Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact.Rodgers backed the Italy (...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling  celebrates with captain Steven Gerrard after his cross was deflected into the goal by Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker for the winner at   at Loftus Road. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling’s “courage and cleverness” in providing the perfect riposte to “unfortunate” criticism of his England omission (...)

Richard Dunne of QPR scores an own goal past Alex McCarthy during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool at Loftus Road. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

QPR 2 Liverpool 3According to the Queens Park Rangers support, Raheem Sterling sleeps when he wants. Not here. Not when he had the presence of mind to(...)

Harry Redknapp: His side are about to  embark on a quartet of games against Liverpool, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Manchester City. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/Getty Images)

It has been said already this Premier League season, just seven games old, that Queen’s Park Rangers are all over the place. Bottom of a division they(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Rio Ferdinand (left) is beaten to the ball by  Stoke City’s Peter Crouch  at Loftus Road. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

QPR 2 Stoke City 2Midfielder Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free-kick to earn QPR a 2-2 draw against Stoke at Loftus Road. Stoke, managed by former QP(...)

 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,(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Nacer Chadli scores his second and his side’s third against QPR at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Tottenham 4 QPR 0Harry Redknapp offered a puff of the cheeks and a quick handshake to those in the opposing dug-out at the final whistle to suggest he(...)

Tony Pulis’s departure from Crystal Palace reportedly stems from disagreements with co-chairman Steve Parish over the club’s transfer policy. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Crystal Palace have described the departure of manager Tony Pulis as being by ‘mutual consent’.First-team coach Keith Millen will take temporary charg(...)

Richard Dunne gives a thumbs-up as he leaves a Queens Park Rangers press conference at Carton House in Maynooth. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the end it was all about the timing for Richard Dunne, who revealed today that admitting to himself that his international career was over was the (...)