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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.
Klopp backs ‘new signing’ Thiago for big Liverpool role
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Klopp backs ‘new signing’ Thiago for big Liverpool role

The Spanish midfielder has struggled with injuries but is in line to face Manchester United on Sunday Jurgen Klopp has likened Thiago Alcantara to a new signing for Liverpool and suggested he could have a big role to play against Manchester United. Thiago arrived at Anfield last year from Bayern Munich, but his start to life on Merseyside has been hampered by an injury picked up against Everton in October. The Spanish midfielder took some time to work back to fitness but has made three appearances in the last couple of weeks and is making solid progress.
Pogba: Man Utd not at Liverpool’s level but we can win the Premier League
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Pogba: Man Utd not at Liverpool’s level but we can win the Premier League

A win at Anfield would condemn Jurgen Klopp's side to a first home league loss since 2017 and provide a huge boost in confidence for the visitors Paul Pogba admits that Manchester United cannot yet consider themselves to be on the same level as Liverpool until they win the Premier League, although the World Cup winner believes that the Red Devils can lift the title this season. United find themselves at the summit of the English top flight after 17 games played, with a derby date against Jurgen Klopp's second-placed Reds on Sunday the most high-profile match-up of the season so far. The clash at Anfield will provide a massive test of United's mettle, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side seeking to overcome a mental hurdle that has seen them lose in four separate semi-finals since the Norwegian...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
‘It’s not rocket science’ – Klopp critical of Liverpool’s mentality after Southampton defeat
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‘It’s not rocket science’ – Klopp critical of Liverpool’s mentality after Southampton defeat

 Danny Ings' early goal sealed the three points for Saints at St Mary's Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has demanded a reaction from his players following their shock loss to Southampton. Danny Ings’ early goal, a deft lob over Alisson, was enough to seal the 1-0 win for a Saints side who had to withstand some second-half pressure from Liverpool but never looked threatened. And Klopp felt the slow start was a massive issue on the night at St Mary’s.
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.
Klopp Claims Bayern Were ‘a Little Lucky’ In Champions League Win
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Klopp Claims Bayern Were ‘a Little Lucky’ In Champions League Win

Jurgen Klopp says Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick could hardly have achieved more in his short time at the club – but suggested the Bundesliga side were lucky to win the Champions League. Bayern’s Champions League final win over Paris Saint-Germain was their 21st consecutive victory in all competitions, a stunning run which saw them clinch a historic treble. Liverpool manager Klopp says Bayern have world-class players in every position, but he also thinks they got a helping hand from the Bundesliga schedule
‘De Bruyne would be the perfect fit for Liverpool!’ – Man City star
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‘De Bruyne would be the perfect fit for Liverpool!’ – Man City star

A former Anfield favourite believes the Belgian midfielder would slot into Jurgen Klopp's line up perfectly Stan Collymore says that Kevin De Bruyne "would be the perfect fit for Liverpool", with it his belief that the Manchester City star could turn the Reds into a "truly great side". De Bruyne was the standout player for City throughout their 2019-20 campaign, as he hit 13 goals while also recording a staggering 20 assists in 35 top-flight outings. The 29-year-old picked up the Premier League Player of the Season award for his efforts, and also added a fourth League Cup winners' medal to his collection of domestic honours.
‘When I Score my First Goal, it’s Coming Off’ – Liverpool Wonderkid Elliott Reveals Haircut Promise
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‘When I Score my First Goal, it’s Coming Off’ – Liverpool Wonderkid Elliott Reveals Haircut Promise

The talented Reds starlet is hoping he won't have to wait much longer before breaking his scoring duck for the club - and getting a trim Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott has revealed his haircut promise to the rest of the squad, insisting "when I score my first goal, it's coming off". Elliott has emerged as one of the brightest young prospects in the Reds academy since joining the club from Fulham in July 2019. The 17-year-old has already appeared in eight senior matches for Jurgen Klopp's side, with his last coming in the crucial 4-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on June 24. He was rewarded for an impressive first year at Anfield with his first professional contract two weeks later, as he committed his future to the club through to 2023.
Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed when he may leave the club and return to Germany. The German also said it is not clear at the moment whether he stays in football after the Liverpool job. The former Borussia Dortmund manager says he will manage Liverpool for the next four seasons. Klopp has spent five years at Liverpool after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. He has guided the Reds to a Champions League trophy and their very first Premier League title in 30 years. He signed a new contract at Anfield in December 2019, which tied him to the club until 2024, should he avoid being sacked. Asked if he was planning on returning to Germany, Klopp told SWR, “Definitely to live, after my career. Most likely even to Mainz.” On how long he’ll rema...
‘AFCON means Liverpool need more firepower’ – Salah and Mane cover required, says Murphy
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‘AFCON means Liverpool need more firepower’ – Salah and Mane cover required, says Murphy

The former Reds midfielder expects Jurgen Klopp to dip into the market for attacking talent despite having already passed on Timo Werner Liverpool will need to dip into the transfer market for “additional firepower” when the transfer window re-opens, says Danny Murphy, with the Africa Cup of Nations set to see them lose Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for a long period in 2020-21. The 2021 AFCON in Cameroon was initially due to be held in the summer of 2021, but it has been rescheduled and will now run from January 9 to February 6. Egypt and Senegal – the respective nations of Salah and Mane – will be among those setting their sights on the ultimate prize if qualification is secured.
Liverpool Lucky Against Everton – Klopp
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Liverpool Lucky Against Everton – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted his side escaped with a point against rivals Everton on Sunday night. The hosts had the best chance to score late in the game, after Alisson Becker saved Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s effort. Tom Davies then hit the post from the rebound. The result means Klopp’s men will now win the title against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, provided Manchester City fail to beat Burnley on Monday. “I liked our defending and high midfield press but we didn’t have enough chances for the possession we had. We were dominant but they had the biggest chance and that’s how it is. “We were lucky in that moment. In the end, Everton defended really well and we were not smart enough to use the space we had,” Klopp told Sky Sports. ...
Salah absence highlights Liverpool weakness – Carragher
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Salah absence highlights Liverpool weakness – Carragher

In the week that Timo Werner's move to Chelsea was confirmed, the club legend wants a serious look at the attacking options open to Jurgen Klopp Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has said that the Reds’ offensive weakness without Mohamed Salah is worrying. The Egypt international missed Sunday’s derby encounter against Everton, left on the bench after recent hip problems, and without him the Premier League champions elect struggled to create opportunities against their Stanley Park rivals. Although the Anfield side dominated the game, they were unable to create any clear opportunities and the last 10 minutes were controlled by their hosts, who went closest when Tom Davies hit the post, leaving manager Jurgen Klopp to reflect that his side were a little “lucky”.
Liverpool got lucky in an ‘all-in’ derby match – Klopp says Reds weren’t smart enough in Everton draw
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Liverpool got lucky in an ‘all-in’ derby match – Klopp says Reds weren’t smart enough in Everton draw

The Reds' boss concedes that his side had a slight let off at Goodison Park and wants to see his team sharpen up offensively Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he felt his side got a little “lucky” as they picked up a point in a scoreless draw with Everton. The Merseyside derby marked the end of a three-month hiatus for both sides due to the coronavirus pandemic and was played out in unusual circumstances at Goodison Park, with no fans present and the Reds forced to change in the car park. The resultant game proved to be something of a scrap, and while the single point takes Liverpool to within five of a maiden Premier League title, they could count themselves somewhat fortunate to claim that given the home side’s Tom Davies had the game’s only big scoring opportunity,...
Everton vs Liverpool: Klopp Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash, Reveals what he Expects
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Everton vs Liverpool: Klopp Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash, Reveals what he Expects

Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that winger, Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the Reds’ away Premier League clash against Everton due to a calf injury. He also revealed that he expects Liverpool and Everton players to be in good shape when both teams clash at Goodison Park. “Shaqiri was injured, and he is not ready, but he is on a good way,” Klopp was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying. “He’ll not be [out for] long, but he’s the only one out.” Klopp added: “I expect us to be in good shape, but we will see how good it is. “I also expect Everton to be in very good shape and so it will be difficult for us, and rightly so, it is the Premier League. “We did not play for a while, so we should try to sort the problems in th...
Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government
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Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over how he handled the COVID-19 outbreak. Klopp feels his response to the pandemic is the reason the UK now has one of the highest death tolls in the world. According to the Reds boss, he was not too bothered about his side, missing out on their first Premier League title in 30 years. Klopp, however, admits he was worried the season would be cancelled, with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top. “I didn’t vote for this Government. This Government was the choice of other people. And the problem I had was that I got the news from England and the news from Germany. “From a personal point of view, I don’t understand why we started wearing face masks in closed areas on Ju...
Premier League win can take some Liverpool players to the next level – Van Dijk
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Premier League win can take some Liverpool players to the next level – Van Dijk

The Dutch defender believes more silverware is just what some of his teammates need to shine even brighter Virgil van Dijk believes winning the Premier League could take some Liverpool players to the next level as he warned the club are desperate to carry good momentum into next season. The Reds return to action on Sunday against Everton and need just two more wins to wrap up the league title after an almost perfect campaign. Jurgen Klopp's side have dropped just four points in the league this season and boast the best defence in the competition.
Gerrard calls for Liverpool to ‘start working on a statue’ for Klopp ahead of title coronation
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Gerrard calls for Liverpool to ‘start working on a statue’ for Klopp ahead of title coronation

A club legend wants to see the 'best manager in the world' immortalised at Anfield after leading the Reds towards a first league crown in 30 years Steven Gerrard says Liverpool should already be "starting work on a statue" of Jurgen Klopp ahead of their title coronation. Liverpool will be confirmed as the new Premier League champions if they pick up six points from their final nine fixtures of the 2019-20 season. Klopp's men had established an unassailable 25-point lead over holder Manchester City before the coronavirus stopped play in March, having won all but two of their first 29 games.
‘Cut-price Coutinho a no-brainer for Liverpool’ – Barcelona flop wanted back at Anfield by Nicol
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‘Cut-price Coutinho a no-brainer for Liverpool’ – Barcelona flop wanted back at Anfield by Nicol

The former Reds defender believes Jurgen Klopp should be looking to do a deal for the Brazilian playmaker if the price is right Landing Philippe Coutinho in a cut-price deal would be a no-brainer for Liverpool, says Steve Nicol. The Reds parted with the Brazil international when he completed a big-money move to Barcelona in the January window of 2018. The switch to Camp Nou was considered to be a dream for the South American playmaker, but it has quickly become a nightmare.
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. ...
Former Chelsea star Mikel surprised Liverpool forward Salah reached stardom
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Former Chelsea star Mikel surprised Liverpool forward Salah reached stardom

Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel admits he was surprised at how Mohamed Salah developed since leaving the club. Salah was at Chelsea earlier in his career, before moving to Roma and then coming back to the Premier League at Liverpool. He struggled under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, but grew at Roma and has flourished under Jurgen Klopp. Mikel and Salah were teammates at Stamford Bridge. "When Salah came to Chelsea, he was a young boy, but he had a nice personality and everyone loved him," Mikel told OnTime Sports. "He was very disciplined, we were close friends, talking a lot and joking a lot, he was a good friend. "I believed in his development, but frankly I did not imagine that he would reach the quality that he has now."
Lallana agrees short-term extension to Liverpool deal
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Lallana agrees short-term extension to Liverpool deal

The England international will be spending the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign at Anfield before dropping into the free agent pool Adam Lallana has agreed a short-term extension to his contract at Liverpool which will allow him to see out the 2019-20 campaign at Anfield and the remainder of the Reds’ Premier League title bid. The England international will now form part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad through to the end of July, at which point he will drop into the free agent pool. The 32-year-old has been on Merseyside since 2014, taking in 178 appearances, and will be hoping to add to his medal collection before heading through the exits.
Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore
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Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore

The former Reds striker has been left surprised at the reaction of some of those on Merseyside to the news that a German forward will head elsewhere Timo Werner’s proposed transfer to Chelsea is “perfect for all concerned”, says Stan Collymore, with the former Liverpool striker eager to point out that the Germany international is “not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo” and would likely have flopped at Anfield. A switch to Merseyside appeared to be on the cards for the RB Leipzig forward as speculation regarding his future began to build. Werner had left a door open for Jurgen Klopp to make a move, while many had talked up the qualities that a hard-working and prolific 24-year-old would add to the ranks of the current Premier League leaders.
Liverpool boss Klopp: We can’t afford £50M signings
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Liverpool boss Klopp: We can’t afford £50M signings

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits they do not have the money to compete for big signings this summer. Klopp claims Liverpool cannot splash out £50-£60million on a new player after asking to take wage cuts because of the financial impact of coronavirus. Liverpool shelved their interested in Timo Werner, who is set to join Chelsea for £52million. Klopp said: “At the moment, all clubs are losing money. “Discussing with the players things like salary waivers and on the other hand buying a player for £50m-£60m, we have to explain.
Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption
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Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption

If the Reds end their 30-year wait for a league title in 2020, their manager is happy to put off the open-top bus until the time is right Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested holding a Premier League title parade next season when coronavirus restrictions could be eased. The Reds were just two wins from securing their first league triumph in 30 years when the 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the pandemic. The Premier League is set to return on June 17, but matches will be held behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, denying fans the opportunity to celebrate inside Anfield.
Werner and Havertz are great players’ – Klopp suggests coronavirus hampered any Liverpool move for Germany duo
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Werner and Havertz are great players’ – Klopp suggests coronavirus hampered any Liverpool move for Germany duo

The RB Leipzig sharpshooter is on the verge of a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea, while the Leverkusen star may be Bayern-bound Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed his admiration for German duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, while suggesting the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected his side's ability to compete in the transfer market. Both RB Leipzig marksman Werner and Havertz, of Bayer Leverkusen, have been winning rave reviews this season thanks to their exploits in the Bundesliga. Liverpool have been linked with both players over the course of 2019-20, but each looks set to escape the grasp of their compatriot at Anfield.
‘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.
He Scored The ‘Most Spectacular Goal In German Football’ Klopp Hails Okocha
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He Scored The ‘Most Spectacular Goal In German Football’ Klopp Hails Okocha

Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp has hailed Nigerian legend, Austin Okocha for his impact in football, crediting him to have scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football.” Klopp picked Okocha’s dazzling strike against Oliver Kahn –when he featured for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlsruher in the 1992-93 Bundesliga campaign –as the most spectacular goal he has seen in German football. The 46-year-old Nigerian legend danced through many of his markers, left them crawling on the floor before hitting the ball past Khan. It was to be later voted as the Goal of the Season by several football publications as well as German TV sports show, Sportschau. And according to Klopp, the goal was historic, adding that Okocha left the German goalkeeper and his defenders divi...
‘Liverpool have to earn everything all over again’ – Lijnders looking for intensity from Klopp’s side
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‘Liverpool have to earn everything all over again’ – Lijnders looking for intensity from Klopp’s side

The Reds’ assistant manager says the league leaders are determined to ensure that standards are maintained when a return to competitive action is made Liverpool will need to prove themselves and “earn everything again” when they return to action, says Pep Lijnders, with the Reds looking to maintain their intensity despite being 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp’s side are just two wins away from wrapping up a first title triumph in 30 years. With English football set to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic on June 17, it should not take long for that particular line to be crossed – although said step will be taken behind closed doors and potentially outside of Merseyside.
‘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.
Liverpool Coach, Klopp Holds Talks With Timo Werner Over Transfer
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Liverpool Coach, Klopp Holds Talks With Timo Werner Over Transfer

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has reportedly held a ‘virtual meeting’ with RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, over the possibility of joining the Reds this summer transfer window. This was disclosed by respected German football expert, Raphael Honigstein. According to Honigstein, there is a ‘very strong chance’ that Werner will move to Liverpool, although the deal is under threat due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “I think it depends on what Liverpool wants to do because Werner’s been on the record saying he wants to go there [Anfield] and he is available because of a release clause which at the worst would cost about £55m,” Honigstein told BT Sport. “So far Liverpool has been linked closely, and there has been a meeting between him and Jurgen Klopp, at leas...
‘Liverpool hoping to get title parade at some point’ – Reds chairman Werner looking forward to end of ‘terrible situation’
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‘Liverpool hoping to get title parade at some point’ – Reds chairman Werner looking forward to end of ‘terrible situation’

Jurgen Klopp’s side are just two wins away from a first top-flight crown in 30 years, but may cross that line with no supporters to celebrate with Liverpool chairman Tom Werner is hoping that the club will get to take in a title parade with their supporters at some stage, with the Reds waiting on the end to a “terrible situation” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football in England has been in a state of indefinite lockdown since mid-March, with the 2019-20 campaign brought to a shuddering halt. Liverpool, with a 25-point lead established at the top of the Premier League table, have been left two wins short of wrapping up a first top-flight crown in 30 years.
‘Football Is Closer To Coming Back’, Says Klopp As Liverpool Return To Work
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‘Football Is Closer To Coming Back’, Says Klopp As Liverpool Return To Work

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is optimistic about the chances of completing the Premier League season as the champions-elect returned to training in small groups on Wednesday. Klopp’s side were just two wins away from ending a 30-year wait to win the title when the English top-flight was shutdown more than two months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. Six positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Premier League’s first round of 748 tests of players and staff ahead of a return to socially distanced training this week. At the start of the outbreak, Klopp accepted football should be suspended if it would help save even one life. But the German believes it is now safe for players to return to phase one of training. “I always said we don’t want to rush anything, but ...
Liverpool may not get Premier League trophy presentation after winning title – Masters
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Liverpool may not get Premier League trophy presentation after winning title – Masters

Liverpool could be in danger of not having a trophy presentation should they clinch the Premier League title following the planned resumption of play this season, league chief executive Richard Masters said. . According to Masters, the Premier League will assess the social distancing and safety aspects of organising a presentation before giving the runaway leaders the green light for players to take part in the traditional end-of-season medal ceremony, if they confirm the club’s first league title since 1990. . English football’s top flight has been suspended since March 13 due to the coronavirus crisis, and although players will return to contact-free training on Tuesday, no date has been set for Premier League fixtures to resume. June 12 remains the favoured date for fixtures to star...
Klopp Chooses his Preferred Player Between Messi and Ronaldo
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Klopp Chooses his Preferred Player Between Messi and Ronaldo

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his preferred football star between Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo. Klopp said he has slight preference for Messi over Ronaldo. Messi and Ronaldo have shared eleven out of the last 12 Ballon D’or awards. According to Klopp, although he admires Ronaldo a great deal, he will pick Messi over him. “For me Messi, but I couldn’t admire Ronaldo more than I do already,” Klopp was quoted as saying on YouTube channel freekickerz. The German said hat having faced both kings of football, Messi makes playing football “so simple.” He, however noted Ronaldo’s physical abilities cannot be downplayed. The Reds boss said he likes the Argentina international a “little bit more as a player on th...
One of the greatest nights of my life’ – Klopp reveals favourite memory from Liverpool’s Champions League win
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One of the greatest nights of my life’ – Klopp reveals favourite memory from Liverpool’s Champions League win

The Reds boss admits neither side were at their best in the decider but singled out the moment he knew his side had clinched the trophy As the one-year anniversary of Liverpool's Champions League final win over Tottenham edges closer, Jurgen Klopp has revealed the one memory from the night that stands out above the rest. The German manager had yet to win a single piece of silverware with the Reds before that point but finally broke the drought as he guided his side to a 2-0 win. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi clinched the victory, and it was the second goal that Klopp remembers most fondly.
‘They play like five and six-year-old boys’ – Liverpool eager to return from coronavirus break, says Klopp
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‘They play like five and six-year-old boys’ – Liverpool eager to return from coronavirus break, says Klopp

The German feels his players are itching to get back to competitive action once the pandemic situation relaxes Liverpool's stars are showing the excitement of 'five and six-year-old boys' as a return to football from the coronavirus hiatus edges closer, says coach Jurgen Klopp. The Reds were only two wins away from claiming their first title in the Premier League era when competitive action was halted because of the global pandemic in early April. Now as the Covid-19 situation slows down, the Premier League is aiming to return in June, with teams resuming training later this month.
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...
‘Liverpool depend on Van Dijk, not front three’ – Dutch defender is Reds’ most valuable asset, says Owen
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‘Liverpool depend on Van Dijk, not front three’ – Dutch defender is Reds’ most valuable asset, says Owen

The former frontman believes that for all of the attacking quality available to Jurgen Klopp, it is a centre-half that they cannot do without Virgil van Dijk is more important to Liverpool than Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, says Michael Owen, with the Dutch defender considered to be the most integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Big money has been invested by the Reds in piecing together a Premier League title-winning puzzle. It appeared as though all of the gaps had been filled in 2019-20, with the current holders of the Champions League crown opening up a 25-point lead at the top of the table.
‘Sometimes he gives me an earful’ – Gomez reveals help from Liverpool’s ‘dominant force’ Van Dijk
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‘Sometimes he gives me an earful’ – Gomez reveals help from Liverpool’s ‘dominant force’ Van Dijk

The defender is enjoying the opportunity to learn alongside the commanding Dutch centre-back after coming to terms with the size of the club Virgil van Dijk is "a dominant force" and Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez relishes being able to play alongside him. Gomez and Van Dijk have formed a solid partnership at the heart of the Premier League's best defence, with the former having overcome significant injury problems to establish himself in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI. Van Dijk arrived at Anfield in January 2018 as the world's most expensive defender, a record that has since been surpassed by Harry Maguire's switch to Manchester United, and quickly struck up a close relationship with the England international.
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.
Does Liverpool’s Soumare interest spell the end for Naby Keita at Anfield?
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Does Liverpool’s Soumare interest spell the end for Naby Keita at Anfield?

The Guinea star’s injury problems has weakened his place in Jurgen Klopp’s side, but is he on borrowed time with supposed interest in LOSC Lille man? In truth, neither Liverpool nor Naby Keita have benefitted from the dynamic midfielder’s transfer from RasenBallsport Leipzig in 2018. Having sealed the deal to bring the Guinea star in 2017, Jurgen Klopp waited a year for the exciting Leipzig star to arrive for the 2018/19 campaign which was meant to herald a new phase for the Reds as they sought to end their Premier League hoodoo. Nearly two years have passed and it’s not been plain sailing for the player, who’s struggled to live up to the potential he showed in the Bundesliga. Keita's been slowed down by persistent injury worries since joining the Reds, and has featured in 51 ...
Man Utd legend Neville: I’d want Klopp as my manager
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Man Utd legend Neville: I’d want Klopp as my manager

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has heaped praise on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Neville was asked who he would want to play for among current Premier League managers. "I would probably say Jurgen Klopp," the former Manchester United man told Sky Sports. "I just look at the way his teams play at the moment. They are adaptable, they do play with possession, but they also counter-attack and they are also competitive. "They are not one trick ponies and I think it just looks like he is full of energy, belief and confidence. "Always feels like he wants to attack, obviously other great managers in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola is one of the greatest managers of all time. "But I feel Jurgen Klopp would be someone great to play for."
Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me
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Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me

Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane has revealed the game where he caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp. The Senegal international joined Southampton from Metz in 2014, scoring 10 goals in his first season at St. Mary's. It was against the Reds in March 2016 when Mane became a target for the club, having come off the bench to score twice in a 3-2 comeback victory. He eventually finished with 15 goals for the season. Speaking in a film about his life, Made in Senegal, set to be released on April 8, Mane said: "I was at Southampton and we played against Liverpool. I was on the bench. We were 2-0 down at half-time. Coach (Ronald) Koeman sent me on to the field. "We turned the game around and I scored twice. I was this insignificant player who had just given a huge performance. "Liverpool ...
Liverpool star Mane: Klopp takes players to another level
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Liverpool star Mane: Klopp takes players to another level

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is full of admiration for his manager Jurgen Klopp. Mane is especially impressed with how Klopp can improve the players that are at his disposal. While the Reds may have spent big on a few players, most of their signings were astute buys that Klopp improved - such as Mane himself. Now the club are on the verge of winning the Premier League, around 12 months after lifting the Champions League. "Jurgen is an amazing coach. He is always positive even if you lost and always finds the right words to push you to that little extra that makes you win again," Mane told Rakuten TV. "He knows how to bring players to another level, when they thought they couldn't play on."
Virgil Van Dijk Picks His Non Liverpool Premier League 5-A-Side Team
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Virgil Van Dijk Picks His Non Liverpool Premier League 5-A-Side Team

Virgil van Dijk has named his fantasy Premier League five-a-side team but the Liverpool defender wasn't allowed to pick any of his teammates. If you were picking aa football team made out of the players in the Premier League Van Dijk would be an early pick for most people. The Dutchman would most likely be in contention with his table topping teammates for first pick but choosing his own fantasy side, for Premier League productions via the Liverpool website, the former Saint wasn't allowed to pick any Reds' players. Van Dijk picked a 1-2-1 formation with Manchester City's Ederson in goal with teammate Aymeric Laporte in front of him in defence. A third City representative Kevin de Bruyne is paired with Son Heung-min in midfielder and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes up the team. ...
Liverpool legend Souness: Klopp team young enough to create dynasty
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Liverpool legend Souness: Klopp team young enough to create dynasty

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness feels Jurgen Klopp's team can create a dynasty. Souneess says the team's youth gives them an excellent chance of staying ahead of the pack. He told Sky Sports: "We didn't have one single rival during my time at Liverpool. Each year it was someone different. Nottingham Forest had a couple of remarkable years. Aston Villa had a remarkable year. Ipswich had a good team and Manchester United challenged us one year. "But there wasn't one obvious challenger. Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United… they will all want to climb the table in the next few years, but I still think City will be Liverpool's strongest challengers. "What I would say is that, given the ages of the players in that Liverpool squad now, given where they are, given the manage...
Liverpool under fire over coronavirus furlough move
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Liverpool under fire over coronavirus furlough move

Ex-players blasted Liverpool for their move to furlough non-playing staff on Saturday as Premier League clubs held talks over possible pay cuts for first-team staff due to the coronavirus crisis. The Anfield club said they would top up the public money made available from the government to ensure staff received their full salaries. It follows similar moves by Newcastle, Tottenham, Bournemouth and Norwich to take advantage of the scheme, under which employers can claim for 80 percent of furloughed employees’ wages. But former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher and Stan Collymore strongly criticised the move by the European champions, who in February announced pre-tax profits of £42 million ($51 million) for 2018/19. “(Manager) Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start o...
Liverpool put Werner plans on-hold
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Liverpool put Werner plans on-hold

Liverpool have put their pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner on hold. The Daily Mail says there have been persistent reports about the Germany international having a £51million release clause that had to be activated by a certain date in April. Werner is hugely admired by Liverpool and he has spoken favourably on a number of occasions in recent months about their team - and manager Jurgen Klopp - but any ambitions he has of securing a move to England will have to be placed on hold. With no indication as to what will happen with the summer transfer window and the ongoing insecurities, Liverpool are not actively working on any deals to bolster and refresh their squad - and will only resume once there is clarity. Similar sentiments apply to negotiating deals with any members...