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Liverpool interested in £71m rated Samuel Chukwueze
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Liverpool interested in £71m rated Samuel Chukwueze

Liverpool are reportedly one of the sides interested in Nigeria and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze. Reports from Spanish tabloid La Razon claims Liverpool Boss, Jurgen Klopp could be keen on bringing the pacy winger to Anfield next summer. The 21-year-old has a £71m release clause in his contract on the four-year deal he signed last summer and it is understood that Villarreal could lower their asking price should they receive concrete offer for the player. Chukwueze has been on the steady rise since making his debut for the Yellow Submarine two seasons ago. He was the hero for Villarreal last weekend coming off the bench to win the penalty that earned Unai Emery’s side a point against Real Madrid.
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Every Liverpool Player Celebrated With Roberto Firmino After He Finally Ended His Goal Drought

  Liverpool players ran to celebrate with Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian broke his goal drought during Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester City. The Reds played a weaker XI thanks to their injuries but still managed to get the job done at Anfield. What will have pleased manager Jurgen Klopp most was the team spirit shown when Firmino headed home. Firmino wheeled away in celebration and all his teammates followed, giving him a massive group hug. The 29-year-old scored just two home goals last season and fans had begun to lose patience, calling for summer signing Diogo Jota to replace him up front. It was a complete performance from Firmino and Klopp expressed his delight in a post-match press conference. "We were really happy and relieved," Klopp begun per Goal. "...
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Spurs face title test, wounded Liverpool host leaders Leicester

  Tottenham's title credentials face a thorough examination when they host Manchester City as the Premier League returns on Saturday after the international break. Spurs are just a point behind early pace-setters Leicester, but only three points separate the top six, with Chelsea and Aston Villa also having the chance to claim the top spot for a few hours at least when they face Newcastle and Brighton respectively. With the final international fixtures of the year done and dusted, a grueling winter schedule of club football awaits for England's top-flight with nine rounds of league matches before 2 January. Defending champions Liverpool are already bearing the brunt of the hectic schedule as Jurgen Klopp's squad has been ravaged by injury ahead of Leicester's trip to Anfie...
Javier Mascherano retires aged 36
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Javier Mascherano retires aged 36

Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 17-year career. The 36-year-old dad-of-three revealed his decision on Sunday after his current side, top-flight Argentinian team Estudiantes de la Plata, continued their poor start to the season. A spell with West Ham introduced the anchor man to European football although his switch became embroiled in the Hammers' third-party ownership saga that cost the club a £5.5million fine. He moved to Liverpool in early 2007 and went on to make 139 appearances and become a star of the side under Rafa Benitez, before signing for Barcelona three seasons later. At the Camp Nou, Mascherano quickly settled to become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's imperious side. A d...
Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows
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Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows

England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson picked up an injury during international duty. Henderson, 30, was withdrawn at half-time due to a 'tightness' he felt in Belgium's 2-0 victory over England in the Nations League on Sunday. And the loss of the English midfielder to injury will be another blow for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who is already without several players after the international break. Southgate admitted that he was unsure how severe Henderson's injury was, but he added that the England international "felt he couldn't carry on." The 50-year-old Three Lions manager explained after the match: "Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn't carry on. "We'll have to assess him when we get back." Andy Robert...
Liverpool Injury Crisis Worsen As Gomez Join The Injury List
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Liverpool Injury Crisis Worsen As Gomez Join The Injury List

Liverpool’s injury crisis in defence deepened on Wednesday with the news Joe Gomez is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in England training. The Premier League champions are expected to be without talismanic centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after the Dutchman suffered cruciate ligament damage last month. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the next month after picking up a calf injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City, while Fabinho — who had deputised at centre-back since Van Dijk’s injury — is also recovering from a hamstring problem. “I can’t tell you how serious it is because he is yet to have scans. What was upsetting was he was in a fair bit of pain and nobody was around him when the injury happened,” said ...
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election
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Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election

Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester City’s Premier League challenge with the US presidential election in a bid to downplay the impact of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, pointing out “all the votes must be counted”. . City and Liverpool have been the two dominant sides in England for the past three years, with the Reds running away with the league last season after back-to-back titles for Guardiola’s men. . However, with City just six games into their league season and every team in the top-flight having dropped points in at least two games so far, Guardiola believes he must steer his side into contention over the long haul. . “It’s an important game, but like the presidential elections in the United States of America, all the votes must be counted,” he said at his pre-match pres...
Diogo Jota scored a terrific hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed Atalanta in the Champions League
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Diogo Jota scored a terrific hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed Atalanta in the Champions League

Jurgen Klopp's side have won all three Group D games without conceding a goal, and victory in one of their remaining fixtures should be enough to take them through to the knockout stages. Portugal international Jota showed why he was given a start ahead of Roberto Firmino by scoring for a fourth consecutive game, dinking in a delightful opener before doubling the lead with a thumping strike at the near post. He completed his triple in the second period, collecting Sadio Mane's pass before going round goalkeeper Marco Sportiello and slotting into an open net. In between Jota's third, the Reds netted two quick-fire goals at the start of the second half as Mohamed Salah took full advantage of an exposed backline to run clear and curl home and Mane clipped in the fourth. The Se...
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Will Atalanta play into Salah & Mane’s hands?

Given the bold man marking style employed by the Italian side, they leave themselves at the risk of being torn apart by Liverpool's African frontmen As the dust on this season’s Champions League draw settled, groups B and D stood out as the 'Groups of Death'. Indeed, that query is undoubtedly subjective but Group D — comprising Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland — seemed more exciting than the former — containing Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach….just. While it’s played out differently in reality so far, with the Ukraine and German side respectively sitting in first and second place, Atalanta vs Ajax last week finally saw Group D come alive...which has whet the appetite before the Serie A side host the Reds on Tuesday.
I love Napoli but we’ll see what happens – Koulibaly ‘calm’ amid Liverpool links
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I love Napoli but we’ll see what happens – Koulibaly ‘calm’ amid Liverpool links

As rumours continue to swirl about a possible Premier League move, the star defender insists he loves his current club Kalidou Koulibaly insisted he loved Napoli, but said "we'll see what happens" amid speculation over his future. Koulibaly, 29, has regularly been linked with a move away from the Serie A side, with Liverpool among the Premier League suitors reportedly interested in the defender. The Senegal centre-back is contracted at Napoli until 2023, with the club being able to keep hold of the defender despite the frequent links with a big-money move.
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.
Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United: Jota helps champions return to winning ways
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Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United: Jota helps champions return to winning ways

Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota were on target for Liverpool, who had fallen behind to a Sander Berge penalty. Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League as Diogo Jota's second-half goal secured a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday. A controversial draw with Everton last time out followed a 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Aston Villa before the international break and Jurgen Klopp's side looked set for more disappointment when a Sander Berge penalty put the Blades ahead after 13 minutes. Robert Firmino's first of the season drew them level ahead of the interval, though, before Jota sealed all three points in the 64th minute with his second goal for the club following his move from Wolves last month.
Hasenhuttl piles on Pickford for ‘absolutely disastrous tackle’ on Van Dijk ahead of Everton clash
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Hasenhuttl piles on Pickford for ‘absolutely disastrous tackle’ on Van Dijk ahead of Everton clash

The Southampton manager has ensured the spotlight will be on the Toffees keeper once more when the sides meet in the Premier League on Sunday Ralph Hasenhuttl has kept the spotlight squarely on under-fire goalkeeper Jordan Pickford ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday. England No.1 Pickford has faced criticism from all angles after his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby which left the Liverpool defender possibly out for the season. A number of Liverpool players and pundits have publicly blasted Pickford and, a week after the injury occurred, it remains a talking point.
Mohammed Kudus ruled out of action for ‘several months’ after Ajax’s clash against Liverpool
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Mohammed Kudus ruled out of action for ‘several months’ after Ajax’s clash against Liverpool

The 20-year-old Ghanaian is not expected to play again until next year Ghana international midfielder Mohammed Kudus is set for a long time in the treatment room after suffering an injury while in Champions League action for Ajax Amsterdam against Liverpool on Wednesday, the Dutch giants have announced. On his debut in the elite European inter-club competition, the 20-year-old sustained an early injury after challenging Liverpool's Fabinho for the ball. He tried to run off the injury but was visibly limping, unsurprisingly going down on the pitch moments later for treatment from the medics.
Liverpool Must Stay In Trophy Hunt For Injured Van Dijk, Says Henderson
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Liverpool Must Stay In Trophy Hunt For Injured Van Dijk, Says Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the loss of Virgil van Dijk is a “big blow” but he wants the Premier League champions to use his absence as an added incentive to stay in the trophy hunt. Defensive talisman Van Dijk requires surgery after suffering knee ligament damage during Saturday’s Merseyside derby with Everton. Manager Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to put a timescale on the Dutchman’s return but admits he faces a lengthy absence after being clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 2-2 draw. Henderson is confident Liverpool can cope in Van Dijk’s absence, even though he has been a pivotal player since he joined the club in 2018. “It’s a tough one. It’s a big blow for us,” Henderson told the club website. “For him personally, obviously. But for us as a ...
La Liga Boss, Tebas Slams ‘Ignorance’ Of European Premier League Organizers
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La Liga Boss, Tebas Slams ‘Ignorance’ Of European Premier League Organizers

Reports that the continent's top clubs might be ready to join the proposed new tournament provoked a strong reaction from the Spanish supremo La Liga president Javier Tebas has dismissed the prospect of a breakaway European Premier League, stating that such a proposal is a product of "ignorance". According to reports that began to circulate on Tuesday, the prospective competition is backed by Wall Street giants JP Morgan as well as English clubs Liverpool and Manchester United and could come into being as soon as 2022. The EPL would bring together Europe's top clubs in a single tournament, which would ultimately replace the Champions League as the continent's top club prize. Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who has lent his support to a group campaigning fo...
David Coote Removed From VAR Duties Following The Merseyside Derby Errors
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David Coote Removed From VAR Duties Following The Merseyside Derby Errors

David Coote, who is one of the official in charge of VAR during the Merseyside Derby, will not be on VAR duties for the upcoming Premier League weekend. According to the PGMOL, the body responsible for match officials, has now decided to relinquish Coote of referee or VAR duties for this weekend’s round of games. David Coote have come under fire following baffling decisions during the top of the table clash between Everton and Liverpool. He failed to send off Pickford after his reckless challenge on Van Djik. Coote also ruled out Henderson's goal towards the closing stages of the match judging Mane to be offside. However, the replays revealed that the freeze frame was inconclusive. In our opinion, he should be kept far away from high profile matches. This is the 2nd time he...
La Liga boss Tebas slams ‘ignorance’ of European Premier League organisers
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La Liga boss Tebas slams ‘ignorance’ of European Premier League organisers

 Reports that the continent's top clubs might be ready to join the proposed new tournament provoked a strong reaction from the Spanish supremo La Liga president Javier Tebas has dismissed the prospect of a breakaway European Premier League, stating that such a proposal is a product of "ignorance". According to reports that began to circulate on Tuesday, the prospective competition is backed by Wall Street giants JP Morgan as well as English clubs Liverpool and Manchester United and could come into being as soon as 2022. The EPL would bring together Europe's top clubs in a single tournament, which would ultimately replace the Champions League as the continent's top club prize.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20.   Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.   A club statement read: "On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.   "Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.   "CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positiv...
‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique
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‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique

The former Red is confident that the Spanish midfielder will add a new dimension to Jurgen Klopp's starting XI for the 2020-21 campaign Jose Enrique has described Thiago Alcantara as a "phenomenal player" and backed Liverpool's new "magician" to be the signing of the season. Liverpool bought Thiago from Bayern Munich for £20 million ($26m) on September 18, tying him down to a four-year contract. The former Barcelona playmaker has won 24 major trophies over the course of his career, including two Champions League crowns, the second of which he picked up with Bayern in 2019-20.
Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more
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Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Rushhoursport  handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2020-21 campaign Gameweek 4 of the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League campaign delivered two jaw-dropping results as Tottenham hit Manchester United for six before Liverpool conceded seven against Aston Villa. It was a day to remember for Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) as he netted a hat-trick against the Premier League champions, while Jack Grealish (£7.1m) also starred for Villa and recorded a hugely impressive 24 points.
The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day
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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day

Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool made a mistake by not signing Manchester United's Sergio Romero as a backup goalkeeper following Adrian's woeful display against Aston Villa. Adrian replaced the injured Alisson and conceded seven goals as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Villa on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp was thought to be in the market for a keeper after Liverpool's No.1 suffered a training ground injury which will keep him out of action for a reported four to six weeks. But the German boss failed to bring anyone in on deadline day with Redknapp suggesting they missed a trick. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: "You would have thought he (Romero) might have gone to Liverpool. "Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton. "If Alisson is out for a while, ...
‘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...
Everton’s Richarlison Brutally Trolls Liverpool After 7-2 Humiliation Against Aston Villa
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Everton’s Richarlison Brutally Trolls Liverpool After 7-2 Humiliation Against Aston Villa

  Everton number seven Richarlison posted an image of himself to Twitter on Sunday night - with many fans thinking it was mocking Liverpool for their devastating 7-2 loss to Aston Villa. The Premier League champions were stunned at Villa Park as an Ollie Watkins hat-trick helped put the home side 4-1 ahead at half-time. Many expected Liverpool to grow into the game but Dean Smith's side ramped up the pressure even higher to secure a historic victory. Immediately after the game, Brazilian forward Richarlison shared a picture of himself from the back, meaning his shirt number was completely visible. Fans are convinced the 23-year-old did it on purpose in a huge dig at his side's bitter rivals. The Toffees are currently top of the league after winning all four of their ...
Klopp Shocked By Liverpool Collapse To Concede Seven At Aston Villa
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Klopp Shocked By Liverpool Collapse To Concede Seven At Aston Villa

Jurgen Klopp admitted his surprise at Liverpool’s stunning collapse to lose 7-2 at Aston Villa on Sunday. Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick as the Reds became the first reigning English champions to concede seven goals in a league match since 1953. “It was unexpected but it happened tonight,” said Klopp. “We put all our rubbish things and mistakes in one game and hopefully we can start again.” Liverpool’s high line was torn apart by Villa’s counter-attack, while the absence of goalkeeper Alisson Becker to injury and Sadio Mane due to a positive coronavirus test was notable. The Reds were not beaten until their 28th league game in romping to the title last season and had won their opening three games of the new campaign. Alisson’s absence made a telling impact a...
Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer
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Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer

A hat-trick from new signing Ollie Watkins and a Jack Grealish double saw Aston Villa hammer reigning Premier League champions Liverpool 7-2 on Sunday. Liverpool are now the first defending champion to concede seven goals in a Premier League game. It is now three wins out of three games played so far for Villa while for Liverpool it is a first defeat in the league this season. This is the second time Villa will score seven goals in a Premier League game since a 7-1 versus Wimbledon in 1995. Also this is the first time Liverpool have conceded seven since a 7-2 league defeat at Tottenham in April 1963. Watkins is the 10th player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Liverpool, and the first since Dimitar Berbatov in September 2010. He is the first English-born player to do so...
Liverpool boss Klopp willing to go with Wilson over Shaqiri
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Liverpool boss Klopp willing to go with Wilson over Shaqiri

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is willing to keep hold of Harry Wilson this season. Burnley are the only club to have tabled an offer which was made up of £12million upfront with a further £4m in add-ons. Despite the Clarets' interest, Klopp decided that Wilson was ready to play against Arsenal in this week's Carabao Cup defet and get some minutes under his belt. The Athletic reports Liverpool are waiting for Burnley to increase their offer, but Klopp is potentially willing to keep Wilson in place of Xherdan Shaqiri if the former Stoke man leaves the club. It's a glimmer of hope for Wilson, who remains keen to make the grade at Anfield having come through the youth ranks at Melwood.
Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test
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Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger had "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall". Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool's website added: "Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are - and will continue to - following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time."
Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 33 year old Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain.
Liverpool Hit Seven To Set Up Arsenal Tie In Carabao Cup
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Liverpool Hit Seven To Set Up Arsenal Tie In Carabao Cup

Liverpool thrashed League One side, Lincoln to set up a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with Arsenal next week. Xherdan Shaqiri curled a fine free-kick into the top corner to put them ahead. Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones both scored twice as the second-string Reds cruised through - with £41m Diogo Jota one of three debutants in the game. Tayo Edun pulled one back, Marko Grujic added a sixth for Liverpool, Lewis Montsma scored for Lincoln and Divock Origi got the Reds' seventh. Liverpool handed debuts to defenders Rhys Williams and Kostas Tsimikas, with former Wolves forward Jota coming on in the second half. Most of their goals were excellent. After Shaqiri's free-kick, Minamino curled home from outside the box and teenager Jones scored from Origi's cushioned header. ...
Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente
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Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente

The Whites had been eager to add another defensive option to their ranks at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa turning his attention towards Spain Leeds have completed the signing of Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente for a fee in the region of €25 million (£23m/$29m). Marcelo Bielsa was eager to add some steel to his starting XI, with the goals having flowed at both ends of the field through the early weeks of the 2020-21 campaign. Indeed, Leeds have been involved in back-to-back 4-3 thrillers after returning to the English top flight, with a narrow defeat suffered at defending champions Liverpool before then edging out Fulham at Elland Road.
Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium
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Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium

Barca boss Ronald Koeman has made Wijnaldum one of his two priority transfer targets – but his plans to sign the 29-year-old have been thrown into disarray. Georginio Wijnaldum’s future has been thrown into confusion after Barcelona were banned by La Liga rulers from signing the Kop star. New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman had identified Liverpool title-winning midfielder Wijnaldum as his number one priority along with fellow Dutch striker Memphis Depay from Lyon with both stars in the last year of contracts. But Barcelona’s dire financial crisis has forced them to shelve plans to sign Wijnaldum with the Spanish league’s governing body stepping in to block the move. La Liga clubs are operating under strict financial guidelines following the Covid-19 pandemic. Barce...
Lampard Backs Kepa After ‘Big Mistake’ Against Liverpool
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Lampard Backs Kepa After ‘Big Mistake’ Against Liverpool

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard remains supportive of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the player made a big mistake in their 2-0 loss to Liverpool. Two goals from Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the victory in what could be a huge game in the race for the title. Mane opened the scoring in the 50th-minute with a well-taken header in the box. The goal followed a well worked move from Reds players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The Senegalese then scored his second of the game following an error from Arrizabalaga. Arrizabalaga received the ball close to his goal and was immediately closed down by Mane. The forward blocked his pass and calmly put the ball in the back of the net. Speaking after the game to Sky Sports (via BBC), Lampard said: “We showed moments...
Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move
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Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move

The new signing from Bayern Munich has made an instant impact in a Reds shirt as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge New signing Thiago Alcantara set a Premier League record on his Liverpool debut as he out-passed every single Chelsea player, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes. The Spain international only completed his initial £20m ($26m) move from Bayern Munich on Friday, but was included in the travelling Reds squad for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge. He began the game on the bench but was introduced at half-time after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a suspected thigh injury, and immediately showed the excitement around his arrival at Liverpool was justified. The game was goalless at that stage, though the champions were given the edge wh...
Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves
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Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves

Liverpool have agreed a £45m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota, with the 23-year-old set to head to Melwood on Saturday to undergo a medical before completing the deal. The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m. Jota's arrival at Anfield could be made easier by Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves in a deal worth £10m, plus add-ons. Jota left Molineux before kick-off against Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United . The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal and will follow Thiago Alcantara in moving to the Premier League champions The Portugue...
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Fernando Torres: ‘The Last Symbol’ Documentary Drops Today And It Looks Incredible

Fernando Torres' 'Last Symbol' documentary releases today and it promises to be must-see for all football fans. The retired star, best know for his stints with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, was one of the deadliest strikers in world football during his prime. However, 'El Nino' stayed out of the limelight throughout his career and not many know his story. The documentary will put the 36-year-old's whole life under the microscope and features interviews from the managers who knew him best. Interviews in the documentary include former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and Spain national team coach Vicente del Bosque, as well as Torres himself "This is the story of my life. So short but yet so lengthy," Torres said per Advanced Television. "This documentary is a journey through more than...
Bayern Boss Hans-dieter Flick Congratulates Liverpool On £20m Signing Of Thiago
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Bayern Boss Hans-dieter Flick Congratulates Liverpool On £20m Signing Of Thiago

Bayern Munich manager Hans-Dieter Flick has congratulated Liverpool on the £25million signing of Thiago Alcantara. Having been linked with the Spaniard all summer, Liverpool finally made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Bayern on Thursday after they agreed to pay a minimum of £20m over the next four years, along with £5m in add-ons. The 29-year-old was made available by Bayern after he entered the final year of his contract, which saw the European champions cash in on arguably their best midfielder. And now with his move agreed between the two clubs, Flick took the opportunity to heap praise on Thiago, while applauding Liverpool for their most recent acquisition. 'Thiago is an extraordinary player and was very important for us,' Flick said. 'My coaching team an...
Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash
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Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he is hopeful new signing Timo Werner can shake off a leg knock in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash against champions Liverpool. Germany international Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig in the close season, picked up the issue when he was fouled by Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan in Monday’s 3-1 league win. “He took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg,” Lampard told a news conference. “I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back (for the Liverpool game). “I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he’s going to bring, we saw that with the speed to get the penalty. He’s going to be a real threat.” Werner said that he was in pain for the rest of the game but...
Kevin De Bruyne Warns Liverpool How Tough Premier League Defence Will Be
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Kevin De Bruyne Warns Liverpool How Tough Premier League Defence Will Be

Manchester City successfully defended their crown in the 2018/19 season but were pushed all the way by Liverpool. Pep Guardiola's men finished on 98 points, just one ahead of Liverpool, who responded by finishing 18 points ahead of City last season to end their 30-year wait for a league title, "It was harder than we expected and we needed a very big fight with them to get it done," De Bruyne told the Daily Mail. "Mentally, sometimes it's tougher. Some teams are a little more focused on beating you. "Sometimes, some people find it more difficult after winning to get that same feeling again. It is very difficult to recreate the same feeling even with the same team, "There is so much in life that goes on personally. Every little thing can change you. Injury can change you. Football is all...
Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness
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Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness

The veteran director has suggested that there is increasingly a pattern of underhand dealing in the transfer market Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at Liverpool and Manchester United, claiming that they are trying to “blackmail” the German side into selling midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The former Barcelona player has been a cornerstone of Bayern’s success in recent years, which culminated in August as they won the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. The 29-year-old Spain international has been closely linked with a switch to Liverpool in recent weeks, but Hoeness has suggested that there has been some foul play at work.
Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window
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Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window

The Reds have made just one signing since winning the Premier League title, but their manager is not concerned by the lack of activity Jurgen Klopp vowed Liverpool will not "throw money away" as he hit back at the Premier League champions' transfer critics. Liverpool finished 18 points clear at the top of the table last season but have been accused by some observers of sitting back after making just one signing so far this window. Kostas Tsimikas was brought in from Olympiakos for £11.75 million ($15m) in August to provide competition for regular left-back Andy Robertson.
‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy
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‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy

The German head coach has stressed the importance of sticking to a winning formula amid calls for reinforcements at Anfield Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy, insisting the club cannot suddenly decide to "behave like Chelsea" after gradually putting together a title-winning team. Liverpool stormed to their first league title in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City after being crowned champions with a record-breaking seven games left to spare. After failing to win a single piece of silverware during his first three seasons at Anfield, Klopp has managed to deliver four trophies in the space of two years, including the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
Liverpool Dominate PFA Premier League Team Of Year, Burnley And Leicester Player Also Feature
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Liverpool Dominate PFA Premier League Team Of Year, Burnley And Leicester Player Also Feature

Jordan Henderson leads a strong contingent of five Liverpool players in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League Team of the Year. The Reds’ captain steered them to their first top-flight title in 30 years as boss Jurgen Klopp’s men racked up a mammoth 99 points over the 2019/20 term – some 18 more than closest challengers Manchester City. England midfielder Henderson scooped the Football Writers’ Association’s player of the year award, and has followed that up with inclusion in the all-star XI selected by his Premier League peers. Marauding full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, talismanic centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and flying forward Sadio Mane complete the heavy Anfield influence on the team of the 2019/20 season. There was no ...
Newcastle complete £13.5m deal for Norwich star Lewis in aftermath of Liverpool links
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Newcastle complete £13.5m deal for Norwich star Lewis in aftermath of Liverpool links

The young Northern Ireland international becomes the Magpies' fifth summer signing after previously being connected with a move to Anfield Newcastle United have completed the signing of highly rated Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis, the Magpies confirmed on Tuesday. Lewis, 22, came to the fore with a fine season at Norwich under difficult circumstances, proving one of the few high points in a 2019-20 campaign that ended with the Canaries bottom of the table and relegated. That form placed him in the sights of several Premier League clubs this summer, with Liverpool among others linked with an approach to make Lewis Andrew Robertson's deputy at left-back before the club signed Kostas Tsimikas.
‘It was a poor game from us’ – Van Dijk making no excuses for Netherlands’ lacklustre loss to Italy
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‘It was a poor game from us’ – Van Dijk making no excuses for Netherlands’ lacklustre loss to Italy

The Liverpool defender saw his side fall in Amsterdam, much to his frustration Virgil van Dijk felt the Netherlands were suitably punished for a poor performance as they lost 1-0 to Italy in Monday's Nations League clash. A header from Nicolo Barella secured victory for the Azzurri in Amsterdam and sent them top of Group A1, a point above the Oranje. The home side kept Italy penned back in the closing minutes but created little by way of clear-cut chances, Manchester United's Donny van de Beek coming closest with a half-volley that was superbly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
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Man City would win title with Messi, says Crouch

The former Liverpool striker admits the arrival of the Argentine at the Etihad would nudge Pep Guardiola's side ahead of the Reds The arrival of Lionel Messi at Manchester City “would be the difference between them winning the title and not”, claims Peter Crouch, with the former Liverpool striker considering the defending champions to be favourites in 2020-21. Pep Guardiola has already started reshaping his squad ahead of the new season, with deals done for Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres. There is the promise of more arrivals to come at the Etihad Stadium, with there a chance that six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi could be lured to England from Barcelona.