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Football: Rodgers hopes Liverpool can ride wave of emotion

Brendan Rodgers believes his Liverpool side can harness the emotions swirling around Anfield as the club looks to win its first English title of the Premier League era. This week saw the club and city mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster which killed 96 Liverpool fans, with the Reds two points clear at the top of the table ahead of Sunday's match away to Norwich.

Football: Sturridge doubtful for Norwich trip

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is a doubt for his side's trip to Norwich City on Sunday due to a hamstring injury, the Premier League leaders revealed on Wednesday. "A small strain was detected following a scan," read a report on the club website. "The 24-year-old will now undergo a treatment programme in order to try and be available for the trip to Carrow Road." Sturridge, who has scored 23 goals this season, was forced off in the 66th minute of his side's 3-2 win at home to Manchester City last Sunday.

Football: City win was for Hillsborough victims - Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has dedicated Liverpool's crucial win against title rivals Manchester City to the victims and families of the Hillsborough disaster. Gerrard's 10-year-old cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the youngest of the 96 Liverpool supporters who died due to crushing on the terraces at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in Sheffield. Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of the tragedy and Anfield will host the annual memorial service, which all of Liverpool's squad will attend.

Football: Henderson hopes for Liverpool home advantage over City

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson hopes the Premier League leaders can make their home advantage count when they face Manchester City in a title showdown on Sunday. The Reds will kick-off at Anfield with a two point lead over second-placed Chelsea and a four-point gap between themselves and City, currently third, although Sunday's visitors to Merseyside do have two games in hand on both their title rivals. Liverpool may have been beaten 2-1 by City at Eastlands on Boxing Day but they have dropped just five points at Anfield all season.

Football: Sherwood hopes for final fling with Spurs

Tim Sherwood will attempt to press his claims to remain in charge at Tottenham by securing a victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that would keep alive his side's fading top four hopes. Sherwood's chances of retaining his job beyond the end of this season appear slim with reports of Spurs' interest in Holland coach Louis van Gaal gathering strength. But Sherwood, who was hired on an 18-month contract after succeeding Andre Villas-Boas earlier this season, will enhance his reputation if he can revive the club's season in the final five games of the campaign.

Football: Tranmere sack manager Moore

English third tier club Tranmere sacked manager Ronnie Moore on Wednesday, a day after he admitted a Football Association charge of repeatedly breaking betting rules. Moore was suspended by the north-west club on February 17 after the FA launched an investigation and last week the 61-year-old was charged over "multiple breaches" of betting rules. After admitting the charge and requesting a personal hearing on Tuesday, the former Rotherham boss has now been told he has been relieved of his duties at Prenton Park.

Football: Tranmere sack manager Moore

English third tier club Tranmere sacked manager Ronnie Moore on Wednesday, a day after he admitted a Football Association charge of repeatedly breaking betting rules. Moore was suspended by the north-west club on February 17 after the FA launched an investigation and last week the 61-year-old was charged over "multiple breaches" of betting rules. After admitting the charge and requesting a personal hearing on Tuesday, the former Rotherham boss has now been told he has been relieved of his duties at Prenton Park.

Football: Ba breaks PSG hearts as Chelsea scrape through

Demba Ba scored in the 87th minute to give Chelsea a last-gasp 2-0 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday that swept them into the Champions League semi-finals. Trailing 3-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg in Paris, Chelsea trimmed PSG's aggregate advantage through a 32nd-minute goal by Andre Schuerrle, but the French champions remained on course for the last four.

Football: Ba breaks PSG hearts as Chelsea scrape through

Demba Ba scored in the 87th minute to give Chelsea a last-gasp 2-0 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday that swept them into the Champions League semi-finals. Trailing 3-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg in Paris, Chelsea trimmed PSG's aggregate advantage through a 32nd-minute goal by Andre Schuerrle, but the French champions remained on course for the last four.

Football: Baggies bust-up not a problem for Mel

West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel insists there is no chance James Morrison's dressing room bust-up with team-mate Saido Berahino will damage his side's bid to avoid Premier League relegation. Berahino was left with facial injuries after being punched by Scotland midfielder Morrison when the England Under-21 striker apparently refused to apologise for a mistake that led to Cardiff's late equaliser in Saturday's 3-3 draw at the Hawthorns.
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