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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.

Mascherano boosted by Torres return

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano believes having Fernando Torres back in the starting XI gives the side a significant psychological advantage.

Mascherano non-committal over Liverpool future

Midfielder Javier Mascherano has shied away from committing his future to Liverpool in the wake of the club's Champions League exit.

Reina keen on new Liverpool deal

Goalkeeper Jose Reina insists he "couldn't imagine playing for another club" as Liverpool prepare for new contract talks with the Spain international.

Benitez 'positive' over Mascherano future

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has held "positive talks" with Javier Mascherano about the midfielder's future at the club.

Benitez hails 'improving' Reina

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez hailed Jose Reina as "one of the best goalkeepers in the world" after a singular piece of brilliance helped the side to a 2-0 victory in the 212th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

James Lawton: Benitez forgets the values that made Reds great

His claim that Champions League elimination should be put in perspective disrespects the rich heritage Shankly established

Liverpool search for Agger cure

Liverpool will work feverishly during the international break to find a solution to Daniel Agger's on-going back problem.

Liverpool win is history says Mascherano

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano will sit out tomorrow's Carling Cup tie at Arsenal, insisting his colleagues must build on their heroics against champions Manchester United.

Ferguson: 'The crowd were fanatical. They got Vidic booked'

Sir Alex Ferguson questioned last night whether referee Andre Marriner had the experience to referee the cauldron of a Liverpool-Manchester United fixture after declaring that pressure from the crowd had contributed to Nemanja Vidic receiving his third red card in successive fixtures against his club's most visceral rivals.

Liverpool chief stands by Benitez

Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow insists Rafael Benitez's job is safe even if the Reds do not win the Premier League this season.

Maradona has no regrets over outburst

Argentina coach Diego Maradona has no regrets over the lewd outburst he aimed at reporters after his side sealed a dramatic victory over Uruguay last week to qualify for next year's World Cup finals.

Benitez opts to blank team for lack of 'intelligence'

Full-back reveals manager's silent treatment and admits pressure is beginning to tell

Mascherano defends under-fire Benitez

Javier Mascherano has jumped to boss Rafael Benitez's defence by demanding that Liverpool's stars take responsibility for the club's current crisis.

Liverpool count cost of international jet lag

Liverpool were unable to fly Javier Mascherano and Emiliano Insua back from Argentina in time to face Sunderland last Saturday because, unlike Barcelona and Manchester City, the club were unwilling to pay for a private plane.

Torres to miss Liverpool Champions League tie

Fernando Torres has been ruled out of Liverpool's Champions League clash with Lyon at Anfield tomorrow.

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