It’s the last day of 2011 - see what the papers are saying:
DAILY MAIL: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that controversial striker Mario Balotelli is refusing to give up a smoking habit thought to involve up to two packets of cigarettes a week. Also: David Beckham is set to make a dramatic U-turn by snubbing Paris Saint-Germain to sign a new contract with LA Galaxy.
THE TIMES: Arsene Wenger has moved to allay supporters fears that Arsenal will finish below Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in his tenure. Also: Landon Donovan has marked the start of his second loan spell at Everton with an admission that he will face a battle to live up to the standards he set during his first stint with the Merseyside club two years ago.
DAILY EXPRESS: Steven Gerrard made a goalscoring return for Liverpool last night to cap a welcome home win. Also: Andre Villas-Boas has delivered a defiant New Year message that Chelsea can still compete with football’s latest rich kids for the world’s best players.
DAILY MIRROR: Liverpool are trying to gazump Chelsea’s move for Gary Cahill. Also: Steven Gerrard scored to seal his return and end 2011 on a high for Liverpool.
DAILY STAR: Steven Gerrard capped a great night for Liverpool at Anfield. Also: Manchester City have offered Daniele De Rossi a bank-busting £160,000-a-week deal in a bid to lure him to the Etihad Stadium.
THE SUN: David Beckham has urged Frank Lampard to join LA Galaxy. Also: Sean Long is said to be `devastated` at being caught in the drugs scandal that led to best pal Martin Gleeson`s ban.
THE GUARDIAN: Craig Bellamy`s brace and a goal for Steven Gerrard took Liverpool up to fifth, despite falling behind against Newcastle. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson had a dig at Man City by saying Tottenham are the best team at the moment.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes former captain Thierry Henry can still be a threat and will boost morale in the dressing room. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson believes Tottenham are the only team capable of prising the Premier League trophy away from Manchester.
THE INDEPENDENT: Arsene Wenger has confirmed Thierry Henry will sign a two-month deal to return to Arsenal. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson believes Spurs are currently playing the best football in the Premier League.