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Liverpool Academy pay visit to 2 LANCS

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:01
Liverpool U18s enjoyed a two-day training visit to the local army battalion, 2 LANCS from the Duke of Lancaster's regiment.
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Who has the best 2019/20 PL home kit?

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:00
The new Premier League season gets underway with Liverpool vs Norwich on Friday 9 August, live on Sky Sports

Last Updated: 29/07/19 2:19pm

Which Premier League team has the best home kit for the new 2019/20 season? Rank your favourites here!

Each team has announced a new home strip for the upcoming campaign, with new designs, new kit partnerships and new concepts behind the shirts.

Ahead of the new season - which gets underway live on Sky Sports on Friday 9 August as Liverpool host Norwich - have your say on the best jersey with our ranked list below.

Hit the up arrow for the ones you like, and the downs for the ones you might not, as we find out which team has the best home kit for the 2019/20 season!

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Revealed: Liverpool U23s' Premier League 2 fixtures for 2019-20

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:00

Liverpool U23s will begin the 2019-20 Premier League 2 season at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday August 10.

The game will be played at the Academy, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm BST.

The first mini-derby of the season against Everton is set for Sunday November 3, while the young Reds are set to conclude their PL2 campaign at home to Leicester City in May. 

As well as competing in PL2, Neil Critchley's side will also take part in the EFL Trophy - which is at U21 level - the Premier League International Cup and Premier League Cup, with full details of those fixtures to follow on Liverpoolfc.com.

Supporters should note dates and venues of games are subject to change, with three of the home games potentially to be played at Anfield.

U23s' 2019-20 fixture list in full

August

Saturday 10 - Tottenham Hotspur (H): 2pm BST, at Kirkby Academy.

Monday 19 - Chelsea (A): 7pm, at Stamford Bridge.

Monday 26 - Southampton (A): 7pm, at Staplewood Training Ground.

Saturday 31- Manchester City (H): 1pm, at Kirkby Academy.

September

Saturday 14 - Derby County (H): 3pm, at Kirkby Academy.

Friday 20 - Leicester City (A): 7pm, at Holmes Park.

Saturday 28 - Arsenal (A): 1pm, at Boreham Wood FC.

October

Sunday 20 - Wolves (H): 2pm, at Kirkby Academy.

Friday 25 - Blackburn Rovers (A): 7pm, at Ewood Park.

November

Sunday 3 - Everton (H): 2pm GMT, at Kirkby Academy.

Friday 22 - Brighton and Hove Albion (A): 7pm, at Amex Performance Centre.

December

Friday 6 - Tottenham Hotspur (A): 12pm, at Tottenham Hotspur Academy.

Sunday 15 - Chelsea (H): 2pm, at Kirkby Academy.

January 2020

Monday 6 - Manchester City (A): 7pm, at City Football Academy.

Monday 13 - Southampton (H): 7pm, at Kirkby Academy.

February

Sunday 2 - Arsenal (H): 1pm, at Kirkby Academy.

Monday 17 - Wolves (A): 7pm, at AFC Telford United.

March

Monday 2 - Blackburn Rovers (H): 7pm, at Kirkby Academy.

Monday 16 - Everton (A): 7pm, at Southport FC.

April

Sunday 5 - Brighton and Hove Albion (H): 2pm BST, at Kirkby Academy.

Friday 17 - Derby County (A): 7pm, at Pride Park.

May

Sunday 3 - Leicester City (H): 2pm, at Kirkby Academy.

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Revealed: Liverpool U23s' Premier League 2 fixtures for 2019-20

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:00
Liverpool U23s will begin the 2019-20 Premier League 2 season at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday August 10.
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Liverpool confirm squad list for Evian training camp

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:59

Liverpool have confirmed a 29-man squad for this week's training camp in Evian.

The Reds head to France from Edinburgh on Monday for a spell that will include a friendly against Lyon in Geneva on Wednesday night.

And Jürgen Klopp has been boosted by the involvement of Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri in Evian.

Ryan Kent is absent due to the illness that forced him to miss Sunday’s game against Napoli and the midfielder will be assessed in Liverpool during the week.

Evian squad: Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Brewster, Duncan, Elliott, Fabinho, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Hoever, Keita, Lallana, Larouci, Lewis, Lonergan, Lovren, Matip, Mignolet, Milner, Ojrzynski, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson, Salah, Shaqiri, Van den Berg, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Wilson.

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Liverpool confirm squad list for Evian training camp

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:59
Liverpool have confirmed a 29-man squad for this week's training camp in Evian.
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Jürgen Klopp on improvement, Community Shield, City and more

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:19

Jürgen Klopp has acknowledged the need for improvement from Liverpool ahead of the FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City.

The boss, though, does not think his side’s season will be defined by the outcome of Sunday’s match at Wembley.

Last term’s top two in the Premier League will meet this weekend for the game that traditionally marks the beginning of the English campaign.

Prior to coming up against Pep Guardiola’s side, the Reds will complete a training camp in Evian and face Lyon in their final pre-season friendly in Geneva on Wednesday, with Klopp set to welcome a quintet of first-team players back into his squad on Monday.

The manager described the stay in the south of France as ‘the most important week of the pre-season’ during his pre-Community Shield press conference, and outlined his intentions with regard to preparing for City.

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“A lot more than we saw yesterday [in the defeat to Napoli], of course,” Klopp said, when asked if an upswing in performance is required versus Sunday’s opponents.

“I think apart from Aguero they are pretty much all in so that means it’s a different situation. Last year, as it will be this year, it’s the most difficult game you play during the season. 

“We didn’t defend counter-attacks too well yesterday, we lost the ball in the wrong moments and were not protected and stuff like that. If that would happen against City you don’t have a chance, but we know each other good enough and long enough now to know that it will be different next Sunday. 

“But for this we have to talk a few talks and we have a few training sessions for sure. It’s not about intensity anymore, we had to do intense sessions in the first three weeks then we played the games in difficult circumstances and now we are here. 

“How I said, going to Evian, it was always clear it will be the most important week of the pre-season

“After City we have another five days to prepare for Norwich, which is exactly as important as the City game, and then Chelsea. So it’s a different start but it’s our start, so we take it and it’s all good.”

Klopp went on to dismiss the notion that beating City, who accrued one more point than Liverpool’s 97 to win the Premier League last season, would be a ‘statement’ before 2019-20.

“I don’t want to find excuses before we play them but we had a completely different pre-season. We played the pre-season without six players so I cannot sit here and say ‘that must be the statement for us’, that would be completely mad,” the boss stated.

“We have to be as good as possible that day, we cannot change it. I cannot lie to the people and say ‘it’s no problem making a pre-season without six players’. If you have to do it, you have to do it: you have to travel, we have to play in America in difficult circumstances, that’s how it is. 

“But we had the best pre-season of our lives? I cannot say that and you see that in the results. But the sessions were good, really good. The games then, from a freshness point of view, came in the wrong moment but we cannot change that [and] we have to do what we have to do. 

“The only problem is we do all the games in public and everybody sees what we are doing. Some people have concerns, some people don’t. 

“It’s all OK, we have to prove ourselves during the season and not in one game and if I would say this must be the statement for the season then I would be really a bit mad.

“It has nothing to do for me with the rest of the season. It’s a game and if we had only eight players for available for example I would like to try to win it. It’s a final, it’s the first time that I realised that nobody sees it like that to be honest: a ‘curtain-raiser’, it’s unbelievable! 

“We think constantly about the game and how can we prepare it and people say ‘Oh, do they really play?!’ That’s not too cool but it’s how it is and we cannot change that as well. 

“We’ll try to be as ready as possible, that’s what I can say, and if we win it, good, does it have an influence on the season? I don’t think so. And if we lose it has it an influence on the season? It’s not allowed. 

“So then we have another five days [before Norwich]. We cannot risk players or whatever, we have to see who we can line up and who will train and who will play, but of course we have to make sure we have a line-up that gives us an opportunity to win the game and that’s what we try.”

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Jürgen Klopp on improvement, Community Shield, City and more

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:19
Jürgen Klopp has acknowledged the need for improvement from Liverpool ahead of the FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City.
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Klopp explains plans for Jones, Phillips and Woodburn

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:13

Jürgen Klopp has explained the forthcoming plans for Curtis Jones, Nathaniel Phillips and Ben Woodburn.

The trio were part of the squad for Liverpool’s United States tour but did not travel for Sunday’s friendly with Napoli and won’t be involved in this week’s training camp in Evian.

Asked for an update on the three at his pre-Community Shield press conference on Monday morning, Klopp offered the logistical reasoning for the decision.

“We have players coming back now and so we decided that they don’t train with us, because of the number of players we have,” said the manager.

“We don’t need that number of players and they can have the pre-season now with the U23s, having games and sessions.

“We have 23 or 24 plus goalies in Evian; it would mean these three plus Ryan Kent [absent with illness] involved would be 28 or 29 and that’s not necessary. We don’t need that big number, that’s why we decided that.”

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Klopp explains plans for Jones, Phillips and Woodburn

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:13
Jürgen Klopp has explained the forthcoming plans for Curtis Jones, Nathaniel Phillips and Ben Woodburn.
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“We were miles off” admits Andy Robertson as Reds’ senior players demand better

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:00

Liverpool are far from in a state of panic over pre-season results, but the players are demanding more from themselves in terms of cohesion and understanding.


That’s the view of left-back Andy Robertson, who was part of the side beaten comfortably by Napoli on Sunday.

A 3-0 reversal makes it four in a row this summer without a win for the Reds, and while results don’t mean much at this stage, there have been a few valid questions raised about performance levels, general sharpness and lapses at the back.

All teams will be out to get one over the Reds this season after they won the Champions League in June and Robertson knows a big upturn in displays is required.

That’s needed immediately, as Liverpool face a tough test to open the 2019/20 season in the shape of Man City at Wembley.

 Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Murrayfield Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The players are under no illusions that the current levels need upping and it’s reassuring to know that the senior names are intent on fixing those issues themselves.

A mid-game group huddle on the pitch on Sunday was a spur-of-the-moment decision by the captains designed to give the entirety of the squad a bit of a rocket—a conversation described as “x-rated” by several media outlets.

“It wasn’t good enough,” Robertson said.

 Liverpool players have a group chat after going 2-0 down to Napoli during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Murrayfield Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“We were miles off it. We were outplayed. At times we looked foolish by not pressing as a team.

“And we need to look at it and improve as our season starts in a week and it doesn’t get any harder than Man City. We need to be a hell of a lot better than this.

Jordan Henderson and James Milner pulled us in for a huddle on the pitch and what was said cannot be repeated until after 9pm. It’s not crisis meetings, it’s pre-season.

“But we can’t get into a habit of losing or drawing. We need to step it up massively.”

The next chance for the Reds to do exactly that comes on Wednesday against Lyon.

For that game there will be even more players off the pace, as Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita could return to action after injury and it will be a first pre-season outing for Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker.

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Reds show their support for Liverpool Pride 2019

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:26

Representatives from Liverpool FC showed their support for the 2019 Pride in Liverpool festival this weekend.

Over 80 staff from across the club took part in the annual march through the city on Saturday to celebrate the LGBT+ community.

LFC employees and their families paraded in LFC t-shirts which were personally customised in the festival's theme of 'ComeAsYouAre'.

The Reds are a proud sponsor of the 2019 festival in what marks the club's seventh year supporting Pride.

LFC was the first Premier League football club to take part in a Pride march back in 2012, which was well supported by employees, supporters and the local community.

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Reds show their support for Liverpool Pride 2019

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:26
Representatives from Liverpool FC showed their support for the 2019 Pride in Liverpool festival this weekend.
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Klopp: Most important week of our season

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:00
Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all return to Liverpool training this week; Sadio Mane to follow a week later By Husmukh Kerai

Last Updated: 29/07/19 3:15pm

1:23 Liverpool head to Evian for a final training camp ahead of the new season and manager Jurgen Klopp says it will be 'massively important' Liverpool head to Evian for a final training camp ahead of the new season and manager Jurgen Klopp says it will be 'massively important'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the club's training camp in Evian as the "most important week of the season".

Liverpool were beaten 3-0 by Napoli in a pre-season friendly at Murrayfield on Sunday, but Klopp insisted after the game that his side would be a "different animal" once competitive fixtures come around.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash against Manchester City at Wembley, the German stressed the importance of the club's trip to France this week for their final fitness preparation ahead of the new season.

"It's massively important and we are looking forward to it," he said.

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"Good results in the pre-season help to build confidence but that's not the most important thing.

"The most important thing is that you build the physical skills for a long, long season because we have to, pretty much, prepare only for the games. There's not a lot of time to train.

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"We had to do intense sessions in the first three weeks. We played the games in different circumstances.

"It's always been clear Evian would be the most important week of the season, and we have five days after City before Norwich."

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Klopp confirmed Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are all fit and en route to Evian for the camp, while Sadio Mane will join up with the squad a week later following his involvement in the AFCON final.

"Everybody is coming on time on their flights," he added.

"From this afternoon, (Xherdan) Shaqiri, Naby (Keita), Roberto (Firmino), Mohamed (Salah) and Alisson will be in training.

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"Sadio (Mane) comes in next week. We can talk an hour about [international scheduling] but it changes nothing so it's a waste of time."

Reflecting on the heavy defeat to Napoli, Klopp warned his players that they will not stand a chance against Manchester City on Sunday if they do not improve their defending of counter-attacks.

"We didn't defend counter-attacks well yesterday, we lost the ball in the wrong moments, and if that happens against Manchester City then you don't have a chance," he continued.

"What I've seen so far, City look good. Apart from Sergio Aguero, I think all the players have been in.

"It's the same as last season, Manchester City is the most difficult game to play during a season.

Manchester City beat Yokohama 3-1 in their final pre-season game before Sunday's clash at Wembley Manchester City beat Yokohama 3-1 in their final pre-season game before Sunday's clash at Wembley Manchester City beat Yokohama 3-1 in their final pre-season game before Sunday's clash at Wembley

"I don't want to find excuses before we play them but we had a completely different pre-season, we played it without six players.

"Have we had the best pre-season of our lives? I cannot say that with the results, but the sessions were really good. From a freshness point of view, the games came at the wrong moment.

"The problem is all the games are in public so everybody sees what we're doing. Some people get concerned, some people don't. But we have to prove ourselves during the season, not in one game."

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Jürgen Klopp: Evian training camp is 'massively important'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:58

Jürgen Klopp has underlined the importance of this week’s training camp in Evian for Liverpool’s preparations for the new season.

The Reds will travel to the south of France on Monday, with a quintet of first-teamers set to join up with the group ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against Lyon in Geneva and Sunday’s FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City at Wembley.

Speaking at his press conference to preview the Community Shield on Monday, Klopp confirmed that Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri will report for pre-season training on Monday. 

And the boss is looking forward to stepping up preparations for 2019-20 over the coming days.

“[It’s] Massively important. We’re looking forward to it, absolutely,” Klopp said of the Evian camp.

“We got the information a couple of seconds ago that everybody’s fine, everybody’s coming in time, they got their flights and everything so from this afternoon on Shaq, Naby, Bobby, Mo and Alisson will be in training, which is great.

“So we have the game on Wednesday but obviously we had to learn in this pre-season that we play the games pretty much always a bit in the wrong moment, but we had to play them anyway so it was just another training session. 

“But of course you would like to get a bit more from training sessions than we got for example from yesterday. We play Wednesday the game against Lyon but we have to see how we do that, we organised it months back when we thought ‘OK, they come back, they can maybe play 10, 20, 30 minutes or whatever’. 

“We didn’t know in that moment it will be important for Shaq and Naby as well, but apart from that we have to prepare still the season and not only the game on Sunday, but of course the game on Sunday is the first proper game of the new season and so we try to be as good prepared as possible.”

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Jürgen Klopp: Evian training camp is 'massively important'

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:58
Jürgen Klopp has underlined the importance of this week’s training camp in Evian for Liverpool’s preparations for the new season.
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Klopp was 'keen on Franck Ribery transfer this summer'

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:51

Liverpool were reportedly close to making a surprise move to sign 36-year-old winger Franck Ribery this summer.

Ribery is out of contract with Bayern Munich and currently searching for a new club.

And according to French publication L'Equipe Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was tempted into pursuing a move for the player.

However, with not many outgoings so far this summer for the Reds it appears he decided in the end his squad has enough going forward without the need for Ribery.

Liverpool already boast one of the most threatening attacking trios in world football in Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino, with Divock Origi a capable back-up and the likes of youngsters Rhian Brewster and Ryan Kent likely to see more first-team opportunities next season.

Ribery, however, would certainly have brought experience and a winning mentality to the team. During his 12 seasons with Munich he scored 124 goals in 425 appearances and helped the side win an astonishing nine Bundesliga titles, one Champions League and six German Cups amongst others.

Now, however, he will have to consider other options for a new team, with Ribery still clearly believing he has enough left in him for at least one more season of football.

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Klopp was 'keen on Franck Ribery transfer this summer'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:51

Liverpool were reportedly close to making a surprise move to sign 36-year-old winger Franck Ribery this summer.

Ribery is out of contract with Bayern Munich and currently searching for a new club.

And according to French publication L'Equipe Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was tempted into pursuing a move for the player.

However, with not many outgoings so far this summer for the Reds it appears he decided in the end his squad has enough going forward without the need for Ribery.

Liverpool already boast one of the most threatening attacking trios in world football in Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino, with Divock Origi a capable back-up and the likes of youngsters Rhian Brewster and Ryan Kent likely to see more first-team opportunities next season.

Ribery, however, would certainly have brought experience and a winning mentality to the team. During his 12 seasons with Munich he scored 124 goals in 425 appearances and helped the side win an astonishing nine Bundesliga titles, one Champions League and six German Cups amongst others.

Now, however, he will have to consider other options for a new team, with Ribery still clearly believing he has enough left in him for at least one more season of football.

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Klopp was 'keen on Franck Ribery transfer this summer'

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:51
Liverpool were reportedly close to making a surprise move to sign 36-year-old winger Franck Ribery this summer.
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Live from 9am BST: Jürgen Klopp's Community Shield preview

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 06:00

Jürgen Klopp will preview Liverpool's FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City at a 9am BST press conference today.

Before the Reds depart Edinburgh for a training camp in Evian, the manager will take questions from the media regarding English football's annual curtain-raiser.

And you can see everything Klopp has to say about Sunday's showdown at Wembley via our free YouTube stream of the press conference.

Just return to this page before the start time to tune in.

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