Philippe Coutinho celebrates his wonderful winner against Manchester City, his third goal in seven games. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho had not recovered from the pain of missing out on a World Cup in Brazil when the new Premier League season opened in August. Having(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has lost the last two matches with a basic 4-4-2 system which suggests that under pressure, his selections are defined less by detailed consideration of the likely patterns of the game, than by a gambler’s faith in the ability of his forwards to outscore the opposition. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City arrived at Anfield holding all the cards. Liverpool got home at 4:30am on Friday after losing on penalties in Istanbul. Their prepa(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates with Dejan Lovren after scoring the winning goal. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Manchester City 1The decisive factor at Anfield would not be Liverpool’s late return from Istanbul, claimed Manuel Pellegrini, but the per(...)

Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says team still have “a great chance to achieve what we want to achieve this year. We can’t afford to dwell on the Europa League.” Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

One route into the Champions League closed on Liverpool in Istanbul and Brendan Rodgers believes his players face a psychological challenge to enhanc(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge  with Raheem Sterling  during a training session at Melwood, Liverpool.

Evidence of Raheem Sterling’s contentment at Liverpool assumes more importance in the absence of a signature on a long-term contract, the one assuran(...)

Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool’s equaliser as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS)

Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2Liverpool exorcised some demons at Selhurst Park by reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals with an impressive win against Crys(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard leaves the Goodison Park pitch for what is almost certainly the last time after the 0-0 draw with Everton. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Everton 0 Liverpool 0Even the occasion of his final Premier League Merseyside derby could not inspire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to more heroics(...)

Manchester United’s only arrival of transfer deadline day was Andy Kellett from Bolton. Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

Manchester United’s only arrival of transfer deadline day was Andy Kellett from Bolton … with the 20-time English champions pipping Plymouth Argyle to(...)

Chelsea’s  striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool’s  during the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea’s victory over Liverpool which earned a place(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic rises above the Liverpool defence to head home a goal in extra-time of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had(...)