"Барселона" рассматривает вариант с приглашением главного тренера "Ливерпуля" Юргена Клоппа, сообщает Mirror. Каталонский клуб ищет специалиста с характером, который сможет настраивать команду на важные встречи.
Однако ливерпульский клуб надеется, что "Барселона" не обратится к ним по поводу приглашения тренера. Англичане доверяют Клоппу и не собираются с ним расставаться раньше окончания его шестилетнего контракта, который был подписан с тренером в июле 2016 года.
Главный тренер "Ливерпуля" Юрген Клопп возглавляет список приоритетных вариантов дла руководства "Барселоны" на замену Луису Энрике, утверждает Mirror. Также в шорт-лист каталонцев входит Роналд Куман, работающий в "Эвертоне".
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An inexperienced Liverpool Under-23s lost 2-1 to Derby County at the Kirkby academy on Sunday.
With the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Connor Randall, Joe Gomez, Sheyi Ojo, Kevin Stewart, Yan Dhanda, Conor Masterson, Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn all away with the first-team squad in Spain, U23s boss Mike Garrity was without most his regular players.
Liverpool went behind early in the second half but equalised when a Reds’ corner was cleared into Derby’s own net.
It looked like the home side would then go on to get the winner, but a sucker punch arrived in the 90th minute when Derby scored on a breakaway. A not unfamiliar story for the first-team last month.
With so many U23s’ regulars absent, it represented an opportunity for players such as Sam Hart, Kane Lewis, Matty Virtue, Jordan Williams and forwards Rhian Brewster, Toni Gomes and Madger Gomes.
Ultimately, it was a game lacking in quality, but will give invaluable experience to those young scholars on the periphery of the U23s squad.
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Liverpool U23s: Grabara, K Lewis (Johnston, 61), Hart, N Phillips, Whelan, J Williams, M Gomes, Virtue, T Gomes, Brewster, Alves (Brimmer, 46).
Unused subs: Kelleher, A Lewis.
Opportunity knocked for many in the Liverpool U23s’ team against Derby but too many fluffed their lines as the Reds lost out 2-1 to Derby in Premier League 2.
The first team trip to La Manga had deprived manager Mike Garrity of regulars like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin Stewart, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson, Joe Gomez and Sheyi Ojo for the game at Kirkby.
But their absences meant chances for others, chances that were sadly not taken, as Derby won it with a late winner from a Liverpool mistake.
Toni Gomes, Rhian Brewster and Madger Gomes all started with Jordan Williams and captain Matty Virtue anchoring midfield while Kane Lewis and Sam Hart got the full-back berths.
A first half which was completely disjointed and lacking in fluency was instantly forgettable.Madger Gomes of Liverpool has a shot which is saved by goalkeeper Kelle Roos of Derby County during the Liverpool v Drby County Premier League 2 game at The Academy on February 19, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) Read More Read More
The best chance fell to Derby as Reds centre-back Nathan Phillips lost an aerial challnege from a long ball and Mason Bennett raced on to the flick on.
He had just Kamil Grabara to beat but the Liverpool keeper stood firm and saved well.Madger Gomes of Liverpool and Sven Karic of Derby County in action during the Liverpool v Drby County Premier League 2 game at The Academy on February 19, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool’s best chance fell early to Rhian Brewster who fired a Virtue pull back too close to Rams keeper Kelle Roos after a thunderous challenge by Williams.
The ineffective Paolo Alves was replaced at half-time by Liverpool with Australian Jake Brimmer taking his place in midfield.
Derby though took the lead after 12 minutes of the second half.Rhian Brewster of Liverpool and Alefe Santos of Derby County in action during the Liverpool v Drby County Premier League 2 game at The Academy on February 19, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
A poor ball out of defence from the otherwise solid Corey Whelan was picked up by the visitors and a good cross from Bennett on the left landed perfectly on the head of centre forward Emil Jakobsen and he gave Grabara no chance.
Liverpool responded relatively well, finally managing to piece together some passages of play and drew level after 66 minutes.
Grabara’s quick throw-in released Rhian Brewster whose pace looked likely to take him all the way but the final defender managed to clear for a corner.Sven Karic of Derby County scores an own goal as his goalkeeper Kelle Roos tries in vain to stop the ball during the Liverpool v Drby County Premier League 2 game at The Academy on February 19, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Brimmer’s delivery produced a ping pong in the penalty area before it finally flew over the line from the knee of Derby's Sven Karic. It was a goal which probably summed up Liverpool’s overall performance.
The goal did see the Reds grow in confidence and Madger Gomes’s low shot was spilled by Roos and namesake Toni almost set him up with the rebound.
Brimmer’s precise free kick hit the post with the keeper beaten and - while never really impressing - it was probably Liverpool who looked more likely to win it.Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool jumps above Calum MacDonald of Derby County to head the ball during the Liverpool v Drby County Premier League 2 game at The Academy on February 19, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Nathan Phillips headed a corner over and Brewster coudln’t reach a good centre from Toni Gomes.
Cue a sucker punch though - and again the Reds had only themselves to blame.
Virtue was caught in possession in midfield and when Alex Babos fed Bennett he made no mistake this time with a low shot past Grabara to seal the three points for Derby.
A game that will not live long in the memory, all too often lacking real quality.
LIVERPOOL: Kamil Grabara, Sam Hart, Kane Lewis (George Johnston, 63), Corey Whelan, Nathan Phillips, Matty Virtue (c), Jordan Williams, Paolo Alves (Jake Brimmer, 45), Madger Gomes, Toni Gomes, Rhian Brewster Subs not used: Caoimhin Kelleher, Adam Lewis
While Anfield’s new Main Stand was officially opened in September, there’s still plenty of work being done on the wider regeneration of the stadium and the area.
New changing Rooms and internal areas
Work continues on the internal areas of the stand, with temporary changing rooms and media facilities in place at present.
Initially, these were due to be completed in January, but a new handover date of May is now pencilled in. So it could be next season until the players get to sample their new changing rooms.
The new changing rooms will feature USB and power points, with personalised, removable name panels. Some of the senior players were involved in the consultation of the design.
New changing rooms at Anfield will feature USB and power points, with personalised, removable name panels. Players gave feedback on designs. pic.twitter.com/n0k2fybCPe
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) January 6, 2017
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Elsewhere, the initial plans were for a new club shop, but that will now be external (see below), meaning a large space is now available. This could possibly be a new car park for players – who currently park behind the Centenary Stand.New Club Shop
Rather than locate the new club shop inside the Main Stand, Liverpool have begun work on a new external club shop and cafe – similar to the one at Borussia Dortmund.
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The new store will be four times the size of the current shop, which is located within the Kop, and is due to be open early next season. A decision will then be made on what is done with the existing shop.Anfield Stones
Outside of the Main Stand, on 96 Avenue, there is work still to be done on the finishing touches, including the placement of ‘Anfield Stones’ – which fans have been able to purchase.
There’s also plans for granite benches to be added and artwork displaying some of the iconic moments and players from throughout Liverpool’s great history.
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The project is called “The Men who Built Anfield”, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley to be commemorated, among others.Walton Breck Road Regeneration
The new Main Stand is part of a wider regeneration plan for the area, and houses on Walton Breck Road continue to be demolished by the council as they work towards a radical transformation of the areas.
New shops, commercial units, homes and apartments are planned, as well as pedestrianised areas and a new vision for the high street itself.
New plans for the area outside the Main Stand / Kop on Walton Breck Road unveiled today. Changing face of Anfield. pic.twitter.com/T14Ar1oVlJ
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) August 31, 2016
It should further transform the local area.
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As part of the regeneration, a “multi-million pound hotel” is planned for the area on the corner of the Kop and the Main Stand. It’s detailed as:
“The 100-bed hotel, once completed, would ensure that Anfield becomes a destination of choice for many visitors, who have the ability to stay in the area and explore the other facilities on offer, reintroducing revenue into the area and enabling it to remain sustainable.
A key part of the hotel will not only serve those people visiting the area but will also offer employment and training opportunities to the people of Anfield and across the wider city region.”
No dates or timescales have yet been announced regarding the hotel’s development.Potential Anfield Road End Expansion
Last, but certainly not least, is phase two of the overall stadium expansion – the redevelopment of the Anfield Road End, which would take the overall capacity to around 59,000.
Phase two has never had a planned start or completion date, but the club currently have outline planning permission, which has been in place since April 2014.
Liverpool always explained that a decision on the expansion of the Anfield Road End would be made once the Main Stand was complete and dependent upon factors at the time. That continues to be the case today.
The expiration date of the outline planning permission is September 2017, which means Liverpool have until then to submit a further application with more details on the design, or the outline approval would expire.
If Liverpool submit the additional application, they then have two years to commence building, meaning construction on the Anfield Road End would be needed to be started by late 2019 or earlier.
It would also see Anfield Road the road itself closed off, and the away fans moved back to the other corner of the stand, nearer to where the away coaches arrive on Arkles Lane.
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It was the kind of comment to excite fans of transfer talk.
Jurgen Klopp , speaking to the ECHO’s James Pearce over in La Manga, revealing that talks over possible summer signings were already underway.
“We are in talks with different people - players, agents, all that stuff,” the Liverpool boss revealed, although he would also add that “not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point.”
Still, that won’t stop the speculation, will it? And no sooner had Klopp finished his chat than the rumour mill was whizzing into action. The names Mario Gotze and Ben Chilwell returned this weekend, and we can expect plenty more as the weeks tick by.
Liverpool’s recruitment team, headed by director of football Michael Edwards, will be working overtime as they look to secure the “really good squad” that Klopp craves.
Here are a few targets from around Europe that could, or should, be on the Reds’ radar....Read More Germany
It seems an obvious place to start, given Klopp’s background and the club’s well-documented interest in a number of Bundesliga stars.
JULIAN BRANDT of Bayer Leverkusen and MAHMOUD DAHOUD of Borussia Monchengladbach are two young talents Klopp admires, though competition for both will be fierce.
As they would with other Leverkusen talents such as KEVIN KAMPL, BENJAMIN HENRICHS or TIN JEDVAJ .
Schalke midfielder LEON GORETZKA is another catching the eye, along with teammates MAX MEYER and out-of-contract left back SEAD KOLOSINAC .Read More Julian Weigl in action against Liverpool last season Read More
At Dortmund the likes of JULIAN WEIGL, EMRE MOR and the long-linked CHRISTIAN PULISIC would represent ambitious targets, while Wolfsburg’s Swiss full back RICARDO RODRIGUEZ is still tipped to move on to a bigger club. Teammate DANIEL DIDAVI is an attacking midfielder of quality.
What of RB Leipzig, the surprise package this season? Their top scorer TIMO WERNER is only 20 and is impressing regularly. NABY KEITA , 22, is a midfielder of strength, energy and quality, MARCEL SABITZER is also 22 and has over 200 senior games under his belt while EMIL FORSBERG offers class, goals and creativity from wide.Read More Leipzig´s Swedish forward Emil Forsberg plays during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and Hertha BSC Berlin Read More
Elsewhere, goalkeepers such as BERND LENO (Leverkusen), TIMO HORN (FC Koln) and MARWIN HITZ (Augsburg) could be of interest, if Klopp decides to cast off either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius.France
Monaco, top of Ligue 1, represent an intriguing opportunity for ambitious clubs. Packed full of promising young talent, Leonardo Jardim’s side are free-scoring and hugely exciting to watch.
Could the likes of midfielders TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO, BERNARDO SILVA or THOMAS LEMAR step into the Premier League? What about sought-after forward KYLIAN MBAPPE ? Left back BENJAMIN MENDY is a marauding presence, too, while FABINHO is also tipped for a move.Read More Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe Lottin celebrates after scoring during a French League Cup football match between Monaco (ASM) vs Rennes (SRFC) at the "Louis II" stadium in Monaco on December 14, 2016. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images Read More
Lyon are another club stacked with promise. Striker ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE is the jewel in their crown and probably needs to move this summer, but others such as midfielder CORENTIN TOLISSO and teenager LUCAS TOUSART are attracting attention. NABIL FEKIR has had his injury issues, but at 23 still has plenty to offer.
Over in Nice the forward ALASSANE PLEA looks a prospect, while midfielder JEAN-MICHAEL SERI leads the assists table.
Caen centre back FREDERIC GUILBERT is one to watch, as is Montpellier holder ELLYES SHKRI . The dribbling of ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN of Bastia (on loan from Monaco) mark him down as a prospect, and the same applies to AMINE HARIT of Nantes and the Brazilian RONY LOPES of Lille.Read More Nantes midfielder Amine Harit (R) vies with Rennes' Gelson Fernandes (rear R) DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images Read More Italy
It has traditionally proven difficult for players swapping Serie A for the Premier League, but there are plenty of hot talents plying their trade in Italy at present.
At Napoli the form of DRIES MERTENS has got all the big clubs looking. The Belgian has 16 goals from 16 league starts, and pace to burn.
Torino’s ANDREA BELOTTI is another catching the eye, with Arsenal said to have tried in January. Fiorentina midfielder FEDERICO BERNADESCHI is another displaying class and creativity on a regular basis.Read More Andrea Belotti of FC Torino Read More
MAURO ICARDI of Inter Milan is a rumour mill regular, as is teammate MARCELO BROZOVIC . The same goes for Roma midfielder LEANDRO PAREDES and Napoli’s PIOTR ZIELINSKI .
Atalanta defenders RAFAEL TOLOI and MATTIA CALDARA are stellar performers, while Lazio have a top-class talent in FELIPE ANDERSON , who should move on soon.Spain
Assuming the stars of Barcelona and Real Madrid are out of reach, could Liverpool tempt any of Atletico Madrid’s players away this summer – especially if Diego Simeone moves on?Read More Filipe Luis only lasted one season at Chelsea Read More
There are a few to pick from. FILIPE LUIS didn’t sparkle at Chelsea but is a high class left back, while centre backs DIEGO GODIN and JOSE GIMENEZ are the kind that would improve any team. The same goes for Belgian forward YANNICK CARRASCO .
Over in Bilbao INAKI WILLIAMS’ progress is impressing, while centre back AYMERIC LAPORTE should move on this summer.
Las Palmas’ attacking midfielder JONATHAN VIERA stands out from a statistical point of view, while the potential of MATTIAS KRANEVITTER – on loan at Sevilla from Atletico – as a controlling midfielder cannot be ignored.Sevilla's Argentinian midfielder Matias Kranevitter celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and FC Sevilla. JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images Read More
Young full backs such as ALEX BERENGUER (Osasuna) and THEO HERNANDEZ (Alaves) complete this list.And the rest...
In Portugal the likes of RUBEN SEMEDO (Sporting), ANDRE SILVA, RUBEN NEVES and JESUS CORONA (both Porto) regularly catch the eye. Benfica defenders ALEX GRIMALDO and VICTOR LINDELOF could also move on before too long.
PSV full back JETRO WILLEMS has long been tipped for a move to a ‘big’ league, while teenage Turkish forward ENES UNAL is an eye-catching presence at FC Twente - albeit on loan from Manchester City. Ajax striker KASPER DOLBERG is another with a bright future.Ajax Amsterdam's Kasper Dolberg (C) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between AFC Ajax and RC Celta de Vigo at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on November 3, 2016.
In Russia both SARDAR AZMOUN and QUINCY PROMES have been linked already, while in Turkey the Portuguese winger BRUMA remains an enigmatic talent, and still only 22.
Or how about the Football League? In the Championship, Fulham's RYAN SESSEGNON is a precocious talent, for starters, while another left-back, JORDAN AMAVI of Aston Villa, has been regularly linked with a move to Merseyside.
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Liverpool U23s were beaten 2-1 by Derby County in their Premier League 2 encounter at the Academy on Sunday.
The visitors took the lead in an evenly-matched contest through Emil Riis Jakobsen’s header early in the second half, but an own goal by Sven Karic brought the young Reds level.
A sucker-punch was served in the final seconds of the match, though, as Mason Bennett surged into space and sent a cool finish past Kamil Grabara to win it.
Derby made the stronger start and should have taken the lead within two minutes.
Corey Whelan’s attempt to nod the ball back to goalkeeper Grabara fell short and allowed Jakobsen to sneak in for a shot that he lofted too high, much to the relief of the home side.
Liverpool soon grew into the game, with the help of several committed tackles across the pitch, and a sweeping move might have brought an opener on 11 minutes but for the visiting stopper.
Matty Virtue’s well-timed run forward was rewarded when he was found with space to square for Rhian Brewster, whose close-range effort was blocked bravely by Kelle Roos.
Similar opportunities were absent for a while thereafter, though Grabara was called upon to make an excellent save with his legs as Bennett latched onto a headed flick-on and sped into the area shortly after the half-hour mark.
Brewster spotted a chance to play Toni Gomes in behind before the interval and the Reds No.9 looked certain to score until Karic recovered to block at the final moment.
Photo gallery: U23s v Derby County
Liverpool were lively from the outset of the second half, too, and a delightful dribble in the right channel by Brewster preceded a cross which could not quite find a teammate.
Instead, it was Derby who produced the breakthrough on 55 minutes.
When the hosts squandered possession in their own half, the ball was quickly moved to Bennett on the left flank and swung into the middle for Jakobsen to send a fine header into the bottom right corner.
Mike Garrity would have been delighted by the immediate response of the Reds to the setback, although it was actually an own goal that restored parity.
A flat corner from the right hand side was not properly dealt with and Karic’s attempt to kick the ball away went completely wrong and ended up sailing into his own net.
From then on, Liverpool were in the ascendancy and only an impressive double save by Roos denied Madger Gomes – first from an accurate long-ranger and then on the follow-up from yards out.
Substitute Jake Brimmer clipped the outside of the post with a free-kick from 20 yards and Brewster was inches away from converting a low cross into the box.
And Garrity’s charges were left with no points to show for their efforts when a quick turnover in the 90th minute saw Derby release Bennett in the left channel and the wide-man unerringly fired the winner around Grabara.
Liverpool U23s: Grabara, K Lewis (Johnston, 61), Hart, N Phillips, Whelan, J Williams, M Gomes, Virtue, T Gomes, Brewster, Alves (Brimmer, 46). Unused substitutes: Kelleher, A Lewis.
«Манчестер Юнайтед» 3–4 «Ливерпуль»
It’s a difficult time for the weekend newspapers, with no Liverpool action – so the Mirror have turned to two former targets to fill their column inches.
Saturday saw the Mirror’s Adrian Kajumba (no, we’ve no idea who he is either) claim Liverpool “are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund’s World Cup winner Mario Gotze.”
He claims that Jurgen Klopp has had initial talks about a move for the player, who turned down a move to Anfield last summer and instead returned to Dortmund from Bayern Munich.
The 24-year-old has made just 11 league appearances for BVB this season, scoring once.
£20 million is the suggested price.
Whether Klopp is genuinely going to go back in for Gotze remains to be seen. Hopefully this summer he’ll have Champions League football to offer him.
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Not content with recycling the Gotze rumour on Saturday, the Mirror returned to another of Liverpool’s primary targets from last summer on Sunday, linking Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.
The Chilwell report comes from the ‘Football Spy’ giving it even less credibility than the Gotze one.
It’s claimed that Liverpool will table a £10 million offer for the 20-year-old Englishman, who has become more involved for Claudio Ranieri’s side this season after signing a new deal last summer.
It all sounds a bit like 2016 rather than 2017.
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What this could show, though, is that the leaking of information from Liverpool has reduced under Jurgen Klopp’s tenure – and therefore the papers are recycling old reports instead.
Alternatively, Liverpool could genuinely go back in for two players who were primary targets a year ago. Certainly a left-back and another forward will be on the shopping list this summer, and with European football of some kind next season, new signings are certainly required.
Earlier this week Klopp explained that plans were already in the early stages for transfer targets this summer.
“We are in talks with different people – players, agents, all that stuff,” the manager said.
“Not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point. But we are on the way. At the end I’m sure we will have a really good squad.”
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