GUARDIAN – Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers wants to get Daniel Sturridge consistently fit

• ‘I think we have found some underlying issues,’ says Liverpool manager• Liverpool’s Flanagan out for at least six months after more knee surgeryThe Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, has admitted that their primary aim is to get striker Daniel Sturridge consistently fit and that is why they have sent him to the United States for further assessment.The England international, who has made just 18 appearances in a season blighted by a number of fitness problems, has flown to America to see Dr Peter Asnis, an orthopaedic surgeon connected to club owners Fenway Sports Group’s other major acquisition the Boston Red Sox, in an attempt to solve his current hip injury. Continue reading…

ESPN – Wembley belongs to Villa as Sherwood’s game plan beats Liverpool

ESPN FC's Tommy Smyth recaps Aston Villa's come-from-behind victory against Liverpool to book their place in the FA Cup final. Aston Villa's season is set for a finale that barely seemed plausible just a few weeks ago. Tim Sherwood's appointment as manager was made just in time for him to take a watching brief from the stands as his new team beat Leicester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Now Sherwood has inspired Villa to a place in the 2015 final. It will be the club's first appearance in an FA Cup final for 15 years. The 2-1 semifinal victory over Liverpool was only Sherwood's 10th game in charge. In that time…