From the Back Pages, April 26: Brendan Rodgers casts doubt on Daniel Sturridge status by saying he wants to sign a striker

From the back pages
From the back pages

Daniel Sturridge is not guaranteed to be Liverpool’s first choice striker next season after Brendan Rodgers admitted recruiting a proven goalscorer is his summer priority. (The Telegraph)

West Brom 0-0 Liverpool: Baggies frustrate the Reds as visitors fail to put pressure on Manchester City in Champions League hunt. (Daily Mail)

Second Test, England won the toss: West Indies (299 and 307) lost to England (464 and 144 for one) by nine wickets: England took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series against West Indies by completing a nine-wicket victory in Grenada midway through the final session of the game, with a second half-century in the match for Alastair Cook helping to bolster the captain’s position after his long run of barren form. (The Times)

Two goals in three minutes in the closing stages of an absorbing clash saw Fernandinho claim the winner for the defending Premier League champions in a game that could have major ramifictions at both ends of the table. (The Independent)

Southampton 2 - Tottenham 2: Spurs fight back to grab draw at Saints: TWO teams with only the consolation of Europa League place next season to fight for combined to throw the door wide open for lurking Liverpool to beat them both to the punch. (The Express)

Watford are back in the Premier League, learning of their fate on the team bus travelling back from this victory in Sussex. Eight years on from their relegation to the Championship Slavisa Jokanovic’s vibrant, multi-national side went clear at the top after Middlesbrough’s slip at Fulham and Norwich’s failure to beat a Rotherham side struggling for their lives at the other end of the table. (The Guardian)

AP McCoy was given a guard of honour has he brought the curtain down on a spectacular career at Sandown. (The Mirror)