Sport In a stew: Downing is counting on a Cup win to build confidence

Being known as a "Cup team" is a mixed compliment, implying the ability to raise your game for one-off occasions, but never to sustain it. If Wigan Athletic, FA Cup winners relegated within a week, are newcomers to the genre, West Ham United have been at it rather longer.

Andy Carroll was bought for £35m

Ian Ayre claims Liverpool's transfer policy is back on track

Owners took a 'leap of faith' is listening to others advice early in their tenure

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge shows his frustration against West Ham
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Andre Villas-Boas keen for Tottenham to move on from Liverpool defeat

Spurs threw away a lead at Anfield

Stewart Downing of Liverpool celebrates after scoring against Spurs

Stewart Downing is 'a different player now' says Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard

Midfielder scored equaliser against Spurs at the weekend

Steven Gerrard celebrates his winner against Tottenham

Brendan Rodgers 'not thinking of European qualification' following Liverpool victory against Tottenham

The Reds came from behind to beat Spurs at Anfield

Steven Gerrard celebrates his winner against Tottenham

Steven Gerrard refuses to get carried away despite 'big win' for Liverpool over Tottenham

The Reds came from behind to beat Spurs at Anfield

Luis Suarez wins the penalty which helped Liverpool see off Spurs
Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers looks on

Brendan Rodgers thrilled with Liverpool resolve after Tottenham Hotspur win

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watched Luis Suarez "create havoc" in the 3-2 win over Tottenham but felt the character of the whole side pulled them through.

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal
Daniel Sturridge (left) and Luis Suarez started together for the first time on Saturday

Liverpool planning to unleash 'nightmare' strike pairing of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge on Tottenham

The sides meet in the Premier League this weekend

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Ian Ayre confident about Liverpool financial figures

The Reds' debt has risen by £21.8million to £87.2million

Joe Allen of Liverpool has vowed to make up for his recent lack of form

Joe Allen to make up for recent dip in form for Liverpool

The Reds are in Europa League action tonight

Gerrard has penalty saved in 2-0 defeat to WBA

Match Report: Steven Gerrard fails from the spot for Liverpool on frustrating night against West Brom

Liverpool 0 West Bromwich Albion 2: Late goals stun Liverpool as Gerrard has penalty saved

Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring from a near impossible angle for Manchester City during their 2-2 draw with Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool are 'bitterly disappointed' following Jose Reina 'mistake'

Sergio Aguero was able to equalise for Manchester City from a tight angle

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In grandfather's footsteps

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Martha Stewart has flying robot

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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

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We will remember them

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