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STEVEN GERRARD : I would never do a Rio

The England skipper, who has not missed a minute for Liverpool in the Premier League this season, said: “I don’t know the details from Rio’s side.
“But I want to help take this team to the World Cup in Brazil.”

Gerrard said: “Playing for England is the pinnacle of everyone’s career. If I’m not playing tomorrow I’ll be very disappointed, which shows what it means to me.
“At my age, there’s no better stage for a footballer. Especially after beating Brazil, on our day, with a full-strength squad, we can beat the best.

Rooney is still Lions’ mane man

The last world cup experience had a knock-on effect on the striker’s international form as he struggled to hit his lofty heights in a Three Lions shirt last season.It led to question marks over whether the nation needed Rooney as much as they used to.

But we’ve crunched the numbers and can reveal the striker is back to his talismanic best for his country.He has banged in four goals in just three games at international level this season, registering against Brazil, Poland and a double against minnows San Marino.

BILLIONAIRE Sheikhs are planning a club football tournament to rival the Champions League.

According to a report, the Dream Football League is set to be proposed by Qatar’s mega-rich royals.

It could boast some of the world’s biggest teams and be played every two summers from 2015.

The financial incentives for clubs to join are expected to be huge — with top clubs earning hundreds of millions of pounds.

Potential sums are far bigger than those of the Champions League.The Dream Football League, featuring 24 teams, would be played across a number of Gulf countries with full details set to be revealed in April.

Suarez is Liverpool’s Messi

Enrique said: “In the game all the time the first person I look for is him and he always makes a movement and I try to put the ball there and he does the rest.

“It is really easy to understand with him. He is our best player and he can do something from nothing.

“It’s like at Barcelona — the first player they look for when the game is in a bad situation is Messi because you know he can do something.

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