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GUARDIAN – Jon Flanagan hoping to make Liverpool return against Aston Villa

Defender yet to feature this season due to knee injury Flanagan welcomes increased competition at AnfieldThe Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan expects to be in contention for a recall when Aston Villa visit Anfield on 13 September.The 21-year-old has not appeared for Brendan Rodgers team this term following a knee injury sustained in pre-season but is close to a return to full training. Flanagan, who is in line for a new contract at Liverpool, impressed as a makeshift left-back during last seasons challenge for the Premier League title, making light of Jose Enriques injury problems in 25 appearances for his boyhood club. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Jordan Henderson claims Liverpool can maintain level with new signings

We wont suffer like Spurs after Bale was sold – Henderson Balotelli working towards Liverpool debut against Tottenham Mario Balotelli has to bring menace of Luis Suárez backJordan Henderson claims Liverpools defeat at Manchester City provided evidence that Brendan Rodgers team will not slip into reverse without Luis Surez.Citys comfortable win at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, coupled with Liverpools limited attacking threat even during an encouraging first half display, brought into sharp focus the impact of Surezs departure on last seasons runners-up in the Premier League. A trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, when Mario Balotelli could make his Liverpool debut, invites the comparison that Rodgers side may suffer the same problems as Spurs after the sale of their finest player, Gareth Bale. Continue reading…

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