Bob Paisley

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 Manchester City great Colin Bell died aged 74 on Tuesday afternoon. File photograph: Getty Images

By the look of the map, it seems Hart Street has gone. It has been demolished and replaced by Hart Crescent and a series of other streets in a small e(...)

Thiago Alcântara: he should allow Liverpool better to control games without expending the same levels of energy. Photograph: Matt Dunham/EPA

All great sides are haunted by entropy. Even in their most transcendent moments, it is there in the shadows, hissing its insistent question: “What nex(...)

Christian Pulisic’s form for Chelsea during the completion of last season’s Premier League will fill their supporters with confidence for new season. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It is the strangest of times. One week from now the Premier League will begin and it barely feels like there has been a break. The Champions League ca(...)

 A Liverpool  fan poses next to Jürgen Klopp street art in the city on Friday. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has said he is not interested in a statue in his honour or comparisons to great managerial figures in Liverpool’s past because his priori(...)

Irish fans  in the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa for the World Cup round of 16 game against Romania in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer will go down as the strangest that Ireland has ever experienced- except for those hallucinogenic few weeks that were Italia 90. Thirty yea(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s Jimmy Greaves has a shot blocked by a Burnley defender at White Hart Lane in 1963. Photograph: Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images

Harry Gregg, for a couple of seconds, was back in goal. He was sitting on his settee miming a goalkeeper’s preparation as a striker readies to shoot. (...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: His team essentially updates the principles of Paisley’s best side.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Statistically, this is likely to be Liverpool’s greatest league season, which for a club with 18 championships is no small achievement. The only seaso(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to pick up another trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The Community Shield is an octagon 58cm across, spun from 4.2kg of sterling silver. It is also whatever you want it to be. It is, as the cliche has it(...)

 Liverpool’s players with the Champions League trophy on board a parade bus   in Liverpool, England. Photograph:  Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp predicted one title within four years on his first full day as Liverpool manager in October 2015. He never promised it would be pretty b(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola respect each other despite a deepening rivalry. Photograph: Reuters

Ullet Road, south Liverpool, Wednesday morning: a grey sky, a red glow and a blue plaque. The night before at Anfield, Liverpool did what they did t(...)

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