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Shelvey: Liverpool regrets, maturing at Newcastle

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:00
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Jonjo Shelvey tells Sky Sports about defying Brendan Rodgers to leave Liverpool aged 21, turning down a move to West Ham last summer, and re-emerging as a key figure at Newcastle

Last Updated: 13/05/20 3:55pm

Jonjo Shelvey joined Newcastle from Swansea in 2016 Jonjo Shelvey joined Newcastle from Swansea in 2016 Jonjo Shelvey joined Newcastle from Swansea in 2016

Matt Ritchie caused quite a stir last week when he said his Newcastle team-mate Jonjo Shelvey could "easily" play for Barcelona - if only he would lay off the golf and focus on his football. "I say it to him very regularly," Ritchie told the In The Box podcast. "He's that good."

Shelvey doesn't do social media. He decided long ago that it wasn't worth the hassle. But Ritchie's comments soon filtered back to him.

"Someone sent me a picture of me in a Barcelona shirt next to Messi," he tells Sky Sports with a chuckle. "Matty text me saying he's had everyone asking him, 'is he really that good? Is he really that good?'

"It's very flattering for people to say stuff like that and Matty obviously knows his football. But I was a bit peed off that he said I play golf three times a week. He's killed me with that."

Shelvey can afford to smile about it. He has had his ups and downs but he is in a good place in his career now. He has re-emerged as a key player for Newcastle under Steve Bruce, scoring five goals in 20 appearances before the lockdown and signing a new three-year contract with the club in March. At 28, he has already surpassed 200 Premier League appearances.

Shelvey is happy and settled in the North East and his achievements are not to be sniffed at. But at the same time, it is impossible to hear comments like Ritchie's without wondering what might have been.

Shelvey was regarded as one of the best young players in the country when he moved from boyhood club Charlton - for whom he had made his debut at the age of 16 years and 59 days old - to Liverpool a decade ago. Have things turned out how that precocious teenager hoped?

"It could have been a lot better, to be honest with you," he says, speaking via video call. "Don't get me wrong, by the time I finish I will have had a fantastic career. But you do sit there sometimes and think, 'could I have gone higher? Could I have been playing in the Champions League?' Hopefully one day I still will, but time's running out now. You go back in the past and you've probably made certain decisions that were wrong."

Leaving Liverpool too soon Shelvey arrived at Liverpool from Charlton in 2010 Shelvey arrived at Liverpool from Charlton in 2010 Shelvey arrived at Liverpool from Charlton in 2010

For Shelvey, the big one came at Liverpool.

He was making encouraging progress there as a cultured yet combative young midfielder, winning his first England cap in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino in October 2012. But when the following summer came around, and against the advice of Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool's manager at the time, he departed to Swansea in search of more regular football.

"I was only 21 when I left," he says. "I don't think you would find many other players who go there at 17 and leave at 21 and I think that speaks a lot of what I'm like as a character. I wasn't happy playing one or two games then coming out of the team. I wanted to carry on playing week in, week out.

In hindsight, should I have stayed? Probably, yeah. Even if it was only for another year or two, just to see how things changed

Jonjo Shelvey on Liverpool

"I'd been on loan at Blackpool, and at Charlton I'd been obviously playing at such an early age. I don't think that helped because you get that knack for playing games and constantly being in the team. When you're playing once and then not playing for six games, I don't care what any footballer says, you don't feel involved. You don't feel part of the team.

"I think that was the feeling I wanted but, in hindsight, should I have stayed? Probably, yeah. Even if it was only for another year or two, just to see how things changed. But it is what it is at the end of the day.

"Every decision I've made in my career was just to play, to try and get as much game-time as possible. I can't say I've got too many regrets."

Overcoming obstacles at Newcastle Shelvey has scored five goals in 20 appearances this season Shelvey has scored five goals in 20 appearances this season Shelvey has scored five goals in 20 appearances this season

Shelvey got his wish at Swansea, starting 77 Premier League games out of a possible 96 before his £12m switch to Newcastle in January 2016. But last season he found himself watching on from the sidelines again under Rafael Benitez. He is grateful to Bruce for ushering him back into the fold.

"I've got a lot to thank Steve for," he says. "He has been superb for me. He's come in and just asked for one thing and that's hard work. On the first day with him on tour in China, he was just spot on. He said, 'as long as you work hard, that will be enough for me.' I think everyone has bought into that."

Newcastle have certainly exceeded expectations, their total of 35 points putting them eight clear of the relegation zone in 13th place. Shelvey's tally of five Premier League goals includes a stunning equaliser against Manchester City at St James' Park in November. It's already his highest-scoring season since the 2013/14 campaign.

"We've changed formations a lot and tried different things," he explains. "Your role is constantly changing within that. But I just feel that as you get older, you learn the game, the positional sense and that side of it. Also, one thing Steve is big on is fitness. We do a lot of running during the week. The fitter you are, the more you can get from box to box.

"That's obviously helped, and it also helps that Steve has been there and done it as a player. You just try to pick things up from him."

Shelvey was not as close with Benitez as he is with Bruce, but he maintains that there was no falling out with the Spaniard last year and insists the issues which kept him out of the team were injury-related.

Shelvey lost his place in the team under Rafael Benitez Shelvey lost his place in the team under Rafael Benitez Shelvey lost his place in the team under Rafael Benitez

"It was a tough season last season," he says. "I had a very bad injury that kept reoccurring. We couldn't get to the bottom of the problem but eventually we found out what it was and managed to keep it under control.

"Obviously, I didn't know what was going on at the club at the start of the summer. But I went away and got myself proper fit. Even if it had been Rafa coming back, I was just going to try my best in pre-season. I know that if that had happened, I'd be in a similar position to the one I'm in now. But it turned out to be Steve and he's been superb for me."

It might have been a different story, of course, had speculation linking him with a move to West Ham come to fruition in the summer. But Shelvey's focus never wavered and he is delighted by how things have worked out.

"I didn't really have an opinion on it," he says. "I was under contract at Newcastle and it was just a matter of what would be would be. If they wanted to move me on or sell me, then that was their choice. But I was more than happy to stay. I never once thought about leaving.

"Obviously, I grew up as a West Ham fan and I've got a place back home right next to their training ground. It would have been an easier choice, in that sense, but I've always been away from home. It's sort of become the norm. You just get used to it. Now, even when I get time off, I tend not to go back. I just stay up here and enjoy it. It's a lovely place to live."

It's also an exciting time for the club, with a potential takeover in the offing, and Shelvey is pleased to have committed his future to it.

"We've done very well this season to be where we are," he says. "If we can get back and play the nine games that are left, hopefully we can climb up a bit more. Me and Matty have signed the new contracts. We've been at the club for some time now and I thought it was important to get that signed. It takes the pressure off. You've got that security, so now it's just time to put it to one side and concentrate on your football."

Growing up and mellowing out Shelvey celebrates with Newcastle team-mate Matt Ritchie Shelvey celebrates with Newcastle team-mate Matt Ritchie Shelvey celebrates with Newcastle team-mate Matt Ritchie

It is not yet known when exactly Shelvey and his Newcastle team-mates will be able to return to action. But what's clear is that a player once known for his hot-headedness, a player who even had the temerity to confront Sir Alex Ferguson after a sending off against Manchester United, has learnt to control his impulses and, most importantly, enjoy his football.

"I think I'm a lot more laid-back," says Shelvey. "People I played with at Swansea will tell you that I wasn't laid-back when I was there. I just wanted to win so much on the training pitch that I'd end up falling out with people.

"I'd say nasty comments and stuff like that, whereas now I'm just enjoying football. I'm going out there and I'm playing with a smile on my face, whereas back in the day I would probably have been a bit of div to referees and picked up stupid little bookings.

"Now, I just laugh and try to have a joke with them and I think that's the one thing that has changed massively with me. I have sort of taken a step back and started to enjoy it all a lot more."

The hope now, both for Shelvey and for Newcastle, is that the best is still to come. Just don't expect him to give up the golf any time soon.

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Unprecedented landscape presents Curtis Jones with chance to stake first-team claim

ThisIsAnfield.com - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 19:00

Curtis Jones emphatically announced himself as the next academy graduate capable of successfully transitioning into the first-team, and the current climate could present him with the chance to entrench himself in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, writes Ben Bocsak.

It was no ordinary game. When the floodlights illuminate Anfield, it never is. But as John Moss blew his whistle for the final time and the Kop rose in jubilation, there was a slight tinge of mockery and taunting in the fans’ inebriated cheers rather than the unbridled elation which is often affixed to games of similar magnitude.

January 5, 2020, will always be remembered as the day a bunch of ‘kids’ from Liverpool’s academy defeated Everton’s first-team. It will be the ultimate taunt.

However, the date could be remembered for another hallmark too. If all goes to plan, it will be recalled as the night Curtis Jones announced his name to the Anfield faithful.

Amid the celebrations after the final whistle, Jones’ smile was the widest. As the cameras zoomed in on Liverpool’s No. 48, his grin was permanently fixed to his face whilst being tightly embraced by Jurgen Klopp. The young midfielder had every right to be brimming with delight.

 Liverpool's Curtis Jones scores the first goal during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 235th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

His winning goal was the type he would have dreamed of on his way to Kirkby as a kid and during his visits to Anfield as a fan.

Jones’ winning goal will not have surprised many who have followed his career at academy level. In fact, he’s probably scored better ones in youth derby games. But it perfectly encapsulated what the midfielder from Toxteth is about.

The clever drift into space, the flamboyant flick to Origi and then the impeccable finish nestling into the top corner.

Curtis Jones’ game is about flair and confidence. The 19-year-old can burst forward from midfield and slalom past defenders with ease. He has the exuberant energy and fighting spirit to press aggressively as well as the wit to exploit key areas of the pitch. He has the finish too – his venomous right foot is lethal even from 20 or 30 yards out.

Undoubtedly, like any midfielder coming through the ranks at Anfield, Jones will be labelled with the ‘next Steven Gerrard’ tag. However, whilst he shares some similarities with Liverpool’s former captain, the best compliment he can be given is that he has already established his own style distinct to that of Gerrard.

 Liverpool's Curtis Jones (C) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the winning fifth penalty of the shoot out during the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 5-5 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jones is in a unique position in the sense that he is comfortable playing in various roles. In the first team, he has already played as part of the midfield three and on the flanks, meanwhile, in the academy, Jones has also featured as a false nine.

His versatility gives Klopp plenty of options.

And while his academy season might have been curtailed by the current crisis, if the football resumes as expected, Jones could have a huge opportunity to stake a claim for a first-team spot.

The 19-year-old was already on the periphery of first-team action with Klopp often including him in the squad for Premier League fixtures prior to the suspension of the football, but with the heavy deluge of games expected to bombard the Reds, his place in the squad could now also translate to minutes on the pitch.

With Liverpool potentially playing twice a week just like during the Christmas period, Klopp will inevitably have to rest his big guns.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with winning penalty taker Curtis Jones, who scored the final penalty of the shoot out after the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 5-5 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The German will be more inclined to do so considering Liverpool will likely have little to play for in many of their remaining fixtures.

In addition, FIFA has also granted the use of five substitutes in light of the current crisis which will open up even more avenues into the first team if the Premier League decides to adopt the new temporary measure.

The heavy fixture schedule and the extra use of subs will present Curtis Jones with the chance he has been yearning for.

And he is well placed to take his chance. He has the hunger to succeed at Liverpool and he has been guided by influential figures from the very beginning. Gerrard himself helped to hone the youngster’s skill at U18 level, meanwhile, James Milner has often offered him advice in training.

He was just 16 years of age when he scored 16 goals and provided six assists in 30 games for the U18s under Steven Gerrard during the 2017/18 campaign – and the former Liverpool captain tipped Jones for stardom even back then.

 Liverpool's Curtis Jones celebrates after the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stephen Warnock recalled to Sky Sports that after one academy game, Gerrard declared: “Jones had everything to become a top player. If his attitude is right, he’ll make it to the top.”

Jones certainly seems well-grounded and he knows what is expected of him. He told the Independent how he needs to ‘shine’ when he gets on the pitch and to ‘not be afraid of anything’ when speaking about his next step at Liverpool.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the 19-year-old is one of the most exciting midfielders to have come through the ranks at Anfield since Gerrard’s fated progression into the first team.

Jones has passed his first test at Anfield, his winning derby goal will have earned him indelible status, he just needs to build on the momentum and cement his place in the first-team squad to ensure he becomes more than a ‘one-goal wonder’.

The best academy graduates seized their chances at Liverpool often exploiting unprecedented situations to stake a claim in the first team, this will be Curtis Jones’ moment to shine.

* This is a guest article for This Is Anfield. If you’d like to contribute a piece for consideration please see this page. Follow Ben on Twitter, @BenBocsak.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold’s AMA on Messi, meals & Robbo with Liverpool’s new under-9s

ThisIsAnfield.com - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 17:43

A new group of under-9s have joined Liverpool, and to help them celebrate signing their first deals with the club, Trent Alexander-Arnold sat down for an AMA.

Like those just joining the Reds in the youngest age group, Trent hoped his U9s contract would one day lead to a place in the first team.

Now 21, he is one of few that has managed to cement himself as a regular at Anfield having come up through the academy, with Curtis Jones the next scouser aiming to follow him.

With life in lockdown for now, Liverpool could not hold their normal party for the new U9s intake, instead doing so via Zoom with the youngsters at home.

Alex Inglethorpe was among those to join the video chat, telling the youths, “at the academy we’ve got a proud tradition of producing players capable of winning the best trophies in the game.”

Trent is a Champions League winner and soon-to-be Premier League champion, so served as the perfect subject for an AMA with the kids.

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The questions included which sport he would have chosen if he wasn’t a footballer (tennis), who has been his toughest opponent yet (Lionel Messi) and how much FIFA he has played during lockdown (“not too much,” he claimed).

One told Trent that “I like Curtis Jones better because he went to my primary school,” while another asked him “who do you like better, Ian Barrigan or Steve Gorst?”

Barrigan, Liverpool’s head of academy recruitment, and Gorst, pre-academy assistant, were also on the call, and Trent praised their influence on his career.

“They both helped me so much growing up, and were always there for me and always gave amazing advice,” he explained.

“So it’s important that everyone listens to them!

“I got lucky in terms of getting the opportunity, but obviously they saw something in me when I first came up and since then I’ve been a Liverpool player, and hopefully I’ll be able to do another 12 years at the club.”

 Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold (L) and Andy Robertson celebrate after the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Semi-Final match between CF Monterrey and Liverpool FC at the Khalifa Stadium. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

He also revealed his favourite meal (“spaghetti bolognese, I eat it the night before a game”), whether he or Andy Robertson is the better full-back (“I don’t know!”) and the best thing about the academy (“being able to learn so much every day and enjoying it”).

One youngster even asked him how many girlfriends he has and which of his team-mates’ girlfriend is the best looking (no comment, of course), while another wanted to know if Trent has a private jet (“no!”).

It is an entertaining watch, and gave the U9s an opportunity to speak to a player who was once in their footsteps—and could even be a team-mate in the future.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold surprises young Reds as they sign first LFC deals

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 17:00

Trent Alexander-Arnold was a surprise guest as the Champions League winner took part in a special day in the Liverpool FC calendar recently.

The Academy's U9s signing day saw 23 young players pen their first deal with the club having come through a preliminary programme with head of pre-Academy recruitment and player retention, Ian Barrigan, and his deputy Steve Gorst.

The youngsters and their families were welcomed via video call by LFCTV's Peter McDowall before a special message from Academy director Alex Inglethorpe as he spoke about what lay ahead for the boys and highlighted some of those who had gone before them.

The names and bios of the players were then revealed by LFC commentator Steve Hunter, before Alexander-Arnold was put on the spot by the new recruits.

The Academy graduate answered a wide range of questions about his career so far - and much more - and also signed individual LFC shirts for them.

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Liverpool FC welcomes the following 23 players to the Academy: Charlie Foster, Kasper Agbitor, Mason Nicholls, Philip Hamilton-Burke, Henry Keshi, Roman Gallagher, Andile Maphiwa-Ndlovu, Tyrell Buffong, Kayin Durosaro, George Brammer, Logan Wright, Breeze Simmonds, Roman Mather-Wray, Harry Skinner, Tinaye Kawome, Jack Fielding, Godwin Ike, Ellis Reeve-Webb, Junior Connolly, Zavion Etuhu, Joshua Mfuni, Kessy Ogunlanai, Henry Lawler.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold surprises young Reds as they sign first LFC deals

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 17:00
Trent Alexander-Arnold was a surprise guest as the Champions League winner took part in a special day in the Liverpool FC calendar recently.
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PL clubs hope police support will scrap neutral venues

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 16:57

Last Updated: 12/05/20 5:01pm

Some Premier League clubs are to hold talks with their local police force Some Premier League clubs are to hold talks with their local police force Some Premier League clubs are to hold talks with their local police force

A group of Premier League clubs are to hold talks with their local police forces this week, with hopes the idea of using neutral venues can be scrapped.

A number of clubs believe their local force, along with their safety advisory group, which issue safety certificates allowing matches to take place, will confirm they are willing to sanction the playing of traditional 'home' matches.

To ease fears that large crowds of supporters will gather at stadia up and down the country, clubs will issue strict warnings to fans - and will hand out long-term stadium bans (lasting several years) to any fans identified near their ground on match days.

Monday's meeting of Premier League stakeholders agreed that the league would try to convince the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to relax its stance on the need for neutral venues when planned fixtures return on June 12 and 13.

Dep Chief Con. Mark Roberts, head of UK Football Unit, says dialogue has taken place about how the season can restart so he can provide guidelines to forces across the country.

Brighton vocalised their reluctance against neutral venues Brighton vocalised their reluctance against neutral venues Brighton vocalised their reluctance against neutral venues

He said on Tuesday: "Following a positive meeting between police, government and football last night, we will be jointly exploring a range of options to identify a way forward, which minimises any risks to public safety and unnecessary pressure on public services, but facilitates a sensible restart to the season, to support the economic and morale benefits associated with the sport."

Roberts, though, has reiterated his preference that neutral venues are used. He is now awaiting all proposals from the Premier League.

All 20 clubs are united in their preference to avoid the use of neutral grounds if possible.

To date, no clubs have been told they are being considered as 'neutral' grounds.

More than half of them believing the integrity of the competition will be adversely affected by the use of neutral venues.

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Cheap Lovren sale suggested & latest Premier League obstacles – Tuesday’s Liverpool FC News

ThisIsAnfield.com - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 16:42

We’re creeping closer to the return of live action overseas, but Premier League games still seem a distant treat judging by today’s news and revelations.

Barriers remain as it’s “too early” for London

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, says he’s a Liverpool fan, he wants the Premier League and the wider sporting calendar back on track…and that it’s “too early” to discuss the top flight resuming in the capital city.

The argument is that there remains a heavy burden on the NHS in London and the number of people still sadly succumbing to coronavirus makes the return of league action improbable at present.

Of course, that’s entirely true—but the other side of the coin is that there won’t be any matches for weeks yet at all—a month at the minimum, more than likely.

Cautionary steps and appropriate planning is key to getting the entirety of the country back up and running, not just football, but conversations need to be had before people want to get each item back on track, otherwise further lead time will be required.

Roma relations see Dejan leave on the cheap?

 Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We already suspect that Dejan Lovren could be off this summer, having been fourth-choice for most of the last two seasons for the Reds at centre-back.

Last year there was interest from AC Milan, but Roma have been interested too—and the latter side appear to still want him in summer 2020.

Gazzetta report that the “good relationship” between the clubs could even see a deal done at a cheaper rate than usual, with just €5 million enough to convince the Reds to let the Croatian leave.

Good news on the first-team scene

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates afterfinal UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena. Liverpoolwon 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Keeping spirits up and having something to look forward to is key, both for the team and us normal folk, too!

Leagues restart latest news

Right, Premier League fans: repeat after me: there will be no null and void option. There will be no null and void option.

Now, there will also be no option to get rid of relegation, which was always a terrible suggestion from clubs with their own interests in mind.

In Spain, the plan for LaLiga is to have games on every day of the week, as they [almost] already do during the regular season.

French club Amiens have demanded their relegation from Ligue 1 is reversed, after going down on the points-per-game decision.

And in Italy, clubs can start training together again from 18 May as Serie A edges closer to their own restart.

Quickfire LFC news

 Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Norwich City FC and Liverpool FC at Carrow Road. Liverpool won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Rickie Lambert has revealed Mario Balotelli was terrible in training and Brendan Rodgers tried to bin the English striker weeks after signing him (TIA)
  • Schalke have pitched LFC fans to support them with Klopp’s best mate Wagner in charge…but also United fans, as YNWA is banned! (ESPN)
  • Atletico boss Diego Simeone says anyone thinking his team were lucky to beat Liverpool in Europe doesn’t understand the game (Mirror)
  • And Hendo has revealed Virgil’s big influence in the dressing room (ES)
Around the Prem

 Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Danny Rose doesn’t care about the nation’s morale and says it’s absurd to be thinking of resuming football, joining the likes of Aguero and Sterling voicing concerns over being made to play—which nobody should be forced into, obviously (BBC Sport)
  • Mesut Ozil won’t leave Arsenal and will see out the rest of his contract, because why wouldn’t you rake in 300k a week and only half-arse the job if you’ve aready been allowed to get away with it for years? (football.london)
  • Barcelona are considering a move for Spurs defender Juan Foyth but say a deal could be “difficult,” presumably because it would involve actual scouts watching his sh*te performances and writing a report which says “er, no”(Mundo Deportivo)
  • Arsenal want to extend Dani Ceballos’ loan to finish out the season, but don’t want him for next year or permanently. Must have made a good impression! (LaConfidencial)
Stupid player of the day

Morgan Gibbs-White joins the list of lockdown mutineers.

The Wolves man decided travelling to London and going to a party was the right thing to do.

Tweet of the day

ON THIS DAY: In 2019, two defenders both reached 10+ assists for the first time in a single Premier League season:

? Trent Alexander-Arnold
? Andrew Robertson

Liverpool's duo made history. pic.twitter.com/QMKWuj90hM

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 12, 2020

What we’re reading

The Athletic‘s Jack Pitt-Brooke brings the low-down on the British players to watch out for when the Bundesliga returns this weekend.

And Will Unwin brings a look at Tony Warner, perennial Liverpool bench-warmer in the 90s, for Planet Football.

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Watch: Jürgen Klopp's LFC Connect video calls with three Reds fans

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 10:00

Three Liverpool supporters were given a huge surprise when they were joined by Jürgen Klopp for some special video calls recently.

The club launched ‘LFC Connect’ in March – an initiative aimed at keeping people in contact with each other and trying to reduce social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Klopp was eager to play his part and reach out to supporters, and he spoke with Brett Duffy, Darren Smyth and Noah Smallwood from his home.

The manager chatted openly and freely with the trio – and you can see the conversations in our heart-warming video below.

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Watch: Jürgen Klopp's LFC Connect video calls with three Reds fans

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 10:00
Three Liverpool supporters were given a huge surprise when they were joined by Jürgen Klopp for some special video calls recently.
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Starlet linked with Liverpool branded 'future of Italian football'

HEAD NEWS - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:18

Nicolo Barella has been linked with Liverpool for almost as long as he has been playing senior football.

Summer 2018 was when the number of links with a move to Anfield peaked, with the ‘next Andrea Pirlo’ said to have the pick of Liverpool, Chelsea and several clubs in Spain.

Instead, he stayed at Cagliari, his boyhood club, for another season, only signing for Inter Milan last year, initially on a season-long loan, but with an obligation to buy this summer, as is commonplace in Italy as a means of navigating Financial Fair Play concerns.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

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Starlet linked with Liverpool branded 'future of Italian football'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:18

Nicolo Barella has been linked with Liverpool for almost as long as he has been playing senior football.

Summer 2018 was when the number of links with a move to Anfield peaked, with the ‘next Andrea Pirlo’ said to have the pick of Liverpool, Chelsea and several clubs in Spain.

Instead, he stayed at Cagliari, his boyhood club, for another season, only signing for Inter Milan last year, initially on a season-long loan, but with an obligation to buy this summer, as is commonplace in Italy as a means of navigating Financial Fair Play concerns.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

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Starlet linked with Liverpool branded 'future of Italian football'

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:18
Nicolo Barella has been linked with Liverpool for almost as long as he has been playing senior football.
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Quiz: Guess the Liverpool player - round three

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:00

Our latest quiz here on Liverpoolfc.com features the return of Guess the Player and a third instalment of the tricky brain teaser.

In recent weeks we have put your memory and knowledge to the test by giving you a handful of details about 20 hidden former Reds.

Your challenge is to work out their identity using only three pieces of information: the year they joined the club, the team they signed from and the amount of games they went on to play.

We are giving you 10 minutes...

Guess the Player: Round one | Round two

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Quiz: Guess the Liverpool player - round three

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:00
Our latest quiz here on Liverpoolfc.com features the return of Guess the Player and a third instalment of the tricky brain teaser.
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Watch live: Liverpool v Arsenal - 2001 FA Cup final

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 08:45

On the 19th anniversary of Liverpool's thrilling FA Cup final win over Arsenal, watch the full match again for free today.

It was on May 12, 2001 that Michael Owen struck two late goals at the Millennium Stadium to dramatically overturn a deficit and secure the Reds' sixth triumph in the competition.

We'll be broadcasting the entire game here on Liverpoolfc.com, with our coverage beginning at 2.55pm BST.

Simply register with LFC for free and then settle in to enjoy a special occasion for Gerard Houllier's treble winners with our live stream.

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Categories: LFC NEWS

Watch live: Liverpool v Arsenal - 2001 FA Cup final

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 08:45
On the 19th anniversary of Liverpool's thrilling FA Cup final win over Arsenal, watch the full match again for free today.
Categories: LFC NEWS

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