Graeme Souness

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The former sporting director of German club Hoffenheim has recalled the signing of a Brazilian teenager called Roberto Firmino. Photograph: Getty Images

Pulling a fast one over Bobby It was a couple of years ago that Ernst Tanner, then the sporting director of German club Hoffenheim, recalled the time(...)

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(...)

 The controversial incident in which Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle the ball in the penalty area. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Those antiquated enough to recall the occasion Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, taking “a-dog-with-a-bone” to a whole new level, asked Michael Howard the(...)

 Liverpool’s James Milner  celebrates with Jordan Henderson  and Divock Origi   after  scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot against Leicester City at Anfield on October 5th. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Before we explore the unglamorous roots of this story, James Milner captures the pain and glory of losing and winning a Champions League final and sai(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton with Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea of Mayo. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was no way of glossing over the attendance figure at Croke Park on Sunday, not even Ger Canning calling 33,848 “just under 34,000” could help, t(...)

 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(...)

Leinster’s Leo Cullen with Glasgow coach Dave Rennie. “He’s a good man, Leo, I like him,” said Rennie. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Glasgow coach Dave Rennie has made light of Leo Cullen’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion that as the Glasgow players “all support Rangers I’ve been tol(...)

 Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the Premier League Trophy after their 4-1 defeat of Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 at American Express Community Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After the week that was in it, you’d have been half expecting Brighton to score three in the last 12 minutes, followed by two Liverpool own goals in i(...)

Naby Keita of Liverpool scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Huddersfield Town. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

When Liverpool scored after 15 seconds against Huddersfield Town on Friday night, one common reaction would have been to bemoan the lack of competitiv(...)

Pat Jennings: He [Pochettino] has a great team around him and with the chairman they’ve done an unbelievable job. Hopefully we can push on – win the Champions League, get top four.”  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Pat Jennings is in his Tottenham Hotspur tracksuit. He is walking in from training. It is a Friday morning and he has just had his weekly session with(...)

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