The Professional Footballers' Association has today confirmed the six nominations for the prestigious Player of the Year award, which will be announced in London on April 28.
- Gareth Bale
- Michael Carrick
- Eden Hazard
- Juan Mata
- Luis Suarez
- Robin Van Persie
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.