Chelsea’s Diego Costa fires home their second goal during the Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2Diego Costa’s 10th goal of the season maintained Premier League leaders Chelsea’s unbeaten record and inflicted yet more pain on (...)

 Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema celebrates his goal against Liverpool during their Champions League   match  at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0By the end, at least Brendan Rodgers could make a credible argument that he could have started with his best men and there wa(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli after scoring his side’s equaliser to make it 1-1 during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Centre of attention as usual, only this time it was for the right reasons for Mario Balotelli and Liverpool. The maligned striker helped turn the tie (...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores the first of his two goals past Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone during the  Premier League  match at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

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 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact.Rodgers backed the Italy (...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling  celebrates with captain Steven Gerrard after his cross was deflected into the goal by Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker for the winner at   at Loftus Road. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling’s “courage and cleverness” in providing the perfect riposte to “unfortunate” criticism of his England omission (...)

Richard Dunne of QPR scores an own goal past Alex McCarthy during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool at Loftus Road. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

QPR 2 Liverpool 3According to the Queens Park Rangers support, Raheem Sterling sleeps when he wants. Not here. Not when he had the presence of mind to(...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates scoring his fourth goal against Japan during their soccer friendly  at the National Stadium in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the second goal against West Brom at Anfield last weekend. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson insists agreeing a new contract at Anfield will not be an issue.The 24-year-old, who was named the Reds’ vice-ca(...)

 Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (right ) is congratulated by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson (left), who scored the winner,  after his opener against West Bromwich Albion at  Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 1Striker Mario Balotelli’s demotion to the bench coincided with Liverpool’s first win in four Barclays Premier Lague (...)