Thiago Alcantara: Why did Liverpool sign midfielder to not play him against Real Madrid, asks Paul Merson | Football News

Paul Merson is back with his column and this week the former Arsenal and England forward tells us why Liverpool should have played Thiago Alcantara against Real Madrid, and why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has to start for Arsenal in Prague on Thursday. The Sky Sports pundit believes Liverpool face an uphill task trying to turn around

With 100 Days Till Olympics, Japan Confronts a New Virus Wave

Organizers marked 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday with a subdued ceremony amid tougher restrictions and growing questions over the event as Japan endures another surge of coronavirus infections. The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, pledged that officials would do everything to deliver a “memorable tournament.” Wearing a mask and

McLaren and Ferrari’s new F1 battle: Mark Hughes on how the historic titans compare at the start of 2021

Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of McLaren and Ferrari’s cars at the start of the new Formula 1 season – and their respective prospects at this weekend’s Emilia-Romagna GP – as one of Formula 1’s most famous rivalries looks poised to be renewed this season Last Updated: 14/04/21 9:56am Those old foes Ferrari and McLaren