It may have been his innate optimism and the requirements of his job that prompted Brendan Rodgers to assert that second place is not beyond Liverpool but his players picked the wrong day to expose the prediction to ridicule. In truth it was Aston Villa, 17th at the start of play, who mocked the pre-match form with a performance that stunned Anfield and perhaps their own support.
Real Madrid’s reported interest in signing Falcao was initially viewed as a blow to Chelsea’s chances, but might it make Atletico more keen to sell the player abroad?
Manchester United and Arsenal have been credited with an interest in the talented Hamburg centre back. What can we tell you about him?
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has targeted a top four finish.
Former Arsenal legend Martin Keown has written a column in the Daily Mail urging Gunners fans to give Arsene Wenger more time to turn this season around at the Emirates, in the wake of their shock League Cup exit to Bradford on Tuesday evening.
Micah Richards is targeting a return to the Manchester City team this February. Will it be too little time for him to have an influence and too late?
A proposed global telecoms treaty that would give national governments control of the internet has been blocked by the US and key western and African nations. They said they are "not able to sign the agreement in its current form" at the end of a International Telecoms Union (ITU) conference in Dubai.
Apple shares fell 3.9% in early trading on Friday after the launch of its iPhone 5 received a frosty reception in China, and two analysts cut shipment forecasts.
As Yorkshiremen go, it is reasonable to place Joe Root more in the Len Hutton category than the Darren Gough.
Dustin Hoffman is on the phone to his wife.