Our Confidence Is Low, Admits Houllier

Gérard Houllier admitted Aston Villa are suffering a crisis of confidence after Liverpool ruined his return to Anfield with a commanding victory that left his team languishing two points above the relegation zone. Villa slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions and have won one of their last 10 league games under Houllier, as a Liverpool team minus Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher eased to eighth…

December 7, 2010

Stoke v Liverpool preview

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross is back in contention after serving a one-game suspension against Birmingham following his red card at Sunderland. He is likely to return to the back four and another change could see Tuncay, who was rested on Tuesday, return in place of Ricardo Fuller. The Jamaican has only recently returned from a shoulder injury and Tony Pulis has hinted he will not be fit enough for a…

November 12, 2010

Fernando Torres leads list of Premier League shirt sales

Fernando Torres was once again the most popular name to feature on replica Premier League shirts printed worldwide last season. The Liverpool and World Cup winning striker won the title last year as well. The figures are based on official club shirts sold domestically and internationally. His team-mate Steven Gerrard was second in the top 10 list compiled by SportingiD. Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also made it. Manchester United’s Nani…

August 18, 2010