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Video: Simon Rice talks through Manchester City's draw in the last 16 of the Champions League

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Known for scorching along touchlines in jubilation at yet another strike, the former Arsenal and Barcelona star has taken to simply propped himself up against the post, hand on hip.

Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, Robbie Fowler and the best, bizarre and controversial goal celebrations

A look at some of the more memorable ways a goal has been celebrated

Wayne Rooney cut a dejected figure despite scoring to become the leading goalscorer in the Manchester derby

Manchester City deserved it, United were not good enough, says Wayne Rooney

United striker annoyed by ‘sloppy goals’ in 4-1 derby defeat and calls for rapid improvement

Tongue tied: Hull City’s David Meyler ties his rainbow laces yesterday; only one Premier League club has made a conscious decision to support the cause

The Last Word: Self-interest leaves rainbow warriors thin on the ground

Campaign to support gay players has become a missed opportunity to tackle sport's last taboo

Coutinho picked up the injury in the 2-2 draw with Swansea

Liverpool confirms midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out until the end of October as he requires shoulder surgery in the wake of the 2-2 draw with Swansea

Coutinho was fouled by Swans captain Ashley Williams, forcing him to go off and he will have a procedure to have his AC joint stabilised

One-hit wonder: Martin Skrtel cannot catch Daniel Sturridge as he celebrates the winner against Manchester United

Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge can be king at Liverpool

Liverpool’s manager tells Steve Tongue the striker is not arrogant and can play alongside Suarez

Tim Rich: Rickie Lambert selection exposes England's dearth of talent

Hodgson chooses 31-year-old to lead attack and also breaks predecessor's rule by allowing WAGs into hotel

Liverpool celebrate a goal from Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool will give 'absolutely everything' in bid to win Capital One Cup, says Brendan Rodgers

First up for the Reds is League One side Notts County

Arsene Wenger pictured on the opening day of the season

Rejection is more likely for Arsène Wenger because he accepts it far too readily

Just because Arsenal cannot buy everyone does not mean they are right to buy no one

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

Paul Pogba

Transfer news: Juventus insist Arsenal 'target' Paul Pogba will remain in Turin

The Gunners have been linked with a £20m move for the former Manchester United player

Wales midfielder Gareth Bale will not play against Ireland

Transfer news: Glenn Hoddle questions whether Real Madrid can afford world record bid for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale

The Wales international is widely expected to move to the Bernabeu this summer

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out with a 'serious' knee injury

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 'out for a while' admits Arsene Wenger amid fears of six month lay-off for Arsenal midfielder

Bacary Sagna, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky all feature in training ahead of crucial Champions League qualifier

Brendan Rodgers talks with Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge fired Liverpool to victory against Stoke

Liverpool 1 Stoke City 0 match report: Daniel Sturridge fires Liverpool to opening day victory but Simon Mignolet takes the plaudits for late penalty save

Reds get off to a good start but had the Belgian goalkeeper to thank after they failed to convert their dominance in to more goals

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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