Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to avoid an FA Cup upset at Blackburn on Wednesday as his side try to ease the disappointment of their fading challenge for a place in the Champions League.
Midfielder Philippe Coutinho has committed his future to Liverpool after agreeing a double-your-money pay rise to almost 70,000 pounds a week in a five-year contract that will keep him at the English club for what should be the best years of his career.
On a day Arsene Wenger`s Arsenal thumped champions Manchester City in the Community Shield 3-0 to stake their claim as one of the title contenders, Chelsea and Liverpool also got their acts together registering emphatic wins elsewhere.
Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling is growing as a footballer and that too at a rapid pace. The England rookie has given a headache to national team manager Roy Hodgson and that headache for Roy is worth in every account. With two months left for the eventual showdown in Brazil, Sterling`s form for Liverpool makes him a serious contender in sealing a berth in England`s 23-man squad for the World Cup. Sterling leads the list in the potential number of wingers Hodgson will have in his kitty and he
Manchester City are still favourites to win the English Premier League title in a season that has seen Chelsea and Liverpool come toe to toe in providing a challenge to City. It is City`s title to lose and both Jose Mourinho and Brendon Rodgers, managers of Chelsea and Liverpool have acknowledged the fact in recent times.