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Liverpool interested in re-signing Philippe Coutinho

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:46
Liverpool are interested in bring Philippe Coutinho back to the club this summer, according to reports in France.
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Tickets on sale for Liverpool U23s’ trip to Scotland

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:42

Tickets are now on sale for Liverpool U23s’ trip to play The Spartans FC in Scotland in mid-July.

Neil Critchley’s side will travel north to take on the two-time Lowland League champions at their home ground of Ainslie Park in Edinburgh as part of a pre-season training camp.

Kick-off has now been confirmed for 7pm BST on Monday July 15 in a match that will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Scottish side’s charity, the Spartans Community Football Academy.

The charity seeks to achieve positive social change through the power of people and sport.

Reds fans can now buy tickets for the fixture at the following prices:

Main Stand: £20

Ground: £15

Ground concession (over 65 and under 16): £10

Ground juvenile (under 12): £5

Tickets, which can be posted out or collected, are available by clicking here.

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Tickets on sale for Liverpool U23s’ trip to Scotland

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:42
Tickets are now on sale for Liverpool U23s’ trip to play The Spartans FC in Scotland in mid-July.
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Why latest rumours on Alberto Moreno’s replacement at Liverpool can be ignored

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:16

Two new left-backs have been linked with Liverpool in their pursuit of a replacement for Alberto Moreno, but these rumours should be ignored for now.


The Reds are expected to sign a new backup for Andy Robertson this summer, as despite widespread claims of a quiet transfer window, left-back is one of three positions needing cover.

Along with a new No. 2 goalkeeper and a versatile forward to take over from Daniel Sturridge, an alternative to the departed Moreno is essential.

With Adam Lewis tipped to leave the club on loan to the Football League, there appears to be little chance of a promotion from the academy as many fans had hoped.

But after Lloyd Kelly swapped Bristol City for Bournemouth, no concrete interest has been reported so far—and, instead, tabloids have floated a host of candidates.

Spanish publication Sport claimed on Thursday evening that Real Betis’ Junior Firpo is “one of the options they are considering.”

It is added that “Barcelona have also asked about the speedy full-back’s situation,” inferring that the Reds have made an enquiry, though Betis are in a position to demand €50 million (£44.6 million).

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Firpo, who is part of the Spain squad at this summer’s U21 Euros, scored three goals and laid on five assists in 29 games last season, and at 22 is an exciting prospect.

But rumours in Sport seem to have little basis in truth, and instead have stemmed from a mere suggestion from Bleacher Report‘s Dean Jones as to the calibre of left-back Liverpool could target.

In his assessment of the Reds’ transfer window, Jones named Firpo and Augsburg’s Philipp Max as players whose “versatility and style” would suit Jurgen Klopp‘s approach.

There is no indication that Liverpool would make a bid, and it seems this is a case of a story becoming lost in translation—and perhaps deliberately.

It is not just overseas sources that picked up Jones’ speculation, with the Liverpool Echo‘s live blog on Thursday citing both Firpo and Max as being “tipped as possible incomings.”

 Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp embraces Andy Robertson after the 4-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. Liverpool won 4-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It would not be difficult to dig a little deeper and discover the origin of the rumour in Bleacher Report, but that would be overlooking the thirst for a story.

Jones is right in attesting that Liverpool could be looking for a player who can “adequately fill in at left-back but can also influence play further up the field, but at £44.6 million Firpo would be too pricey.

There will be little danger of any new arrival supplanting Robertson as first choice, and a low-profile addition is more likely.

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Legends charity match raises €748,000 for Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:59

Liverpool FC today announced it has raised €748,000 for the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust following the special charity game held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin earlier this year.

The match saw Liverpool FC Legends and a Republic of Ireland XI come together in aid of the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust to raise vital funds for Seán’s ongoing care.

Nearly 27,000 fans turned out to support Seán – who suffered life-changing injuries when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside Anfield ahead of the Champions League semi-final with AS Roma in April 2018 – and watch the Reds come from behind to win 2-1.

LFC CEO Peter Moore, LFC Foundation director Matt Parish and Joe Blott, chair of the Spirit of Shankly, presented a special cheque to Seán’s wife, Martina Cox, and Stephen Felle, chairman of the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

The club, its fans and communities in England and Ireland continue to come together in support of Seán and his family.

Back in October 2018, during the Reds’ Premier League fixture against Cardiff City, the club and fans showed their support for the appeal with volunteers from LFC and Spirit of Shankly staging a bucket collection at Anfield which was match-funded by LFC Foundation, the club’s official charity, taking the total from this earlier appeal to £59,000. The club and first-team players have also supported the appeal privately.

“What happened to Seán was such a terrible tragedy – no football fan should go to a game and suffer what he and his family have endured,” said Moore.

“We have all been touched by what happened and whilst football is still a tribal game, we must come together to try to help in any way we can regardless of club colours.

“The support we have seen from football fans all over the world has shown that this game is special when everyone is united. It was incredible to see so many supporters come together and help support Seán.

“I would like to thank our fans for their unwavering loyalty in supporting this game, and also the Football Association of Ireland and its partners for their generous support in helping us deliver such a magnificent event.”

Martina Cox added: “Today is my first ever visit to Anfield and, while it is tinged with some sadness given Seán cannot be with me, we are humbled by the warmth and generosity that has been shown by Liverpool Football Club, its supporters and the people of this city in taking Seán into their hearts.

“While the doctors are pleased with his progress, it is slow and Seán himself is frustrated at not being able to properly speak or express himself or do the things he took for granted before the attack.

“Seán begins the next stage in his rehabilitation later this summer when he will travel from Dublin to a specialist neurological centre in Yorkshire. As a family we hope and pray that we get more of the old Seán back in the years ahead.”

The club looks forward to welcoming Seán and his family back to Anfield in the future.

You can still donate to the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust by visiting www.gofundme.com/SupportSeanCox.

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Legends charity match raises €748,000 for Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:59
Liverpool FC today announced it has raised €748,000 for the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust following the special charity game held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin earlier this year.
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Fernando Torres announces retirement – and Liverpool fans laud the career of El Nino

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:30

Ex-Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has called time on a legendary playing career that included 81 goals in 142 games for the Reds between 2007 and 2011.


Torres announced his retirement in a statement on social media on Friday morning, telling his 3.66 million Twitter followers “after 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.”

The Spaniard is set to “explain all the details” at a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday, with his current club being J1 League outfit Sagan Tosu.

I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details.See you there. pic.twitter.com/WrKnvRTUIu

— Fernando Torres (@Torres) 21 June 2019

After spells with Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, AC Milan and back with Atleti, Torres joined the Japanese side last summer, before renewing his deal in January.

But he had only featured sporadically this season so far, with his retirement imminent.

Torres only spent four seasons with the Reds, but made a remarkable impact in his time at Anfield, and though his move to Chelsea soured his reputation on Merseyside at the time he is now cherished by most supporters.

One of the most high-profile signings in the history of the club, the striker produced a phenomenal run of form at Liverpool, scoring 81 times in 142 outings.

 Liverpool's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the opening goal against Chelsea during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Thirty-three of those came in his debut campaign in 2007/08, a Reds record until Mohamed Salah netted 44 times in his maiden season with the club in 2017/18.

At his peak, Torres terrorised defences, and terrified Nemanja Vidic in particular, with his ‘five times’ celebration after scoring in the 4-1 win over Man United at Old Trafford in March 2009 becoming iconic.

He would need to add another digit to that now, of course, but though Liverpool have finally moved on without Torres, he is still one of the club’s best-ever strikers.

This is evidenced in the reaction of fans on social media after the 35-year-old brings to a close a career that saw him win the World Cup, the Euros (twice), the Champions League and the Europa League (twice):

All the best in your retirement, @Torres! ? pic.twitter.com/N3szzXAwDD

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 21 June 2019

At his peak Torres was a special, special player. It feels like his peak didn’t last long enough in some ways but from 2007-09 he was breathtakingly good. https://t.co/7S8x8u7658

— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) 21 June 2019

'El Nino' retires.

Was never as gutted as many when he left Liverpool because it was clear he had peaked.

In his prime, the best striker in the world, though. Incredible player.

— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) 21 June 2019

Fernando Torres has announced his retirement. In full flow, he was wondrous: fast, furious, strong, so technically gifted, nightmarish for markers. He'd have you shouting 'WHAT A [insert expletive] GOAL!' seemingly on repeat.

Watching El Niño at his best was magic. He was magic.

— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) 21 June 2019

.@Torres defined an era for me; that partnership with Gerrard under Rafa was a joy to behold. At his peak he was the perfect No.9. What a player.

— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) 21 June 2019

His armband proved he was a red, Torres, Torres.
You’ll Never Walk Alone it said, Torres, Torres.
We bought the lad from sunny Spain, he gets the ball he scores again.
Fernando Torres, Liverpool’s number 9. BOUNCE!

Thrilling for #LFC at his best, sold after his peak. Good luck

— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) 21 June 2019

Only two players got to 50 @premierleague goals in fewer mins than Torres
Goal or assist every 84mins at his best.
What a fucking player! pic.twitter.com/GwLYtwC4Ol

— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) 21 June 2019

Anfield debut, ended Tal Ben Haim's career in English football as he began his own. Everything you ever wanted in a striker. Enjoy retirement, @Torres. pic.twitter.com/FTzfVleG0U

— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) 21 June 2019

Enjoy retirement, @Torres. pic.twitter.com/9K6f2iiSrU

— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) 21 June 2019

Enjoy your retirement, El Nino!

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Klopp considers defender move as cover for Robertson

HEAD NEWS - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:36

Liverpool are considering triggering Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo’s €50million release clause.

Andrew Robertson cemented his reputation as one of Europe’s prime attacking full-backs last season, contributing 11 assists and playing a pivotal role in Liverpool’s Champions League winning campaign.

The Scotland international’s understudy, Alberto Moreno, was released earlier this month upon the expiration of his contract and Klopp has been left short of quality back-up for one of his key players.

Sport claim Betis are determined to keep hold of the 22-year-old, who has previously been linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, and will not consider any offers below his full release clause.

Moreno, in part due to Robertson’s durability, made just five appearances in all competitions last season but Klopp is still said to be considering spending a large portion of his summer budget on a player who is unlikely to be a first choice starter.

Liverpool have spent heavily in the transfer market over the course of the last 18 months, recruiting Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk for a combined £143m, but signings are likely to be kept to a minimum this summer in order to maintain the team spirit and unity within a squad that came within a solitary point of a European and Premier League double last season.

Barcelona, meanwhile, have also been linked with a move for Firpo, with Betis also fending of interest from Tottenham and Manchester United in Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

Source: Metro

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Klopp considers defender move as cover for Robertson

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:36

Liverpool are considering triggering Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo’s €50million release clause.

Andrew Robertson cemented his reputation as one of Europe’s prime attacking full-backs last season, contributing 11 assists and playing a pivotal role in Liverpool’s Champions League winning campaign.

The Scotland international’s understudy, Alberto Moreno, was released earlier this month upon the expiration of his contract and Klopp has been left short of quality back-up for one of his key players.

Sport claim Betis are determined to keep hold of the 22-year-old, who has previously been linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, and will not consider any offers below his full release clause.

Moreno, in part due to Robertson’s durability, made just five appearances in all competitions last season but Klopp is still said to be considering spending a large portion of his summer budget on a player who is unlikely to be a first choice starter.

Liverpool have spent heavily in the transfer market over the course of the last 18 months, recruiting Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk for a combined £143m, but signings are likely to be kept to a minimum this summer in order to maintain the team spirit and unity within a squad that came within a solitary point of a European and Premier League double last season.

Barcelona, meanwhile, have also been linked with a move for Firpo, with Betis also fending of interest from Tottenham and Manchester United in Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

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Klopp considers defender move as cover for Robertson

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:36
Liverpool are considering triggering Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo’s €50million release clause.
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'Liverpool call would be hard to turn down'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:30

Jack O'Connell admits the opportunity to play for boyhood club Liverpool would "be hard to turn down" as he prepares for his first season in the Premier League with Sheffield United.

The 25-year-old was an integral part of a Blades side that won automatic promotion last season and the defender is now looking forward to facing the Reds.

"All my family are Liverpool fans so we couldn't wait to find out when we played Liverpool and to face them on New Year's Day will be a special moment for me and my family," O'Connell said.

"I'm a massive Liverpool fan and went to the Champions League final in Madrid - but couldn't really enjoy the game because I ended up analysing them as opposition next season.

"I'm guessing staying up is the main priority [for Sheffield United] but seeing Jordan Henderson lift the trophy gave me goosebumps, and I'd love it to be me one day.

"Obviously I am happy at Sheffield United. I've just signed a new contract and I've never thought about leaving, but my dream as a kid was to play for Liverpool and if they ever come knocking, although unlikely, it would be hard to turn them down."

O'Connell is currently in France supporting girlfriend Alex Greenwood as the Manchester United full-back is bidding for Women's World Cup glory with England.

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'Liverpool call would be hard to turn down'

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:30
Jack O'Connell admits the opportunity to play for boyhood club Liverpool would "be hard to turn down" as he prepares for his first season in the Premier League with Sheffield United.
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Quiz: Can you name every African player to represent Liverpool in the Premier League era?

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:20

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita will fly the flag for Liverpool at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer but the trio are not the first players from the continent to have donned a Reds shirt.

Sixteen Africans, from 10 different nations, have featured for the Reds during the Premier League era alone.

We've already name-checked Egypt talisman Salah, Senegal forward Mane and Guinea captain Keita, but can you name the other 13 players?

The quiz below is based on international allegiance, so players born outside the continent who have played for the national team of an African country are included.

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Quiz: Can you name every African player to represent Liverpool in the Premier League era?

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:20
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita will fly the flag for Liverpool at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer but the trio are not the first players from the continent to have donned a Reds shirt.
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Liverpool 'ready to trigger £45m release clause for left-back'

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:15
Liverpool have identified Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo as a possible replacement for Alberto Moreno, according to reports.
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Fernando Torres to retire from football

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:50

Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has announced he is retiring from football.

The 35-year-old revealed on social media that he would be hanging up his boots after a glittering 18-year career. 

I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my footbal… https://t.co/l0lZo6lWRZ

— Torres (Fernando Torres) 21st Jun 05:01

The Spaniard joined the Reds from Atletico Madrid in July 2007 and would go on to forge a reputation as one of the best forwards in the world during his three-and-a-half seasons at the club, scoring 81 goals in 142 appearances. 

Torres departed Anfield for Chelsea in January 2011 and a move to AC Milan preceded a return to his boyhood Atletico in 2015. 

The 2010 World Cup winner will conclude his playing days at Japanese side Sagan Tosu. 

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Fernando Torres to retire from football

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:50
Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has announced he is retiring from football.
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Klopp: Liverpool must splash the cash

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:20
By Joe Shread

Last Updated: 21/06/19 1:41pm

Jurgen Klopp oversaw an outlay of over £170m at Liverpool last summer Jurgen Klopp oversaw an outlay of over £170m at Liverpool last summer Jurgen Klopp oversaw an outlay of over £170m at Liverpool last summer

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must continue to "splash the cash" if they want to remain competitive with Europe's elite clubs.

The Reds spent over £170m on Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri last summer, an outlay which helped them to the Champions League title and second place in the Premier League.

That came despite Klopp saying after Manchester United signed Paul Pogba for a then world-record fee in 2016: "Other clubs can go out and spend money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money."

Klopp is yet to add to his squad during the current transfer window, but speaking to German broadcaster ZDF about his Pogba comments, he said: "Back when I was in Germany, Bayern had a bottomless pit of money, like £100m.

Klopp said following Manchester United's world-record signing of Paul Pogba that he wanted to do things 'differently' Klopp said following Manchester United's world-record signing of Paul Pogba that he wanted to do things 'differently' Klopp said following Manchester United's world-record signing of Paul Pogba that he wanted to do things 'differently'

"In today's market, that gets you one centre-back. So this bottomless pit of money is enough to buy one player in today's world and that doesn't even cover their wages.

"The market has changed more than I expected, but I stand by what I said.

"Maybe things were lost in translation but my point was, if we reach a point where football is solely about money and not football, then I'm leaving; and I still feel the same way about it.

"Liverpool is an ambitious club and if we didn't spend the same amount of money as others, we wouldn't be able to compete. Everybody's splashing the cash, so we have to do the same."

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'You have to realise Trent's achievement is remarkable'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:00

Conor Coady understands better than most just what makes Trent Alexander-Arnold's leap into the Liverpool history books so impressive.

A graduate of the Reds’ Academy himself, Coady – who is now the captain of Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers – made two appearances for the club before departing in 2014 and beginning his own journey to England’s top flight via a different route.

The defender has a particular appreciation, then, for how Alexander-Arnold has hurdled the challenges that come with trying to break through at Anfield and, in doing so, become a European champion at the age of 20.

“It’s incredible,” Coady told Liverpoolfc.com. “People have to realise how tough it is to make it at such a big club like this and realise what he has actually done.

“How he has gone about his business is absolutely brilliant. You see how much he loves Liverpool Football Club, I’ve heard him talk plenty of times saying he wants to go on to be Liverpool captain, he wants to spend his career at Liverpool, this is his club – and you really believe him when he says it.

“I hope people realise how tough it is to make it at a club like this, because it is tough, and the achievement is remarkable.

“The Barcelona game, the corner, will live in every Liverpool fan’s mind for many, many years. To have that confidence to do that in front of the Kop was special.”

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Alexander-Arnold’s natural footballing ability gave the No.66 the platform to progress through the Academy age groups and onto senior football under Jürgen Klopp.

But it’s the Scouser’s confidence and conviction that he belongs on the biggest stage that has allowed him to cement a position in the Liverpool XI, according to Coady.

“It’s mentality, it’s a will to win, it’s a belief in your own ability,” he said. “It’s also a manager who believes in you, a manager who wants to improve you as a footballer.

“I remember a couple of years ago when he played against Manchester United at Old Trafford and [Marcus] Rashford gave him a tough game, he played against [Crystal] Palace and [Wilfried] Zaha gave him a tough game – look at him now and he’s a completely different player.

“I think that’s down to him listening to the manager and improving each and every day. He has been brilliant.”

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'You have to realise Trent's achievement is remarkable'

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:00
Conor Coady understands better than most just what makes Trent Alexander-Arnold's leap into the Liverpool history books so impressive.
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