Steven Gerrard shrugged off an unprecedented show of appreciation from the Chelsea support as Liverpool’s faint hopes of securing Champions League fo(...)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was left to rue his side’s lack of cutting edge as they were knocked out of the Europa League on penalties by besiktas. Photograph: AFP

Brendan Rodgers was left to rue Liverpool’s lack of cutting edge against Besiktas as his team exited the Europa League via a penalty shootout defeat.T(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturrdige talks to Mario Balotelli after he took the ball from Jordan Henderson before scoring the penalty for Liverpool’s 1-0 victory during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against Besiktas at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool 1 Besiktas 0 The rehabilitation of Mario Balotelli continues apace at Liverpool. Last week it was a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at a training session ahead of the Champions League last 16 match against Paris St Germain. Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

The latest France Football has a picture of Jose Mourinho on the cover and a headline of L’Emmerdeur that, to be kind, is a way of describing the Che(...)

  Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will have to plan for a Champions League meeting with Barcelona.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Manchester City’s reward for securing progress from their Champions League group is another meeting with Barcelona, who beat them last season, also i(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard dejected after that miscontrol and slip against Chelsea. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

“Right, this does not f*****g slip. Hey! Listen to me, this does not f*****g slip. This is gone, we go Norwich exactly the same. We go again.”When Liv(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey leaves the field after receiving a red card during the first leg of their Champions League qualifying soccer match against Besiktas at Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul. Photograph:  Murad Sezer/Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at the sending off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey as his side battled to a goalless draw with Besiktas in the first(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud tries to get a shot away while under pressure from the Besiktas defence during the Champions League play-off  in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Besiktas 0 Arsenal 0Arsenal’s pristine record in Champions League qualifying games has been sullied, even if a bad-tempered stalemate in Istanbul stil(...)

Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew at the final whistle in Edinburgh.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Ronny Deila spoke about “ black day” after Celtic’s Champions League hopes were ended by a thumping 6-1 aggregate defeat by Legia Warsaw. Trailing 4-1(...)