Origi meets Origi

Divock Origi is sat at Liverpool's La Manga base with the man he describes as “the big brother I never had”. His cousin Arnold Origi, who plays in goal for Norwegian outfit Lillestrom, has paid a visit to the Hotel Principe Felipe. With both their clubs picking the same warm weather training venue in Spain, it's given them an unexpected opportunity to catch up. Arnold, who is 12 years older, has been a ...

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Klopp: We need to stay greedy

Jürgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to learn from a difficult January and use last weekend's win over Tottenham Hotspur as a springboard for the rest of their season. The Reds will return home from La Manga later today having spent four nights away for a mid-season training camp. Their trip to Spain was billed as something of a second pre-season by Klopp, with his side currently halfway through a 16-day break between that ...

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Klopp on Brewster, Dhanda and Masterson

Reds boss impressed by youngsters during La Manga trip Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool Academy duo Yan Dhanda and Conor Masterson have impressed him during the club’s Spanish training camp. The teenagers were promoted to the first-team squad for the trip to La Manga as reward for their progress at Kirkby so far this season. Klopp revealed that he also considered taking highly-rated 17-year-old striker Rhian Brewster. However, he opted for Dhanda and Masterson after ...

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Liverpool plotting a return bid for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell

LIVERPOOL will take advantage of uncertainty about who will manage Arsenal next season by hijacking their move for highly-rated Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. England Under-21 international Chilwell, 20, has only started three Premier League games for the champions. But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on him since last summer and rates him among the finest prospects in the country. He is tipped to make Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad ...

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Liverpool Academy poised to beat Man United to sign Yasser Larouci

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder played for Paul Pogba's former club Le Havre but has rejected their offer of a contract and is a free agent. Born in Algeria, Larouci, who can play on the wing or behind the striker, had a trial at Southampton in December and was also watched by Manchester United. However, Liverpool are now confident of him signing up with their academy. Larouci was highly regarded at Le Havre, where ...

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Mario Gotze linked with Liverpool. Again!

The German forward only re-joined his former club from Bayern Munich last year Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's World Cup winner Mario Gotze. Jurgen Klopp wants a reunion with attacking midfielder Gotze and initial talks about an end-of-season switch are understood to have taken place. Liverpool were keen to sign Gotze, 24, last summer from Bayern Munich. But their lack of Champions League football cost them and Gotze, who ...

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Klopp: Summer transfer plans ‘on the way’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he has already started work on the transfers that the club will bring in during the summer transfer window. Klopp made six signings before the season -- including £35 million midfielder Sadio Mane -- but did no business in January and Liverpool's form slipped as they picked up one win in nine games and crashed out of the FA Cup and EFL Cup. And the German ...

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Liverpool vs Leicester City Could Be Rescheduled

If Leicester City draw with Millwall in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, Liverpool will not play the Premier Champions on Monday as scheduled. Any interest in the FA Cup may have disappeared for Liverpool after being knocked out by Wolverhampton Wanderers, but Leicester City’s Fifth Round tie with Millwall does have consequences for Jürgen Klopp’s side. If tomorrow’s game results in a draw, Liverpool’s fixture against Leicester City will ...

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Conte confirms Solanke wants Chelsea exit amidst Liverpool links

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte confirmed today that Dominic Solanke is likely to leave the club when his contract expires in the summer amidst reports that the striker will join Liverpool. Although he has been on the bench in the Premier League and the EFL Cup this season, Solanke hasn’t made a single first-team appearance this season and has grown frustrated at his lack of game time. The 19-year-old progressed through the ranks ...

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Klopp: I don’t miss the Champions League

JURGEN KLOPP wants to take Liverpool back into the Champions League but admits he doesn't miss it. Liverpool have qualified just once for Europe's top competition since the 2009/10 season. Jurgen Klopp's side are currently outside the Champions League qualification spots but are just three points behind Tottenham in second. The tightly contested table means any slip ups in the remaining part of the season could result in another campaign without Champions League ...

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Sturridge could not even complete La Manga

Daniel Sturridge will return home from Liverpool's mid-season training camp in La Manga on Friday due to a virus. The striker joined his teammates on the trip to Spain earlier this week eager to participate in the daily double sessions, despite feeling unwell. However, Sturridge's condition hasn't improved and he will fly back to Merseyside today before resuming training at Melwood as soon as he is well enough. The remainder of the squad ...

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Klopp: What we’re hoping to achieve in La Manga

Jürgen Klopp has explained the reasoning behind Liverpool’s trip to La Manga, with the boss believing that a change of scenery could benefit his squad as they prepare for the final months of the season. The Reds flew out to Spain for a mid-season training camp on Wednesday evening and will return to Merseyside on Sunday ahead their next Premier League match against Leicester City, which is scheduled to take place ...

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Sturridge misses first day in La Manga due to virus

Daniel Sturridge was forced to sit out Liverpool's first full day of warm weather training in La Manga with a virus. The Reds striker remained at the team hotel on Thursday. The Reds striker remained at the team hotel on Thursday after medical staff decided it was best he didn't train. Jurgen Klopp's men have travelled to the south-east of Spain with no FA Cup action or European football to occupy them ...

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Klopp: We suffered because of the EFL Cup Semis

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said the EFL Cup semi-finals were among the hurdles that took a toll on his players and that Chelsea benefited from an early exit Klopp’s side rediscovered form when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Anfield, their first league win since New Year’s Eve ending a damaging sequence of one victory – against Plymouth in an FA Cup replay – in 10 matches. Saturday’s performance came ...

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Mark Clattenburg quits the Premier League to take up role in Saudi Arabia

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGGMOL) has announced that referee Mark Clattenburg has quit his job with the Premier League to take up a new advisory position in Saudi Arabia. Clattenburg took charge of his first English Football League game in 2000, and was promoted to the Premier League's Select Group in 2004. Since then he has established himself as one of the finest referees of his generation, taking charge of ...

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Injury update on Dejan Lovren and Marko Grujic

Jürgen Klopp is hopeful that Dejan Lovren will be fit enough to re-join team training when Liverpool return from La Manga. A knee injury has caused Lovren to miss the Reds’ last two games against Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur and the centre-back was left to continue his recovery at Melwood when the squad flew out to Spain for their mid-season training camp on Wednesday evening. However, Klopp is optimistic that both ...

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La Manga begins…

Liverpool have kickstarted their mid-season training camp this morning with Jürgen Klopp putting his players through their paces in La Manga.  After breakfast at their hotel, the squad cycled down to the pitches where they will be putting in the hard graft over the coming days. The first of two sessions today began at 10.30am local time (9.30am GMT) in overcast conditions in southern Spain. The Reds are set to spend four days ...

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Steven Gerrard to play at Anfield with Liverpool Legends next month

Reds hero will make first appearance since hanging up boots in charity match against Real Madrid Legends Steven Gerrard will return to action at Anfield next month – and the Liverpool hero is “absolutely steaming” to run out at his old stomping ground. Gerrard will feature for Liverpool Legends against Real Madrid Legends at the stadium on Saturday, March 25 in a match in aid of the club’s official charity, the LFC ...

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Latest Liverpool FC figures reveal steady attendance since stadium revamp

Latest Liverpool FC figures reveal steady attendance since stadium revamp Matchday attendance at Anfield remained high throughout the first half of Liverpool FC’s 2016/17 campaign, according to new data. Figures released today (February 15) by the club show that over 53k supporters turned for each of the Reds’ first nine home games bar one. Attendance was highest for the clash against West Bromwich Albion in October, at 53,218, and its lowest for the ...

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Mane: Our confidence is back

Sadio Mane believes the confidence which has returned to Liverpool's squad can now propel them towards a strong end to the season. The Senegal international scored both goals in the weekend win over fellow top-four rivals Tottenham to lift a cloud which had been hanging over the club since the turn of the year. A first Premier League win in 2017 has got the side up and running again and Mane, now ...

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Emre: we struggled to ignore our critics during dry January

Liverpool's critics have been impossible to ignore during their disappointing start to 2017, says midfielder Emre Can. Emre Can concedes it was difficult for Liverpool to avoid the criticism thrown their way during a poor January. The Reds won just one of their eight matches in all competitions last month, that coming in an FA Cup third-round replay against Plymouth Argyle. That run saw Liverpool exit both domestic cup competitions, while their hopes ...

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Liverpool ‘yearn’ to sign player, and can complete €50m deal if Klopp acts early enough

Inaki Williams to Liverpool keeps popping up in the Spanish media. At the beginning of February, Marca reported on Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool interest in the Athletic Club Bilbao attacker. Jurgen Klopp ‘has reports on his table’ about the player, according to the newspaper, and Liverpool are following his progress closely. Another Spanish newspaper, AS, touches on the subject in their Tuesday edition. It’s explained that Liverpool ‘yearn’ to sign Inaki, but that, ...

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I wanted van Dijk at Liverpool says Rodgers

Ex Reds boss claims scouts told him defender wasn't ready for Anfield.   Southampton’s £40million plus rated centre-back Virgil van Dijk is reportedly being chased by Liverpool but former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he tried to sign the Dutchman during his time at Anfield but was knocked back by the club’s scouts. Although currently sidelined with an ankle injury, van Dijk is one of English football’s most wanted men with ...

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Liverpool heading to La Manga for warm-weather training camp

Jurgen Klopp's side will spend four nights in Spain as part of mid-season break. Liverpool will fly to Spain this week for a warm-weather training camp as part of Jurgen Klopp’s February “pre-season”. The Reds will head out to La Manga on Wednesday and spend four nights in the exclusive resort before travelling back to Merseyside on the Sunday. Klopp gave his players three days off following Saturday evening’s 2-0 home win over ...

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Gini Wijnaldum: This is how we have to play

Georginio Wijnaldum heaped praise upon Liverpool's performance after yesterday's 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and declared: 'This is how we have to play'. The Reds ended a five-game winless streak in the Premier League as Sadio Mane netted twice in the first half at Anfield to put Mauricio Pochettino's side to the sword. The hosts were the dominant force throughout, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris producing some heroics between the sticks to keep ...

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Athletic Bilbao Forward Inaki Williams Teases Liverpool Move But Says ‘Bilbao Is the Place Now’

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has said that he feels "very lucky" to have been linked with a move to Liverpool. The 22-year-old's performances for the Basque club have impressed his many admirers this season, with Liverpool one of the sides most heavily rumoured to attempt to bring him in. And Williams has admitted that he is pleased to see such an historic club interested in acquiring his services. "Lots of things are ...

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Liverpool ban S*n journalists over Hillsborough coverage

• Newspaper barred from Anfield and Melwood training ground • Decision based on notorious coverage immediately after 1989 disaster Liverpool Football Club have banned the S*n from their Anfield stadium and Melwood training ground over the newspaper’s notorious coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool supporters were unlawfully killed. The S*n will not be permitted to report on the club’s matches from Anfield and be given no access to interview players or ...

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Liverpool vs Spurs: Pre-Match Presser

Klopp on Lallana's new deal “Adam is a very important player for us. He already has a pretty long contract. “How close is a new one? We don’t talk about this. It says nothing about his importance if we are negotiating or not. “We have to talk to the player, the agents and then, when something is decided, we will inform you.” On facing top six opposition Liverpool have taken 13 points from a possible ...

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Hummels: I feel sorry for Klopp

  Mats Hummels has admitted he feels sorry for his former manager Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool’s recent struggles. The Bayern Munich defender who played under his compatriot at Borussia Dortmund, with the duo winning the Bundesliga title and reaching the Champions League final. The 28-year-old, who left Dortmund last summer, revealed he still follows Klopp’s career and is keeping a close eye on Liverpool. And he pities the recent results Klopp has endured. When asked ...

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Safe standing proposal rejected by British Government

Authorities remain unconvinced despite Celtic trial but will continue to monitor A government report on the future of sport has said it “remains unconvinced” by the case for the return of standing to football grounds. The first annual Sporting Future report discusses all elements of sport within the UK including participation levels, access and governance. A growing lobby for the case for so-called rail seating has been apparent in recent months and Liverpool ...

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Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen will be absent for Spurs’ trip to Anfield

Both Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen will be absent for Tottenham Hotspur's trip to Anfield on Saturday evening. Mauricio Pochettino's side take on Liverpool in a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday. The knee injury which kept Rose out of Spurs' 1-0 home victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday will also see the England left-back miss out this weekend. The Argentinean manager was coy on Rose's return but the clash against Jurgen Klopp's team, which could ...

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Wijnaldum says that Liverpool at their best in big games

Liverpool are at their best in big Premier League games, according to the club's midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The Anfield side face Spurs at the weekend, with the Dutch international hoping Liverpool can find their best form once again. Last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Hull was another low point - following losses against fellow bottom-half teams Bournemouth, Burnley and Swansea. Conversely Liverpool's record against the top six is far better as they have 13 ...

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Liverpool transfer rumours

While PSG plot to transplant the best bits of Arsenal (and Wenger, in case you don’t consider him to be among the best bits) to Paris, Jürgen Klopp wants to bring a bit of Borussia Dortmund to Anfield. The atmosphere, ideally, but the Premier League lost that years ago, so instead Klopp will make do with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Liverpool are confident that the appeal of working for Klopp again will ...

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Gini named January’s Player of the Month

Georginio Wijnaldum was today named as Liverpool’s Standard Chartered Player of the Month for January after winning the fans’ vote in a poll on this website. The Netherlands midfielder clinched 22 per cent of the total to claim the accolade for the first time. In doing so, he beat Simon Mignolet (18 per cent) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (13 per cent) to the trophy. In what proved a frustrating month for the Reds on ...

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Lallana set for new four year contract worth £150K-a-week

Adam Lallana will become the latest Liverpool player to commit his long-term future to the club by signing a new four year contract. Talks between Lallana and his representatives are at an advanced stage, with the England international to shortly pen a deal worth £150,000 a week. The new terms will keep the midfielder on Merseyside until 2021, by which time he will be 32 having spent the peak of his career ...

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Markus Breglec is Liverpool’s New Marketing Director

Liverpool FC has appointed Markus Breglec in the newly created role of Marketing Director to develop and grow the club globally. Markus Breglec has taken on the newly created role at the Premier League club and will be tasked with creating strategies to drive growth, inspire innovation and foster collaboration. Breglec will use his 19 plus years' experience in devising strategies for globally recognised brands such as Nike, Sony and Adidas to ...

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Liverpool FC could have become Microsoft FC!

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was offered the chance to buy Liverpool in a bid to rid the club of its former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. New documents have revealed that an approach had been made to the billionaire in the months leading up to the Reds’ eventual sale in October 2010. This week marked a decade since Hicks and Gillett completed their takeover before they were later succeeded by ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng: Jurgen Klopp is “the best coach in the world”

Las Palmas midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has heaped praise on former boss Jurgen Klopp.  Boateng, formerly of FC Schalke, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, spent half a season on loan from the North London side at Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund in 2009. Speaking to the Guardian, the Ghanaian hailed the German’s impact during his brief stint under his charge. “I could see it immediately. He is the best coach in the whole world,” Boateng said. “He knows when ...

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Macca: Klopp is a proven winner and won’t change his style

Former Red backs German to rediscover winning formula – but says players must get used to scrutiny Gary McAllister says Liverpool ’s players must accept criticism of their poor form – but believes Jurgen Klopp won’t overhaul his tactical approach. Klopp’s side have come under severe scrutiny after a run of just one win in 10 games that has seen them eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and drop out of the ...

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Should we be looking at Luis Suárez’s Barcelona playmaker tip-off?

Suárez knows De la Cruz since they are compatriots. Luis Suárez informed FC Barcelona about a potential star in the making - young Uruguayan playmaker Nicolás De la Cruz - according to Radio1010 in their home country. De la Cruz plays for Montevideo’s confusingly named Liverpool FC as well as the U20 Uruguayan national team, which just qualified for the upcoming U20 World Cup in South Korea. De la Cruz scored three goals ...

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Bill Shankly’s dementia suffering stars

One of the legends of Liverpool’s Bill Shankly era, Ian St John, has said that the United States is way ahead of Britain in examining links between dementia and the heading of heavy leather footballs in the 1950s and 1960s and has called for action, amid the deteriorating health of several former team-mates. St John pointed to prevalence of neurological problems among Shankly’s former players, with one-time captains Ron Yeats and ...

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Dejan is due for a knee scan to determine ligament damage

Dejan Lovren remains a doubt for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, due to a persistent knee problem.   The Croatian sat out of the Reds’ 2-0 defeat away to Hull City, and after two days’ rest for Jurgen Klopp‘s squad, it is still uncertain whether he will be able to return to training. Klopp gave his side a break following the loss at the KC Stadium, deeming downtime crucial ...

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Klopp vs Rodgers after 54 games = DRAW!

Liverpool's slide in the Premier League has left Jurgen Klopp's record to this point identical to that of predecessor Brendan Rodgers in his first 54 games. Klopp and Rodgers share a run of 26 wins, 16 draws and 12 defeats in their first 54 league matches in charge at Anfield. And while it is widely recognised that the German is revolutionising methods on Merseyside it seems the results still need work to ...

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Klopp: Our poor form has nothing to do with lack of Jan transfers

Jürgen Klopp has claimed full responsibility for Liverpool’s alarming form after they slipped to yet another surprise defeat, this time against relegation-threatened Hull City. The German’s side have still won only once since the turn of the year, against League Two’s Plymouth Argyle in a FA Cup tie. Defeats to Swansea City, Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers last month came amid inactivity during the January transfer window, with no reinforcements found for Klopp’s ...

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Emre Can: I am disappointed by my form

Emre Can has vowed to use the 15 games remaining this season to show his worth to Liverpool after admitting to personal disappointment over his form in 2016-17. After the midfielder's Euro 2016 commitments with Germany resulted in a late start to pre-season, his campaign with the Reds suffered early disruption when he sustained an ankle injury in August. Can was then forced to endure another stint on the sidelines in December ...

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Joel Matip has traded in being a winner for being a loser with AFCON decision

Matip turned down the chance to play for Cameroon. Cameroon boss Hugo Broos has aimed a dig at Liverpool defender Joel Matip after his nation’s victory in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday. For the first time in 15 years, Cameroon are champions of Africa but were required to come from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Egypt. Matip was one of eight players who opted not to be part ...

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Hamann: Klopp’s six-year Anfield deal is ‘madness’

Didi Hamann, the former Liverpool player, says that he finds it hard to believe the club have given manager Jurgen Klopp a six-year contract. The German made a bright start at Anfield and Liverpool looked like challenging for the Premier League title this season, but in a dreadful run of results they have fallen 13 points behind leaders Chelsea. They have also been knocked out of the FA Cup and lost ...

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Matip: We will do everything to play the football we played earlier in the season

Joel Matip has pledged that the Liverpool squad will work harder and 'do everything' to rediscover the form they showed earlier in the season. The Reds suffered a fourth defeat of the Premier League campaign on Saturday afternoon as Hull City secured a 2-0 result at the KCOM Stadium. A goal late in the first half from Alfred N’Diaye left Jürgen Klopp’s side with work to do after the interval, but despite ...

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Ayre’s parting shot: Liverpool are left behind because they can’t sell their own TV rights

The outgoing Liverpool chief executive thinks the equitable distribution of Premier League TV funds is holding back the biggest clubs Ian Ayre believes that the Premier League's clubs are being held back by collective bargaining of television revenues - despite the record amounts of money being pumped into the league, writes James Pearce in the Liverpool Echo . The outgoing executive, who is stepping down at the end of the month , ...

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Klopp: We need to be more streetwise

Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool to get more streetwise and feels they have catching up to do on Chelsea when it comes to acting "clever" The Anfield side had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Antonio Conte's men in midweek, despite dominating play for large parts of the game, as Chelsea used every trick in the book to get a point. Klopp has now admitted he would like to see his side ...

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Klopp: Emre Can is carrying an injury which has affected his form

The Germany international has failed to nail down a starting position at Liverpool, with his current deal set to expire next season Jurgen Klopp believes that stalled contract negotiations between Liverpool and Emre Can are not the reason for the midfielder's patchy form and suggests he's keen to keep him, writes James Pearce in the Liverpool Echo. Can's current contract expires at the end of next season but his representatives are failing ...

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Migs: How I saved that Costa penalty? Pure luck!

Simon Mignolet has lifted the lid on the approach that has seen him save six of the 14 penalties he has faced for Liverpool. The Belgian enhanced his reputation for spot-kick heroics on Tuesday as he kept out a late Diego Costa effort to help the Reds claim a point against Chelsea. But, speaking as a guest on LFC Later, a humble Mignolet explained that a degree good fortune came into play ...

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Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre to leave at end of February to join 1860 Munich

Ayre, who has been at Anfield since 2007, announced in March that he was to leave, and was initially expected to depart at the end of the season. Liverpool have confirmed chief executive officer Ian Ayre will leave the club at the end of February. Ayre, who has been at Anfield since 2007, announced back in March that he was to leave his role as CEO, and was initially expected to depart ...

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Klopp vs Conte: Frenemies for life?

JURGEN KLOPP has already developed a stronger bond with Chelsea’s Antonio Conte than the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. The Liverpool manager revealed he had extended chats with the Blues boss before and after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield. Despite their rivalry in the Premier League and on the sidelines, the passionate pair were able to talk harmoniously. “If you want a positive story, I talked 10 minutes before the game ...

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After looking at the PL run-ins of the top six, you’ll come to an obvious conclusion

Can anyone stop Chelsea? We analyse the top six's Premier League run-ins as they gear up for the final months of the campaign. Antonio Conte's side are nine points clear at the top of the table ahead of their Stamford Bridge showdown with third-placed Arsenal.   Premier League top six after 23 games Rank Team W D L GD Pts 1 Chelsea 18 2 3 32 56 2 Spurs 13 8 2 29 47 3 Arsenal 14 5 4 26 47 4 Liverpool 13 7 3 24 46 5 Man City 14 4 5 19 46 6 Man Utd 11 9 3 12 42   There are sure to be more twists and turns as the season continues, but which of the top six ...

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Emre feels that we’re still a strong side – but they need to beat Hull first

Emre Can believes Liverpool proved they are still a force to be reckoned with as they drew with Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday. But the German knows any momentum gained from holding the runaway Premier League leaders will be lost should that result not be followed up with a win at Hull City this weekend. The Reds ended a three-game losing streak in front of the Kop as they came from behind ...

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FOARum: What do we want to see next summer?

Started by Stan Dinaround - http://www.foarsite.com/foarum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10 This season has been as epic as it has distressing, another window is about to slam shut.. Most probably in all honesty didn't think this window would turn out any differently, even as January unfolded, but, next summer is entirely different... What are the positions people most want to see filled or fleshed out, and who do we realistically (and fantasy is fine too) see coming our ...

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Brooks Lennon  could be loaned back to Real Salt Lake

RSL Academy product Brooks Lennon looks to be on his way back to the club, reports indicate. Sam Stejskal reported today that Real Salt Lake have come to an agreement with Liverpool for a year long loan for Brooks Lennon. This is news that RSL fans have all been waiting for since the first rumors of his arrival hit earlier this year thanks to Chris Kamrani. Lennon, who is only 19 years ...

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Matip: It was difficult for me, but I never watched alone

Joel Matip's career at Anfield remains in its infancy but already the giant defender feels like a supporter as much as a player - even if he'd rather not. Since joining the Reds seven months ago, Matip has had more time to develop an empathy with the club's fans than he would have expected or liked. An ankle injury limited the former Schalke man to just 14 appearances by the turn of ...

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Did Liverpool make a loan offer for Real Madrid’s Mariano?

Yes, according to Spanish newspaper AS. They say that the Reds made two approaches for Real Madrid forward Mariano, who has scored five goals this term. The Dominican forward, who has excellent goalscoring records for Real Madrid's B and C teams, was promoted to the first team squad this season by Zinedine Zidane as back-up to Karim Benzema. The 23-year-old has impressed in a bit-part role and, according to the report, a number ...

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Ruin the Anfield atmosphere? Man cycles South Korea to Liverpool FC with no ticket

A man who cycled from South Korea to watch Liverpool FC play Chelsea had to watch the game in a pub. Jungyu Lee set off in June and travelled through 12 countries to get to Liverpool's Anfield stadium for its Premier League game against Chelsea. He ended up watching it in a pub. The club have offered him a ticket to watch the Reds play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.   Source: Man cycles South Korea ...

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Mourinho accuses officials of hypocrisy and treat Klopp differently

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho slammed the officials' treatment of him after Jurgen Klopp said an assistant referee praised his passion. Jose Mourinho accused match officials of being hypocritical with how they treat him compared to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp following Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Hull City. Klopp caught the attention of officials during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Tuesday and had an exchange with assistant referee Neil Swarbrick. The German claimed after the ...

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Adam Lallana: Inside the body and mind of a Liverpool player

He's widely regarded as one of the Premier League's finest playmakers, a belief strengthened by the awarding of the England Player of the Year accolade earlier this week – but what makes Adam Lallana tick? The 28-year-old has been one of the stand-out performers of the Reds’ season so far, contributing seven goals and seven assists in 25 appearances to date. But what are the qualities and physical and mental strengths that ...

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Migs: Benchmark is now set

Liverpool's performance against Chelsea must be the benchmark for the rest of the season, Simon Mignolet explained after Tuesday's 1-1 draw. An absorbing Premier League clash between the Reds and the leaders ended level at Anfield, with David Luiz and Georginio Wijnaldum on target in either half. Chelsea could have snatched victory late on when Diego Costa won a penalty and stepped up to take it – but Mignolet reacted sharply to ...

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Klopp: I could never be friends with Diego Costa

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he and Diego Costa could "never be friends" after another controversial game by the Chelsea striker. The Spain international won a penalty, subsequently saved by Simon Mignolet, slightly theatrically and generally antagonised those at Anfield throughout Tuesday's 1-1 draw with the type of performance which has seen him criticised in the past for going to ground easily. However, Costa also caused Liverpool enough problems for Klopp to ...

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Steven Gerrard. LFC Academy Coach. Day 1.

Steven Gerrard began his new role as Academy coach with Liverpool FC on Wednesday morning - and our photographer was there to capture the legend's arrival. The club icon has taken up a wide-ranging, full-time role at the Kirkby youth complex, which will involve aiding in the professional development phase of the young players. Gerrard's work under the guidance of Academy director Alex Inglethorpe gets under way today, marking a special return ...

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**UPATE** Roberto Firmino in court for drink-drive case

Sentence DJ Shelvey fines Mr Firmino £20k. She accepts the mitigation but says Mr Firmino remains responsible for driving with excess alcohol. Additionally She also bans him from driving for a year, but that could be reduced to nine if he completes a drink driving course.   Official statements From Roberto Firmino I apologise, without reservation, to the club, the manager, my teammates and the supporters for putting myself in this situation. What I have done is wrong and ...

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Gini: The manager told me to get into the box more

Georginio Wijnaldum was told to get into the box more in the second half against Chelsea – and duly timed his arrival perfectly to level the scores at Anfield on Tuesday night. At the halfway point of the Premier League clash, Liverpool trailed to a David Luiz free-kick despite Jürgen Klopp’s side having had the better of the proceedings in general. The manager used the interval to tell Wijnaldum he should attack ...

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Klopp plays down Mane knee injury

Sadio Mane told Jurgen Klopp he was "all good" despite the Liverpool star seemingly carrying a knee injury. Having returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, Mane came on late in his side's 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday. The Senegal international appeared to be carrying a knee injury, but Klopp said the 24-year-old attacker was fine. "I didn't ask until now but when he came into the ...

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Klopp: Why panic and lose your cool so easily?

Klopp celebrated Mignolet's penalty save by roaring in the face of fourth official Neil Swarbrick, but said the pair had later made peace. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to remonstrate with one of his own side’s supporters on Tuesday night, saying that he had told the individual to keep his nerve, as he now wants all the club’s fans to do. Klopp - who suggested that the 1-1 draw with ...

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Sadio Mane is coming home…but in what condition?

Africa's most expensive footballer was the only one to miss his spot-kick in the 4-5 penalty loss to Cameroon. He certainly looked distraught - like Luis Suarez type distraught - after the game! Liverpool have been totally out of sorts without Sadio. But how out of sorts will he be after this heartbreak? Nothing that a good old Klopp hug can't fix!  

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Lambert: Simple how we beat Liverpool – over the top balls and counterattack

Lambert spoke with glowing pride about his young, pacy side and said this win surpassed all his other achievements at Anfield Paul Lambert spoke of using balls over the top as a key tactic in maintaining his impressive record of never having lost at Anfield. Lambert's impressive young Wolves side ran out deserved 2-1 winners at Anfield, sending Liverpool crashing out of the FA Cup at the Fourth Round stage. His side struck ...

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Klopp: Our slump has nothing to do with fatigue

Reds boss says he has the stats to prove that energy levels haven't dropped Jurgen Klopp insists fatigue isn’t the reason for Liverpool’s current slump. The Reds head into Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie with Wolves at Anfield on the back of a wretched week which has seen them suffer home defeats to Swansea and Southampton. Liverpool have won just once in seven matches during a gruelling January with Dutch fitness coach ...

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Philippe Coutinho: ‘there is only one club for me’

LEE CLAYTON - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: A brilliantly gifted playmaker, arguably the most creative force in the league. Philippe Coutinho is staying with Liverpool. Breaking news from the North West this past Wednesday: a footballer who is not interested in China. Or Barcelona. A brilliantly gifted playmaker, arguably the most creative force in the league. Philippe Coutinho is staying with Liverpool. OK, so the rest of the day and the positive narrative was ...

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Presser: FA Cup (4th Round): Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

https://youtu.be/QjsWSci3Auw On transfers “If you want I can say yes and you can put Liverpool on your screen but it’s unlikely. “That’s life, eh? It’s always possible. Maybe.”   On Sturridge “It’s your job to find something for us to talk about. “I thought after Southampton it was a good game for Daniel Sturridge. “He was involved from first second until the last. “Usually, it’s not about speed, Daniel Sturridge scores twice in this game. But he’s a human ...

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Ian Rush: Keep going Daniel, your luck will change

The Reds' greatest ever goalscorer said the England striker must continue to put himself in good positions Liverpool legend Ian Rush is confident Daniel Sturridge can overcome his mini-drought of five games without a goal as long as he doesn't "shy away" from chances. The England striker missed the Reds’ two best opportunities in Wednesday’s disappointing EFL Cup exit to Southampton and has notched just six goals all year. Sturridge's performance led another ...

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Joe Gomez closing in on new five-year contract

Joe Gomez is set to follow Philippe Coutinho by committing his long-term future to Liverpool as talks are advanced over a new deal. Negotiations over fresh terms until 2022 have been driven by Jurgen Klopp, who is enthused by the role the 19-year-old can play at Anfield in the coming years. And as was the case with the Brazil international, the Reds want to wrap up formalities quickly. Gomez started the FA Cup ...

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Ojo: We’ve all got a responsibility against Wolves

Sheyi Ojo believes the players selected to face Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow have a responsibility to do whatever they can to bring Liverpool's recent run of poor form to an end. The Reds have won just one of their last seven outings in all competitions, and suffered a morale-sapping defeat to Southampton in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final last time out. Despite that disappointment, Jürgen Klopp is likely to maintain ...

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No Maney, No Honey

Following their League Cup defeat to Southampton, Liverpool's miserable slump continues and the absence of one man is becoming all the more obvious. Since Sadio Mane's departure for the Africa Cup of Nations the Reds have seen their pre-Christmas momentum stopped dead in its tracks, freely dropping points in the Premier League and beginning to lose sight of leaders Chelsea. Liverpool's alarming turn of form coincided neatly with Mane's departure to Gabon ...

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Lazar’s Laser Leg Assist

  Markovic came on from the bench with half an hour to play and played a big role in the Tigers’ second goal in their EFL Cup 2nd leg defeat of United, pinging a ball to the right-back, who crossed first time for Niasse to bag. Markovic is known as a ‘winger’, but his crossing is poor and he’s actually been much better throughout his career as an onrushing no.10, in the ...

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Anfield’s anxiety is not helping the players

Steve Nicol believes there’s an uncomfortable level of anxiety around Anfield at present, as Liverpool‘s poor form continued on Wednesday night.   After making a storming start to the season, the Reds have endured a difficult few weeks since the turn of the year, winning just one game in 2017 so far. While they’ve only picked up two points from their last three Premier League fixtures, Southampton dealt them a further blow ...

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Liverpool Linked with Left-Footed Danish Left-back

No, it's not Daniel Agger making a triumphant return in the Red shirt.   James Milner is a left-back now. The left-back spot was one of the most commonly acknowledged weak links in Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool side this summer, with Alberto Moreno seemingly failing to deliver on the promise the Reds paid £12m for back in 2014, or at the very least failing to impress his German manager in the run-up to ...

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Carra on Studge: ‘When he does not score you are down to 10 men’

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge offers nothing when he does not score, according to former Anfield defender Jamie Carragher. Jamie Carragher claimed Daniel Sturridge offers nothing when he does not score after the Liverpool striker endured a disappointing game in their EFL Cup semi-final exit to Southampton. Liverpool missed out on the Wembley final as Shane Long's late goal at Anfield ensured a 1-0 win and a 2-0 aggregate triumph for Southampton. Sturridge missed two ...

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Klopp: ‘Liverpool will not change course’

Reds boss insists he has no doubts in the way his side are doing things Jurgen Klopp insisted his Liverpool team would not be deflected from their path despite missing out on their best chance of silverware this season with the EFL Cup semi-final defeat to Southampton. Shane Long's injury time winner gave Claude Puel's side a deserved aggregate victory and left Liverpool with just one win in seven in 2017.       The Liverpool ...

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Sakho for Saints or Spartak. Spartak???

Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho is considering offers from Southampton and Spartak Moscow.   Sakho has been frozen out at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp and has not managed a single minute of senior team football this season, being restricted to turning out for the Under-23s. Klopp is willing to let the 26-year-old go this month, but he is only prepared to depart for a club he is fully convinced about joining. Two clubs meet his criteria, ...

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Markovic: I flopped at Liverpool because I wasn’t given a long enough run

Markovic arrived for £20m from Benfica in 2014 but has started just 11 Premier League games. He’s since been shipped out on loan to Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon and now Hull, who he joined this week. Markovic said: “I hope that my actions will speak louder than words and I can prove myself to the club and to everyone in English football. “I joined Liverpool when I was very young and have not yet ...

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TAA on standby for Saints game

Liverpool youngster ready for another big night   Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is on standby to start tonight's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Southampton. Right-back Nathaniel Clyne is a doubt for the showdown at Anfield as he continues to be hampered by an abdominal muscle injury. It would be another big night in the blossoming career of the 18-year-old from West Derby. Alexander-Arnold was handed his first-team debut by Klopp in the fourth round ...

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Who’s next on long-term contracts after Phil? Lally, Lovs…but not Emre

Liverpool hoping to make progress on other contracts   Liverpool will turn their attention to securing the long-term futures of Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren following the announcement of Philippe Coutinho's new five-year contract. With the Brazil international having signed until 2022 after becoming the club's highest wage earner, the Reds will look to tie up other key members of Jurgen Klopp's squad. Both Lallana and Lovren are currently under contract until the summer ...

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Liverpool agree to pay buy-out clause for Julian Brandt

According to reports in The Guardian, Liverpool continues to press for Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt. [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] The Premier League side have been monitoring the 20-year-old for some time now and boss Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan and wants to bring the player to Anfield. [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] The Reds were hoping to complete their capture during the current window but whilst this seems unlikely to happen, the German tactician is ...

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CONFIRMED! Philippe Coutinho signs new long-term Liverpool FC deal

Liverpool FC can announce Philippe Coutinho has today signed a new long-term contract with the club. The 24-year-old has committed his future to the Reds by penning the fresh deal at Melwood, the terms of which will come into effect from July 1, 2017. Coutinho has been at Anfield for four years following his transfer from Inter Milan in January 2013, during which time he has established himself as one of the ...

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Dear all, as you already know, I've always been crystal clear and upfront  that I don't want FOAR to be ad-supported. You've heard me say several times that I've deactivated Disqus REVEAL (their advertising system) and switched of all Cookie tracking of visitors to the site. Thus far, I've been paying for everything out-of-pocket. Unfortunately, as much as I want that to continue, I received this email from Disqus yesterday. See ...

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Peter Hyballa taking Jurgen Klopp’s pressing game to the Eredivisie

Peter Hyballa was a youth-team coach at Borussia Dortmund during Jurgen Klopp’s time and the man who literally wrote the book on pressing. Now he is in the Eredivisie and still spreading the gospel of heavy metal football. Adam Bate spoke to him to find out more… "Everyone in Europe is negative. It is all about fear," Peter Hyballa tells Sky Sports, taking the conversation in another unexpected direction while discussing ...

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Karius: How a one-goal deficit can be turned around

Having played a key role in keeping Liverpool firmly in contention to reach the EFL Cup final, Loris Karius has called for a confident approach to the second leg against Southampton. The goalkeeper produced a string of important saves in the opening meeting at St Mary’s a fortnight ago, being beaten only once – by Nathan Redmond – on a night when the Reds fell short of their usual standards. Karius and ...

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*UPDATE* Philippe Coutinho ‘to sign new five-year contract with Liverpool’

*UPDATE* Double Happiness!  Talks between Reds sporting director Michael Edwards and the Brazilian attacker's representatives are progressing well. [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] Coutinho, who looks set to be passed fit for Wednesday night's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Southampton, has indicated that he's happy and settled at Liverpool. [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] Anfield officials have a good relationship with his agent Kia Joorabchian, who also looks after team-mate Lucas Leiva.   Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is reportedly closing in on a ...

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Connor Randall Linked With Loan Move to Championship Side Barnsley

  Championship side Barnsley have made an enquiry into the possible loan signing of Liverpool defender Connor Randall. According to the ​Daily Mail, Barnsley are keen to replace teenager James Bree, who is set to move to league rivals Aston Villa. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Randall he is free to leave Anfield on loan in order to gain first team experience.   Preston North End were reportedly interested in signing the 21-year-old last summer, ...

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LFC representatives land in Lisbon to sign William Carvalho?

According to reports in Portugal, Liverpool representatives have landed in Lisbon to sign William William Carvalho, the Sporting midfielder. Carvalho, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal in the summer, has long been linked with a move to Arsenal, but it seems Liverpool are now favourites to sign him. The media in his home country say Carvalho, contracted until 2020, with cost around £25m.   https://youtu.be/KmTdRiq_aOE  

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Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hoping for Matip return after AFCON 2017

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos reveals he would like to have Joel Matip back in the national team set up after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon. The Indomitable Lions are through to the quarter-finals of the biennial continental showpiece after playing to a 0-0 draw in their final Group B match against hosts, Gabon on Sunday. Matip reportedly announced his retirement from the national side, yet Broos called him ...

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Divs: I’m focused and confident the goals will come

Divock Origi is confident that a combination of focus and hard work will lead to him rediscovering his goalscoring touch sooner rather than later. The striker netted in five successive Liverpool games across the end of November and start of December, but four starts and four substitute appearances in the eight matches since then have yielded no goals for the No.27. However, that run has not had a negative impact on Origi’s ...

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Coutinho contract talks opened…

The Reds playmaker has proven to become a pivotal player in the side. And Jurgen Klopp certainly felt the effect of his absence when Philippe Coutinho was sidelined through injury in December. The Brazil international, who arrived on Merseyside in 2013 for £8.5million from Inter Milan, has been crowned Liverpool Fans Player of the Year and Liverpool Players’ Player of the Year in each of the past two seasons. His form has attracted ...

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