Jonjo Shelvey was controversially sent off when Liverpool lost to Manchester United earlier in the Premier League season, when he accused Sir Alex Ferguson of being a "grass" for discussing his challenge with the fourth official, before later apologising to the Scot.
The young England international was far more impressive against the Red Devils' U21 side in their elite group match at Old Trafford, scoring an absolute rocket of a long-range effort, to put Liverpool 1-0 up, seconds before the reds were reduced to 10 men when Stephen Sama was dismissed.
Olivier Giroud believes that he has enjoyed a better debut season than Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba, but is he right?
Olivier Giroud's assertion that he has had a better all-round debut season in England than Didier Drogba and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has certainly raised some eyebrows.
"17 goals and 11 assists - that is better than Henry and Drogba in their first seasons," said Giroud.
It's a fact...
That Rafael Benitez has the same same win percentage (56.8) in his first 44 games as Chelsea manager that Jose Mourinho had in his final 44 games in charge at Stamford Bridge
Faced with a viscious backlash from Chelsea supporters following his unpopular appointment, Rafael Benitez was always going find the Stamford Bridge circus a tricky challenge.
Results were mixed at first, but have since steadied to leave the Blues one game from Europa League glory and firmly in the driving seat to finish above Arsenal and Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification.
Jason Robinson celebrates his brilliant try in 2001
1. Will Greenwood: South Africa, 1997
A Lions tour can really make a player's reputation and a number of the current crop will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. Will Greenwood was selected by Ian McGeechan in 1997 before he had pulled on an England shirt. He was 25 when he toured South Africa and shone in the warm up games, but his Lions experience was cut short after nearly dying when he swallowed his tongue against Free State. The centre recovered to play in the 2001 and 2005 tours. Click for more...
Following Warren Gatland’s Lions squad announcement, talkSPORT are looking at previous tours where players have made a name for themselves before getting the chance to star for their country. So click the arrow to see seven Lions greats, who made fans and coaches sit up and take notice.
Who do you think could shine in Australia?
5. Bale keeps Spurs on course
Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas hit back at claims that his side were a 'one man team', after newly-crowned PFA player of the year Gareth Bale came to the rescue again to keep Spurs' top four ambitions on track with a 1-0 victory over Southampton. The Welshman's stunning strike ensured Spurs kept pace with Arsenal and Chelsea, both of whom won this weekend. Click the arrow to see more pictures of the weekend.
It was a drama-filled weekend of sport as the final day of the Championship saw promotion, play-off and relegation places contested, while in the Premier League the fight for European spots tightened up, as Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all won.
At the bottom of the table the battle to beat the drop was given some added spice, as Wigan shocked West Brom and Newcastle were left ruing their luck after Papiss Cisse was denied the only goal of the game, despite replays suggesting that the ball had indeed crossed the line.
Scroll down to see what was said this weekend.
Everyone loves a good fact and we've got 16 of them for you - in fact, 16 every football fan should know. From ridiculous rules, incredible crowds and embarrassing injuries, to names, games and referee shame, you'll find a host of brilliant pub ammo in the video above.
There's stuff you may not have known about Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Luis Suarez, Pele and, of course, Emile Heskey.
What's your favourite football fact? Do you know a bit of football trivia that astounds your mates? Let us know by commenting below…
Ryan Giggs was just one of the household names to play in Man United's 1992 FA Youth Cup success, but what happened to that side's forgotten players?
Man United's FA Youth Cup-winning side of 21 years ago were handed the PFA Merit Award, thanks to the huge role the famous 'class of '92 played in the success of Sir Alex Ferguson and Man United throughout the following decade.
That team boasted such talents as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and even Robbie Savage. What happened to the rest of the side? talkSPORT takes a look at the less famous Fergie Fledglings...
talkSPORT ask whether City or United would be the best destination for Angel di Maria
The fallout from Real Madrid's Champions League exit could have a positive effect in Manchester, with reports that both City and United have made enquiries about one of Madrid's best players. Angel di Maria is the target in question, a player Sir Alex Ferguson has been keen on since his time with Benfica, but which of the two clubs would be the best fit for him? talkSPORT attempt to answer that question...
With Jamie Carragher the latest footballer to turn pundit, talkSPORT look at how the Premier League's clubs are 'represented' across live television coverage in England
Sky have unveiled Jamie Carragher as the star signing ahead their live Premier League coverage next season, meaning it's three Liverpool men against one Red Devil, as Carra joins Jamie Redknapp, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville as part of the team. That got us thinking: which teams are most represented when it comes to TV coverage of Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup matches, taking into account the clubs they represented during their playing days?
Kevin Campbell scores as Everton beat Liverpool 1-0 on 27 September, 1999, the last time the Toffees won at Anfield. What else was happening back then, though?
Everton travel the short distance to Anfield hoping to end a 14-year curse that has not seen them win at the home of their Merseyside neighbours Liverpool since 27 September, 1999. That's a long time to suffer at the hands of your rivals, particularly when you consider what the world was like when a Kevin Campbell goal ensured Everton headed back across Stanley Park to Goodison with all three points...
talkSPORT explain why a Fabregas return to Arsenal is unlikely in the near future
In a classic example of the rumour mill putting two and two together to make five, a potential Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal has been making headlines this week. Fabregas' struggle to establish himself with Barcelona has fuelled suggestions he could head back to N5, but a return to the Emirates is unlikely. Here's why...
Frank Lampard: Chelsea - click the arrow for more free transfers available
Who doesn't like a freebie, eh? As the season nears its end, talkSPORT are looking at the players available for nothing in the summer, starting with Lampard. He is close to becoming Chelsea's all-time record goal scorer, but the Blues reckon his future lies away from Stamford Bridge. He will be 35 in June, but is still showing there is enough in the tank for at least another season in the top flight, having bagged 13 goals in the Premier League this season. Click for more...
Liverpool are reportedly set to pounce for Reading centre-back Alex Pearce now the Royals have been relegated and will snap the 24-year-old up for free. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers knows Reading academy graduate Pearce from his time at the club and the youngster was the club's Player of the Year in 2012.
Adam Morgan has been hailed by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, but could he be a Kop starter next season?
On Friday evening, Arsenal and Liverpool square-off in the U21 Premier League. The pair currently sit fifth and fourth respectively in the elite group, still within touching distance of making the knock-out phase of the competition.
While interests will focus on which of the two will progress to the next round, talkSPORT cherry-picks just some of the blossoming, young talents who could make a push for senior football next season.