Premier League: Diogo Jota inspires Liverpool's comeback win over Sheffield United; Manchester United, Chelsea share points
Jurgen Klopp's champions, without injured defensive talisman Virgil van Dijk, are now unbeaten in 62 Premier League home games at Anfield but had to dig deep after falling behind to an early penalty scored by Sander Berge.
City, who host Porto in their opening group match on Wednesday, have never gone beyond the semi-finals of the competition despite all their domestic success in recent years.
Premier League: Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Aguero over physical contact with female assistant referee
After arguing his case with Massey-Ellis, Aguero briefly put his arm around the female assistant referee's shoulder as she began to walk away.
City returned to winning ways after an indifferent start to the season, courtesy of a first-half goal from Raheem Sterling, who condemned Arsenal to their seventh straight defeat in league matches between the two sides.
Premier League: Kevin De Bruyne set to miss Arsenal clash due to injury, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed on Friday that Kevin De Bruyne would miss this weekend's visit of Arsenal after picking up an injury while on international duty.
Premier League: Without fans, it's like a friendly game every time, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
Replying to a question by the Indian captain on playing at empty stadiums in a world altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Guardiola said, "Without people it's not the same, it's like a friendly game every time.
Everton will head into the Merseyside derby against Liverpool after the international break with maximum points from their first four games.
Matchday previews: Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds host Manchester City; Roma seek first win of season against Udinese
Roma seek their first win of the season when they visit Udinese, who lost their opening two matches.
Premier League: Pep Guardiola says he’s nowhere in Marcelo Biesla's league despite massive lead in title wins
Guardiola faces Bielsa, who he credits as one of his inspirations, for the first time since 2012 when Manchester City visit Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday.
League Cup: Manchester City, United breeze past Burnley, Brighton to reach quarter-finals; Everton also advance
Guardiola's men would have won by an even bigger scoreline but for a fine display from Burnley keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
For the first time ever, Guardiola saw one of his teams concede five goals in his 686th game as a manager with City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
City, who have won the League Cup for the past three seasons, start the defence of their trophy against Bournemouth on Thursday and Guardiola knows they cannot afford to lose more players.
Premier League: Pep Guardiola says he 'has to deserve' new contract with Manchester City on basis of performance
Guardiola is entering the final year of his current deal and a fifth season at the same club for the first time in his managerial career.
Premier League: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero facing up to two more months on sidelines, says Pep Guardiola
There had initially been hope that Aguero would be fit for the latter stages of the Champions League in August but that date passed and the target became the start of the new Premier League season.
Manchester City would have been the favourites to sign Messi if he had managed to make his way out of Barcelona. Instead, he will stay until the end of his contract that runs until June 2021.
Thiago agreed a "long-term contract" with the Premier League champions after deciding to end his seven-year stay with Bayern.
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Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hails Kevin De Bruyne as best midfielder in the world
City playmaker De Bruyne was named the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the year this week after an outstanding 2019/20 campaign in which he clocked up a Premier League record-equalling 20 assists.
UEFA Nations League: Phil Foden hails Pep Guardiola's 'massive' faith in him as he eyes England debut
City boss Guardiola has regularly lavished praise upon Foden, saying he would not sell the young star even for €500 million ($590 million).
A familiar cocktail of defensive errors, missed chances and VAR controversy did for Guardiola's side with the Catalan coach also under fire for another surprise team selection in the knockout stages.