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Jürgen Klopp has engaged not only Liverpool FC fans but the wider British public since he arrived at Anfield. But will the straight-talking normal guy add silverware to the treasure of memories he has already given supporters, asks Gerry Corner in this exclusive interview, part one of our sports special.

The rugby league season’s centrepiece takes place on Saturday in Manchester – but it won’t only be men taking part. Mark Metcalf reports on the recent growth of the women’s game, which means that they too will playing their Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Yorkshire’s only international development charity is using the Paralympic sport of goalball to challenge disability stigma in Ghana and at home. Ciara Leeming finds out how.

In arts and entertainment, we review the new Cat Power album, talk to the cast of Matilda The Musical and preview independent cinema around the north.

On the news pages, Sheffield independent magazine Now Then celebrates 10 years in print, while drugs expert David Nutt calls for more tests on the use of LSD to treat alcoholism.

Chef and broadcaster Prue Leith writes a letter to her younger self, columnist Roger Ratcliffe pursues a train of thought on nationalising the railways, and there’s our crossword, Sudoku and more.

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