Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last month.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 (€13,000) fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last (...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria could return for this weekend’s Premier League fixture with Aston Villa. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

SATURDAY Aston Villa (13) v Manchester United (3) On-loan Tom Cleverley, who would not have been allowed to play for Aston Villa against hi(...)

Steven Gerrard:  “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, so to get a good win at Bournemouth is a big lift and a lift that is very welcome.” Photograph:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Steven Gerrard has urged his Liverpool team-mates to “roll up your sleeves and fight for the club” as the side attempt to inject some momentum into th(...)

Raheem Sterling heads in Liverpool’s opening goal in their 3-1 League Cup win over AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth 1 Liverpool 3Liverpool at last have some respite. A side left traumatised in the Champions League and so horribly off the pace in the (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: Raheem is a real catalyst and talisman for this team.  Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA

Brendan Rodgers believes Raheem Sterling will not be tempted to follow Luis Suarez out of Liverpool despite conceding the club have “come off the pat(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks after defeat at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers says there is no unrest inside the Liverpool dressing room despite the club’s miserable campaign.Liverpool head to Bournemouth, the Ch(...)

The Limerick City of Culture NYE Pageant. Limerick’s local authority is not facing any financial losses following the city’s year as national City of Culture, according to county council officials. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Limerick’s local authority is not facing any financial losses following the city’s year as national City of Culture, the chief executive of Limerick C(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie (centre) celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Southampton   with team-mates Ashley Young (right) and Ander Herrera   at St Marys, Southampton. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal and his flexible system may enhance his squad’s Premier League hopes but an ever-growing injury list and the lack of European football(...)

Celtic’s coach Ronny Deila must take his side to the San Siro in February. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Inpho

Celtic were handed a fearsome Europa League last-32 draw against Inter Milan while Liverpool will return to Istanbul, the scene of their memorable (...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during the 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat to   Manchester United   at Old Trafford.  Photogreaph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal came to England with the reputation of a man with an inflated opinion of himself. When Ajax hired him in 1991, the trophyless 39-year-o(...)