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 (...)

 Mario Balotelli:  did not have a touch in the Basel penalty area as Liverpool succumbed to their fourth defeat in nine games. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA wire.

Brendan Rodgers has defended Liverpool’s efforts to replace Luis Suarez yet conceded that Mario Balotelli represented his last viable option when sig(...)

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(...)

England’s Danny Welbeck scores his first goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Switzerland 0 England 2 The only disappointment for Roy Hodgson, perhaps, is that England could not conjure up this kind of football more often(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson leads a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

England manager Roy Hodgson said yesterday he would have liked today’s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland – the team he(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic celebrates after scoring  against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Manchester City 3 Liverpool 1The moment that probably summed up the difference between Mario Balotelli’s old club and his new one came midway through (...)

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers still targeting another striker in the transfer window. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side have not lost their fear factor following the departure of striker Luis Suarez — but he is still lo(...)

Southampton’s €15m offer for Shane Long was too good for  Hull City to refuse.  Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long has completed his move to Southampton from Hull City and signed a four-year deal with the Saints. The Tipperary(...)

Olympiacos FC Coach Michel (L) and Liverpool Coach Brendan Rogers, who has signed Manquillo from Athletico Madrid. Photograph: David Banks/Getty Images

Liverpool have announced the signing of Spanish full-back Javier Manquillo on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid. The 20-year-old right-back has been wi(...)