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Chelsea join Liverpool in race for Geoffrey Kondogbia

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Geoffrey Kondogbia from Inter Milan.

Earlier this week, Italian media suggested Liverpool were keen on landing Kondogbia for around £18.5million, with Inter trying to push the 23-year-old out the door at the San Siro.

Kondogbia has struggled to make an impact in Serie A since completing a £26million transfer to Inter in the summer of 2015.

However, according to Goal, Antonio Conte is also eyeing up a move for the French midfielder if he decides to sell a midfielder in the January transfer window.

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Chelsea join Liverpool in race for Geoffrey Kondogbia

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Geoffrey Kondogbia from Inter Milan.
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Chelsea join Liverpool in race for Geoffrey Kondogbia

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Geoffrey Kondogbia from Inter Milan.

Earlier this week, Italian media suggested Liverpool were keen on landing Kondogbia for around £18.5million, with Inter trying to push the 23-year-old out the door at the San Siro.

Kondogbia has struggled to make an impact in Serie A since completing a £26million transfer to Inter in the summer of 2015.

However, according to Goal, Antonio Conte is also eyeing up a move for the French midfielder if he decides to sell a midfielder in the January transfer window.

Source: Metro

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Cameroon manager claims Joel Matip is “prepared to make a comeback” ahead of ACFON

ThisIsAnfield.com - 1 час 20 мин. назад
on 06.12.2016

Cameroon manager Hugo Broos is set to discuss a possible international comeback for Liverpool defender Joel Matip, after his self-imposed exile.

Matip’s last appearance for Cameroon came in 2015, earning his 27th cap in a 1-0 win over Gambia—though this was his first outing since over a year previous.

The 25-year-old has regularly opted out of international duty, ignoring Broos’ attempts to contact him regarding a call-up.

However, this has not deterred Broos as he prepares to name his Cameroon squad for January’s Africa Cup of Nations, as he told Belgium’s Voetbal Magazine.

“When I took over as coach I went to see him in Gelsenkirchen and ask him to return to the team,” he said.

“But he said to me ‘nothing is organised properly in Cameroon’.

“I asked him to give me a chance to prove that we could do it better but he was not convinced.

“But in the meantime I’ve heard that he is now prepared to make a comeback and so I am going to go and see him again.”

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If Broos is able to convince Matip to return to the Cameroon squad, this would be a bitter blow to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has built his defence around his impressive summer signing.

 Liverpool's Joel Matip in action against Leicester City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Matip is yet to suffer defeat in a Liverpool shirt, with his contribution to the Reds’ defensive efforts leading to just nine goals conceded in 11 games in the Premier League.

With the AFCON set to run from January 14 to February 5, Matip could potentially miss six games:

  • Man United (A), Premier League – January 15
  • Swansea City (H), Premier League – January 21
  • Southampton (H), League Cup Semi-Final, Second Leg – January 25
  • FA Cup fourth-round tie, to be determined
  • Chelsea (H), Premier League – January 31
  • Hull City (A), Premier League – February 4

This would add to the departure of Sadio Mane to the same tournament, depriving Klopp of two of his key players during an important stage of the season.

With the Reds fighting on three fronts in 2017, having reached the semi-finals of the League Cup, and with a strong focus on battling for the Premier League title, the efforts of Matip and Mane will be crucial.

However, given Matip’s lengthy spell out of the Cameroon setup, it seems unlikely he would return for January’s tournament in Gabon.

But if he were to leave, the need to sign another leading centre-back would be magnified further.

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Roma open to Reds offers for Rudiger

HEAD NEWS - 1 час 47 мин. назад

Roma are ready to listen to offers for Antonio Rudiger next month which could spark a four-way Premier League battle for his services.

The versatile defender is widely-recognised as one of the continent's best young players.

Indeed, Rudiger is attracting interest from England's elite, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are keeping tabs on his future as they look to bolster their defensive ranks.

And the clubs will be encouraged by the news that Roma will consider selling the 23-year-old in January.

Roma were hit by UEFA sanctions last year for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and want to ensure they don't suffer the same fate.

Manager Luciano Spalletti doesn't want to lose his key defender, but knows his hands could be tied if the club receive an offer they deem too good to turn down.

Rudiger's future will become much clearer in the coming days as Roma brace themselves for offers for the defender, who can play at centre-half or right-back. 

Source: Daily Mail

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Roma open to Reds offers for Rudiger

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Roma are ready to listen to offers for Antonio Rudiger next month which could spark a four-way Premier League battle for his services.
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Roma open to Reds offers for Rudiger

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Roma are ready to listen to offers for Antonio Rudiger next month which could spark a four-way Premier League battle for his services.

The versatile defender is widely-recognised as one of the continent's best young players.

Indeed, Rudiger is attracting interest from England's elite, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are keeping tabs on his future as they look to bolster their defensive ranks.

And the clubs will be encouraged by the news that Roma will consider selling the 23-year-old in January.

Roma were hit by UEFA sanctions last year for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and want to ensure they don't suffer the same fate.

Manager Luciano Spalletti doesn't want to lose his key defender, but knows his hands could be tied if the club receive an offer they deem too good to turn down.

Rudiger's future will become much clearer in the coming days as Roma brace themselves for offers for the defender, who can play at centre-half or right-back. 

Source: Daily Mail

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Origi beats Woodburn to November Goal of the Month award

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Divock Origi's superb Kop end curler against Sunderland has been voted as Liverpool's Goal of the Month for November by fans.
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Origi beats Woodburn to November Goal of the Month award

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Divock Origi's superb Kop end curler against Sunderland has been voted as Liverpool's Goal of the Month for November by fans.

With the Reds desperate to force an opener, the Belgium forward collected the ball on the left edge of the area before clipping into the far corner beyond Jordan Pickford to spark joyus scenes inside Anfield.

Origi's strike picked up 39 per cent of the total votes cast to finish ahead of Ben Woodburn's maiden first-team goal versus Leeds, which received 22 per cent.

In third spot was Sadio Mane's stooping header against Watford, while Philippe Coutinho's drive in the same game came fourth.

Cameron Brannagan's spectacular strike for the U23s against Huddersfield Town clinched fifth spot.

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Joel Matip to be fit for West Ham test

HEAD NEWS - 3 часа 18 мин. назад

Joel Matip is set to be fit for Liverpool’s game with West Ham this weekend.

The defender has returned to training after missing the defeat at Bournemouth with an ankle injury, and is expected to return to Jürgen Klopp’s squad for Sunday’s Anfield clash against the struggling Hammers.

Matip flew to Barcelona with his teammates on Sunday for a two-day team bonding trip, and joined in with a training session at their Spanish camp in Saint-Cugat on Tuesday, under the close eye of fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer.

The news will come as a huge boost to Klopp. In the Cameroonian’s absence Liverpool looked decidedly shaky defensively, shipping four second-half goals to a Bournemouth side that had looked dead and buried at 2-0 and 3-1 down.

Without Matip, Liverpool have conceded nine goals in three Premier League games, as opposed to nine in 11 with him in the team. The 25-year-old has been a revelation since his summer arrival from Schalke, his partnership with Dejan Lovren looking a promising one.

Only Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings, of the senior squad, missed Liverpool's trip to Barcelona, which will see them take in tonight's Champions League game with Borussia Moenchengladbach at Camp Nou.

Klopp hopes the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will shake off niggles this week before Sunday’s game against a West Ham side that have slipped to 17th following a poor start to the campaign.

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Joel Matip to be fit for West Ham test

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Joel Matip is set to be fit for Liverpool’s game with West Ham this weekend.
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Joel Matip to be fit for West Ham test

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Joel Matip is set to be fit for Liverpool’s game with West Ham this weekend.

The defender has returned to training after missing the defeat at Bournemouth with an ankle injury, and is expected to return to Jürgen Klopp’s squad for Sunday’s Anfield clash against the struggling Hammers.

Matip flew to Barcelona with his teammates on Sunday for a two-day team bonding trip, and joined in with a training session at their Spanish camp in Saint-Cugat on Tuesday, under the close eye of fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer.

The news will come as a huge boost to Klopp. In the Cameroonian’s absence Liverpool looked decidedly shaky defensively, shipping four second-half goals to a Bournemouth side that had looked dead and buried at 2-0 and 3-1 down.

Without Matip, Liverpool have conceded nine goals in three Premier League games, as opposed to nine in 11 with him in the team. The 25-year-old has been a revelation since his summer arrival from Schalke, his partnership with Dejan Lovren looking a promising one.

Only Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings, of the senior squad, missed Liverpool's trip to Barcelona, which will see them take in tonight's Champions League game with Borussia Moenchengladbach at Camp Nou.

Klopp hopes the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will shake off niggles this week before Sunday’s game against a West Ham side that have slipped to 17th following a poor start to the campaign.

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Joel Matip returns to Liverpool training, expected to be fit for West Ham clash

ThisIsAnfield.com - 3 часа 25 мин. назад
on 06.12.2016

Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip has returned to training after a minor ankle injury, and should be available on Sunday against West Ham United.

Matip was sidelined for the Reds’ trip to take on Bournemouth on December 4, with his side eventually losing 4-3 despite leading 3-1 with less than 30 minutes to play.

The Cameroonian was clearly missed within Jurgen Klopp‘s defence, with Liverpool’s capitulation proof of his importance.

Klopp will be buoyed, therefore, by Matip’s return to full training, with the summer signing joining his team-mates on the field during their mid-season trip to Barcelona.

The Reds flew to Catalonia shortly after their defeat at Dean Court, though their time away from Merseyside was planned in advance.

Matip is now likely to start at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, as Klopp’s side look to rewrite their form with victory over Slavan Bilic’s struggling Hammers.

He should join Dejan Lovren at the heart of defence, with Lucas Leiva dropping out of the starting lineup.

 Liverpool's Joel Matip in action against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool are yet to suffer defeat when Matip has played this season, with the No. 32’s strength and defensive nous proving crucial to their efforts at the back.

He has slotted in seamlessly alongside Lovren, providing a composed presence at the heart of defence, and a progressive option as they look to push forward as a cohesive unit.

Tellingly, without Matip in the Premier League this season, Klopp’s side have conceded nine goals in three games, while they have also conceded just nine goals in the 11 games he has played.

He has also contributed heavily to three of Liverpool’s four clean sheets in all competitions this season.

Klopp will still be without both Philippe Coutinho (ankle) and Danny Ings (knee) against West Ham, while it remains unclear whether Daniel Sturridge (calf) will be passed fit to feature.

Both Joe Gomez and Sheyi Ojo are continuing their recovery from injury by spending time with the Liverpool Under-23s, with Klopp’s squad options increasing during a busy December schedule.

Liverpool will return to Merseyside on Wednesday, with preparations then continuing at Melwood.

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Matip and Mane return to Liverpool training

HEAD NEWS - 3 часа 46 мин. назад

Joel Matip is set to return from injury for Liverpool's clash with West Ham on Sunday to give the Reds a welcome boost.

Matip trained on Tuesday with Liverpool during their warm weather break in Barcelona after missing Sunday's calamitous defeat to Bournemouth with an ankle injury. 

The Cameroon centre-half has been hugely impressive for Liverpool and the Reds' only two defeats this season have come when he has been crocked. 

Liverpool have conceded nine goals in the 11 Premier League games he has played, which is the same total they have leaked in the three matches without him.

Matip, 25, trained with his teammates this morning at the Centre Alt Rendiment in Saint Cugat. 

He did extra work with fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer to sharpen his fitness following his lay-off.

Sadio Mane also trained after picking up a knock against Bournemouth. 

Liverpool will watch Barcelona's Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Nou Camp tonight before flying home on Wednesday morning.

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Matip and Mane return to Liverpool training

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Joel Matip is set to return from injury for Liverpool's clash with West Ham on Sunday to give the Reds a welcome boost.
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Matip and Mane return to Liverpool training

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Joel Matip is set to return from injury for Liverpool's clash with West Ham on Sunday to give the Reds a welcome boost.

Matip trained on Tuesday with Liverpool during their warm weather break in Barcelona after missing Sunday's calamitous defeat to Bournemouth with an ankle injury. 

The Cameroon centre-half has been hugely impressive for Liverpool and the Reds' only two defeats this season have come when he has been crocked. 

Liverpool have conceded nine goals in the 11 Premier League games he has played, which is the same total they have leaked in the three matches without him.

Matip, 25, trained with his teammates this morning at the Centre Alt Rendiment in Saint Cugat. 

He did extra work with fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer to sharpen his fitness following his lay-off.

Sadio Mane also trained after picking up a knock against Bournemouth. 

Liverpool will watch Barcelona's Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Nou Camp tonight before flying home on Wednesday morning.

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Bournemouth collapse highlights areas required for reinforcements in January

ThisIsAnfield.com - 3 часа 53 мин. назад

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Though injuries to Joel Matip, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge have unluckily come at once, this only exposed how ill-equipped Liverpool are to deal with multiple key absences.

Without Matip, a composed and leading figure to organise was sorely missed as Bournemouth upped the pressure sensing the Reds’ fragility.

It’s no coincidence both defeats this season have come when Klopp’s men have been without the colossal Cameroonian.

Neither the deputising Lucas – preferred to specialist back-up Ragnar Klavan – or Dejan Lovren provided this assuredness required; both shrinking into their shells as panic set in.

That Liverpool crumbled without Matip again illustrated not only his importance, but the unsuitability of back-ups and the liability Lovren can be without his influential partner.

Though keeping goals out rather than scoring them proved the problem, absences of key attackers, Coutinho and Sturridge, were equally felt.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana (centre) is substituted on for Liverpool's Sadio Mane (right) by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. 2016. (Picture by Adam Davy PA Wire/PA Images)

A bench featuring teenagers Ovie Ejaria and Ben Woodburn as two of the three impact options alongside recently-returned Adam Lallana meant Klopp had precious little to utilise to alter momentum.

No surprise, therefore, that Lallana was the only introduction, replacing a limping Sadio Mane which presents further concern and reason for acquisitions.

Injuries to key players have been poorly timed and such absences would unquestionably shake any team.

But the performance without them showed Liverpool lack necessary quality and quality to compensate, making January signings vital.

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Areas to Address

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Klopp has already stated he may bolster his wide options next month, but more activity is required with a defensive addition and an ideal partner for Matip needed.

Lovren’s struggles without the stabilising Cameroonian at Burnley and Bournemouth provide little comfort for future instances without the towering centre-back, which isn’t good enough for a starting Reds defender.

Where Klopp finds the ideal signing in a window notoriously difficult to find value and quality remains to be seen, but one option is another St Mary’s raid for Virgil Van Dijk.

The Dutchman seems a near-perfect fit both physically and tactically, and recent tentative reports suggest he has a release clause which could tempt Klopp into exploring a move.

 Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With injuries and absences stacking up and the impact becoming visible, Klopp seems increasingly likely strengthen his forward line, recently assessing, “the more injuries we have, the more you have to think about it.”

But a new attacker is now essential with Liverpool to be without Coutinho and Mane at the turn of the year, the need to rotate to avoid further injury and the seeming lack of trust in youngsters for the Premier League stage.

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Recruiting a pacey winger would be ideal, with Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic seemingly the prime target.

Whether the American is attainable is doubtful, with BVB sporting director, Michael Zorc, stating “It’s not worth the effort for Liverpool.”

Klopp could therefore rekindle interest in versatile attacker, Quincy Promes, who, reports suggest, is poised to leave Spartak Moscow in January.

Another unimpressive display from Loris Karius, Klopp’s chosen man ahead of failed experiment, Simon Mignolet, has also seen calls for a new goalkeeper.

But while the shot-stopping department is a legitimate concern, Karius is working towards providing a long-term solution making patience crucial as he adapts.

A new ‘keeper isn’t a priority but a centre-back and attacker is.

Finding adequate options could prove crucial to the success of the campaign.

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January Window of Opportunity

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp looks dejected during the FA Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sitting third in the table, four points off top spot, optimism should not be short supply as bad as the capitulation was.

Such a defeat could prove the cliched blessing in disguise, providing clear evidence that work is required on and off the pitch as January approaches.

Indeed, the manner of defeat provided a warning that current promise could count for nothing if the squad isn’t adequately supplemented next month. There’ll also be more of a reaction to a defeat, than if it had ended in a 3-3 draw.

Failure to utilise the January window has proved costly to title dreams before – most obviously in 2008/09 when a match-winning forward to turn costly draws into crucial wins never arrived.

Entrenched in the title race again, Liverpool have a huge opening in front of them this season – and Klopp should heed warning of previous missed January opportunity to avoid a heart-breaking repeat.

A window as productive as one of Liverpool’s best ever which brought Coutinho and Sturridge to Anfield four years ago would be most welcome. This shows value can be found, and similar signings who can impact on arrival and fit with the long-term profile would be ideal.

Liverpool’s title dreams potentially hinge on the utilisation of January’s window, with additions key to addressing squad shortcomings and keeping the title charge alive.

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Reds recharge and reinforce team spirit in Barcelona break

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For Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the chief principle is togetherness. Success cannot be attained without it, and as per the message constantly reinforced at Melwood, everyone achieves more through a united approach.

It is why the club - driven by the manager and the senior player committee chaired by Jordan Henderson as captain - took the decision to have a mini-break in Barcelona.

The Reds wanted the opportunity to recharge without the risk of the usual stir around Christmas parties.

The idea was to relax, refresh and reinforce the methodology that has underpinned an impressive start to 2016-17 ahead of an intense festive period.

There are five fixtures still to tackle this month, including a Merseyside Derby at Goodison and the New Year's Eve hosting of Manchester City, with seven pencilled in for January.

Liverpool’s senior squad, bar the injured Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings - both focused on their rehabilitation - flew out on Sunday with the staff.

The youngsters Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria and Marko Grujic have also remained behind.

That night was one of relaxation - they had lost 4-3 at Bournemouth together, and would flush that out of their systems and go again together.

The Reds’ prior defeat, at Burnley on August 20, was followed by a 15-game unbeaten run. And with just two turnovers in 18 across all competitions, the desire to conquer will not be replaced by consternation.

Liverpool had light training and recovery on Monday, enjoying a team meal in the evening.

Tuesday will see another session, before they head to Camp Nou as guests of Barcelona for the Champions League hosting of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Klopp and his men fly back to Merseyside on Wednesday, where they will ramp up preparations ahead of Sunday’s encounter against West Ham at Anfield.

Source: Goal.com

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Reds recharge and reinforce team spirit in Barcelona break

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For Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the chief principle is togetherness. Success cannot be attained without it, and as per the message constantly reinforced at Melwood, everyone achieves more through a united approach.
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Reds recharge and reinforce team spirit in Barcelona break

LiverpoolFC.TV - 4 часа 11 мин. назад

For Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the chief principle is togetherness. Success cannot be attained without it, and as per the message constantly reinforced at Melwood, everyone achieves more through a united approach.

It is why the club - driven by the manager and the senior player committee chaired by Jordan Henderson as captain - took the decision to have a mini-break in Barcelona.

The Reds wanted the opportunity to recharge without the risk of the usual stir around Christmas parties.

The idea was to relax, refresh and reinforce the methodology that has underpinned an impressive start to 2016-17 ahead of an intense festive period.

There are five fixtures still to tackle this month, including a Merseyside Derby at Goodison and the New Year's Eve hosting of Manchester City, with seven pencilled in for January.

Liverpool’s senior squad, bar the injured Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings - both focused on their rehabilitation - flew out on Sunday with the staff.

The youngsters Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria and Marko Grujic have also remained behind.

That night was one of relaxation - they had lost 4-3 at Bournemouth together, and would flush that out of their systems and go again together.

The Reds’ prior defeat, at Burnley on August 20, was followed by a 15-game unbeaten run. And with just two turnovers in 18 across all competitions, the desire to conquer will not be replaced by consternation.

Liverpool had light training and recovery on Monday, enjoying a team meal in the evening.

Tuesday will see another session, before they head to Camp Nou as guests of Barcelona for the Champions League hosting of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Klopp and his men fly back to Merseyside on Wednesday, where they will ramp up preparations ahead of Sunday’s encounter against West Ham at Anfield.

Source: Goal.com

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