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  • Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool 19 hours 25 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on young striker Raheem Sterling to continue his impressive development by staying hungry and remaining at the Anfield. Sterling, whose contract expires in 2017, has so far turned down Liverpool's opening offer of an extended, improved deal, reports telegraph.co.uk. "I hope he signs a new...
  • Mario Balotelli banned for 1 match for social media post Yesterday

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday's match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online. The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the "aggravated breach" of its discrimination rules. Balotelli...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...
  • Liverpool set up Capital One Cup semis with Chelsea 2 days ago

    Liverpool will play Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals after Raheem Sterling netted twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday, while Tottenham eased through with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle. Lazar Markovic scored between Sterling's first goals since September as Liverpool won on the south coast. Progress...
  • Brendan Rodgers dismisses reports of Liverpool unrest 3 days ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rejected reports of dressing room unrest after his side's poor start to the season, saying spirits are high for Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final at second-tier Bournemouth. Rodgers led Liverpool to an unexpected runners-up finish in the Premier League last season but a failure to rediscover that form...
  • Struggling strikers eclipsed by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo 4 days ago

    London: Is it any wonder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still set the goal-standard in football? Ascending to their level, or getting anywhere near their scoring rate, seems beyond most contemporaries. Particularly for the strikers whose hype and profiles eclipse their prowess in front of goal. And especially for some of...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal 5 days ago

    Manchester United do not know when Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be available again after he missed the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal told reporters that the 24-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the close-season, was injured in training on Saturday, which meant...
  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 5 days ago

    Manchester United heaped more misery on Liverpool by beating their great rival 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, earning a sixth straight win to underline the transformation in fortunes of England's two biggest clubs. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata - from an offside position - scored to give United a...
  • Angel di Maria out of Manchester United match against Liverpool 1 week ago

    Angel di Maria will miss Manchester United's match against Liverpool on Sunday as the winger remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Although the Argentina international misses a third game, defenders Rafael da Silva (groin) and Phil Jones (shin) return from injury. Defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, and midfielder Daley Blind...
  • Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Rodgers 1 week ago

    Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. The Italian, who has yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool since arriving from AC Milan in the close season,...
  • Liverpool crash out of Champions League after meek show against Basel December 10, 2014

    Geneva: Liverpool's decline and fall from the European elite was confirmed on Tuesday, as Basel held the hosts to a 1-1 draw at Anfield to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The five-time European champion trailed Fabian Frei's 25th-minute strike, and had substitute Lazar Markovic sent off in the...
  • EPL: Liverpool held by Sunderland at Anfield December 6, 2014

    Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers' decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain's emergence off the bench failed to inspire his side to break down a resolute Sunderland with their Premier League match finishing 0-0 Saturday. Liverpool's must-win Champions League tie at home to Basle on Tuesday,...
  • Mario Balotelli charged by FA for instagram message December 5, 2014

    Mario Balotelli was charged by the English Football Association on Friday for posting a message on a social media site that was criticized for being racist and anti-Semitic. Balotelli uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italy international shares a nickname, with text around...
  • Brendon Rodgers handed vote of confidence by Liverpool CEO December 4, 2014

    London: Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers was given a vote of confidence on Thursday by the club's chief executive Ian Ayre, who dismissed recent speculation that the manager's job was under threat. A week ago Rodgers was joint favourite with one bookmaker to become the first Premier League manager to get the sack...
  • Steven Gerrard scores as Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-1 December 3, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made a goal-scoring return to the starting lineup as his team came from behind to beat 10-man Leicester 3-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday. The 34-year-old midfielder, who is yet to sign a contract for next season, powered in the decisive second goal in the 54th...
  • Liverpool's Mario Balotelli apologises for social media post December 2, 2014

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli apologised on Tuesday for his social media post which appeared to contain potentially racist and anti-Semitic references. Balotelli, who made the post on his Instagram page on Monday, will be investigated by the Football Association (FA), according to British media reports. The 24-year-old Italian later deleted the post. "I...
  • Liverpool offer Steven Gerrard new contract, says Brendan Rodgers December 1, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been offered a new contract but because he is now 34, the midfielder might not play in as many matches as he has done in the past, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Rodgers confirmed the offer at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Premier League...
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard rubbishes talk of Brendan Rodgers rift November 30, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as "nonsense" talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday's victory over Stoke City. Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three...
  • Liverpool cannot keep relying on Gerrard, says Rodgers November 30, 2014

    London: Liverpool can no longer count on 34-year-old captain Steven Gerrard playing in every game, said manager Brendan Rodgers after the 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday. The Anfield club marked the 16th anniversary of Gerrard's debut by dropping the midfielder to the bench on the day they celebrated his...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Stoke 1-0 with late Glen Johnson header November 29, 2014

    Liverpool: Glen Johnson scored a late header to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a three-match losing streak. Johnson's goal came in the 85th minute after Paul Lambert's looping header came off the crossbar. Johnson raced to the rebound and the right back...
  • Brendan Rodgers hopes Liverpool can feed off adversity November 29, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his faltering players to use their disappointing start to the season as a catalyst for a revival in fortunes. A run of three successive Premier League defeats has left the Merseysiders 12th in the table and facing a battle to claw back ground in the race...
  • Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers joint favourite for the sack November 28, 2014

    You would have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anyone to bet on Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers becoming the first Premier League manager to get the sack, but he is now the bookies' joint favourite. After last season's runners-up spot, a terrible start to this season has...
  • Champions League: It's in our hands now, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers November 27, 2014

    Sofia: Under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side's Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel and he has been proved right. Liverpool conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw away to Bulgarian side Ludogorets on Wednesday, leaving them...
  • Champions League: Ludogorets Razgrad hold Liverpool to 2-2 draw November 27, 2014

    Ludogorets scored a late equaliser to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday that ended the home side's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dani Abalo opened the scoring for Ludogorets in the third minute, pouncing on the rebound after Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet failed to...
  • Simon Mignolet still a weak link for Liverpool, says Bruce Grobbelaar November 26, 2014

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet must take some of the blame for their indifferent start to the season, according to Anfield great Bruce Grobbelaar. Last season's Premier League runners-up have since sold top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona and clearly miss the goals scored by the prolific frontman and injury-hit Daniel Sturridge. But...
  • Champions League: Liverpool on brink of exit; Real Madrid play Basel November 26, 2014

    Liverpool: Wins have not come easy for Liverpool this season, neither at home in England or in the Champions League. But a win on Wednesday in Bulgaria against Ludogorets is exactly what the five-time European champions need to ensure they still have a chance to advance to the second round. Both Liverpool...
  • Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers November 26, 2014

    Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets. The 34-year-old midfielder has come in for particular criticism this season, with fans questioning whether it is...
  • Brendon Rodgers says his Liverpool job could be under threat November 24, 2014

    London: Manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged his job could be under threat after Liverpool slipped to a third consecutive Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend. Sunday's 3-1 loss to Neil Warnock's side, who started the day in the relegation zone, was Liverpool's fourth straight defeat in all competitions and...
  • EPL: Crystal Palace fight back to win as Liverpool collapse again November 23, 2014

    Crystal Palace heaped more misery on Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club's title hopes when they drew 3-3. Palace's home victory, with goals from Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and a superb curling free kick...
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers unfazed by Selhurst Park return November 21, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers says he is not haunted by the memories of throwing away a 3-0 lead against Crystal Palace last season, but after a poor start to the current campaign the Liverpool manager will not want to see a repeat performance at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Liverpool's chances of claiming their...