On this day: Suarez on Sturridge and Evra wanted United stay

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On the 25th October 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Liverpool and Manchester United.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 25th October 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 25th October 2013…


A year ago today and Luis Suarez was discussing his strike partnership with Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool - which had just begun to blossom.

The Liverpool striker told the official club website:

"I am so happy because when you have a very good striker, and a very good partner, for defenders it is difficult because they have to give their attention to two players - not just one.

"If maybe two defenders come towards me, this creates space for Danny. This is important not just for me, but for the team and our confidence.

"He is a very good player. He had difficult moments at Chelsea and City, but this is a good time for him and I am so happy with him."

The pair went on to form the fiercest strike-force in the Premier League last term but are no longer together.

Luis Suarez left Liverpool this summer, joining Barcelona in a massive deal. He made his debut for Barcelona in El Clasico this evening.

United for-Evra?

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra was covering his back on recent comments he made to the press. He was reportedly keen on a move away from United, after recent quotes had been misconstrued in the press.

But the Frenchman made it clear that he had no plans to leave the club - in fact, he wanted to stay on beyond the end of the season:

"The problem with me is I don't read the papers so I don't know what people are saying about me.

"Maybe some people [outside] want me to leave the club but that's not the case. I will answer if somebody wants to talk about my contract because I think it ends after this year but then they have to talk with Manchester United and my agent. Me? I love this club so much."

However he did leave - joining Juventus despite signing a contract extension with Manchester United.


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