Brendan Rodgers: That’s why we brought Benteke here

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with new signing Christian Benteke’s match-winning display against Bournemouth on 17 August. Rodgers highlighted the qualities that made Benteke a must-have player over the summer. Aug 18, 2015

Louis van Gaal acknowledges Champions League pressure on Man Utd

Manchester United are feeling the pressure ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Club Bruges on 17 August, manager Louis van Gaal said on 17 August. The Dutchman, who has guided his team to two successive Premier League wins at the start of the season, is expecting a difficult first leg against the Belgians at Old Trafford, as United try to return to the group stages of the competition. Aug 18, 2015

Ashes 2015: England aim to end series on a high note

Seam bowler Stuart Broad said on 17 August that he wanted England to be ruthless as they look to complete a 4-1 series victory over Australia in the Ashes. England took an unassailable 3-1 lead after the hosts backed up their eight wicket victory inside three days at Edgbaston with a crushing innings and 78 runs win in the fourth test at Trent Bridge. Aug 18, 2015