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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Inject That Result into My Veins, I Bleed Liverpool Red

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

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MATCH PREVIEW; SOUTHAMPTON VS LIVERPOOL

MATCH PREVIEW; SOUTHAMPTON VS LIVERPOOL   The Reds could go back to the top of the league by Friday night: as they take on Southampton at the Saint Mary Stadium in their 33rd fixture of the season. Currently 1 point behind Manchester City, a win will see them go into the next round of UCL fixtures at the summit of the PL. Southampton, who are five points clear of the relegation places ...

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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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Burnley Closeup: Fighting for a Premier League Place

It's safe to say that there was much left to be desired following Liverpool's goalless draw with Mersey rivals Everton at Goodison Park. Certainly, as anyone who was brave enough to venture into Twitter will attest, the reaction was rather 'knee-jerk,' with many fans (myself included), declaring Liverpool had handed the title to Manchester City in the race for glory. With calmer minds, we can appreciate that this is simply not ...

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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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European Opposition Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Niko Kovač

Without Dutch International Virgil Van Dijk on their return to Champions League action, the Reds face a difficult task against Bundesliga challengers Bayern Munich at Anfield this coming Tuesday. With injuries to Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren, Klopp will be forced to field a makeshift centre-back partnership with Joel Matip and Fabinho, although, given the latter's stellar performance in the role against Brighton, albeit less prestigious opposition, perhaps one shouldn't ...

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Bournemouth Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Eddie Howe

With the latest against Pellegrini's West Ham, its been a couple performances to forget for Liverpool. Though one would imagine the club's fortunes will change in the upcoming Anfield clash with Bournemouth. WHERE ARE BOURNEMOUTH NOW? Coming off the back of two consecutive wins including a highly impressive, if unexpected, 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth now face a tough run of fixtures with title challengers Liverpool and Manchester ...

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Leicester City Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Claude Puel

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

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

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

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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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The Winter Window: Liverpool Must Remember Past Errors

For the third time in the history of the Premier League, Liverpool managed to lead the rankings at Christmas.  The verdict is pretty unanimous that this current crop of Reds is the finest assembled since 1990.  The results have been superb and the performances increasingly impressive as Liverpool have remained unbeaten in the league. A seven point lead has got so many fans jumping for joy and daring to dream, however ...

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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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LFC Advent Calendar 22 – Emiliano Insua

There could be no worse time for a youngster to break in to the Liverpool first team than those turbulent years of 2009-2011. As the club went through trauma that so nearly crippled it, a host of players came and went leaving little or no mark. Stability and progress were miles off, and it’s of little surprise that some decent young players fell through the cracks. Emiliano Insua had emerged on ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 19 – Ryan Babel

Fewer Liverpool players encapsulate the maxim 'what might have been' better than Ryan Babel.  The man from Amsterdam arrived at Rafa Benitez’s juggernaut in 2007 for £11.5 million, after earning rave reviews in Europe. None other than Marko van Basten had made some, perhaps unhelpful, comparisons to Thierry Henry as Babel roared through the Eredivisie and into the Dutch National Team.  Not bad for a player who’d only been in the ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 17 – Maxi Rodriguez

In recent seasons, Liverpool has had its fair share of South American footballers. Big name players, including Javier Mascherano and Philippe Coutinho, have graced the Anfield turf over the past 10 years. The man who features in today's advent piece can almost certainly be described as the most underrated South American to have played for the club; Maxi Rodriguez. Loved by the fans during his time at Anfield, Rodriguez is one ...

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Manchester United Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Rashford

Welcome to another edition of our opposition closeup's where we have a real treat in store for you. Come Sunday, Liverpool will host historic rivals Manchester United on home turf at Anfield. Whilst United are but a shadow of the team and the ethos legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson left behind, this fixture still represents a must win for the club. Joining me in analysing the threats we have to keep ...

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Liverpool Fans – Their Own Worst Enemy

Throughout our history, Liverpool FC have prided ourselves on the unrelenting support and belief of the fans. Some attribute that attitude to the City's hardships, particularly in the years of the Thatcher government. During the 1970's and 1980's especially, the City was in turmoil, and football was a release not just from work, but from life for many. Liverpool FC was at the forefront of it all, but in truth, ...

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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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LFC LADIES: Too Little too late as Reds lose to Everton

Just like in the EPL, it was a Merseyside derby for Liverpool ladies in the FASWL on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'r-aUTekaT59VPh6Q9yFBnA',sig:'j7tMtPXypRLUwsWlPOV5yFxP3YhbZuvpe7UjphlhNXs=',w:'594px',h:'421px',items:'851640624',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); However, it was the home side that went away with all 3 points with goals from Inessa Kaagman and Simone Magill. Jess Clarke pulled one back for the reds in the 12th minute, but it was not enough to rustle the Toffee's feathers. The ...

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Burnley Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Sean Dyche

Off the back of a brilliant win against Everton in the Merseyside derby, courtesy of a late Divock Origi goal, the mood in the Anfield camp could not be better, as they prepare to embark on a packed Christmas schedule. This week, I'll be looking at Sean Dyche's Burnley, who find themselves right in the middle of the relegation scrapheap at 19th.   Where are Burnley Now? Given Burnley's success last season in earning ...

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Watford Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Pereyra

With the Watford game ahead, the team at FOAR have decided to launch a set of pieces every week looking at the tactics, stats, and key players of the opposition we'll be coming across in the league. To start it all off, we've got a joint piece on Javi Gracia's Watford by Shirley and myself. Enjoy!   (Farrell) Where are Watford now? It's been quite the journey for Watford, having secured their return to the ...

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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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Watford v Liverpool – FOAR Writers’ Predictions and Live Game Cafe

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Ty7gNnyMTSZCgD7Mq6gzlQ',sig:'rSiWeQGrY17JEUW-VkyerXZ1JTECToPnWLTmYPaOOGo=',w:'594px',h:'372px',items:'1060172294',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); Watford have had a tumultuous time of late with the recent high turnover of managers (four in three years), however, it appears that the appointment of Javi Gracia this January has gone some way in steadying the ship. Indeed, the North-West London side's newfound consistency has allowed them to benefit with an impressive points haul propelling them to 7th in the league, presenting Watford ...

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Things for Liverpool to be Thankful for in 2018

In the USA, the holiday season begins this week, as Thanksgiving is upon us. While the holiday has some less than pleasant origins, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the year with friends and family while surrounded by loved ones. It's a tradition in most households to go around the table during dinner, talking about things that they're thankful for this year. Given that 2018 was quite a successful ...

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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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Houssem Aouar: Coutinho’s replacement?

Houssem Aouar is a French central midfielder who plays for Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais. He was linked frequently with the Reds last summer but in the end, signed a new 5 year deal with Lyon. However, as Liverpool fans, we all know a new deal means nothing as Coutinho and Suarez both signed new deals before leaving to go join Barcelona. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'eL-b95hiSOJkl4KLCP9qYA',sig:'pm0F3F2OFLGbjlhA_T-0H5ZSfHc7z-nbDu1VYacVlvo=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1056879648',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); WHO IS ...

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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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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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Liverpool’s five worst bogey teams

In honour of all the spooky business going on today and of course, the ghost of Luis Garcia's goal, here is a look at the five teams that give Liverpool fans the wilies. Club's who aren't necessarily at the top of the football tree, but still capable of somehow inflicting pain and torture on our beloved club!  In no particular order, strap yourselves in for The Red's most feared bogey teams. Hull ...

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LFC Loan Report

Another week, another win for the reds; but how did the Liverpool Loanees fair? It was a quieter week for those on loan with just 10 players featuring in the weekends action. Ben Woodburn continues to be a growing cause for concern as the promising youngster was left out of the Sheffield Utd squad for a 6th consecutive game, whilst Shamal George and Sheyi Ojo were also unused. Marko Grujic and Connor Randall ...

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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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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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Why Jordan Henderson Must Adapt

Jordan Henderson arrived in 2011 as one of English football's bright young things, and was part of Kenny Dalglish's master plan to once again rebuild the midfield around Steven Gerrard. While growing pains were to be expected, coming from being a young Captain of a struggling Sunderland side to the always ambitious, somewhat rejuvenated Liverpool under a manager who had seen and done it all in the game, he clearly ...

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View from the Kop – Paris Saint-Germain

Another European night at Anfield to open another European campaign with a mouth-watering fixture for the media and football fans alike with Liverpool facing a front 3 costing over £400m in Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani. The last time the French side travelled to Anfield, they were defending a 3 goal lead from the 1st leg of a semi final in the now defunct Cup Winners Cup. Despite Robbie Fowler scoring ...

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Liverpool FC: A ‘One-Man Team’ No Longer

Billed as a heavyweight Champions League fixture between two of Europe's most exciting sides, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain's opening group stage match lived up to high expectations. Providing the perfect response in the dying moments of the game, Roberto Firmino fired away Liverpool's third to seal top spot of Group C in yet another brilliant Anfield European night. In my last article, following Gary Neville's comments, I talked about how Liverpool could ...

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Ki-Jana Hoever – Liverpool’s New Wonderkid

Remember when Bruno Cheyrou was the next Zidane, and his mate Sinama-Pongolle was about to have the same impact in the Premier League as Thierry Henry did? Well, the days of us signing unknown but "highly rated" 21 year olds are over. We're now signing highly rated but unknown 16 year olds! Happy days. So who is the latest addition to our decent, but under-utilised academy? Ki-Jana Hoever, that's who The fact that there ...

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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 4-0 West Ham: Match Report

Liverpool started the 2018/19 Premier League season with a home encounter against West Ham. Klopp's men would have anticipated a stern test from a Premier League-winning manager in Manuel Pellegrini and his new-look squad. Liverpool scored 4 against West Ham home and away last season, however, and came into this fixture on the back of a tremendous pre-season. Team News Liverpool Jurgen Klopp handed PL debuts to Alisson Becker and Naby Keita. Both ...

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Liverpool and the conundrum of ticketing

How do you solve a problem like the Liverpool ticketing one? That is a very big debate that circles around every single time there is a bulk sale or a sale for a big cup game, the same questions get asked, the same debates ignite. The popularity of Liverpool FC is at an all time high where demand completely outnumbers supply. It is a stark contrast to 8 years ago ...

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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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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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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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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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Why Joe Fagan deserves to be remembered as one of football’s greatest

Seemingly forgotten outside Liverpool due to the shadows of Shankly and Paisley, Joe Fagan deserves to be recognised for his pioneering, successful career. The demeanour and actions of Joe Fagan were of a modest man who would give his time to anyone. No job was beneath him, and to have passed him in the street as he made the short walk from his house to Anfield you might not have looked ...

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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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The understated, unrivalled perfection of Bob Paisley

Football has its greats. It has its brilliant players. Modern or otherwise, you can always argue love for one, or dislike for another. Even now, in the era of Lionel Messi, argument can be made, if not won, about Cristiano Ronaldo being a better player. Brilliant players will always exist. The light of a brilliant player will always shine bright. Their glow may flicker and wane, but the candle will continue to ...

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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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Tom Werner on Liverpool’s summer signings and funds available to Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool FC chairman on transfers, strategy and why Jurgen Klopp is a winner Chairman Tom Werner believes Liverpool have bought “real quality” this summer and insists money is available for Jurgen Klopp to add to his squad before the transfer deadline. The Reds have made six signings during the current window with Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum the most high profile new arrivals. “I think our supporters see that the players Jurgen has ...

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Tom Werner: Liverpool is not for sale – we’ve made a commitment to Klopp

Reds chairman says owners won't sell up as they eye bright future at Anfield Chairman Tom Werner insists Fenway Sports Group remain fully committed to restoringLiverpool to former glory as he declared: “This club is not for sale.” In a wide ranging exclusive interview with the ECHO, Werner addressed the recent speculation about takeover bids from Chinese investment groups. Werner says the American owners have no intention of selling the club they bought ...

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Klopp says Sturridge doesn’t need to change as striker prepares for Liverpool return

England striker has trained all week after missing opening weekend win Jurgen Klopp insists Daniel Sturridge doesn’t need to change to fit his Liverpool blueprint as the striker returns to the squad for Saturday’s trip to Burnley. Sturridge is expected to feature at Turf Moor after missing last weekend’s thrilling 4-3 win at Arsenal. The England international was available for the opening game but after a minor hip problem Klopp decided he would ...

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Klopp: Guts are key to a title challenge from Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp believes guts are the key to competing for the title and he will have more time for analysis this season Jürgen Klopp has a simple solution in his attempt to turn Liverpool into title contenders: footballing Yakult. The Anfield manager, having begun his first full season at the club, is hoping that the key to future development is a stronger collective gut. Liverpool travel to Burnleyon Saturday after ...

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Klopp refuses to compare Coutinho with Suarez after Arsenal heroics

Philippe Coutinho may be the man of the moment at Anfield, but his manager, Jurgen Klopp, is not rushing to join in the clamour that followed the Brazilian's magnificent performance in the opening weekend's 4-3 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. A stunning free-kick equaliser that proved the catalyst forLiverpool to sweep aside Arsene Wenger's men in a 20-minute spell after the break had a breathless social media conjuring the ...

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Preview! Burnley vs Liverpool

Liverpool made a stunning start to the new season of the Premier League, beating Arsenal in their own back yard by a solitary goal and will be looking forward to continuing a decent performance in their next game, when they travel to Turf Moor to take on the newly promoted Burnley side. The Jurgen Klopp coached side began the game on a poor note. However, they put up a spectacular attacking ...

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The view from Burnley: ‘We’ll have no problem getting fired up’

Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Burnley tomorrow, we asked Clarets fan Mark Bowering to give us the lowdown on the opposition. The Reds began the Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 victory at Arsenal last Sunday, while Sean Dyche’s side saw their first game back in the top flight spoiled by a late Leroy Fer goal as Swansea City won 1-0 at Turf Moor. Liverpool have won all four previous Premier ...

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Klopp hints at Danny Ings inclusion ahead of Burnley clash

Jurgen Klopp has appeared to suggest that Danny Ings has a chance of being involved in our game against Burnley this weekend. Ings missed the vast majority of last season with a knee ligament injury, but has quietly been working to regain full fitness throughout the summer after making a brief return cameo against West Brom on the final day of last season.  “I like Danny,” Klopp admitted. (via Echo) “I talked to ...

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Ryan Kent MOTM – Barnsley 3-2 QPR

Ryan Kent voted MOTM! Josh Scowen scored a 90th-minute winner as Barnsley ended QPR's winning start to the Championship season. The hosts took the lead through Marley Watkins' free header at the back post. QPR turned the game around with two penalties, as Tjaronn Chery fired down the middle and Sebastian Polter placed his strike into the corner. Conor Hourihane's spectacular free-kick levelled and Scowen finished on the half-volley to snatch a dramatic win ...

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Is Markovic in last-chance saloon?

Markovic was the only player unaccounted for at Arsenal - so what does the future hold? In the embryonic stages of the Premier League season, there is a fixation on the future; a desire to peer into what the campaign holds. In truth, the squad Jurgen Klopp named against Arsenal reveals very little about his long-term plans. Roberto Firmino will not always play as the main man up front, there is no ...

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The Karius Comeback

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has stepped up his recovery as he bids to return from the broken hand which ruined the start of his new career in England. Karius cost Liverpool £5million. Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has stepped up his recovery as he bids to return from the broken hand which ruined the start of his new career in England. The Germany Under-21 international cost Liverpool £5million when he arrived from Mainz ...

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Hendo knows best! Says Coutinho Can Become An Elite Player.

Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson believes Philippe Coutinho can be world-class. We’ve all enjoyed it. We’ve all enjoyed the magic and the swagger. And those quick, little bips. You know, the bips when he’s kind of in a pickle and then -bip- he bips and he’s off? Philippe Coutinho has been a mainstay in thisLiverpool team for gosh darn ever and has been a big part of the club’s success. But we ...

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Arsenal vs Liverpool: The Tactical View

A tough match for both sides to start the new season, but certainly more so for Arsenal who entered the match without either Mertesacker or Koscielny at centre back, leaving Calum Chambers and Rob Holding to fill in. Along with that, Wenger opted to leave Granit Xhaka on the bench with a midfield three of Coquelin and Eleney behind Ramsey in Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1. For Liverpool, who had a first and relatively ...

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It’s time for Coutinho to step up

Sometimes in football you go into a game with a plan and it doesn’t quite work out. Everyone is tentative, the touches are poor and the decision making is below par. The opposition are passing like you’re not even there and you need something, anything to get you going and get back into the game. Sound familiar? It is exactly how Liverpool approached the first half away at the Emirates. In games ...

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Liverpool considering Bruno Martins Indi move in bid to boost defensive options – Mirror Online

Holland international Martins Indi, 24, is capable of playing both at the heart of defence and also left-back Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could turn to Porto centre-back Bruno Martins Indi to solve his defensive woes. Holland international Martins Indi, 24, is capable of playing both at the heart of defence and also left-back. His versatility is attractive to Klopp following criticism of left-back Alberto Moreno's recent form. Klopp is in the market for a ...

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