Liverpool’s ‘Dixie Origi’ haunts Everton again with latest heroic cameo in Merseyside derby

It was shortly after the final whistle when a jubilant spectator in Anfield’s Main Stand christened their Merseyside derby hero with a new nickname. “It’s Dixie Origi!” came the cry. Divock Origi, the enigmatic Belgian striker, is still some way... Read more

Divers do not prosper and Everton need Anthony Gordon to learn this quickly

Referee Stuart Atwell was in the perfect place to wave away the penalty appeals and did something we need more officials to do –  he stopped the game and booked Gordon for faking a dive and faking a foul. There... Read more

Jurgen Klopp: Only more titles will earn Liverpool the respect we deserve

And in 2017-18, after a shock FA Cup defeat by West Bromwich Albion, they lost only three games on their way to finishing third in the Premier League and reaching the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Real... Read more

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool contract deadlock is ‘not about the money’

It was clear midway last season, however, that Salah did not believe his offer reflected his status and the first in a series of strategically placed and occasionally cryptic interviews followed which raised doubts as to whether he will sign... Read more

Jurgen Klopp claims Gary Neville ‘had to apologise’ after hailing Hannibal Mejbri’s fiery Anfield cameo

Jurgen Klopp said Gary Neville was wrong for enthusiastically praising Manchester United teenager Hannibal Mejbri’s feisty cameo against Liverpool in midweek as he appealed for a “legally aggressive” Merseyside derby on Sunday. Klopp felt Mejbri crossed the line with a... Read more

Chelsea vs Liverpool, FA Cup final: When and what time is it and what TV channel is it on?

The FA Cup final referee for Chelsea against Liverpool on May 14 will be Craig Pawson, Telegraph Sport can reveal. The Football Association later confirmed the 43-year-old will be assisted by Dan Cook and Edward Smart, while the fourth official will be... Read more

Liverpool vs Manchester United, player ratings: Harry Maguire lacking leadership as visitors humbled

His anger at Alexander-Arnold after the opening goal summed up his frustrations. Continues to be about the only United first-teamer whose reputation has not suffered major damage. Aaron Wan-Bissaka 4 Robertson ran past him at will too often and switched... Read more

Gary Neville fears Ralf Rangnick could leave Manchester United before the season is over

Gary Neville believes Ralf Rangnick could leave Manchester United before the end of the season, based on the shocking performance his team produced at Anfield. The former United captain, an outspoken critic of the team’s spectacular collapse this season, was... Read more

25 passes and assist of the season: Liverpool scored the perfect team goal to shame Manchester United

How Liverpool’s 25-pass wondergoal unfolded The momentum for Salah’s first began with Luis Diaz just after the 20th minute, controlling and turning with such swiftness United did not get close to his shadow, let alone think about chasing it. Fabinho... Read more

Liverpool’s 45 minutes of perfection that shook the world

Jurgen Klopp is playing down Liverpool’s chances of a historic quadruple, but he could not hide his satisfaction with their first-half dismantling of Manchester City. “I think the first half was one of the best we ever played,” Klopp said... Read more

From ‘luxury player’ to complete essential: The resurgence of Thiago Alcantara

On the final whistle, Thiago Alcantara applauded the Liverpool fans in the West Stand and strolled over to Mohamed Salah, giving a stare that suggested he knew exactly how good his performance had been. A few minutes earlier, the Spaniard... Read more

Pep Guardiola stands by decision to select Zack Steffen despite ‘dreadful’ howler

Guardiola added that he refused to risk Kevin De Bruyne, who was on the bench, as he feared stitches in his foot might come off. “On Friday, he had four stitches in his right foot when he hit the ball.... Read more

Jurgen Klopp the footballing alchemist is a manager like no other

You look at Klopp in this mood and you realise that Liverpool could not have machine-tooled a manager more perfectly in sync with their character. The reason he became so adored in Mainz and Dortmund is that he brought not... Read more

‘Mentality monster’ Sadio Mane is quietly taking his place among football’s elite

Jürgen Klopp started an Anfield revolution when he joined Liverpool. With two contrasting Sadio Mané goals on Saturday, it was the spirit of glorious evolution which kept the quadruple dream alive. Here was the sublime merger of Klopp’s early template... Read more

What happens when irreplaceable Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola leave?

Having said all that, the Liverpool manager’s job is also about more than coaching, and the club are aware that the man who leads the team also has to connect with Anfield emotionally and even politically, given the city has... Read more

Is Liverpool’s squad now stronger than Manchester City’s?

Tsimikas would ease into the starting line-up of pretty much every Premier League team other than Liverpool, City and a fully fit Chelsea. He replaced Robertson with two assists, his set pieces maintaining a season-long trend given Liverpool’s expertise from... Read more

Mohamed Salah is in his worst scoring run since 2016 – so what does Jurgen Klopp do about it?

Klopp hinted that he could make changes for Wednesday after assessing how fresh his players look and feel after Sunday’s physically and mentally draining game at the Etihad but he insisted his selection will have nothing to do with the... Read more

Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold: The virtuosos transforming the full-back role

Defensive ability  Guardiola once famously quipped “I don’t train the tackles. What are tackles?” but Cancelo is arguably the personification of that belief. City’s dominance over most opponents, advantage in possession statistics, plus Cancelo’s superb, instinctive reading of the game,... Read more

Manchester City vs Liverpool is English football’s greatest rivalry

So much is being said and written about Liverpool’s pursuit of four trophies. What about City’s bid to match Manchester United’s Treble of 1999? It seems to have been overlooked that City are the favourites to win the Premier League,... Read more

Manchester City vs Liverpool is English football’s greatest-ever rivalry

In their distinctive ways, the City and Liverpool coach have changed how the game is played, Guardiola’s influence extended across the world as more teams try to follow a possession-based model, while every major European league now has at least... Read more

Ibrahima Konate has the makings of a world-class defender – if he learns from the sloppy errors

When Ibrahima Konate leapt to head in his first goal for Liverpool against Benfica he had a camera flash moment in a commanding first half that suggested he is destined to become one of the world’s best centre-backs. The young... Read more

Liverpool’s route to the quadruple: Plotting the path to footballing immortality – game by game

Do not underestimate the difficulty of a top-level European Cup tie. Benfica is a kind draw, they are well off the pace in Portugal, but unexpected results can happen in the Champions League knockout stage, especially when stronger teams are... Read more

Ibrahima Konate has the makings of a world-class defender – if he learns from the sloppy errors

When Ibrahima Konate leapt to head in his first goal for Liverpool against Benfica he had a camera flash moment in a commanding first half that suggested he is destined to become one of the world’s best centre-backs. The young... Read more

Liverpool’s route to the quadruple: Plotting the path to footballing immortality – game by game

Do not underestimate the difficulty of a top-level European cup tie. Benfica is a kind draw, they are well off the pace in Portugal, but unexpected results can happen in the Champions League knockout stage, especially when stronger teams are... Read more

Liverpool have no fear of a future without Mohamed Salah

Manchester United and Arsenal paid a heavy price – quite literally – by buckling to the demands of David De Gea and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and look at how that has worked out. Liverpool also have the trump card of Klopp... Read more