Steven Gerrard holds his nerve for Liverpool's Champions League return

Chris Bascombe As late European goals at the Kop end go, Steven Gerrard's last-minute penalty against Bulgaria's Ludogorets 1945 will not sit alongside that of Olympiakos, 2004.

Real Madrid, Liverpool off to flying starts in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo.

Barry Whelan Real Madrid began their title defence with a 5-1 thrashing of Basel, while city rivals Atletico slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos in the first group matches of the UEFA Champions League.

Liverpool spent $719 million to get to the Champions League - they cannot afford to fail

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Chris Bascombe Anfield board's gratitude will soon fade if Rodgers struggles against Europe's best, writes Chris Bascombe.

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers to protect Raheem Sterling from burnout

Raheem Sterling is now being seen as the player to carry England into the next European Championships

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers says he will protect Raheem Sterling from burnout to ensure his career is not curtailed in the manner of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: This will not be the Mario Balotelli show

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers is ready to unleash Mario Balotelli back on the Premier League against Tottenham this weekend but the Liverpool manager already fears the Italian striker is the subject of an English...

Liverpool asserts title credentials with easy win over Spurs, Arsenal frustrated by Leicester

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling scores his side's first goal against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Liverpool has reasserted its Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur as Mario Balotelli made his return to English football.

Manchester City gives Liverpool the blues

Henry Winter Stevan Jovetic, who has taken time to settle in English football, reminded the Premier League of his class with two well-taken goals and also reminded everyone of Manchester City’s strength in...

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers must treat Mario Balotelli as an adult

Liverpool's new signings Mario Balotelli (R) and Adam Lallana (L) watch on during the loss to Manchester City earlier this week.

Paul Hayward The way this is going, social services are going to meet on Merseyside to discuss the Mario Balotelli conundrum.

Real Madrid challenge for Liverpool in Champions League

Christiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid have drawn alongside Liverpool in the Champions League group stage.

Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in...

Liverpool may move for Samuel Eto'o to boost attack

Samuel Eto'o

Chris Bascombe Liverpool's pursuit of a new striker has prompted Brendan Rodgers to consider a short-term deal for Samuel Eto'o.

Liverpool strike deal for Sevilla's Alberto Moreno


Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno from Europa League champions Sevilla.


Manchester United rally for Champions Cup win over Liverpool

Phil Jones and Raheem Sterling battle for possession.

Second-half strikes from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard earned Manchester United a morale boosting 3-1 win over Premier League rivals Liverpool in the final of the pre-season International...

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Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool scores the winner.

Goals to Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool begin the post-Luis Suarez era with a 2-1 victory over a new-look Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

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Liverpool may take plunge with Mario Balotelli

Undisputed talent: Mario Balotelli in action for Italy during the World Cup in Brazil.

John Percy Liverpool's increasing desperation for a proven international forward has led them to explore the possibility of a surprise move for Mario Balotelli.

Mario Balotelli must sign behaviour clauses to join Liverpool


Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has sought assurances from Mario Balotelli he will abide by the club's code of conduct before pressing ahead with the £16 million ($28.

Pain of defeat can spur Liverpool to glory: Brendan Rodgers

Trophy bid: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Chris Bascombe,London Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool will take inspiration from Manchester United in its attempts to recover from the agony of narrowly failing to end a prolonged title drought.


Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal is in for a shock, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Louis van Gaal

Mark Ogden Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Louis van Gaal he faces a battle to deliver instant success at Manchester United after claiming the Dutchman will be "surprised" by the intensity of the...

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Liverpool sign Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manqillo on loan

Javier Manquillo

Liverpool have signed Spanish right-back Javier Manquillo on loan from reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, the English Premier League club announced on Wednesday.


Liverpool's Adam Lallana out for six weeks

Over and out: Adam Lallana.

Liverpool have been dealt a serious blow to the plans for the coming season with new signing Adam Lallana unlikely to play until September.


Barcelona agree to buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool

Bad boy: Luis Suarez has made headlines for all the wrong reasons recently.

Barcelona have agreed to buy disgraced Uruguay forward Luis Suarez from Liverpool, the two clubs said on Friday.