Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish celebrates his side’s second goal in the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium last April. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo

There is a story that does the rounds among the compact Gaelic football community in Warwickshire of Jack Grealish’s first match for his local club, J(...)

Liverpol have held three clean sheets from three games so far this season. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he has paid more attention to defensive matters this season but insists it will not compromise the team’s att(...)

Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)

Former Barcelona player Juliano Belletti shows the name of Manchester United football club during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony in Monaco. Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images

Manchester City’s unhappy knack of being handed tough Champions League draws continued on Thursday, when they were placed into a group alongside last (...)

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 (...)

 Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the return of Liverpool’s high-intensity pressing after the club’s third clean sheet in a row during Monday’s 0-0 dr(...)

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino arrived in a €40m deal from Hoffenheim. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Roberto Firmino is retracing the steps that have taken him from Brazil’s north-east to England’s north-west when he recounts an event that demonstrat(...)

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 (...)

 Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has been subjected to sexist chanting during Premier League games. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA

While football authorities and clubs have actively campaigned to “stamp out racism in their sport,” they must do more to stop sexism, the British Soci(...)

 Pedro Rodriguez: won three Champions League titles and five La Liga titles in a glorious spell at the Camp Nou.  Photograph:   AFP/Getty

José Mourinho has been granted his wish of a grand statement signing, with Chelsea confirming yesterday afternoon they had completed the capture of P(...)