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

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Premier League: Liverpool v Aston Villa match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Anfield

Luis Suarez celebrates scoring for Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez suspended for West Ham match

Premier League team news

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique

Jose Enrique says early exit from Europa League would be a major blow for Liverpool

Liverpool need result against Udinese

In the fold: Brendan Rodgers oversees Liverpool training at Melwood
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva relishing crucial month ahead for Liverpool

Brazilian midfielder returned to action at the weekend

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva

Joe Allen welcomes return of Lucas Leiva to Liverpool side

Brazilian midfielder returned in victory over Southampton

Daniel Agger celebrates his winning goal against Southampton

Match Report: Agger adds substance to Brendan Rodgers’ plan

Liverpool 1 Southampton 0

Gareth Bale celebrates his goal against Liverpool

Andre Villas-Boas admits Tottenham may struggle to keep Gareth Bale

Welsh winger with another inspired performance

Benitez must stop burning his bridges

As a studious, analytical man out of work for almost two years, one thing Rafa Benitez should have worked out by now is that it is not a wise move for a coach in any country to take on the owners of the football club.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: This man could give Nicolas Anelka a run for his money in the lack-of-loyalty stakes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Hero or Villain?

Last July he became the most expensive football player of all time – racking up a little over €171m (£137m) in combined transfer fees on signing for his seventh club, Paris Saint-Germain – and last week he was widely hailed as having scored the greatest goal ever … What's not to love about Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Roy Hodgson not concerned by losing top spot in World Cup qualifying group

England boss Roy Hodgson insists he has plenty of reasons to be cheerful even though his side enter their winter hibernation outside an automatic World Cup qualifying slot.

<p><b>June 17, 1992: Sweden 2 England 1, European Championship finals group stage</b></p>
England were dumped out of Euro 92 by the host nation after surrendering a lead in their final group match. David Platt put Graham Taylor's men ahead but Sweden hit back through Jan Eriksson. Taylor controversially and bizarrely took Gary Lineker off and Tomas Brolin netted a famous winner.

Sweden v England: Memorable past meetings

England travel to Stockholm to face Sweden in a friendly tonight.

No ulterior motive to Wilfried Zaha call-up, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has denied he has called up rising star Wilfried Zaha in an attempt to persuade him to shun Ivory Coast.

Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic hails 'fantastic' Steven Gerrard

Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hailed the qualities of England counterpart Steven Gerrard who is set to win his 100th cap in tomorrow's clash between the two countries in Stockholm.

Steven Gerrard has been England's best player of the last decade, says Graeme Souness

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes Steven Gerrard has been England's best player of the last decade.

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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence