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Jordan Henderson's verdict on Southampton defeat

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 22:40

Jordan Henderson cited a slow start and wasteful finishing as the main contributing factors behind Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Southampton.

Danny Ings’ early strike saw the Reds defeated at St Mary’s Stadium on Monday night, with the visitors unable to force their way to a leveller amid a determined defensive display from the hosts.

Henderson discussed the game in an interview with Sky Sports. Read on for the captain’s post-match thoughts…

On how the game ‘got away’ from Liverpool…

The start didn’t help. We’re starting slow in games and it’s not us. We’re probably saying that a few too many times at the minute so that doesn’t help. Second-half performance I thought was very good, but we don’t score again. In the last two games we’ve had some good chances and haven’t put the ball in the back of the net, so that’s another issue. I’d say they were the two main things.

On whether he can identify why the Reds started slowly…

No, because we knew they would come out fast. We knew we needed a quick start but for whatever reason… sloppy passes, causing one or two free-kicks, and you get punished in this league.

On how he saw a route back into the game during a more purposeful second-half display…

Just keep going. Keep pushing, try to find that equaliser. But unfortunately we couldn’t do that. I thought we created some good chances still and maybe should have scored to get the equaliser, and probably deserved it in the second half, but unfortunately couldn’t do so.

On the champions’ recent form…

We’re frustrated, disappointed, but that happens in football. It’s how you deal with it is the main thing, so we’ve got an FA Cup game against [Aston] Villa and then in the league we’ve got [Manchester] United so we need to react quickly and bounce back quickly because the last few games, in terms of results, haven’t been good enough.

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Jordan Henderson's verdict on Southampton defeat

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 22:40
Jordan Henderson cited a slow start and wasteful finishing as the main contributing factors behind Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Southampton.
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Closure of LFC retail stores from Tuesday

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 22:06

In line with the new national restrictions, our retail stores will close from Tuesday January 5 until further notice.

As part of the government’s national lockdown coronavirus measures, we will be closing our Anfield, Liverpool One and Williamson Square retail stores with immediate effect. This means that they will join our Chester, Belfast and Dublin stores, which had already closed to comply with government COVID-19 guidelines.

Supporters can still visit the club’s online store www.liverpoolfc.com/store to purchase all things LFC. Our distribution centre remains open and we are committed to delivering all orders as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Closure of LFC retail stores from Tuesday

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 22:06
In line with the new national restrictions, our retail stores will close from Tuesday January 5 until further notice.
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Match report: Reds slip to defeat at Southampton

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 22:01

Liverpool suffered a 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Monday night.

Danny Ings’ second-minute goal proved decisive at St Mary’s Stadium, with the Reds unable to muster an equaliser against a well-organised, stubborn Saints defence. 

Following a below-par first half, there was greater intent and tempo about the champions’ play after the interval.

However, Southampton’s defensive perseverance restricted them to a sole shot on target - a scuffed Sadio Mane attempt 15 minutes from time.

Jürgen Klopp’s side remain top of the Premier League on goal difference, although they have played one game more than Manchester United.

Team news 

Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldum came in as Klopp revamped his midfield three.

Jordan Henderson partnered Fabinho at centre-back. 

First half

Ings’ early opener - a looping finish from an acute angle following James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick delivery - prompted a response of sorts from Liverpool.

Roberto Firmino pulled his effort wide after Mohamed Salah had stabbed a pass into the No.9’s feet, before Kyle Walker-Peters blocked Mane’s header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s teasing cross. 

Henderson then shot over the crossbar once Firmino had teed him up, and the pressure on Southampton dissipated thereafter as the Reds dominated possession without troubling Fraser Forster. 

Klopp’s team did, though, fashion two more half-chances prior to the break, with Mane heavily involved in both instances.

First, Thiago caressed a half-volleyed pass into the forward, who cut inside onto his right foot but miscued his attempt from 20 yards.

Then, after Nathan Tella had curled wide at the other end, Mane darted towards the byline and stood up a fine cross that was a fraction too high for Salah to convert with his head. 

Second half

The champions emerged for the second period with a renewed sense of urgency and attacked vigorously in pursuit of a leveller.

Wijnaldum saw his appeal for a penalty - after his strike on goal had hit Jack Stephens’ arm - ignored, before Stephens’ produced a last-ditch challenge to thwart Mane from close range.

Liverpool’s No.10 was next to be denied a spot-kick when he appeared to be brought down by Walker-Peters as the pressure continued to build. 

Fine footwork freed Firmino from the attentions of Stephens midway through the period, but the Brazilian’s cut-back, intended for Mane, was intercepted by Ibrahima Diallo.

Xherdan Shaqiri - earlier introduced in place of Oxlade-Chamberlain - then fired over, and Mane mis-hit his shot at Forster as time began to run out. 

Mane then had the final sight of goal in stoppage time, but the Senegalese could only nod Andy Robertson's corner over the bar.

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Match report: Reds slip to defeat at Southampton

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 22:01
Liverpool suffered a 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Monday night.
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LIVE: Southampton vs. Liverpool – Follow the Reds’ Premier League clash here

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 19:15

Liverpool face Southampton this evening, looking to respond from back-to-back draws against West Brom and Newcastle. We’re live to bring you the latest from St Mary’s.

Kickoff at St Mary’s is 8pm (UK), the referee is Andre Marriner

Henry Jackson is running tonight’s blog – get involved by Tweeting @thisisanfield, @HenryJackson87 or use the comments section below.

Teams

Southampton: Forster; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Djenepo; Ings, Walcott

Subs: Lewis, Vokins, Valery, Ramsay, Chauke, Smallbone, Tella, Long, N’Lundulu

Liverpool: Alisson; Trent, Henderson, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Subs: Kelleher, N.Williams, R.Williams, Phillips, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi

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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Southampton: Thiago starts & Hendo in defence

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 19:00

Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to his side for the clash at Southampton, with Thiago making his first start for the Reds since October.

It’s another matchday on the road for Liverpool as they look to start 2021 on a winning note against a Saints outfit who currently sit seven points behind in ninth place in the table.

After two disappointing draws in succession, the Reds must respond as clubs continue to breathe down their neck and claw back the early buffer they had established.

It is a must-win encounter for Klopp’s side and a victory will see them make history as they look to add to their three consecutive wins to make it four in a row at Southampton for the first time.

Alisson remains on vigil between the sticks with Fabinho joined by fellow midfielder and captain Jordan Henderson at centre-back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, meanwhile, remain on their respective flanks – in what could potentially be a 3-4-3 formation with Gini Wijnaldum acting as a centre-half.

If not, the Dutchman will be joined by Thiago and ex-Saint Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle of the park in an exciting combination.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane complete the XI as they once again lead the line for the third game on the bounce.

And the boss has a healthy complement of players to turn to on the bench including James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Curtis Jones, while former Red Danny Ings starts for the home side.

Southampton: Forster; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Djenepo; Ings, Walcott

Substitutes: Lewis, Vokins, Valery, Ramsay, Chauke, Smallbone, Tella, Long, N’Lundulu

Liverpool: Alisson; Trent, Henderson, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Kelleher, N. Williams, R. Williams, Phillips, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi

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Team news: Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Southampton

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 18:59

Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start for Liverpool in tonight’s Premier League fixture at Southampton.

The pair come in for Curtis Jones and Nathaniel Phillips as the champions make three changes at St Mary’s.

The other sees Georginio Wijnaldum return in place of James Milner.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi, R. Williams, Phillips, N. Williams.

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Team news: Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Southampton

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 18:59
Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start for Liverpool in tonight’s Premier League fixture at Southampton.
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Watch Southampton vs. Liverpool – Live Online Streams and Worldwide TV Info

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 17:30

Liverpool’s first game of 2021 takes them to Southampton tonight in the 8pm (GMT) kick-off. Here’s how to watch live on TV and on online streams around the world.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side are back on the road once more, making the trip to the south coast to meet Southampton tonight in another pivotal Premier League clash.

The Reds’ disappointing end to 2020, with two back-to-back draws, has ensured this is a must-win in regards to the table and arresting a poor away record which currently stands at two wins from eight.

Now, it’s time for Liverpool to start as they mean to go on against a club they have not lost to in the last six meetings, with an aggregate score of 17-2.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have proved a tough task this season and have been buoyed by the return of Danny Ings, and they welcome the Reds in the knowledge a win moves them four points adrift of the current leaders.

Can Liverpool return to the winner’s board and start 2021 on the right note?

Check This Is Anfield for the latest team news ahead of the match.

You can also follow the game by downloading the This is Anfield app, including lineups, live coverage and all the reaction and analysis.

The match gets underway at 8pm (GMT) – or 3pm in New York, 12pm in Los Angeles, 7am (Tuesday) in Sydney, midnight in Dubai and 11pm in Nairobi.

UK Viewers

Southampton vs. Liverpool is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK, which are available to live stream with Sky GO.

Reds fans can get take advantage of adding all 8 Sky Sports channels for £25 per month here.

This Is Anfield will also be providing live text commentary throughout on our website and full match reaction and analysis on the This Is Anfield app for iPhone and Android later. Download free here.

US Viewers

Southampton vs. Liverpool is being shown live on NBCSN and NBC Universo in the US, which is available to live stream with FuboTV.

This Is Anfield will also be providing live text commentary throughout on our website and full match reaction and analysis on the This Is Anfield app for iPhone and Android later. Download free here.

Worldwide

Live audio commentary of Southampton vs. Liverpool and a full match replay and highlights will also be available on LFCTV GO here.

Check our Rest of the World TV guide below for a list of TV broadcasters showing the match live.

This Is Anfield will also be providing live text commentary throughout on our website and full match reaction and analysis on the This Is Anfield app for iPhone and Android later. Download free here.

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Rest of the World

Supporters can find the Reds’ first league game of 2021 on the following channels worldwide:

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You can follow all the action tonight and throughout 2020/21 with us by downloading the This is Anfield app for iPhone and Android for free.

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Liverpool sent transfer message by Borussia Dortmund CEO

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:31

Erling Haaland has been urged to stay at Borussia Dortmund amid growing speculation linking him with Liverpool and Manchester United.

The 20-year-old striker has become one of the hottest properties in world football with his performances - and goals - for the Bundesliga side.

Along with Liverpool and United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus have also been linked with the Norwegian international.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

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

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Liverpool sent transfer message by Borussia Dortmund CEO

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:31

Erling Haaland has been urged to stay at Borussia Dortmund amid growing speculation linking him with Liverpool and Manchester United.

The 20-year-old striker has become one of the hottest properties in world football with his performances - and goals - for the Bundesliga side.

Along with Liverpool and United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus have also been linked with the Norwegian international.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

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

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Liverpool sent transfer message by Borussia Dortmund CEO

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:31
Erling Haaland has been urged to stay at Borussia Dortmund amid growing speculation linking him with Liverpool and Manchester United.
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Michael Thomas helps bring free training courses to ex-Academy players

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:30

Former Liverpool midfielder Michael Thomas is helping to lead a ground-breaking education project in support of the club's ex-Academy players.

Thomas, who made 163 appearances for the Reds during his six-and-a-half years at Anfield and scored in the 1992 FA Cup final victory, returned to the club last year to work as a mentor with the younger age groups at the Academy in Kirkby.

Now, he is aiming to help former LFC youth players just as much as the current crop.

Following his retirement, Thomas co-founded Phoenix Sport & Media Group alongside other ex-professionals, including Andy Cole and Brian Deane, with the objective of helping today’s generation avoid the pitfalls which struck him during his career.

The LFC Academy has now joined with Phoenix in a unique partnership aimed at the club’s alumni.

It offers fully-funded training and education courses to all former Academy players in areas such as financial education, practical business skills and social media, in an effort to help participants avoid potential issues while also possibly helping them towards a second career.

The online courses, delivered by ex-pros, have already started, with more to come during the next few months.

“We had some very bad advice from people we trusted. It was a body blow,” said Thomas. “We started investigating this and got together to put something back in for the players of today.

“We want to help the next generation so no-one else gets burned. We care about them.”

The company was founded in 2016 and has grown into various departments, including investor rescue – ‘salvaging the investments of those who have been badly advised’ – and expanded into training.

Thomas is passionate about making sure players know how to manage their lives, with careers often short-lived.

“In football, people think it’s a long career but it’s gone quickly. I went to some dark places when I retired and you need to keep yourself busy, which is easier said than done,” he said.

Thomas added: “When you become part of Liverpool FC, you are part of a family. The team at the Academy are really amazing and really care about their players.

“Through these courses we can also hopefully help make a positive difference to the pathways that our former players take who are no longer at the club on a day-to-day basis.

“This is a very proud moment for me and my company.”

Phil Roscoe, Liverpool FC’s Academy player care manager, is excited about the opportunities offered by the collaboration.

He is committed to making sure help and advice is available to any player who has been through the Academy, even though they may have left many years ago.

“We’ve been keeping in touch with our former players from the Academy for years on an informal basis but in the last year, Caitlin [Hawkins, Academy education manager] and I have managed to put all our alumni information into a more formal database, which allows for more formal and regular contact, allowing us to make big strides in reaching out to them.

“As an individual it’s always good to upskill your qualifications, especially in these uncertain times.

“When they were younger, at the Academy, education may not have been their priority – they wanted to be footballers – but these courses enable us to catch them when training and education may very much be at the top of their priority list.

“The first courses are concentrating on business but we’ll have more in other areas so hopefully they will appeal to other alumni as well.”

Carly Barnes, CEO at Phoenix Sport & Media, said the company was delighted to make LFC their first partners in the project: “We are very proud to announce this collaboration with Liverpool FC.

“Our first courses will be in financial education and will be co-delivered by the very talented Paul Williams, former England U20 coach, which we hope will be tremendously valuable to Liverpool FC Academy alumni.

“We very much look forward to seeing the first learners develop and progress their skills over the coming weeks.”

For the next generation of LFC Academy players, meanwhile, Thomas’ name should simply mean someone who has helped them along in their quest to be the best they can be.

“I’m working mainly with the 10-14 age group in a similar role to the one Steve McManaman and Rob Jones do,” he said.

“They’re great to work with, eager to learn. I’m there just to help out, pull them aside, maybe give them some little nuggets of advice.”

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Michael Thomas helps bring free training courses to ex-Academy players

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:30
Former Liverpool midfielder Michael Thomas is helping to lead a ground-breaking education project in support of the club's ex-Academy players.
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Meikayla Moore nominated for Championship Player of the Month

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:00

Liverpool FC Women defender Meikayla Moore has been shortlisted for the December Player of the Month award in the FA Women's Championship.

Moore played in all three of the Reds’ fixtures in the month, helping to secure important victories and clean sheets against Crystal Palace and London City Lionesses.

The fixture against the Lionesses also saw the New Zealand international score her first goal for the club after her summer arrival from MSV Duisburg in Germany.

Also nominated are Emily Roberts (Durham), Natasha Jane Flint (Leicester City) and Bianca Baptiste (Crystal Palace).

The winner will be selected by a combination of public votes on the FA website, which is open now, and an expert panel.

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Meikayla Moore nominated for Championship Player of the Month

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:00
Liverpool FC Women defender Meikayla Moore has been shortlisted for the December Player of the Month award in the FA Women's Championship.
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Match Centre: Follow live build-up to Southampton v Liverpool

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 10:00

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Visit our Match Centre now to follow interactive build-up, updates and reaction as Liverpool face Southampton in the Premier League.
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