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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty

Liverpool 4 Everton 0: Luis Suarez was 'fuming' admits Daniel Sturridge - but his reaction was understandable

Sturridge struck his penalty over the bar and spurned another chance for his hat-trick when Suarez was in a better position to score

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty
Ross Barkley celebrates Everton's winning goal against Swansea on Sunday

Liverpool v Everton: Ross Barkley makes surprise return for Merseyside derby at Anfield

The youngster lines up in the 222nd meeting between the sides

Luis Suarez was at the centre of a diving row following the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Aston Villa

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 match report: Brendan Rodgers settles for point after Villa let slip two-goal lead

Liverpool manager admits he made mistake with Gerrard deployment as controversial penalty gets home side off hook in front of owner Henry

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers talks up Premier League title ambitions, saying fourth is not enough

Rodgers declares that his side can make a serious bid for the title as long as they receive some fortune with injuries

Analysis: Steven Gerrard returns in deeper role to fire Liverpool hopes of a Premier League title

Captain was instrumental in 5-3 victory over Stoke City

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates with Daniel Sturridge (L) as he scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Stoke

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge hailed by Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson

The partnership looked back at its frightening best in the 5-3 win over Stoke City

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has drawn praise from his teammate Kolo Toure for his recent impressive form

Stoke City v Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers admits Raheem Sterling has responded 'brilliantly' to stick he received from the Reds' manager

Sterling has had a number issues off the field but a long run in the team is reaping its rewards

Iago Aspas scored the opening goal in Liverpool's 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic

Iago Aspas describes first Liverpool goal as 'wonderful' after scoring in FA Cup tie

The Spaniard netted in the third round tie against Oldham

Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring an equaliser for Liverpool against Everton

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge set to give Brendan Rodgers a boost as he nears an early return from injury

Rodgers says the England international is well ahead of schedule while Steven Gerrard could be available for tomorrow's match against Hull

Brendan Rodgers

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers plays down talk of Cristian Tello deal but admits work over new arrivals is ongoing

The Barcelona winger has been linked with a move to Anfield but Rodgers insists that there are no 'imminent' arrivals

Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez will sign new Liverpool deal

Managing director Ian Ayre held talks with striker's agent this week

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

Liverpool v Cardiff City: Brendan Rodgers confident Luis Suarez can fire Reds to the top of the Premier League this weekend

Liverpool will go top with a win as leaders Arsenal do not play until Monday night

Transfer news: Liverpool - January transfer targets

We take a look at the players who have been linked with a move to Anfield next month

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez thanks fans for their forgiveness after summer transfer saga

Suarez pushed for an Anfield exit but having remained with the Merseyside club, he has gone on to produce his best run of form since his arrival in 2011

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A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
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Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
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Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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13 best picnic blankets

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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

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Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

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