Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling  celebrates with captain Steven Gerrard after his cross was deflected into the goal by Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker for the winner at   at Loftus Road. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling’s “courage and cleverness” in providing the perfect riposte to “unfortunate” criticism of his England omission (...)

Richard Dunne of QPR scores an own goal past Alex McCarthy during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool at Loftus Road. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

QPR 2 Liverpool 3According to the Queens Park Rangers support, Raheem Sterling sleeps when he wants. Not here. Not when he had the presence of mind to(...)

 Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (right ) is congratulated by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson (left), who scored the winner,  after his opener against West Bromwich Albion at  Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 1Striker Mario Balotelli’s demotion to the bench coincided with Liverpool’s first win in four Barclays Premier Lague (...)

Liverpool’s Glen Johnson in action against Olympiacos FC during the International Champions Cup on July 27th in Chicago. Photograph: David Banks/Getty Images.

Glen Johnson is confident Liverpool’s challenge for domestic and European honours will not be derailed by the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona f(...)

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(...)