Liverpool U21s are in action on Wednesday night as they face Oldham Athletic in their first EFL Trophy match - and you can watch the game live on LFCTV GO from 6.55pm BST.
The young Reds are making their debut in the competition this season and begin their campaign at Boundary Park, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm.
Liverpool FC can confirm that Harry Wilson has completed a season-long loan move to AFC Bournemouth.
The Wales international will spend the 2019-20 campaign on the south coast after sealing a temporary switch on Tuesday.
Wilson is set to gain Premier League experience under the management of Eddie Howe after playing in the Championship for the last 18 months.
The 22-year-old enjoyed an impressive period at Hull City in the second half of 2017-18, before scoring 18 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions to help Derby County reach the play-off final in English football’s second tier last season.
Academy graduate Wilson signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in July 2018 and played in all seven of the Reds’ pre-season fixtures this summer, scoring against Borussia Dortmund and Lyon.
Liverpool can confirm Taiwo Awoniyi has joined FSV Mainz 05 on loan until the end of the season, subject to a completed medical and international clearance.
The striker will remain with Jürgen Klopp’s former club for the duration of the 2019-20 campaign after the transfer was agreed on Tuesday.
Awoniyi initially joined the Reds in August 2015 having starred for Nigeria in the U17 World Cup two years earlier.
The striker has since enjoyed loan stints with FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent.
The 21-year-old scored a total of 14 goals in all competitions in 2018-19, during spells with both Gent and Mouscron.
Awoniyi signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in the summer of 2018.
Liverpool U23s have been drawn to play Paris Saint-Germain, Athletic Club Bilbao and Wolves in the group stages of the 2019-20 Premier League International Cup.
No dates or venues have yet been confirmed for these fixtures.
The Premier League International Cup consists of 12 Premier League 2 teams and 12 U23 sides from elite academies across Europe, split into six groups of four.
The six group winners and two best runners-up qualify for the quarter-finals, while all group game matches and knockout ties will be one-off matches all taking place in the UK.
Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's enthralling FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City with 'Inside Wembley'.
The Reds eventually lost out 5-4 on penalties to Pep Guardiola's side after last season's top two in the Premier League had played out an absorbing 90 minutes that finished 1-1.
Take a look at the bits you didn't see before, during and after the game courtesy of LFCTV GO's exclusive footage above.
Jürgen Klopp has detailed his delight at having the opportunity to hone Ki-Jana Hoever’s precocious talents after the 17-year-old signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.
Defender Hoever committed his future to the Reds last week and, after doing so, expressed his determination to continue an impressive rate of development in the coming months and years.
The Netherlands youth international made five first-team appearances during pre-season and looked comfortable in the surroundings of senior professional football.
And Klopp believes Hoever possesses the tools to progress further during his Anfield career.
“Ki-Jana is a wonderful kid and a sensational young player who can learn so much. Especially in the Napoli game when he came on, on the left side, it was maybe his best 15 minutes in the pre-season,” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.
“The boys try to adapt to what we ask them for; we don’t tell them too much because we want them young and fresh and open. Take the information from the training pitch because if I tell them something, they are like soldiers and it’s not the right thing.
“Information is not there to delete all the other information you had before and to start thinking what the boss wants. They are with us. They had all the development they did without me – and that’s why we let them go [early from the Evian training camp].
“You can from time to time, especially the physical demands were really heavy for him to take. You forget so quickly these boys are so young. He’s still 17, it’s just crazy. But everything will be fine, he’s a fantastic footballer and I’m really happy that we have him for longer.”
Liam Millar has completed a season-long loan switch to Kilmarnock.
The Liverpool Academy striker returns to the Scottish Premiership team after making 14 appearances for the club during a temporary spell in the second half of last term.
Kilmarnock play their second game of the new league season at Hamilton Academical on Saturday.
Millar, a full Canada international, has been with the Reds for three years and signed a new long-term contract in January.
Georginio Wijnaldum knows Liverpool will be required to hit the ground running in the Premier League this term as they try to build on last season's display.
Sadio Mane's return to Melwood on Monday means Jürgen Klopp has all of his players back from their summer breaks ahead of Friday night's opener with Norwich City at Anfield.
After an extended 2018-19 due to the Champions League final and international commitments, Wijnaldum admits the Reds' sole focus in the early stages of the new campaign may be a case of putting points on the board, instead of dazzling with performances.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood, the midfielder said: "I think it’s like that every season.
"You just have to collect as much points as possible, especially in the beginning, and try to build a team who will be even better at the end of the season.
"It was, of course, difficult to prepare a team because not all of the players were back at pre-season.
"That’s the situation we had to deal with and maybe next season will be the same, so we just made the best of it.
"Now everyone is back, we can build and try and do even better than last season. Basically it starts now because now we have the whole team together.
"But the Premier League and all those other games don’t wait until you have your squad together, so we have to perform.
"We are really excited. We had a good pre-season, it was really hard and tough but we are looking forward to the Premier League."
Great team performance today, especially the 2nd half. But a very disappointing result and a penalty to forget very… https://t.co/gA41h04jGR— GWijnaldum (Gini Wijnaldum) 4th Aug 19:27
Wijnaldum believes he and his teammates enter 2019-20 as the team to beat due to their status as champions of Europe, with Norwich arriving on Merseyside back in the top flight after a three-season absence.
"I am expecting a really tough game," the No.5 continued. "If I’m honest, I expect that from every opponent because everyone wants to win against Liverpool now because of the success we had last season.
"So if we are not at 100 per cent and don’t give everything that we have, it will be even harder than it used to be. What we have to do is just work hard and try to perform."
Sadio Mane linked up with his Liverpool teammates on Monday afternoon after reporting to Melwood for the first time this summer.
The speedster was granted an extended break after helping Senegal reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations last month.
The No.10 will have his condition assessed ahead of the Reds' Premier League opener with Norwich City on Friday night.
Watch footage of Mane's arrival to the West Derby training complex in the video above as he was given a special welcome by Andy Robertson.
LFC Stadium Tours have plenty to keep fans of all ages entertained this summer.
Go on a Stadium Tour and enjoy epic views of the pitch and city landscape from the top level of the Main Stand, see where your heroes prepare for the big game in the home team dressing room, practice your interview technique in the press room, walk down the players' tunnel and much more.
On selected dates in August, LFC’s official club mascot and No.1 fan, Mighty Red, will be making special appearances and meeting his fans on the Level 2 concourse of the Stadium Tour route.
Spend time in 'The Liverpool FC Story', the club’s interactive museum – and don’t miss our latest piece of silverware now on display. You’ll also see 'The Steven Gerrard Collection', featuring the former captain’s match-worn shirts, medals, trophies, England caps and much more. The museum is included with your Stadium Tour ticket.
Don’t forget, LFC official Members and season ticket holders get exclusive discounts as part of their benefits on Stadium Tours, the Boot Room Sports Cafe and retail store.
To read more about The LFC Stadium Tour and to book click here.
Jürgen Klopp feels the acquisition of Adrian represents the 'perfect solution' for Liverpool following the departure of Simon Mignolet.
Mignolet brought his six-year spell with the Reds to an end earlier today when he completed a permanent switch to Club Brugge.
Liverpool subsequently moved to add to their goalkeeping ranks by securing a deal for Adrian, who arrives on a free transfer after leaving West Ham United at the end of last season.
The 32-year-old made 150 appearances during his time with the Hammers, twice finishing as runner-up in the club’s Player of the Year Award – and Klopp feels he will bring the necessary talent and experience to his squad.
The manager told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think this is the perfect solution for us in this moment, replacing talent and experience like for like.
“With Ali and Simon, I felt like we had two ‘No.1s’ and in many ways we have repeated that with Adrian. This is important.
“He is a ‘keeper who knows the Premier League, who has played in pressure situations and has the highest quality.
“They are big gloves to fill because Simon was such an outstanding professional and contributed to the group even when not in the starting XI. Everything we know about Adrian tells us he has the personal qualities to go with his clear playing talent to ensure this area of the team is not weakened.
“We’re all looking forward to working with him.”
Adrian was at Melwood on Monday morning to complete the formalities of his move to Liverpool - and you can take a look in our gallery.
The 32-year-old has joined the Reds on a free transfer after his six-year stay at West Ham United ended at the conclusion of last season.
Check out pictures of the Spanish goalkeeper penning his LFC contract and touring his new training complex below...
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Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Adrian on a free transfer.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper has signed a deal with the Reds following the departure of Simon Mignolet on a permanent switch to Club Brugge earlier today.
“I’m feeling really happy; really happy to be here and to work in this great club and start doing my stuff on the pitch as soon as possible,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I’m very ambitious, I come here to try to win everything, to try to push Ali from the first minute and to make us better.
“Obviously I want to win titles. I come here to fight for all the competitions. We have many competitions ahead – we’re going to fight for it and try to get them.
“I’m looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.”
Adrian arrives after his six-year spell with West Ham United came to an end at the conclusion of last season.
The Spaniard joined the Hammers from Real Betis in July 2013 and went on to make 150 appearances for the club.
Jürgen Klopp has detailed his gratitude to Simon Mignolet and explained why it was right for Liverpool to allow the goalkeeper to make a permanent move to Club Brugge.
After six years, 204 appearances and a Champions League win with the Reds, the Belgium international today sealed a transfer back to his homeland.
Following the announcement, Klopp heralded Mignolet as one of the finest professionals he has worked with during his lengthy playing and managerial career.
And it was in large part because of the 31-year-old’s attitude that the boss felt it important the club not stand in the way of his opportunity to join Brugge.
“If you were to ask me to write a list of the most standout professionals I’ve worked with in the game – in a career of well over 30 years – Simon Mignolet would be competing for the number one spot,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“The respect he commands in our dressing room is unrivalled. An outstanding athlete, an outstanding person, and an international-class ‘keeper.
“The truth is I don’t want Simon to leave – why would I? He’s a ‘keeper good enough to start for all the teams in the Premier League.
“But this is a little like the situation we faced with Lucas Leiva a few seasons ago now. Sometimes you have someone whose contribution to the club means you have to consider their welfare also. Simon is such a person.
“The service he has given this club during his time here means I cannot ignore an opportunity for him that will impact so positively on his future. I think what he has done for LFC means he earns the right to do something that helps him in this moment.
“Brugge are so lucky to have him. The shape he is in – the quality he has – he could play 10 years for this team if both want that.
“I will always be grateful for everything Simon has done for me and the staff while we have been here and I know his teammates will miss him also.
“But we say farewell and good luck with a host of happy memories and we tell him the best seats in the house are available to him and his family whenever they want to come back to Anfield in the future.”
Niamh Fahey has been appointed as vice-captain of Liverpool FC Women.
The Irish international will act as chief support to Sophie Bradley-Auckland who continues in her captain’s role.
The Reds No.5 fulfilled a childhood dream when she joined the club in the summer of 2018 and was named the club’s Professional Footballers Association’s Community Champion Award in her debut season.
The 31-year-old has a wealth of Women’s Super League experience after several successful seasons with Arsenal and latterly Chelsea.
Fahey said: "I feel very proud being named vice-captain, it is a big honour for me as a Liverpool supporter playing for the club.
"I’m really excited to get the new season underway and to build off the back of last season’s strong run-in. Having a full pre-season with the full squad and new faces will stand us in good stead and everyone is looking forward to getting started."
Fahey played both as a defensive midfielder and as a centre-back in her first season, making 17 starts.
Liverpool FC Women manager Vicky Jepson said: "Niamh Fahey is a great leader on and off the pitch.
"Niamh came to us with a lot of experience playing internationally and at the previous clubs she has played for.
"Off the pitch she’s a fun character and a lot of our young players feel comfortable going to her with any issues.”
Simon Mignolet has written a special farewell letter to Liverpool after completing a permanent switch to Club Brugge today.
The goalkeeper leaves the Reds after a six-year spell that included 204 appearances and a Champions League winner’s medal, returning to his homeland.
Following the announcement of the transfer, Mignolet posted the message below on his social media accounts to express his gratitude to the managers, coaches and players he has worked with, and for the support of the fans, during his time at Anfield.
After more than six special years at Liverpool, the time has come to say goodbye. It’s been an incredible honour to represent one of the biggest clubs in the world, and to achieve things that few players ever manage to achieve.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the fans for their support during the good times and the bad. I also want to thank all the coaches and managers I’ve worked with during my spell here; their knowledge and expertise has been invaluable.
I’ve shared the pitch with some fantastic players over the years, but the current squad is the best I’ve ever been a part of. I’ll never forget that night in Madrid, and I’m glad I got to share it with such a terrific group of lads.
It’s been a great ride. There have been ups, downs and everything in between, but I’ll always look back on my time at Anfield with fondness. I have no regrets – I’ve given my all, and I’ve always done my best to wear the shirt with pride, and to represent the club with dignity and professionalism.
Once part of the family, always part of the family. Deep inside I’ll always be a Red.
Thanks for the memories Liverpool, and good luck for the future.
Volunteers are wanted to help lay out a mosaic to celebrate winning the European Cup six times ahead of Friday night's Premier League opener against Norwich City at Anfield.
Fans interested in helping lay out a mosaic - to be displayed before the game - on Friday morning should contact Andy Knott by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liverpool FC was joined by Yungen on the set of a photo shoot to launch its New Balance Street Training collection, which is available to buy online and in store now.
The rapper, singer, songwriter and passionate Red took a break from his summer schedule of headlining festivals and international events to take his place in front of the camera and bring fans a selection of on-trend New Balance x LFC leisure wear.
“It means everything to me to be an LFC fan - my whole family grew up supporting Liverpool,” said Yungen, whose mother hails from the city.
Merging mainstream lifestyle and urban street trends with the world of football, Yungen can be seen modelling key pieces from the range, including comfortable street tees, slim fit bottoms, modest vector tops and jackets.
Styled against a deep khaki backdrop drenched in moody downcast lighting, the refined shoot focuses on the slim knit pants, terrace jacket and vector speed top combination, designed in a dark forest green and black colour palette, making for a modern understated design.
The Street Tee is also a prime example of sleek and casual style, while the Vector Speed Tee offers an effortless but fresh look.
According to Yungen, the move by football clubs towards developing fashionable and trendy clothing ranges is a natural progression.
“I think everything really connects now [football, fashion, lifestyle] - with social media becoming such a big thing. I always say the footballers want to be rappers and the rappers always want to be footballers - that’s in my line of work as well,” said the artist.
“It all connects with lifestyle, and fashion-wise as well, football has become trendy now. Even from a young age I’ve always worn football kits out, so it’s become a part of fashion.”
So, which pieces from the range are Yungen’s favourites?
“I love the slim knit pants - this is my sort of fit for tracksuit bottoms that I’d always wear on a day-to-day basis anyway. This is definitely my vibe and I’m really feeling the khaki,” he added.
“Because we have such big support and real fans, we’re probably one of the first clubs where you’ll see people wearing things from the training kit. So New Balance and LFC developing its own [Street Training] range, that’s a massive thing and I think it’s looking really good.”
The New Balance Street Training collection is now available to purchase in store and online at store.liverpoolfc.com.
LFC Foundation delivered soccer clinics to local youngsters in the Swiss city of Geneva last week as part of the club’s pre-season tour.
Reds legend Jason McAteer and Mighty Red, the club's official mascot, joined LFC Foundation coaches at the Stade de Marignac in Grand-Lancy on Wednesday to host skills clinics for local youth teams.
Over 30 players from FC Rothenburg and Lancy FC took part in two sessions, which were held in the build-up to the Reds’ meeting with Lyon at Stade de Geneve on Wednesday evening.
Youngsters who attended the morning session – which was donated by official club partner, Joie – also received tickets to the match later that day.
Jürgen Klopp was encouraged by the signs Liverpool showed with their performance in Sunday's Community Shield tie against Manchester City.
The Reds were beaten on penalties at Wembley after an absorbing encounter that saw goals in either half from Raheem Sterling and Joel Matip.
Klopp’s side were on top for long periods in the second half and struck the woodwork three times, as well as having a Mohamed Salah header cleared off the line in stoppage-time.
Read a summary of the manager’s post-match verdict below…
On his team’s performance being a good indication for the season…
Absolutely. I’m completely happy about the full performance. I said before the game, if you want to be prepared for Man City you have to make a pre-season game against Man City; no team plays like them. You saw that in a few moments in the first half, when they can do what they do. We struggled a little bit positioning-wise but that’s normal. The biggest threat was pretty much the long balls from Bravo in behind, where our last line was not a line. The first two balls, I think. The third ball was dangerous as well with Sane then on the other side. That makes it difficult but that’s how they stretched our formation and then when you expect these balls, they play it in between, in the half-spaces, that’s pretty tricky. We could have had a bit better positioning, we changed that for the second half, which helped us a lot.
The second half is about will and all that stuff. That’s another thing in pre-season: you fill your body with all this physical information but you are not used to it after four or five weeks that you really can go over that point. We went over that point today, then nobody felt tired anymore and they could really go. I liked that a lot. Football-wise, the second half was just really, really good, the best way you can play against City. They are in the early stages as well, they will be in a different shape in a couple of weeks, for sure. But having this amount of chances we had today is a very good sign for us, absolutely. I liked the game a lot. I don’t like the result but I liked the game a lot, so for us it was very, very important.
On the hunger for more trophies the Reds showed…
We will try everything. It’s not as much important what I could say but what the boys showed today. I thought they looked pretty hungry. That doesn’t mean it will work out but we fought today after all the things that were said about the competition, both teams wanted to win it desperately, I saw that. My team is not in doubt about being satisfied or whatever, to stop working or stop running. The character of the team is still incredibly good. We had a difficult pre-season but the boys did what they had to do and were affected by it. We played football games against really good teams and that didn’t feel too good. It was very important we all gave ourselves and our supporters a sign of the performance today. Now let’s carry on.
On kicking off the season on a Friday night…
I’m fine with Friday and I’m fine with the time we have until Chelsea [in the UEFA Super Cup]. Am I overly happy that we then have only three days for the Southampton game? No. But it’s the situation and I cannot change it, I don’t even think about it. We come back from Istanbul and then play on the Saturday. We then play Southampton. All these games will be incredibly difficult but it’s our schedule and we never moaned about the schedule.