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Frank Lampard hoping Chelsea can spoil Liverpool’s Super Cup party | Andy Hunter

Chelsea manager’s rollercoaster start continues in city where Liverpool enjoyed their greatest Champions League winWeek one as a competitive Premier League manager and Frank Lampard feels he has already experienced the rollercoaster that is life in cha…

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Brendan Rodgers says Turkey trip gives Manchester City Anfield advantage

• Liverpool manager believes Europa League clash helps champions
• Reds take on City on Sunday after Besiktas match
• Balotelli spot-on as Liverpool claim advantage

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Raheem Sterling says Liverpool is perfect place for young talent

• ‘I am working on being more consistent,’ says forward
• Sterling denies being distracted by contract saga
Rodgers warns Sterling agent over new deal

Evidence of Raheem Sterling’s contentment at Liverpool assumes more importance in the absence of a signature on a long-term contract, the one assurance over his future that matters. His belief that Brendan Rodgers’ team offers the best place for young talent to flourish, therefore, will not be treated as an empty platitude at Anfield.

Sterling’s assessment that Liverpool is home to opportunity was given fresh credence by the squad taken to Turkey for Thursday’s Europa League second leg against Besiktas. Among the usual young members were the 19-year-old Jordan Williams and 18-year-old Jerome Sinclair as Rodgers rested Philippe Coutinho before Sunday’s Premier League game with Manchester City, despite a lengthy injury list. Youth will be given a major role in finishing the job started by Mario Balotelli’s 85th-minute penalty when Liverpool return to the Ataturk Stadium.

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