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Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Brendan Rodgers’s decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain’s emergence off the b(...)

Ludogoret’s Georgi Terziev celebrates his late equaliser against Liverpool in Sofia

A Champions League campaign intended to showcase Liverpool’s return among the European elite has delivered only torment for Brendan Rodgers. There was(...)

Brendan Rodgers “drenched and despondent” during Liverpool’s defeat at Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

On stage at London’s Old Billingsgate on May 12th, LMA manager of the year award in hand, Brendan Rodgers thanked his peers for their recognition but(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli after scoring his side’s equaliser to make it 1-1 during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Centre of attention as usual, only this time it was for the right reasons for Mario Balotelli and Liverpool. The maligned striker helped turn the tie (...)

 Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (right ) is congratulated by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson (left), who scored the winner,  after his opener against West Bromwich Albion at  Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 1Striker Mario Balotelli’s demotion to the bench coincided with Liverpool’s first win in four Barclays Premier Lague (...)

Mario Balotelli: “I think he now feels that it is time to show the type of player he is.” Photograph: John Walton/PA wire.

Brendan Rodgers has no reservations over handing Mario Balotelli an immediate debut at Tottenham Hotspur, insisting the £16 million (€12 million) stri(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard:  “There’s not many players who can do what he can do – be one of the best attacking midfield players in Europe and then switch to be arguably the best controlling player,” says Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard’s leadership skills have taken the focus from his outstanding form du(...)

Steven Gerrard celebrates with tea-mate Raheem Sterling after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot against  West Ham United. Photograph:Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Sometimes the ugly wins are the most beautiful ones. Brendan Rodgers’ philosophy is always to play the right way, with style and panache, and h(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard: ‘I’ve sat here too many times when we’ve been nowhere near a top-four race in December and January and this is the pressure you want to be under as a player. If you don’t like and revel in this pressure and tension you’re at the wrong football club.’ Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool have not lost a Merseyside derby at Anfield for more than 14 years but memories of that September night in 1999 still burn in Steven Gerrard(...)

Liverpool’s Lucas leaves the pitch after he was injured during the  match against Aston Villa. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is expected to be sidelined for up to two months by a knee ligament injury.It is thought the Brazil midfielder has da(...)

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