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Luis Suarez named PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been voted the player of the season by his fellow professionals.

Luis Suarez won the PFA Player of the Year award this evening Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Uruguayan won the Professional Footballers' Association award at a ceremony this evening, while Liverpool team mates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge also made the team of the year.

Suarez, 27, is the top scorer in the Premier League this season with 30 goals, despite missing the first six games of the season after he was banned for biting an opponent.


David Moyes statue unveiled at Liverpool's Anfield

Bookmakers Paddy Power have unveiled a statue of former Manchester United manager David Moyes for his "services to Liverpool Football Club" at the football grounds in Anfield.

It follows Manchester United's poor season, coupled with the Reds potential win. Moyes was sacked earlier this week, less than one season into the job.

A temporary statue of former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes is erected at Anfield Credit: PA
A temporary statue of Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes Credit: PA

Gerrard: Man City match 'longest 90 minutes' ever played

Steven Gerrard has admitted Liverpool's 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City on the day marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster was "the longest 90 minutes" of his life.

Steven Gerrard celebrates with his team after their victory over Manchester City at Anfield. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Read: Liverpool fans remember Hillsborough at Anfield

"It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game," Gerrard told Sky Sports 1.

Today's win is a giant step towards Liverpool's first league title since 1990, with the Reds to now face Norwich City.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish joins club's Board

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish has returned to the football club after accepting an invitation to join as non-executive director.

Dalglish's second term as Reds manager ended in May 2012 despite League Cup success after the club finished eighth in the Premier League.

Kenny Dalglish joins Liverpool's board. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Dalglish said: "It is an honour and privilege to be asked to return to Liverpool as a Director of the Club. I have always said if there is anything I could do to help this Club I would make myself available - when the call came I had no hesitation.

"Liverpool has given me and my family so much since we came here just over 36 years ago and my priority is and will always be to have the Club's best interests at heart."

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Sterling accused of assault after text message row

Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling was accused of attacking 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday following a row about a text message, Liverpool Magistrates' Court heard.

The assualt case against Raheem Sterling has been dropped. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

But, the case against Sterling was dropped when his former girlfriend failed to support the prosecution's case by giving "disappointing" evidence.

The Crown Prosecution Service withdrew its case after magistrates refused to treat Miss Halliday as a hostile witness.


Gerrard 'really confident' Suarez will not sign for Arsenal

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said he is "really confident" team-mate Luis Suarez will not be sold to another club in England, with Arsenal reportedly keen on signing the striker.

Speaking ahead of England's game against Scotland tomorrow, the midfielder said: "If I can use my influence to try and make him stay I will try to do that because I love playing with him and don't want him to go.

"For Liverpool to be successful moving forward we have to keep our best players."

He added: "I'm really confident he won't be going to any one else in England."

The Uruguayan forward has been ordered to apologise by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after trying to force his way out of the club in a bid to play Champions League football.

Meanwhile, Gerrard told ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott that he believed the transfer window should shut before the season starts amid rumours over the futures of England's Wayne Rooney and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

You can watch the England v Scotland match live on ITV from 7.30pm or stream it live on the ITV football website

Liverpool 'educate' staff with foul-mouthed handbook

Liverpool said the handbook will help to "ensure Anfield is free from all forms of discrimination". Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

Liverpool have reportedly issued their club staff with a foul-mouthed guide, including incendiary racist and homophobic words, in a bid to better police unacceptable language on matchdays.

The handbook apparently also advises against employees referring to female fans as a "queen" or "princess" or urging anyone visiting Anfield to "man up".

The Merseyside club said they wanted to educate staff about offensive terms concerning religion, race, sexual orientation and gender.

The guide will not be issued to the players or coaching staff, though.

The Reds were widely condemned for their defence of Luis Suarez before he received an eight-game ban and £40,000 fine for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra in 2011.

Liverpool say Luis Suarez is 'not for sale'

Luis Suarez is currently banned for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Credit: PA Wire

Liverpool have attempted to quash speculation about star player Luis Suarez's future at Anfield by insisting that the player will not be sold.

A Liverpool spokesperson said: "Luis Suarez is not for sale. Neither Luis or his representatives have communicated these feelings directly to Liverpool.

"The club remains supportive of Luis and expect him to honour his contract. The club will not be making any further comment at this stage."

Suarez reportedly told media in his native Uruguay today that he wanted to leave the club because he doesn't "feel comfortable here anymore".

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