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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will continue to monitor the condition of goalkeeper Jose Reina ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League derby clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

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Roy Hodgson admitted last night that the searing heat of Ukraine will have taken its toll on England's players by the time they play the co-hosts on home turf there next Tuesday.

Hodgson knows that his key men need plenty of rest between games

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Manager concerned about searing temperatures in Ukraine while weary senior players sit out session

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England manager Roy Hodgson announces his squad for Euro 2012. The newly-appointed manager made some hotly debated decisions, such as the exclusion of former captain Rio Ferdinand and the inclusion of Liverpool’s Stewart Downing.

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Jamie Carragher is determined to make his Wembley debut for Liverpool in the Carling Cup final.

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Liverpool defender Glen Johnson signs new deal

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has signed a contract extension, the club have confirmed.

England Under-21s lack character and creativity

For 14 short minutes on Sunday night, England were heading for a third successive semi-final in the European Under-21 Championship; but in far less convincing fashion than on the two previous occasions. Danny Welbeck's goal in the 75th minute was only their second in three matches and when the previously impressive defence made one slip it brought a crucial equalising goal for the Czech Republic, who needed only a draw to qualify and ended up scoring again with the last kick of the match. The Czechs now meet Switzerland in one semi-final tomorrow, while the favourites Spain play Belarus.

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Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli has likened Kenny Dalglish to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger in terms of their philosophies on football.

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