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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty

Liverpool 4 Everton 0: Luis Suarez was 'fuming' admits Daniel Sturridge - but his reaction was understandable

Sturridge struck his penalty over the bar and spurned another chance for his hat-trick when Suarez was in a better position to score

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty
Ross Barkley celebrates Everton's winning goal against Swansea on Sunday

Liverpool v Everton: Ross Barkley makes surprise return for Merseyside derby at Anfield

The youngster lines up in the 222nd meeting between the sides

Luis Suarez was at the centre of a diving row following the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Aston Villa

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 match report: Brendan Rodgers settles for point after Villa let slip two-goal lead

Liverpool manager admits he made mistake with Gerrard deployment as controversial penalty gets home side off hook in front of owner Henry

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers talks up Premier League title ambitions, saying fourth is not enough

Rodgers declares that his side can make a serious bid for the title as long as they receive some fortune with injuries

Analysis: Steven Gerrard returns in deeper role to fire Liverpool hopes of a Premier League title

Captain was instrumental in 5-3 victory over Stoke City

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates with Daniel Sturridge (L) as he scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Stoke

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge hailed by Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson

The partnership looked back at its frightening best in the 5-3 win over Stoke City

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has drawn praise from his teammate Kolo Toure for his recent impressive form

Stoke City v Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers admits Raheem Sterling has responded 'brilliantly' to stick he received from the Reds' manager

Sterling has had a number issues off the field but a long run in the team is reaping its rewards

Iago Aspas scored the opening goal in Liverpool's 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic

Iago Aspas describes first Liverpool goal as 'wonderful' after scoring in FA Cup tie

The Spaniard netted in the third round tie against Oldham

Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring an equaliser for Liverpool against Everton

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge set to give Brendan Rodgers a boost as he nears an early return from injury

Rodgers says the England international is well ahead of schedule while Steven Gerrard could be available for tomorrow's match against Hull

Brendan Rodgers

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers plays down talk of Cristian Tello deal but admits work over new arrivals is ongoing

The Barcelona winger has been linked with a move to Anfield but Rodgers insists that there are no 'imminent' arrivals

Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez will sign new Liverpool deal

Managing director Ian Ayre held talks with striker's agent this week

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

Liverpool v Cardiff City: Brendan Rodgers confident Luis Suarez can fire Reds to the top of the Premier League this weekend

Liverpool will go top with a win as leaders Arsenal do not play until Monday night

Transfer news: Liverpool - January transfer targets

We take a look at the players who have been linked with a move to Anfield next month

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez thanks fans for their forgiveness after summer transfer saga

Suarez pushed for an Anfield exit but having remained with the Merseyside club, he has gone on to produce his best run of form since his arrival in 2011

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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...