Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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The Reds will end a five-year absence from Europe's elite club competition when they welcome Bulgarian champions Ludogorets to Anfield on Tuesday evening

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Brendan Rodgers' side are back in the competition for the first time since 2009 but the 41-year-old's new attacking signings are yet to click, while defensive cracks still exist

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The Bianconeri re-established themselves as Italy's top team under Antonio Conte but disappointed on the continent - will things be different under Massimiliano Allegri?

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The project at Stade Louis II has been downgraded, but the supporters are not happy the club have not kept their promises

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The Argentine has won every trophy for Atletico bar Europe's premier club competition and is eager to capture the biggest prize of all before leaving the Spanish side

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The ex-France midfielder has urged his compatriot to step up his game after a difficult start to the season and remains keen to coach at the highest level in future

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The Brazil-born Spaniard, who joined the club from Atletico Madrid in the summer, has scored seven goals already this season and will look to continue his run on Wednesday

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The Italian needs to find a solution to his side's problems following the sales of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso plus three defeats in the team's last four matches

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The Liga club's qualification for Europe was based on their outstanding home form last season and the winger is hoping to replicate that in the Champions League

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The former Arsenal forward has agreed a new deal with Rudi Garcia's side that will keep him at the club for one additional season

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The Spain international believes the Cypriot side will pose a significant threat as Luis Enrique's men get their European campaign started

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The former Red Devils star believes the work his club has done in the transfer market this summer could help attract the Real Madrid superstar back to Old Trafford

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A return to the Champions League pits the Slovenian champions against a side struggling with their early-season form

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The Gunners are set for a 17th successive campaign in Europe's elite club competition and Goal casts an eye over what the tournament could hold for them

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The Reds boss insists £16 million signing, who won the competition in 2010, is working hard to ensure he will make an impact in Europe's elite club competition this season

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Francesco Totti, Juan Iturbe and Gervinho all started on the bench on Sunday but are set to start on Wednesday

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The Portuguese boss says the experienced pair will be key ahead of his side's opening Champions League game of the campaign against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday

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The German has revealed that he didn't expect Louis Van Gaal to allow the Japan international to leave Old Trafford and make an emotional return to Signal Iduna Park

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The Argentine highlighted the strength of their Greek opponents in front of their home support and is anticipating a difficult night's work in the Champions League on Tuesday

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The Frenchman suffered ankle ligament damage against Manchester City on Saturday and is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following scans on the problem