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(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling in action against Crystal Palace at Anfield stadium last Saturday. The former Liverpool winger John Barnes has given a damning verdict on Sterling’s stand-off with the club. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, wants an end-of-season review with Brendan Rodgers over the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions Leagu(...)

English Premier League side Manchester United have agreed to sign PSV Eindhoven’s 21-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay. Photo: Jaspher Ruhe/AP

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to be out until at least September as he recovers from a hip operation.The 25-year-old England internatio(...)

Michael Dawson celebrates after scoring Hull City’s winner against Liverpool at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Hull City 1 Liverpool 0 Michael Dawson scored his first goal for Hull City to help Steve Bruce’s team take another step towards Premier Leagu(...)

Hull City’s Michael Dawson heads home a goal in the Premier League game against Liverpool at   the KC Stadium,   Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Hull City 1 Liverpool 0 Michael Dawson’s first-half header sunk woeful Liverpool at the KC Stadium and lifted Hull to the brink of Premier League saf(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren lays on the ground dejected after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

West Brom 0 Liverpool 0Liverpool’s slim Champions League hopes suffered a huge blow as they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at West Brom.The Red(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out for a third game in a row. Photo: John Walton/PA

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will miss his third successive match as he has still not recovered from a hip injury to face West Brom.The English (...)

Liverpool will try to compete with Manchester United for the signature of PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay. Photograph: Epa

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season, with the attraction of Louis van Gaal, the D(...)