John Barnes

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England’s Paul Gascoigne dejected after the  semi-final defeat to West Germany at the 1990 World Cup at the Stadio delle Alpi in  Turin. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

Some books stay with you forever. Lines from them take up residence in your brain, rather than just passing through in the gush of everything else you(...)

Royal Antwerp’s Didier Lamkel Ze turned up for training in the shirt of their biggest rivals - Anderlecht. Photograph: Getty Images

Apology of the Week That would be the one issued by Antwerp’s Cameroonian striker Didier Lamkel Zé. “I sincerely apologise to the club and Antwerp s(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

A new mural of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson holding the Premier League trophy, not all fans though felt he was deserving of his player of the year award though. File photograph: Getty Images

Captain fantastic It would be accurate to say that the Football Writers Association’s choice of Jordan Henderson as their player of the year wasn’t m(...)

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(...)

Sadio Mane scored twice in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Wolves. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Liverpool 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 The first anybody knew about it was the tinny roar from the Wolves end. It was the news every Liverpool support(...)

‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, still fondly remembered on the Kop at Anfield. However my childhood dreams of one day sharing a  pitch at Liverpool with him soon evaporated.  Alex Livesey /Getty Images

Kenny Dalglish was born on the fourth of March, 1951. I know this without needing to look it up. As a boy, the date – gleaned from the back of a Topps(...)

Liam Neeson: under fire for comments ablut 'killing a balck man'. Photograph: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via AP

Liam Neeson has cancelled an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in the US amid continuing controversy over racially charged ra(...)

United’s  Paul Pogba  after scoring against  Brighton  at Old Trafford on January 19th. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

It is just over six weeks since Raheem Sterling caused a stir on an otherwise sleepy Sunday morning. Dogs were being walked and churches were being pr(...)

  Diego Maradona   handles the ball past Peter Shilton of England to score

High noon, one blistering Sunday in Mexico City, and a quarter-final shootout between two arch rivals who hadn’t met in a World Cup for 20 years and h(...)

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