Liverpool 2 – 3 Swansea: Match Report

Placed between two cup clashes (FA Cup win against Plymouth earlier in the week and EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Southampton), Liverpool played Swansea at Anfield within round 22 of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp arranged his men in a 4-3-3 like this: Simon Mignolet in goal, Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan as the back four, Jordan Henderson (C), Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield, and ...

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Live Game Cafe! Liverpool vs Swansea

Welcome to the Live Game Cafe for the Home game against Swansea.   Preceding this game is the great news that Stevie G has been formally confirmed as an LFC Academy Coach. There was a fantastic LFCTV interview done with him and Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe. 20 mins long, but well worth a watch!   https://vimeo.com/200439816   Speaking of videos, have you watched Will's Pre-match buildup of the game?  http://www.foarsite.com/2017/01/wills-corner-liverpool-vs-swansea-pre-match-build-up/   There's also this great article below which you ...

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Presser: Liverpool vs Swansea

https://youtu.be/4_dxWM5GP7g Latest on Matip Will Joel Matip play against Swansea? Here is what the Liverpool boss has had to say - in his new ‘flamed red’ tracksuit. There is no update. FIFA mentioned to us today that it will be D-day. It is difficult because we are in a moment with a lot of fixtures and not as much training. I have to concentrate on other things - but I am informed and there is no news. http://www.foarsite.com/2017/01/matip-green-light-from-fifa-today/ On ...

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Plymouth Argyle 0 – 1 Liverpool: Match Report

In the rematch of the FA Cup third round fixture, Plymouth Argyle hosted Liverpool after they managed to stay undefeated at Anfield.   It’s probably fair to say that before the game at Anfield nobody really expected to see Liverpool travel to Plymouth at all, but as Jurgen Klopp would say, it is what it is. Stranger things have happened in football. Be that as it may, it was about time Liverpool ...

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Live Game Cafe! FA Cup 3rd Round Replay – Plymouth vs Liverpool

Plymouth Argyle vs Liverpool - 19:45 BST -- Venue: Home Park Plymouth striker David Goodwillie will not feature for the club after being involved in a civil case in Scotland. They have been charged and ruled as rapists in a first civil rape case of its kind in Scotland - http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38651041 The Pilgrims are also without Connor Smith after he was injured in Saturday's 4-2 win against Stevenage. Liverpool keeper Loris Karius is set to start, ...

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Manchester United 1 – 1 Liverpool: Match Report

And so it came. The big game we’ve been waiting for. The setting – round 21 of the 2016/17 Premier League season. The venue – Old Trafford, Manchester. As has been said many, many times before, this clash needs no special introduction whatsoever. But let’s take a look at how the two teams were entering this weekend, and what their hopes were. Apart from the obvious desire to inflict a ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe! Never Go Full Neon

Why all this toxicity you ask? Well, the PL official Twitter account confirmed that we will be wearing our Toxic Thunder kit at the old toilet later today!   https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/819884966469369856   Cue the meltdown... https://twitter.com/_ChrisBascombe/status/819445757795323904 https://twitter.com/LongShotCou/status/820394804630749186 https://twitter.com/FussballKevMaxi/status/820270604112855040   Theory of High Visibility People tend to associate high visibility clothing with the ANSI 107 regulations regarding standard safety garments. What is ANSI 107? A voluntary standard with guidelines that provide practical instruction regarding both reflective material and garment design to enhance worker visibility in ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe! The Final Countdown…

Who's feeling nervous? C'mon...don't lie. :) I'm guessing a sizable majority of believers in Liverpool Country have an uneasy feeling in the pit of their tummy at the moment. Don't worry! We'll be fine. Just avoid dairy products and drink plenty of water. These are the key games to keep an eye on in this Saturday LGC! Have you watched Will's Pre-match buildup to our game tomorrow? http://www.foarsite.com/2017/01/wills-corner-manchester-united-vs-liverpool-pre-match-buildup/ [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Spurs vs ...

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Live Game Cafe! EFL Cup Semi-Final – Southampton vs Liverpool

Southampton vs Liverpool - 19:45 BST -- Venue: St. Mary's Stadium   Southampton will be without captain Jose Fonte for the visit of Liverpool in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Fonte put in a transfer request last week and Saints boss Claude Puel does not intend to include the defender until after the transfer window closes. Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is set to return after nearly seven weeks out with ...

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Plymouth Argyle: Match Report

Liverpool kicked off their FA Cup campaign this season by  welcoming Plymouth Argyle to Anfield, in what must have been a huge game for the visitors and their fans. As was to be expected after the very congested festive period, Jurgen Klopp completely rotated his team and sent out the club’s youngest ever starting XI in a competitive match, but he still stuck to his usual 4-3-3 formation. Loris Karius returned to ...

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Live Game Cafe! Liverpool vs Plymouth Argyle

TEAM NEWS Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will rest the majority of his senior players for Sunday's FA Cup tie against Plymouth. Loris Karius, dropped as first-choice goalkeeper last month, will return and defender Joe Gomez will play his first match for Klopp having been sidelined with injury for 16 months. League Two side Plymouth are expected to hand a start to striker Paul-Arnold Garita despite issues with his knee. Defender Nauris Bulvitis could also ...

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Live Game Cafe! We need a Spurry miracle…

So, here we are. Relying on a totally unreliable Spurs to pull through with a victory or at least a draw to keep Chelsea honest and keep us in the race. If Chelsea win, I'm afraid it will be too much. I know we have a lot of optimists etc. but eight points differential with no end to a relentless Chelsea winning streak...well. You do the math.   [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" ...

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Sunderland 2 – 2 Liverpool: Match Report

Liverpool started their 2017 exploits at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, kicking off the second half of the season at the same time. The usual 4-3-3 formation was formed in the following line-up: Mignolet in goal, Clyne, Milner, Lovren and Klavan as the back four,  Can (in place of Henderson), Wijnaldum and Lallana in the middle, Firmino and Mane supporting Sturridge in attack. As it is often the case when Liverpool play against ...

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Live Game Cafe! Sunderland vs Liverpool

No one cares for excuses. You've got to rise above it. ~Bloggsy [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] https://youtu.be/Mk00GADuB4Y   Over the holiday period, the missus and I decided to watch some movies based on a theme. This time, the theme was: 'Films starring the late great John Candy'. So we kicked things off with the hilarious (and my personal favourite) 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' with Steve Martin and John Candy. Next up, the absolutely ludicrous but laugh-out-loud 'Brewster's Millions'. I know how ...

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Liverpool 1 – 0 Manchester City: Match Report

In the final game of 2016, Liverpool welcomed Manchester City, the expensive star-studded team lead by the biggest star of them all, Pep Guardiola.  Jurgen Klopp was limited in his team selection with Joel Matip and Philippe Coutinho both still unavailable through injury, and he made a decision perhaps bold, but definitely surprising. The shape was the same, the 4-3-3 we've become accustomed to seeing this season, but the choice of players ...

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Liverpool 4 – 1 Stoke: Match Report

In their 18th league game of the season, Liverpool hosted Stoke City, the main goal being the three points and keeping up with the impressive run of Chelsea. There were no surprises in the line-up or the formation for this game. Simon Mignolet was in goal, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner made up the back four, Jordan Henderson was stationed in his usual place between (and a ...

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Live Game Cafe! Liverpool vs Stoke

Another game...another week of pressure! Why does it seem like we've recently been playing all our games AFTER our top four rivals have played? So, given the results yesterday...three points against Stoke is a must. [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Highs & Lows for Liverpool in 2016! [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Liverpool vs Stoke - 17:15 BST -- Venue: Anfield   TEAM NEWS Stoke's Ibrahim Afellay could feature for the first time since suffering knee ...

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Live Game Cafe! Getting boxed…

Welcome to our Boxing Day LGC footy fans!!! It's gonna be a busy few days of football in the PL...and we wouldn't want it any other way would we??? So, get comfy in your Jurgen Claus jumper and warm Peppermint Mocha coz some of our rivals are playing today!                     [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Arsenal vs West Brom - 15:00 BST -- Venue: Emirates Stadium TEAM NEWS Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is back in training ...

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Everton 0-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Liverpool visited (we can hardly say traveled to) Everton at Goodison as the 227th Merseyside Derby rounded the 17th matchday of the Premier League. With Arsenal losing to Manchester City on Sunday, it was a good opportunity for the Reds to break away from them. Liverpool started in their usual shape with Simon Mignolet in goal, Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren right in front of him, Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner defending ...

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Live Game Cafe! Derby Day…

Hello fellow believers! Welcome to Derby Day! Some reminders below of the emotions which usually follow... What's been some of your fondest memories of the Merseyside derby? For me, the 1986 and 1989 FA Cup Finals left an indelible mark full of drama, emotion and broken television sets. Let's review some of the classic encounters we've had against Everton:   Everton 3 Liverpool 3, 2013 The best recent encounter and one of the most entertaining and open ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe! Under Pressure…

Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you, no man ask for ~Queen https://youtu.be/YoDh_gHDvkk   Chelsea won - widening their lead at the top by 9 points. scum won - now within 4 points below us. Pressure at the top. Pressure at the bottom. THE SQUEEZE IS ON!  And not just for us! [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"]   City vs Arsenal - 16:00 BST -- Venue: Etihad Stadium   TEAM NEWS Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is likely to be ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe!

Phew! Fixtures flying high and coming in hot!!! TORA! TORA! TORA!   Only one game involving a top five candidate today - and it could be a banana skin. Again, we need to do our own jobs, but we also need Chelsea to slip up at some point. Let's hope! [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"]   Crystal Palace vs Chelsea - 12:30 BST -- Venue: Selhurst Park TEAM NEWS Jason Puncheon returns for Crystal Palace after a ban but ...

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Match Report & Gallery: Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool

In the 16th round of the 2016/17 Premier League season, Liverpool played away to Middlesbrough. The Reds needed to win this game in order to catch up with Arsenal in the second place. Needless to say, Jurgen Klopp arranged his troops in a 4-3-3, but with a few slight surprises in the line-up. The underfire ’keeper Loris Karius gave way to Simon Mignolet between the posts, while Ragnar Klavan partnered Dejan Lovren ...

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Wednesday Live Game Cafe! Boro vs Liverpool

Boro vs Liverpool - 19:45 BST -- Venue: Riverside Stadium TEAM NEWS Middlesbrough forward Alvaro Negredo is in contention to return from a hamstring strain but Gaston Ramirez remains out with a foot problem. George Friend is back in full training but may not be risked for this game. Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could again miss out with the minor knee injury that prevented his involvement in Sunday's draw against West Ham. Dejan Lovren will be ...

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Live Game Cafe! Premier League Tuesday

This week Premier League games are being played smack in the middle of it, starting tonight with two clashes, both kicking off at 19:45 BST. Here they are. Everton vs Arsenal It's strange for us to hope for an Everton win, but tonight we could do with one, right? Arsenal are on form at the moment and any team that stops them will be doing us a favour. Team News It should be a ...

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Liverpool 2-2 West Ham: Match Report

 Liverpool failed to cash in on their dominance against West Ham at Anfield. Klopp sent his men again in his usual 4-3-3 formation, with the much criticized Karius in goal, while Matip, Lovren, Clyne and Milner made the line of back four. Henderson anchored the midfield, joined by Wijnaldum and Lallana. Firmino, Mane and Origi were tasked with attacking. The game started very well, and it took the Reds only five minutes ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe! Always Angry…

‘We will be angry [on Sunday]’ Jurgen Klopp [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="double" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Chelsea vs West Brom - 12:00 BST -- Venue: Stamford Bridge TEAM NEWS Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is set to return after missing last weekend's win over Manchester City with a calf problem. Diego Costa and Pedro are fit after being forced off during that match, but Oscar and John Terry miss out. James Morrison and Gareth McAuley are fitness doubts for West ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe! Gary Neville Appreciation Day…

twat A great word to shout out. A woman's vagina. A blow to the face or genitalia. An offensive term for a person. Usage in a Sentence... "You're getting right on my tits you TWAAAAAAAAT!" "Nice twat there Gary." "You twatted Karius, I'll twat you right back." "Gary Neville's a twat." Picture reference... [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Right. Now that I've got that out of my system, here are the two games ...

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Live Game Cafe! Champions League Wednesday

Since our lads will be in Barca watching the Barca vs Borussia Mönchengladbach prior to their trip back home after their post-Bournemouth defeat training session, I'd though it would be nice to have a Live Game Cafe for everyone to have a banter through the game. Most of the groups have already been decided, but there are couple of interesting matches still to look out for.   Champions League preview: 5 stories to watch ...

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Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool: Match Report

On the 14th matchweek of the season, Liverpool played away to Bournemouth. The Reds (or green on this occasion) needed the three points from this game to keep up with leaders Chelsea, after the Londoners pulled an away victory at the Etihad on Saturday. As it turns out, what you need doesn't always match with what you get. Liverpool started in their usual shape, with Lucas playing instead of the injured Matip, alongside ...

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Live Game Cafe! Do you feel lucky punk?

Did he fire six shots or only five? Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself... you've gotta ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk? Dirty Harry (1971)   [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"]   Quite simply, we need to take three points against Bournemouth. Chelsea are flying at the moment. Defeating City at the Etihad by 3 goals is a statement of intent. ...

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Live Game Cafe! Showdown Saturday…

[Having said "get three coffins ready" earlier] Joe: My mistake. Four coffins... A Fistful of Dollars, 1964 A coffin each for Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Spurs. [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Today starts a critical five weeks of intense, no mercy, last-man-standing football. Here's your preview of the contenders victims: [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] City vs Chelsea; 12:30 BST -- Venue: Etihad Stadium TEAM NEWS Manchester City remain without the injured Vincent Kompany but otherwise have a fully fit squad, ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe! Burn Baby, Burn…

Something is burning, baby, something’s in flames There’s a man going ’round calling names Ring down when you’re ready, baby, I’m waiting for you I believe in the impossible, you know that I do ~Something's Burning, Baby; Bob Dylan (1985)   Do you believe? Do you believe, I say? [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Only the single game this Sunday involving a top four contender... Arsenal vs Bournemouth, 14:15 BST -- Venue: Emirates Stadium [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] TEAM ...

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Match report: Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland

Liverpool hosted Sunderland at Anfield as part of the round 13 of the Premier League. After an international break and a goalless stalemate at St. Mary's last week, Liverpool needed to return to winning ways as soon as possible, and Sunderland, though on the back of two consecutive wins, were perceived as the perfect opportunity to do so. The former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes, now in charge of ...

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Live Game Cafe! Let’s get ready to rumble…

blitzkrieg noun blitz·krieg \-ˌkrēg\ : a sudden and overwhelming attack : a fast and powerful effort A German term for “lightning war,” blitzkrieg is a military tactic designed to create disorganization among enemy forces through the use of mobile forces and locally concentrated firepower. [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Here are today's match-ups for the current top four:   Burnley vs City:  12:30 BST -- Venue: Turf Moor TEAM NEWS Burnley have no new injury concerns ...

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Live Game Cafe Sunday!

Damp squib Meaning Something that fails ignominiously to satisfy expectations; an anti-climax, a disappointment. A situation or event which is much less impressive than expected.   Usage in a sentence: Liverpool's much anticipated return to Premier League action after an interminably excruciating International break turned out to be a damp squib. I said "squib" not "squid". Can't you get anything right?   I wanted to write more things about the draw at St. Mary's, but I'm still shaking off ...

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Saints 0-0 Liverpool: Point gained/points dropped?

Liverpool had to settle for a point after they were held to a goalless draw by Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. The Reds dominated the contest throughout, but were unable to breach a stubborn Saints rear-guard on a rain-swept south coast. The best opportunity of the first half fell the way of Sadio Mane against his former club, though he was denied by a fingertip save from Fraser Forster. Meanwhile, in ...

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Live Game Cafe!

Hello believers! Guess what? The interminable boredom of the Internationals is over. Now, it's time to get back to real football! But before that, I wanted to add this message from Santa Klopp! https://twitter.com/LiverpooleLAD/status/799568784113672192 [ap_divider color="#CCCCCC" style="solid" thickness="1px" width="100%" mar_top="20px" mar_bot="20px"] Anyways, on to the games for today! Here's your round-ups involving teams in the current top 5.   Scum vs Arsenal at 12:30 BST - Venue: Old Toilet   TEAM NEWS Scum have major absenteeism for this game. Ibra, Smalling, ...

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Match Report: Liverpool 6-1 Watford

Liverpool made themselves reckoned with in the title race beyond any doubt with a six-goal mauling of Watford at Anfield. Lined up in the familiar 4-3-3 formation, the team that manager Jurgen Klopp put forth today consisted of Loris Karius in goal, Matip, Lucas, Clyne and Milner forming the last line of defence, captain Henderson sitting in front of them joined in midfield by Emre Can and Adam Lallana, while Roberto ...

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Liverpool vs Watford: Player ratings

It's time to rate the individual player performances in a great team display. Here we go. Loris Karius was really good today. Made a few great saves, cleared the box a few times, quick off the line as usual. There was nothing he could have done to prevent the goal conceded. A solid 8. Nathaniel Clyne was also great, apart from one moment of lapse in concentration when he gave the ball away cheaply. He ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe!

Hello again and welcome again. Sunday has dawned, and for Liverpool (and for quite a few other clubs) it means - matchday. And that's brand new information to you, right? Anyway, let's not beat around the bush too much and get down to business. Yesterday we had some fun watching Manchester City drop points at home against Middlesbrough, while Chelsea looked scary in putting five past our dear neighbours in blue and breaking ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe!

Hello lads and lasses and welcome. It's Saturday, and this weekend the games are split down the middle between the two days, and that means - interesting afternoons for us football-lovers. After 10 league rounds, the table stands thus: Matchday 11 starts today with no less than four kick-offs at the same time, and one coming a bit later. Here we go.   15:00 BST (16:00 CET):   AFC Bournemouth vs Sunderland Bournemouth will be without ...

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Liverpool 2 – 1 Spurs: Player Ratings

I know you are used to Onyx and his truly inimitable style when rating individual performances by the players, but I'm afraid you'll have to put up with me, the fringe rater, if you will. After all, pub floors are usually hard. So, the ratings then, right? Here we go. Simon Mignolet had a fantastic game. Very composed throughout, really shone in the second half when the visitors started pushing for a ...

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EFL Cup Match Report: Liverpool 2 – 1 Spurs

The scene is set. Backups starting, Youngsters featured, Anfield rocking on a Tuesday night. What else do you need for a night of hot (or cold if you were actually there!) and sexy football? Before the game, Klopp said that "We must try everything in our power to win this Cup" http://www.foarsite.com/2016/10/klopp-talk-when-we-are-in-a-competition-we-must-try-to-win-it/ https://twitter.com/LFCBoston/status/790973902943952897 This was especially more important given the sense that Spurs are unlikely to treat this competition with the same seriousness as the PL ...

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EFL Live Game Cafe!

Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur in the only game that will be a clash of two Premier League teams tonight. Both managers are likely to rotate their squads, as they attempt to keep their teams as fresh as possible for the weekend, when the Reds play away to Crystal Palace, while Spurs welcome champions Leicester. Mauricio Pochettino also has a Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen next week to think about. Toby Alderweireld ...

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Super Sunday Live Game Cafe!

So, two games today and vital ones as well as City play the Saints and Chelshit play Bus Parkers Utd. Saints taking points off City will solidify our second place position and put us in good stead to slingshot Arsenal very shortly. Meanwhile, plenty of tomatoes and potatoes have been prepped for Oilyfaceman's Stamford Bridge return. I hear Roman Abramovich has placed a Russian hit on him as well.   Don't smile too much ...

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Match Report: Liverpool – West Bromwich Albion

After a long time, the Reds have finally defeated a Tony Pulis team. Liverpool started the game in the now standard 4-3-3 formation with Karius in goal, the standard back four of Matip, Lovren, Clyne and Milner, with Henderson, Can and Lallana making the three-man midfield, and Coutinho, Mane and Firmino between them forming the attack. Simon Mignolet remained on the bench, and he was joined by Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Lucas, Sturridge ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe!

Hello, and welcome to our Saturday Live Game Cafe! Today, there are quite a few interesting matches being played, and the afternoon looks very promising for any fan of English football. Those that favor Liverpool will of course be paying the most attention to the one with the late kick-off, but should also enjoy the rest of today's Premier League programme. Let's see what's coming up and check out the team news. 12:30 ...

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Liverpool – WBA: Predicting the Line-up

It's matchday for Liverpool. Tony Pulis has always presented a huge challenge for Liverpool managers, and Jurgen Klopp has so far been no exception. Twice the German faced him last season, both of those games ending in a draw, 2:2 and 1:1 respectively. Therefore, it will be extremely interesting to see how he decides to arrange his team today. Apart from the long-term absentee Joe Gomez and young winger Sheyi Ojo, the full ...

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Manchester United: Match report

Liverpool get a point from a disappointing game at home against their arch-rivals. With Liverpool's form on the rise, playing against Manchester United at the revamped Anfield under the new floodlights, not to mention against Jose Mourinho, the stage was set for a high-quality game, that would make it worth while for people around the world to put their lives on hold for 90 or so minutes. However, they were in for ...

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RED MONDAY LIVE GAME CAFE!

  Hello once again and welcome to our Red Monday Live Game Cafe! I think this game needs very little introduction for itself, as we all know full well what it means for both teams. I won't be bothering you again with the team news (unless I find out something completely new), or the potential line-up for Liverpool. You can read about that here. I won't be bothering you with stats either. Sky Sports' ...

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Martin Tyler’s stats and facts: Liverpool v Manchester United special

Are Manchester United the Anfield specialists? Is this the dirtiest Premier League fixture? Who runs more? Martin Tyler knows... The Sky Sports commentator answers your stats-related questions ahead of Red Monday, Liverpool v Manchester United live on Sky Sports 1 on Monday evening. Martin's Starting Stats Before I answer your questions on Liverpool versus Manchester United, I'll reflect on my trip to Slovenia to see England draw 0-0 and end of a run ...

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Liverpool – Manchester United: Predicting the line-up

Depending on the availability of few players, Jurgen Klopp has several decisions to make. Team news So, Monday has finally come. Not that we really know anything new, but those who think Loris Karius should keep his place after a few not so great performances will be happy to hear that James Pearce of Liverpool Echo claims he will "get the nod" ahead of Simon Mignolet. Lovren and Clyne are reportedly ready after recovering ...

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Matip – Liverpool are ready for Manchester United’s aerial assault

Reds centre-back reveals team has been working at Melwood on defending crosses. Joel Matip says Liverpool are ready to deal with Manchester United’s aerial assault on Monday night. The bitter North West rivals meet at Anfield with United boss Jose Mourinho expected to pinpoint the Reds’ difficulties in defending the high ball at set-pieces this season. But Matip has revealed the backline have been working hard at Melwood during the international break to ...

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Liverpool vs Manchester United: Tactical Preview

Written by Muhammad Usman  It’s been a long international break, surprisingly enough, it somehow managed to be even worse than the previous international break and governing bodies should now look to figure out a way to solve this problem because hardly any of the football fans enjoy the international break which is quite disappointing. Anyways, coming to the biggest match of the week, it’s going to be some occasion, Klopp Vs Mourinho ...

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FA will investigate Mourinho’s comments about referee Anthony Taylor

One of Jose Mourinho's early mind-games seems to have backfired on him According to numerous reports, the FA will be looking into the comments made by the Manchester United manager ahead of the clash against Liverpool regarding the choice of the main official. Mourinho has expressed doubts over Anthony Taylor's capability to do his job properly, after the initial angry reaction from Merseyside to his appointment. "I have my view, but I learned ...

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Sunday Live Game Cafe!

Hello and welcome to our Sunday Live Game Cafe! We've had a very interesting round 8 of the Premier League so far, with some favorable results for Liverpool. Both Manchester City and Tottenham Spurs have dropped some. Points, that is. The full results: Chelsea  3 - 0  Leicester City AFC Bournemouth  6 - 1  Hull City Arsenal  3 - 2  Swansea City Manchester City  1 - 1  Everton Stoke City  2 - 0  Sunderland West Bromwich Albion ...

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Saturday Live Game Cafe!

Hello, and welcome to our Saturday Live Game Cafe! As promised, we are doing this by popular demand. A thread we can all join and discuss games other than Liverpool's while watching them. So, here's a small preview of what's coming. 12:30 BST (13:30 CET) Chelsea - Leicester City Chelsea captain John Terry is fit again, but Willian has been given compassionate leave due to the death of his mother. Our condolences to the Brazilian ...

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Liverpool to wear ‘Seeing is Believing’ logo vs. Man United to support World Sight Day

Liverpool are again partnering to promote Standard Chartered’s flagship community programme which works to tackle avoidable blindness and will sport the ‘Seeing is Believing’ logo against Man United on Monday.   Just four days after the global ‘World Sight Day’, the Reds will take to the Anfield pitch wearing the Seeing is Believing logo on their shirts for the fixture against Manchester United on Monday 17th October. Although over 285 million people around ...

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Joint statement from Liverpool FC and Manchester United

Liverpool Football Club and Manchester United Football Club are calling on their fans to help eradicate any offensive or discriminatory behaviour ahead of their Premier League clash at Anfield on Monday, October 17. The clubs continue to work together and respect the great rivalry between them but will not condone any offensive or discriminatory behaviour in Anfield Stadium or Old Trafford. In a joint statement, the clubs said: “Both clubs, their supporters ...

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Jürgen Klopp, José Mourinho and the cultivation of liderazgo

With Manchester United and Liverpool set to meet at Anfield on Monday, one manager’s approach seems stale while the other sounds the voice of modernity José Mourinho is only four years older than Jürgen Klopp but in football terms it can feel as though there is a lifetime between them. In part it is an issue of tactics: the hard, high press of which Klopp is such a devotee is modish. ...

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Loris Karius taunts Manchester United ahead of Monday night clash

Loris Karius has insisted Liverpool are not scared of Manchester United ahead of their Monday night clash at Anfield. The Reds head into the clash three points ahead of Jose Mourinho's side in the Premier League table. Liverpool have already beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and last season's champions Leicester this term. And Karius is adamant Jurgen Klopp's side can add United to their list of scalps on Monday. "It will be a big game; I ...

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Back to Work

With Brazil winning 2:0 away to Venezuela, the international break is now over. Philippe Coutinho played a good game for Brazil against Venezuela, and was substituted after 83 minutes, while Robrto Firmino remained on the bench. And that concludes the international excursion of Liverpool players for this time. Now, it's all about Monday, when Liverpool welcome Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to Anfiled, and, hopefully, to hell. As usual, the international break did ...

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Aldridge: For Liverpool, beating Manchester United would be even sweeter now that Mourinho is in charge

Written by John Aldridge for Liverpool Echo. Opposition boss adds extra spice to a fierce rivalry. The fact that Jose Mourinho is Manchester United manager adds extra spice to a fierce rivalry. It also means that beating them would be even sweeter. Liverpool fans didn’t mind Louis van Gaal. They didn’t really have a problem with David Moyes. But they can’t stand Mourinho, especially after the way he conducted himself in the games ...

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The Liverpool v Man Utd referee has been named – and he’s from Greater Manchester

Taylor will take charge of the big Premier League clash at Anfield. Anthony Taylor has been appointed as referee for Liverpool’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League showdown with Manchester United at Anfield next Monday night. It will the first time that the 37-year-old from Greater Manchester has taken charge of a fixture between the two arch rivals. Taylor, who supports non-league side Altrincham, hasn’t refereed a Liverpool game since the Reds’ 1-0 win away to ...

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Revealed – How Jurgen Klopp’s preparations differ to Jose Mourinho’s as Liverpool prepare for Man United clash

Klopp has had Liverpool in over the weekend - but Mourinho has taken a different approach Jose Mourinho has given his Manchester United players a long weekend off as they prepare to visit Anfield in a week’s time - while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp put his side through a gruelling weekend at Melwood. The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick and Luke Shaw have been given four days off and return to ...

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Match Report: Swansea – Liverpool 1:2

A true Liverpool style turn-around if there ever was one, making the blood boil in the veins. After three successive league wins, Liverpool were highly praised, and lined up in their now standard 4-3-3 formation, they were expected to make mince-meat out of Francesco Guidolin’s Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. However, the lads in white had another idea. The match started with Swansea pressing Liverpool all over the pitch. The Reds seemed ...

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Live Game Cafe! Swansea vs Liverpool

Join us at our Live Game Cafe for Swansea vs Liverpool! The best live LFC game chat on the web! While you wait, do: Listen to our FOARcast #2 - it was a great show! http://www.foarsite.com/2016/09/listen-download-now-foarcast-2   Lineups will be posted on the thread as they are announced. Stick around after the game for post-match reactions, interviews, videos and player ratings!  

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Reactions! Liverpool vs Hull

Liverpool destroy Hull Liverpool continued their brilliant run of form today as they destroyed Hull 5-1 at Anfield. Goals from Lallana, Milner (2), Coutinho and Mane helped the side pick up another home win – extending their unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 10 consecutive games. As for Hull City, who had started the season quite well, they are now without a win in their last 4 Premier League games, losing 3 of ...

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GOALS! GOALS! GOALS! Liverpool vs Hull

https://youtu.be/mZfpo1fKcKQ   Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display to thrash Hull City 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon and make it four wins on the spin in all competitions. Adam Lallana opened the scoring early in the first half before James Milner netted from the spot after Ahmed Elmohamady received a red card for stopping Philippe Coutinho's shot on the line with his arm. Sadio Mane extended his incredible start to the season with ...

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Live Game Cafe! Liverpool vs Hull

Join us here at FOAR at our Live Game Cafe for our Home game against Hull. As usual, our comments section will ROCK!!! Chill out and have a friendly banter with fellow Reds as we build-up to the match. Have you sent in your preferred Line-up yet our FOARum? https://disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-fieldsofanfieldroad/your_lineup_for_liverpool_vs_hull/ Couple hours left before the FFL closes! Select your team quickly!!! https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ Don't forget our FPL!!! Still time to make the predictions for this weekend!!! https://premierleague.predictthefootball.com/minileague/monthly/8198/2016/9 Truly brilliant presser ...

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Live Game Cafe! Derby v Liverpool

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/778188971834744832 What time is kick off? It's a 7.45pm start at Derby's iPro stadium. What happened to Pride Park? It's exactly the same stadium, but it ceased to be Pride Park on December 7, 2013, when sports drink company iPro offered £7million over 10 years. Modern football, eh? Where can I watch it? Liverpool's League Cup tie is NOT being televised. But there will be highlights on Wednesday (not tonight) through Channel 5's new EFL Cup ...

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Match report: Reds claim the points at Stamford Bridge again

Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson struck first-half goals as Liverpool secured an excellent 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Friday night. Having stylishly beaten reigning champions Leicester City at Anfield six days ago, the Reds followed up with an another enterprising display to claim a third Premier League win of the season. Lovren opened the scoring from Philippe Coutinho’s assist and Henderson increased the advantage with a sensational curler into ...

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Liverpool – Leicester – The Reaction Recap

There were lots of reactions on Liverpool's win over the champions on Saturday. We'll start with John Aldridge. Writing for the Liverpool Echo, Aldo says: "What a superb day that was on Saturday, from start to finish. ... It was a great win, a fantastic team performance and one which left everyone very happy. It was important, for me, that they laid down a bit of a marker at the new Anfield, that they said to ...

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Match Report: Liverpool – Leicester City 4:1

Liverpool celebrated the opening of the new Main Stand by completely outplaying and convincingly beating the reigning champions Leicester City. In the first game of the season at Anfield, Liverpool hosted Leicester City, the reigning champions. Getting the three points was essential to both teams, so a lively game with a lot of goals was expected, and the participants delivered. Claudio Ranieri's side started the match in their tried and tested 4-4-2 formation, ...

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Live Game Cafe! Liverpool vs Leicester

Team news According to the Mirror, for champions Leicester, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is available after recovering from a hernia operation. Also, their record signing Islam Slimani could make his debut in the Premier League. On the other hand, Nampalys Mendy is out with an ankle injury while Jeff Schlupp will not be risked by boss Claudio Ranieri as he continues to recover from a muscle strain. Goalkeeper Loris Karius has recovered from his hand operation ...

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Video | Liverpool vs. Leicester – Jurgen Klopp pre-match press-conference

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Preview: Liverpool v Leicester

LIVERPOOL are set to play their first home game in front of the renovated main stand at Anfield - here's everything you need to know about their clash with Leicester. Key statistics Liverpool and Leicester have almost identical records after three weeks of Premier League action, each winning, drawing and losing a game. However, the two sides have done so in very different ways - Jurgen Klopp's side have already completed nearly 1,500 ...

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Leicester warn Liverpool they are in the mood to be party poopers as new £150m Main Stand opens

The Reds welcome the champions on Saturday for their first home game of the new season in front of what could be Anfield's biggest crowd since 1976-77 Champions Leicester aim to send out a “statement” by winning at the new-look Anfield, according to Andy King. The Foxes’ Premier League title defence finally got up and running with a 2–1 home victory over Swansea after losing at promoted Hull and drawing with Arsenal. And ...

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