Liverpool have omitted Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson for tonight's Europa League qualifying play-off first leg at Heart of Midlothian.
France will have recognised Didier Deschamps as the only candidate with the clout to bang galactico heads together
Liverpool's Craig Bellamy is giving deep consideration to a move away from Anfield, with Cardiff City wanting to take him back.
After meeting with the Liverpool coaching staff, Brendan Rodgers has said he is keen to fully assess his entire first team squad.
Joe Cole has revealed his desire to play for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole has joined French champions Lille on a season-long loan deal.
Talking Football: In international football, where there is one trophy up for grabs every two years, there is always a good chance that the most gifted will come up short
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has declared an interest in signing Liverpool's out-of-favour midfielder Joe Cole.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists Joe Cole will be given all the time he needs to rediscover his best form after a disappointing and disjointed start to his Reds career.
Liverpool coach Steve Clarke believes England right-back Glen Johnson has been revitalised by a switch to the left of defence. Johnson had a disappointing start to the season and looked well short of form.
Liverpool coach Steve Clarke believes England right-back Glen Johnson has been revitalised by a switch to the left of defence.
As the controversy over educational standards, free schools and tuition fees seethes on, the Bush Theatre marches straight to the top of the class for commissioning a mini-season on the subject of education. Next week sees the unveiling of Steve Waters' Little Platoons, about a group of West London parents who are driven to try and set up their own "free school". But the season kicks off now with The Knowledge, a punchy, appallingly funny play by former teacher John Donnelly which pitches us headlong into the kind of educational establishment that Waters' parents are frantic to avoid.
It looks as though England may have finally found the answer out wide in the shape of Adam Johnson.
Liverpool still have work to do to reach the Europa League group stages after Joe Cole squandered a chance to make their passage easier last night.
The evocatively named Ace of Spades roundabout is a bleak confluence of asphalt and road signs, but for the authorities who enforce the variable speed limits on this stretch of the A3 in Surrey, the streets may as well be paved with gold.
Liverpool have decided not to contest Joe Cole's sending-off during their tumultuous encounter with Arsenal on Sunday. The former Chelsea midfielder, who was making his Premier League debut for the club following his free signing earlier this summer, clattered into Laurent Koscielny and received a straight red card from referee Martin Atkinson.