Michy Batshuayi will join Crystal Palace on a loan deal. Photograph: Reuters

Michy Batshuayi and Peter Crouch made headline-grabbing returns to the Premier League while Newcastle broke their transfer record on deadline day. Ch(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the away fans after his team’s win in Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is happy to be bringing a lead back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim(...)

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free kick gave Liverpool the lead in Germany. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

Hoffenheim 1 Liverpool 2 It was the 90th minute when Liverpool switched off at a set-piece for the first time against Hoffenheim. Benjamin Hubner was(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium  in Stratford on Sunday. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

As Philippe Coutinho departed from the pitch on a warm afternoon in east London, his 89th-minute substitution met by raucous applause by those in the (...)

David Silva slots Manchester City’s third in their FA Cup third round rout of West Ham. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

West Ham United 0 Manchester City 5 It was cold, wet and horrible – the kind of night to make a continental manager pine for those winter breaks. T(...)

 West Ham United’s Darren Randolph covers his face at full time at Anfield. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool 2 West Ham 2 Darren Randolph covered his head in a towel on the final whistle, hiding the despair that came with gifting Liverpool a poin(...)

Astra Giurgiu’s Filipe Teixeira slides the ball past West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph during the Uefa Europa league playoff second leg at London Stadium. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

West Ham 0 Astra Giurgiu 1 (Astra win 2-1 on agg) All that hard work last season was for nothing. So were all those draining qualifying games this su(...)

Can Leicester City defend their Premier League title in 2016/17. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Not for the first time Arsenal find themselves needing a striker, a defender and have real doubts about the long-term future of Arsène Weng(...)

 Republic of Ireland defender Joey O’Brien will leave West Ham after five years. Photograph:    Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

West Ham have confirmed that Republic of Ireland defender Joey O’Brien will leave the club after five years when his contract expires at the end of Ju(...)

Havard Nordtveit of Borussia Moenchengladbach controls the ball during a Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich last month. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Getty Images

West Ham have announced the signing of Havard Nordtveit, with the Norway international joining on a free transfer from Borussia Moenchengladbach on Ju(...)