Klopp took a risk with his Barcelona tactics – and Messi made him pay

Attacking Barcelona is not wrong given it can unsettle them but it leaves teams exposed and Liverpool found that can be fatal Contemplating his side’s Champions League quarter-final against... Read more »

Geordan Murphy can take a lead from Harlequins and Northampton new men

Paul Gustard and Chris Boyd have managed to turn two ailing Premiership clubs around this season – Leicester, take note When I look at Northampton and Harlequins I see two teams... Read more »

European regrets leave Manchester City chasing a bittersweet treble

The feeling persists that the club, as opposed to the fans, regard extra amounts of domestic silverware as merely ornamental Just over three years ago, Leicester City were visitors... Read more »

Neil Lennon has steadied the ship to keep Celtic on top – but what happens next?

Celtic’s interim manager has secured an eighth straight title and looks the right man to target 10 in a row – but there are recruitment questions once the celebrations... Read more »

Australia sees the fruits of its sporting success dry up in an arid desert

Twenty years after its extraordinary superslam the nation’s glory has faded and it is now time for recalibration You notice many curious things as you fly across Australia. It... Read more »

Will the sun ever set on rift between Graeme Souness and Liverpool?

A club great as a player is a pariah because of his dealings with the Sun when manager, yet he seems deeply remorseful. Does he care enough to try... Read more »