HE IS already a hero in the red half of Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp could seal his status if one of todays big gossip items comes to pass – The Independent reports that the new Anfield boss wants to bring Steven Gerrard back to the club.
Another comeback on the cards is even more improbable with the Mirror claiming Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham (pictured) is in line to make a shock return to playing duties at 49 – having registered himself as a player.
And in a sea of negative headlines, Jose Mourinho may just appreciate the Mail’s claim that Monaco have had a £35 million bid to take him from Chelsea rejected by owner Roman Abramovich.
So here is our Wednesday take on the gossip and speculation in the football world, all sprinkled with our unique marks out of 10 to give you an instant credibility guide.
LA GALAXY midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, could return to Liverpool – perhaps as a player – after discussions with manager Jurgen Klopp.
(Independent) 8/10 Why not? Especially if it is combined with a coaching role.
Stevenage manager and ex-Manchester United and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has registered himself as a player aged 49 and could play on Wednesday in the Herts Senior Challenge Cup match against Welwyn Garden City.
(Daily Mirror) 9/10 Should put a few on the gate. Don’t forget to warm up, Teddy.
Monaco have had a £35m bid for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rejected by Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who could be interested were the offer doubled.
(Mail) 2/10 If he has turned down £35m then Jose surely is safe – at least for now.
Real Madrid legend Jorge Valdano claims Jose Mourinho lost his “credibility” as a top manager when he left the Bernabeu two years ago.
(Daily Mirror) 1/10 We all have 20/20 vision in retrospect – and no-one said that when he won the Premier League in May.
Jose Mourinho will be permitted to work for another English club if he is sacked by Chelsea under the terms of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
(The Times) 5/10 Form an orderly queue.
Arsenal will not give new contracts to midfielders Tomas Rosicky, 35, Mathieu Flamini, 31, and Mikel Arteta, 33 when their deals expire at the end of the season.
(Evening Standard) 9/10 The clue is in their ages.
Former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira, 39, is in contention to take over as New York City head coach, after the MLS side sacked Jason Kreis.
(Star) 5/10 If he goes it will be a surprise given the interest in Vieira shown by Premier clubs.
Leicester have been watching Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik, 21. The Poland international would cost about £10m.
(Mirror) 6/10 It’s the type of deal that could appeal next summer.
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 24, could leave in January after a disagreement with the club’s fitness coach.
(Sun) 2/10 An end of match tiff will not push him out – but he could leave anyway as he is clearly frustrated with his bit part role.
Everton will not consider selling 28-year-old forward Kevin Mirallas, who has made seven appearances for the Toffees this season.
(Liverpool Echo) 6/10 He is too good to fester out of the side.
Watford striker Troy Deeney, 27, joked he would “happily” tell free agent Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, to “go somewhere else please” after being told the former Spurs forward had been linked with the Hornets.
(Talksport via Watford Observer) 5/10 May not be a joke!
After putting contract talks with senior players on hold until Sunderland secure their Premier League status, boss Sam Allardyce wants to finalise a new deal with 21-year-old striker Duncan Watmore.
(Sunderland Echo) 10/10 After the Jack Colback contract shambles, this is one player the club must tie down.
Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a Real Madrid shirt to the world’s fattest man. Mexican Andres Moreno weighs over 68 stone and the Portuguese superstar sent him the gift before a weight-loss procedure.
(The Sun) 10/10 Ronaldo has a huge ego but that shirt won’t fit Andres. Just saying.
Charlton Athletic could offer former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro an immediate route back into football at the conclusion of her legal battle with her old employers and manager Jose Mourinho.
(Daily Mail) 7/10 Perhaps a welcome distraction from some of the football?