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 Philippe Coutinho  scores the third goal during a pre-season friendly against  Borussia Dortmund  at Anfield.

Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0 The World Cup heralded misery for Liverpool’s forward line this summer, even the one not involved. Philippe Coutinho(...)

Brazil Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari addresses a press conference ahead of tonight’s opening game in the 2014 Fifa World Cup against Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images 7:03

“For all Brazilians. I want to say our time has arrived. We want to go together. This is our World Cup. ” Luis Felipe Scolari spoke with the sa(...)

Liverpool fans may have been short-changed by the lack of star quality on show but it didn’t prevent them singing 
You’ll Never Walk Alone
 with gusto before the start of last night’s friendly at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0, Liverpool 4There are still those who resist the growing significance of statistical analysis in football but sometimes there is sim(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1: Liverpool rounded off their season with a narrow victory over nine-man Newcastle, but it was not enough to end the Anf(...)

 Liverpool’s Manager Brendan Rodgers: “We thought we could play Roy of the Rovers football to make the goal difference up but tonight was about winning the game,” said Rodgers in the aftermath of Liverpool’s still scarcely believable 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Roy Race had no choice but to end a 40-year playing career that had defied earthquakes, assassination attempts and the ageing process. His left foot w(...)

Rodgers and his erstwhile boss Mourinho are friends of many years, having worked together at Chelsea. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Early Friday afternoon at Cobham and Jose Mourinho is bristling. The tone at his first domestic pre-match press conference for three weeks had come(...)

 Yaya Toure: will miss up to a fortnight with Manchester City due to a muscle injury. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty

Manuel Pellegrini has denied Manchester City have surrendered a championship-winning advantage, insisting Liverpool could drop points to allow his (...)

Steven Gerrard reacts at the final whistle as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 yesterday

Steven Gerrard hasn’t won major trophies very often, but when he does, he likes to do it in style. In 2001, he was part of the team that(...)