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Liverpool set to escape FFP sanctions from UEFA

Liverpool are set to escape any FFP sanctions. Credit: PA

Liverpool are expected to be cleared of any financial fair play breaches on Friday but Hull will be handed a small fine by UEFA.

The Reds have been one of several clubs absent from European competition last season who have been under investigation by the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB).

The CFCB will meet on Friday and is expected to announce that investigations into Liverpool have ended without any sanctions to be brought against the Merseyside club.

It is understood that Hull, who played in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, have agreed to settle for a small fine for FFP breaches.

Liverpool's Henderson identifies Costa as the man he'd love to beat in a 50/50 challenge

After their little 'tiff' on the field recently, Liverpool's Jordan Henderson reveals Diego Costa is the man he'd love to beat in a 50/50 challenge.

Boxer Amir Khan turned interviewer as he grilled Henderson on his football career, training, nutrition and who his favorite boxer is - watch the video above.

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Liverpool missing seven key players for Besiktas clash

Coutinho will miss Liverpool's clash with Besiktas. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may have left seven players at home but he remains confident what remains of his squad can get the job done against Besiktas in the Europa League.

The Reds return to the Ataturk Stadium, venue for their famous 2005 Champions League victory, holding a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against the Turkish League leaders.

However, they will have to complete the job against a side second in the Turkish Super Lig without vice-captain Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and defenders Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho.

Their absences, coupled with the already missing Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva - still working their way back from injury - and the suspended Lazar Markovic, means Rodgers has little room for manoeuvre.

"We've got a few injuries. We've probably out here without eight of our squad who have knocks, some with previous and some who picked up something at the weekend," said the Reds boss, whose side host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

"We still have a squad strong enough to hopefully get the job complete but we've got a few knocks and niggles from the weekend."

Watch Besiktas v Liverpool live on ITV4 from 5:30pm

Urgent appeal after cousins, aged 12, go missing

An urgent appeal has been launched after two 12-year-old girls went missing from their home in Liverpool.

Leda Hassan and her cousin Kanni Rafiq were last seen at a family property in Arnold Crescent, Toxteth, at around 3pm.

Leda Hassan and her cousin Kanni Rafiq are missing Credit: Merseyside Police

Police say they are "increasingly concerned" about the whereabouts of the two girls, who are believed to be together.

Leda is Asian, slim, and around 5ft tall, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a green coat and brown boots, and was carrying a large black handbag.

Kanni is also 5ft with long dark hair, and may have been wearing a black coat.

Anyone who spots the girls or who has any information on where they may be is urged to call Merseyside Police on 101 or the Missing People Charity on 116 000.

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Eibar appeal to Fifa to sign Liverpool defender

Paez playing for Liverpool. Credit: PA

Spanish side Eibar have appealed to Fifa to be granted international clearance to sign Liverpool defender Rafa Paez on loan until the end of the season.

After the clubs reached an agreement last month, Fifa blocked the transfer of the 20-year-old to the Primera Division side because of an administrative mistake.

A statement from Eibar read: "Sporting Club Eibar have appealed to Fifa regarding the international organisation's decision not to grant them the transfer of Rafa Paez due to an administrative mistake that has now been corrected.

"Eibar handed all the documents from Liverpool for the transfer of Rafa Paez on January 30, within the deadline established by Fifa.

"However, Fifa notified Eibar on February 2 that an administration error had occurred in the process and that it was necessary to correct, something which was done immediately.

"A few days after Fifa announced to Eibar that the transfer had been denied.

"Eibar has presented an appeal to Fifa in order to be granted the transfer.

"Rafa Paez continues to train normally with the team, awaiting for this problem to be resolved in order to be available for selection."

Liverpool midfielder given four-match ban

Lazar Markovic isn't happy. Credit: PA

Lazar Markovic has been given a four-match European ban for his sending off against Basel, Uefa have confirmed.

The Liverpool winger was dismissed for a flailing arm in the final Champions League group loss.

Markovic has tweeted the message '4?' in response to the sanction.

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