The Independent

Liverpool are waiting on the extent of Daniel Sturridge’s hamstring injury, after the striker was assessed by Liverpool medics on Monday.
Mesut Ozil will boost Arsenal’s quest for fourth by returning from injury to face Hull City on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
Gus Poyet has insisted he is ready to take on the challenge of finding a lasting solution to Sunderland’s problems.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no regrets about playing captain Vincent Kompany in Sunday’s potentially damaging loss at title rivals Liverpool.
Arsenal are in a battle – however not for the Premier League title as their supporters had hoped – but to cling on to the fourth and final Champions League place.
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro says it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.
Roberto Martinez believes Everton’s mentality can give them an advantage in the battle to qualify for the Champions League.
Manager Arsene Wenger challenged his Arsenal side to focus on doing their own job after beating West Ham 3-1 with a wonder goal from Olivier Giroud rather than worry about Everton’s form in the race for Champions League qualification.
The World Cup in Brazil is coming into view and everyone is hoping this summer’s carnival can take its place among some of the great tournaments of the past.
Manchester City have the chance to bounce back from their defeat at Anfield on Sunday and put the pressure back on Liverpool and Chelsea in the title race. Although the league is no longer in Manuel Pellegrini’s hands, his side can still get within a point of the Reds if they win their games in hand.
Crystal Palace’s win at Aston Villa on Saturday has all but sealed their safety, while Tony Pulis’ side have demonstrated that they are not going to be a walkover even if their status isn’t in immediate danger.
It is a mouth-watering prospect: Liverpool, the defending champions, hosting Manchester City – rich, ambitious and the envy of just about every team in the league. It is a fixture that has more than a ring of the men’s game about it but on Thursday night marks City’s debut in the Women’s Super League (WSL).
Arsenal have moved back into fourth place with a hard-fought 3-1 home win over West Ham United.
Roberto Martinez will tell you he was never in doubt that Everton would be where they stand tomorrow night – ready to make another big stride towards displacing Arsenal from the Champions League by recording an eighth successive Premier League win, over Crystal Palace at a bouncing Goodison Park. He could just have done without his chairman, Bill Kenwright, proclaiming the fact quite so early.
Fresh doubt has been cast on the future of the Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert after the suspension of his two closest allies at the struggling Premier League club.
Novak Djokovic had not played a tournament match on clay for 10 months but the world No 2 showed no signs of rustiness as he began the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title.
Manchester City are paying their players higher wages than any club in world sport, as doubts emerged about their ability to comply with Uefa’s financial fair play system.
Neither of these sides can expect to experience another match this season in which momentum shifts as heavily as it did here, one way and then the other.