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(...)

Liverpool manager   Brendan Rodgers has faith in players to deliver aganst Chelsea. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has faith his players can compete against Chelsea on the pitch irrespective of what gameplan Jose Mourinho employs.I(...)

Gerrard is also only ever going to find himself suffering a crick in the neck gazing up at the Olympian pedigree of those who had the good fortune to play in the glory years. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Farewell then, Steven Gerrard. It has been emotional – not to mention glorious, thrilling and, by the end of a 16-year Liverpool career of operatic hi(...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores against the Netherlands in 1978. Coming in a 3-2 win for the Scots, it was one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Scots were once so proud as to be picky about the way in which they qualified for major championships, a fact that makes the last 16 years of stay(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers took a chance on the controversial striker Mario Balotelli and it has not paid off so far. Photograph: Getty Images.

When Brendan Rodgers spoke of the “calculated gamble” he had made in bringing Mario Balotelli to Liverpool, deep in his heart he knew that he was talk(...)

 Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke is now the frontrunner to be named Celtic’s new boss after Roy Keane pulled out of the race to succeed Neil Lennon.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Steve Clarke has already shown he has the mental strength to boss Celtic — by bouncing back from the collapse of his dream move to Parkhead as a play(...)