Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Tony Evans is a journalist and author. He began writing professionally in his late 20s. Before that he worked a variety of jobs to finance his efforts to follow Liverpool around Britain and Europe. He was Football Editor of The Times for eight years and is now a broadcaster and columnist

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On The Ball | Manchester City’s Uefa date with destiny could pave the way for a period of Liverpool domination

Manchester City face the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Monday with their near-term future in the balance.

5 Jun 2020 - 4:05PM

Manchester City face the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Monday with their near-term future in the balance.

Manchester City’s Uefa date with destiny could pave the way for a period of Liverpool domination
On The Ball | The Miracle of Istanbul 15 years on: a day that changed Liverpool supporters and the club forever

Liverpool’s extraordinary comeback win in the 2005 Uefa Champions League final changed the club forever and ensured that the following two times they reached the showpiece European final, demand for tickets far outstripped supply.

22 May 2020 - 2:29PM

Liverpool’s extraordinary comeback win in the 2005 Uefa Champions League final changed the club forever and ensured that the following two times they reached the showpiece European final, demand for tickets far outstripped supply.

The Miracle of Istanbul 15 years on: a day that changed Liverpool supporters and the club forever
On The Ball | Liverpool’s greatest day: driving an open-top bus through Everton’s hopes and dreams in 1986

The 1986 FA Cup final was the denouement to a restorative season for English football and was an occasion which went some way to repairing the damaged reputation of people in Merseyside.

8 May 2020 - 2:03PM

The 1986 FA Cup final was the denouement to a restorative season for English football and was an occasion which went some way to repairing the damaged reputation of people in Merseyside.

Liverpool’s greatest day: driving an open-top bus through Everton’s hopes and dreams in 1986
On The Ball | Jurgen Klopp follows Bill Shankly’s example by leading from the front in the local community

Klopp and his players have been a credit to the club during the pandemic crisis with he German’s acts of generosity have been widely reported in the city.

24 Apr 2020 - 6:03PM

Klopp and his players have been a credit to the club during the pandemic crisis with he German’s acts of generosity have been widely reported in the city.

Jurgen Klopp follows Bill Shankly’s example by leading from the front in the local community
On The Ball | The bleak Anfield night in Liverpool’s history at the centre of a massive Covid-19 spread

Professor John Ashton says it was ‘incredible’ that the Liverpool-Atletico Madrid Uefa Champions League tie was allowed to go ahead and believes it likely that Kenny Dalglish contracted the disease in a second wave of infections following the match.

17 Apr 2020 - 1:41PM

Professor John Ashton says it was ‘incredible’ that the Liverpool-Atletico Madrid Uefa Champions League tie was allowed to go ahead and believes it likely that Kenny Dalglish contracted the disease in a second wave of infections following the match.

The bleak Anfield night in Liverpool’s history at the centre of a massive Covid-19 spread
On The Ball | FSG has consistently undervalued Jordan Henderson, but the skipper is proving priceless in repairing the club’s tattered image

Liverpool’s PR department were in dire need of the feel good story Henderson and his Premier League colleagues are providing.

10 Apr 2020 - 6:00PM

Liverpool’s PR department were in dire need of the feel good story Henderson and his Premier League colleagues are providing.

FSG has consistently undervalued Jordan Henderson, but the skipper is proving priceless in repairing the club’s tattered image
On The Ball | Liverpool’s owners have let down Jurgen Klopp, the players and the community with grubby furlough move

Liverpool, the European Champions who recorded a pre-tax profit of £42 million last year, follow Tottenham Hotspur in placing the responsibility for non-playing staff’s wages on the stricken UK government during crisis.

5 Apr 2020 - 7:43PM

Liverpool, the European Champions who recorded a pre-tax profit of £42 million last year, follow Tottenham Hotspur in placing the responsibility for non-playing staff’s wages on the stricken UK government during crisis.

Liverpool’s owners have let down Jurgen Klopp, the players and the community with grubby furlough move
On The Ball | History won’t look fondly on Premier League clubs resorting to self-interest after pandemic crisis is over

Tottenham Hotspur have been condemned over decision to cut non-playing staff’s wages.

3 Apr 2020 - 4:28PM

Tottenham Hotspur have been condemned over decision to cut non-playing staff’s wages.

History won’t look fondly on Premier League clubs resorting to self-interest after pandemic crisis is over
On The Ball | Liverpool’s Premier League party can wait but players desperate to complete the final act

British government plan to lift spirits might see English Premier League back behind closed doors as Klopp’s Liverpool side desperate to get two wins.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:43PM

British government plan to lift spirits might see English Premier League back behind closed doors as Klopp’s Liverpool side desperate to get two wins.

Liverpool’s Premier League party can wait but players desperate to complete the final act
On The Ball | Liverpool are worthy English Premier League champions – whenever it happens

Liverpool are worthy English Premier League champions – whenever it happens – as season looks set to be longest since 1946-47

3 Apr 2020 - 1:45PM

Liverpool are worthy English Premier League champions – whenever it happens – as season looks set to be longest since 1946-47

Liverpool are worthy English Premier League champions – whenever it happens
On The Ball | Liverpool have no time to lick their wounds in a race against Coronavirus to win Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s men are desperate to wrap up the league title inside the next two games as Covid-19 threatens to hamper their progress towards a coveted 19th English title.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:45PM

Jurgen Klopp’s men are desperate to wrap up the league title inside the next two games as Covid-19 threatens to hamper their progress towards a coveted 19th English title.

Liverpool have no time to lick their wounds in a race against Coronavirus to win Premier League
On The Ball | Liverpool are having a remarkable season, a few losses doesn’t change that and could spur them to greater heights

Three losses in four games have left some downcast in a superb season, but Jurgen Klopp’s side could be at the dawn of a golden era.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:45PM

Three losses in four games have left some downcast in a superb season, but Jurgen Klopp’s side could be at the dawn of a golden era.

Liverpool are having a remarkable season, a few losses doesn’t change that and could spur them to greater heights
On The Ball | Alisson Becker has excelled in a terrific Liverpool side this year and deserves the PFA award

There is plenty of competition throughout the Liverpool side, but Alisson Becker has been consistently excellent and could become the first goalkeeper to receive the award since Peter Shilton in 1978.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:46PM

There is plenty of competition throughout the Liverpool side, but Alisson Becker has been consistently excellent and could become the first goalkeeper to receive the award since Peter Shilton in 1978.

Alisson Becker has excelled in a terrific Liverpool side this year and deserves the PFA award
On The Ball | Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano antics have stoked the fire for an epic Anfield showdown

Jurgen Klopp and his side are itching for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the Spanish team with Siemone and his players for a raucous welcome on Merseyside.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:46PM

Jurgen Klopp and his side are itching for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the Spanish team with Siemone and his players for a raucous welcome on Merseyside.

Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano antics have stoked the fire for an epic Anfield showdown
On The Ball | Can Europe provide a greater test for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as they continue to swat domestic all-comers?

Europe’s finest tactical minds are working overtime to figure out how to stop Jurgen Klopp’s marauding side with Liverpool swatting all-comers in the Premier League on their way to a first domestic title in 30 years.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:46PM

Europe’s finest tactical minds are working overtime to figure out how to stop Jurgen Klopp’s marauding side with Liverpool swatting all-comers in the Premier League on their way to a first domestic title in 30 years.

Can Europe provide a greater test for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as they continue to swat domestic all-comers?
On The Ball | Liverpool are not to blame for this ‘tainted’ Premier League campaign and will relish their title regardless

Claims that the Premier League are helping Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to a 19th league title are growing louder, and the statistics show the suggestions are wide of the mark.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:46PM

Claims that the Premier League are helping Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to a 19th league title are growing louder, and the statistics show the suggestions are wide of the mark.

Liverpool are not to blame for this ‘tainted’ Premier League campaign and will relish their title regardless
On The Ball | Liverpool are well on their way to becoming ‘invincibles’, but Jurgen Klopp couldn’t care less

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won’t entertain talk of outlasting the famous ‘invincible’ Arsenal side; Klopp’s focus is purely on silverware.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:46PM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won’t entertain talk of outlasting the famous ‘invincible’ Arsenal side; Klopp’s focus is purely on silverware.

Liverpool are well on their way to becoming ‘invincibles’, but Jurgen Klopp couldn’t care less
On The Ball | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes Alex Ferguson’s lead with bizarre ‘long ball’ Liverpool jibes, but they don’t stand up to scrutiny

Man United manager Solskjaer called Klopp’s side ‘the most direct team in the league’ before his side suffered their second 0-2 defeat in a week, the second – at home to Burnley.

3 Apr 2020 - 1:47PM

Man United manager Solskjaer called Klopp’s side ‘the most direct team in the league’ before his side suffered their second 0-2 defeat in a week, the second – at home to Burnley.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes Alex Ferguson’s lead with bizarre ‘long ball’ Liverpool jibes, but they don’t stand up to scrutiny
Opinion | Manchester United delight at denying Liverpool indicates grim times ahead at Old Trafford

You know Manchester United are in a slump when a result against Klopp’s Reds marks a season highlight as Liverpool host the Red Devils at Anfield on Sunday on a seemingly unstoppable march towards the Premier League title.

17 Jan 2020 - 12:52PM

You know Manchester United are in a slump when a result against Klopp’s Reds marks a season highlight as Liverpool host the Red Devils at Anfield on Sunday on a seemingly unstoppable march towards the Premier League title.

Manchester United delight at denying Liverpool indicates grim times ahead at Old Trafford
Opinion | Liverpool are unrecognisable from Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge in 2015 – Tottenham aren’t, and that’s their problem

Just three members of the squad remain four years on from German’s first game in charge, while Spurs still have eight of the personnel from that game at White Hart Lane in 2015.

10 Jan 2020 - 4:45PM

Just three members of the squad remain four years on from German’s first game in charge, while Spurs still have eight of the personnel from that game at White Hart Lane in 2015.

Liverpool are unrecognisable from Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge in 2015 – Tottenham aren’t, and that’s their problem
Opinion | ‘We’d be trying to kill each other’ – What Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti needs to know ahead of first Merseyside derby

Liverpool and Everton legends describe notoriously tense fixture as Jurgen Klopp looks to spoil Carlo Ancelotti’s derby debut.

4 Jan 2020 - 9:51PM

Liverpool and Everton legends describe notoriously tense fixture as Jurgen Klopp looks to spoil Carlo Ancelotti’s derby debut.

‘We’d be trying to kill each other’ – What Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti needs to know ahead of first Merseyside derby
Opinion | Premier League leaders Liverpool could make 2020 their greatest year yet

Jurgen Klopp’s world and European champion Liverpool keep getting better as title challengers Manchester City and Leicester City slip up in English Premier League.

29 Dec 2019 - 5:00PM

Jurgen Klopp’s world and European champion Liverpool keep getting better as title challengers Manchester City and Leicester City slip up in English Premier League.

Premier League leaders Liverpool could make 2020 their greatest year yet
Opinion | Man City loss to Minamino: Liverpool’s 2020 designed by Jurgen Klopp

German boss Jurgen Klopp, who guided the club to Champions League and top of Premier League, has been signed to club until 2024 by owners Fenway Sports Group

21 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM

German boss Jurgen Klopp, who guided the club to Champions League and top of Premier League, has been signed to club until 2024 by owners Fenway Sports Group

Man City loss to Minamino: Liverpool’s 2020 designed by Jurgen Klopp
Opinion | Liverpool’s Club World Cup detour raises a number of concerns: is the Qatar trip worthwhile?

Liverpool could do without the added two games in their hectic schedule but Jurgen Klopp will approach the tournament competitively, eager to avoid injuries.

13 Dec 2019 - 4:39PM

Liverpool could do without the added two games in their hectic schedule but Jurgen Klopp will approach the tournament competitively, eager to avoid injuries.

Liverpool’s Club World Cup detour raises a number of concerns: is the Qatar trip worthwhile?
Opinion | Trevor Sinclair’s ‘bin dippers’ jibe shows even poverty is not off-limits in the widespread anti-Merseyside aversion

The former Manchester City player, who has since apologised for the remark, initially branded those offended ‘so sensitive’.

6 Dec 2019 - 2:22PM

The former Manchester City player, who has since apologised for the remark, initially branded those offended ‘so sensitive’.

Trevor Sinclair’s ‘bin dippers’ jibe shows even poverty is not off-limits in the widespread anti-Merseyside aversion
Opinion | How Bill Shankly created the fervour that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp now feeds on

‘He made the people happy’ reads the Scot’s simple epitaph on his Anfield statue.

29 Nov 2019 - 6:34PM

‘He made the people happy’ reads the Scot’s simple epitaph on his Anfield statue.

How Bill Shankly created the fervour that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp now feeds on
Opinion | Roy Hodgson, the anti-Klopp who brought his own brand of gloom to an already bleak Liverpool

The wrong man at the wrong time, the Englishman’s hiring was a spectacular misstep by Liverpool’s owners after Rafa Benitez was fired.

22 Nov 2019 - 1:55PM

The wrong man at the wrong time, the Englishman’s hiring was a spectacular misstep by Liverpool’s owners after Rafa Benitez was fired.

Roy Hodgson, the anti-Klopp who brought his own brand of gloom to an already bleak Liverpool
Opinion | Can Pep Guardiola get over his Liverpool neurosis and get Man City’s title challenge back on track?

Liverpool sit nine points clear of the reigning Premier League champions and the Spaniard appeared triggered by events at Anfield last Sunday.

15 Nov 2019 - 6:26PM

Liverpool sit nine points clear of the reigning Premier League champions and the Spaniard appeared triggered by events at Anfield last Sunday.

Can Pep Guardiola get over his Liverpool neurosis and get Man City’s title challenge back on track?
Opinion | How Liverpool mishandled Raheem Sterling and let one of Europe’s best slip away to Manchester City too easily

Prodigious England winger left the Reds back in 2015 and has won a host of silverware with the Citizens.

7 Nov 2019 - 1:23PM

Prodigious England winger left the Reds back in 2015 and has won a host of silverware with the Citizens.

How Liverpool mishandled Raheem Sterling and let one of Europe’s best slip away to Manchester City too easily
Opinion | Liverpool at Christian Purslow’s Villa is a reminder for supporters of darker days gone by

Englishman, who was chief executive at Liverpool from 2009 to 2010, is now in the same role at newly promoted Aston Villa.

31 Oct 2019 - 5:16PM

Englishman, who was chief executive at Liverpool from 2009 to 2010, is now in the same role at newly promoted Aston Villa.

Liverpool at Christian Purslow’s Villa is a reminder for supporters of darker days gone by