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The striker will play no part in the Netherlands' international friendlies against Chile and Germany after he was deemed unfit to compete

Aaron Ramsey, left, celebrates his second goal
Jonathan de Guzman

Jonathan de Guzman ruled out of Swansea opener following collision with Dirk Kuyt

The midfielder was on international duty when the injury occurred

Luis Suarez celebrates scoring Liverpool's first goal

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Luis Suarez's hard shift gives Liverpool wings against Arsenal

At heart he is a disrupter and a pest, a footballing teaser and taunter

Bert Van Marwijk's future is uncertain

'Holland are a joke': The view from the Netherlands following Euro 2012 exit

“Holland are a joke” is the headline in Volkskrant.

KENNY DALGLISH: The Liverpool manager thinks his team have been the victims of injustice

Dalglish: officials may spark conspiracy talk

Kenny Dalglish has called upon referees to start explaining their decisions, before Liverpool begin thinking they are victims of a conspiracy.

KENNY DALGLISH: The Liverpool manager thinks his team have been the victims of injustice

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish fears conspiracy talk over 'inexcusable' referees

Liverpool manager calls on officials to explain themselves after series of controversial decisions

De Gea: Liverpool nightmare has been the making of me

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea believes his error-strewn display against Liverpool in the FA Cup has been the making of him as he gets to grips with life in England.

Last Night's Viewing: Dirk Gently, BBC4
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, BBC2
Watson & Oliver, BBC2

How much plot can a comedy sustain before it starts to get stodgy? Obviously, the answer to this question is going to vary (last night offered two comedies that made that very clear), but to my mind the ratio between narrative scaffolding and comic liberty needs to be pretty tight. Let the storytelling get out of hand and, unless the plot itself is a wellspring of hilarity, you may be left with the sense that there's not quite enough sauce to cover the meat. You prepared for a poussin and suddenly there's a 20lb turkey on the table and it's dry going. Dirk Gently is a good case in point. Nothing wrong with the sauce, which includes two very fine comic actors in Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd and some nice moments from Howard Overman's script. It's just that those qualities in the end spread a little too thinly over a nonsensical thriller plot.

Robben fires home the Netherlands winner

Same old anxieties cloud over Pearce's new dawn

England 2 Netherlands 3

Liverpool progress as Brighton self-destruct

Liverpool 6 Brighton 1

Jamie Carragher insists Brighton will be a tough test as Liverpool seek a place in FA Cup quarter-finals

Carragher primed for 'massive' Brighton test

The Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is ignoring the odds ahead of Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Brighton and expects another tough test against the Championship side.

Referee Andre Marriner steps in as Luis Suarez (left) and Patrice Evra argue at Anfield in October

A great rivalry that turned into a racist rant

Shocking revelations describe in damning detail an exchange between old foes that will go down in the game's annals of infamy

Carroll has found goals hard to come by in 2011

Dalglish's dogma needs Carroll to give it legs

Liverpool manager keeps defending £35m signing – but it's time striker started scoring

Dirk Kuyt is optimistic Liverpool can return to the Champions League

Dirk Kuyt upbeat on Liverpool hopes after Manchester City draw

Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt believes their performances against the top sides have improved their chances of regaining Champions League football.

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