ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Sunderland. In a recent weekly column for a newspaper I made the grandiose statement that Philippe Coutinho could be another Lionel Messi if he improved his shooting. It may have been a sentence that deliberately courts controversy, or indeed just makes sure the readers are still awake. These comparisons can ultimately become rather comical, like the time Gerard Houllier referenced Zinedine Zidane while discussing Bruno Cheyrou. However I was interested in seeing the same Messi claim had already been made by…Details
MAIL – Pepe Reina laughs at an ice cream van answer on quiz show in reference to infamous Sunderland beach ball incident
Being left stranded by a beach ball at the Stadium of Light in 2009 is not one of Pepe Reina’s favourite moments from his career in the Premier League, but at least he was able to laugh it off.Details
STARSPORT round up the best of today’s papers.Details
TALKSPORT – Transfer Latest: Liverpool eye cut-price keeper to replace Mignolet, Villa looking long-term with £4m signing
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Winning has masked many of the issues for Barcelona in the past and ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno believes all their problems are now coming to the fore-ground. The winter window is now open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and done deals here. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer Paper Round Suarez heading for Premier League return? While speculation continues to mount concerning Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona , it seems another Camp Nou forward could be on his way to the Premier League — one Luis Suarez. The Daily Mail reports that the Uruguayan's future is far from certain following the dismissal of sporting director…Details
MAIL – Steven Gerrard’s current form at Liverpool would be ‘raved’ about if he was 10 years younger, says Jamie Carragher
Steven Gerrard isn’t getting the credit he deserves for his displays in a Liverpool shirt this season, believes former team-mate Jamie Carragher.Details
CHELSEA have been handed a huge boost in the race for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Details
MANCHESTER UNITED, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are all likely to have their transfer plans affected after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Barcelona’s transfer ban this morning.Details