Sport

Pearson plans to strengthen his squad ahead of tough Premier League run-in

Wenger said he was ‘proud’ of his team’s performance

Arsene Wenger has selection dilemma over Thomas Vermaelen and Wojciech Szczesny ahead of Swansea v Arsenal

The two players were dropped for the midweek victory over Bayern Munich

Papiss Cisse celebrates his goal for Newcastle

Europa League: Newcastle v Anzhi Makhachkala match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League clash at St James’ Park

Andre Villas-Boas

Europa League: Inter Milan v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League clash at the San Siro

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City

Steven Gerrard revels in 'moments of magical brilliance' from Philippe Coutinho

Brazilian signed from Inter Milan in January

Brad Friedel puts his longevity down to his mother, a 70-year-old PE teacher

Inter Milan v Tottenham: Brad Friedel's quest for Europa League trophy is family affair

Spurs take a 3-0 advantage to the San Siro

Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas keen for Tottenham to move on from Liverpool defeat

Spurs threw away a lead at Anfield

Brede Hangeland

Brede Hangeland confident Fulham can spring surprise against Tottenham

The Cottagers play at White Hart Lane next weekend

Steven Gerrard celebrates his winner against Tottenham

Brendan Rodgers 'not thinking of European qualification' following Liverpool victory against Tottenham

The Reds came from behind to beat Spurs at Anfield

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers looks on

Brendan Rodgers thrilled with Liverpool resolve after Tottenham Hotspur win

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watched Luis Suarez "create havoc" in the 3-2 win over Tottenham but felt the character of the whole side pulled them through.

Steven Gerrard, Brendan Rodgers and Luis Suarez in training

Liverpool v Tottenham - Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Anfield

Gareth Bale was booked for diving against Inter Milan

Hero and villain: Tottenham winger Gareth Bale scores against Inter Milan before taking a tumble in the Europa League

‘There was a risk of Gareth being suspended for the quarter-finals, so we clean him of the cards’

Chelsea’s David Luiz trains ahead of tonight’s game in Bucharest

David Luiz eager for Chelsea to prove Premier League is the best in the world by winning Europa League

The Champions League holders take on Steaua Bucharest

Jermain Defoe: I've never seen such a good Tottenham side

Spurs take on Inter Milan in the Europa League this Thursday

Chelsea will be keen to avoid big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who have Samuel Eto'o among their ranks

Steven Taylor relishing meeting with 'familiar face' Samuel Eto'o

Newcastle play Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League

<b>Pepe Reina</b><br/>
Pepe Reina has seemingly always been linked with a move away from Liverpool, with United touted as one possible destination. However, with Victor Valdes announcing he will leave Barcelona, it's thought Reina will be approached to replace him. A return to the club he started his career at is sure to appeal more than a move to Liverpool's greatest rivals.

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has 'bounced back' says Stewart Downing

The Spain stopper kept a clean sheet against Wigan at the weekend

Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?