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Maddison on verge of signing for the Reds with Sessegnon deal close

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:05

Liverpool are reportedly closing in on deals to sign Norwich and Fulham wonderkids Ryan Sessegnon and James Maddison.

Liverpool are in the mix to sign the two players with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal also attentive to their situations.

Jurgen Klopp has not broke the bank during his time with the Reds, instead pursuing deals he views as good value for money.

And website Anfield Edition claim Liverpool are on the verge of bringing both Sessegnon and Maddison to the club.

It is said Norwich City star Maddison expects to be part of the Reds’ set-up next season.

The 21-year-old has bagged 15 goals from 46 appearances despite the Canaries floundering under Daniel Farke this season.

Chelsea have appeared frontrunners to secure his signature.

But Maddison supposedly expects to be turning out for Liverpool next term alongside close friend Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The duo share a room together when on international duty with England’s U21 side.

And Anfield Edition also say Sessegnon is closing in on a deal to sign for Liverpool too.

The Reds are supposedly locked in talks with the Fulham star’s agent over a transfer.

The 17-year-old has bagged a stunning 15 goals and weighed in with five assists from 47 appearances.

And Liverpool are reportedly confident he will be their player next season.

United, Barcelona and PSG also want to snap him up.

Source: Daily Express

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Maddison on verge of signing for the Reds with Sessegnon deal close

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:05
Liverpool are reportedly closing in on deals to sign Norwich and Fulham wonderkids Ryan Sessegnon and James Maddison.
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Maddison on verge of signing for the Reds with Sessegnon deal close

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:05

Liverpool are reportedly closing in on deals to sign Norwich and Fulham wonderkids Ryan Sessegnon and James Maddison.

Liverpool are in the mix to sign the two players with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal also attentive to their situations.

Jurgen Klopp has not broke the bank during his time with the Reds, instead pursuing deals he views as good value for money.

And website Anfield Edition claim Liverpool are on the verge of bringing both Sessegnon and Maddison to the club.

It is said Norwich City star Maddison expects to be part of the Reds’ set-up next season.

The 21-year-old has bagged 15 goals from 46 appearances despite the Canaries floundering under Daniel Farke this season.

Chelsea have appeared frontrunners to secure his signature.

But Maddison supposedly expects to be turning out for Liverpool next term alongside close friend Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The duo share a room together when on international duty with England’s U21 side.

And Anfield Edition also say Sessegnon is closing in on a deal to sign for Liverpool too.

The Reds are supposedly locked in talks with the Fulham star’s agent over a transfer.

The 17-year-old has bagged a stunning 15 goals and weighed in with five assists from 47 appearances.

And Liverpool are reportedly confident he will be their player next season.

United, Barcelona and PSG also want to snap him up.

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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Remembering Liverpool’s 3 previous Champions League semi-finals

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:00

Liverpool are preparing for their first Champions League semi-final in a decade, having experienced both joy and misery at this stage before.


The Reds take on Roma twice over the next 10 days, with Anfield hosting the first leg on Tuesday.

It is the biggest game of Jurgen Klopp‘s tenure to date, with a place in the final representing an enormous achievement by all concerned.

It has been 10 long years since we could look forward to such a night—let’s hope the two games match our expectations.

Liverpool have played in three Champions League semi-finals in the past, all against Chelsea, and there has been drama, ecstasy and heartbreak in abundance.

Liverpool vs. Chelsea – 2005 (Liverpool won 1-0 on agg.)

 Liverpool's Luis Garcia celebrates scoring the opening goal against Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The march to Champions League glory back in 2005 remains the most thrilling ride in the Reds’ history, and the semi-final triumph over a title-winning Chelsea outfit was unforgettable.

It may not have been the easiest tie on the eye, but there have been few more nerve-wracking occasions at Anfield than the second leg.

The first game at Stamford Bridge was a war of attrition, and bar one glaring miss by Frank Lampard, neither team ever looked like scoring.

It was perfectly poised for the return fixture, and the atmosphere on Merseyside remains the greatest ever in the eyes of many supporters.

Luis Garcia’s early ‘Ghost Goal’ ended up being the difference, but Chelsea‘s dominance on the ball was almost unbearable to watch as the match progressed.

Eidur Gudjohnsen’s last-gasp miss remains a heart-stopping moment to this day, but Rafa Benitez’s men held on to reach their first European Cup final since 1985.

The small matter of Istanbul happened next…

Liverpool vs. Chelsea – 2007 (Liverpool won 4-1 on pens)

Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt (center), John Arne Riise and Jose Reina (left) celebrate after winning the match on penalties

Two years after that glorious night, Liverpool and Chelsea again found themselves up against each other in the semis, at a time when their rivalry was one of Europe’s most bitter.

Many fancied the west Londoners to get their revenge, but the Reds thrived as underdogs and Benitez out-thought Jose Mourinho tactically.

This time, Chelsea managed to take a lead into the second leg, with Joe Cole’s strike putting them in control, especially with Liverpool failing to score an away goal.

The unrivalled Anfield noise didn’t disappoint again, and when Daniel Agger produced a perfect finish midway through the first half, scenes of unbridled joy took place in the stands.

Both teams had chances to win it before extra-time was required, and similarly the tie could have been sorted prior to a penalty shootout. Dirk Kuyt hit the crossbar and also had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside.

Penalties were called for, however, and while Bolo Zenden, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard and Kuyt all scored, Lampard was the only Chelsea player to convert his effort.

Kuyt struck the decisive spot-kick after Pepe Reina denied Geremi, and a second final in three years beckoned.

Sadly, it was payback for AC Milan.

Liverpool vs. Chelsea – 2008 (Chelsea won 4-3 on agg.)

 Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE and Chelsea's Frank Lampard during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Five words to send a chill down your spine: John Arne Riise’s own goal.

When Kuyt, so often Liverpool’s big-game player, scruffily fired the Reds in front in the first leg, a hugely anticipated final against Man United felt likely.

Benitez’s side looked to have got half of the job done, but Riise’s stoppage-time howler undid all their hard work, as the left-back stooped low and headed the ball into his own net.

It was a killer blow in the tie, but Liverpool did draw 1-1 in normal time at Stamford Bridge, with Fernando Torres levelling up Didier Drogba’s opener.

Chelsea just seemed to have a little more left in the tank in extra-time, though, and Lampard’s penalty was added to by another Drogba goal.

There was still time for Ryan Babel to give Liverpool hope with a long-range effort—one of the Dutchman’s rare shots that didn’t land in the crowd—but they couldn’t find a third on the night.

The hope will be that Klopp’s Reds can emulate their 2005 counterparts on their way to a sixth European Cup this season.

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LFC's 2018-19 training kit revealed - pre-order now

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:59
Liverpool FC's new 2018-19 training kit has been revealed and items from the New Balance collection are available to pre-order online now.
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LFC's 2018-19 training kit revealed - pre-order now

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:59

Liverpool FC's new 2018-19 training kit has been revealed and items from the New Balance collection are available to pre-order online now.

The stylish range of shirts, jackets and performance wear – as modelled by Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane above – come in bright red, black, and dark grey, and will be worn by both the men’s and women’s teams next season.

Developed for movement and agility, the kit – which is sponsored by BetVictor – is engineered to be lightweight and comfortable whether training or relaxing.

Click here to browse the collection and pre-order items for guaranteed worldwide delivery on Friday May 11.

Today’s unveiling marks phase one of the New Balance training kit range for 2018-19, with phase two set to follow very soon.

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Liverpool 'keeping tabs on Atletico stopper'

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:56

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak who has a €100million buyout clause, according to reports.

Spanish publication AS have reported that Liverpool, PSG, Arsenal and Juventus are all interested in acquiring the 25-year-old's services.

The Slovenian shot-stopper is reportedly tied with La Liga giants until 2021 and has a €100m buyout clause.

Source: Daily Mirror

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Liverpool 'keeping tabs on Atletico stopper'

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:56
Liverpool are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak who has a €100million buyout clause, according to reports.
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Liverpool 'keeping tabs on Atletico stopper'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:56

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak who has a €100million buyout clause, according to reports.

Spanish publication AS have reported that Liverpool, PSG, Arsenal and Juventus are all interested in acquiring the 25-year-old's services.

The Slovenian shot-stopper is reportedly tied with La Liga giants until 2021 and has a €100m buyout clause.

Source: Daily Mirror

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

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Mohamed Salah targeting team success for Liverpool after winning Player of the Year

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:48

Mohamed Salah has set his sights on winning the Champions League after being crowned PFA Player of the Year as reward for a stunning season at Liverpool.

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Salah has been a sensation since swapping Roma for Anfield last summer in a £34.3 million transfer and against West Brom on Saturday he struck his 31st Premier League goal of the campaign, tying the record for a 38-game season.

Liverpool host Roma in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday and Salah’s dream is to follow up the recognition he has received from his peers by lifting silverware in Europe.

“My personal ambition is to win something with the team. I always think about the team, I don’t think about myself,” Salah said.

“The most important thing is to win something with the team and we’re very close now with the semi-final. Hopefully we’re going to win.

“The team has helped me a lot because of the way we play. They pass me the ball a lot and always try to find me.”

Salah was recognised at the 45th PFA Awards at Grosvenor House in central London on Sunday evening after taking the vote ahead of Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

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But for City boss Pep Guardiola it is De Bruyne who should have been acclaimed due to his achievements over the course of the entire season.

“I know my opinion about this awards. If he (Kevin) doesn’t win, congratulations to the guy who is going to win,” Guardiola said.

“From my point of view when you are analysing nine, 10 months, there was no player better than him.

“Maybe there are guys with numbers better than him but for me in the team that wins (the title) with five games to go, he was the best.

“I would like to feel he deserves it. But in the end, in summer time he will be at home being champion.”

Leroy Sane – named Young Player of the Year – and David Silva were also City players on the six-man shortlist, with outstanding Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane completing the nominees.

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Live: Watch Reds train ahead of Roma clash

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:45
Liverpool will train ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg clash with AS Roma this afternoon - and you can watch a portion of the session live on our official Facebook page.
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Live: Watch Reds train ahead of Roma clash

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:45

Liverpool will train ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg clash with AS Roma this afternoon - and you can watch a portion of the session live on our official Facebook page.

Jürgen Klopp will put his players through their paces at Melwood, with their work-out scheduled to start at 5.15pm BST.

Simply head to facebook.com/liverpoolfc then to check in on the Reds' preparations for Tuesday's match at Anfield.

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Edin Dzeko says Mohamed Salah’s absence is being felt at Roma

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:00

Edin Dzeko has heaped praise on former team-mate Mohamed Salah, as he prepares for Roma’s massive Champions League clash with Liverpool.


The Reds host their Italian opponents in the semi-final first leg on Tuesday, with Anfield sure to cook up a sensational atmosphere.

It is quite comfortably both sides’ biggest match of the season, with a place in next month’s final in Kiev up for grabs.

Dzeko and Salah are sure to be two of the most pivotal figures on show, with their attacking prowess so important for their sides.

The Egyptian will come up against his former club, having joined Liverpool last summer to enjoy the most spectacular opening season in the club’s history.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Dzeko was full of praise for the Reds’ star man, and admits his absence is being felt at Stadio Olimpico.

Edin Dzeko, Roma (Foto Cesare Purini / Insidefoto cesarexpurini.)

“First of all it’s such a shame he left here, but obviously he had to go.

“At the end he did right because he’s doing some amazing things in the Premier League, which is not the easiest league to play in.

“Mo-Mo’s a great player and a great guy and hopefully he can break some records this year because 40 goals in England is a lot.

“I hope he’s going to score more in the Premier League but not the Champions League.

“Last year I scored 39 goals. This year I scored, let’s say, only 20.

“I’m very happy for him that he left—but we are missing him.”

 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It is sure to be another nerve-jangling occasion at Anfield, as Liverpool bid to reach their first Champions League final for 11 years.

Salah’s impact is going to be so vital, with the 25-year-old right up there with the world’s most in-form players.

To score 41 goals this season is an astonishing achievement, and downing his former club over the next two of weeks will further add to his legend.

You certainly wouldn’t bet against it given the campaign he is enjoying.

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Live and free: Watch Klopp's pre-Roma press conference

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:30
Jürgen Klopp and a first-team player will preview Liverpool's Champions League clash with AS Roma on Monday - and you can watch their press conference live and free from 2.30pm BST.
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Live and free: Watch Klopp's pre-Roma press conference

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:30

Jürgen Klopp and a first-team player will preview Liverpool's Champions League clash with AS Roma on Monday - and you can watch their press conference live and free from 2.30pm BST.

The Reds boss and a member of his squad will address the media ahead of Tuesday's semi-final first leg at Anfield.

We'll be streaming their press conference live. Simply return to this page at 2.30pm BST to tune in for free.

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'Ruthless Mo deserves PFA award - he is a joy to watch'

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 01:22
Mohamed Salah's attitude and application earned him the PFA Players' Player of the Year award from his peers, according to Danny Ings.
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'Ruthless Mo deserves PFA award - he is a joy to watch'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 01:22

Mohamed Salah's attitude and application earned him the PFA Players' Player of the Year award from his peers, according to Danny Ings.

The Liverpool forward collected the annual accolade at a special ceremony in London on Sunday evening, having won a vote of PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League teams.

The presentation came just a day after the Egypt international scored the 41st goal of his sensational debut season with the Reds and moved closer to the club record of 47, set by Ian Rush in 1983-84.

Liverpool teammate Ings sees acknowledgement from his fellow professionals as just reward for the way Salah has dealt with the demands and expectations on his return to the Premier League.

“He thoroughly deserves it,” Ings told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Credit to him, because he came to Chelsea and had a difficult time there, then went away, worked hard and came back – and this is the reward.

“It’s all the stuff in the background he has done. I’m sure mentally it would have been very hard for him to come back and give it another shot. The way that he has come in and been so ruthless, for us as a team he is great to have. And for the Premier League, he is a joy to watch.

“It’s evident that he has really worked his socks off to get into the position he is in now. It doesn’t just happen – it’s down to hard work and graft.

“I take my hat off to him and I’m sure everybody else in the Premier League does too.”

Salah's 2017-18 Premier League stats

Salah netted Liverpool’s second goal in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday by moving onto a reverse pass from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and lofting a cool finish over Ben Foster.

In scoring at The Hawthorns, the No.11 equalled the Premier League best of 31 goals by a single player in a 38-game campaign – previously achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and Luis Suarez.

The 25-year-old is only the third man in Reds history to hit 40 goals in a season and, with at least five fixtures remaining, may surpass Rush’s huge haul before the end of the term.

Asked if the sense of history being made feels tangible, Ings said: “It really does.

“I’ve said before, he is the most ruthless player I’ve played with in front of goal. The amount of chances he creates for himself, when he’s in tight situations and he’ll muscle his way through players, people underestimate how strong he is. He has got a low centre of gravity and the way he jinks in and out of players is just unbelievable.

“I really hope he breaks every record that’s put in front of him, because he is a very humble guy, he takes it in his stride and I think he deserves it.”

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Klopp congratulates Salah on 'unbelievable honour'

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 01:21
Jürgen Klopp has congratulated Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool forward won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.
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Klopp congratulates Salah on 'unbelievable honour'

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 01:21

Jürgen Klopp has congratulated Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool forward won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.

Salah collected the trophy at a ceremony in London on Sunday after coming out on top in the poll of his peers from the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs.

The Reds' prolific No.11, who took his goal tally for the season to 41 in just 46 appearances on Saturday, saw off the challenges of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane, David de Gea and Harry Kane to become the seventh Liverpool player to land the prize.

And Klopp has commended Salah’s achievement, with the manager telling Liverpoolfc.com: “It is really rare in football that you win as an individual, an individual trophy, because it is a team game. 

“But in this, the team lives from personalities, from characters, from players and I am really happy that I had the opportunity to be your manager in the last year.

“I think this award, you are voted for from all the other players in all the leagues in England, is an unbelievable honour so you can be really proud and your family can be really proud.

“On behalf of the LFC family, again, congratulations. It was a fantastic ride so far, but you know we have still a few yards to go. With the best wishes for your future here at LFC, [from] your manager.

“And now, please grab the trophy and come home - we play on Tuesday! See you then.”

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Hendo: Mo has been amazing from day one

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 01:20
Jordan Henderson paid tribute to PFA Players’ Player of the Year Mohamed Salah by saying his teammate has been ‘amazing’ since the day he joined Liverpool.
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