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Sadio Mane: There’s more to come from incredible Mohamed Salah

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 21:32

Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are yet to see the best of the “incredible” Mohamed Salah.

The Egypt forward has adapted seamlessly into life with the Reds following his summer transfer from AS Roma and is the team’s current top scorer with 12 goals in 17 appearances.

Mane admits he enjoys dovetailing with Salah in attack – as evident in their explosive counter-attacking combination to open the scoring at West Ham United last time out.

He told Goal.com: “Mo is a great lad and an incredible player. It is good that he has settled in so easily and there is so much more still to come from him.

“We get on well and I enjoy playing with him, but that’s the same with everyone. We have a very exciting team and we all want to help the club be successful.”

Salah’s arrival has meant Mane has shifted from a role on the right of Liverpool’s three-man attack to the left – but it’s something the Senegal international doesn’t mind.

He added: “It doesn’t matter to me which position I have to be in because I have played in all the attacking roles - right, left, as the No.10, second striker and No.9.

“My job is the same wherever I am on the pitch - I have to always be an option, to be aggressive and direct, to be a defender too and to help us play quicker.”

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Salah’s smooth transition into Liverpool life mirrored that of Mane’s 12 months earlier.

The No.19 marked his Reds’ debut with a stunning solo goal in a blistering 4-3 win at Arsenal on the opening day of 2016-17 and hasn’t looked back ever since, establishing himself firmly as a vital component in Klopp’s squad over the course of his 16 months at the club.

The reason for such a speedy settling-in period? Mane attributes it to the people around him at Melwood – and in the stands.

He explained: “From the first day, they have shown me that we are a family. If you want to be successful when you play, you have to be free in your mind and that happens if you know that everything is taken care of - you just focus on the football.

“I have a good relationship with everyone off the pitch and you can see that it follows on the pitch too. It makes things easier and, if we are all together, we get stronger as individuals too.

“The support from the fans is also important, when you feel loved and like they are really behind you, it’s like you can achieve anything.”

Despite Mane’s current standing as one of the most exciting attacking players in the game, the 25-year-old isn’t ready to rest on his laurels as he targets even further development and progression.

“I am different as soon as I am on the pitch, because I had to fight so much and work so hard to become a professional footballer, so I have to give everything that I can,” he added.

“When I finish games, I want to have the feeling that I helped my team as much as I could and the fans saw I was determined to win. I am like this and my attitude is always like this - you cannot be happy if you do not believe you have done your very best.”

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LFC summer residential courses announced for 2018

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 20:01

Liverpool FC has joined forces with Challenger Sports to deliver a series of Easter and summer residential coaching courses for young players.

The exciting partnership will give players aged 10 to 17 the opportunity to take part in residential programmes in the UK, learning to play The Liverpool Way through football coaching sessions delivered by a team of experienced Reds coaches. 

Courses will be delivered through a combination of player workshops and practical coaching sessions that follow the LFC Academy curriculum. Sessions will focus on the same principles and development priorities as the LFC Academy, giving participants an insight into the training program of young LFC players, which has successfully prepared a succession of players for LFC’s first team.

This flagship LFC coaching programme will begin in April 2018 and run until late August and will cover all aspects of the players’ programme including accommodation, meals, off-field support, pastoral care, kit and equipment as well as a tour of Anfield to finish off the week.

Club ambassador Ian Rush said: “We're excited to announce the launch of our brand new summer residential programme with Challenger Sports today.

"The programme will provide a fantastic all-round education for young players, both on and off the pitch, something that we're passionate about at LFC.

"This is a fantastic LFC experience for young players and we look forward to hosting many young players from around the world on these programmes next summer."

Challenger Sports’ global development director, Chris Sharman, said: “We are proud to be partnering with one of the greatest football clubs in the world and offering a truly exceptional residential camp experience for players from all corners of the globe.

“First-class coaching from the team at the LFC Academy will provide all players with an exclusive insight into what it takes to become a professional player along with a series of extra-curriculum options which include English Language and a Sports Leadership Qualification certified by Sports Leaders UK.

“We look forward to welcoming players from across the world and adding these exclusive residential camps to our existing offering of over 4,000 football camps run globally each year.”

More information about the course is available at www.liverpoolfccamps.com.

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Reds target signs new deal with release clause

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:35

Stefan de Vrij has decided to sign a new deal, but Liverpool have reportedly not given up on signing the defender.

Liverpool were thought to be pursuing De Vrij in the summer, but the Reds reportedly had a bid turned down as Lazio held out for £30million.

Italian outlet Il Messaggero now claim that after stonewalling the club for several months, De Vrij has signed a new deal. The new contract gives De Vrij a significant wage increase and Lazio are preparing to announce the agreement in the coming days.

However, Liverpool will not be put off with De Vrij’s new release clause set at £27m, three million pounds less than what Lazio were asking for in the summer.

Source: Metro

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Sevilla v Liverpool: Further ticket sale

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 18:51

Liverpool have released details of a further ticket sale for the Champions League fixture with Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Tuesday November 21.

Due to an extremely limited number of ticket returns, a further sale will take place online only from 3pm on Wednesday November 15 to supporters that attended three or more of the following games:

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).

Tickets are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to all who apply. 

In the event tickets remain following the above sale…

Tickets will be available to purchase online only from 2pm Thursday November 16 to supporters that attended two or more of the following games:

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).

If a sale goes ahead we expect tickets to sell out quickly due to the number of qualifying supporters exceeding supply. 

Tickets are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to all who apply. 

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Grujic plays in Serbia draw

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 15:59

Marko Grujic played the first half of Serbia's 1-1 friendly draw with South Korea on Tuesday.

The Liverpool midfielder started the match in Ulsan, winning his fourth senior international cap and first since June 2016, before being replaced by Aleksandar Kolarov at the break.

Grujic will return to Melwood in the coming days ahead of the Reds' game against Southampton on Saturday.

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Inside Training: Southampton preparations begin at Melwood

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 15:44

With Saturday's Premier League return-to-action against Southampton looming, Liverpool were busy preparing at Melwood on Monday - and our cameras were granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge, James Milner and Mohamed Salah were among the group of players training at the West Derby complex as attentions turn towards the weekend encounter with the Saints.

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Liverpool confirm Nathaniel Clyne surgery

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 14:58

Liverpool can confirm Nathaniel Clyne has undergone minor back surgery.

The defender, who hasn’t figured for the Reds this season due to the injury, underwent the procedure on Monday.

Clyne will now begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical team.

There were no complications with the operation.

The 26-year-old is in good condition due to the extensive treatment he has already undergone in the first part of this campaign.

This means Clyne is on course to return to action in the new year and be available for selection once more for Liverpool, though no specific time frame has been placed on his return.

His last appearance for the Reds came during the second 45 minutes of the first pre-season friendly of the summer against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on July 12.

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Liverpool FC fan forums selection process now complete

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 14:17

Liverpool Football Club can confirm that the selection process for the new fan forums is now complete with the first meeting scheduled to take place later this week.

Almost 600 people applied for a place on the five forums which will allow the club to engage with supporters on issues relating to ticket pricing structure, ticket availability, local supporters, equality and diversity and the stadium. As a result, 52 supporters have been selected to participate as the club endeavours to improve engagement with fans.

Each of the fan forums will be made up of between nine and 12 supporters, with one seat being reserved for the Liverpool Supporters’ Trust (Spirit of Shankly) and one seat for a member of the outgoing Supporters’ Committee. The remaining seats were selected by an independent organisation (the Electoral Commission) from a database of fans who registered an interest in getting involved in one of the fan forums.

The first forum will focus on ticket availability and will take place on Saturday November 18. Details regarding the dates of the other forums will follow subsequently.

“The process has taken a little longer than planned but the priority was to ensure that it was as robust as possible in order to facilitate meaningful fan engagement,” Tony Barrett, head of club and supporter liaison, said.

“As part of that objective, we used an independent organisation, the Electoral Reform Society, to provide random selection but within a framework designed to ensure that a range of supporter experiences were covered. Rather than purely select the first supporters out of the hat we created a set of criteria based around ticket/membership status, match attendance, location, age, gender, disability relevant to each forum.

“Fans applied through online forms with all application data being sent securely to the Electoral Reform Society who carried out an independent randomisation and returned the list securely to the club. Fans were then selected to meet each criteria in order of the randomised list with Details provided by supporters being cross checked with the club database to ensure validity.

“We would like to thank all fans who applied to participate in the forums as whether their application was successful or not they have contributed to a process which will lead to an open dialogue between the club and supporters on a range of issues. We are now looking forward to the forums getting under way later this month.”

The make-up of each of the five fan forums is as follows:

Ticket Pricing Structure

Jay McKenna
Graham Smith
Colin (Paul) Jones
Jack Wycherley
Robert Bedson
Joe Blott
Thomas McGregor
Steven Davies
Harinder Singh
Jacob Jones
Adam Hargreaves
Sarah Dowling

Ticket Availability

Keith Culvin
Lee Foley
Matt Selby
Tony Fitzgerald
Melissa Fallon
Andrew Morris
Nigel Taylor
Rachel Bezer
William Hinton
Anna Burgess

Stadium

Goronwy Brookes
Ben Morbey
Kevin Smith
Daniel King
Stephen Traynor
Geoff Jones
Thomas Sharp
Frank Chart
Colette Armitage
Jayne Page

Local Supporters

Roy Bentham
Gary Evans
Sonny Rattle
Jonathon Murphy
Peter Carney
Tom Green
Dhanesh Sanichara
Gareth Roberts
Stephen Martin
Andrew Hudson
Ian Byrne

Equality and Diversity

Phil Rowan
Mahesh Hathi
Christian Overduin
Riaz Ravat
Lee MacDonald
Steve Evans
Katie Price
Paul Amann
Yunus Lunat

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Weir named Women's Player of the Year at NWFA

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 14:03

Liverpool Ladies midfielder Caroline Weir was last night named Women’s Player of the Year at the North West Football Awards.

The 22-year-old won the accolade thanks to an outstanding 2017 for club and country, with the Reds' No.10 being top scorer for Scott Rogers’ side before starring for Scotland in the 2017 European Championship in Netherlands.

Attacking midfielder Weir beat off stiff competition from England international Lucy Bronze, Everton Ladies defender Gabby George and Chester Ladies full back Jamie-Lee McDowell to pick up the prestigious award at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club.
 
On picking up the award, Weir said: “It is a real honour to have been named 2017 Women’s Player of the Year at the North West Football Awards. I would like to thank my teammates with Liverpool Ladies and Scotland Women for helping me to win this award as without them, winning individual awards such as this wouldn’t be possible.
 
“To beat off competition from Lucy, Gabby and Jamie-Lee, who all enjoyed fantastic seasons for their respective clubs, makes it extra special and highlights how much of a privilege it is to have won this award.”

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Academy youngsters make Poland visit

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 14:00

Liverpool FC U14/15s travelled to Poland last week to take part in the Premier League and Bundesliga Academy Tour 2017.

The young Reds journeyed to Krakow to take on Hertha Berlin, Legia Warsaw and MSK Zilina, with the trip also being heavily focused on education for the players.

Following on from a recent visit to the Academy from the Holocaust Educational Trust and survivor Zigi Shipper BEM, the players visited the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp before laying flowers, lighting candles and pausing to reflect.

On the trip to Poland, Liverpool’s head of education and welfare Phil Roscoe said: "This was yet another fantastic trip for the boys and very educational as the players were given in-depth background on the Holocaust and the wider historical context of World War Two.

“This follows on from the recent visit to the Academy from the Holocaust Educational Trust and survivor Zigi Shipper BEM. The presentation from Mr Shipper as well as this visit to Poland has hopefully educated all of the players on the harrowing experiences suffered by those in the Holocaust.”

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LFC's top 10 Christmas gift ideas for women

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:30

With Christmas fast approaching, time to pick gifts for your loved ones is running out.

But if you're looking for something to give to a Liverpool FC fanatic then we've got you covered this festive season.

You've already seen our list of top 10 gift ideas for men - now it's time for a rundown of potential presents for women.

Click here to browse our entire collection or check out our favourites below...

Bluetooth selfie stick

Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, this extendable, stainless steel selfie stick with rotating clamp features a red LFC Liverbird. Compact and portable, this handy accessory is good for 20 hours of usage from just 30 minutes charging. 

Mug and stencil set

Give your coffee a Liverpool FC feel with this branded mug and Liverbird stencil for dusting your lattes and cappucinos!

Ladies charcoal zip-through hooded sweatshirt

Keep out the cold this winter and show your colours with a hoodie featuring an embroidered Liverbird and a branded zip pull.

Ladies watch

Make sure you never miss kick-off with our LFC-branded ladies watch. Presented in a metal case, the timepiece features a stainless steel buckle and crown, pearl face and crystals.

Grey and pink onesie

With soft fleece lining and a and a Liverbird embroidered on the chest, this onesie is the perfect gift for any Red.

Ladies long pyjama set

Want to show your colours when heading to bed? You can with these LFC-branded pyjamas featuring an elasticated waistband and ankles for added comfort.

Charcoal Liverbird tee

Make a statement with this charcoal t-shirt featuring a large printed Liverbird.

White dressing gown

Lounge in style with this soft-feel, hooded dressing gown featuring a Liverbird and red stars.

LFC crystal wine glasses

Presented in a smart black box, these crystal wine glasses are perfect for toasting a Liverpool victory.

Set of three LFC towels

Three LFC-branded towels - large, medium and a face cloth - with gold Liverbird embroidered.

Want to see more? Browse our entire Christmas range here>>

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Iconic images: Bruce's 'spaghetti legs' flummox Roma

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:28

Throughout LFC's 125th anniversary year, Liverpoolfc.com will retrace the club's history through the striking images that plot a fascinating journey.

Eleventh in the series is a photograph that, at first glance, appears to merely show a penalty being missed. In truth, there’s much more to it than that…

"It came down to Joe Fagan. He put his arm around me before the penalties were actually taken and he said: 'Listen, we are not going to blame you for trying to stop the ball from going into the net. If they can't hit the target, it's their fault!' 

"As I walked away, he said: 'But Bruce, try to put them off!'”

Bruce Grobbelaar’s account of the reasoning behind an act known as ‘spaghetti legs’ was offered to Liverpoolfc.com on the 30th anniversary of a victory that has gone down as one of the finest in the club’s exalted history.

On Wednesday May 30, 1984, Liverpool won their fourth European Cup. 

That they did so by defeating AS Roma - the reigning Italian champions and a team that included World Cup winners and Brazilian superstars - at their home ground, the Stadio Olimpico, is testament to not just the ability, but also the character and mental fortitude of Joe Fagan’s side.

It is also testament to their goalkeeper’s unique method of distraction.

After a tight and tense 120 minutes finished all square at 1-1, penalties were required to decide the destination of the trophy.

Steve Nicol’s early miss meant the shootout was tied at 1-1 when Bruno Conti stepped up to take Roma’s second kick.

"He was dancing as if he was on a disco and I thought: 'If you want to dance with me, then we are going to dance 1960s style!' So I put my hands on my knees and when he came up to kick it I crossed my legs…” Grobbelaar recalled.

Conti, one of the Giallorossi’s World Cup winners, duly blazed his effort over the bar.

By the time Francesco Graziani took Roma’s fourth penalty, they were 3-2 down in the shootout after Graeme Souness, Urbaldo Righetti and Ian Rush had kept their cool.

After more antics from Grobbelaar, Graziani also cleared the crossbar - a moment captured perfectly in the image above.

It was then up to Alan Kennedy to put the seal on Liverpool’s fourth European Cup triumph in seven years. He did so by sending Franco Tancredi the wrong way.

"The spaghetti legs came about when I went to the back of the net and bit it! The net looked to me like spaghetti so I went and did the spaghetti legs. That's where it comes from,” said Grobbelaar.

A simple explanation for an iconic act that would, of course, play its part in another European Cup win 21 years later when, at the behest of Jamie Carragher, Jerzy Dudek reprised it to similar effect in Istanbul.

Click 'previous' to view the other photographs to feature in the series so far...

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'Salah has been absolutely sensational for Liverpool'

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:04

Mohamed Salah is already on his way to becoming a fan favourite at Liverpool thanks to the sizeable impact he has made since arriving over the summer.

That is the view of former Reds defender Gary Gillespie, who admits he did not expect the 25-year-old to prove such a consistent goal threat. 

Salah has netted 12 times and provided four assists in just 17 appearances for the club following his July transfer from Roma.

And Gillespie has been pleasantly surprised by the Egyptian's impressive figures and seamless adaptation to life at LFC.

"Since the start of the season he has been absolutely sensational for Liverpool," he told Liverpoolfc.com. 

"He’s got the one thing people hate, and that is pace in abundance [and] I’ve never actually seen him get knocked to the floor or fall over. 

"He’s got 12 goals but he could easily have had 20 because he gets in goalscoring positions on numerous occasions and not quite finishes it. 

"We’ve all been screaming for an out-and-out goalscorer. It comes in an unlikely figure in Mo Salah. 

"I didn't think at the start of the season he would be a 20-goal-a-season man but if he continues the way he is going he could easily get to 20 or 25. 

"There is always one player in the squad the fans idolise and the way Salah has started he could be the one."

Watch: Mohamed Salah puts West Ham to the sword

The Scot also praised another of Jürgen Klopp's summer signings - deadline-day acquisition Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Englishman struggled for game time in the immediate aftermath of his switch from Arsenal, but played a big part in the two wins that preceded the international break after being handed a starting role.

Gillespie added: "I think he has done well. He’s had to be patient and bide his time. 

"I think games before the last two when he was coming on from the bench he was making an impact and that is what the manager wants from his substitutes. 

"He’s big, he’s strong and his got pace. He’s good at going past people and puts balls into the box so he thoroughly deserves his place. 

"Sometimes it hard to come to another football club. He’s been at Arsenal for quite a few years and has learnt the Arsenal way and sometimes it takes time to develop yourself and get used to you surroundings. 

"It was two years until I established myself in the first team. I don’t think it will take Oxlade-Chamberlain that long but I can see him getting far more starts now than at the beginning of the season. 

"I think his performances from the last few games certainly warrants a place in the starting XI, but it is certainly a nice headache for the manager to have."

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Firmino on adapting to LFC and 'incredible' Coutinho

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 16:10

Roberto Firmino believes his attributes make him a good fit for Liverpool and the English game in general.

And the Brazilian says the presence of compatriot Philippe Coutinho and a collection of teammates who dovetail perfectly made adapting to new surroundings even easier.

Firmino endured a slow start to his Reds career after joining the club from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015.

However, he has emerged as a key man since Jürgen Klopp's arrival, regularly leading the line in a 'false nine' role. 

Asked about his transition to life at Liverpool, the No.9 told the Independent: “It's different: the game is quicker, but very physical at the same time.

“I think my game is suited to it because I'm fast and I know how to use my strength. My teammates play an important part in that, because we seek to complement each other's games.

“It helps having Coutinho with me. He's a 'differential' who helps swing games. The fact we're together day to day at Liverpool means we have a good understanding, so we can use that in Brazil games. 

“Coutinho is a friend and also a great player. He's got incredible passing ability; he knows how to put attackers in on goal.”

Firmino also compared his club side's style of play under Klopp to that deployed by his national team.

He added: “I think the Brazil system is similar to the one we use at Liverpool, with lots of movement, players open out wide and quality midfielders who join the attack and score goals.”

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Melwood on Monday: 32 photos as Reds begin Southampton prep

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 16:10

Liverpool players not on international duty were back at Melwood on Monday for a double-session workout ahead of the weekend clash with Southampton at Anfield - and photographer was on hand to snap the lads being put through their paces.

The likes of Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge and James Milner were among those taking part in the morning session, as well as Andy Robertson after returning from the Scotland camp.

Those Reds players who are still with their countries will continue to arrived back at Melwood over the remainder of the week to get ready for Saturday's Saints showdown, while Jürgen Klopp confirmed on Monday that Sadio Mane will also be heading back to Merseyside on Tuesday.

Browse our gallery from the club's training complex below now.

Photos by John and Andrew Powell

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Jürgen Klopp on Sadio Mane’s return to Melwood

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 14:58

Jürgen Klopp today offered his reaction to the news Sadio Mane is set to return to Melwood earlier than expected this week after Senegal confirmed his release from their squad.

The forward is due back at the club’s training complex on Tuesday after helping his country to their first World Cup finals in 16 years with a 2-0 win over South Africa in Polokwane on Friday night.

Senegal are set to face the same opposition again on Tuesday, but with qualification for Russia now secured, Mane will not be involved after a statement released by The Lions of Teranga announced the Reds No.19 would be heading back to his club after ‘slightly feeling’ an old injury.

Mane missed five fixtures with a hamstring issue recently and Klopp confirmed Liverpool will assess the extent of the problem when the player is back at Melwood ahead of their return to action against Southampton on Saturday.

The manager told Liverpoolfc.com: “First and foremost, I have to say big congratulations to Senegal on the achievement of qualifying for the World Cup; this is fantastic news for their country and the players - Sadio included.

“Aliou Cisse and his guys have done a fantastic job there and you can see them making a real impact in Russia come next summer. Personally speaking, I’m delighted for Sadio. Everyone in Liverpool knows his ability and the best players should be on the best stage - Sadio will now have this wonderful chance.

“Specifically on him returning to Melwood early to be with us; obviously it is a concern that the hamstring injury is again on the agenda and it will be critical for us to monitor and manage that in the coming days.

“At this stage we haven’t seen Sadio yet to properly assess the extent, but what is clear is that we will have to stay on top of this for the rest of the week and make sure we are careful in how we look after him.

“There has been really strong communication between ourselves and the Senegal team management to ensure the player is properly protected and looked after. We respect how important he is for Senegal and therefore it must always be the case that they get to make the decision when he is under their care.

“It should not be forgotten in Liverpool, either, how important it is to Sadio that he represents his country whenever he is fit enough to do so. He is so proud of his country and recognises what a role model he is for them.

“So, in this moment all I can really say with certainty is that we will assess Sadio as soon as he lands back in the country and make decisions on what rehab and treatment gives him the best chance of being back fit and strong for the important fixtures we have coming.”

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James Milner charity work to be recognised

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:37

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner's tireless work for charity is set to be recognised at the Leesa Northwest Football Awards this evening.

The 31-year-old's significant positive impact on football in the region, in particular his work off the pitch, has earned him the inaugural Impact Award, which will be presented at a special event in Manchester.

The James Milner Foundation has helped to provide sporting and educational opportunities for young people across the north of England, including funding sports camps in Liverpool, the GB Deaf Football Team, Dominoes Netball and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.

Milner has also worked closely with the NSPCC, blood cancer charity Bloodwise and Help For Heroes.

The Reds No.7 said: "When I heard that the Leesa Northwest Football Awards judging panel were planning to recognise me for my work both on and off the pitch, I was hugely honoured.  

"This is not just an award for me, but for all those who have supported the Foundation since its inception, and all those we have been able to help through our crucial work.

"I am lucky that I get to do a job that I love every day, and it is very special to me that I am able to use this as a force for good to help so many others.  

"I am grateful to the Leesa Northwest Football Awards for honouring me in this way." 

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50 Men Who Made LFC: Ephraim Longworth

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:00

A ‘prince among full-backs’ and the first Liverpool player to captain England, Ephraim Longworth was a dominant and influential figure in the club’s early history.

His signing in 1910 was the last made by legendary secretary/manager Tom Watson and it was certainly one of his most inspired.

With a lock of hair hanging over his forehead, Longworth was an instantly recognisable figure whose composed style of play meant that his position at right-back was rarely threatened during his formative years on Merseyside.

One of the most consistent defenders Liverpool have ever had on their books, his Anfield career covered a remarkable 18 years, during which time he served the club with distinction and won two Championship medals.

Renowned as a superb striker of the ball with either foot, Longworth made a total of 371 appearances for Liverpool but famously never scored a goal.

He stayed on at the club for a long time after hanging up his boots, first as a faithful member of the backroom team and then on the Anfield ground staff.

Click through our 50 Men Who Made LFC countdown below

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Give an LFCTV GO subscription this Christmas

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:30

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From live coverage and highlights of U23s and U18s games, to full replays of every first-team fixture, you'll have plenty of match action at your fingertips. 

You can also follow our pre and post-match coverage, including exclusive manager and player interviews, and watch behind-the-scenes clips from Melwood and the Academy.

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Moreno: Sevilla will be special for me, but I'll fight for Liverpool win

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:23

Alberto Moreno is set to return to his hometown next week to face the club he grew up supporting and eventually representing - but there’ll be no impact on his focus for Liverpool should he line up against Sevilla.

The Reds resume their Champions League campaign when they travel to Spain a week on Tuesday for the penultimate group-stage round of fixtures.

For Moreno, it’ll be an occasion with added emotion given he progressed through the youth ranks at Los Rojiblancos and into their first team before his move to Anfield in 2014.

Nevertheless, the full-back insists any sentiment he may feel won’t prove a distraction.

He said: “I live for Liverpool. I love Liverpool. I always want to win when I am wearing the shirt of Liverpool. I’ll fight hard for victory like I do every time I pull that shirt on.

“It’ll be a special game, if I am selected to play. Lots of family and friends will be going to watch it.

“But irrespective of the occasion, we will be going there to win to get us as high as possible in the table, because we’re also mindful we’ve got one more home game to come, against Spartak.”

Moreno believes there are plenty of similarities between Liverpool and Sevilla, not least the motto of the Spanish city – No Me He Dejado which roughly translates as ‘She [the city] has not abandoned me’, sentiments comparable to the Reds’ very own You’ll Never Walk Alone.

“That’s the motto of the municipality, but yes, it’s similar,” he said. “For the Sevilla fans it is more like: Nunca Se Rinde. It means they never give up.

“As a player, what I love about both sets of fans is they never stop encouraging you and driving you forward, shouting and singing.

“Sevilla fans are similar in that respect to Liverpool fans. So in terms of atmosphere, they’re both similar but in terms of the stadiums themselves Anfield is more on top of you, more closed in if you like, whereas the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium is a bit more open apart from the main stand.

“There’s been some work on it recently, all the seats are red now like Anfield.”

Liverpool will go into the game a point ahead of Sevilla at the top of Group E and know a victory will see them secure a place in the next phase of the Champions League.

“I’ve only played in the group stages of the Champions League, so to get through to the next round would be really special, as I’m sure it would for everyone here,” said Moreno.

“It’s been a few years since we got through as a club to the knockout stages. The fans deserve a happy event like that.”

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