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Klopp on eight changes, Coutinho fitness and Oxlade-Chamberlain role

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 20:54

Jürgen Klopp discussed his eight changes to the team, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's position and the fitness of Philippe Coutinho before Liverpool's Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City.

The Reds face the Foxes in a third-round tie at King Power Stadium and the manager has shuffled his pack, with only Coutinho, Ragnar Klavan and Andy Robertson remaining from the weekend draw with Burnley.

“Squads are wide and deep, so you can and have to do things like this. It will be exciting to watch,” Klopp said pre-match.

Asked where Oxlade-Chamberlain will be deployed in the system, the German continued: “If he starts in a front three, I don’t want to always see him on one wing or something like this.

“If he plays in the No.8, I don’t want to see him fixed in this position. It’s football; you have to defend in one position and you have to be very flexible in all the other situations. That’s what I expect from him in the long-term.

“Today he will start for the first time and that’s another thing I’m excited about.”

Klopp also revealed that Coutinho was eager to feature again against Leicester after making his maiden start of the campaign last Saturday.

The boss said of the No.10: “We thought a lot about it but I think it really makes sense. I spoke to him and he really wanted to have more minutes, so it makes sense to bring him again.

“He felt good [at the weekend], it was really only a little cramp in the last game, not even a cramp. Of course, he needs match time and now he can get it.”

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Team news: Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Leicester City

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 20:30
Liverpool make eight changes for this evening’s Carabao Cup third-round tie with Leicester City.
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Team news: Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Leicester City

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 20:30

Liverpool make eight changes for this evening’s Carabao Cup third-round tie with Leicester City.

Danny Ward starts in goal at the King Power Stadium, while there are also berths for Jon Flanagan, Marko Grujic, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke.

Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum begin too, while Danny Ings is named on the bench.

Liverpool: Ward, Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Solanke.

Subs: Karius, Milner, Moreno, Ings, Markovic, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.

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Alan Kennedy has a happy Monday with Red Neighbours

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:45
Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy started the week with a smile as he attended Red Neighbours' Monday club at Anfield.
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Alan Kennedy has a happy Monday with Red Neighbours

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:45

Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy started the week with a smile as he attended Red Neighbours' Monday club at Anfield.

The man who scored two winning goals in European Cup finals for the Reds joined over 70 pensioners at the event, which sees care home residents and elderly locals come together on a monthly basis to enjoy socialising with like-minded people.

Singer Tony Ravel entertained the group with some classic tunes before a fun-filled afternoon of bingo, prize raffles and tea and cake was enjoyed by all.

The Red Neighbours team also presented Amy Myers - the wife of 'This is Anfield' sign creator, Ken – with a commemorative frame to mark his contribution to the history of the club.

Supporting the elderly community is one of the four key focus areas of the Red Neighbours programme, alongside food poverty and education, encouraging a physically active community, and creating memorable experiences for young people.

Check out our photo gallery of the event below.

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Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool: As it happened

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34
Liverpool suffered defeat to Leicester City in the sides' Carabao Cup third-round clash on Tuesday evening - relive all the action as it happened in our matchday blog.
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Match recap: Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34
Follow live build-up - as well as all the team news, action, reaction stats and more - in our matchday blog as Liverpool travel to Leicester City for the Carabao Cup third-round tie.
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Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool: Live matchday blog

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34
Follow live build-up - as well as all the team news, action, reaction stats and more - in our matchday blog as Liverpool travel to Leicester City for the Carabao Cup third-round tie.
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Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool: Live matchday blog

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34

Confirmed LFC team news

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his full Liverpool debut tonight as Jürgen Klopp makes eight changes to his starting XI.

Liverpool team: Ward, Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Solanke.

Substitutes: Karius, Milner, Moreno, Ings, Markovic, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.

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Leicester City 0-0 Liverpool: Live matchday blog

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34
Follow live build-up - as well as all the team news, action, reaction stats and more - in our matchday blog as Liverpool travel to Leicester City for the Carabao Cup third-round tie.
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Leicester City 0-0 Liverpool: Live matchday blog

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34

Confirmed LFC team news

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his full Liverpool debut tonight as Jürgen Klopp makes eight changes to his starting XI.

Liverpool team: Ward, Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Solanke.

Substitutes: Karius, Milner, Moreno, Ings, Markovic, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.

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Leicester City v Liverpool: Live build-up in our matchday blog

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34
Follow live build-up - as well as all the team news, action, reaction stats and more - in our matchday blog as Liverpool travel to Leicester City for the Carabao Cup third-round tie.
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Leicester City v Liverpool: Live build-up in our matchday blog

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:34

'I'm excited to wear the LFC shirt again'

It's been 16 months since Danny Ward last played for Liverpool - and an eventful time it has been for the goalkeeper too.

Euro 2016, a play-off final at Wembley, promotion with Huddersfield.

Now the Wales international has the chance to stake his claim between the posts for the Reds, and he discussed the opportunity during an in-depth chat with us that you can read here.

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Gomez and Solanke on 2017 Golden Boy Award shortlist

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 15:29
Liverpool youngsters Joe Gomez and Dominic Solanke have been nominated for the 2017 European Golden Boy Award.
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Gomez and Solanke on 2017 Golden Boy Award shortlist

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 15:29

Liverpool youngsters Joe Gomez and Dominic Solanke have been nominated for the 2017 European Golden Boy Award.

The Reds pair are included on a 25-player shortlist for the accolade, which is decided by a panel of journalists and organised by Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

The prize – which will be presented to the winner next month – acknowledges the continent’s best U21 player during the calendar year, with Gomez and Solanke among the contenders.

Gomez has re-established himself in the Liverpool senior side this season following a lengthy rehabilitation from injury, and was named England U21 captain in August.

Solanke joined the Reds in the summer, having helped England to glory at the FIFA U20 World Cup and been named the player of the tournament in South Korea.

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Liverpool U18s welcome Kick It Out to the Academy

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 15:00
Liverpool's U18 squad welcomed Kick It Out last week as football's equality and inclusion organisation visited the Academy to deliver a special workshop based around homophobia.
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Liverpool U18s welcome Kick It Out to the Academy

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 15:00

Liverpool's U18 squad welcomed Kick It Out last week as football's equality and inclusion organisation visited the Academy to deliver a special workshop based around homophobia.

Steven Gerrard's side watched a short film called Wonderkid, which explores the issue of homophobia in football through the perspective of a player.

After watching the film, the U18s enjoyed a healthy debate on the subject with Kick It Out education manager Troy Townsend, Kick It Out tutor Marcus Gayle and the director of the film, Rhys Chapman.

Kick It Out has worked closely with the club for a number of years and focuses on promoting the message of equality, inclusion and anti-discrimination through the Academy programme.

Townsend said: "The Equality Inspires programme is having a significant impact within the academy environment and Liverpool as a football club continue to see the value and impact it has on its players.

"The Wonderkid film is a great educational tool for players to challenge some of their own preconceived thoughts about a gay player within their environment.

"The impact of the film enables the kind of group discussions unheard of within a changing room and the hope is that the positive conversations can continue long after the workshops have finished.

"Full credit must go to the players for engaging in discussions that can still be seen as quite uncomfortable but are certainly invaluable if football is to continue to break down its own stigma around homophobia."

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Back to school for LFC Foundation

LiverpoolFC TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:31
The Liverpool FC Foundation has launched an extended programme of sports and educational activities in schools throughout Merseyside.
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Back to school for LFC Foundation

LiverpoolFC.TV - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:31

The Liverpool FC Foundation has launched an extended programme of sports and educational activities in schools throughout Merseyside.

After a busy summer of holiday camps and events, the club’s official charity is heading back to school to work with a record number of children across the region.

Ten additional schools from the Anfield area have joined forces with the Foundation this academic year, meaning more than 5,000 local children will now be engaged in activities through its Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) programme, building on the organisation’s work with local schools over the last 10 years.

Andrea Cooper, head of the LFC Foundation, said: “This is a fantastic programme and we are delighted to be bringing PLPS into even more local classrooms this year.

“There will be a host of activities on offer, including over 40 sports competitions and three mini-leagues throughout the year.

“Outside of sports, we will be running workshops on money matters, drug awareness, racism and road safety as well as working with the schools on interventions to assist children struggling with behaviour and confidence issues.

“We’re looking forward to another exciting year working with even more young people across Merseyside.”

PLPS works with local schools to develop the skills and ambition of pupils aged five to 11 years, working in both a sports and classroom environment.

Linked directly to the National Curriculum, PLPS focuses on the key areas of PE, PSHE, Maths and English and provides a wealth of free activities to support both teachers and parents.

In partnership with the Premier League, the Foundation will also be offering mentoring and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to teachers through one-on-one coaching during PE lessons and bespoke CPD follow-up sessions.

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