Why is Mike Ashley still doing it? Is it really to plaster St James’ Park in Sports Direct logos? Is there not a simpler, less time-consuming form of advertising? Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Frank Brennan may not seem the obvious starting point for a match preview: Newcastle United host Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon and Bren(...)

England’s Alastair Cook acknowledges the thunderous prolonged ovation as he returns to the pavillion after being dismissed for 147 in his last Test match against India at The Kia Oval in London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with the frequency of ticket touts(...)

Jamie Carragher, who has been suspended by Sky for the rest of the football season for spitting towards a father and his daughter from his car window. Photograph:  John Walton/PA Wire.

Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his job as a Sky Sports football pundit until at least the end of the season after he was filmed spitting int(...)

Sky are to hold talks with Jamie Carragher after he was caught on camera spitting towards a 14-year-old girl. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his duties as Sky Sports analyst after the 40-year-old admitted spitting at a car wi(...)

Jamie Carragher has apologised to a 14-year-old girl for appearing to spit at her after Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford. Photo: Getty Images

Jamie Carragher has apologised to a 14-year-old girl for appearing to spit at her after Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturd(...)

Alexander-Arnold, who grew up in Liverpool, has volunteered for a community charity, An Hour for Others, on his own time since his academy days. “I can relate to the kids,” he said. “I know what impact it can have just to show that it is possible.” Rob Stothard/The New York Times

Trent Alexander-Arnold shuffles uneasily on his feet. He is standing in the assembly hall at St Cuthbert’s, a Catholic primary school in Liverpool, a (...)

Liverpool  manager Jurgen Klopp: “I think to fulfil our dreams at some point we have to overtake all of them.” Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp believes a top-four finish would constitute a successful season for Liverpool, although the ultimate aim remains “to overtake all” their(...)

West Brom’s Craig Dawson gets to the ball ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists club-record signing Virgil van Dijk is not overweight and his fitness is not an issue. Former Reds defender Ja(...)

Everton’s Imre Varadi wheels away in celebration after beating Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence to put Everton 2-0 up in their 1981 FA Cup fourth round tie at Goodison Park. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

My first experience of a Merseyside derby was also my first win over Liverpool – the FA Cup fourth round tie of January 1981 – but it is remembered fo(...)

Wide strikers such as Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, above, rarely cross and they shoot at goal as often as traditional centre-forwards. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Mohamed Salah’s goal against Chelsea meant that he finished the weekend as top scorer in the Premier League. With 10 goals in his first 13 Premier Lea(...)

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