Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said heavy investment makes Liverpool favourites for Sunday’s Merseyside derby. Photograph: PA

Roberto Martínez has put the pressure on Brendan Rodgers for Sunday’s Merseyside derby by claiming Liverpool’s “huge investment” makes them favourites(...)

Leinster interim head coach Leo Cullen at an open training session at Edenderry RFC yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has a sensible face. Elderly, almost. It’s always been like that. The prospective Leinster head coach is just one of those chaps of whom(...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Brendan Rodgers oversaw a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, Liverpool’s worst result since 1963. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers’ job as Liverpool manager is not under threat, with the club having no plans to review his position despite their dismal end to the s(...)

Michael Dawson celebrates after scoring Hull City’s winner against Liverpool at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Hull City 1 Liverpool 0 Michael Dawson scored his first goal for Hull City to help Steve Bruce’s team take another step towards Premier Leagu(...)

Jamie Carragher and Paul Ince had to choose between Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard for their combined Liverpool/Man U team during a Carlsberg Ireland event. Photograph: John Peters/Getty Images

Liverpool and Manchester United fans will get the chance to settle some bragging rights this Sunday as the two famous clubs battle it out in pursuit o(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane sits third in the Uefa list of all time national goalscorers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Robbie Keane’s 65 goals for the Republic of Ireland leaves him third on a list of Europe’s all-time leading national goalscorers published by Uefa. T(...)

Billy Bremner with Leeds United manager Don Revie at Wembley for the 1973 FA Cup Final against Sunderland.  Photo: Getty

Second-hand bookshops don’t get the praise they deserve. These are places of small treasures and large pleasures and in one a few weeks ago – Barter B(...)

Blackburn striker Joshua King on his way to scoring a hat-trick during the 4-1 fifth-round win over Stoke City. King will miss the Anfield clash. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Blackburn Rovers have found a new way to embarrass the Premier League and it is a darn sight more dignified than the last one. This season the Champi(...)

Celtic fans unveil a banner depicting their version of the four horsemen of the apocalypse during the Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“I got feelings in my skin.” “What kind of feelings?” “It’s hard to say, kid. You know quite a bit before water boils, it gets to heavin’ around? That(...)