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'I am responsible because I pick the team,' said Brendan Rodgers about Liverpool's defeat at Hull

I'm the one to blame for Hull defeat, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says he accepts full blame for Liverpool's surprise defeat at Hull but has also called on his players to assume greater responsibility.

Stealing food: one of a ‘disturbing trend’ of crimes on the rise

Shoplifting by people desperate for food is one of several categories of crime that are on the rise, according to provisional figures.

Tony Bellew, right, on his way to defeat against Adonis Stevenson in Quebec City

Boxing: I was KO’d by a better fighter, admits Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew admitted he was outclassed by Canadian Adonis Stevenson as his WBC light-heavyweight title fight ended in a sixth-round knockout.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a sprained ankle and will miss the trip to Hull on Sunday

Hull v Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge ruled out of Premier League clash and could face lengthy spell out after suffering sprained ankle

The England striker suffered the injury in training of Friday and the club have confirmed he will undergo further assessment to determine the extend of the damage

Sebastian Coates in action for Uruguay

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates refuses to give up hope of playing at the 2014 World Cup

The Uruguay international has been out for most of the season

Steven Gerrard tangles with Germany’s Max Kruse

Everton v Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers relaxed over Steven Gerrard fitness despite captain not being 100%

The 33-year-old played for England against Germany on Tuesday despite concerns

Andy Carroll is yet to play a game for West Ham since making his loan move permanent

Sam Allardyce left in the dark over return of West Ham striker Andy Carroll

The forward is currently out injured

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool high fives Luis Suarez

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez confident Everton can cope with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

The sides meet in the early kick-off on Saturday

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Jose Enrique

Everton v Liverpool: Blow for Liverpool as Jose Enrique is ruled out of Merseyside derby

The defender may require surgery on a knee injury

The Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, denies that Baines has expressed a desire to leave

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez reveals excitement of first Merseyside derby

The Spaniard came close to taking charge at Anfield before Brendan Rodgers was appointed

Gerard Deulofeu shone for Spain Under-21s and has been likened to a young Cristiano Ronaldo

Everton vs Liverpool: Barcelona's gifted Gerard Deulofeu can make the difference in the derby

A Different League: Barca have no doubts they have the next big thing in the talented winger

19-year-old Ross Barkley was the latest youngster to make his England debut on Friday against Moldova

Ross Barkley described as 'exquisite' by Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The midfielder is currently among the England set-up ahead of the game against Germany

Steven Gerrard is hoping success this season will convince Luis Suarez to stay with Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits striker Luis Suarez could leave in the summer if they miss out on Champions League football

The Uruguayan striker was the subject of an intense pursuit by Arsenal in the summer, and Gerrard wants success this season to convince him that his future lies at Anfield

Groom makes hoax-bomb call at his own wedding

Groom rang wedding venue and said a bomb would go off after realising he had forgotten to book it

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...