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  • We must win final five games to pinch title - Pellegrini
    We must win final five games to pinch title - Pellegrini Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Manchester City have not given up on winning the English Premier League title after their 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday but they must win their remaining five games, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said. The 2012 champions needed a late Samir Nasri goal to snatch a draw with the bottom-placed Black Cats, a result that left them third in the table on 71 points after 33 games, six behind leaders Liverpool who have played 34 matches. Second-placed Chelsea are on 75 points from 34 games and travel to Anfield on April 27 for a clash that is likely to determine the destination of the title. Three points was very important for us ... but we will continue fighting," Pellegrini told the club's website (www.mcfc.com). More »

  • Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again
    Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Josh Reich LONDON (Reuters) - It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City on Sunday (1100 GMT). The Uruguayan has played a major role in taking Liverpool - two points clear of Chelsea with four games left - to the brink of their first league title since 1990, with his 29 league goals one better than Robbie Fowler's previous club best in the Premier League era. He is also two goals shy of equalling the Premier League 38-game season record held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. More »

  • PREVIEW-Soccer-Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Josh Reich LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City on Sunday (1100 GMT). The Uruguayan has played a major role in taking Liverpool - two points clear of Chelsea with four games left - to the brink of their first league title since 1990, with his 29 league goals one better than Robbie Fowler's previous club best in the Premier League era. He is also two goals shy of equalling the Premier League 38-game season record held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. More »

  • Hull’s green army must focus for cup glory, warns McPhail
    Hull’s green army must focus for cup glory, warns McPhail Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Shamrock Rovers midfielder was the last Irishman to captain his side in an FA Cup final. More »

  • Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard Could Retire After Title Win Says Danny Mi …
    Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard Could Retire After Title Win Says Danny Mi … Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could retire at the end of the season if the club win the Premier League title and end their 24-year absence from the summit of English football, according to former England teammate Danny Mills. The Reds are four wins away from claiming a first league title since 1990, a medal which would represent the only remaining major club honour missing from Gerrard's career. Success in overhauling Chelsea and Manchester City in among the tightest title races in years would carry extra significance for Liverpool given it would fall in the year of the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. And speaking to Sky Sports News Radio, Mills said: "Steven Gerrard maybe sees this as his big chance to win the Premier League; More »

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  • Players, families honour Hillsborough dead
    Players, families honour Hillsborough dead Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Liverpool stars joined relatives of the 96 Hillsborough stadium disaster victims as the club marked the 25th anniversary of the tragedy with a solemn memorial service at Anfield. More »

  • Open thread: What kind of sex education did you get in school?
    Open thread: What kind of sex education did you get in school? Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Useful? Cringey? Non-existent? More »

  • Podolski double keeps Arsenal Euro bid alive
    Podolski double keeps Arsenal Euro bid alive Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Arsenal came from behind to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League as Lukas Podolski's double inspired a vital 3-1 win over West Ham on Tuesday. More »

  • Thousands at Hillsborough service
    Thousands at Hillsborough service Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Thousands of people have attended a memorial service to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool football fans. More »

  • Liverpool marks 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster
    Liverpool marks 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Thousands gathered at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 of their fans died during an FA Cup semi-final, one of the darkest days in the history of English football. The supporters lost their lives in a crush at the Leppings Lane End of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground at the start of the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989. Over 20,000 people attended the memorial service, where the number 96 was spelled out on the pitch using scarves donated by fans from around the world following an appeal by Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool's manager at the time of the disaster. The names of the 96 victims were read aloud, the youngest being 10-year-old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, the cousin of current Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who attended the ceremony along with his team mates. More »

  • Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough Disaster
    Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough Disaster Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The city of Liverpool fell silent today - exactly 25 years to the second when the FA Cup semi-final match was abandoned at Hillsborough stadium Public transport in Liverpool was be halted at the same time and barriers at the Mersey tunnels were lowered. A large screen at the city's Lime Street station displayed photographs of the 96 victims of the disaster. At Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium, more than 30,000 people gathered for an emotionally charged service to mark the 25th anniversary. More »

  • In pictures: Fans unite to mark 25th Hillsborough anniversary and continue the …
    In pictures: Fans unite to mark 25th Hillsborough anniversary and continue the … Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Memorials were held at Anfield, Goodison Park, Hillsborough and in Nottingham this afternoon. More »

  • Stuart Byrne column: Sligo show they’re a better side than early form sugge …
    Stuart Byrne column: Sligo show they’re a better side than early form sugge … Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The draw away to Cork and a 5-1 Setanta Cup win over St Patrick’s Athletic prove the Bit O’Red should be higher up the table. More »

  • Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough 96
    Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough 96 Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez led the tributes as thousands gathered at Anfield to remember the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough. Liverpool players old and new joined a crowd of around 26,000 to honour the memory of those who lost their lives at an FA Cup semi-final 25 years ago. Liverpool and Everton supporters sat alongside each other as the city came together to hear Martinez and counterpart Rodgers address the crowd. More »

  • Hillsborough Disaster 25th Anniversary: Liverpool Hero John Aldridge Recalls …
    Hillsborough Disaster 25th Anniversary: Liverpool Hero John Aldridge Recalls … Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    In April 1989, just like April 2014, Liverpool were top of the table, wowing fans around Britain with their coruscating attacking play. But whereas the cutting edge of the current team is a hot-headed Uruguayan, the spearhead of the '89 team was a far more recognisable character for Anfield fans. John Aldridge, a salt-of-the-earth lad from the south side of Liverpool, was realising the fantasies of his home city. Brought up supporting Liverpool on the Kop, Aldridge was now the darling of that very same terrace. More »

  • Tribunal rejects acquittal of “Butcher of Bosnia” Ratko Mladic
    Tribunal rejects acquittal of “Butcher of Bosnia” Ratko Mladic Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A UN war crimes tribunal says that Ratko Mladic “has a case to answer”. More »

  • EXCLUSIVE Full Interview With Liverpool Striker Iago Aspas
    EXCLUSIVE Full Interview With Liverpool Striker Iago Aspas Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Liverpool summer signing Iago Aspas has granted an exclusive interview to IBTimes UK, talking about his struggle for a regular starting place, his future, the secret of Liverpool's success and Brendan Rodgers. How do you explain that liverpool were seventh last year and now lead the Premier League? For me last year, having not qualified even for the Europa League, was a failure. A club like Liverpool, who have five Champions Leagues and are considered one of the best clubs in Europe, always have to play in Europe. More »

  • Hillsborough 25th Anniversary: What it Means to Liverpool Fans Too Young to …
    Hillsborough 25th Anniversary: What it Means to Liverpool Fans Too Young to … Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    I was six weeks old when the Hillsborough disaster changed the face of football in both Liverpool and England as a whole. I immersed myself in all things Liverpool, revising our history to the point where I could not only quote Shankly's one-liners but name his first title-winning side one to eleven. The spectre of Hillsborough always loomed large but remained unclear. It took others far less time to comprehend the devastation of Hillsborough and the betrayal that proceeded it. More »

  • Hillsborough Anniversary: Liverpool to Pay Tribute 25 Years After Tragedy
    Hillsborough Anniversary: Liverpool to Pay Tribute 25 Years After Tragedy Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The city of Liverpool is set to pay tribute to the 96 football fans who died at the Hillsborough disaster on its 25th anniversary. Current and former players, managers and coaching staff will attend an annual memorial service at Liverpool FC's Anfield ground, with Everton FC also screening the service at Goodison Park to pay their respects. Liverpool manger Brendan Rogers will deliver a reading during the service, as will Everton boss Roberto Martinez. A minute's silence across the city will also be observed at 15:06 – the exact time the ill-fated FA Cup semi-final game against Nottingham Forrest was called off as the tragedy became apparent – with Church bells tolling 96 times to commemorate those who died. More »

  • Hillsborough 25th Anniversary: Our Long and Bitter Struggle for Justice
    Hillsborough 25th Anniversary: Our Long and Bitter Struggle for Justice Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    In March 1990 what were to become the most contentious inquests in recent times - the inquests into the deaths of 95 men, women and children who died at Hillsborough Stadium at an FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest - began. The 96th victim, Tony Bland, died three years later. In a unique move, the coroner, Dr Stefan Popper, decided to open the inquests on a limited basis before a jury and prior to the conclusion of police investigations into criminal liability and possible disciplinary action. These preliminary hearings, or 'mini-inquests', were confined to medical evidence, recording the blood alcohol levels of those who died and establishing the location of bodies prior to death and identification. More »

  • Gerrard's tears 'were for Hillsborough 96'
    Gerrard's tears 'were for Hillsborough 96' Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    (Reuters) - Liverpool are close to a first league title since 1990 but Steven Gerrard's tears after Sunday's win over Manchester City were a mix of joy and sadness, the 3-2 triumph coming close to the anniversary of one of English football's darkest days. Tuesday marks 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest held at Sheffield Wednesday's ground on 15 April, 1989. Prior to Sunday's kickoff, supporters at the Kop end of Anfield spelled out a message reading "96 25 years", with the emotion of the occasion adding to the intense atmosphere witnessed for the top-of-the-table clash. On Tuesday, Liverpool will hold a memorial service at Anfield, where manager Brendan Rodgers is scheduled to deliver a reading, along with Roberto Martinez, his counterpart at fellow Merseyside club Everton. More »

  • Gerrard eyes defining moment as Liverpool chase title
    Gerrard eyes defining moment as Liverpool chase title Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    As Steven Gerrard soaked up the sunshine in the quiet Merseyside suburb of Formby on Monday, it was hard to imagine that just 24 hours earlier the unassuming man in the James Dean T-shirt had stoked up an emotional whirlwind which looks set to sweep Liverpool to their first league title in 24 years. More »

  • City win was for Hillsborough victims - Gerrard
    City win was for Hillsborough victims - Gerrard Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Steven Gerrard has dedicated Liverpool's crucial win against title rivals Manchester City to the victims and families of the Hillsborough disaster. More »

  • Liverpool Supporters 'Attacked Manchester City Fan Bus With Bricks' …
    Liverpool Supporters 'Attacked Manchester City Fan Bus With Bricks' … Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Manchester City fans have claimed Liverpool supporters hurled bricks at their bus as they made their way to Anfield for Sunday's crunch Premier League match.  Supporters say the bus, which was carrying 12 members of the Eccles Branch of the City Supporters Club, was going towards the Reds' stadium when a "gang of lads" wearing Liverpool shirts emerged from a side street and began throwing missiles at it. Stewart Greatbank, secretary of the Eccles branch, told the Manchester Evening News those on board included a 14-year-old, 16-year-old and a 70-year-old woman. Streets near Anfield were busier than usual prior to yesterday's match as Liverpool fans created a carnival atmosphere to welcome their team's bus. More »

  • Fitness concerns as City lose Premier League advantage
    Fitness concerns as City lose Premier League advantage Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    (Reuters) - Long considered favourites in an absorbing Premier League title race, Manchester City no longer have control over their destiny and must also sweat on the fitness of Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany for the closing weeks of their campaign. A 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at an emotional Anfield, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, saw City fall seven points behind their hosts on Sunday and needing the Merseysiders to slip up to overhaul them. However, Sunday's defeat means that edge has dissipated and they must hope Liverpool fail to collect maximum points in one of their remaining matches against Norwich City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, even if the 2012-13 champions win their remaining six fixtures. More »

  • Soccer-Fitness concerns as City lose Premier League advantage Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Long considered favourites in an absorbing Premier League title race, Manchester City no longer have control over their destiny and must also sweat on the fitness of Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany for the closing weeks of their campaign. A 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at an emotional Anfield, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, saw City fall seven points behind their hosts on Sunday and needing the Merseysiders to slip up to overhaul them. However, Sunday's defeat means that edge has dissipated and they must hope Liverpool fail to collect maximum points in one of their remaining matches against Norwich City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, even if the 2012-13 champions win their remaining six fixtures. More »

  • Liverpool eye title after riding emotional wave to sink City
    Liverpool eye title after riding emotional wave to sink City Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in a dramatic and emotionally-charged game at Anfield on Sunday to move within touching distance of the Premier League title. Demba Ba's goal earned Chelsea a 1-0 win at 10-man Swansea City and kept them two points behind leaders Liverpool with four matches left in the season. Chelsea visit Liverpool in a potential title decider on April 27 when victory for Jose Mourinho's team could let in City, who trail the Merseyside club by seven points but have two games in hand. More »

  • Minute's Silence At Anfield For Hillsborough 96
    Minute's Silence At Anfield For Hillsborough 96 Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    An emotional minute's silence has been held at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield ground in memory of the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster. Fans fell silent at 1.36pm - six minutes after the usual 1.30pm start time, to mark the time when Liverpool's match with Nottingham Forest in 1989 was called off. Just before the ground fell silent the huge crowd who had come to watch Liverpool take on Manchester City for Sunday afternoon's Premier League tie had been in full voice. Among them were former manager Kenny Dalglish and striker Ian Rush, both of whom had been at the match in 1989 when the deaths occurred. More »

  • Snapshot: Haunting scenes as Anfield pays tribute to The 96
    Snapshot: Haunting scenes as Anfield pays tribute to The 96 Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    This weekend is the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. More »

  • Emotional Liverpool on top as Chelsea stay in title hunt
    Emotional Liverpool on top as Chelsea stay in title hunt Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Liverpool maintained their charge for a first English championship of the Premier League era with a thrilling 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City at an emotional Anfield on Sunday, where fans marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. More »

  • Tearful Gerrard calls for Liverpool focus
    Tearful Gerrard calls for Liverpool focus Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    An emotional Steven Gerrard urged Liverpool to maintain their focus after they secured a pivotal 3-2 victory over Premier League title rivals Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. More »

  • Rodgers hails 'remarkable, incredible' Liverpool Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised an "incredible" performance as his side took a huge stride towards the Premier League title with an enthralling 3-2 home win against Manchester City on Sunday. Liverpool's 10th straight league victory carried them to 77 points, five points ahead of Chelsea - who play Swansea in the late kickoff - and crucially seven points ahead of City who have two games in hand on the Merseyside team. Liverpool have four games to play and if they win them all will claim their first top-flight title in 24 years. "That was a remarkable performance," Rodgers told Sky Sports. More »

  • Liverpool closer to title after defeating City
    Liverpool closer to title after defeating City Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Liverpool took a huge step towards becoming English champions for the first time in 24 years when they defeated third-placed Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield on Sunday for a 10th successive win. The Merseyside club have not finished top since 1990, two years before the Premier League began. Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel put them 2-0 up in 26 minutes before David Silva led a City revival. The Spaniard reduced the deficit and an own goal by Glen Johnson brought an equaliser only five minutes later. More »

  • Liverpool tribute to Hillsborough disaster dead
    Liverpool tribute to Hillsborough disaster dead Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Liverpool marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with a solemn minute's silence before their Premier League home game with Manchester City on Sunday. More »