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Alisson saves penalty to help Brazil into Copa America last four

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:18

Alisson Becker saved a penalty in the shootout as Brazil beat Paraguay to move into the semi-finals of the Copa America.

The tournament hosts had been held to a goalless draw by their 10-man opponents, who had Fabian Balbuena dismissed on 58 minutes for a foul on Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.

However, despite creating numerous chances, Brazil couldn’t find a way to breach the Paraguay rear-guard in Porto Alegre, meaning the last-eight tie was to be decided by spot-kicks.

Alisson got the Selecao off to the perfect start by saving from Gustavo Gomez and though Firmino missed his penalty, the Reds duo were able to celebrate as their country secured a 4-3 win.

"This is a team that deserved the win today," Alisson said.

"It was a draw but against a team that didn't want to play unless it was on the counter-attack. We've gone up one step, two more to go to our objective, to be Copa America champions."

Brazil will meet either Argentina or Venezuela in the semi-finals in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday, there was disappointment for Sadio Mane as he played the full 90 minutes in Senegal’s 1-0 defeat to Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations group-stage tie in Cairo.

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'The attributes that make Andy Robertson one of the best around'

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 08:00

His ability to excel in both defensive and attacking situations makes Andy Robertson one of finest left-backs currently operating in world football, according to a former incumbent of the position at Anfield.

In 48 appearances across all competitions, the Scotland captain contributed 13 assists in 2018-19, including 11 of them in the Premier League. He was also a mainstay of the division’s meanest defence, with just 22 goals conceded.

Such stats coupled with high-energy displays down the left flank have won plenty of admirers for Robertson – including ex-Liverpool defender, Stephen Warnock.

"Both Andy and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] on the other side had incredible seasons,” Warnock told Liverpoolfc.com.

"I think last season with the protection that Andy got from the midfielders, whether that be Fabinho, James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum or Jordan Henderson, he knew he was able to make those runs forward without leaving gaps behind him.

“When he is going forward, the quality of delivery he possesses is brilliant. You see a lot of full-backs or wingers who get in a good position and they panic and try and overhit the ball.

“But the one thing you see with Robbo and Trent is they don’t panic and they have composure; they slow themselves down in those positions and their quality comes out.

“The biggest thing for me with Robbo is – and I know everyone talks about his assists and quality going forward - defensively he is superb.

“Your modern day full-back can often attack, but can he defend? Robbo can do both comfortably and for me, and I’ve said it before, he is arguably the best left-back in the world at the moment.”

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Robertson arrived at Anfield from Hull City in the summer of 2017. Almost two years on, the 25-year-old has a Champions League winners’ medal, is the skipper of his country and is widely-regarded as one of the best left-backs around.

Warnock continued: “He is Scotland’s captain on merit. When he first came into the club, I don’t think at the time anyone would have predicted just what he has gone on to achieve so far and the level he is playing at.

“Would Jürgen Klopp have thought that? I’m sure he would have thought he would have gone on to a certain level, but to the level he actually has? You have to give Robbo so much credit for that.

“Maybe part of it is working day in, day out in an environment like Liverpool’s with world-class players. That can bring the best out of you.

“When you’re making your runs down the wing and crossing balls, and they’re finding your teammates’ runs and you’re clicking, then you are going up 10 or 15 per cent.”

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Rafael Camacho completes transfer to Sporting CP

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 23:27

Rafael Camacho has completed a permanent transfer to Sporting CP.

The Portuguese youth international joined Liverpool’s Academy at the end of the 2015-16 season and departs the club for a return to his homeland.

The 19-year-old made two first-team appearances during his time on Merseyside and was a regular for Neil Critchley's U23s last season.

Everybody at LFC wishes Rafael the best of luck at his new club.

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LFC lie detector | Ox: Why I have to put Robbo's shirt next to Messi's!

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 17:30

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is going to have to do some DIY at his house this summer - by hanging an Andy Robertson shirt next to a match-worn Lionel Messi jersey after a lost bet. Find out more about it in the latest edition of the LFC lie detector quiz, brought to you by Joie Baby.

The midfielder lifts the lid on the details of the arrangement he had with his Reds teammate, as well as answering other tricky questions - including whether he thinks he'd beat Virgil van Dijk in a race.

Watch the entertaining Q&A in full for free below now.

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Liverpool bid for Bruno Fernandes

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 16:18

Manchester United's hopes of signing Bruno Fernandes have reportedly been dealt a blow with Liverpool reportedly bidding for the Portugal international.

United are keen to make Fernandes their third signing of the summer once their deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka is officially concluded.

The Crystal Palace star has agreed to move to Old Trafford to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing, following Daniel James to the club.

Manchester United are still expected to spend more, however, with Solskjaer well aware his side needs more if they are to close the gap on the Premier League elite.

For the bulk of the summer, United have been considered frontrunners in any Fernandes transfer battle.

That’s despite Tottenham also having an eye on the Sporting Lisbon star.

But Portuguese newspaper Journal de Notices claim that Liverpool have made an approach for the midfielder and want him signed this transfer window.

There could, however, be a twist in the tale.

Liverpool’s bid could awaken both United and Tottenham, who have both been busy regarding other targets this week.

Source: Daily Express

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Red Neighbours volunteer at 'Scouse in the House'

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 15:00

On Thursday afternoon, a team of Red Neighbours volunteers visited 'Scouse in the House' at Christ Church in Anfield to help out at the weekly session.

The Red Neighbours team and LFC staff volunteers were on hand to help with the serving of food and drinks as part of a free two course meal on offer for vulnerable members of the local community.

The volunteers then spent time getting to know the local residents before providing entertainment in the form of a sing-along led by club chaplain Bill Bygroves.

After the club's recent Champions League final success, Red Neighbours also gave those in attendance the opportunity to have their photo taken with the European Cup. LFC gifts were also given out including signed photographs.

Scouse in the House is a weekly session run by Christ Church, opposite the Kop. It looks to give local vulnerable people somewhere to come to feel safe, meet others and enjoy a free two course meal and refreshments.

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LFC to show all seven pre-season games live

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 15:00

Fans looking to keep up to date on all of Liverpool's pre-season action will be able to watch all seven of the Reds' warm-up matches live.

With Jürgen Klopp's side set to kick-start their schedule with a number of friendlies in the UK before jetting off to the US to get their pre-season tour underway, subscribers to LFCTV and LFCTV GO worldwide will be able to take full advantage of live coverage of every game*.

It will also be the first opportunity fans get to see the team in action since being crowned champions of Europe at the end of 2018-19.

Alongside matchday coverage, LFCTV and LFCTV GO will also be giving fans exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage of their favourite players as they travel, including player and manager interviews and exclusive features and tour videos, helping fans get closer to the Reds and become the ultimate insider.

LFCTV is available via Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the UK and Ireland.

LFCTV GO is available 24 hours a day and accessible online, so fans also around the world can enjoy instant access to live match footage and exclusive videos anytime, anywhere.

If you haven’t already signed up to watch all pre-season games live, visit www.liverpoolfc.com/watch and click subscribe to get started.

* Subscribers in UK & Ireland will be able to watch every pre-season game live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. Those from the rest of the world will be able to watch every pre-season game live on LFCTV GO. Rights vary in USA, Portugal, Italy, Vatican City, San Morino, France, Monaco, Andorra and Mauritius. Check www.liverpoolfc.com/watch for rights in these territories.

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Order now: Liverpool FC 2018-19 season – The official story

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:00

Relive Liverpool's unforgettable Champions League-winning season with an incredible collector’s book full of exclusive content and commentary from the world of football.

Award-winning sports journalist Harry Harris retells the story of the monumental 2018-19 campaign game by game, featuring exclusive interviews with current players, Liverpool legends, as well as Jürgen Klopp and chief executive Peter Moore.

After a 97-point Premier League season, the Reds claimed their sixth European Cup – twice as many as any other English team – with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

“It’s been an unbelievable season," Klopp said. "This team is one of the best to have played for Liverpool, 100 per cent."

Exploring the vibrant history of the club, this is a book that every Liverpool fan will want to read over and over again, reliving the team’s most glorious moments.

You can buy Liverpool FC 2018-19 season – The official story now in-store or online by clicking here.

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Abdi Sharif signs first professional contract with Liverpool FC

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:59

Abdi Sharif has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool Football Club.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been training with the Reds since the age of six and formally joined the club three years later.

Born in Somalia but raised in Toxteth, Sharif was an important part of Barry Lewtas' U18 side last season.

He started in the FA Youth Cup final and scored a penalty in the shootout, which saw Liverpool lift the trophy for the first time in 12 years.

Sharif made his full U23s debut in January, going on to score his first goal at the level against Chelsea in April.

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Gallery: Sepp van den Berg arrives to complete Liverpool switch

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 09:57

Sepp van den Berg put pen to paper on his Liverpool contract after arriving on Merseyside to complete the formalities of his switch from PEC Zwolle.

The Reds have agreed a deal with the Eredivisie side for the transfer of the 17-year-old defender, who will officially become a Red in July, subject to international clearance.

Browse the gallery below as the Netherlands U19s international proudly posed with the shirt of his new club... 

Photos by Nick Taylor

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Van den Berg on Reds switch, learning from VVD and ‘world’s best fans’

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 09:56

Sepp van den Berg has detailed why he believes Liverpool is the ideal club to help him realise his potential and grow into a first-team footballer.

The 17-year-old will become a Reds player in July after the club reached an agreement with PEC Zwolle for his signature, subject to international clearance.

Van den Berg will arrive on Merseyside having made 15 appearances in Holland’s Eredivisie last season, as well as winning four caps for the Netherlands’ U19s.

The centre-back understands he has much more to learn, but he is confident Liverpool are the club to best help him achieve those ambitions – particularly as he will get an opportunity to study Virgil van Dijk up close, a player he considers the ‘best defender in the world’.

After putting pen to paper on his new contract with the club, Van den Berg sat down with Liverpoolfc.com to discuss his switch and look ahead to a new, exciting chapter in his fledgling career.

Read on for a full transcript of his interview below now...

Sepp, firstly, welcome to Liverpool…

Thank you!

How does it feel to be joining Liverpool? Can you put it into words?

Can I put it into words? It’s just amazing. It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.

How did you feel when you first heard of Liverpool’s interest in you?

I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was a joke. I was really happy and, to be honest, I was a little bit scared at first because such a big club had interest in me. So, I was a little bit scared but eventually I was really excited.

And you’re obviously very excited now as it’s your first day at the club today…

Yeah, I am really happy to be here and looking forward to next season.

Why is Liverpool the right club for you to join?

When I came here for the first time, it directly gave me a good feeling. The people who work here were really nice to me and everybody I met was really nice, so it gave me a good feeling – a family feeling, and that’s very important for me. I am a little bit of a family guy, so it was hard to leave home to come here, but I saw how the people looked after me. It gave me a really good feeling.

There’s a lot to consider, especially at 17 years old, when moving abroad, so it was that ‘family feeling’ that really won you over?

Yeah. My dad is going to come with me for the first few months, but eventually I am going to have to do it on my own, so if there is a club that [feels like] family and they look after me, that really gives me a good feeling. That was one of the biggest reasons I chose this club.

You are joining the European Champions. How does that make you feel?

It is just unbelievable. I know in the past seasons they were great, but last season they were just unbelievable - a great team. I still can’t believe I am sitting here and hopefully I can play next year with those guys.

Where did you watch the Champions League final?

I was at home with the whole family, watching the TV. When they won, I was really happy, even though I had not signed for the club yet. I was really happy to see they had won it.

For the Liverpool fans reading this, how would you describe yourself as a player?

I am a centre-half, I am calm with the ball, I am quite quick and can run, but I came here especially to improve myself more. I think this is the best place for me to grow and hopefully play a lot of games here.

There’s a manager here in Jürgen Klopp and a whole team of staff at the Academy with a proven track record of developing young players…

Yeah, I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy have grown into the first team. It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that. Of course, the trainer [Klopp] is a great guy and one of the reasons they are successful – and also one of the reasons I came here.

There are two senior Dutch players here, of course – Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum. Was that a factor in your decision to come here?

Not really, but I was thinking about [the idea of] training with Virgil. For me he is the best defender in the world right now, so I can learn a lot from him.

What kind of things do you think you can learn from Virgil?

Everything!

We also have Ki-Jana Hoever here, too. Have you had an opportunity to speak to him? He made his debut last season at a young age, so was seeing that a factor in your decision?

No, I haven’t spoken to him yet. But of course, seeing him make his debut, I was happy for him and it lets me see I can have an opportunity here, so that’s really nice.

There’ve been a lot of videos of Liverpool fans that have gone viral, including from the homecoming parade recently. Have you seen any of them and what will it mean to you to play for a club with such support?

I watched the videos of the parade and it was crazy; I saw so many people going crazy about a football club that won the Champions League – which of course is one of the biggest achievements. It was really nice to see the people here are so close with the club. I saw a lot of videos on social media how crazy they went when Liverpool won [the final]. I am really excited to meet the fans.

To realise you’re going to be representing those supporters must mean so much?

Yeah, of course. Football without fans is nothing. I can say Liverpool has the best fans in the world, so I am really excited to hopefully [get a chance] to play with them behind me.

Have you set yourself any targets, either short or long-term?

Longer-term, I hope I can play as much as possible here for the club. Short-term, [my target is] to be with the first team, develop myself, grow into the team and see how it goes. Long-term, I really want to be a legend here.

It’s just the start now and you have all of your dreams still to try and achieve, but how are you feeling right now knowing it is done and you’ll become a Liverpool player in July?

Excited but a little nervous, too! I really look forward to the next season. I am nervous, but really excited.

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Liverpool agree deal to sign Sepp van den Berg

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 09:56

Liverpool have agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for the transfer of Sepp van den Berg, which will be completed in July subject to international clearance.

The 17-year-old defender has finalised terms on a long-term contract with the Reds after an agreement was reached with the Eredivisie club.

Van den Berg told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s just an amazing feeling.

“It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.

“I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy grew into the first team here. It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that.

“Of course, the trainer [Jürgen Klopp] is a great guy and one of the reasons they are successful – and also one of the reasons I came here.

“I think this is the best place for me to grow and hopefully play a lot of games here.”

Van den Berg made 15 appearances in the Dutch top flight last season, helping Zwolle to a 13th place finish.

He is also an international for the Netherlands at U19 level, winning four caps to date.

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Liverpool v Lyon: Pre-season friendly tickets on sale now

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 09:00

Tickets are now on sale for Liverpool's pre-season friendly with Lyon in Geneva on Wednesday July 31.

The match at Stade de Geneve in the Swiss city will kick off at 7pm local time.

Fans can purchase tickets for the game now by clicking here.

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Mohamed Salah scores to help Egypt reach last 16 of AFCON

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:52

Mohamed Salah scored for Egypt in their 2-0 victory over DR Congo on Wednesday night to secure a place in the last 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool forward netted the second goal for the Pharaohs with a powerful finish in the 43rd minute.

Ahmed Elmohamady opened the scoring in Cairo as Javier Agurrie's side now sit top of Group A after two rounds of matches.

Meanwhile, Naby Keita started for Guinea in their meeting with Nigeria earlier on Wednesday, but was unable to prevent a 1-0 defeat.

The midfielder was withdrawn from the affair in Alexandria shortly before Kenneth Omeruou's decisive goal with 73 minutes on the clock.

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Free video: Watch the 10 best moments of Liverpool's 2018-19 season

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 19:11

Relive the best 10 moments of Liverpool's historic 2018-19 season with our free video compilation.

Jürgen Klopp's side capped off a memorable campaign with success over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final on June 1.

From Divock Origi's heroics to boisterous scenes with supporters, look back on the high points in the YouTube video below...

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Liverpool set to land first summer signing

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:57

Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg is set to become Liverpool’s first signing of the summer and will undergo a medical on Merseyside this week.

The 17-year-old, who made 15 Eredivisie appearances for PEC Zwolle last season, has been tracked by a number of top sides across Europe with Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV all having been beaten to a deal by the Champions League winners.

Van den Berg, a Dutch U19 international, has been in London to finalise the deal and will travel north to Liverpool on Wednesday in order to undergo his medical.

The club are keen to wrap up the deal, thought to be €1.9million before add-ons, by the weekend.

The Anfield hierarchy believe Van den Berg has similar potential to that shown by Joe Gomez when they signed him from Charlton.

Source: Evening Standard

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Liverpool to meet Bruno Fernandes' agent in London to finalise second proposal

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:13

Liverpool are set to meet with Bruno Fernandes’ agent in London to talk about lodging a second proposal for the Sporting Lisbon attacker, reports say.

Fernandes is hot property this summer and is wanted by Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham.

United are also due to sit down with Miguel Pinho when he touches down in London.

Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha claim Liverpool have already submitted a £40million offer for Fernandes and are not planning to raise that bid.

Source: Metro

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Media Watch: Latest LFC summer transfer rumours

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:00

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Follow all of the latest LFC-related transfer rumours and newspaper speculation in our Media Watch section.
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Liverpool turned down chance to sign Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:49

Liverpool turned down a chance to sign Marcos Llorente because he wasn't considered 'a priority' by manager Jurgen Klopp.

Llorente's agent and uncle, Julio, said the 24-year-old was offered to Liverpool before he joined Atletico Madrid from city rivals Real.

It is believed that Chelsea and Tottenham were also sounded out after Llorente was deemed surplus to requirements at Real.

Click here to read more of this story on MailOnline.

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Soccer Schools: Learn to play The Liverpool Way this summer

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:00

LFC International Academy will be hosting a series of Soccer Schools in Liverpool during the summer school holidays and you can book your place now.

The two-day and three-day courses will take place in July and August at the club's Academy in Kirkby and will be delivered by professional LFC coaches.

Children aged from five to 15 can learn to play ‘The Liverpool Way’ on a course designed to develop technical areas of their game, including control, dribbling, passing and shooting.

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There will also be mini-tournaments and small sided-games, with each child taking home a certificate of attendance signed by Ian Rush.

Upcoming courses

  • Two-day weekend course: July 6-7
  • Two-day weekend course: July 13-14
  • Two-day weekend course: July 20-21
  • Three-day course: July 29-31
  • Three-day course: August 5-7
  • Three-day course, goalkeeper masterclass: August 5-7
  • Three-day course: August 12-14
  • Three-day course: August 19-21
  • Three-day course, goalkeeper masterclass: August 19-21
  • Three-day course: August 26-28

For more information, check out our Academy Courses page, or to book click here.

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