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Mario Balotelli (left) trudges off at half-time last night, to be substituted during the interval
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys his opening goal
Mario Balotelli had a night to forget

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was shirt swapping the real reason?

The Reds were 3-0 down by half-time at Anfield

Liverpool vs Real Madrid team news: Brendan Rodgers makes three changes with Alberto Moreno, Philippe Coutinho and Joe Allen in

Carlo Ancelotti makes three changes to team that beat Levante 5-0

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring Real Madrid's second goal

Liverpool vs Real Madrid and Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Latest scores and Twitter updates

Follow the latest events from tonight's Champions League fixtures

Cristiano Ronaldo at Anfield

Five reasons why Real Madrid could rip Liverpool apart tonight

The sides come into this Champions League group game in very different form

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli analysis: Is the Liverpool striker really a 'big-game' player?

Brendan Rodgers says the Italian is at his best when he plays the best

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: The Reds beat Los Blancos 4-0 at Anfield in 2009 - but have the two teams improved or regressed since then?

Liverpool seem to have taken a step back and Real a leap forward...

A view of today's Spanish papers

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Spanish press show respect after infamous 'This Is Anfield… And What?' headline

Five years ago, the Spanish press were in confident mood ahead of Real Madrid's trip to Anfield. They would lose 4-0. Nicholas Rigg takes a look at how they are treating the visit to Merseyside this time around

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Champions League video preview

Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's crucial clash against Champions League holders Real Madrid

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard turned down transfer to Real Madrid several times

Former England captain reveals he has had option to switch to Bernabeu during his career

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Steven Gerrard challenges Reds to shock Champions League holders at Anfield

Gerrard thought his Champions League days were over until Rodgers arrived

How Real Madrid started copying Barcelona's old pass masters, and began reaping the rewards

With a midfield of diminutive ball players, Carlo Ancelotti’s side who tonight play Liverpool, are winning friends by turning on the style of Pep Guardiola’s legends

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Ronaldo was withdrawn after 67 minutes to make way for defender John O'Shea after Wes Brown was sent off. Wayne Rooney scored.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's record at Anfield isn't great

Ronaldo has never scored at Anfield, but will have a chance to change that on Wednesday

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 27th hat-trick of his career last weekend

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Brendan Rodgers wary of danger Hurricane Cristiano could cause at Anfield

As the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo whistled around Anfield, Brendan Rodgers was asked if Liverpool might soon be facing the full force of Hurricane Cristiano.

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin