The boss discusses Tirol, training intensity and Hertha BSC friendly

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 17:00
Jürgen Klopp has explained the thinking behind a change of scenery as Liverpool entered their third week of pre-season training in Austria.
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Liverpool to be further boosted by Robertson and Jota return vs. Hertha

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 15:21

Liverpool’s pre-season preparations are to be handed yet another boost as Diogo Jota and Andy Robertson are set for game time, while others up the ante to 60 minutes.

Now at the halfway point of their training camp in Austria, the intensity continues to build as the foundations for the season ahead are carefully laid.

Jurgen Klopp has already injected minutes into the legs of the majority of his squad with two 30-minute mini-games preceding the victory over Mainz.

But Thursday evening will herald another important stepping stone for the Reds, as Klopp has confirmed that both Jota and Robertson are to play their part following their arrival late last week.

The No. 20 was an unused sub against Mainz but he will get his first run out against Hertha Berlin on a day that should also prove to be a landmark one in the return of Virgil van Dijk.

Having earlier confirmed that the Dutchman is in line for minutes in his first outing since his injury back in October, Klopp provided another valuable squad update on Jota and Robertson.

“They will have minutes, that’s the plan. They obviously trained completely normal all the time now and we try to involve them,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

 Liverpool substitutes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L) and Diogo Jota prepare to come on during the final FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0 and finished 3rd in the table. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

But they are not to be named as part of two different XIs at the start of each half, as the playing load for senior players is to increase with less than three weeks until the opener.

“For some of them it’s the plan,” Klopp continued. “Some of them are ready for 60 minutes, it will be hard for them definitely but it means then others play 30 minutes and stuff like this, or even maybe 20 minutes and these kind of things.

“We try. Pre-season is about trying, it’s a proper, proper challenge to make all these individuals to bring them in the best possible physical shape and make us more ready or stronger as a team.

“Unfortunately, football is not like cycling, so you don’t miss it completely but the pedals and stuff like this just go away so quick that’s incredible. So we have to work on that again, that’s what we do.”

Liverpool are still to welcome back Thiago, Jordan Henderson, Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, all of whom are to return by August 2, but Xherdan Shaqiri looks to be heading for the exit.

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Liverpool U23s' Premier League 2 fixture list revealed

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 15:00
Liverpool U23s' Premier League 2 fixture list for 2021-22 has been revealed.
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Rinsola Babajide joins Brighton on loan

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 14:59
Liverpool FC Women's Rinsola Babajide has today completed a loan move to Brighton & Hove Albion Women.
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Jürgen Klopp reveals plan for Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota returns

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 14:04
Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota are in line to make their first appearances of pre-season against Hertha BSC on Thursday.
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18-year-old with first-team prospects signs new Liverpool contract

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 14:01

Liverpool have confirmed that emerging right-back Conor Bradley has signed a new long-term contract with the club, six days on from his first taste of senior action for the Reds.

The 18-year-old headed into the summer with talks of first-team prospects as an understudy behind Trent Alexander-Arnold and his rise has been duly rewarded.

Bradley arrived at Liverpool in 2019 from Dungannon United and it’s been a strong couple of years of development for a player who earned a senior international cap for Northern Ireland before getting a taste at club level.

A hard-working and enthusiast right-back, Bradley made his maiden appearance for the Liverpool first team as part of the stronger XI against Stuttgart in the 30-minute friendly last week.

One of a plethora of youngsters in the mix throughout pre-season, Bradley was handed his opportunity in the absence of Neco Williams for what was an “incredibly proud” moment.

But Bradley’s path will depend on if Williams departs this summer, with the Welshman’s return seeing the 18-year-old fail to feature against Mainz.

 Liverpool's Conor Bradley celebrates after scoring the equalising goal during the Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Liverpool FC Under-23's and West Ham United FC Under-23's at the Liverpool Academy. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While it will be a big step up from the under-23s, there is faith that he can perform as Klopp has long been a believer that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

But his time in Austria working alongside the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner and Joe Gomez and testing himself against Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will be an invaluable learning curve.

After his first Liverpool appearance against Stuttgart, Bradley spoke of his desire to impress and make a mark throughout pre-season.

“I just want to keep trying to better myself,” the young right-back said.

“Trying to keep improving and trying to impress the manager the best way I can do. I just want to keep working hard and see what happens from there.”

Bradley is the lastest of a batch of youngsters to either renew their terms or sign their first professional contract, following on from Melkamu Frauendorf, Mateusz Musialowski, Owen Beck, Harvey Davies, Luke Chambers and Oakley Cannonier.

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Virgil van Dijk in contention for Reds return v Hertha BSC

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 13:19
Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Virgil van Dijk could make his return from long-term injury in Thursday's friendly with Hertha BSC in Innsbruck.
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Conor Bradley signs new long-term Liverpool contract

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 12:59
Conor Bradley has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool FC.
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Liverpool's Shaqiri attracting Euro interest | Chiesa move unlikely

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 12:30

Xherdan Shaqiri's future at Anfield could be decided this week amid interest from Spanish and Italian clubs, while Liverpool are unlikely to make a move for Italy's Euro 2020 star Federico Chiesa.

Shaqiri's impressive performances at Euro 2020 - where his three goals in five games helped Switzerland reach the quarter-finals - have attracted the attention of a number of clubs.

La Liga's Sevilla and Villarreal were previously interested in signing the 29-year-old on loan, but are now keen on a permanent deal.

Italian clubs Lazio and Napoli are also watching Shaqiri and have been in touch with his representatives.

The winger has only a year remaining on his current contract, although Liverpool have the option to extend it by a further 12 months.

  Image: Chiesa was named in the Euro 2020 team of the tournament

Shaqiri joined Liverpool from Stoke three years ago and, while largely being used as a squad player in that time, has helped the club to Premier League and Champions League titles.

If Shaqiri does leave Liverpool, he is unlikely to be replaced at Anfield by Chiesa.

The club do hold an interest in the 23-year-old - who helped his country to Euro 2020 glory this summer - but are not planning to take it any further as they consider him to be too expensive.

Any move for Chiesa would be further complicated by the fact he is only halfway through a two-year loan spell at Juventus, who have agreed to buy him from Fiorentina in 2022.

Liverpool's stance regarding squad strengthening this summer is that they are unlikely to be particularly active, given their current playing staff and what they consider to be a lack of availability in the market.

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Photos: Reds' pre-season work continues in Tirol

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 12:10
Check in on Liverpool's latest pre-season work in Austria with our collection of photographs.
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Transfer tracker: Xherdan Shaqiri set to leave Liverpool, Man Utd latest

the Athletic - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:31
Between now and the transfer window closing on August 31, The Athletic team will keep you informed of all the significant developments we hear. Whether that’s the latest from the Premier League or the EFL, the biggest moves around Europe or any significant business around the world, we’ll have coverage of every interesting deal that takes place.

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July 26


Xherdan Shaqiri is set to leave Liverpool this summer with Serie A duo Lazio and Napoli leading the chase for his signature, reports James Pearce.

The Switzerland international has informed the club he wants to pursue a new challenge and sporting director Michael Edwards will grant him his wish if a suitable offer is tabled. Shaqiri is valued at around £12 million.

The 29-year-old made just seven starts for Liverpool in all competitions last season but enhanced his reputation with his performances at the Euros.

Some suitors have been under the impression that he had entered the final year of his contract but The Athletic understands that Liverpool have the option of triggering an extra 12 months so his current deal effectively runs until the summer of 2023. The asking price reflects that.

Italy is Shaqiri’s destination of choice with the player telling Corriere dello Sport: “I told the Liverpool board I feel ready for a new challenge. They accepted my decision and will now consider bids to sell me.

“Who is not in love with the Italian lifestyle? What is really striking is the Italian love for football. It is life in Italy. The fans are incredible. I’ve been following Lazio for a long time. It’s a top club.”

Lazio and Napoli have both been in contact with the player’s representatives. Liverpool have previously fielded interest from Spanish duo Sevilla and Villarreal. They inquired about a potential loan but were informed that Liverpool will only sanction a permanent move.

Liverpool have so far raised more than £30 million in sales from the exits of fringe players Kamil Grabara, Liam Millar, Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson and Taiwo Awoniyi.


Manchester United are increasingly optimistic that an agreement can be struck with Real Madrid to secure the signing of defender Raphael Varane, reports David Ornstein.

Negotiations between the Premier League club and 28-year-old France international over personal terms have reached an advanced stage and United are intensifying talks with their Spanish counterparts.

As conversations continue over a transfer fee, the Old Trafford side will be pushing for a lower figure than the €50 million reported in some quarters.

A deal for Varane would see United recruit one of the game’s leading centre-backs, who has decided against extending a contract that expires in 2022 and therefore Real need to sell now or face losing him for free next summer.

United have already strengthened their squad via the £73m acquisition of England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, while manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has extended his contract until 2024 with an option for a further year.

July 25


Crystal Palace look set to continue their eye-catching recruitment drive since installing Patrick Vieira as their new manager, with a deal for Lyon defender Joachim Andersen close to being completed, reports Peter Rutzler.

Following the arrivals of midfielder Michael Olise, goalkeeper Remi Matthews and centre-back Marc Guehi, Palace are on track to secure another impressive acquisition this week in the form of Andersen.

The Denmark international has undergone a medical with the south London club and is expected to sign a five-year contract once the terms of a transfer believed to be worth around €22 million plus €5m in add-ons are finalised.

Andersen spent last season on loan at Fulham and made a strong impression despite their relegation from the Premier League, leading to the likes of Tottenham considering a move for him.

But Palace have acted quickest and capitalised on Lyon’s financial difficulties to agree a price with the French top division side that is below the fee it is believed they were hopeful of achieving.

Andersen started his professional career with FC Twente before joining Sampdoria and then Lyon. He played 31 games for Fulham in 2020-21 and helped his country to the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

July 24


Arsenal’s academy has been bolstered by the signing of highly-rated striker Mika Biereth, who had previously been at Fulham, report James McNicholas and Peter Rutzler.

While the 18-year-old had been offered a professional contract at Craven Cottage, he has turned it down, instead choosing to join Arsenal.

Last season, Biereth helped fire Fulham’s Under-18s to the Premier League National Final, where they ultimately came up short against Manchester City. He was top scorer in the Under-18s Premier League South — with a record of 21 goals in 21 games — and collected 13 assists along the way.

Arsenal are assembling a collection of young centre-forwards with varying styles. Folarin Balogun has been promoted to the first team, while the academy ranks include Nikolaj Moller, Khayon Edwards and new arrival from Chelsea Amani Richards.

Swedish forward Moller, 19, will spend next season on loan with Viktoria Koln in the third tier of German football, which could open up opportunities for Biereth with Arsenal’s Under-23 side.


Stefan Johansen has agreed a move to Queens Park Rangers for £450,000 with further add-ons, reports Peter Rutzler.

Johansen, who joined Fulham in 2016, made a positive impression while on loan at QPR last season and the Championship side have been pushing to retain the Norway international on a permanent basis.

Following the arrival of Marco Silva at Fulham, it seemed that Johansen could have been given another chance at the club as the new manager assessed his options within the squad.

But ultimately, QPR have acquired his services and will be hoping the 30-year-old can continue to perform brightly, having grabbed four goals and two assists in his 21 appearances since joining the club in January.

July 23


Chelsea academy graduate Ian Maatsen will join Coventry City next week on a season-long loan, reports Liam Twomey.

Maatsen, 19, spent last season on loan in League One with Charlton Athletic, making 34 appearances and scoring his first senior professional goal in a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in April.

Last month Charlton manager Nigel Adkins confirmed that he would be interested in bringing Maatsen back to The Valley, but both the player and Chelsea favoured a Championship loan to further his development.

Coventry intend to deploy Maatsen as a left wing-back in their system, and it is hoped that manager Mark Robins’ expansive passing style will give the Dutch youth international opportunities to take his game to the next level.

Maatsen was involved in the early days of Chelsea’s preseason training at Cobham, but was not part of the squad that travelled to Republic of Ireland on Tuesday. He will complete his move to Coventry next week.

Chelsea did not seek to extend the contract of Maatsen — who signed a new deal in March 2020 that commits him to the club until at least June 2024 — but he is regarded internally as one of the club’s more promising youngsters.

Maatsen does not turn 20 until March 2022, and will be hoping to return to Chelsea next summer with a second full season of regular football under his belt and his reputation further enhanced.


Meanwhile, Leeds United have made an approach to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan.

The club are targeting the 21-year-old as a player for their senior squad just hours after adding another Chelsea player, Lewis Bate, to their Under-23 ranks.

A central midfielder is the club’s top priority after they secured the arrival of £13m left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona this month.

Leeds have been monitoring Gallagher throughout the summer and are understood to have pitched the transfer to him already with the start of the new Premier League season on the horizon.

Crystal Palace are also seriously interested in him and are vying with Leeds for his signature.

Gallagher is currently training with Chelsea but the Stamford Bridge side are ready to sanction another temporary move in this window after sending him to West Bromwich Albion last season and Swansea City the year before.

His spell at The Hawthorns, where he made 28 league starts, gave him Premier League experience and Leeds consider him a good fit under Marcelo Bielsa.

Chelsea are unwilling to consider permanent bids for Gallagher and are likely to look for him to sign a new contract before he heads out but manager Thomas Tuchel does not see him as part of his plans for the 12 months ahead.

Yesterday, United wrapped up the £1.2m arrival of Bate from Stamford Bridge. While the 18-year-old will begin life at Elland Road in the development squad, Gallagher would link up immediately with Bielsa’s senior squad if Leeds can push a deal through.

July 21


Southampton are set to sign Chelsea defender Dynel Simeu on a three-year contract, reports Dan Sheldon.

The highly-regarded 19-year-old rejected the chance to remain at Stamford Bridge in a bid to boost his chances of playing first-team football.

Simeu will arrive at St Mary’s on a free transfer but Southampton will pay up to £1.5 million if certain clauses are met. A sell-on fee has also been inserted into the contract.

The Athletic is led to believe the south coast side will only start paying for Simeu once he starts playing for the first team.


West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen is on Liverpool’s radar as they consider adding more firepower to their squad, reports James Pearce.

The Athletic understands that the 24-year-old forward’s name features on a shortlist drawn up of potential attacking targets.

Whether Liverpool reinforce their squad in that area in the current window depends to a large extent on whether Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri leave Anfield. The club are open to offers for both players with Shaqiri attracting interest from Lazio.

Bowen fits the profile for Liverpool in terms of his age, playing style and versatility. He’s viewed as someone with massive potential who would initially provide high calibre back-up and increase competition for places.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rates him highly and the club will continue to monitor his development even if they don’t ultimately pursue a deal this summer.

Bowen, who started his career at Hereford United, joined West Ham from Hull City for £18 million potentially rising to £25 million with add-ons in January 2020.

He scored eight goals and contributed five assists in 38 league appearances last season. His contract at the London Stadium runs until 2025.


Birmingham City have agreed to take goalkeeper Matija Sarkic on loan for the 2021-22 season after a successful trial period, reports Gregg Evans.

The 23-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper has impressed since arriving last week and will now challenge for a starting place in the team.

Boss Lee Bowyer had made it clear that he needed a new goalkeeper before the start of the season following Neil Etheridge’s absence with COVID-19.

A return date has not been set for Etheridge, who is out of hospital and back with his family, but will not be rushed back.

Etheridge could be out for a matter of weeks, if not months, and that’s why Sarkic has made the switch from Wolves.

The Montenegro international spent his early years at Aston Villa but couldn’t find a way into the team as he was behind a number of senior goalkeepers.

He joined Wolves last summer and was sent out on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town.

Although he has been on the bench a number of times for Villa in the Championship, this will be his first real chance of playing in the second-tier now an agreement is in place to join Birmingham.

The move is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

July 20


Liverpool have told Fulham they want £15 million for winger Harry Wilson, reports James Pearce.

The London club, who are looking to bounce back following relegation from the Premier League last season, are keen to sign the Wales international.

Discussions are ongoing with no official bid on the table but Liverpool insist £15 million is a fair price. They point to the fact that Fulham have previously paid that amount for fellow widemen Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Knockaert. They view Wilson as comparable in terms of his profile.

Liverpool turned down a bid of around £12 million for Wilson from Burnley last season and believe he’s progressed since then following a successful loan spell at Cardiff City where he scored seven goals and contributed 12 assists.

The 24-year-old accepts the time is right to secure a permanent move away from Anfield as he wants regular game time. As well as Cardiff, he has previously been loaned out to Crewe, Hull City, Derby County and Bournemouth.

Benfica, Brentford and West Bromwich Albion have also shown interest in Wilson this summer.

Wrexham-born Wilson has been on Liverpool’s books since under-nines level. His only senior appearances were against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup during the 2016-17 campaign and against Arsenal in the League Cup last season.

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Leeds United hope to complete the signing of Chelsea midfielder Lewis Bate before the end of the week after agreeing a fee with the west London club, reports Simon Johnson.

The Athletic has been told that personal terms are being discussed in view of Bate conducting a medical at Leeds on Wednesday. Chelsea have negotiated a sell-on clause as part of the switch, but have not inserted a buy back clause.

There is still the danger of one of the other interested clubs trying to hijack the move at the 11th hour. The Athletic reported on Monday that Leeds were the favourites to secure the 18-year-old’s signature, but faced competition from West Ham, Liverpool, Leicester City and Brighton. 

Time is running out for the others to make a bid though and the player has already given a major indication his mind is made up by following a number of Leeds players on Instagram. 

Chelsea have been left with no choice to negotiate with clubs over selling the youngster after Bate made it clear he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension.

The west London club opened talks with Bate before the end of last season and made a good offer, but the England Under-19 international rejected it because he is worried about the lack of a pathway to appearances in the first team.

That meant Chelsea had to discuss a sale because he has only one year left on his current deal and they’d only be entitled to a nominal amount in compensation if he left in 2022.

Bate is a very highly rated teenager, who has been compared with another Chelsea prodigy Billy Gilmour. He came close to making a senior debut under former manager Frank Lampard last year when he was named on the bench against Sheffield United and Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, another academy graduate Ike Ugbo is hoping to complete a permanent transfer to Belgian club Genk FC in the next few days. Ugbo, who scored an impressive 16 goals in 32 appearances while on loan at Cercle Bruges last season, has already agreed a wage package.

The hold-up is being caused by the size of the fee. Chelsea want £5 million for the 22-year-old, but Genk aren’t willing to pay such a high sum for the forward because he has just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

There is still optimism that a compromise will be reached so it can be finalised by the weekend.

July 15


Celtic have agreed to sell Kristoffer Ajer to Brentford for a fee believed to be around £12 million up-front with add-ons, reports Kieran Devlin.

Celtic rejected £10 million bids from Norwich City and Bayer Leverkusen in June for the Norwegian international’s services. Celtic informed interested parties that £15 million would be the fee required to separate them for their player. Last week Celtic rebuffed Brentford’s opening bid, which is believed to have been also £12 million up-front but totalling to £15 million with add-ons valued at roughly £3 million, a lower value than the finally agreed fee.

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Live at 9.30am BST: Watch Liverpool training in Austria

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 08:00
Watch a portion of Liverpool's morning training session today with our live YouTube broadcast from Austria.
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Liverpool target Dusan Vlahovic scores seven in 45 minutes

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 07:25

Dusan Vlahovic was already highly rated and linked with a move to the Premier League and that speculation will only increase after he scored seven goals in just 45 minutes of a friendly on Sunday.

The 21-year-old was in fine form for Fiorentina last season, scoring 21 goals in just 37 Serie A games, which saw him linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

The Serbia international is clearly taking his pre-season seriously as he showed he is in superb goal-scoring form in a friendly against fourth-tier Italian side Polisportiva C4 Foligno.

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Liverpool target Dusan Vlahovic scores seven in 45 minutes

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 07:25
Dusan Vlahovic was already highly rated and linked with a move to the Premier League and that speculation will only increase after he scored seven goals in just 45 minutes of a friendly on Sunday.
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Liverpool target Dusan Vlahovic scores seven in 45 minutes

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 07:25

Dusan Vlahovic was already highly rated and linked with a move to the Premier League and that speculation will only increase after he scored seven goals in just 45 minutes of a friendly on Sunday.

The 21-year-old was in fine form for Fiorentina last season, scoring 21 goals in just 37 Serie A games, which saw him linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

The Serbia international is clearly taking his pre-season seriously as he showed he is in superb goal-scoring form in a friendly against fourth-tier Italian side Polisportiva C4 Foligno.

Full story: Metro

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7 things we love from Liverpool FC’s new training kit range

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 07:01

The new season is fast approaching for Liverpool and with it comes a new range of kits, training gear and apparel from Nike for fans worldwide to get their hands on.

The Reds’ partnership with Nike is now heading into its second season and we’ve already seen the new home and away kit – the latter of which impressed many with its 1990s throwback.

While kits and apparel can often cause a divide in opinions, the vast range of options means there is something out there to suit everyone’s tastes around the world.

Whether it be a Liverpool hoodie, sweatpants, t-shirt, jacket or the training kit the player’s themselves don throughout the season, you have a lot to choose from.

And to lend a helping hand, we’ve picked out seven of our favourites from Liverpool’s new training range for the 2021/22 season.

Clean, simple and with no sponsors (the key selling point), this is one of the leading options from Nike’s range this season as it ticks one box after another.

It certainly looks comfortable and it’s a smart look whether you opt for teal or fossil, ideal for everyday wear and that’s why we love it.

It’s lightweight, has pockets and is a relatively loose fit to keep you comfortable as you stay dry.

This one comes in both men and women’s sizes, but the designs are slightly different as the latter fit has a hood while the former has a crimson look in line with the home kit.

A perfect option for the autumn and winter months!

The iconic swoosh is back and you really cannot go wrong with this classic tee, which is available in men’s, women’s and kid sizes.

There are a few different designs to select from and while simple in its look, it’s simply superb.

Who doesn’t love a bucket hat? And here, you get two in one with the reversible option for men and women which means more bang for your buck.

They look a lovely fit and are designed to help keep you dry and comfortable, what more could you want?!

There are few things as annoying as clothes having no pockets, but you don’t have to worry with these shorts as they come with side pockets.

A simple black look, with mesh lining and an elastic waistband is the ideal combination and they’re multi-purposeful for training or everyday wear. You couldn’t ask for more!

If you want to get your hands on a piece that Liverpool’s players will regularly don, then this is the one for you.

The elite version uses Nike Dri-FIT ADV technology and it comes in men and women’s sizes, but there is a version for various budgets and also one for the kids.

It’s stylish, certainly looks comfortable and in the cooler months is bound to keep you warm.

This one has already proved a hit, and it’s not hard to see why.

A black hoodie always hits the mark and the three stripes on both sleeves is a class touch that offers a pop of colour and a nod to the home and away kits.

Available in both men and kids sizes, and with matching sweatpants, this is one of our absolute favourites and you’ll want to add it to your collection!

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Trolls who abused Wijnaldum should be ashamed but it was FSG’s contract stance that led to his exit

the Athletic - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 04:52
Georginio Wijnaldum had promised to explain his reasons for leaving Liverpool. After all, when he said a tearful goodbye at Anfield in May, he admitted he had wanted to stay put.

“There were some moments when I didn’t feel loved and appreciated there,” he told reporters via Zoom at his Paris Saint-Germain unveiling. “Not by my team-mates, not the people at Melwood. I know they all loved me and I loved them. It was not from that side. More from the other side.”

By the “other side”, the Dutch midfielder was referring to the owners from Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who didn’t fight particularly hard to stop him from leaving as a free agent this summer. They were reluctant to hand out a lucrative long extension to a player who will turn 31 in November.

Having been integral to Champions League and Premier League glory in recent years, Wijnaldum felt he never got the contract offer his ongoing importance to Jurgen Klopp’s side merited. That clearly still stings — despite his excitement at embarking on a new challenge under Mauricio Pochettino in the French capital.

His comments about the two “different kinds” of fans have also generated headlines. On the whole, Wijnaldum retained the support of fans in the stands but his contract stand-off meant that he was a lightning rod for criticism and abuse on social media from a noisy minority as Liverpool’s season looked close to imploding after the turn of the year.

“When it went bad, I was the player who they blamed — (saying) that I wanted to leave,” he said. “Every day in training and in the game, I gave everything I had.

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Inside Training: Reds begin Tirol work with entertaining pressing drills

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:02

Liverpool trained at their new base in Tirol for the first time on Sunday evening – and you can go behind the scenes of the session in the latest edition of Inside Training.

After just shy of two weeks in Salzburg, the Reds moved across Austria to Innsbruck to continue preparations for 2021-22.

A series of ball drills were completed before an entertaining counter-pressing routine concluded the session.

Watch the best bits from Tirol in our video above.

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Inside Training: Reds begin Tirol work with entertaining pressing drills

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:02
Liverpool trained at their new base in Tirol for the first time on Sunday evening – and you can go behind the scenes of the session in the latest edition of Inside Training.
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Training gallery: First session for Liverpool in Tirol on Sunday

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 20:17

Liverpool adjusted to their new training base in Austria by performing a Sunday evening workout in Tirol.

The Reds made the two-hour drive from Salzburg earlier on in the day as they settled into a new location while preparations for the 2021-22 campaign continue. 

Enjoy the best photos from the session in the gallery below.

Photos by John Powell

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