Mossley 0 Durham City 2

LIVERPOOL may have ruined his Sunday but Lee Collings was delighted by Durham City’s third win in a row 24 hours earlier.

Liverpool owner keeps mum over Dalglish future

LIVERPOOL owner John W Henry has been delighted with the change in mood on Merseyside since his October arrival, but was keeping his cards close to his chest about the possibility of Kenny Dalglish’s stay as manager being extended.

Bolo Zenden: Sunderland could go down

EXPERIENCED campaigner Bolo Zenden has warned any outcome to the season is possible as Sunderland prepare to resume their schizophrenic campaign against his former club Liverpool this weekend.

Liverpool was the right move for Andy Carroll

KEVIN Nolan is confident the sale of Andy Carroll will prove to be a successful transfer for both Newcastle United and their former number nine.

Skipper Kevin Nolan clarifies Liverpool remarks

AFTER being rounded on by some of his own fans this week, Kevin Nolan has warned Newcastle must remain United to avoid history repeating itself.

Coach Willie Donachie tells of academy mission

THE wounds are still raw, the pain still fresh, but if Newcastle United’s decision to sell Andy Carroll to Liverpool on transfer deadline day was a controversial football decision, it was a cracking piece of business.

Andy Carroll signs for Liverpool

NEWCASTLE United ended the January transfer window looking more than a little worse for wear last night following the controversial sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool.

NUFC agree fee with Liverpool for Andy Carroll

NEWCASTLE United have agreed a fee with Liverpool for the transfer of Toon striker Andy Carroll.

STL Northern League

WITH a potentially lucrative FA Carlsberg Vase tie with AFC Liverpool on the horizon, Whitley Bay manager Ian Chandler is hoping for a good performance and three points in this afternoon’s game at rejuvenated Sunderland RCA.

Liverpool next for holders Whitley Bay

HOLDERS Whitley Bay have been drawn at home to AFC Liverpool in the third round of the FA Vase.

Bogie is hoping to beat Ince this time

TWO months short of a dozen years ago, Ian Bogie lined up against Paul Ince as Liverpool won 3-0 at Port Vale in the FA Cup third round.

Michael Turner confident of maintaining momentum

HAVING beaten Manchester City and drawn with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United already this season, Sunderland are getting used to rising to challenges.

Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2

IT was easily lost in a welter of controversy, craziness and complaints, but Sunderland are at last getting to grips with playing away from the Stadium of Light.

Steve Bruce supporting under-fire Roy Hodgson

STEVE Bruce hopes Roy Hodgson walks through the storm as Liverpool manager – because he is a vast improvement on Rafael Benitez.

Cats boss Steve Bruce backing Titus Bramble

STEVE Bruce has handed his unequivocal backing to Titus Bramble by indicating the Sunderland star will play against Liverpool tomorrow.

Chelsea Carling Cup win the stuff of broken dreams

CHELSEA, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Bolton Wanders, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers.

Brad Jones to make Liverpool move

LIVERPOOL are confident they will complete the signing of Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Jones early next week after lodging an improved bid for the Australian.

Steve Bruce blasts Benitez as Jones departs

RAFAEL Benitez has been accused of wrecking Kenwyne Jones’ Sunderland career in a fruitless attempt to save his job at Liverpool as Tony Pulis revealed the lengths the Black Cats went to in order to offload him.

Sunderland Reserves 0, Liverpool Reserves 1

TEN-MAN Sunderland finished their league campaign on a losing note, with Lauri Dalla Valle’s first-half strike proving decisive at Eppleton CW.

Bruce takes his hat off to Reds as Cats mauled

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STEVE Bruce bemoaned his side’s lack of fight as they fell to a lop-sided defeat at Anfield – but admitted it had been difficult to live with rampant Liverpool.

Liverpool 3 Sunderland 0

FORGET the beach ball, Liverpool’s dominance of Sunderland was so complete it would have taken Steve Bruce smuggling a medicine ball on to the pitch to prevent the hammering doled out to his side at Anfield.

Kenwyne Jones is going nowhere

STEVE Bruce says one-time Liverpool target Kenwyne Jones will not leave Sunderland in the summer - as he ponders an Anfield recall for the striker.

Beachball curse is kicked into touch

SUNDERLAND visit Liverpool tomorrow with both clubs still living in the shadow of 'That Beach Ball'.

Jones: Don't doubt my commitment

KENWYNE Jones admits he was "disturbed" by speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool but says anyone who doubts his commitment to the Sunderland cause should study his last two performances.

Reds in talks over Kenwyne Jones – Rafa

RAFA Benitez has repeated his claim that Liverpool are in talks with Sunderland over the possible signing of Kenwyne Jones.

Bruce: Kenwyne not going out on loan to Reds

STEVE Bruce has accused Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez of playing games with Kenwyne Jones as he lashed out at the under- hand techniques being used to try and unsettle the striker.

Bruce's anger as Kenwyne Jones linked with loan move

SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has reacted with fury to suggestions he is prepared to loan Kenwyne Jones to Liverpool.

Black Cats won't panic, says Steve Bruce

STEVE Bruce has promised there will be no knee-jerk reaction to Saturday's 7-2 humiliation at Chelsea - and definitely no bid for Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.

Durham City 2, Frickley Athletic 3

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MOVE over Real Madrid v AC Milan and Liverpool v Arsenal, Durham City are this week’s stars of satellite television.

Sunderland 1, Liverpool 0

THE burning question has been emphatically answered: Steve Bruce’s remodelled Black Cats do have what it takes to mix it with the cream of Europe.

Sunderland count cost of win

SUNDERLAND will be anxiously waiting to hear the cost of their first victory over Liverpool since 2002, earned thanks in no small part to what Steve Bruce described as one of the best performances he had ever seen.

Bruce plays down Rafa row after "beach ball" goal

SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has described his touchline clash with Rafael Benitez as "handbags" after Darren Bent's controversial goal delivered a fresh blow to Liverpool's title hopes.

Lee Cattermole gives Cats a boost ahead of Reds’ visit

LEE Cattermole has handed Sunderland a fitness boost for Saturday’s game against Liverpool as opposite number Steven Gerrard’s involvement in the game was cast into doubt.

Andy Reid promises a positive display

ANDY Reid has promised Sunderland will adopt the same positive approach against Liverpool on Saturday which served them so well at Manchester United in their previous match.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce facing defensive dilemma

STEVE Bruce will spend the weekend scouting for future Sunderland players, but the Black Cats manager admits his current ones will never be far from his mind after the international break threw up a potential defensive crisis for next week’s visit of Liverpool.

Kenwyne Jones set to miss Liverpool match

KENWYNE Jones may have underlined his credentials in the battle for places in Sunderland’s forward line, but his international commitments may hinder the 24-year-old’s chances of facing Liverpool when the Black Cats return to the Stadium of Light.

No hard sell needed to become a Cat says Turner

SUNDERLAND new boy Michael Turner might have been interesting Liverpool, Aston Villa and Spurs over the summer but he says that no hard sell was required to convince him to join the Black Cats revolution.

Sunderland U18s 2, Liverpool U18s 1

CHAMPIONS Sunderland rounded off their league programme in style with a deserved win over Liverpool at the Academy on Saturday.

Anfield points are possible - Shearer

ALAN Shearer will be looking for Newcastle United to pull off an upset, not mission impossible, when they take on Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.

Barton could start against the Reds

JOEY Barton could start against Liverpool tomorrow as Alan Shearer weighs up whether to risk the combative midfielder, even though he has only played a handful of games this season because of injury.


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