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Fabinho and Thiago in contention for Atletico, but Keita absent

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 13:16

Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara are in contention for Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, but Naby Keita is ruled out.

Fabinho and Thiago have resumed full training alongside their teammates after respective knee and calf injuries and could be involved at Anfield for the Group B fixture.

However, Keita is now facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring issue during the weekend’s Anfield draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jürgen Klopp told his pre-match press conference: “Naby has a hamstring injury so will be out for a while. Apart from that, Millie it’s clear [he won’t be involved] and the others who are out long-term will be out as well.

“Fabinho and Thiago trained completely normally and are in contention, which is good obviously. It’s very helpful and so we will see.

“Injuries [in this] period of the season are completely normal, as long as they are not too harsh we have to accept that. The players will be back, hopefully soon, and then they are in contention again as well.

“But for tomorrow only the fit players, obviously.”

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Fabinho and Thiago in contention for Atletico, but Keita absent

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 13:16
Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara are in contention for Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, but Naby Keita is ruled out.
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New goalkeeper mural unveiled at AXA Training Centre

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 11:27

A new mural has been completed at the AXA Training Centre paying tribute to some of Liverpool Football Club’s most legendary goalkeepers.

Commissioned by John Achterberg and created by local artist John Culshaw, the design features a number of iconic figures who have represented the Reds between the sticks throughout history.

The artwork is situated in the dedicated goalkeeper training area of the facility, providing inspiration to the modern-day stoppers as they undergo their daily drills.

First-team goalkeeping coach Achterberg told Liverpoolfc.com: “We’d had something at Melwood, which was a painting of the Kop, and then I saw the murals around town, so I thought it’d be good to do something with the goalie area on the wall there because it was originally just concrete.

“So, I had the idea to put all the legendary goalkeepers on there. We got a list of all the ‘keepers who won a trophy playing as the No.1 for the club. We’ve put the stats on there of how many games they played and how many trophies they won for us.

“There are 13 goalies on there going back right back to the start of the club’s history up until now.”

Achterberg feels the mural can act as added motivation and inspiration for Liverpool’s clutch of goalkeepers, both experienced and those taking their first steps in the game.

“I think for everyone who comes out to train here, it’s a little bit of motivation seeing all the top goalies that have been here – and if they want to get there themselves, they have to produce,” he explained.

“It tells something about the history of the club and what the goalkeepers have achieved here – and what the drive is from the club to achieve even more.

“But the motivation isn’t just for the young ‘keepers; there are goalkeepers on there like Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar who won a lot of trophies with the club, so if you want to top their records, you have to win more trophies and drive yourself on to be better every day.

“That’s the motivation for them and for the younger goalies, it is to show how hard you have to work to get to that position at the club.”

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New goalkeeper mural unveiled at AXA Training Centre

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 11:27
A new mural has been completed at the AXA Training Centre paying tribute to some of Liverpool Football Club’s most legendary goalkeepers.
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