Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli (right) walks off the pitch at half-time with Real Madrid’s Pepe, before swapping shirts in the tunnel, during their Champions League Group B match at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Brendan Rodgers is planning to reprimand Mario Balotelli after another disappointing night for Liverpool in the Champions League and the latest demons(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers left frustrated again by the news Daniel Sturridge has suffered  a setback. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Liverpool have been dealt another significant blow after Daniel Sturridge broke down in his first session since returning to training. Brendan Rodg(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring against bitter derby rivals Everton. But critics have wondered whether he has the mobility to cope with a league that is speeding up as he is slowing down. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Leighton Baines was clearly furious to have conceded the free-kick, but it was mostly because he thought Mario Balotelli had dived. As the Italian fel(...)

Bulletproof self-confidence:  Frank Lampard responds to fans after yesterday’s   match between Manchester City and Chelsea. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As Frank Lampard stood on the sideline waiting to come on with 15 minutes left at the Etihad Stadium yesterday, you looked at Manuel Pellegrini and wo(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren (left): When he was three years old his family had to flee Yugoslavia or “somebody would have been killed”. Photograph: PA

By Jamie JacksonSTANDFIRST: the refugee childhood of Liverpool’s new Croatia centre-back has inspired him to work hard and be strongWhen he was three (...)

 Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho  scores the third goal during a pre-season friendly against  Borussia Dortmund  at Anfield.

Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0 The World Cup heralded misery for Liverpool’s forward line this summer, even the one not involved. Philippe Coutinho(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson said there were signs of progress in this World Cup but it still led to an early exit. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

It is strange to look back and consider that most of the important things were said before the Uruguay game. Roy Hodgson teased Luis Suarez to prov(...)

England’s Leighton Baines was left badly exposed at times against Italy in England’s opening World Cup Group D game in Manaus. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The grilling Wayne Rooney has received from the English media since Saturday’s defeat by Italy must have been welcome in at least one part of the Engl(...)

West Ham United striker Roy Carroll scored six goals in 44 Premier League games for Liverpool before moving to London. Photograph: Getty.

Andy Hunter Brendan Rodgers has said he is no longer concerned by Liverpool’s ability to handle direct, physical opponents, as (...)

Liverpool’s Aly Cissokho and Kolo Toure in action against Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud at Anfield, a game the home side won emphatically 5-1.

Liverpool have scored four or more goals in nine of their 27 league games to date, a remarkable strike rate that last week enabled them to overtake(...)