‘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(...)

Peter Beardsley has been charged by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Peter Beardsley has been charged by the English Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players in his former job as Newcas(...)

  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(...)

Pep Guardiola and David Silva celebrate a win against Southampton in what has proved a triumphant league campaign. Photograph: Lindsy Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

The statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the title with a month to spare and are on course to set records fo(...)

Newcastle under-23s coach Peter Beardsley is to take a period of leave as the club investigate claims of bullying and racism against him. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Newcastle under-23 coach Peter Beardsley has “categorically” denied allegations of bullying and racism after agreeing to take leave while they are inv(...)

Peter Beardsley  met club officials on Monday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

An investigation into allegations made against Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley is ongoing after the former Magpies striker met club official(...)

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(...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Melodrama: Roy of the Rovers

Apparently some sort of soccer competition is happening in Brazil. Let me get into character: “Umpire! That player touched the ball with his hand, whi(...)