Manchester City 3 – 1 Liverpool – Champions reign supreme over last season’s runners up

For all the impressive commitment and dynamism of Liverpool in the opening phases of the game, Manchester City’s superior physicality, together with their ruthless efficiency in converting their chances led them to a comfortable victory in this early season clash between last season’s top two.

Hodgson’s Choice: Back youth, or stick with experience?

They may be flying to Brazil, but what role will Sterling, Shaw and Barkley have to play?

England’s World Cup hopes depend upon Liverpool stars

Merseyside holds the key to England’s chances of success in Brazil