Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says team still have “a great chance to achieve what we want to achieve this year. We can’t afford to dwell on the Europa League.” Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

One route into the Champions League closed on Liverpool in Istanbul and Brendan Rodgers believes his players face a psychological challenge to enhanc(...)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was left to rue his side’s lack of cutting edge as they were knocked out of the Europa League on penalties by besiktas. Photograph: AFP

Brendan Rodgers was left to rue Liverpool’s lack of cutting edge against Besiktas as his team exited the Europa League via a penalty shootout defeat.T(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge  with Raheem Sterling  during a training session at Melwood, Liverpool.

Evidence of Raheem Sterling’s contentment at Liverpool assumes more importance in the absence of a signature on a long-term contract, the one assuran(...)

Louis van Gaal: a developmental technocrat whose proudest boast has always been that he knows how to get the best out of young players. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

After Louis van Gaal’s appointment as the successor to David Moyes at Manchester United was greeted with an almost unanimous chorus of approval, it wa(...)

  Mario Balotelli takes the ball from Liverpool captain  Jordan Henderson  before taking and scoring the penalty  in the  1-0 first-leg victory over Besiktas in the Europa League at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his full backing to striker Mario Balotelli over the penalty furore which blew up in the 1-0 win over Besi(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturrdige talks to Mario Balotelli after he took the ball from Jordan Henderson before scoring the penalty for Liverpool’s 1-0 victory during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against Besiktas at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool 1 Besiktas 0 The rehabilitation of Mario Balotelli continues apace at Liverpool. Last week it was a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur (...)

Arrigo  Sacchi pictured during his time as Italy’s national youth team director in 2011. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Former Italy and AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi walked himself into a major row on Monday night when saying that “there are too many coloured players i(...)

Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool’s equaliser as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS)

Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2Liverpool exorcised some demons at Selhurst Park by reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals with an impressive win against Crys(...)

Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner in their 3-2 win over Spurs at Anfield. (Phorograph:  EPA/PETER POWELL)

Liverpool 3 Tottenham Hostpur 2Timing is everything and if nothing else, Mario Balotelli has not lost his sense of occasion during his dispiriting deb(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli will stay and fight for his place. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has again insisted Mario Balotelli does have a future at Anfield and expects him to fight for his place.The striker’(...)