Sport Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts after missing a penalty

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

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre is confident Luis Suarez will remain with the club this summer

Luis Suarez to miss Liverpool friendly against Valerenga

The striker will not travel to Norway due to a foot injury

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre is confident Luis Suarez will remain with the club this summer

Transfer news: Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre expects Luis Suarez to remain at the club despite Arsenal interest

Ayre insists that the Reds have no intention of selling the striker and that the Uruguayan knows how much he is loved by the club

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 1 August 2013

Cook refuses to consider series win before third Test

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the international friendly match between Thailand and Liverpool

Thailand 0 Liverpool 3 Match report: Liverpool victorious as Luis Suarez makes cameo

The Reds won their latest pre-season game with ease

Luis Suarez in action against Melbourne

Melbourne Victory 0 Liverpool 2 match report: Arsenal target Luis Suarez makes impact after coming off bench

Following £40m bid from Arsenal, the Uruguay striker shows his worth during pre-season friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates scoring

Liverpool arrange friendly against Celtic in Ireland

The match will be held at Dublin's Aviva Stadium

Brian O’Driscoll knows the captain’s role as well as anyone

Robin Scott-Elliot: It's time to rouse the rabble and find some more 'followy' leaders

The captain’s role has diminished with the emphasis on the coach

Roy Hodgson has backed out-of-form striker Wayne Rooney

England v Republic of Ireland: Roy Hodgson ready to put faith in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to avoid embarrassment

The England manager refuses to discuss the striker's problems at Manchester United

Ashley Cole

England v Republic of Ireland: Ashley Cole to captain Roy Hodgson's team at Wembley in celebration of 100th cap

England face Ireland on the international stage for the first time since a game was abandoned due to rioting at Lansdowne Road in 1995

Jamie Carragher on his biggest regret: 'I wish I'd won the league with Liverpool'

Defender retires after match against QPR on Sunday

Roy Hodgson wants Ashley Cole to be captain in recognition of the defender winning his 100th cap

Roy Hodgson wants to give controversial Chelsea defender Ashley Cole captain's role for England

England manager will ask veteran if he would like to lead side to mark his century of caps

Stewart Downing of Liverpool celebrates after scoring against Spurs

Stewart Downing expresses desire to stay at Liverpool - but says decision is not his to make

Brendan Rodgers will have final say reveals winger

Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard pictured for Liverpool in their match against Everton

Steven Gerrard to miss rest of Liverpool season and summer friendlies for England

The club captain is to undergo shoulder surgery

Merseyside Derby: Brendan Rodgers happy for Liverpool to embrace Fair Play route to Europe

Manager denies playing down desire for Europa League qualification

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge shows his frustration against West Ham
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