From the Back Pages, December 25: Bolivian champions Bolivar confirm they ARE trying to tempt David Beckham out of retirement

From the back pages
From the back pages

Bolivian champions Bolivar have confirmed that they are trying to tempt David Beckham out of retirement. The club’s billionaire owner Marcelo Claure is a friend of the former England captain and is working with him to bring a new MLS franchise to Miami in 2015. (Mirror)

Season shaping up to be most exciting ever. Paul Hayward: Liverpool lead the way in the Premier League but with eight teams in the mix this could be a title race to savour. (The Telegraph)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the fans deserve to be able to dream of what may come with the club top of the table at Christmas, but he is confident there will be no complacency within the squad. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez attributes unique goal celebration to wife and kids. (The Express)

Jack Wilshere has revealed he stuck his middle finger up at a group of Manchester City fans because they abused him about his children. (The Guardian)

Kevin Pietersen has insisted that he has no intention of following Graeme Swann into retirement as he set his sights on avenging England’s Ashes hurt at the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. (The Times)

The last 12 months have seen book releases from Harry Redknapp, Sir Alex Ferguson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic - enough material in itself to provide some memorable quotes from 2013. (The Independent)