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Premier League/England

Exclusive: Premier League to debate radical changes to VAR including giving managers the right to appeal
Premier League clubs will discuss whether managers should be allowed to appeal a refereeing decision during a game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is turning into Liverpool’s new Gerrard at RB - Planet Football
Before he became an all-conquering midfielder, Steven Gerrard was doing his best work from right-back. Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold could well be ready to go down the same path.

André Gomes thanks Everton supporters for messages after injury | The Guardian
Everton’s André Gomes is now back home with family after surgery on his ankle but is expected to be out of action for up to a year.

Liverpool fan Sean Cox to make Anfield return for first time since serious injury | Football | The Guardian
Liverpool fan Sean Cox is to return to Anfield on Sunday for the first time since sustaining serious injury in an attack by Roma supporters.

Europe

Real Madrid 6-0 Galatasaray: Karim Benzema matches Lionel Messi streak in win - BBC Sport
Karim Benzema scores in a 15th consecutive Champions League season as Real Madrid ensure Galatasaray’s group-stage exit.

No racism problem in Serbia, says Partizan Belgrade manager Savo Milosevic - BBC Sport
Serbia does not have a problem with racism in the same way I don’t have a problem eating ice cream.

Paris St-Germain 1-0 Club Bruges: French champions maintain perfect start to qualify - BBC Sport
Paris St-Germain book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a narrow victory over Club Bruges in Group A.

Bayern Munich 2-0 Olympiakos: Robert Lewandowski helps seal last-16 spot - BBC Sport
Bayern Munich qualify for the Champions League knockout stage as Robert Lewandowski’s goal helps them beat Olympiakos.

Bayern Munich set sights on Arsène Wenger as manager after Rangnick blow | Football | The Guardian
Arsène Wenger has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Niko Kovac as the Bayern Munich manager after Ralf Rangnick ruled himself out.

MLS/Americas

Report: Sam Kerr Is Leaving Chicago - Hot Time In Old Town
The Red Stars striker is making her long-rumored move to Europe.

Who could make up the November roster for the USMNT? - Stars and Stripes FC
Two vital games in the Nations League this month...who will likely end up on the roster?

Greg Vanney: There’s something really special in another Seattle vs Toronto MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
As soccer fans prepare to witness a third MLS Cup final in four years featuring Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders, a famous quote is being adapted.

The neutral’s guide to 2019 MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Your team not playing in MLS Cup? That’s okay!

Rest of the World

Club Africain fans donate US$450,000 in one day - BBC Sport
Fans of Tunisia’s Club Africain donate more than US$450,000 in one day to help the cash-strapped team.