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Barca concerned Liverpool could hijack move for De Ligt

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 13:18

Barcelona are reportedly concerned Liverpool may try and hijack their deal to sign Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt this summer.

De Ligt, 19, is thought to be on the verge of a transfer switch to Barcelona after Ajax were dumped out of the Champions League in dramatic fashion by Tottenham.

The Dutchman has risen to prominence this season, as Ajax reached the Champions League semi-finals by knocking out Real Madrid and Juventus.

Mundo Deportivo claim a delegation from Barcelona flew to the Netherlands last week to determine De Ligt’s summer plans, with the player keen to link up with his Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong in Spain.

After announcing the signing of De Jong in January, De Ligt could join the midfielder at Barcelona in a £75million deal.

However, with Netherlands powerhouse Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool, Barcelona are concerned about the Reds stepping into hijack their move for De Ligt.

Van Dijk and De Ligt play in defence for the Netherlands and Liverpool are still weighing up who should partner their centre-back in the long-term at Anfield.

Playing alongside Van Dijk may appeal to De Ligt, who has made over 100 appearances for Ajax and scored twice in their Champions League run this campaign.

Barcelona will push ahead with their plans to sign De Ligt after suffering their own Champions League heartbreak to Liverpool.

The Reds overturned a three-goal deficit to dump Barcelona out of the competition and progress into the final to take on Premier League rivals Tottenham.

Source: Metro

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Virgil van Dijk named Premier League Player of the Season

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 11:59

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named the Premier League Player of the Season for 2018-19.

Van Dijk missed only 35 minutes of the Reds’ 37 matches before the campaign finale on Sunday, helping to register 20 clean sheets and scoring four goals.

The No.4’s imperious form – which also earned him the PFA Players’ Player of the Year honour last month – has been a significant factor in Liverpool’s pursuit of the Premier League title.

Van Dijk saw off competition from teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling, and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, to claim the accolade.

The winner was decided by a combination of votes from fans, the captains of the 20 Premier League clubs, and a panel of football experts.

Van Dijk inherits the award from Salah, who was named Premier League Player of the Season in 2018.

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Liverpool v Wolves: Follow the Premier League final day live

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 09:23

The finale

Here we are, then, the final day.

After 37 games each, the Premier League title race will be decided in the 38th and last round of fixtures - with Liverpool aiming to leapfrog Manchester City at the summit and clinch the trophy by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.

We'll be keeping you updated throughout the day with pre-match build-up, all the action as it happens, and reaction from the stadium.

Enjoy...

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Liverpool among likely destinations for Julian Brandt

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 07:19

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt could be on his way to either Liverpool or Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The 23-year-old, who can play either as a winger or an attacking midfielder, is reported to have a release clause of €25 million (£21.61m).

Brandt has previously said that he is happy at Leverkusen and is not interested in a move either to one of the club's Bundesliga rivals or to the Premier League.

However, much could depend on whether his club qualify for next season's Champions League.

Bayer Leverkusen are currently fifth, level on points with fourth-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach in the final Champions League spot, and just two behind on goal difference with one game each remaining this Saturday.

Bayer are away to Hertha Berlin, while Mönchengladbach host Dortmund.

With Brandt's release clause relatively low for a player of his promise, if he does choose to leave this summer he will have his pick of suitors.

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are the most likely destinations for the Germany international, according to ESPN FC and HITC.

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Jordan Henderson's tribute to Melwood support network and Liverpool fans

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 06:30

Jordan Henderson highlighted the importance of the 'unbelievable support network' that surrounds Liverpool's players as they prepare to conclude their Premier League campaign today.

The Reds take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield still harbouring hopes of clinching the league title, while also knowing there is a Champions League final to contest against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1.

And Henderson believes none of the feats achieved by the team this season would have been possible without the work of those around them at Melwood and beyond.

He wrote in his column in the official matchday programme: “This is probably the hardest programme column of the season to write, because I don’t want to get drawn into reviewing a campaign that has its most important chapters still to come.

“That said, on behalf of the team I would like to recognise the people who, over the course of a season, go above and beyond for us boys without ever really getting any spotlight themselves. Most of the lads have mentioned this to me, so these are the sentiments of the entire dressing room.

“As players we have the most unbelievable support network around us and without it we couldn’t do what we do. It starts at home with our families and our closest friends. We all know how privileged we are to do what we do and we know the rewards are totally out of proportion with what other people in society get for doing jobs that are far more important than ours. But even factoring that in, purely on a human level, the impact of a season on family and friends is big.

“They live it with us – the highs and the lows. They feel our pain as well as celebrate our success. There’s a reason that, at the end of the game when we go around the Anfield pitch to say thank you to the supporters, that we bring our families with us. They’re part of our team as well.

“In the workplace the staff at Melwood are simply world-class. Honestly, we are so lucky to have these people in our corner. From the gaffer and the coaches all the way through – they are just brilliant people who every day come to work and do all they can to help us.

“From the moment we walk into the place until the moment we walk out, we are looked after. Be it the guys on the gate, the reception, the kit staff and laundry team. Be it the sports science, fitness and rehab experts, the medical guys, the analysts, the recruitment team, player liaison and team management.

“Be it the ground staff, security, admin or the chefs and the canteen workers. It’s everyone who works here. They arrive before us and leave after and although they’d never moan about it, they all make sacrifices in their lives to be part of this. I’ll be the first to admit that as footballers it’s easy to be self-absorbed with your own issues and worries, but the team around us at Melwood are always there for us.

“I hope they know how each and every player in our dressing room thinks the world of them and is appreciative. The truth is that outside of matchdays we don’t spend as much time at Anfield or even the other sites, such as Chapel Street, Kirkby and the club stores, but we do recognise that all the work done by staff at LFC goes to support us.”

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Another factor to have had huge influence on Liverpool’s performance levels is the support from the fans, Henderson believes.

He continued: “And of course, as I’ve already alluded to, the supporters. It’s not hard after Tuesday night to talk about their impact. But what they do for us is more than just the special moments. It’s constant. It’s always there and it’s the reason doing this at this club specifically is so rewarding.

“To follow a club like ours isn’t straightforward. The players know for every one fan lucky enough to get a ticket there’s another thousand who’d desperately want one as well. In a time when people across this city and this country have to worry about meeting the everyday costs of living, we know the money they spend supporting us is a sacrifice they make.

“We know that travelling to Newcastle or Madrid is costly and difficult. So, after this game, regardless of what the outcome of the season is, we will walk around Anfield to say thank you, not to receive it. The way we as players see it, in that moment, we’re showing our gratitude and appreciation to you, not the other way around.”

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Mo Salah named Liverpool Player of the Month for April

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:59

Mohamed Salah has been named Liverpool's Standard Chartered Player of the Month for April.

The No.11 was in outstanding form across the Reds’ six games in the period, scoring five times – including the club’s Goal of the Month winner with a thunderous drive against Chelsea.

Salah had previously helped Jürgen Klopp’s side beat Southampton away from home with a clinical counter-attack strike and, later in the month, notched once at FC Porto and twice in the home rout of Huddersfield Town.

The Egypt international saw off competition from fellow forward Sadio Mane and the captain, Jordan Henderson, to take the prize – voted by fans – for the third time this season.

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Upon collecting the award at Melwood, he told Liverpoolfc.com: “It was a great month for us; there were important games and we won them [all]. I’m very happy about that.

“Now it’s the last game of the season and we’re in the final of the Champions League, which is something great. That’s the most important thing.”

Salah revealed the long-range screamer past Chelsea, in a vital Premier League win at Anfield, ranks among the finest efforts of any month in his career so far.

“That was one of my favourite goals ever,” he added. “It was a great goal for me and helped the team to win the game, which is something great.”

Standard Chartered Player of the Month winners 2018-19

August: Virgil van Dijk
September: Daniel Sturridge
October: Mohamed Salah
November: Trent Alexander-Arnold
December: Mohamed Salah
January: Sadio Mane
February: Virgil van Dijk
March: Sadio Mane
April: Mohamed Salah

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Inside Training: Reds get ready for final-day clash with Wolves

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:27

Liverpool's preparations for their Premier League season finale against Wolverhampton Wanderers were ongoing at Melwood on Friday - and our cameras were granted exclusive access to the session for the latest edition of 'Inside Training'.

The Reds go into Sunday's showdown at Anfield with the possibility of still being crowned league champions.

And ahead of the final top-flight outing of 2018-19, Jürgen Klopp and his staff were putting the players through their paces just hours after the epic comeback against FC Barcelona in midweek.

Watch 'Inside Training' above now, or click here to sign up for LFCTV GO.

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Training photos: Liverpool get set for Premier League finale

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 15:50

Preparations for Liverpool's last Premier League game of the season continued at Melwood on Friday - and our photographers were at the training ground, too.

Fresh from reaching their second successive Champions League final by beating Barcelona in incredible fashion, the Reds' sights are now set on Wolverhampton Wanderers' visit to Anfield.

Victory on Sunday would put Jürgen Klopp's side in with a chance of winning the Premier League title.

Check out our gallery of 61 images from Friday's session below. 

Photos by John and Andrew Powell

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Trent Alexander-Arnold: We're ready for two finals

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:05

Trent Alexander-Arnold is ready for 'two finals' as Liverpool aim to sign off a remarkable season with silverware.

Having booked their place in the Champions League showpiece with a stunning comeback against FC Barcelona, the Reds now head into the last matchday of the Premier League campaign with hopes of clinching the title.

To do so, Jürgen Klopp’s side must beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield this Sunday – and Manchester City would have to drop points at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Alexander-Arnold promised the players will be ready to move on from the heroics of Tuesday’s 4-0 win to focus on a positive conclusion to an incredible title race.

“I’m pretty sure it will [go down in Anfield history],” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I think anyone who was at the game will say it was probably one of the best atmospheres they have ever witnessed. I think Barcelona were shocked by how good we were, even over there [in the first leg].

“When we play at Anfield we are a completely different team, even better. We have got our fans behind us and it’s an incredible atmosphere, it’s everything really. I think they [Barcelona players] were all shocked really and surprised, and we just took the advantage and punished them.

“It’s tough to take in but we’ve got a job to do on Sunday so hopefully we’ll see what happens. We’ve done everything we can this season to try to bring success. We have two finals left now and it’s important for us to give our all in these two games.”

Tuesday’s semi-final second leg with Barcelona saw perhaps the greatest European comeback ever achieved at Anfield.

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Trailing by three goals from the opening meeting at Camp Nou, Liverpool produced a performance bristling with power and intent to register the four unanswered strikes they needed to take an aggregate lead.

Alexander-Arnold chipped in with two assists during an impeccable individual display, but the No.66 was keen to direct praise to the Reds’ scorers on the night.

Divock Origi came into the team and bagged the crucial first and fourth goals, while substitute Georginio Wijnaldum netted a double within 11 minutes of coming on at half-time.

“You’ve got Divock who hasn’t played that many minutes this season and he’s come up with two goals,” said Alexander-Arnold.

“You’ve got Gini who was a sub; he would have been angry, disappointed and gutted to not be starting in probably the biggest game of the season. But he showed he was ready, coming on at half-time and within 10 minutes he had scored two goals and he equalled the tie for us.

“It just goes to show that you can’t be too disappointed and be ready for your chance when it comes because more likely than not you are going to get that chance whether it be Barcelona or anyone really.

“You’ve just got to be ready and those two lads were, luckily for us, and they’ve put themselves in history and the modern day legends already, just for that game.”

Tottenham Hotspur followed up Liverpool’s turnaround with one of their own in Amsterdam 24 hours later to join the Reds in the final in Madrid on June 1.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team needed three away goals in the second half of the second leg against Ajax and completed the objective six minutes into stoppage-time.

“It’s good for English football that two teams are going to the Champions League final,” said Alexander-Arnold.

“We know each other, we have beaten them twice this season so we’ve got to go into it with a bit of confidence, but they will have confidence and we will from our last Champions League games. We both had two unbelievable comebacks so I’m sure it will be a good game.”

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Klopp: Champions League final is meeting of teams with biggest heart

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00

Jürgen Klopp believes the Champions League final will be contested by the two teams with the greatest desire and character in the competition after Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both completed dramatic comebacks this week to reach the Madrid spectacle.

The Reds pulled off the greatest turnaround in Anfield's rich history on Tuesday night, wiping away Barcelona's 3-0 first-leg advantage and winning the semi-final 4-3 on aggregate.

Spurs' spot in the June 1 final, meanwhile, was booked 24 hours later when Lucas Moura netted a 96th-minute winner after Mauricio Pochettino's men needed three goals against Ajax at half-time in the second leg.

And both sides managed to defy the odds against elite opposition by sheer force of will, according to the Liverpool manager.

Klopp told a press conference on Friday: "It was brilliant, congratulations to Poch. What Ajax did in the whole campaign is just incredible, unbelievable.

"I would say in the final now are the two teams with the biggest heart in the competition, I would say.

"The most talented group is out in the semi-finals because Ajax, age group wise, so many wonderful players running around and they had to pay a price a little bit for the intensity of the game and for the good decisions Mauricio did at half-time.

"Bringing on [Fernando] Llorente obviously was a masterstroke and having the direction of the game and all that stuff. They changed it completely and that’s football as well.

"I watched the game obviously and we have the same problems with family and friends booking hotels and stuff like that for the final, obviously for us it's the same. My son told me, 'Probably the Ajax fans start now booking at half-time' because each minute can be decisive price-wise.

"That's it, that's football. The reaction was brilliant, it was outstanding. What Tottenham did, we have three weeks’ time to get angry on them again, but for that night I really thought they deserved it and it was a big one."

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'It's only pain': Jürgen Klopp sums up the spirit of Liverpool's squad

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:53

The prevalence of a simple, three-word attitude present throughout Liverpool’s squad has enabled their remarkable feats this season: ‘It’s only pain.’

That was Jürgen Klopp’s distilled description of the mindset he sees within a group who have amassed 94 points with one Premier League game remaining and who, incredibly, reached their second successive Champions League final by beating Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday.

“The group of players we have here is so special,” the manager said.

“Since Tuesday, maybe Wednesday morning, if I had to find a very short description for the group I would say ‘it’s only pain’. That’s how they went through the season. There was always pain, it was always hard, it was always difficult but ‘it’s only pain, let’s carry on’.”

Following the unforgettable victory over Barcelona at Anfield, Klopp revealed that he had told his team pre-match that overcoming a three-goal, first-leg deficit against Lionel Messi and co was possible due to their ‘mentality of giants’.

Asked to explain what makes that so ahead of their final top-flight outing of the campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the boss continued: “The readiness to deal with difficulties, to deal with problems, in a game. 

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“That’s how it is because we have a specific plan for a game and then it never works out 100 per cent, but to stick to the plan is really important. So the relationship between us has got better and better and better and better because of our own experiences, what we did together, what we wanted to do, how we deal with the moments when it was not that beautiful and all that stuff. 

“So the boys did really an unbelievably consistent job and being consistent is the most difficult thing in life and football as well, because there are a lot of good footballers out there but to show your quality week in and week out, that’s the most important thing to be really successful. That was the biggest step, obviously, we did so far. 

“So the boys were a lot of times really happy during the week, but there was never a moment where I had to tell them to calm down, now information again. But how can we get 94 points until this point with having a random group of players? 

“We don’t have that, we have a really special group and that’s why we are where we are. But there are still two very important games to play and one of them is on Sunday. 

“We need exactly the same again and if we can do that, we have a chance to win the game. If we have a chance, we should do it.”

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LFC injury latest: Salah, Robertson, Henderson and Firmino

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:45

Jürgen Klopp is hopeful Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah will be available for Liverpool’s Premier League finale against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, but confirmed Roberto Firmino will miss the Anfield clash.

Robertson and Henderson sustained knocks during the 4-0 win over FC Barcelona on Tuesday night, with the former forced from the field at half-time.

Meanwhile, Salah sat out the contest altogether due to a head injury picked up at Newcastle United last Saturday, but Klopp is optimistic about the availability of the trio for this weekend.

Firmino, though, remains sidelined by a muscle strain.

The manager told his pre-Wolves press conference: “The famous three words of this week in the dressing room: ‘It’s only pain.’

“Very important for all the young lads to learn, I’ve said that already to the boys. Hendo said, ‘It’s only pain’, Robbo said, ‘It’s only pain’ - but it was real pain, wow!

“Unfortunately, Robbo could deal with the pain but only the rest of his body couldn’t because he couldn’t really activate the muscle anymore, some nerve hit or whatever.

“They should be fine [for Sunday].

“Bobby not [available] for the weekend, but we have time [before the Champions League final] and that should be enough.

“Mo looked good around the celebrations after the game, to be honest! The day before yesterday and yesterday he was running outside and will be part of training today.”

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LFC offers new finance option for season ticket holders

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:00

Liverpool FC has selected a new finance provider to offer season ticket holders a new payment method to renew their tickets for the 2019-20 season.

Through Premium Credit Limited, the club will be offering fans the option to spread the cost of their 2019-20 season ticket via an instalment plan*. 

The instalment plan will allow fans to finance the full price of their ticket and repay this in either 10 or four monthly payments during the season. Supporters will need to sign up and provide the required details at the time of renewal.

For more information on the application process and when it will be available, please click here.

*Credit is subject to status, affordability, terms and conditions apply, over 18s only.

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Vicky Jepson column: Final-day derby and a bright future

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 08:00

In her final column of the season, Liverpool FC Women boss Vicky Jepson previews Saturday's Merseyside derby at Prenton Park and speaks about the importance of giving young players an opportunity to shine.

It's our final game of the season on Saturday and I don’t think there’s any better way of finishing a season than playing a Merseyside derby against Everton. I’m sure the staff and players of Everton feel the same as it makes it exciting to finish the season off. We are looking forward to the occasion. Everton have beaten us twice already this season. That’s unacceptable for us but we had a lot of injuries and were missing some key players. We will give it everything we have got on Saturday to get the result on derby day.

Hopefully we can get a good crowd behind us at Prenton Park. We have had a lot of ticket requests so we are excited. It’s a big weekend for Liverpool with the Wolves game on Sunday so it would be great to see as many people as possible come down and support the women first on Saturday. Our supporters are so valuable to us, for me they are part of our squad and part of our team. I know the girls appreciate them so much and when they hear their names getting sung it makes them run that extra bit further for them. When we played Manchester City away from home in the quarter-final of the SSE Women’s FA Cup we might have lost the game but it was our supporters you could hear outsinging the City fans. Those supporters that come religiously to all of our games, we can’t thank them enough and I’m really grateful to them. Hopefully we can get a lot more supporters down to cheer us on next season and hopefully Everton on Saturday could be the start of that.

As we look back on our season it has been one of ups and downs and we have had many hurdles to jump. We have lost staff, we lost the manager at the start of the season, and injuries to key players has also played a big part in that. We have been without players like Jess Clarke, Niamh Charles and Jasmine Matthews who are key performers for us - and we have missed them.

In saying all that we have seen the true character of this squad. They have never backed down from any challenges we have set them, and we have built a real strong foundation going into next season. The 5-2 win over Bristol City Women was a prime example of that when we had three different players getting on the scoresheet. You look back at the Manchester City league game when for 90 minutes we held them to 1-1 before they scored the winner in stoppage time. There are so many positives that we can take from this season. We were a new group that has had to deal with many challenges, and I am absolutely so proud of them and what they have achieved. Next season is time for us to really kick on and climb that table and finish higher, and hopefully some silverware which is what we are aiming for.

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We also have some very talented youngsters coming through from our development squad. Our Academy team won the inaugural league title with three games to spare which was a fantastic achievement. It’s important that the door is never shut on the youth section. I know a few other teams in the league wouldn’t risk playing young players and that’s fine, but for me it’s not about risking them. It’s exposing them to the next chapter in their football journey at a senior level.

We have some fantastic players in our youth set-up and it was brilliant to have been able to give four of them their debut this season like Missy Bo Kearns, a die-hard Liverpool fan who has been with this club since the age of eight. I’m sure there will be more debuts to come next season too. Bo and the rest of the young players know that they have got so much more work to do to become the next Laura Coombs or Sophie Bradley-Auckland and become regulars in our first team. It’s just nice to be in this position to give them that opportunity if they deserve it.

Kick-off at Prenton Park on Saturday is at 12.30pm BST. Season ticket holders for Liverpool FC and Tranmere Rovers, as well as LFC Members, can gain free entrance to the fixture.

You can watch the game exclusively live on LFCTV GO and Facebook, with our coverage starting at 12.25pm.

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Live: Watch Klopp's pre-Wolves press conference

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:00

Watch Jürgen Klopp's final Premier League pre-match press conference of the season live with us from 10.30am on Friday.

The boss will preview Liverpool's last top-flight game of the campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Melwood.

Return to this page shortly before the start time to tune in via YouTube.

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LFC Foundation teams up with The Street Soccer Foundation

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:10

LFC Foundation has teamed up with footballing charity, The Street Soccer Foundation, to help tackle youth homelessness in Liverpool and the North West.

Launched in 2015, The Street Soccer Foundation provides development programmes for vulnerable and homeless 16-24 year olds across the UK, offering them a fusion of professional football training, positive mindset coaching and employability-driven workshops.

In Liverpool, both foundations will co-deliver the Street Soccer Academy course at Anfield.
 
Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, said: “The Street Soccer Foundation brings a wealth of experience in tackling youth homelessness, and together with our work and networks in the local community, we will be able to make a real difference to the lives of young people facing such difficult challenges.”
 
Keith Mabbutt, CEO of The Street Soccer Foundation, added: “We’re thrilled to be a part of the Liverpool community and working alongside the club’s own Foundation, especially at this pivotal moment in the team’s history.
 
“We hope to raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness in the city, and working with the LFC Foundation, we can provide a nurturing and educational environment for the most vulnerable in the local community.”

The Street Soccer Foundation, which already works with a number of Premier League partners, raises funds through its award-winning corporate initiative, Goal 17. 

Companies who adopt the Goal 17 initiative are guided through an employee mentoring programme, which sees members of staff buddied up with a young person to mentor and support throughout a 10-week process. 

Liverpool FC staff will be also supporting the programme, with employee volunteers coaching and mentoring local young people during the course.  
 
Street Soccer Foundation will host an introductory event for Liverpool businesses on May 30 to grow awareness of their work among the football and business community.
 
In addition to showcasing how football is being used to engage and inspire vulnerable young people, the event will demonstrate how companies can use corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives such as Goal 17 to positively impact local communities.
 
Mabbutt said: "Usually any corporate CSR support which takes place in a business is on a national scale, leaving employees disenchanted about whether their contribution has made a difference.
 
“Our event will demonstrate that by taking part in local issues, employees not only benefit from knowing they are playing their part in their hometown, but companies also hugely benefit from increased employee engagement, staff retention, skills development and team mentality.

"It will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees to meet other like-minded business leaders and get involved.”

The Street Soccer Foundation introductory event will take place on Thursday May 30 from 4pm to 6pm at Anfield. Business leaders are requested to register their interest via email to fran@streetsoccerfoundation.org.uk.

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Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson fitness latest

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:18

Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of Sunday’s decisive Premier League meeting with Wolves after Mohamed Salah was declared fit.

The Egyptian was substituted during last weekend’s 3-2 win at Newcastle after sustaining a minor concussion in a sickening accidental clash with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

That blow forced him to miss out on Barcelona’s Champions League visit to Anfield on Tuesday - an unforgettable 4-0 win for the hosts that sealed their place in next month’s final.

However, Standard Sport understands Salah is set for a return to action on Sunday, when Jürgen Klopp’s team contest their final league fixture of the campaign.

Liverpool do, however, face a wait on the fitness of Andy Robertson.

The Scot was forced off at half-time in midweek having taken a heavy knock on his calf in a clash with Luis Suarez.

The club’s medical staff have no concerns that Klopp’s first-choice left-back will be available for the upcoming Champions League final meeting with Tottenham, but a late call will be made on whether he can play this weekend.

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Tickets on sale for Liverpool v Sporting CP in New York

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:00

Tickets are now on general sale for Liverpool's pre-season fixture against Sporting CP at Yankee Stadium this July.

The Reds are set to visit the United States as part of their 2019-20 preparations and their third match of the trip will take place in New York.

Portuguese side Sporting are the opponents for the Western Union Cup meeting, which will kick off at 8pm local time on Wednesday July 24.

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Liverpool to offer Divock Origi new contract

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:37

Liverpool are set to reward Divock Origi, the hero of their sensational comeback win over Barcelona, with a new contract after the Belgian proved his worth to boss Jürgen Klopp.

Klopp has been impressed by the 24-year-old work ethic and continual improvement, recently leapfrogging Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri in the pecking order.

Stepping in for a Champions League semi-final where the Reds were without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino through injury, Origi scored twice and kept Barca's defence occupied all night to cement Klopp's opinion of him. 

Now the Belgian international will be rewarded with a contract extension that will add to the 12 months remaining on his existing deal.

Source: The Independent

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Run for the 96 participants given free entry to LFC Women v Everton

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:31

Participants at this weekend’s Run for the 96 can gain free entry to Liverpool FC Women’s final game of the season against Everton at Prenton Park on Saturday.

The 12.30pm BST kick-off will see Vicky Jepson's side conclude their campaign with a Merseyside derby. All runners must show their race number at the turnstile in order to gain free entry.

The Run for the 96 is an annual 5k which sees Reds and Blues come together for a fun day of fundraising in remembrance of the tragic events of April 15, 1989.

All funds raised will be donated to the LFC Foundation and Everton in the Community to help continue their vital work in the local area and beyond.

Full details on the Run for the 96, including how to enter, can be found here.

For more information on attending a LFC Women's game, including travel information, please read our fan guide

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