iverpool’s manager Juergen Klopp reacts during the match against Arsenal. Photograph: EPA

Jurgen Klopp has described Alex Ferguson as the “John Lennon of football” and arguably the greatest manager the game has seen ahead of his first encou(...)

The Liverpool team, back row, left to right, Ron Yeats, Gordon Milne, Willie Stevenson, Ian St John, Chris Lawler and Gerry Byrne, front row, left to right, Tommy Lawrence, Peter Thompson, Geoff Strong, Tommy Smith, Roger Hunt and Ian Callaghan celebrate with the trophy after the Liverpool v Leeds United FA Cup Final held at Wembley Stadium, London on the 1st May 1965. Liverpool won the match 2-1 after extra time. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has paid tribute to former Liverpool defender Gerry Byrne, who has died at the age of 77. Byrne, w(...)

Jürgen Klopp during his first game as Liverpool manager, a scoreless draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA.

Jürgen Klopp came to Liverpool promising “full-throttle football” and at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, his players tried eagerly to deliver i(...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro  and head physio Jon Fearn treat   Eden Hazard late on  during the  Premier League  match between against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Two days since the revelation that Chelsea have demoted their first-team doctor, Eva Carneiro, after Jose Mourinho deemed inconvenient her tending to (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the sideline during the Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Stamford bridge. Photo:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea did everything required of champions as he hit out at criticism of the Premier League winners’ approach.A 1-0 win over (...)

Gerrard is also only ever going to find himself suffering a crick in the neck gazing up at the Olympian pedigree of those who had the good fortune to play in the glory years. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Farewell then, Steven Gerrard. It has been emotional – not to mention glorious, thrilling and, by the end of a 16-year Liverpool career of operatic hi(...)

Bill Shankly with Liverpool players after a Charity Shield victory. “Shankly chose to believe football was about more than ‘assets’ and was able to convince a city he was right.” Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images.

Bill Shankly and Mario Balotelli: one a near-mythical figure representing Liverpool as it still likes to see itself, the other as it is. The 33rd anni(...)

Germany’s Jerome Boateng clashes with Steven Naismith of Scotland during the Euro 2016 qualifier between Germany and Scotland in Dortmund. Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Three minutes into the second half of last Sunday night’s game in Dortmund, Steven Naismith feinted his way past two German defenders, maintained his (...)

Irish Guards with a wounded man in a trench in Wytschaete, Belgium. Photograph: Fr Browne.

It was just after Christmas 1916 when Fr Frank Browne wrote from the front in Flanders to his Jesuit provincial in Ireland. “On St Stephen’s Day the m(...)