New England Patriots’  Malcolm Butler  makes a vital interception to deny  Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette  during the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX  at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, USA. Photo: Larry Smith/EPA

For the dawn of spring, there was no sighting of daffodils, or leaping lambs, in the shattered world of Vinny Fitzpatrick. On Imbolc, the first of the(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: “There is no doubt Steven (Gerrard) moving on leaves a void on and off the pitch but the club has to keep moving forward to bring in the best players we can.” Photograph: EPA 2:31

Brendan Rodgers has said Liverpool need a strategy for replacing Steven Gerrard and admitted he is under no illusions about the difficulty of filling(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (second right)   consults with assistant Mike Marsh  during the 2-2 draw with Leicester at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has urged the club’s owners to target proven quality in the transfer market to replace Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher (...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard  leaves the club’s Melwood training centre hours after confirming he will leave the club at the end of the season.  Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits it will be virtually impossible to replace Steven Gerrard but he rejected suggestions the club had not done e(...)

 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has   announced he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard’s announcement this morning that he is to leave Liverpool at the end of the season was timed to spare Brendan Rodgers and the club int(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to announce he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season, it is understood. Photograph: PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to announce he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season, it is understood. The midfielder,(...)

Former Arsenal, New York Red Bulls, Barcelona and France striker retires at 37 after 20 year career. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images 1:00

Arsenal paid a fitting tribute to Thierry Henry, as did a number of his soon-to-be new colleagues, after the former Gunners striker announced his reti(...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard: on January 31st Chelsea entertain City at Stamford Bridge in an encounter that could have a defining influence on who takes the title this season.

To stand only one goal behind Thierry Henry in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts is a measure of Frank Lampard’s supreme talent. To score a(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers  looks on  as Steven Gerrard gets ready to be substituted onto the pitch during the  Premier League against Stoke City at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had no idea it was the 16th anniversary of Steven Gerrard’s debut and felt bad leaving him out of the team for the 1(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard at  a training session at the club’s Melwood training complex. Liverpool will play Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Wednesday. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts captain Steven Gerrard is no longer the driving force he was but insists it is wrong to write him off entire(...)