Schalke general manager Christian Heidel says Jurgen Klopp hasn’t asked him about any players after three were linked to Liverpool

The man in charge of the Bundesliga club's transfers was asked about speculation in the British media concerning a trio of Schalke stars who could go to Anfield. Midfielders Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka and defender Sead Kolosinac have all been linked with moves to Merseyside recently, but Heidel says the reports are off the mark "I happen to know a good contact in Liverpool," said Heidel, who worked above Klopp during ...

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Fat Sam: We exposed Liverpool weaknesses

Sam Allardyce claimed Liverpool could not cope with a Crystal Palace game plan that “exposed their weaknesses time and time again” as Christian Benteke returned to haunt his former club at Anfield. Benteke, who left Liverpool for Palace in a £32m deal last summer, scored twice to inflict a first defeat in eight matches on Jürgen Klopp’s side and damage their pursuit of Champions League qualification. It was Palace’s third consecutive ...

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Don’t Bet on Victor Klopp!

FA concerned that Liverpool boss could be seen as giving betting advice Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not be seen in betting adverts next season after the FA raised concerns about his appearance in a BetVictor plug, it has been reported. The club's fans will have often seen Klopp on their screens during televised games this season promoting the club's betting partner, BetVictor. But the FA was worried Klopp could be perceived as ...

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Gini: I became joyless at Newcastle but got my spark back at Liverpool

This time last year, he was trying to help Newcastle avoid relegation – now he’s battling to get Liverpool a top-four finish Gini Wijnaldum is always up for a fight. This time last year he was trying to help Newcastle avoid relegation – now he’s battling to get Liverpool a top-four finish. “Crystal Palace at home is a game we have to win,” admitted Wijnaldum with Liverpool sitting third but having played more ...

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Ryan Kent a summer target for Bournemouth and Brighton

Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is a summer target for Bournemouth, Brighton and Leeds United having impressed on loan at Barnsley this season in the Championship, making 42 appearances. Manager Jurgen Klopp rates Kent but realistically he may struggle to break through into Liverpool's first team amid strong competition and the club looking to strengthen further in the summer. Barnsley also face a struggle to keep hold of another winger, Marley Watkins who ...

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Liverpool eye deal for Hull left back Andy Robertson

James Milner, previously a midfielder, has made the position his own this year ahead of Spanish left back Alberto Moreno, who is expected to leave Anfield at the end of the campaign. However, despite the former Manchester City man's sterling performances, Jurgen Klopp wants a long-term specialist and 23-year-old Robertson fits the bill at an acceptable price. Should the transfer go ahead it will be good news for Robertson's old club Dundee ...

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Klopp: Liverpool at this moment is a really interesting project for players 

There is great confidence that Liverpool can attract quality players this summer. Jürgen Klopp is optimistic Liverpool can enjoy a successful summer transfer window thanks to the club’s status as a ‘really interesting project for players’. The Reds are on course to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season having amassed 66 points - six more than they accrued throughout the whole of 2015-16 - with five games still to ...

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Klopp wants Naby Keita – The man who makes it all come together for RB Leipzig

https://twitter.com/KOTK96/status/855429996478947328   When any football discussion is centred on defensive midfielders, the name N’Golo Kante usually comes up. But there’s actually a defensive midfielder who has performed better than Kante in Europe. His name is Naby Keita and he’s RB Leipzig’s live wire in midfield. In 2012, a relatively unknown young Naby Keita made the 6000-kilometer trip from Guinea to Europe (France). The 16-year-old had only one thing in mind – to become ...

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Opposition View: Liverpool v Crystal Palace – Five things to look out for

The Eagles head to Anfield on Sunday Who will replace Sakho? The big question for Palace ahead of their trip to Anfield is who will replace Mama Sakho in the centre of defence. The Frenchman has been the only constant in the last seven games while all his centre-back partners appear to keep getting injured. But a clause in his loan deal from Liverpool means he is unable to play on Sunday, leaving Sam ...

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UEFA: Sakho’s drug ban was WADA’s mistake!

Uefa has shifted the blame for Mamadou Sakho’s erroneous drugs ban on to the World Anti-Doping Agency in a damning report into last year’s failed test. Sakho, the France and Liverpool defender who is on loan at Crystal Palace, missed the Europa League semi-final and final and the European Championship after being accused of taking an illegal substance. He was banned for 30 days pending investigations, but under the shadow of the ...

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Alexandre Lacazette could be in Klopp’s sights…

Liverpool will reportedly try and entice Alexandre Lacazette to Anfield with the promise of Champions League football. And that could see them gain the advantage over Arsenal in the race to sign the highly-rated Lyon front man. RMC report that Liverpool are prepared to make a big money move for the Frenchman this summer and are hoping they can steal a march on Arsenal. As it stands, the Reds look set for a ...

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The battle to be Liverpool’s No 1 GK continues…

Reds boss says Mignolet must maintain high standards with Karius for competition Jurgen Klopp insists there is “nothing negative” about Liverpool’s goalkeeping options as he challenged Simon Mignolet to raise his game even further. The Reds boss, who rubbished speculation linking the club with a move for Manchester City’s Joe Hart, has no intention of buying another keeper this summer. Klopp has been delighted by the manner in which Mignolet has grasped his ...

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Klopp: Without the injuries, we’d have challenged for the title

Reds boss eyes home comforts as depleted side prepare for clash with Palace Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s injury woes cost them a shot at the Premier League title as he called for a show of “passion” to get them over the line in the race for the top four. The Reds’ squad has been severely depleted by the absence of key personnel. Captain Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Danny Ings ...

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Real Madrid ‘rejected €50million offer from Liverpool for Marco Asensio’

Liverpool offered €50million (£42m) for Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, according to reports in Spain. Radio station Cadena COPE broke the news, which newspaper AS later confirmed as being true, that the bid was instantly rejected. The 21-year-old winger is one of the hottest properties in European football and scored in Real Madrid's extra-time win over Bayern Munich this week. Indeed, the youngster impressed so much that Bayern's sporting director Michael Reschke claimed the club ...

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Sadio Mane in PFA Team of the Year

Confirmation of outstanding campaigns for Lukaku and Mane https://twitter.com/PFA/status/854967818630156290   GOALKEEPER David De Gea DEFENCE Kyle Walker, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Danny Rose MIDFIELD N'Golo Kante, Dele Alli FORWARDS Sadio Mane, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard.

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The FOARcast #20 – Ready Reddy Palace Preview

Listen to The FOARcast #20 - Ready Reddy Palace Preview byThe FOARcast on hearthis.at  In Part 2 of The FOARcast #20, the boys had some fun with: New rumours of players linked with Liverpool The Melissa Reddy 'list' - Ox, VVD, Koulibaly, Keita, Brandt, Sessegnon Why there's no striker target in the Reddy list and if we should be buying one Preview of Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Liverpool - The Closer: ...

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Klopp: Competing with European elite is a problem given PL intensity

Boss has highlighted Premier League intensity as reason for English clubs failing in Europe Liverpool are desperate for Champions League qualification – but Jurgen Klopp admits a return to Europe’s elite will pose its own problems. The Reds are in a strong position to claim only their second appearance in the competition in eight seasons, standing in third place in the Premier League with only five games remaining. Liverpool were dumped out of ...

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Benzema Reportedly Interested in Move to Liverpool?

Liverpool, however, are unlikely to reciprocate. It might just be that sufficient time has passed since the last transfer window, or perhaps that fans have — as a result of the team's development this season — come to trust Jürgen Klopp's preferred squad building method, but it seems the term marquee signing has gone completely out of style. Ever since the glorious days of Rafa Benitez — when yearly Champions League ...

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Klopp: I still feel responsibility for Mainz

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he still feels responsibility towards former club Mainz and will do what he can to help the side in their battle against the drop in the Bundesliga. Klopp spent eleven years on the books as a player at Mainz and then stepped into the dugout, leading the club up to the Bundesliga and into the UEFA Cup, before departing for Borussia Dortmund after he could ...

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Joel Matip: We need to improve our defending if we are to challenge for the title next season

Joel Matip has told Liverpool they must tighten up defensively if they are to compete for the Premier League title next season. The Reds are battling to secure a top-four finish this season under Jurgen Klopp having seen their title challenge fall away after a string of disappointing results over January and February. But while Liverpool appear to have put their winter blues behind them – they are the top scorers in ...

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Liverpool are not pursuing Joe Hart because he’s inferior to current options

The morning after a so-called exclusive by Neil Custis of The S*n that Joe Hart is set to join Liverpool for £20 million comes a completely different story. According to ESPN FC, citing a ‘a senior Reds source’, Liverpool have no interest in signing Hart from Manchester City this summer as they consider him inferior to their current goalkeeping options, Simon Mignolet and former City academy ‘keeper Loris Karius. Ouch. The Liverpool ...

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Is Koulibaly the Van Dijk alternative?

Liverpool have identified Kalidou Koulibaly as a possible target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports. Koulibaly has made 81 appearances for Napoli since making his debut for the Serie A outfit back in 2014 but the 25-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League since last summer. The Senegal international came very close to joining Chelsea ahead of the 2016-17 campaign and it’s understood ...

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Lovren: Klopp is a straight shooter

Dejan Lovren believes the mutual respect fostered in the Liverpool squad by Jürgen Klopp's straight-talking approach can help lead the club to success. Since the German took the reins 18 months ago, Reds players have become accustomed to receiving appreciative hugs from the manager on the pitch in the immediate aftermath of positive results. Day to day, though, Klopp’s direct and frank conversations are forging a strong sense of unity throughout the ...

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The FOARcast #20 – Or The One Where We Hang Tough

Listen to The FOARcast #20 - Or The One Where We Hang Tough byThe FOARcast on hearthis.at    The big TWO-ZERO episode of The FOARcast, and it was a doozy! Here's what went down: Are Liverpool now winning the 'attitude' or psychological battle against lower half sides? Is this the Roberto Firmino of the first half of the season we're seeing? Comparing Simon Mignolet with other keepers in the top 10 PL teams. ...

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Fourth is enough for Liverpool to qualify for Champions League

The Foxes were held 1-1 by Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their quarter-final clash, meaning England's final representative is out after a 2-1 aggregate defeat Fourth WILL be enough to see Liverpool qualify for the Champions League, after Leicester City's elimination from this season's competition. The Foxes were held 1-1 by Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their quarter-final clash, meaning England's final representative is out after a 2-1 ...

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Welcome to Anfield. Capacity: 108,000 ???

A Mersey designer has drawn up her dream for Liverpool's ground to be rebuilt so Liverpool FC can extend the Kop Kayla Bibby wants to see Walton Breck Road diverted so Liverpool FC can extend the Kop. But she hasn’t just designed an enlarged Kop – she’s redesigned the entire stadium to show how it could look with a capacity of 108,000, making it Europe’s second largest stadium.   How Anfield could look under ...

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Hertha Berlin want to keep on-loan  Liverpool Youngster Allan

Hertha Berlin General Manager Michael Preetz is keen to retain the services of on-loan Liverpool midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza on a permanent basis. The 20-year-old Brazilian has played eleven times for the Bundesliga side this season, although he has been away on international duty with Brazil's U20 side for much of January and February. According to Kicker, via ​Sport Witness Preetz has said he believes Allan will remain next season, and added, "We ...

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Rumours: Sakho, VVD, Keita, Brandt, Sessegnon, Ox all in summer plans

Roma are considering a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho as a replacement for Kostas Manolas, who is expected to exit the Stadio Olimpico this summer. The Italians have made checks on the out-of-favour centre-back, while the Reds are prepared to spend large to reinforce their rearguard Roma are considering a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho as a replacement for Kostas Manolas, who is expected to exit the Stadio Olimpico this summer. The ...

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Bobby Firmino: Loved at Liverpool…not so much in  Brazil

​Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has come under fire from his home fans and pundits in Brazil, who do not rate him highly, because he didn't develop into a glamorous player at one of their top clubs. Firmino has been a huge success since joining Liverpool from Hoffenheim in 2015 for £29m, scoring 11 goals while assisting a further nine this season in 31 league appearances. Linking well with Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane the trio combined to ...

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Emre: Why Wijnaldum is a great link man

Georginio Wijnaldum's value to this Liverpool team as its 'link man' should not be underestimated, according to his midfield colleague Emre Can. The pair have been constants for Jürgen Klopp to depend upon in the centre of the park in recent weeks as the manager has adapted to the enforced absences of Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana due to injury. Can and Wijnaldum have risen to the challenge, helping the Reds go ...

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Lucas: I may be forced to move on from Liverpool

Lucas Leiva is open to staying on at Liverpool but admits no decision on his future will be made until the summer. The Brazilian has been at Anfield since 2007 and would like to stay, but admits that he may be forced to move on after talks planned for the summer Lucas Leiva is open to staying on at Liverpool but admits no decision on his future will be made until the ...

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Klopp: I’m not a serial club hopper (unlike some others)

Jurgen Klopp's current contract at Liverpool runs until 2022, and after managerial positions at Bundeslliga outfits Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in recent years, the charismatic German boss has implied that his present responsibilities at Anfield could be his last in the game. The 49-year-old, speaking to Sport1 on Monday, revealed his desire to stick to his project at the Merseysiders for as long as possible, insisting that he is not fond of the ...

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Lucas: We trained for this result

Lucas Leiva described Liverpool's 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion as a 'massive' result earned through a controlled performance at The Hawthorns. Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon when he headed home a Lucas assist from a well-worked set-piece late in the first half. The strike gave the Reds another priceless victory in their race for a top-four finish, with just five matches now ...

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Klopp angered by suggestion his side lacks a Plan B

Jürgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has angrily rejected suggestions he has no Plan B. Klopp has been criticised for having no alternative if his high-pressing, high-tempo style of football fails. Liverpool won just once in 10 outings from the turn of the year to Feb 4, during which they were eliminated from the League and the FA Cups. But more recently they have taken 12 points out of a possible 18 to cement ...

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LFC to mark 28th anniversary of Hillsborough

Liverpool Football Club will mark the 28th anniversary of Hillsborough with tributes across club sites and a day of themed programming on LFCTV. At 3.06pm on Saturday afternoon, players and staff across the club will pause to observe a minute’s silence in memory of the 96 children, women and men who lost their lives as a result of the tragedy on April 15, 1989. At Melwood, the day’s training session will stop ...

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Klopp’s reactions to the Dortmund attack

Jürgen Klopp today offered his reaction to events that unfolded involving his former club Borussia Dortmund ahead of their Champions League fixture with AS Monaco in the German city on Tuesday evening. Speaking in his pre-West Bromwich Albion press conference at Melwood, the Reds boss said: "First of all, I don’t think what I say is too important, but how everyone can probably imagine, it was a really difficult moment for ...

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We hate Tony Pulis

The Reds travel to face an old adversary at West Brom on Sunday but how much success has he really had? Tony Pulis is often viewed as a bogey manager for Liverpool - and sadly the statistics certainly seem to support that view as the Reds gear up to take on his West Bromwich Albion side this weekend. Liverpool go looking for their first ever away win in the Premier League against ...

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The FOARcast #19 – Or The One With Emre vs Hendo, Wishful Transfers & Bizarre Rumours

Listen to The FOARcast #19 - Or The One With Emre vs Hendo, Wishful Transfers & Bizarre Rumours byThe FOARcast on hearthis.at    After a week off, the lads could not stop talking! Despite my valiant attempts to shut them up, we ended up with Part 2 discussing: Emre vs Hendo - with Emre performing superbly in Hendo's absence in his natural position, what does this mean for the future of both men ...

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The FOARcast #19 – Still Stoked – The Review & Preview Show

Listen to The FOARcast #19 - Still Stoked - The Review & Preview Show byThe FOARcast on hearthis.at  After a week off, The FOARcast returns with a superb episode #19 where the boys discussed: Impact of terrorism on football Spot the Mane difference How well did the introduction of Youth work out? Our Injury situation and the impact on the run-in Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool   The FOARcast is now available ...

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Fulham boss Jokanovic insists Sessegnon will not be for sale

Slavisa Jokanovic has insisted that Fulham have no intention of selling Ryan Sessegnon this summer. It follows reports that Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign the Whites youngster, who has also been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal. Head coach Jokanovic, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, was responding to continued speculation over the 16-year-old left-back’s future. “Sessegnon will not be in the transfer market in ...

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The bizarre behaviour of Rafa before he left Liverpool

Rafa Benitez leaving and Roy Hodgson joining in 2010 was probably the start of a decline which lasted until Jurgen Klopp’s appointment (bar our wonder-season in 2013/14)… The Spaniard had won a Champions League and an FA Cup at Liverpool and come very close to title glory as well in 2008/09, but with the club’s ownership situation in complete turmoil, he decided to leave after a poor 2009/10 campaign. Just a few ...

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Klopp: I will only be satisfied if we reach the Champions League

Jurgen Klopp says he will only be satisfied if he can guide Liverpool into next season’s Champions League. Five-time European champions Liverpool last featured in the competition in the 2014/15 season but were unable to reach the knockout stages, finishing third in their group behind Real Madrid and FC Basel. Liverpool missed out on a place in this season's competition after a 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in last year's Europa League final. But ...

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Liverpool’s top-four quest won’t be hindered by ‘busy’ treatment table

Jurgen Klopp's team pulled out a thrilling come-from-behind win against Stoke on Saturday to stay in third in the Premier League. Liverpool vice-captain James Milner insists the players' will to win cannot be called into question as an increasingly threadbare squad makes a final push for Champions League football. Saturday's 2-1 win at Stoke, having been 1-0 down at half-time, was the sort of match the Reds have had a habit of ...

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Steven Gerrard set to be named U18 Coach

Reports suggest Gerrard is set to be named as Liverpool’s new under-18 team coach. According to the Times, Gerrard is set to be named as the club’s new under-18 team coach, his first role in charge of a team since retiring as a player. Gerrard has been coaching at various levels of the Liverpool academy since January.   “He’s been through all the levels so I would think it was the right time for ...

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Milner: We let Woodburn and Alexander-Arnold down

The Liverpool vice-captain talks about the half time substitutions of both young players during Saturday’s match. Saturday’s trip to the Britannia saw Jürgen Klopp make some eyebrow raising decisions with his starting line-up. With Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, and Sadio Mané all out through injury, as well as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino only fit to start on the bench, the manager called on some young players to face off against ...

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Coutinho: I enjoy a telepathic understanding with Roberto Firmino

Philippe Coutinho has said he enjoys a near-telepathic relationship with Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian duo were the match-winners for Liverpool against Stoke City on Saturday, with a goal apiece from the half-time substitutes helping Jurgen Klopp's side produce a come-from-behind victory. Coutinho says it is easy to play with Firmino, his close friend, at club and international level because of the "understanding" they have. "Roberto is a clever player. He makes ...

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Alberto Moreno. Sale price? £15+ million

The Reds defender has seen his opportunities diminish, but is of interest in Serie A, while he is thought to prefer a return to Spain Alberto Moreno is expected to depart Liverpool in the summer with the club already fielding enquiries for the left-back from Inter and AC Milan. The Serie A pair head a list of teams to have made initial contact over the 24-year-old’s availability and the Reds hope to ...

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Michael Beale on Sakho: “It’s a shame what happened, but Liverpool Still Need Him”

Liverpool’s former U23 manager is hoping for an unlikely reconciliation between player and club. Liverpool will head into the summer knowing they need to bring in a starting-calibre centre half. They will head into the summer knowing that even if Jürgen Klopp rates Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren as his starting duo, the two have struggled with injuries too often this season not to have another top defender in the mix. Liverpool ...

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Harry Wilson enjoys the extra responsibility of being captain for the U23s

After a captain's performance helped Liverpool U23s earn a 2-2 draw at Southampton, Harry Wilson explained how he is thriving on the responsibility of leading his team. The young Reds trailed by two goals at St Mary’s on Monday night as the Premier League 2 contest entered its final quarter of an hour. But Wilson sparked a comeback with an assured finish on 76 minutes and then, in stoppage-time, won a penalty ...

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Sadio Mané set for knee surgery on Tuesday and out for 8 weeks. Returns in July.

Sadio Mané will have knee surgery in London on Tuesday with the aim of returning to pre-season training with Liverpool in July. The Senegal international, a key figure in Liverpool’s pursuit of Champions League qualification, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging the meniscus in his left knee during the Merseyside derby defeat of Everton on 1 April. Klopp confirmed last week that the 24-year-old needed an ...

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Have Liverpool made an offer for Atletico’s French LB – Theo Hernandez?

Liverpool have made an offer for Atletico Madrid's French left back, Theo Hernandez, reports the Metro. Jurgen Klopp apparently views the 19-year-old as the perfect player to fill the left-back position shaped hole in his squad. Hernandez has a €24m release clause in his contract at Atletico, while it is reported that the Reds have offered the youngster a contract worth five-times what his current contract offers at the Vicente Calderon.     The left-back is yet to ...

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Klopp could be due for a £200M summer BLITZ!

In the latest Liverpool transfer news, the club are ready to sell six senior players for £100m this summer and hand Jurgen Klopp a further purse of £100m The Liverpool Echo claim Klopp will sanction a total refurbishment of the team even though they are well placed to secure a top-four Premier League finish. It is said that the Merseyside giants are ready to sell senior men Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, ...

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Klopp: I’m unable to recall Simon Mignolet’s last mistake

It was quite a day for Liverpool’s goalkeeping department. Their goalkeeping coach, John Achterberg, drew the Grand National winner, One for Arthur, in the club’s sweepstake, while, rather more importantly, Simon Mignolet made two world-class saves to ensure Liverpool are still favourites to make the Champions League come May. After the 2-1 victory at Stoke secured by substitutes Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho – “my half-ill, half-fit boys” as Jurgen Klopp ...

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Coutinho willing to play through the pain barrier to lead Liverpool’s top four charge

Philippe Coutinho could prove the crucial figure in Liverpool’s Champions League mission and has surely killed off any lingering question marks over his commitment. It would have been easy for Coutinho to stay at home on Saturday, after losing over three kilograms through illness, but his desire to make himself available will not have gone unnoticed by Jurgen Klopp. The Brazilian’s appearance as a second-half substitute against Stoke breathed fresh hope into ...

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Sakho open to Liverpool return after Palace loan

On-loan Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho would be happy to play for Liverpool again when his spell at Selhurst Park is over. Mamadou Sakho has made it clear he would happily return to Liverpool when his loan spell with Crystal Palace comes to an end. The Frenchman left Anfield in the January transfer window after falling out of favour with Jurgen Klopp and has since impressed at Palace. The south-London side are believed ...

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Marko Grujic in the frame for Stoke

Reds midfielder has played for just 28 minutes in the Premier League this season Jurgen Klopp admits it has been “not cool” to see Marko Grujic's debut campaign at Liverpooldecimated by injury. But the Reds boss has revealed the Serbian midfielder is among several options being considered for Saturday's trip to Stoke City as the Anfield injury crisis begins to bite. Grujic has played just 28 minutes in the Premier League this season ...

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Klopp: “Liverpool need to be like Chelsea!”Giggs: “United need to be like Liverpool!”

Giggs feels United rely too much on top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and thinks Liverpool's ability to spread goals throughout their squad is an invaluable trait Ryan Giggs has called for Manchester United to stop their over-reliance on Zlatan Ibrahimovic - by becoming more like Liverpool . The Reds are the highest scorers in the Premier League this season, having plundered 66 goals - but their top scorer is Sadio Mane, who has ...

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Mignolet: We have to keep a clean sheet and get three points at Stoke

Liverpool are targeting improvements at both ends of the pitch to ensure their difficulties in overcoming the Premier League's so-called lesser sides don't deal a fatal blow to their top-four hopes, according to Simon Mignolet. The Reds' run-in does not feature any meetings with the other sides that currently occupy the top seven places in the league but, on the evidence of their record so far this term, that is not ...

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Stoke to sue over Liverpool academy poaching sanctions

The fallout from the Liverpool tapping-up ban intensified last night after the chairman of Stoke City revealed he was pursuing compensation over the matter. Peter Coates confirmed he was seeking reparations from the Premier League over the loss of one of his club's best schoolboys after Liverpool became the first side to be sanctioned for making an illegal approach to an academy player since the introduction of a new system for ...

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Klopp: We need to be more like Chelsea but we don’t have experience

Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool stars to copy Chelsea’s blueprint as they fight to qualify for the Champions League. Klopp’s side conceded an 87th minute equaliser in a damaging 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday. That late slip means the gap to fifth-placed Arsenal was cut to six points, with the Gunners having two matches in hand on the third-placed Reds. Klopp tried to ensure Liverpool held on to their ...

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Klavan: We don’t have issues with set-pieces

Liverpool have dropped further points in the EPL because of their struggles in defending set-pieces, but defender Ragnar Klavan says they will be alright. Ragnar Klavan insists Liverpool do not feel vulnerable at set-pieces and claims they have enough team spirit to overcome minor blips and qualify for the Champions League. A fallibility at corners, free-kicks and long throws is an issue which predates Jurgen Klopp's time at the club, and it ...

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Liverpool are winless in the PL without Sadio Mane

Liverpool continued their worrying run this season of not winning in the Premier League without Sadio Mane after dropping yet more points at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday night. The Senegal international, who joined the Reds from Southampton last summer for an initial £34m, injured his knee in Saturday's 3-1 Merseyside derby win over Everton at Anfield. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gave an update on Mane's fitness prior to the club's league ...

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Clyne: We’re disappointed but we have to move on

Nathaniel Clyne described Liverpool's concession of a late equaliser against Bournemouth on Wednesday as 'hard to take'. But the right-back is confident the Reds can quickly bounce back from disappointment against the Cherries and put together a run that will see them qualify for next season's Champions League. Jürgen Klopp's team failed to put daylight between themselves and top-four rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal as Josh King netted late on ...

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Liverpool banned from signing academy players and fined £100,000

Liverpool have been fined £100,000 and banned from signing academy players from English league clubs for two years after being found guilty of tapping up a schoolboy from Stoke City. The Premier League announced the punishment on Wednesday following an investigation that started with allegations that Liverpool had poached the promising 11-year-old from Stoke but reneged on an agreement to pay his fees at private school. The boy’s parents pulled out ...

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Klopp: Coutinho is deserving of world-class tag

Jürgen Klopp considered Philippe Coutinho's performance in the Merseyside derby a demonstration of his 'world-class credentials'. The No.10 was hugely influential in Liverpool claiming a 3-1 victory over neighbours Everton on Saturday, restoring their lead at a crucial time in the first half and later setting up Divock Origi to seal the result. His display – and that of compatriot Roberto Firmino, too – merited additional praise given the exertions on international ...

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Moshiri BUYS the Royal Liver Building

Billionaire now joint owner of world famous Liverpool landmark and its Liver Birds Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has jointly bought the Royal Liver Building and its world-famous rooftop Liver Birds. And the billionaire behind Everton’s new stadium plans says the deal for the city’s best-known building shows his pride in Liverpool as a “thriving international city”. The world-famous building was sold for £48m in February to a consortium led by international property ...

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Coutinho about to become the most prolific Brazilian in the PL

He could break it tonight. Philippe Coutinho is hoping he will soon become the most prolific Brazilian to have ever graced the Premier League. The Liverpool forward is just one goal shy of matching the current record Former Middlesbrough player Juninho holds the current Premier League record with 29 top-flight goals – which were scored over three separate spells in the North East. Coutinho took his tally to 28 with his strike in the ...

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West Ham keen to sign Lazar Markovic for £16m

The Serbian, 23, would cost £16million, despite never showing his full potential at Anfield and having been farmed out to the relegation threatened Tigers along with a number of other clubs. Markovic joined Liverpool from Benfica in July 2014 for £21.25million, intended to be one of a number of players signed by Brendan Rodgers to replace the departing Luis Suarez. However he has spent the succeeding years primarily on loan around Europe, ...

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Presser: Liverpool vs Bournemouth

  On Mane injury Klopp refuses to confirm how serious the Mane injury is. There are reports he may not play again this season. “It’s not 100% clear. We have to wait a little bit. “I can say for sure he won’t be available for tomorrow.”   On other injuries Klopp has revealed Daniel Sturridge is fit. The striker was pictured in training on Monday and could feature against Bournemouth. Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana have flown out to the ...

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Divock says he’s ready to be an important player

A goalscoring cameo off the bench on Saturday could be just the start of an impactful end to the season for Divock Origi, the Liverpool striker believes. Origi put the seal on a Merseyside derby victory for the Reds with a powerful finish from the edge of the area moments after being introduced as a substitute. The Belgian replaced fellow forward Sadio Mane, who was forced off with an injury that will ...

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Gini: Everton players tried to ‘injure’ us

Georginio Wijnaldum has accused Everton’s players of trying to “injure” their Liverpool counterparts in the recent Merseyside derby. Liverpool came out 3-1 winners at Anfield on Saturday, but the visitors made a number of questionable challenges throughout. Ross Barkley in particular could have been sent off on at least one occasion, while Ashley Williams stamped on Emre Can in the first half. Wijnaldum performed well throughout in the absence of fellow midfielders Jordan ...

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Sadio Mané’s knee injury could be worse than Liverpool first feared

Liverpool fear they could be without Sadio Mané for a lengthy period after the striker limped out of the Merseyside derby with a knee problem. The Senegal international sustained an injury when falling awkwardly after a challenge with Leighton Baines and was unable to put his weight on the knee following treatment. Mané, who opened the scoring in the 3-1 victory, was in good spirits as he left Anfield, telling reporters ...

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Is £30m fair value for Mamadou Sakho this summer?

Defender impressing on loan at Crystal Palace - and Reds looking to benefit Liverpool are hoping to benefit from Mamadou Sakho’s loan spell at Crystal Palace by demanding as much as £30m for the defender this summer. The French international has been in impressive form since moving to the Eagles on loan in January, helping spark a significant upturn in form for Sam Allardyce’s side. Sakho starred as Palace won at leaders Chelsea ...

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Lovren: Ross Barkley needs to apologise

“If I showed you my leg then there would be headlines tomorrow” Dejan Lovren claims Ross Barkley should have apologised for the challenge which left the Liverpool defender in agony. The Everton midfielder received a yellow card for planting his studs on Lovren's ankle just before half-time in Saturday's derby at Anfield. Lovren was able to continue after treatment as he helped the Reds seal a 3-1 victory. “If I showed you my leg ...

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Southampton ‘line up Sakho as Virgil van Dijk replacement’

Southampton are reportedly considering a move for Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho should Virgil van Dijk leave the club at the end of the season. Southampton have reportedly lined up Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho as a possible replacement for Virgil van Dijk should the Dutchman leave the club this summer. Van Dijk has been linked with a big-money move to either Chelsea or Manchester City at the end of the current campaign, with ...

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Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles interested in Lijnders

Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles are thought to be one of a number of clubs considering offering the 34-year-old the opportunity to become head coach Pep Lijnders has committed his future to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, after receiving interest from ‘several clubs’ over becoming their full-time manager. The Reds’ first-team development coach has been highly rated since arriving at Anfield in 2014, becoming a vital part of Klopp’s backroom staff. His work in ...

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Wijnaldum celebrates Liverpool’s ‘fantastic’ vision for young players

Gini Wijnaldum has applauded Liverpool’s desire to balance their drive for immediate success with a blueprint for the future as the club emphasises youth development. The 26-year-old, whose foundations in the game took shape at the esteemed academies of Sparta Rotterdam and Feyenoord, believes the Reds have made an inspired choice to actively bridge the gap between their most promising talents and the first team. Jurgen Klopp’s enthusiasm to promote the club’s ...

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Hendo stepping up rehab hoping for Everton return

Reds midfielder will step up rehabilitation from foot injury at Melwood this week Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is ready to step up his rehabilitation as he targets a return for Saturday’s Merseyside derby. Henderson has been absent from the first team since injuring his foot during training ahead of the visit to Leicester City last month. However, he was part of a youthful Reds squad that travelled for a warm weather training camp ...

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What happened to…Mikel San José?

Former Liverpool youngster Mikel San José is now a Spain international with 300 appearances for Athletic Bilbao. He speaks to Sky Sports about joining Rafael Benitez's Spanish revolution, learning the ropes from Xabi Alonso, and why he couldn't resist returning to the Basque Country. Mikel San José was 17 when Liverpool called. The versatile defender was a promising Spanish youth international who had only just completed his first full season in ...

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Liverpool Among a Number of Clubs Looking to Revise PL’s Parachute Payment System

According to a report in ​The Sunday Times, top Premier League clubs - Manchester United and Liverpool - are seeking to have the top flight's parachute payment system revised. Parachute payments are sums handed to relegated clubs to help soften the blow of the drop and keep them afloat until they adjust to the Championship by offloading players on huge contracts or by any other means. The league's top clubs are said to be concerned ...

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Coutinho and Firmino must make 6,000-mile return trip three days before derby

Liverpool duo must travel 6,000 miles three days before game.   The attacking pair are on international duty with Brazil and are set to play on Wednesday morning against Paraguay. The World Cup qualifier is a crucial game for Brazil and is set to kick off around 2am UK time on Wednesday.   Liverpool play Everton on Saturday (Picture: Getty) Firmino and Coutinho both played a key role in Brazil’s 4-1 win over Uruguay last Thursday and ...

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Klopp should focus on ‘three or four’ big signings rather than seven or eight

Exclusive: Former Reds boss Roy Evans says Klopp should focus on 'three or four' big signings rather than seven or eight Jurgen Klopp has been urged to avoid the mistakes of Liverpool predecessor Brendan Rodgers when he delves into the transfer market this summer. Former Reds boss Roy Evans hopes Klopp makes three or four “big signings” at the end of this season, in a bid to improve his starting XI. Klopp has ...

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Lallana registers assist in England victory

Adam Lallana registered an assist during England’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania at Wembley on Sunday evening. Liverpool midfielder Lallana played the full 90 minutes and set up Jamie Vardy’s second-half goal with a deft first-time pass inside the penalty area. Jermain Defoe had earlier put the Three Lions on their way to a comfortable victory by opening the scoring in the 21st minute. Reds full-back Nathaniel Clyne was an unused ...

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Are Barca unhappy with Neymar’s comments on Coutinho?

Barcelona are unhappy with Neymar after he said in an interview that he would love to see fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho play for the Catalan club. Neymar had made the comments prior to Brazil’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uruguay and it has reportedly not gone down well with the higher-ups at the Camp Nou. In an interview with PokerStars, Neymar said that Liverpool’s 24-year-old midfielder would be an ideal fit ...

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‘I still live on goals’ – Fowler on scoring at Anfield again

Scoring at Anfield is a feeling that will never get old for Robbie Fowler, who says he still ‘lives on goals’ after netting at the Kop end yet again. Fowler captained the Liverpool Legends to a thrilling 4-3 victory over their counterparts from Real Madrid in front of a sell-out crowd in L4 on Saturday afternoon. The iconic former No.9 crashed a left-footed shot off the underside of the bar before slotting ...

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Is James Rodiguez the prize for Liverpool’s CL qualification?

Liverpool are confident they can land Real Madrid play-maker James Rodriguez – if they can qualify for the Champions League next season. [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] Liverpool have been linked with the 25-year-old Colombian for some time and despite having their advances rejected, The Mirror now believes their chase is back on as the situation at the Santiago Bernabeu has changed. [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] James has always maintained up until now that his future will be in the ...

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Life as a scout at Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool: Q&A with Igor Gluscevic

What's it like to scout for Liverpool? ESPN FC caught up with Igor Gluscevic to talk about his time recruiting for Rafa Benitez. Years before he took a full-time position as a European scout for Liverpool, Igor Gluscevic was massively influential in the club signing Dirk Kuyt -- one of its most loyal and hard-working players, who made 285 appearances during his time at Anfield. After a lengthy career that featured spells ...

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I’ve got you…under my skin

Daniel Agger will revel in being on the Anfield pitch again, with the Liverpool fan favourite admitting the experience is one words could never fully encapsulate. The 32-year-old, who announced his retirement in June last year, returns to the ground on Saturday for the LFC Foundation Legends Charity Match. He will play in the heart of defence for Liverpool’s greats against their Real Madrid counterparts, and the moment the Dane steps out ...

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Vote for Klopp and Wijnaldum!

Jürgen Klopp and Georginio Wijnaldum have today been shortlisted for the Premier League's respective Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards for March - and fans can try to help them win by voting now. Liverpool enjoyed a return to form this month following a tough start to 2017, winning two and drawing the other of their three top-flight fixtures. The Reds began March by defeating Arsenal 3-1 at ...

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Sheyi Ojo: I’m my own worse enemy but Klopp and Hendo are helping me

Conversations with Jürgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson have given Sheyi Ojo an added incentive to force his way back into Liverpool’s first-team set-up. Young winger Ojo was involved in Klopp’s side in the closing stages of last season, but saw his progress curtailed by a back problem sustained during the Reds’ tour of America in the lead-up to the current campaign. The 19-year-old made his return from injury for the U23s in ...

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Barcelona ‘launch Operation Coutinho’

Sport claim Coutinho, who only signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool in January, is ready to quit Anfield. The Spanish newspaper says Barca have been in touch with the player's agent. Philippe Coutinho is interested in a move to Barcelona and the Catalans have already made their first move to sign the Brazilian, according to reports in Spain. Sport claim Coutinho, who only signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool in ...

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Marko Grujic needs time to adapt

Grujic, 20, arrived at Anfield from Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade for £5.1m, but has failed to make an impression under Jurgen Klopp. The talented playmaker spent three months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and has only just returned to Liverpool's Under-23 squad. Despite having only played 29 minutes of Premier League football under Jurgen Klopp, Tadic is confident his Serbian compatriot will adapt to the rigorous demands. He told Goal: ...

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Alexandre Lacazette’s Agent Dispels Atletico Madrid Deal Rumours

Arsenal and Liverpool might have received a big boost on the transfer front, after Alexandre Lacazette's agent claimed that there is no truth to rumours linking his client to a deal with Atletico Madrid. ​ It was understood that the Frenchman had a verbal agreement with the Spanish giants, agent David Venditelli has denied the report from ​Cadena Cope, and said that neither he nor Lacazette have ever even met with Atletico representatives. Venditelli claimed, as reported by ​RMC Sport, ...

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The FOARcast #17 – Or The Tribute to Bugsy Moran

Listen to The FOARcast #17 - Or The Tribute to Bugsy Moran byFOAR - Fields of Anfield Road on hearthis.at  In part 1 of this three part bumper edition of The FOARcast #17, we pay tribute to one of the Greatest Liverpool Legends ever, Ronnie 'Bugsy' Moran who passed away this week at the age of 83. RIP Bugsy. YNWA.   Listen to The FOARcast #17 - Or It's All About The Blues byFOAR ...

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LIVERPOOL START VIRGIL VAN DIJK TALKS

Liverpool are hoping to smash their transfer record during the summer window and a sensational move for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk is being prepared. On Tuesday we broke the exclusive news that Liverpool had set their sights on Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter but they also intend to bring in another centre-back. Sources have now revealed to Football Whispers their preferred target is Van Dijk, with talks between the two clubs and the player’s representatives said to have ...

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Origi frustrated by shortage of game time at Liverpool

Divock Origi is frustrated by his lack of playing time for Liverpool and is considering his future at the club. The forward has struggled for a regular run at Anfield, with Jürgen Klopp preferring the attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mané. “It’s a bit frustrating that I don’t play a lot,” Origi said. “It has been a while since I’ve been able to play a few games ...

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Impressing Liverpool? How Julian Brandt fared in Germany win over England

Was there anything to impress from the Bayer Leverkusen star? With Liverpool interested in bringing Julian Brandt to Anfield this summer, Wednesday night offered an opportunity to take a closer look at the Bayer Leverkusen star. The 20-year-old was named in the starting line-up for Germany’s home friendly against England in Dortmund, his fifth cap for the senior side, before coming off on 58 minutes. Here is a summary of his evening as ...

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Liverpool under investigation for alleged tapping up of Stoke City schoolboy star

Liverpool are under investigation for allegedly tapping up and offering a forbidden inducement to a Stoke City schoolboy star. The Anfield side are also accused of reneging on an agreement to pay the youngster’s school fees, leaving his parents – who pulled out of a deal with the club as a result – in thousands of pounds of debt. To compound the family’s woes, the unnamed boy cannot now play for another ...

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