Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty against Ludogorets during their Champions League soccer match at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his players for the manner in which they eked out a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets but was qui(...)

 Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores the crucial  second goal from the penalty spot against Ludogorets  at Anfield.  Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Captain Steven Gerrard conceded Liverpool have “a lot to learn” after a battling 2-1 victory over Ludogorets in their first Champions League game for (...)

Mario Balotelli of Liverpool scores the opening goal past Milan Borjan of  Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield.  Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1Mario Balotelli has always had a sense of timing, and waiting until eight minutes from the end of a delicately poised Champion(...)

Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor scrambles home the winning goal during the Premier League against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 0 Aston Villa 1If Liverpool needed any needed a reminder how tough life will be without last season’s two leading goalscorers, it was provid(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (left) scores  against Tottenham Hotspur   at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

Brendan Rodgers has said he will safeguard Raheem Sterling’s long-term career and avoid a repeat of Michael Owen’s misfortunes despite the growing imp(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge during a training session at St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent. Sturridge returned to Liverpool injured  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England’s handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker returned to Merseyside injured. The 25-year-(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

 Raheem Sterling scores Liverpool’s  opening goal during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3The Premier League has its reminder that Liverpool remain a potent force. That loss at the Etihad Stadium was exorcised here in(...)

Mario Balotelli: “I think he now feels that it is time to show the type of player he is.” Photograph: John Walton/PA wire.

Brendan Rodgers has no reservations over handing Mario Balotelli an immediate debut at Tottenham Hotspur, insisting the £16 million (€12 million) stri(...)

AC Milan are hoping to sign the Chelsea pair Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window.Milan want to bring To(...)