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U18s head to army barracks as part of 2019-20 preparations

7 hours 35 min ago

As the senior Liverpool squad prepare to head to New York for the final leg of their United States pre-season tour, Barry Lewtas' U18s are embarking on quite a different trip.

With their preparations for the 2019-20 season in full swing, the young Reds will break away from their summer routine to spend the next two days at Weeton Barracks in Lancashire.

The team are set to take part in activities designed to strengthen its unity before staying at the army camp overnight.

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"We'll get to see people pushed to their limits, I imagine," Lewtas told Liverpoolfc.com. "I don't think they know what time they're getting up in the morning yet, I don't think they've seen those hours!

"It just breaks up pre-season a little bit. We'll put the lads through their paces I think and let someone else shout at them! It's something a little bit different.

"The exercises that are planned there will be around teamwork, working together and solving problems.

"It's just about bringing the group a little bit closer and doing something different. Obviously we'll do a few little fitness exercises as well.

"It's a good opportunity for the players and staff to spend a bit of time together and do something different." 

Having returned to the Kirkby Academy from their summer breaks on July 3, the U18s have won all three of their friendlies so far this summer.

They head to Brussels on Sunday, along with the U23s, to take on Anderlecht as the start of the new campaign draws ever nearer.

"The lads work hard over pre-season and sometimes just getting off-site and doing something different is a good chance for us to mix as a group," Lewtas continued.

"We're off to Anderlecht next weekend, so we just thought this would be a nice little thing to do. Then we'll be back training and then we'll be even closer to the start of the season." 

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James Milner: Pre-season grind will benefit us when August arrives

8 hours 35 min ago

James Milner believes the hard yards he and his Liverpool teammates are currently going through will only serve as benefit when the competitive action gets underway in August.

The Reds suffered their second loss of pre-season when they were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla in searing temperatures at the iconic Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.

The vice-captain wants to use the successive defeats on the tour of the USA to further fuel the squad with the necessary motivation ahead of the new campaign, which kicks off next month. 

Watch: LFC 1-2 Sevilla: 90 Seconds

“It can be a good thing and I think we have to use it as a good thing," Milner told Liverpoolfc.com.

"Obviously coming on the back of the success last year and 97 points in the league, sometimes it’s easy to get complacent. 

“I’m not saying we are that, there’s a lot of changes in the team, a lot of young lads coming in and we are finding how we play with each other. 

“But back-to-back defeats, if we needed that kick there it is. It will make us strive on and go even harder if we can. 

“We know how high our standards are, so it’s early days and I wouldn’t be too worried about it. But we want to kick on and make sure we use this to drive us on. 

“It’s been a tough schedule, tough conditions but it’s all money in the bank. Dealing with conditions like this and games so close and the travelling, it will be a piece of cake when we get one game a week at the start of the season.”

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Download the new LFCTV GO app now

9 hours 5 min ago

Liverpool FC's on-demand online video service – LFCTV GO – is now available in an app – so you can stay connected with the team wherever you are.

If you are already registered with LFC or are an LFCTV GO subscriber, you can sign-in via the app to satisfy all your Reds video needs, including exclusive player and manager interviews, behind-the-scenes content from Melwood, match footage, highlights – and even more.

Watch full highlights and edited highlights of all first-team, LFC Women, U23s and U18s matches.

With the LFCTV GO official app, you can now watch LFCTV live, catch the latest news, see LFCTV GO-only content, all to enhance your LFCTV GO experience.

Follow pre-season and, during the regular season, enjoy pre-match press conferences and post-match highlights in the only place that matters.

Watch the highlights from your favourite player, browse boxsets and documentaries and search the app so you can find the videos you love more easily.

Download today and enjoy the best LFC content available with the LFCTV GO app.

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Leighton Clarkson signs first professional contract with Liverpool FC

10 hours 6 min ago

Leighton Clarkson has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool FC.

The 17-year-old was an integral part of last season’s U18s FA Youth Cup-winning team.

Born in Lancashire, Clarkson has been at the club's Academy since the age of nine after a switch from Blackburn Rovers.

A creative player, he often acts as the anchor in midfield, where he can display an impressive range of passing, as well as showing his talent from dead-ball situations.

Clarkson made his U18s debut as an U16 player in 2017-18 and was a regular for both the U18s and U19s in the UEFA Youth League last term.

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Photos: Liverpool debut new third kit at Fenway Park

10 hours 50 min ago

Liverpool wore their 2019-20 New Balance third kit for the first time on Sunday evening.

The Reds debuted the stylish phantom black strip at the iconic Fenway Park in a friendly with Sevilla as part of the club's pre-season tour of the United States. 

Check out the champions of Europe sporting the jersey in the gallery below...

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Gallery: 2,000 Reds attend fan event in Boston

11 hours 20 min ago

The European champions are in Boston and over 2,000 Liverpool supporters attended a fan event on Saturday night.

The House of Blues hosted the night that featured appearances from Ian Rush, Patrik Berger, Vladimir Smicer, Jason McAteer, The Anfield Wrap and BOSS Night's Jamie Webster.

Check out the gallery below as American Reds warmed up for Sunday's friendly with Sevilla at Fenway Park...

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'It's amazing travelling alongside the first team in the USA'

11 hours 35 min ago

Liverpool FC Women star Jess Clarke has shared an insight into the confidence the team will take going forward from travelling on the USA tour alongside the first team.

The attacker is in line to play her first minutes of the pre-season after recovering from an injury as Vicky Jepson’s side face the Metropolitan Conference All Stars at the famous Harvard University on Monday evening.

After their opening 2-2 draw with Cleveland Ambassadors at Notre Dame on Thursday, the Reds will conclude their playing side of the tour in Boston.

Ahead of the 6pm kick-off local time in Boston, the No.7 is chomping at the bit to take her first steps on the pitch in pre-season.

"Being out with an injury, it’s always difficult watching on from the sidelines, so I’m just happy to be back with the team and hopefully I can get a few minutes under my belt," Clarke told Liverpoolfc.com.

"I can't wait for this game, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience being out here in America with Liverpool FC Women and I just can’t wait to get on the pitch and get some minutes.

"It's a change from back home and it’s really hot, but we are getting used to it and it adds to it with it being pre-season and it’s a case of working that little bit harder in these conditions.

 “If you can play as many games as you can in pre-season, it’s only going to put you in a good position. So if I can just continue to build, get the minutes under our belt and have some good performances.

“It’s amazing travelling alongside the players, even for us just having an insight into what it’s like as a male footballer and they can see what we can do as well and it’s been a great experience so far.”

During the tour the players have had the honour of travelling on one of the official Liverpool FC coaches, and for summer recruit Becky Jane, it’s an experience she is thoroughly enjoying.

“It’s crazy,” Jane told Liverpoolfc.com.

“When I first heard we were going to be coming out on tour with the men it was really good but it shows how far the women’s game has gone and it shows how much the men want to support us, so it’s really good.

“Getting the opportunity to travel on the coach was a bit of a shock but that was really nice and it’s those little touches that make us feel really welcome."

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Jepson: It will be an honour to play at Harvard University

12 hours 35 min ago

Vicky Jepson has admitted it will be an honour for Liverpool FC Women to play at Harvard University's stadium on Monday evening when the Reds face the Metropolitan Conference All Stars.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6pm local time as the team face their final game of a hugely-successful tour of the United States.

After a training session in soaring heat at the wonderful setting of Daly Field in Boston on Monday, Jepson spoke with Liverpoolfc.com about how much the team are enjoying their experience stateside.

Read on for Jepson’s thoughts on the final tour game, playing at Harvard University and travelling to the games on one of the official team coaches…

On the opportunity to play at Harvard University…

Harvard University is a fantastic set-up in itself. It has been spoken about in movies and all sorts. The facilities are fantastic so we are looking forward to playing there. We will get another strong and competitive game, I’m sure, to tick off as our second game of pre-season.

On the players looking sharp in training despite the intense heat…

It was incredibly hot out there but I have to give credit to the players because they worked hard and got through it. All of the staff put in a shift in the heat making sure all the equipment was out there, the shade was provided for them, the water when they needed it, the wet towels around their neck, but my word it was hot.

On making a few changes to the session to help the players cope with the conditions…

You have to, especially when you are playing on turf because the heat was at another level. So you slow the session down a little bit, you have more water breaks and longer water breaks, and you make sure they are in the shade when they do that. It’s important we take care of them.

On the squad enjoying the session and looking sharp…

They do. It’s good to play on turf in a way because you know the surface is smooth and the ball is not going to bobble. It zips around quicker and it’s good for us to train on this because we are playing on it at Harvard University, so it’s just making sure that it’s what we are going to be playing on. The girls did really well today considering the heat, there were a lot of sweaty, bright-red faces, but they worked really hard and they seemed to enjoy themselves.

On the challenge of facing the Metropolitan Conference All Stars…

I can imagine they will have some talented individuals and they will be in physically good condition, so that will add a challenge to us. Just like in the first game when we played against Cleveland Ambassadors, they put a few players from around America in to strengthen the squad. So it will be a good test and that is what we want because we don’t want it to be easy.

On the return to action of Jess Clarke, who will get some minutes on Monday after injury…

I know it was hot out there but Jess was on fire in training with some of the goals she has been scoring. It’s great to see her back and we welcome her back into the team.

On the squad travelling in the USA on one of the team busses…

It’s good. We got off the plane when we arrived here in Boston and to get on Big Red 2 was fantastic! It has been fantastic and the reception that we have got from people here in Boston has been incredible. The fans have been taking pictures of the bus as we have driven past, they have been waiting for the girls to get off and then cheering them by singing, ‘We are Liverpool!’. It’s been really good to draw positive attention to what a fantastic team we have.

On getting the opportunity to cheer on Jürgen Klopp’s charges in their games during the tour…

It’s about two teams coming out here but being one club, the LFC family. It’s a great opportunity for us to feel really a part of what LFC is as a brand. To go and support them and be behind them, to go to their open training, to go on the pitch at half-time in Notre Dame was incredible for them and the reception they got from our fans out here in the USA was incredible. I’d love to see that amount of fans at our games this season at Prenton Park. It’s a different level out here I think than it is back home, but hopefully that will start to grow on the back of the success of the World Cup.

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Divock Origi: It was special to score at Fenway Park

13 hours 35 min ago

Scoring at Fenway Park felt extra special for Divock Origi.

The Liverpool striker netted at the home of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night as Jürgen Klopp’s side were edged out 2-1 by Sevilla in a tetchy affair.

While pre-season matches are predominantly about gaining fitness, the opportunity to grab a goal at one of world sport’s iconic venues meant something more to Origi.

“You feel a bit at home,” the Belgium international told Liverpoolfc.com in his post-match assessment of the second game of the Reds’ USA tour.

“Playing at Fenway Park, it’s special to see all the fans and connecting with them in America as well, so I was happy I could score in front of the Boston fans.”

Watch: Highlights from Fenway Park on LFCTV GO

Origi’s close-range equaliser came after Nolito had swept in a forceful finish to put Sevilla in front.

The La Liga side went on to secure victory through Alejandro Pozo at the very end of a second half that was tarnished by a red-card challenge on Yasser Larouci by Joris Gnagnon.

Despite the second successive defeat in the States, Origi saw positives for Liverpool to carry with them as they look forward to facing Sporting CP in New York on Wednesday.

“It was another step in the pre-season,” said the No.27. “We played against a good team in Sevilla and we tried our best.

“I think we did a lot of good things and there were things we can still work on but again that’s why the pre-season is there. We will just try to use this game and go forward.

“Physically, we are getting more minutes in the legs, and in the end we just try to implement everything. I think we still have to work on some things, which is normal, but looking positively to the next step in the pre-season.”

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Sadio Mane's Liverpool return date confirmed

19 hours 6 min ago

Sadio Mane will return to Liverpool after the Community Shield fixture against Manchester City.

The forward has started an end-of-season break following Senegal’s run to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, in which they were beaten 1-0 by Algeria.

Mane is set to rejoin the Reds on Monday August 5 ahead of the Premier League opener against Norwich City at Anfield, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed.

“He is in good shape,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Obviously they had a celebration in Senegal and I’m happy about that because it showed that they respect the competition and saw the second place as a success, which is nice.

“He is now on holiday, not the longest one – he will be back on August 5, after the Manchester City game. That means he had two weeks. There is four or five days to prepare for Norwich, 10 days for Chelsea [in the UEFA Super Cup].”

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Liverpool 1-2 Sevilla: Jürgen Klopp's reaction

19 hours 27 min ago

Jürgen Klopp feels Liverpool will benefit from lessons learned in their early pre-season preparations following the 2-1 defeat to Sevilla at Fenway Park on Sunday night.

The Reds suffered a second loss in as many games during their tour of the United States so far after Alejandro Pozo struck in the 90th minute in Boston.

Earlier, Divock Origi had cancelled out an opener from Nolito in the first half and Sevilla were reduced to 10 men when Joris Gnagnon saw red for a rash challenge on Yasser Larouci with a quarter of an hour left to play.

Afterwards, Klopp addressed the media at Fenway Park in his post-match press conference and explained that although disappointed by the reversal, he believes it will ultimately prove a useful reference point in planning for the new campaign.

Read on for a summary of what he had to say…

On whether he likes pre-season matches to be as ‘competitive’ as this one…

I would love pretty early in the season that you write stories about the game without my headlines because whatever I say about it will be the headline of the game. We can talk about football, which was not too good. We could have done much better, probably, maybe, because of the circumstances and different situations. But in general, not this game, I don’t like overly hard games because I think a challenge is there to win the ball, that’s the only reason and there are rules. I don’t want to say anything about this specific game now.

On the game…

I know how much we need these games, I know how difficult our situation is in the moment with missing an offensive line, plus two midfielders who are very important. Bringing the young boys, it’s not fair to judge them in these circumstances, a lot of them trained for the first time with us, which means it’s very intense for them mentally and physically. Then you play Sevilla in a game like this with a proper competitive opponent.

The start in the game was brilliant. Our situation in the moment is like this: it always happens a little bit, one thing is good and the other thing is not so good. The high press is really good; thank God they played football, we tried, we were there, it was all good, we jumped in the right moment. The midfield press is not so good in the moment because the distances are too big between our lines, it doesn’t work really like that. [There are] different reasons for that.

I don’t try to excuse that. But players train five or six days and play in these circumstances, you have to push. We talk about two or three yards, which gives us all the fine-tuned distances to do what we usually do. Now we have not, we are too far away from each other and we still jump – the last line is too deep, the midfield is still jumping, the first line is too wide. The midfield press is actually the easiest kind of press, to be honest, if you have enough organisation and enough players. That didn’t look too good, that was the moment when we gave Sevilla too much of the game after the start.

There was a situation when Ox was in a very good situation, first touch brilliant, outplayed the first player and Trent only has to overlap, which he is usually doing. Obviously he didn’t feel it in that moment – he was exhausted or whatever – and didn’t do that, Ox was waiting for it, we lost the ball, that was the first chance for Sevilla. They were in the game and for the first time we were not so good. And that continued.

It was completely OK at 1-1. The goal they scored, we changed two minutes before – we brought Ben in the half-space and Ox on the wing. It was the position of the No.8 in the half-space, Ben, in that moment, he was not there. Is he not used to it? Probably. Do I ask for too much? I’m not sure. But it happened and they scored this wonderful goal. That’s how it happened. We scored a goal and the second half was the second half with the red card and all that stuff.

We tried, with a lot of positions a very young team, and then we got a counter-attack which was actually pretty much defended in that moment. He is running 100 per cent, we are running 80 per cent – and that’s the lesson you get today. For this, it’s good. I still hate that we lost; I want us to make this mistake and they don’t score, because I can work with this mistake, that’s cool. We are here, we want a good atmosphere and we had a wonderful atmosphere. The people are here, they don’t watch too many live games. I don’t like us to look like we looked then in these moments. I want us to show our best face, but it’s my problem, to be honest. My problem and nobody else’s problem, so let’s just carry on. I had this situation 500 times and obviously I don’t get used to it. I am a bit weird in this way. All good and if nothing happened seriously to the boys [Wilson and Larouci] then we will work with this game and we will play the next game against a strong opponent. I can’t blame anybody for the opponents because I planned the pre-season, so let’s play in New York against Sporting, then against Napoli in Edinburgh – at least it will not be as warm as it was today, that’s for sure. I don’t think the whole of June in Scotland was as warm as today! Then we go on a training camp, which is unbelievably important, three players back – Mo, Bobby and Ali – from tournaments. They should be fine, we’ll see how fit they are, they had a training programme. Hopefully Naby and Shaq [will be back] as well. Then we have a couple of days to prepare for the first game, a couple more for the second game and that’s how it is – that’s the situation.

On the pitch and playing at Fenway Park…

The pitch was good. How we call it, it is our owners’ city – not the city, but at least the club. It’s a wonderful city, Boston. I don’t want people in South Bend to think I was very critical there about the pitch. I did not say anything bad about the stadium, that’s not right – maybe it is my English. I spoke about the pitch there, but the stadium was wonderful. Not as wonderful as Anfield, but it is difficult to compare. Tonight here was brilliant, the pitch was outstanding in the circumstances because it is a baseball pitch underneath and they put the grass on it. They had more opportunities to water the pitch and that is different to a football stadium, I think, and that’s why it was brilliant. The atmosphere was really, really cool in an historical place. Fenway Park is a cool place and we enjoyed it – apart from the result.

On playing long balls from goal-kicks…

It’s normal. We tried to play football, but we are not silly that we always play football when the other team creates a situation where they start pressing. We all still adapt a little bit to the new rules, that the centre-halves can stay in the box and stuff like that. It was OK. We had a new goalie in the goal and in two situations at least he could not know what we want there from him. When they closed Virg down, then it was clear that [for] Nat Phillips, who is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful player, that is not his absolute strength, so then we had to go long and fight for second balls. That’s not a problem, that’s football – the best football is always when you mix things like this up. You only have to know before what you do when you shoot a long ball and everybody thinks we will play short or the other way around. In the beginning of the game I was completely happy; when the boys felt intensity and the opponents came a bit up, it was equal but they scored and that’s it.

On dealing with the late returns of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane…

We will see. How it always is in life, would I wish for a different situation, would I wish to have my whole squad together for the first day? Yes. That last happened around about 12 years ago, so I am really used to players coming back later and we have to do the specific things. It is a five-week pre-season until the league starts, but a four-week until we have the first competitive game against Man City. You still have to do the physical work, but we are really in a hurry pretty much to do that. We cannot look on the games we play. Again, I come back to that, I know that, I plan the training, I know what we did, I know we’re tired, but I still want to win. But the boys when they come back, it should be a really short break, so they should be quickly fit – at least physically fit - and then we have to work together. I think it is pretty rare that you play the best football you ever played on the first matchday; there is usually development during the season, but we want to have results from the first matchday and that’s what we are working on. We didn’t a change a lot in the squad. In the moment, Adam Lallana was not there tonight, Nathaniel Clyne was not there, we missed six to eight players in this moment tonight. You fill it up with the kids and that’s nice, it’s cool, but it is hard for them as well. No, I am not concerned, but I know about the situation.

On the growing level of support for Liverpool in the United States…

No criticism, but I think don’t stop increasing! We have a lot of space [for more supporters]. On our website we have a lot of news and all that stuff, so if I was a kid at the moment, to be 100 per cent honest, five, six, seven, eight years old, which team would I support? There are not a lot of alternatives – other clubs probably don’t want to hear that, but that’s how we see it at least. So, it’s all good – we love that. I think the game is ready to conquer the US. I think in 2026 you have the World Cup again, so until then I think the MLS will again make a big, big step and women’s football rules the world pretty much, which is impressive. Imagine the number of people you have with the desire for sports in general. As I said, it will take a while until American clubs will be as big as Liverpool is, but in between now and then, you’re very welcome to be an LFC supporter.

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Liverpool 1-2 Sevilla: Watch highlights and reaction

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Yasser Larouci injury update

20 hours 36 min ago

Jürgen Klopp hopes the injury suffered by Yasser Larouci against Sevilla will not be as serious as first feared when the left-back was stretchered off.

Larouci was forced off the field in the 80th minute of the friendly at Fenway Park after a challenge for which Joris Gnagnon was shown a straight red card.

The 18-year-old will now require further assessment.

“[It’s] much too early in the season to create headlines with saying the things I think about the situation,” said Klopp at his post-match press conference.

“Let me say how the situation is with Yasser; it looks like he was lucky but, of course, how it always is with these things we have to wait a little bit. He couldn’t keep on playing, so that’s the first not-so-good sign but in the dressing room it was OK, similar how it looks to Harry [Wilson].

“Harry got a knock on his jaw and a finger in his eye, so not too cool. He should be OK as well but couldn’t carry on as well. That’s the situation.”

Asked for specifics on the Larouci injury, Klopp added: “He hit him full throttle and, in that moment, [if it was] a little bit different position where he hit him then it’s done. He rolls… he is a sports boy so that was OK, nothing happened there.

“I don’t know 100 per cent. It looks like he was lucky but I only spoke quickly to the Doc and that’s what he said, but we have to see.”

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Report: Reds go down to Sevilla defeat at Fenway Park

21 hours 5 min ago

Liverpool’s pre-season preparations continued with a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla at Fenway Park on Sunday night.

Divock Origi pounced to sweep in from close range and level the scoreline before half-time after Nolito had clipped the Spanish side into the lead.

Sevilla were reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes remaining when Joris Gnagnon was shown a straight red card for a wild challenge on Yasser Larouci.

However, they snatched victory in the final minute when Alejandro Pozo rounded Simon Mignolet and slotted into the empty net.

The teamsheet confirmed Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were to be handed their first starts of the summer and Andy Lonergan was given a debut in goal as Fenway sweltered in temperatures well in excess of 30 degrees.

Nevertheless, Jürgen Klopp’s side – sporting their brand new New Balance third kit – made a lively start.

First, Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain combined down the right to deliver a ball towards the back post, where Ben Woodburn was inches away from turning in.

Then, Origi held off the challenge of Sergio Reguilon to power his way in on goal, only to be thwarted by a save at his feet by Sergio Rico.

Sevilla responded by creating a flurry of chances in quick succession as Diego Carlos planted a header wide from a corner and Luuk de Jong scuffed a volley off target when well positioned.

On 13 minutes, De Jong found himself with only Lonergan to beat; however, the goalkeeper marked his first appearance for the club with a fine sprawling save.

Lucas Ocampos was next to try his luck as he arrowed a low strike wide of the far post after Liverpool conceded possession outside their own area.

Sevilla’s pressure finally told in the 38th minute when a low ball into the area ran into the path of Nolito, who took a touch before dispatching beyond Lonergan with a sweeping finish.

However, Liverpool drew level two minutes before the break, Nat Phillips nodding down an Alexander-Arnold corner, which deflected into the path of Origi. The striker swivelled to dispatch into the back of the net from close range.

Klopp made 11 changes at the interval, with Sevilla also swapping nine of their starting line-up.

It was two of the Reds’ new introductions who combined to deny Ocampos as James Milner and Joe Gomez halted the winger’s dangerous run and shot four minutes into the second period.

Liverpool had again started the brighter of the teams in the half; however, Mignolet was required to produce a fine double save to firstly keep out Munir El Haddadi’s snap-shot and Franco Vazquez’s follow-up from the edge of the area.

On 68 minutes, Rhian Brewster and Curtis Jones linked well as the latter brought a stop out of Tomas Vaclik at his near post.

Jones was heavily involved again when he teed up James Milner on the edge of the area, though his eventual strike crashed against a Sevilla defender.

The La Liga club went down to 10 men with a quarter of an hour remaining when Gnagnon was dismissed for kicking out at Larouci, which left the young full-back unable to continue.

But Sevilla were able to claim victory when El Haddadi squared for Pozo, who side-stepped Mignolet and rolled the ball into the goal.

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Reds visit Boston Children's Hospital

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:13

Liverpool FC paid a visit to Boston Children's Hospital on Saturday to meet patients and their families.

Club ambassador and Reds legend Ian Rush was joined by Linda Pizzuti Henry and mascot Mighty Red as the second leg of the pre-season tour began.

The group visited four wards at the hospital and delivered LFC goody bags to the children, posed for photographs and signed autographs to help spread some cheer.

“It’s a privilege to be able to visit this amazing hospital and meet some of the patients and their families,” said Rush. “It’s nice to put a smile on the children’s faces and hopefully have made a little difference to their day.”

"It's important because we're a family club." @LFCFoundation and @RedSoxFund headed to @BostonChildrens to visit… https://t.co/9kufDKMTfK

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Team news: Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Sevilla

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 21:29

Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum start their first game of the summer against Sevilla at Fenway Park tonight.

The quintet are named in the starting line-up for the Boston clash with the La Liga side having played for 30 minutes against Borussia Dortmund in South Bend on Friday.

Elsewhere, Andy Lonergan starts in goal for the Reds, but Nathaniel Clyne is ruled out due to a kick sustained to his leg in the previous outing.

Liverpool: Lonergan, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Woodburn, Wilson, Origi.

Subs: Mignolet, Atherton, Fabinho, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Brewster, Matip, Kent, Lewis, Jones, Hoever, Duncan, Larouci.

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Liverpool v Sevilla: Live build-up from Fenway Park

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 19:50

Follow live updates as Liverpool face La Liga side Sevilla at Fenway Park in their latest pre-season friendly.

  • Visit liverpoolfc.com/watch for information on watching every Liverpool pre-season game live and to see the live rights in your country.

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Inside Training: Behind the scenes at Fenway Park

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 19:48

Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's training session at Fenway Park on Saturday night with our compilation from their Sevilla warm-up.

Amid scorching temperatures in Boston, the Reds got straight down to work having flown in from Indiana earlier in the day.

Stretching exercises, rondos and positioning routines were on the agenda on the eve of their second pre-season match in the United States.

Take a look in the video above. Not yet signed up? Click here to join now and follow Liverpool throughout their tour.

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LFC Foundation visits Home Base in Boston

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 17:43

LFC Foundation paid a visit to Home Base on Saturday afternoon, alongside Reds legend Ian Rush and other senior staff, to see how they support veterans of all eras and their families.

Staff from the club’s official charity were given a private tour of Home Base’s National Centre of Excellence in Charlestown.

LFC CEO Peter Moore, managing director and chief commercial officer Billy Hogan, and director of communications Susan Black also joined the visit to meet staff on site and see their fantastic facility.

Founded by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009, Home Base provides free clinical care and support to veterans of all eras, service members, military families, and families of the fallen.

Home Base is staffed by clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital who are experienced in military culture and in caring for veterans and their families.

Using evidence-based cognitive and behavioural therapies alongside complimentary alternative medicine they help to heal veterans’ invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, and substance disorders.

Moore said: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet the talented and dedicated staff at Home Base.

“Home Base is a truly outstanding programme, which provides world-class facilities, care and support to veterans and their families. It is so important to look after the service men and women who dedicate their lives to protect others.

“Our charity, LFC Foundation, is also proud to have a successful military veterans programme based in Liverpool. Last season the LFC Foundation’s military veterans programme had over 390 participants who were supported through free football sessions to help increase their physical activity and improve their mental wellbeing through making new friendships with like-minded people.”

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Moments and memes: Klopp and Lijnders' Champions League lookback

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 17:01

Liverpool's Champions League final triumph generated hours of online content across websites, social media and television – and we decided to put some of it in front of Jürgen Klopp and Pepijn Lijnders to see their reaction.

We began with clips from the journey the Reds navigated on the road to Madrid, featuring the key moments along the way.

Then, of course, it was onto events at Estadio Metropolitano before, during and after Liverpool’s sixth European Cup win.

Finally, Klopp and Lijnders looked back upon the iconic scenes of the Reds’ homecoming parade, during which thousands lined the streets of the city to greet their heroes.

The pair went through a range of emotions during their quick-fire lookback and offered never-before-heard insight into what happened on the sidelines during the team’s voyage to glory.

It’s a clip that’s a must-watch for Liverpool supporters – and you can do just that by pressing play on the video below now.

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