Fenway Sports Group sought to introduce a Moneyball strategy when they bought Liverpool in 2010. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

When something in soccer is described in terms of Moneyball, the famous Michael Lewis book, it can provoke suspicion. At times Liverpool have been (...)

Phillipe Coutinho could return to action against Swansea after his hamstring injury has proven to be not as serious as first feared. Photograph: Reuters

The injury Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho sustained against Manchester City is not too serious and he could feature against Swansea next weeken(...)

Perez on Benitez: “We are convinced that we have a great squad that will give much happiness to a fanbase that deserves everything. Rafael Benitez is the chosen one to bring success to this squad.”

Real Madrid have given under-fire coach Rafael Benitez a vote of confidence and said he will remain in charge of the team. Club president Florentino P(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho scores his team’s second goal during the Premier League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4 Jürgen Klopp stated the next challenge for Liverpool was to dismantle a team at Anfield as convincingly as they did Man(...)

Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Youssouf Mulumbu of Norwich City in action  during the  Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty

Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0 There was something novel about Eden Hazard being able to leave this arena with a smile of satisfaction plastered acr(...)

Graeme Souness is receiving treatment near his home in Dorset. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness was taken into hospital on Friday. The 62-year-old, who also played with distinction for the Reds, (...)

Ulster Bank’s new chief executive Gerry Mallon told the “Belfast Telegraph” in September: “I need the buzz: the livelier the city, the better.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank’s new chief executive Gerry Mallon will be a busy man next June. That’s when he takes up the reins at Ulster Bank’s business in the Republ(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling will face Liverpool for the first time sinc ehe left in the summer. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Days after joining Liverpool in 2010, a diminutive 15-year-old was welcomed to Merseyside with an eye-watering foul from an Everton defender in the(...)

Manchester United’s James Wilso scores a goal against Hull City in May 2014. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester United will be without skipper Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Anthony Martial for their visit to Watford on Saturday(...)

Daniel Sturridge may make a long-awaited return to the Liverpool side for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City. Photo: Andrew Powell/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has not ruled out Daniel Sturridge for Saturday’s trip to Manchester City — but he insists the striker has to put in mo(...)