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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Premier League side Liverpool could lose defender DejanLovrenas AC Milan and AS Roma are keen on signing him, as per reports. The Reds are hoping to get up to €20 million for the Croatian who has fallen in the pecking order of central defenders at Anfield.

Reports in Italy claim Roma are looking to remit a €3 million prepayment to Liverpool and then balance €12 million in 2020 to seal the deal. The Reds would likely accept the structuring but could seek up to €17 million, as per reports in the Serie A.


Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Jurgen Klopp admits that nobody wants a defeat at any stage of any competition, but if you look at your defeats in the right spirit, they can act like a medicine because you can learn from them and get better.

Talking about himself, Klopp says that he hasn’t had a great time in the finals of the tournaments in the recent times. Quite a few finals that he has coached in of late, he has ended on the wrong side of the stick, but that hasn’t demoralized him because he reckons that the purpose of life is not to stop trying. Even if you have failed at something, you have just got to give it a go the next time.


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Everton boss Marco Silva was under severe pressure in recent weeks due to the team’s poor performances in recent weeks. However, the game against Liverpool showed that he remains the right man to turn things around for the Merseyside club.

He got his formation spot on against their biggest rivals as he was able to nullify the attacking threat of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Divork Origi. Many fans would have been wondering why he started Theo Walcott. The former Arsenal winger has come under criticism with ex-players questioning his place in the starting 11.


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

BBC Sport pundit Ian Wright has revealed who he wants to win the title after the title race took another turn following Liverpool’s defeat at the hands of Man City last weekend.

Ian Wright believes Liverpool have all it takes and will still go on to win the Premier League title this season despite falling to a defeat at the Etihad Stadium last time out.


Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The English Football Association has charged England international and Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge with misconduct relating to a breach of its betting rules, as per reports. The charge claims this happened around January of this year, giving the player until November 20 to respond.

The player has denied the claims but is cooperating with the authorities, according to a statement by a spokesperson for the club. Liverpool has declined to add further comment until the process is concluded, as with issues of this nature.

Liverpool Addresses Anfield Concerns

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

There is no doubt that Liverpool is committed when it comes to addressing concerns of not only its team but also the residents of Anfield. This was in reference to the concerns faced by residents on match day. The residents staying in the vicinity of football stadium raised an issue over capacity of Anfield which was increased to over 54,000 followed by the Main Stand opening in 2016. However, Liverpool did acknowledge the issue and did all it takes to ease the concerns faced by the residents.

The head of the operation of Infield Simon Smith did reveal the issues. Smith said he had attended forums of a few residents and the feedback regarding the match day was not positive. There were issues related to parking and littering and so on. Smith said as a club, they have to ensure that they are good neighbors and would be unfair to see them suffer. Therefore, the club will take all required steps to make situations better.

Hodgson not happy with Rodgers two day recovery

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The relationship between Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers and England’s Roy Hodgson has not been the best after Rodgers critiqued Hodgson after Daniel Sturridge sustained a thigh strain during a training session for England and Sturridge is expected to be out of action for around 4 weeks.

It looks like now is the turn of Roy Hodgson to critique and put into blast the training methods of Brendan Rodgers as the coach of England is not in favor of the 2 day recovery period that Rodgers utilizes with his players of Liverpool.

On October 12, England played their 2016 Euro’s qualifying match against Estonia which concluded with the English team coming out with the victory but the player of Liverpool, Raheem Sterling asked if he could be left out of the squad and miss this match due to him being tired.

Raheem Sterling was featured in the match but only played for a few minutes in the 2nd half as he entered the pitch as a substitute player and now Roy Hodgson has started to put into question if the training mechanism of Brendan Rodgers is the appropriate one.

“Raheem might say it is something that is becoming ingrained in him and that he felt the need to talk about being tired more than he would normally do. But we have never had any problems with that. I don’t think there is a lot of medical evidence to support the ‘two day recovery’. So if you want to, you might want to research that one. Sterling told me: ‘I’m feeling tired, I’d rather sit this one out’’ England’s Roy Hodgson said.

There has recently been a number of players not only in England but in other countries that have been picking up injuries on a more consistent basis but this is due to the high amount of matches that certain players lately have had to perform.

Balotelli Makes Disappointing Debut

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Mario Balotelli did not have a debut to remember for his new club Liverpool after he failed to score, despite numerous chances, against Tottenham during the weekend. The £ 16 million signing was making his debut after having completed his move a few days ago. He was expected to make an instant impact especially given that he is not new to the Premier League. Further, Liverpool at Tottenham have scored a number of goals in recent times. Last season, the fixture finished as a 5-0 victory for Liverpool followed by a 4-0 win at Anfield thus bringing a 9-0 aggregate victory over Tottenham.

Balotelli had a number of chances to open his account for Liverpool with the striker receiving a number of chances especially in the first half. However, the 24-year-old was guilty of some poor finishing, but manager Brendan Rodgers refused to criticise him after the match. Rodgers said that he was extremely pleased with the performance showed by Balotelli. Raheem Sterling the scoring for Liverpool before Steven Gerrard doubled their advantage with a penalty. New summer signing Alberto Moreno scored a goal from left back.

Liverpool will be extremely happy with the result, as it helped them overcome a disappointing 3-1 defeat against Manchester City last week.

“He was excellent. I thought the two boys up front and Raheem in behind were a constant threat. He’s a good guy, he’s worked well this week and I think everyone could see the team effort as he was pressing as much as he could. He was very good,” said the Liverpool manager about Balotelli’s performance against Tottenham. “I think he’s flexible and we’ve tried to develop him to not just be a wide player but to also be able to play on the inside – and I thought he was excellent,” said Rodgers about Raheem Sterling.


Friday, March 7th, 2014

Much to the fans’ surprise, Spain soccer team has dropped some of the most loved veteran strikers. Both Fernando Torres and David Villa have been called off for the upcoming friendly match against Italy.

On the other hand, Diego Costa, the young Brazilian forward, has been called up to take part in the Italy match.

However, the team coach del Bosque has insisted that dropping of Torres & Villa do not signify that these veteran strikers won’t be asked for Spain’s World Cup party. “The current is especially for the match against Italy”, stated del Bosque post the announcement of his full team for the friendly game. “There are 3 months left still for the Worlds & many things could take place to compel us to get other players. We are not closing our door to any possibility.”

Costa, who is a naturalized citizen of Spain, was summoned up for two friendly matches in November, but it was his injury that kept him in the sideline. “I am really glad that they have called me up. Besides, it would be really special to perform against Italy in Vicente Calderon, our stadium”, noted the striker from Atletico Madrid.

Ironically, Costa would presently find himself in the company of some Real Madrid footballers, with whom he had some previous ill-tempered encounters, a number of times.

The Spanish coach, was however confident that Costa’s bitter encounters with Madrid players won’t create much trouble while they would be playing toget5her in one team. He cited previous differences between Madrid & Barca players, reminding that it couldn’t prevent the Spanish team from winning World Cup & 2 European Championships.

“We do not make a huge deal out of it”, stressed the erstwhile Real Madrid manager.


Friday, January 17th, 2014

Philippe Coutinho signed a permanent deal with Liverpool back on January 30 of 2013 and ever since penning his long-term deal with the Premier League side, he has made an instant impact by scoring 2 goals and providing a few assists to his teammates during the first 4 appearances with the team of Brendan Rodgers.

The midfielder seems to have formed a neat partnership with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. The Brazilian player has earned praise from the players and coaches he is working with in Liverpool.

“Coutinho is a quality player, he’s assisted me four or five times since he has been here. It’s fantastic to be playing with a player of his caliber. He’s a quality player and I can’t praise him highly enough for what he has shown. It’s very difficult to do what he has done in such a short space of time.’’

“I want to say thanks to him because he’s made my job very easy and he’s been very unselfish. He’s put me in many times and it’s fantastic to work with him.” Sturridge said.

Steven Gerrard labeled the Brazilian midfielder and described him as being ’’Magical’ and stated that things can only get better for Coutinho.

Coutinho is a young player that was being watched and wanted by many top European clubs but the 21 years old midfielder shut down claims linking him with a move away from Liverpool as he stated that he wants to continue working and improving.

“I want to continue improving and look forward to working harder – and harder on what I need to do to be considered a great player,”

“I think I have improved with my positioning on the pitch because sometimes I play on the wings and other times in the middle. I have improved my knowledge a lot more and have worked harder on my finishing.” Coutinho stated.