England captain Steven Gerrard retired from international football on Monday after becoming a pillar of the team in 114 appearances, but making way after the country’s disastrous World Cup campaign.
The players’ union and football’s governing body agree on one thing in the wake of the heavy ban imposed on Luis Suarez for his third biting incident: the Uruguay and Liverpool striker needs help.
Liverpool will start its preseason tour next month with a friendly game in Denmark against Brondby.
Jose Mourinho riled his former assistant Brendan Rodgers as Chelsea successfully stifled Liverpool and scored twice against the run of play to win 2-0 on Sunday and dent the Premier League leaders’ hopes of a first title in 24 years
The Premier League trophy could be out of reach for Manchester City after a 2-2 home draw with last-placed Sunderland on Wednesday that capped a demoralizing four days for title chasers.
Scarves donated by football clubs across the world were laid out in the center circle at Anfield, forming the shape of the number “96″ beneath a clear blue sky.
Steven Gerrard converted two penalties and Luis Suarez also scored as Liverpool confirmed its new-found superiority over Manchester United with an accomplished 3-0 victory over its great rival in the Premier League on Sunday.
With record signing Juan Mata slotting seamlessly into the team and fit-again Robin van Persie back to scoring again, a return to the good times could be just around the corner for Manchester United.
Manchester United ruined Luis Suarez’s long-awaited return from a 10-match ban for biting by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday, relieving some early-season pressure on manager David Moyes.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he’s tired of his treatment by the British media and is ready to listen to offers outside the Premier League — especially from Real Madrid.
By Rob Harris
Manchester United surged 15 points clear at the Premier League summit on Saturday, capitalizing on Manchester City losing at Everton by beating Reading to close in on a 20th English league title.
Manchester City kept up its stubborn pursuit of Manchester United with a routine 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday, with David Silva’s double reducing the champions’ deficit to four points in the Premier League title race.
By Jim Armstrong
A resurgent Fernando Torres scored his fifth goal in three matches to help Chelsea reach the Club World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Monterrey on Thursday.