Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned his players few of them can count on their place in his team after his understudies took centre-stage.
The 53-year-old was unable to call upon senior men Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse because of injury for the Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham last Sunday and Wednesday night's Capital One Cup visit to Manchester City, for which he also chose to rest the likes of Tim Krul, Steven Taylor and Yoan Gouffran.
However, young striker Ayoze Perez...
"What did we used to talk about before rotation?"
Those words were spoken by a friend during the momentous 2000-01 season when Gerard Houllier's Liverpool won three trophies and navigated the club's debut entry into the Champions League.
After six seasons of Houllier and another six from Rafael Benitez, discussions over the merits and disadvantages of utilising the squad no longer happen. Rotation was an established fact and here to stay.
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Houllier constructed a squad to keep moving smoothly through...
Daniel Sturridge is set to miss a crucial week for Liverpool, with the striker out injured for the fixtures against Newcastle, Real Madrid and Chelsea, manager Brendan Rodgers has said.
The Merseysiders face a tough run over the next eight days, and Sturridge -- who has been sidelined with a calf injury since early September -- is expected to miss more important matches.
Rodgers' side travel to in-form Newcastle at the weekend before a trip to the Bernabeu in midweek, with Chelsea visiting Anfield...