Jermain Defoe scored in the 89th minute to give Sunderland a 2-2 draw at Anfield. Photograph: PA

Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2 Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe scored an 89th-minute equaliser as Liverpool — without their ill manager Jurgen Klopp — squ(...)

Jurgen Klopp has missed Liverpool’s trip to Sunderland through illness. Photograph: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp missed the visit of Sunderland to Anfield on Saturday after coming down with suspected appendicitis. The German undert(...)

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 (...)

 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “You cannot create stories and then ask me.” Photograph: Tim Keeton/EPA

Jürgen Klopp has refused to comment on claims that Daniel Sturridge wants to quit Liverpool and insisted his only concern is having the striker fit f(...)

Liverpool target  Alex Teixeira has opted to join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. Photograph: Afp

Jiangsu Suning have agreed a deal to sign Liverpool target Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk for €50 million, the Ukrainian club have announced on t(...)

Dublin-born forward Eamon Zayed has played internationally for Libya. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Having spent time in Iran and Malaysia, there is something surprisingly mainstream about the news that former Derry City, Drogheda United and Shamroc(...)

Colin Vearncombe performing in Edinburgh. File photograph: Getty Images

A ceremony filled with music and warm words provided a moving send-off for the international star known as Black in his adopted home of Schull, west C(...)

Colin Vearncombe had been driving from Schull to Cork Airport when the crash occurred on January 10th. Photograph: Gisli Snaer/PA

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday in Co Cork for singer-songwriter Black (53) who died in Cork University Hospital last month after being in(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game at Carrow Road. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Tottenham romped to a 3-0 win at struggling Norwich to move third on goal difference above north-London rivals Arsenal, who were held to a frustratin(...)

Dejan Lovren looks on as Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the opening goal at King Power Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Leicester 2 Liverpool 0 It is the story that keeps on giving and to think that the Hollywood screenwriter who plans to make a film about Jamie Vard(...)