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The tabloids largely focus on Nigel Clough's instant impact at Pride Park, as the Derby manager-in-waiting watched his Kris Commons score a famous winner for the Rams. "Clough has the Commons touch," is the Daily Express' headline.
Following Sir Alex Ferguson's assertion in Inside United that table-topping Liverpool will be nervous during the second half of the season, Rafael Benitez has quickly countered: “I still believe we can improve and will have more options for the second half of the season."
In transfer news, The Daily Telegraph says the Reds are facing competition to sign 19-year-old French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli from Grenoble, with Internazionale, Juventus and Atletico Madrid all interested.