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TALKSPORT – Newcastle and Liverpool target rules out Anzhi move

Newcastle and Liverpool target Kurt Zouma has ruled out joining free-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala from Saint-Etienne. The centre-back, tipped by many on the other side of the Channel to be a future France captain, is trying to concentrate solely on his current task away with the French U-20 side at their World Cup. Manchester United and Chelsea are also credited with being interested in the talented youngster but he has done his best to play down speculation regarding a summer move.

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GUARDIAN – Being: Liverpool earns Sports Emmy nomination

• Behind-the-scenes documentary shortlisted in editing category• Show famously showed Brendan Rodgers and his envelopesThe behind-the-scenes documentary Being: Liverpool has been nominated to win a Sports Emmy award. The Fox TV programme, aired in the UK on Channel 5, was shortlisted in the outstanding editing category.The show, branded “tawdry” and “American schmaltz” by the TV pundit and former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson, aimed to be a fly-on-the-wall look at the club’s preparations for the 2012-13 season.The then new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was shown at his home, as well as displaying his management technique of telling his squad that he had the names of three players who will “let us down this year” in a trio of envelopes.In one episode of the six-part series, Rodgers said before a match against West Bromwich Albion: “The thing to remember is that you can only trust yourselves.” The side lost 3-0 and had Daniel Agger sent off.The programme also trailed the squad on their pre-season tour of the United States and was narrated by the Liverpool fan Clive Owen.Fox Sports’ Michael Bloom, who commissioned the show, said: “It’s a great honour for us to be nominated alongside such distinguished programming and it’s a tribute to our production team’s talent as well as the incredible trust Liverpool put in us.”From start to finish it was an exhilarating experience. Being as close to the action and characters as it was all unfolding was amazing. We did what no one had really done before.”The 34th Sports Emmy awards takes place on 7 May 2012 in New York.LiverpoolEmmysAwards and prizesTelevisionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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