Wayne Rooney may have scored his first World Cup goal for England but found himself firmly in the shade of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters 1:42

England 1 Uruguay 2 In the days before the game there was no disagreement: Luis Suarez wouldn’t last. How could he? Uruguay’s decision not to r(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores a goal during their international friendly soccer match against Peru at Wembley Stadium in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

England 3 Peru 0 As send-offs go, England’s final appearance at Wembley before the World Cup should at least encourage the belief Roy Hodgson’s team a(...)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says England must play like Liverpool in Brazil  Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Paul Scholes has called for England to “adopt Liverpool’s attacking mentality” at the World Cup and has encouraged Roy Hodgson to include up to five o(...)

 Liverpool’s Manager Brendan Rodgers: “We thought we could play Roy of the Rovers football to make the goal difference up but tonight was about winning the game,” said Rodgers in the aftermath of Liverpool’s still scarcely believable 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Roy Race had no choice but to end a 40-year playing career that had defied earthquakes, assassination attempts and the ageing process. His left foot w(...)

 Liverpool captain  Steven Gerrard after the final whistle against Manchester City at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell /  EPA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admitted Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City was “the longest 90 minutes” of his life as the Reds claime(...)

Steven Gerrard (left) rushes to congratulate Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian scores what turned out to be Liverpool’s winner against Manchester City at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool 3 Manchester City 2 These are the moments when Liverpool, to borrow a line from the kaleidoscope of banners fluttering on the Ko(...)

 Jordan Henderson  celebrates with hisLiverpool  team-mates after scoring the fourth goal during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0: It is all falling into place for Liverpool. ‘Bre(...)

 Manchester United manager David Moyes (left) and Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers on the touchline  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester United boss David Moyes lamented the concession of the second penalty, just moments after the second half began, as the key moment(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge jumps over a tackle from Calum Chambers during the match at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Southampton 0 Liverpool 3 Liverpool’s title challenge is gaining increasing momentum, with Luis Suarez inspiring Brenda(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge celebrates his second goal against Swansea at Anfield yesterday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Talk of the title got to Liverpool against Swansea City. But, nervously, carelessly and belatedly, (...)