Preview: MK Dons vs Liverpool

Having made in 6 on the trot, the Reds must now switch their attention to the League Cup on Wednesday. While not the most interesting nor difficult fixture on paper, it's one that the Reds will have to overcome if they are to progress to the next round of the competition. And after seeing their Manchester City complete a clean sweep of the domestic titles last season, the Merseysiders will ...

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Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool

Having successfully defended their spot at the top of the table, the Reds will travel next to Burnley to take on Sean Dyche's side. Knocked out of the League Cup by Sunderland during the midweek, the Clarets will be looking for a response against Liverpool. Taking into account of previous visits, Jurgen Klopp would rightly urge caution going into the game. Ahead of Saturday's match at Turf Moor, here's the preview ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Norwich

And so it begins. Liverpool's quest to bring home the league title will begin on Friday night at Anfield. Having narrowly lost out the title to City last season, the Reds will be hoping to better their past selves in order to end a 30-year drought. Their first test will be against the Premier League new boys Norwich City, who attained promotion by winning the Championship in the previous campaign. In ...

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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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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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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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Gomez and Lovren Suffer Injury Setbacks

Fresh defensive problems have struck Liverpool, as James Pearce reports for Liverpool Echo, with Joe Gomez possibly needing surgery and Dejan Lovren feeling his hamstring issue return. Gomez was initially predicted to be out for six weeks following a broken leg in early December against Burnley, but it's now been two months and he is yet to return to full training. There are, apparently, concerns over the way the bone has ...

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Gomez Signs New Deal

Joe Gomez has signed a new contract with Liverpool, the club have confirmed. Having moved to Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in 2015, The 21-year-old has now committed his future to the club for further six years.  Primarily a centre-back, Gomez initially broke into the first team at left-back, as Brendan Rodgers, manager at the time, decided he needed a player more defensively responsible in that position than Alberto Moreno.  However, it wasn't long ...

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Preview: Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Victorious at Turf Moor in midweek, the Reds will once again be on the road this weekend. Bournemouth will be their opponents, as Eddie Howe's men will be looking to build upon their win against Huddersfield. With Liverpool needing all 3 points, here's the preview for the game. Injury Concerns Shaping up to cross, Joe Gomez was slide tackled by Ben Mee. Immediately, fans could tell that it was serious, as Gomez ...

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Joe Gomez Out for Six Weeks

Joe Gomez's night against Burnley was short lived, after he had to be stretchered off when he was on the end of a game-ending tackle. This didn't affect the Reds though as they ran out 3-1 winners. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'n0iWilrdTgVz8kyTD5qM-g',sig:'iXGEsDbhmmyf63EYzxjnuY0X5OfbHjv1nhGbCzA9kTE=',w:'513px',h:'594px',items:'1068905524',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Scans carried out this morning show that the 21-year-old has suffered a lower left leg fracture, the club have confirmed. This injury set to keep the England ...

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International Break: Jürgen Klopp in “discussions” with England manager

It's that time again, the dreaded international break I'm not the biggest fan of internationals! But we just have to accept it as it's part of the game, one positive is that Brazil play in England this time round. So no long distant flights for Bobby and Co. Let's hope we've a clean bill of health after these games. We always seem to pick up injuries during these breaks. Embed from Getty ...

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The Impact of Virgil Van Dijk

When we signed Virgil Van Dijk back in January, there were some who questioned the £75 million paid by Liverpool to Southampton for his services. The most ever paid for a centre back. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdNxYbwHLXX/ But it's money well spent for what he brings to the squad.  You can't argue with the facts,  he's improved the defence so much since signing. Liverpool have the best defence in the Premier League this season, only conceded 7 goals, ...

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Joe Gomez – A New Breed of Defender

The £3.5m Liverpool paid for 18 year old Joe Gomez back in 2015 might have seemed abit steep at the time, especially when you take into account the fact that we splashed-out a mere £500k more for the best defender to ever grace British shores a year later. Joe's now worth £25.2m so put that in your prudish, tight-arse pipes and smoke it. I am big fan of Joe, and his ilk ...

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Gomez Set for New Contract

Liverpool have started negotiations over a new deal for Joe Gomez, according to Paul Joyce of The Times. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1055581651781206018 The 21-year-old's progress since joining from Charlton Athletic has been incredible given his injury woes. He started out at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers as an emergency option at left-back due to a lack of consistency from Alberto Moreno, and he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury just as Jurgen Klopp arrived. Embed from Getty ...

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Where has our Attacking Mojo gone?

In our last three matches we've only had four shots on target Our attack seems to have lost its fluidity, last season we had the second most goals scored in the league and the best attack in the Champions League. We ripped teams apart with our fast moving attacks, and we were the best counter attacking team in Europe, teams feared our front three. Fast forward one season It’s been a bit lethargic ...

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The Colossus At The Back- Virgil Van Dijk

"Tonight is the reason, why he (Klopp) spent £75M on van Dijk." remarked Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football after the Reds’ triumphed 2-0 over a resilient Crystal Palace side.   The numbers say it all, since joining Liverpool in January for a world record fee, Virgil van Dijk has helped shore up an error-prone Liverpool defence by keeping nine clean sheets in the Dutch international’s 16 Premier League appearances ...

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Preview: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Following victory against West Ham, Liverpool will be hoping to build upon their successful start to the season. Their foe will yet be another London club, with Crystal Palace being the opposition this time round. Standing in the opposition dugout will be a familiar face, with ex-manager Roy Hodgson managing the Eagles. With Selhurst Park proving to be a challenging ground for Reds in recent years, here are the things to ...

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Joe’s Chance

Why Joe Gomez can maximise his chance as Liverpool's first choice centre-half With three of Liverpool's five senior central defenders laid off with injury, opportunity has finally extended its hand to Joe Gomez. After his apprentice years at full back, he now has the chance to establish himself as a regular starter along side Virgil Van Dijk. At least until the current crisis eases. It feels like Gomez is a lot older ...

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Joe Gomez back in Liverpool training – and gets emotional round of applause from team-mates

Defender returns a year after rupturing ACL in his knee Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was given an emotional round of applause by his team-mates after making a long-awaited return to full training yesterday. The hugely popular Gomez was greeted with the impromptu welcome when rejoining the senior squad for the first time since the knee ligament injury that brought a promising start to his Anfield career to a shuddering halt exactly 12 ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 3: Central Defending

In the third part of our analysis, we come to the heart of defence. Kolo Toure and Martin Škrtel have departed, while Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan have arrived. So, how does that part of the squad look now? Dejan Lovren The Croatian international has had a tremendously upward trajectory at the club so far. Part of the “Southampton project”, he came to Liverpool for somewhat hefty fee of £20million. Extremely hefty at ...

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The Liverpool Squad – Part 2: The Full-Back Problem

Unlike the much changed situation concerning goalkeepers,  the full-back problem still seems far from anything desirable. If anything, the squad in this position seems even thinner than it was last season. Brad Smith (permanently) and Jon Flanagan (on loan) have left the club. It was probably the right thing to do for the two youngsters, in order to get some crucially important game-time as the next step in their development. ...

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