From the Back Pages, October 6: Januzaj for England? Hodgson joins fight to lure Belgium-born wonderkid

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed he has his eye on Adnan Januzaj and he could play for the national side in the future. When asked if Januzaj could one day play for England, Hodgson, who was appearing on BBC1’s Match of the Day, said: ‘Yeah down the line if he becomes naturalised or if he becomes a homegrown product.’ (Daily Mail)

Revolutionary plans to expand the European Championship into a huge rival to the World Cup are being discussed by advisers close to Uefa’s president, Michel Platini. (The Independent)

John Beck, one of the more infamous football managers of the past 30 years, has been taking a prominent role in the Football Association’s programme to bring through the next generation of coaches. (The Guardian)

Roy Hodgson says England deserve to reach the World Cup finals next year, despite struggling to convince for much of their qualifying campaign. (The Telegraph)

Tottenham will rival Manchester United for the signing of Leighton Baines in January, writes Dave Kidd of the Sunday People. (The Mirror)

ENGLAND keeper Joe Hart will soon discover that his Manchester City reprieve is only a temporary one. (The Express)

They came to hail the return of the man who never wanted to leave Anfield but left celebrating the brilliance of the player who had been desperate to leave. With Kenny Dalglish back in the directors’ box after being asked to join the club’s board, it was Luis Suárez, the inheritor of his No 7 shirt, who inspired Liverpool to a routine win that put them back on top of the Barclays Premier League. (The Times)