What the back pages say: Jamie  Carragher targets Europa Cup glory, hate campaign drove me out of Arsenal claims Kolo Toure, blame Steve Bruce for Wigan's 9-1 defeat at Spurs


David Beckham's big secret was revealed last night when it emerged that the most high-profile footballer on the planet has suffered from asthma since he was a boy.

Diamond wheezer! Becks admits he's an asthmatic

Also: Arsene Wenger's frustration with England's management of injury-prone Theo Walcott boiled over yesterday.

Wenger fury at Walcott's slow progress and England problems

Liverpool's Jamie Carragher

A cup is a cup: Liverpool's Jamie Carragher is happy to win anything


Ryan Babel last night rocked Liverpool by telling them: If things don't improve, I'm off in January.

I'll have to leave Liverpool, blasts out-of-favour Babel

Also: Alexandre Song has agreed a new long-term deal at Arsenal.


David Beckham reaches for an inhaler during LA Galaxy's Cup final defeat in Seattle.

Also: Rafa Benitez is backing Lyon to throw Liverpool a Champions League lifeline tonight.


Angry Arsene Wenger yesterday launched a four-letter attack on his stars, pointing out it was Arsenal who paid them - not their countries.

Also: Sunderland will listen to offers for out-of-favour defender Anton Ferdinand in
the new year.


Arsene Wenger has aimed an astonishing four-letter warning at Theo Walcott over his bid to win an England recall ahead of the World Cup.

Also: Rafa Benitez dismissed fears of a French conspiracy wrecking his Champions
League hopes tonight as he chases the miracle that will keep Liverpool alive in the competition.


Further fears have been raised over the controversial treatment received by several Premier League players from a Serbian physiotherapist after Liverpool's Yossi Benayoun said he understood she used human, rather than horse, placenta fluid to improve recovery times from muscle injuries.

Also: "People say to me they never saw me drunk," says former world darts champion Andy Fordham "but actually what happened was they never saw me sober. To tell you the truth, I was half-cut all the time."


Kolo Toure has claimed he had to leave Arsenal after falling victim to a whispering campaign by a team-mate.

Also: Steve Bruce will be interested to discover that Wigan Athletic's astonishing 9-1 defeat by Tottenham on Sunday was partly his fault.


The government have proposed the creation of a fund that would lead to bookmakers handing over millions of pounds to Sport England for reinvestment in grassroots sport as part of a new voluntary code.

Also: "I think all your life experiences affect how you coach," Andy Flower says on a
quiet afternoon in Johannesburg.


Jamie Carragher prepared Liverpool for the likelihood of elimination from the Champions League last night by insisting it would not be "a disaster" and declaring that the Europa League would still present them with the chance of winning silverware against a strong field.

Also: A deal for next year's British Grand Prix to remain at Silverstone is imminent, according to the Silverstone Holdings managing director Richard Phillips.

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