TI – Match Report: Red-hot Luis Suarez turns the heat on Chris Hughton

“I hope the football’s going to cheer us all up. There’s nothing worse than being cold and miserable.” With his lugubrious tones,  Anfield’s stadium announcer must be as far removed as is  humanly possible from Liverpool owner John W Henry’s idea of a cheerleader but his words proved entirely prescient on a hugely  encouraging day for Brendan Rodgers’s team.

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METRO – Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill hopes to continue personal winning streak against Liverpool

Martin O’Neill has an impressive personal record at Anfield (Picture: Getty) Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill will head for Anfield tomorrow night determined to extend his impressive record at the ground. The Black Cats boss, whose side enjoyed recent wins over Southampton and Manchester City before losing to Tottenham on Saturday, has notched up a series of wins at Liverpool with former clubs Leicester City and Aston Villa. ‘I’ve won almost every time,’ he said. ‘It’s a surprise. With Leicester, I think we won three consecutive times. It’s a great ground to play in and a great ground to visit and be there. For one or two of our lads, particularly the younger players, it will be a great experience.’ Sunderland currently sit 14th in the Premier League, six points behind Liverpool in 10th and have seen an upturn in their fortunes of late, winning three of their last five outings. Liverpool meanwhile enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over QPR at the weekend, having lost to Stoke on Boxing Day.

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METRO – Emile Heskey set for surprise move to Australia’s Newcastle Jets

Emile Heskey has agreed a one-year deal to join Australian side Newcastle Jets, according to reports. Emile Heskey is heading Down Under (Picture: Daily Mail) The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season and looks set to join former Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero in the A-League. The two men could face each other in the second match of the new season when the Jets travel to Del Piero’s new club Sydney FC. ‘I feel as fit and hungry as I have done in a long time and have been training everyday throughout the summer,’ the former Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Wigan striker said recently. ‘As has been reported, I did receive a number of offers during the transfer window but didn’t feel like any of them were the right opportunity for me at that time.’ Heskey has played 62 times for England – including three World Cups – and has scored 153 goals in 597 starts during his club career.

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