During and post-career, Bryant became a symbol of a mutual love and a cultural crossover between basketball and football, or soccer.
As it stands, there are no active, openly gay or bisexual players in the country’s top four divisions.
In dispatching Everton at Anfield, Liverpool made it 14 league wins from 15 for the season, acquiring 43 points from a possible 45…the club’s longest ever unbeaten run in the top flight.
Mourinho’s cold, hands-off management style is different to that of Pochettino; despite his demise at United he is largely still considered an elite manager. But this time there will be no excuses.
If there is no decision made by a referee that, in itself, is a decision. Bad mistakes are not being punished and the game is suffering as poor refereeing is masked by VAR as a safety net to fall back on.
Sterling should be cherished, supported and heralded as a vitally important player and role model for English football and wider society.
In appointing the Norwegian and neglecting a full-scale, patient rebuild of the team, the club’s hierarchy ironically failed to take sufficient care in replacing their caretaker boss.
With a fresh influx of social media storms rolling in to remind us of its pitfalls, the reality is that it’s not always a welcome component of the sport.
Klopp may well be on his way to replicating greats of the past and his excellence at this stage cannot be underestimated.
I was lucky enough to see him play live for Liverpool on numerous occasions. Another great memory of El Niño I will cherish was the first of these games, perhaps one of his most dominant of all the times he pulled on the red shirt.