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Why Divock Origi Deserves a New Contract

The case of a new contract for the Belgian hero. Heroics vs Everton and Barcelona. Potential still to be world class?   Divock Origi is going to be entering his final twelve months of his contract with club since signing for us back in 2014 on a five year deal from Lille. In the last five years Origi has had an interesting time, everything from his breakout to living on the periphery at the ...

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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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Last 5 – Premier League Final Day Matches

Sunday sees Liverpool play their final Premier League game of the season still in with a chance of lifting the Premier League title. That was last a reality 5 years ago where Liverpool and Manchester City were both vying for the league. Here, I look back on the last 5 matches that have taken place on the final day. 2013-14 - Anfield - Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1 - 11th May ...

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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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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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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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Fulham vs Liverpool – Scott Parker, Mitrovic and no win for 7 years

FULHAM Roundup Player Focus and SCOTT PARKER Liverpool are looking for a return to the top with a ninth successive Premier League win against a promoted side. Jürgen Klopp’s Reds travel to Craven Cottage on the back of a fulfilling and emphatic win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and thus, confidence is expected. Fulham, under the caretaker manager, Scott Parker, may feel their race is run in the top flight, ...

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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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Liverpool vs Burnley – Match Stats and Facts

MATCH PREVIEW; LIVERPOOL VS BURNLEY So Liverpool is back on home turf against Sean Dyche’s Clarets in Match week 30. Coming on the back of 2 draws against Manchester United and Everton on the road, this game takes on slightly more significance as Jurgen Klopp’s reds can scarcely afford to drop any more points. I do have to say that contrary to the term being peddled everywhere on the internet, “bottlers” ...

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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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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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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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Clyne and Solanke’s departures are another sign of Liverpool’s progress

Liverpool's transfer activity is underway in January with Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne both departing the club for Eddie Howe's Bournemouth.  The news of either player's exit shouldn't come as any great surprise to Liverpool fans as both players were trapped on the periphery of Jurgen Klopp's plans and struggling for game time. What we can take from their departures is yet more evidence of just how far the squad has ...

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Preview: Manchester City vs Liverpool

It's 2019! To kick off the New Year, the Reds will travel down the M26 to take on title rivals Manchester City. Guardiola's men, who picked up 3 points at St Mary's on Sunday, will be looking to close the gap on the league leaders. In the battle between England's best sides, here's some insights to the game. De Bruyne To Miss? Ahead of Thursday's game, Manchester City are left sweating on ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Having demolished Newcastle 4-0 on Boxing Day, Liverpool will next welcome Arsenal to Anfield. The Gunners, who drew 1-1 with Brighton, will be looking for a result against the Reds. Able to field ace marksman Aubameyang, Arsenal are a dangerous side to face, one which Klopp knows well. Between two traditional heavyweights, we preview Saturday's game. Gunner's Duo Threat If Liverpool have anything to worry about, it has to be Arsenal's strike ...

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Liverpool’s Mid-Season Review

As 2018 draws to close, Kopites can look back on the year with both pride and joy. Rising from the ashes of defeat in Kiev, the Reds have made a storming start to the new season. With more than half of league matches played already, let's review the progress made by this team so far. Competitions Competition wise, Liverpool are in one of the best position they could ever be. Top of ...

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Newcastle Roundup: Player Focus and Rafa Benitez

Top of the EPL after week 18. 4 points clear of the boys at the Etihad Indeed, Christmas came early for the club & Liverpool supporters. What a ride it has been; 15 wins, no losses and the team is just hitting top gear. Did I mention our best ever start to a season? Am sorry (NOT) for getting carried away. It has been a joy to watch Fabinho, Shaqiri, Keita ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United

After securing passage into last 16 of the Champions League, Liverpool have another blockbuster fixture in store. Bitter rivals Manchester United will be the visitors at Anfield. More than just 3 points will be at stake, with either side battling for bragging rights too. The following is the preview between England's two most illustrious clubs in history. The Manchester Bus When the 2 sides last met, the Reds were on the wrong ...

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Match Winners

Just over a year ago, on the 21st of November, 2017, a second-half fightback from Sevilla stunned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.  A breathtaking display of first-half attacking brilliance was undone by some absolutely mindless defending as Liverpool capitulated.  The draw that night in Andalucía had the all the hallmarks of everything that was wrong with Liverpool. Just a few weeks earlier, a 5-1 drubbing at Spurs ...

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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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Naby Keita, Qu’est-ce que c’est?

That’s three points for the manager right there. He can take them home and cuddle them to sleep tonight. He’s earned it. He targeted this game as the one where he could rest the big men and get some minutes in the legs for those who need it and he got it spot on. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'-JC4pf-uTJRzi25LqNulRA',sig:'l675juHt2mhn1T3_m2sfyRx4YCiISeqrwbw37J6DpyM=',w:'594px',h:'353px',items:'1068822600',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); One man in particular more than played his part. We ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Everton

The Merseyside derby: one of, if not, the biggest fixtures of the season. And it's finally happening this weekend. For Kopites, it's a chance to inflict misery on their bitter neighbours. Klopp will certainly hope that's the case, as his team look to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to PSG in the Champions League. The Toffees, led by Marco Silva, will be looking to build on their league victory ...

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Brazilian Derby Debuts

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Lu0pTeKOTnRD_lnj5qrTQA',sig:'zxZUgrW5G1fHeGHJb94kNKlXziDX9hlFNDVj-PkvXyg=',w:'594px',h:'435px',items:'502692306',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Sunday's clash against Everton marks the first Merseyside derby of the season. Barring any injury between now and then, Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is odds on to make his derby debut. Also, with captain Jordan Henderson suspended following his sending off against Watford last weekend, Alisson's fellow Brazilian Fabinho may also play against the Toffees. But how have former Brazilian's performed when making their derby ...

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Preview: PSG vs Liverpool

Chalking up his 300th league victory at the weekend, Klopp will be looking for another win in midweek. History favours the Reds, having beaten the Parisians in the Champions League group stage opener. Klopp's opposite number Thomas Tuchel will be doing his utmost best to make sure that doesn't happen, with his side looking to inflict defeat on the Merseysiders. With that, let's take a look at the key pointers ...

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Sadio Mane Contract News

The news emerged this evening that Sadio Mane has agreed terms on a new five-year deal with the Reds. Mane will be contracted at Liverpool until 2023. Sadio Mane has agreed terms on a new contract until 2023. — paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 22, 2018 "For me, I have made the best decision in my career." ? ▶️ https://t.co/ONaoWvl8m4 pic.twitter.com/MtOlQyJLx8 — Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 22, 2018

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Liverpool U19s: UEFA Youth League

So far in the UEFA Youth League, Barry Lewtas' U19s side are unbeaten in the four matches that they've played. The U19s currently sit on top of Group C with 10 points, 3 points ahead of second place PSG U19s. If Liverpool win their next game they'll finish top of the group having already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the youth competition. GAME 1: LIVERPOOL U19s v PSG U19s Embed ...

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The Calm Before the Storm

Breathe. The Reds are on a break. In theory anyway. In actual fact our boys are off scoring goals and heading ceiling-high footballs (love it Virge) but we are where we are. On November 24, we travel to Watford which begins a long and arduous run that could make or break our season and I for one cannot wait. Let’s get stuck in. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Ti5vq-pzTFJbpfPposAVSw',sig:'6FS0iJrokRYpOaoJh0HApcXzo0QrrkUcrJ02qtTX3aY=',w:'594px',h:'395px',items:'944395376',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Watford are a ...

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January Transfer Update: James Pearce on ‘those Dembele rumours’

The last few days have seen a number of rumours emerge regarding our apparent continued interest in persuing a deal for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele. James Pearce today addressed those rumours:   "Liverpool have no intention of launching a bid for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in January. "In fact Klopp has no intention of adding to his squad in January as he believes the Reds are already well equipped in all departments to maintain ...

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Liverpool v Fulham: FOAR Writers Predictions & Live Game Cafe!

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'VDGHbWnuTvNnOOOzRr6zSA',sig:'DGRCxm3gIg9LqjtUI4WpXqWkD5pnCnuVP-EcN8t-O2c=',w:'594px',h:'466px',items:'1059171746',caption: false ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); Bad Tidings at Belgrade We've got away with some pretty terrible performances throughout this season but Liverpool's latest turnout was truly a drudgery to behold. Nonetheless, I find myself somewhat bemused with the reactionary nature of the modern Liverpool fanbase. Consider this: we remain, despite the unexpected result, top of our Champions League group and still only two points away from the reigning Premier League ...

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Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool

Liverpool were forced to share the spoils with Arsenal at the weekend but will be determined not to let the same happen in the Champions League. Liverpool take on Red Star Belgrade in Serbia for their 4th Champions League group game. The Reds beat their opponents 4-0 last month, so Klopp and his team will be looking for more of the same. In the buildup to the game, let's take a look ...

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How can the ‘Big 6’ help Liverpool’s title challenge?

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'R684KUUpRIZfqZLI6zFyuA',sig:'YTuxRRroHMhP__PbxL0wKe4CG2chz88-EDk1vwCaZtY=',w:'594px',h:'391px',items:'1033567362',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Liverpool is without a doubt having the best opening to a season in ten years and fans dream of ending the 28-year old title drought, albeit with some caution or reality checks. We've a squad to match the 2008/09 one, remain unbeaten in the league after 10 games and top our Champions League group. However, Liverpool major challengers both wear blue. Manchester City remain ...

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ARSENAL VS LIVERPOOL – Match Preview

Match week 11 is upon us and while the City game was billed to be a test of Liverpool’s title contention ambitions, this is one game that never fails to excite every season; loads of goals and drama, that’s for certain. The games at Anfield in 2013/14 season and the Emirates last season certainly come to mind. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'pV9f3ER5QOBWFTleBlgU6A',sig:'j1sEcbpyx6qYMTncIcSXDp4EVoMb7eaghzpdUqPHJjY=',w:'594px',h:'420px',items:'1056415204',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});   For a rejuvenated Arsenal, this is touted to be their litmus test; with ...

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Arsenal v Liverpool – FOAR Writers Predictions

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'mEHhQksTQglRc3h5H1uCeg',sig:'hYeRofH673-yNnS4L8aI2EXd9aXPZCUpeCFFkge9vcY=',w:'594px',h:'453px',items:'532199192',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); Time to set the Record Straight Two years after a European final to forget against Sevilla, the stakes won't be quite as high when Liverpool visit Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Make no mistake however, for this could well be a match to savour for the neutrals, as two of the most offensively exciting sides come head-to-head for the first time this season. Unai ...

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Liverpool’s Transfer Policy

From Committee to Simple Communication Jurgen Klopp arrived on Merseyside in October 2015 with a reputation for doing a lot with little at his disposal. In the storm cloud of Brendan Rodgers' failed transfer committee, most thought that this meant the committee would stay intact, with Klopp even facing questions about it in his introductory presser. He simply said that he had the first and last word on the goings on in ...

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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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In Klopp We Trust

EARLY DAYS Jürgen Klopp was born on the 16th of June, 1967, in Stuttgart, Germany, and grew up in the Black Forest countryside. He spent 15 years as a player at Mainz, before becoming their manager in 2001. Klopp led the club to their first ever Bundesliga appearance and UEFA Cup qualification before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2008. Unimaginable success was the theme of his time at Dortumund, and Klopp guided BVB ...

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL – 5 Liverpool Horror Shows

It's that time of the year again The time when the streets are full of monsters, zombies and flamingos (???), when you argue with your spouse over whether you should buy sweets or mixed nuts for the kids (sorry darling, but I did at least go for cashews this year), and when you turn off all the lights, draw all the curtains and ensure a total black-out of the house at ...

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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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LFC finally has a formidable squad

So finally it looks like we've found that second gear; against Red Star- it just clicked together. We might not be the same free-flowing, entertaining and dynamic team from last season yet, but with a little fine tuning by Jürgen, we could get back to our best. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'bKWd5MOFSVBGCn-x0rL1OA',sig:'bpjUiF3W0Iahhljh2sEba0oBXK6atkTdpy1GRPbvfUY=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1052963714',caption: true ,tld:'ie',is360: false })}); There were some stand out performances last night. Fabinho was one who springs to mind, he stood up ...

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A Break could be just what Mo needs

We all know the story. Mo Salah made the world his oyster with a barnstorming season in 17/18, before Sergio Ramos became the most hated man in world football when he dislocated Mo's shoulder after a challenge in the Champions League final in June, casting a storm cloud over a World Cup which would've been Mo's shining moment as he led the line for his country on Football's biggest stage. Embed ...

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Harry Wilson: Why Klopp has to ignore the noise

It's been a whirlwind month for Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson. The highly rated Welsh International has been making spectacular headlines on some of the biggest stages. His top class free kick for Derby against Man United at Old Trafford stunned our fierce rivals in their League Cup exit. He subsequently followed that up with another pearler against Republic of Ireland in Dublin last week. Return These wonderful goals coupled with a few frustrating ...

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LFC Loan Watch

Liverpool were back in action this weekend after the international break as were 11 of the 14 Liverpool players out on loan. Ben Woodburn continues to be overlooked at Sheffield United as he was not selected for the match day squad for the fourth straight week. In a surprise twist Woodburn actually played for the Liverpool U23s for an hour this weekend in order to keep up his fitness. Shamal George was ...

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Injury Roundup: Mane green-lighted to return

With Liverpool blighted once again with injuries following an international break, it will come as welcome news to all that Sadio Mane should be available for selection in the upcoming Champions League Group C clash with Red Star Belgrade. Following a successful operation on a broken thumb, incurred during Senegal's 3-0 victory over Sudan in AFCON qualifications, Mane is likely to play some role in the fixture, according to the Mirror. https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1054459919733268481 Although ...

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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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Huddersfield vs Liverpool – What do the FOAR writers think?

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'1WLJwV8uS5FJVFLO-uGonA',sig:'sRNCOiVhzZ4BLcKqUM9-q_ic7LphEUSvpcvCGHKukJY=',w:'594px',h:'413px',items:'912361606',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The time has come. After what seemed like an endless, inexhaustible, excruciating, interminable - and every other synonym for 'too bloody long' - international break; finally real football returns. It's David vs Jürgen, old mates at either end of the footballing pyramid. One fighting relegation, the other fighting off enamored advances from besotted Reds all over the world. One bottom-3 and cannot find a win, the other top-3 and ...

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Preview: Chelsea vs Liverpool

Liverpool's winning run of 7 games in all competitions came to shuddering halt during the midweek. Against their top 4, and possibly, title rivals, Liverpool succumbed to a 2-1 defeat. Now out of the Carabao Cup, Liverpool will resume their Premier League endeavours by travelling to the Bridge. What can we expect in this 2nd round between both teams? Redemption Opportunity The Carabao Cup was probably one of Klopp's lowest priorities for the ...

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Examining Shaqiri’s Role Against Southampton

It's fair to say that Shaqiri made quite the impact on his full debut. With Klopp opting to rest Milner, Shaqiri was thrust into the starting line up, at Anfield no less. That didn't faze Shaqiri though, who went on to have a storming half. And despite being substituted at half-time, fans were impressed enough by his performance to vote him as their Man of the Match. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1043565955849314304 What made Shaqiri tick against ...

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Salah A Victim Of His Own Success?

The grin and relief on Salah's face was plain for all to see after netting against Southampton. That tap-in signaled the end of his personal mini-drought, who was on a 3 game goalless streak prior to Southampton's visit. Still it's hard to ignore his poor form in the previous games, with his sloppy pass allowing Mbappe to equalise for PSG on still fresh on everyone's mind. With Salah failing to get ...

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Famous Anfield Night Shows LFC’s Progress on and off the Field

Those old thoughts must have popped back up inside your head after Mbappe's equalizer at Anfield: "man, here we go again." Over the last few years, Liverpool have managed to let teams they should have buried back into the game. Missed chances, lapses in concentration, and the odd shambolic defensive miscue had become all too common in Merseyside. Paris Saint-Germain's visit to Anfield felt but another chapter in a collection of near ...

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Southampton, Potential Banana Skin

With the euphoria of Tuesday night’s win over Paris Saint-Germain still fresh in the minds of the fans, thoughts turn to Saturday’s visit of Southampton to Anfield. Having witnessed an exhilarating and pulsating Champions League 3:2 victory over the French club, expectations are sky high amongst the fans that this Liverpool team is the best since the 1987-88 season. Many fans indeed have taken to social media to express their ...

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Neville: Kick the Champions League into Touch

Gary Neville warns Jürgen Klopp's reds against pursuing Champions League Glory On the 26th May, the sheer excitement that emanated around Liverpool's glorious Champions League run, which saw them brush aside the likes of Manchester City and Roma, was palpable. Mohamed Salah's Liverpool against Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid; this would be a final to go down in history, or so it seemed. The resulting 3-1 defeat, which saw Salah limp off early ...

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Testing Autumn For Liverpool

A hard fought 2-1 victory against Leicester City meant that the Reds headed into the international break with their 100% record intact. Not since 1990/91 did Liverpool won their opening 4 league fixtures. Though fans will rightly be happy at their club's successful start to the season, most of us will already be anticipating the month of September. And boy, what a huge month it'll be. The immediate fixture after the break ...

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Preview: Leicester vs Liverpool

Having seen off Brighton on last Saturday, attention will now be solely focused on Leicester City. Indeed the manager will be trying hard to gain all 3 points, leaving nothing to chance. Speaking to the media, Klopp said: “How could I sit here after the season Leicester played so far and only have a percentage of an idea that we will win there for sure? That’s not possible. We only will ...

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Last chance already for Solanke?

If Sturridge came out guns blazing to impress Klopp and save his floundering Anfield career this summer, then the same cannot be said for his fellow forward Dominic Solanke. Sturridge showed that despite his ceaseless run of cruel injuries, he still has wonderful technical ability. His finishing remains sharp and he showed that there was actually something to salvage in his Reds career, just as it looked at it's natural end. By ...

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Cup Competitions on the horizon for Klopp’s men

This time next week, Liverpool will be beginning a 2 week break between matches as the 1stinternational break of the new season arrives after the conclusion of 4 league matches. Supporters will also be able to cast their eyes over the opposition we will have been drawn against on hopefully the 1st steps to lifting a trophy as both the Carabao Cup and Champions League draws take place. Today, Anfield will witness ...

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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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Goodnight, Sweet Prince.

So this is it, our day of reckoning.   We knew this would happen. It has, after-all, happened before, hasn't it? Suarez and Coutinho to Barcelona, Torres to Chelsea, Bišćan to Panathinaikos – and now you. Just as we began to believe that we would no longer be the jilted ex, no longer the secure but timid, lovable in a way, but only as a friend, content with second place, also-rans; we lose ...

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Liverpool vs West Ham – Top 5

After a painfully long wait, a tour of a few northern Football League teams, another tour of the United States, and the battering of United and Napoli – Premier League football is finally back for Liverpool. First up for the Reds is a new-look West Ham United at Anfield. I've taken a (rather tedious) look at the 137 games we've played against the Hammers and picked the five most memorable games.   Generally ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs West Ham

Finally, our season begins proper. The Reds kick-off their competitive season at Anfield. Their opponents are West Ham, led by the newly appointed Manuel Pelligrini. With a strong start necessary to mount any sort of title challenge, let us preview our very first game. A Competitive Debut For Alisson Brought in for a cool £65 million, the one time world-record goalkeeper is in line for his 1st competitive start for the Reds. He is ...

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Oh, what a time to be a Red!

Looking ahead to the new season, I cannot help but feel a sense of excitement and optimism that I have never felt before the start of a season. This time of the year is usually spent worrying about deadline day signings and looking enviously at other clubs' purchases. And I'm loving it. Three cheers for Herr Klopp and Michael Edwards. I'll just do a quick rundown of my mood at the ...

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A season of new hopes and dreams

Sunday would mark the Red's 1st competitive match of the season, with West Ham being the visitor's at Anfield. Coming off the back off an exhilarating 2017/18, fans will be left dreaming about their ideal season. And top of that wish list would be a first league win since 1990. The near misses in 2008/2009 & 2013/14 only whet that appetite even further. Could this be finally our year? Taking into account of ...

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Anfield calling… for a friendly

In 7 days time, we will be just 90 minutes away from kick off at Anfield for the first friendly to be hosted at the club's home stadium in 4 years. The building of the new main stand and extensive work on relaying the pitch meant there had been no home friendly since 2014. Before the enforced break from hosting these matches, the last time Liverpool had not held a ...

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Ante Coric was a medical away from signing for Liverpool

Ante Coric has revealed that he was a medical away from joining Liverpool this summer, but the lure of Champions League football was too much to turn down. Liverpool was linked with signing Coric for much of the early stages of the transfer window, but the Croatian midfielder has revealed that he didn’t join the Merseyside club as the opportunity to play in the Champions League with Dinamo Zagreb was too ...

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August 2016 Review: A New Beginning

Or is it? August 2016. Like any other August, the Premier League season starts. This time it was anticipated with a bang and a flash, due mainly to the arrival/return of star managers to the competition, joining several already present, with every single one of them and their respective clubs setting their aims very high. Many different predictions were shouted and debated, as every fan of every club had his/her own ...

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Pochettino: we are focusing on fitness rather than tactics in training!

Mauricio Pochettino has warned that Tottenham Hotspur are still some way from playing their best football this season. Spurs host Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime, having taken four points from their first two games. But with so many Spurs players back late this summer, Pochettino said that his training sessions are still focused on fitness, rather than tactics. Only after the international break will they be able to focus on fine-turning ...

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Klopp vs. Pochettino: similarities and differences

Rivalries and grudges are fired in the furnace of regular competition over similar goals, and in recent years, as Tottenham Hotspur have sought to move in on a top four promised land Liverpool once claimed as their own, tensions have grown. Both sides have had to contend not only with a veritable glass ceiling set ahead of them by the richest teams in the Premier League but also each other. It was ...

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Get your FFL and FPL picks in!!!

With no Friday night game to look forward to, Week 3 gets underway on Saturday with the lunchtime kick-off between Spurs and Liverpool. There are two clashes at opposite ends of the table as Manchester United travel to Hull and Palace host Bournemouth, while Chelsea face Burnley and West Ham go to City. Saturday Tottenham v Liverpool 12:30 Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off features two sides that have realistic aspirations for the top four. Spurs, ...

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Lovren: I’ll be ready for Spurs’ high press game

Dejan Lovren insists he will be ready for the high press Tottenham Hotspur are likely to deploy against Liverpool's backline this weekend because he faces a similar approach at Melwood every day. The Reds will hope to land an early blow on a rival for a top-four finish in the Premier League this term when they head to White Hart Lane for Saturday's early kick-off. Last season, Mauricio Pochettino led Spurs to ...

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Video! The Premier League Show – Lineker interviews Klopp

https://youtu.be/oANt0pu4ivA In the time I spent with him, Jurgen Klopp was enigmatic, larger than life and extremely quick-witted. He is quite unique as a football manager in many ways, and that is what makes him so entertaining. He was great value in the in-depth interview I did with him for The Premier League Show. I met Jurgen in his office at Liverpool's Melwood training ground and it was good to get to know ...

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Sturridge & Milner: Similar Statements, Different Reactions

Daniel Sturridge is the second Liverpool player to speak out about his personal dissatisfaction of being played out of position this season. But fans are far less willing to let Sturridge’s comments slide. Milner “[Jürgen Klopp and I] had a conversation about it and I told him it’s not my favorite position and not one I particularly like playing. But he’s the manager and if he wants me to play there, I’ll ...

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss aims to emulate Reds legends’ achievements – BBC Sport

Jurgen Klopp hopes to draw on the experience of past Liverpool managers and oversee a sustained period of success at the club. Klopp, 49, was appointed in October 2015, and led the Reds to eighth in the Premier League, as well as the finals of the League Cup and Europa League. The German wants to replicate the success of Liverpool "grandfathers" such as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. "Sometimes you can use the ...

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What do Liverpool still need to do before transfer window closes?

It's under a week until the transfer window closes, so what do Liverpool still need to do? Having conceded five goals in their first two games of the Premier League season, defence seems to be the area of priority for the Reds. We look at what they have done so far this summer and what could happen before the 11.30pm deadline on August 31. Ins Sadio Mane (Southampton, £36m), Loris Karius (Mainz, £4.7m), Joel Matip ...

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Liverpool should keep Sakho: Klopp shouldn’t offload a leader

Mamadou Sakho seemed to have really put his foot in it this time if reports are true that he’s to leave Liverpool on loan. According to The Mirror  Liverpool are ready to listen to loan offers for Mamadou Sakho. This has been the most surprising news to date for me this silly summer. We are well aware of Sakho’s mischievous activity during pre-seasons and the one that hit us most: last year’s doping ...

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Liverpool vs Spurs: Sturridge or Origi?

Liverpool take on Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend, but who should Jurgen Klopp deploy as a striker? You’d think having several good attacking options would be brilliant for Liverpool, but it actually just creates chaos when one doesn’t perform as expected. When Daniel Sturridge played a wider role against Burnley, many criticised him for dropping too deep and not being as involved in our attacks. While I did say that ...

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Live Game Cafe! EFL Cup: Burton v Liverpool

It's the first ever meeting between the two sides. When is Burton v Liverpool? The game gets underway at 7.45pm on Tuesday August 23. Where is Burton v Liverpool? The 6,912 seat capacity Pirelli Stadium will host the fixtureBurton welcome the Premier League big-hitters to the Pirelli Stadium in Burton upon Trent. What TV channel is Burton v Liverpool on? You can watch the match live on Sky Sports 1 with coverage starting at 7.30pm.   Discussion on possible lineups here: https://disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-fieldsofanfieldroad/whats_your_lineup_for_the_league_cup_match_versus_burton/   Join ...

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Liverpool £800m takeover: China Everbright Limited not looking to buy Reds

Exclusive: The state-backed Chinese firm told IBTimes UK that it was not bidding to buy the Reds. China Everbright Limited has told IBTimes UK that it is not looking to buy Liverpool and denied knowledge of such a deal. It was earlier reported that the Chinese firm was planning a takeover in a deal worth about £800m ($1.05bn). According to the Sunday Times, the state-backed financial services conglomerate was discussing the takeover ...

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Burton v Liverpool – Three things to look forward to

Neil Jones takes a look ahead to Liverpool's League Cup clash with Burton After league disappointment on Saturday, cup optimism on Tuesday. Liverpool begin their EFL Cup campaign in Staffordshire, taking on Championship side Burton Albion. The most successful team in League Cup history, and finalists last year, the Reds will be keen to continue their rich heritage in the competition under Jurgen Klopp. It's a new ground to tick off the list ...

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Liverpool fans: Understandable frustration or overreacting pessimists?

Daniel White discusses whether or not Liverpool fans are justified in feeling frustrated after defeat to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. Saturday saw Liverpool lose 2-0 to Burnley and many fans went into a state of meltdown. Which poses a question; is the wide spread panic justified or are some fans just being over dramatic? It’s a question that is almost impossible to answer due to the wide range of ...

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Get Sturridge In The Box (and here’s why) | Bass Tuned To Red

As Liverpool passed themselves into endless cul-de-sacs whilst on their way to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley, one of their many issues became painfully apparent (and not for the first time): Daniel Sturridge was not in or even near the box enough. The Reds (or should that be the toxic greens) completed twenty-two passes in the Burnley box, which on the face of it is a decent total; Liverpool only bettered ...

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Coutinho is one of the biggest culprits of poor decision making

You’d expect Sean Dyche to give the square root of f**k all, but Jurgen Klopp must have been wondering just how his side conspired to lose 2-0 against Burnley on Saturday. Using statistics as a basis for defining your opinion might be a dangerous game, but the away side at Turf Moor had 26 shots to Burnley’s three, 12 corners to one and 80.4% of possession. Since Opta’s data began ...

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“If One Game Would Change My Mind, Then I Would Be A Real Idiot”

Jürgen Klopp isn’t planning on spending any more money any time soon. The clamoring amongst supporters for the club to spend more money on defense seemed to reach a fever pitch this weekend when Liverpool lost to newly promoted side Burnley at their home ground. Jürgen Klopp and Alberto Moreno both have gone on the defensive this week leading up to the match, with the boss saying that he is happy ...

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Klopp to make changes for Burton Albion cup tie

Matip, Grujic, Origi and Can in line for starts in League Cup second round tie Jurgen Klopp is set to ring the changes for Liverpool’s EFL Cup tie at Burton Albion. The Reds make their first trip to the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night for the second round clash, against Nigel Clough’s newly-promoted Championship side. Joel Matip is expected to make his competitive debut for the Reds having been on the bench for ...

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The Estonian F.A. Have Emailed To Reject Brian Kerr’s Claims About Ragnar Klavan

This morning is the gift that keeps on giving. We arrived bleary-eyed to the office this morning, only to have eyelids jolted apart by the mother of all wars between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.  To add to our delight, we then checked our emails, and found this fantastic email sitting in our inbox. If you read the site yesterday, you will have noticed that confirmation filtered through that Liverpool were, indeed, ...

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Zero won tackles, zero interceptions won: Milner struggles for Liverpool

The midfielder struggled at left-back in the loss to Burnley. James Milner endured an afternoon to forget as his Liverpool side were beaten by Burnley this weekend. The midfielder made a return to Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI as they travelled to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. He found himself in an unfamiliar role though as the German elected to play him at left-back ahead of Alberto Moreno. Burnley's Dean Marney in action with Liverpool's ...

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Three things that are holding Liverpool back from being a top team

Michael Baddeley discusses what is holding Liverpool back from being a top side. How did we expect anything different? We go out and blitz Arsenal at the Emirates and then go to Burnley and lose 2-0. It was the most Liverpool thing to do. Media and fans, to an extent, act like it was a shock, but lets face it, it really wasn’t was it? Lets be real here, yesterday was a reality ...

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Liverpool FC owners hire advisers after Chinese approach – FT.com

The US owners of Liverpool FC have appointed financial advisers after an unsolicited approach by a consortium led by Chinese investment firm Everbright and PCP Capital Partners, the private equity firm founded by Amanda Staveley. Fenway Sports Group, led by John W Henry, has hired Allen & Co, the boutique investment bank, to advise on discussions over the acquisition of a substantial stake in one of England’s most storied football clubs, people close to ...

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Match Report: Burnley 2 – 0 Liverpool

The Reds who enjoyed a thrilling victory over Arsenal on the opening day of the new season were brought back down to earth with a bang after defeat to Sean Dyche's side Sam Vokes and Andre Gray scored their first Premier League goals as Burnley stunned Liverpool with a superb 2-0 victory at Turf Moor. Playing on the road again as a result of renovation work at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp's men were ...

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Six worst offenders in Liverpool’s defeat to Burnley – from the bad to the very worst

In the space of a week, Liverpool’s start to the new Premier League season have gone from the sublime – a 4-3 away win against Arsenal on the opening weekend – to the ridiculous: a limp, turgid 2-0 slump of a defeat to Burnley. After their blistering, buccaneering start against the Gunners, Jurgen Klopp’s team were tipped to challenge for the title by their most optimistic fans and overwhelmed admirers among ...

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Jurgen Klopp is probably in love with Linda Pizzuti Henry

Ahead of Liverpool's second game of the season, Jürgen Klopp outlined how his side will make the next step. “I love clean sheets,” he declared. “It looks different but I love it! I would never accept conceding goals before a game, to be honest. I’ve never chosen a line-up where I’ve thought, ‘OK, maybe we can score five but with these guys we will concede four.’ I never did this...   Meanwhile... https://twitter.com/Linda_Pizzuti/status/755058036964782081 https://twitter.com/Linda_Pizzuti/status/506088193050308608 https://twitter.com/Linda_Pizzuti/status/633380947279396864 Source: Jürgen ...

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