From the back pages, January 13: Bigger fish to fry: Fergie admits he doesn’t bother looking at Liverpool’s results anymore

Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered a damning assessment of Liverpool. The Manchester United manager admitted that he doesn’t even bother to look at where the ­Merseysiders are in the Premier League table. (The Mirror)

Tottenham have told Real Madrid they will have to pay a British record £55million if they want to sign star winger Gareth Bale. (Express)

Pep Guardiola will decide to become Manchester City manager in the summer. Guardiola has opted for City as he is convinced they can become a force to rival his former club Barcelona. (The Sun)

Stoke’s long unbeaten home run was brought to a shuddering halt as Chelsea chalked up a much-needed victory - with a helping hand from Jon Walters, who scored two own goals and missed a penalty. (The Independent)

Arsene Wenger has revealed he believes Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas will return one day to Arsenal. Wenger said losing Fabregas to Barcelona convinced him he had to turn to English talent to improve his chances of hanging on to his future stars and building another successful Arsenal team. (Daily Mail)