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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