James Milner under the watchful eye of Jurgen Klopp. The midfielder has played in a number of different roles since arriving at Anfield. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Much has been made of Jurgen Klopp’s touchline behaviour at Liverpool, those sudden cartwheeling appearances, grasping at the air, forming weird geome(...)

 Golan Lodge, with Jack Kennedy up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the Coral.ie  Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstwon. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

‘He has very little mileage on the clock,” said Ted Walsh. “He’s like a car you brought home and stood on blocks for three years.” In that sense, th(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will be without striker  Daniel Sturridge for the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final against Stoke. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Liverpool may be experiencing something of a crisis in front of goal but manager Jürgen Klopp will not be taking any shortcuts to solve it. The 22 go(...)

 Mario Balotelli has only made four appearances for AC Milan this year. Photograph: Dino Panato/Getty Images

Mario Balotelli has undergone successful surgery to resolve a groin problem and will be sidelined for four weeks, AC Milan announced on Wednesday. A r(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

 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(...)

 Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be closing in on a return to action after training alongside the first team for the first time since undergo(...)

Wolfsburg’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne looks to be on his way to Manchester City. Photograph: Getty Images

VfL Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne’s transfer to Manchester City could be nearing completion, German and English media said on Thur(...)

Mario Balotelli arrives at Milanello sport center in Carnago; “I am happy to be back. I do not have much to say because I just need to train and show what I can contribute”. Photograph: EPA

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli will have a good behaviour clause inserted into his contract with AC Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and clothing(...)

 Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli was undergoing a medical at AC Milan on Tuesday ahead of an expected move on loan from Liverpool, the Serie A club s(...)