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Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has criticised Fernando Torres following his record-breaking move to Chelsea.

Kenny Dalglish expects Liverpool spending to continue

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has revealed owners Fenway Sports Group are fully committed to continuing the rebuilding job at Anfield in the summer.

Carroll must prove himself in spotlights at Liverpool

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Hold The Back Page: 22/01/2011

It's a big weekend for...

Darren Bent's rescue mission

Today will be the biggest match of Darren Bent's career as he makes his Aston Villa debut against Manchester City.

Ashes Diary: Hoff protests a little too much

Who would you least expect to see at an Ashes Test match? Diego Maradona? Nicolas Sarkozy? Garfield the cat? Or how about Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff, who was in attendance at the SCG on day two, smashing a couple of gentle lobs from Shane Warne and wandering around the ground at tea in a T-shirt that said "Don't hassle the Hoff". Little bit of advice, David: if you don't want to be hassled, best not appear in front of 40,000 people in a promotional capacity.

David Bernstein: Man who made Wembley work has track record of saving failing firms

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A P McCoy: 'It was the best. I'll never have another day like it in racing'

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Houllier returns to Anfield as a man reformed

His time at Liverpool produced trophies and the lasting admiration of Steven Gerrard – tonight the Frenchman is back

James Lawton: 'I wish I was Peter Pan'. Robbie Fowler's passion for football Down Under burns as brightly as in his glory days

There is a bigger show in town, a much bigger one, but Robbie Fowler, the former star of Liverpool and England and one of the most naturally gifted players of modern football, is untroubled by his loss of a certain status.

Perth Glory player wears Rooney mask as joke

Australian team Perth Glory squeezed more mirth out of a joke Wayne Rooney would join the A-League side from Manchester United when a defender appeared at the club's news conference today wearing a Rooney mask.

New era, but same old problems for Liverpool

Hodgson in denial as Reds slump to derby defeat and 19th in the table

Villa stall over appointing Houllier

Gerard Houllier remains the favourite to become manager of Aston Villa in succession to Martin O'Neill, but Villa do not expect to confirm the former France and Liverpool manager's appointment until Thursday as they attempt to finalise the fine details of his role and backroom team.

England U-17s aim to have final say against Spain

Liechtenstein is rarely the centre of the football world but the Football Association will be focusing on the tiny principality tomorrow afternoon as the England Under-17s attempt to win the nation's first major trophy since 1993.

Fowler: End may be in sight for Rafa

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes the time may be right for Reds boss Rafael Benitez to leave the club.

Carragher to discuss Liverpool future

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will discuss his Anfield future at the start of next season but the Reds' vice-captain has stressed he does not want to play for another team.

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