The Wolverhampton Wanderers skipper has been with the club since 2000, and is now committed to the club until 2020.
The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster have been awarded the Freedom of Liverpool, as well as former manager Kenny Dalglish.
The Whites have seen their form pick up in recent weeks.
Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers made his debut against Gillingham.
Pako Ayestaran's spell in charge of the most hectic club in European football went about as well as anyone expected.
The Everton star has shown so far this season and comparisons to Kante have been plentiful.
Rangers are in the midst of a mini crisis, with a series of poor results being compounded by off-field problems.
The defender is backing his side to do something this year.
Interestingly, a protracted transfer deal with Marseille was suggested to be the final straw for Mitchell at Spurs.
Newcastle travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa in the Championship this weekend.
Those who think Newcastle United will simply stroll back into the Premier League have not paid much attention to the Championship recently.
In a scene vaguely reminiscent of a subpar romcom in which our heroine turns up to a party in the same outfit as her nemesis, Barcelona and Real Madrid both unveiled purple away kits for the upcoming season on Thursday.
At 21 minutes past six on Thursday evening, Phil Mickelson was poised to etch his name into sporting folklore. The American had a 16ft putt at the 18th to become the first player to score 62 at a major championship.