Liverpool lose on penalties, holders Sevilla win
Liverpool lose on penalties, holders Sevilla win

Liverpool`s Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium in Turkey on Thursday.

Liverpool focus on high-flying Saints in old boys reunion
Liverpool focus on high-flying Saints in old boys reunion

Slowly but surely Liverpool are edging towards the Premier League`s top four and victory over high-flying Southampton at St Mary`s on Saturday could prove crucial in their season, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.

Liverpool trio return to high-flying Southampton
Liverpool trio return to high-flying Southampton

Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren left Southampton hoping for bigger things at Liverpool but when they return to their former club in the Premier League on Sunday they will look enviously at their former team mates.

Liverpool have learnt from Chelsea heartache says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool have learnt from Chelsea heartache says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool will prove they have learnt from last season`s agonising defeat against Chelsea when they look for revenge against the Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Liverpool players confident despite loss of Luis Suarez

Liverpool`s players oozed confidence in the post-Luis Suarez era as they began their final countdown to the start of the Premier League season.

Philippe Coutinho stars as Liverpool down Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool warmed up for the start of their Premier League campaign with a Philippe Coutinho-inspired 4-0 friendly win over Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on Sunday.

Saints sign Ryan Bertrand on loan from Chelsea

Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand has agreed a season-long loan deal with Southampton, the south-coast English club confirmed on Wednesday.

Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton

Liverpool`s raid on Britain`s south coast continued with the capture of Southampton`s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds ($33.95 million).

Saints defender Lovren keen on Liverpool move - reports

Croatia international defender Dejan Lovren wants to leave Southampton and complete a move to Liverpool, British media reported on Sunday, quoting the 25-year-old as saying his "head is already at" the Merseyside club.

From Sao Paulo: Croats cry foul as controversial Neymar steers Brazil home

With much suffering and some contribution from referee Yuichi Nishimura, the Brazilian team beat Croatia 3-1 in the opening game of the World Cup at the Itaquerão stadium here on Thursday. Neymar scored the first two goals, while Oscar slotted in the third. The first goal was a low shot from about 22 yards. The second one came in a penalty kick given by match-referee Nishimura who had denied Brazil a penalty in the quarter final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Croatia players impose media nude blackout

Croatia`s World Cup squad have launched a World Cup media boycott in protest at the publication of photos of players swimming naked at their Praia do Forte base.

FIFA defends Japan referee over World Cup penalty

FIFA on Friday defended Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura`s controversial decision to award Brazil a penalty in the World Cup opening game but refused to confirm if he would officiate more games in the tournament.

FIFA World Cup 2014 generates record social media traffic

The Football world cup mania is finally here with fans all over the world going gaga after the mega event finally kicked off in style. How can social media be left behind? Twitter, Facebook and Google have all painted themselves in World Cup colours to be part of the biggest sports extravaganza.

Croatia defender hits out at penalty `scandal`

Furious Croatia defender Dejan Lovren branded the penalty awarded against him during Brazil`s 3-1 win in the World Cup opener a "scandal", questioning the referee`s right to be officiating at the showpiece event.

Croatia fans saddened after World Cup Brazil match

Croatian fans were saddened and disappointed after their national team, known as the `Fiery Ones` (Vatreni), was defeated 3-1 in the World Cup openning match by hosts Brazil late Thursday.

Football World Cup 2014: Neymar guides Brazil to 3-1 win over Croatia

Neymar wasted little time in living up to his billing as Brazil`s World Cup spearhead when he scored twice to lead the host nation to a 3-1 comeback victory over Croatia in a terrific opening game of the tournament on Thursday.

Manchester United stumble again, Arsenal keep flying

Manchester United`s disappointing start to the Premier League season continued on Saturday as the champions were held to a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Southampton.

PSG`s Ibrahimovic escapes ban

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has avoided punishment from the LFP for a suspected stomp after the authorities could not establish whether it was intentional or not.