Philippe Coutinho scores Liverpool’s winning goal during the Premier League game against Stoke City at  the  Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 It was an extraordinary moment to settle such an ordinary match and for Liverpool a goal that should have therapeutic effects(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Detectives arrested a suspect at Cork Prison at 9am on Friday and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning over a fatal assault on father-of-three Graham Johnson. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing without charge a 30-year-old man arrested for questioning over the fatal stabbing of a prison(...)

Detectives arrested the suspect at Cork Prison and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning about the fatal assault on Graham Johnson, a father of three. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of a 41-year-old prisoner at Cork Prison last week on Friday arrested a 30-year-old man for questioning over t(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling in action against Crystal Palace at Anfield stadium last Saturday. The former Liverpool winger John Barnes has given a damning verdict on Sterling’s stand-off with the club. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, wants an end-of-season review with Brendan Rodgers over the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions Leagu(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said keeping prisoners safe was “challenging both nationally and internationally”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is satisfied every effort is being made to keep prisons as safe as possible. She was speaking af(...)

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(...)