Steven Gerrard has confirmed what many Liverpool fans had never thought possible – he will leave Liverpool at the end of this season. The 34-year-old former England captain is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and he has taken the difficult and emotional decision not to renew terms. His glittering Anfield career spans across three decades and to celebrate his glorious achievements, Sportsmail remembers Gerrard’s highs and lows through these stunning pictures.
Papiss Cisse could be the first big-name departure after Alan Pardew’s exit from Newcastle. Turkish giants Galatasaray are leading the chase to try and sign Newcastle top scorer Cisse in January. There has also been interest from several Premier League clubs including Manchester City, Tottenham and Swansea.
Lukas Podolski stormed out of Arsenal’s training ground on Wednesday after becoming increasingly frustrated with life at the Emirates. Podolski did not train at the Gunners’ Hertfordshire HQ after complaining of a groin injury and he has not travelled with his team-mates for the New Year’s Day game at Southampton.