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ESPN – Raheem’s sterling form demands a pay increase from Liverpool

The ESPN FC crew discusses how Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge are in line to fill the void left by Luis Suarez. Raheem Sterling has scored 11 goals in his last 28 Premier League appearances. “He's usually the best player on the pitch”. That was a quote last week from Liverpool's young Spanish midfielder Suso when discussing Raheem Sterling. He's right. More often than not in 2014 Sterling has indeed been the best player on the field, even when he has shared that field with much more established and illustrious names. Sterling's rise has not exactly been meteoric — he was tipped for stardom from a very young age — but he does seem to be developing much faster than expected. – Shaqiri:…

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ESPN – Ed Woodward’s liberal deployment of the Glazer family chequebook

A record summer spend, a British transfer record and new manager trying desperately to rebuild the Premier League's most successful team. Manchester United's transfer activity before Monday's deadline and the repercussions of it made plenty of news this week, while the season's first round of international friendlies brought great entertainment for those witnessing Angel Di Maria run riot in Germany, but was a big turn-off for those faced with watching Wayne Rooney's first match as England captain. TRANSFER ASSESSMENTS All transfers PREMIER LEAGUE: Arsenal | Aston Villa | Burnley | Chelsea | Crystal Palace | Everton | Hull City | Leicester City | Liverpool | Man City | Man Utd | Newcastle | QPR | Southampton | Stoke | Sunderland | Swansea | Tottenham | West Brom | West Ham TOP FIVE STORIES 1. Red Devils dominate deadline day (Monday Sept. 1) Not content with spending almost 150 million pounds over the summer…

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