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  • Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul
    Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves, on the Brazil sidelines since the World Cup, has criticised national coach Dunga for what he deems an excessive overhaul of the squad after their Germany-inflicted Cup misery. Dunga has sought to bring in a variety of new faces since succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari last July.

  • Henderson channels Gerrard for club and country
    Henderson channels Gerrard for club and country

    Liverpool's England midfielder Jordan Henderson believes "there will never be another Steven Gerrard", but he is determined to ensure that his club-mate's legacy lives on through his own performances. Gerrard retired from international duty last year and will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, with Henderson, 24, the leading candidate to succeed him as captain at Anfield. The former Sunderland midfielder is now a central figure for both club and country, and while he is dismissive of suggestions he is being groomed as Gerrard's replacement, he cites the 34-year-old as a major influence. "I've learnt a lot from Stevie," Henderson told journalists during a briefing earlier this week.

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