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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits their Europa League exit may yet prove to be a blessing in disguise.
The Reds' run in the competition, having dropped down from the Champions League, lasted just one round as they lost to Besiktas on penalties on Thursday.
Rodgers insists there was no psychological damage from the first European penalty shoot-out defeat in the club's history and believes it may end up working in their favour.
Last season, without the demands of Europe, his side hit top form after...
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini knows his side must address their poor record at Anfield to turn up the heat in the title race.
With Chelsea involved in the Capital One Cup final this weekend, the champions can cut the gap at the top of the Premier League to two points with victory at Liverpool on Sunday.
But history is not on their side with City having not won at the home of the Reds in any of their last 11 league visits -- seven of which they have lost -- and Pellegrini feels it is about...
Nick Miller looks at five key talking points regarding Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.
1. Will this game prove crucial for Manuel Pellegrini?
Another season and, barring something thoroughly implausible in the Camp Nou, another European disappointment for Manchester City. One of the theories behind Manuel Pellegrini replacing Roberto Mancini as manager was that he could bring Champions League success to this expensively-assembled squad. But in truth they don't...
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes captain Vincent Kompany is a "great player" who will prove his critics wrong.
Kompany's form this season has been the subject of scrutiny with TV pundit Paul Scholes, the former Manchester United player, cutting in his analysis during Tuesday's Champions League loss to Barcelona.
Centre-back Kompany was criticised for failing to clear a cross that led to Luis Suarez's opener in the 2-1 defeat and being caught out again for the Uruguayan's second at...