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Newcastle right not to sack Alan Pardew, says Brendan Rodgers

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew praises his side's second half efforts during their comeback victory at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was right not to sack manager Alan Pardew.

Fans had called for the dismissal of the former West Ham boss during a run of 26 league games that included only five victories.

But the Magpies have won their last three games, including away wins at Tottenham in the Premier League and Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, and Rodgers -- a coach at Reading when Pardew was manager there -- believes that shows United were right to persevere.

The...

3 hours ago

Brendan Rodgers: Lambert and Markovic will star for Liverpool

Mario Balotelli scored for the first time in eight matches against Swansea in the Capital One Cup, but is that enough to get him firing again?

Brendan Rodgers has defended summer signings Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic, insisting they will deliver for Liverpool.

Lambert and Markovic have made slow starts to life at Anfield, with neither seizing the opportunity to impress in Tuesday's 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Swansea.

Neither has yet scored a Liverpool goal, and both were substituted before Liverpool came from behind to defeat Rodgers' former club.

Only three of Lambert's nine appearances have come from the start, and Rodgers told...

 By David Usher
4 hours ago

Liverpool must not underestimate resurgent Newcastle

Mario Balotelli scored for the first time in eight matches against Swansea in the Capital One Cup, but is that enough to get him firing again?

Liverpool travel to the north-east on Saturday for a lunchtime fixture that all of a sudden looks an awful lot tougher than it did a week ago. Newcastle United were in the bottom three and facing a tough trip to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. They fell behind early, which will have surprised nobody, but came back to win 2-1, which will have surprised everybody, perhaps even themselves.

Three days later they followed it up with an even bigger upset, dumping holders Manchester City out...

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10 hours ago

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge: Injury problems may be hereditary

Mario Balotelli scored for the first time in eight matches against Swansea in the Capital One Cup, but is that enough to get him firing again?

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he believes his persistent injury problems could be hereditary as he faces several more weeks out with a calf strain.

Sturridge has not featured for club or country since suffering a thigh injury in England training at the beginning of September, and Liverpool have struggled in the his absence.

His uncles, Dean and Simon, were both professional footballers, while his father was a trainee at Birmingham, and he believes his current injury problems could be...

By ESPN Staff
19 hours ago

Has Balotelli got over his slump?

Mario Balotelli scored for the first time in eight matches against Swansea in the Capital One Cup, but is that enough to get him firing again?

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