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England striker netted the final goal on his return from nearly seven weeks out

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger celebrates with Lucas Leiva and Luis Suarez after scoring against Hull City

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Chelsea midfielder Oscar was booked for this dive

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Agger opened the scoring for Liverpool as they recovered from two straight defeats to overcome the Tigers at Anfield

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

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Branislav Ivanovic has expressed the importance of Chelsea's Premier League encounter with Liverpool which could be a deciding match in the hunt for the title

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Liverpool lost their place at the top after defeat to Manchester City on Boxing Day and defeat for either side would leave them off the pace of the Citizens and current leaders Arsenal

The FA are looking into comments made by Brendan Rodgers after he furiously criticised referee Lee Mason for his decisions in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: FA to look into comments made by Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers following referee criticism

Rodgers was left furious with a number of decisions made by referee Lee Mason and criticised the allowance of him to officiate the match given his Greater Manchester heritage

Alvaro Negredo celebrates after he scores for Manchester City against Liverpool

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 match report: City show their class but Brendan Rodgers’ streetwise approach earns plaudits

City came back from a goal behind but it could have been Liverpool's day had Raheem Sterling been correctly ruled onside and Simon Mignolet not made a hash of the winning goal

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 26 December 2013

‘Best ever’ Kallis quits Test format

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thought they needed to beat Bayern Munich 5-2 rather than 4-2 to overtake them in Group A
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