October 2016 Review: The Dream Goes On

Another month of this truly thrilling season has come and gone. Liverpool played five games in October in total, four of those being league games and a single EFL Cup outing. But how did the Reds fare, and what observations have been made? The Games On the very first day of the month, Liverpool faced a very tough test in what was to be the swan song for the Swans' manager Francesco Guidolin. The ...

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Liverpool 2 – 1 Spurs: Player Ratings

I know you are used to Onyx and his truly inimitable style when rating individual performances by the players, but I'm afraid you'll have to put up with me, the fringe rater, if you will. After all, pub floors are usually hard. So, the ratings then, right? Here we go. Simon Mignolet had a fantastic game. Very composed throughout, really shone in the second half when the visitors started pushing for a ...

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EFL Live Game Cafe!

Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur in the only game that will be a clash of two Premier League teams tonight. Both managers are likely to rotate their squads, as they attempt to keep their teams as fresh as possible for the weekend, when the Reds play away to Crystal Palace, while Spurs welcome champions Leicester. Mauricio Pochettino also has a Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen next week to think about. Toby Alderweireld ...

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Liverpool in talks with Steven Gerrard over return to Anfield

Liverpool are in talks with Steven Gerrard over a return to the club that would see him take the next steps in a career in coaching. Gerrard will leave LA Galaxy when their season ends and manager Jurgen Klopp has paved the way for the former captain to rejoin the club he served with such distinction when he is ready. The midfielder has not announced his retirement from playing as yet, while the ...

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Match Report: Liverpool – West Bromwich Albion

After a long time, the Reds have finally defeated a Tony Pulis team. Liverpool started the game in the now standard 4-3-3 formation with Karius in goal, the standard back four of Matip, Lovren, Clyne and Milner, with Henderson, Can and Lallana making the three-man midfield, and Coutinho, Mane and Firmino between them forming the attack. Simon Mignolet remained on the bench, and he was joined by Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Lucas, Sturridge ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe!

Hello, and welcome to our Saturday Live Game Cafe! Today, there are quite a few interesting matches being played, and the afternoon looks very promising for any fan of English football. Those that favor Liverpool will of course be paying the most attention to the one with the late kick-off, but should also enjoy the rest of today's Premier League programme. Let's see what's coming up and check out the team news. 12:30 ...

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Liverpool – WBA: Predicting the Line-up

It's matchday for Liverpool. Tony Pulis has always presented a huge challenge for Liverpool managers, and Jurgen Klopp has so far been no exception. Twice the German faced him last season, both of those games ending in a draw, 2:2 and 1:1 respectively. Therefore, it will be extremely interesting to see how he decides to arrange his team today. Apart from the long-term absentee Joe Gomez and young winger Sheyi Ojo, the full ...

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What’s happening? News from all around

This morning we bring you different pieces of football-related news and rumours from all around, for you to ponder over coffee, breakfast, or just a small break from work. Plenty has been reported happening in the past 24 hours, not all concerning Liverpool, but certainly interesting. UEFA Champions League finals in America? First of all, according to ESPN, UEFA president Alexander Ceferin has said the Champions League finals could in future be held ...

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Wijnaldum set for Liverpool return against WBA

Klopp reports an almost full squad for visit of Tony Pulis's men with Lallana also training normally. Georginio Wijnaldum is set to make a Liverpool return on Saturday as Jurgen Klopp reported good news on the Reds’ injury list ahead of the visit of West Bromwich Albion. The Dutch midfielder missed Monday's Anfield clash with Manchester United with a hip injury but appears ready to make his return this weekend. The Reds manager ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: The Aftermath

So, Liverpool and Manchester United played a poor game on Monday. The visitors from down the road came to defend and their plan has been successful. Jose Mourinho “parked the bus” as he is well known to do, and achieved his desire not to get beaten at Anfield. Jürgen Klopp on the other hand, having established his brand of high-intensity attacking football this season, isn’t happy with the outcome of this game. ...

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Daniel Agger: Why I have high hopes for Liverpool this season

Daniel Agger is confident Liverpool can continue on their upward trajectory under Jürgen Klopp this season. The Reds have made an encouraging start to the Premier League campaign, sitting in fourth place with eight games played, after reaching two cup finals last term. Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield was only the second time Klopp’s side have failed to score in 10 outings in all competitions this season, and ...

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James Milner to have head injury suffered against Manchester United assessed

Liverpool will assess a head injury to James Milner but he is expected to be fit for the weekend’s Premier League clash with West Brom. The 30-year-old suffered the blow when he challenged for a high ball with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford during Monday night’s goalless draw at Anfield. Milner has performed impressively this season after being used at left-back by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of Alberto Moreno, who replaced him ...

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Emre Can: ‘We deserved more but have to learn from a hectic game’

Emre Can felt Liverpool's second-half display perhaps merited a victory against Manchester United, but accepted the players must learn from the hectic nature of the goalless game. The opening 45 minutes at Anfield on Monday night were fraught, with neither of the fierce rivals able to create the kind of opportunity that could lead to a breakthrough. Things improved after the interval, as David de Gea thwarted both Can and Philippe Coutinho ...

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Manchester United: Match report

Liverpool get a point from a disappointing game at home against their arch-rivals. With Liverpool's form on the rise, playing against Manchester United at the revamped Anfield under the new floodlights, not to mention against Jose Mourinho, the stage was set for a high-quality game, that would make it worth while for people around the world to put their lives on hold for 90 or so minutes. However, they were in for ...

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RED MONDAY LIVE GAME CAFE!

  Hello once again and welcome to our Red Monday Live Game Cafe! I think this game needs very little introduction for itself, as we all know full well what it means for both teams. I won't be bothering you again with the team news (unless I find out something completely new), or the potential line-up for Liverpool. You can read about that here. I won't be bothering you with stats either. Sky Sports' ...

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Martin Tyler’s stats and facts: Liverpool v Manchester United special

Are Manchester United the Anfield specialists? Is this the dirtiest Premier League fixture? Who runs more? Martin Tyler knows... The Sky Sports commentator answers your stats-related questions ahead of Red Monday, Liverpool v Manchester United live on Sky Sports 1 on Monday evening. Martin's Starting Stats Before I answer your questions on Liverpool versus Manchester United, I'll reflect on my trip to Slovenia to see England draw 0-0 and end of a run ...

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Liverpool – Manchester United: Predicting the line-up

Depending on the availability of few players, Jurgen Klopp has several decisions to make. Team news So, Monday has finally come. Not that we really know anything new, but those who think Loris Karius should keep his place after a few not so great performances will be happy to hear that James Pearce of Liverpool Echo claims he will "get the nod" ahead of Simon Mignolet. Lovren and Clyne are reportedly ready after recovering ...

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Matip – Liverpool are ready for Manchester United’s aerial assault

Reds centre-back reveals team has been working at Melwood on defending crosses. Joel Matip says Liverpool are ready to deal with Manchester United’s aerial assault on Monday night. The bitter North West rivals meet at Anfield with United boss Jose Mourinho expected to pinpoint the Reds’ difficulties in defending the high ball at set-pieces this season. But Matip has revealed the backline have been working hard at Melwood during the international break to ...

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Liverpool vs Manchester United: Tactical Preview

Written by Muhammad Usman  It’s been a long international break, surprisingly enough, it somehow managed to be even worse than the previous international break and governing bodies should now look to figure out a way to solve this problem because hardly any of the football fans enjoy the international break which is quite disappointing. Anyways, coming to the biggest match of the week, it’s going to be some occasion, Klopp Vs Mourinho ...

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FA will investigate Mourinho’s comments about referee Anthony Taylor

One of Jose Mourinho's early mind-games seems to have backfired on him According to numerous reports, the FA will be looking into the comments made by the Manchester United manager ahead of the clash against Liverpool regarding the choice of the main official. Mourinho has expressed doubts over Anthony Taylor's capability to do his job properly, after the initial angry reaction from Merseyside to his appointment. "I have my view, but I learned ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe!

Hello and welcome to our Sunday Live Game Cafe! We've had a very interesting round 8 of the Premier League so far, with some favorable results for Liverpool. Both Manchester City and Tottenham Spurs have dropped some. Points, that is. The full results: Chelsea  3 - 0  Leicester City AFC Bournemouth  6 - 1  Hull City Arsenal  3 - 2  Swansea City Manchester City  1 - 1  Everton Stoke City  2 - 0  Sunderland West Bromwich Albion ...

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Liverpool hot-shot Ben Woodburn agrees professional contract

Forward celebrates his 17th birthday this weekend - and will pen three-year deal at Anfield Liverpool Academy hot-shot Ben Woodburn has agreed his first professional contract. The exciting attacker celebrates his 17th birthday on Saturday and the ECHO understands he will put pen to paper on a three-year deal. Woodburn, who has been on the club’s books for nearly a decade, has long since been touted as one of the most exciting talents ...

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Agustín Dávila due in Liverpool

Agustín Dávila, a 17-year-old forward with Uruguayan outfit Club Atlético Peñarol, is due on Merseyside tomorrow for a trial with Liverpool. We’re not going to pretend we know anything about him but claims suggest he’s booked in for a fortnight’s stay at the Academy. We’ve found a video of him in action for you which will give you an idea of what Liverpool scouts have seen so far but that’s your lot at this ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe!

Hello, and welcome to our Saturday Live Game Cafe! As promised, we are doing this by popular demand. A thread we can all join and discuss games other than Liverpool's while watching them. So, here's a small preview of what's coming. 12:30 BST (13:30 CET) Chelsea - Leicester City Chelsea captain John Terry is fit again, but Willian has been given compassionate leave due to the death of his mother. Our condolences to the Brazilian ...

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Joe Gomez back in Liverpool training – and gets emotional round of applause from team-mates

Defender returns a year after rupturing ACL in his knee Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was given an emotional round of applause by his team-mates after making a long-awaited return to full training yesterday. The hugely popular Gomez was greeted with the impromptu welcome when rejoining the senior squad for the first time since the knee ligament injury that brought a promising start to his Anfield career to a shuddering halt exactly 12 ...

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Jürgen Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Month

Jürgen Klopp has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month after guiding Liverpool to three successive victories in the division in September.   The Reds began their league schedule for the month by welcoming reigning champions Leicester City to Anfield for the first game in front of the new, expanded Main Stand. Klopp’s charges produced a performance to match the occasion, securing a thrilling 4-1 win thanks to a brace from ...

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Jordan Henderson receives Premier League’s Goal of the Month award

Liverpool captain has been awarded the Premier League's Goal of the Month for his fantastic strike at Stamford Bridge. The skipper blasted it into the far top corner from range to double the lead instigated by Lovren away to Chelsea, and it proved enough for the Reds to take the three points on the day. Henderson's goal beat seven other contenders, including the one Adam Lallana scored against Leicester. It was a true beauty. ...

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Steven Gerrard at Melwood – Updated

Liverpool's iconic Captain has been seen at Melwood. Taking a little break from the MLS due to a hamstring issue, Steven Gerrard visited Melwood today (Thursday). This visit is unlikely to have anything to do with the matter of him coming back to the club in any capacity though, and it is more than likely the Anfield legend dropped by to offer his support and words of motivation ahead of the match ...

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Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum – injury details revealed

Scans reveal midfielder suffered hip problem while on international duty. Liverpool haven’t given up hope of Gini Wijnaldum featuring against Manchester United after scans revealed the midfielder has a hip injury. Wijnaldum prompted an injury scare when limping off during Holland’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to France with what appeared a hamstring problem. However, having undergone tests on his return to Melwood, it has emerged the Dutchman instead has a hip complaint. No ...

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Liverpool to wear ‘Seeing is Believing’ logo vs. Man United to support World Sight Day

Liverpool are again partnering to promote Standard Chartered’s flagship community programme which works to tackle avoidable blindness and will sport the ‘Seeing is Believing’ logo against Man United on Monday.   Just four days after the global ‘World Sight Day’, the Reds will take to the Anfield pitch wearing the Seeing is Believing logo on their shirts for the fixture against Manchester United on Monday 17th October. Although over 285 million people around ...

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Joint statement from Liverpool FC and Manchester United

Liverpool Football Club and Manchester United Football Club are calling on their fans to help eradicate any offensive or discriminatory behaviour ahead of their Premier League clash at Anfield on Monday, October 17. The clubs continue to work together and respect the great rivalry between them but will not condone any offensive or discriminatory behaviour in Anfield Stadium or Old Trafford. In a joint statement, the clubs said: “Both clubs, their supporters ...

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Jürgen Klopp, José Mourinho and the cultivation of liderazgo

With Manchester United and Liverpool set to meet at Anfield on Monday, one manager’s approach seems stale while the other sounds the voice of modernity José Mourinho is only four years older than Jürgen Klopp but in football terms it can feel as though there is a lifetime between them. In part it is an issue of tactics: the hard, high press of which Klopp is such a devotee is modish. ...

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Loris Karius taunts Manchester United ahead of Monday night clash

Loris Karius has insisted Liverpool are not scared of Manchester United ahead of their Monday night clash at Anfield. The Reds head into the clash three points ahead of Jose Mourinho's side in the Premier League table. Liverpool have already beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and last season's champions Leicester this term. And Karius is adamant Jurgen Klopp's side can add United to their list of scalps on Monday. "It will be a big game; I ...

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Danny Ward: I’m still striving to get to the top

Aim for the top and strive for the best – that is the philosophy driving Danny Ward during his loan spell with Huddersfield Town.   The Liverpool goalkeeper is with the Championship side for the duration of the season as he builds on recent progress which has included a Reds debut, international bow and productive time at Aberdeen. Ward has helped the Terriers climb to the top of England’s second flight as they ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 6: A Tale of Four Strikers

While we wait for the Premier League to restart after the lull of the international break, let’s take a look at the strikers at Klopp’s disposal, and finish this perhaps over-stretched analysis of the Liverpool squad. Christain Benteke, Mario Balotelli and Jerome Sinclair left the club in the summer, while no natural strikers came in. So how does this decrease in numbers affect the team’s attacking output? For now it seems - ...

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Back to Work

With Brazil winning 2:0 away to Venezuela, the international break is now over. Philippe Coutinho played a good game for Brazil against Venezuela, and was substituted after 83 minutes, while Robrto Firmino remained on the bench. And that concludes the international excursion of Liverpool players for this time. Now, it's all about Monday, when Liverpool welcome Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to Anfiled, and, hopefully, to hell. As usual, the international break did ...

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Aldridge: For Liverpool, beating Manchester United would be even sweeter now that Mourinho is in charge

Written by John Aldridge for Liverpool Echo. Opposition boss adds extra spice to a fierce rivalry. The fact that Jose Mourinho is Manchester United manager adds extra spice to a fierce rivalry. It also means that beating them would be even sweeter. Liverpool fans didn’t mind Louis van Gaal. They didn’t really have a problem with David Moyes. But they can’t stand Mourinho, especially after the way he conducted himself in the games ...

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Henderson and Sturridge have a hard time in Slovenia

Slovenia and England split the points in a goalless draw, with the two Liverpool players not exactly enjoying the game. Jordan Henderson captained England for the first time in a game that won't be remembered fondly by any of the English players. Slovenia put up a hard fight, and while their men showed very little individual quality, the team was well organized in a mostly defensive setup, occasionally managing to cause ...

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Liverpool sign lucrative commercial deal with major airline

Malaysia Airlines replaces Garuda Indonesia. Liverpool FC have signed a lucrative three-year deal with Malaysia Airlines, who will become the club’s official global airline partner. The Reds enjoy huge support in the Far East and the partnership with Malaysia Airlines replaces the one with Garuda Indonesia which ended earlier this year. Billy Hogan, chief commercial officer of LFC, said: “Liverpool and Malaysia have always shared a special passion for football – when we ...

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Bad news for Liverpool from the Amsterdam Arena: Wijnaldum leaves the pitch injured

Georginio Wijnaldum was substituted after 62 minutes of Holland's World Cup qualifier against France, with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The Liverpool midfielder had an evening he'll most probably want to forget as quickly as possible. Barely visible from the start, it was a very poor performance from him, ended in injury. Liverpool fans and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping it's not too serious and he's available for selection against ...

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The Liverpool v Man Utd referee has been named – and he’s from Greater Manchester

Taylor will take charge of the big Premier League clash at Anfield. Anthony Taylor has been appointed as referee for Liverpool’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League showdown with Manchester United at Anfield next Monday night. It will the first time that the 37-year-old from Greater Manchester has taken charge of a fixture between the two arch rivals. Taylor, who supports non-league side Altrincham, hasn’t refereed a Liverpool game since the Reds’ 1-0 win away to ...

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Jordan Henderson will captain England against Slovenia

Jordan Henderson will follow in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard as the man wearing the armband for Liverpool and England, at least against Slovenia. The Liverpool captain has been chosen ahead of Joe Hart and Gary Cahill to lead his national side, after Gareth Southgate decided to drop Wayne Rooney for the upcoming match against Slovenia. The England manager though makes it clear that dropping Rooney is purely a tactical decision ...

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Emre Can: I’ll work hard to be back, I’m a very bad watcher!

Emre Can's desire to reclaim a place in the Liverpool team is only increased by the midfielder's admission that he is a 'very, very bad watcher!' from the bench.   Circumstances conspired against the 22-year-old during the summer as a delayed return to pre-season due to his participation at Euro 2016 was followed by an unfortunate ankle injury. With the Reds in impressive form to kick off the season – chalking up seven ...

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Liverpool to offer Philippe Coutinho new contract to ward off PSG & Barcelona interest – report

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is reportedly set for an improved deal, to reward his fine form and counter interest from across Europe. Coutinho has scored four goals and laid on a further three assists in eight games for the Reds so far this season, including excellent long-range strikes against Arsenal and Hull City. The Brazilian has taken up a key role in Jurgen Klopp‘s new-look 4-3-3 system, and still just 24, is ...

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Revealed – How Jurgen Klopp’s preparations differ to Jose Mourinho’s as Liverpool prepare for Man United clash

Klopp has had Liverpool in over the weekend - but Mourinho has taken a different approach Jose Mourinho has given his Manchester United players a long weekend off as they prepare to visit Anfield in a week’s time - while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp put his side through a gruelling weekend at Melwood. The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick and Luke Shaw have been given four days off and return to ...

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Sadio Mane: Reds attackers relishing freedom

Sadio Mane says he and his fellow attackers are relishing the freedom afforded them in Jürgen Klopp's tactical setup this term.   The Senegalese forward has contributed three of the 26 goals a prolific Liverpool have netted in their first nine games of the 2016-17 campaign. Mane's pursuit of goals has been aided by the fact that he and his teammates in the attacking third are given licence to roam, meaning he can ...

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Carragher – Liverpool against United will be ‘extra special’ under the lights at Anfield

Reds legend says Klopp's team will go in confident - but he's not ruling out United from title race Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool’s Monday Night Football clash with Manchester United could be “extra special” under the lights at Anfield. The game next Monday is the first league game at Anfield under floodlights since a 2-2 in May, 1999 when Paul Ince rescued a late point for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s men did secure a ...

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Mane sets up opening goal in Senegal victory

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane set up the opening goal as Senegal beat Cape Verde Islands 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Dakar on Saturday night.   The 24-year-old provided an assist for Balde Diao Keita to put the home side ahead in the first half and the advantage was doubled through Moussa Sow on 80 minutes. Mane played the whole game for his country, who took an early lead in Group D ...

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Henderson and Sturridge shine for England as they see off Malta

Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge played a very good game for England this evening. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and his captain Jordan Henderson started for England on Saturday afternoon. Both of them put in great performances for their national team. Henderson played in central midfield alongside Wayne Rooney and Dele Alli, and looked real classy pulling the strings and anchoring attacks. Sturridge played in his preferred centre-forward spot, flanked by Jesse ...

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Clyne keen to offer advice to Liverpool youngsters Grujic, Ojo and Trent

Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne has been impressed by the crop of young talent at the club and is hoping to offer them as much advice as he can. Liverpool currently have one of the youngest squads in the Premier League with Jurgen Klopp moulding and coaching an exciting crop of players at Anfield. At the age of 25, Clyne is one of the older players within the squad, especially in the starting ...

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Liverpool boss Klopp not afraid to do it his way as he brings the club together

Team ethic is the key now for Reds - writes Neil Mellor for Liverpool Echo As he marks his first anniversary as Liverpool manager, I can say that it’s been a year of progression at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp. He’s brought a lot of optimism back to the club and a lot of enjoyment in the football the team plays. What he has done above all else is bring the club together as one. There ...

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Wijnaldum plays the full 90 for Holland, no game-time for Mignolet or Origi

On Friday evening, Georginio Wijnaldum gave a solid performance for the Oranje against Belarus. On Feyenoord's De Kuip, Holland welcomed Belarus and won the game by 4:1, courtesy of a brace from Quincy Promes and a goal apiece from Davy Klaassen and Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen. Georginio Wijnaldum started in his now quite familiar position in central midfield, alongside Wesley Sneijder and in front of the deep-lying Kevin Strootman. He went about his ...

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Coutinho and Firmino both on the scoresheet as Brazil thrash Bolivia

Liverpool's Samba Boys scored a goal a apiece for their national team in Brazil's 5:0 win over Bolivia this morning. As a result of his displays in the Red shirt this term, Philippe Coutinho broke into the starting line-up of the Brazilian national side, with their manager Tite naming this moment Coutinho's. His faith in Liverpool's "little magician" fully paid off, as Coutinho played a great game and found himself on the end of a ...

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Grujić: I have to work on my defensive game

Speaking for the Serbian outlet Sportski Žurnal, Marko Grujić said he's aware of his shortcomings as a player. "Beginnings come easy for me, because I absorb more and it makes me able to fulfill the high demands of competitive football in England." "Jurgen Klopp has clear plans about me and I'm in constant communication with him and Željko Buvač, his assistant." "I'm aware that the defensive side of my game needs work. These ...

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Brazil boss: This is Coutinho’s moment

Brazil boss Tite has explained why he is set to start Philippe Coutinho in their World Cup qualifier with Bolivia on Friday morning, insisting: 'There's a reason he's called the Magician!' Brazil boss Tite has explained why he is set to start Philippe Coutinho in their World Cup qualifier with Bolivia on Friday morning, insisting: 'There's a reason he's called the Magician!' The Liverpool playmaker is expected to be selected for the ...

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Origi: I have to be patient – Klopp believes in me

Divock Origi says Jürgen Klopp's faith in his abilities is helping him to stay patient as he waits for a chance in the Premier League this season.   The Belgian has two starts and as many goals to his name so far this term, though both have come in the early rounds of the EFL Cup. Meanwhile, his minutes on the pitch in the league have been restricted to substitute appearances against Arsenal, ...

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Liverpool boss Klopp’s first year – the highs and lows

Ian Doyle picks five key moments to remember for the German - and five he'd rather forget    THE HIGHS The ‘Normal One’ arrives Let’s be honest, with the possible exception of Kenny Dalglish stepping into the shoes vacated by Roy Hodgson, there hasn’t been anything like the excitement surrounding a new Liverpool managerial appointment than when Jurgen Klopp rocked up at Anfield. Within moments of his grand unveiling, the German had won over supporters ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 5: Attacking Midfield

The fifth part of our analysis of the squad at Klopp’s disposal represents an estimate of the players occupying the attacking midfield positions, as well as a few options that the boss hasn’t used there this term yet. As was the case with central midfield, the composition of this part of the team will also significantly depend on the formation the manager decides to employ. Philippe Coutinho Liverpool’s “little magician” needs no ...

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Klopp and Lallana nominated for PL awards for September

Jürgen Klopp and Adam Lallana have been nominated for the Premier League's Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards for September respectively.   Klopp led the Reds to three league victories last month, as Leicester City and Hull City were downed at Anfield and Chelsea brushed aside at Stamford Bridge. Lallana started in each of those fixtures, providing two goals and as many assists to extend his impressive start to ...

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REVEALED: Liverpool fans warned over offences that will get you a lifetime ban

From ticket touting to smoking e-cigarettes, here are some of the things that can get you ejected from Anfield. Liverpool fans have been given clear behavioural guidelines as to what kind of measures will be taken against them if they step out of line at home games. The offences that will get fans ejected from Anfield are outlined in the Liverpool supporter charter with punishments for breaching the rules can range from ...

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Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song fighting for his life after stroke – UPDATED

Song, who played 35 times for the Reds, rushed to hospital in Cameroon Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song has been left fighting for his life after suffering a stroke. 40-year-old Song was rushed to hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, after suffering from a brain aneurysm and is now in critical condition. Song joined Liverpool for £2.7m in January 1999, but played just 35 times for the Reds before leaving for West Ham United in ...

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson wins September Goal of the Month

Reds captain's super strike at Chelsea takes Match of the Day gong Jordan Henderson's Stamford Bridge thunderbolt has been voted the BBC’s Goal of the Month for September. The Liverpool captain’s ferocious strike collected 42% of the TV vote, double the number who voted for runner up Grant Xhaka’s strike for Arsenal against Hull. Theo Walcott’s goal for The Gunners against Chelsea was third with 11%. In the Premier League era Henderson is the ...

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Steven Gerrard could make Premier League return as early as November

Steven Gerrard says he is yet to make up his mind whether to retire or continue playing, and opened the door for a Premier League return. The former Liverpool and England captain's contract with LA Galaxy expires in November and there have been no formal talks over an extension to life in California. Speaking to Liverpool-based radio station Radio City Talk, Gerrard, 36, said: "I'm wondering whether I should play on for a little bit ...

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Gareth Southgate unable to call up Nathaniel Clyne for World Cup qualifiers

Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne is set to be the latest absentee when Gareth Southgate names his first England squad tonight. Southgate will announce his party for the World Cup qualifiers with Malta and Slovenia and will be unable to call on Anfield's Adam Lallana after he sustained a groin injury in Saturday's 2-1 win over Swansea. And Liverpool team-mate Clyne is also now a doubt for the double header with a knee injury. Clyne ...

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Ings fires a hat-trick as U23s win at Ipswich Town

Danny Ings was in brilliant form as his hat-trick helped Liverpool U23s beat Ipswich Town 3-0 in the Premier League Cup at Portman Road on Sunday afternoon. The striker, who along with Mamadou Sakho gained another valuable 90 minutes, has now scored seven goals in four appearances for the U23s this season. It took Michael Beale’s side just three minutes to take the lead through Ings who found the net with a ...

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Henderson: Jürgen told us to reach the standards we’ve set ourselves

Jordan Henderson has revealed that Jürgen Klopp urged his Liverpool side to match the high standards they’ve set themselves in recent weeks during the half-time interval against Swansea City on Saturday.   The Reds went into the away dressing room at the break a goal behind after an opening-half showing that hadn’t seen them perform at their peak. However, the manager’s frank works helped fire Liverpool into life and they duly went out ...

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Is Loris Karius truly an upgrade on Simon Mignolet?

Karius or Mignolet, that is the question. It has now been three competitive games that have seen Karius between the sticks for Liverpool. Fans have been screaming for an upgrade on Simon Mignolet for ages it seems, and Jurgen Klopp responded by signing his compatriot for a bit less than £5million. Big hopes of improving Liverpool's situation in the goalkeeping department have been placed in him. So far, he hasn't conceded a goal from ...

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Match Report: Swansea – Liverpool 1:2

A true Liverpool style turn-around if there ever was one, making the blood boil in the veins. After three successive league wins, Liverpool were highly praised, and lined up in their now standard 4-3-3 formation, they were expected to make mince-meat out of Francesco Guidolin’s Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. However, the lads in white had another idea. The match started with Swansea pressing Liverpool all over the pitch. The Reds seemed ...

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Coutinho: Liverpool feels like home and my best is yet to come

Speaking for Liverpool Echo, the "little magician" had a lot to say. Asked to pick his favorite goal for Liverpool, Coutinho named the one he scored at Old Trafford last season. “It came at an important point in the game against one of our big rivals and it swung the tie in our favour. “My wife was there watching and she told me that our supporters were singing my name throughout half-time. That ...

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Gerard Houllier on Liverpool: “The Best Is Yet to Come”

The former Liverpool manager thinks the Reds can go all the way Gerard Houllier, who enjoyed a very successful spell on Merseyside from 1998 to 2004, says Jurgen Klopp's team have what it takes to win the title. "The best is yet to come," Houllier said at Soccerex. "They are definitely good enough." The 69-year old Frenchman lead Liverpool to the famous 2000/01 treble (UEFA Cup, FA Cup, League Cup), then to the ...

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Grujić determined to build on ‘incredible’ home Liverpool debut

Serbian midfielder loving life at Anfield Marko Grujic is determined to build on his “incredible” home debut for Liverpool. The young Serbian midfielder came off the bench to replace Philippe Coutinho for the final 16 minutes of Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Hull City. It was another step forward for the 20-year-old, who impressed after being handed his first start for the Reds in the EFL Cup win over Derby last week. Grujic knows he ...

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Jurgen Klopp on Monday Night Football

A report from the boss' appearance on Sky Sports MNF with Jamie Carragher. 20:04  Klopp on the Premier League table! "It's not the worst we've had, maybe it's the best since I've been here! The problem is the one number—six games—so it's quite an early stage. "I'm happy about this but I know there's a long way to go. "This year the biggest difference was nobody was happy last season apart from Leicester. "Every team thinks they should ...

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Liverpool have no reason to be scared of anyone in the Premier League

By John Aldridge It’s far too early to be talking about mounting a title challenge. But what’s clear is that this is a Liverpool side capable of doing an awful lot of damage this season. There is that fear factor when teams come up against us now. The goals are flowing and opponents are worried about our pace, movement and ingenuity. You’ve got to say that Manchester City look like they are going ...

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Liverpool loan round-up – difficult weekend for Reds youngsters

Frustration for many loanees but Saturday was a good day for clutch of former players It was a good weekend to be a former Liverpool player. However, for the host of Reds out on loan, there was precious little encouragement. Or, indeed, action. Lloyd Jones was the one stand-out, the young defender following his first goal for Swindon Town against Bristol Rovers last Tuesday by helping the Robins to a League One clean sheet ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 4: The Battle in the Middle

And so we come to the engine room, the middle of the park. Here, things are probably most open for debate, due to the large variety of options, dependent not only on the playing staff, but firstly on formation Jurgen Klopp decides to employ. So far, he has fielded a three-man midfield in every game. But many still expect him to revert to his supposedly favored 4-2-3-1 at some point. Some ...

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Mamadou Sakho speaks out on Snapchat: “The fans deserve to know the true”

Defender Mamadou Sakho has used Snapchat to deliver a series of messages speaking out about his situation at Liverpool, showing his frustration at being frozen out. The French defender opted not to take Jurgen Klopp‘s advice and take a loan move away from the club last month, and now says he has been fit for three weeks. “Now it’s 3 weeks since I am fit to play games,” wrote Sakho on Snapchat. ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 3: Central Defending

In the third part of our analysis, we come to the heart of defence. Kolo Toure and Martin Škrtel have departed, while Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan have arrived. So, how does that part of the squad look now? Dejan Lovren The Croatian international has had a tremendously upward trajectory at the club so far. Part of the “Southampton project”, he came to Liverpool for somewhat hefty fee of £20million. Extremely hefty at ...

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Generosity – The True Spirit of Football

On Monday evening, Everton defeated Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, thanks to a second half hat-trick from Romelu Lukaku. However, the game itself and its result fell out of focus soon after the final whistle, as Everton announced a £200,000 donation to the cause of Bradley Lowery, a five-year old Sunderland fan battling cancer for the second time. Liverpool’s fierce rivals and neighbours from across Stanley Park also pledged ...

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Joe Gomez to return to Liverpool first-team training next month

Teenager should be back in training by late October   Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is around a month away from putting his injury nightmare behind him. The 19-year-old has endured a torrid time since he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing for England Under-21s last October. Gomez was close to returning to full training in mid-July when he suffered a major setback after being diagnosed with tendinopathy in his Achilles. He ...

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Liverpool to reward Adam Lallana with a new contract after impressive start to the season

LIVERPOOL will look to secure Adam Lallana’s long-term future with the midfielder one of the next batch of players in line for a new contract. Lallana has emerged as one of manager Jurgen Kloppp’s most trusted performers and scored his second league goal of the season in Saturday’s 4-1 rout of Leicester City. He scored just four Premier League goals in the whole of last term. His contribution followed his first England strike ...

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Liverpool – Leicester – The Reaction Recap

There were lots of reactions on Liverpool's win over the champions on Saturday. We'll start with John Aldridge. Writing for the Liverpool Echo, Aldo says: "What a superb day that was on Saturday, from start to finish. ... It was a great win, a fantastic team performance and one which left everyone very happy. It was important, for me, that they laid down a bit of a marker at the new Anfield, that they said to ...

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Why Liverpool should have had a clean sheet against Leicester

Jamie Vardy's goal should NOT have stood, according to the rule book “He made the game interesting,” smiled Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s win over Leicester. He was referring, of course, to Lucas’ momentary meltdown, which allowed Jamie Vardy to briefly bring the champions back into the game at 2-1. Interesting it certainly did make things – although nervy is another adjective that could be used – but Liverpool’s second-half riposte was impressive. And hey, ...

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Chelsea Captain John Terry May Miss Liverpool Game

John Terry, Chelsea captain, limped off the pitch and later left the Liberty Stadium on crutches on Sunday afternoon. In a game that ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw for Antonio Conte's side, things got a bit worse for them as their captain left the pitch after the game in pain, and later left the stadium on crutches. This development could see the Londoners welcome Liverpool on Friday evening without their iconic ...

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Ben Woodburn stars as Liverpool U23s thrash Leicester City 4-0

Liverpool U23s forward Ben Woodburn was in fine form as the young Reds defeated Leicester City U23s 4-0 at Prenton Park. After the U18s sealed a 3-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday morning, and the first team followed that up with a 4-1 mauling of Leicester later that evening, the U23s took on the young Foxes on Sunday afternoon. Welcoming Steve Beaglehole’s side to Tranmere for their Premier League 2 clash, ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 2: The Full-Back Problem

Unlike the much changed situation concerning goalkeepers,  the full-back problem still seems far from anything desirable. If anything, the squad in this position seems even thinner than it was last season. Brad Smith (permanently) and Jon Flanagan (on loan) have left the club. It was probably the right thing to do for the two youngsters, in order to get some crucially important game-time as the next step in their development. ...

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Match Report: Liverpool – Leicester City 4:1

Liverpool celebrated the opening of the new Main Stand by completely outplaying and convincingly beating the reigning champions Leicester City. In the first game of the season at Anfield, Liverpool hosted Leicester City, the reigning champions. Getting the three points was essential to both teams, so a lively game with a lot of goals was expected, and the participants delivered. Claudio Ranieri's side started the match in their tried and tested 4-4-2 formation, ...

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Live Game Cafe! Liverpool vs Leicester

Team news According to the Mirror, for champions Leicester, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is available after recovering from a hernia operation. Also, their record signing Islam Slimani could make his debut in the Premier League. On the other hand, Nampalys Mendy is out with an ankle injury while Jeff Schlupp will not be risked by boss Claudio Ranieri as he continues to recover from a muscle strain. Goalkeeper Loris Karius has recovered from his hand operation ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 1: The Goalkeeping Situation

Is Liverpool's squad improving? The goalkeeper position has certainly been one of the more troublesome issues of the last several seasons, in fact ever since Pepe Reina left. It is probably the area of the pitch where Liverpool had least suitable cover or competition for the starting spot. Is that about to change? Here we look at the options available to Jurgen Klopp. Simon Mignolet The one that so far had the privilege ...

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Liverpool Officially Unveil New Anfield Main Stand as Jurgen Klopp is Joined by Club Legends

Klopp has urged fans to make noise at Anfield after work to add 8,000 more seats onto the capacity were completed ahead of the Leicester game The new Anfield Main Stand has been officially unveiled by Liverpool. Club legends were joined by Jurgen Klopp and the Fenway Sports Group trio of John W Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon at Anfield 24 hours before the opening match. Liverpool welcome Premier League champions Leicester ...

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Leicester warn Liverpool they are in the mood to be party poopers as new £150m Main Stand opens

The Reds welcome the champions on Saturday for their first home game of the new season in front of what could be Anfield's biggest crowd since 1976-77 Champions Leicester aim to send out a “statement” by winning at the new-look Anfield, according to Andy King. The Foxes’ Premier League title defence finally got up and running with a 2–1 home victory over Swansea after losing at promoted Hull and drawing with Arsenal. And ...

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Loris Karius is fit but Simon Mignolet to face champions on Saturday

Jurgen Klopp has been happy with Mignolet's start to the season. Simon Mignolet is set to retain his place in the Liverpool side for Saturday’s Premier League clash with champions Leicester City at Anfield. The Belgium international’s involvement has been the subject of debate with fellow goalkeeper Loris Karius returning to full training at Melwood this week after recovering from a broken hand. However, as it stands manager Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to ...

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Sadio Mane – Standard Chartered Player of the Month

Liverpool's new winger Sadio Mane has been voted Standard Chartered Player of the Month.  In a contest that saw 9142 votes on the club's official website, the 24-year old Senegalese tops the list as the best player of the month of August deservedly, collecting 73% of the votes. Mane was extremely important and gave fantastic performances in all the games he played last month, and was sorely missed at Turf Moor, ...

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