The German is in his seventh season with Borussia Dortmund but, just like his opposite number at Arsenal, his best days with the club may be behind him.
The Reds are coming into a must-win Champions League game after three consecutive defeats in the competition.
Jose Mourinho hailed another “complete” performance by Chelsea after they thrashed Schalke 5-0.
So that kebab on the way home is okay then?
Because we're sure he has enough socks this year...
Our rugby writers have selected the matchday squads they think Joe Schmidt will rely on in 10 months time.
Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson show off their skills alongside the Dude Perfect team.
Monday 24 November, 2014
Meanwhile, an Irish athlete picked up a European bronze medal and Ulster’s out-half was ruled out.
The former England midfielder also revealed that Spurs were not so generous.
Sunday 23 November, 2014
Underdogs Cappoquin become the first Waterford club to win provincial hurling honours at intermediate level on Saturday.
The Offaly champions will meet the reigning Leinster and All-Ireland champions on 14 December.
Get all the results and scorers from yesterday’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A and 1B action.
There are also pieces on England’s most-capped player and a footballer turned teacher.
Saturday 22 November, 2014
Meanwhile, Burnley and Everton also won while Leicester could only manage a draw.
City looked in trouble after going behind early on.
And once again Diego Costa found the net.
Arsene Wenger has suggested the 37-year-old could be back at the club as a coach in the not too distant future.
The winger insists he is happy at Anfield.
How much is he even worth?
The England forward joined Arsenal in a €20 million move on transfer deadline day in September and admits he had long been questioning his prospects at Old Trafford.
Friday 21 November, 2014
Do you know your downward dog from a seated twist?
The Liverpool striker was due to return to first-team action but is now out for another six weeks.
‘What you see is what you get.’
Louis van Gaal’s injury-ravaged side face a tough task against a Gunners outfit unbeaten at home in the league.
We’re not sure he should be admitting this.
The Italian striker is confident he’ll come good on Merseyside.
A statement from anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out questioned whether the 77-year-old was a “fit and proper person”.
The injury to the midfielder is not as bad as first thought.
The pair share a number of striking similarities but seem destined to always compete against each other.
Thursday 20 November, 2014
The forward is allegedly enjoying his football more in Stoke than he ever has before.
The Red Devils’ injury list has grown further during the international break, but the full-back feels those who come in against the Gunners must take their chance to impress.
The Manchester United boss has been busy drawing up a list of transfer targets for the summer.
There are lots of brilliant moments to be had just across the water.
With the winner decided by public vote, there is no reason why she can’t prevail.
The Argentine attacker is far from happy at the Catalan club and was only convinced to stay last term by former coach Tito Vilanova
Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Just shut up and watch the game.
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann called on his team to get stuck in more after last night’s loss.
The 25-year-old, who has played just three Premier League games this season, will have a scan today.
The Manchester United star was taken out by his club mate during Portugal’s 1-0 win over Argentina.
On the bright side, Daley Blind has more Twitter followers than he had before.
Tuesday 18 November, 2014
The Ipswich Town forward set up the opening two goals for the hosts.