself the "Normal One" at his official unveiling at Anfield on Friday morning.
Kenny Dalglish has advised Liverpool supporters to "fasten their seat belts" for life under new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre will let new manager Jurgen Klopp decide whether to bring in any former Reds players to help bridge a gap to the club's gloried past.
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club's transfer committee.
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp charmed a huge group of assembled media with an entertaining 26-minute press conference. Here are some of the highlights:
Philippe Saint-Andre has ordered France to go all-out to "unnerve" Ireland and outdo Joe Schmidt's men at their very own high-ball tactics.
Darren Randolph admitted he feared the worst as Thomas Muller squared up to deliver a body blow to the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 hopes.
Norwich winger Elliott Bennett has joined Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City on loan.
Self-confessed "geek" Soren Kjeldsen marked down another successful round in his own record book after setting the clubhouse target in the British Masters on Friday.
Sunderland have named Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal.
Carl Frampton was on hand to wish Northern Ireland well as they continued punching above their weight to book a place at Euro 2016.
Robbie Keane has insisted the Republic of Ireland never gave up on their dream of automatic qualification for Euro 2016 after seeing them blast the race for France wide open.
Gareth McAuley hailed the influence of manager Michael O'Neill after Northern Ireland secured their first taste of tournament football in 30 years.
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is 'the Normal One' and is not setting out to join the ranks of Anfield greats.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador.
Martin O'Neill was keeping his feet firmly on the ground after the Republic of Ireland blasted their way back into the race for Euro 2016 qualification with famous victory over world champions Germany.
Manager Michael O'Neill spoke of his pride at guiding Northern Ireland to their first major tournament in 30 years after a famous victory in Belfast.
Gary Cahill says Jose Mourinho has every right to round on the Chelsea players following their woeful start to the season.
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with Sam Allardyce over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat's replacement.
Watford have been hit with a Football Association charge following last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.
Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a free transfer.
Iain Henderson will be one of the stars of the World Cup, according to his former Ulster boss David Humphreys.
Gary McAllister has accepted an ambassadorial role with Liverpool as the club have reorgansied their backroom staff ahead of the imminent appointment of Jurgen Klopp as their new manager.
UEFA chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina has reminded officials of their responsibility to player safety after Luke Shaw's nasty leg break.
Jack Byrne is confident the Republic of Ireland can mix it with the best as they attempt to maintain a 100 per cent start to their European Under-21 Championships qualifying campaign.
David de Gea says he has moved on from the "tough" collapse of his transfer to Real Madrid.
Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross hopes to continue building steadily towards a first-team return after stepping up his rehabilitation from back surgery by coming through 45 minutes of under-21s football on Wednesday.
Shane Long's 14th international goal handed the Republic of Ireland a priceless 1-0 win over world champions Germany and blew the race for Euro 2016 qualification wide open.
Northern Ireland are heading to their first ever European Championship after captain Steven Davis and Josh Magennis kicked off celebrations 30 years in the making at Windsor Park.
Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp as their new manager.
Michael O'Neill believes an early check-in will keep Northern Ireland's celebrations under control if they manage to book their Euro 2016 place on Thursday night.
David Beckham has revealed he wanted Roy Keane to return to Old Trafford and play under Sir Alex Ferguson in his charity match next month.
With Jurgen Klopp poised to take over at Liverpool the expectation is he will bring his tactic of high-tempo 'gegenpressing' - pressurising an opponent in numbers as soon as possession is lost - to Anfield.
Carlo Ancelotti expects Chelsea to keep faith in manager Jose Mourinho and has ruled out returning to work this season.
Northern Ireland assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl wants the current generation to become "national heroes" by emulating the class of 1986.
Martin O'Neill admits he would settle for a Euro 2016 play-off place now as he prepares to send his Republic of Ireland team into battle with Germany and Poland.
Ireland must beware Louis Picamoles' broadened horizons in Sunday's pivotal World Cup clash with France, according to Simon Easterby.
Former Inter Milan winger Ezequiel Schelotto says he has been in negotiations with Leicester about a move to the Barclays Premier League side and wants to play for them.
Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will miss Thursday's crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece, but could yet feature against Finland.
The circumstances are not ideal, but Lee Westwood hopes returning to the European Tour can reinvigorate his game and secure a 10th consecutive Ryder Cup appearance next year.
Northern Ireland are one win away from reaching their first ever European Championship and a first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup.
David Meyler will ignore Bastian Schweinsteiger's glittering CV if he gets the chance to go head-to-head with him in the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 showdown with Germany.
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