Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish battles for possession with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Emre Can during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters/Livepic

Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 1The restorative powers of Tim Sherwood know no bounds. A first FA Cup final in 15 years awaits an Aston Villa side that was i(...)

Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 0Whatever Raheem Sterling is smoking, and it is quite a lot judging by recent pictures of the Liverpool winger in action,(...)

Harry Kane heads home England’s fourth goal after just 80 seconds on the pitch in the Euro 2016 Group E game against Lithuania at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters/Livepic

England 4 Lithuania 0Presumably, Harry Kane knows international football is not always this easy. The crowd were kept waiting to see England’s man-of-(...)

Juan Mata’s stunning scissor kick put Manchester United two ahead in their 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2It was the kind of performance from Manchester United that has been a long time in the making and, for Steven Gerrard, (...)

Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane has been called into the English squad. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, was named in the senior England squad for the(...)

Mario Balotelli of Liverpool has hit back at critics in an Instagram post. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Reuters

Mario Balotelli has courted further controversy angrily by attacking his detractors in an angry online video.The Liverpool striker uploaded the video (...)

 Jordan Henderson puts Liverpool ahead in the premier League clash against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/EPA

Swansea 0 Liverpool 1Manchester United are back in view as the Liverpool bandwagon rolls on, courtesy of a huge slice of good fortune on what could pr(...)

Liverpool’s Kolo Toure is unsure of his Liverpool future. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure admits he has a difficult decision to make about his future.The Ivory Coast international’s current deal expires this su(...)

 Jordan Henderson opens the scoring for  Liverpool  during the  Premier League match against Burnley at Anfield. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Liverpool 2 Burnley 0Brendan Rodgers insists it is no foregone conclusion that Jordan Henderson will be promoted from vice to club captain when Steven(...)