Pearce on Sturridge’s contract and Balotelli’s struggles

first_imgLiverpool Echo reporter James Pearce has told talkSPORT he expects Daniel Sturridge to sign his new deal at Liverpool in the coming days.The England striker, who has been injured for the majority of the season so far, is set to put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the Reds after scoring 32 goals in 46 games for the club since his move from Chelsea.And Pearce also passed comment on the performance of Mario Balotelli in their 1-0 Champions League defeat to Basel.He believes the Italian striker is a world away from the player Brendan Rodgers believed he signed and feel his dire display against the Swiss side is one of the major reasons why the Reds struggled at St Jakob-Park.last_img read more

Arsenal star to stay! Wenger rubbishes rumours forward will leave the Gunners

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no plans to sell Lukas Podolski.The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in January, after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by this season.Italian champions Juventus have been linked with Podolski, while several Bundesliga clubs are also said to be offering the 29-year-old a return to Germany.However Wenger has rubbished any talk of Podolski leaving, instead claiming his future lies at Arsenal.“I have good connections with Lukas. He has a lot of competition on the flanks,” said Wenger.“He has an outstanding attitude. I have not had an enquiry from anyone and expect him to be here.” Lukas Podolski in action for Arsenal 1last_img read more