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…Details
TELEGRAPH – Liverpool tell Mario Balotelli he will lose £2m a year if he misbehaves after he agrees to significant pay-cut
Personal terms agreed with Mario Balotelli and signing expected to go through by Tuesday after first meeting with Brendan Rodgers goes wellDetails
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he never feared Liverpool would beat his side to the Barclays Premier League title last season.Details
MAIL – Liverpool Under 21s 1-1 Manchester United Under 21s: Jordan Lussey’s puts hosts in front at Anfield but Tom Lawrence equalises
Even at this level, this is a fixture that nobody wants to lose, where neither side will give an inch. This was no exception, the two teams going toe-to-toe to share the spoils in a cagey draw.Details
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…Details
TALKSPORT – Exclusive – Balotelli will give Liverpool ‘completely new dimension’, says former Reds ace
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gave this cheeky answer in his press briefing today when asked about Mario Balotelli’s expected £16m transfer to the club from AC Milan:Details
This is a tale of two managers chasing a maiden Premier League victory. Ronald Koeman’s Southampton lost out narrowly last weekend to Liverpool, while West Brom manager Alan Irvine will have been disappointed to have conceded a late equaliser against Sunderland having come from behind to lead. Both look set to be slugging it out in that sizeable yet precarious chasm between the top half and the relegation zone, and a win for either here would provide a welcome slice of one-upmanship.Details