Carragher admits under-fire Liverpool 'not good enough'

The sense of despair gripping Liverpool's season after their FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Barnsley was given voice by Jamie Carragher yesterday when he admitted that the team's current form could not simply be dismissed as a blip. "I wouldn't call this just a bad spell, it's been a lot longer than that," he said. "We realise that we are not playing well enough."

Liverpool 1 Barnsley 2: Barnsley's brilliance leaves red-faced Benitez on brink

Championship side knock out Liverpool to leave manager under intense pressure before Tuesday's visit from Inter

Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0: Chelsea's global advert falls flat

"Roll up, roll up, come and see the amazing English Premier League: the greatest illusion on earth".

Middlesbrough 1 Liverpool 1: Torres stuns Boro but sterile Liverpool draw little comfort

Spanish sharpshooter saves the day after Downing is denied by woodwork

Reading 3 Liverpool 1: Benitez red-faced as rotation policy leaves Liverpool in spin

Reading earn shock victory but Reds manager must take share of blame for baffling decisions

Sale 45 Leicester 20: Saint-André's Sale enter new era with Leicester trouncing

It is almost three years since Brian Kennedy, utterly convinced of the need to modernise the little rugby club he had bought for himself if he was to turn it into a big rugby club for everybody, took steps he knew would annoy the hell out of the local die-hards. Most significant amongst these was his decision to move to a new stadium in another town, with a new coach from another country. He was willing to back his instincts with hard cash - £9m of it at the last count - and fight his corner against those who accused him of rank heresy. At the weekend, the argument that had long been going his way was finally decided in his favour.

Maurice Lévy: The Napoleon of advertising

His office overlooks the Arc de Triomphe, and as the boss of global advertising behemoth Publicis - owners of Saatchi & Saatchi - Maurice Levy is something of a monument himself. Alex Benady probes behind the smooth facade

MTV/Microsoft to challenge iTunes

It is 25 years since a pioneering music channel launched on US television and proclaimed, with its first song, that Video Killed the Radio Star. Now, MTV is about to launch a music downloading service that, one day soon, might kill music television.

24 Hours On The Dingle Peninsula

Turn your watch back to Kerry time - life is enjoyed at a peaceful pace on Europe's most westerly point

FOOTBALL: Morientes starts to repay faith and expense

Liverpool 3 Morientes 9, Hyypia 63, Baros 77 Fulham 1 Cole 16 Half-time: 1-1 Attendance: 43,534
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