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  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear Yesterday

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip. Sturridge, who has already missed five months of the season through injury, was sent home from international duty earlier this week ahead of Friday's Euro...
  • Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel gets 3-match ban for stamp 3 days ago

    London: Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been banned for three matches after failing to overturn a charge for stamping on the leg of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during a Premier League game. The Football Association's Independent Regulatory Commission rejected Skrtel's appeal on Wednesday, leaving Liverpool without its most consistent...
  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana out of England games 5 days ago

    London: Liverpool pair Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana have withdrawn from the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Italy because of injury. Striker Sturridge sustained a hip injury and midfielder Lallana a groin problem in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at Anfield on...
  • Liverpool defender Skrtel charged with violent conduct 5 days ago

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during Sunday's Premier League clash, the FA said. The incident, in stoppage-time of United's 2-1 victory at Anfield, was missed by match officials. Slovakia international Skrtel appeared to tread on De Gea's...
  • Liverpool can qualify for Champions League despite defeat, says Rodgers 5 days ago

    London: Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool's target of Champions League qualification is a 'big challenge' after Sunday's 1-2 defeat to Manchester United in an English Premier League match, but maintains belief in his side's chances. The loss at the Anfield stadium that saw Steven Gerrard sent off for a stamp on Ander...
  • Juan Mata enjoys 'best game' for Manchester United 6 days ago

    Juan Mata, it appears, has struggled to make a lasting impression on Louis van Gaal at Manchester United just as he failed to woo Jose Mourinho at his previous club Chelsea. The Spanish playmaker's two well-taken goals in a 2-1 Premier League victory at the home of arch rivals Liverpool on...
  • Juan Mata's brilliant brace helps Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 6 days ago

    Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday in the Premier League with two goals from Juan Mata. The 34-year-old Gerrard was shown a straight red card for stamping on Ander Herrera after replacing Adam Lallana at the start...
  • Battle for Champions League spots hot up as Liverpool host Manchester United 1 week ago

    London: Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League's showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last...
  • Van Gaal turns whistleblower before Manchester United face Liverpool March 20, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been refereeing training games to help his players keep their emotions in check for the Premier League top-four showdown with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The Dutchman has a reputation as a disciplinarian who keeps his players on a tight leash but has...
  • Steven Gerrard return hands Liverpool boss selection headache March 20, 2015

    Leaving a fit Steven Gerrard out of a Liverpool team to face Manchester United would until recently have been considered an act of madness, but it is a genuine dilemma facing boss Brendan Rodgers on Sunday. The Liverpool captain came back from injury as a second-half substitute in Liverpool's 1-0 win...
  • EPL: Henderson's freak goal keeps Liverpool flying high March 17, 2015

    Midfielder Jordan Henderson's fluke second-half goal kept Liverpool firmly in contention for a Premier League top-four finish with a 1-0 win at Swansea City on Monday. Liverpool got lucky on 68 minutes when Jordi Amat slid in ahead of Henderson to try and clear but the ball ricocheted back off the...
  • Liverpool forced to play FA Cup replay after being held to draw March 8, 2015

    Liverpool were left frustrated by Championship side Blackburn Rovers who defended heroically to draw 0-0 at Anfield on Sunday and force a replay in their FA Cup quarter-final. After an even first half Liverpool dominated after the break but wave after wave of attack was thwarted by a Blackburn side who...
  • Breaking from top-4 tussle, Liverpool host Blackburn in FA Cup March 8, 2015

    London: The priority is returning to the Champions League for Manchester United. Winning the FA Cup, though, would provide a bonus prize at the end of a first stuttering season in England for coach Louis van Gaal. Knock out Arsenal in the quarter-finals and the path to Wembley Stadium would become...
  • Wembley should be saved for FA Cup final, says Brendan Rodgers March 7, 2015

    Liverpool are just one game away from playing at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup but their manager Brendan Rodgers rather wishes they were not. If Liverpool beat Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final on Sunday, they will travel to London to play the semi-final at English football's most famous stadium but...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 to stay in touch with top four March 5, 2015

    Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge scored for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Burnley that kept the Reds in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Wednesday. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard, slotted home in the 29th minute and Daniel Sturridge headed in the second in the 51st...
  • Race for Champions league spots heat up in Premier League March 4, 2015

    Manchester: Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and...
  • Liverpool can win all their games, says Brendan Rodgers March 2, 2015

    Liverpool have found a way to recover from a tough start to the season and with the race for a top-four finish hotting up they are going into matches believing they can win them all, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Last season's Premier League runners-up struggled to cope with the...
  • Retaining title 'difficult', says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini March 1, 2015

    A dejected Manuel Pellegrini said it would be "difficult" for Manchester City to catch leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Champions City could have closed the deficit to two points with the west London side...
  • Philippe Coutinho's curler earns Liverpool 2-1 win over Manchester City March 1, 2015

    Liverpool: Two superb curling efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho handed Liverpool a 2-1 home win against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday to deliver a thumping blow to Manuel Pellegrini's title aspirations. Henderson, who passed a late fitness test to feature in the match, bent in an...
  • Europa League: Liverpool knocked out by Besiktas in shootout, holders Sevilla win February 27, 2015

    London: Liverpool's Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs. Brendan Rodgers's side were the highest profile casualties of the last 32, where holders...
  • Coutinho, Sterling score as Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 in Premier League February 23, 2015

    A goal in each half from Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling gave Liverpool a hard fought 2-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary's in the Premier League on Sunday. Coutinho collected a pass 25 yards out before curling a tremendous strike beyond the reach of outstretched Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster in...
  • Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe February 20, 2015

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused team mate Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect after the Italian found himself at the centre of controversy despite scoring a winning penalty against Besiktas on Thursday. Balotelli stroked the ball home in the 85th minute to secure a 1-0 win at Anfield but only after...
  • Europa League resumes with two big British-Italian matchups February 19, 2015

    Two matches between teams from Britain and Italy headline the last 32 of the Europa League as the continent's second-tier competition resumes at the knockout stage on Thursday. When Celtic and Inter Milan met for the first time, they contested the final of the 1967 European Cup to win the biggest...
  • Liverpool's Lazar Markovic gets four-match ban for red card February 17, 2015

    London: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic has been suspended by UEFA for the next four European matches after being sent off in the Champions League group stage match against Basel in December. He will miss both legs of the Europa League last-32 tie against Besiktas and both Round of 16 matches if Liverpool...
  • The 'penny's dropped' for revived Mario Balotelli, says Brendan Rodgers February 15, 2015

    London: Brendan Rodgers watched Mario Balotelli break into a rare smile after his latest major contribution to a Liverpool triumph on Saturday and reflected with satisfaction: "I think the penny's dropped." 'At last', the Liverpool manager might have been tempted to add. After the wholly underwhelming start to life at Anfield,...
  • Liverpool edge past Palace to advance to FA Cup quarterfinals February 15, 2015

    London: Liverpool came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday, keeping alive the chances of captain Steven Gerrard finishing his career at the club with a final trip to Wembley Stadium. Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana scored early in the second half as...
  • Mario Balotelli rescues Liverpool as top-4 race intensifies February 11, 2015

    Mario Balotelli went from forgotten man to match-winner at Liverpool as his late goal against Tottenham tightened up the race for Champions League qualification in the Premier League on Tuesday. The maverick Italy striker came off the bench for just his second appearance in a month, and pounced for an 83rd-minute...
  • Substitute Balotelli grabs late Liverpool winner against Tottenham February 11, 2015

    Liverpool: Mario Balotelli came off the bench to grab a late winning goal for Liverpool in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League on Tuesday, boosting his team's chances of hauling in its rivals for Champions League qualification. Out of favor at Anfield in recent months, Balotelli entered in...
  • Former Ukraine and Liverpool forward Andrei Voronin quits February 10, 2015

    Kiev: Former Ukraine and Liverpool forward Andrei Voronin has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35. "It's difficult to talk about this but I have finished my career as a professional," he said in an interview with Sport Express. "It was not an easy decision to make. I made...
  • Liverpool offer Sterling 'incredible deal' to stay at Anfield February 9, 2015

    London: Liverpool's exciting young forward Raheem Sterling has been offered "an incredible deal" to stay at Anfield for the foreseeable future, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Sterling, 20, who has made 112 appearances for the club, is now a regular starter with nine goals in 33 appearances this season, but...