Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

Daniel Sturridge: has had a nightmare season thus far with injury problems.  Photo:  Adam Davy/PA

Liverpool are resigned to being without Daniel Sturridge until the new year after scans confirmed he has suffered his second thigh strain of an injur(...)

Brendan Rodgers has been dealt a fresh blow after Daniel Sturridge picked up another thigh injury and could be out for a further six weeks.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be sidelined until the new year after his latest injury setback.The 25-year-old underwent scans on Wednesday (...)

Mario Balotelli and Alessio Cerci  during an Italy training session at Coverciano on in Florence. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

If Mario Balotelli had ever suspected that his recall to the Italy squad for Sunday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan was a case of(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa fires home their second goal during the Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2Diego Costa’s 10th goal of the season maintained Premier League leaders Chelsea’s unbeaten record and inflicted yet more pain on (...)

 Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema celebrates his goal against Liverpool during their Champions League   match  at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0By the end, at least Brendan Rodgers could make a credible argument that he could have started with his best men and there wa(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge may return to action against Real Madrid. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Brendan Rodgers is “highly unlikely” to gamble on Daniel Sturridge’s fitness for Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid despite the En(...)

When Liverpool’s new signings arrived, they appeared to increase the options available to Rodgers, but in fact, between them, they don’t offer as many options as Suárez did by himself. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers made it all sound so simple. “It’s not so hard to bring the ball out from the back on the floor, you know.” The new Liverpool manager (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (left) celebrates after scoring the winner from the   penalty spot against  Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Chelsea survived a scare to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 victory over neighbours QPR. Charlie A(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard  with team-mate Mario Balotelli. Gerrard has still to sign a new deal with the Anfield club. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Sturridge to miss Liverpool’s most demanding week of the season as they play Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Chelsea (...)