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The table toppers face their toughest test of the season on Boxing Day

Jamie Carragher with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Kenny Dalglish surprised by Jamie Carragher's decision to retire

Liverpool defender will hang up his boots at the end of the season

The sporting week ahead (03/02/13)

Today

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard is Liverpool's 'greatest ever player' says Jamie Carragher

Liverpool captain receives award from football writers

Michael Appleton

Roy Hodgson advised Michael Appleton to take 'disaster shipwreck' job at Blackburn

England manager had a stint at Ewood Park

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in action against Stoke

'He is not malicious, it is just his nature': Brendan Rodgers defends Luis Suarez's character

Liverpool manager unhappy about diving admission

Suarez goes down against Stoke at Anfield on 7 October

Luis Suarez's dive against Stoke unacceptable, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager pulls no punches after star forward admitted he ‘fell’ to win penalty

Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool want Kenny Dalglish to return

Anfield legend to be offered previous role as club ambassador

Brendan Rodgers will attempt to strengthen his squad in January

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ready for Bill Shankly turn of his own

Rodgers' struggles reflect those of his most famous predecessor

Show of hands: The Everton-Liverpool tribute to the 96 created the most striking football image of the year

The Last Word: Why Hillsborough will mean Liverpool never walk alone

The Anfield club have their detractors, but not when it comes to the search for truth and justice

Sterling: Apologised for collision that broke Ben Watson’s leg

Raheem Sterling potential evident early in career says Liverpool first-team coach Mike Marsh

Winger is on the verge of agreeing a new deal with the Reds

<b>May 17 - Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool)</b><br/>
Despite winning the Carling Cup and taking Liverpool to the FA Cup final in his first full season in charge since returning to his role as manager at Anfield, Dalglish had his contract terminated. It would seem Liverpool's league form was what caused owners Fenway Sports Group to act, with the club finishing eighth. Dalglish, who took over from Roy Hodgson in January 2011, was allowed to invest heavily in the team, bringing in Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson.

Definition of success has changed claims former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish

Dalglish was sacked by Liverpool's American owners

Andy Carroll and Charlie Adam, both of whom have departed Liverpool

Damien Comolli defends Kenny Dalglish's transfer record at Liverpool

Former director of football says mistakes were always likely to be made during £110m spending spree

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers admits to 'disastrous start' at Liverpool, but thinks his club are on the up

Reds endured worst league start for more than a century

John Terry covers his mouth after his flashpoint with Anton Ferdinand

Kick It Out chairman ready to quit as he accuses Chelsea and Liverpool of a 'morality and leadership' failure

Lord Herman Ouseley critical of handling of John Terry and Luis Suarez racism cases

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Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

Radio 1’s new top ten

The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

Florence Knight's perfect picnic

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Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
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Mark Hix's summery soups

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Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'

Tim Sherwood column

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Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

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Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition