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United's are now 12 points adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal

Anfield great Kenny Dalglish returns to Liverpool after accepting position as a non-executive board director

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Goals from Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson send Liverpool fans home happy but there's no special ending for Gerrard

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Liverpool captain could have joined Champions League winners last season, but chose to remain at Anfield because of the value of the club's tradition

Steven Gerrard says it is illogical for Liverpool to sell Luis Suarez

Liverpool must return to the Champions League says Steven Gerrard

Gerrard says that if they can't return to their former glory days, they could face many more battles like the current one of retaining striker Luis Suarez

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Long standing pundit squeezed out to make room for new additions

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Luis Suarez might stay at Liverpool yet, says club legend Jamie Carragher

'You want to be keeping your best players, which is what he is'

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Martin Skrtel vows to fight for place at Liverpool

Defender has fallen out of Brendan Rodgers' favour

A spate of masterful showings from Bulgarian talisman Dimitar Berbatov have been a particular highlight in what has been an otherwise uneventful campaign for Fulham

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A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St James’s Park

After racing onto the scene with Liverpool and England, Michael Owen limped to the line via Newcastle and Manchester United

The Stoke City striker has announced he will retire at the end of the season

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A racehorse is the ultimate status symbol, and if, like  Barclay’s Rich Ricci, you feel the need for steed, you’d better come up with a name that turns heads

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is 'trying to change' says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool host Tottenham at Anfield this weekend

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Liverpool defender has announced he will retire at end of the season

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