Brendan Rodgers Friday revealed his "bitter disappointment" at failing to persuade Alexis Sanchez to reject Arsenal in favour of Liverpool after admitting the Chilean had been identified as the perfect replacement for Luis Suarez.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Friday spoke of his belief that recent retiree Thierry Henry, who played ever under his tutelage for eight years at the London club, was one of the best footballers he has ever witnessed.
With Real Madrid not playing in the La Liga this weekend, title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have no option but to win their respective matches or run the risk of seeing their title hopes disappear before the end of the year.
In a repeat of last season's Champions League round of 16 clash, won by Barcelona, the La Liga giants will take on England's Manchester City again, in a "very difficult tie", according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.
Barcelona forward Neymar has failed to recover from a minor ankle problem and will not be available for Tuesday`s King`s Cup last-32, second leg at home to third-tier Huesca, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday.