Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke gets his shot away despite the challenge  of  Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal during the Premier League match  at the Emirates. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Arsenal 0 Liverpool 0 This was Arsenal at their most bewildering. They were startlingly poor for so long Liverpool will have to consider this result a(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after the game at the Aviva last summer. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork City FC and Waterford United will both host Liverpool XI in a set of glamour friendlies at Turner’s Cross and the RSC respectively in July. (...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard during his final game at Anfield. Crystal Palace won  the Premier League   encounter 3-1. Photo:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Liverpool 1 Crystal Palace 3 Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s final appearance at Anfield ended in disappointment as his side could(...)

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 manager Brendan Rodgers wants the club to be forceful in the transfer market this summer. Photo: Andy Rain/EPA

Brendan Rodgers has claimed he is the manager best suited to Fenway Sports Group’s strategy for Liverpool but needs the club to be “forceful” in the t(...)

Jordan Henderson has signed a new deal at Liverpool worth €140,000 a week. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Henderson has ended months of contract negotiations with Liverpool by signing a new five-year deal at Anfield worth a basic €140,000 a week.The(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish looks to evade Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel and Emre Can during an impressive display in the FA Cup sem-final. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Xavi Hernandez is one of those players of whom people say: he makes the game look easy. He’s also the first one to argue that it’s not really like (...)