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Brendan Rodgers talks with Coutinho

Liverpool vs Ludogorets: Five talking points prior to the Champions League meetings at Anfield

The Reds return to the Champions League with a group stage tie against Bulgarian opposition

A Colombian women's cycling team sport a controversial kit

Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president

The outfit worn by a Colombian women's team has caused quite a stir

Manuel Neuer brilliantly saves Ronaldo's penalty

Jose Mourinho laments the time Cristiano Ronaldo 'failed' in the Champions League

The Chelsea manager has won the European Cup twice - but wishes it had been more

A fans’ poll revealed that the majority of those questioned wanted Alan Pardew to be sacked

Alan Pardew future: Who could replace the Newcastle United manager?

The pressure is building at St James' Park

Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller says rejecting Manchester United was an 'easy' decision

The German World Cup winner stayed with Bayern Munich

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: Ramon Calderon claims Real Madrid star is 'fed up'

The Portugal international has been linked with a return to Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (centre) with his new signings Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind during a photocall at Old Trafford

Premier League football on TV this weekend: Arsenal vs Manchester City and Manchester United vs QPR

We take a look at the key games on television this weekend

Eden Hazard has been named cover star for FIFA 15 in the UK

FIFA 15 demo: First impressions, including Lionel Messi is awesome and small but effective improvements have been made

With the release of a limited version of the game this week, avid FIFA fan Simon Rice offers his early observations

Premier League weekend preview: Will Danny Welbeck start against Manchester City and how will Mario Balotelli fare at Anfield?

Video: The Independent looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League games

Fernando Torres watches AC Milan from the stands

Fernando Torres is 'more useful' than Mario Balotelli, says AC Milan team-mate Diego Lopez

The goalkeeper believes the Italian club completed some smart transfer business

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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
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England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week