Keep your cool, Dalglish tells Carroll as Liverpool fight to stay in Europe

Manager wants £35m striker to focus on overturning 1-0 first-leg deficit rather than seeking revenge for elbow from Braga defender

Viana: 'England wasn't easy. I had difficulties adapting'

Hugo Viana returns to these shores tonight with Braga hoping to erase memories of a hard time at Newcastle

Gerrard's absence from Liverpool trip puts England on alert

Steven Gerrard's participation in England's European Championship qualifier in Wales later this month is open to question after the Liverpool captain failed to make the flight for this evening's Europa League encounter with Braga.

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Fernandez's late header denies Rangers an advantage for Lisbon test

Rangers 1 Sporting Lisbon 1

Bartley: I won't be overawed tonight

Kyle Bartley hopes to use his Arsenal experience for Rangers against Sporting Lisbon tonight. The 19-year-old is on loan at Ibrox and played a Champions League group tie at Olympiakos in 2009. "I have played in Europe before with Arsenal last season and would not be overawed by the occasion," he said. "European football is different from domestic football. Sides on the continent are very good at retaining possession and not giving away the ball cheaply will be important."

El Hadji Diouf wants to become Rangers legend

El Hadji Diouf has set his sights on becoming a Rangers legend after joining the club on loan from Blackburn.

Alex Ferguson desperate for smooth Manchester United goalkeeper transition

Sir Alex Ferguson regards himself as hugely fortunate to have worked with two of the best goalkeepers ever - but he hopes to do better replacing Edwin van der Sar than he did finding someone to take over from Peter Schmeichel.

Beattie: Rangers could hold their own in English Premier League

James Beattie has played just a handful of games for Rangers so far but he insists he has been there long enough to be convinced of their ability to hold their own in the Barclays Premier League.

Naismith frustrated by SPL postponements

Steven Naismith has no fears about Rangers' ability to cope with a potential fixture backlog in the New Year.

Smith: SPL cannot extend season

Rangers manager Walter Smith does not anticipate an extension to the season to cope with a potential backlog of fixtures after the Ibrox club had a similar request rejected three seasons ago.

'Terrific' Gordon hailed as save keeps Sunderland buoyant

Sunderland 1 Bolton 0

Liverpool face Sparta Prague in Europa League

Manchester City will face Greek side Aris Thessaloniki in the first knock-out stages of the Europa League while Liverpool will take on Sparta Prague.

Nani vows to become greatest player in the world

Manchester United winger Nani has vowed to keep working until he has fulfilled his dream of becoming one of the world's best players.

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