You would have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anyone to bet on Liverpool`s Brendan Rodgers becoming the first Premier League manager to get the sack, but he is now the bookies` joint favourite.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA`s political decision not to include former team mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year`s Ballon d`Or award as the world`s best footballer.
FIFA announced its shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or awards on Tuesday. The award is football's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars. Like always, the 23-man list in contention for one of world football's most coveted prize raised a furore.
After the summer departure of Liverpool's talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona, manager Brendan Rodgers had a mighty task in his hands to fill up the void left by their star forward. In came Southampton's Rickie Lambert and AC Milan's Mario Balotelli.
Brendan Rodgers could be forgiven for thinking the football fates were conspiring against him and lacklustre Liverpool as last season`s runners-up prepare to tackle West Bromwich Albion from 14th place in the Premier League table at Anfield on Saturday.
England manager Roy Hodgson has declared that he will continue to dictate his players` training schedules despite Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers`s reservations about his handling of striker Daniel Sturridge.
Daniel Sturridge will not join up with England for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers after England manager Roy Hodgson and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reached an agreement over the striker`s fitness.