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Adam Lallana fitness update

LiverpoolFC.TV - 3 hours 38 min ago

Adam Lallana took another important step in his rehabilitation on Thursday morning by running outside at Melwood for the first time since sustaining a thigh injury.

The Liverpool midfielder was out jogging at the training ground as he continues to recover from the issue he picked up during the Audi Cup final at the beginning of August.

Lallana was initially ruled out for ‘a couple of months’ but remains on track, recently confirming to Liverpoolfc.com that he is ‘getting on well’.

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More detail submitted on proposed Kirkby development

LiverpoolFC TV - 4 hours 57 sec ago
Liverpool FC has today submitted further detail to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on its design for the proposed redevelopment of its Academy site in Kirkby.
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More detail submitted on proposed Kirkby development

LiverpoolFC.TV - 4 hours 57 sec ago

Liverpool FC has today submitted further detail to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on its design for the proposed redevelopment of its Academy site in Kirkby.

Outline planning permission was granted by KMBC earlier this month and this latest submission deals with the outstanding information around the layout, access, scale and appearance of the proposed development.

While the submission marks another step forward on the club’s journey to bring its first team and Academy football training operations and facilities together on one site, there are a number of other key milestones and consents required before the certainty needed to progress the redevelopment of the Academy site is achieved.

It is expected that this reserved matters application will be reviewed by KMBC’s planning department later this year.

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Sophie Ingle agrees new Liverpool Ladies contract

LiverpoolFC TV - 4 hours 9 min ago
Wales captain Sophie Ingle has agreed a new contract with Liverpool Ladies.
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Sophie Ingle agrees new Liverpool Ladies contract

LiverpoolFC.TV - 4 hours 9 min ago

Wales captain Sophie Ingle has agreed a new contract with Liverpool Ladies.

The 26-year-old has been a key player for the Reds since joining from Bristol Academy in 2015 and was voted Liverpool Ladies Players’ Player of the Year 2017.

The versatile midfielder, who can also play in defence, was named Wales Player of the Year 2016 last season following a great campaign for both club and country.

On signing a new deal, Ingle said: “I am thrilled to have agreed a new deal and can’t wait for our first game of the season. I have really enjoyed my time at Liverpool Ladies so far and have a big belief that we as a team can go on to win trophies.

“Our squad has massive potential so I am really excited for what the future brings at Liverpool Ladies.”

Reds manager Scott Rogers was delighted to agree an extension with Ingle, adding: “Sophie has proven since joining in 2015 what a fantastic player she is, so this is a really important deal for the club.

“Sophie is a key player for us who is incredibly calm and composed on the ball, so we are really pleased that she has agreed to stay at Liverpool Ladies.”

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Sadio Mane: We will respond

LiverpoolFC TV - 4 hours 32 min ago
Sadio Mane insists Liverpool's recent run of frustrating form 'can happen' and fully expects his teammates to produce a reaction.
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Sadio Mane: We will respond

LiverpoolFC.TV - 4 hours 32 min ago

Sadio Mane insists Liverpool's recent run of frustrating form 'can happen' and fully expects his teammates to produce a reaction.

The Reds are without a win in four matches, with defeats at Manchester City and Leicester City sandwiching successive home draws against Sevilla and Burnley.

Mane has missed the past two games due to a domestic suspension and will complete his ban when Jürgen Klopp’s side return to King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

But the Senegal international is confident Liverpool can halt their winless run and resume the level of performance on show before the international break.

He told ESPN: “Sometimes it can happen in football, but the most important thing is the reaction and it is important to do that. We have a great team and great qualities in the team, and I think we will [respond].

“These kinds of results can happen in any team, but we will do our best to change the situation. We will try to take it game by game.”

Mane will make his comeback when Liverpool journey to Russia for the second fixture of their Champions League Group E campaign, against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

And the No.19 knows the importance of gaining a positive result after being held to a 2-2 draw when Sevilla visited Anfield earlier this month.

“It is very exciting to be playing in the Champions League because it is the dream of every player in the world,” the forward said.

“It’s a big competition in Europe and we have played one game already against Sevilla and did not get the result we wanted.

“Now we have to go to Spartak, but why not go there and win? I know they are a good team. They would not be in the Champions League if they weren’t.”

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LFC Ladies season tickets still on sale for 2017-18

LiverpoolFC TV - 5 hours 28 min ago
With just over a week to go until Liverpool Ladies play their first home game of the new season against Reading FC Women on Friday September 29, fans can still buy their season ticket.
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LFC Ladies season tickets still on sale for 2017-18

LiverpoolFC.TV - 5 hours 28 min ago

With just over a week to go until Liverpool Ladies play their first home game of the new season against Reading FC Women on Friday September 29, fans can still buy their season ticket.

Watch the likes of England internationals Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Greenwood and Casey Stoney in action against some of the best teams in women’s football at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes.

The season ticket offers great value for money with entry included for all Reds home games across three major competitions – The FA Women’s Super League, the SSE Women’s FA Cup and the Continental Tyres Cup.

Season ticket prices

Adults - £35
Children (U16) and concessions - £17
Family (two adults and two children) - £70

Disabled supporters with wheelchair access requirements are asked to purchase season tickets for LLFC by contacting 0151 263 2361 or emailing LadiesEnquires@liverpoolfc.com to discuss individual requirements.

How to buy

Supporters can purchase season tickets online, which will be sent along with a welcome letter from Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner.

Individual match tickets can also be purchased. Adults are £5 online or £6 on the gate and children (under 16) and concessions are £2.50 online or £3 on the gate.

For any more information about season tickets for Liverpool Ladies FC, please email LadiesEnquires@liverpoolfc.com.

Supporters should note that although Liverpool Ladies play their first Women's Super League game of the season on Friday against Everton at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, this is classed as an away fixture. Both teams share the ground for home games.

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Season Tickets still on sale for Liverpool Ladies FC 2017-18 season

LiverpoolFC TV - 5 hours 28 min ago
With just over a week to go until Liverpool Ladies play their first home game of the new season against Reading FC Women on Friday September 29, fans can still buy their season ticket.
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Season Tickets still on sale for Liverpool Ladies FC 2017-18 season

LiverpoolFC.TV - 5 hours 28 min ago

With just over a week to go until Liverpool Ladies play their first home game of the new season against Reading FC Women on Friday September 29, fans can still buy their season ticket.

Watch the likes of England internationals Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Greenwood and Casey Stoney in action against some of the best teams in women’s football at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes.

The season ticket offers great value for money with entry included for all Reds’ home games across three major competitions – The FA Women's Super League, the SSE Women's FA Cup and the Continental Tyres Cup.

Season ticket prices

Adults £35
Children (U16) and concessions £17
Family (two adults and two children) £70

Disabled supporters with wheelchair access requirements are asked to purchase season tickets for LLFC by contacting 0151 263 2361 or emailing LadiesEnquires@liverpoolfc.com to discuss individual requirements.

How to buy

Supporters can purchase season tickets online which will be sent along with a welcome letter from Liverpool Ladies captain, Gemma Bonner.

Individual match tickets can also be purchased. Adults are £5 online or £6 on the gate and children (under 16) and concessions are £2.50 online or £3 on the gate.

For any more information about season tickets for Liverpool Ladies FC, please email LadiesEnquires@liverpoolfc.com.

Supporters should note that although Liverpool Ladies play their first Women's Super League game of the season on Friday against Everton at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, this is classed as an away fixture. Both teams share the ground for home games.

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Reds eye Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano

HEAD NEWS - 5 hours 58 min ago

Liverpool are keen on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to reports in Germany.

German publication BILD claim they are eyeing the France youngster.

The 18-year-old only joined Leipzig in January from Red Bull Salzburg.

And he has a new contract offer on the table from the Germans which would raise his buyout clause to €100m.

But Liverpool could still rest Leipzig’s resolve having agreed a deal to sign Naby Keita next summer.

Liverpool paid Keita’s buyout clause with an additional premium to make sure they could sign him next summer after interest from Barcelona.

Liverpool had wanted Keita in the summer just gone but the German side refused to sell.

And now they could have another decision to make if Liverpool go in for the defender.

Upamecano has been capped by France U19s and is expected to have a big future.

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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Reds eye Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano

LiverpoolFC.TV - 5 hours 58 min ago

Liverpool are keen on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to reports in Germany.

German publication BILD claim they are eyeing the France youngster.

The 18-year-old only joined Leipzig in January from Red Bull Salzburg.

And he has a new contract offer on the table from the Germans which would raise his buyout clause to €100m.

But Liverpool could still rest Leipzig’s resolve having agreed a deal to sign Naby Keita next summer.

Liverpool paid Keita’s buyout clause with an additional premium to make sure they could sign him next summer after interest from Barcelona.

Liverpool had wanted Keita in the summer just gone but the German side refused to sell.

And now they could have another decision to make if Liverpool go in for the defender.

Upamecano has been capped by France U19s and is expected to have a big future.

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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Reds eye Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano

LiverpoolFC TV - 5 hours 58 min ago
Liverpool are keen on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to reports in Germany.
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Live and free: Watch Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference

LiverpoolFC TV - 6 hours 40 min ago
Jürgen Klopp will preview the Premier League clash with Leicester City from 1pm BST today – watch his press conference live and free with us.
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Live and free: Watch Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference

LiverpoolFC.TV - 6 hours 40 min ago

Jürgen Klopp will preview the Premier League clash with Leicester City from 1pm BST today – watch his press conference live and free with us.

Liverpool return to King Power Stadium on Saturday evening, having been beaten by the Foxes in their Carabao Cup tie earlier this week.

Get Klopp’s thoughts on the upcoming match, the condition of his squad and the latest Reds news by tuning in to his media briefing via our official YouTube channel.

Return to this page before the start time to access the free stream from Melwood.

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Liverpool Ladies season preview: Reds begin with Merseyside derby

ThisIsAnfield.com - 8 hours 8 min ago

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Liverpool Ladies kick-off their 2017/18 Women’s Super League 1 campaign on Friday, with a Merseyside derby on the opening day.


Everton will be competing in WSL1 for the first time since their relegation in 2014. Liverpool won 2-1 against the Blues in the knock-out stages of the FA Cup back in March and they would no doubt settle for a similar result during their first match of the new season.

As well as their neighbours in blue, Liverpool will hope to challenge with the teams at the top of the table following an encouraging Spring Series.

The Reds finished mid-table in the end but produced strong displays which suggested they are capable of competing with WSL 1 high-fliers Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Almost every team in the league have strengthened their squads ahead of the new season and Liverpool are not exempt from that – although the bulk of their activity took place prior to the start of the Spring Series.

Manager Scott Rogers signed England internationals Jess Clarke, Laura Coombs and Casey Stoney, who have all made big impressions during the summer.

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LFC Ladies signings Jess Clarke and Laura Coombs with manager Scott Rodgers (images via Liverpool FC)

However, as well as bringing in some experienced players, Liverpool lost key attacker Shanice van de Sanden who secured a move to Champions League winners Lyon following a hugely impressive European Championships tournament.

The loss of the Netherlands star was seen as a ‘blow’ by captain Gemma Bonner but Liverpool will hope Scotland international Caroline Weir will continue to bag them goals in Van de Sanden’s absence.

“It’s been a long pre-season but the girls have been working really hard for the first game against Everton and we just can’t wait to get going now,” Bonner told This Is Anfield.

“Players have to step up and showcase what they can do and it’s no different to any situation we have been in before,” Bonner continued.

“Losing Shanice (van de Sanden) from any team would be a loss but over the years we have lost players and it also gives the opportunity for younger players to come through.

“Obviously it was a blow to lose her but we have players who have stepped up and hopefully they can show that this season.”

As well as their league aspirations, Liverpool will hope to produce another strong FA Cup run after reaching the semi-finals last season.

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They were knocked out and denied a place in the final at Wembley by league champions Manchester City so the Reds will hope to go one step further this year.

City will expect to battle it out for the title with Chelsea and Arsenal but a good season for Liverpool would see them compete with those three teams and secure a top four finish.

The FA Women’s Super League season kicks-off on the weekend of the 22-24 September. For more information on both leagues and to purchase tickets, visit www.FAWSL.com.

2016/17 League position: 5th
Spring Series position: 4th
Player to watch: Caroline Weir
Young player to watch: Niamh Charles
Predicted finish: 4th


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What is going wrong at Liverpool and how can Jurgen Klopp solve it?

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 22:30
What is going wrong for Liverpool?

 Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dejected after missing a chance during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

KARL: It sounds so obvious that it can’t possibly be the entire truth, but it is: not finishing chances, and conceding too easily.

There’s so much that goes on in between those things that Liverpool do very well, and the sheer volume of good, if not great, scoring opportunities they create attests to how well the team plays on a half-to-half basis, but for whatever reason the ball isn’t going in often enough.

Sometimes it can be the speed we play at—players can’t take the extra second to be composed, have to be instinctive attackers rather than more natural strikers taking the final touch, etc.—and sometimes it’s just one of those days.

But you can handle those days if you are solid and reliable the other end of the pitch. Liverpool aren’t, and haven’t been for years.

HENRY: It is a combination of things, but the key is that Liverpool are relatively hopeless in either penalty area.

Although they still score at a fairly rapid rate, so many chances are missed, as the Burnley and Leicester matches have highlighted. They are dominating matches and playing well, but not putting the ball in the net.

Then there’s the defence, which is undoubtedly the key issue. There is a nervousness and lack of quality in it, and the standard of goals being conceded is so poor. On the flip side, we seem to give opponents one chance and they take it.

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The most damning thing is that we appear to be the total opposite of Man United. They don’t look that special during chunks of matches—we often do—but they don’t make mistakes and they take their chances. That’s why they are higher than us in table.

 Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet look dejected as a score a second goal during the FA Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BEN: In short, dominating possession, failing to break teams down and being defensively weak.

I’m not too concerned about us going forward as we’re doing most things correctly. We’re having lots of shots and although failure to turn them into goals is a slight concern in the short term, I’m confident in the long term that we’ll be fine.

We can’t expect to batter teams every week. Learning how to grind out results and break down stubborn teams is the ultimate goal (forgive the pun).

However, defensively we’re an embarrassment at the moment.

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Lack of leaders, organisation, strong, well-timed challenges, power in the air and concentration are all missing, which causes us to concede late goals from a few shots.

TAINTLESS: The first team lacks quality in defence and midfield. We have conceded nine goals in the Premier League, more than bottom-placed Palace!

Our centre-back group of Lovren, Klavan, Matip and Gomez is too mediocre. Lovren is error prone, Klavan is not suited to playing a high line, Matip can be good but also has a tendency to complacency and Gomez has talent but little experience at centre-back.

And at right-back we’re rotating between two young players who are learning on the job.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool and Sevilla at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp’s system will often put more pressure on our defensive players, e.g. dealing with more one-on-ones and counters. But not recruiting players capable of dealing better with such situations has been a failure on our part.

In four transfer windows we have spent only £4 million on centre-backs, and that knowing how poor we were defensively under Rodgers.

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Klopp is a manager who trusts his players, and players love him for it.

But he has placed too much trust in some mediocre players and too much trust in his ability to make some players better than they’re capable of being. He needs to bring back his ruthlessness.

And how can Jurgen Klopp solve it?

 Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

KARL: There are two real options for this (outside of buying personnel, which can’t be done right now): change the approach to task one extra player with a much more defence-oriented role, or change the approach to look at a pure counter-attacking side which only explodes forward after the danger is dealt with.

The latter requires a fundamental shift away from what Klopp has built so far, so is unlikely.

Right now I think (especially away from home) it’s the defensive side which has to be the focus, so either rein in the full-backs’ adventurism and play an extra midfielder who will stay put, or play a diamond to simply nullify counter-attacking opportunities by volume of bodies in the middle.

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The goalscoring will sort itself out because the forwards are exceptional.

They won’t hit 30 each, but they’re all capable, confident and simply in a moment where things aren’t going in when they should. Nothing needs dramatically changing there.

 Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

HENRY: The obvious answer is that time on the training ground will make a difference, but it’s not as though they aren’t training at the moment!

The attack will sort itself, with Sadio Mane‘s return huge, Philippe Coutinho getting sharper and Mo Salah becoming more ruthless in front of goal, but I have major concerns about the centre of defence.

The same mistakes are being made over and over again, and barring Joel Matip, I just don’t think Klopp has the personnel to make Liverpool that much better at the back.

He has to take a fair amount of criticism for that, after not signing a centre-back in the summer.

He needs to decide on a settled goalkeeper and back four rather than continually changing it, and see how they fare.

Jordan Henderson‘s poor form has not helped at all, and if he can return to the level he was at this time last year, it will make a big difference to the side.

The bottom line is that Klopp is actually doing a lot right, but constant individual mistakes at either end of the pitch are making him look foolish.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BEN: It’s always a fool’s errand to try and get into the managers mind…but: Klopp seems to think that a squad of 25 players means that they must all play at some point across all competitions.

He wants a squad of players all ready at a moment’s notice to slot into his system.

What this means, however, is that there’s a lack of consistency with team selection that is proving to be catastrophic in the short term and ultimately might not be worth it in the long term.

This is most notable in defence where even the ever-present Matip is having off games.

Our defenders and goalkeeper aren’t playing with each other week in and week out to form a solid unit. I’m not seeing anyone talk on the pitch. We need a gobby leader: a Carragher.

Klopp needs to nail down a starting 11 and stick with it. Regular players, playing together, gaining confidence—and confident players leads to wins and momentum.

 Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side lose 5-0 during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

TAINTLESS: Ideally we need two new centre-backs (not just one) and a better defensive midfielder (as Can seems likely to leave eventually and Klopp is mostly using him as a box-to-box player).

Transfers can’t happen until January, so the way to improve things in the short term is training, selection, system and tactics.

With selection I would focus on getting Gomez ready to play more often as a partner for Matip.

I believe Can is better in the No. 6 position than Henderson. Neither is perfect, but Can is more incisive in his passing from deep and is calm when pressed as he can manipulate and carry the ball.

Ultimately the biggest difference between top players/teams and good players/teams aren’t just aspects like superior technique or physicality. It is invariably football intelligence.

Making the right decisions in the right moment more often than others. Helping our players make better decisions is how Klopp, Buvac and Co. can solve our problems.

* Many thanks to Karl, Henry, Ben and Taintless for their contributions. You can read more of Taintless Red’s thoughts here.

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Watch again: Live LFC training from Melwood on Facebook

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 20:21

Our official Facebook page provided live coverage from Liverpool's training session on Wednesday afternoon - and you can watch the footage again on demand.

The Reds returned to Melwood to begin preparations for their second meeting with Leicester City of the week – in the Premier League this Saturday evening.

See how Jürgen Klopp’s charges started their work towards a strong response following Tuesday’s Carabao Cup defeat against the Foxes in our stream from the training ground, which is available by clicking here to visit the official Liverpool FC Facebook page.

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Watch again: Live LFC training from Melwood on Facebook

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 20:21
Our official Facebook page provided live coverage from Liverpool's training session on Wednesday afternoon - and you can watch the footage again on demand.
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