Former Republic of Ireland international at the launch of SSE Airtricity’s summer football campaign at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The dramatic win over Borussia Dortmund a couple of weeks ago can be the defining moment in Liverpool’s season, according to the club’s former midfie(...)

Mamadou Sakho celebrates after scoring against Everton on Wednesday night. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will play no part for Liverpool this season until he explains a “possible anti-doping rule violation” to Uefa. Frenc(...)

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp did not panic when Borussia Dortmund took a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes at Anfield. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp evoked memories of Istanbul to inspire Liverpool to another extraordinary European comeback and into the semi-finals of the Europa Leagu(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini:   ‘no favourites’  in semi-final. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Manuel Pellegrini has said Manchester City have no fear of facing Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals after being paired with the 10-times(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enjoys a cup of tea as he speaks to the media in Dortmund. Photograph:  Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp won no prizes for romanticism on his return to Borussia Dortmund, saying it was better to be back at Signal Iduna Park “than North Korea(...)

Manchester City have the richest owner in Sheikh Mansour; United, however, boast a worldwide reach as Ed Woodward continues to grow the business

Managers Manchester City Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, head coach are six words to delight all City fans and make every Manchester United devote(...)

Harry Kane scores his and Tottenham’s second in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph: Epa

Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Whatever the rights and wrongs of Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to field a weakened team at Borussia Dortmund, the(...)

Manchester United have been drawn to play Liverpool in the last 16 of the Europa League. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United have been drawn to play Liverpool in the last 16 of the Europa League. Louis van Gaal’s side beat FC Midtjylland 5-1 at Old Traffo(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: “We are not far away from the European places and that is what we are going to fight for.” Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Everton’s Roberto Martinez has dismissed talk of scrapping FA Cup replays or moving them to midweek dates. “We should respect the tradition and do (...)

Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)