Porto no pushover as Liverpool’s trophy hopes come down to Euro dreams

Liverpool’s remaining hope of a winning a trophy this season comes in the form of a trip to Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Portuguese side are currently enjoying an unbeaten league campaign and will be stern opposition in the first leg on Wednesday night. Preview by Kris Gourlay

The Long Read: Two years on from Liverpool, how far has Rodgers come?

Two years ago Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool. It came less than 18 months after he had led the Reds to an improbable title challenge but at the time, Rodgers’ stock couldn’t have been lower. It seemed unlikely that he would ever get the chance to manage at the top level again. But that all changed once he joined Celtic. By Jamie Braidwood.

Liverpool seek Sevilla revenge and will aim to top group: UCL Group E preview

Group E may not be the most exciting group of the bunch but it does contain two possible dark horses in Liverpool and Sevilla, who will be looking to swap their success in the Europa League in recent years for that of the Champions League. By Kris Gourlay

Long read: a look at Xabi Alonso’s illustrious career

By Jamie Braidwood  “Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.” These were the seven short words that announced the end of Xabi Alonso’s career, and what a career it has been. At Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, he lived it. Through his numerous honours, from league titles and Champions Leagues to European[…]