From the Back Pages, March 17: Henderson’s deflected winner maintains Champions League push

From the back pages
From the back pages

JORDAN HENDERSON’S fortuitous strike rescued a below-par Liverpool and kept them firmly in the Champions League qualification mix. (The Express)

West Ham are ready to step up their pursuit of David Moyes after putting his old Everton scout Tony Henry in charge of their summer recruitment policy. (The Telegraph)

Sunderland find themselves in precisely the circumstances they hoped to avoid, whether this season or any other: games running out, points elusive, initiating change. Since their return to the Barclays Premier League in 2007, they have become experts in upheaval and very little else, jettisoning managers, with small improvements quickly followed by sharp declines that return a dispiriting cycle to its beginning. (The Times)

Liverpool vs Manchester United: How can Louis van Gaal recall Angel Di Maria in place of Juan Mata? (The Independent)

Wales will have to wait to lay their hands on the RBS Six Nations trophy, if they claim the title on Saturday - as the silverware will be elsewhere. (Daily Mail)

Cricket World Cup: It’s quarter-final time, and they look worth the long wait. South Africa v Sri Lanka gets the show under way on Wednesday, India face Bangladesh the next day, Australia then take on Pakistan before the co-hosts New Zealand finish up with a game against West Indies (The Guardian)

Lewis Hamilton has blasted whingeing rival Sebastian Vettel as he waded into the Wailing Wall row, writes Byron Young in Melbourne. (The Mirror)