Some headlines from the world of football:

  • Gerrard eyes strong end to season: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is confident he can turn around his season after admitting he is not pleased with the way he has played so far.
  • Eriksson named Ivory Coast coach: Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson to run the rule over his Ivory Coast players this week in preparation for his third World Cup as a coach.
  • Zola vows to stay as Hammers boss: Gianfranco Zola is determined to stay on as West Ham manager and believes he can keep the club in the Premier League.
  • Sky told to cut sports fees: Broadcasting regulator Ofcom says Sky must sell its premium sports channels to rivals at prices up to 23% less than at present.
  • West Ham protest over Fulham team: The Premier League confirm they have received a complaint from West Ham over Fulham’s decision to rest players for last Saturday’s match against Hull.
  • Benitez upset over Babel red card: Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is frustrated with the decision to send Ryan Babel off in the 2-1 Europa League quarter-final first leg defeat at Benfica.
  • Rooney out for two to three weeks: England striker Wayne Rooney could return for Manchester United as early as 17 April for the Premier League clash against Manchester City, but he definitely misses their next three games.
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