Steven Gerrard celebrates after his late winner
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The Gunners were beaten 2-0 in their opening Champions League game

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Brendan Rodgers talks with Coutinho

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Finishing among the top-four will be a tough ask

Luis Suarez applauds the fans at the Nou Camp after making his debut for Barcelona in a friendly against Mexican side Leon

Luis Suarez has given Liverpool's opponents more hope, says former striker Michael Owen

Liverpool face Ludogorets Razgrad in first Champions League game since 2009

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea backed to progress from Champions League group phase

Analysis from Bloomberg Sports makes current holders Real Madrid the favourites

Iker Casillas

Real Madrid vs Basel: Despite returning as Real's No 1, Iker Casillas faces his biggest challenge yet from within Carlo Ancelotti's camp

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