Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Jose Mourinho believes that Brendan Rodgers’ three-man Liverpool defence creates space which his players can exploit (Getty)

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Jose Mourinho promises night of 'hurt' for Reds in Capital One Cup semi-final

Chelsea manager has eye on Wembley after identifying flaw in opposition

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Lucas Leiva defies odds to roar back again, just in time for Capital One Cup semi-final

The Liverpool midfielder has been written off several times, not least after a serious knee injury against tonight’s opponents Chelsea in 2011. Yet, he tells Ian Herbert, he has nothing to prove – apart from finally picking up a winner’s medal at Anfield

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Chelsea vs Liverpool: 'There will be trepidation from Chelsea after shock Bradford defeat,' says Brendan Rodgers

Blues lost 4-2 in FA Cup after going 2-0 up against the Bantams

David Ginola announces his candidacy for the presidency of Fifa – backed by bookmaker Paddy Power

Ian Herbert: The narcissism of David Ginola is perfect for the joke bookie, but not for Fifa

COMMENT: Paddy Power reckoned he'd be a sucker for the publicity. They were right

Liverpool vs Bolton: Emile Heskey has Reds in sights after his surprise return

The unfairly derided striker is aiming to help Bolton cause a shock at Anfield

Liverpool vs Bolton: Neil Lennon earns much credit by battling with Wanderers' debts

Club recently reported a loss of £50.7million

Manchester United team news: Louis van Gaal feels the pinch after fans voice anger at United's formation

Manager rejects 4-4-2 system, saying it 'makes my ass twitch'

Brendan Rodgers meets Steven Gerrard as the midfielder is replaced

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1: 'The Jamaica break has done Raheem Sterling the world of good. He was outstanding,' says Brendan Rodgers

Sterling equalised for the Reds at Anfield after magical run

Kevin Mirallas (R) reacts after sending his penalty kick against the post

Kevin Mirallas penalty: 'Small galactico' wanted to grab the glory for Everton during draw with West Brom

The Belgian international took the spot-kick duties away from regular taker Leighton Baines

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