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(...)

Manchester City have made an improved offer of €55 million for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City have made an improved £40million (€55m) offer for Raheem Sterling, but Liverpool are expected to reject the latest bid. Having had an (...)

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed is greeted by supporters in Malé in February  2012, after he was ousted in a coup. He was in jailed last March to 13 years under an anti-terrorism law following a rushed trial that was condemned internationally as flawed. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images

About this time last year, Mohamed Nasheed, the ousted pro-democracy president of the Maldives, stood at the doorway of his Maldivian Democratic Party(...)

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen feels the club can easily replace Raheem Sterling if he leaves Anfield. Photograph: PA

Liverpool would not suffer from selling Raheem Sterling because a player of similar quality could be bought with the proceeds, according to the club’s(...)

 Barcelona players celebrate with the Champions League trophy after their victory over Juventus in Berlin. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

In the last minute of the first half in Berlin, Lionel Messi got the ball on the right and bore down on the Juventus defence. He beat two men on an(...)

Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and children pose with the trophy after the Champions League Final win over Juventus  at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.  Photo: Oliver Lang/Getty

It was quarter to one in the morning and the first of the treble winners to leave was Ivan Rakitic, heading down the slope in the basement of the Olym(...)

Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)

Orchestrating everything is Messi, an all-round genius who could run past four players or pick out a runner on the far side with a no-look pass. There’s no way to tell.

Rio Ferdinand tells a story in his autobiography about the time he asked Thierry Henry to pick a favourite between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Mes(...)

Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona with a calf injury. The Italy internatio(...)

Luis Enrique’s Barcelona are on the brink of the treble. Photograph: Getty

Luis Enrique declared hunting season open in the first week of November and it lasted well into the new year. Barcelona had just been beaten at home b(...)