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Three Players Klopp May Look To Sign This Summer

With a second place finish with 97 points in the Premier League and a Champions League final against Spurs to look forward to, Jurgen Klopp would be forgiven for sticking with the squad he has for next season as he clearly has a group of players who are capable of special things. The German though, has been very good at identifying where he can improve his team further in the transfer ...

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The big Harry Wilson conundrum: Should Liverpool sell high?

There's one more game to go this season and after the Champions League final we all say goodbye to our beautiful reds for about a month or so. However, planning for next season is already a big talking point amongst supporters and there's one name on everyone's lips: Harry Wilson. While our squad prepare themselves for June 1st, Harry Wilson continues his exploits in the Championship, helping Derby reach the playoff ...

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That night in Anfield

Greatest comeback ever ? Abso darn lutely ! We’re going to Madrid. Well ladies and gentlemen I still can’t believe what I witnessed, I’m lost in this feeling of pure euphoria and to be brutally honest I hope it doesn’t go away. Our team of beautiful beings have given us a night to remember for the rest of our lives. I can’t help but actually have a little laugh to myself, in my last ...

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The Immovable Liverpool!

As a fan of one of the most iconic teams in world football, we are mocked by others because of the team that we support: Liverpool FC. ‘Bottlers’, ‘ashamed by everything’, etc are few of the terms that are thrown in our faces by non-associates of our club. The demise of the Reds over the course of decades, coupled with the success enjoyed by our rivals, has only added flame to the ...

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Liverpool vs. Barcelona MOTM review: Another Fab Night at Anfield

Words, words, words. All I have to describe this team are words. But words just aren’t enough. That irrational feeling of hope at kick-off, despite everything. Hearing the noise and seeing those players put 40 minutes of effort into the first 7 minutes, that’s what describes this team. The delirium after the third as we think, “My word, they’re doing it again.” The somewhat calming feeling of confidence as you think they’ve ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

After 37 grueling game weeks, we've finally arrived at the last league fixture of the season. The Reds previous 3-2 victory against Newcastle means that the fate of the league title is very much up in the air. Playing at the same time as rivals Manchester City, the Merseysiders know that they've to be in a position to capitalise on any slip-up. Wolves however will not simply roll over, and ...

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That Anfield European Night – View from the Kop – Barcelona (H)

Anfield… European Nights… another chapter etched into folklore and history. One of the greatest ever nights witnessed in L4 as Barcelona arrived in town, holding a 3-goal advantage from last Wednesday’s first leg. Back then I wrote an article saying we needed another special European night at Anfield and boy did it deliver. The tried and tested routine of the team buses following the same route into the stadium was slightly ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Simply Glorious!

I generally hate using worn out phrases, but to call a clash between Liverpool and Barcelona in a Champions League semifinal in this particular moment in time anything other than a final before the final would simply be wrong. Barcelona arrived on Merseyside, carrying an undeserved three-goal advantage from the first leg, and that, combined with the quality they possess and the notable absences in the Liverpool team, made the task ...

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Robbo Ravages Resilient Rafa

These Reds. They show their steel time and time again. They never lie down, even when they are given every possible reason to. You have to love them. They are better than everyone else, stronger than everyone else and faster, still they work harder than everyone else. We have never seen a Liverpool team like this before and will not again. Newcastle were incredible, which seemed to get little recognition post-match. It ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Barcelona

Undone by the brilliance of Lionel Messi, Liverpool have a mountain to climb in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals. Against one of the best teams in the world, the Reds will have to be at their 110% to stand a chance of progressing. Trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit is undoubtedly hard, but if there's one team that's able to do it it's Liverpool. With the Merseysiders hoping to call ...

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Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Down to the Wire

Liverpool travelled to the north-east to face Newcastle United at St. James Park in the game before last of the 2018/19 Premier League season. With two rounds to go, the Reds were a point behind title holders Manchester City, and all they could do in this exhilarating title race was to keep winning and hope City would drop points either at home to Leicester on Monday, or away to Brighton & ...

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Preview: Newcastle vs Liverpool

Beaten 3-0 in Catalonia on Wednesday night, Liverpool will be keen to resume their title chase on Saturday. Newcastle, led by the legendary Rafa Benitez, will be the opponents. With them looking certain to beat the drop, they'll be looking to finish as high up the table as possible. Another 3 points against the Reds will certainly aid their ambition, hence Klopp and co should be wary of facing them. In ...

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Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool : I’m a Joel Man

It hurts. My God it hurts. But we go again. The world is round, everything is round. Everything goes on and similarly the footy must continue, somehow. It’s a hard result for everyone to come back from, never mind the Reds. It’s a harsh reminder that you can work as hard as you like, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. The Reds will recover, no doubt, can’t speak for the ...

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Klopp and Liverpool Seek the Power of Anfield

As the dust settles following a a 3-0 defeat for Liverpool in Barcelona, it might be hard to find any positives in the immediate aftermath but on another night, had the finishing been there, it could easily have been 3-3 ahead of Tuesday’s 2nd leg. Barcelona won’t think the job is done.. they took a 3 goal lead from the Nou Camp to Rome in last year’s quarter final and ...

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Liverpool 5-0 Huddersfield – The Sign of the Times

91 points. Behave Redmen. There’s still a fighting chance that this is the best club side ever made. There is also a strong possibility that they improve again next season. Wow. We know this side is going nowhere. The average age is 26, with most of the star men entering the peak years of their career. Also, the sides that were being linked with these players are now worse and less ...

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Preview: Barcelona vs Liverpool

It's the clash of the titans. Having brushed off Porto the quarters, the Red army will next face Barcelona in the semis. The Catalans similarly swept aside Manchester United in the previous round, and they'll be more than a worthy foe for the Merseysiders. Against a side led by the magical Messi, it's fair to say that Liverpool will have to work much harder than the demolition work versus Huddersfield ...

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Liverpool 5-0 Huddersfield: Player Ratings

As the title race comes to its climax, Liverpool put themselves in front once again with an emphatic 5-0 win over already-relegated Huddersfield Town.  Braces from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, as well as Liverpool’s quickest ever Premier League goal from Naby Keita, gave the Reds this comfortable win. It was expected to be a routine victory for the Reds as the Terriers sat bottom of the table with 14 ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Huddersfield

Securing a vital 2-0 away win at Cardiff, the Reds will welcome Huddersfield Town on Friday night. Rooted dead last in the table and their relegation fate sealed long ago, the Terriers aren't expected to pose much of a trouble. Still, the Merseysiders will approach this game with caution, knowing that any slip will spell doom in their title chase. In view of the clash at Anfield, the following is the ...

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Liverpool vs. Barcelona : Klopp’s Army vs. The Catalan Giants

Klopp vs Valverde. Salah vs Messi. Van Dijk vs Umtiti   A week tomorrow we face FC Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League and for the first time competitively since the 2006/2007 season. We all remember the first leg for the infamous Bellamy celebration. Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise had a bust up whilst the team had been away in the Algarve prior to playing Barcelona and as the story ...

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Cardiff 0-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings

As the title race continues to come to its climax, Liverpool edged their noses in front of City; once again as they beat Cardiff City 2-0 on Easter Sunday. This workman-like victory leaves Liverpool 2 points clear of Man City with 3 games to go. Pep's side have a game in hand on The Reds against local rivals, Manchester United on Wednesday evening. Liverpool managed to beat Warnock's Cardiff thanks to ...

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Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool: The Race Goes On

Liverpool's title chances may have taken somewhat of a hit as rivals Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday, but it was always going to be a case of "do your best, win your own games and see where it gets you" kind of job. The 35th round of the Premier League season saw the Reds march to Wales to take on the relegation battlers Cardiff City. Team News Joe Gomez made ...

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Liverpool’s Title Odds Tighten Sharply After Chelsea Win

The most remarkable thing about the Premier League title odds in the last several weeks is that they haven’t really shifted at all. Both Liverpool and City have been flawless in the early spring, and it’s caused a certain rigidity in the betting markets. While Jurgen Klopp and the team will have been acutely focused on their own performances, they will have been well aware that City were still favoured by ...

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Preview: Cardiff City vs Liverpool

Job done in Portugal, the Reds will return to England to resume their title quest. Cardiff City will be the opponents, and they'll be doing their utmost best to spoil the visitor's party. Even with relegation all but confirmed, they're going down swinging, evident by their recent 2-0 victory over Brighton. Hence, Liverpool will have to be focused when they make the trip down south. In light of Sunday's Premier League ...

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Porto 1-4 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Liverpool confirmed a meeting with Barcelona in the Champions League Semi-Finals in May after a convincing 4-1 victory against Porto last night. This 6-1 aggregate win for The Reds means that Klopp has reached the Semi-Finals of every European campaign with Liverpool, as well as winning 9 out 0f 9 two-leg European ties since he has been in charge of Liverpool. As Klopp's men wrapped up this tie in emphatic fashion, ...

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Porto 1-4 Liverpool: Getting the Job Done

Liverpool traveled to Portugal to face Porto once more, taking a two-goal lead from Anfield with them. The stakes are at this point incredibly high, and that goes for every game in both competitions between now and the end of the season. Team News Manager Jurgen Klopp provided a fantastic piece of news ahead of this clash by revealing that Joe Gomez was finally ready to play. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster ...

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Glorious Momentum

Slowly but surely, Liverpool are forging a playing style, a reputation and gathering momentum that is seeing them being held in high esteem by their peers and competitors. Not the inconsistent, offensively mesmerizing but defensively inept side that plagued Jurgen Klopp and his men during his early days, the Reds are displaying a grit and maturity in their game not seen since the 70s and 80s. They come up against a Porto ...

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Preview: Porto vs Liverpool – Finishing the Job

Clinching a huge 2-0 victory against Chelsea on Sunday, the Reds will swiftly turn their attention towards European football. Although they'll be taking a 2-0 lead to Portugal, Klopp and his men knows that the tie is not quite over. The Dragons would surely want to go all out at home, with them confident of repeating their display against Roma in the round of 16. Ahead of Wednesday night's showdown, ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: No Costly Slips This Time

The biggest (on paper) hurdle Liverpool were to face in the final 30 days of the Premier League season was Chelsea. Naturally, reminiscences from that fatal "Gerrard slip" were in high demand by the part of the football world extremely frightened of seeing Liverpool ending their 29-year long drought and lifting that elusive trophy. Just like five years ago, Liverpool entered this clash needing the points to stay on top of ...

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Sadio Mane: Man on Form

In a season where Liverpool fans were expecting their Egyptian King to prove to be their main man once again, it is, in fact, their other striker who has been leading the line exceptionally well. Sadio Mane has scored 12 times since the turn of the year, including three braces, one of which came against Bayern Munich in the Champions League – and who can forget his clever backheel against Watford in the Premier ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Securing a professional 2-0 victory at home to Porto on Tuesday, the Reds will now have to return to the pressure cooker of the title race. Long time foes Chelsea will be the opponents, and they remained Liverpool's strongest opponent in the title run in. Both teams desperately need a victory, be it for the title or to secure a top 4 finish. Ahead of the gargantuan clash between the two ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Porto – Hendo Slays Dragões

The Reds have done the business again. They’ve put one foot in the last 4 of the champions league without breaking a sweat. The ability of these footballers to make such a high-profile match look like a procession should not be overlooked,  but it certainly will be. We started the game with such bravery, allowing Porto to make the first move, see how they approach the game so we can counteract ...

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Can Liverpool Conquer all of Europe?

The road for 6th European title. Can we claim Ol’ Big Ears? Honest answer? Yes! I personally think that it would be remiss of people to think that we haven’t got the capabilities to claim our 6th European trophy this season and I’ll tell you why.   In the last round of the tournament we beat one of the most recent winners in the last decade, a team that’s got its fair share of World ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Player Ratings

On Tuesday night, away from the drama that is the Premier League title race, Liverpool played hosts to Portuguese Champions, Porto, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Reds ran out comfortable victors against the 2004 competition winners with the tie ending 2-0 in Liverpool's favour. Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino were on the scoresheet to give Liverpool the advantage going into the second leg at the Estádio do Dragão ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Advantage Reds

There's no real need to mention the excitement of the season run-in anymore; we all feel it all too keenly. Liverpool welcomed Porto to Anfield as the two teams meet for the second consecutive Champions League campaign, this time in the quarterfinal. Team News Jurgen Klopp was still without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Adam Lallana was unavailable to face his old club four days earlier due to a "slight muscle issue" and hadn't recovered for ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Porto

Emerging from an early scare to triumph Southampton, the Reds will have to take a break from their league pursuit to welcome Porto. The two sides last met in the previous Champions League campaign, with Liverpool prevailing 5-0 on aggregate. While this makes the Reds heavy favourites, Klopp will be taking nothing for granted. With that, let us preview Tuesday's European clash between both clubs. Return Of The "Brexit" Midfield After weeks of ...

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Inject That Result into My Veins, I Bleed Liverpool Red

Liverpool 3 Southampton 1. Mo, Naby and Hendo score. Still pumped after last night. Well folks what did we make of that? Winning a very tough away to Southampton and all the boys who scored rightly deserved to. I’m still giddy and I’m loving every minute, every second of this season. FIVE GAMES REMAINING, that’s right FIVE! So Tuesday night we have a home game against FC Porto and I hope the crowd brings ...

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Southampton 1-3 Liverpool – Captain Becomes a Saint

They’ve done it again. Liverpool have been pegged back again and overcame it again. No matter what is thrown at them, they find a way of getting the job done. We’ve all grown up knowing and hearing that this is a title-winning trait that only the very best teams possess, yet this time, it’s been rebranded as “luck”, but not by me, not by us. Liverpool are not lucky. They are probably ...

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New LGC

The Live Game Cafe (LGC) will now be a permanently fixed Page. Please do not turn other article commenting sections into LGC related threads. Those should remain as comments specific to that article or some other area but non-LGC. You can find the new LGC here:https://www.foarsite.com/live-game-cafe/ LGC access can also be found here: Desktop - sidebar top right/chat icon at the top of the page Mobile - at the bottom of the page / ...

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FOARsite.com Mk3

Well, that was interesting! Immediately after the Spurs LGC, the site was taken down by the host after malicious code was injected into various files including the system core. Took me the whole week to fix things - at one point I nearly gave up to be quite honest given the extensiveness of the damage. Thankfully, I was not only able to save the database but was able to create and upload ...

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Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Another Scare Survived

Liverpool welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield in the 32nd round of the Premier League season on Sunday. The importance for the Reds to do their best to win every game between now and the end of the season can hardly be exaggerated, and in any case, it doesn't need explaining at this point. The title race is finely balanced. Manchester City won their game away to Fulham on Saturday, so there ...

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Mohamed Salah – What can we make of his goal drought?

Goal Drought. Rival fans calling him a one season wonder. His problem? The truth is  he hasn’t got one, considering he’s provided 17 goals and 7 assists this season which leaves him sitting comfortably 1 goal behind Sergio Aguero. The worst thing Mo Salah ever done was have that amazing season last year because I think it left people expecting him to repeat it and it gives our rivals a lousy excuse to try ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

After another international break, the Reds will resume domestic duties at the weekend. Tottenham will be the visiting team, and they'll be determined to clinch a result at Anfield. In what could make or break Liverpool's season, here's the preview for Sunday's game. 7 Games From Greatness "We are 10 games from greatness". That was what Gerard Houllier declared back in 2002. In many ways, there are many parallels between this title challenging ...

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A Preview of the Porto Series

The Champions League is moving into the quarter-finals, which means Liverpool will be facing off against Porto to determine who is going into the semi-finals. The first leg of the quarters start on April 9, 2019 and you can expect an exciting match with both teams focusing on their chances in the upcoming games. Liverpool's Performance Liverpool's performance this season, especially throughout the Champions League, have been fantastic.  A solid and settled defence has enabled the ...

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Steven Gerrard – ‘Legend’ is an understatement

It's no news that LFC Legends and their AC Milan counterparts, had a go at each other for the LFC Foundation on Saturday, the 23rd of March, 2019. It ended 3-2 in favour of the Reds: and in very familiar fashion, it was a certain CaptainFantastic who scored a late winner for the club he loves. Watching the legends game brought back a rush of emotions. Seeing Gerrard having a go ...

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An Ode to Klopp

Since his arrival at Liverpool, Klopp has implemented a high pressing counter attacking game relying on the output of his wingers. Off the ball the persistent press of the Liverpool full-backs makes it very hard to play around the deadly press. Klopp is commonly known for switching between a basic 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1. The 4-2-3-1 being the very formation that ended Bayern Munich’s reign as champions of the Bundesliga. The ...

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The Ful Force of Sadio Mane

Job done. Top of the league. 3 points was a must by any means and the Reds delivered as they so often do. For the second time in a week, Liverpool don’t give in to the narrative. They’ve been pegged back in unlikely and bizarre circumstances and given all the reason in the world to fold. But they don’t. The lazy, hopeful shouts of nervousness and succumbing to too much pressure will have ...

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Fulham 1-2 Liverpool: Reds Survive Scare at the Cottage

Following their Champions League heroics in Munich, Liverpool traveled to London on Sunday, to the bank of The Thames, where they were to face Fulham at Craven Cottage as the 31st obstacle in their quest to end the 29-year-long Premier League title drought. The Cottagers' chances of survival were all but gone even before this round. Sitting in 19th, 13 points behind 17th-placed Burnley albeit with a game in hand on ...

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Can we win the double? – A look at Liverpool’s final run-in

The Final Push As the season reaches its climax, it’s fair to say that most Liverpool fans are understandably nervous. Can we do it? Can we win the league? Can we win the Champions league? Yes, we can. Four out of our last seven games are at home. We are unbeaten in the premier league at home since April 2017 and considering the strength of the league this is an unbelievable stat. Our ...

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Preview: Fulham vs Liverpool

Fresh from vanquishing Bayern Munich, the Reds will travel to West London to take on Fulham. Being second from bottom, Fulham aren't expected to pose much of a trouble. However, Klopp will rightly urge caution given the unpredictable nature of the Premier League. In a game in which victory would see Liverpool top the table, the following is a preview of Sunday's game. Mismatch Defence Look, Fulham aren't a terrible side. They have ...

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Bayern 1:3 Liverpool: Mané on Fire

European Elite. Liverpool have progressed to the last 8 of the Champions League in some fashion. Eyes have been on this team from the very beginning. From last year’s finalists to the group of death to the tie of the round of 16. Liverpool are European royalty and not just because of history. They are in the very highest bracket of world football and feared by all. Bayern Munich have not ...

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Preview: Bayern Munich vs Liverpool

Running out 4-2 victors against Burnley, the Reds will now have to contend with European duties. A trip to Germany awaits them, with Bayern Munich eager to inflict misery on their visitors. On the right side of a 6-0 scoreline at the weekend, the Germans will be highly confident heading into the tie. Ahead of what's promises to be an intriguing clash, here's the preview for both sides. Perfectly Poised When the ...

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View from the Main Stand – Burnley (H)

Supply and Demand, words uttered multiple times a debate about getting a so-called golden ticket for a Liverpool match is ignited. As the title race continues to unfold, the number of tickets available appears to be sliding as each match progresses and the demand only seems to intensify with those who spend their time refreshing the Liverpool ticket page several times again frustrated by tickets appearing and vanishing before your ...

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Liverpool 4-2 Burnley: The Reds Run Past the Clarets to Close Down the Gap

Liverpool hosted Burnely in the 30th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a win was imperative for the Reds as they looked to close down the gap to league leaders Manchester City to one point again after the defending champions beat Watford on Saturday. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had made a brief return to action after 11 months out by playing 41 minutes of the U-23 team on Friday and ...

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On the Virge of Reckoning

Stalemate, stalemate, stalemate. We were poor going forward again. We should have taken advantage again. We drew 0-0 again. It’s disappointing. But we go again. We could talk about dropped points and missed opportunities till we’re blue in the face or we couldn’t. The only reason there was an opportunity to be missed was because of Manchester City’s slump in December that we capitalised on with a run of 9 Premier ...

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Everton 0-0 Liverpool: Points Dropped as the Hot-Cold Surge Continues

Even without the added spark of the title race currently unfolding between Liverpool and Manchester City, a Merseyside Derby is always a big deal, a thing of pride with bragging rights across Stanley Park up for grabs. This one was a part of the 29th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a part of a derby weekend which stretched across Europe. On Saturday, Arsenal went over to Wembley and ...

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Opposition Tactics: The View From Across Merseyside

It’s here again; another Merseyside derby. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for Jurgen Klopp’s charges; who go to Goodison Park on the back of a very satisfactory 5-0 thumping of a previously, high flying Watford. For Everton and Marco Silva, the last 5 games have been of mixed fortunes, with 2 wins and 3 losses. One thing is for certain though; Everton will be looking to ...

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Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

Kicking off the month of March will be the eagerly anticipated Merseyside derby. The Reds will make the short trip across Stanley Park to take on the Bluenoses at Goodison Park. Following a glorious 5-0 home win against Watford, Klopp's men will be confident of taking the fight to their opponents. Everton on their part will be looking to avenge their loss earlier in the campaign. With it being the tenth ...

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Kit Deal More than Just Highest Bid Wins

As the home straight in the battle for the Premier League narrows into view and preparations begin for promotional shots for the new kits that will be worn by the team next year, thoughts are already turning in some quarters as to who will take over the role of kit maker for Liverpool. As we enter the final season of the current contract with New Balance, it has already been ...

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Liverpool 5-0 Watford: Match Report

Just what was needed. Fans of the Reds had been forced to sit through two consecutive goalless draws, but that was very much not the case with the Hornets visiting. Sadio Mané opened the scoring for the home side just nine minutes into the match, heading home a sumptuous cross from young Trent Alexander-Arnold. After Mané nodded in the opener, you could feel a sense of calm echoing throughout Anfield. ...

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Beck on Top

Stalemate again. The worst performance of the league season so far for Liverpool, without a doubt. We were dreadful. Manchester United, despite their resilient defending, were there for the taking. The frustration comes from the failure to capitalise on their injuries in terms of both their makeshift line-up and the 3 first half substitutions. If Liverpool had played anywhere near their best, victory would have come easy. Old Trafford is a ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Watford

Securing a point at Old Trafford, Liverpool will head back to Anfield to prepare for Wednesday's game. Watford will be the visitors, and they'll be high on confidence having thrashed Cardiff 5-1. With Liverpool's lead at the top cut to just a single point, the team will be hoping to return to winning ways in front of their home crowd. In a must win game for the Reds, here's the ...

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Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool: Match Report

Manchester United may have been on a downward road since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 having won their last Premier League title to date, and Liverpool may have been going through a 29-year-long drought spell when it comes to that particular trophy, with Manchester City and Chelsea properly overshadowing the two in the last several years. But make no mistake - this is the big one. This is a clash ...

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Preview: Manchester United vs Liverpool

  Host to fellow European heavyweights Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, Liverpool's work for the week isn't done yet. That's because they've to travel to Manchester to take on bitter rivals Manchester United. Despite beating them comfortably the last time round, this meeting will prove to be much tougher. Led by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, a resurgent United will be out to avenge their earlier loss in the campaign. Ahead ...

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Major Summer Signings: A Natural Progression

Since Jürgen Klopp became manager we’ve reached three finals and qualified for the Champions League for the previous two seasons after a three year absence. Not bad going by anybody’s standards. The arrivals of players to Anfield whom three seasons ago were more likely to have ended up with Chelsea, or the two Manchester teams is down to the manager. The feel good factor, the growth of Liverpool fans worldwide ...

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Fortune Favours the Brave

With only 12 games remaining in the League this season, we've a great opportunity to do something special, something we haven't done in 29 years. This squad of players have the chance to become legends, all they need to do, is be brave, and not let the pressures of history weigh down on them. It won't be an easy task, as Manchester City are purring at the moment, but at ...

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Henderson Sits Down James

A stalemate then. 0-0 is a very overrated score line for the away side in European competitions. Everyone, including Niko Kovac, buys into it being a solid European away result. But in many ways, it can favour the home side, especially one as good as Liverpool Football Club. Just last year, when Manchester United returned from Sevilla with a 0-0 draw it was praised as a “Mourinho Masterclass” when in reality ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Match Report

Having successfully gone through a very tough group, Liverpool welcomed German champions Bayern Munich to Anfield for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Team News The biggest piece of team news for this clash, at least for Liverpool, was the unavailability of Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch centre-back was serving a one-match suspension. The magnitude of the problem becomes clearer when the ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Bayern Munich & Live Game Cafe!!!

Back from a 4-day training camp in Marbella, Klopp and his men are feeling well prepared for the run-in. Bayern Munich will kick-start the business end of the season when they travel to Anfield for the Champions League round of 16. Though inconsistent and trailing Borrusia Dortmund in their domestic league, they're still opponents Liverpool have to be wary of. Ahead of what promises to be another memorable European night ...

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Do We Strengthen or Promote Youth?

The problem with strengthening all the times is, it pushes the youth further away from the first team, but in today’s game you have to buy or you'll drop away from the elite teams. Manchester City can spend a billion pounds in less than a decade. So that’s what you have to deal with. Attack It's inevitable that there's going to be a clear out in the summer. So a new versatile ...

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Klopp’s Reds: Built to last

Why Liverpool should not be too despondent this season, if they get near, yet so far to the title once again. After Manchester City's demolition job over a spineless Chelsea side last weekend, former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness declared that the Reds would have to win each and every one of their remaining games, if they were to beat City to the title this season. The fiery Scot may not ...

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An Ode to the Madra Rua

How a small bar took a chance and became the epicenter of a thriving community of Football fans, both Liverpool and otherwise In the 2007-08 season, my stepfather, Jim Lynch, and I, around 13 or 14 at the time, stepped in to the Madra Rua, Irish Pub in Charleston, South Carolina for the very first time. Little did we know that nearly 12 years later, the bar would be home to an ...

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Salah Pops the Cherries

The best in months. Liverpool could have quite easily scored 8 and it would not have flattered them. It was an incredible team response to the lazy headlines of bottlers and the nerves of a title race being too much to take. The Reds bottled up their anger and directed it towards a Bournemouth side that just couldn’t live with Liverpool’s quality and directness. From the off Bournemouth were being ...

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Liverpool Need to Embrace and Not Shun Talk of Nerves

Both Manchester City and Liverpool are beginning to feel the strain as the first sign of the finish line is partially visible in the distance. In the space of a week and out of nowhere Liverpool and City dropped a combined seven points to the unlikeliest of opponents in the form of Newcastle, Leicester and West Ham. Pep Guardiola's men slipped up at St James’ Park leaving the door wide open ...

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Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth: Match Report

Liverpool surrendered their place at the top of the league to rivals Manchester City midweek on goal-difference, but the defending champions' win over Everton meant Liverpool now had a game in hand. It was Bournemouth who arrived to Anfield on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Very different from that of Liverpool, as well as Manchester City or any other Premier League club, the Cherries have been writing a remarkable story of their ...

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Scouting Liverpool a new striker in the Bundesliga

With Daniel Sturridge set to leave Liverpool in the summer, Divock Origi's future uncertain, Dominic Solanke being sold to Bournemouth and young Rhian Brewster coming back from a difficult injury, Jürgen Klopp is nailed on to look for a new attacker in the summer, presumably a striker. At the moment, Mohamed Salah is being used as a number nine and Roberto Firmino can play there too, but both should be, ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Bournemouth & Live Game Cafe!!!

Off the back of a second successive draw in as many matches, the Reds will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday. Bournemouth will be the visitors, with Eddie Howe's men determined to make up for their defeat to Cardiff. In the build up to the game at Anfield, here's the preview for both sides. Welcome Back Trent Missing from action since the 1-0 victory against Brighton in January, ...

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Keita Softens Hammer Blow

At the end of a storm, there’s a golden sky. It was never going to be easy. We have earned 2 points from a possible 6 while our rivals have earned 3 from 6. That is all. No more, no less. Disappointment is normal, as is expecting a lot from this wonderful side we all adore. However, context is important. We should know by now that nothing will be decided until ...

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West Ham 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Liverpool traveled to the London Stadium on Monday, February 4th, where they were to take on West Ham United in the 25th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season. It was an important match for the Reds (wearing light gray on this occasion), as all of them for the rest of the campaign are likely to be. Manchester City beat Arsenal on Sunday by 3-1 and closed the gap down to ...

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West Ham Player Focus: The Hammer to Stop

Match week 25 is upon us; and after 18 teams in the EPL have played no less, as Liverpool travels to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United. This comes on the back of a “draw that felt like a loss” at home against Leicester. This has also supposedly seen our credibility as “EPL potential winners” for this season take hit; as most pundits now feel like Manchester ...

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Who has Played for Liverpool and West Ham? The Best and the Worst

Liverpool travel to West Ham’s ground, London Stadium for the 25th game of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Having beaten the Hammers in our opening game of the campaign last August in a comprehensive 4:0 victory. A brace from Mané in between goals from Salah and Sturridge. How many players can you remember who’ve played for both clubs? Have a read below to jog your memory. The Carroll and Downing Days The ...

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Preview: West Ham vs Liverpool

Having extended their lead at the summit to 5 points, the Reds next travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham United. On the losing end in their last 2 league games, the Hammers will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about this time round. Ahead of Monday's late kick-off, here's the preview for both teams. Leaky Hammers Since memorably beating Arsenal 1-0 in the league, West Ham ...

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A Perspective on the Season and a Call on the ‘Best Supporters in the English League’

By Ameer Hamoudi It's May 2018. Manchester City have made an absolute mockery of the Premier League, winning the prestigious trophy by 19 points; 25 ahead of Liverpool. With Pep Guardiola as the manager and a team that so many have called the greatest in Premier League history, who could have thought that with even more money pumped into them in the summer, they would be trailing Liverpool in the title ...

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Fans Supporting Foodbanks

Fans Supporting Foodbanks was established in 2015 by Liverpool fan, Ian Byrne and Everton fan, Dave Kelly, with the slogan, "Hunger Doesn’t Wear Club Colours". Here are the stories of some of those involved, and I also asked for the views of bestselling author, Jeff Goulding and Everton legend, Neville Southall. Simon Huthwaite, Foodbanks Ops Manager "Fans Supporting Foodbanks (FSF) was started at the end of 2014 with just a collection bucket ...

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Mane Points to Play For

Frustrating, of course. But look at the bigger picture. After this round of fixtures our title rivals are certainly more hurt than us. In many ways, watching our result would have added to their anger. Not only have they not capitalised but they have fallen further behind. Leicester are a very good team, especially when playing the top sides. Newcastle however, was supposed to be an easy three points before a ...

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Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City: Match Report

Liverpool welcomed Leicester City to Anfield in what could yet prove a crucial moment of the Premier League season. It was the 24th game of the campaign for the two teams, with the Reds looking to take advantage of title rivals Manchester City taking a slap across the face at the north-east. Newcastle United, led by the great Rafa Benitez, had stunned the defending champions, and gave their manager's former ...

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Leicester City Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Claude Puel

Following a goal glutz of an affair between Palace and Liverpool, the Reds will be hoping for a more routine experience against their latest opposition from the East Midlands - Leicester City. WHERE ARE LEICESTER CITY NOW? Having been the victim of a last minute goal in the other 4-3 thriller last weekend at the Molineux, the pressure is mounting on Claude Puel to deliver the points. With only one win in ...

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Liverpool Determined To Avoid ‘Slip Up’ In Premier League Title Pursuit

Liverpool have been simply sublime in 2018/19 and plenty of punters will be backing the Reds to go on and lift the Premier League title for the first time. Jurgen Klopp’s men have a four-point lead over defending champions Manchester City with just 15 matches remaining and Liverpool will be quietly confident of maintaining that advantage in the coming months. You won’t find too many football fans going against Liverpool at ...

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