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Karim Benzema, Radamel Falcao, Peter Crouch and Wesley Sneijder

Transfer talk: Radamel Falcao to Juventus; Karim Benzema to Liverpool, Nemanja Vidic won't return to Manchester United

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Stephen Gerrard

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Steven Gerrard stresses 'we can't have players hiding - we need men out there' against Gunners

Captain ready for testing spell over the coming weeks

Steven Gerrard fights for the ball during Liverpool’s victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Steven Gerrard in no mood to compromise after latest Liverpool crisis is averted with victory over Bournemouth

Captain buoyed by victory at Bournemouth but says team still need to improve on recent performances against Arsenal

Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata celebrate during Manchester United's victory over Liverpool

Premier League statistical preview, including Aston Villa vs Manchester United; Newcastle vs Sunderland; Liverpool vs Arsenal

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend

Mario Balotelli will miss Sunday's match against Arsenal

Jordan Henderson vs Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Liverpool and Arsenal

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Anfield

Glen Johnson suffered a groin strain during the first-half of the defeat to Manchester United and has been ruled out until at least mid-January

Liverpool injury news: Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli face late fitness test but Glen Johnson ruled out of Arsenal match

Johnson suffered a groin injury in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United and has been ruled out for up to a month

Baily Cargill appears to lose his wig

Bournemouth reveal footballer was wearing a bandage and 'not a hairpiece' during defeat to Liverpool

Baily Cargill appeared to be wearing some sort of hair-piece during last night's Capital One Cup tie

James Milner is out of contract at the end of the season

James Milner transfer news: Arsenal and Liverpool remain on alert as Milner's Manchester City future thrown into doubt

Milner is out of contract at the end of the season and talks have stalled on agreeing a new deal

Raheem Sterling celebrates during Liverpool's victory over Bournemouth

Liverpool have found a system that works for Raheem Sterling - it might just help angry fans fully accept the post-Luis Suarez era

Brendan Rodgers has come under pressure this season but in victory over Bournemouth last night signs of improvement are beginning to show

Brendan Rodgers reacts on the touchline at Dean Court

Capital One Cup semi-final draw: Liverpool face Chelsea and Tottenham meet Sheffield United

The Reds beat Bournemouth 3-1 tonight in the quarter-final

Raheem Sterling celebrates his second for Liverpool
Raheem Sterling with Brendan Rodgers during Liverpool training this week

Bournemouth vs Liverpool and Tottenham vs Newcastle; plus semi-final draw - Capital One Cup LIVE

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