From the Back Pages, December 21: Fernando Torres in line for shock return to Liverpool as Napoli eye Mario Balotelli loan

From the back pages
From the back pages

Liverpool are seriously considering a January move for Fernando Torres. (Daily Mail)

Brendan Rodgers has blasted the football culture that treats Arsene Wenger ‘disgracefully’ and dismisses his own efforts as ‘useless’. (The Mirror)

Arsène Wenger insists he is no Scrooge and will be happy to splash the cash in January to improve Arsenal’s chances of enjoying a jolly end to the season. (The Guardian)

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Louis van Gaal has criticised his side for “giving away” points during their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. (The Express)

Charlie Austin needed only one chance – one fortunate break to go his way – for him to start turning this game on its head. (The Independent)

Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore has announced he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. (The Telegraph)

Gary Ballance has been recalled to England’s squad for next year’s World Cup and the tri-series in Australia that precedes it next month. James Anderson and Stuart Broad have also been selected after missing the recent tour of Sri Lanka because of injury. (The Times)