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The Premier League side were contacted by a middle man with a forged document

Liverpool's lack of depth exposed against Utrecht

Liverpool 0 FC Utrecht 0

Hodgson: I cannot do any more

While Roy Hodgson said that neither he "nor any manager I know" listens to a football phone-in, he would have been interested to hear the comments on the one staged by Liverpool's own television channel. When questioned by supporters, the club's owners, Tom Werner and John W Henry, argued that performances had to improve and added it was realistic to expect the Premier League trophy to come to Anfield "within three to five years".

Martin Jol in Newcastle contention after Ajax exit

Ajax have confirmed coach Martin Jol has left the club by mutual consent.

Barcelona agree to sign Ibrahim Afellay

Barcelona have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with PSV Eindhoven to sign Netherlands midfielder Ibrahim Afellay in the January transfer window.

Robin van Persie included in Holland squad

Injured Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been named in the preliminary Holland squad for their friendly against Turkey in Amsterdam on November 17.

Eredivisie: El Hamdaoui compared to Dennis Bergkamp

Signed by Martin Jol whilst he was manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Mounir El Hamdaoui failed to make a single appearance in the Premier League. His only game for Spurs of note was in the Peace Cup in 2005. This season though he is leading the goal-scoring charts.

Hodgson takes heart from point as Reds struggle

Utrecht 0 Liverpool 0

Stop the injury excuses, Hodgson tells Torres

Roy Hodgson admitted there were lessons to be learned from Liverpool's Carling Cup humbling by Northampton last week but that the main one was to have firepower on the bench.

Redknapp hopes Twente tussle can reinvigorate Lennon

After tripping up against their two biggest local rivals Arsenal and West Ham United in the past week, Tottenham Hotspur hope to rediscover their form against more exotic opposition tonight in the Champions League with the visit to White Hart Lane of the Dutch champions FC Twente.

Ajax midfielder suffers on pitch heart attack

Ajax midfielder Evander Sno had be to revived by a defibrillator on three occasions after suffering a cardiac arrest during last night's reserve game at Vitesse Arnhem, according to coach Albert van der Dussen.

Kuyt ruled out for a month

Liverpool have confirmed Dirk Kuyt will miss the next four weeks with a shoulder injury.

Fulham target more summer signings

Mark Hughes hopes the arrival of Belgian international striker Moussa Dembele will not conclude Fulham's spending this summer.

Fulham sign £5m striker Dembele

Fulham have signed Belgium striker Moussa Dembele from AZ Alkmaar on a three-year contract, the Barclays Premier League club announced this afternoon.

Stam joins Wigan from FC Twente

Dutch champions FC Twente have announced the departure of their defender Ronnie Stam to Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

Newcastle join vuvuzela ban trend

Newcastle have become the latest Barclays Premier League club to ban vuvuzelas from their home ground.

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