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Joe Allen looks to end frustrating season in style

Joe Allen aims to end the season in style after a frustrating campaign at Liverpool.

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The Wales midfielder has made only three starts in the Barclays Premier League all season and struggled for game-time since Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield in October.

Injuries have played their part in Allen's frustration, but he says the prospect of representing Wales at Euro 2016 this summer is driving him on to finish the season on a high for club and country.

I'm not somebody who needs an extra incentive to go and work hard in training every day. But it has been great to have the knowledge that France was coming up in the back of my mind.

I think for every player in the squad they have known what is waiting at the end of the season, and that's been amazing for everyone. It has made sure everyone has pushed themselves, and sub-consciously or not worked a little bit harder. I've not played as much as I would have wanted this season, but maybe that can help at Euro 2016 as I will be fresher than a lot of players there.

– Joe Allen, Liverpool and Wales Midfielder


Three Cardiff goals not enough to deny Liverpool win

Luis Suarez scored three times Credit: PA

Two goals from Jordon Mutch and another from Fraizer Campell were not enough to deny Premier League title-chasing Liverpool a win at the Cardiff City stadium, as a strong performance from the visitors saw them score six goals and take three points.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff City twice took the lead, first courtesy of Mutch in the 9th minute and again when Campbell responded to the first of three goals by Luis Suarez.

Two second half goals from Martin Skrtel and another from Daniel Sturridge sealed the win for Brendan Rodgers' men, in what was a bad result for Cardiff, who are facing a relegation battle.

One change for Cardiff, as Bellamy comes in for Noone

Cardiff City to continue their fight against relegation

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credit: PA

Threatened by relegation, Cardiff City welcome title-chasing Liverpool to the capital for what could be a pivotal match.

With only 9 games to go, the Bluebirds find themselves in real trouble as they currently sit in 19th position in the premier league table, 3 points away from safety.

Cardiff cruelly lost out to Everton last week in a match that ended 2-1, due to a last minute goal in added time.

Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer's men have only managed 1 win in their last 5 matches and only 6 wins all season.

Coroner's appeal to trace relatives of Robert Latham

A coroner is appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a man who died at a Liverpool hospital earlier this month.

It is believed that Robert Latham has relatives in Wales and Cornwall.

Robert Latham died aged 67, at University Hospital Aintree on March 13. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

Mr Latham lived in the Sefton area of Merseyside. He died aged 67, at University Hospital Aintree on March 13.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, Liverpool Coroner's Office said.

Anyone who knew him or has information is invited to contact Liverpool Coroner's Office on 0151 225 5064 or email


Swansea team to face Liverpool announced

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Rodgers sticks by Mackay in rift with Cardiff owner Tan

Former Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has given his full support to Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay over his rift with owner Vincent Tan.

Rodgers said the Malaysian "knows absolutely nothing about football".

Speaking ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting with Cardiff, Rodgers also said he is "astonished" that Mackay has come under fire after leading the club into the top flight.

Brendan Rodgers criticises Cardiff owner Vincent Tan

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has attacked Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, claiming he "knows nothing about football."

Rodgers, a former Swansea City boss, said it was "astonishing" what Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has had to endure this season, with uncertainty at the club.

Cardiff face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.

Rodgers: Cardiff owner 'knows nothing about football'

Former Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has come to the defence of Cardiff counterpart Malky Mackay, and claimed the capital club's owner Vincent Tan "knows nothing about football."

Rodgers, now in charge of Liverpool, was responding to questions on the fall-out at Cardiff, after Malaysian owner Tan said he was "extremely upset" at comments Mackay made about transfer funds.

Brendan Rodgers (left) and Malky Mackay (right) worked together at Watford. Credit: PA

"I find it astonishing what he has had to go through", Rodgers said.

"He has had great results this season and is going to go on and be a great manager at a big club and I find it absolutely astonishing there is talk about him leaving there."

"My only conclusion is you have a business guy operating the club who knows absolutely nothing about football.

"He has obviously been a successful businessman - congratulations but football is like no other business."

"When I see what Malky has had to put up with, to see him being questioned I find it remarkable.

"Especially when supporters there look up to him and respect him for what he's done."

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