Ox signs new Liverpool deal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has re-committed himself to Liverpool by signing a new contract, the club have confirmed. Since joining the Reds two years ago, the former Arsenal man made just 47 appearances for Liverpool and scored five goals, due to a heavy knee injury he sustained in the 2017/18 Champions League semifinal against AS Roma. He recovered in time to be a part of the squad that won the competition this year. Given ...

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Liverpool end Lovren talks with Roma

Liverpool have ended the talks with AS Roma about a potential transfer of Dejan Lovren to the Italian capital, according to multiple sources. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1162332373645713408 From what the ever-reliable Paul Joyce says, it would appear that Roma were practically wasting Liverpool's time with their apparent interest. It would certainly make no sense for the Reds to let the Croatian leave on loan, never mind the indication of a £18 million fee being prepared. https://twitter.com/JamesPearceLFC/status/1162309226661928961 So ...

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Lovren left out of the squad for the UEFA Super Cup

Liverpool have released the names of the 23 players in contention to play on Wednesday evening against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. They are: Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Andy Lonergan, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhian Brewster, Andy Robertson, Divock Origi, Joel Matip, Ki-Jana Hoever, Caoimhin Kelleher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey ...

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Alisson out for several weeks, Lonergan may get a contract offer

Alisson Becker limped off the pitch in the 38th minute of Liverpool's Premier League opener, a 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield, to be replaced by Adrian who had come in on a free transfer a week earlier. The initial assessment of his condition is that he would be out for 3-6 weeks due to a grade 2 calf tear. https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1160138986104512512 Meanwhile, with Adrian poised to step into the fray, Simon Mignolet ...

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CONFIRMED: Liverpool sign Adrian

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of 32-year-old goalkeeper Adrian who was released by West Ham United at the end of 2018/19. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1158370390927953920 “I think this is the perfect solution for us in this moment, replacing talent and experience like for like," Jurgen Klopp told the club's official website. “With Ali and Simon, I felt like we had two ‘No.1s’ and in many ways we have repeated that with Adrian. This is important. “He is ...

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Liverpool to sign Adrian as Mignolet replacement

Liverpool are set to sign former West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, known simply as Adrian, to replace Simon Mignolet as the number two between the posts, says the ever-reliable Paul Joyce of The Times. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1158286282323353600 Mignolet, who has spent six years at Anfield, most of it as a part of the starting XI, will return to Belgium to join Club Brugge. Liverpool will receive €7 million for his ...

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Liverpool confident of Origi signing a new deal – UPDATE: Contract signed

Liverpool are increasingly confident that Divock Origi will sign a new contract, according to Melissa Reddy of ESPN. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1148162692764643329 With 12 months remaining on his current deal, the Belgian has been linked with a potential departure from Anfield this summer, though it has been reported that the club were so keen on keeping him for the 2019/20 season that they were willing to risk losing him for free next year. However, it appears ...

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Liverpool Not Looking to Sell Lovren

Liverpool are not looking to part ways with Dejan Lovren this summer, according to Sky Sports. The 29-year-old has been linked with AC Milan recently, with reports going as far as claiming that his entourage had been contacted by the seven-time European champions, but regardless of whether that's true or not, it seems the Reds aren't prepared to do a deal. Despite falling behind Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the ...

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Injured Keita Leaves AFCON and Returns to Liverpool

Naby Keita has left his national team who are competing in the African Cup of Nations at the moment, and has returned to Liverpool for injury treatment, according to BBC. The Guinean suffered a heavy groin injury at the end of the season. His involvement in the tournament was in doubt and he arrived there lacking proper levels of match fitness. Keita played the final 30 minutes of Guinea's opening 2-2 draw ...

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Rafa Camacho joins Sporting Lisbon

Liverpool have confirmed that they've agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Rafael Camacho and the youngster is set to return to his homeland. The 19-year-old craves a first-team role, preferably on the right attacking flank, which is something the Champions League winners aren't able to give him at the moment. https://twitter.com/MelissaReddy_/status/1144372347216027648 As you can see, the club will receive £5 million as a base fee, with another £2 million ...

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Confirmed: Liverpool sign Sepp van den Berg

Liverpool have completed the signing of Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle. It was reported yesterday that the Reds had beaten off competition from the likes of Bayen Munich and Ajax for the talented 17-year-old defender, and David Maddock of the Mirror has added Barcelona into the mix as well, though his report on the fee in question is slightly different (and more detailed) to those of yesterday. https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1144168488682086400 Van den Berg ...

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Liverpool to sign 17-year-old defender Sepp van den Berg

A number of reasonably reliable outlets had reported that Liverpool were interested in signing Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle and faced competition from the likes of Ajax and Bayern Munich. However, Matt Law of The Telegraph now claims the Reds have won the race. https://twitter.com/Matt_Law_DT/status/1143430303408693248 Van den Berg is a highly rated 17-year-old defender, an U-19 Dutch international who was initially the subject of interest from Serie A side Sampdoria, ...

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Liverpool Won’t Sell Origi

Liverpool will not be parting ways with Divock Origi this summer, according to Melissa Reddy, who is working for ESPN these days. The reliable journalist claims "sources" have informed ESPN that the club have opted against the sale of the Belgian this summer, even if it means giving him away for free next year with him entering the final 12 months of his current contract. However, Reddy confirms that negotiations between the ...

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Ojo Joins Rangers on Loan

Sheyi Ojo has joined Glasgow Rangers on a season-long loan pending international clearance, both Liverpool and the Scottish club have confirmed. He will, of course, be working with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who is in charge of the Rangers team. Having made 13 first-team appearances for the Reds, the 21-year-old winger has had loan spells in the Championship (Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham), as well as Ligue 1 with Stade de ...

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Liverpool not in for Pepe

With James Pearce out on holiday, others at Liverpool Echo have stepped into the breach in terms of putting out empty transfer rumours. It's Paul Gorst this time, reporting the Liverpool have no interest in signing Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. Manager Jurgen Klopp believes, with obviously good reason, that the squad he has assembled is fine the way it is and needs only minor tweaks of maintenance sort; it doesn't need ...

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Lallana Adamant About Liverpool Stay

Adam Lallana is absolutely adamant about not leaving Liverpool this summer. As reported by Ian Doyle of Liverpool Echo, the attacking midfielder said there's absolutely no question about his future with the club, despite featuring very little during the 2018/19 season. He made 16 appearances in all competitions, six from the start, scoring no goals and assisting none either. He has been heavily plagued by injuries throughout the campaign. However, the 31-year-old claims ...

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Liverpool Confirm Departures of Sturridge and Moreno

Liverpool have confirmed what many had been predicting for several years now - Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno will be leaving the club upon the expiry of their contracts at the end of this month. Sturridge arrived at Anfield in January 2013, and he formed an incredible attacking partnership with Luis Suarez back in 2013/14, when the duo scored 52 league goals between them and were a big part of a ...

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Mane Plays Down Real Madrid Links

Sadio Mane has moved to quash the rumours linking him to Real Madrid. Spanish media outlets have always been quick to invent stories about top players from other leagues either being targeted by Real Madrid and/or Barcelona, or wanting to join one of them in a "dream move". To be fair, the behaviours of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho ahead of their transfers to Barcelona gave them quite enough ammunition to ...

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Napoli Contact Liverpool Over Clyne

Napoli have contacted Liverpool to inquire about the availability of Nathaniel Clyne, according to Ian Doyle of Liverpool Echo. Manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be giving thought to weeding out unnecessary names in the squad, and Clyne, who spent the second half of this season at Bournemouth, is arguably one of them. Having arrived in 2015, the former Southampton man quickly established himself as a regular part of the starting XI first ...

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Liverpool Won’t Sign De Ligt

Liverpool will not be signing Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo. Various reports, mostly originating from Spain, have claimed that the Reds are prepared to go toe to toe with Barcelona to sign the in-demand 19-year-old defender, but Pearce reveals that that's simply not the case. There is no denying that de Ligt is a fantastic player and an incredible prospect, given his age, and his ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Simply Glorious!

I generally hate using worn out phrases, but to call a clash between Liverpool and Barcelona in a Champions League semifinal in this particular moment in time anything other than a final before the final would simply be wrong. Barcelona arrived on Merseyside, carrying an undeserved three-goal advantage from the first leg, and that, combined with the quality they possess and the notable absences in the Liverpool team, made the task ...

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Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Down to the Wire

Liverpool travelled to the north-east to face Newcastle United at St. James Park in the game before last of the 2018/19 Premier League season. With two rounds to go, the Reds were a point behind title holders Manchester City, and all they could do in this exhilarating title race was to keep winning and hope City would drop points either at home to Leicester on Monday, or away to Brighton & ...

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Keita Out for the Season – Updated

Naby Keita has been ruled out for the rest of the season, according to Guinean journalist Amadou Makadji. https://twitter.com/ThAmadouMakadji/status/1123898793383157761 The dynamic midfielder was forced off the pitch in the first half of Liverpool's 3-0 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal at the hands of Barcelona with a groin injury, after a deliberate and quite unsporting tackle from behind by Ivan Rakitić, who miraculously survived without a yellow card. Jordan ...

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Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool: The Race Goes On

Liverpool's title chances may have taken somewhat of a hit as rivals Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday, but it was always going to be a case of "do your best, win your own games and see where it gets you" kind of job. The 35th round of the Premier League season saw the Reds march to Wales to take on the relegation battlers Cardiff City. Team News Joe Gomez made ...

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Porto 1-4 Liverpool: Getting the Job Done

Liverpool traveled to Portugal to face Porto once more, taking a two-goal lead from Anfield with them. The stakes are at this point incredibly high, and that goes for every game in both competitions between now and the end of the season. Team News Manager Jurgen Klopp provided a fantastic piece of news ahead of this clash by revealing that Joe Gomez was finally ready to play. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster ...

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Liverpool on Alert as Werner Refuses Leipzig Contract Extension

Timo Werner has informed RB Leipzig that he will not be signing a new contract. His current deal expires in 2020, and the Bundesliga side had already expressed a strong stance that they would sell the striker this summer rather that allow the contract to enter its final 12 months. Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff spoke to Sky Sports in Germany. "We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: No Costly Slips This Time

The biggest (on paper) hurdle Liverpool were to face in the final 30 days of the Premier League season was Chelsea. Naturally, reminiscences from that fatal "Gerrard slip" were in high demand by the part of the football world extremely frightened of seeing Liverpool ending their 29-year long drought and lifting that elusive trophy. Just like five years ago, Liverpool entered this clash needing the points to stay on top of ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Advantage Reds

There's no real need to mention the excitement of the season run-in anymore; we all feel it all too keenly. Liverpool welcomed Porto to Anfield as the two teams meet for the second consecutive Champions League campaign, this time in the quarterfinal. Team News Jurgen Klopp was still without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Adam Lallana was unavailable to face his old club four days earlier due to a "slight muscle issue" and hadn't recovered for ...

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Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Another Scare Survived

Liverpool welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield in the 32nd round of the Premier League season on Sunday. The importance for the Reds to do their best to win every game between now and the end of the season can hardly be exaggerated, and in any case, it doesn't need explaining at this point. The title race is finely balanced. Manchester City won their game away to Fulham on Saturday, so there ...

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Moreno Close to Lazio Move

Alberto Moreno will be leaving Liverpool this summer as his contract runs out, and in truth, there wouldn't be much sense for either him or the club to extend it. Simon Hughes of The Independent reports that Lazio are close to reaching a pre-contract agreement with him. The Spaniard has had a few good spells form-wise (yes, he has), but overall, he has failed to convince anyone of the supposed quality ...

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Fulham 1-2 Liverpool: Reds Survive Scare at the Cottage

Following their Champions League heroics in Munich, Liverpool traveled to London on Sunday, to the bank of The Thames, where they were to face Fulham at Craven Cottage as the 31st obstacle in their quest to end the 29-year-long Premier League title drought. The Cottagers' chances of survival were all but gone even before this round. Sitting in 19th, 13 points behind 17th-placed Burnley albeit with a game in hand on ...

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Liverpool to Play FC Porto in the Champions League Quarterfinal

Liverpool have been drawn to play against FC Porto in this season's Champions League quarterfinals. The first game will be played at Anfield on April 9th, and the return leg is set to be played at the Estadio Dragao on April 16th.   The full results of the draw: QF1: AJAX vs JUVENTUS QF2: LIVERPOOL vs FC PORTO QF3: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs MANCHESTER CITY QF4: MANCHESTER UNITED vs BARCELONA   Semifinals: QF3 winner vs QF1 winner QF4 winner vs QF2 winner   It ...

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Ox Recovery on Course – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has issued an update on the fitness of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. According to the boss, the midfielder remains on course following his withdrawal for U-23 team's game against Derby County on Friday four minutes before halftime; which means four minutes before it was planned for him to be substituted. “It’s not really surprising, it’s normal. The good news is the knee is perfect – nothing happened, that was our ...

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Liverpool 4-2 Burnley: The Reds Run Past the Clarets to Close Down the Gap

Liverpool hosted Burnely in the 30th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a win was imperative for the Reds as they looked to close down the gap to league leaders Manchester City to one point again after the defending champions beat Watford on Saturday. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had made a brief return to action after 11 months out by playing 41 minutes of the U-23 team on Friday and ...

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Everton 0-0 Liverpool: Points Dropped as the Hot-Cold Surge Continues

Even without the added spark of the title race currently unfolding between Liverpool and Manchester City, a Merseyside Derby is always a big deal, a thing of pride with bragging rights across Stanley Park up for grabs. This one was a part of the 29th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a part of a derby weekend which stretched across Europe. On Saturday, Arsenal went over to Wembley and ...

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Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool: Match Report

Manchester United may have been on a downward road since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 having won their last Premier League title to date, and Liverpool may have been going through a 29-year-long drought spell when it comes to that particular trophy, with Manchester City and Chelsea properly overshadowing the two in the last several years. But make no mistake - this is the big one. This is a clash ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Match Report

Having successfully gone through a very tough group, Liverpool welcomed German champions Bayern Munich to Anfield for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Team News The biggest piece of team news for this clash, at least for Liverpool, was the unavailability of Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch centre-back was serving a one-match suspension. The magnitude of the problem becomes clearer when the ...

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Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth: Match Report

Liverpool surrendered their place at the top of the league to rivals Manchester City midweek on goal-difference, but the defending champions' win over Everton meant Liverpool now had a game in hand. It was Bournemouth who arrived to Anfield on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Very different from that of Liverpool, as well as Manchester City or any other Premier League club, the Cherries have been writing a remarkable story of their ...

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West Ham 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Liverpool traveled to the London Stadium on Monday, February 4th, where they were to take on West Ham United in the 25th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season. It was an important match for the Reds (wearing light gray on this occasion), as all of them for the rest of the campaign are likely to be. Manchester City beat Arsenal on Sunday by 3-1 and closed the gap down to ...

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Gomez and Lovren Suffer Injury Setbacks

Fresh defensive problems have struck Liverpool, as James Pearce reports for Liverpool Echo, with Joe Gomez possibly needing surgery and Dejan Lovren feeling his hamstring issue return. Gomez was initially predicted to be out for six weeks following a broken leg in early December against Burnley, but it's now been two months and he is yet to return to full training. There are, apparently, concerns over the way the bone has ...

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Marković Joins Fulham

Liverpool have parted ways with Lazar Marković who has joined Fulham on a free but permanent short-term deal, for the rest of the season. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1091130820050468864 The Serbian arrived in 2014 as part of an attempt by Brendan Rodgers and the infamous transfer committee to replace quality with quantity. He started well enough, deployed mostly in his favoured position on the right wing, and he was equally good as a wing-back during the ...

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Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City: Match Report

Liverpool welcomed Leicester City to Anfield in what could yet prove a crucial moment of the Premier League season. It was the 24th game of the campaign for the two teams, with the Reds looking to take advantage of title rivals Manchester City taking a slap across the face at the north-east. Newcastle United, led by the great Rafa Benitez, had stunned the defending champions, and gave their manager's former ...

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Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace: Match Report

Having bounced back from a two-game losing streak by beating Brighton and Hove Albion, Liverpool welcomed Crystal Palace to Anfield on Saturday, January 19th, in what was to be a part of the 23rd round of the 2018/19 Premier League season. The Reds were looking to put seven points between themselves and second-place Manchester City once again, before the title holders played their game away to Huddersfield the next day. Team ...

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Trent Signs New Deal

Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool FC, the club have confirmed. Having joined the Reds the age of six, the 20-year-old fullback has so far made 67 appearances in all competitions and found the opposition net four times. Even though his previous contract was supposed to be valid for two and a half years more, the club have obviously felt it proper to reward his progress, quality and ...

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Robertson Set for a New Liverpool Deal

Andy Robertson is set to sign a new deal set to keep him at Liverpool for further five years, according to both Paul Joyce of The Times and James Pearce of Liverpool Echo. https://twitter.com/andrewrobertso5/status/236918390793568256 Things have certainly moved on since this tweet of his back in 2012, haven't they? Robertson started his professional career that year, signing for Scottish third-tier side Queen's Park. After one season, he joined Dundee United in the Scottish ...

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Brighton 0-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Having suffered their first league defeat and crashed out of the FA Cup, Liverpool played their 22nd league game of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. Despite those results, the Reds still sat top of the table coming into the round and were certain to stay there after it no matter what. But the string of defeats had to stop right there for their push for ...

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Origi and Camacho Going Nowhere

Manager Jurgen Klopp has decided that neither Divock Origi nor Rafa Camacho will be leaving Liverpool in January under any circumstances. The Belgian striker, who brilliantly took advantage of Jordan Pickford's inexplicable blunder to score the 96th-minute winner in the recent Merseyside Derby, was being linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham and Fulham. However, after the departure of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth on a £19million permanent deal, Klopp obviously feels Origi has yet ...

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Solanke Close to Brighton Move

Dominic Solanke is moving towards the exit door at Anfield with Brighton and Hove Albion interested in his services, according to Neil Jones of Goal.com (formerly of Liverpool Echo). Liverpool are set to ask for a fee of £12 million for the 21-year-old striker, despite the fact he has scored only once in 27 appearances for the Reds. Solanke hasn't played at all this season. With Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah alternating in ...

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Clyne Joins Bournemouth on Loan

Nathaniel Clyne will be playing for AFC Bournemouth for the rest of the season. Once an indispensable part of the starting XI, injuries have reduced the experienced right-back to a lowly squad role. His only league start this season has been in the 3-1 mauling of Manchester United at Anfield, and with Joe Gomez expected back in training in two weeks and James Milner and Fabinho both perfectly capable of slotting ...

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Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Match Report

It was always going to come down to these two teams, wasn't it? Even before the season had started, the football world predicted a title race between Liverpool and Manchester City, slightly favoring the defending champions perhaps. But not many expected this kind of result string from the Reds; their best start to a Premier League campaign ever. Team News Apart from the usual names (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip), ...

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Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: Match Report

In what was undoubtedly as a hugely important game for their hopes to clinch the ever illusive Premier League title, Liverpool welcomed Arsenal to Anfield in their last game of 2018. Both teams have had a terrific season, comparatively. As the Reds' march saw them achieve their best 19-game tally ever and sit top of the league, it has to be said that Arsenal have done a lot better than many ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: Match Report

They say it tends to get lonely at the top. Well, Liverpool were sitting pretty, four points ahead of Manchester City in second place, when our old friend Rafa Benitez came to visit on Boxing Day, 2018. Time had come to wrap the first half of the Premier League season up. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were still out. Trent Alexander-Arnold was back after his foot injury, and ...

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Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Match Report

So far so good. That was the general impression after 17 Premier League rounds, as the busy month of December slowly went by and Liverpool (with a little help from Chelsea) hopped over Manchester City and took up the top spot in the table. The Reds traveled to Wolverhampton next, where they were to face the Wanderers at their Molineux Stadium. It's fair to say that Wolves have been the surprise ...

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Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: Match Report

With the title race perfectly balanced at this point of the season, Liverpool welcomed their old foes Manchester United to Anfield in the middle of the very hectic month of December. A win would take the Reds back to the top of the Premier League table, while any other result promised the bragging rights to the mid-table visitors. Team News Jurgen Klopp was facing a few defensive issues. Joe Gomez was out ...

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Klopp’s Pre-United Presser

The boss will spoke to the press ahead of the big one on Sunday. Just skip to 10:10 in the video and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1awJ_Jblvws Jose Mourinho held his presser a bit earlier, so give it a read. This is the summary given by Manchester Evening News. Are you facing an injury crisis going in to this match, what’s the latest? The latest is to tell you again that in Valencia only De Gea and Matic ...

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Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: Match Report

And so it came. The big show, the big European night at Anfield, one that would decide many things for the rest of the season. It was the last round of the Champions League group stage, a game that Liverpool had no alternative but to win in order to progress. And even that, in itself, wouldn't guarantee passage to the knockout stages. It had to be either a 1-0 win, ...

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Gomez Signs New Deal

Joe Gomez has signed a new contract with Liverpool, the club have confirmed. Having moved to Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in 2015, The 21-year-old has now committed his future to the club for further six years.  Primarily a centre-back, Gomez initially broke into the first team at left-back, as Brendan Rodgers, manager at the time, decided he needed a player more defensively responsible in that position than Alberto Moreno.  However, it wasn't long ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 9 – Rickie Lambert

Luis Suarez made quite a few waves during his time at Liverpool. From his conflict and racial insult of Manchester United's Patrice Evra, through his attempt to force a move to Arsenal in 2013 and his unhealthy human flesh diet, to his glorious 31-goal contribution to the ultimately doomed 2013/14 title run, there was rarely a dull moment with the controversial Uruguayan. He finally got his wish to leave and ...

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Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Match Report

Having beaten Burnley at Turf Moor only three days before, Liverpool traveled to Bournemouth to open the 16th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season on Saturday, December 8, 2018. A win would have taken the Reds to the top of the table, if only temporary, but it would be the best chance possible at this point to make the position theirs for more than that, as league leaders Manchester City ...

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Burnley 1-3 Liverpool: Match Report

As the congested schedule set to last throughout December slowly begins, Liverpool travelled to Burnley only three days after beating Everton in an incredible Merseyside Derby. Things weren't going very well for the home side prior to this match. The Clarets had picked up only nine points from 14 Premier League games (only four at Turf Moor) and were sitting in 19th place. A far cry from what we had become ...

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Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Match Report

After 13 rounds of Premier League football without a single defeat, the day at the start of December finally came when Liverpool welcomed Everton to Anfield in what was to be the first Merseyside Derby of the season. It's fair to say the Blues have had a good season too. They came into this game sitting in 6th place - ahead of Manchester United on goal-difference. Since taking over, manager Marco ...

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Klopp’s Pre-Derby Presser

Liverpool are set to face their neighbours on Sunday, and manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to the press ahead of the clash. https://youtu.be/ShCze5QhrB4?t=810 In short, Klopp called the Derby a special game, and lamented the lack of time to properly prepare for it. He said Everton are a different team now. He praised his team's defence, and pointed out the fact that people don't discuss it as much as they used to, and ...

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PSG 2-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Having successfully maintained their unbeaten Premier League season for 13 rounds, it was time for Liverpool to try and get their European campaign back on track too. Sitting second in the Champions League Group C, it would seem like it never left the track, but the defeat to Red Star in Belgrade left Klopp's men facing a tough fight against Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli in the last two rounds to ...

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Watford 0-3 Liverpool: Match Report

After another long international break, Liverpool traveled to Watford to play their 13th Premier League game of the season at Vicarage Road. Both teams have had an excellent start to their respective campaigns, and all the signs suggested we were in for an interesting battle. Team News Having left international duty due to a slight hamstring problem, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was back and available. The only absentees, apart from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, ...

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Origi Out, Jović In?

The turn of the year is approaching fast and with it comes the January transfer window. So, naturally, we'll now be seeing an increase in transfer rumours. Origi to Galatasaray? Divock Origi had a fantastic run of form during Klopp's first season, and was the German's first-choice striker for a while. Additionally, his impact in the 2015/16 run to the Europa League final was undeniably huge. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'DObRWa4-Sjlk_GuDn5jjiQ',sig:'ugqC8Xus50wJvSljm8Pb1RSCsLhU76UdmwIL5gMvsss=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'521216718',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false ...

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Liverpool, Serbia and the Autumn of 2018

From the moment Red Star Belgrade had been drawn in the Champions League group C together with Liverpool, to those of us following the Reds from Serbia it was immediately clear that the autumn of 2018 would be a special time. Dogma Long before the draw was made, the Official Liverpool Supporters Club in Serbia was granted the honour of hosting this year’s regional meeting of Liverpool fans. The usual suspects, namely ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Fulham: Match Report

A home game against the team lying bottom of the league is, in theory, the easiest game of the season, and any team aspiring to achieve something at the end of the season has to bury that one away. In the 12th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, Liverpool welcomed Fulham. Team News For once it was good news on the ole injury front for Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp. Captain ...

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Mane Talks Contract and the Arsenal Game

Sadio Mane spoke exclusively to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo, and what he said is set to go a long way in allaying the fans' fears about his new contract not being signed yet. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'5pCtDp_QRDpnpepoCBuvIQ',sig:'muxWx25FJE3eUE7GYG18qP9qN1vJi5jwcX4B-mbsN24=',w:'594px',h:'372px',items:'1056920132',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The club opened negotiations with him over a new deal at the end of last season, and while Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both penned new deals, Mane hasn't done ...

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Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

After playing the first 10 Premier League games of the season without a single defeat, it was time for the Reds to travel to London and face Arsenal at the Emirates. Team News Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was still without captain Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita in midfield, while former Arsenal player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains out for the season. On the other hand, Unai Emery had a number of issues. Sead Kolašinac was ...

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Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff: Match Report

Coming into this match, Liverpool had a nice opportunity to round up a 10-game start to the 2018/19 Premier League season, and they they did so in style by steamrolling over Cardiff City. They were sitting second to title holders Manchester City only on goal-difference. As for the visitors from Wales, goal-difference seemed important to them too as it was the only thing keeping them above the relegation zone led ...

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Gomez Set for New Contract

Liverpool have started negotiations over a new deal for Joe Gomez, according to Paul Joyce of The Times. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1055581651781206018 The 21-year-old's progress since joining from Charlton Athletic has been incredible given his injury woes. He started out at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers as an emergency option at left-back due to a lack of consistency from Alberto Moreno, and he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury just as Jurgen Klopp arrived. Embed from Getty ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Red Star: Match Report

Having beaten Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield in the Champions League opener and lost away to Napoli, Liverpool welcomed Red Star Belgrade in the third game of this season's edition of UEFA's elite competition. The Reds came into the match on the back of a 0-1 win away at Huddersfield. The contest was settled by a Mo Salah strike in the 24th minute, and the team approached the Red Star showdown with ...

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Salah Ready to Face Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah is set to play against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, according to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'8vt0M-9YQJV0fN0Qu-YYag',sig:'JsDSSk-38SxSKtx_3E7BaMXoqGyFBS_2I8Wb5tKJZus=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1052050850',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The Egyptian missed his country's second African Cup of Nations qualifier and returned to Liverpool ahead of schedule, he has responded well to treatment and the club medics are now very optimistic about his chances of recovering in time for the upcoming Premier League clash. Virgil van ...

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A Rumour Roundup – Updated

We're not a quarter into the season yet, but transfer rumours are, as always, coming in thick. One that has some scent of relative credibility around it comes from the north-east. Over at Newcastle upon Tyne, there's no denying the fact that the Magpies are in some trouble having won only two points from their opening eight games. And according to Newcastle Chronicle, our old friend Rafa Benitez sees the January transfer ...

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Sturridge Award, Mane Update

Daniel Sturridge has won the club's Standard Chartered Player of the Month award for September. Sturridge started twice and made four appearances in total last month, finding the opposition net three times and picking up an award for Premier League's Goal of the Month for his superb last-gasp strike at Stamford Bridge. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'CLJAh5ARR8JGVxhfmlJk4w',sig:'T1m9HjGkizZiQCEpoDqLya9vLxEBwTP9MPt_bY6UHLM=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1043038278',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The striker topped the list ahead of centre-back Virgil van Dijk and midfielder ...

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Moreno Set to Leave for Free

According to Goal.com, Alberto Moreno is set to leave Liverpool next summer after the negotiations about a new deal have broken down. Goal's Liverpool FC correspondent Neil Jones, formerly of Liverpool Echo, says Moreno is now expected to leave when his current deal expires and manager Jurgen Klopp is set to give young Adam Lewis a first-team chance next season. Even though he has had several periods when he looked like a ...

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Latest on Milner and Lallana

James Milner was forced off the pitch in Liverpool's goalless draw against Manchester City on Sunday after 28 minutes, and according to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo, he's facing some time out of action. After 28 minutes of the clash had gone, Milner sat down by himself feeling his hamstring. Naby Keita came on to replace him as the teams went on to split the points, and after the game he ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Match Report

With seven 2018/19 Premier League rounds done and dusted, the eighth one brought what was likely the most anticipated match of the season. Prior to the term's start, many people saw Liverpool and Manchester City as the main favorites for the title. Not much has changed on that front, except perhaps that Chelsea and Arsenal seem to be putting their names forward as well at the moment. But let's not get ...

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Keita Might Play Against Manchester City

Naby Keita has been proclaimed "fine" and has been given the all-clear to play against Manchester City. The midfielder suffered some kind of a back problem early in the Champions League game Liverpool ended up losing 1-0 to Napoli on Wednesday and was stretchered off after 17 minutes. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'azFIbR66TB9v6IC1pa9BfQ',sig:'MwRyUMBhHbo8v5rELY26oGiwNyCwFlnxoYzOlFOGdIM=',w:'594px',h:'399px',items:'1045113680',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); It seemed rather serious as the Guinean just sat down on the turf on his own accord, ...

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Napoli 1-0 Liverpool: Match Report

Having beaten Paris Saint-Germain in the opening round of this season's Champions League, Liverpool traveled to Italy for matchday 2 where they faced Napoli at their San Paolo stadium. PSG had annihilated Red Star Belgrade earlier in the evening in Paris by 6-1. Napoli failed to beat Red Star in Belgrade in the first round with the game ending goalless, and they had not only a point to prove, but they ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

After losing out to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield on Wednesday, Liverpool had a chance of paying them back at Stamford Bridge in round seven of the 2018/19 Premier League season on Saturday, September 29. Team News The biggest concern for Jurgen Klopp was whether Virgil van Dijk would recover in time. The Dutch centre-back struggled with a rib injury after getting hit in the Southampton game, but he thankfully ...

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Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea: Match Report

Liverpool were drawn to open their 2018/19 Carabao Cup account at Anfield against Chelsea. It's fair to say that neither team was happy with it, but there was nothing to do except buckle down and work hard to prepare. Team News Changes were expected on both sides, though Jurgen Klopp said he wouldn't replace all 11 players for this game. Dejan Lovren was fairly ready, Dominic Solanke was completely ready. Adam Lallana ...

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Klopp Speaks Ahead of the Carabao Cup Opener

Liverpool face Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday evening in their first game of this season's Carabao Cup. Manager Jurgen Klopp spoke about it to the press. As coincidence would have it, it's the same opponent the Reds will be facing on Saturday in the Premier League. Speaking to the press ahead of the game, Klopp first answered a question about reports linking Mario Goetze once again with a move to Liverpool. ...

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