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3 hrs ago | Times of Oman
Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling and Italian forward Mario Balotelli run during a training session at their Melwood training ground in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 15, 2014, ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against Ludogorets at Anfield. Photo - AFP/PAUL ELLIS 1. Laughable logic IT does not matter how many coaches Harry Redcap has at his disposal, he still cannot set up Queens Park Rangers properly away from home.
6 hrs ago | Business News
Sunderland backed manager Gus Poyet in the transfer market this summer with the signings of Costel Pantilimon, Billy Jones, Santiago Vergini, Patrick van Aanholt, Jack Rodwell, Jordi Gomez, Will Buckley and Ricardo Alvarez - some reward for Poyet's magic act of keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League at the end of last season with shock away wins against Chelsea and Manchester United. Another player who arrived at the Stadium of Light on deadline day was Liverpool centre back Sebastian Coates.
8 hrs ago | The Age
Super Mario: enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli scored his first goal in Liverpool's famous red to help the 2005 champions to a 2-1 win. Photo: Reuters BERLIN: Real Madrid began their title defence with a 5-1 thrashing of Basel, while city rivals Atletico slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos in the first group matches of the UEFA Champions League.
8 hrs ago | CBC News
Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates scoring the second goal from the penalty spot with teammates as Canadian keeper Milan Borjan, right, of PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, reacts during the UEFA Champions League match in United Kingdom. Dani Abalo's goal in the opening seconds of injury time cancelled out Mario Balotelli's 82nd-minute strike -- his first for Liverpool -- and looked like earning a draw for Ludogorets, a Bulgarian minnow making its debut in the competition's group stage.
8 hrs ago | Business News
Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots was initially concerned about Divock Origi 's move from Lille to Liverpool because it may restrict playing time. Divock Origi's post World Cup transfer from Lille to Liverpool generated excitement amongst those who support the Reds , however, the move made Belgium manager Marc Wilmots "afraid".
10 hrs ago | Goal.com
Now Moreno lets fly from distance, but his ambitious effort flies into the stand behind Borjan's goal. Liverpool have not been able to get in behind their opponents, who must surely be gaining confidence from every minute that passes without a goal.
14 hrs ago | Football365
There are key differences - largely off the pitch - but Liverpool fan Sam Drury has spotted five things that are similar five years on. A big sale, a big Italian arrival... On that occasion it preceded a dreary dead rubber against Fiorentina.
17 hrs ago | Umupira
Arsenal will be looking to win in Dortmund for the second season running, while the opening night of the UefaChampions' League group stage also sees Liverpool's return and last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid in action. The opening eight fixtures in Groups A, B, C and D on Tuesday previewed: Group A JUVENTUS V MALMO Under previous coach Antonio Conte, Juventus failed to reproduce their dominant domestic form in Europe so MassimilianoAllegri will know the importance of beginning with a win against Malmo in Turin.
18 hrs ago | The Independent
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Liverpool return to the Champions League after a 5 year absence with a Group B fixture against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad.
Jamie Carragher has hit out at some of Newcastle's players for failing to put in enough effort for their under-fire manager Alan Pardew. Supporters held up a banner calling for the manager to be sacked during Saturday's 4-0 win at Southampton; the latest poor result in a run that has seen them pick up just 18 Premier League points from a possible 69 in 2014.
And on this evidence, in Abel Hernandez and Enner Valencia, both Hull and West Ham have found two strikers with equal bite to the departed Luis Suarez. It's asking a lot for the pair to match the exploits of Liverpool's former hero but for starters, this wasn't a bad entrance.
STEVEN GERRARD EXCLUSIVE: We're back in the Champions League, we're hungry and we can shock the best in Europe... and let them call Balotelli a nutter if they want, he is one of us now! He's played just 26 minutes for Arsenal in a Capital One Cup tie, but could Wenger be forced to plunge Bellerin, 19, into Champions League clash at Dortmund? Hazard in line to become Chelsea's highest-paid player with new five-year contract worth A 200,000 a week Four-goal thriller as Davies slip saves point for West Ham at Hull after Valencia's 70mph bullet and Diame's goal against old club Yet to be involved in an Arsenal strike this season, and without a goal of his own in 623 minutes... why it's time for off-form Ozil to start repaying his A 42.5m price tag Real Madrid chasing title No 11... but will City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool triumph in the Champions League this season? Remember me, Louis? ... (more)
The group stages of the Champions League return to our lives on Tuesday, with plenty of surprises in store in the 2014/15 edition. There are bound to be heroes and villains who will be established over the next eight months in the run-up to the Berlin final, but what about the things that we can predict will happen? After failing to defend their crown last season, a refocused Bayern Munich will emerge better and stronger in the new campaign, and they will win the trophy in the German capital to keep alive the football feel-good factor in the country less than a year after the national side won the World Cup.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defender Martin Skrtel will not be risked in Liverpool's return to the Champions League against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Skrtel was injured against Manchester City late last month and has missed the Premier League games against Tottenham and Aston Villa.
It is one thing for Brendan Rodgers to promote his philosophy when he has one player scoring more than 30 goals in a season and his club has not got Europe to worry about. It is another entirely to try and maintain the same defiance with no Luis Suarez around and UEFA Champions League games to be planned for.
The England midfielder has come on leaps and bounds in the past 12 months and this cheeky training ground skill says plenty about his confidence levels at present As a group including Sterling, Lazar Markovic, Mario Balotelli and Martin Skrtel played piggy in the middle, a nifty little touch from the 19-year-old sent the ball straight throught the legs of Rickie Lambert. And if you look closely enough, Balotelli swiftly gets in on the act, rolling between the opened gate of Mamadou Sakho.
For defending champion Madrid, it's a chance for some respite after back-to-back losses in the Spanish league that have led to fans jeering the team. For Liverpool, it's a return - after five years away - to a competition the club has won five times and regards as its natural habitat.
As Liverpool prepare to make their return to the Champions League, Steven Gerrard has called on Kopites to try and help inspire Brendan Rodgers' team to a successful European campaign. The Reds will end their five-year absence from the tournament when they tackle Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:19 pm
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