Thursday, January 21

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Liverpool vs Burnley: Michael Owen Predicts EPL Clash
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Liverpool vs Burnley: Michael Owen Predicts EPL Clash

EX Manchester United and England striker, Michael Owen, is confident that Liverpool will end their poor run of form, by defeating Burnley on Thursday night. However, He does not expect an easy evening for the reigning Premier League champions. Liverpool have gone four games without a win in the league and three without a goal. Jurgen Klopp’s men were held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester United in their last fixture. But Owen predicted his former club would pass the test at Anfield against Sean Dyche’s organised side in a slender 1-0 scoreline. He told BetVictor: “I think the Reds will have to be patient, but I would be surprised if they drew another blank with the talent they have on the pitch. "With that in mind, I’m going for a narrow home win.”
You Don’t Want Your Rivals At The Same Level – Bruno Fernandes
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You Don’t Want Your Rivals At The Same Level – Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes wants to give Manchester United fans some “fun” by helping the club extend their title-winning lead over Liverpool. Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Anfield tie is between England’s two most successful sides – with United having won a record 20 English top-flight titles to Liverpool’s 19. United are top of the table, three points above Liverpool in second. “You don’t want your rivals at the same level as you,” Fernandes said. The Portuguese midfielder added: “For the fans, the next day, going to talk to their friends who may be Liverpool fans it’ll be much better if they’ve been the winner rather than the loser. “And it would be a lot more fun with 21 titles and Liverpool still on 19.” Title chases involving both sides have rarely gone to the wire. When Sir Alex F...
Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd
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Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd

The Senegalese forward has been nursing a slight knock but he is ready to shine for the Reds again ahead of a crunch top-of-the-table clash Liverpool forward Sadio Mane claims to have overcome the back issue he suffered against Aston Villa and remains unfazed by uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal over recent weeks. The Senegalese has been a prolific presence for the Reds throughout his time at Anfield, helping them to Champions League and Premier League crowns. He remains an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the present and is currently readying himself for a crunch clash with Manchester United.
Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland: Jota helps secure hard-fought Champions League win
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Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland: Jota helps secure hard-fought Champions League win

Liverpool had to work hard to see off Midtjylland, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah getting the goals in a 2-0 triumph at Anfield. Diogo Jota scored the 10,000th goal in Liverpool's history as they laboured to a 2-0 win over Midtjylland, maintaining their 100 per cent start in Champions League Group D. After a woeful first-half display from Jurgen Klopp's side, Portugal forward Jota finished off a fine team move 10 minutes into the second period as he struck home from close range. Midtjylland's best chance fell to Brazilian Evander, who saw his shot on the turn flashed wide, while Liverpool missed further opportunities to increase their margin of victory.
‘Salah is better now than he was in first season at Liverpool’ – Egyptian’s goal record is ‘computer game stuff’, says Henderson
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‘Salah is better now than he was in first season at Liverpool’ – Egyptian’s goal record is ‘computer game stuff’, says Henderson

The Reds captain has talked up his team-mate's impact at Anfield ahead of facing FC Midtjylland in the Champions League Mohamed Salah is better now than he was in his first season at Liverpool, according to Jordan Henderson, who has described the Egyptian's goal record as "computer game stuff". Salah endeared himself to Liverpool fans instantly following a €42 million (£38m/$50m) move from Roma in the summer of 2017, scoring 44 goals in 52 appearances in his maiden campaign at Anfield. He became the highest scoring striker in a single Premier League season in the process, while helping the Reds reach their first Champions League final in 13 years.
‘I Did The Job Of The Manager All Those 17 Years’ – Jurgen Klopp’s Former Assistant, Zeljko Buvac Hits Out
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‘I Did The Job Of The Manager All Those 17 Years’ – Jurgen Klopp’s Former Assistant, Zeljko Buvac Hits Out

Zeljko Buvac has claimed that he “did the job of manager” after finally breaking his silence after his shock departure from Liverpool in 2018. Former Reds assistant boss Buvac quit Merseyside with no explanation beyond ‘personal reasons’ after working with Jurgen Klopp for 17 years. It was claimed that the Bosnian-Serb was not pleased with Pep Lijnders’ growing influence at Anfield, with the Dutchman since being promoted to Buvac’s old job. Buvac admitted that he did not congratulate Klopp or the Liverpool players on them ending their 30-year title drought. And he hinted at a breakdown in his relationship with his former boss in conversation with Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan, with the quotes translated by The Athletic. “I didn’t,” Buvac said when asked if he had c...
‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian
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‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian

The Reds goalkeeper is delighted to have a Spain international alongside him on Merseyside, with another notable transfer coup completed Thiago Alcantara is a “world-class” talent and has linked up with Liverpool in order to enhance his reputation as a “winner”, says Reds goalkeeper Adrian. Jurgen Klopp has added another match-altering talent to his ranks at Anfield. Thiago, as one of the finest manipulators of a ball in the global game, has added his considerable ability to a star-studded squad on Merseyside.
‘Liverpool missed a trick not getting Werner’ – Klopp also needs another centre-half, claims Crouch
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‘Liverpool missed a trick not getting Werner’ – Klopp also needs another centre-half, claims Crouch

The former Reds striker believes added firepower is required at Anfield and would also like to see defensive reinforcements brought in Liverpool “missed a trick not getting Timo Werner” and need to add another centre-half to their ranks after seeing issues at the back exposed against Leeds, says Peter Crouch. The Reds have been relatively quiet in the current transfer window. Greece international Kostas Tsimikas has been added to their ranks, but he was drafted in to provide back-up to first-choice left-back Andy Robertson.
Henderson: No title talk at Liverpool as Reds are looking forward, not back
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Henderson: No title talk at Liverpool as Reds are looking forward, not back

Jurgen Klopp’s side swept to a record-breaking triumph in 2019-20, but their captain says any basking in that success has been completed Jordan Henderson says there has been no title talk at Liverpool ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, with the Reds focused on the present and future after securing a record-breaking Premier League last season. That success brought a 30-year wait for English top-flight glory to a close at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side have savoured that triumph, with a lot of hard work finally being rewarded, but now face a quick turnaround in the defence of their crown.
Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes
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Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes

The Reds legend believes no move was made for the Germany international forward now heading to Chelsea as “harmony” is vital at Anfield Liverpool passed up the opportunity to move for Timo Werner because Jurgen Klopp does not like to have “lots of superstars in the team”, says Reds legend John Barnes. A move to Anfield appeared to be on the cards for the Germany international forward at one stage. With Werner having opened the door for fellow countryman Klopp to make a move, Merseyside looked like being his most logical landing spot in the Premier League. The 24-year-old is, however, set to trade life at RB Leipzig for Chelsea, with the Blues confirming that they have reached a deal for the prolific frontman.
Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal
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Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that his conversations with Timo Werner, convinced the striker to join the club ahead of Liverpool. The 24-year-old was consistently linked with a move to Anfield, but the Blues agreed a £47.5 million ($59m) deal with RB Leipzig for the player. Werner will sign a £170,000-a-week contract with the west Londoners. It is believed that one of the reasons Liverpool ended their interest in the German, was due to the financial issues caused by COVID-19. “He’s got huge talent, had a fantastic season this year but before that as well. Where we probably couldn’t do as much business in the last couple of windows for whatever reasons, it’s given us a chance to see some youth have more time in the team. “But we were very clear about th...
Liverpool goalkeeper, Karius claims half the Premier League wanted me before Man City move
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Liverpool goalkeeper, Karius claims half the Premier League wanted me before Man City move

Now back at Liverpool following his loan spell at Besiktas, the goalkeeper has one eye on the past and one on the future as the season restarts Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius claims he had "half the Premier League" following him prior to his move to Manchester City, while insisting that he would only leave Anfield if first-team football was on offer. Karius, 26, recently cut short a two-year loan spell at Besiktas to return to Merseyside, where he remains firmly behind Alisson in the club's pecking order. His first taste of life in England, however, came at the Reds' rivals City, having signed for the Manchester club as a teenager before leaving without making a single appearance. "I was playing in the U16 national team at the time, and there were a lot of scouts...
Grujic set for Liverpool return after shining on loan in the Bundesliga
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Grujic set for Liverpool return after shining on loan in the Bundesliga

The Serbian midfielder has made the most of his time in Germany and will come back to Anfield later this month Liverpool have been assured Marko Grujic will return to Anfield as a more complete player following two years on loan at Hertha Berlin. Serbia international Grujic is coming to the end of his stay at Hertha, who have confirmed he will head back to his parent club at the end of the month. The 24-year-old former Red Star Belgrade midfielder may find there is a role for him in Jurgen Klopp's plans for next season. Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz said: "It is 100 per cent certain that the loan agreement between us and Liverpool and the contract with Marko Grujic will end on June 30. "It has been agreed by both clubs that he will return to Liverpool. ...
Loris Karius determined to fight for Liverpool spot
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Loris Karius determined to fight for Liverpool spot

Loris Karius is determined to show what he can do after returning to Anfield following a loan at Besiktas. "I can move forward in training at Liverpool. As the second-choice goalkeeper in England you know that you get your chances," Karius told Transfermarkt. "I am currently at the best club in the world, play for titles, have the highest level around me every day in training. I am fully aware that I am in a good position to be in Liverpool. I have great conditions there."
‘I felt like I had let my family down’ – Heerenveen star Ejuke on failed Liverpool trial
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‘I felt like I had let my family down’ – Heerenveen star Ejuke on failed Liverpool trial

The former Nigeria U20 starlet has spoken of his frustration after failing to seize an opportunity to play for the Anfield outfit Heerenveen winger Chidera Ejuke has opened up on how he missed a chance to feature for Premier League giants, Liverpool four years ago. The forward revealed he was scouted at the age of 18 and went on to have a trial with the Reds but failed to impress at Anfield and had to return to Nigeria disappointed. The 22-year-old, who shone for Heerenveen during the 2019-20 campaign, revealed the incident has always inspired him to perform better.
Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford
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Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford

The England No.1 has backed the Toffees to turn the tables on their rivals after losing 5-2 at Anfield in December Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has backed his team to beat Liverpool in the forthcoming Merseyside derby. The Toffees have a notoriously poor record against their local rivals, having lost 5-2 at Anfield in December, while the Reds stand on the cusp of winning a first title in the Premier League era, requiring only six points from their remaining nine fixtures. Play, however, has been halted in England for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is slated to restart in mid-June.
‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes
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‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes

The former Reds star believes a German coach at Anfield has earned enough trust that any transfer calls he makes will be fully supported Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to. Those at Anfield were considered to be leading the race for a highly sought-after Germany international. Werner is, however, seemingly heading for Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea putting a £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal in place with RB Leipzig.
‘Painful final defeats made Liverpool stronger’ – Mignolet sees Premier League leaders benefitting from heartache
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‘Painful final defeats made Liverpool stronger’ – Mignolet sees Premier League leaders benefitting from heartache

The Reds came unstuck in League Cup, Europa League and Champions League showpieces under Jurgen Klopp before finally scratching a trophy itch in 2019 Liverpool are stronger for the pain they suffered in the past, says Simon Mignolet, with final setbacks in the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League considered to have made the Reds the trophy-collecting machine they are today. When Jurgen Klopp took the reins at Anfield in October 2015, one of English football’s most decorated clubs had gone more than three years without major silverware. That barren run would stretch towards the seven-year mark as Liverpool continued to struggle in getting over the final hurdle in domestic and continental competition.
Chirivella offered five-year Liverpool deal as midfielder closes in on free agency
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Chirivella offered five-year Liverpool deal as midfielder closes in on free agency

The former Valencia youngster has impressed the Anfield side with his application this term and has a big decision to make over his future Pedro Chirivella is yet to make a decision on his Liverpool future despite being offered a five-year contract by the Reds. The Spanish midfielder’s current Anfield deal is due to expire at the end of June – although the club will have the opportunity to extend that with the English football season set to run into July at the very least. Liverpool would like to keep the former Valencia youngster, who will turn 23 this week, having been impressed by his performances and application this season.
Chelsea & Liverpool speculation curbed by Coutinho’s agent as no transfer talks have been held
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Chelsea & Liverpool speculation curbed by Coutinho’s agent as no transfer talks have been held

Kia Joorabchian claims no discussions have been held with supposed suitors of the Brazilian, while Willian is also waiting on making a future call Philippe Coutinho is yet to enter into any discussions regarding his future, claims the Brazilian’s agent Kia Joorabchian, with there no substance to Chelsea and Liverpool rumours. A return to England is being mooted for the 27-year-old, who left Anfield for Barcelona during the January window of 2018. What was supposed to be a dream switch to Camp Nou has turned into something of a nightmare, with an injury-hit loan spell at Bayern Munich failing to spark the South American back into life.
Liverpool offers German striker, Timo Werner five-year contract
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Liverpool offers German striker, Timo Werner five-year contract

RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, has been offered a five-year contract by Liverpool that will keep him at Anfield until 2025. This was made known by respected transfer expert and sports journalist, Nicolo Schira. Schira made this known in a tweet on his official Twitter page over the weekend. According to him, Liverpool is already in advanced talks with the 24-year-old German striker over a contract. Schira tweeted: “Liverpool are in advanced talks with Timo Werner. “The German striker is the first choice of Jurgen Klopp. “Reds have offered him a 5-year contract with a wage of €10M (bonuses included) and are working to reach an agreement with Leipzig.” Werner had scored 27 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions for RB Leipzig so far this campaign before the Ge...
‘Unlike anything I had seen before’ – Bijev recalls Coutinho’s ‘incredible’ first impression at Liverpool
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‘Unlike anything I had seen before’ – Bijev recalls Coutinho’s ‘incredible’ first impression at Liverpool

The Brazilian attacking midfielder went on to become a star at Anfield and his early days at Melwood represented a thrilling sign of what was to come. Between 2011 and 2014, Liverpool were trying to build a foundation. The club made what ended up being several major signings, bringing in stars like Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge, two players that were there last June as the club lifted the Champions League trophy. There were some misses and setbacks along the way but it was during that period that Liverpool began what turned out to be a near-decade-long rebirth that has brought them back to the top of the Premier League. It was also during that period that Villyan Bijev was beginning his career as a professional, having signed his first-ever contract with the Reds in the...
Keita Hasn’t Met Expectations but he’s no Flop’ – Liverpool Midfielder Needs Time, Says Nicol
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Keita Hasn’t Met Expectations but he’s no Flop’ – Liverpool Midfielder Needs Time, Says Nicol

The former Reds defender is reluctant to write off a Guinean midfielder who has struggled to make the expected impact during his time at Anfield Naby Keita may have failed to live up to expectations at Liverpool, admits Steve Nicol, but it is still too early to brand the Guinean midfielder a flop. Big things were expected of the 25-year-old when he arrived at Anfield on the back of a protracted transfer saga. A £53 million ($69m) deal was agreed with RB Leipzig almost 12 months before Keita finally arrived on Merseyside.
Milner proud to wear Liverpool No.7 shirt as he eyes more silverware
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Milner proud to wear Liverpool No.7 shirt as he eyes more silverware

A versatile operator at Anfield is filling an iconic shirt and is determined to add more medals to his collection after getting the Reds back on track James Milner is proud to be following in the footsteps of the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Steve McManaman and Luis Suarez as Liverpool’s No.7 and is determined to help the club land more major silverware. The 34-year-old joined the Reds in 2015 having enjoyed considerable success at Manchester City. The challenge of bringing the good times back to Anfield helped convince Milner that a move to Merseyside was the right choice.
Murphy: I wish I had stayed at Liverpool and fought for my place
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Murphy: I wish I had stayed at Liverpool and fought for my place

The former Reds and England midfielder regrets leaving Anfield before they went on to win the Champions League Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy says he regrets leaving the club before they won the Champions League under Rafael Benitez. The ex-midfielder joined the Reds from Crewe Alexandra at the age of 20 and spent seven years with the Anfield outfit. He won the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and two League Cups during his time at Liverpool, but left to join Charlton in 2004 having made almost 250 appearances in all competitions. The following year, Liverpool went on to finish fifth in the English top-flight and lose the League Cup final to Chelsea, but Benitez’s men stunned Europe by claiming the Champions League crown in thrilling fashion. The Reds trailed Carlo Ancelotti’s AC Milan 3-...
Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis
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Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis

The Reds' 3-2 defeat against the Spanish outfit at Anfield was their final outing before the 2019-20 season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic The mayor of Liverpool has called for an inquiry into whether their Champions League last 16 fixture could have directly contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in the city back in March. 52,000 supporters turned out to watch Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their first knockout stage tie at Anfield on March 11. Despite the fact that Spain was one of the worst affected countries in the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, 3,000 Spanish fans were allowed to fly to England to watch their team secure a stunning 3-2 victory on Merseyside.
Liverpool ‘kidded’ Chelsea by getting £50m for Torres, says Carragher
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Liverpool ‘kidded’ Chelsea by getting £50m for Torres, says Carragher

The former Reds defender was "shocked" when the Spanish striker made his record move in January 2011, and was not surprised when things turned sour Liverpool knew they had "kidded" Chelsea when selling Fernando Torres for £50 million ($62m) and that the other players were "shocked" they received such a huge transfer fee, according to Jamie Carragher. Torres moved from Liverpool to Chelsea on deadline day of the January transfer window in 2011 for what was then a record fee between two Premier League clubs. He did, however, fail to capture the scoring form which had made him such a feared striker at Anfield. The Spaniard's move to Chelsea is now regarded as one of the biggest English transfer flops of all time - which was no surprise to his former Liverpool team-mate Carragher, who s...
Chelsea Star Willian ‘In Negotiations With Liverpool’ Over Shock Free Move To Anfield
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Chelsea Star Willian ‘In Negotiations With Liverpool’ Over Shock Free Move To Anfield

Willian is in 'favourable negotiations with Liverpool' and could make a sensational exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports in Spain. The 31-year-old Brazilian winger, who has been linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham, will see his current deal with the Blues expire in June. And Sport Witness cites a report from Spanish newspaper Sport that Willian is currently 'in negotiations' over a transfer to Liverpool. Sport reports that Chelsea's interest in signing Barcelona flop Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan at Bayern Munich, could see the Brazilian depart from Stamford Bridge. According to the publication, the ongoing negotiations are 'very favourable' for the Brazil international as eyes up a potentially lucrative deal with Liverpool. Willian first arri...
‘Tell him I’ll f*ck his mother!’ – Diouf’s explosive fight with Gerrard revealed by ex-Liverpool man Sinama Pongolle
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‘Tell him I’ll f*ck his mother!’ – Diouf’s explosive fight with Gerrard revealed by ex-Liverpool man Sinama Pongolle

The Senegalese legend was involved in a dressing room bust-up with the former England midfielder during his three-year stay at Anfield Former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle has revealed the details of an explosive war of words between El Hadji Diouf and ex-Reds captain Steven Gerrard, adding that the forward's English was so bad that he asked then-manager Gerard Houllier to translate his expletives. Diouf, who was never far from controversy during his playing career, joined Liverpool in 2002 after a prolific period at Lens, although his time at Anfield yielded only three Premier League goals across 55 appearances and he was eventually sold to Bolton Wanderers. Goals may have been at a premium during his spell in England but drama was not, with the former Senegal interna...
Suarez tried to deny biting Ivanovic after Liverpool vs Chelsea clash, Carragher reveals
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Suarez tried to deny biting Ivanovic after Liverpool vs Chelsea clash, Carragher reveals

The 33-year-old was as controversial as he was prolific at Anfield and his old team-mate believes his temperament cost the Reds the title Luiz Suarez originally tried to deny biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during a 2-2 draw at Anfield in 2013, according to the striker's former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher. It was not the first time Suarez had bitten an opponent, with the Uruguayan having been punished with a fine and a two-game ban during his time at Ajax for a similar attack on PSV's Otman Bakkal three years earlier. The punishment for biting Ivanovic was much more severe, however, with the now-Barcelona forward being handed a 10-match ban after officials had initially missed the incident during the game. And former team-mate Carragher, who believes that match served...
Liverpool should expect ‘many offers’ for Shaqiri when transfer window reopens, says his agent
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Liverpool should expect ‘many offers’ for Shaqiri when transfer window reopens, says his agent

The 28-year-old Switzerland international joined from Stoke in 2018 but hasn't been able to nail down a regular first-team place at Anfield Liverpool have a fight on their hands to keep hold of Xherdan Shaqiri when the transfer window reopens, according to the player’s brother and agent. Erdin Shaqiri claims “two or three clubs” showed concrete interest in the Switzerland international in the January window, and he expects the same clubs to reignite their attempts. Shaqiri joined Liverpool on a five-year contract at the beginning of the 2018-19 season but has struggled for regular minutes due to the presence of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the wide positions, and some fitness issues of his own. “I think there will be many offers for Xherdan in the summer," Erdin Shaqiri said t...
Cesc claims Liverpool ‘hit the jackpot’ with Klopp
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Cesc claims Liverpool ‘hit the jackpot’ with Klopp

Cesc Fabregas says Liverpool 'hit the jackpot' when they hired Jurgen Klopp. The German achieved enormous success with Borussia Dortmund before arriving at Anfield in October 2015. The Reds won the Champions League title last season and have all but wrapped up this season's Premeir League. Speaking on Twitter, former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas was glowing in his praise of Klopp. "Outstanding club that hit the jackpot hiring Klopp and giving him the right players and time to build something very special," he wrote on Twitter.
Adrian horror error crashed Liverpool out of Champions League
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Adrian horror error crashed Liverpool out of Champions League

Liverpool thought they had the tie won in extra-time when Roberto Firmino scored his first at Anfield since April 9, 2019, against Porto, to establish a 2-1 aggregate lead. Yet from there the game simply got away from them as time slipped remorselessly by; with every Atletico Madrid goal, Liverpool's task grew exponentially.  First they needed to score one more in 23 minutes, then two in 15 minutes, then three with just a minute left. And Madrid know how to defend a lead like that. The moment substitute Marcos Llorente put them ahead on aggregate, Liverpool looked done. Ultimately, Madrid scored three in 23 extra-time minutes, as the European champions reeled. Records fell, too. This is Liverpool's first Anfield defeat this season, the first here for Jurgen Klopp in Europe and bri...
“Don’t Know If Liverpool Are Ready But I’m Backing Them” – Former MLS Star On Atletico Madrid Clash
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“Don’t Know If Liverpool Are Ready But I’m Backing Them” – Former MLS Star On Atletico Madrid Clash

Former MLS midfielder Alejandro Moreno has admitted he is not sure if Liverpool are ready to take on Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, but is supporting the Reds to take care of business in the Champions League. Liverpool came out of a flop in form with a win over Bournemouth at Anfield this weekend, but were pushed by the Cherries and question marks continued about Adrian (goalkeeper), who replaced Alisson. Moreno believes the home win over the Cherries did little to answer the questions that have been raised about the Liverpool team in recent weeks as they could have dropped points against Bournemouth. The former Venezuela international believes Atletico Madrid will be up for the second leg at Anfield and he is not sure that Liverpool are prepared to take on Diego Simeone’s side...
Liverpool Three Wins From Premier League Title
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Liverpool Three Wins From Premier League Title

Liverpool now needs three wins to be confirmed Premier League champions for the 2019/2020 season. The Reds came from a goal down to defeat Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday in the early kick-off. Calum Wilson put the Cherries ahead as early as the 9th minute at Anfield. However, Mohammed Salah made it 1-1, before Sadio Mane’s goal completed the comeback. The victory stretched Liverpool’s lead at the top to 25 points. Jurgen Klopp’s men face Everton, Crystal Palace and Manchester City in their next three fixtures.
Rio Ferdinand Names Favourite to Win Trophy after Man City, Bayern’s Games
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Rio Ferdinand Names Favourite to Win Trophy after Man City, Bayern’s Games

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has picked out Liverpool as his “standout favourites” to win the Champions League this season. Jurgen Klopp’s men lost 1-0 in their last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid. They would need to overturn the defeat in three weeks at Anfield, if they want to stand a chance of defending their title. This week, Bayern Munich thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester City beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu. Despite all these results, Ferdinand still believes Klopp’s side are in pole position to win it. “I can’t look no further than Liverpool, if I’m honest. “I think they’ll go through against Atletico Madrid. I think it’s a tough game but I think Anfield gives it a different dimension. “Bayern Munich looked ...
Liverpool Could be Crowned Premier League Champions in March
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Liverpool Could be Crowned Premier League Champions in March

Liverpool came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 on Monday night. Gini Wijnaldum opened scoring in the 9th minute at Anfield, before Issa Diop headed in for 1-1. The Hammers then took a shock lead, after Pablo Fornals volleyed past Allison Becker. However, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane struck, to ensure Liverpool kept up their winning run. The win saw the Reds open a 22-point gap between themselves and second-placed Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s men would be confirmed champions, if they win their next four fixtures against Watford (A), Bournemouth (H), Everton (A) and Crystal Palace (A). The Palace game will be played on March 21 at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool Equal Manchester City’s Record Of 18 Consecutive Premier League Wins
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Liverpool Equal Manchester City’s Record Of 18 Consecutive Premier League Wins

Liverpool have equalled Manchester City’s record of 18 consecutive Premier League wins after beating West Ham 3-2 at Anfield on Monday night . Jurgen Klopp’s side have won every league game since they drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford in October, a result which, remarkably, remains the only time they have dropped points all season. The win also sends the Reds 22 points clear of City at the top of the table and within sight of claiming their first Premier League title. City’s 18-run winning sequence came during the 2017-18 season, when they won the title with a record-breaking 100 points, but Liverpool are on course to surpass that mark this season. The Merseysiders can set a new record of 19 straight league wins when they travel to relegation-threatened Watford ...
Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico
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Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed the hostile fans inside the Wanda Metropolitano affected his Liverpool team and influenced the referee, following their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. The Champions League holders suffered a rare loss in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday against the Spanish club. Saul Niguez scored the only goal in the opening five minutes, as Diego Simeone’s men claimed a big win. “We speak about Anfield and the power a stadium can have, and tonight we saw it. They got a result, the stadium wasn’t here to see sensational football, they got the result and so they are happy. “It was difficult for the referee to deal with the atmosphere tonight,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game. Klopp however warned Atletico to expect a similar reception, wh...
Curtis Jones makes history as Liverpool’s youngest ever captain
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Curtis Jones makes history as Liverpool’s youngest ever captain

There was much amusement in the Melwood media room on Monday when the subject of who would captain Liverpool's kids arose. Pedro Chirivella – the oldest and most experienced member of this boys' brigade – seemed the natural choice, given he had fulfilled the role in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa when the senior team were 4,000 miles away in Qatar. The other candidate was Curtis Jones. 'It's a toss of the coin, really,' Neil Critchley, Liverpool's Under 23 head coach observed with a telling smile. 'But if Curtis gives me the coin, you can be sure it will be a double-headed one!' Jones, the hero of round three when he scored a quite magnificent goal to knock Everton out of the competition, grew up in the city centre idolising Steven Gerrard with dreams that he would...
EPL: Referees Under Fire For ‘Favouring’ Liverpool At Anfield
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EPL: Referees Under Fire For ‘Favouring’ Liverpool At Anfield

Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, has told Premier League referees to be “brave” when they officiate at Anfield. Hasenhuttl feels his side should have had a “clear penalty” during their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday. Saints striker, Danny Ings, went down under a Fabinho challenge in the box, but referee Kevin Friend waved play on and the Reds took the lead through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moments later. “You need brave decisions from the referee. To say ‘no goal and penalty’, here at Anfield, that won’t happen. “In the first half there was a backpass to the Liverpool goalkeeper [not given], that’s another decision, maybe this is why it’s so difficult to win here. “It is a clear penalty and in such moments the game can turn in our direction. “Maybe the result...
Liverpool Open Up A Record 22-Point Lead At The Top Of The EPL
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Liverpool Open Up A Record 22-Point Lead At The Top Of The EPL

Liverpool opened up the biggest lead by any team at the end of a day in English top-flight history with an emphatic victory over Southampton - but manager Jurgen Klopp says his side are "not even close to being perfect". The Reds extended their advantage in the Premier League to 22 points over second-placed Manchester City, who face Tottenham on Sunday, with a 4-0 win against Southampton at Anfield. They have also equalled City's record of 20 consecutive Premier League wins at home and only Bill Shankly's Liverpool team in 1972 had a longer winning streak on home soil in English top-flight history. "We're not even close to being perfect. We just look to use our skills in the best possible way. The boys have done that for a while pretty good and that's why we have these numbers," ...
The Ten Liverpool Players Who Have Never Lost At Anfield In The Premier League
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The Ten Liverpool Players Who Have Never Lost At Anfield In The Premier League

There are currently ten players in the Liverpool squad who have not lost a game at Anfield in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's side haven't lost at domestic league game since defeat to Crystal Palace in 2017. The Anfield Wrap have taken to Twitter and listed 'The Reds' players who've never tasted home defeat. Check out the full list below. Alisson Becker - 27 appearances, 25 wins, 2 draws Adrian - 6 appearances, 6 wins Virgil van Dijk - 38 appearances, 34 wins, 4 draws Andy Robertson - 43 appearances, 37 wins, 6 draws Fabinho - 21 appearances, 20 wins, 1 draw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 23 appearances, 17 wins, 6 draws Naby Keita - 15 appearances, 13 wins, 2 draws Xherdan Shaqiri - 15 appearances, 14 wins, 1 draw Sadio Mane - 59 appearances, 50 wins, 9...
Liverpool Held by League One Shrewsbury
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Liverpool Held by League One Shrewsbury

Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah  reacts to missing a header late in the game during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between between Shrewsbury Town and Liverpool at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium in Shrewsbury, north-west of Birmingham in England on January 26, 2020. Anthony Devlin / AFP Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip as League One Shrewsbury earned a FA Cup fourth round replay at Anfield thanks to Jason Cummings’s double in a 2-2 draw at New Meadow on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp showed Liverpool’s focus is very much on a first Premier League title for 30 years as he made 11 changes to the side that won at Wolves on Thursday. However, unlike against Everton in the third round, the German’s gamble did not pay off as Shrews’ substitute Cummings can...
Pogba Told to Leave Man United Immediately After Roy Keane Bashing
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Pogba Told to Leave Man United Immediately After Roy Keane Bashing

Former Manchester United left-back, Patrice Evra has urged midfielder, Paul Pogba to leave the club immediately in order to end the ‘negativity’ surrounding him at Old Trafford. Evra said this after former Red Devils midfielder, Roy Keane criticised Pogba following Man United’s Premier League 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, Keane had described Pogba, who did not featured in United’s defeat against Liverpool, as a ‘nuisance’ at Old Trafford. Keane said: “United over the last year, they will be inconsistent. “They’re with younger players, they have had injuries. They’ve got Pogba in the background who’s been a nuisance. You’ve got to get rid of these people in your club and that doesn’t happen overnight. Players are runnin...
Roy Keane Blasts one Man Utd Player After 2-0 Defeat to Liverpool
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Roy Keane Blasts one Man Utd Player After 2-0 Defeat to Liverpool

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has said Anthony Martial is “not quite good enough” to play for the club. Martial missed a great chance to equalize for the Red Devils, with Liverpool leading 1-0 at Anfield on Sunday. The France forward surged through on goal but blasted a glorious opportunity high and wide. It proved to be United’s best opportunity of the match, with Mohamed Salah putting the game to bed in added time. “Martial has come to Man Utd and the big strikers score in the big moments, but his miss [in the second half] sums up is career at Man Utd,” Keant told Sky Sports. “Excellent build-up play, but you have to hit the target. No excuses. “The big strikers who are remembered by the supporters hit the target and the back of the net, and that’s ...
What Solskjaer Said about Liverpool after Manchester United’s 2-0 loss
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What Solskjaer Said about Liverpool after Manchester United’s 2-0 loss

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Liverpool will win the title this season because they are the best team in the Premier League. Solskjaer stated this at his post match press conference on Sunday after Liverpool downed Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield. He, however, said that the Reds will have to do it, again and again, to be regarded as the best ever. Jurgen Klopp’s men have recorded the best start to a league season, with 61 points from a possible 63. Keep that up and they will smash Manchester City’s two-year-old record of 100 points in a season. Solksjaer, who was a member of Manchester United’s treble winning side in 1999, noted that longevity is important for the Reds. “If you are taking the long view, the very best teams are the one...
Liverpool Haven’t Won The League Yet – Salah Says After Win Against Man Utd
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Liverpool Haven’t Won The League Yet – Salah Says After Win Against Man Utd

Liverpool cannot afford to think that they have won the Premier League in January, warned Mohamed Salah, after the Reds extended their lead at the summit with their win over Manchester United. "I think we just need to keep [our] focus on each game," he told Sky Sports after the match. "We don't have to think that now we've won the Premier League or whatever, no. "We just need to take it game by game. I think that's the only way we can win the Premier League. We struggled last season at the same time so we have to keep calm and just focus on each game. Captain Jordan Henderson concurred, adding: "There are a lot of games left. We’ve taken it game by game for a long time now and it’s put us in good stead so there’s no need to change." Liverpool dominated for long periods at A...
Salah Sets New Personal Best With Goal Against United
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Salah Sets New Personal Best With Goal Against United

Thanks to his heroics in the Reds’ taming of the Red Devils at Anfield, the Egyptian has now scored against 23 different teams he has faced If you thought Mohamed Salah was done breaking record, you were wrong. The Egyptian set a new personal best against Manchester United on Sunday, with the forward now scoring against 23 out of 24 teams he has faced more than once in the Premier League. 23/24 – As a Liverpool player, Mohamed Salah has now scored against 23 of the 24 Premier League teams he has faced more than once in the competition, only failing to do so versus Swansea City. Array. With Liverpool leading by a lone goal, Salah stabbed home the second after surging clear from a corner and holding off Daniel James to beat De Gea. Salah has only failed to score against Swansea Cit...
Liverpool vs Man Utd: Van Dijk Speaks on ‘Beef’ with Maguire
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Liverpool vs Man Utd: Van Dijk Speaks on ‘Beef’ with Maguire

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, has denied having any beef with new Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire. Van Dijk cost the Reds £75m from Southampton in January 2018. The Dutchman became the most expensive defender in the world then, smashing the £52m paid by Manchester City to Monaco for Benjamin Mendy six months earlier. But the record only lasted until August 2019, when United paid £80m to take England star Maguire from Leicester City. Both players will go head to head on Sunday at Anfield in the Premier League. Ahead of the game, Van Dijk says he had no tinge of disappointment when the England man went top of the transfer fee table. “No, good luck to him. There was always going to be a time when that was going to change beca...