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GUARDIAN – Manuel Pellegrini: Liverpool crumbled under title pressure last season

I was sure they could not win the final games of the season City host Liverpool on Monday in early-season showdownManuel Pellegrini says Liverpool blew their chance of winning the title last season because they could not handle the pressure of being top of the league.Brendan Rodgerss team beat Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield on 13 April to give them a seven-point lead over City with four matches left, although City had two games in hand. After Liverpool lost and drew one of their remaining games and City dropped only one point from the last available 18, Pellegrinis team were crowned champions. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Mario Balotelli takes Liverpool pay cut as Brendan Rodgers stays wary

Liverpool target Samuel Etoo as alternative if move collapses Mario Balotelli agrees 50% pay cut for move from MilanMario Balotelli has accepted a 50% pay-cut to join Liverpool from Milan but the stunning transfer will proceed only if Brendan Rodgers is convinced the Italian striker is willing to develop at Anfield.The Liverpool manager met Balotelli for the first time after the striker flew into Manchester airport and underwent the first part of his medical in the city on Friday. The second part is scheduled for Saturday and Balotelli could be a Liverpool player on Monday providing Rodgers received the assurances he wants in their face-to-face meeting. Continue reading…

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