Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson confronts Chelsea striker Diego Costa during the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Jordan Henderson and Diego Costa almost came to blows in the Anfield tunnel as Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea ended in acrimony.Th(...)

Liverpool goalscorer Raheem Sterling and Chelsea captain John Terry become entangled during last night’s semi-final at Anfield. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 By the end, Liverpool were left to reflect on that moment in the second half when Steven Gerrard had the chance to sile(...)

Liverpools Italian striker Fabio Borini shoots to score the opening goal against  Aston Villa   at Villa Park. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2 Fabio Borini scored his first Liverpool goal in almost two years as they comfortably despatched Aston Villa 2-0 in th(...)

  Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli keen to stay, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Mario Balotelli has told Brendan Rodgers he wishes to remain at Liverpool rather than return to Italy despite the wretched start to his Anfield career(...)

 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has   announced he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard’s announcement this morning that he is to leave Liverpool at the end of the season was timed to spare Brendan Rodgers and the club int(...)

  Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is to leave Anfield at the end of the season after making the “toughest decision of his life” to leave his boyhood club.  Photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool team-mates paid tribute to their captain after he announced he is to leave the club at the end of the season. Gerrard will(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard fires home from the penalty spot during the Premier League game against Leicester City at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Leicester City 2Defiance is a vital quality in a relegation battle and Leicester City had it in abundance against Liverpool. Controversial(...)

Adam Lallana scores Liverpool’s third goal against Swansea in their English Premier League game at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA.

  Liverpool 4 Swansea 1 Liverpool ended 2014 as they opened it. Their defence can still cause palpitations from the most harmless (...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli will not be heading back to Italy this January, according to Brendan Rodgers. Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

There will be no route back to Italy for Mario Balotelli this January, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Reports in the striker’s homela(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling  scores the opening goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Burnley 0 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s plan to climb out of mid-table mediocrity and into the top four is up and running thanks to a decisive finis(...)