MANCHESTER: The difference in fortunes since Liverpool won 3-0 away to Manchester United in March was illustrated when Louis Van Gaal's team reversed that scoreline on Sunday.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Robin van Persie's spectacular headed goal for the Netherlands against world champions Spain was described as "absolutely phenomenal" by former France manager Gerard Houllier on Saturday. Houllier, a member of FIFA's Technical Study Group for the last 20 years, could hardly contain his delight in describing the goal when members of the group briefed reporters at the Maracana on Saturday. "It was absolutely phenomenal," Houllier said. "Everything about it from a technical point of view was at such high…