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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.

Hansen warns prospective Liverpool managers

Alan Hansen has warned the new Liverpool manager faces years of rebuilding following Rafael Benitez's departure.

Mascherano defends Argentina's early arrival

Argentina captain Javier Mascherano has defended his national team's decision to arrive early in South Africa for the World Cup finals.

New Mascherano deal delayed until after World Cup

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano's contract negotiations are unlikely to be resolved until after the World Cup. The Argentina captain has been in discussions over a new deal for three months and it was anticipated an agreement would be reached by the end of the season.

Mascherano Liverpool talks on hold

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano's contract negotiations are unlikely to be resolved until after the World Cup.

Gerrard's future uncertain despite walking off from defeat with head held high

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.

Aquilani versatility pleases Benitez

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez believes midfielder Alberto Aquilani may be able to flourish if he is given more freedom and less responsibility.

Fourth may be beyond Liverpool admits Benitez

Liverpool remain determined to finish the season strongly despite all but admitting defeat in their Champions League chase.

Liverpool still in hunt for fourth after convincing win

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Mascherano lavishes praise on Benitez

Midfielder Javier Mascherano has praised Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez for making him "a better player and a better person".

Mascherano pledges future to Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has pledged his future to the club and expects a new contract to be signed "in the next few weeks".

James Lawton: Liverpool's disunited front proves writing is on the wall for Benitez

Deep-running disaffection can be seen among even the most committed Liverpool players

Ferguson hits out at 'dysfunctional' FA

Sir Alex Ferguson has accused the Football Association of running a "dysfunctional" disciplinary system.

Reds too good for Lille

Liverpool 3 Lille 0 (Liverpool win 3-1 on aggregate)

Aquilani so delighted to be Kop idol

Italian hopes goal against Portsmouth can be turning point in Liverpool career

Latics leave Benitez lost for words

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