Rivals ask fans to avoid trouble ahead of Anfield fixture, York brands Southgate ‘a disgrace’ over Rooney axe and young Fulham fan sends his favorite player a letter and £3


1. Liverpool and Manchester United have issued a joint statement asking their clubs’ supporters to behave themselves during the game between the two teams, set to take place at Anfield on Monday evening.

2. Dwight Yorke has branded England coach Gareth Southgate as “a disgrace” for naming Wayne Rooney, who the former Trinidad and Tobago international described as the “greatest English player”, on the substitutes bench for the recent World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.

3. Manchester City striker Toni Duggan has been recalled to the England Women’s squad for the forthcoming fixtures against France and Spain. Mark Sampson’s squad selection sees Eni Aluko, top English goal scorer in the WSL, left out for both games.

4. Chelsea have signed a massive £60m deal for American sportswear giants Nike to become the club’s new kit manufacturers. It is believed to be the Stamford Bridge outfit’s most financially lucrative kit sponsorship deal of all time.

5. Wrexham manager Gary Mills has become the fourth managerial casualty at a professional club in Wales within a fortnight. Mills leaves his post with the National League club shortly after Cardiff, Newport County and Swansea City all parted company with their respective bosses.

6. Modern footballers have often been accused of spending their money on some outlandish things. However, not many of them are as absurd as a giant toilet owned and built by George Best in 1969 (WhoAteAllThePies).

7. Delightfully, a young Fulham fan has sent midfielder Tom Cairney a hand written letter thanking him for impressive recent performances, and attached £3 to it. Bless him. (BBCSport).

8. Pierce College Raiders defender Brady Thomas, a man with a name that sounds like a firm of solicitors, scored a sensational long-range goal entirely by accident. He was going in for a tackle and the ball ended up flying over the opposition keeper’s head (Mirror).

9. Not content with being in the Guinness Book of Records twice, as we reported yesterday, Petr Cech has now taken to selling knitted hats shaped like his trademark protective headwear. Oh modern football… (Metro).

10. And finally… Sergio Aguero’s penalty miss during Argentina’s 1-0 defeat to Paraguay was just too much for one local commentator, who went on an angry tirade directed towards the Manchester City striker which roughly translates to ‘leave, just leave’ (FoxSports).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).

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