Ronald Koeman brings his Southampton team into Europa League action tonight. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has said his squad will take time to gel this season after a busy transfer window that saw a number of key players (...)

New Manchester City signing Raheem Sterling gestures to supporters as he arrives at the club’s Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini believes Raheem Sterling’s speed and versatility hold the key to him making a success of his big-money move to Manchester City. (...)

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Southampton for Nathaniel Clyne. Photograph: PA

Liverpool have agreed a £12.5m (€17.5m) deal for the Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne and the player is set to become the club’s sixth signing o(...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard with his three daughters after playing his final home game in the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters/Livepic

Steven Gerrard paid tribute to the club’s supporters after playing his final match at Anfield.Palace were 3-1 victors over Liverpool. Adam Lallana had(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard during his final game at Anfield. Crystal Palace won  the Premier League   encounter 3-1. Photo:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Liverpool 1 Crystal Palace 3 Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s final appearance at Anfield ended in disappointment as his side could(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho  leads the applause after Liverpool captain is substituted during the Premier League football match  at Stamford Bridge. Photo:   Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1For Liverpool the game is up. An afternoon which had begun with the visitors lining up in a guard of honour for the newly crowned(...)

English Premier League side Manchester United have agreed to sign PSV Eindhoven’s 21-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay. Photo: Jaspher Ruhe/AP

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to be out until at least September as he recovers from a hip operation.The 25-year-old England internatio(...)