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Furious Liverpool call Pepe chatter 'pure lies'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:56
Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. Liverpool have told ESPN FC that information suggesting they are in concrete talks with Lille over the transfer of Nicolas Pepe is "pure lies." - When does the transfer window close? The Premier League club insist no meetings or discussions of any sort have taken place for the 24-year-old, contrary to reports in France. TRANSFERS Transfer grades: Rating every major signing from Europe Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Lukaku won't force United exit - Man United only have £100m to spend - Liverpool won't sell Origi - PSG open to Neymar sale - United frustrated over Wan Bissaka Earlier in June, Liverpool's sporting director Michael Edwards personally reached out to Lille manager Christophe Galtier, informing him the European champions have "zero interest"...
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Sources: Liverpool won't sell Mignolet for £8m

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:47
Craig Burley and Steve Nicol reflect on Fernando Torres' career at and after Liverpool, following the announcement of the Spanish strikers retirement. Relive one of Fernando Torres' most memorable goals with Liverpool as he announces his retirement. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno has words for anyone complaining about the discrepancy between Liverpool and Manchester City's end-of-season fixtures for the 2019-20 season. Liverpool do not intend to sell goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to Crystal Palace for £8 million, sources have told ESPN. The 31-year-old, restricted to two appearances in 2018-19 on account of the brilliance of Alisson since his £65m switch from Roma last summer, is of interest to the Selhurst Park club. Reports have suggested they are prepping an offer for the Belgium international, however, Liverpool expect him to remain at Anfield. Mignolet has been the ultimate professional despite...
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Sources: Liverpool won't sell Mignolet to Palace

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:47
Craig Burley and Steve Nicol reflect on Fernando Torres' career at and after Liverpool, following the announcement of the Spanish strikers retirement. Relive one of Fernando Torres' most memorable goals with Liverpool as he announces his retirement. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno has words for anyone complaining about the discrepancy between Liverpool and Manchester City's end-of-season fixtures for the 2019-20 season. Liverpool do not intend to sell goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to Crystal Palace for £8 million, sources have told ESPN. The 31-year-old, restricted to two appearances in 2018-19 on account of the brilliance of Alisson since his £65m switch from Roma last summer, is of interest to the Selhurst Park club. Reports have suggested they are prepping an offer for the Belgium international, however, Liverpool expect him to remain at Anfield. Mignolet has been the ultimate professional despite...
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Hillsborough tragedy: Chief to face retrial

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 03:57
The Hillsborough tragedy in 1989 resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, the match commander at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, will face retrial on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter. Duckenfield, 74, had denied the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans at the FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on April 15, 1989. A 96th victim, Tony Bland, died more than a year after the disaster and under the law at the time, no prosecution can be brought. After a 10-week trial at Preston Crown...
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Sources: Liverpool to sign coveted Dutch defender

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:43
Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno has words for anyone complaining about the discrepancy between Liverpool and Manchester City's end-of-season fixtures for the 2019-20 season. Shaka Hislop says it's smart of Virgil van Dijk to 'strike while the iron is hot' and begin talks on a new deal following his stellar season for Liverpool. Liverpool are putting the final touches on signing PEC Zwolle's highly rated teenage defender Sepp van den Berg, sources have told ESPN. PSV Eindhoven had been given permission to negotiate a deal for the 17-year-old, who has also been heavily monitored by Bayern Munich and Ajax, but the centre-back has opted for Anfield as his next destination. - When does the transfer window close? The fee is expected to be in the region of £2 million for a player, entering the final year of his contract,...
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Fernando Torres' stunning goal for Liverpool in 2009

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:51
Relive one of Fernando Torres' most memorable goals with Liverpool as he announces his retirement.
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What happened to Fernando Torres after Liverpool?

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 03:46
Craig Burley and Steve Nicol reflect on Fernando Torres' career at and after Liverpool, following the announcement of the Spanish strikers retirement.
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Inside Liverpool's transfer policy: how patience helped them become European champions

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 02:41
Towards the end of his seven-year stint as manager of Borussia Dortmund, Jürgen Klopp would often wonder "what if?" What if Nuri Sahin, Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Shinji Kagawa had remained on his team instead of being seduced away by Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United respectively? What if that supremely talented, young and cohesive team he constructed were able to develop together for a few more seasons? It was natural for Klopp to wonder because to him, the answer...
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Inside Liverpool's transfer policy: how patience helped them become European champions

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 02:41
Towards the end of his seven-year stint as manager of Borussia Dortmund, Jürgen Klopp would often wonder "what if?" What if Nuri Sahin, Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Shinji Kagawa had remained on his team instead of being seduced away by Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United respectively? What if that supremely talented, young and cohesive team he constructed were able to develop together for a few more seasons? It was natural for Klopp to wonder because to him, the answer was...
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Fernando Torres announces retirement

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:15
Fernando Torres, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, has announced his retirement. Spain's World Cup winning striker Fernando Torres announced his retirement from football on Friday, bringing an end to a glittering 18-year career. Torres, who scored more than 100 goals across two spells at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, also played for Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea and Italy's AC Milan. I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details.See you there. pic.twitter.com/WrKnvRTUIu— Fernando Torres (@Torres) June 21, 2019 He left Atletico to join Japan's Sagan Tosu in July last year but has struggled to hit the heights of his best days at Atletico and Liverpool at the J-League side. - Top European...
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LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool to trigger Betis youngster Firpo's £45m release clause

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 03:56
Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. The Premier League transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below. When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join? TOP STORY: Firpo to bolster Liverpool's back-line? Liverpool could make Junior Firpo their first signing of the summer transfer window to replace Alberto Moreno, Spanish publication Sport reports.  TRANSFERS Transfer grades: Rating every major signing from Europe Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Man United only have £100m to spend - Liverpool won't sell Origi - PSG open to Neymar sale - Lukaku eyes exit, Inter interested - United frustrated over Wan Bissaka Andrew Robertson's brilliant form in 2018-19 meant that minutes were few and...
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Transfer Talk: Liverpool to trigger Betis youngster Firpo's £45m release clause

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 03:56
Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. The Premier League transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below. When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join? TOP STORY: Firpo to bolster Liverpool's back-line? Liverpool could make Junior Firpo their first signing of the summer transfer window to replace Alberto Moreno, Spanish publication Sport reports.  TRANSFERS Transfer grades: Rating every major signing from Europe Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Man United only have £100m to spend - Liverpool won't sell Origi - PSG open to Neymar sale - Lukaku eyes exit, Inter interested - United frustrated over Wan Bissaka Andrew Robertson's brilliant form in 2018-19 saw minutes few and far between...
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Sources: Liverpool won't sell Origi this summer

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:00
Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno sifts through the latest transfer rumours, including where Matthijs de Ligt will land in the summer transfer window. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno has words for anyone complaining about the discrepancy between Liverpool and Manchester City's end-of-season fixtures for the 2019-20 season. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol gives his take on potential Liverpool summer transfer moves, seeing Neil Etheridge as a capable backup for Alisson. Liverpool will not sanction the sale of Divock Origi during this transfer window -- even if it means losing him on a free next summer, sources have told ESPN FC. The Belgium international has one year remaining on his contract, but his representatives have been in discussions with the club over fresh terms. - Premier League fixtures 2019-20 in full - Who has qualified for Europe from the Premier League? - When does the transfer window close? - All completed Premier League transfers The 24-year-old...
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Burley: Griezmann would be fantastic for Liverpool

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 03:41
Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season.
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Liverpool the best option for De Ligt but expect him to join PSG

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 05:02
Matthijs de Ligt has emerged as the hottest property in Europe during this summer's transfer window after captaining Ajax to the Champions League semifinals at the age of just 19. TRANSFERS Transfer grades: Rating every major signing from Europe Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - United won't consider Pogba sale - PSG nearing €75m De Ligt deal - United to improve De Gea offer - Oblak wants Atleti exit, favours Utd - Rabiot could stay at PSG The centre-back, who is also a regular in Ronald Koeman's Netherlands team, has been mainly tracked by Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, with speculation also linking him to Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. De Ligt has said he will now decide his next move while on holiday...
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Suarez: Liverpool loss worst moment of my life

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 07:00
With reports Barcelona are set to trigger Antoine Griezmann's release clause, the FC guys assess how the France star will fit into the current side. ESPN FC's Craig Burley believes Barcelona won't be so hasty to get rid of Coutinho and will give him one more season to turn it around. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said the shock elimination by Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals was as painful as when he was sent home from the 2014 World Cup for biting an opponent. Barca had looked certain to reach the final of Europe's top competition for the first time since 2015 after winning the first leg 3-0 but were blown away 4-0 at Anfield by Suarez's former side, who went on to win 2-0 in the final against Tottenham Hotspur. - Munoz: Copa America is Suarez's last stand - Copa...
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Were Liverpool hard done by over their end-of-season fixtures?

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:03
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno has words for anyone complaining about the discrepancy between Liverpool and Manchester City's end-of-season fixtures for the 2019-20 season.
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Prem fixtures: Utd v Chelsea tops opening games

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 02:00
Steve Nicol weighs in on the latest transfer rumours, including Paul Pogba back to Juventus, Gianluigi Donnarumma to PSG, Joao Cancelo to Man City and more. Manchester United start their Premier League season against Chelsea following the full release of the fixture list for the 2019-20 season. - Full Premier League fixture list - When does the new Premier League season start? - Who qualifies for Europe from the Premier League? United ended last term sixth in a turbulent season that included Jose Mourinho's sacking in December. Successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts his first full season in charge with a home clash against the Europa League winners,...
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Rumour Rater: Paul Pogba back to Juventus? Bruno Fernandes to Man City, Liverpool or Spurs?

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:23
The summer transfer window is in full swing but there's plenty of business still to be done given the flurry of International tournaments kicking off in June. Which players are likeliest to move before the 2019-20 campaign? David Amoyal rates the top rumours from around world football in the first edition of our summer Rumour Rater. Paul Pogba, Manchester United to Juventus: 40 percent The French international has maintained great relations with his former club and was recently a guest at Andrea...
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Nicol likes Fernandes and Etheridge to Liverpool this summer

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:55
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol gives his take on potential Liverpool summer transfer moves, seeing Neil Etheridge as a capable backup for Alisson.
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