From the Back Pages, September 24: Luis Suarez ‘chomping at the bit’ to make Liverpool return

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is “chomping at the bit” ahead of his side’s Capital One Cup match against Manchester United on Wednesday. (Mirror)

Paolo Di Canio was sacked as Sunderland manager after a player rebellion of unprecedented scale in this country led to several indicating they would refuse to play for him again, which made it impossible for him to remain in charge of the team. (Telegraph)

The former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce believes Paolo Di Canio paid the price for an outdated management style after being sacked on Sunday night. (The Guardian)

Anyone who watched Manchester City’s demolition of Manchester United will have seen Yaya Toure rampant in the midfield, scoring in the 4-1 win while new Old Trafford man Marouane Fellaini looked all at sea. But the statistics from the game tell a very different story. Incredibly, the numbers appear to show that Belgian midfielder Fellaini had a better game than the Ivorian, despite the result. (Daily Mail)

ARSENAL have published their latest set of financial results, but profits have dropped. (The Express)

Giants in the land of Lilliputians. Well, things have not declined quite so disastrously to thus describe Australian cricket, but the selection of three of the tallest quick bowlers England have ever had was the most positive statement of intent on a day when the Ashes squad suggested a high degree of uncertainty about who their best batting options are outside the front six, and the front six itself. (The Times)

Lewis Hamilton has defended Sebastian Vettel over his negative reception on the podium after he raced to victory in Singapore, but he has admitted that if he was in the same position he would not want to win in the same way. (The Independent)