Preview: Liverpool vs Leicester City

Fresh from their thrilling 4-3 win over RB Salzburg, the Reds will be back for league action on Saturday. Leicester City will be the visitors, and will be looking to build upon their 5-0 demolition of Newcastle United the previous weekend. Sitting pretty in third, they'll represent a major test for Klopp and his men. Ahead of the encounter, here's the preview for both teams. Third Best Team In England? Racking up a ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs RB Salzburg

Eking out a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United at the weekend, the Reds will now turn their attention towards the Champions League. Losing to Napoli in their opening group game, they'll be hoping to make amends come Wednesday night. They're task will be no easy one though with RB Salzburg, who smashed 6 past Genk in the other opening group game, standing in their way. Ahead of the clash, let ...

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Liverpool facing expulsion from Carabao Cup

As reported exclusively by James Pearce of The Athletic, Liverpool are facing a possible expulsion from the Carabo Cup for fielding an ineligible player in the 2-0 win over MK Dons on Wednesday. EFL have launched an investigation as it appears that one of the players involved in the game possibly hasn't satisfied the registration criteria for taking part in games of this particular competition. Manager Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to ...

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Preview: Sheffield United vs Liverpool

Having successfully navigated an away trip to the Stadium MK, the Reds will have to contend with another away game. Sheffield United will be the opponents, and they'll be looking to claim another Merseyside victim after beating Everton last weekend. Liverpool will be determined to avoid that same fate, with anything less than a win detrimental in their quest for a league title. In the buildup to Saturday's game, here's the ...

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Preview: MK Dons vs Liverpool

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

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Jurgen Klopp wins FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year, Alisson the best goalkeeper

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has won the FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award, which was presented to him last night (Monday) in Milan. Klopp beat off competition from the likes of Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino for the prestigious prize. He also thanked the club, adding that whoever doesn't love Liverpool, has no heart. "It is great, nobody expected this 20, 10, five, four years ago that I would ...

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Preview: Chelsea vs Liverpool

Falling 2-0 to Napoli in their opening Champions League group fixture, Liverpool must now shift their attention back to the league. They've no time to mope over their defeat for their next opponents are 'Big 6' rivals Chelsea. Lampard's young guns got off to a rocky start in their European campaign too, losing 1-0 to Valencia at home. Coupled with their penalty shoot-out loss to the Reds in the Super ...

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Liverpool would have gone for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly had they failed to sign Van Dijk

Just before the year turned from 2017 to 2018 and the January transfer window began, reports broke out, soon to be confirmed, that Liverpool had finally managed to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million - at the time a world-record fee for a defender. It was certainly one of the signings that would shape the fortunes of the club to present day. The story of how the Reds ...

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Preview: Napoli vs Liverpool

Finally, Champions League football is back! Ever since lifting the trophy in Madrid, fans have been fervently waiting for European action to return. And it will on Tuesday night, when the Reds walk out onto the pitch at the San Paolo Stadium. A familiar opponent will be awaiting them, with Carlo Ancelotti and his men squaring off against Liverpool as group stage rivals. As Liverpool begin their defence of the European ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Newcastle

Enjoying success with their respective countries, Liverpool's internationals will return to Melwood in a buoyant mood. They'll be looking to maintain the good start to the season with another victory against Newcastle on Saturday. Led by former Red Devil Steve Bruce, the Magpies will have a point to prove after being written off by many at the start of the season. With league action returning, let us preview both sides. Injury Ravaged ...

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Paul Glatzel signs new Liverpool contract

Paul Glatzel has signed a new contract with Liverpool, the club have confirmed. The 18-year-old striker suffered a knee injury in Liverpool's pre-season clash with Tranmere Rovers in mid-July, and he's currently undergoing a long rehabilitation process. Speaking to the club's official website, Glatzel said: "I was disappointed to get my injury at the start of the season, but it's a great feeling and it shows that the club has got faith in ...

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Bobby Duncan on verge of Fiorentina move

Liverpool have apparently agreed to part ways with Bobby Duncan, who is now set to join Fiorentina for €2 million plus 20% of any fee for his next potential move. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1168420027449696256 It appears that the 18-year-old has truly lost his patience and is willing to accept playing for a mid-table Italian side, rather than wait for a first-team opportunity with the Champions League holders. The fee Liverpool are set to receive amounts to ...

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Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool

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

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Opposition Closeup – Arsenal, Lineups and the Gooners to Watch!

Shirley Welcome everyone to the third (league) game of the season. Farrell and I will look at Unai Emery's Arsenal, who come to Anfield for the first time this season. A game in which Liverpool fans will be hoping for another goal glutz from the Reds. A certain Bobby Firmino's hat-trick in this fixture last season certainly leaves a sweet feeling, doesn't it? Players to Watch: Dani Ceballos, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Ceballos had an ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Running out 2-1 victors in their last Premier League outing against Southampton, the Reds will be returning to action on Merseyside this weekend. Their opponents would be fellow 'Big 6' rival Arsenal, who themselves beat Burnley 2-1 to finish matchday 2 in 2nd place. Both teams boast a 100% record heading into the fixture, but only one can walk away with their record intact. Ahead of Saturday's top of the table ...

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Ox signs new Liverpool deal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has re-committed himself to Liverpool by signing a new contract, the club have confirmed. Since joining the Reds two years ago, the former Arsenal man made just 47 appearances for Liverpool and scored five goals, due to a heavy knee injury he sustained in the 2017/18 Champions League semifinal against AS Roma. He recovered in time to be a part of the squad that won the competition this year. Given ...

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Southampton 1-2 Liverpool : Sadio Stuns Saints

These Reds again. What a bunch. On a day where Liverpool were not at their best for large parts, they showed us signs of how truly brilliant they are. And yes those two points are very much linked. Just a few hours before Manchester City played Spurs off the park but left frustrated, Liverpool’s stars came up with moments of extreme quality (one moment in particular) out of nothing to earn ...

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Opposition Closeup – Southampton, Tactics, and Hasenhüttl

With Liverpool's first piece of silverware secured in the new season, following a penalty shoot-out in Istanbul, the club has its sights set on the South Coast and Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton outfit. One UEFA Super Cup in the bag, five trophies for Jürgen Klopp's men to play for. Though fans will have experienced far better football from this Liverpool side, this second trophy win of the Klopp era is telling of ...

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Liverpool end Lovren talks with Roma

Liverpool have ended the talks with AS Roma about a potential transfer of Dejan Lovren to the Italian capital, according to multiple sources. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1162332373645713408 From what the ever-reliable Paul Joyce says, it would appear that Roma were practically wasting Liverpool's time with their apparent interest. It would certainly make no sense for the Reds to let the Croatian leave on loan, never mind the indication of a £18 million fee being prepared. https://twitter.com/JamesPearceLFC/status/1162309226661928961 So ...

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Preview: Southampton vs Liverpool

Recently crowned as the Super Cup winners, the Reds will resume league duties by heading down to St Mary's. They'll be looking to build on their impressive start to the season by notching another victory in the league. On the other hand, the Saints will be looking to open their account after being beaten 3-0 by Burnley on matchday 1. In light of Saturday's fixture, here's the preview for the teams. Fatigue ...

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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4): Mane’s Turkish Delight

Get in. If you weren’t up desperate to win it at kick-off you most certainly were by the shootout. This trophy is bigger than they will have you believe and winning it only adds more weight to the fact that Liverpool are back. The undisputed Kings of Europe have become the most successful side in English football. In addition to that they have sent another statement to the rest of Europe’s elite ...

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Lovren left out of the squad for the UEFA Super Cup

Liverpool have released the names of the 23 players in contention to play on Wednesday evening against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. They are: Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Andy Lonergan, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhian Brewster, Andy Robertson, Divock Origi, Joel Matip, Ki-Jana Hoever, Caoimhin Kelleher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey ...

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UEFA Super Cup Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Having picked up where they left off last season with a 4-1 demolition of Norwich, Liverpool will continue in their quest for more trophies. Up for grabs is the UEFA Super Cup, which will see the European champions being pitted against the Europa League winners Chelsea. Still smarting from their 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester United, the Blues will be wanting to make amends by winning their maiden ...

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Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: Bobby Dazzler

Did anyone else forgot how good the Reds are? Perhaps it was the divide between the Champions of Europe and a lesser Premier League side that came as a shock. Liverpool were spectacular. Norwich played very well, attacking with a combination of quality and fearlessness that we are unlikely to face many times this season. But when the Reds upped a gear it showed. Liverpool could up the tempo at the ...

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Opposition Closeup: Tactics, Daniel Farke, and Players to Watch

Shirley Welcome everyone, to the first (technically; as the Community Shield was the last game of last season) opposition piece for the 2019/20 EPL season. Farrell and I will look at a newly promoted Norwich City, who come to Anfield for the very first edition of Friday Night Football. I know some persons at this point are thinking "I miss Luis Suarez; we'd be sure of a hattrick tomorrow night".  Players to ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Norwich

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

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CONFIRMED: Liverpool sign Adrian

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of 32-year-old goalkeeper Adrian who was released by West Ham United at the end of 2018/19. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1158370390927953920 “I think this is the perfect solution for us in this moment, replacing talent and experience like for like," Jurgen Klopp told the club's official website. “With Ali and Simon, I felt like we had two ‘No.1s’ and in many ways we have repeated that with Adrian. This is important. “He is ...

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Liverpool to sign Adrian as Mignolet replacement

Liverpool are set to sign former West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, known simply as Adrian, to replace Simon Mignolet as the number two between the posts, says the ever-reliable Paul Joyce of The Times. https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1158286282323353600 Mignolet, who has spent six years at Anfield, most of it as a part of the starting XI, will return to Belgium to join Club Brugge. Liverpool will receive €7 million for his ...

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Community Shield Closeup: Pre-Season Glance, Tactics, and the Players to Watch

Welcome one and all to the return of opposition closeups. Shirley and I hope you've enjoyed the break, (its been excruciating, we know), and are ready for what looks to be, on paper, a tremendous fixture with the Community Shield. Farrell Though Jürgen Klopp was eager to downplay the significance of the traditional curtain-raiser, an opportunity to win silverware - even the less fervently coveted Community Shield - before the season proper ...

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Community Shield Preview: Manchester City vs Liverpool

With the last of the preseason friendlies being played, the Reds will be back in competitive action. A trip to Wembley awaits them, where they'll contest the Community Shield against familiar foes Manchester City. While it may not be the most important piece of silverware, both sides will be desperate to inflict the first blow in what will likely be a duel for the league title. Ahead of the season's curtain ...

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Bradford City 1-3 Liverpool – Stephen Darby Baby

The Reds are back in action and all is right with the world once more. Pre-season isn’t usually something to shout about but every day that passes without the European Champions in action feels like a lifetime and now our heroes are finally returning. The summer break has been eventful with our boys from Brazil becoming champions of another continent, while Sadio and Mo fight over Africa. The Women’s World Cup ...

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Liverpool confident of Origi signing a new deal – UPDATE: Contract signed

Liverpool are increasingly confident that Divock Origi will sign a new contract, according to Melissa Reddy of ESPN. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1148162692764643329 With 12 months remaining on his current deal, the Belgian has been linked with a potential departure from Anfield this summer, though it has been reported that the club were so keen on keeping him for the 2019/20 season that they were willing to risk losing him for free next year. However, it appears ...

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The Battle of the Three-Name Full-Backs

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has finalised his massive money move to Manchester United, complete with a £50 million price tag hanging over his head. Is this now a fair price for a 21-year-old full back, with zero senior international experience? Or is the inflated market going to claim another victim? This tale of two full-backs prompts a look at 20-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold and what his worth would potentially be. As everyone by now ...

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How to get Liverpool Tickets – Season 2019/20 – A handy guide

With Liverpool’s recent form under Jurgen Klopp yielding a 6th European Cup, 2 more European finals and a 97-point league season, the interest and demand for tickets is advancing on an upward scale causing a larger disparity between the numbers of tickets available and the number of supporters wishing to attend. Unfortunately, in the days and times of social media, the ease to deceive and fraudulently scam football supporters is on ...

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Liverpool Not Looking to Sell Lovren

Liverpool are not looking to part ways with Dejan Lovren this summer, according to Sky Sports. The 29-year-old has been linked with AC Milan recently, with reports going as far as claiming that his entourage had been contacted by the seven-time European champions, but regardless of whether that's true or not, it seems the Reds aren't prepared to do a deal. Despite falling behind Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the ...

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Rafa Camacho joins Sporting Lisbon

Liverpool have confirmed that they've agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Rafael Camacho and the youngster is set to return to his homeland. The 19-year-old craves a first-team role, preferably on the right attacking flank, which is something the Champions League winners aren't able to give him at the moment. https://twitter.com/MelissaReddy_/status/1144372347216027648 As you can see, the club will receive £5 million as a base fee, with another £2 million ...

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Confirmed: Liverpool sign Sepp van den Berg

Liverpool have completed the signing of Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle. It was reported yesterday that the Reds had beaten off competition from the likes of Bayen Munich and Ajax for the talented 17-year-old defender, and David Maddock of the Mirror has added Barcelona into the mix as well, though his report on the fee in question is slightly different (and more detailed) to those of yesterday. https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1144168488682086400 Van den Berg ...

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Liverpool to sign 17-year-old defender Sepp van den Berg

A number of reasonably reliable outlets had reported that Liverpool were interested in signing Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle and faced competition from the likes of Ajax and Bayern Munich. However, Matt Law of The Telegraph now claims the Reds have won the race. https://twitter.com/Matt_Law_DT/status/1143430303408693248 Van den Berg is a highly rated 17-year-old defender, an U-19 Dutch international who was initially the subject of interest from Serie A side Sampdoria, ...

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Liverpool Won’t Sell Origi

Liverpool will not be parting ways with Divock Origi this summer, according to Melissa Reddy, who is working for ESPN these days. The reliable journalist claims "sources" have informed ESPN that the club have opted against the sale of the Belgian this summer, even if it means giving him away for free next year with him entering the final 12 months of his current contract. However, Reddy confirms that negotiations between the ...

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Ojo Joins Rangers on Loan

Sheyi Ojo has joined Glasgow Rangers on a season-long loan pending international clearance, both Liverpool and the Scottish club have confirmed. He will, of course, be working with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who is in charge of the Rangers team. Having made 13 first-team appearances for the Reds, the 21-year-old winger has had loan spells in the Championship (Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham), as well as Ligue 1 with Stade de ...

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Liverpool not in for Pepe

With James Pearce out on holiday, others at Liverpool Echo have stepped into the breach in terms of putting out empty transfer rumours. It's Paul Gorst this time, reporting the Liverpool have no interest in signing Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. Manager Jurgen Klopp believes, with obviously good reason, that the squad he has assembled is fine the way it is and needs only minor tweaks of maintenance sort; it doesn't need ...

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Champions of Europe: Ali’s Sixth Sense

The worst game you could imagine. But the greatest result you could ever dream. Liverpool are champions of Europe again. The match was horrendous but only for the neutrals. Let them be frustrated at the lack of entertainment while we relish in the glory of our football team. The Reds didn’t have to put on a show and give us the most entertaining final in history, they’ve already done that. This was ...

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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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A Dynasty Under Klopp

It's been a long time coming but finally, Liverpool are back to where they belong. Champions of Europe for the sixth time, it's been a painful struggle to get back to the pinnacle of football. Since their last cup triumph in the form of the 2011 League Cup, the Reds have came painfully short on many occasions. Those experiences would've broken any other team, but not this Liverpool team. And they've ...

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Liverpool vs Tottenham: 5 Talking Points As The Reds Lift Their 6th European Cup

"From doubters to believers" That was Jurgen Klopp's rallying call when he was announced as the Liverpool manager. And believe they did, as Klopp led his men to clinch the European Cup a little under 4 years later. After the painful memories of finishing second best on no less than 4 separate occasions, Klopp and co finally have a winner's medal to show for their efforts. On a night which will live ...

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Mane Plays Down Real Madrid Links

Sadio Mane has moved to quash the rumours linking him to Real Madrid. Spanish media outlets have always been quick to invent stories about top players from other leagues either being targeted by Real Madrid and/or Barcelona, or wanting to join one of them in a "dream move". To be fair, the behaviours of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho ahead of their transfers to Barcelona gave them quite enough ammunition to ...

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Polish Reds Seek Power of the Club Anthem

Think of Poland and Liverpool and thoughts immediately turn to Jerzy Dudek. As the 1st June narrows into distance, you could be forgiven for your attentions to be solely focused on another European Cup Final. In Poland, however this date correlates with their celebration of International Childrens Day. With these 2 dates coinciding, a group of Polish Liverpool supporters have aimed to harness the power of Liverpool’s anthem – “You’ll Never ...

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Champions League Final Preview: Liverpool vs Tottenham

After 3 weeks of fervent waiting, the Champions League final is finally upon us. For a second successive season, Liverpool has made it to the finals. Having been felled at the final hurdle the previous year, the Reds will be determined to bring home "Old Big Ears". Standing in their way would be a familiar foe, with Tottenham determined to cap off their first ever Champions League final with a ...

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Napoli Contact Liverpool Over Clyne

Napoli have contacted Liverpool to inquire about the availability of Nathaniel Clyne, according to Ian Doyle of Liverpool Echo. Manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be giving thought to weeding out unnecessary names in the squad, and Clyne, who spent the second half of this season at Bournemouth, is arguably one of them. Having arrived in 2015, the former Southampton man quickly established himself as a regular part of the starting XI first ...

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Champions League Ticket Ban Warning Masking a Common Problem

The announcement made by both Tottenham and Liverpool in relation to handing out bans for supporters found touting their so-called golden tickets for the Champions League final was a welcome move even if it merely represents a token gesture. Following Tottenham’s announcement that three of their supporters were being banned for selling on secondary sites seeking a significant profit on the face value of the ticket, BBC Merseyside closely followed ...

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Liverpool Won’t Sign De Ligt

Liverpool will not be signing Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo. Various reports, mostly originating from Spain, have claimed that the Reds are prepared to go toe to toe with Barcelona to sign the in-demand 19-year-old defender, but Pearce reveals that that's simply not the case. There is no denying that de Ligt is a fantastic player and an incredible prospect, given his age, and his ...

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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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Liverpool vs. Barcelona MOTM review: Another Fab Night at Anfield

Words, words, words. All I have to describe this team are words. But words just aren’t enough. That irrational feeling of hope at kick-off, despite everything. Hearing the noise and seeing those players put 40 minutes of effort into the first 7 minutes, that’s what describes this team. The delirium after the third as we think, “My word, they’re doing it again.” The somewhat calming feeling of confidence as you think they’ve ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

After 37 grueling game weeks, we've finally arrived at the last league fixture of the season. The Reds previous 3-2 victory against Newcastle means that the fate of the league title is very much up in the air. Playing at the same time as rivals Manchester City, the Merseysiders know that they've to be in a position to capitalise on any slip-up. Wolves however will not simply roll over, and ...

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That Anfield European Night – View from the Kop – Barcelona (H)

Anfield… European Nights… another chapter etched into folklore and history. One of the greatest ever nights witnessed in L4 as Barcelona arrived in town, holding a 3-goal advantage from last Wednesday’s first leg. Back then I wrote an article saying we needed another special European night at Anfield and boy did it deliver. The tried and tested routine of the team buses following the same route into the stadium was slightly ...

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Last 5 – Premier League Final Day Matches

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

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Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Simply Glorious!

I generally hate using worn out phrases, but to call a clash between Liverpool and Barcelona in a Champions League semifinal in this particular moment in time anything other than a final before the final would simply be wrong. Barcelona arrived on Merseyside, carrying an undeserved three-goal advantage from the first leg, and that, combined with the quality they possess and the notable absences in the Liverpool team, made the task ...

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Robbo Ravages Resilient Rafa

These Reds. They show their steel time and time again. They never lie down, even when they are given every possible reason to. You have to love them. They are better than everyone else, stronger than everyone else and faster, still they work harder than everyone else. We have never seen a Liverpool team like this before and will not again. Newcastle were incredible, which seemed to get little recognition post-match. It ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Barcelona

Undone by the brilliance of Lionel Messi, Liverpool have a mountain to climb in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals. Against one of the best teams in the world, the Reds will have to be at their 110% to stand a chance of progressing. Trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit is undoubtedly hard, but if there's one team that's able to do it it's Liverpool. With the Merseysiders hoping to call ...

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Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Down to the Wire

Liverpool travelled to the north-east to face Newcastle United at St. James Park in the game before last of the 2018/19 Premier League season. With two rounds to go, the Reds were a point behind title holders Manchester City, and all they could do in this exhilarating title race was to keep winning and hope City would drop points either at home to Leicester on Monday, or away to Brighton & ...

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Preview: Newcastle vs Liverpool

Beaten 3-0 in Catalonia on Wednesday night, Liverpool will be keen to resume their title chase on Saturday. Newcastle, led by the legendary Rafa Benitez, will be the opponents. With them looking certain to beat the drop, they'll be looking to finish as high up the table as possible. Another 3 points against the Reds will certainly aid their ambition, hence Klopp and co should be wary of facing them. In ...

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Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool : I’m a Joel Man

It hurts. My God it hurts. But we go again. The world is round, everything is round. Everything goes on and similarly the footy must continue, somehow. It’s a hard result for everyone to come back from, never mind the Reds. It’s a harsh reminder that you can work as hard as you like, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. The Reds will recover, no doubt, can’t speak for the ...

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Klopp and Liverpool Seek the Power of Anfield

As the dust settles following a a 3-0 defeat for Liverpool in Barcelona, it might be hard to find any positives in the immediate aftermath but on another night, had the finishing been there, it could easily have been 3-3 ahead of Tuesday’s 2nd leg. Barcelona won’t think the job is done.. they took a 3 goal lead from the Nou Camp to Rome in last year’s quarter final and ...

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Preview: Barcelona vs Liverpool

It's the clash of the titans. Having brushed off Porto the quarters, the Red army will next face Barcelona in the semis. The Catalans similarly swept aside Manchester United in the previous round, and they'll be more than a worthy foe for the Merseysiders. Against a side led by the magical Messi, it's fair to say that Liverpool will have to work much harder than the demolition work versus Huddersfield ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Huddersfield

Securing a vital 2-0 away win at Cardiff, the Reds will welcome Huddersfield Town on Friday night. Rooted dead last in the table and their relegation fate sealed long ago, the Terriers aren't expected to pose much of a trouble. Still, the Merseysiders will approach this game with caution, knowing that any slip will spell doom in their title chase. In view of the clash at Anfield, the following is the ...

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Liverpool vs. Barcelona : Klopp’s Army vs. The Catalan Giants

Klopp vs Valverde. Salah vs Messi. Van Dijk vs Umtiti   A week tomorrow we face FC Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League and for the first time competitively since the 2006/2007 season. We all remember the first leg for the infamous Bellamy celebration. Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise had a bust up whilst the team had been away in the Algarve prior to playing Barcelona and as the story ...

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Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool: The Race Goes On

Liverpool's title chances may have taken somewhat of a hit as rivals Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday, but it was always going to be a case of "do your best, win your own games and see where it gets you" kind of job. The 35th round of the Premier League season saw the Reds march to Wales to take on the relegation battlers Cardiff City. Team News Joe Gomez made ...

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Liverpool’s Title Odds Tighten Sharply After Chelsea Win

The most remarkable thing about the Premier League title odds in the last several weeks is that they haven’t really shifted at all. Both Liverpool and City have been flawless in the early spring, and it’s caused a certain rigidity in the betting markets. While Jurgen Klopp and the team will have been acutely focused on their own performances, they will have been well aware that City were still favoured by ...

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Preview: Cardiff City vs Liverpool

Job done in Portugal, the Reds will return to England to resume their title quest. Cardiff City will be the opponents, and they'll be doing their utmost best to spoil the visitor's party. Even with relegation all but confirmed, they're going down swinging, evident by their recent 2-0 victory over Brighton. Hence, Liverpool will have to be focused when they make the trip down south. In light of Sunday's Premier League ...

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Porto 1-4 Liverpool: Getting the Job Done

Liverpool traveled to Portugal to face Porto once more, taking a two-goal lead from Anfield with them. The stakes are at this point incredibly high, and that goes for every game in both competitions between now and the end of the season. Team News Manager Jurgen Klopp provided a fantastic piece of news ahead of this clash by revealing that Joe Gomez was finally ready to play. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster ...

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Glorious Momentum

Slowly but surely, Liverpool are forging a playing style, a reputation and gathering momentum that is seeing them being held in high esteem by their peers and competitors. Not the inconsistent, offensively mesmerizing but defensively inept side that plagued Jurgen Klopp and his men during his early days, the Reds are displaying a grit and maturity in their game not seen since the 70s and 80s. They come up against a Porto ...

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Preview: Porto vs Liverpool – Finishing the Job

Clinching a huge 2-0 victory against Chelsea on Sunday, the Reds will swiftly turn their attention towards European football. Although they'll be taking a 2-0 lead to Portugal, Klopp and his men knows that the tie is not quite over. The Dragons would surely want to go all out at home, with them confident of repeating their display against Roma in the round of 16. Ahead of Wednesday night's showdown, ...

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Liverpool on Alert as Werner Refuses Leipzig Contract Extension

Timo Werner has informed RB Leipzig that he will not be signing a new contract. His current deal expires in 2020, and the Bundesliga side had already expressed a strong stance that they would sell the striker this summer rather that allow the contract to enter its final 12 months. Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff spoke to Sky Sports in Germany. "We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: No Costly Slips This Time

The biggest (on paper) hurdle Liverpool were to face in the final 30 days of the Premier League season was Chelsea. Naturally, reminiscences from that fatal "Gerrard slip" were in high demand by the part of the football world extremely frightened of seeing Liverpool ending their 29-year long drought and lifting that elusive trophy. Just like five years ago, Liverpool entered this clash needing the points to stay on top of ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Securing a professional 2-0 victory at home to Porto on Tuesday, the Reds will now have to return to the pressure cooker of the title race. Long time foes Chelsea will be the opponents, and they remained Liverpool's strongest opponent in the title run in. Both teams desperately need a victory, be it for the title or to secure a top 4 finish. Ahead of the gargantuan clash between the two ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Advantage Reds

There's no real need to mention the excitement of the season run-in anymore; we all feel it all too keenly. Liverpool welcomed Porto to Anfield as the two teams meet for the second consecutive Champions League campaign, this time in the quarterfinal. Team News Jurgen Klopp was still without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Adam Lallana was unavailable to face his old club four days earlier due to a "slight muscle issue" and hadn't recovered for ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Porto

Emerging from an early scare to triumph Southampton, the Reds will have to take a break from their league pursuit to welcome Porto. The two sides last met in the previous Champions League campaign, with Liverpool prevailing 5-0 on aggregate. While this makes the Reds heavy favourites, Klopp will be taking nothing for granted. With that, let us preview Tuesday's European clash between both clubs. Return Of The "Brexit" Midfield After weeks of ...

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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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Southampton 1-3 Liverpool – Captain Becomes a Saint

They’ve done it again. Liverpool have been pegged back again and overcame it again. No matter what is thrown at them, they find a way of getting the job done. We’ve all grown up knowing and hearing that this is a title-winning trait that only the very best teams possess, yet this time, it’s been rebranded as “luck”, but not by me, not by us. Liverpool are not lucky. They are probably ...

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Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Another Scare Survived

Liverpool welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield in the 32nd round of the Premier League season on Sunday. The importance for the Reds to do their best to win every game between now and the end of the season can hardly be exaggerated, and in any case, it doesn't need explaining at this point. The title race is finely balanced. Manchester City won their game away to Fulham on Saturday, so there ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

After another international break, the Reds will resume domestic duties at the weekend. Tottenham will be the visiting team, and they'll be determined to clinch a result at Anfield. In what could make or break Liverpool's season, here's the preview for Sunday's game. 7 Games From Greatness "We are 10 games from greatness". That was what Gerard Houllier declared back in 2002. In many ways, there are many parallels between this title challenging ...

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A Preview of the Porto Series

The Champions League is moving into the quarter-finals, which means Liverpool will be facing off against Porto to determine who is going into the semi-finals. The first leg of the quarters start on April 9, 2019 and you can expect an exciting match with both teams focusing on their chances in the upcoming games. Liverpool's Performance Liverpool's performance this season, especially throughout the Champions League, have been fantastic.  A solid and settled defence has enabled the ...

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Moreno Close to Lazio Move

Alberto Moreno will be leaving Liverpool this summer as his contract runs out, and in truth, there wouldn't be much sense for either him or the club to extend it. Simon Hughes of The Independent reports that Lazio are close to reaching a pre-contract agreement with him. The Spaniard has had a few good spells form-wise (yes, he has), but overall, he has failed to convince anyone of the supposed quality ...

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Preview: Fulham vs Liverpool

Fresh from vanquishing Bayern Munich, the Reds will travel to West London to take on Fulham. Being second from bottom, Fulham aren't expected to pose much of a trouble. However, Klopp will rightly urge caution given the unpredictable nature of the Premier League. In a game in which victory would see Liverpool top the table, the following is a preview of Sunday's game. Mismatch Defence Look, Fulham aren't a terrible side. They have ...

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Liverpool to Play FC Porto in the Champions League Quarterfinal

Liverpool have been drawn to play against FC Porto in this season's Champions League quarterfinals. The first game will be played at Anfield on April 9th, and the return leg is set to be played at the Estadio Dragao on April 16th.   The full results of the draw: QF1: AJAX vs JUVENTUS QF2: LIVERPOOL vs FC PORTO QF3: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs MANCHESTER CITY QF4: MANCHESTER UNITED vs BARCELONA   Semifinals: QF3 winner vs QF1 winner QF4 winner vs QF2 winner   It ...

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Bayern 1:3 Liverpool: Mané on Fire

European Elite. Liverpool have progressed to the last 8 of the Champions League in some fashion. Eyes have been on this team from the very beginning. From last year’s finalists to the group of death to the tie of the round of 16. Liverpool are European royalty and not just because of history. They are in the very highest bracket of world football and feared by all. Bayern Munich have not ...

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Preview: Bayern Munich vs Liverpool

Running out 4-2 victors against Burnley, the Reds will now have to contend with European duties. A trip to Germany awaits them, with Bayern Munich eager to inflict misery on their visitors. On the right side of a 6-0 scoreline at the weekend, the Germans will be highly confident heading into the tie. Ahead of what's promises to be an intriguing clash, here's the preview for both sides. Perfectly Poised When the ...

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View from the Main Stand – Burnley (H)

Supply and Demand, words uttered multiple times a debate about getting a so-called golden ticket for a Liverpool match is ignited. As the title race continues to unfold, the number of tickets available appears to be sliding as each match progresses and the demand only seems to intensify with those who spend their time refreshing the Liverpool ticket page several times again frustrated by tickets appearing and vanishing before your ...

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Ox Recovery on Course – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has issued an update on the fitness of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. According to the boss, the midfielder remains on course following his withdrawal for U-23 team's game against Derby County on Friday four minutes before halftime; which means four minutes before it was planned for him to be substituted. “It’s not really surprising, it’s normal. The good news is the knee is perfect – nothing happened, that was our ...

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Liverpool 4-2 Burnley: The Reds Run Past the Clarets to Close Down the Gap

Liverpool hosted Burnely in the 30th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a win was imperative for the Reds as they looked to close down the gap to league leaders Manchester City to one point again after the defending champions beat Watford on Saturday. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had made a brief return to action after 11 months out by playing 41 minutes of the U-23 team on Friday and ...

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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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Everton 0-0 Liverpool: Points Dropped as the Hot-Cold Surge Continues

Even without the added spark of the title race currently unfolding between Liverpool and Manchester City, a Merseyside Derby is always a big deal, a thing of pride with bragging rights across Stanley Park up for grabs. This one was a part of the 29th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a part of a derby weekend which stretched across Europe. On Saturday, Arsenal went over to Wembley and ...

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Opposition Tactics: The View From Across Merseyside

It’s here again; another Merseyside derby. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for Jurgen Klopp’s charges; who go to Goodison Park on the back of a very satisfactory 5-0 thumping of a previously, high flying Watford. For Everton and Marco Silva, the last 5 games have been of mixed fortunes, with 2 wins and 3 losses. One thing is for certain though; Everton will be looking to ...

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Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

Kicking off the month of March will be the eagerly anticipated Merseyside derby. The Reds will make the short trip across Stanley Park to take on the Bluenoses at Goodison Park. Following a glorious 5-0 home win against Watford, Klopp's men will be confident of taking the fight to their opponents. Everton on their part will be looking to avenge their loss earlier in the campaign. With it being the tenth ...

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