Sport Brendan Rodgers denies knowledge of Christian Benteke's deal

Rodgers made the claim after Liverpool won pre-season friendly today

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Angel Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Llorente and Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke
Before and after: Liverpool posted a picture (top) that clearly cropped out Balotelli (bottom)

Liverpool intentionally crop Mario Balotelli out of 'world class' player tweet to signal early end to his Anfield stay

Balotelli featured in the original picture only for Liverpool's Twitter account to crop him out

Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal: Lyon warn Gunners off striker and insist he is not leaving this summer ahead of Emirates Cup clash

Lacazette will face Arsenal today but is unlikely to play for them this season

Angel Di Maria, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Kevin De Bruyne
Jordan Ibe celebrates a goal against a Malaysia XI for Liverpool

Liverpool vs Malaysia XI player ratings: Jordan Ibe on target, but who shone for Liverpool?

A look at the individual performances from the pre-season friendly which ended 1-1

Raheem Sterling slips over after his first touch for City

Arsenal director 'very pleased' Raheem Sterling didn't make Emirates switch

The England international moved to Manchester City for £49m

Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Lucas Digne and Karim Benzema

Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: Transfer news live - Robert Lewandowski to Arsenal, Lucas Digne to Liverpool

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Christian Benteke has joined Liverpool in a £32.5m deal
Liverpool face competition for Digne from Atletico Madrid and Roma

Lucas Digne to Liverpool: PSG defender tells Laurent Blanc he wants to leave as Reds look to beat Atletico Madrid and Roma to signing

Digne has remained 'professional' about wanting to leave, says Blanc

Christian Benteke, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wojciech Szczesny and Pedro

Pedro to Manchester United: Transfer news live - Liverpool sign Christian Benteke, Wojciech Szczesny to leave Arsenal

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Christian Benteke after signing for Liverpool
Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Roma

Raheem Sterling 'back doing what I love doing' after scoring first goal for Manchester City as Liverpool fans fume at Mario Balotelli

Sterling was on target inside three minutes in City's pre-season victory over Serie A side Roma

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke to Liverpool: 'No matter what happens, he will perform', says Reds defender Kolo Toure as he talks up new £32.5m signing

Toure believes it is much better to have Benteke on his side that play against him

Mario Balotelli spotted on his Segway at the Trafford Centre
Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli during Liverpool training

Mario Balotelli riles Liverpool fans by tweeting encouragement to £49m Raheem Sterling after his Manchester City debut

Sterling scored for City two minutes after falling over in Australia

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
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Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

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The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

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The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
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The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen