Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says team still have “a great chance to achieve what we want to achieve this year. We can’t afford to dwell on the Europa League.” Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

One route into the Champions League closed on Liverpool in Istanbul and Brendan Rodgers believes his players face a psychological challenge to enhanc(...)

Louis van Gaal: a developmental technocrat whose proudest boast has always been that he knows how to get the best out of young players. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

After Louis van Gaal’s appointment as the successor to David Moyes at Manchester United was greeted with an almost unanimous chorus of approval, it wa(...)

Mario Balotelli takes the ball from Jordan Henderson to take a late penalty as Daniel Sturridge reacts during the Europa League match against Besiktas. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Mario Balotelli has been on the receiving end of more internal criticism at Liverpool after the manager, Brendan Rodgers, accused the striker of not (...)

  Mario Balotelli takes the ball from Liverpool captain  Jordan Henderson  before taking and scoring the penalty  in the  1-0 first-leg victory over Besiktas in the Europa League at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his full backing to striker Mario Balotelli over the penalty furore which blew up in the 1-0 win over Besi(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturrdige talks to Mario Balotelli after he took the ball from Jordan Henderson before scoring the penalty for Liverpool’s 1-0 victory during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against Besiktas at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool 1 Besiktas 0 The rehabilitation of Mario Balotelli continues apace at Liverpool. Last week it was a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur (...)

Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool’s equaliser as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS)

Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2Liverpool exorcised some demons at Selhurst Park by reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals with an impressive win against Crys(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling:   is under contract at Anfield until 2017 and has yet to sign a new deal despite negotiations opening in October. Peter Byrne/PA

Brendan Rodgers has warned Raheem Sterling’s advisors that Liverpool will not be held to ransom over a new contract and fears an excessive salary c(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard leaves the Goodison Park pitch for what is almost certainly the last time after the 0-0 draw with Everton. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Everton 0 Liverpool 0Even the occasion of his final Premier League Merseyside derby could not inspire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to more heroics(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic rises above the Liverpool defence to head home a goal in extra-time of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had(...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson  confronts Chelsea’s  Diego Costa  during the English League Cup semi-final first leg  at Anfield. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP.

Jordan Henderson has been praised for his willingness to protect his team by Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, following the midfielder’s tunnel (...)