Benitez calls for 'realism' at Liverpool

Rafael Benitez has for the first time played down Liverpool's title dreams and asked for "realism" as the club fight to end a run of disastrous results.

Benitez hoping luck has changed

Maybe Rafael Benitez will look back on Liverpool's fortunate 2-2 draw with Birmingham last night at Anfield as the moment his luck changed.

Liverpool saved from humiliation by Gerrard

Liverpool 2 Birmingham City 2

'Cheat' Ngog saves point as Liverpool falter again

Reds striker accused of diving to win penalty on another bleak night for Benitez

Benitez holds Champions League crisis talks

Rafael Benitez has held talks with his Liverpool bosses over the implications if the club fail to reach the last 16 of this season's Champions League.

Benitez ponders Torres and Gerrard surgery

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will not rush to decide whether Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard should have operations.

Liverpool face test of squad and character

Benitez must juggle depleted resources to achieve another backs-to-the-wall victory

Sam Wallace: Benitez the forward-thinker must stop overlooking clear and present dangers

Liverpool's season hung in the balance, but the fervour for strategy gripped Benitez again

Liverpool injuries add to pressure on Benitez

Gerrard and Torres head casualty list as manager struggles to plan for key Champions League tie in Lyons

Aquilani could make Liverpool reserves appearance

Liverpool are considering giving £20m summer signing Alberto Aquilani a reserve team run-out tomorrow.

Sam Wallace: Is it cliques or cycles? What's up at Anfield?

Liverpool have lost four league games this campaign and are finding life hard in Europe. Sam Wallace assesses what's troubling Rafael Benitez's club as they embark on a week that will define their season

Benitez heaps praise on '£70m' Torres

Liverpool 6 Hull City 1

Deadly finishing of Torres leaves Brown feeling blue

Liverpool 6 Hull City 1

Torres gets hat-trick as Liverpool demolish Hull

Liverpool 6 Hull 1

Liverpool manager Benitez hails 'special' Dirk Kuyt

Rafael Benitez hailed Dirk Kuyt as a special player as the Dutchman became the third-highest scorer in Liverpool's European Cup history.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee