Rodgers' new-look set-up are economical and efficient, but they will need to recapture that flair that made them one of the most exhilarating outfits to watch in European football two years ago, especially with trips to the Emirates and Old Trafford beckoning in the next three weeks.
Remember when we thought this summer brought about a new dawn for women's football, a watershed moment for the equality of women in sport? Well, we're clearly not quite there yet. We like our women footballers, just not so much as to boot a man off the cover. The whole sorry episode is a bigger own goal than Laura Bassett's.
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.
Liverpool have recognised Jordan Henderson's revival at the club by making the midfielder vice-captain. Henderson, a £16
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.
"Circumstances could make the decision a very good one or it could make it a very bad one," Roy Hodgson said of Ashley Cole's
England are in a tricky group, and therefore a tricky situation as far as expectation goes. They aren't even favourites to make it out the group, let alone win the thing, so taking a squad of youngsters to experience the atmosphere of a major tournament, without concentrating on progress is one line of thought.
Although poor performances have left the reputation of certain people in tatters, some have gone from strength to strength and we couldn't help but take notice. Let's take a look at the positive side for once and give credit where credit's due.
Daniel Sturridge spared Roy Hodgson the ignominy of a third successive goalless game with an 82nd minute England winner against
Brendan Rodgers vowed to retain Liverpool's attacking style after a rollercoaster 4-3 victory over his former club Swansea
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Sir Alex Ferguson's dismissive assessment of Steven Gerrard is "not credible". Ferguson
Liverpool owner John W. Henry this morning asked, "What do you think they're smoking over there at Emirates?", referring
For Jimmy Grimble, it was a pair of tatty old boots which boosted his football ability, but for Liverpool's Andy Carroll