Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is shown the red card by referee Martin Atkinson. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A list of Steven Gerrard’s red cards reveals a player whose rare flashes of indiscipline almost always come in the most heated circumstances. Seven t(...)

Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)

 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has   announced he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard’s announcement this morning that he is to leave Liverpool at the end of the season was timed to spare Brendan Rodgers and the club int(...)

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(...)

Brendan Rodgers “drenched and despondent” during Liverpool’s defeat at Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

On stage at London’s Old Billingsgate on May 12th, LMA manager of the year award in hand, Brendan Rodgers thanked his peers for their recognition but(...)

Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor scrambles home the winning goal during the Premier League against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 0 Aston Villa 1If Liverpool needed any needed a reminder how tough life will be without last season’s two leading goalscorers, it was provid(...)

Even when out of the spotlight, poor Moyesie is in it.

More Moyes misery When will the torture end for David Moyes? Even while on a sabbatical after his ill-fated tenure at Old Trafford he still ca(...)

 England’s head coach Roy Hodgson addresses a  press conference at the military fort in Urca,  Rio yesterday. Photograph; Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Who will best capture Roy Hodgson’s forbearing expression coming through the side door? It is well past the appointed time when the England manager(...)

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher in action against Dublin’s John McCaffrey during the National League clash at Thurles. “Kilkenny are the only team to knock us out of championship hurling since I started playing with Tipp.” Photograph: Inpho

“He slipped. People say it is a mistake. But the man slipped. It is very harsh,” Pádraic Maher says of Steven Gerrard’s spectacularly unfortunate fall(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho keeps the ball from Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard during yesterday’s match at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

After a season in which they had threatened to rewrite the laws of football physics, Steven Gerrard and Liverpool were left to reflect that gra(...)