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West Ham vs Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers willing to give new players time to settle as he seeks established stars to pick up the slack

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Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Isco who could be surplus to requirements at Real Madrid

Isco: Arsenal and Liverpool to launch January bids for Real Madrid winger

Spain winger has fallen down the pecking order at Real

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West Ham vs Liverpool: Premier League match preview

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Spain had 82 players appear in the Champions League this week... how many did England have?

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