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LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to keep Craig Bellamy after holding talks with the player last week.

There has been uncertainty over Bellamy's future at Liverpool with Rodgers replacing Kenny Dalglish as boss last month. It was thought Cardiff City, where Bellamy spent the 2010-11 season on loan from Man City, could be about to make a move to take him back to his hometown.

Rodgers believes Bellamy may have much to offer his new Liverpool and has no intention of looking to move the 32-year-old on.

GERMANY believe any team hoping to win the European Championship will have to beat them to do so.
Joachim Low's side joined Portugal in the semi-finals, sweeping aside a negative Greece team 4-2 on Friday night to register their fourth win of the tournament and 15th in a row since the 2010 World Cup semi-final defeat to Spain.
Low said: “I believe we are the team you have to beat if you want to win this tournament. We have won 15 games in a row. We are the youngest team at this tournament and have great prospects for the future. I am proud of my players - it was a fantastic performance."
His confidence was echoed by forward Marco Reus, the 23-year-old brought into the starting line-up as Low shuffled his attacking options.
Reus, who hammered home Germany's fourth goal, said: “The destiny of Euro 2012 is in our hands. Our aim before the tournament was to win the title, and we have improved game by game. Like I say, winning Euro 2012 is just down to us.”

PORTUGAL defender Ricardo Costa has played down a bust-up between Ricardo Quaresma and Miguel Lopes in training on Saturday but admits that 'things got a bit heated'.
The Portuguese press reported that the pair came to blows during one drill when Quaresma was pushed to the ground by Lopes.
It is alleged that the winger then kicked out at Lopes' legs and team-mates had to step in to prevent the situation getting worse.
Defender Costa stood in front of Quaresma to calm him down while coach Paulo Bento also got involved, but played down the incident.

FORMER Germany captain Michael Ballack believes that Marco Reus deserves praise after his performance in the 4-2 demolition of Greece that secured their progress to the semi-finals.
Reus, 23, was given a start as coach Joachim Low dropped Lukas Podolski, Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller against the Greeks and vindicated his selection by scoring the fourth goal and causing trouble in the attacking third throughout the game.
Ballack admitted that he was impressed by the winger, who signed for German champions Borussia Dortmund before the tournament began.
"He was really good and is a great option for the next game. It's nice to see that the young players come onto the pitch and take their chance," Ballack told ESPN. "And above all, Reus was really good."
Low faces a tough decision over who to start in the semi-final against England or Italy next week as his regular starters will expect to play.

ANDRES Iniesta has voiced fears that Spain's achievements have resulted in the Spanish media and public having unrealistic expectations of them.
The Barcelona midfielder was responding to criticism of the team after their laboured 1-0 victory against Croatia  a victory that nevertheless saw the defending champions and World Cup winners top Group C.
Vicente del Bosque's side, who needed a late Jesus Navas strike to see off the Croats, also scored the most goals during the group phase and conceded the fewest.

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