Wednesday Morning Sports Update

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool need more courage to beat Bayern Munich.

Their Champions League last 16 tie is evenly poised following a nil all draw at Anfield.

It is the first time the Reds have failed to score in 19 games, but they could have key defender Virgil van Dijk back for the second leg in Germany next month.

Klopp says there is plenty to build on.

Lyon held Barcelona to a nil all draw in France last night.

The Catalans had 25 shots on goal, but Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Phillipe Coutinho were all denied by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

It is Barcelona’s fourth draw in five games.


Iain Henderson can train with the Irish rugby squad at Carton House today.

The Ulster lock has been cleared to play in Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.

He was cited for an incident in last week’s Pro 14 match against the Ospreys, but has escaped suspension.


The U-S Ryder Cup captain is due to be named today.

Steve Stricker is expected to be confirmed as Padraig Harrington’s counterpart for next year’s tournament at Whistling Straits.

The 51 year old has played in the competition three times, was a vice captain at each of the last three Ryder Cups and lives just two hours from the course.


There is a seven-race card at Punchestown this afternoon.

The going is good and good-to-yielding in places, with the first off at 1.30.

In the UK they run at:

Ludlow, good / good-to-soft in places – at 1.20.
Doncaster, good / good-to-firm in places at 2.15.
And on the standard tracks at Newcastle, Chelmsford and Wolverhampton at 2, 5.15 and 5.30 respectively.