Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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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

Steven Gerrard is taken off by Brendan Rodgers (right) when he could have threatened Chelsea further

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 comment: Steven Gerrard's ghostly play was a sign of impending loss

Gerrard was a link in this machine tonight, not its engine

Liverpool's Lucas Leiva
Marko Arnautovic of Stoke City competes with Darren Fletcher of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford in Manchester, England

Manchester United transfer news: Darren Fletcher a target for West Ham and West Brom

Fletcher has made just 16 appearances this season

Lazar Markovic

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Lazar Markovic has point to prove to Jose Mourinho after finding his role at Anfield

Following a tough start, the £20m Serbian signing has been integral to Liverpool’s recent revival and is fired up by transfer rejection from Chelsea, writes Ian Herbert

Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Brendan Rodgers admits his relationship with Jose Mourinho has deteriorated

The two who were once colleagues are now rivals and meet on Tuesday night in the first-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final

Santi Cazorla scores from the spot (PA)

Manchester City vs Arsenal analysis: Santi Cazorla the marathon man runs City ragged

Spaniard’s mixture of finesse and physicality gives Arsenal a platform on which to build

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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
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Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
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Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot