Liverpool return to Wembley for the first time in 1996, with the football club determined to re-own the national stadium like they did in the 80s and early 90s. The odds are heavily stacked in their favour against Championship side Cardiff and the Carling Cup will bring a welcome piece of silverware to Kenny Dalglish who is hoping that winning it will inspire the club and prove a catalyst for future glories.
Elsewhere in the news AVB has warned that it may get worse before things get better at Chelsea; Wenger believes that Arsenal players shouldn’t feel sorry for themselves, while Tom Cleverley has had to pull out of England following an ankle injury.
Kenny Dalglish admits that he has a selection headache ahead of the Carling Cup final, as the likes of Craig Bellamy and Daniel Agger return to full fitness – Guardian
Andre Villas-Boas has warned that it may get worse at Chelsea before things start to get better at Stamford Bridge – Guardian
Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal players shouldn’t feel sorry for themselves, ahead of the North London derby and feels Sunday’s game gives them a good chance to show their character – Guardian
Harry Redknapp believes that Arsenal fans should lay off Arsene Wenger and says the Frenchman simply is irreplaceable – Daily Telegraph
Fernando Torres has finally paid the price for his failure in front of goal by being dropped by the Spanish national side – Independent
Europe’s top clubs have walked away from talks with FIFA over the International calendar – Independent
Tom Cleverley’s hopes of making a mark in the England has been dealt a blow as the Manchester United midfielder has picked up another injury knock – Daily Mail
Paul Robinson is set to come out of international retirement and offer some much needed cover for England’s caretaker boss Stuart Pearce – Daily Mail
Bacaray Sagna has warned Eden Hazard against moving to Tottenham and believes it will be in his best interests to join Arsenal instead – Daily Mirror
Liverpool and Newcastle have been put on transfer alert as Seydou Keita has revealed he is looking to quit Barcelona at the end of the season – Metro