Liverpool

  • Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form 18 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 free-scoring form that put them back among the European elite. A last-minute penalty converted by captain Steven Gerrard, after Dani Abalo had levelled for Bulgarian champions...
  • Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance 23 hours 4 minutes ago

    London: Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season's competition. Five-times European champions Liverpool will return to the elite event after a five-year 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 last-minute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 2-1 Yesterday

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 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 2 days ago

    Returning to the Champions League after a five-year 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 2 days ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the little-known 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 3 days ago

    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 2-1 at home to Fiorentina, and...
  • It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces 4 days ago

    Liverpool's 1-0 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 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Raheem Sterling will be restored to the starting line-up for their next match after he defended his decision to rest the youngster for the majority of a 1-0 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 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the second-placed visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten...
  • Liverpool can manage hectic schedule, says manager Brendan Rodgers 5 days ago

    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 five-year hiatus, over the course of a next...
  • Falcao, Welbeck lead charge of the debutants in Premier League 6 days ago

    London: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck and Toby Alderweireld are among the players in line to make their debuts as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break. Falcao's move to Manchester United on a season-long loan from Monaco was the headline story when the transfer window closed on Sep...
  • English Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in September 3, 2014

    For Manchester United, the answer to a slump in form or a crisis of confidence comes in 50 pound notes. Millions of them. The giants of Old Trafford haemorrhaged almost 150 million pounds ($247.9 million) in the last few weeks, dressing the likes of Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Falcao...
  • Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass September 1, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the post-Luis Suarez era. The Merseysiders' 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner...
  • Sterling, Gerrard score as Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-0 August 31, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno were on target as Liverpool bounced back from Monday's defeat by...
  • Daniel Agger leaves Liverpool to return to Brondby August 30, 2014

    Liverpool: Denmark defender Daniel Agger has left Liverpool after more than eight years to return to former club Brondby. Agger played 232 games for Liverpool since joining from Brondby in January 2006. The 29-year-old Agger says "the opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my...
  • Balotelli in line for Liverpool debut at Spurs August 29, 2014

    Liverpool: Mario Balotelli is in line to make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham on Sunday after impressing manager Brendan Rodgers in the Italy striker's first practice sessions with his new club. Rodgers says Balotelli "has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training. . He is engrossing himself into...
  • Mario Balotelli warned by Italy coach Antonio Conte August 28, 2014

    Milan: Mario Balotelli has some work to do to earn the respect of Italy coach Antonio Conte. Conte tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he's not sure Balotelli's decision to move back to England is positive or not, "but I do know that whoever joins the national team must then deserve...
  • Liverpool gamble on mischief-maker Balotelli to replace Suarez August 26, 2014

    Having just waved goodbye to a player who constantly courted controversy, Liverpool rolled out the welcome mat to Mario Balotelli on Monday, whose maverick if inconsistent talent is perhaps only rivalled by his ability to cause mischief. Following the departure of Luis Suarez on the back of a third suspension for...
  • Stevan Jovetic double helps Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 August 26, 2014

    Manchester: A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday. With new signing Mario Balotelli watching from the...
  • Liverpool sign AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli August 25, 2014

    England: Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Liverpool from AC Milan on a "long-term" deal, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 24-year-old is the big signing Liverpool fans have craved since selling last season's top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona in July but Balotelli's famous on and off field...
  • Champions Manchester City host title pretenders Liverpool August 23, 2014

    Liverpool's regrets about missing out on a first English league title for 24 years last season will be stronger than ever on Monday when they visit champions Manchester City, who pipped them by two points. The meeting of last term's top two is the highlight of the weekend Premier League programme,...
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli August 21, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing...
  • Luis Suarez pledges not to bite again August 19, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase" his history...
  • Michael Owen sees good times ahead for Manchester United and Liverpool August 19, 2014

    Manchester United will return to the top four of the Premier League this season but it is only Liverpool that can challenge for the title, according to former England striker Michael Owen who played for both clubs. After contrasting campaigns last season and differing fortunes in their opening league matches this...
  • Sterling, Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start in EPL August 17, 2014

    Daniel Sturridge ensured Liverpool began the post-Luis Suarez era in victorious fashion, scoring a late goal to seal a 2-1 win over Southampton in their first match of the Premier League season on Sunday. Much will be expected of Sturridge this season after the summer departure of his strike partner and...
  • Liverpool sign Spain defender Alberto Moreno August 16, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool say they have signed Spain defender Alberto Moreno from Sevilla on a "long-term deal." The 22-year old Moreno, who has played three times for Spain, says on the club's website that "in my view, Liverpool are the best club in England" and that "I couldn't waste an opportunity to...
  • Liverpool will benefit from new belief , says manager Brendan Rodgers August 15, 2014

    Liverpool can take confidence from last season into the new campaign starting this weekend despite missing out on a first English championship for 24 years, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. With three games to play last April, the Merseyside club were hot favourites to win the title for the first...
  • Liverpool sell England defender Martin Kelly to Palace August 14, 2014

    London: Former England defender Martin Kelly has been sold by Liverpool to Crystal Palace after falling down the list of full backs at Anfield. Liverpool have signed Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid and agreed to the transfer of Alberto Moreno from Sevilla in the offseason, meaning Kelly's chances would have been...
  • Liverpool confirm Moreno set to sign from Sevilla August 13, 2014

    Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Spain fullback Alberto Moreno from Sevilla, the Premier League club said in a statement on Tuesday. The 22-year-old defender, who has played three times for his country, will cost the Anfield club about 12 million pounds ($20.17 million) according to local media in Spain...