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Roy Hodgson hails Jose Reina milestone

Manager Roy Hodgson paid tribute to the work of Jose Reina after he became the quickest Liverpool goalkeeper to reach 100 clean sheets in the league.

Hodgson puts faith in fringe men

Roy Hodgson has insisted that those younger and fringe players who will feature in tonight's Europa League match away to Steaua Bucharest are not necessarily playing for their Anfield futures. Injuries and rotation will deprive Liverpool of much of their usual spine but Hodgson has said that it would be "too much to ask" were he to tie players' futures to their performances in Romania.

Divisions emerge but pressure at Anfield will ease after tough start

They don't all sing from the same hymn sheet at Anfield about Roy Hodgson's new perspectives on success. Daniel Agger, whose inclination to attack from defence has seen him left out of the side for the last two league games, declared yesterday that he will not abandon those offensive tendencies.

Hodgson impressed by Cole performance

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was pleased to see Joe Cole showed no signs of rustiness as a result of his domestic suspension as he scored and played an important role in the 4-1 Europa League victory over Steaua Bucharest.

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Sorry, Premier League. Serie A is the new home of world talent

The Premier League has come in for a lot of criticism since England's ignominious exit from the World Cup and there is a further blow for the self-styled "best league in the world" with the news that it languishes in fourth among domestic competitions as the provider of players to the eight teams still left in the competition.