Juergen Klopp during a press conference in Kazan: Liverpool manager has  taken his strongest-possible side to Russia for the Europa League match against Rubin Kazan. Photograph:   Henry Browne/Reuters

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out any chance of Steven Gerrard playing for the club again. However, the German would be happy to welcome hi(...)

Liverpool’s Christian Benteke celebrates with Roberto Firmino after  scoring against Southampton. Photograph: Alex Morton/Reuters

Jurgen Klopp has suffered more misfortune with his striking options at Liverpool after Christian Benteke was ruled out of tonight’s Capital One Cup (...)

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp. “These young players are our future. If we handle them like horses we get horses,” he said.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has launched himself into a club-versus-country row less than two weeks into his reign after likening England’s handlin(...)

David de Gea will not play for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotpsur in the opening game of the Barclay’s Premier League season tomorrow. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

SATURDAY Bournemouth v Aston Villa Max Gradel and Lee Tomlin are in line for their Bournemouth debuts. Manager Eddie Howe expects a challen(...)

Salzburg’s Martin Hinteregger challenges Celtic’s Anthony Stokes as their teams fought to a draw. Photograph: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

FC Salzburg 2 Celtic 2Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria. Mubarak (...)

 Celtic manager Ronny Delia: has a number of injury worries ahead of the tie with Maribor.   Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The fall-out from Celtic’s Champions League qualifying tie with Legia Warsaw has been such that what happens next has been virtually forgotten: the Sc(...)

Jerry Akaminko of Ghana receives treatment  during the match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schlupp and David Accam failed to make the final cut as Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named his 23-man squad for the World Cup on S(...)

Rafael Benitez looks on during the Europa League quarter-final between Rubin Kazan and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images

Chelsea will meet Basel in the semi-finals of the Europa League after the draw was made this morning. The Londoners, who overcame Rubin (...)

Chelsea’s John Terry wins a header against Rubin Kazan’s Ivan Marcano   during their Europa League quarter-final second leg soccer match at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Photograph:  Grigory Dukor/Reuters

Rubin Kazan 3 Chelsea 2 (Chelsea win 5-4 on aggregate) Rafael (...)

Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates with Yossi Benayoun after scoring during the first leg at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Ryan Bertrand is to miss Chelsea’s Europa League quarter-final second leg with Rubin Kazan after missing the trip to Russia due to illness. (...)