Tributes outside Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium on the day fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded with a verdict of unlawful killing. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.

Fathers and sons, mothers, sisters and brothers were all among the 96 who had their lives crushed in the Hillsborough tragedy. The youngest was Jon-P(...)

Andrea Pirlo dinks the ball down the middle as the momentum swings Italy’s way in their Euro 2012 shootout with England. Photograph: Getty

Euro 2012: England 0 Italy 0 (Italy win 4-2 on penalties) June 24th 2012 As he approached the twilight of his career in Europe - before he signed fo(...)

England’s Wayne Rooney missed out on the 3-2 win over Germany through injury. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson has spoken out in support of Wayne Rooney after Saturday’s 3-2 comeback win over Germany sparked renewed debate about whe(...)

Liverpool have finished inside of the top four only once since the FSG takeover. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The former general counsel for Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), Edward Weiss, revealed they had ‘underestimated’ how poor the squad actual(...)

Steven Gerrard of Los Angeles Galaxy and  Andrea Pirlo  of New York City FC make all the right noises about the standard of play. Photograph: Getty Images

Towards the end of last year’s Major League Soccer season, footage of Andrea Pirlo defending a corner for New York City FC went viral. Well, when we s(...)

Alexis Sánchez of Arsenal takes on Dani Alves of Barcelona during their Champions League clash which Barca won 2-0: “What surprised was the level of Barcelona’s superiority.” Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

It was a German managed by a French man but it said something stereotypical about English football: Arsenal versus Barcelona on Tuesday night and as t(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a training session ahead of the Capital One Cup final. “I’m not sure I’m the difference, but I know the way, that’s true.”Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

It took 147 weeks for Jurgen Klopp to build Borussia Dortmund into Bundesliga champions and claim the first trophy of his managerial career in Germany(...)

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer quarterfinal last week. Photograph: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Steven Gerrard says the forthcoming Major League Soccer season could well be his last before a move into coaching. The former England captain, 35, ha(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during his side’s match against Manchester United at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It had been a busy week for the players of Manchester United as they dutifully fulfilled their obligations to club sponsor Twentieth Century Fox by pl(...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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