Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.” M(...)

Brendan Rodgers’ analytical approach to the game can sometimes get in the way of what he actually wants to build at Liverpool. Photo: Lindsey Parnaby/Getty Images

On Saturday, Liverpool beat Aston Villa thanks to two brilliant goals by Daniel Sturridge. ‘It is not rocket science,” Brendan Rodgers said. “The las(...)

Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

 Brendan Rodgers: Including  the dismal end to last season,  Liverpool have taken only 16 points from their last 15 Premier League games. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Transition, transition, transition. It is the curse of modern football and also its great excuse. Whenever a club are underperforming, it is becaus(...)

Paul O’Connell and the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it’s good enough for Wayne Rooney, John Terry and the rest of the English soccer squad’s multimillionaires, then it must be good enough for Paul O(...)

Mamadou Sakho celebrates Adam Lallana’s goal during the Europa League game between  Bordeaux and Liverpool on Thursday. Photograph: Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images

Mamadou Sakho is close to signing a new five-year contract with Liverpool as he looks to force his way back into Brendan Rodgers’ first-team plans. Li(...)

French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (left) joined Manchester United from Southampton during the summer. Photograph: Getty.

PAUL DOYLE Southampton v Manchester United Sunday, 4pm, St Marys Sky Sports 1 Ronald Koeman has called on Southampton fans to give a warm welcome(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on  latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge today. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on Chelsea’s latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge(...)

Vincent Kompany: his absence breaks up a defence that has kept five clean sheets in the five Premier League matches. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini believes Vincent Kompany’s intensity makes the Manchester City captain vulnerable to injury. Kompany will miss today’s game against(...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates his second goal against the United States during a friendly  at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: CJ Gunther/PA

Welcome back, then, the Premier League. On you go. No really. Don’t wait. Let me just sit here and get my breath back. There may have been more frothi(...)