Champions League and Championship playoff finals: football countdown – live!

Richard Beniston e-mails: “Is it just me or is there a nun enjoying a drink in that picture [10:58am] at The Kop bar? I wonder if she’s there to support James Milnun and VirginMary Van Dyke?” Nun puns. That’s a habit we need to get out of.

Talking of scoring European Cup/Champions League final goals in Paris, former Reds left-back Alan Kennedy has been a busy man going down memory lane this week. Despite being told by Bob Paisley that “they shot the wrong Kennedy” after a poor debut, old Barney Rubble was something of a magic presence for Liverpool in finals and, of course, thumped home the winner against Real Madrid in 1981.

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