GUARDIAN – Liverpool ‘to part company with first-team coach Mike Marsh’

• Former player reportedly loses job following end-of-season review• Brendan Rodgers to remain at Liverpool after talks Liverpool are to reportedly part company with their first-team coach, Mike Marsh, following the end-of-season review that saw Brendan Rodgers retained as manager.Marsh’s contract at Anfield expires this month and, according to the Liverpool Echo, he has been told it will not be renewed. Continue reading…

GUARDIAN – Liverpool to sign James Milner on free transfer from Manchester City

• England midfielder prefers Anfield to Arsenal and Roma• Lack of Champions League football not a factor for MilnerLiverpool hope to agree the free transfer of James Milner this week with the England international poised to reject Champions League football with Manchester City or Arsenal in favour of a prominent role at Anfield.Milner is one of the items on Liverpool’s agenda for a week that will shape their summer strategy. Tom Werner, the club’s chairman, and Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports Group, are due on Merseyside on Tuesday to conduct an end-of-season review that will have major implications for Brendan Rodgers’ position. Continue reading…

GUARDIAN – My friendship with Mauro from Turin that survived the horror of Heysel | Kevin Sampson

The parallels between Liverpool and Juventus – preparing for next week’s Champions League final – are uncanny but the events of that night in Brussels have left deep woundsFor the first 12 months, we thought his name was Garino. That’s how Mauro introduced himself. Sitting outside the port of Calais sipping lukewarm beers, we noticed a lad eyeing us up. From his attire – training shoes, Benetton shirt and neat, side-parted hair, we’d assumed he was a fellow Merseysider – until he spoke.“Hello, I am Garino. Is possible one beer?” Continue reading…

GUARDIAN – Heysel disaster 30 years on: footage of fans scrambling to escape – video

Friday marks 30 years since the Heysel stadium disaster, in which 39 people died and 600 were injured during the 1985 European Cup Final in Brussels, Belgium. This report, broadcast a day after, contains footage of the tragedy, when crowd trouble led to Liverpool fans surging towards the Juventus supporters, causing a wall to collapseWARNING: Some viewers may find the footage in this report distressing Continue reading…