McLaren will not confirm the identity of their 2015 driver line-up until after the current season.
Last November, Steven Gerrard spent this international week captaining England to a Wembley defeat against Germany. A year earlier there was the 4-2 reverse in Sweden as Zlatan Ibrahimovic had his wicked way with Ryan Shawcross and the rest. Maybe Gerrard wasn’t missing it too much.
Jenson Button has hit out at McLaren saying he “just wants to feel wanted and part of the family” adding money will not be an influence in his next career move.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will remain on the sidelines after the club confirmed he has suffered a fresh thigh injury.
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez believes the Reds need to concentrate on the positives of finishing second last season as they prepare to take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.