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Aguero set for another spell on sidelines

Aguero suffered a hamstring injury on international duty. Credit: PA

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero looks set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador.

The 27-year-old, fresh from plundering five goals in City's 6-1 Barclays Premier League win over Newcastle last Saturday, was carried off on a stretcher after sustaining the problem to his left leg midway through the first half in Buenos Aires.

Aguero is set for a scan on the injury and is almost certain to miss Argentina's next game with Paraguay next week.

Manchester City confirmed the injury on their website, with a statement that read: "Sergio Aguero lasted just 22 minutes of Argentina's opening World Cup qualifier against Ecuador.

"The City striker, who scored five goals in his last game against Newcastle, pulled up holding his left hamstring while chasing a long ball downfield.

"Former Blue Carlos Tevez replaced Kun who was stretchered off after receiving treatment with the game at 0-0."


Jurgen Klopp confirmed as Liverpool manager

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has been confirmed as the new man in charge at Liverpool FC.

Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool will hold a press conference at Anfield on Friday Credit: Liverpool FC

Liverpool made the announcement on its website on Thursday evening, saying the club was "delighted" to make the appointment.

The German signed his contract, which is believed to be a three-year deal, in a city centre hotel after flying into Liverpool John Lennon airport.

The club said on its website: "Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jurgen Klopp has been appointed as the club's new manager.

"The German coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Reds and will be presented at a press conference at Anfield on Friday morning."

Liverpool to unveil Klopp on Friday

Jurgen Klopp will sign a three-year deal. Credit: PA

Liverpool will host a press conference on Friday morning to unveil new manager Jurgen Klopp.

The German will sign a three-year deal at Anfield, having previously managed Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.


Liverpool coaches follow Rodgers out the door

The imminent arrival of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool's new manager has resulted in a clear-out of many of predecessor Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff.

Press Association Sport understands assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and first-team coach Gary McAllister - who were only brought in over the summer in an overhaul of coaching personnel - have left their posts.

Gary McAllister has the offer of a new role. Credit: PA

Head of performance Glen Driscoll and head of opposition analysis Chris Davies, who followed Rodgers to Anfield from Swansea in 2012, have also lost their jobs.

It is believed former Reds midfielder McAllister has been offered a role of an ambassadorial nature within the club but has yet to decide whether to take it up.

The former Scotland international took training this morning along with one member of staff in Pep Lijnders, promoted in the summer from the club's academy as a player development coach, who has kept his job.

Man United striker out of England game

Wayne Rooney won't feature against Estonia. Credit: PA

England captain Wayne Rooney is set to miss England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia through injury.

For the third day in succession the 29-year-old forward was unable to train with his international team-mates after an ankle complaint sustained in Manchester United's defeat to Arsenal.

Rooney is set to miss Friday's clash with Estonia as a result and is a major doubt for next week's trip to Lithuania in the Group E finale.

Fifa suspend Blatter and Platini for 90 days

Sepp Blatter has been suspended. Credit: PA

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have both been provisionally banned for 90 days from any football-related activity in a ruling that throws world football into total meltdown.

Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke has also been banned for 90 days, and Fifa presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has been banned for six years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs, Fifa's ethic committee has announced.

Outgoing Fifa president Blatter and Uefa president Platini - who had been favourite to succeed 79-year-old Blatter - will now not be involved in any football activity for the next three months while investigations continue. The 90-day suspension can also be extended by a further 45 days.

A statement from Fifa's ethics committee said: "During this time, the above individuals are banned from all football activities on a national and international level. The bans come into force immediately."

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