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Twitter's stars are still bewitched by the sporting fascination of the Olympic Games but there's European football to be played as Brad Jones and Liverpool travel to Belarus

The Olympic Games remain as ever-present in footballers' tweets as you would expect from top-level sportsmen watching top-level sport, but there's plenty of pre-season talk too.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are preparing to kick off their season proper with their first Europa League qualifier away to FC Gomel, with Brad Jones on the scene to keep his followers up to date.

Today's Word on the Tweet also features Jermaine Jenas watching the Games in both awe and fear, the view from between the Stoke City sticks and plenty more...


"Watching this womens judo this is a good fight, imagine if ur misses was a judo champion tho! u'd be doing as ur told"

Jermaine Jenas watches as Gemma Gibbons excels for Team GB with a strange mixture of awe and fear.


"Welcome to twitter one of the stars of the games @Ianthorpe . Got to be worth following, unless it's in a pool, in which case forget it"

Gary Lineker finally convinces his Olympic TV co-presenter, Ian Thorpe, to join the Twittersphere, as he throws himself heartily into all the sporting disciplines.


"Yes Antony Ogogo what a win. Met him the other day he's a good lad! Team gb doin well the last couple of days."

British midfielder Tom Cleverley is thrilled to see Anthony Ogogo make progress in the boxing. Best not introduce him to Craig Bellamy, or he'll get ideas...


"Warm here in Belarus today. Glad it's a 9pm K.O... Friendly people and lots of #LFC fans too. Just relaxing watching olympics now"

Brad Jones tries to chill out ahead of Liverpool's Europa League start against FC Gomel.


"1-1 in our last game on US soil. It’s been a tough but benificial trip and we head tomorrow for 3 more games. See you all in the UK"

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen bids 'sayonara' to the States - thought WOTT may be getting its languages wrong.


"Good game by the lads, another good workout. Bad clearance by me to ruin the win but better to get it out the way now. Home time tomorrow!"

His Potters team-mate and keeping rival, Asmir Begovic, slips up to let Sporting Kansas City in for an equaliser in their final American friendly.


"Good luck to Dundee united today in Europe!!!!!"

Blackburn striker David Goodwillie wishes his former side well as they take on Russian outfit Dynamo Moscow.

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