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Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Liverpool against Cardiff City

Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 match report: Luis Suarez leaves Malky Mackay with nothing but pride

Anfield applauds Cardiff’s ill-treated manager on probably his final game but their reverence is spared for re-signed striker who was again outstanding

Spurs would go on to win the FA Cup in the season they were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham. Ricky Villa is pictured here celebrating a goal in the final against Man City

Tottenham v West Ham: Spurs looking to avoid repeat of defeats - but history says not all will be lost if they exit the Capital One Cup

The sides meet in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup - a re-match of a memorable game in 1980 which is recounted with the help of David Cross

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez vows: I will help Liverpool get Champions League football

The striker, who scored four against Norwich last night, has pledged his immediate future to the club

The Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, denies that Baines has expressed a desire to leave

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez reveals excitement of first Merseyside derby

The Spaniard came close to taking charge at Anfield before Brendan Rodgers was appointed

From the sidelines: Kenny Dalglish (left) and Sir Alex Ferguson watch on

The Last Word: Beware the presence of ex-managers

Dalglish has joined Ferguson in the directors' box, where their influence cannot be ignored

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez celebrate after Liverpool go 2-0 up against Crystal Palace

Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 1 match report: SAS prove themselves an elite strike force

Suarez and Sturridge blow Eagles away in dominant first half to continue formidable goalscoring record together

Kenny Dalglish has returned to Liverpool as a non-executive director

Kenny Dalglish return to Liverpool will not have any impact on Brendan Rodgers and the way he runs the team

Former manager was replaced by Rodgers in 2012 but he insists he will not be a hindrance on the current boss at Anfield

Anfield great Kenny Dalglish returns to Liverpool after accepting position as a non-executive board director

Dalglish was sacked as manager 17 months ago, but has admitted it is an 'honour and a privilege' to return to the club

Back in the Anfield family: Kenny Dalglish appointed as non-executive director at Liverpool

Liverpool last night announced that they have found a way back into the club for Kenny Dalglish, appointing him as a non-executive board director 17 months after terminating his second period as manager.

Adrian Peterson breaks away to score a touchdown at Wembley

Kevin Garside: Luis Suarez will never be a role model in the manner of mighty Adrian Peterson

The Way I See It: The better the player, the more forgiveness is extended to him

Kenny Miller's thumping finish gives Scotland their second surprise lead of the night

Nine day after scoring at Wembley against England - Kenny Miller announces retirement from Scotland

The Vancouver Whitecaps striker scored 18 goals for his country

Coutinho in action against Stoke at Anfield

Peter Beardsley claims Liverpool midfielder Coutinho has already surpassed him and tips the Brazilian to become an Anfield great

Former Reds forward believes the 21-year-old could be the next Kenny Dalglish and feels Brendan Rodgers has got a 'special player' on his hands

Stewart Downing poses with his new number 23 shirt after completing his move to West Ham

Transfer news: West Ham complete signing of Liverpool winger Stewart Downing

29-year-old is hopeful that a move to the Hammers will reignite his England chances ahead of next year's World Cup after Reds take a significant hit on the player they signed for £20m two years ago

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher: Football’s biggest fan ready for his new Sky Sports assignment alongside Gary Neville

The former Liverpool defender always wanted to be a TV pundit. Now he tells Ian Herbert why working with Gary Neville will be fun

France midfielder Etienne Capoue

Transfer news in brief: Etienne Capoue nears
Tottenham switch; Stewart Downing set to leave Liverpool; Anton Ferdinand let go by QPR

Tottenham are close to completing a £9m deal for the France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Ligue 1 club Toulouse.

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