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  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's Liverpool clash Yesterday

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has a buttock muscle strain and is doubtful for their Champions League Group B match against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, the club said. "Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale by Real Madrid medical staff he has been diagnosed as suffering an injury to the...
  • EPL: Liverpool edge QPR 3-2 in dramatic finish 2 days ago

    London: Liverpool profited from an own goal in the fifth minute of injury time to escape with a 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday after one of the most chaotic finishes to a Premier League game. Four goals were scored in a pulsating final eight minutes at Loftus Road...
  • Daniel Sturridge picks up new injury in training 3 days ago

    Liverpool Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up a new injury and will be sidelined for up to another four weeks. Manager Brendan Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo on Friday that Sturridge pulled his calf muscle in training as he prepared to return from a five-week layoff due to a thigh...
  • Daniel Sturridge in frame for Liverpool return 3 days ago

    London: Daniel Sturridge could feature in Liverpool's Premier League trip to bottom club Queens Park Rangers this weekend, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. The England striker has been unavailable since early September with a thigh injury picked up on international duty, but is close to making a return to the...
  • Mario Balotelli says struggling to play lead role at Liverpool 4 days ago

    Mario Balotelli admits he is struggling to adapt to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics as he seeks to open his Premier League account for his new club. The Italian has endured a difficult start to the season since joining from AC Milan, managing just one goal for Liverpool against Bulgarian side...
  • EPL: Henderson goal seals 2-1 win for Liverpool against West Brom October 4, 2014

    Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson scored as Liverpool registered their first Premier League win since August with a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday. Lallana's first Liverpool goal was cancelled out by a controversial Saido Berahino penalty before Henderson's driven winner helped last season's runners-up climb to...
  • The Liverpool Connundrum October 3, 2014

    Last season, Liverpool did the unthinkable. With just three games to go, all they needed to win the league was a draw against Chelsea and two wins on the bounce in their last two games. Then they went on and blew it, and in some style unfortunately. An unfortunate incident now famously...
  • Basel beat Liverpool 1-0 in Champions League October 2, 2014

    Basel beat Liverpool 1-0 on Wednesday to extend their exceptional record against English clubs in the Champions League. Veteran forward Marco Streller pounced on a loose ball in the goalmouth in the 52nd minute to earn the Swiss champion's first Group B points after a 5-1 loss at Real Madrid. Basel are...
  • Sturridge won't be fit for England, says Rodgers October 1, 2014

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge won't be fit to play in England's Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia next week, according to his club manager Brendan Rodgers. He has not played since August due to a groin problem suffered in an England training session, which prompted an angry Rodgers to...
  • Champions League: Basel fans baffled by coach Sousa's switches as they gear up for Liverpool October 1, 2014

    Paulo Sousa was an enigma to FC Basel fans when he was appointed as coach at the end of last season and, four months later, they are still fathoming what to make of the Portuguese and his endless tactical switches. Incredibly, Sousa was selected after his Maccabi Tel Aviv side were...
  • EPL: Everton grab 1-1 draw at Liverpool in Merseyside derby September 27, 2014

    Liverpool: Everton defender Phil Jagielka fired in a stoppage-time equalizer to clinch a 1-1 draw in the 223rd Merseyside derby on Saturday and extend Liverpool's winless run to three Premier League matches. Jagielka unleashed a half-volley from outside the penalty area just when it appeared captain Steven Gerrard had secured Liverpool's...
  • Liverpool must learn from defensive mistakes, says Toure September 25, 2014

    Liverpool must learn lessons from their recent defensive mistakes and use Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton to re-boot their title challenge, according to defender Kolo Toure. Three defeats in five games during which they have conceded eight goals have left Liverpool in 11th place, seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea, but...
  • Liverpool's Rodgers backs Steven Gerrard amid fears over form September 24, 2014

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team. At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most...
  • Arsenal out of League Cup, Liverpool advance September 24, 2014

    Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a marathon penalty shootout in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday, after Arsenal and Everton both bowed out of the competition. Liverpool squeezed through after Patrick Bamford had scored a penalty for Middlesbrough in the third minute of injury time at the end...
  • Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion September 23, 2014

    London: Eighteen-times English champions Liverpool have been granted planning permission for phase one of the expansion of their Anfield stadium, Liverpool city council announced on Tuesday. Phase one of the project will see the Main Stand expanded with a further 8,500 seats, taking the capacity of Liverpool's iconic stadium to 54,000. A...
  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse September 22, 2014

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands September 21, 2014

    Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a secondrate sequel to last season's thriller. On the evidence of a 31 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to...
  • West Ham stun Liverpool 31 at Upton Park September 21, 2014

    London: Liverpool's English Premier League challenge received another early blow as an impressive West Ham beat last season's runnerup 31 on Saturday. Liverpool were heavily favored to win at West Ham, but suffered successive league defeats for the first time since December. "We made a really slow start and before we knew...
  • Ludogorets eye another run to the champions league knockout stages September 19, 2014

    Sofia: Unfancied Bulgarian champions Ludogorets are determined to reach the knockout stages of a European competition for a second successive year despite being drawn against Champions League heavyweights Real Madrid and Liverpool, the club's owner said. Ludogorets, who reached the last 16 in the Europa League last season, were tipped to...
  • Liverpool don't need to find magic formula, says Brendan Rodgers September 18, 2014

    London: Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. After surpassing expectations last season and finishing second behind champions Manchester City, Liverpool have made an inconsistent...
  • Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form September 17, 2014

    Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the freescoring form that put them back among the European elite. A lastminute penalty converted by captain Steven Gerrard, after Dani Abalo had levelled for Bulgarian champions...
  • Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance September 17, 2014

    London: Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season's competition. Fivetimes European champions Liverpool will return to the elite event after a fiveyear absence when they face Bulgarian champions Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday and will also play holders Real Madrid in Group B. Scholes,...
  • Champions League: Gerrard scores lastminute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 21 September 17, 2014

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injurytime penalty for a 21 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only survivor from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December...
  • Liverpool face Ludogorets on return to Champions League after 5 years September 16, 2014

    Returning to the Champions League after a fiveyear absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets. The Bulgarians' regular keeper Vladislav Stoyanov is suspended for the Group B game at Anfield after being sent off in the second leg of a...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers September 15, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the littleknown Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • Liverpool primed for Champions League return September 15, 2014

    Liverpool: Champions League football will return to Anfield for the first time in five years on Tuesday when Liverpool host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture. It was December 2009 when Liverpool last played a match in Europe's elite competition, losing 21 at home to Fiorentina, and...
  • It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces September 14, 2014

    Liverpool's 10 defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday was more than an early season setback it raised the question of whether they have the strength in depth to cope with the dual challenge ahead of them this term. For the first time in four years Liverpool are back in the...
  • Liverpool coach promises Raheem Sterling recall after Aston Villa defeat September 14, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Raheem Sterling will be restored to the starting lineup for their next match after he defended his decision to rest the youngster for the majority of a 10 home defeat by Aston Villa. The Reds were unable to break down the defence of an organised...
  • Aston Villa extend unbeaten start with win at Liverpool September 14, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 10 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the secondplaced visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten...
  • Liverpool can manage hectic schedule, says manager Brendan Rodgers September 13, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers is confident Liverpool can handle the strain of a hectic period which starts with their Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday. The Reds have five fixtures in three different competitions, including a return to the Champions League after a fiveyear hiatus, over the course of a next...