A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, England, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham and Everton.
DAILY MAIL: Brendan Rodgers has vowed to keep making bold decisions even though he accepts too many wrong calls would mean he pays a heavy price. Also: Roy Hodgson warned on Thursday he will ditch England players who say they are too tired to train as the fall-out continued from last month’s Raheem Sterling rumpus.
GUARDIAN: Man City’s owner wants a greater return on his £1bn investment, starting with a quarter-final place in the Champions League.
THE INDEPENDENT: Roy Hodgson has recalled Stewart Downing and Michael Carrick to the England squad for the forthcoming games against Slovenia and Scotland, as well as bringing Saido Berahino into the seniors for the first time.
DAILY STAR: Real Madrid are lining up a move for Manchester United keeper David De Gea, 23, and are confident of landing him, especially if the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League. Also: Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are continuing to monitor 23-year-old Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, who is unhappy after failing to become a regular at the German club.
DAILY MIRROR: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a January move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 24.
DAILY EXPRESS: Harry Kane struck again as Spurs moved closer to qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a 2-1 win at Asteras Tripolis last night, but manager Mauricio Pochettino was not happy. Also: Serie A side Fiorentina, who already have Manchester City’s Micah Richards in their ranks, are lining up a shock loan swoop for Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott, 25.
THE TIMES: Manchester City are set to sell 31-year-old Yaya Toure next summer and replace him with either Juventus’s Paul Pogba, 21, or Everton 20-year-old Ross Barkley.