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U23s into Lancashire Senior Cup final with 6-0 win

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 22:48
Liverpool's U23s secured a place in the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup as they thrashed Rochdale 6-0 on Wednesday.
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U23s into Lancashire Senior Cup final with 6-0 win

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 22:48

Liverpool's U23s secured a place in the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup as they thrashed Rochdale 6-0 on Wednesday.

The Reds did most of the hard work during a fantastic first-half display at Kirkby that saw Yan Dhanda score one, set up both Tom Brewitt and Toni Gomes, and play a significant role in the latter's second strike.

And the 18-year-old rounded off a man-of-the-match performance in the second period, as he confidently slotted home the hosts' fifth.

Matty Virtue later produced a clever finish to seal a comfortable victory, which sets up a meeting with either Fleetwood Town or Blackburn Rovers in the final.

U23s boss Mike Garrity opted to field an entirely different starting XI to that which beat Manchester City 3-2 in a thrilling game on Monday.

And he was rewarded with an energetic start from a fresh team as the Reds took the lead just four minutes in.

After Dhanda's corner was initially repelled, the young forward sent in a teasing cross that required only the faintest of touches from defender Brewitt to turn it home.

The same man was on hand to clock up his second assist just 10 minutes later when his left-to-right dribble opened up space for Toni Gomes to smash the ball in.

And, moments after seeing a curled effort palmed away at full stretch, Dhanda had a goal of his own to celebrate when he ran onto Madger Gomes' brilliant through pass and finished coolly with just a quarter of the game gone.

Dhanda wasn't done there, either. With the half-time break closing in, the No.11 drove at the Rochdale defence before playing in Sam Hart, who produced a sublime dink for Toni Gomes to head in his second from close range.

The hosts' first-half performance had all but sealed their place in the final, and so it was little surprise to see something of a drop in intensity in the second period.

Rochdale, meanwhile, appeared determined to deny the Reds the space they had offered in the opening 45 minutes, and they were largely successful in that regard until just past the hour mark.

At that point, though, a brilliant curled pass from Kane Lewis split the entire visiting defence and left Dhanda alone to finish one-on-one, which he did with little trouble.

And there was still time for Monday's hero Virtue to get in on the act, as he drove into the box before finishing from a tight angle from Toni Gomes' low cross to seal it.

Liverpool U23s: Kelleher, K. Lewis, Hart, Masterson, Whelan (McAuley 75), Brewitt, J. Williams, Virtue, T. Gomes, M. Gomes (Adekanye 66), Dhanda. Unused subs: Firth, N. Phillips.

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Now: Watch U23s face Rochdale live on LFCTV GO

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 20:57
Liverpool U23s take on Rochdale in the semi-final of the Lancashire Senior Cup tonight, and you can watch the game exclusively live on LFCTV GO from 6.55pm BST.
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Now: Watch U23s face Rochdale live on LFCTV GO

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 20:57

Liverpool U23s take on Rochdale in the semi-final of the Lancashire Senior Cup tonight, and you can watch the game exclusively live on LFCTV GO from 6.55pm BST.

The fixture takes place at the Kirkby Academy and kick-off is at 7pm.

Mike Garrity's side will go into the match on the back of Monday night's thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City in Premier League 2.

The clash with Rochdale is available live on LFCTV GO with our single-camera coverage. Click play above to watch the game live.

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Free clip: Lallana takes another step towards LFC return

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 20:10
Adam Lallana was continuing to work towards a Liverpool comeback during training at Melwood on Tuesday - and our cameras were on hand to capture this footage of him being put through his paces, which is free to watch.
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Free clip: Lallana takes another step towards LFC return

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 20:10

Adam Lallana was continuing to work towards a Liverpool comeback during training at Melwood on Tuesday - and our cameras were on hand to capture this footage of him being put through his paces, which is free to watch.

The playmaker is closing in on a return as he continues his recovery from the thigh injury that has kept him out of action since the Reds' draw with Manchester City on March 19.

Watch Lallana stepping up his rehabilitation in our free clip below now.

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Inside Training: Coutinho takes crossbar challenge at Melwood

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 19:38
Philippe Coutinho tries his hand at the crossbar challenge at Melwood on Wednesday morning - and in our latest Inside Training clip, you can see exclusive footage of this and Liverpool's Watford preparations.
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Inside Training: Coutinho takes crossbar challenge at Melwood

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 19:38

Philippe Coutinho tries his hand at the crossbar challenge at Melwood on Wednesday morning - and in our latest Inside Training clip, you can see exclusive footage of this and Liverpool's Watford preparations.

Our cameras were once again granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Reds' West Derby complex as attentions begin to turn towards Monday night's Premier League encounter with the Hornets.

If you're an LFCTV GO subscriber, you can watch our clip below now. Click here to sign up.

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Watch free: Lucas Leiva reflects on 10 years as a Red

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 17:58
Lucas Leiva's humorous and heartfelt speech at his celebration dinner on Monday night is now available to watch free on LFCTV GO.
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Watch free: Lucas Leiva reflects on 10 years as a Red

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 17:58

Lucas Leiva's humorous and heartfelt speech at his celebration dinner on Monday night is now available to watch free on LFCTV GO.

Current Liverpool teammates, former colleagues, Reds staff, friends and family were at Anfield for the special occasion marking the midfielder’s 10 years with the club.

The Brazilian made the switch to Merseyside from Gremio in the summer of 2007 and has since clocked up 342 appearances for the first team.

Lucas delivered a touching speech on the evening – featuring messages of gratitude to those who have helped him during the past decade – which can be viewed in full below…

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West Ham v Liverpool: Away tickets sold out

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 17:17
Liverpool FC can confirm that away tickets for the Premier League meeting with West Ham United on Sunday May 14 have now sold out.
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West Ham v Liverpool: Away tickets sold out

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 17:17

Liverpool FC can confirm that away tickets for the Premier League meeting with West Ham United on Sunday May 14 have now sold out.

The fixture at the London Stadium is scheduled to kick-off at 2.15pm BST.

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Melwood photos: Reds train ahead of Watford trip

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:40
Liverpool's preparations for Monday's trip to Watford are under way, and our photographers were at the training ground on Wednesday to provide a gallery of their latest session.
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Melwood photos: Reds train ahead of Watford trip

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:40

Liverpool's preparations for Monday's trip to Watford are under way, and our photographers were at the training ground on Wednesday to provide a gallery of their latest session.

After the 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend, the Reds will travel south with determination to boost their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Take a look at some of the work they are doing towards that aim with our slideshow of 58 images from Melwood below.

Photos by John and Andrew Powell

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Liverpool prepared to pay £50m for Saints star

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:21

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to break the club’s transfer record this summer by meeting Southampton’s £50m price-tag for defender Virgil van Dijk.

Should they meet the hefty figure demanded by the Saints, it would easily surpass the £35m that they spent to sign Andy Carroll in 2011, although they do face competition from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton for the Dutch international, as per the Liverpool Echo.

Nevertheless, it’s evident why Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a move for the commanding centre-half, as ultimately that is a key area in which the Reds must strengthen this summer.

Having conceded 42 goals in 34 games so far this season in the Premier League, that gives them the joint-worst defensive record out of the top eight sides in the table, albeit they’ve played an additional game compared to West Bromwich Albion.

However, that doesn’t escape the fact that they’ve not been strong enough defensively this season, as that’s almost double the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United, and Klopp is absolutely right to address that this summer.

It’s added that Liverpool are also prepared to make Van Dijk one of the club’s top earners and so from a financial perspective, there doesn’t appear to be too many issues.

Yet Champions League qualification could be the decisive factor in this, especially looking at the competition, as if Liverpool were to drop out of the four and miss out on Europe’s premier competition, it could be a real body blow to their chances of signing their top targets.

Given their transfer history with Southampton, it could give them some sort of edge. However, competition is fierce and they’ll hope to persuade the Dutch international that Anfield is the right place for the next stage in his career with Klopp hopeful that he can build on the positives of this year.

Source: CaughtOffside

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Liverpool prepared to pay £50m for Saints star

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:21
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to break the club’s transfer record this summer by meeting Southampton’s £50m price-tag for defender Virgil van Dijk.
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Liverpool prepared to pay £50m for Saints star

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:21

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to break the club’s transfer record this summer by meeting Southampton’s £50m price-tag for defender Virgil van Dijk.

Should they meet the hefty figure demanded by the Saints, it would easily surpass the £35m that they spent to sign Andy Carroll in 2011, although they do face competition from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton for the Dutch international, as per the Liverpool Echo.

Nevertheless, it’s evident why Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a move for the commanding centre-half, as ultimately that is a key area in which the Reds must strengthen this summer.

Having conceded 42 goals in 34 games so far this season in the Premier League, that gives them the joint-worst defensive record out of the top eight sides in the table, albeit they’ve played an additional game compared to West Bromwich Albion.

However, that doesn’t escape the fact that they’ve not been strong enough defensively this season, as that’s almost double the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United, and Klopp is absolutely right to address that this summer.

It’s added that Liverpool are also prepared to make Van Dijk one of the club’s top earners and so from a financial perspective, there doesn’t appear to be too many issues.

Yet Champions League qualification could be the decisive factor in this, especially looking at the competition, as if Liverpool were to drop out of the four and miss out on Europe’s premier competition, it could be a real body blow to their chances of signing their top targets.

Given their transfer history with Southampton, it could give them some sort of edge. However, competition is fierce and they’ll hope to persuade the Dutch international that Anfield is the right place for the next stage in his career with Klopp hopeful that he can build on the positives of this year.

Source: CaughtOffside

This story has been reproduced from today's media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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Shamal George meets local supporters at branch meeting

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 14:00
Academy goalkeeper Shamal George was guest of honour as he attended the Liverpool FC Official Merseyside Supporters Branch meeting at the Sandon on Tuesday night.
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Shamal George meets local supporters at branch meeting

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 14:00

Academy goalkeeper Shamal George was guest of honour as he attended the Liverpool FC Official Merseyside Supporters Branch meeting at the Sandon on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old attended the evening in Anfield for a question and answer session before posing for pictures and signing autographs for Reds supporters.

George said: “It was an absolute privilege to be able to meet all of the supporters and answer their questions. To be able to attend as a Liverpool FC Academy player is a real honour and I really enjoyed meeting so many passionate fans.

“I was asked several times about my cameo role as a striker during the Huddersfield Town friendly match in pre-season, which was a great laugh, although I think I will stick to being a goalkeeper in future!”

Merseyside Branch secretary Katy Threlfall said: “We were delighted that Shamal was able to attend tonight’s Merseyside Supporters Branch meeting. He was very engaging and gave the fans a real insight into the demands of being an Academy player.

“Shamal spoke really well and talked of his time training down with the first team at Anfield which the fans were really interested and intrigued about. I would like to thank Shamal for taking the time out of his schedule to attend tonight’s meeting.”

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