Alexis Mac Allister is the first piece in a midfield rebuild for Liverpool, who finished a disappointing fifth in the Premier League.
For the second time in a row Real Madrid football club is listed as the world's most valuable football club of the world, bouncing ahead of English club Manchester United, according to Forbes
Borussia Dortmund have not won the title since 2011-12, when Jurgen Klopp was in the Westfalen Stadium dugout
United's 4-1 win over Chelsea ensured the Red Devils will join Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle as England's representatives in Europe's elite club competition next season.
Manchester United and Newcastle are on the brink of qualifying for next season's Champions League after Liverpool's 1-1 draw against Aston Villa
Trent Alexander-Arnold rounded off another fine performance in his new hybrid role between right-back and midfield with a stunning strike as Liverpool closed to within one point of the top four.
Jurgen Klopp recalled past "miracles" on Friday but admitted Liverpool's destiny was not in their own hands as his red-hot team hunt down a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Eddie Howe is confident his Newcastle players will not be daunted by the challenge of securing Champions League qualification as the Premier League season enters its final stretch
Mohamed Salah also moved level with Steven Gerrard's Liverpool tally of 186 goals, sitting in joint fifth place in the club's all-time scoring list.
The Reds still have a mountain to climb to reach the top four as they sit seven points behind fourth placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand.
Liverpool kept their outside shot at Champions League football next season alive as Diogo Jota scored twice in a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest, while Aston Villa's European charge stalled in a 1-1 defeat at Brentford on Saturday.
Diogo Jota's double, another Salah strike and Darwin Nunez's late effort ensured Liverpool ended their five-game winless run in all competitions.
Arsenal blew a two-goal lead in a pulsating 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday to give Manchester City fresh hope of retaining the Premier League title.
Arteta's men lead Manchester City by eight points at the top of the table ahead of the weekend fixtures, with Pep Guardiola's team in action against bottom-of-the-table Southampton on Saturday.
Arsenal travel to Anfield on Sunday seeking an eighth consecutive Premier League win as they close in on a first English top-flight title for 19 years.
Potter was axed on Sunday after the former Brighton manager's disastrous reign climaxed with a wretched home defeat against Aston Villa.
Liverpool's trip to the Etihad begins a daunting week for Klopp's men as they travel to Chelsea on Tuesday and then host league leaders Arsenal at Anfield next Sunday.
Karim Benzema scored the only goal in the second leg as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool to reach the Champions League quarters.