EXCLUSIVE As the players of City of Liverpool FC and Colne made their way back to the dressing rooms, they walk across a narrow grass walkway. The tight platform leads them directly from the pitch to the changing rooms, and has fans from both clubs leaning over the rails - literally touching distance of the players.
Last Saturday St Helens became only the second club in the Super League era to win three Grand Finals in a row. Two tries from Kevin Naiqama and a Lachlan Coote penalty were enough to see off League Leaders’ Catalans Dragons.
Typically, when a 39-year-old cricketer is picked for a tour of Australia people take notice. However, in the case of Lancashire's James Anderson, it is merely the norm.
Top-flight football is on pause for the next week, with the international break rolling around once again. The fortnight between fixtures is usually a big grievance for fans but this weekend, there's plenty of football to watch on Merseyside!
Ex-Everton prospects Apostolos Vellios, Luke Garbutt and Magaye Gueye have told their stories of where it went wrong for them at Everton, with Vellios revealing his ‘biggest mistake’... Tom Clarke reports
Football fans in the North West are the unhappiest with VAR technology, according to a poll conducted by YouGov. Fans from Premier League clubs across the UK, including Liverpool and Everton, were asked how they felt about the technology.
With the season moving into its final stages, Everton find themselves locked firmly in a battle for European football. Under manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Toffees have, at times, shown incredible resolve and high levels of performance which saw them top the table in the early weeks of the season.