Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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LeBron James in his ‘I can’t breathe’ T-shirt

Ian Herbert: Footballers should follow example of LeBron James and make themselves heard

Football language is sanitised by sponsors, press officers and the Uefa thought police

A downbeat Brendan Rodgers looks on

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0: Brendan Rodgers admits 'team ethos' has gone missing but not side's spirit of togetherness

'Simon Mignolet has been fine. He is a good pro. He accepted it'

Mata heads United two-up in controversial circumstances

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0 comment: Brendan Rodgers lacks cutting edge but real issues are in defence

If Skrtel is not a leader by now, then he never will be

Louis van Gaal speaks to the media at Friday's press conference

Louis van Gaal warns Paul Scholes over criticism of the Manchester United academy

Scholes wrote that rivals City had a more impressive youth set-up

Brendan Rodgers says he can help youngsters develop

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Liverpool's decline the more dramatic of fallen idols

Although Brendan Rodgers has more reasons to worry ahead of Old Trafford match, United have only just steadied the ship

Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker accepts FA misconduct charge

Italian had re-communicated an image which included an anti-Semitic message

Steven Gerrard has his penalty saved by Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final

Reddin works to open football's eyes to wider sporting horizon

The man who helped mastermind Team GB's 2012 Olympic glory and England’s 2003 rugby World Cup win wants to implement his ideas at Wembley in the hope of repeating the trick

Dave Reddin helped England to rugby World Cup victory

New FA leader Dave Reddin says English football is too insular

Former Olympic guru to tap into other elite sports to help achieve success

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool must search for settled side amid mix of unhappy and unfit players after Champions League anti-climax

The Reds now face Europa League football on a Thursday night having failed to beat Basel at Anfield

Liverpool 1 Basel 1: Lazar Markovic red card leaves Brendan Rodger fuming and claiming Behrang Safari deserved to be sent off for theatrics

The substitute was sent off after making what appeared minimal contact with his opponent

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