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Emre Can included in Liverpool's 24-man squad

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has been included in Liverpool's 24-man. Credit: PA

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has been included in Liverpool's 24-man squad for this weekend's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

It could be the last time the Germany international, who has regained full fitness having been sidelined with a back injury since late March, features for the club as his contract expires next month and he has so far turned down all offers of an extension.

Youngsters Curtis Jones, Nat Phillips and Rafael Camacho are also included in the party.

The Reds trained at Melwood on Thursday ahead of their scheduled flight to Kiev from Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the afternoon.

They will hold an hour-long open training session in the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Friday evening after Jurgen Klopp and two players have undertaken their pre-match press conference.

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Guardiola fined by FA over yellow ribbon badge

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Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 for wearing a yellow ribbon on the touchline, the Football Association has announced.

The Manchester City manager has also been warned as to his future conduct by the governing body after accepting a charge of "wearing a political message".

Guardiola has argued wearing the symbol, in support of imprisoned politicians in Catalonia, is not political but accepts it is in breach of the FA's regulations.

Catalonia-born Guardiola has not apologised but said he will stop wearing the ribbon during games in order to observe - rather than respect - the rules.

Guardiola will continue to wear the ribbon for pre- and post-match media commitments, as is permitted. The FA's kit and advertising regulations refer specifically to the technical area during games.

Burnley's Tarkowski handed 3-match ban for violent conduct

Tarkowski will miss his side's next three matches after he accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Credit: PA

Burnley defender James Tarkowski will miss his side's next three matches after he accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

The highly-rated 25-year-old elbowed Brighton forward Glenn Murray in the 35th minute of their 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tarkowski and his club tried to argue that the three-game suspension was excessive but this was rejected by an independent regulatory commission.

Everton's Niasse to serve suspension after appeal rejected

Niasse was told he could leave Everton by former boss Ronald Koeman. Credit: PA

Everton striker Oumar Niasse will serve a two-match ban after his appeal against a diving charge was rejected by the Football Association.

The Senegalese becomes the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective suspension for simulation under the new law that kicked in at the start of this season.

Niasse was charged on Tuesday by the FA after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.

A statement from the FA on Wednesday said: "Everton's Oumar Niasse will serve a two-match suspension with immediate effect after his denial of an FA charge of 'Successful Deception of a Match Official' was rejected.

The ban means Niasse, Everton's top-scorer, will miss the league games at Southampton on Sunday and at home against West Ham three days later.

The FA statement on Wednesday added: "Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player.

"Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would the FA issue a charge."

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