- Football: Brendan Rodgers urges Steven Gerrard to remain loyal.
- Andy Murray told to be careful when choosing his competitions by ex-coach.
- Floyd Mayweather does want to fight long-term rival Manny Pacquiao next year.
Rodgers's Gerrard plea
The rumours may persist in claiming otherwise but Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that he wants Steven Gerrard to stay at Liverpool for the long-term future. The Northern Irishman delivered a heartfelt plea for his captain to remain with the club, and has envisaged a scenario wherein the ex-England skipper becomes his coach in the dugout.
Gerrard has been hotly linked with a move away from Anfield to finish his career elsewhere, with talks over a contract renewal seemingly having stalled.
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Murray has to be more careful - Casal
Andy Murray has been urged to pick his tournaments wisely next season if he wants to avoid a repeat of this year’s disappointment in the World Tour Finals. The Scot’s former mentor, Sergio Casal, revealed that it’s his belief Murray is entering too many competitions, and his chances at winning Grand Slams may be suffering as a result.
Mayweather wants Pacquiao bout in 2015
Finally, Floyd Mayweather wants to fight Manny Pacquiao ‘real bad’, according to associate Sam Watson, who works with the American’s adviser Al Haymon. A bout between the two has been long in the making, but Watson said Mayweather is now desperate for it to take place.