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Liverpool are the best team in the world at times - Porto boss

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Porto coach Sergio Conceicao hailed Liverpool as the best team on the planet at times this season even as he tries to plot their downfall in the Champions League.

Liverpool head to Portugal for Wednesday's second leg against Porto with a 2-0 lead from last week's first leg, and Conceicao knows he and his players have their work cut out.

"Liverpool are all about the way that I think about football," the former Portugal international said through a translator.

"I like the Liverpool dynamics, their game model. I like the way they play with the ball and without it, it's similar to how I see football.

"In my opinion, in a lot of these moments they are the best team in the world."

Liverpool dominated the first leg last week, enjoying 66 per cent possession and 15 attempts at goal.

Porto were ultimately grateful only three of those were on target and that they did not add to goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino inside the opening half an hour.

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West Brom confirm Shan will remain in charge until end of the season

West Brom caretaker manager Jimmy Shan will remain in charge until the end of the season. Credit: PA

West Brom caretaker manager Jimmy Shan will remain in charge until the end of the season.

The 40-year-old has overseen four wins in six games since the Baggies sacked Darren Moore last month.

While there was never an official approach, Albion wanted Preston boss Alex Neil but the Scot signed a new three-year deal at Deepdale on Sunday.

Shan said: "I'm happy that we can now move forward with clear planning and direction for the remainder of the season.

"It won't change the work ethic and application of the players and the staff but it enables us to crack on with a clear target in our sights.

"From a personal point of view there is huge, huge pride to be given the responsibility. For me it is a chance to see the journey through that began at the end of last season.

"I've heard it said that with two or three extra games we may have stayed up last season. My aim is to make sure we get those extra games at the end of this season and complete our road back to the Premier League."

Barnsley lodge formal complaint with EFL and FA following alleged Barton incident

Barnsley have lodged a formal complaint with the English Football League and the Football Association relating to an alleged incident between manager Daniel Stendel Credit: PA

Barnsley have lodged a formal complaint with the English Football League and the Football Association relating to an alleged incident between manager Daniel Stendel and Fleetwood boss Joey Barton, the League One club have announced.

Barton is said to have confronted Reds boss Daniel Stendel in the players' tunnel following Saturday's game, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the home side at Oakwell, and South Yorkshire Police are investigating.

"Barnsley Football Club can confirm that it has lodged a formal complaint to both the English Football League and the Football Association," said a club statement. "This is following an alleged incident at the conclusion of the match on Saturday 13th April, between Joey Barton and Daniel Stendel.

"The club is also currently working with the police and assisting with all enquiries regarding the incident. No further comment will be issued whilst police investigations are ongoing."

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