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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

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

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

Chelsea celebrate FA Cup final victory over Liverpool

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links