Sport Andrei Yarmolenko celebrates scoring Ukraine's winner

Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.

Aquilani versatility pleases Benitez

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez believes midfielder Alberto Aquilani may be able to flourish if he is given more freedom and less responsibility.

Benitez pins failures on 'bad luck'

Rafael Benitez kept ash particles out of the equation but as the dust settled on the long and winding road to Madrid yesterday he reflected on the many acts of God that have made his season one of such fire and tempest.

James Lawton: For the good of the game, Wenger must keep his faith

Wenger's vice is vanity, the belief that one day he will win entirely on his terms

Fourth may be beyond Liverpool admits Benitez

Liverpool remain determined to finish the season strongly despite all but admitting defeat in their Champions League chase.

Liverpool's fourth place hopes fade after Fulham draw

Liverpool 0 Fulham 0

Departures 'killed' Liverpool says Torres

Fernando Torres has offered a frank assessment of Liverpool's failings this season, admitting a spate of summer departures "messed everything up".

Benitez fires warning to Aquilani

Liverpool manager says his injured Italian midfielder 'cannot manage his pain'

Benitez admits to Liverpool weaknesses

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has admitted weaknesses in his squad have cost the club dearly this season, particularly in the Barclays Premier League campaign.

New ankle problem for Aquilani

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has been ruled out of tomorrow's Europa League quarter-final first leg clash with Benfica.

Liverpool still in hunt for fourth after convincing win

Liverpool 3 Sunderland 0

Benitez: I have no cash for a summer spree

Rafael Benitez does not expect his Liverpool transfer kitty to be adversely affected if his club does not qualify for the Champions League this season – only because he has precious few funds to play with in the first place.

Carragher backs Liverpool to finish fourth

Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher insists the players still believe they can finish fourth in the Barclays Premier League.

James Lawton: Liverpool's disunited front proves writing is on the wall for Benitez

Deep-running disaffection can be seen among even the most committed Liverpool players

Reds too good for Lille

Liverpool 3 Lille 0 (Liverpool win 3-1 on aggregate)
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