Raheem Sterling

Diving Is Making It Ridiculously Difficult for Defenders to Do Their Job

Joe Difford | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

You cannot deny how talented the likes of Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling are, however, their ability to run rings round defenders with the ball stuck to their feet has only been emphasised due to their exploitation of the 'if there is contact go down' penalty system.

Team Focus: Rodgers Has Struck The Right Attacking Balance With Front Three

Ben McAleer | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The goals may not be flowing as freely as last season when Suarez and Sturridge were in a rich vein of form, but Rodgers appears to have finally struck the right balance in attack with the players at his disposal.

Raheem Sterling Should Stay at Liverpool Because He Isn't Yet Good Enough for the Next Level

Jamie Spencer | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The club is understandably trying to tie down Sterling to a new deal, more in fitting with his increasing value, but the latest reports suggest he is unhappy with a £70,000-per-week offer and clubs like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are rumoured to be circling.

Gave Us a Break!

Dan Corry | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

At national level, if you are high up the greasy pole, you are always on duty, always making decisions, always at the beck and call of constituents, MPs, and especially the 24 hour media. Yet sometimes you know you are jaded and only operating at half speed. What you really need is a weeks' break - or longer.

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Latching on to Ryan Taylor's through ball, the teenager strode forward some 20 yards, leaving £25 million worth of centre-half in his wake, before co...

League Focus: The Increase in the Use of a 4-3-1-2 Formation

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While not a carbon copy of Mourinho's 4-1-2-1-2, Manchester United, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool have all, at one point or another deployed a diamond midfield in the 2014/15 campaign. The 4-3-1-2 allows teams to maintain numbers in the middle of the park, but means managers can field a creator in between the midfield and attack.

Raheem Sterling Is a Breath of Fresh Air in a Sea of Stubborn Fools

Chris Deeley | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

In case you've been living under a rock for the last few days, a bit of background first. England played San Marino on Thursday night, a game that Sterling started before being taken off at half time. England then played Estonia on Sunday evening and Roy Hodgson let slip that the Liverpool youngster wouldn't be starting as he'd told the manager that he felt "tired".

Did Sterling Dodge Duty With England?

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgsonclumsy communication continued with his admission Raheem Sterling was too "tired" to start in England's win over Estonia. Sterling was o...

Could Liverpool Be a Champions League Dark Horse?

Graham Matthews | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Liverpool haven't been handed the easiest return with a group featuring last season's champions Real Madrid, Swiss Super League winners FC Basel and new boys Ludogorets. It's a group they can realistically get out of though and will hope the fear factor of their historic European standing will unnerve the latter of those two, especially for home matches.

Watching England is Like Watching a Train Crash Dubbed With Fart Noises

Alfie Evers | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Sport
Alfie Evers

So here we are again; downbeat, un-romanced and underwhelmed by our nation's football team... Shit at the Euros; Shit in World Cup Qualifiers, Shit at the World Cup. Uncle Roy needs to go, and he needs to go now.

Guess Who Rodgers Has Compared Sterling To

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport

Brendan Rodgers has likened Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling to Lionel Messi. Samuel Eto'o To Liverpool - Transfer Talk Sterling, brought into ...

Samuel Luckhurst

Young Rescues His United Career, Lambert Has Crouchitis And More: Talking Points From United-Liverpool

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United made it five wins in five under Louis van Gaal with a 3-1 victory against Liverpool in the International Champions Cup final in Miam...

Is This The Worst Liverpool Away Kit Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Sport

Liverpool expect to earn £300 million from their six-year kit deal with Warrior but they cannot buy their dignity back. Warrior have surpassed the...

Is This How England Should Line-Up At Euro 2016?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Sport

England's plane home is not on the runway yet but the luggage is packed for their flight home from Brazil after two defeats in two World Cup games. Un...

England's Winners and Losers From Their World Cup Warm-Ups

Chris Deeley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

With England's first game of the tournament just days away, it's time to take a quick look back over the warm-up games. There were a couple of big winners and a couple of unfortunate losers and the games may well have affected Roy Hodgson's selection for this Saturday.

Samuel Luckhurst

Don't Compare Sterling To Me - Barnes Wouldn't Start Teenager V Italy

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Sport

John Barnes believes Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley should be left out of England's starting XI for their World Cup opener against Italy. Lallana...

PHOTOS: Ecuador 2-2 England

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Sport

England played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Ecuador in their penultimate friendly fixture before the World Cup begins next week but left the nati...

Samuel Luckhurst

The Ox Must Start But Wilshere Struggles: 5 Talking Points From England's Draw With Ecuador

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport

England played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Ecuador in their penultimate friendly fixture before the World Cup begins next week. Wayne Rooney ...

Roy May Be Holding Us Back

Tom Cook | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Cook

I've risked major mockery in the last month for asserting confidently amongst friends that England are different this time around, that we can match the fluent approach play of more successful nations, because this time we have the personnel. After watching our 3-0 snooze-fest against Peru, I stand by this marginally fantastical statement.

'I Am Not A Number' - England's World Cup Squad Numbers Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Sport

Jack Wilshere will don the No.7 shirt for England at the World Cup finals, the Football Association has confirmed. Manchester United striker Danny ...

What Has Suárez Won Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Sport

Less than 24 hours after conceding the Premier League title Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers promised the team would "fight for their lives as you ne...

Liverpool Dominate PFA Player Of The Year Shortlist

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard have been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award in a Liverpool-heavy list. Chelsea's Ede...

Samuel Luckhurst

Liverpool Get The Rub Of The Green To Go Five Points Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Sport

Liverpool surged five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League table with a fortuitous 3-2 win against Manchester City as a first title ...

Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About England's Chances at the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

I argue that the English should be more positive about our chances. We're too quick to attack and condemn our boys when they fail to deliver, but rarely offer praise and optimism should they do well. Here are five reasons why English football fans should be more optimistic about England's chances in the World Cup.

England 1-0 Denmark: Player Ratings

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport

Daniel Sturridge spared Roy Hodgson the ignominy of a third successive goalless game with an 82nd minute England winner against Denmark. England 1-...