From the Back Pages, July 14: “Good, but not great”: Raheem Sterling blasted by Phil Thompson as Liverpool exit nears

From the back pages
From the back pages

Raheem Sterling failed to “deliver” for Liverpool and won’t be missed at Anfield. That is the damning verdict of Anfield legend Phil Thompson who reckons fans will be glad to see the back of the youngster following his £49million move to Manchester City. (The Mirror)

Claudio Ranieri, the former Chelsea manager, has been named as the new manager of Leicester City, replacing Nigel Pearson, who was sacked last month. (The Times)

Double trouble: Manchester United seal £40m swoop for Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin. (The Independent)

Hugo Lloris is in a race against time to be fit for the start of the season after returning to pre-season training with a broken wrist. (Daily Mail)

ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger insists he has no desire to let Mesut Ozil leave for Juventus this summer. (The Express)

The good news for Novak Djokovic is that, at 28 and with nine majors to his name, he is getting better. The bad news for everyone else is that the newly minted Wimbledon champion says he might play on for as long as the 33-year-old Roger Federer, whom he beat over four sets of a tense and thoroughly absorbing final on Sunday. (The Guardian)

Manchester City will attempt to push their summer spending towards the £100m mark this week by intensifying efforts to secure Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on completion of the £49m signing of Raheem Sterling. (The Telegraph)

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