Liverpool fans criticised by Konchesky's irate mother

Roy Hodgson welcomes his former side Fulham to Anfield tonight but Paul Konchesky, who followed the Liverpool manager to Merseyside in the summer, might get a less warm reception from the Kop after his mother became involved in a bizarre internet row with some of the club's supporters.

Capello's trip to Abu Dhabi fuels speculation about Inter move

Fabio Capello will be in Abu Dhabi next week for the Fifa Club World Cup, which will do nothing to dispel suggestions that he is being lined up to replace Rafael Benitez as the coach of Internazionale, who are there as the European champions.

Paul Konchesky takes blame for Liverpool defeat

Defender Paul Konchesky has admitted he has not yet reached the level required at Liverpool and accepted full responsibility for yesterday's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.

Liverpool are in good hands says Martin Broughton

Liverpool's departing chairman Martin Broughton feels he is leaving the club in good hands as he prepares to hand over to New England Sports Ventures' Tom Werner.

Rafael Benitez admits Inter Milan position is 'critical'

Internazionale head coach Rafael Benitez has called on the club to show a united front after they lost 2-1 at Serie A rivals Chievo on Sunday.

Massimo Moratti gives backing to Rafael Benitez

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has "full confidence" in Rafael Benitez amid speculation the Spanish coach could be on his way out of the San Siro.

Rafael Benitez under pressure at Inter Milan

Inter coach Rafael Benitez has plans to strengthen his squad in January after the derby defeat extended their winless streak in all competitions to four matches.

Hodgson: Don't write us off for top four

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson believes his side are more than capable of securing a top-four finish this season and their chances of qualifying for the Champions League should not be written off.

DJ Taylor: The West's days are numbered, ask any BBC history hunk

Anglo-French goodwill? Obama checked? It's all change, but at least footie managers still talk daft

Liverpool appoint Damien Comolli as director of football strategy

Liverpool have appointed former Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli as director of football strategy.

Rafael Benitez in bizarre attack on Liverpool successor Roy Hodgson

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez launched an attack on his successor Roy Hodgson last night for commenting on events that happened before he arrived at Anfield.

Joe Cole says Liverpool must dig deep

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole believes the players have to find a way to grind out a victory after admitting his lack of form and the club's struggles are unfamiliar territory for him.

Moyes goads Liverpool over debts

The "small club" of Merseyside Everton might be – to cite the fabled words which will always make Rafael Benitez persona non grata around Goodison – but David Moyes could reflect with some satisfaction yesterday that he will happily take "small" if it does not mean debt up to your neck and a week in the High Court.

Outraged Hicks attacks 'epic swindle' and 'conspiracy'

Tom Hicks has dropped a $1.6bn claim for damages over the sale of the club but has said he will return to fight in the British courts.

Carragher signs new Liverpool contract

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has signed a new two-year contract extension which will keep him at Anfield until June 2013.

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