Darron Gibson won’t line out for Everton again this season. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is happy with Darron Gibson’s progress as he continues his recovery from injury, but the Irish midfielde(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been under pressure after a poor season. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Brendan Rodgers has condemned the short-termism of modern football and says there has been genuine progress at Liverpool despite the team going backwa(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring their second goal after earlier missing a penalty in the Premier League game against QPR at Anfield. Photo:  Phil Noble/Reuters /Livepic

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is not one for sentimentality but even he admits his penalty miss against QPR at Anfield on Saturday may have been in(...)

Philippe Coutinho scored Liverpool’s first in their 2-1 win over QPR at Anfield. Photograph: PA

Liverpool 2 QPR 1Steven Gerrard may be on the final leg of his Liverpool farewell but the midfielder showed he still has a head for the big moments.Af(...)

 Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling says his refusal to sign a contract is less about money and more about his career ambition. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Raheem Sterling could miss out on £3.38 million(€4.57 million) in wages next season after Brendan Rodgers insisted the England international would sta(...)

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal against Burnely. Photo: Paul Burrows/Reuters

For the first time in five months Leicester have climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three as their unlikely great escape edged a step closer t(...)

Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is not taking the club’s Premier League safety for granted. Photo: John Walton/PA

Christian Benteke insists it is “risky” to consider Aston Villa safe and urged them not to relax ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.The in-form striker is(...)

Branislav Ivanovic is struck by a cigarette lighter while celebrating Cesc Fabregas’ winner for Chelsea against QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: Reuters

The Football Association will be contacting QPR and Chelsea after an incident which saw Branislav Ivanovic struck on the head by a cigarette lighter t(...)

Cesc Fabregas, wearing a protective mask, scored a late winner for Chelsea at Loftus Road. Photograph: Inpho

Queens Park Rangers 0 Chelsea 1 Managers and players will point to the fixtures still to be played, arguing there are potential slip-ups as well as op(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa reacts as he leaves the pitch injured against Stoke City during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalga/EPA

Chelsea 2 Stoke City 1Chelsea responded from conceding a Charlie Adam goal from his own half and losing Diego Costa to a hamstring injury to beat Stok(...)