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Brendan Rodgers looked like a man who suspected a wind-up when he was asked, half an hour after his side had defeated Manchester United on  1 September, whether he harboured hopes of winning the Premier League. There was a brief, uncharacteristic silence, then a little laugh before he managed to put together a reply. “It’s a fair enough question,” he said, before dismissing it.

Gerrard and Torres ruled out for Liverpool

Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres are both ruled out of Liverpool's trip to Sunderland tomorrow with injuries picked up on international duty.

Maradona vents spleen at critics

Argentinian coach attacks detractors after struggling side secure World Cup berth

Solano out to cause Argentina heartbreak

"Bad guy" Nolberto Solano hopes to lead cellar-dwelling Peru to an upset win over Argentina on Saturday that would put Diego Maradona's team on the verge of World Cup elimination.

Benitez: The top teams will lose more this season

Rafael Benitez insisted Liverpool are still very much in the title race despite losing three games out of their first eight. Yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, with goals from Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda, followed losses earlier in the campaign to Tottenham and Aston Villa, and leaves Benitez's side six points off the pace.

Aurelio issues warning to Liverpool

Fabio Aurelio has warned there can be no dwelling on the past as Liverpool seek to atone for their fiasco in Florence.

Lacklustre Liverpool beaten by Fiorentina

Fiorentina 2 Liverpool 0

Benitez confident Liverpool can take on the best

Rafael Benitez aims to make it two Champions League wins out of two tonight and insists Liverpool can "beat anyone" in Europe.

Liverpool set date for Aquilani bow

Liverpool's Alberto Aquilani is expected to be ready to launch his Premier League career at Sunderland on 17 October.

Ngog strikes to subdue battling Leeds

Leeds 0 Liverpool 1

Torres shows eagerness for physical tests ahead

Fernando Torres has suffered his second black eye of the season, evidence that he has learned that being one of the best strikers in the world does not absolve him from the more physical elements of the job. The Liverpool striker said yesterday that he will have to get used to frustrating nights such as Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Debrecen in the Champions League.

Andras Herczeg: 'Liverpool were scared of losing'

Champions League new boys Debrecen almost made fools of five-times winners Liverpool last night at Anfield and the coach of Hungarian champions Debrecen, Andras Herczeg, suggested Rafael Benitez's side were scared of throwing away a victory at the end.

Lucas no longer fears the jeers

Maligned midfielder given key role in Liverpool line-up against Debrecen tonight

Javier Mascherano returns for Liverpool

Liverpool will have Javier Mascherano back in their squad for tomorrow's opening Champions League group E clash with Hungarian champions Debrecen at Anfield.

Benayoun hat-trick sets benchmark for Benitez

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Benayoun makes three good points to Benitez

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