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Alonso has been linked with a move to both Chelsea and Liverpool and Carlo Ancelotti has announced that they are expecting his decision in the weeks to come

Gerrard on verge of Liverpool return

Steven Gerrard trained today and is back in the Liverpool squad for tomorrow's Champions League group D qualifier at home to Marseille.

Liverpool storm the Bridge

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Everton have lodged an appeal with the Football Association over midfielder Tim Cahill's red card against Liverpool on Saturday.

Standard Liege 0 Liverpool 0: Reina to rescue as Liverpool founder on Belgian industry

When the fans' favourite anthem is AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and the penalty-taker answers to the name of Dante, the omens do not seem terribly good for quiet progress towards the Champions League group stage and so it was for Liverpool in Belgium last night

Foster aims to challenge for England after return

The fit-again goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed his short and long-term goals – to make a reserve team comeback with Manchester United and eventually challenge to be the England No 1.

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Alonso's wealth of central intelligence eases Liverpool's domestic poverty

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Alonso steps up to relieve pressure on Benitez

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Benitez's tinkering adds to Liverpool plight over missed chances

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Hughes livid as referee makes an ass of the law

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James Lawton: Bowyer dismissal leaves image rebuilding in tatters

When Lee Bowyer literally spat out his protest, obscenely, he surely knew that television was taking a close-up.

Liverpool look good to Benitez as Alonso papers over cracks

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