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GUARDIAN – West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Liverpool | Premier League match report

In the end it was a game that confirmed to Brendan Rodgers what he already knew. With Luis Suárez long gone and Daniel Sturridge absent once again, Liverpool are unrecognisable from the team that swept opponents aside last season and it is easy to see why the manager talked on the eve of this match about signing a consistent goalscorer who can perform “at a top level every week”.Making his first league start in five months, Mario Balotelli showed why he is not that man on a day when Steven Gerrard’s 500th Premier League appearance for Liverpool turned into something of a non-event. Only the third player to reach that landmark for a single club, Gerrard spent the afternoon patrolling the area in front of the back four and watching Liverpool outplay Albion without doing enough to penetrate a typically obdurate Tony Pulis team. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool: match preview

After suffering FA Cup defeat at the hands of Aston Villa last week, Liverpool face another Midlands side. Tony Pulis will have Craig Dawson available but will be without Youssouf Mulumbu and Andre Wisdom. Liverpool will want to put some distance between themselves and Spurs and Southampton in the table while the Baggies will hope to reinforce their Premier League safety. George SandemanKick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Andrea Dossena on Harrods arrest: police treated me ‘like a terrorist’

• Former Liverpool player was arrested earlier this month at Harrods• Dossena denied shoplifting, and charges were dropped two days later• ‘I was obviously in disbelief –I didn’t know what was going on’The former Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena has described being treated “like a terrorist” during his recent arrest on suspicion of shoplifting in Harrods.The 33-year-old, who joined Leyton Orient in November 2014, was detained with his wife Deborah and young son Romeo at the Knightsbridge department store, but all charges were later dropped. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Liverpool sign new three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank

• Bank has been sponsor since 2010• Current deal worth £20m a season; new value not disclosedLiverpool has signed a new three-year deal with Standard Chartered Bank to continue as the Premier League team’s shirt sponsor.The bank’s logo has appeared on Liverpool shirts since 2010, and the contract extension is through May 2019. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Football transfer rumours: Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling to Juventus?

Today’s tattle is wondering if Tim Sherwood really is going to get a one-off custom-made FA Cup final gilet for Aston Villa’s big day in MayGather round, children, gather round as the Mill is older than you think and wants your company on a journey back to a simpler time in English football.The year is 1996 and Arsène Wenger is speaking on an oversized mobile phone from a Japanese hotel room. The then Arsenal vice-chairman, David Dein, is a little taken aback at the forthright demands of the relative unknown he has just helped appoint as the club’s new manager and who is yet to even arrive in London to start the job, but ends the conversation with six words written in front of him. Go. To. Milan. Stop. Buy. Patrick. Vieira. Stop. Related: Liverpool set for Memphis Depay duel with Manchester United Continue reading…

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