Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts the FA Cup at Wembley. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Jurgen Klopp has revealed the secret to Liverpool’s penalty shoot-out success as neuroscience. Liverpool beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to lift the FA(...)

 Alisson Becker after Liverpool’s latest win  at Villa Park. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Chelsea will not need reminding of the role Liverpool’s second-choice goalkeeper played in their downfall when the sides last met at Wembley. The form(...)

 Troy Parrott: You flippin’ beeeeeeeeauty.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It really isn’t that long ago, no more than a sprinkling of months, that we were looking forward to international nights with much the same anticipati(...)

Troy Parrott scores a later winner for the Republic of Ireland in the friendly international against Lithuania at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland 1 Lithuania 0 Nothing to see here. Just Troy Parrott being Troy Parrott on the international stage. Four disallowed goals were al(...)

 Troy Parrott celebrates scoring the winning goal in Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool) Had one admittedly simple save to make early in the second half when Egan’s block took all the pace off Chernykh’s shot(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Will Keane challenges Lithuania’s Benas Satkus for a header. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has made six changes from the side that drew with Belgium for tonight’s friendly against Lithuania. Wigan (...)

Ireland’s Alan Browne and Will Keane celebrate the equalising goal against Belgium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“It was anything but a friendly. The crowd made it a really meaningful game.” Roberto Martinez was playing up the role of the Irish crowd in order to (...)

Séamus Coleman during Ireland training ahead of the friendly with Belgium. Photo: Evan Treacy/Inpho

International friendly: Republic of Ireland v Belgium, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 5pm – Live on Sky Sports Premier League This being more centenary cel(...)

Ireland’s Aaron Connolly in action against João Palhinha of Portugal: the   player had multiple chances to become a national hero that night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is at the tactics board. The media are deep inside FAI offices in Abbotstown, so deep that our digital recorder believes it is up on She(...)

The Ireland boss shook up the usual press conference format by taking reporters into his office and offering plenty of detail on tactics. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Press conferences can be mind-numbing at the best of times - for all parties involved. Stephen Kenny understands the gig and embraces the need to answ(...)

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