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'I want to repay Klopp's trust' - Takumi Minamino reacts after PL debut

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:00

Jürgen Klopp's show of faith in Takumi Minamino has the Japan international extremely keen to repay his manager with good performances on the pitch.

Minamino made his Premier League debut at short notice in the win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday as he replaced the injured Sadio Mane just after the half-hour mark. 

It was his second appearance for Liverpool since arriving from Salzburg earlier this month, with the No.18 now keen to raise his levels. 

"I feel the manager's trust in me, so I really want to repay him," Minamino said following the Wolves victory. "Personally, I'm not satisfied with my own performance [at Wolves], so I want to meet the expectations of the people who support me.

"I was mentally ready to go and all I was thinking was how to fit into the team smoothly and get into the game.

"I don't feel any pressure. I'm not sure how much expectation has been put on me, but I have nothing to lose."

Minimino's pair of outings have seen him display the kind of versatility Klopp welcomed shortly after his transfer was completed. 

The 25-year-old played in a central role during his bow for the Reds against Everton in the FA Cup before operating on the left and then right flank at Wolves. 

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"I can play on either side, but it was more about how to link up with the full-backs," Minamino continued. "If we can build a better understanding of each other, I'm sure it will get even better.

"They scored an equaliser after I came on, so I was desperate to contribute to the winning goal in any way I can. 

"After we scored the second goal, I made sure to keep it simple and defend solidly."

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'I want to repay Klopp's trust' - Takumi Minamino reacts after PL debut

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:00
Jürgen Klopp's show of faith in Takumi Minamino has the Japan international extremely keen to repay his manager with good performances on the pitch.
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Liverpool target Fabian Ruiz after Isco bid rejected

HEAD NEWS - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:12

Liverpool are set to target Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz after seeing a £47 million bid for Isco rejected by Real Madrid.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield in the January transfer window as Liverpool chase Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup glory.

According to El Desmarque, Isco is the club's first choice target but Madrid's reluctance to accept a sizeable bid for the midfielder has seen them turn their attentions elsewhere.

The Reds are more hopeful of landing Ruiz, who has emerged as one of Europe's best midfielders since joining Napoli from Real Betis in 2018.

However, Liverpool are likely to have to pay more than the £47m they bid for Isco if they are to be successful in their pursuit of the 23-year-old.

Source: MailOnline

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Liverpool target Fabian Ruiz after Isco bid rejected

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:12

Liverpool are set to target Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz after seeing a £47 million bid for Isco rejected by Real Madrid.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield in the January transfer window as Liverpool chase Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup glory.

According to El Desmarque, Isco is the club's first choice target but Madrid's reluctance to accept a sizeable bid for the midfielder has seen them turn their attentions elsewhere.

The Reds are more hopeful of landing Ruiz, who has emerged as one of Europe's best midfielders since joining Napoli from Real Betis in 2018.

However, Liverpool are likely to have to pay more than the £47m they bid for Isco if they are to be successful in their pursuit of the 23-year-old.

Source: MailOnline

This story has been reproduced from the media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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Liverpool target Fabian Ruiz after Isco bid rejected

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:12
Liverpool are set to target Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz after seeing a £47 million bid for Isco rejected by Real Madrid.
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Happy Lunar New Year from Liverpool FC

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:00

Liverpool Football Club wishes a happy Lunar New Year to all of our supporters celebrating around the world.

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What's on: This week's LFC community events

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:00

Check out a schedule of local community events planned by the LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours teams in the coming week.

For more information on these activities, and the work of the two organisations, follow @LFCFoundation and @Red_Neighbours on Twitter or click here.

Monday January 27

Open Goals
Springfield Park and Garden – 4pm-6pm (age 5+ and parents)

Kicks
Walton Hall Park – 7pm-8pm (age 11-17)

Kicks Inclusion
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-7pm (age 8-12) and 7pm-8pm (13+)

Kicks Female session
Woodchurch Sports Complex, Wirral – 6pm-7pm (13+)

Table Tennis Club
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-7pm (open age)

Tuesday January 28

Open Goals
Bowersdale Park (Seaforth) (meet at Bowersdale Resource Centre) – 5pm-6pm (age 5+ and parents)

Kicks Female session
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 5pm-6pm (age 13+)

Kicks
Toxteth Firefit Hub – 5.30pm-7.30pm (age 11-19)
Adlam Park, Fazakerley – 5pm-7pm

Kicks Inclusion
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-7pm (age 8-16) and 7pm-8pm (age 17+)

Red Neighbours Walking Football
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 3pm-4pm (50+)

Junior Netball
Anfield Sports and Community Centre (indoor) – 5pm-6pm (age 7-12)

Wednesday January 29

Mini Kicks
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 4pm-5pm (age 4-6)
Rainhill High School – 5pm-6pm (age 4-6)

Open Goals
Crosby in Coronation Park (meet at Alchemy Crosby Youth and Community Centre) – 4.30pm-5.30pm (age 5+ and parents)

Kicks
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 5pm-6pm (age 7-12) and 6pm-7pm (age 13-16)

Female session
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 5pm-6pm (age 5-7)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre (Cruyff pitch) – 5pm-6pm (age 8-13)

Kicks Inclusion
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-7pm (age 8+)

Multi-sports - Badminton
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-8pm

Thursday January 30

Open Goals
Jubilee Sports Bank, Kensington – 4pm-6pm (age 5+ and parents)

Kicks
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 8pm-10pm (age 11-17)
Wavertree Sports Park – 5pm-6pm (age 8-13) and 6pm-7pm (age 14-17)
Gateacre High School – 6pm-8pm (age 11-17)

Military Veterans
Netherton Goals – 5.45pm-7pm

Kicks Inclusion
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-7pm (age 5-7) and 7pm-8pm (age 8+)

Keep Fit
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 7pm-8pm

Friday January 31

Red Neighbours Walking Football
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 11am-12pm

Red Neighbours Walking Netball
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 11.30am-12.30pm

Open Goals
Rice Lane Recreation Ground – 4pm-6pm (age 5+ and parents)

Kicks
Wavertree Sports Park – 6pm-8pm (age 14-19)
Croxteth Health and Wellbeing Centre – 6pm-8pm (age 11-17)
Netherton Activity Centre – 6pm-7pm (age 8-11) and 7pm-8pm (age 12-17)
Kirkby Leisure Centre – 5pm-6pm (age 8-13) and 6pm-7pm (age 14-19)

Kicks Inclusion
Anfield Sports and Community Centre – 6pm-7pm (age 8-16) and 7pm-8pm (age 17+)

Saturday February 1

Kicks Inclusion
Woodchurch Sports Complex, Wirral – 10.30am-1pm

Open Goals
Stanley Park (meet at Isla Gladstone) – 11am-1pm (age 5+ and parents)
Newsham Park – 11am-12.30pm (age 5+ and parents)
Norris Green Park (meet by playground) – 1.30pm-3.30pm (age 5+ and parents)
Crown Park, Edge Hill – 1pm-2.30pm (age 5+ and parents)
Garston Park – 3pm-5pm (age 5+ and parents)

Sunday February 2

Open Goals
Birkenhead Park – 11am-1pm (age 5+ and parents)
Walton Hall Park – 12.30pm-2.30pm (age 5+ and parents)
Belle Vale Park – 1pm-3pm (age 5+ and parents)
Doric Park – 11am-12.30pm (age 5+ and parents)
Victoria Park – 1.30pm-3.30pm (age 5+ and parents)

Military Veterans
The Academy, Kirkby – 2.45pm-4.30pm

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Happy Lunar New Year from Liverpool FC

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:00
Liverpool Football Club wishes a happy Lunar New Year to all of our supporters celebrating around the world.
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What's on: This week's LFC community events

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:00
Check out a schedule of local community events planned by the LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours teams in the coming week.
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Klopp: Minamino meeting expectations

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:41

Last Updated: 25/01/20 10:53am

Minamino arrived from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.5m in January Minamino arrived from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.5m in January Minamino arrived from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.5m in January

Liverpool's January signing Takumi Minamino is living up to manager Jurgen Klopp's expectations as he looks to make his second start for the club.

The Japan international, a £7.25m arrival from Red Bull Salzburg, is in line to play in the FA Cup fourth-round tie at League One Shrewsbury on Sunday, having made his debut in the previous round against Everton.

A minor complication was introduced to Klopp's plan when the 25-year-old had to come off the bench to play nearly an hour in the 2-1 win over Wolves after an injury to Sadio Mane.

Making his Premier League debut was a "big step", according to Klopp, and he has to decide how much that took out of the player.

"He's a super boy - exactly the player we expected," Klopp said.

0:56 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the only pressure he feels at the moment is from losing Sadio Mane to injury during his side's victory at Wolves on Thursday. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the only pressure he feels at the moment is from losing Sadio Mane to injury during his side's victory at Wolves on Thursday.

"You saw so much of his ability (against Wolves). As a footballer you can't only play on the days when everything is clicking, scoring two goals, all that stuff.

"This game was a proper fight and he was completely ready for that.

"A new team, adapting, and from a tactical point it was an outstanding game.

"In training we see the finishing and the creating. He's the player we wanted and now he's ours.

"We have to think about what we do, because he played much longer than we thought.

Minamino has made two appearances for Liverpool since his arrival from Austria Minamino has made two appearances for Liverpool since his arrival from Austria Minamino has made two appearances for Liverpool since his arrival from Austria

"[Thursday] night was a big step for him. For nobody was it a game where you shine and play your best game ever.

"When you come in as a new player in this kind of battle, showing up like he did, not with his skills but with his mentality and character, fighting like crazy, closing gaps, it was a super start.

"He's pretty versatile and he did exactly what he had to do. I have to see how he reacted to the intensity to that game.

"I don't know him long enough in that regard, but each game helps."

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Inside Wolves: Behind the scenes of Liverpool's late victory

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:07
Take a new look at Liverpool's latest Premier League victory with our special Inside Wolves video from Thursday night.
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Delays, reflection and a very early kick-off - Liverpool's last trip to Shrewsbury

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:00
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Klopp admits Liverpool have not solved Xherdan Shaqiri’s unique injury issues

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:30

Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged the “frustrating” timing of Xherdan Shaqiri‘s injuries, with Liverpool yet to find a solution for how they arise.


Shaqiri has suffered a number of muscle injuries this season, and is currently sidelined with a calf problem that is likely to see him miss Sunday’s FA Cup clash.

The trip to Shrewsbury, like the cup ties against MK Dons, Arsenal and Everton before it, would have provided the Swiss with valuable game time in a season in which he has only started three times so far.

But, again, injury has ruled him out, and addressing the situation at Melwood on Friday, Klopp admitted the club were no closer to finding a solution.

“It’s not cool, absolutely not cool. Maybe there are different reasons, for sure,” he said.

“Shaq is a very special player in different departments, his physique is different to all the others I’ve ever seen. His muscles are unbelievable.

“So it’s never big, so far it was never big, but it was always enough to get him out.

“And I can imagine that’s frustrating for him, it’s not cool for us, but it’s not to change.

“We work on that, obviously, we don’t want to bring him into a situation where that constantly happens.

“But so far we obviously didn’t find the 100 percent solution. So we have to see.”

 Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri during a training session ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Semi-Final match between CF Monterrey and Liverpool FC at the Qatar University. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Shaqiri’s problems are often sustained out of a match situation, and typically in training, which would suggest his workload would need to be managed in order to maximise his availability.

The issue may not be Liverpool’s for too long, of course, with speculation mounting over a move away from Merseyside.

However, that will not arise in January despite offers from Sevilla and Roma, with the Reds instead only possibly interested in a permanent deal worth around £25.5 million in the summer.

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