Hart 9-2 to make Southgate's 23-man World Cup squad

Joe Hart has drifted out to 9-2 to make England’s 23-man World Cup squad after reports suggested the goalkeeper has been told he will not be on the plane to Russia.

The news means Burnley shot-stopper Nick Pope has been cut to 1-10 with some firms to get the nod from Gareth Southgate, who names his squad on Wednesday.

Goalkeepers Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland can each be found at a general 1-50 and Pickford is the odds-on 1-4 favourite with Sky Bet to start England’s opening game against Tunisia.

Among the outsiders to occupy the goalkeeping positions are Tom Heaton, who is a general 5-1 shot, and Alex McCarthy who is a best-priced 20-1.

Match in Focus

19:45 Sa 26May

Real Madrid v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.



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