A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton, Crystal Palace, QPR and Fulham.
DAILY MAIL: Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Daniel Sturridge is out of Liverpool’s biggest week of the season as he continues to recover from a calf problem. Also: Daniel Levy will begin a major restructuring of Tottenham’s scouting and recruitment procedures after their poor start to the Premier League season.
GUARDIAN: The FA has collected over £350,000 in fines from footballers’ for social media offences in three years
THE INDEPENDENT: Joe Hart insists that Manuel Pellegrini is still the right man to inspire struggling Manchester City.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Anfield captain Steven Gerrard is angry that his former team-mate Luis Suarez is not competing with Cristiano Ronaldo for the Fifa Player of the Year award after his goalscoring feats last season. Also: Spain manager Vicente del Bosque will not back down over picking Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 26, for next month’s internationals against Belarus and Germany.
DAILY STAR: The Everton legend Neville Southall reckons Mignolet is not good enough to play for Liverpool - because he’s not physical enough to command his box.
DAILY EXPRESS: City star David Silva ruled out of Manchester derby with knee ligament damage. Also: Fulham owner Shahid Khan is prepared to hand newly-appointed manager Kit Symons transfer funds in January as he aims for the club to bounce back into the Premier League at the first attempt.
DAILY MIRROR: Crystal Palace and QPR both want Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 30, but are not prepared to meet his £40,000-a-week wages. Also: Italian club Napoli have rejected suggestions that they will make a move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, in January.
SUN: American baseball tycoons are circling Premier League clubs and are set to launch a batch of takeover raids.
SKY SPORTS: QPR boss Harry Redknapp will consider involving midfielder Adel Taarabt at Chelsea on Saturday after burying the hatchet with the 25-year-old following their row over his weight.