November 18th, 2016
Liverpool failed to continue their winning run after only a goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield.
It was a disappointing result for the home team considering that they were expected to win the game quite comfortably and take advantage of the opposition’s current misfortunes. United have been highly inconsistent and the arrival of Jose Mourinho has done little to improve the fortunes. The Portuguese boss, though, has always known how to get results against the top teams and he was at it once again on Monday night.
United came in with a highly defensive formation and they seemed to have the sole intention of stopping the opposition from playing. Liverpool played into the hands of United by being too hectic and losing the patience, according to boss Jurgen Klopp. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has transformed the Liverpool’s fortunes by adopting an attacking style of play. Even though it is only an improvement over the Brendan Rodgers’ philosophy, it has paid rich dividends in the last 12 months. Read the rest of this entry »
September 22nd, 2016
Christian Benteke recently brought his time at Liverpool to an end after making a move to Crystal Palace.
He has become the record signing at the London outfit after having cost almost £ 30 million. Liverpool have been able to recoup most of the transfer fee that they paid for the striker one year ago. Brendan Rodgers expected the Belgian international to be the final piece in the jigsaw. After all, he has scored plenty of goals even with a struggling Aston Villa team and was only expected to be better at Liverpool
surrounded by a number of world-class players.
This was not the case as Benteke never settled under the tactics of Rodgers. The Northern Ireland manager is someone who likes to play his football on the ground, while Benteke is at his strongest when the ball is whipped into the box with a lot of pace. The powerful presence of the Belgian couple of with his ability to attack headers made him a force to be reckoned with. Even after the exit of Rodgers midway through the season,Benteke’s situation did not improve since his replacement Jurgen Klopp also had similar tactics. Now, the striker has lashed out on those who have branded him as a flop.
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August 20th, 2016
Liverpool is keen to extend the deal of Jurgen Klopp and to get him to stay put at Anfield. Liverpool and its owners have asked Klopp to consider extending the contract of his team and to continue with the team for another season.
The club has been to Borussia Dortmund before he moved to Anfield. The move had occurred in October 2015. The contract is valid till 2018. Liverpool has made several changes in the team ahead of the new season starting off in full swing. They have signed on Sadio Mane, who is a forward player from Southampton. This occurred last month. Klopp has led the club in leagues like Europa League as well as in the Capital One Cup
. He led the team in the finals, which was the first season when he came on charge. He was able to provide stability to the club after he took over command from the former manager, Brendan Rodgers.
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August 12th, 2016
Liverpool has announced that Southampton forward Sadio Mane has signed for the club for a reported fee of £30m.
This is the fourth Southampton player that has joined Liverpool in recent years and fans will be hoping that the player will be a success at Anfield.
However, there are some skeptics that think that this is a lot of money to spend on a player that have yet to make an impression in Europe. Fans will be afraid that Mane turns out to be another Andy Carroll or Christian Benteke, who have never fulfilled their full potential at Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, believes that Sadio Mane will be a success at Liverpool. He said that he has been following the player for a long time. He said that he has been following his development ever since the 2012 Olympics and also during his time in Austria and also at Southampton.
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May 13th, 2016
Phil Thompson believes that Daniel Sturridge might be leaving Liverpool soon if ever he is not selected for the game against Villarreal.
Indeed, he was not in the team that started the game against Villarreal, and there is news that he might again not feature from the outset in the return leg. Liverpool lost the first leg 1-0 and did not come on the pitch even after his side conceded.
However, Sturridge did play in the game against Swansea, which his team lost 3-1. Phil Thompson said that Daniel Sturridge body language in the match against Swansea speak volumes about the player’s feeling and feel as if he knew that he was no longer part of Klopp’s plan
Thompson added that it is never easy to be in this situation and that you always want to have your manager’s backing. He said that Sturridge will be desperate to feature in a game like this and that he will want to have playing time especially with the Euros coming in the summer. If ever he does not feature in the match then it would probably be the end of his Liverpool career as he would probably want to look for another club in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »
April 28th, 2016
English Premier League team, Liverpool FC are reported to be involved in a mega-money takeover bid. The takeover is from the Middle East. According to Starsport, talks are at an advanced stage with prospective owners. The deal is one that would avail current head coach of The Reds huge transfer funds to acquire the best talents and take Liverpool higher.
The deal is reported to be a possibility this summer. English team, Liverpool, currently owned by Fenway Sports Group, is valued around £650m. The American sports investment company bought The Reds for £300m in October 2010. The team has since increased in value. It was ranked the eight most valuable football club by Forbes. The ranking considered top clubs worldwide in the survey but ranked The Reds that much due to the brand built overtime.
The team is currently 9th in the EPL with 2 games in hand. However, the team has had decent performance over the recent time in the league. Liverpool narrowly lost the capital one cup to Manchester city this season. The keenly contested match ended in a penalty shoot-out where their rivals proved better. Liverpool lost a major chance to acquire a silverware, the first under dramatic coach, Jurgen Klopp. Read the rest of this entry »
January 28th, 2016
Simon Mignolet has secured his future with the Premier League club Liverpool at least until 2021 but this is a decision that has brought mixed reactions to the supporters of the English team as Mignolet has certainly made a number of impressive performances but there have been a few occasions in which the Belgian shot-stopper has let down the team.
Consistency is not the strong suit of Mignolet but nonetheless, it seems like everything he has done with Liverpool has been enough for him to secure his long term future in Anfield.
“I’m very pleased that I can be at Anfield and a part of Liverpool for a long future. I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility. I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a ‘keeper is at his best. I know with a long-term contract, you get more responsibility and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence’’ Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet said as he expressed his happiness in signing a contract renewal.
The Belgian goal-keeper struggles when it comes to distributing the ball and trying to command his penalty area as he has made consistent errors throughout the last 3 Premier League seasons which has led to Liverpool dropping points on important matches. Read the rest of this entry »
July 23rd, 2015
Very few are able to come through the ranks as quickly as Danny Ings has done.
It’s not that long when he was featuring for Donchester Town, a division six team at that point of time.
Just a few seasons down the line from there, he would find himself rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the circuit in the English Premier League.
The youngster has penned a Liverpool deal recently and he is absolutely over the moon to have joined a cub with such a history about it.
Talking about his new journey and what he is looking forward to, the forward who is only 22 at the moment, said, “I can’t express my excitement. To have this opportunity coming my way this soon, it’s unbelievable. But, I know I need to work on my game even more if I have to prove myself at this level.”
“You can never allow yourself to get complacent as a player and I am not such a character to take things for granted. I believe improvement is the key for a young player and for that, you always have to put the hard yards.”
When asked about Brendan Rodgers and how he sees him as a Football manager, Ings said, “He deserves a lot of respect for his work at Liverpool over the recent years. If you are a youngster, he is exactly the type of person you want to work with because he would always back you and would give you a lot of opportunities.” Read the rest of this entry »