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Melwood photos: Reds get set for City quarter-final

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 22:00

Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's preparations for their Champions League clash with Manchester City with our photo gallery from Tuesday evening's training session.

The Reds welcome City to Anfield on Wedenesday for the first leg of a much-anticipated quarter-final tie.

Jürgen Klopp oversaw Tuesday's work-out at Melwood - and our photographers were there, too. Take a look at a gallery of the best images from the club's West Derby base below...

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Photos by John and Andrew Powell

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Klopp's message to fans: 'You can give us an advantage'

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 19:58

Jürgen Klopp has experienced enough European nights at Anfield to be certain of what Liverpool fans will bring on Wednesday – and believes a special atmosphere can give his side an advantage against Manchester City.

The Reds host their Premier League rivals in the first leg of a much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final, with a 4-3 victory over Pep Guardiola’s charges in January still relatively fresh in the mind.

Constant noise in the stands mirrored the frenetic nature of the league clash that afternoon – and Klopp called on supporters to recreate, or better, that showing to help his team prosper again.

Asked for his message to fans, the boss told Liverpoolfc.com: “I don’t think I have to say something. What I feel and am aware of is that the excitement in the city is really big. Everybody knows what they have to do.

“But if you think you did your best job already – I don’t know which game, maybe Dortmund, maybe Villarreal or any other game at Anfield – come on, bring yourself to the next level!

“That’s what I really expect and what we need. It’s the strongest opponent we could get but I know City respect us a lot – they don’t think they are already through. So it will be good.

“If we can make an advantage with the atmosphere, then try it.”

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Liverpool v Manchester City: Team news

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 19:48

Liverpool are missing a number of first-team squad members for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Manchester City at Anfield.

Adam Lallana and Joel Matip are unavailable after suffering hamstring and thigh injuries respectively during the 2-1 Premier League win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Emre Can remains a major doubt for the first leg of the quarter-final due to the back issue which has left the midfielder out of action since being withdrawn against Watford on March 17.

“I’m always open to wait for better news but I don’t expect it, to be 100 per cent honest. It could be not enough time for [Wednesday], but maybe then Everton or Tuesday,” said Jürgen Klopp.

Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan and Ben Woodburn will not be involved either.

On a more positive note, however, Nathaniel Clyne is sufficiently fit to give the manager ‘a decision to make’ at right-back after taking a place on the substitutes’ bench on Saturday.

“Physically, he is fit – but he has no football rhythm, to be honest,” Klopp explained.

“It’s a very special game and a very demanding opponent, especially for defenders. It’s a decision I have to make. We have enough options in this position, at least, and that’s good. Hopefully it stays like that.”

Alberto Moreno and Jordan Henderson are each one yellow card away from a European suspension.

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the Anfield clash.

The Argentinian, scorer of 30 goals this term, did not travel with the City squad to Merseyside, confirmed Pep Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.

And asked whether his decision to deploy Aymeric Laporte at left-back against Everton at the weekend was a preparatory move for this tie, he said: “Fabian Delph is back. And of course Danilo can play there, we’ll see. I have an idea – but you’ll understand I’m not going to tell you.”

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Q&A: Robertson on City challenge, first-leg approach and POTY vote

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 18:56

Andy Robertson tackled a range of questions as he faced the media in a pre-match press conference to preview Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.

The Scot was quizzed on a variety of subjects, including who he believes should win the Premier League’s Player of the Season accolade, the difficulty in thwarting the considerable attacking threat of Pep Guardiola’s side and how the Reds will look to approach the first leg of the contest.

Read on for a summary of what Robertson had to say at Anfield…

On whether Mohamed Salah or Kevin de Bruyne should be the Player of the Year…

Well I would give it to Mo, of course, just because I work with him, day in, day out. That’s not taking anything away from the fact De Bruyne is a world-class player; this season he has been sensational and been key to what Man City have done, in the league especially. They are two world-class players going for the trophy and whoever wins it will be a deserved winner, but obviously for me I’m going to say Mo.

On the key to stopping Manchester City…

I think it [the 4-3 win] was probably our most completely performance of the season. Yes, the last 10 minutes were a wee bit shakier than we would have wanted after going 4-1 up, but it was a good performance from us. We managed to press them all over the field, defensively we were spot on and we took our chances when they came to us at key moments. I think that was the key and of course that will be the key tomorrow for both teams - when chances fall to you, you have to take them. Hopefully more chances fall to us and we’re clinical up top. If we can do that, hopefully we’ll have a win going into next week.

On the Anfield factor and how the atmosphere can help…

Everyone knows that Liverpool fans take to the Champions League very well, it’s always well supported and that’s when they create the most famous atmospheres. Premier League, week in, week out, they’re brilliant – but for Champions League, they take it up a level. I’m sure that will be the case tomorrow night and they will create an atmosphere that helps us, that we can use to our advantage and we can give them things to cheer about.

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On the difference between a year ago when he was battling relegation with Hull and now…

I’d rather be playing in this game than in the games last year when we were battling for our lives [at Hull], that’s an obvious answer. When you’re fighting relegation, you have so many things riding on it – you’re dropping down a league, people lose their jobs, contracts and stuff like that. In these things, it’s all for benefit – you’re trying to be one of four teams left in the Champions League. It’s a big difference of course, it’s on a much bigger scale, but it’s for the better. We’re playing in the Champions League, it’s a massive game for us and we have the potential to be in the semi-final.

On whether he’s studied Man City’s attacking threat…

Of course, you need to look out for your opponent, you need to know who you’re up against and what their strengths and weaknesses are. As a team we’ll look at it, and individually too of course, but as a team we need to work together, work in twos and threes and try and get the ball back as quickly as we can, double up on people we need to double up on in defensive situations and if we can do that, keep their top players quiet, get our top players in the game and let them create the chances like they’ve done all season, then hopefully we can come out on top and have a lead going to the Etihad.

On whether Liverpool have anything to be ‘afraid of’…

No, I don’t think we will be afraid. They won’t be afraid of us and we won’t be afraid of them. Yes, they’ve been the best team in the league this season, undoubtedly, and they’re going to win the league. But, it’s two games - a one-off in the Champions League, we have every right to be in the quarter-finals, just as they do. It’ll be a big occasion, but we’ll look forward to it. We won’t fear it, but we’ll be cautious of their strengths.

On dealing with City’s attack from the right…

All over, Man City as a team and their movement is a joy to watch at times. As a defender, you need to be aware of that, you need to be aware of where your man is at all times and where he is trying to get to. If we can do that and focus on where they’re going then hopefully we’re first there and can stop the ball coming, or get a block in. Also, we’ll hopefully be attacking a lot as well and can push them back into areas they don’t want to go, so you can look at it two ways, but we’ll definitely be analysing their strengths and weaknesses. Hopefully that’s enough on the day and we can stop them from playing the football they want to play.

On the mentality Liverpool will approach both legs with…

Whether we get through the two legs with high-scoring games or we get through with a 1-0 aggregate win, we’re just looking to get through. We believe this season that game by game we’ve been getting better and better defensively and attacking-wise and hopefully we can show that. We’ll be trying to keep it shut at the back, Loris will be trying to keep a clean sheet and if you keep them at zero, you’ve more of a chance of getting through. We’ll be looking to do that, but we’ve also got to create chances and score goals. We’ll have a game-plan over the two legs and hopefully that’s enough to get us through.

On whether he believes Liverpool are improving defensively…

I genuinely do, yes. It’s small mistakes that happen. I’m sure the City defence have made mistakes this season, but maybe they don’t get highlighted as much as ours do. Don’t get me wrong, we conceded a goal [at Palace on Saturday] and it came from a mistake – there was probably more than one mistake in it – but it was all about rectifying it and we won the game 2-1. That’s what we’ve got to focus on – that we won the game - and if we win these two games then we’re through. We’ll be looking to not make mistakes, but if we do and still win the two games then we’ll be through to the semi-finals.

On whether Man City will feel 'pressure' because of the focus on them given their outstanding form…

Man City are going to be Premier League champions – they only need one more win. They’ve been the best team in our league this season, hands down. They’re going for trophies and that can maybe give them a wee bit of added pressure, but Champions League is completely different. We’re in the quarter-finals and don’t feel as though we’re lucky to be here. We deserve to be here. We’ve played the same amount of games as they have and we’re at the same point. We’re looking to get through and maybe you could say there is a little bit more pressure if they know they are the best team in the league. They’re playing against the team who are third, so maybe there's a wee bit more pressure on them. But we can hopefully use that to our advantage and if you want to say we’re underdogs then so be it.

On whether City’s attacking threat will make him ‘think twice’ about going forward…

I don’t think it makes me think twice about going forward; if there’s a chance to go forward then I’ll be going forward to try and create a chance. Me and Sadio will probably be on that side and if that’s the case then hopefully we’ll cause them problems going back the other way. We’ll need to be switched on defensively, you always have to be whoever you’re playing against. We’ll hopefully deal with that and get back into our formation quite quickly if we break down, but at the end of the day we’re at home and we need to create chances and try and get the fans behind us, which they will be. The way to do that is to create chances and try and score a couple of goals. Hopefully we can do that and if I can help getting forward and create chances then that’s what I’ll do.

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'The boys still talk about Dortmund to this day'

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 18:53

Andy Robertson can't wait to see Liverpool supporters take things to 'a whole new level' inside Anfield tomorrow evening after hearing stories from his teammates about the atmospheres that inspired a run to the Europa League final in 2016.

The Scot missed out on a first taste of knockout European football at the Reds' home ground as he was rested for the goalless last-16, second-leg fixture against Porto that confirmed a 5-0 aggregate victory back in February.

But he has the chance to sample Anfield in the latter stages of continental competition on Wednesday when Manchester City visit for a mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com ahead of the game, Robertson revealed that his excitement has been stoked by his colleagues' descriptions of what to expect from the home support on such evenings.

"This one will be completely different [to Porto]. The atmosphere will be incredible and one that we all look forward to," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

"The fans have been incredible this season for us and I'm sure they'll take it to a whole new level tomorrow night and hopefully it can inspire us to put in good performance and get a victory. 

"We know it's up to us to create the atmosphere because if we're creating chances or winning the ball back or scoring goals then that's when the fans will cheer the most. If we can do that then I'm sure it'll be a special night.

"We've heard the boys talking about that Dortmund game and they still talk about it to this day; how special it was, the entry into the stadium, and then what they did on the night. 

"That's what we want to create tomomorrow but it's down to us, like I said. If we don't show up or we don't perform then the fans don't have much to cheer about."

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Having found himself behind Alberto Moreno in the pecking order earlier this season, Robertson was forced to wait until the last round to make a belated Champions League debut. 

But he will not be the only Liverpool player breaking new ground tomorrow, with only Joel Matip - who will miss out through injury - having been this far in the competition before.

The 23-year-old thinks that can be used as an advantage, however, 

He added: "It's a massive game, everyone knows that, and it's one that the boys are looking forward to. It'll be a great occasion at Anfield, of course it will be, and we look forward to it. 

"A chance to get in the semi-finals of the Champions League - there's no bigger incentive. 

"When people have been to this stage before and they've been put out or had bad experiences, they can remember that and it all comes back. 

"The fact that none of us have really been here, we don't know what to expect so we can use that to our advantage - or [it could be] a disadvantage. 

"We'll only really know come next Tuesday night, once we know our fate. But I believe we could use it to our advantage and hopefully the boys can produce two high-class performances and hopefully it's enough to get us through."

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Jürgen Klopp: We have to write our own history

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 18:12

‘We have to write our own history,’ Jürgen Klopp asserted as Liverpool prepare to contest their first Champions League quarter-final in nine years on Wednesday night.

The Reds take on Manchester City in the first leg of the last-eight contest at Anfield in a tie that seemingly has all the ingredients to create a classic.

And asked how this fixture will compare to some of the historic European nights the stadium has staged over the course of the club’s illustrious history, Klopp replied: “I like all these things, they are really cool, but this is club is already so full of history and we have to write our own history.

“Everyone knows pretty much everything; I meet people throughout the day and they can tell me each goal Liverpool scored 37 years ago in the 56th minute. There are maybe 10 players who did it and they can say their names. That’s all good and I like it, but for this team we need to be proud of our history but we have to create our own history.

“I did it a lot in the past with my former teams. Dortmund had a lot of history, of course, but we did it before a cup game or whatever.

“At one point, you need to do your own things. The boys are ready and they’re really looking forward to it; you could see it immediately after the last game and after the draw. We are ready for it, but in the end it will remain difficult.”

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Pep Guardiola will bring his team to Merseyside on the brink of capturing the Premier League title – they require just one more victory in their remaining matches to seal the crown.

However, while acknowledging the size and prestige of the clash, Klopp maintained ultimately only a positive outcome over the two legs would enable it to be written into Anfield folklore.

On whether it was the ‘biggest’ encounter of his Liverpool tenure so far, the boss said: “That depends on the game, I can’t say that now. I don’t think it’s for me to judge about that. I take all games 100 per cent and don’t make a difference.

“If you prepare for a game like the games against City and Tottenham for example, it’s always really exciting because you have to be 100 per cent concentrated … and it’s just different and I like it, a lot.

“But in the end is it bigger or not? It depends on the result in the end. The importance is big, big, big but in the Champions League, in the end one team will be happy and all the rest, who had good moments in the Champions League, will be disappointed because they went out in the semi-finals, or the quarters, or the last 16 or lost the final.

“There is no reason to make the game bigger than it is - it is a big one, it is a quarter-final in the Champions League, so no need for any other things.”

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Everton v Liverpool: Away tickets sale update

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 17:51

Liverpool FC have released the following away ticket update for the Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday April 7.

A limited number of tickets remain and will be available to season ticket holders, official Members and fan card holders based on attendance at Premier League away fixtures during 2016-17.

Attendance at 10 games: from 8.15am until 10.45am on Wednesday April 4.

Only in the event that tickets remain, attendance at nine games: from 11am on Wednesday April 4.

Tickets will be available online only.

Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of four tickets per transaction.

Tickets purchased during this sale are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and no guarantee can be given that tickets will be available to all who apply.

Click here for a step-by-step guide to purchasing tickets online.

For further information before travelling, please click here.

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LFC fitness latest: Clyne, Can and squad for City

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 17:15

Nathaniel Clyne's return to fitness has given Jürgen Klopp a decision to make for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Manchester City.

The right-back was part of a Liverpool matchday squad for the first time this season last weekend, remaining on the bench during the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Asked if Clyne is in contention for selection at the moment, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Of course.

“The only problem we have is that Clyney has been a long time without football; he had games with the U23s but not all week or whatever, it was in the last one or two months.

“Physically, he is fit – but he has no football rhythm, to be honest.

“It’s a very special game tomorrow night and a very demanding opponent, especially for defenders. It’s a decision I have to make. We have enough options in this position, at least, and that’s good. Hopefully it stays like that.”

Emre Can missed the Premier League game at Selhurst Park on Saturday due to the back issue which forced his withdrawal against Watford before the international break.

And the first leg of the quarter-final with City is likely to come too soon for the midfielder.

“He has a training session this afternoon, but even when we could need him really, we cannot rush it. That’s how it is. There is no chance,” added Klopp.

“I’m always open to wait for better news but I don’t expect it, to be 100 per cent honest. It could be not enough time for tomorrow night, but maybe then Everton or Tuesday. It should not be too long. But talking about tomorrow, I don’t think so.”

Liverpool were dealt a double injury blow after the victory over Palace, with both Adam Lallana and Joel Matip facing spells on the sidelines.

Klopp was already without the likes of Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan – but insisted on an upbeat perspective for the massive meeting with City.

“I always took [things] in my life like it is. There is always a moment when you get information and that is not the best moment,” he said.

“But when you have the information you can deal with it – and I dealt with it already. It was two days ago I knew these two boys [Lallana and Matip] would be out.

“As long as we have 11 we will always start and be a challenge. It’s of course not cool but nobody needs to worry about my spirits, I’m completely fine. We’ll have a really good line-up if nothing else happens and we’ll be ready.”

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Jürgen explains Joel Matip issue

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 16:59

Jürgen Klopp admitted the news of Joel Matip's thigh injury felt 'absolutely bad' after it was confirmed the Liverpool defender is likely to require surgery.

The centre-back sustained the issue during last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace and is expected to miss the remainder of the season as a result.

“It was two days ago [I got the news],” Klopp explained to Liverpoolfc.com.

“After the game, nobody could have imagined that. Joel said he felt it a bit but he could do everything, so it should be fine.

“We all thought it was kind of a dead leg. The only problem was nobody saw when he got the dead leg. That left us a little bit concerned.

“Getting the news was, of course, absolutely bad, especially with the background – Joe [Gomez] is already out, Ragnar [Klavan] is not fit, Emre [Can] is struggling.

“That was then quite harsh. But it is like it is. Joel has already started recovery and will be back for pre-season. That’s good. It doesn’t help us too much in the moment, of course: not too cool.”

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Klopp provides update on Adam Lallana injury

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 16:40

Jürgen Klopp has provided an update on the injury suffered by Adam Lallana on Saturday.

The No.20 was forced off the pitch just five minutes after being introduced as a second-half substitute during the win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

“Thank God, that’s not as bad as we thought – a number of weeks,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.

“There is a little hope, of course, that we can maybe use him again this season but we have to wait; it is absolutely not the time to bring any rush into the situation.

“It is not the Adam Lallana season so far. It makes the season so far even more special when you think that we have played the season without him. He will be back for pre-season, of course.”

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Liverpool confirm Joel Matip injury

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 13:58

Joel Matip is likely to require an operation on a thigh injury, Liverpool can confirm.

The centre-back sustained the issue during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Matip was able to complete the full 90 minutes of the fixture, but afterwards medical assessment on the thigh revealed surgery is expected to be required to correct the problem.

The operation is likely to end the 26-year-old’s involvement in the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

Jürgen Klopp will provide a further update on Matip’s condition this afternoon when he speaks ahead of Wednesday evening’s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg clash with Manchester City.

The boss is also set to give more news on Adam Lallana’s injury that forced him from the field against Palace just moments after entering the action as a second-half substitute.

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Klopp eyeing Valencia ace

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 13:51

Liverpool are in the hunt for Valencia starlet Ferran Torres, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

The 18-year-old has only made nine appearances for the La Liga outfit this term.

But it is clear Valencia are housing one of the brightest young talents in the game.

Torres is naturally a right-midfielder but can play anywhere across the front line, meaning he will enjoy the freedom currently awarded to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

And according to Balague, Jurgen Klopp is keeping tabs on the starlet.

"He is 18 years old and did very well against France in the international break for Spain U19s even though they did not make the European Championships," he told Sky Sports.

"He was the best player for Spain at U19 level and the only one playing regularly in the top division.

"He has played six out of the last seven games, 11 in total this season, and quite clearly Valencia want to keep him.

"They renewed his contract until 2020 and put in a buyout clause of 25m euros, but Liverpool and others are keeping a close eye on him.

"He is a dribbler, fast on the wing, can play on either wing, and he has got ability and intelligence.

"He can also play inside if needed, so he is a modern winger."

Torres has a release clause of around €25m (£21m).

Source: Daily Express

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Loan watch: Grujic helps Cardiff stay in touch with Wolves

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 13:12

Marko Grujic completed 180 minutes over Easter weekend as Cardiff City kept in touch with Wolves at the summit of the Championship ahead of Friday’s meeting between the division’s top two.

On-loan Liverpool midfielder Grujic played the full match as Cardiff extended their winning run in the second tier to eight matches with a 3-1 victory over Burton Albion last Friday, before doing the same in their 1-1 draw at Sheffield United on Monday.

Anthony Pilkington’s injury-time equaliser at Bramall Lane means Neil Warnock’s side now sit five points adrift of table-topping Wolves, who host Harry Wilson’s Hull City on Tuesday night before visiting the Welsh capital later in the week.

Wilson, meanwhile, heads to Molineux this evening having being withdrawn 13 minutes from time in Hull’s goalless draw with fourth-placed Aston Villa on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Jon Flanagan played in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 loss to Leeds United on Friday and could be back in action tonight when Phil Parkinson’s team face fellow strugglers Birmingham City.

Ryan Kent came off the bench in both games in Bristol City’s draws with Barnsley and Brentford, while Ovie Ejaria appeared as a late substitute as Sunderland lost 3-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.

On the continent, Divock Origi featured as a sub in Wolfsburg’s 0-0 draw with Hertha BSC and Pedro Chirivella started as Willem II boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Eredivisie by beating Utrecht 3-2.

Meanwhile, in Belgium, Taiwo Awoniyi scored as Royal Excel Mouscron defeated Lierse 3-0 and Lazar Markovic came off the bench in Anderlecht’s 2-0 defeat to Gent.

Two of Liverpool’s Academy players also played for their loan clubs over the weekend. Matty Virtue played as Notts County lost 1-0 to Accrington Stanley, while Andy Firth featured in Chester’s reverses to Torquay United and Macclesfield.

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Who is reported Liverpool target Ferran Torres?

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 12:44

Liverpool have reportedly joined Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the chase for Ferran Torres but just who is the Valencia winger?

The Mail say that the Reds are monitoring the wide man's progress amid competition from outgoing Premier League champions Chelsea while the teenage sensation has also attracted enquiries from La Liga's big two.

The links come amid claims from Spanish football expert Guillem Balague that Torres is on Jurgen Klopp's radar.

Writing in his Sky Sports column, Balague said: “He is 18 years old and did very well against France in the international break for Spain U19s even though they did not make the European Championships.

“Torres was the best player for Spain at U19 level and the only one playing regularly in the top division.

“He has played six out of the last seven games, 11 in total this season, and quite clearly Valencia want to keep him.

“They renewed his contract until 2020 and put in a buyout clause of €25m (around £21.9m), but Liverpool and others are keeping a close eye on him.

“He is a dribbler, fast on the wing, can play on either wing, and he has got ability and intelligence. He can also play inside if needed, so he is a modern winger.”

Liverpool scouts are believed to have been following Torres since he represented Spain at the U17s World Cup in India last October – where his side lost 5-2 to England in the final.

Born in Foios, on the outskirts of Valencia, on February 29 2000, Torres only celebrated his 18 birthday just over a month ago but he has has been an increasing part of Valencia's first team plans in recent weeks.

Primarily a right winger but able to operate in several forward positions, showing the kind of versatility that would potentially endear him to Klopp, he made his league debut in a 2-1 loss at Eibar on December 16 while his only start to date came in the 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on February 28.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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Reds fans to make 11th friendship visit to Germany

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 12:00

The 11th annual Liverpool FC supporters' friendship visit to Germany will take place from Friday May 4 to Monday May 7.

Reds fans and their counterparts at Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach established strong links following their meetings in European competition during the 1970s.

And, in 1991, a delegation of Monchengladbach fans flew to Merseyside to present a cheque worth approximately £7,000 to the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

The touching gesture has never been forgotten by Reds supporters and forged a lasting bond between the clubs and fans.

The 11th annual friendship visit to Monchengladbach will include match tickets to watch Borussia in their final Bundesliga home game of 2017-18, as they face SC Freiburg at the 54,000-capacity Borussia Park.

The itinerary for 2018 includes a guided tour of the impressive Borussia Park and an all-day fan party. There will also be free time to visit the nearby city of Dusseldorf.

Organiser Graham Agg said: "This is a friendship absolutely unique in world football and something of which both club's officials and supporters should be proud.

"This is just another reason for what makes these two clubs very special, two clubs with working-class support embracing a long-lasting friendship."

Any Liverpool supporters who would like to join the annual friendship visit should contact Agg at grahamlfc@aol.com.

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Live: Watch the Reds in Champions League training (5.45pm BST)

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 11:30

Liverpool's squad will train at Melwood this evening ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City - and we'll be showing a portion of their session live on Facebook.

Jürgen Klopp will put his players through their paces after addressing the media at Anfield, and you can watch part of the Reds' latest workout for the big game.

Head to facebook.com/liverpoolfc at 5.45pm BST to tune in.

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Media Watch: All the latest LFC transfer rumours

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 11:22
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3pm BST: Watch live as Klopp previews City clash

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 11:14

Jürgen Klopp and a first-team player will preview Liverpool's Champions League encounter with Manchester City today - and you can watch their press conference live and free from 3pm BST.

The Reds boss will be joined on media duties by a member of his squad to look ahead to Wednesday's quarter-final first leg at Anfield.

Their briefing will be shown live and free on our official YouTube channel - simply return to this page at 3pm BST to watch.

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Liverpool 'step up interest' in Italy star

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 11:09

Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Nicolo Barella after being impressed by the Italy U21 international's performances for Cagliari this season.

The Reds will make a move for the 21-year-old midfielder this summer, according to La Nuova Sardegna.

Inter Milan are also keen and the report labels them as a the front runners for his signature.

Jurgen Klopp is looking for a new midfielder. Naby Keita will arrive in a £60m move from RB Leipzig, though Klopp is keen to add more strength in depth as he transitions to a flat midfield three behind his prolific attacking trio.

Source: Daily Mirror

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Liverpool join chase for Valencia starlet Torres

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 11:00

Liverpool are monitoring the progress of Valencia winger Ferran Torres amid competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The talented Spain U19 international only turned 18 in February and has already attracted enquiries from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Liverpool scouts have followed him playing for his country since last year and in Valencia's first team where he has made 10 appearances this season.

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