Work being carried out to increase the capacity of Anfield. Photograph: Getty Images

It is of course never a sign of good health for a club to be sacking a manager, especially when the leaves on the autumn trees are barely brown at the(...)

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique during their La Liga match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Photograph: Miguel Angel Morenatti/AP

Sevilla 2 Barcelona 1 Barcelona lost their first Primera Division match since Lionel Messi’s injury as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in a ri(...)

Luis Enrique wants the Barcelona fans to get behind the team. Photograph: Getty Images

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique woke up on Wednesday confronted with the twin problems of a lengthening injury list and the first signs of discontent th(...)

Bayern Munich’s Polish  striker Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal during the  Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in Munich. Photograph:  Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick in a 5-0 home thrashing of D(...)

Daniel Sturridge scores Liverpool’s second goal in the Premier League against Aston Villa at Anfield . Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Liverpool 3 Aston Villa 2 Timing is everything and Daniel Sturridge’s first goals for six months did his manager Brendan Rodgers a huge favour at Anfi(...)

 Brendan Rodgers: Including  the dismal end to last season,  Liverpool have taken only 16 points from their last 15 Premier League games. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Transition, transition, transition. It is the curse of modern football and also its great excuse. Whenever a club are underperforming, it is becaus(...)

Roma’s  Alessandro Florenzi  celebrates after scoring from just inside the Barcelona half during the Champions League match at the  Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Alessandro Florenzi scored an extraordinary goal from a seemingly impossible position on the right touchline, around 40 met(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came on and scored the winner at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul White/AP

Lionel Messi came off the bench to earn Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo hit five goals in a 6-0 romp a(...)

Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford in what was once a defining match in football but is now waning somewhat. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

There is a top-of-the-table match involving a team from Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Man City, first in the Premier League, are at Crystal Pal(...)

Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)