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France striker Loic Remy

Loic Remy to Liverpool move OFF after medical concerns

The QPR striker flew to Boston earlier in the week to finalise his transfer

Liverpool transfer news: Reds manager Brendan Rodgers back in for Jay Rodriguez as Southampton raid continues - reports

Reds continue to source their talent from Southampton as exodus continues

Arturo Vidal has emerged as a possible transfer target for Manchester United

Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal resurrects £35m move for midfielder

United hopeful of signing Juventus star as summer strengthening continues

Liverpool have announced the signing of Southampton and Liverpool man Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana injured: New Liverpool midfielder to miss start of Premier League season after suffering knee injury

Lallana looks set to miss the opening match of the season against his former club Southampton

Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring for Southampton although the goal was later credited to Adam Lallana

Liverpool transfer news: Dejan Lovren on verge of switch from Southampton

Brendan Rodgers has been pursuing the defender for much of the summer

Pepe Reina, Spain

Liverpool transfer news: Pepe Reina hints at exit as he expresses desire to return to Spain to end his career

Reina has returned form a season-long loan spell with Napoli, who remain interested in signing the goalkeeper on a permanent deal

Nicolas Gaitan

Liverpool transfer news: Reds 'in talks' to sign Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan as summer spending threatens to exceed £100m

Reports in France claim that Liverpool have stolen a march on their rivals in the race for Gaitan after a move to Monaco fell through

Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring for Sunderland against Southampton

Sunderland transfer news: 'Desperate' Gus Poyet fears deal for Liverpool's Fabio Borini is dead in the water

Former loan star is holding back on a return to the Stadium of Light

Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Juventus midfielder deals United a blow as he reveals 'I do not go to Manchester'

Chile's World Cup star has reportedly told Italian reporters that he will not be joining Louis van Gaal's side, but didn't confirm if he'd remain with Juventus this summer

John W Henry predicted that fans will see a very explosive Liverpool this season

Liverpool owner John W. Henry admits time was right to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona

Liverpool set to continue summer spending with Loic Remy signing

Luis Suarez looks towards the crowd during the 2-1 victory over England
Brendan Rodgers celebrates the 3-2 victory over Manchester City that keeps his Liverpool side top of the Premier League

Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers sets sights on Marco Reus, Dejan Lovren and Ryan Bertrand

The Liverpool boss looks set to continue re-investing the Luis Suarez funds into his squad in preparation for the Champions League

Roma celebrate Marco Boriello's last-minute strike that gave the Italian's a 1-0 win over Liverpool

Liverpool vs Roma match report: Last-gasp Marco Boriello strike sinks Reds and consigns them to second straight pre-season defeat

Liverpool also saw striker Fabio Borini forced off with a shoulder injury early on

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in pre-season action

Liverpool pre-season fixtures: Who do Brendan Rodgers' men play before the Premier League starts?

A look at every pre-season fixture involving Liverpool

Iago Aspas has criticised the ban handed to Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez has been 'treated like a murderer', says ex-teammate Iago Aspas

Aspas believes Suarez's punishment is far too harsh

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
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Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
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Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
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The precise time when impressionism was born
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Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
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Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
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Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape