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 manager Jurgen Klopp will not buy “a lot of rubbish”. Photograph Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool are considering raising their €32 million bid for Alex Teixeira, as Jurgen Klopp admitted a new addition this month would have ramification(...)

Liverpool are keen on signing Shaktar Donetsk’s Alex Texeira. Photo: Christian Hofer/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk have opened talks with Liverpool over the possible transfer of Alex Teixeira, a source at the Ukrainian club said. Liverpool are so (...)

Alex Teixeira in action during this season’s Champions League playing against PSG. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool have made an offer of €32m for the Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira with the chief executive, Ian Ayre, flying to Florida to try to cl(...)

 Real Madrid  president Florentino Perez:  “All this stuff people say in the media is just to destabilise us. And it’s every day.” Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Florentino Pérez has given Rafael Benítez a public vote of confidence following Real Madrid’s 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona, claiming the manager has t(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa, Willian and Baba Rahman celebrate at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Dynamo Kiev 1 This was a horribly scrappy victory, after a performance that was unconvincing for long periods and gripped by spasms of tensi(...)

Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United will play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have been drawn to play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Louis Van Gaal’s side will be at home in the first leg to be (...)

FC Zenit St. Petersburg’s Nicolas Lombaerts has denied reports that he failed a medical at Sunderland. Photograph: Epsilon/Getty Images

Belgium defender Nicolas Lombaerts insists a failed medical was not behind the collapse of his proposed move to Sunderland. The Zenit St Petersburg pl(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny shakes hands with his Drogheda United counterpart Johnny McDonnell earlier this season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk will begin their Champions League campaign in Belarus tonight looking to become only the third team in history to beat BATE Borisov on thei(...)

Oleksandr Kucher of Shakhtar Donetsk challenges Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich during the Champions League round of 16 first leg match at the Donbass Arena. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Bayern Munich 0Xabi Alonso saw his 100th Champions League appearance ended prematurely, although his red card did not cost Bayern M(...)