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Sam Wallace: Sale of Spaniard won’t be popular with fans - but it could be best for Liverpool in long run

There is a tipping point in the relationship between every famous player and his club at which the latter have to stop wasting their energy in new ways to appease him and instead get him out the door for the best possible price. Liverpool have reached that point with Fernando Torres.

James Lawton: King Kenny has brought hope despite defeat to bitterest enemy

Dalglish did not swing the game for Liverpool but there was evidence of life, even a hint thatalready some powerful reassessments might just be in place

Anderson backed to hit Manchester United goal trail

Michael Carrick hopes in-form midfield partner Anderson can start to improve his goals output - even if it results in him getting an ear-bashing.

Andy Cole accuses Alex Ferguson of dirty tricks quiz campaign

Andy Cole has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of a dirty tricks quiz campaign.

Michael Carrick hails patient Manchester United

Michael Carrick believes patience was a virtue once again for Manchester United last night.

Carrick has few weak spots after overcoming Achilles problems

Michael Carrick has admitted he was not aware how restrictive his Achilles injury was until he had it fixed. After slipping out of the first-team reckoning at Manchester United at the end of last season, then enduring a disappointing World Cup campaign where he failed to get on the field for a single minute of competitive action, Carrick struggled to make an impact during the early weeks of the campaign.

Carrick issues Rooney warning

Michael Carrick is warning his Manchester United team-mates not to get sidetracked by the furore surrounding Wayne Rooney.

Steak and kidney pie? It's crucial to Redknapp's recipe for success

Huddlestone is starting to realise his potential as Spurs manager lets the players indulge themselves

Hargreaves close to Manchester United return reveals Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Owen Hargreaves is close to a Manchester United comeback.

Carrick out for three-weeks

Michael Carrick has been ruled out for three weeks with an Achilles injury.

Carrick still up for England

Michael Carrick has no intention of calling it quits with England.

Carrick out for two weeks

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will miss the start of the season after injuring his ankle in Wednesday's friendly in Dublin.

Tottenham interest in Parker is unwelcome say West Ham

West Ham accused Tottenham of trying to unsettle Scott Parker after forcefully rejecting their bid for the midfielder.

Terry first out on training ground

Contrite England defender John Terry was first out on the training ground this morning as the Three Lions tried to refocus minds ahead of their must-win World Cup clash with Slovenia.

England return to training following meeting

Fabio Capello began the delicate task of piecing England's shattered team spirit back together this morning ahead of Wednesday's do-or-die World Cup clash with Slovenia in Port Elizabeth.

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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