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

A loser's pain: Kenny Dalglish sees his Liverpool side enjoy little luck as a second-half revival proves insufficient

Kenny Dalglish returns from US with Liverpool future uncertain

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has returned from his trip to the United States to meet the club's owners but what the outcome of their discussions will be still remains unclear.

Dirk Kuyt

Dirk Kuyt vents frustration at Kenny Dalglish over lack of Liverpool opportunities

Dirk Kuyt has vented his frustration at no longer being a Liverpool first-team regular under Kenny Dalglish.

Dirk Kuyt

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt rules out return to Feyenoord

Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has ruled out a return to Feyenoord in the immediate future because he feels it would be a step back in his career.

Brendan Rodgers (right) and Kenny Dalglish exchange words yesterday
Roberto Martinez laps up the acclaim of the Wigan supporters

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez enjoys his status as a man in demand amid Liverpool rumours

Wigan Athletic 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

The Swansea team do a lap of honour after their 1-0 victory over Liverpool

Liverpool's mediocre season ends in disappointing defeat

Swansea 1 Liverpool 0

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard a credit to Liverpool says Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has spoken of his admiration for Steven Gerrard as a captain and the pride the midfielder would have in leading England again.

A loser's pain: Kenny Dalglish sees his Liverpool side enjoy little luck as a second-half revival proves insufficient

Kenny Dalglish eager to take positives from dismal season

Liverpool's disappointing league campaign is almost at an end but manager Kenny Dalglish has seen a number of positives to take forward into next season.

John W Henry, accompanied by wife Linda, feels the noise of the Anfield roar

Liverpool restructuring continues with departure of director of communications Ian Cotton

Fenway Sports Group are continuing their restructuring at Liverpool after announcing director of communications Ian Cotton is to leave the club.

Andy Carroll attempts an overhead kick

Andy Carroll thanks Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish for support

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has thanked manager Kenny Dalglish for sticking by him during what he accepts has been a personally disappointing season.

Daniel Agger celebrates scoring Liverpool's third goal with Luis Suarez and Martin Skrtel

Liverpool start as they finished at Wembley as Carroll wins over Kop

It is now the European Cup or bust for Chelsea and, should they perform this badly against Bayern Munich, bust it will be – or the Europa League which in Roman Abramovich's eyes amounts to the same thing.

Daniel Agger celebrates scoring Liverpool's third goal with Luis Suarez and Martin Skrtel

Chelsea focus on Champions League final as Reds run riot

Liverpool 4 Chelsea 1

Didier Drogba shoots

Drogba reprises his role of Wembley warrior

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1: Chelsea striker scores in fourth final to win Cup for Blues but Carroll is inches away from unlikely comeback

Andy Carroll came off the bench to score against Chelsea

Carroll cameo comes too late for lonesome Luis to use his craft

Dalglish's over-cautious approach to a Cup Final shrouded in negativity lets Chelsea off the hook

Chelsea celebrate FA Cup final victory over Liverpool

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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