England captain Steven Gerrard says the injury to his Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge is "a shame" because he had the chance to shine in international football in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Moldova. Sturridge, already a matchwinner for the Reds three times this season, had to pull out the Moldova game through injury.
England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that wantaway Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has confided in him over his plans. Liverpool skipper Gerrard said Rooney has spoken to him about his club future, but would not reveal details of that conversation. He said: "It wouldn't be fair on Wayne for me to talk about that [.
Steven Gerrard will sign a new two-year contract at Liverpool within the next 24 hours. The Reds skipper is in the final 12 months of his current deal, but the 33-year-old will put pen to paper on his new contract later today or tomorrow. The extension will keep him at Anfield beyond his 35th birthday [.
Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres became Liverpool teammates for a mere matter of hours before the
latter joined Chelsea on deadline day in January of last year.
But the forward duo will finally have the opportunity to play alongside each other - well at least
in the imagination of Steven Gerrard, after the Reds captain revealed he had picked both players
for his fantasy football team.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits he is looking forward to experiencing life under new Reds
boss Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers is settling into the Anfield job after his move from Swansea City at the start of the
The 39-year-old arrives on Merseyside with a glowing reputation after guiding the newly promoted
Swans to an 11th place finish last season, impressing many with their attractive brand of
Steven Gerrard is to continue as England captain following the national team's exit from Euro
The Liverpool midfielder was appointed Three Lions skipper by Roy Hodgson when he took over as
manager in May.
Gerrard, 32, told a press conference in Krakow he had relished the opportunity to captain his
country and would continue to do it for as long as he was required.
England captain Steven Gerrard and manager Roy Hodgson have both spoken with excitement about
the return of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney into the Three Lions' starting line-up for
today's Group D match against Ukraine.
A defeat to co-hosts Ukraine would spell elimination for England tomorrow and hence, pressure is
on Hodgson to pick the best possible starting XI for the decisive fixture.
Steven Gerrard has acknowledged that even though Sweden represent a less difficult challenge
than France, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his resilient teammates will still be tough to overcome for
England in Kiev today.
The Three Lions square off with the Swedes needing a win to fulfill the many hopes that they are
England captain Steven Gerrard insists the whole squad are itching to get started ahead of Monday's
Euro 2012 opener with France.
England kick off their campaign in Donetsk on Monday looking to get off to winning start in Group
Roy Hodgson's men flew into Donetsk on Sunday from their training camp on Krakow and Gerrard is
adamant they are ready for the challenge of taking on in-form France.
England captain Steven Gerrard insists he would support any of his team-mates if they were the
targets of racist abuse at Euro 2012.
Roy Hodgson's men get their campaign off and running against France on Monday in Donetsk with fears
some of England's players could be targeted after Holland's black players were subjected to racist
abuse during an open training session in Poland earlier this week.
Steven Gerrard has played down any fears about his own fitness after playing just a half for
England in their friendly with Norway.
The Liverpool skipper has endured a stop-start season both for club and country mainly because of a
hamstring injury and in Saturday's international match, the midfield talisman played just 45
minutes of the 1-0 win in Oslo.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he would fully support Roberto Martinez if the Spaniard is
named as the Reds' new manager.
Latics chairman Dave Whelan told Sky Sports on Friday Liverpool have offered Martinez a chance to
be their new boss and a decision will be made within the next week.
The Spaniard was in Miami on Thursday for talks with Reds owner JW Henry about taking over at
Roy Hodgson today announced that Steven Gerrard will be the England captain for the European
Championships in Poland and Ukraine. Gerrard was England's skipper in South Africa for the 2010
World Cup and has captained the national side on 15 occasions since 2004.
Hodgson said Gerrard was the man to help him forge "team unity", adding
that the player he knew well from his time as Liverpool manager merited the "distinction" of
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Steven Gerrard will be England's captain at the finals of Euro 2012.
The Liverpool skipper, who briefly worked under his new international boss at Anfield between July
2010 and January 2011, will regain the armband having led his country at the 2010 World Cup.
John Terry had returned to the role as captain under Fabio Capello after the finals in South Africa
two years ago, having previously lost the role as a result of revelations about his personal life.
The European 2012 Championships are just around the corner, beginning in June, so what is always an
enthralling and memourable
Tournament should feature plenty of Liverpool's players at this year's Tournament Euro 2012
Betting lets hope for good performances from the men from Liverpool in the Euro's.
Chelsea captain John Terry was the victim for once of an outrageous horror tackle during last night's friendly against Inter Milan. Inter's Hugo Campagnaro was sent-off for the reckless stamp on Terry's lower leg. The fact that the ref went straight for the red card in a friendly was an indication of just [.
At their picturesque home on the banks of the River Thames Fulham have long been a favourite of
the television broadcasters, and today we have six matches from their archive, from the 1960s, the
1970s and the 1980s. The sixties began with the club having just been promoted to the First
Division for only the second time in its history, and our first match is home match against
Nottingham Forest from November 1967.
How do you motivate the national team that's already won everything? With "an unbelievable amount
of sex". That's the verdict of ex-England captain Alan Shearer anyway. The BBC pundit had a minor
slip of the tongue during the post-match festivities which led to him crediting Shakira, Sara
Carbonero and the rest of Spain's WAGs with [.
David Beckham may be a family man, but when it comes to winning it seems he will go to any lengths necessary to beat the opposition. Even if they are a bunch of 10-year-olds. Beckham was recently in China to promote football and improve its image after the game was rocked by match fixing scandals. [.
Following the news that David Beckham is to hang up his boots at the end of the season, OTP explores some of the standout moments of the ex-England captain's career. 1. The free-kick against Greece Having already ran around like a man possessed to play Greece almost by himself for most of the match, Becks [.
David Beckham's cameo appearance for PSG for a bit more cameo than intended after the former England captain was sent-off. Goldenballs saw red for stamping on the ground. He went over the ball in a challenge with Evian's Youssef Adnane. Although no contact was made, the ref didn't like what he saw and gave Becks [.
David Beckham made his Paris St Germain debut in a cameo appearance against Marseille yesterday and he actually impressed. Having completed possibly the most photographed warm-up routine in the history of world football, the former England captain came on as a 76th minute substitute for Javier Pastore with the score at 1-0.
David Beckham today donned an Arsenal kit to train with the Gunners squad. The former England captain is keen to maintain his fitness as he plots his next career move after leaving LA Galaxy. There's no suggestion that he's about to join Arsene Wenger's squad on a more permanent basis... but would you welcome him, [.
David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn had a trial at Chelsea yesterday. The 13-year-old joined in a training session with the Blues' under-14 setup. He had previously played for the LA Galaxy's under-14 team but is on the lookout for a new a team since his dad quit MLS and moved the family back to London [.
It was all going so well for Team GB and Stuart Pearce in the football Olympics. With the seemingly
inevitable shot at glory around the corner a chance to upset the Brazilians in the semi-final there
was a real possibility that the David Beckham selection saga may have had a metaphorical pillow
Blending the look of Milk Tray Man and James Bond, a tuxedo wearing David Beckham transported the
Olympic torch to last night's opening ceremony in London via a flashy speedboat a super-slick
looking journey that included whizzing under Tower Bridge with spectacular fireworks leading his
way. Everybody predicted that Ex-England captain David Beckham would [.
Far from chaining up Stuart Pearce to a radiator in a disused warehouse for the next fortnight,
Adidas have come up with another method of getting David Beckham back in the Olympics frame a
superb viral which sees the former England captain jump out on Team GB fans posing for pictures in
the Adidas [.
Despite his ommission from the Team GB football team David Beckham is still doing his bit and
capturing the imagination of the nation.
Beckham stunned fans who who turned up in their Team GB kits for what they believed to be
Olympic fever snaps only for Beckham to unexpectedly turn up much to the surprise of 60 selected
people of the public.
Aaron Ramsey has been an active ambassador of Team GB's upcoming Olympics campaign but ahead of
the team's July 26 kick-off, the Arsenal midfielder has identified Manchester United's Ryan Giggs
as one of the keys to success this summer.
Ramsey is one of five Welshmen in Stuart Pearce's 18-man squad squad, with Swansea City duo Neil
Taylor and Joe Allen, Liverpool's Craig Bellamy, and Giggs being the other four.
Spurs Gareth Bale Bale was widely anticipated to be included in team GB for next month's Olympic
tournament but reports today say that the Wales international has suffered a recurrence of an old
back and hip injury.
Bale is said to be reluctant to risk aggravating the injury further, with Tottenham's Barclays
Premier League opener at Newcastle just seven weeks away and is believed to have already informed
Pearce of his decision to make himself unavailable for selection after taking medical advice.
On a day when there were more important events to report on in the football world, such
as Italy's masterful win over Germany to reach Sunday's Euro 2012 final against Spain, one story
stood out from all the rest, and once again it involved David Beckham. Unfortunately for him, it
appears that GB Team manager Stuart Pearce has left the former England captain out of his squad for
the 2012 Olympics in London.
1. "Nice to see your home fans boo you." Line one, paragraph one of Being An England Captain reads: "Do not under any circumstances criticise the fans." Rooney chose to do just that with an impromptu piece to camera following the 2010 World Cup group match against Algeria. 2. Getting himself suspended for the start [.
In the space of a few minutes we saw the world of football hand down verdicts on a former
England captain clearing him of racism charges and then to one its most storied clubs, devastating
them with demotion to the lowest division for financial manipulation.
A brave, new world for the sport as it demanded accountability from its practitioners.
Chelsea's John Terry has been acquitted of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. The
former England captain's explanation that he was repeating the words he thought Ferdinand was
accusing him of saying was accepted by Westminster Magistrates' Court. Chief Magistrate Howard
Riddle said: "The prosecution evidence as to what was said by Mr Ferdinand at [.
What a tournament it has been here in Spain. Waking up this morning bleary eyed and with
slightly impaired hearing after two days of celebrations laden with fireworks and vowing to not
drink with the party hardened locals until the next fiesta, I would like to publish my
congratulations to the true winners of Euro 2012.