Liverpool’s All-Time XI to Have Played Fewer than 100 Games for the Club

Liverpool has played host to some absolute stellar names in the game down the years. However, we have also had a fair few servants who have fallen just shy of all time greatness, but have made lasting contributions all the same. Here’s a little of nod of appreciation to some of these former servants, who donned the shirt fewer than 100 times but left us wandering what might have been, had ...

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Why Klopp is the most important figure to arrive at Liverpool since Sir Kenny

  On 9th October 2015, Jurgen Klopp sat and faced the press for the first time as Liverpool manager. Within minutes he had the majority of people in the room chuckling, engaged and eventually eating out of the palm of his hand. While we may not have known it at the time, we were already on a collision course with destiny. This was the dawn of something truly special at our beloved ...

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From 7 at Chester to 6 in Madrid – A 2018-19 Season Review

Following a cruel Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, Liverpool continued their progress under Jurgen Klopp and contested one of the closest Premier League title races in years as points totals tumbled by the waste side and the focus was also on avenging that defeat in Kiev as they booked another Champions League final place. Following the defeat in the final, Jurgen Klopp made little amendments to the playing ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Liverpool’s Five Greatest African Players

Over the past two decades, players from the African continent have become increasingly important in the Premier League. Liverpool have their own, growing history of Africans at the club. They have made a telling contribution to the club's success on the pitch. It's now unlikely to see a Liverpool starting XI without an African import on the team sheet.  In recent years, we have been recruiting some of the continent's top ...

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Three Years with Klopp: Some Perspective

In football you are only ever a few negative results away from a crisis. According to some, Liverpool’s winless run of four games is a warning sign that things are not quite right. Panic buttons have been well and truly pressed as Liverpool failed to be at their creative, menacing best against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. While some of the comments are not inaccurate, the disregard for the progress seen ...

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Another little reminder for Liverpool

So Liverpool have come out of the other side of two showdowns with Chelsea in the same week.  No two English sides have faced each other more often in competition action since the turn of the century and once again the viewing public have not been left down. Liverpool have endured contrasting experiences in each game it’s fair to say. From the sour disappointment of a cup exit last Wednesday night, ...

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Sturridge’s Forgotten contribution

Last Tuesday night we were all treated to a glimpse of a player who was supposed to have been long gone by now. As PSG were expertly subdued at Anfield, Sturridge led our front line with real menace and hunger. It was the kind of performance we weren't expecting to see from him ever again. Injuries and progress had sadly left Daniel Sturridge struggling for a foot hold in the squad ...

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Out Muscled

On Saturday in the late summer warmth of the East Midlands, Liverpool did what all teams with title aspirations should do. Winning without playing at the top of your game is crucial, in previous years we've simply been incapable of doing it. However, encouragingly, Liverpool were able to grind out a win despite being in their opponents shadow for most of the match While the three points, Gomez and Alisson's antics ...

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Jurgen Klopp and the Modern Footballer

“I have often heard the theory that Shanks would not have been able to cope in an era when players earn £100,000 a week. I don’t agree. He knew how to handle footballers because it was in his blood” Ian Callaghan's words on the legendary man who built our club up from the ruin it had become is an intriguing insight in to the imposing Scot.  They are also relevant to ...

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Ragnar Klavan and the Underappreciated Reds Defenders

In a deal which Liverpool may come to regret at times this season, Ragnar Klavan has been allowed to join Italian outfit Cagliari for £2 million.  The Estonian was a solid deputy, offering capable cover and experience on the pitch whenever he was called on over the past two seasons.  Many of us assumed that would carry on regardless for in this campaign, however Klavan was apparently hungry for first ...

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Free Transfers: Liverpool’s mixed bag

Yet again Jimmy Milner had us all purring with another wonderful display, against West Ham last weekend. The evergreen veteran is showing no signs of age and his obvious desire to win and drag the club over the line means he has massively endeared himself to the fans and his manager. His free transfer from City in 2015 arrived at a time when supporting the club came with a prescription for anti-depressants. ...

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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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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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Mane transfer

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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Klopp hilariously questions the intelligence of the human race

Jurgen Klopp has openly wondered about why people enjoy listening to football managers’ thoughts so much, saying it makes him question the intelligence of the human race. He made the comments in an interview with German magazine, Stern (cited on Guardian).  “A football manager is listened to in a way that actually makes you wonder about the intelligence of the human race”, joked our boss. “I recently met a famous brain surgeon in New York ...

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Sadio Mane taken to hospital after suffering shoulder injury!

Reds left sweating on fitness of new £30m signing after Melwood collision Sadio Mane has handed Liverpool an injury scare by being sent to hospital after damaging his shoulder during training. The Senegal striker has undergone scans at the Spire in South Liverpool to further assess the problem, which he suffered in a collision at Melwood this morning. The Reds are waiting to discover the extent of the injury with Jurgen Klopp now ...

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Liverpool now in talks to sign Arsenal’s main defensive target, Shkodran Mustafi

Well, this is interesting, maybe not the best news for Arsenal fans, but it’s interesting. After weeks of reported Arsenal interest, a brief mention of Chelsea lurking, and then more Arsenal interest, Cadena SER in Spain are reporting Valencia are in fact in talks with another Premier League club regarding the transfer of Shkodran Mustafi. According to the Valencia branch of the Spanish radio station on their Twitter feed, the La Liga club’s ...

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Liverpool & Left-backs. A failed romance.

Defensive role has hampered Reds for years... but is there an answer to their ongoing woes? It’s right up there with “it will take time” and “this could be the final piece of the jigsaw”. When writing about Liverpool during the Premier League era, the phrase “problematic left-back position” would surely win awards for repetition. Such has been the unwanted longevity of an issue successive Reds managers have struggled but ultimately failed to ...

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Frank de Boer: I won’t be repeating Klopp’s first mistake at Liverpool

The newly appointed Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer says he does not want to make the same mistakes Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did when forging his Inter Milan side this season. Klopp succeeded Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield hot seat last October, after he ended a seven-year association with Borussia Dortmund a few months earlier, and naturally tried to implement his Dortmund style of high-pressing football to mixed consequences, mass injuries being ...

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Stop bullying Alberto Moreno!!!

Ian Doyle, James Pearce and Neil Jones take a look back at Sunday's win at Arsenal and the issues still facing Jurgen Klopp Well, Liverpool fans. Out from behind the sofa yet? Sunday's topsy-turvy win at Arsenal was a remarkable, ridiculous way for the Reds to begin their first full Premier League campaign under Jurgen Klopp. If it was a sign of things to come, then there aren't likely to be many fingernails ...

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Bad news! Sheyi Ojo facing a month out after fracturing bone in his back!

Teenager has a fracture which is likely to keep him out until mid-September Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is set to be sidelined for a month after a scan revealed he has suffered a fracture in his back. The 19-year-old complained of discomfort following the tour of America and missed the pre-season double header against Barcelona and Mainz. The Reds initially believed the problem was only minor but Ojo has now been diagnosed with ...

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Jurgen Klopp and the Psychology of the Touchline Manager

  Reacting to his Liverpool side's enthralling 4-3 win away toArsenal at a sun-drenched Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Jurgen Klopp admitted that he had made a "big mistake" on the touchline after his side netted three goals in 14 second-half minutes. The German joined celebrations for Sadio Mane's excellent solo strike, Liverpool's fourth of the afternoon, lofting the £30 million summer signing in the air as he was applauded by his ...

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Why Klopp plays Firmino up top over rival strikers explained by Liverpool analyst

This is mighty interesting for us. It answers a lot of questions Liverpool fans have regarding why Jurgen Klopp often chooses to deploy natural attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino as our centre-forward when he has the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings as options. More than that, it suggests the Brazilian will be our starting striker in big matches throughout 2016/17, over the Englishmen or the Belgian hotshot. ESPN pundit Stewart ...

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Stats suggest Liverpool have defensive work to do

Jurgen Klopp will be concerned about aspects Liverpool's defensive work on Sunday, even though his attacking players deservedly hugged the headlines after the impressive win over Arsenal. Despite conceding three times, the Reds came away with all of the points thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and a Philippe Coutinho double. Liverpool's ferocious pressing and counter-pressing, coupled with Arsenal's own defensive frailties, helped to mask a far from perfect display ...

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How Jurgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool After The Regressive Rodgers Era

Jürgen Klopp felt a shiver of footballing deja vu after Liverpool were defeated by Sevilla in the Europa League final last May. The Spanish outfit won their third successive Europa League after Coke’s quick-fire, second half brace hushed angry cries from Liverpool fans of penalties that might have been. Hopes of the club competing in Europe had been vanquished before the Reds had the opportunity to truly envisage what the following season may entail. However, Jürgen Klopp’s heavy involvement with ...

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Lucas was forced to stay at Liverpool

Football365 - "If it was up to Lucas he would have made the transfer," says the great man's agent. Lucas Leiva’s agent has revealed the midfielder has seen a possible transfer to Galatasaray blocked after claiming the sale has been vetoed after a last-minute change of heart by Jurgen Klopp. The Turkish giants were understood to have agreed a cut-price £2.3million move with Liverpool for the Brazilian midfielder, but the transfer now looks unlikely ...

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Battle of the bosses: How did Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte & co rate on the first weekend of the PL season?

The first full weekend of the Premier League underlined why this is being billed as the year of the Galactico managers. Sportsmail looks at how they all fared in various aspects. ANTONIO CONTE (Chelsea 2-1 West Ham) Tactics: The Italian is renowned for playing 4-2-4 or with wing-backs but adapted to 4-3-3 with Oscar chosen ahead of Cesc Fabregas in the engine room. Also, with Eden Hazard and Willian – neither natural wingers – ...

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New £30m Christian Benteke bid from Palace rejected by Liverpool!

Liverpool have rejected a fresh bid of £30 million from Crystal Palace for Christian Benteke. Although the offer matches the Merseyside club’s valuation, such are the terms of the deal it is not acceptable to Liverpool. Palace offered an initial £23 million with a further £7 million in add-ons. Those clauses are not considered realistic and Liverpool want much more upfront for the Belgian. For a deal to go ahead, the £30 million package ...

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Moreno set to be replaced – by Milner

James Milner expected to come in for under-fire Spaniard at Burnley James Milner is expected to replace the much-maligned Alberto Moreno at left-back forLiverpool ’s Premier League clash at Burnley on Saturday. The Reds’ vice-captain is set to be fit for the trip to Turf Moor after missing the 4-3 victory over Arsenal due to a bruised heel. Daniel Sturridge is also in contention to face the Clarets after Jurgen Klopp decided not ...

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Adam Lallana: How a change in role makes him and Liverpool more difficult to work out

Lallana seems to be operating in a more orthodox midfield role having been more advanced last season. If you look at the transfer business undertaken by Jurgen Klopp in the summer, and seen how his side set up from his arrival in October - you could easily have thought Adam Lallana was a player that could struggle to get into the starting XI. For much of last season he operated as part of ...

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Liverpool Formations & Positional Depth Chart

Great article below on the Season 2016-17 Preview as well as looking at Formations and Tactics. Particularly the following Positional Depth charts vis-a-vis formations were interesting.   Tactics and Formation Once again, we enter a season not entirely sure of what Liverpool's best XI, or preferred formation, actually is. This is one of the (many) downsides of needing to sign three, four, five new starters every summer. It *seems* that 4-3-3 will be the most ...

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Simon Mignolet’s penalty record for Liverpool is now the best in PL history

Might be time for some of the Belgian keeper's critics to start reconsidering their opinions Simon Mignolet is not every Liverpool fan's cup of tea. True, the Belgian goalkeeper doesn't inspire the same levels of fury as Alberto Moreno and his silly top knot/ponytail combo. But there are plenty of people out there who think that Mignolet is simply not good enough to be a Liverpool No1. However, following The Reds' dramatic 4-3 ...

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Liverpool have set a new Premier League record!

The breathtaking stat that shows this is definitely Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team now One game, seven goals, no glasses and a whole lot of running. Sadio Mané lighting the place up, Philippe Coutinho on bloody fire and last year's runners up cast aside like limp rag dolls. As starts to a season go, it doesn't get much more heavy metal than this. It doesn't get much more Jurgen Klopp than this. Liverpool ran through ...

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Klopp: I was wrong to celebrate like that

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has held his hands up and accepted responsibility for almost letting his side’s win at Arsenal slip away. The visitors went 4-1 up in the second half with just over half-an-hour to play, with Klopp seen celebrating his side’s fourth goal by giving goalscorer Sadio Mane a piggyback. However, Arsenal launched a comeback almost immediately and reduced their deficit to 4-3, and although Liverpool held on for the victory, ...

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Hey Liverpool…defending is pretty important too!

Here’s the opening quote for the entire season’s columns. Cut out to keep and tape in every week. Ready? Football teams must defend. If we’re back on the rollercoaster Rodgers designed and Suarez built (then dismantled) at least give us some notice to stock up the medicine cabinet. Dampening the ardour of fans so early on, especially after winning at such a jinxed ground, might seem callous. A bit like dressing up as ...

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Premier League game of the season? Reactions to Arsenal 3 – Liverpool 4

Premier League off to a bang Fans were treated to an incredible spectacle on the opening weekend of the season when Arsenal hosted Liverpool in a tasty Premier League clash. Arsene Wenger’s side took the lead through Theo Walcott but conceded four (stunning) goals within 20 breathtaking minutes to go 4-1 behind. Goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers left Liverpool hanging on for the last 15 minutes but the Gunners were not able ...

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Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool: 5 things we learned

Philippe Coutinho scored twice as the Reds came from behind to claim an impressive win in north London on Sunday afternoon Liverpool condemned Arsenal to a second successive opening day Emirates defeat in a seven-goal thriller. Theo Walcott blew his first chance to give Arsenal the lead when his 29th minute penalty was saved but he bounced back 69 seconds later to fire them ahead. Philippe Coutinho equalised for Liverpool with a 30 ...

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Jordon Ibe: It doesn’t matter. Not much difference coming from Liverpool to Bournemouth

The winger swapped the Reds for the Cherries in a £15 million deal earlier this summer. Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has risked incurring the wrath of his former supporters by claiming to the Mirror that the Reds are on the same level this season as his new club Bournemouth as a result of their lack of European football. Ibe left Anfield earlier this summer to join the Cherries in a £15 ...

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Klopp avoids Mourinho spat – and praises ‘healthy’ backing of Liverpool owners FSG

Reds boss won't be drawn into war of words as he keeps open mind for season ahead Jurgen Klopp has refused to be drawn into a war of words with Jose Mourinho over the big-spending of Manchester United. And the Liverpool boss insists he is not interested in what any of his rivals are doing while praising the “healthy” backing he has received from Anfield owners Fenway Sports Group during the transfer ...

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Klopp: Liverpool must start perfect, have fantastic middle and a world-class finish

Reds boss reveals masterplan as Premier League campaign ready to go Jurgen Klopp has revealed he wants Liverpool to “start perfect, be fantastic in the middle and have a world-class finish” as he looks ahead to his first full Premier League season. The Reds get their season underway with a tough-looking trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal on Sunday with the manager happy with his summer work in the transfer market ...

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Klopp clarifies earlier Danny Ings ‘malignment’

Reds boss dismisses talk of former Burnley striker moving on Jurgen Klopp insists Danny Ings is not for sale as he backed the Liverpool striker to play a key role for the club this season. The England international was mentioned in the same breath as Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli - two players destined for the Anfield exit door - when Klopp was discussing his attacking options at Melwood on Friday. However, Klopp ...

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Has Klopp already maligned Danny Ings as a starter?

Liverpool begin the new season with an excess of goal scorers. Liverpool begin the new season with a glut of leading-line men. Jürgen Klopp currently has six strikers to call on and nowhere near enough opportunities for all of them to get game time. The likes of Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke are not long for this squad but for now they remain Liverpool players and while they’re at the club ...

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Klopp can show that money isn’t everything

Amid all the bluster and the extreme examples of ruthlessly displayed wealth, one question refuses to retreat before the swagger of Jose Mourinho and the cult-like reverence for Pep Guardiola. Quite simply it goes like this: could it happen again? Not, surely, under the avalanche of money that has been the response of Manchester United and Manchester City, in particular, to the astounding triumph of Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City. Yet at the ...

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Why keeping Lucas Leiva is a good move

Matthew Johnson explains why keeping Lucas Leiva is a good move. There has been a lot of speculation this summer window regarding Liverpool’s number 21, and whether a concrete offer from Turkish giants will lure Lucas away from Anfield. However the Liverpool Echo report that the Brazilian isn’t going anywhere. Lucas arrived in the summer transfer window of 2007 from Brazilian outfit Gremio. He struggled to live up to the so-called ‘hype’ at ...

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Reds to open Main Stand for stadium tours

Liverpool FC has announced plans to open the redeveloped Main Stand to stadium tours for the very first time, when they relaunch on Sunday September 11. The stadium tour will give fans a taste of 21st-century Anfield and the next chapter of the club’s history, as they go behind the scenes inside what will soon become one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football – 650 days after work ...

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Jurgen Klopp: Rotation not on agenda for Liverpool this season

Jurgen Klopp admits that the big positive from not qualifying for the Europa League this season is that he is given more time on the training ground with his players. Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool's fringe players that they must up their game this season if they are to gain any playing time due to the lack of European football. The Reds do not have the option of heavily rotating their squad ...

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KeithSA OpEd | A New Dawn – Season Promo – 16/17

[yt4wp-video video_id="fEoDkL4PnCk"] [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] WE ARE BACK! [ap_spacing spacing_height="10px"] The foreplay is officially over. We have been tantalised and titillated; shown glimpses of exceptional skill, breath taking movement, speed, but equally, we have seen moments worthy of the Keystone Cops. It is now down to the serious business of getting results. No more excuses, no more, it’s just pre-season relax; they have had 3 training seasons a day. No more they are still getting ...

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Klopp reveals reasons behind boycott of The S*n

Jurgen Klopp has explained that he will no longer speak to The S*n because some things “should remain private”. Klopp refused to answer a question from a S*n journalist on Saturday evening after Liverpool thrashed Barcelona 4-0 at Wembley. Merseyside has a tumultuous relationship with the publication since its despicable coverage of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, and the newspaper has been boycotted ever since by the city. “I don’t talk with The ...

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LIVE! Liverpool vs Barcelona

Fixture: Liverpool v Barcelona Competition: International Champions Cup Kick-off time: 5:15pm, Saturday 6th August Venue: Wembley Stadium   Liverpool face La Liga champions Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday evening in their penultimate game of pre-season. The Reds are back on home soil after an injury-ravaged US tour that saw them lose to Chelsea 1-0, beat AC Milan 2-0, then lose to Roma 2-1. Jurgen Klopp was already without Mamadou Sakho, Joel Matip, Lucas Leiva and Joe Gomez ...

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Live Game Chat: Chelsea vs Liverpool

Join us for the Live game chat as Liverpool face off against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup in Pasadena. KO: 8:35 PM PDT/4:35 AM BST (the official website of ICC has a 8:00 PM KO listed but the official club Twitter account has 8:35 PM) Team news: Liverpool will be releasing their 2016/17 third kit in this game. Emre Can, Joel Matip, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi are all expected to miss today's game ...

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