Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish celebrates his side’s second goal in the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium last April. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo

There is a story that does the rounds among the compact Gaelic football community in Warwickshire of Jack Grealish’s first match for his local club, J(...)

Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke gets his shot away despite the challenge  of  Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal during the Premier League match  at the Emirates. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Arsenal 0 Liverpool 0 This was Arsenal at their most bewildering. They were startlingly poor for so long Liverpool will have to consider this result a(...)

 Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers and Bournemouth’s manager Eddie Howe react during the English Premier League soccer match on Monday night. Photograph: EPA

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was left frustrated by Monday’s 1-0 Premier League loss to Liverpool but said his team’s performance at Anfield would (...)

Christian Benteke scores his first goal for Liverpool in the Premier League clash against Bournemouth at Anfield. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Liverpool 1 Bournemouth 0 Life in the Premier League can be unforgiving, wrote Brendan Rodgers in his programme notes. Eddie Howe can only agree after(...)

Philippe Coutinho scores Liverpool’s winning goal during the Premier League game against Stoke City at  the  Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 It was an extraordinary moment to settle such an ordinary match and for Liverpool a goal that should have therapeutic effects(...)

Rudy Gestede opened his Aston Villa account as Tim Sherwood’s side started the season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Photograph: Getty

Bournemouth 0 Aston Villa 1 Rudy Gestede scored 13 minutes into his Aston Villa debut to secure a 1-0 victory at newly-promoted Bournemouth. (...)

 Aston Villa have once again raided France’s Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient. Photograph: Getty Images

Aston Villa have signed Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old has penned a five-year contract at Villa Park after leavi(...)

Christian Benteke has completed his move from Aston Villa to Liverpool on a deal worth €46.5 million. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has finally captured his number one summer transfer target after striker Christian Benteke completed his €46.5 mi(...)

Tony Pulis and James McClean have spoken about his national anthem snub. Photograph: Alex Menendez/Getty Images

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has told James McClean that he must protect his reputation after his snub of the English national anthem. McClean (...)