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Liverpool hit six in friendly win over Blackburn


Liverpool forward Sadio Mane celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Blackburn in a friendly. Getty Images



Liverpool cruised to a 6-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers in a friendly behind closed doors at Anfield on Thursday as Jurgen Klopp's side stepped up their preparations for the Premier League restart next week.

First-team regulars Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Joel Matip got their names on the scoresheet along with Takumi Minamino and youngsters Ki-Jana Hoever and Leighton Clarkson in a convincing win over the Championship side.

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Summer transfer windows to open before season finishes, Fifa announces

Manchester United's signing of midfielder Bruno Fernandes for £47m from Sporting Lisbon was one of the biggest deals in the January transfer window




Football leagues will be allowed to open transfer windows before the current campaign is concluded under new regulations announced by Fifa on Thursday.

The world governing body announced the measures in response to the delays to leagues across the globe caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dele Alli: Tottenham midfielder banned for one match over coronavirus post

Alli said he made an "extremely poorly judged joke"



Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for one match by the Football Association over a post on social media about coronavirus.

Alli, 24, put a video on Snapchat in February in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.

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2020 FA Cup final renamed Heads Up FA Cup final to promote mental health

 
Manchester City won the FA Cup last season



This season's FA Cup final will be renamed the Heads Up FA Cup final to raise mental health awareness, says the Football Association.

Title sponsor Emirates has agreed to the name change for the final, which is scheduled for 1 August at Wembley.

Read more: 2020 FA Cup final renamed Heads Up FA Cup final to promote mental health


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