Brazil replace Gabriel Jesus with Firmino for Uruguay clash

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino will replace Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil team to play Uruguay in Thursday's crunch World Cup qualifier, coach Tite said on Wednesday. Firmino will replace the injured Manchester City striker to win his 13th cap in Montevideo, where the Brazilians will be looking for an eighth straight win under Tite to all but book a spot in next year's finals in Russia. "Firmino has come in well, including ...

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The Ronnie Moran tributes are pouring in…

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans said Ronnie Moran will be remembered "with great love and affection" following his death at the age of 83. Moran played for the Reds between 1952 and 1968 before joining the coaching staff at Anfield, serving the club for a total of 49 years. He twice filled in as caretaker manager, firstly in 1991 following Kenny Dalglish's resignation and once again in 1992 when boss Graeme Souness ...

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Ronnie Moran dead: Former Liverpool captain and club legend dies, aged 83

Former Liverpool captain and coach Ronnie Moran has died, aged 83. Moran’s son, Paul, confirmed his passing on Wednesday morning after the Anfield legend suffered from a short illness. Writing on Twitter, Paul Moran said: “I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness.” https://twitter.com/paulmoran62/status/844467738877808640 Moran was known as one of the Anfield Boot Room originals, a small area located under ...

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Klopp: Three really intense sessions, but also time off in Tenerife

Jürgen Klopp has explained why he believes Liverpool's training camp in Tenerife will benefit his squad ahead of the Merseyside derby. A party comprising of first-team regulars who are not on international duty, such as James Milner and Joel Matip, and Academy prospects, including Yan Dhanda and Adam Lewis, flew out to the Spanish island on Monday. Some members of the players’ families have also travelled, with the group set to conclude ...

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Klopp eyes Dembele

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is determined to sign Ousmane Dembele and will battle with Barcelona to sign the winger this summer, according to reports. Dembele, 19, met with Klopp in Paris over a move to Anfield when he was a Rennes player but he informed the German that he was going to join Dortmund The Frenchman’s thrived in the Bundesliga and has 14 assists to his name so far this term. The ...

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Lijnders: Trent and Ben represent the best ideals of our development approach

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn are emblems of Liverpool's approach to developing young players, according to Pepijn Lijnders. The Dutchman should know, too. Lijnders started life with the Reds as coach of the U16s at the Academy and handed the talented young pair two of the key roles in his bold, brave, attacking side – at the base and front of the team’s midfield respectively. And since taking up a new role at ...

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Klopp: I turned away because I don’t wanna jinx Milly!

Jürgen Klopp has explained why he looked away when James Milner stepped up to take his penalty against Manchester City on Sunday. The Liverpool No.7 put his team ahead at the Etihad Stadium with an expert spot-kick inside the left post, after Roberto Firmino had been fouled inside the area by Gael Clichy. It was the seventh time this season and the 10th in total since he joined the Reds in 2015 ...

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Jordan Henderson joins Liverpool training camp in Tenerife but Sturridge left behind

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has travelled with the squad for warm weather training in Tenerife but striker Daniel Sturridge has been left behind. Manager Jurgen Klopp has taken all his senior players not on international duty - the likes of James Milner, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Alberto Moreno and Lucas Leiva - to the Canary Islands for the week. Henderson has been sidelined with a foot problem since the victory ...

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Klopp: Coleman should have called me regarding Woodburn

Jürgen Klopp was surprised that Chris Coleman didn't contact him before selecting Ben Woodburn for the Wales squad. It's great that Ben Woodburn has been called up to the Wales squad by Chris Coleman, and with Harry Wilson set to join him during the international break, Liverpool will have two youngsters shadowing Gareth Bale for the next week or so. There is always extra pressure on young shoulders when international duty ...

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Harry Wilson called into Wales senior squad

Harry Wilson has been called into the senior Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier with the Republic of Ireland. The Liverpool U23s captain, who made his senior debut for the Reds against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup on January 18, replaces the injured Tom Lawrence and joins club teammate Ben Woodburn in Chris Coleman's squad. Wilson already has a cap at senior level for his country, having made his ...

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Milly: We have to give it a big push now

James Milner called for a 'big push' to finish the season after Liverpool took a point from an exhilarating clash with Manchester City on Sunday. The No.7 opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium from the penalty spot – the 50th league goal of his career coming at the home of his former club. But the Reds were pegged back by a Sergio Aguero equaliser, before both teams created – and squandered ...

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Coutinho: We need to beat City

The context around Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday leaves Philippe Coutinho in no doubt as to the importance of helping his side gain a result. A point separates the two teams in the Premier League table ahead of their meeting at the Etihad Stadium, meaning an away victory would lift the Reds above Pep Guardiola’s side. City were beaten 1-0 at Anfield on New Year’s Eve and defeated in both ...

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Klopp: I’m the right guy for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp believes he is the right manager to guide Liverpool to success in the Premier League. The club has not won a league title since 1990 and currently sits fourth in the table, 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea, ahead of a top-four clash with Manchester City. Qualification for next season's Champions League would represent "an outstanding success" according to Klopp, who remains convinced he is the best person to lead ...

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Guardiola: I will not play defensively against Liverpool

Premier League: Manchester City's Champions League defeat at Monaco will not force a change of approach from Pep Guardiola against Liverpool on Sunday. The Citizens' Champions League defeat at Monaco will not force a change of approach from the Spanish coach against the Reds Pep Guardiola has pledged to stick to his attacking instincts when Manchester City host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Guardiola's tactics during the 3-1 defeat at Monaco that saw ...

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The Big Interview: Joel Matip

Liverpool defender Joel Matip on getting the call from Jurgen Klopp and why just being in the Champions League isn't good enough for the Reds Joel Matip admits he was suspicious when Jurgen Klopp first contacted him The defender made the switch to Liverpool and has become a vital player  Matip says just qualifying for the Champions League is not enough for Liverpool The Reds are his only focus as ...

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Presser Video: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Team news Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge have ‘no chance’ of making the Liverpool side for their trip to Man City. “Hendo no chance, Sturridge no chance, Firmino didn’t train with team so far, but should either today or tomorrow,” Klopp said. Origi is also a worry.   Klopp on Man City “We all know about the quality of Man City. The way they played v Monaco was quite impressive. “Wonderful game to watch.” Lovren is fit for ...

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The FOARcast #16 – TransFOAR Rumours & TAA

Listen to The FOARcast #16 - TransFOAR Rumours & TAA byFOAR on hearthis.at  In Part 3 of The FOARcast #16: Hear Joe Bloggs rant about absurd reactions to the Julian Brandt to Bayern Munich rumour What could Alex Manninger's role be? Rumours: Ryan Sessegnon and Jordy Gaspar Is Clyne cruising? Failure of the Milner at LB experiment Agent Keith pitches for his client Moreno. Again! Agent Bloggs pitches for his client TAA.   Don't ...

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The FOARcast #16 – In Focus: Keeper Conundrum

Listen to The FOARcast #16 - In-Focus - Keeper Conundrum byFOAR on hearthis.at    In Part 2 of The FOARcast #16, we: Examine Simon Mignolet's performance as Liverpool's #1 GK and discuss if we need an upgrade Has Loris Karius been sold a fake promise?   Don't miss Part 1 - Or The One Where Ugly is Beautiful http://www.foarsite.com/2017/03/the-foarcast-16-or-the-one-where-ugly-is-beautiful/   On iTunes/iOS Podcast app 1) Search for FOAR or go straight to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/foar/id1210257878?mt=2 2) Click subscribe under the FOAR podcast logo On hearthis.at 1) ...

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The FOARcast #16 – Or The One Where Ugly Is Beautiful

Listen to The FOARcast #16 - Or The One Where Ugly Is Beautiful byFOAR on hearthis.at    In Part 1 of The FOARcast #16, we: Review the Burnley game and identify the critical factors of success Preview the City game and discuss why it's a good time/not a good time to play them   Don't miss: Episode two (In Focus: Keeper Conundrum): www.foarsite.com/2017/03/the-foarcast-16-in-focus-keeper-conundrum/ Episode three (TransFOAR Rumours & TAA): www.foarsite.com/2017/03/the-foarcast-16-transfoar-rumours-taa/   On iTunes/iOS Podcast app 1) Search for FOAR or go ...

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Woodburn named in senior Wales squad

Ben Woodburn has been named in Wales' senior squad for the first time ahead of their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. The Liverpool forward, a Wales U19 international, has been called-up as part of Chris Coleman's 23-man squad for the fixture in Dublin on Friday March 24.   Source: Woodburn named in senior Wales squad - Liverpool FC

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Alexander-Arnold gets England U19 call

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named in the England U19 squad for their forthcoming European Under-19 Championships qualifiers. The Young Lions are are set to meet Norway, Spain and Belarus in the Elite Round Qualifier, with the winner of their group advancing to the tournaments finals in Georgia this summer. The games will be played between Wednesday March 22 and Monday March 27 and Alexander-Arnold has been included in a 24-man squad. The squad ...

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Clyne: Trent doesn’t need any tips about playing at RB!

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pathway to Liverpool’s first-team set-up is familiar to Nathaniel Clyne, who says his young teammate’s progress reminds him of his own breakthrough at Crystal Palace. Academy graduate Alexander-Arnold has made the step up to senior level this season, making nine appearances for Jürgen Klopp’s side since being handed his debut in the EFL Cup victory over Tottenham Hotspur in October. The 18-year-old’s sole Premier League start to date came against ...

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The Story of Sadio

Satou Toure didn't believe her teenage son when he told her that he'd emigrated. He’d left home a couple of years earlier, having climbed onto the first rung of the ladder in a profession she didn’t really want him to pursue. But, when you live in the village of Bambali in the south west of Senegal, there’s quite a difference between your child settling in Dakar, your country’s capital, and Metz, a ...

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Hamann lavishes praise on Gini

Didi Hamann believes Gini Wijnaldum provides a goal threat from midfield that Liverpool have lacked since the departure of Steven Gerrard. And the German has lavished praise upon the No.5 for contributing plenty more to Jürgen Klopp's team beyond just finding the back of the net. Wijnaldum, a summer signing from Newcastle United, notched for the fifth time this season as the Reds came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at Anfield ...

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Bayern Munich apparently ready to swoop for Julian Brandt

Bundesliga side have reportedly held discussions with Jurgen Klopp's summer priority over future move German news outlet SportsBild claim the Bundesliga side have held conversations with Brandtover a possible move to the Allianz Arena next summer, with talks "well advanced". The suggestion is the 20-year-old will be able to leave Bayer Leverkusen for 12.5millions euros in 2018 due to a clause in his contract, which expires 12 months later. Bayern's interest in the ...

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Dejan Lovren fit for City clash. But would you drop Klavan?

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is back to full fitness ahead of his team's trip to Manchester City on Sunday after successfully playing over an hour for the under-23 team. The 27-year-old Croat has struggled with a knee injury that has kept him out of Liverpool's last five games, including league defeats to Hull and Leicester. Manager Juergen Klopp watched the Premier League 2 encounter as Lovren, who forms one half of Liverpool's ...

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Maxime Lopez: They told me that I’d replace Coutinho in 5 years

Marseille‘s Maxime Lopez was told he would replace Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool if he were to move to Anfield. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is currently enjoying a fine debut campaign at the Stade Velodrome, in which he’s made 21 Ligue 1 appearances so far. Due to his playing style and rise through the Marseille ranks, Lopez has often been likened to the club’s former academy star Samir Nasri. And the teenager was recently offered a similar route to the Premier ...

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Beale: Ben Woodburn has a burning desire

Former Reds coach Michael Beale on the youngster's 'burning desire' for improvement Ben Woodburn’s burning desire to learn and develop his talent will ensure he continues to flourish at Liverpool, according to former under-23s boss Michael Beale. The former Chelsea youth team coach, who is now assistant manager at Sao Paolo in Brazil, worked closely with the gifted teenage attacker at the Kirkby Academy and was struck by his attitude as much ...

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Liverpool to join Bayern’s Audi Cup this summer

Liverpool are currently in talks to take part in the high-profile pre-season tournament organized by Bayern Munich. According to Liverpool Echo, the Bavarians are keen to see the Reds join their friendly exhibition event this summer. Audi Cup lasts two days and Liverpool would play against two top-class teams. It takes place every two years, and in 2015 it hosted Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan. The two Manchester clubs have ...

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It’s not about the money, money, money…

Emre Can is happy at Liverpool as the midfielder dismissed suggestions the delay over a new deal was due to money. Liverpool midfielder Emre Can insists the delay over a new contract at the club has nothing to do with money. The Germany international, 23, is contracted until the end of next season, but is yet to agree to a deal to extend his stay at Anfield despite talks. However, Can – who ...

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Lovren to play for the U23s tonight

Defender Dejan Lovren will play for Liverpool's U23 team tonight (Monday) vs Chelsea.  The Croatian centre-back missed games against Hull, Spurs and Leicester due to a knee problem for which he required the services of a specialist in Germany. After that he was an unused substitute in the 3-1 win over Arsenal, but he injured his back in training last week and was therefore left out of contention for the game ...

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Chris Coleman Seeks to Beat England to Ben Woodburn

Chris Coleman is seriously considering handing Liverpool wonder kid Ben Woodburn a Wales cap against Republic of Ireland later this month, in a bid to secure his national loyalties ahead of arch rivals England. Just 17-years-old, Woodburn has previously represented Wales at U19 level, and reportedly turned down the opportunity to represent his native England when he received a call up to the England U16s. Nonetheless the FA remained optimistic of tempting Woodburn ...

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What’s eating Philippe Coutinho?

Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has lost some of the magic that he displayed at the start of the season The Brazilian has scored just once in his past 13 outings and the player-turned-pundit is looking for him to step up his form in his remaining games The Reds overturned a 1-0 deficit to claim a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday afternoon, with Coutinho being replaced by youngster ...

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Emre: I had issues with my confidence, but now I’m getting strong again

Emre Can hopes to have closed the book on what he admits was a 'tough period' for him with his brilliant winning goal against Burnley. The Reds came from behind to claim three important Premier League points on Sunday, with Georginio Wijnaldum grabbing the leveller on the stroke of half-time and Can producing a decisive Kop-end strike with an hour gone. Aside from its importance to the eventual result, Can admitted after ...

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Klopp: There is no problem with our mentality, and I have no issues with winning ugly

Jürgen Klopp praised his Liverpool team for showing the ability to win when not at their best in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Burnley at Anfield. The Reds were forced to fight back from a goal down to claim what could prove to be a crucial three points in the the race to finish in the Premier League's top four after Ashley Barnes gave the Clarets an early lead. Georginio Wijnaldum netted for ...

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Hendo: I really enjoyed Emre and Divock’s performances against Arsenal

Jordan Henderson has used his official matchday programme column to heap praise upon the performances of Emre Can and Divock Origi in last weekend’s victory over Arsenal. Can impressed in a central-midfield berth throughout the 3-1 victory over the Gunners, while Origi came off the bench to tee up Georginio Wijnaldum’s crucial third in stoppage time. Henderson wrote in ‘This is Anfield’: “It was the sort of performance where the ‘man of ...

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Klopp: I challenge our players to try and better our earlier unbeaten run

Jürgen Klopp has challenged his Liverpool players to try and better the long unbeaten run they recorded in the Premier League earlier this season by bettering it in the final stretch of the campaign. The Reds take on the Clarets at Anfield with just 12 top-flight matches remaining, and they do so on the back of a fine 3-1 triumph over Arsenal last time out. However, Klopp feels that victory alone isn’t ...

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Klopp: On hindsight, it looks like our squad wasn’t big enough

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will look to sign players this summer to build on their "really good basis" while admitting his squad is too thin. Liverpool are in the thick of a fight for a top-four spot in the Premier League and will need an expanded squad if they are to compete in the Champions League. And while Klopp said Liverpool will be buyers in the summer transfer window, he's also looking ...

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Flanagan: ‘I still believe I’ve got a future at Liverpool’

Jon Flanagan may have been outcast by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool in 2016-17, but the England international is adamant that he has a future at Anfield. After enduring his fair share of injury troubles, the hard-working full-back was allowed to link up with Burnley on a season-long loan last summer. He has been restricted to a bit-part role with the Clarets, due to the performance of others and further fitness issues, but ...

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Milner 600

The former Leeds and Manchester City man will hit the milestone if he features against Burnley on Sunday Jurgen Klopp has hailed James Milner as the versatile Liverpool man prepares to make his 600th appearance this weekend. The 31-year-old will notch up the milestone if he plays against Burnley on Sunday and the German has talked of his importance to the Reds top four challenge. "He’s played a lot of different positions," Klopp ...

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Klopp: ‘I’m not signing a new goalkeeper’ – Jurgen Klopp rules out Liverpool move for Joe Hart

The Reds have been strongly linked with the Manchester City loanee but the German insists he is “happy” with his current shot-stoppers Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out making a summer move for Manchester City's Joe Hart, saying his side's goalkeeping situation is “as good as possible”. The Reds brought in Loris Karius last summer but the German initially struggled at Anfield before losing his place in the first team to ...

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The FOARcast #15 – In-Focus: The Nixed Six – Who Will Be Sold In The Summer

Smiling Assassin Klopp in the Summer?   Listen to The FOARcast #15 - In Focus - The Nixed Six byFOAR on hearthis.at    Special In-Focus segment of The FOARcast #15 - The Nixed Six We discuss Klopp's assertion that Liverpool need at least two to six players in the Summer transfer window. We come up with our list of players who need to be 'nixed' (or let go). There are some familiar names in there...but are ...

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The FOARcast #15 – Mythbusters: Gini Wijnaldum only shows up at Home, never Away!

Listen to The FOARcast #15 - Mythbusters - Gini Wijnaldum byFOAR on hearthis.at      In this recurring FOARcast feature, we attempt to bust the following Myth Gini Wijnaldum only shows up at Home, never Away! Gini is a valuable Liverpool player since the start of the season and has proven to be an astute buy by Jurgen Klopp into his squad, but there seems to be unshakeable criticism of Gini which has followed him ...

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The FOARcast #15 – Or The One Where We Are Go For Launch

Listen to The FOARcast #15 - Or The One Where We Are Go For Launch byFOAR on hearthis.at    On Part 1 of this Special Edition of The FOARcast #15 We reviewed the LIV-ARS game - analysis of everything that went right - from defence to midfield to attack. In Focus: LIV-BUR - Where did it go wrong against Burnley at Turf Moor and what do we do to avoid a repeat; ...

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Xabi Alonso announces retirement

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso appears to have announced his plans to retire from professional football The 35-year-old has featured 27 times for Bayern this campaign, including playing all 180 minutes in their 10-2 aggregate Champions League last 16 triumph over Arsenal. There had been reports earlier in 2016-17 that Alonso was considering hanging up his boots - with Philipp Lahm also catching the football world by surprise - but nothing official ...

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Firmino: I have telepathy with Mane and Coutinho

Brazil international has his sights set on a Champions League spot Roberto Firmino believes his near telepathic understanding with Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho can help fire Liverpool into the Champions League. The Reds’ three-pronged attack were back to their brilliant best in last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield. Firmino slammed home his 10th goal of the season before creating the second for Sadio Mane, who bagged his 12th of the ...

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Kirkby Complex models Revealed

LFC’s vision is to bring its first team and Academy football training operations and facilities together on one site. The £50million proposal includes the construction of a new combined training centre, the redevelopment of the existing facilities including an upgraded pitch, a new viewing stand for spectators and designs to convert the main pitch into a first-class covered full-size pitch. As part of the proposed masterplan, KMBC is leading on proposals to ...

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Without Mane, Liverpool would finish…FIRST?!?!

Alternative table sees Reds at the summit For many at Liverpool, Sadio Mane could not get back quick enough to Anfield from the Africa Cup of Nations but the Reds find themselves on top of an alternative Premier League table – without their Senegalese talisman. Jurgen Klopp’s big signing of last summer, Mane has made a blistering start to his career on Merseyside but despite his 12 goals for Liverpool so far, ...

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Several clubs seem interested in Emre Can

Juventus and several sides back home are keen on German midfielder whose agent wants his current £35,000-a-week more than doubled Liverpool are ready to get tough with Emre Can if he continues to refuse a new contract. The Germany midfielder has been sitting on the offer a new deal since the turn of the year, but despite months of negotiations, is no closer to agreeing to extend his Anfield stay. And if he ...

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Liverpool…a top four club by their newly released wage bill

Liverpool are seen by many as punching above their weight this season, with those defending Jürgen Klopp's team pointing out that they weren't even close to the top four last season. Klopp led the reds to an eighth-place finish last season after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in October, and currently has his team sitting fourth in the table after Saturday's victory over Arsenal. However, if you take into account the recently released ...

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Mignolet: Inconsistent form has confused us all

Jurgen Klopp’s side look like world beaters whenever they take on one of the Premier League’s big guns, but fall flat against supposedly lesser sides. Saturday’s comprehensive 3-1 victory over Arsenal showed just what the Reds are capable of when they hit their stride. It also kept up their remarkable record against the rest of the top six this season – five wins and no defeats from nine games against the Gunners, ...

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Is Klopp showing Gotze the way to Last Chance Saloon?

Jurgen Klopp could present Mario Gotze with the opportunity to resuscitate his career should he need to depart Borussia Dortmund, but only if a transfer materialises on Liverpool’s terms. It would represent a reversal of the situation last summer, in which the World Cup winner was a priority target for the Reds, but opted to return to the Westfalenstadion from Bayern Munich for a smoother transition and Champions League football. The Merseysiders ...

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TAA: Joe Gomez is getting better with every game

Trent Alexander-Arnold believes Joe Gomez is improving with every game he plays for Liverpool U23s as he aims to put his 15-month injury nightmare firmly behind him. The centre-back featured for Mike Garrity's side again on Monday evening, getting another important 90 minutes under his belt and even scoring the opening goal as Reading were beaten 5-1. And Trent, who also helped the Reds to victory at Adams Park, expects his fellow ...

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Fat Sam: Klopp got it wrong against Mamadou Sakho

In the latest Liverpool news, Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that signing Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool in January was a gamble. He also claimed that every manager treats their players differently – a thinly-veiled dig that Klopp appears to have lost out on a star defender. Sakho arrived at Selhurst Park on loan until the end of the season, after being frozen out of the first-team setup at Liverpool. He had not played ...

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Gini: We have to be confident we can finish in one of the spots

Georginio Wijnaldum wants Liverpool to approach the battle for a Champions League spot with confidence in the remainder of the season. The midfielder put the seal on an important win against Arsenal on Saturday night, sweeping home a stoppage-time goal to clinch a 3-1 result at Anfield. The Reds leapfrogged the Gunners with the success, which maintained an outstanding unbeaten record for Jürgen Klopp’s side in meetings with fellow top-six teams. Amid the ...

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Klopp: I will consider all the positives and negatives of the season in transfer plans

Despite Liverpool's impressive win over Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp said players were judged on more than just one game. Jurgen Klopp will try to look at the big picture as he decides which members of his current squad will remain part of his plans beyond the summer. The Reds boss has already promised to spend in the summer transfer window as he seeks to add consistency to some of the high quality performances ...

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Liverpool FC Financial Statements released to Companies House

Documents filed to Companies House show Liverpool's redundancy figures Premier League club paid out £15,669,000 over course of the financial year  Sacking of Brendan Rodgers was the biggest single factor    The sacking of Brendan Rodgers was the biggest single factor in staggering redundancy costs of almost £16m for Liverpool in the last financial year. The figures are revealed in official financial statements lodged at Companies House yesterday. Rodgers, 44, was sacked in ...

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Henderson: Champions League return is our aim in final 12 games

Liverpool will give their all in their final 12 games of 2016-17 to ensure they're playing European football next season - with Champions League qualification the main target, insists Jordan Henderson. Despite a poor start to the calendar year, a top-four finish remains firmly in the Reds’ sights and the captain has used his column in today’s official matchday programme to highlight the team’s determination to secure a return to continental competition. Henderson ...

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The FOARcast #14 – Send In The Clowns – Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview

Listen to The FOARcast #14 - Arsenal Preview byFOAR on hearthis.at      Listen to Part 1 here! http://www.foarsite.com/2017/03/the-foarcast-14-or-the-one-with-moore-of-everything/   On iTunes/iOS Podcast app 1) Search for FOAR or go straight to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/foar/id1210257878?mt=2 2) Click subscribe under the FOAR podcast logo On hearthis.at 1) Search for FOAR or go to https://hearthis.at/foarsite 2) Click the follow button

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Klopp: We’ve conceded many goals because I’ve needed to chop and change defence too often

Reds manager believes lack of continuity has cost his defence Jurgen Klopp believes regularly having to chop and change his centre-backs is to blame for Liverpool’s poor defensive record. The Reds have conceded 33 goals in 26 Premier League matches so far this season with Monday night’s 3-1 defeat to Leicester City underlining those frailties. Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are Klopp’s first choice combination but they have started just 12 games together ...

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Is Klopp already preparing fans for finishing out of the top four?

Reds are in the hunt for Champions League qualification Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool must secure a Champions League spot in order for this season to be deemed a success by supporters. The Reds' top-four hopes were dented by a miserable 3-1 defeat at lowly Leicester City on Monday night. As a result Klopp knows that Saturday's Anfield showdown with fourth placed Arsenal, who are a point better off with a game in hand, ...

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The FOARcast #14 – Or The One With Moore And Less Of Everything

Listen to The FOARcast #14 - Or The One With Moore of Everything byFOAR on hearthis.at    On this 14th episode of The FOARcast. we are joined by a new guest MentalAndBookmarked from our comments section to discuss: Do our players have the bottle to compete at the very top of the league? Taiwo interview preview by Eric LFC financial results, new CEO Music featured on this episode: Always Let U Down ...

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Liverpool will try and sign Lacazette and Naby Keita this summer

Alexandre Lacazette and Naby Keita are among the targets, with Jurgen Klopp aware he has quality but not depth Liverpool are ready to go toe to toe with some of Europe's top clubs as they look to make a major summer transfer splash. The Reds recognise they will need to bring in five or six high-quality signings for next season if they qualify for the Champions League, and they have identified some ...

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Luis Garcia: La Manga break was a hindrance

Liverpool must not dwell on their defeat to Leicester City and should instead refocus their minds on Saturday’s clash with Arsenal. That is the message from former Reds playmaker Luis Garcia, who believes Jürgen Klopp’s team can learn from their setback at the King Power Stadium ahead of the Gunners’ visit to Anfield this weekend. Klopp saw his side go down 3-1 to the Foxes on Monday night, with Philippe Coutinho’s goal ...

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McAllister: I’m sure there will be a reaction

Liverpool will use Saturday’s Anfield clash with Arsenal to show their true colours, Gary McAllister has insisted. The Reds suffered a setback as they lost 3-1 at Leicester City on Monday to extend their record in 2017 to two wins in 12 games in all competitions, but the Scot is confident Jürgen Klopp’s side have the necessary resolve to return to their best form this weekend. “I’m sure there will be a ...

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Simon Mignolet: We have no excuses for our poor form

Reds have won just two of 12 games in all competitions in 2017 Simon Mignolet admits Liverpool have no excuse for their poor form this year. The Reds have won just two of 12 games in 2017 and, having gone into January in second place just six points behind leaders Chelsea, are now down in fifth place some 14 points off the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp’s side face a massive game ...

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Sami Hyypia: It’s very important to stick together and trust the way you are playing

Sami Hyypia has urged Liverpool’s players to remain united and trust in themselves before they bid to kick-start their year against Arsenal on Saturday. The Reds’ largely inauspicious start to 2017 continued on Monday night when they slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Leicester City - a result that means they have won only two of their 12 matches in all competitions since January 1. Arsenal visit Anfield this week in what ...

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Should Liverpool target Leipzig’s Naby Keita?

Liverpool are considering RB Leipzig linchpin Naby Keita as one of the options to dynamise their midfield in the summer. The 22-year-old possesses the perfect mix of discipline, anticipation and offensive brilliance to execute Jurgen Klopp’s demands in the centre of the park. Hugely effective in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s intensive pressing system, which is proactive and direct, having already spent two seasons developing under the same tenets at Red Bull Salzburg, Keita is ...

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From La Manga to Tenerife

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Liverpool loans progress report

The Reds have some big names and some young hopefuls out on loan - but how are they getting on? Liverpool currently have 13 players out on loan as Jurgen Klopp looks to get some of his fringe players some first-team action. This baker's dozen are an intriguing mix of promising youngsters, big money flops and academy graduates in the last-chance saloon. These players have been sent down the leagues and across Europe ...

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Joe Gomez: I’m targeting first team spot

Joe Gomez is determined to make the most of every minute on the pitch as the Liverpool defender continues to build on his fitness and develop his game. The 19-year-old played the whole match as the U23s maintained their impressive form in the Premier League Cup with a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night. It provided another small step on the road to complete rehabilitation for Gomez, who returned ...

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Liverpool post £19.8m loss despite £300M record revenue for 2015/16

Liverpool have announced that despite record revenue streams, the club still made a £19.8m loss during the 2015/16 season. The majority of the money set-aside to build Anfield’s new main stand does not feature in the results, while the period does not take into consideration the huge financial windfall experienced by all Premier League clubs following the latest Sky television deal. Liverpool have explained the deficit by rising football related costs on transfer ...

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Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool career is coming to a decision point

Jurgen Klopp admits he is planning to hold talks with Daniel Sturridge at the end of the season to decide his future at Liverpool. Sturridge, who missed Monday's 3-1 loss to Leicester through illness, has started only five Premier League games this season and nine in total. The 27-year-old has managed just two league goals this season - eight Liverpool players have scored more - and six overall. Klopp admits he may have ...

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Mignolet: Anyone who says that China is not a lure is a hypocrite!

The Liverpool goalkeeper says any player who would turn down a big money move to China is a hypocrite Simon Mignolet has revealed that the huge financial lure of the Chinese football is the talk of Premier League dressing rooms. And the Liverpool keeper insists that any player who claims he would turn down the chance to make millions in the Far East is an hypocrite. Mignolet said: “You would be a hypocrite ...

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Danny Ings will return for pre-season

England frontman stepping up rehab - but won't play again this season Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool striker Danny Ings has his sights set on a return to training in pre-season as he looks to put his injury nightmare behind him. The England international has been sidelined since suffering ligament damage to his right knee in the EFL Cup win over Tottenham last October. Ings also missed most of the 2015/16 campaign after tearing ...

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Presser: Leicester vs Liverpool

https://youtu.be/s71Tj8tZFAA   The Reds spent four days in La Manga in Spain Sturridge was sent home due to a virus, says Klopp It was a proper camp. Daniel tried but we had to send him home due to virus. He will probably come in today for first time. For the past 15 days we've been working on playing our best football. Now we have to show it. It was a proper camp. That's what we wanted.   https://twitter.com/LFC/status/835115263817355265   Klopp on ...

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Klopp: Why I had to axe Emre against Spurs

Decision was "not the easiest" of Jurgen Klopp's life Jurgen Klopp has explained why he axed Emre Can in favour of Gini Wijnaldum in Liverpool's last match against Spurs. And it was all down to Dutchman Wijnaldum's fine first season with the Reds since his £25million move from Newcastle United last summer. Midfielder Wijnaldum earned a recall for the 2-0 victory over Tottenham a fortnight ago and rewarded Klopp with a starring performance ...

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He’ll cost a pretty penny, but Liverpool have advantage over Virgil van Dijk

Prior to suffering an ankle injury, the Dutch defender was linked with a host of Europe's biggest clubs after dazzling for the Saints. He was snapped up from Celtic for just £2.6m in 2013 and now looks set to be the club’s next big-money sale. Prutton, who played 82 games for the Saints, says the Premier League's elite will almost certainly be sniffing around at the end of the season. But the retired ...

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Ranieri sacked! New manager bounce effect at play against Liverpool?

Reds will be wary of possible new manager 'bounce' as Foxes dump Premier League title winner Liverpool could face negotiating the new manager 'bounce' on Monday after next opponents Leicester City sacked Claudio Ranieri. The Italian has been given the boot by the Foxes this evening barely nine months after leading them to a remarkable Premier League title last season. Leicester have struggled badly in the top flight this term and stand just ...

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Coutinho wins the Samba Gold award! The what…???

Philippe Coutinho has expressed his pride at joining an illustrious group of Brazilian players to be honoured with the Samba Gold award. It was announced in December that Liverpool’s No.10 had followed in the footsteps of the likes of Kaka, Thiago Silva and Neymar in scooping the 2016 edition of the annual prize by earning 32.13 per cent of the vote in a combined poll of journalists, current and ex-professionals and ...

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Liverpool is the third most popular club in China!

The annual Red Card report, compiled by consultation agency Mailman, analysed the clubs' online presence in China with eight different performance indicators to determine their level of influence. They assessed the top European clubs across eight key performance metrics, covering Weibo & WeChat performance, online mentions and active digital presence. The data for this year’s report was collected over the period of October 15th 2015 - January 15th 2016. Several English clubs ...

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Pulisic who? Brooks Lennon – Hat trick hero

Lennon scored a trio of goals and sent in the corner that Luca de la Torre eventually finished as the Yanks won 4-1. If Brooks Lennon brings this sort of scoring prowess to Real Salt Lake, he may just walk away Rookie of the Year. On loan from Liverpool, Lennon is first on duty with the United States U-20 men’s national team in Costa Rica. The U.S. opened U-20 World Cup qualifying with ...

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Dortmund Looking to Sell Attacking Players?

But the Reds shouldn't take this as a sign Christian Pulisic is available. Parsing the statements of players, managers, agents and executives to arrive at a reasonable conclusion with regards to transfer rumours can be an arduous task. Only on rare occasions are situations as straight-forward as, say, a defender being told he won't be sold, but has to go out on loan, and the media getting this information straight from ...

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Lallana to sign new Liverpool deal worth £110,000 a week

Adam Lallana will pen a new three-year deal at Liverpool on Wednesday that will deservedly catapult him into the club’s grouping of highest earners, with a package in the region of £110,000 a week. Discussions progressed smoothly over an extended and improved contract for the attacking midfielder, which contains the option of a further 12 months. An official announcement is expected within the next 24 hours. The proposal reflects the importance and influence of England’s Player of ...

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Lothar Matthaus: Mario Gotze is washed up and should go to China

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has told Sport Bild that Mario Gotze will have to "go to China" if he cannot find his form at Borussia Dortmund. Gotze, 24, returned to Dortmund in the summer after a disappointing three-year spell with Bayern Munich, but he has not yet been able to match the performances he produced during his initial stint at the Westfalenstadion. Muscular problems have so far limited Gotze's time on the ...

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Is this Kirkby Football Heaven?

Club have opened public consultation on proposals to move into state-of-the-art facility by 2019 This is the first image of Liverpool's proposed new state-of-the-art training facility in Kirkby. The Reds confirmed this morning they plan to transform the Kirkby Academy into a state-of-the-art training complex for the first-team and youth set-ups. The ECHO revealed on Tuesday the club were set to announce the £50million project after reaching an agreement with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough ...

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Could Klopp be targeting Ajax talent, Kasper Dolberg?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp lavishes praise on Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg. The 19-year-old striker has been one of Ajax's best players this season. “Klopp: He is a fantastic player!” “Who doesn’t know Kasper Dolberg!” said Klopp when asked and reportedly broke into laughter. Klopp continued: “You can not play in Ajax, without being noticed it. Kasper Dolberg has a very great future. He is a fantastic player.” The Liverpool manager added: “I love the ...

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Mane: It was just like pre-season

Sadio Mane feels Liverpool’s mid-season training camp offered the squad a multitude of benefits - and the forward has now turned his attentions to next Monday's trip to Leicester City. The Reds returned to Merseyside on Sunday after a four-night stay in La Manga that Jürgen Klopp billed as something of a second pre-season, given the 16-day gap between his side’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur and their game at the King ...

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News Roundup – Kirkby switch, Doc Schlum, Not Malcolm…Malcom!

The makeover continues! Klopp wants Liverpool to make a £50 million upgrade to Kirkby academy. Klopp emphasized the importance of having the first team and the rest of the Liverpool academy train at the same grounds, as he once did at BVB. One stadium, one training ground, one team, one football family! The message Klopp has preached forever and day. Agree with this way of life, as rewards are evident since the ...

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Mahmoud Dahoud has not agreed any deals to join BVB

Borussia Monchengladbach insist that Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud has not agreed a deal to join another club following reports that Borussia Dortmund have nabbed him. Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has insisted that in-demand Mahmoud Dahoud does not have a deal in place to leave the club. Reports in Germany have suggested that the 21-year-old has agreed an £8.5m switch to fellow Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund. Thomas Tuchel's side are believed to ...

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Why the referee for Leicester v Liverpool is bad news for Jurgen Klopp

Lee Mason has become something of a jinx for Reds this season. The latest round of referee appointments has been announced – and it could spell a problem for Liverpool. Lee Mason has been chosen to officiate Liverpool's trip to Leicester City on Monday night. The Greater Manchester referee has a bit of previous with the Reds, most prominently in the 2013-14 season when then Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was fined for questioning ...

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Balague: John Henry wasn’t in Barcelona on a scouting trip

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has rubbished suggestions John W. Henry was in Barcelona over the weekend to discuss a potential summer deal for Ivan Rakitic. Our owner sat in the Barcelona’s president’s box and fans were animated on Twitter as to the potential reasons behind his visit… But whatever it was, it certainly wasn’t a scouting mission!“Do you really believe that the owner of Liverpool, especially given the way they are ...

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Liverpool have initiated talks with Egyptian Trezeguet: Mahmoud Hassan

Egypt has been providing the footballing world with some remarkable talents over the past couple of years. The likes of Mohammad Salah, Elneny and Ramadan Sobhi are all currently playing for some of the biggest clubs in world football. A new name that may soon join this list is Mahmoud Hassan, who is commonly known as “Trezeguet” after the famous French striker. The 22-year-old was a part of the Egyptian team ...

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Next Gen Liverpool Emerging?

Under-18s boss Neil Critchley is helping usher through a fresh group of potential first-teamers It’s a certainty of youth football that nothing stays the same for too long. There is a narrow window to show your talent before another bunch of similarly gifted young players will be snapping at your heels, ready to try to take their big leap forward. It feels like the last few weeks at Liverpool’s Academy has started to ...

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Sturridge was floored by a similar bug suffered by Klavan

Squad resume work with double session on Tuesday after Spanish training camp Daniel Sturridge is set to return to training with Liverpool at Melwood today after being forced out of their Spanish training camp. The Reds’ striker was sent home from the La Manga sessions last week after struggling with a virus. It is believed the 27-year-old was suffering from a similar strain to that which floored defender Ragnar Klavan the week before, ...

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Lovren trying to sort out injury woes in Germany

  Dejan Lovren has travelled to Germany in an effort to cure himself of a persistent knee problem. The Croatian has missed recent Liverpool games with the issue, and remained on Merseyside when manager Jürgen Klopp took his side to Spain for warm-weather training last weekend. His absence from that break in La Manga – and continued struggles with injury – make it unlikely he will feature in next Monday’s Premier League game at ...

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Klopp: Liverpool could face ‘new’ Leicester

Jurgen Klopp expects to face a desperate Leicester City when Liverpool visit the King Power Stadium in the Premier League. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned his team they could be the first to face the "new" Leicester City in the Premier League. Claudio Ranieri's men, last season's champions, appear in strife, yet to score a league goal in 2017 and sitting just a point above the relegation zone. Klopp is wary of the ...

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U23s lose to Derby: Thou Shalt Not Talk Too Much

Maybe, there's a lesson in this? Mike Garrity, the Liverpool U23 coach said before their game against Derby, that his "exciting team are guaranteed to entertain and score goals". He went on to say that, he's "got some really good players in the attacking half of the pitch and when they go forward, these lads are dangerous and there is always a chance we will get goals." Fast forward to after the game... Liverpool ...

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