Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores the crucial  second goal from the penalty spot against Ludogorets  at Anfield.  Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Captain Steven Gerrard conceded Liverpool have “a lot to learn” after a battling 2-1 victory over Ludogorets in their first Champions League game for (...)

Mario Balotelli of Liverpool scores the opening goal past Milan Borjan of  Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield.  Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1Mario Balotelli has always had a sense of timing, and waiting until eight minutes from the end of a delicately poised Champion(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at Anfield, Liverpool ahead of clash with Ludogorets.

Brendan Rodgers said that Liverpool must embrace their Champions League return, but warned that remaining among the European elite will be harder than(...)

Gerry (Steven Warrington) and Tommy (The Full Monty’s Paul Barber) are two loveable Liverpool cabbies who dream of bringing their grown-up sons to the(...)

 Raheem Sterling scores Liverpool’s  opening goal during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3The Premier League has its reminder that Liverpool remain a potent force. That loss at the Etihad Stadium was exorcised here in(...)

 Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as the new England captain. He succeeds Steven Gerrard. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as the new England captain.The 28-year-old Manchester United skipper got the nod ahead of the likes of Chelsea’s Ga(...)

 Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho  scores the third goal during a pre-season friendly against  Borussia Dortmund  at Anfield.

Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0 The World Cup heralded misery for Liverpool’s forward line this summer, even the one not involved. Philippe Coutinho(...)

Steven Gerrard: “I want to be fresh and play at a high level for Liverpool for certainly one more season.” Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard has backed himself and Liverpool to bounce back from their end-of-season heartbreak last spring and mount a serious title challenge onc(...)

Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football.

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his international retirement after making 114 appearances in a career spanning 14 years.The 34-year-old, (...)

England’s coach Roy Hodgson talks to his players during a training session in Belo Horizonte ahead of the final Group D game against Costa Rica on Tuesday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson will offer a glimpse of the future in Tuesday’s World Cup clash against Costa Rica. With their elimination already confirm(...)