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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is considering a career as a DJ when he retires from the game, reports Ed Dyson of the Daily Star.
The England midfielder, 33, has a strong interest in dance music, according to the article, and is looking at the possibility of working in music when he retires.
On a more serious Anfield note, Raheem Sterling has credited Brendan Rodgers' man management for his form this season, reports David Anderson of the Daily Mirror.
Sterling is quoted as saying:
I’d say he (Rodgers) has got me settled off the pitch and he’s made me realise that I’m here on merit because of what I’ve done in the youth team.
He’s told me to do what I’ve been doing in the youth team and just be confident and get on the ball.
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has accused England manager Roy Hodgson of bias towards the top-eight Premier League clubs, reports David Coverdale of The Sun (subscription required).
Johnson is quoted as saying:
I think a lot of people saw me as almost a certainty for the Denmark squad.
But if you look at the last squad it was almost all top eight bar Cardiff’s Steven Caulker, who wasn’t meant to be in it but for Phil Jagielka’s injury.
I think that says a lot about the selection. I don’t think it really matters how well you’re playing, it’s who you play for.
It’s a fact isn’t it? If you look at the last 10 squads, Southampton have been playing well, they’re in the top eight — and the rest are Everton, Tottenham, Man United, Man City, clubs like that.