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Adam Lallana's guide to pre-season: Part one

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:52

With his and Liverpool's third pre-season under Jürgen Klopp now well under way, Adam Lallana is perfectly placed to provide an insight into exactly what this time of year entails for the Reds' players.

So, we asked the midfielder to do just that in a two-part video special that offers supporters a glimpse behind the scenes of Klopp's pre-season regime.

In part one, Lallana explains what goes on at Melwood in the early stages of Liverpool's preparations for the year ahead, including lactate tests, double training sessions and crucial tactical work that enables players to forge an understanding with new teammates - in this case, Naby Keita and Fabinho.

LFCTV GO subscribers can watch the first part of the feature below. Need to sign up? Click here to do so.

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Adam Lallana's guide to pre-season: Part one

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:52
With his and Liverpool's third pre-season under Jürgen Klopp now well under way, Adam Lallana is perfectly placed to provide an insight into exactly what this time of year entails for the Reds' players.
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Liverpool close in on Alisson after agreeing mega deal

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:25

Liverpool have clinched an agreement worth around £66 million inclusive of add-ons with Roma for Alisson, which is a world record fee for a goalkeeper.

Talks had progressed well on Tuesday, with a resolution speedily reached after the Reds upped their initial offer allowing the 25-year-old to press ahead with the move.

Barring any late counter bids and twists, the Brazil international should sign a five-year contract with the Anfield side after undertaking his medical and agreeing personal terms, with those formalities potentially finalised by the end of the week.

Alisson, not short of interest in his services this summer, has been a long-term target for Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool made checks on him in January, but had already laid down the foundation for a deal last year.

The club’s endeavour to recruit him as well as the manager’s ambitious vision meant the Merseysiders stole a march on Chelsea, who are navigating Real Madrid’s pursuit of Thibaut Courtois.

The Blues are yet to submit an offer and it is understood that is a result of Alisson making clear his preference is Liverpool.

Roma would welcome an auction, but there are currently no indications that one will materialise.

The blockbuster fee almost doubles the British-record outlay for a goalkeeper, with Ederson having cost Manchester City £34.7m last summer.

It also eclipses the €52m Juventus parted with to sign Gianluigi Buffon from Parma in 2001 by €18m.

Source: Joe.co.uk

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Liverpool close in on Alisson after agreeing mega deal

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:25

Liverpool have clinched an agreement worth around £66 million inclusive of add-ons with Roma for Alisson, which is a world record fee for a goalkeeper.

Talks had progressed well on Tuesday, with a resolution speedily reached after the Reds upped their initial offer allowing the 25-year-old to press ahead with the move.

Barring any late counter bids and twists, the Brazil international should sign a five-year contract with the Anfield side after undertaking his medical and agreeing personal terms, with those formalities potentially finalised by the end of the week.

Alisson, not short of interest in his services this summer, has been a long-term target for Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool made checks on him in January, but had already laid down the foundation for a deal last year.

The club’s endeavour to recruit him as well as the manager’s ambitious vision meant the Merseysiders stole a march on Chelsea, who are navigating Real Madrid’s pursuit of Thibaut Courtois.

The Blues are yet to submit an offer and it is understood that is a result of Alisson making clear his preference is Liverpool.

Roma would welcome an auction, but there are currently no indications that one will materialise.

The blockbuster fee almost doubles the British-record outlay for a goalkeeper, with Ederson having cost Manchester City £34.7m last summer.

It also eclipses the €52m Juventus parted with to sign Gianluigi Buffon from Parma in 2001 by €18m.

Source: Joe.co.uk

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Liverpool close in on Alisson after agreeing mega deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:25
Liverpool have clinched an agreement worth around £66 million inclusive of add-ons with Roma for Alisson, which is a world record fee for a goalkeeper.
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Liverpool agree deal worth £67m for Alisson

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:11

Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £67 million with Roma for goalkeeper Allison as the Brazilian edges closer to Anfield.

It is now up to the 25-year-old to join Jurgen Klopp or wait to see if Chelsea match the Kop bid.

Liverpool have permission to meet the 25-year-old to discuss personal terms.

No medical is scheduled yet. Liverpool are awaiting the response of the Brazil international before pressing ahead with the world record deal for a goalkeeper.

They are aware of interest from other clubs, but only Liverpool have met Roma’s valuation at this stage.

Liverpool hope their long-term interest in the keeper – they first tried to sign him in January – will give them the upper hand should Chelsea decide to match the valuation.

Alisson has been Klopp’s number one target all summer.

Now it looks like he has his man, although Liverpool will want the formalities complete before declaring victory in pursuit of one of the most highly-rated goalkeepers in the world.

Source: Telegraph

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Liverpool agree deal worth £67m for Alisson

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:11

Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £67 million with Roma for goalkeeper Allison as the Brazilian edges closer to Anfield.

It is now up to the 25-year-old to join Jurgen Klopp or wait to see if Chelsea match the Kop bid.

Liverpool have permission to meet the 25-year-old to discuss personal terms.

No medical is scheduled yet. Liverpool are awaiting the response of the Brazil international before pressing ahead with the world record deal for a goalkeeper.

They are aware of interest from other clubs, but only Liverpool have met Roma’s valuation at this stage.

Liverpool hope their long-term interest in the keeper – they first tried to sign him in January – will give them the upper hand should Chelsea decide to match the valuation.

Alisson has been Klopp’s number one target all summer.

Now it looks like he has his man, although Liverpool will want the formalities complete before declaring victory in pursuit of one of the most highly-rated goalkeepers in the world.

Source: Telegraph

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Liverpool agree deal worth £67m for Alisson

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:11
Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £67 million with Roma for goalkeeper Allison as the Brazilian edges closer to Anfield.
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Liverpool agree fee to sign Alisson from Roma

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:06

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Alisson after agreeing a £66million fee with Roma for the Brazilian goalkeeper, Goal can confirm.

The Reds have been in intensive talks with the Serie A club this week, and now have permission to speak to the player about a move to Anfield.

The deal would make the 25-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

Alisson, it is understood, is open to the idea of a move to Merseyside, but Liverpool could face competition from Chelsea, who look set to lose their own goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, to Real Madrid.

Liverpool, though, are growing confident they can win the race, which would mean they have broken the world transfer record for both goalkeepers and defenders in the last seven months.

Source: Goal.com

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Liverpool agree fee to sign Alisson from Roma

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:06
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Alisson after agreeing a £66million fee with Roma for the Brazilian goalkeeper, Goal can confirm.
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Liverpool agree world-record deal with Roma for Alisson

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:59
Liverpool have agreed a world record fee of £66.8million with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson.
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Liverpool agree world-record fee for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:51

Liverpool have agreed a fee of £66.8 million for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, and have been granted permission to discuss personal terms with the player.


The Reds saw their initial offer of £62.2 million fall short on Tuesday, but continued talks with their Serie A counterparts as they sought to land their priority target.

Early reports in Italy on Wednesday morning suggested a new bid of €75 million had been made, which was later corroborated by several English reporters, including the Times’ Paul Joyce, who revealed that an agreement had been reached.

Liverpool’s £66.8 million outlay, inclusive of add-ons, will comfortably break the world record for a goalkeeper.

 Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group E match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 25-year-old Brazilian is now expected to travel to England to finalise a deal with the Reds, with a medical already being lined up.

Though also interested, Chelsea are yet to make a bid—but Thibaut Courtois’ expected switch to Real Madrid is believed to have been held up until the Blues identify his successor.

They were, however, linked with both Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel on Tuesday, suggesting last season’s fifth-placed side are considering alternatives.

Alisson’s arrival will understandably put Loris Karius‘ future in jeopardy and it will be interesting to see if Jurgen Klopp keeps the German as backup, or seeks to loan the ‘keeper out to a team away from the limelight.

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Liverpool increase world-record bid for Alisson

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:41
Liverpool are so confident of completing a deal for Roma goalkeeper Alisson that the Reds are making arrangements for the Brazilian to complete a medical at the club.
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LFC Foundation holds Premier League Primary Stars football finals

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:23
The Liverpool FC Academy played host to LFC Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) football finals last week.
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Liverpool increase Alisson offer and close in on record deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:19
Liverpool have made a new bid of €75m (£66.8m) for Alisson and are close to sealing a world-record deal for the Roma goalkeeper.
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Local kids attend Premier League ticket giveaway

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:17
More than 100 local schoolchildren and staff took part in a special Red Neighbours event at Anfield to select the Premier League home games they will attend for free during the 2018-19 season.
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Liverpool FC: Building a squad for 2018/19 – debating the ins, outs and loans

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:38

Liverpool’s 2018/19 squad is looking strong, and with less a month of the transfer window left it looks to be a busy few weeks ahead.


Jurgen Klopp has added Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri so far, and is said to be targetting a goalkeeper and a ‘No.10’ – with Roma’s Alisson and Lyon’s Nabil Fekir seemingly the first-choice options for each.

Meanwhile, there is expected to be a host of departures either on loan or permanently, chief among them Harry Wilson, Danny Ings and Simon Mignolet.

We got the views of four This Is Anfield regulars, Matt Ladson, Karl Matchett, Jack Lusby and Chris Williams, on who they would sell, buy and loan this summer.

Note: We answered these last week, before developments on Alisson, and Wilson was loaned.

Which squad do you like best?

Matt 1. Who you buying?

Fekir – seemingly the ideal No.10
A centre-back – Mina, Lascelles or someone else who can upgrade on Matip and be less injury prone
A keeper – I’d pretty much take anyone; if Alisson & Oblak are ruled out then I’d be fine with Cillessen arriving. Obviously Alisson is the first choice.

 Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group E match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

2. Who you selling?

The obvious ones: Mignolet, Ings, Origi, Markovic, Chirivella, Randall, Allan

I’d also let Matip and Lallana go if the above players are signed. Neither would be needed, both are injury prone, sell while they have a re-sale value.

3. Who you loaning out?

Grujic, Kent, Ojo, Woodburn, Solanke, Karius

Karius needs some time away from the club and the spotlight, the rest will all struggle for playing time if they stayed.

4. What’s your squad?

Keepers: Alisson, Ward, Grabara

Defence: Clyne, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, new signing, Lovren, Van Dijk, Klavan, Robertson, Moreno

Midfield: Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Milner, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fekir

Forwards: Salah, Firmino, Mane, Shaqiri, Wilson, Sturridge, Brewster

That gives us a pretty well balanced 26-man squad, well stocked in all the key areas.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp speaks with players during a water break in the preseason friendly match between Chester FC and Liverpool FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Jack 1. Who you buying?

Alisson – Despite concerns over his World Cup form, he’s still the ideal No. 1.
Jamaal Lascelles – A dependable, homegrown centre-back, and a real leader.
Nabil Fekir – Like Alisson, there’s a reason he was identified as a key target.

2. Who you selling?

Mignolet, Ward, Randall, Chirivella, Markovic, Ings, Kent, Ojo, Origi

3. Who you loaning out?

Grujic, Woodburn, Allan, Awoniyi, Solanke

 Liverpool's Ben Woodburn during a preseason friendly match between Tranmere Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Prenton Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

4. What’s your squad?

Keepers: Alisson, Karius, Grabara

Defence: Van Dijk, Lovren, Matip, Lascelles, Gomez, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno

Midfield: Keita, Fabinho, Fekir, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Lallana, Jones

Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Brewster, Wilson

A solid senior squad with top-class options in every position, strong cover in key areas and, in Grabara, Jones, Brewster and Camacho, the best youngsters fleshing out the ranks.

Karl 1. Who you buying?

Guedes: Such a high ceiling, can play wide or as a No. 9 or even in a four-man midfield such as we’ve seen this summer.

Cillessen: Other than Jan Oblak, he’s the right choice for the Reds this summer.

De Ligt or Mina: A centre-back is an extra, not a necessity, but these would be my preference if any come in. Not bothered if they don’t this summer.

Young, powerful, technically good and aerially strong are the requirements—basically what we’ve all hoped Joe Gomez would be. Perhaps we don’t buy one and he does turn out to be this one in the end.

2. Who you selling?

 Liverpool's Adam Lallana and James Milner as the team arrives before a preseason friendly match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Lallana, Ings, Sturridge, Origi, Mignolet, Matip, Randall, Markovic, Allan

Sturridge is the only one there who has anything to offer the Reds with regularity going forward, but only if we regularly play a two in attack.

3. Who you loaning out?

Karius, Grujic, Woodburn, Ojo, Solanke, Wilson

We can’t just bin off Karius and he isn’t ready to be our first choice, so a loan to regain composure, self-belief and transfer value is the best bet.

4. What’s your squad?

Keepers: Cillessen, Ward.

Defence: Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan

Midfield: Fabinho, Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones

Forwards: Mane, Salah, Firmino, Shaqiri, Guedes

Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), NOVEMBER 4, 2017 - Football / Soccer : Spanish "La Liga Santander" match Valencia CF 3-0 CD Leganes at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mutsu Kawamori/AFLO) [3604]

Chris 1. Who you buying?

Jan Oblak
Yerry Mina
Michael Cuisance
Ante Rebic

2. Who you selling?

Mignolet, Markovic, Allan, Ings, Sturridge, Klavan, Lallana

3. Who you loaning out?

Randall, Wilson, Kent, Grujic, Chirivella, Ojo, Awoniyi

4. What’s your squad?

 Atlético de Madrid's goalkeeper Jan Oblak during the Audi Cup 2017 match between Club S.S.C. Napoli and Atlético de Madrid at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Keepers: Oblak, Karius, Ward

Defence: Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Mina, Van Dijk, Gomez, Lovren, Moreno, Robertson

Midfield: Keita, Fabino, Winjaldum, Milner, Henderson, Cuisance, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Woodburn

Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Rebic, Solanke, Origi

Overall
  • All 4 want to sign a keeper
  • 3 out of 4 still want to sign Fekir for the No.10
  • A centre-back would still be nice
  • 3 out of 4 would sell Lallana
  • 3 out of 4 would loan Woodburn

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Daniel Sturridge expecting to stay at Liverpool and excited for season ahead

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:37

Daniel Sturridge says he expects to stay at Liverpool this summer, despite being strongly linked with a move away.


The England international, who turns 29 in September, has been linked with a move to Besiktas, following a six-month loan at West Brom last season.

That loan spell was unsuccessful, falling to injury early on limiting the striker to just six appearances, and the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League.

He has since returned for pre-season training amid speculation over his future, and has produced a series of bright displays in a new role behind the centre-forward.

This has sparked an unlikely debate over whether Sturridge could resurrect his career under Jurgen Klopp, who is seemingly considering a switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation this season.

And speaking to the Mirror ahead of Liverpool’s pre-season friendly at Blackburn, Sturridge expressed his desire to remain on Merseyside.

“I see myself staying at Liverpool, hopefully being part of the team week in, week out,” he said.

“Pre-season is going well, so for me it’s keeping my head down and building on that. I’m excited about the season ahead and it feels great to be back.”

“Pre-season has started well for me and the team,” he added. “I am feeling great and can’t wait to get the season under way.

“We have the tour to come where we face some great teams like Man United, Man City and Dortmund.”

 Liverpool's Joel Matip, James Milner, Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne during the pre-match warm-up before a preseason friendly match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Given the struggles of both Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi over the past 12 months and into pre-season, and the long-term absence of teenager Rhian Brewster, Klopp is short of reliable attacking options.

Whether Sturridge can be described as reliable given his well-documented fitness issues is questionable, but he is certainly proven in terms of quality.

In 133 games for Liverpool he has scored 63 goals, with 21 of those coming in 63 appearances under Klopp—who has reiterated that “there is a future” for his No. 15.

Though this could differ from the manager’s private stance, Sturridge’s performances this pre-season may prove his worth to Klopp.

Having spent a troubled six months back in his native West Midlands, he seems to have acknowledged that Liverpool remain his best prospect, as he is still revered at Anfield.

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Watch: Rhian Brewster's top five Liverpool goals

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:27
Rhian Brewster has penned a new long-term contract with Liverpool and, to mark the news, we've put together a video of five of his best goals for the club to date.
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Watch live: Blackburn v Liverpool

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:30
Watch Liverpool's pre-season friendly with Blackburn Rovers live and exclusively on LFCTV and LFCTV GO on Thursday.
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