DOMINIC KING: A sense of dread has started to surface on Merseyside once more, a nagging fear about those most bitter foes. Following a turbulent spell after the Sir Alex Ferguson wonder years, the signs in recent months are that Manchester United's juggernaut is cranking back into gear and Jose Mourinho has it moving relentlessly towards the Premier League's summit. Mourinho is on a crusade to bring a 21st domestic title to Old Trafford and there are no limits to the finances being provided for him to realise his ambition. Since being appointed, he has spent more than £300million to get United rolling. The money is not going to dry up any time soon. Mourinho arrived in Liverpool on Friday night alongside his players Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. (L-R)
Pochettino's got it wrong! - Guardiola defends his 'Harry Kane team' comment that infuriated fired-up Tottenham boss
Pep Guardiola branded Mauricio Pochettino’s withering attack a mistake and claimed he has never disrespected Tottenham Hotspur. Pochettino launched an astonishing tirade towards the Manchester City manager on Friday, infuriated by Guardiola labelling Spurs ‘the Harry Kane team’ after victory against Chelsea.
MARTIN KEOWN'S combined XI: Just two Liverpool players make the cut as United dominate with Lukaku, Matic and Co
My combined team may be Manchester United heavy, but I cannot pick a single member of Liverpool's back five. Only West Ham and Crystal Palace have conceded more times in the Premier League than Liverpool this season. Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip looked pedestrian in their last match when Newcastle played a ball over the top.
Klopp tells Liverpool legend Carragher of his frustration at defensive issues being blamed on Van Dijk signing failure
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken of his frustration of defensive issues being blamed on the club not strengthening in the summer.
Long live King Kenny! Liverpool unveil new Dalglish Stand at Anfield as parade of stars (and his old rival Fergie) join celebrations
Forty years ago, Dalglish arrived at Liverpool for a then record British transfer £440,000 from Celtic and went on to become one of the club's greatest ever players. And the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, have decided to give him the ultimate recognition and the Kenny Dalglish Stand will be a permanent monument to his influence. The Scot's unparalleled services to Liverpool have earned him the nickname of 'The King' on Merseyside and the new stand is testament to all he has done not only for the club but the city. Liverpool-born comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, former manager Gerard Houllier and former players Ian St John, Robbie Fowler, Alan Hansen, Phil Thompson and Steven Gerrard were all invited to attend the ceremony.
The photo that shows the other side to Liverpool-United: Fans loathe each other but it's not all bitterness here
IAN HERBERT: Bryan Robson still recalls the afternoon he ushered teenage Liverpool fans towards the visitors' dressing-room sink at Anfield, to wash ammonia out of their eyes. It had been aimed at him and his Manchester United team-mates as they descended the team bus that day.
No Kante, no Morata... no problem? Chelsea players get set for Crystal Palace clash as Conte leads squad without injury-hit duo
Chelsea's players have been finalising their plans for the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League resumes again after the international break. The current champions make the short journey to Selhurst Park looking to inflict further misery upon Roy Hodgson's side, currently on a miserable run of seven straight defeats without scoring. But Chelsea have some troubles of their own to combat if they are to take all three points.
'This year has been a disaster': Frampton opens up on living in a hotel away from his family and his shock split with McGuigan
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Carl Frampton is sitting on the edge of his bed, going over his ‘s***e year’ and his hopes for the next one when there’s a knock on his hotel room door. It’s a man with a fridge. He walks in, sets it down and quickly leaves to go about his business. Frampton largely lives out of a suitcase in Manchester these days and needed it to store his training meals, but the visit triggered a thought in his head. ‘That man just saw me lying on the bed with two guys in the room, and one’s holding a camera,’ he says. ‘Wonder what he’s thinking right now.’ The fighter laughs. It wouldn’t be the first time he has caused a raised eyebrow in recent months, this former two-weight world champion who, until the past six weeks, was finding little to chuckle about in 2017.
If everything goes well as far as Tottenham Hotspur are concerned, by this time next year they will have moved into their new 61,559-seater home. For now, however, it is still a building site, stretching up into the North London sky from the ground.
'I was playing again 13 days after Munich... football saved my sanity': Gregg opens up on life after Manchester United air disaster
INTERVIEW BY IAN LADYMAN: On a wall of Harry Gregg's imposing house an hour or so outside Belfast is a photograph of a Manchester United team. From left to right the names read: Edwards, Coleman, Jones, Morgans, Charlton, Viollet, Taylor, Foulkes, Gregg, Scanlon, Byrne. Standing on the field in Belgrade in February 1958, it is the United side that was to be ripped apart on Munich's snow-covered runways the very next day. Elsewhere in the same room are photographs of the crash and images of the day — 25 years on — when Gregg was reunited with the Yugoslav mother and daughter he pulled from the wreckage.
Groves demanded Eubank Jnr was in his side of World Boxing Super Series draw so he wasn't 'eliminated before I could get to him'
JEFF POWELL: This may come as a surprise to all those bowled over by Chris Eubank Jnr's latest performance – flattened Turkish tough guy Avni Yildirim among them - but George Groves insisted on being placed in the same half of the draw as Junior in the World Boxing Super Series.
Sanchez shrugs off World Cup heartache as he trains alongside Arsenal team-mates ahead of Watford clash on Saturday evening
Arsenal geared up for their first match back after the international break with a full-blooded training session as Alexis Sanchez put the disappointment of missing out on World Cup qualification behind him alongside his club team-mates. Sanchez was joined by key players Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal's squad were put through their paces at London Colney on Friday.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde paid tribute on Friday to Lionel Messi's 'permanent competitiveness', after the five-times world player of the year dragged Argentina into next year's World Cup with a hat-trick against Ecuador last Tuesday. Messi has been in free-scoring form for his club this season, hitting 11 goals in seven Liga games and 14 in all competitions. On Saturday he faces one of his favourite opponents in Atletico Madrid.
England wanted robots... but I'm out to have fun! - Fly-half Lamb opens up about his new life in France as 'Harry' with La Rochelle
CHRIS FOY EXCLUSIVE: They call him ‘Harry’ at La Rochelle and Ryan Lamb has JK Rowling to thank for that, but it’s an improvement on the nicknames he acquired at five English clubs. The 31-year-old has been rejuvenated by his cross-Channel move in the summer, having felt he had ‘stagnated’ in the Premiership. Speaking to Sportsmail at the town’s old port, he explained how he has been welcomed at the ambitious club on France’s Atlantic coast.
Nabil Fekir scored a late winner for Lyon as Monaco wasted a chance to close the gap on Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1 table. Fekir's goal came after Adama Traore had levelled the game at 2-2 in the first half. Traore scored 11 minutes after Fekir had taken the lead for Lyon in the 23rd minute. Rony Lopes had also brought Monaco level earlier in the game after Mariano Diaz had put the hosts ahead.
Pep's posse: Man City boss celebrates winning Premier League manager of the month award with his inner circle of Spaniards (and Brian Kidd!)
Pep Guardiola emphasised the importance of teamwork as he celebrated picking up the Premier League's manager of the month award for September with several members of his coaching team. The Manchester City boss was rewarded for another stellar four weeks in charge at the Etihad with the monthly gong, and posed for a picture with his trophy alongside six of his backroom staff. Xabi Mancisidor, Rodolfo Borrell, Domenec Torrent, Brian Kidd, Mikel Arteta and Carles Planchart have each played their own part in guiding City to the top of the Premier League table with six wins from their seven matches to date.
Fellaini starts healing process as Manchester United star gets treatment for knee injury picked up playing for Belgium
Marouane Fellaini has sought outside help in his recovery from a knee injury. The Belgian midfielder sustained the problem - a medial ligament strain - while on international duty and has been ruled out of action for around two weeks. He has turned to an Antwerp rehabilitation centre in an effort to speed up the process as much as possible.
Gerard Pique was pictured with his partner Shakira on Friday as the couple laid to rest rumours suggesting they are about to break up. The pair were spotted driving in Pique's Audi near Shakira's home amid speculation their relationship is on the rocks, with members of the singer's family also present.
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Goal of the month goes to a right back! Valencia wins Premier League award for his stunning strike against Everton
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial were also on the scoresheet, while Romelu Lukaku returned to haunt his former club — but it was Valencia's strike which stole the show in the 4-0 drubbing at Old Trafford. Nemanja Matic swept the ball across the face of Everton's 18-yard line as it bounce on the edge of the box en route to the United defender. The ball stood up nicely for Valencia, who lashed his right foot at it and sent it flying beyond the helpless Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal.
Tottenham talisman Kane named Premier League player of the month after goal blitz as he closes in on Gerrard's record
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has now won the award five times, following former successes in January 2015, February 2015, March 2016 and February 2017. Only Steven Gerrard, with six, has won the accolade on more occasions.
Everton train ahead of trip to Brighton as Sigurdsson calls on his team-mates to 'get back to winning ways' after recent errors
Wayne Rooney and his Everton team-mates were put through their paces on Friday as they look to arrest their dramatic slump in form with victory at Brighton. The Toffees head to the south coast sitting 16th in the table after a miserable run which has seen them win just two of their last 10 games in all competitions. But despite their struggles at the wrong end of the table, Rooney and the rest of Ronald Koeman's men appeared in good spirits at Finch Farm.
Victor Lindelof, who is set to miss out against Liverpool on Saturday, was pictured walking around Hale Barns with his partner Maja Nilsson after a successful trip to the upmarket Booths. Lindelof and Nilsson were clearly prepared for the gloomy and cold conditions on Friday as they were seen walking around the village in winter clothes and beanie hats.
Wilder showcases his swimming pool workout as he prepares for heavyweight clash with Stiverne next month
Deontay Wilder revealed his unorthodox workout methods as the American gears up for his fight with Bermane Stiverne next month. Wilder released a video of himself working out in a swimming pool, performing a few rounds of shadow boxing with the added resistance of being underwater.
Nadal ties with Agassi on list of Open Era wins after seeing off Dimitrov to reach Shanghai Masters semi-finals
Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on the list of all-time Open Era wins when he reached the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday. Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win. Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal. Nadal has yet to drop serve in Shanghai. Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia stands between Nadal and a second consecutive tournament final.
'I've stayed in some rascal hostels... at £2 a night!' Burnley's Tarkowski is no prima donna after working his way to the Premier League from £200 per week wage at Oldham
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY MIKE KEEGAN: Not many players will spend their summer interrailing around Europe, staying in down-at-heel hotels and operating on a budget. But then again, not many footballers are like James Tarkowski. 'We stayed in some rascal hotels,' recalls the Burnley defender. 'A dorm at a hostel in Paris was bad. Random people asleep in there. Some £2-a-night places.' Slumming it is something the 24-year-old, one of the stars of the Lancashire side's stunning start to the season, is used to.