Tim Sherwood says Christian Benteke should aim higher than Liverpool if he is to leave Aston Villa. Photograph: PA

Christian Benteke goes into the FA Cup final on Saturday with Aston Villa’s manager, Tim Sherwood, telling him he should set his sights higher than Li(...)

Rafael Benitez has confirmed that he will not be managing Napoli next season. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the s(...)

Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Danny Welbeck to be fit enough to be in contention for the FA Cup final, casting doubt over the striker’s availability for England duty next month. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming internationals with a knee injury. Gunners boss (...)

Brendan Rodgers oversaw a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, Liverpool’s worst result since 1963. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers’ job as Liverpool manager is not under threat, with the club having no plans to review his position despite their dismal end to the s(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks on grimly during the thrashing at Stoke. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/Getty Images

“Performances like today don’t help me and I’m fully aware of that.” It was a hell of a time for Brendan Rodgers finally to grasp the art of understat(...)

At Dublin Castle for the referendum count,  from left: Helen McCarthy, Dee Campbell, Erin Reddy and Aisling Tierney of  Maynooth Pride Society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Exhausted, elated, tearful, hungover, incredulous, grateful, flat broke. And, transcending it all, a radiant calm. Yesterday, Ireland woke up to a mor(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reacts during the drubbing by  Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers apologised to the Liverpool supporters after the humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City and accepted there would be doubts about his fut(...)

Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool looks on after the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Britannia Stadium. Photo: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers apologised to the Liverpool support after the humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City and accepted there would be doubts about his future(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)