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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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: 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: 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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Liverpool 5-0 Watford: Match Report

Just what was needed. Fans of the Reds had been forced to sit through two consecutive goalless draws, but that was very much not the case with the Hornets visiting. Sadio Mané opened the scoring for the home side just nine minutes into the match, heading home a sumptuous cross from young Trent Alexander-Arnold. After Mané nodded in the opener, you could feel a sense of calm echoing throughout Anfield. ...

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Stats highlight van Dijk’s importance to Liverpool

You don't have to be a footballing genius to know that Liverpool have become a much better team since they signed Virgil van Dijk last year. Sure, it cost £75 million to convince Southampton to sell the Dutchman but that is looking like a better price by the week. If van Dijk can help Liverpool win the title, nobody will mention his price tag and, even now, it's hard to ...

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Liverpool’s top 5 January signings

As the new year approaches, the rumours and mumblings of potential January transfers are hotting up. Whilst it’s unlikely the Reds will be doing any business this window, some of Liverpool’s best signings have been made in January. Here’s who we think are Liverpool’s top 5 January signings. 5) Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge signed for Liverpool on the 2nd January 2013 after spending 3 and a half years at Chelsea and made a promising ...

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Perfect December for Liverpool

What a month we've just witnessed. It's not very often a team goes through the whole month of December without defeat. But this Liverpool team isn't your average team. There's a resilience to us, we're relentless! Jürgen Klopp has instilled a winning mentality into his players.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BsBXuxBHFUC/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=kw4fzph07bn8 Everton at Anfield,  2nd December: 1-0 Everton arrived to Anfield with confidence, and made things difficult for Liverpool. But we kept going until virtually the last kick of ...

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Are City feeling the heat?

There's still a long way to go this season But as we approach the half-way point, things couldn't have gone any better. It's all clicking into gear for Liverpool, Mo Salah's form has improved, Virgil Van Dijk has been immense. The defence has been rock solid, only conceding a mere 7 goals in 18 games, with 11 clean sheets already this season. Fabinho, has become a regular in the team and ...

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Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Match Report

So far so good. That was the general impression after 17 Premier League rounds, as the busy month of December slowly went by and Liverpool (with a little help from Chelsea) hopped over Manchester City and took up the top spot in the table. The Reds traveled to Wolverhampton next, where they were to face the Wanderers at their Molineux Stadium. It's fair to say that Wolves have been the surprise ...

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Things for Liverpool to be Thankful for in 2018

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

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November International Roundup

For the final time this year, fans will have to make do with international football instead of club football. With Liverpool not in action for the weekend, let us check in on several Reds who're away on international duty. In Thursday's 3-0 victory over USA, Trent-Alexander Arnold grabbed his maiden goal for England. In the buildup to the game, all talk was centered on Wayne Rooney's farewell game, but it was ...

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The Impact of Virgil Van Dijk

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

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Where has our Attacking Mojo gone?

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

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Salah Ready to Face Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah is set to play against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, according to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'8vt0M-9YQJV0fN0Qu-YYag',sig:'JsDSSk-38SxSKtx_3E7BaMXoqGyFBS_2I8Wb5tKJZus=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1052050850',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The Egyptian missed his country's second African Cup of Nations qualifier and returned to Liverpool ahead of schedule, he has responded well to treatment and the club medics are now very optimistic about his chances of recovering in time for the upcoming Premier League clash. Virgil van ...

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Internationals: Injury Roundup

The internationals have never been kind to Liverpool, and it proved the same again with several players picking up injuries. Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Djik and Sadio Mane have all picked up injury concerns while playing for their country. Thankfully for Jurgen Klopp, none have been definitely ruled out for Saturday's clash against Huddersfield as of yet. Mohamed Salah returned to Merseyside over the weekend after picking up a minor strain while ...

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Injury Update (Huddersfield game)

INJURY UPDATE After Salah limped off with a muscle strain whilst playing for Egypt, he was sent home early and the news looked grim for tomorrow’s game, but he returned to training on Thursday and is now said to be fit to face Huddersfield according to Michael Benson from TalkSport. He also discussed the other injured players: Van Dijk has been suffering with bruised ribs and he too was sent home early from ...

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Can Liverpool beat Chelsea without Van Dijk?

A bamboozling run and a powerful drive by Belgium international, Eden Hazard, with five minutes to go, was enough to inspire a Chelsea comeback in the Carabao Cup at the expense of a hapless Liverpool. Virgil Van Dijk and the rest of Liverpool's back five were notable absentees, yet, until Hazard's introduction, the game was very much Liverpool's to lose, with the home side having had a number of opportunities to ...

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Internationals: A round up of the Reds on duty

A total of 19 Reds were called up by their respective countries for international duty. While Adam Lallana and Simon Mignolet has since withdrawn from the England and Belgium squads respectively, there were still plenty of Reds in action. Here's the rundown of the matches that Liverpool players were involved in. Newly appointed Scotland captain Andy Robertson endured a disappointing start, with his team falling 4-0 to Belgium on Friday. Goals from ...

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Ratings Revealed: 3 LFC Players Feature in the top 81-100 of FIFA 19

For some fans September brings up thoughts of both the first dreaded international break and the beginning of a new UEFA Champions League. For others however, it means just one thing: the newest installment of Electronic Arts' popular FIFA franchise. The FIFA series has become almost ubiquitous within football, especially in the Premier League. Each launch brings about elaborate social media campaigns featuring many of today's superstars, like Cristiano Ronaldo and ...

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League and Champions League squads confirmed

Liverpool Football Club have confirmed their Premier League squad as well as their Champions League group stage squads with the most telling of omissions. Serbian Lazar Markovic who hasn't made a competitive appearance for the club since his debut season of 2014/15 has not been selected despite there being ample room to fit him in. Connor Randall who is currently out on loan is named amongst Liverpool's home grown contingent. The ...

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A Distribution Revolution

Inconvenient as international breaks are, it offers ample opportunity to take stock of Liverpool’s rugged performances of late. Rarely operating past second gear, Liverpool have relied largely on the efforts of their back four – a historically uncomfortable experience, as fans will attest – in grinding out a series of hard fought wins. It was a task made easier with the addition of £66.9 million goalkeeper Alisson – formerly of ...

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Joe’s Chance

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

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Extra Ingredients

Liverpool now have the talent to compete at the top, what they need is the know-how and that little bit of luck. Much has been made of Liverpool’s pursuit of the very best players in 2017 & 2018.  The signings of Salah, Van Dijk, Keita, Alisson and Fabinho are examples of a ground shift by the club.  Half measures and second rates transfers will no longer cut it with a manager ...

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