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LiverpoolFC.TV - 10 hours 25 min ago
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Toni Kroos wants to work with Jürgen Klopp

HEAD NEWS - 10 hours 30 min ago

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos want to work with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in Spain.

Kroos is said to be growing frustrated at Real Madrid and has been hugely disappointed by this season’s failure to defend their La Liga title.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the Germany international has a number of offers on the table to leave the Bernabeu.

And the report says he is keen to jump ship and work with his fellow countryman and Liverpool boss Klopp.

Kroos has reportedly been told by his team-mates that Klopp is a fantastic manager to play for and the midfielder’s interest has been piqued.

Source: Daily Express

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Toni Kroos wants to work with Jürgen Klopp

LiverpoolFC TV - 10 hours 30 min ago
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos want to work with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in Spain.
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Toni Kroos wants to work with Jürgen Klopp

LiverpoolFC.TV - 10 hours 30 min ago

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos want to work with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in Spain.

Kroos is said to be growing frustrated at Real Madrid and has been hugely disappointed by this season’s failure to defend their La Liga title.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the Germany international has a number of offers on the table to leave the Bernabeu.

And the report says he is keen to jump ship and work with his fellow countryman and Liverpool boss Klopp.

Kroos has reportedly been told by his team-mates that Klopp is a fantastic manager to play for and the midfielder’s interest has been piqued.

Source: Daily Express

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

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Thomas Lemar blow for Liverpool and Arsenal

HEAD NEWS - 10 hours 42 min ago

Thomas Lemar is only interested in a move to Barcelona, according to reports.

It’s a huge blow for Liverpool and Arsenal who have been actively pursuing the Monaco forward.

Both clubs have made contact with Monaco over the France international, with a deal that would have seen the 22-year-old come to the Premier League last summer nearly agreed.

Eventually Lemar stayed with Monaco but Arsenal have made enquiries this month while Liverpool are expected to make a move in the summer if he is still available.

But it could all be for nothing, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Lemar is only interested in a switch to Barcelona.

The forward is said to have his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp. He will hope that the Spanish side make a bid for him in the summer, with reports suggesting he is on their wish list of players as they continue to rebuild after the departure of Neymar.

Speaking about the possibility of Lemar leaving, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim said recently: “Today, the market is open. You know how crazy the market is.

“Things happen that even a club like Monaco cannot say no to. It happened to Liverpool [with Coutinho]. Things are as they are.

“The numbers today are incredibly big. Everything can change. The things I can say today are not true tomorrow.”

Source: Metro

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Thomas Lemar blow for Liverpool and Arsenal

LiverpoolFC TV - 10 hours 42 min ago
Thomas Lemar is only interested in a move to Barcelona, according to reports.
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Thomas Lemar blow for Liverpool and Arsenal

LiverpoolFC.TV - 10 hours 42 min ago

Thomas Lemar is only interested in a move to Barcelona, according to reports.

It’s a huge blow for Liverpool and Arsenal who have been actively pursuing the Monaco forward.

Both clubs have made contact with Monaco over the France international, with a deal that would have seen the 22-year-old come to the Premier League last summer nearly agreed.

Eventually Lemar stayed with Monaco but Arsenal have made enquiries this month while Liverpool are expected to make a move in the summer if he is still available.

But it could all be for nothing, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Lemar is only interested in a switch to Barcelona.

The forward is said to have his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp. He will hope that the Spanish side make a bid for him in the summer, with reports suggesting he is on their wish list of players as they continue to rebuild after the departure of Neymar.

Speaking about the possibility of Lemar leaving, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim said recently: “Today, the market is open. You know how crazy the market is.

“Things happen that even a club like Monaco cannot say no to. It happened to Liverpool [with Coutinho]. Things are as they are.

“The numbers today are incredibly big. Everything can change. The things I can say today are not true tomorrow.”

Source: Metro

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

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Now: Watch the U23s face Charlton live on LFCTV GO

LiverpoolFC TV - 10 hours 57 min ago
Liverpool U23s host Charlton Athletic in the Premier League Cup at Chester FC on Sunday afternoon - and you can watch the game live on LFCTV GO with our coverage starting at 12.55pm GMT.
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1pm GMT: Watch the U23s face Charlton live on LFCTV GO

LiverpoolFC TV - 10 hours 57 min ago
Liverpool U23s host Charlton Athletic in the Premier League Cup at Chester FC on Sunday afternoon - and you can watch the game live on LFCTV GO with our coverage starting at 12.55pm GMT.
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1pm GMT: Watch the U23s face Charlton live on LFCTV GO

LiverpoolFC.TV - 10 hours 57 min ago

Liverpool U23s host Charlton Athletic in the Premier League Cup at Chester FC on Sunday afternoon - and you can watch the game live on LFCTV GO with our coverage starting at 12.55pm GMT.

Neil Critchley's side will hope to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat at Manchester City last week as they look for their first victory of 2018.

Kick-off at Chester is at 1pm and we will bring you the whole match live with our single-camera coverage.

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Gerrard proud but frustrated after dramatic Anfield tie

LiverpoolFC TV - 11 hours 14 min ago
Steven Gerrard was left with mixed emotions after his Liverpool U18s side lost 3-2 to Arsenal in their 120-minute FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie at Anfield.
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Gerrard proud but frustrated after dramatic Anfield tie

LiverpoolFC.TV - 11 hours 14 min ago

Steven Gerrard was left with mixed emotions after his Liverpool U18s side lost 3-2 to Arsenal in their 120-minute FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie at Anfield.

The Reds legend was proud of the effort and determination of his team on Saturday, but frustrated that they were unable to produce the equaliser in extra-time that their overall play merited.

With 11 players making their Anfield debuts, Robbie Burton had fired the young Gunners into the lead with a deflected effort, but 16-year-old Scouser Curtis Jones turned the tie around with two strikes.

Gerrard’s charges were five minutes away from victory but substitute Bukayo Saka ran through to finish emphatically, and in the first period of extra-time the same player set up Tyreece John-Jules for a Kop-end winner.

Reflecting on the defeat, the boss could not fault any of his players for effort.

“It was an unbelievable game and I think the supporters that came out saw a very entertaining game,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Unfortunately, we are on the wrong side of the result but I can’t be too critical of the team because they emptied everything they have got in terms of effort, commitment and desire – they gave the club everything.

“Our performance was the complete opposite to Tottenham a few weeks back, so I’m very proud of them in that sense, but very disappointed and frustrated with the result because I don’t think there was much in the game between the two sides. It was a result that could have gone either way but congratulations to Arsenal and they are on the right side of it.”

LFCTV GO: Watch highlights from the Anfield tie

Gerrard took pride from the fact his side gave everything in the search for an extra-time leveller, having already reversed a deficit during the 90 minutes.

He added: “We showed great character and determination to get back in the game. At the end we were 3-2 down and were the ones who were looking to try and get back in the match.

“There were people cramping up, people who had nothing left to give but we were the ones who were threatening Arsenal’s box with crosses, and as a coach that’s all you can ask for, for your team to fight all the way to the end, and we did that.

“I’ve learned a lot about the players over the 120 minutes. I’ve learned that a lot of them are capable of handling this stage and the game and I thought a few of them did really well.

“There’s a few of them who deserve individual praise – I won’t name any names – and there’s a few in there that the stage was a bit too big for and they got found out, but that’s why we wanted to provide this environment for them to find those answers, and we learned a lot.

“I’m hurting now and I’m disappointed. It’s straight after the game and it’s still a bit raw and the dressing room is silent and people are down, but I’ve said to them, ‘look, we can’t change it and we’ve got to bounce back and lift ourselves’. We’ve got an important league game coming up against Stoke City in 12 or 13 days so we need to be ready to go again and protect ourselves at the top of the league.

“Arsenal have got some really good players in the forward positions. I thought their No.7 was magnificent for them, their No.10 was a threat, their No.9, and they’ve got some pace and got some quick boys.

“We knew they were going to have moments in the game and cause us some problems but we caused them many problems as well. It was a fantastic, entertaining game and I could quite easily be speaking now with us having won the game 3-2. It was one of those days.”

On a personal level, the chance to take charge of a Liverpool side at his beloved Anfield was a humbling occasion for Gerrard.

“I enjoyed the experience,” he said.

“I would love to be standing here now as a winner so I’m very disappointed with the result, but the experience of coming back here I loved.”

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Klopp: Loan move a great opportunity for Grujic

LiverpoolFC TV - 11 hours 19 min ago
Jürgen Klopp expects Marko Grujic and Liverpool to benefit in the long-term from the Serbia international's loan move to Cardiff City.
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Klopp: Loan move a great opportunity for Grujic

LiverpoolFC.TV - 11 hours 19 min ago

Jürgen Klopp expects Marko Grujic and Liverpool to benefit in the long-term from the Serbia international's loan move to Cardiff City.

Midfielder Grujic made his debut for the promotion-chasing Championship club as a starter during their 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday after completing his temporary switch three days earlier.

With the 21-year-old having been restricted to six first-team appearances for the Reds this season, Klopp believes his development will be aided by the chance to play regularly in the second half of the campaign.

The boss told Liverpoolfc.com: “We miss him already in the training group because he developed really in a fantastic way. But because of the quality we have in the squad, it happened really often that he was not even in the squad. That’s not nice and he needs these 20 games in the Championship. I’m really happy for him. 

“We had a long conversation about it and he’s looking forward to it. He wants to be a Liverpool player and I want him to be a Liverpool player. He gets the opportunity to play at Cardiff. 

“It’s a difficult league as we all know. They are in a good position and maybe they will have play-off games, which would be a fantastic experience. So it’s a very good decision.”

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Swansea v Liverpool: Team news

LiverpoolFC TV - 12 hours 14 min ago
Virgil van Dijk is in contention to make his Premier League debut for Liverpool against Swansea City on Monday night after returning to training this week following a hamstring complaint.
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Swansea v Liverpool: Team news

LiverpoolFC.TV - 12 hours 14 min ago

Virgil van Dijk is in contention to make his Premier League debut for Liverpool against Swansea City on Monday night after returning to training this week following a hamstring complaint.

The January signing missed the dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City but joined in the team’s sessions at Melwood this week and is ‘completely fine’ ahead of the journey to the Liberty Stadium.

Daniel Sturridge is fit, but Ragnar Klavan, Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah each suffered with illness during the week.

“Raggy was out, but hopefully back today. Dejan was out. Mo Salah was out, but hopefully back today,” Jürgen Klopp explained at his press conference on Friday.

“Mo and Raggy are on the good side of it already, but with Dejan we are not 100 per cent sure [if he will be back today].”

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Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno continue to make encouraging strides in their recoveries from respective hamstring and ankle injuries, though the clash with 20th-placed Swansea is likely to come too soon for either to feature.

“It is close, but maybe close and not enough time for Swansea,” the boss said of the Reds captain. “But [after that] Hendo is back and that’s good news.”

On Moreno, he added: “Alberto is back in training a few days longer and we have to see. We will not put any rush on him, but he will be back for sure after Swansea as well – or even maybe Swansea, I’m not sure.”

Loris Karius will continue in goal after back-to-back Anfield appearances against Everton and City.

There was positive fitness news for the Welsh club in the build-up to the game, meanwhile.

Defender Mike van der Hoorn had to be taken off during the Swans’ previous league outing, a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United, but made a prompt return to training and is available to Carlos Carvalhal.

The hosts are also hopeful of having Renato Sanches (hamstring) and Tammy Abraham (hip) for the match, while Angel Rangel (calf) is working towards full fitness.

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Swansea City v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds continue to rise in Wales?

Anfield Index.com - 19 hours 43 min ago
The Details

Venue – Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Referee – Neil Swarbrick

Date & Time – Monday, January 22nd @ 20:00 GMT

Current Odds – Swansea 17/2, Draw 17/4, Liverpool 3/10

Form Swansea Form

Since Carlos Carvalhal’s arrival, Swansea have slowly gone about making themselves more difficult to beat. A more congested midfield line is how Carvalhal has tried to shore things up at the back. They played a 532 in the 2-0 home defeat to Spurs, so it is hard to know what shape Carvalhal will decide on for Monday night’s game.

Liverpool Form

Liverpool are flying. The Reds are the form team in England at the moment. Coutinho has gone but Virgil van Dijk has arrived, scoring the late winner in a cup derby game at the Kop end to announce himself. Also, the remaining attacking contingent at Anfield took it upon themselves to show that Liverpool are still a force to be reckoned with in the win over City, last Sunday. Oxlade-Chamberlain was fantastic in that game, as was Bobby Firmino. Andy Robertson has been getting better and better, keeping an in-form Raheem Sterling quiet in the last game, too.

Team News Swansea Team News

Wilfried Bony is pushing for a starting place after playing and scoring the winner against Wolves in the FA Cup replay on Wednesday night. Tammy Abraham is still carrying a slight knock too, so it’s unclear if he will be available for selection. Kyle Naughton is back after suspension and should take the right-back spot in place of the injured Angel Rangel. Renato Sanches and Mike van der Hoorn are due to face late fitness tests to see if they can be selected.

Swansea have lined up in a 442 shape in recent games with Carvalhal looking to steady things at the back first and then work from there.

Swansea have no suspensions for this game.

Swansea’s Top 3 Rated Players this season (WhoScored.com)

  1. L. Fabianksi  ————–  6.93
  2. K. Naughton  ————-  6.91
  3. J. Ayew  ——————-  6.79
Liverpool Team News

Loris Karius has been confirmed as Klopp’s current “number one” pick. Virgil van Dijk, Daniel Sturridge, and Alberto Moreno are due to face fitness tests before the game on Monday so Klopp can then decide on his matchday squad. Indeed, rumours are gaining traction about Sturridge possibly moving to Sevilla or Internazionale on a loan deal but as of now, he’s still a Red.

Henderson and Clyne are unavailable for Monday night.

Liverpool have no suspensions for this game.

Liverpool’s Top 3 Rated Players this season (WhoScored.com)

  1. M. Salah  ——————–  7.72
  2. R. Firmino  ——————  7.42
  3. T. Alexander-Arnold  ——-  7.31
Predicted XIs

Swansea XI (4-4-2) – Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez(c), Mawson, Olsson; Dyer, Clucas, Fer, Carroll; Bony, Ayew

Liverpool XI (4-3-3) – Karius; Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Robertson; Can(c), Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mané

When they last met

Liverpool beat Swansea 5-0 at Anfield on Boxing Day. That was the start of the five-game winning streak the Reds are currently on in the league. Last season, Swansea won 3-2 at Anfield but Liverpool won the earlier game at the Liberty Stadium, 2-1. Leroy Fer gave Swansea an early lead that day but Firmino equalised after half-time and James Milner won all three points for the Reds with a late penalty.

Prediction

Swansea 0 – 2 Liverpool

Carlos Carvalhal has his work cut out for him at Swansea as they remain rooted to the bottom of the table. Liverpool have been excellent as of late and this season they have been extremely impressive away to the lower teams. I can’t see any other result occurring other than a Liverpool victory.

** Please note – “xA” in the Form Stats tables symbolises “expected goals against”, NOT “expected assists”

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Match preview: U23s host Charlton in Premier League Cup

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 23:00
Liverpool U23s are back in action on Sunday when they host Charlton Athletic in the Premier League Cup at Chester FC.
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Match preview: U23s host Charlton in Premier League Cup

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 23:00

Liverpool U23s are back in action on Sunday when they host Charlton Athletic in the Premier League Cup at Chester FC.

Neil Critchley's side were held to a 1-1 draw at Charlton in their opening game of the tournament, then thrashed Bristol City 7-0, before a 4-3 defeat by Stoke City in their most recent group tie.

After home and away clashes with each team in the section, the top two will progress to the knockout stage.

The young Reds are currently third in the group but a trio of victories would secure qualification.

Where is the game being played? The tie is taking place at the Swansway Chester Stadium, home of Chester FC, with kick-off set for 1pm GMT.

How can I watch the game? We are showing the match live with our single-camera coverage on LFCTV GO. Click here to sign up now.

If you want to go to the match, tickets are free for season ticket holders and LFC Members simply by showing your card, otherwise it is just £3 for adults and £1 for children on the gate.

View from the manager, Neil Critchley

"We had a really tough game against Charlton Athletic down at the Valley early on in the season. We played out a 1-1 draw and this is a game we need to win.

"We know this will be an extremely tough game but we need to bounce back in this competition after losing our last game, 4-3 to Stoke City. We didn't play very well in that game and we need a response against Charlton.

"It's a competition we want to progress in and if we want to do that then we can't afford any more slip-ups because the games are running out.

"The boys have trained really well this week. There was a bit of a fresh look to the team last Friday against Manchester City with the players we have out on loan, and I think it will be similar on Sunday.

"Some of the boys who have been maybe slightly frustrated so far at not getting as many opportunities as they would have liked are going to get chances now, and it's up to them to grab that opportunity."

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Report: Youth Cup heartbreak for Gerrard's U18s at Anfield

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 21:17
There was heartbreak for Liverpool U18s as they suffered a 3-2 defeat against Arsenal after extra-time in their FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie at Anfield.
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