The row over the Champions League final just won’t die, with Sergio Ramos landing the latest blow.
“Maybe (Klopp) wants to justify himself after losing that final because it was not the first one that he lost,” Ramos said.
See Ramos’ full comments in the video below.
Former Brazil star Ronaldo has confirmed he is back at home after spending time in hospital in Ibiza for what he described as “a bad case of influenza”.
Newspaper Diario De Ibiza reported that the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker had been taken to the island’s Can Misses hospital on Friday and spent time in intensive care after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
The 41-year-old, who later played down concerns for his health, thanked hospital doctors and nurses in a post on Twitter and said he was looking forward to the current football season.
“Hi guys! I’m already at home after a few days at the clinic,” said Ronaldo, who retired as a player in 2011. “Thank you all for the kind comments and positive energy!
“Thanks to the team of doctors and nurses. Now let’s focus on football! This season will be incredible and promises more news.”
Ronaldo confirmed on Twitter on Sunday that he had been diagnosed with influenza and that he was expecting to be discharged on Monday.
“Guys, I had a bad case of influenza here in Ibiza, I was hospitalized on Friday, but everything is under control!” he said.
“(On Monday) I get discharged and I go back home! Thank you all for the messages and affection!
Ronaldo, whose club career took in spells at Cruzeiro, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Corinthians, is on holiday in Ibiza, where he owns a house.
The striker, Ballon d’Or winner in 1997 and 2002, ended his playing career seven years ago when he hung up his boots up after two years with Corinthians.
Ronaldo scored 62 goals in 98 appearances for Brazil, including both in the World Cup final in 2002 against Germany, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest players.
Hey everyone, David Cooper here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on today in the world of sport.
If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our Premier League Stock Exchange to see which clubs have fallen and which are on the rise after the first Gameweek.
Manchester City remain at the top of the chart after getting their title defence started on the right foot by beating Arsenal 2-0, while West Ham took the biggest hit with the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
Crystal Palace made a jump with their impressive 2-0 victory over Fulham, which showcased their counter-attack prowess.
Staying in the Premier League, Liverpool star Mohammed Salah could be in hot water with police after footage apparently showed the Egyptian using his mobile phone while driving. Merseyside Police said they have been made aware of the footage and have passed it on.
Tranfer rumours continue to swirl in Europe, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot in the crosshairs of Barcelona, claim French newspaper L’Equipe.
With India struggling in the Test format, Ajit Vijaykumar believes it’s time for the Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri parternship to come to an end.
If India are to turn it around in England and salvage the Test series, Stuart Appleby looks at what they’ll need to do, including getting more clarity with their squad selection.
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