Celtic will play Ajax in their Europa League group. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reutes

Celtic have the prospect of facing Robin van Persie and Nani’s new side Fenerbahce plus Dutch giants Ajax in their Europa League group. Friday’(...)

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(...)

 Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be closing in on a return to action after training alongside the first team for the first time since undergo(...)

Wolfsburg’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne looks to be on his way to Manchester City. Photograph: Getty Images

VfL Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne’s transfer to Manchester City could be nearing completion, German and English media said on Thur(...)

Mario Balotelli arrives at Milanello sport center in Carnago; “I am happy to be back. I do not have much to say because I just need to train and show what I can contribute”. Photograph: EPA

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli will have a good behaviour clause inserted into his contract with AC Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and clothing(...)

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 (...)

 Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli was undergoing a medical at AC Milan on Tuesday ahead of an expected move on loan from Liverpool, the Serie A club s(...)

 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(...)

Mario Balotelli scored one Premier League goal for Liverpool last season. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Mario Balotelli’s unhappy spell at Liverpool is coming to an end with the Italy striker set to rejoin Milan on a season-long loan. The 25-year-old ha(...)

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(...)