Steven Gerrard is more than a legend, claims Brendan Rodgers

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  • Football: Reaction to Steven Gerrard's looming departure from Liverpool
  • Boxing: Manny Pacquiao challenges Floyd Mayweather
  • UFC: Jon Jones rumbles with Daniel Cormier

Steven Gerrard backlash

Tributes are pouring in for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after it was confirmed this morning that this season will indeed be his last at Anfield as a player.

Leading the charge was Reds boss Brendan Rodgers who described the ex-England skipper as being more than a legend, and admitted that at times he had carried his club on his back. It’s thought Gerrard will see out his playing career in the MLS, though it has yet to be confirmed who will benefit from his decision to leave.

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Pacquiao's fighting talk

In boxing Manny Pacquiao made a New Year’s resolution to leave fans eagerly anticipating the year ahead, by challenging Floyd Mayweather to meet him in the ring in 2015. Pacquiao Tweeted his long-term rival, pleading with him to ensure a bout takes place.

Jones vs Cormier

Rumours suggest that UFC stars Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier continue to show their animosity at every opportunity ahead of their fight tomorrow, as they clashed at a media day. Reports claim an altercation broke out between the two camps backstage, with the pair having made it clear there’s no love lost between them.

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