"It's going to take quite a while to turn everything around after a disappointing World Cup. We need to start turning the fans back round on our side. It's going to be tough for all England players in the next couple of weeks with rival fans and we'll get a bit of stick. But we deserve that and need to take it on the chin."
-- Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard says he and his England teammates expect to hear some fan abuse, because of their poor World Cup showing, when the English Premier League season kicks off this weekend. (AP)