Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It was the quarterback Peyton Manning who once declared that “pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing”. If that(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon clashes withMayo’s Aidan O’Shea during an often fraught All-Ireland semi-final  at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

From “a big load of shite” to “absolutely brillint!”, the RTÉ panel travelled much the same journey as ourselves yesterday, losing the will to draw br(...)

Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

Liverpool insist manager Brendan Rodgers’ role at the club is safe. Photo: Dave Howarth/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will begin planning for next season after a positive meeting with the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group. Rodgers met(...)

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver celebrates after Newcastle United’s Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez scores during their Premier League match against West Ham United at St James Park. Photograph: AFP

It was “Squeaky Bum Tyne”, as one headline rather excellently put it yesterday ahead of Hull (and their Geordie manager) and Newcastle’s efforts to cl(...)

Liverpool’s  Raheem Sterling: his days look numbered at Anfield as agent insists he won’t sign a new deal with the club.  Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

Raheem Sterling’s contract dispute with Liverpool descended into open conflict during an extraordinary day of acrimony and finger-pointing that has(...)

Raheem Sterling is “definitely not signing” a new contract with Liverpool, his agent Aidy Ward has told the London Evening Standard. Photograph: PA

The man at the centre of Raheem Sterling’s contract debacle has rarely spoken in public, but comments regarding his player’s impasse with Liverpool h(...)

Steven Gerrard strugled to live up to the occasion on his last appearance at Anfield. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he was desperate to give the Anfield faithful one final flourish to add to his extensive back-catalogue of exp(...)

Thierry Henry is earning €5.6million as a football pundit on Sky Sports. Photograph: Getty

Oh, Thierry. It wasn’t meant to be this way. How did we get here? What happened? And is there a rewind button? Eight months into that giddily well-rem(...)

Raheem Sterling: are Brendan Rodgers and Daniel Sturridge the sort of role models that are going to lead him to the top of the game? Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A little over two years ago, Raheem Sterling told the Daily Mail: “I don’t think I’m famous. I suppose a few people know me, but it’s not changed me. (...)