Rodgers admits Balotelli ill-suited to Liverpool's style of play

Dec 26, 2014

Rodgers admits Balotelli ill-suited to Liverpool's style of play

Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool’s squad for the festive program but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy striker’s credentials on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Balotelli has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his £16 million ($24.88 ...

Skrtel rescues point for Liverpool

Dec 22, 2014

Skrtel rescues point for Liverpool

Martin Skrtel powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. In the seventh of nine minutes of injury time, Skrtel leaped high to head a rightwing corner from Adam ...

Liverpool exits Champions League

Dec 10, 2014

Liverpool exits Champions League

Liverpool was eliminated from the Champions League when Basel advanced to the final 16 with a 1-1 draw on Tuesday on Anfield. The five-time European champion fell behind after Fabian Frei scored in the 25th minute, and then had substitute Lazar Markovic sent off ...

Man United racks up fourth straight victory

Dec 3, 2014

Man United racks up fourth straight victory

Manchester United’s revival gathered pace with a fourth successive victory in the Premier League against Stoke on Tuesday, and captain Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool’s rescue against Leicester after being restored to the team. Juan Mata curled in a second-half free kick after Marouane ...

Liverpool's hopes still alive after draw against Ludogorets

Nov 27, 2014

Liverpool's hopes still alive after draw against Ludogorets

There was a little respite for under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as his side ground out a 2-2 draw away to European minnows Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday. The result ended a run of four straight defeats in all competitions for the ...

Crystal Palace sends Liverpool to fourth straight loss

Nov 24, 2014

Crystal Palace sends Liverpool to fourth straight loss

Liverpool’s rapid downfall continued with a fourth successive loss on Sunday, with Crystal Palace adding to Brendan Rodgers’ woes with a 3-1 victory. The pressure, though, eased on Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham team came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 in the Premier ...

Benzema lifts Real Madrid

Nov 5, 2014

Benzema lifts Real Madrid

A goal by Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win against an under-strength Liverpool side in the Champions League on Tuesday as Cristiano Ronaldo was held scoreless for the first time in 13 games. Madrid piled the pressure on from the start and ...

Reds' woes run deeper than Balotelli

| Oct 25, 2014

Reds' woes run deeper than Balotelli

by Christopher Davies

Jose Mourinho called him “unmanageable” at Inter Milan. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini ran out of patience with him. He lasted 18 months of his 4½-year contract at AC Milan. Despite a history of controversy, red cards and underachieving too often, Liverpool manager Brendan ...

Arsenal exits League Cup; Reds outlast Boro

Sep 24, 2014

Arsenal exits League Cup; Reds outlast Boro

Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a marathon penalty shootout in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday, after Arsenal and Everton both bowed out of the competition. Liverpool squeezed through after Patrick Bamford had scored a penalty for Middlesbrough in the third ...

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Aug 22, 2014

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Mario Balotelli’s roller-coaster career took another twist on Thursday when he said goodbye to his AC Milan teammates after training before an expected transfer to Liverpool. In a brief statement on its website, the Italian club said: “Mario Balotelli drove out of Milanello at ...