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(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during the 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat to   Manchester United   at Old Trafford.  Photogreaph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal came to England with the reputation of a man with an inflated opinion of himself. When Ajax hired him in 1991, the trophyless 39-year-o(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:  “I think the most important match is always the next match. We have won six matches in a row which is fantastic.” Phil Noble/Reuters

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United are fighting their way into the title race after securing a sixth consecutive Premier League victory with t(...)

  Juan Mata heads home Manchester United’s second goal in the Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/ETA

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0The indignities for Liverpool started with the banner “24 Years and Counting” that was unveiled in the old Scoreboard E(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 3, 2014, 08:27

RIP Hughsey In the early hours the funeral of Phillip Hughes took place in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales. More than a thousan(...)

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates with team-mate Lucas Leiva after scoring his team’s second goal against   Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium . Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Leicester City 1 Liverpool 3 Maybe Brendan Rodgers got it right when he rested Steven Gerrard on Saturday. Reduced to a late cameo on the 16th anniver(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers  looks on  as Steven Gerrard gets ready to be substituted onto the pitch during the  Premier League against Stoke City at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had no idea it was the 16th anniversary of Steven Gerrard’s debut and felt bad leaving him out of the team for the 1(...)

Glen Johnson stoops to head in Liverpool’s late winner against Stoke City at Anfield

Liverpool 1 Stoke City 0Glen Johnson ensured Steven Gerrard’s demotion to the substitutes’ bench became a secondary talking point as the full-back pro(...)

Ludogoret’s Georgi Terziev celebrates his late equaliser against Liverpool in Sofia

A Champions League campaign intended to showcase Liverpool’s return among the European elite has delivered only torment for Brendan Rodgers. There was(...)

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool, looks on in the rain during the 3-1 Premier League defeat to   Crystal Palace  at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his side is “low on confidence” after another insipid performance resulted in a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palac(...)