The last round games in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations came with casualties that went beyond the eight nations that were knocked out.
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will recover from a nightmare run at the start of 2017 when they face Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield.
Man United boss Jose Mourinho took a sarcastic swipe at Jurgen Klopp after his side booked their place in the League Cup final.
Paul Pogba’s second-half strike was enough to send Manchester United into the League Cup final even though Hull City won the second leg semi-final.
Following the conclusion of the group stage at the Africa Cup of Nations, we pick five players who have made their mark on the competition so far.
Ghana coach Avram Grant has admitted captain Asamoah Gyan is a doubt for the quarter-finals of Afcon after he came off injured against Egypt.
Jurgen Klopp claimed it was "really hard" to accept the refereeing decisions he feels are going against Liverpool on a regular basis.
Mohamed Salah blasted home a free kick to give Egypt a 1-0 win over Ghana and top place in Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Shane Long struck a stoppage-time winner as Southampton upset Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield to reach the League Cup final with a 2-0 aggregate victory.
On a better pitch in Oyem, the Eagles need to beat the Cranes by a three-goal margin and hope Ghana do them a favour by beating Egypt.
Jordan Ayew is referred to firstly as the son of the legendary Abedi Pele, the younger brother of the sensational Andre, before he is his own man.
Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor will return home and ponder his options after his country exited the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ivory Coast were unable to win a game in defence of their Afcon title as Morocco and DR Congo advanced to the quarter-finals.
Milutin Sredojevic used almost every word he knew in the English language to prove his loyalty to Uganda, writes Njabulo Ngidi.
Algeria's Belgian coach Georges Leekens quit after the side crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations.