Exclusive – Carragher tells Sturridge: No pressure but it’s down to you to kickstart Liverpool’s season!

first_imgJamie Carragher does not want to put too much pressure on Daniel Sturridge’s shoulders, but admits the striker is Liverpool’s most likely saviour.The 25-year-old has not played since damaging his hamstring while on England duty in August, and the Reds have struggled in his absence.But he is now back in training and in line to return to action for Liverpool in their first game after the international break, against Crystal Palace on November 23.“You can’t just expect Daniel Sturridge to come in and fire on all cylinders,” he told the Colin Murray show. “He has been out for while so you don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but it looks like it is down to him because there is not much else there at the moment.“Hopefully, when this international break is out the way, we will start seeing the real Liverpool. It will be a different Liverpool to last season, for obvious reasons – Luis Suarez going and the new players coming in – but we have to start picking it up because before you know it Southampton might even be too far ahead, never mind the other top teams.”last_img read more

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GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT CORPORATION TAX RATE, INSISTS MEP GALLAGHER

first_imgThe Government must dig its heels in to protect our ‘valuable corporate tax rate’, Pat the Cope Gallagher insisted today.The MEP has urged An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to retain the strong stance held by the previous Government on the issue of CCCTB.Speaking from Brussels, Mr Gallagher commented: “The concessions sought on tax are more to do with the domestic political agenda in France and Germany than the stability of the euro. “Fianna Fáil in Government strongly opposed any changes to our corporate tax base. Over many years, our opposition to CCCTB has been firm and unwavering.“It is now up to the new Government to hold that strong position to protect our economic interests. There is no such thing as a compromise here. Giving in a little bit now will ultimately lead to a complete undermining of our ability to retain and attract foreign direct investment.“It is widely reported that some of the larger EU countries are seeking tax concessions from Ireland in return for an interest rate reduction.”Mr Gallagher added: “While I support any effort by the Government to seek a cut in interest rates, this issue has now been taken off the agenda at this week’s summit. “It seems clear that Europe is frantically attempting to dampen expectations of a possible cut. All the while, Ireland remains under pressure regarding CCCCTB, for what I believe has more to do with domestic political concerns in France and Germany, than the financial stability of the Euro.”GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT CORPORATION TAX RATE, INSISTS MEP GALLAGHER was last modified: March 25th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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