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What we love about the new LFC home kit...

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 13:00

Liverpool FC's home kit for the 2018-19 season was officially presented today – and there is plenty to love about the New Balance strip.

Pre-order LFC's new 2018-19 home kit now>>

There was no surprise that the team’s shirt, shorts and socks for the next campaign will be all-red, of course, but the announcement did confirm a number of updated features and flourishes.

Here are some of our favourite aspects of the new kit…

The popular retro theme has been retained…

Given the huge popularity of the rich, deeper red used for the current 125th anniversary home kit, LFC and New Balance took the very welcome decision to retain the same colour scheme and retro styling for the 2018-19 edition.

The bold, eye-catching strip should be a perfect complement to the all-action, free-flowing style of football so often on show from Jürgen Klopp’s side.

“Our kit isn’t just something we wear to play – it is part of who we are as a team,” said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. “We feel immensely proud when pulling on the LFC home shirt, it means more to us than you could even imagine.”

You’ll note subtle differences to the new design, too.

A two-button polo collar makes the shirt even more wearable for supporters, while the linear stripes featured on its front are inspired by the landmark architecture of the redeveloped Main Stand.

Pre-order LFC's new 2018-19 home kit now>>

Enjoy a special gift from LFC…

Purchase the brand new kit for next season from an official club store or right here on the LFC website and you’ll receive a nifty bonus in your bag.

A certificate of authenticity – inscribed with the signatures of the first-team squad – will be included with your order completely free of charge as a thank-you for supporting the Reds.

And that’s not all.

Get a £10 LFC Retail voucher, to be used between May 11 and June 30, with pre-orders of the adult shirt, junior shirt, mini kit or baby kit.

Anfield-inspired name and number styling…

Want to give your home kit an extra flourish?

Then add LFC Retail’s exclusive name and number styling – which embodies iconic characteristics of Anfield and the surrounding area – to the back of your shirt for the reduced price of £10.

The font design draws on the main signage at the Reds’ stadium, typeface used inside the ground and local street signs to form a unique addition to the shirt.

A surprise is in store…

And finally… 30 fans who pre-order the 2018-19 home shirt will be randomly selected for a surprise gift from the club: their kit for free!

Pre-order LFC's new 2018-19 home kit now>>

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Hendo and Trent present local kids with free match tickets

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:43

Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold met with children from local schools this week to hand over free tickets to an upcoming LFC game.

The club’s Red Neighbours programme invited pupils from Pinehurst, St Margaret’s Anfield, Florence Melly and St Francis De Sales primary schools to Anfield to meet the Reds duo, who handed each school 11 tickets to the final game of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion on May 13.

As part of the Red Neighbours programme's focus on creating memorable experiences for young people, over 1,000 free tickets have been donated to local schools during the 2017-18 campaign.

Fifty-five tickets were provided for each home game, with 21 primary and four high schools in the L4, L5 and L6 postcodes benefitting across the season. 

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'The kit means more than you could imagine'

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:00

Jordan Henderson expects Liverpool players and fans alike to wear the 2018-19 home kit with pride throughout next season.

The Reds’ New Balance-designed strip for the campaign to come was officially unveiled on Thursday and is available to pre-order now for guaranteed delivery on Friday May 11.

The kit retains the retro styling and rich, deeper red colour scheme in use this term, with a reintroduced two-button polo collar and linear stripes on the front of the shirt inspired by the landmark architecture of the redeveloped Main Stand.

“Our kit isn’t just something we wear to play – it is part of who we are as a team,” said Liverpool captain Henderson.

“We feel immensely proud when pulling on the LFC home shirt, it means more to us than you could even imagine; after all, Liverpool Football Club is like no other. I have no doubt that our fans will love the new kit and will wear it with pride when supporting us this coming season.”

Pre-order the new 2018-19 LFC home kit now>>

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Watch: Reds stars model new 2018-19 LFC home kit

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:16

Liverpool FC's New Balance 2018-19 home kit was revealed on Thursday morning - and you can see exactly how it'll look on the players as a number of Reds stars model it in our video.

Jordan Henderson, Loris Karius, Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were among those who donned the strip for the first time recently.

Get a taster of how the players will look when they walk out at Anfield next season in the kit in our free video below.

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Pre-order in store or online now to guarantee delivery for the launch date of Friday May 11 by clicking here.

All fans who pre-order will receive a £10 voucher redeemable in LFC retail stores and at liverpoolfc.com/store between May 11 and June 30, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

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Explained: The story behind LFC's new name and number style

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:00

The new name and number style incorporated into Liverpool's 2018-19 home kit is inspired by Anfield and local street signs.

The Reds' New Balance strip for next season was unveiled on Thursday and can be pre-ordered online or in store now ahead of its Friday May 11 release.

Along with linear stripes on the front of the shirt - inspired by the architecture of the redeveloped Main Stand - and a tipped, two-button polo collar, the kit, which retains the popular deeper shade of red of the current design, also features a fresh name and number offering.

The style, which can be seen in the image above, references the typeface used on the main stadium signage at Anfield as well as that used on street signs throughout the city of Liverpool.

In addition, depth is added to the numbering by incorporating the bold drop shadow seen in the seating within the stadium itself.

Name and number styling can be added to all pre-order purchases for just £10, exclusively from LFC Retail. Click here to pre-order yours now>>

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Get a £10 voucher with every home kit pre-order

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:59

Liverpool fans who pre-order the newly-revealed home kit for 2018-19 will receive a free £10 voucher to be used in club stores or online.

Pre-order LFC's new 2018-19 home kit now>>

The Reds have today unveiled the New Balance strip they will sport for next season, which will be officially available to purchase from May 11.

And supporters can ensure they get their hands on the new kit as soon as possible by placing a pre-order online.

All fans who do so will receive a £10 voucher redeemable in LFC retail stores and at liverpoolfc.com/store between May 11 and June 30.

What's more, you'll also be sent a certificate of authenticity with your 2018-19 home kit as a thank-you for your support.

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Photos: Take a closer look at LFC's 2018-19 home kit

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:59

Liverpool FC's home kit for the 2018-19 season was unveiled on Thursday - and you can take a closer look at the stylish new design with our selection of detailed images.

The strip retains the popular deeper tone of red New Balance incorporated for the current campaign to commemorate the club's 125th anniversary.

The 2018-19 home kit also features linear stripes on the front of the shirt - a touch inspired by the landmark architecture of the redeveloped Main Stand - and a tipped, two-button polo collar.

View close-up shots of the new strip - which can now be pre-ordered in stores and online to guarantee delivery on its launch date, Friday May 11 - below...

Click here to pre-order LFC's 2018-19 home kit now>>

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2018-19 LFC home kit revealed - pre-order now

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:59

Liverpool FC's 2018-19 New Balance home kit has been revealed and is now available to pre-order in store and online for guaranteed delivery on Friday May 11.

Pre-order the new 2018-19 LFC home kit now>>

The redesigned strip for next term retains the hugely popular retro styling and colour scheme of the current season – featuring a rich, deeper red – as well as linear stripes on the front of the shirt which are inspired by the landmark architecture of the redeveloped Main Stand.

LFC and New Balance have also reintroduced a tipped two-button polo collar that makes the stylish jersey even more wearable for supporters.

To celebrate the launch of the new kit, 30 fans who pre-order the 2018-19 home shirt will be selected at random to receive their strip for free as a surprise, while the club will donate 125 shirts to local children from Anfield schools involved with the Red Neighbours programme to mark the end of our 125th anniversary year.

2018-19 New Balance Liverpool FC home kit

Pre-order the new 2018-19 LFC home kit now>>

  • 2018-19 LFC home kit to be released on Friday May 11
  • Receive a special certificate of authenticity by purchasing from official club stores or the LFC website
  • Get a £10 LFC Retail voucher with pre-orders of the adult shirt, junior shirt, mini kit or baby kit
  • Add the new, exclusive LFC name and number styling for reduced price of £10

“Our kit isn’t just something we wear to play – it is part of who we are as a team,” said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

“We feel immensely proud when pulling on the LFC home shirt, it means more to us than you could even imagine; after all, Liverpool Football Club is like no other. I have no doubt that our fans will love the new kit and will wear it with pride when supporting us this coming season.”

The new home goalkeeper kit is in bold yellow, with black patterned sleeves matching the black embroidered logo and crest.

2018-19 New Balance LFC goalkeeper home kit

Pre-order the new 2018-19 LFC home kit now>>

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Report: England and Greenwood seal Ladies victory at Bristol

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 23:21

Bethany England and Alex Greenwood were on the mark as Liverpool Ladies enjoyed a 2-0 win away at Bristol City Women on Wednesday night.

Scott Rogers' charges were full value for their win as they gained three valuable points in the Women's Super League.

In a fairly even opening 45 minutes both sides had their chances. Siobhan Chamberlain made a brilliant stop for the Reds while at the other end of the field Jess Clarke and Caroline Weir both went close.

The breakthrough arrived three minutes into the second half and England fired Liverpool Ladies into the lead with a superb volley.

Laura Coombs then drove just wide and Weir went close as the Reds looked to increase their tally.

Rogers' side had to wait until five minutes from time to double their advantage and it came from the penalty spot. England was brought down and Greenwood cooly slotted home the second goal.

Liverpool Ladies: Chamberlain, Murray, Greenwood, Longhurst, Bonner, Ingle, Hodson (Harris, 86), Coombs (Rodgers, 88), Clarke (Johnson, 18), Weir, England.

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Salah: Rush record something huge but I play for the team

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 20:00

Mohamed Salah has described the possibility of surpassing Ian Rush's record for Liverpool goals in a single season as a 'huge' source of pride for him.

But the Egyptian insists he won't be putting personal glory ahead of the team's objectives as the season heads towards its climax.

With 40 goals to his name, Salah has already enjoyed the most prolific debut campaign in Reds history, and the forward now has another milestone in his sights.

Rush hit an unparallelled 47 strikes for LFC in 1983-84 but, with as many as seven games remaining should Jürgen Klopp's team reach the Champions League final, the club's record goalscorer is in danger over being overtaken.

Asked about the opportunity to make history, Salah told Premier League Productions: "There's a big chance to break the record, to be number one for a club like Liverpool, it's something huge.

"I will be very happy if I break it. I'm happy about 40, I want to keep scoring, I want to be number one for the record.

"It's always good when you see your name with legends of a club like Liverpool, it's a different feeling and I'm very happy about that.

"But I always try to look at myself and I want more. I have 40 now, I'm telling myself, 'Why not? You can be number one!'

"I will try my best to break the record but, as I've said before, we play as 11 players, I play for the team.

"It's not about individual awards, it's something for the team. I'm sure if I have a chance to give it to someone else to score, I will - it's not about me, it's about us."

Watch free: All of Mohamed Salah's 40 Liverpool goals

Salah's quest for goals continues on Saturday when Liverpool head to The Hawthorns for a Premier League meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

Klopp's third-placed side remain on track for a top-four place and Champions League qualification, but Salah's focus is on leapfrogging Manchester United in second before the season is out.

"I have to carry on, [there are] still some games to go and we have to finish second, we keep fighting for that and I hope we reach [it]," he added.

"For me, it's better to finish second. I know the first four places play Champions League next year but it's always better to finish second than third or fourth.

"If you look back on the history, you have to finish first, you have to win the Premier League.

"But it's always better to be [in a higher position] - first, second, third. If you didn't win it, second is [best]."

Categories: LFC NEWS

LFC's new 2018-19 home kit to be unveiled on Thursday

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 18:00

Liverpool FC's new home kit for the 2018-19 season will be unveiled at 9am BST on Thursday.

The redesigned New Balance strip for next term is set to be officially presented for the first time and will be available to pre-order immediately in club stores and online.

So make sure you return to Liverpoolfc.com at 9am for a close-up look at the Reds’ new shirt, shorts and socks, plus more details about the kit and how to get yours.

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Dejan Lovren pays surprise visit to local school

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 17:28

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren headed back to school this week to meet with hundreds of local children.

The defender visited St Paul's Junior School, close to Melwood Training Ground in West Derby, where he met with 340 pupils from years three, four and five to sign autographs, pose for photos and chat to the youngsters.

Last season, Liverpool FC committed to their first team players visiting schools in and around the local area after autographs and pictures were stopped outside Melwood for health and safety reasons.

This new scheme provides a safer environment for young fans to collect autographs and allows even more local children to meet their heroes face to face.

Take a look at the photographs from the visit below.

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Jorginho's agent confirms PL interest

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 16:27

The agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho has welcomed interest from the Premier League amid continued links with a summer move to Liverpool or Manchester United.

The Brazilian-born Italy international is being targeted by a host of teams in England after a stellar campaign for Napoli, though his side are likely to fall just short of beating Juventus to the Serie A title.

Although Jorginho is settled and happy in Naples, his agent, Joao Santos, is anticipating contact from Premier League sides this summer.

"We'll talk about his contract situation at the end of the season," Santos told RMC Sport.

"If the club wants to do something, we are ready to talk after May 20."

He continued: "Jorginho is happy at Napoli, he is first choice in a team that is challenging for the Scudetto.

"He is also first choice in the Italy squad, so it’s only normal some English clubs will ask for information. Having said that, there is nothing official."

Liverpool have been linked with Jorginho – who has averaged more passes per game than any other player in Serie A.

Source: Metro

This story has been reproduced from today's media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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Reds closing in on Wolves star

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 16:20

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Wolves star Ruben Neves with the Championship side already having a replacement lined up, according to journalist Marcus Alves.

Wolves have secured Premier League promotion for next season with Neves playing a starring role.

However, Liverpool could be about to poach the 21-year-old, with Alves claiming a deal is in the works.

The journalist, who is based in Lisbon and has worked for FourFourTwo and Kicker, has taken to Twitter to make the claim.

He also says Wolves have lined up a replacement in the form of Besiktas’ Anderson Talisca.

Source: Daily Express

This story has been reproduced from today's media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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Match preview: Liverpool Ladies face Bristol City test

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 13:00

Liverpool Ladies return to Women's Super League action on Wednesday evening when they take the long trip to face Bristol City Women away from home.

Scott Rogers' charges haven't played since earning a 4-0 win over Yeovil Town Ladies on April 1.

With five games to go in the division, Liverpool Ladies have moved down to sixth place, but they have the chance to improve their position significantly across the remainder of the campaign.

Read on for more details about tonight's game...

Where is the game being played? The match is at the Stoke Gifford Stadium, with kick-off set for 7pm BST.

How can I watch? We will have highlights on LFCTV and LFCTV GO in the coming week.

LFCTV GO: Watch the latest edition of the Liverpool Ladies Show

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AS Roma v Liverpool: Ticket details

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:58

Liverpool FC have released the following ticket details for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against AS Roma, to be played at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday May 2, kick-off 7.45pm BST.

The club have received an allocation of 5,000 tickets for supporters to purchase. 

The club has also received a further allocation of 243 top category seats that, in line with UEFA guidelines, will be used as part of the allocation for players, the club’s UEFA Youth League players and staff, and travelling club staff and VIPs.

Important: AS Roma have instructed us to write the name of each supporter attending on the ticket purchased.

ID will be requested at the turnstiles when accessing the stadium and checked against the name on the ticket.

Please do not attempt to remove the name from the ticket as you may be refused entry.

TICKET PRICES

£73

SALE DATES

Hospitality Members

Kenny Dalglish, Stand Executive Box holders, Premium Level and Centenary Club members should contact the Hospitality Department on 0151 264 2222, option 2.

Disabled Supporters

Qualifying wheelchair-disabled supporters should contact us to register their interest no later than midday on Wednesday April 18.

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: -

Manchester City (10.04.18), FC Porto (14.02.18), 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 one or more games: from 1pm on Friday April 20 until 7am on Monday April 23.

Supporters who purchase during this sale are guaranteed a ticket.

Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of TEN 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:

Season Ticket holders: from 8.15am until 1pm on Monday April 23.

A queuing system will be in place for this sale.

Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of FOUR tickets per transaction during the above sales.

Due to the number of qualifying supporters exceeding the number of available tickets during the above sale, we do expect tickets to sell out.

In the event that tickets remain, further details will be announced here at 2pm on Monday April 23.

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

Following UEFA guidelines, 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:

  • Forename
  • Surname
  • 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 lead booker.

An email providing a special delivery tracking number will be sent by Royal Mail to the registered email address of the lead booker.

Tickets will be posted no later than Thursday April 26

  1. Select the COLLECT option to have your tickets held for collection at ANFIELD.

Information regarding when tickets will be available for collection will be updated here.

All tickets must be collected from Anfield no later than 10am on Saturday April 28.

If collecting tickets on the day of the AS Roma home match, tickets can be collected until 6pm only.

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.

For a step by step guide to purchasing tickets online, please click here.

For IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE INFORMATION click here

For GENERAL INFORMATION click here

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Midfield ace drops Liverpool transfer hint

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:06

Napoli star Jorginho has got Liverpool fans very excited by 'liking' an Instagram post suggesting he should move to Anfield this summer.

The Italy international is one of the most in-demand midfielders in European football after a stellar campaign for Napoli, who look set to just miss out on the Scudetto to Juventus.

Jorginho’s strong campaign has seen him linked with a host of top clubs, not least Manchester United and new champions Manchester City, but it may be a move to Anfield that he prefers most.

The Brazilian-born midfielder liked a post on Instagram in which a fan posted a compilation video of his season so far and asked, ‘Should we sign Jorginho?’

Mohamed Salah was the last player Liverpool picked up from the Italian top-flight, and the Egyptian has gone on to score 30 Premier League goals in his debut season.

Liverpool are expected to move for a midfielder this summer.

Meanwhile, United have been linked with Jorginho as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield and he has also been earmarked as a potential long-term successor to Fernandinho by Pep Guardiola.

Source: Metro

This story has been reproduced from today's media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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How Mohamed Salah became a 40-goal marvel

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:00

How do you begin to analyse the sublime, sensational, stat-busting season of Mohamed Salah? Guest writer Andrew Beasley has taken up the challenge, diving into the numbers behind a debut campaign that will go down in history...

Throughout Liverpool Football Club’s illustrious 125-year history, supporters have been blessed with countless goalscoring superstars to applaud.

From Sam Raybould, who bagged 120 league goals in the early 20th century, through Harry Chambers and Gordon Hodgson in the 1920s and 1930s, and then onto Billy ‘Liddellpool’ Liddell in the 1950s, top goalscorers are nothing new at Anfield. And that’s before you get to the likes of Hunt, Keegan, Dalglish, Rush, Fowler, Owen, Torres and Suarez.

But has there ever been anyone who has had the same immediate impact as Mohamed Salah?

Watch: Mo's 40 goals for Liverpool so far

The record books suggest there hasn’t. Liverpool have had 447 different scorers to date, and Salah is already into the top 70 in under a year. To put his feats into more recent context, only 12 players have scored more Premier League goals for the club than he has.

The landmarks, benchmarks and achievements have been racking up for Salah since he first pulled on the famous red shirt. He became the 17th Red in the last quarter of a century to score on his debut, when he turned home Roberto Firmino’s lob at Watford. He then found the net in his maiden home European appearance (which was also his first start at Anfield), and in his first Champions League group-stage match too.

In November, he came off the bench to score two goals in a 3-0 win at Stoke City. In doing so, he became just the fifth Liverpool substitute to score a brace in a Premier League match and just the second to do so on the road.

Salah was also voted the Premier League’s Player of the Month for the first time in November, thanks to his seven goals in four league matches. He has since won it twice more to become the first player from any club to scoop the award three times in one season.

The former AS Roma man later scored twice in his final match of 2017, as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester City at Anfield. He signed off for the year with 23 goals for the Reds up to that point, and while calendar year stats aren’t to everyone’s taste, a Liverpool player has only scored more in a year 47 times. That’s not bad going for only being at the club from August onwards.

Klopp's Liverpool have scored 300 goals, and here's who scored them.

One of the many remarkable aspects of Salah’s goalscoring record is his consistency. He has scored in 31 of his 45 appearances for Liverpool to date, and has only had one run of more than one start without a goal. The Egyptian may only have one hat-trick so far, but he certainly secured it in style.

He actually went one better, by scoring four goals in a match against Watford at Anfield. The poor Hornets were stung into submission by a dazzling display from Salah. He bagged the first Liverpool league hat-trick of the Jürgen Klopp era, and became just the fourth different player to net four times in a Premier League fixture for the Reds.

That match also marked the point at which Liverpool’s No.11 went past Fernando Torres’ tally of 33 goals in 2007-08. This was significant as it meant Salah had recorded the highest-scoring debut season in the club’s history. To have achieved that at all would have been remarkable, but to have done so in mid-March in what was just his 41st appearance is simply phenomenal.

Salah has tormented pretty much everybody in the Premier League. He has scored seven league goals in matches among the top six this season, which is the most of any player, and only one fewer than Chelsea and two fewer than Arsenal. Throw in his two assists, and his goal contribution in big matches has been greater than last season’s champions have managed.

The goals have flowed in Europe too. Arguably the high points so far in a campaign full of them were Salah’s goals both home and away against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final. He now has nine in the competition (including the qualifying round) and only four players have scored more for the club since the former European Cup was rebranded.

But how has Salah become just the third man to hit the 40-goal mark in a season for Liverpool? There are obviously numerous factors, but one is undoubtedly the creativity of his teammates, as the man himself has regularly acknowledged.

Twelve different players have assisted a goal for Salah this season, with Trent Alexander-Arnold the most recent, against Bournemouth, and Firmino and Sadio Mane the most frequent, with six assists each. However, he has also picked up 11 unassisted goals, thanks to his pace, positioning, movement and pressing.

He scored against Hoffenheim and FC Porto after collecting shots which had rebounded off the post. He netted against Sevilla, Arsenal and Stoke after winning the ball from their players. He profited from a poor clearance by Ederson by sending the ball back over his head and into the unguarded Anfield Road net.

Getting the chances is one thing, but they still need putting away. When it comes to testing opposition goalkeepers, Salah is one of the continent’s sharpest shooters.

There are 13 players who have had at least 100 shots in one of Europe’s big five leagues this season. Liverpool’s 40-goal marvel has put 49.2 per cent of his on target, which is the second-best accuracy rate among these players. Ciro Immobile is the only man ahead of Salah, and even then it’s by less than one per cent.

When looking at Salah’s career, this is one aspect of his game which has improved year after year. From putting 35.5 per cent of his shots on target in league and Europe in 2013-14 and 2014-15, his figure rose to 40 per cent in his first year with Roma, then 44.7 per cent last season.

With his excellent Champions League performances factored in, ‘the Egyptian king’ has put 50 per cent of his shots on target for Liverpool. His figures can’t continue to grow forever, of course, but Salah is now at an elite level in this regard.

While we can’t be sure Salah will win the Premier League Golden Boot at this point, he is well placed with 30 goals compared to Harry Kane’s 26. If he can claim the honour, it will be just the sixth time the English top flight’s outright top scorer has played for the Reds.

Salah is on the verge of joining the quintet of Sam Raybould, Jack Parkinson, Ian Rush, John Aldridge and Luis Suarez in claiming the Golden Boot. It’s not bad company to keep, is it?

If there’s one problem with an article like this, it’s that the facts and figures within it will become obsolete almost immediately as the goals continue to flow each week. As it stands, 2017-18 is the club’s fourth-highest-scoring campaign in history, and Salah has played an enormous part in achieving that. The man is on his way to becoming a Liverpool legend – and every one of us can’t wait to watch that journey continue to unfold.

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LFC World heads for Dubai

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:00

Dubai will be the next stop for LFC World, presented by Standard Chartered, and will be the final location for the 2017-18 season.

The interactive fan experience will focus around a giant beachside viewing party for the Reds’ last game of the campaign, against Brighton and Hove Albion on May 13.

The free-to-attend event will take place at Barasti on Jumeirah Beach, where fans can also enjoy LFC World’s interactive experiences, such as taking a picture with one of the most iconic trophies in football - the Champions League. There’s also be the chance to enjoy a recreation of the Anfield dressing room where fans can sit under the shirts of their favourite players, a replica of the famous Shankly Gates, as well as photo stations to take the perfect LFC selfie throughout.

Liverpool FC Legends Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister and Steve McManaman will be visiting LFC World and fans will have the opportunity to see them in a live Q&A at the viewing party.

Club ambassador McAllister said: “We can’t wait to meet all of the passionate Reds supporters in Dubai. This will be a viewing party like no other – interactive things for fans to get involved with and an incredible atmosphere. We want them to hear us singing in Anfield!”

Julian Wynter, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bank UAE, said: “We are proud to be partners of Liverpool FC, one of the leading English football clubs with 770 million followers around the globe. Football is a very popular sport in the UAE and the region, and our partnership with Liverpool FC can only help raise our profile with our clients.

“The LFC legends’ visit coincides with our 60th anniversary in the UAE and we have a series of activities lined up for our staff, clients and LFC fans to mark this special occasion. Such an interactive fan experience from one of the world’s best-known football clubs is a testament to our commitment to our clients in this country.”

More information on how to secure your place at LFC World presented by Standard Chartered can be found here: www.liverpoolfc.com/lfcworld/dubai

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'It's not hard to enjoy your football here'

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 10:45

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed just how much he is loving life at Liverpool, describing being part of the unified atmosphere around the club and city as the stuff of dreams.

The 24-year-old made something of a slow start to his Reds career following a deadline-day move from Arsenal, starting just one of the first 11 games played in the aftermath of his switch and finding himself in and out of the XI before the turn of the year.

However, since the dawn of 2018, Oxlade-Chamberlain has emerged as a driving force in Jürgen Klopp's midfield, and underlined his new-found status with the unstoppable drive into the Kop-end net that helped Liverpool earn an unassailable first-leg lead over Manchester City in the sides' Champions League quarter-final tie.

The England international was in fine form yet again on Saturday as Bournemouth were brushed aside at Anfield, producing a 'proper' midfield performance according to his manager, and afterwards spoke in glowing terms about representing Liverpool.

"I love it. It's not hard to go and enjoy it when you go out there and you hear the fans singing," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

"Again today was amazing. It's not hard to enjoy your football here, really. It helps when your form's going well and when the results are going for us like they are at the moment. 

"We're in a good spell at the moment, it's really enjoyable, but we need to keep focused and I need to keep focused to keep performing at this level and improve to help the team move forward."

With Klopp's men closing in on Champions League qualification for next year and a two-legged semi-final tie against Roma in this season's competition on the horizon, the feeling that there is something special brewing at Anfield is hard to shake.

Asked about the positive mood around the place, Oxlade-Chamberlain added: "Even when we were doing our walk today before the game, the buzz around the city at the moment is amazing.

"As a player, you can't thank people enough for that, they are the moments you dream of as a young lad. 

"To play for a club like Liverpool that has support like this and to see the appreciation from the fans, it just makes me want to go on the pitch and every time we can keep making them happy."

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