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Ray Kennedy in action for Liverpool  during an FA Cup semi-final match against Everton at Maine Road in April 1977. Photograph: Tony Duffy/Allsport/Getty Images

Former Liverpool and Arsenal player Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70, the Merseyside club have announced. Kennedy won three European Cups and fi(...)

The former Liverpool and France manager, Gérard Houllier, has died aged 73. File photograph: Getty Images

Gérard Houllier was my mate. It was a strange relationship in some respects but it was a great one that got better the longer it lasted. There was a b(...)

Gerard Houllier:  led Liverpool to the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup treble in 2000-01. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Liverpool have paid tribute to their former manager Gérard Houllier after his death was confirmed at the age of 73. RMC sport and the sports daily L(...)

Gérard Houllier, pictured in 2003, has died aged 73. Photograph: PA

Gérard Houllier, who has died aged 73 after a heart operation, was one of the first foreign football managers to make an impact in England, chiefly th(...)

Gerard Houllier’s Liverpool team won five trophies in the 2001 season. File photograph: Inpho

The former Liverpool and France manager, Gérard Houllier, has died aged 73. RMC sport and sports daily L’Equipe confirmed that he had died after havi(...)

Mikel Arteta: the fact that Arsenal’s manager can speak to his international players in their own language is not necessarily a plus for BT pundit Martin Keown.  Photograph: Paul Childs/EPA

It might seem like the last Premier League season only ended eight days ago, but it was in fact a whole 48, making the wait for the new one seem a tou(...)

Jeff Hendrick challenges Bulgaria’s   Strahil Popov  during the Uefa Nations League  match in Sodia. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Even the mere naming of Stephen Kenny’s first team felt like the most exhilarating thing to happen in Irish football since, dunno, Italia 90, the incl(...)

 Lionel Messi is the type of player who comes along every 50 or 100 years, according to Marco van Basten. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Is Messi real? Arsene Wenger (2010) - “Messi is like a PlayStation player.” Luis Enrique (2014) - “He does things in training that I haven’t even see(...)

 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(...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson  warms up with team-mates during a training session at Anfield on Monday ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The mood in the Liverpool team hotel was understandably bleak following defeat by Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final. Players were allowed to dri(...)

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