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(...)

Louis van Gaal: “I play against Chelsea. And not against Jose Mourinho. My team and his team are playing against each other.” Photograph: Getty

Louis van Gaal insists he will not be provoked into a war of words by Jose Mourinho after the Chelsea manager fired the first shots of the season by c(...)

Calum Chambers: glimpses of his talent persuaded Wenger that Chambers should be lured to London. Photograph: PA

The remarkable summer exodus of talent from Southampton is set to continue with Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez close to a reunion with former (...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

Sportsfile photographer Ray McManus won second prize Sports Singles in the World Press Photo Contest 2011 with this action study of a scrumhalf in the AIL First Division match between Old Belvedere and Blackrock played in heavy rain at Anglesea Road in Dublin.

Photographer Bill Frakes, who has been on the masthead of Sports Illustrated since 1993, has taken up some odd positions to “get the picture” for h(...)

DAN CROLL It’s time for Dan Croll’s fantasy festival. Where would you hold it? Somewhere with the natural landscape for it, maybe the Minack Th(...)

Manchester City abandoned their under-21 game with HNK Rijeka in Croatia on Tuesday after an alleged incident of racist abuse towards one of their pla(...)

Louis van Gaal: wants Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij among others. Photograph: PA.

Louis van Gaal has been told he is free to break the world transfer record to bring the right player to Manchester United. Last year Real Madrid set (...)

 Striker Alexis Sanchez has joined  Arsenal from Baracelona. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Alexis Sanchez is ready to tackle the biggest challenge of his football career head on by helping fire Arsenal to success next season. The Chile inter(...)

Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club “after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona. The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities, which will then conclude the transfer”.

Liverpool have finalised the terms of a club-record fee with Barcelona for the sale of striker Luis Suarez. Official talks began over a week ago and w(...)