Leicester City boss Claude Puel is insisting that Riyad Mahrez will be staying at the club, despite reports that he could be set to leave the club in this transfer window.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal have been regularly linked with a move for the Algerian international, who submitted a transfer request in the summer without a move ever materialising.
There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks that linked the Reds with a move for an attacking midfielder after the big-money departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
However, Puel has made clear that the Brazilian's replacement won't be Mahrez - and he believes that the 26-year-old now wants to stay at Leicester.
“He's enjoying playing for Leicester with his team-mates,” Puel said.
“This is the most important thing - we have this good feeling that the player wants to stay with us.
“It is important for us to keep a good feeling with our player. My boss - the owner - will decide.”
Earlier in the week, Puel slapped a £100m price tag on Mahrez, who was made captain for the Foxes' FA Cup third round replay against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday.
Source: Liverpool Echo
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Liverpool are reportedly leading Everton and Arsenal in the race for Charlton starlet Ezri Konsa.
The England Under-20 World Cup winner is expected to leave the Valley in the transfer window with a host of top-flight clubs interested.
But it is the Reds who front the queue, according to Kent Live, in a move which would see the centre-half join up with fellow Addicks academy graduate Joe Gomez.
Charlton boss Karl Robinson said of Konsa: “He’s the best young centre-back in the country, there is nobody better then him, fact.”
Source: Daily Mirror
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Liverpool have joined arch-rivals Manchester United in the battle to land Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, according to Don Balon.
The Wales international has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League after struggling for form and fitness at Santiago Bernabeu.
Jurgen Klopp has the funds available to make a move after offloading Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and is prepared to spend over €100 million on Bale.
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Stoke have said goalkeeper Jack Butland will not be leaving in the January transfer window.
Liverpool were considering a £40million bid but have been told to forget it.
New Stoke manager Paul Lambert says the 24-year-old will not be snatched away with the club scrapping to avoid relegation.
“There is absolutely no way he is going in January. Absolutely no chance,” said Lambert. “As long as I’m here I’ll do everything I can to keep him.”
Source: Daily Express
As Steven Gerrard prepares to take charge of a Liverpool team at Anfield for the first time, Jürgen Klopp has sent a simple message of advice to the Reds legend: ‘Enjoy it!’
The 37-year-old’s U18s side will take to the field at the stadium on Saturday afternoon for an FA Youth Cup fourth-round fixture with Arsenal.
It’ll be Gerrard's maiden managerial experience at the ground he ran out at as a player for almost two decades for Liverpool – and Klopp has some words of advice for the iconic former midfielder ahead of the contest.
Asked what his message to Gerrard would be, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Enjoy it!
“Maybe the new dressing room will be completely new [to him]. I’m sure he’ll think, ‘wow, why didn’t we have that?’ because it’s maybe the biggest improvement we had so far in all of the different departments.
“We changed a little bit here and there, but that’s like another world. I hope he can enjoy that – and he can use my office if he wants! It’s nice.
“I like the idea that the boys get the experience. Not only for Steven, he’s had the experience there. But for the U18s it’s fantastic to play at Anfield.”
Supporters wanting to watch the fixture can attend for just £3 for adults and £1 for children and over 65s – and Klopp is hoping for a good turnout and an even better atmosphere.
He said: “If you’re a Liverpool supporter, go there and enjoy the atmosphere – and create an atmosphere.
“It would be fantastic if thousands of people could sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. I don’t think it happened a lot so far in English football [in a youth game], so why shouldn’t we be the city that does it for the first time?
“There’s enough space at Anfield. Bring the noise there.”
You can watch Liverpool U18s' FA Youth Cup tie in full on LFCTV from 7pm GMT on Saturday, with highlights on LFCTV GO that evening. Liverpoolfc.com will also be running a live matchday blog for the contest.
Work ahead of Monday night’s clash with Swansea City was ongoing at Melwood on Friday as Liverpool continued to gear up for their trip to the Liberty Stadium.
Mohamed Salah was back with his teammates after illness had ruled him out of Thursday’s double session.
And spirits were certainly high at the Reds’ training base as preparations continued for the encounter with the Swans.
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Jürgen Klopp reflected on Liverpool's recent impressive form – and why it is merely the foundation for the rest of the season – at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
Ahead of the Premier League meeting with Swansea City, the manager took questions from the media on a variety of topics, including the Reds’ run of 18 matches without defeat and how to maintain their level following last weekend’s win over Manchester City.
Read Klopp’s responses below…
On guarding against complacency on Monday…
Life is a summary of challenges and that’s a big challenge. We played against top-of-the-table Manchester City and played a fantastic game. We played Swansea a few weeks ago with a caretaker-manager and I said after the game it was much more difficult than the result could make you think. So we know about the specific challenge in this game. They are bottom of the table but they are in a good way. What you have seen since the new manager has come in is a big improvement again: much better results and they won their FA Cup replay during the week. They are doing well and that’s all we think about.
I’m not even sure if we’ll have a look at our game against Swansea because it will be different. We need to have a look at the games since they changed their manager. That’s a challenge, to be honest. But if you know about a challenge you can be prepared for it. That’s my job to do: that we go there and don’t think about the 5-0 or Man City, only think about what we have to do to keep them away from our goal and be as often as possible in front of their goal. It’s on Monday night, there are still a few days to go and hopefully we can make the choice for the line-up from pretty much a full squad. Then let’s go there and use the basis of the season so far. It’s clear we go there and we want to win. But we know about the difficulty.
On extending the Reds’ 18-match unbeaten run…
If nobody told me how often we didn’t lose, I’d have no idea about it. That’s all the past and I’m not really interested. You can look back on a season after the season, not during. It’s not important. We feel in a good moment. I see the boys training every day and it looks good, that’s the truth, that’s why we can play like we played so far. But we have to do it again. As a Liverpool player you cannot perform one week and then two weeks not – we need to deliver consistently, every day and each game.
It’s only the next game and I can’t imagine any easy games in the Premier League. And Swansea is for sure not an easy game; it’s a long trip, we fly to Cardiff, drive to Swansea, you don’t want to do that, and then we come back at night. So it’s not a friendly game, not for one second. It’s a really tough Premier League game. We will have had enough time on Monday to prepare for the game. We are still doing that, with very important sessions to come this week. As long as we have enough fit players, we want to go there and win the game, with all the things we know about.
On the team continuing their form in the remainder of the season…
The boys played a few pieces of fantastic football already this season. But we have a strong team and a strong squad – a skilled squad – and so we need to win football games. To win football games you need to perform, that’s what we did, but nothing else. This is the decisive part; what we did so far is the basis for the rest of the season. Now we need to be ready again. We should not forget the not-so-good things but for sure not the really good things. We have to use them as tools.
We are longer together now, that always helps. But it’s an outstandingly strong league, especially the fight for the top positions. It’s really hard because everybody needs to play like a champion to stay there. If you give a little bit away then the next one is immediately there and can get you. It’s very interesting. Our first job is to collect points – we did it a few times. The next job is to make our fans happy. If we can combine that, it’s a pretty good situation. We did it last week and we have to try it again on Monday.
Official Liverpool Supporters Clubs (OLSCs) from across the world have raised £16,778 for the LFC Foundation as part of their first Fundraising Challenge.
The competition challenged all 270 OLSCs across 88 countries to organise creative events and activities to bring fellow Reds together while raising funds for the club’s official charity.
Three top awards were up for grabs: the YNWA Award, for the OLSC who raised the highest amount during the challenge; the Original Award, for the most innovative fundraising group; and the LFC Family Award, for those who delivered the most family-focused fundraising activity.
The winning Supporters Clubs – Cyprus (YNWA Award), Madrid (Original Award) and Japan (LFC Family Award) – will each receive a special LFC prize. The OLSCs from Cyprus and Japan will attend Anfield for a VIP matchday experience, while the OLSC of Madrid will take part in a Skype ‘meet and greet’ with a first team player live from Melwood.
A number of smaller prizes and rewards were also available, including LFC Foundation merchandise and signed Reds goodies, to those who hit the £50, £100 and £500 targets.
Andrea Cooper, head of LFC Foundation, said: “Being part of LFC means being part of the greatest football family in the world, and we wanted to come together with our Official LFC Supporters Clubs across the globe to share our mission of creating life-changing opportunities for children and young people.
“The idea was to put the ‘fun’ into fundraising, so they were asked to come up with their most innovative and creative ideas for events or activities. All of the entries were excellent, with charity dinners, viewing parties and family festivals among the brilliant ideas put forward.
“We’d like to congratulate the three winners on their fantastic achievements and thank all of the Official Supporters Clubs involved for their valued contribution to the fundraising total.”
Liverpool FC have announced the following away ticket details for the Champions League fixture at FC Porto on Wednesday February 14.
The tie at the Estadio do Dragao Stadium is set for a 7.45pm GMT kick-off.
The club has received an allocation of 3,200 tickets for supporters to purchase.
The club has also received a further allocation of 200 top category seats that, in line with UEFA guidelines, will be used as part of the player’s allocation, U23 players and coaching staff, travelling club staff and VIPs.
New ticket collection process
As announced here, we confirm that the club are progressing with a new ticket collection process for this fixture. *Further details can be found below.
The prices for these tickets will be announced in due course. We are in discussions with UEFA to clarify the pricing structure for this game.
Kenny Dalglish, Stand Executive Box holders, Premium Level and Centenary Club members should contact the Hospitality Department on 0151 264 2222, option 2.
Tickets will only be available to purchase by calling the booking line on 0151 264 2500.
Qualifying wheelchair-disabled supporters should contact us to register their interest no later than 12pm on Wednesday January 24.
All other supporters
Tickets will be available online only to Season Ticket Holders, Official Members and Fan Card Holders based on attendance at the following European away fixtures:-
Sevilla (21.11.17), Maribor (17.10.17), Spartak Moscow (26.09.17), Villarreal (28.04.16), Borussia Dortmund (07.04.16), Manchester United (17.03.16), FC Augsburg (18.02.16), FC Sion (10.12.15), Rubin Kazan (05.11.15), Bordeaux (17.09.15).
Attendance at three or more games: from 8.15am Wednesday January 24 until 10.45am Thursday January 25.
Supporters who purchase during this sale are guaranteed a ticket.
Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of 10 tickets per transaction.
The following sale will then take place on a first come first served basis, subject to availability. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to all who apply:
Attendance at two or more games: from 11am Thursday January 25 until 10.45am Friday January 26.
Due to the number of qualifying supporters exceeding the number of available tickets during the above sale, we do expect tickets to sell out.
However, in the event that tickets remain, the following sale will take place on a first come first served basis:
Attendance at one or more games: from 11am until 1pm Friday January 26.
Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of four tickets per transaction during the above sales.
Those supporters not successful are urged not to travel.
There will be no duplicate tickets for this fixture.
Details to be provided at time of booking
Supporters must provide the following information for each individual supporter attending. If someone else is travelling using your Season Ticket, Members Card or Fan Card, their details must be provided when making the booking.
We will not be able to make any changes to the booking once the purchase is complete.
Please have these details ready prior to making your booking:
- Full Address
- Country of Birth
- Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
- Passport Number or National Identity Number
- Outbound Travel Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
- Return Travel Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
- Method of travel to and from destination and stadium
- Name and address of accommodation
UK Based Supporters
When completing your booking, you must either:
1. Select the post option to have your tickets sent special delivery at a charge of £5.65 to the registered address of the person making the booking.
Tickets will be posted week commencing January 29 only if you are not selected for ticket collection in Porto.
2. Select the collect option to have your tickets held for collection at Anfield. Click here to check when tickets will be available for collection. All tickets must be collected from Anfield no later than 12pm Friday February 9.
Tickets will be available for collection only if you are not selected for ticket collection in Porto.
Non UK Based Supporters
When completing your booking, you must select the collect option.
All tickets will be held for collection and the club will contact you to provide collection details in the lead up to the game.
*New Ticket Collection Process
Following the sale, the random selection process will take place. The process for those selected supporters will be as follows:
- The club will send a notification email and SMS week commencing January 29 to the supporter who made the booking. All supporters within this booking will be required to collect their own ticket in Porto.
- The supporter who made the booking must inform each supporter within the booking that they too will need to collect their own ticket in Porto and of the collection details (once available).
- In the lead up to the game, a further email and SMS will be sent to the supporter who made the booking, which will provide full details of the collection point.
- Following the game, any supporter who does not collect their ticket with the correct identification will have the Porto game removed from their customer record with no refund given and an email will be sent to confirm.
All supporters selected will be required to collect their own ticket in Porto, regardless of whether collection at Anfield or the special delivery option was requested at the time of booking.
A full list of Q&As, including the Ticket Collection Process, can be found here.
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Loris Karius’ performances convinced Jürgen Klopp to install the German as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper ahead of last Sunday’s victory over Manchester City.
Klopp opted to start Karius against City and explained that the 24-year-old - who had predominantly featured in cup competitions previously this season - would be given an opportunity to prove himself as the Reds’ No.1.
Karius kept two clean sheets during his three starts in December and also played as Klopp’s team defeated Everton 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup at the start of this month.
And, while confirming that Karius will again be included in his side for Monday’s trip to Swansea City, Klopp said on Friday that the former Mainz stopper had earned his opportunity.
“How I said, it’s a very difficult job to be a goalkeeper or a centre-half at Liverpool because nobody forgives you one mistake, obviously. Since I’m in it feels like ‘wow, if our goalkeeper makes a mistake it’s a disaster and if any other goalkeeper makes a mistake then it’s ‘he’s still a fantastic goalkeeper and we should buy him’,” the manager told his pre-match press conference at Melwood.
“So I’m really fine with our goalkeeper situation. Yes, Loris Karius could have made a save around the first goal against Man City, even when I think it was a world-class finish in this moment. It was very surprising, very hard, stuff like that.
“It always makes sense to say the truth but he’s a really good goalkeeper and we brought him in because we wanted him to play. We have a few difficulties but meanwhile he’s settled as well and [there are] a lot of really good things in his game, they are natural and I like them and now he can show them.
“We changed a lot of positions through the year and only with the goalkeeper it looks like we have to stick to our opinion for 20 years if we’ve made a decision one time, so I changed not my opinion, but I changed the situation now, that’s all.
“Of course Loris has to deliver, he knows that, but now he is the No.1 and that means he can play a game and he can concede a goal like he conceded against Manchester.
“It’s not that we want that but it’s still possible, but all the good things I’d like to see again. I saw a lot of good things in the games he played in the last few weeks. That’s why he’s in.”
Jürgen Klopp hosted his pre-Swansea City press conference on Friday – and you can watch it in full and for free on YouTube.
Having inflicted a first defeat of the season on Manchester City last time out, Liverpool are in Wales on Monday evening for a Premier League clash with the Swans.
Ahead of the game, Klopp discussed the match, the condition of his squad and other Reds-related topics during the press conference at Melwood.
Watch everything the manager said in the free video below.
Jürgen Klopp has insisted there is no shortage of appreciation for Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool dressing room.
The Reds' No.9 is enjoying his best season for the club since his arrival from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim, having scored 17 times in 31 appearances in all competitions thus far.
That increased output in front of goal has not come at the expense of work-rate, either, with the Brazilian as keen as ever to close down and harry opposition defenders across 90 minutes.
Firmino's form this term has seen him earn praise from plenty of external observers but Klopp says the striker's quality has always been recognised at Melwood - most significantly by his teamates.
He told reporters: "I don't think that it's possible that somebody could get more credit, compliments, praise, whatever you want to say as Roberto gets from us.
"But it's well deserved - everything. He's a fantastic football player.
"You see him in training and think, 'what a work ethic, what an attitude', and he brings it on the pitch as well.
"He never rests. You have to pull him out, you have to tell him, 'come on, stop, sit here, calm'.
"I hear in the stadium that people like him - good idea! - but I have no real idea if anybody thinks he's not important or whatever. I'm not too interested to be honest.
"I'm pretty sure if I give the players the opportunity to have a free choice in training [to] build teams by themselves, Bobby is one of the first they would pick.
"[It's] nice to have him around [and] better to have him than in the other team. That's maybe the best thing you can say about a football player."
Andy Robertson's patience and perseverance have allowed the left-back to grab his opportunity in the Liverpool first team, according to Jürgen Klopp.
The Scot made only three appearances in the first four months of the campaign after signing for the Reds from Hull City last summer.
But an injury to Alberto Moreno in early December opened the door for Robertson, who has started eight of the last nine games and performed impressively on each occasion.
Such was the No.26’s contribution to last Sunday’s victory over Manchester City that his name was chanted from all corners of the stadium in recognition of his exertions.
“It’s nice, really nice and very important,” Klopp said of Robertson’s recent progress.
“A lot of you [the media] were in doubt about Alberto Moreno before the season and thought we needed to bring in a new full-back, which we did with Andy Robertson. He was a nice prospect, it was clear he was a big talent and offensively skilled.
“There were a few gaps to close in his defending things so it was not the most easy time maybe for Andy, for sure. But he was quite cool in the situation – it’s not that he was a lot of times in my office and asking why I didn’t play him.
“Alberto Moreno played fantastically, apart from the Sevilla game he has played an outstanding season so far. Then he got injured and it’s very important, and for a club like Liverpool it’s unbelievably important, to have somebody.
“Andy needed maybe one game and then he was spot-on, that’s good and exactly what we need. Alberto is on the way back. That doesn’t mean anything. It only means our situation is better, that we have two players for that position. We have a lot of games and enough games for both of them.
“Andy stepped up and did a really fantastic job. It’s really nice as a manager to be part of it, to see a player [do that]. It’s quite difficult when you come to a new club and everybody expects the best of you from the first second you are in. Everybody needs time to adapt, even a football player.
“So I’m happy that he had the time, used the time and could play like he played in the last few games.”
Klopp has regularly rotated his starting line-up during the past few weeks as Liverpool navigated a hectic December and New Year fixture schedule.
And as he met the media ahead of Monday night’s Premier League clash with Swansea City, the boss was asked whether his squad is now better equipped to cope with frequent changes.
He replied: “It’s not the first time that we were aware that the depth of the squad is different to last year.
“With Joe [Gomez], we have five centre-halves but this week we had two and that happens overnight – one is injured, the other one is ill and stuff like that.
“As long as you can react it’s never a problem because it’s a normal part of the season. But you don’t want to change only when players are injured.
“We had a very intense period. These two weeks now between Everton and City, and now City and this game, it feels like a pre-season. There are so many sessions to work on different things, which we really enjoy. It’s fantastic to do things like that.
“All the other times, you have a game and a game, and recovery, and a game. And it will come up again with the Champions League hopefully and the FA Cup hopefully. So we will have enough games for the whole squad and we will use them.
“For us, there is no alternative to rotation. It felt like it was not necessary all the time but it was necessary for what’s coming up now. But nothing is decided and we still have to use this hopefully still existing physical power because now it is getting very interesting.
“Everyone fights for everything, each game becomes a final. One fights for the league, one fights for European competition, for everything. And we will be involved in all that and that’s nice.”
Jürgen Klopp discussed Liverpool’s potential plans for the remainder of the January transfer window during his pre-Swansea City press conference on Friday afternoon.
The Reds have bolstered their defensive ranks with the addition of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton at the start of the month, while Philippe Coutinho has departed for Barcelona.
Klopp insists the club are ready to add further to their squad if the right option comes along, but is happy with the players he has at his disposal at the present time.
Asked during the media briefing whether he’s still actively looking to bring in players during this window, the manager replied: “The answer to something like that [is] if something jumped in my face then maybe we will think about it, but if not we don’t actively [look to] find a new player that we don’t know so far and think that’s a solution or whatever.
“First of all, we have to use the players we have and I think that makes absolute sense because we have really high-quality players, especially Adam Lallana.
“He is not the replacement for Phil Coutinho, he is a completely different player but he is a fantastic player who couldn’t play in the first part of the season. He is back and that’s good and so I could not really say we are active, no.”
On any potential further departures, Klopp added: “We have a long and very decisive part of the season still to play.
“I’ve said a few times, in this transfer window it looks always like the season is already over and then everyone who didn’t play often enough wants to leave then and stuff like that. But we still have games to play and we need all of the players.
“We will see how it will be on January 31, but nothing else to say about it.”
Ben Woodburn will not leave Liverpool on loan during the January transfer window.
The 18-year-old has been the subject of interest from other clubs with regards to a temporary move this month but Jürgen Klopp insists there is ‘no rush’ to send the forward elsewhere.
Plus, Woodburn’s influence as a first-team squad member means the Reds would miss his presence on a daily basis according to the manager.
“There’s no rush in it. It’s nice that clubs are asking for him already, but Ben had enough games so far; he played in different competitions, the UEFA Youth League, the U23s and had games with us,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“In all the sessions he is improving constantly. That we think we would miss him in our training group – with this quality squad – is maybe the biggest compliment you can give to him.
“He is completely relaxed, his family is relaxed and I am relaxed. The request is logical but there’s no rush at the moment. He is in the right place.
“We will help him, of course, and if there is any point in the next year when we think he needs to go somewhere then we will consider that for sure. But not for the moment.”
Woodburn is eligible for Liverpool U18s’ FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie with Arsenal on Saturday, which will be played at Anfield, and Steven Gerrard has requested the No.58 for the match.
“He asked me already – and I said ‘not sure!’” explained Klopp.
“Usually I would like to give him Ben but because of the injuries, we have a very important session today. We have to prepare for Swansea and Ben is in our training squad.
“If I can let him out of proper training today then he would be available for tomorrow. If he is doing normal training today then maybe it’s not possible.
“But I am on the side of both of the lads, Stevie and Ben, so if we can make him available we’ll do it. If not, then Stevie has to do the job without Ben.”
Jürgen Klopp is hopeful Mohamed Salah and Ragnar Klavan will return to training today following illness, but Liverpool will need to check on the condition of Dejan Lovren.
The trio missed Thursday’s double session at Melwood due to sickness, though Virgil van Dijk was involved once again after missing Sunday’s victory over Manchester City due to a hamstring complaint.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Virgil was back yesterday and completely fine. We have a few problems with players feeling ill or unwell.
“Raggy was out, but hopefully back today. Dejan was out. Mo Salah was out, but hopefully back today.
“Mo and Raggy are on the good side of it already, but with Dejan we are not 100 per cent sure [if he will be back today].”
Jürgen Klopp expects Liverpool to be able to call upon the services of Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno for next week’s FA Cup tie with West Bromwich Albion.
The duo have returned to training at Melwood following injury, but are unlikely to come into contention for Monday’s Premier League encounter with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Hendo will today have a clearing session. He was part of training yesterday morning and today is clearing, then he should be OK from tomorrow onwards.
“It is close, but maybe close and not enough time for Swansea – but [after that] Hendo is back and that’s good news.
“Alberto is back in training a few days longer and we have to see. Because it is Alberto, he trains all the time and feels it still a little bit – in one or two movements you can see.
“We will not put any rush on him, but he will be back for sure after Swansea as well – or even maybe Swansea, I’m not sure.”
Meanwhile, Klopp confirmed Nathaniel Clyne continues to make good progress in his rehabilitation from the back problem that has kept him out of all of 2017-18 so far.
He added: “Clyney is doing well but still a little way to go until he is back in completely normal training. He is doing well, really good.”
No seat ever needs to be left empty for games at Anfield thanks to the Liverpool FC ticket exchange service.
Season ticket holders who cannot attend a particular match have the chance to reduce the cost of their season ticket and allow another fan to support the Reds.
If you are a season ticket holder and unable to make the home clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday February 4, return your seat for re-sale to an LFC official Member via the ticket exchange.
You may earn credit against the cost of your future season ticket.
This is the only service to exchange tickets and aims to reduce ticket touting too.
Click here for FAQs and details of how much credit you can earn by using the ticket exchange.
Liverpool have issued the following update for season ticket holders and Members for the FA Cup fourth-round tie with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday January 27.
This is the last chance for season ticket holders and Members to purchase tickets for this game before tickets are released for general sale. Tickets are available online now, priced as follows:
Over 65s: £19-30
Young adults: £10
Juniors: £5 (within the advertised family sections)
For a full breakdown of the pricing structure for this game, please click here.