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

Kenny Dalglish did not get Liverpool back into the Champions League

Kenny Dalglish sacked due to poor league form reveals Liverpool owner John Henry

Lifting the FA Cup would not have spared Kenny Dalglish the sack, according to Liverpool owner John W Henry.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard excited to be working with Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed his excitement at getting to work under new manager Brendan Rodgers.

Andy Carroll was sold for £35m to Liverpool just 18 months ago

Andy Carroll's Liverpool future up to Brendan Rodgers says chairman Tom Werner

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has insisted manager Brendan Rodgers will have the final say on the future of £35million striker Andy Carroll.

PSG's new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Newcastle-bound Andy Carroll prove that big guys with ponytails are hot property right now

The Last Word: Ibrahimovic is no sissy – and Carroll is no Cissé, either

Newcastle needed no more than £10m to fit Carroll's No 9 shirt on to Cissé

Brendan Rodgers is a passionate student of the Spanish style

John Henry vows not to put pressure on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool principal owner John Henry is being realistic in his expectations of new manager Brendan Rodgers and will not set him a target of Champions League qualification.

Ryan Giggs is currently on duty with Team GB

Alex Ferguson tips Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs to join Premier League's over-40s club

Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Ryan Giggs to join the Premier League's exclusive over-40s club.

Andy Carroll will get a chance to impress on Liverpool's pre-season tour

Liverpool look to loan deal to avoid £20m hit on Carroll

Liverpool would have to accept a £15m deal, at best, to sell the striker Andy Carroll this summer. With no optimism at Anfield about him commanding even that price, a loan deal is seen as a way of building up the value of a player whose £35m purchase was instrumental in the dismissal of the club's former director of football, Damien Comolli.

Andy Carroll will get a chance to impress on Liverpool's pre-season tour

Liverpool would take £20m hit to move on England striker Andy Carroll

A £10m Newcastle bid to buy their former striker back cannot be ruled out

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher 'vital' to Liverpool says manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes captain Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have a vital role to play in the club's future.

Liverpool: Potential summer transfer targets

Having finished the season in eighth place last season, Liverpool will be desperate for some improvement this coming season.

West Brom manager Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke 'delighted' to begin management career with return to Liverpool

New West Brom boss Steve Clarke is "delighted" to be facing former employers Liverpool in his first game in charge and insists there are no hard feelings following his Anfield exit.

Joe Cole has impressed since making the switch to Lille

Joe Cole features in Liverpool plans says Brendan Rodgers

After meeting with the Liverpool coaching staff, Brendan Rodgers has said he is keen to fully assess his entire first team squad.

Steve Clarke pictured during his time as Liverpool assistant

Steve Clarke appointed as new West Brom manager

New West Brom head coach Steve Clarke plans to use the very best of what he has learned from the likes of Jose Mourinho, Sir Bobby Robson and Kenny Dalglish to be a success at the Hawthorns.

Steve Clarke (left) followed Kenny Dalglish out of Liverpool this week

Clarke moves up to the frontline as latest Albion appointment

Steve Clarke will take his first full managerial job today if he is confirmed as Roy Hodgson's replacement at West Bromwich Albion. Clarke has held various coaching roles, most recently at Liverpool, and after leaving Anfield this week he appears set to take over at the Hawthorns.

Stewart Downing speaks to the media

Stewart Downing claims to be stronger after 'up and down' season

Stewart Downing is adamant he will be stronger because of the criticism he has endured during an "up and down" debut campaign for Liverpool.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee