Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Rookie outfit Orlando City are paying Kaka $6.6 million while the 30 other squad players receive a total of $4 million between them.  Photo:  Alex Menendez/Getty

Twenty-four-year-old Thomas McNamara grew up 40 minutes north of Yankee Stadium where he currently patrols midfield for New York City FC. With enough (...)

Robbie Keane has been overtaken by Steven Gerrard as the LA Galaxy’s highest paid player. Photograph: EPA

Robbie Keane remains one of the highest paid players in the MLS according to 2015 salary figures released by the MLS Players Union. Keane currently ta(...)

Steven Gerrard congratulates LA Galaxy teammate Robbie Keane on his equaliser against Club America in the International Champions Cup Match in California, a game in which the former Liverpool captain made his debut for the MLS club Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

LA Galaxy 2 Club America 1 Steven Gerrard said it was a “great feeling” to make his LA Galaxy debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Club America but (...)

Raheem Sterling has twice this week not reported for Liverpool training, citing illness. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Steven Gerrard has described the Raheem Sterling situation at Liverpool as “very disappointing”. The wantaway England international has been absent fr(...)

Steven Gerrard sits on the bench during Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid at the Bernebeu last season. His omission from the team that night was the runing point in his decision to leave, he’s said. Photo: John Powell/Getty Images

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pin-pointed his omission against Real Madrid in the Champions League as the moment he decided it was ti(...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Slovenia in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney considers the spirit within the squad to be the best he has experienced during his 12 years with England as the players of a new generati(...)

Raheem Sterling would be better off staying at Liverpool says former Anfield star  Steven Gerrard. Photo: Ed Sykes/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has warned Raheem Sterling he risks stagnating as a squad player if he succeeds in forcing a move from Anfi(...)