Liverpool 1, Chelsea 0 (agg : 1-1)
(Liverpool win on penalties, 4-1)

One hell of a rebound for Liverpool after a listless display at Stamford Bridge 6 days ago. And with only the FA Cup left to play for, Jose Mourinho’s job security is somewhat worse today than Avery Johnson’s (though slight better than Joe Torre’s). Surely I’m not along in thinking a potential final with Manchester United on May 23 would be an opportune day to wear a helmet on the streets of Athens?

Of Joey Barton’s brawl with Man City teammate Ousmane Dab, the former’s agent tells the Times, “this sort of incident happens at training grounds across the country from amateur to professional level.” Eyal Berkovic can vouch for that.