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Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.

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Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano met up with new manager Roy Hodgson for the first time this morning after returning to pre-season training.

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Liverpool head to Macedonia to start their Europa League campaign against Rabotnicki on Thursday. The last time the Anfield club had to stoop so low was qualifying for the Champions' League in 2005 with matches against TNS, Kaunas and CSKA Sofia but even those games were played amidst the warm glow of having just won the competition in Istanbul.

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Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole is looking forward to the challenge of playing for his new club, insisting his move to Merseyside was decided purely on football terms.

Aquilani fitness boost for Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has completely recovered from the ankle problem which hampered his first season at Anfield, according to the club's new medical chief.

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Pepe Reina offered no excuses yesterday after reflecting on a "hell of a year" at Liverpool

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Posterity once imbued Steven Gerrard with mixed feelings of what has always been known as the Uefa Cup where he comes from. "It's nothing special," Liverpool's captain said in his autobiography, "an ugly kid brother compared to the handsome Champions League." Those words were written in the rosy afterglow of victory in Istanbul five summers ago.

Forlan has the final word as Liverpool's season ends with a whimper

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