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Klopp: Why Dejan deserves all the current plaudits

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 18:59

Dejan Lovren has earned the plaudits coming his way with his outstanding form for club and country, according to Jürgen Klopp.

The Liverpool centre-back is one game away from becoming a World Cup winner, having helped Croatia overcome England on Wednesday night to set up a decider against France in Moscow this weekend.

Lovren was an integral contributor for the Reds as they reached the Champions League final in May, meaning the 29-year-old will have played in two of the biggest fixtures in world football within two months.

Klopp feels the positive arc of the defender’s past season is just reward for a player he believes can still improve further, too.

“People very often judge other people pretty early. I don’t know exactly what happened before I came in,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Since I came in, maybe Dejan made three or four mistakes, two of them in the Tottenham game, maybe one in a Champions League game last year. But it’s for sure not 15 or 20.

“90 per cent of the time he played outstanding, 95 per cent absolutely OK, and five per cent probably he was not at his best. But you will find these problems for pretty much all the players in the world.

“I’m completely happy. I’m happy that he used the little advice we gave him in the last few years in a very good way. He can still improve, 100 per cent.

“But he is on a really good way. I didn’t see all of the World Cup games but a lot – he played a fantastic tournament so far. It’s well deserved, I’m really happy for him.”

DEJAN LOVREN: LIVERPOOL'S EIGHTH WORLD CUP FINALIST

The semi-final clash between England and Croatia was a tough watch for Klopp given his affiliation with current and former players on both sides.

His disappointment for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and fans of the country he calls home at the moment sat alongside satisfaction in seeing Lovren reach the pinnacle of the international game.

“It was a really strange feeling. I live in England and have two players in the England team, so I was a little bit more for England,” he said.

“It was a very intense game, how a semi-final should be. Both teams played better football in the tournament but it was the second-to-last game of a very long season for all the players.

“It was a sign again how a game can change in one second. England controlled the game more or less, Croatia looked exhausted in that part of the game – and then they scored a goal and got a real push.

“I can imagine everybody is disappointed but it was still a fantastic tournament with one game to come. Third or fourth at the World Cup, with all the teams that were not there like Italy and Holland, that were out early like Germany, Brazil and Argentina – it’s a big tournament with a lot of really good teams. With a very young team they did a brilliant job.

“Of course I’m delighted for Dejan. The country is small but all the players are pretty big. It’s impressive what they are doing. They are a strong team, their players play all over the world. It’s good to see.

“If you want, I had two players in the team because Ivan Perisic was my player when we won the double years ago at Dortmund. I’m happy for them of course.”

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Nabil Fekir reaches agreement with Lyon to reopen Liverpool talks

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:59

Nabil Fekir has made clear to Lyon's owner he STILL wants a move to Liverpool.

And we understand the France star, who will appear in the World Cup final on Sunday, has reached an agreement that Jean Michel Aulas will at least reopen talks with the Reds to explore the prospect of resurrecting his 'dream' move.

Fekir has actually met twice with Lyon chief Aulas during this World Cup, the latest after Les Blues' dramatic semi final victory over Belgium when the French owner – who is influential within the FFF - went into the dressing room to join celebrating players.

He has held sit down talks with the talented midfielder and his advisor Jean-Pierre Bernes to discuss the collapsed move to Anfield.

As it stands Liverpool will NOT return to the table if any deal remains on the terms originally agreed. But we understand they would be prepared to listen if Aulas were to propose a restructuring of terms, and that wouldn't even necessarily mean a reduction in the fee.

Fekir's advisors are aware of Liverpool's position, and they have made very clear to the Lyon president the player still wants a move.

Aulas is a canny negotiator, and has a reputation for being one of the toughest people in football to deal with.

He made Chelsea wait for three months to sign Michael Essien, more than doubling the price, and did the same with Florent Malouda.

He got a record fee from Real Madrid for Karim Benzema and made the sale of Hugo Lloris drag out until minutes before the transfer deadline in 2012.

A similar scenario developed in talks with Arsenal over the sale of Alexandre Lacazette, where he squeezed more than £50m out of the Gunners.

But crucially, he has already shifted his position over Fekir, first saying he would sell the player to Real Madrid, then Manchester United, before suggesting this week the midfielder could stay at Lyon.

In reality, he is positioning to get as much as the originally agreed £53m from Liverpool as possible, but has conceded that he will talk once more, to allow Fekir what even the president admitted was the player's dream move.

And we can reveal that Lyon have been in talks with a possible replacement, with the French club linked strongly to Hakim Ziyech, with his club Ajax thought to currently be in talks over a potential £20m move.

Talks will NOT take place until after the World Cup final, but there is now a real prospect they will be resurrected, and if Aulas is prepared to compromise over the structure of the deal, then the transfer can still be done.

Source: Daily Mirror

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Lovren's Croatia beat England to reach World Cup final

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:25

Dejan Lovren was celebrating after Croatia fought back from a goal down to beat England 2-1 in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson started for the Three Lions and Trent Alexander-Arnold remained on the bench.

Gareth Southgate's side got off to a dream start when they took an early lead on five minutes courtesy of a brilliant free-kick from Kieran Trippier.

England had some great chances to increase their advantage but Croatia levelled on 68 minutes through Ivan Perisic.

Extra-time then followed when Henderson was withdrawn in favour of Eric Dier in the 97th minute.

Lovren lasted the full distance as Croatia grabbed the winner on 109 minutes when Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic pounced to make it 2-1.

Lovren's Croatia will now meet France in Sunday's World Cup final.

England face Belgium in Saturday's third and fourth place play-off.

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Liverpool looking to sign Xherdan Shaqiri

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:00

Liverpool are in talks to sign Stoke's Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and could trigger his release clause, believed to be more than £13m.

The 26-year-old scored against Serbia at the World Cup as Switzerland reached the last 16, where they lost to Sweden.

Shaqiri joined Stoke from Inter Milan in August 2015 for a club record fee of £12m.

He was the Potters' top scorer last season with eight goals as they were relegated from the Premier League.

In June, Shaqiri was reported as saying he wanted to leave Stoke and sign for a Premier League club.

Liverpool have already strengthened their squad this summer with the £39m signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho and the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

Source: BBC

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Ladies sign experienced defender Leandra Little

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:00

Liverpool Ladies have completed the signing of Doncaster Rovers Belles captain Leandra Little.

The experienced central defender joined the Belles from Lincoln City Ladies in 2011 and played a crucial role last year as the Belles won the WSL 2 title.

Little, 33, will be reunited with Neil Redfearn ahead of his first season in charge of the Reds.

On signing for Liverpool Ladies, Little said: "This is a fantastic move for me as well as the chance to continue to work alongside Neil [Redfearn].

"Liverpool Ladies is a big club with real ambitions to compete at the top end of the table so I am really optimistic ahead of the new season.

"Having spoken to Neil, I know that this season will be one where there will be a number of new faces so it’s important that we gel together quickly.

"This season will be a really important one for the club as we set the foundations for future years and I cannot wait for the season to get underway."

Speaking on the signing of Little, Liverpool Ladies manager Redfearn said: "This is a really important signing for the club.

"Having worked with Leandra (Little) last season, she is a real leader as well as being a top quality defender with huge experience.

"Leandra will also be a massive influence in the dressing room this season as we begin a new era for the club. Leandra will play a key role in helping us to create a positive environment on and off the pitch so I am delighted to have signed her."

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Liverpool in talks to sign Xherdan Shaqiri

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:22

Liverpool are in talks to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke, according to Sky sources.

The winger, who scored seven goals for the newly-relegated Potters last season, has a release clause of £13.5m.

Following Stoke's relegation to the Championship, the 26-year-old expressed a desire to remain in the Premier League, recently stating it is "no secret" he will leave the bet365 Stadium.

Shaqiri joined Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan before going on to make 84 league appearances for the club.

One of Switzerland's star performances in Russia, his last-minute winner against Serbia sent the side through to the World Cup's round of 16 before their campaign drew to a close with a defeat to Sweden.

The Swiss' contract at Stoke runs until 2020.

Source: Sky Sports

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Liverpool confident of securing Xherdan Shaqiri deal

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:42

Liverpool are confident of making Xherdan Shaqiri their third summer signing after opening transfer talks with Stoke City over the Switzerland international.

Jürgen Klopp is keen to add the 26-year-old to his attacking options for next season and the winger wants to remain in the Premier League following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship.

The former Bayern Munich and Internazionale player has a release clause in his Stoke contract, believed to be in the region of £13m, and Liverpool have commenced negotiations with the aim of completing the signing before they embark on a pre-season tour of the United States on July 22.

Shaqiri’s World Cup campaign ended with Switzerland last week and he has indicated his next destination will be revealed soon.

Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options this summer with Naby Keita and Fabinho, for £52.75m from Red Bull Leipzig and £43.7m from Monaco respectively, and had lined up a £53m move for Nabil Fekir until a medical raised concerns.

A deal for the Lyon captain may yet be resurrected after France’s World Cup campaign, however.

Source: Guardian

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Liverpool look to seal Xherdan Shaqiri deal

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:43

Liverpool are looking to seal a deal to make Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri their third new signing of the summer.

Liverpool are looking to seal a deal to make Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri their third new signing of the summer.

The Reds have opened discussions with the Potters, who are resigned to losing the Switzerland international following their relegation to the Championship.

Shaqiri, who has a release clause which means he can leave Stoke for around £13.5million, has been considering his options since his involvement in Russia was ended at the last 16 stage by Sweden last week.

The ECHO understands that the 26-year-old, who is currently on holiday, favours a move to Anfield and Stoke expect him to complete the switch to Liverpool.

Shaqiri has made it clear that he wants to stay in the Premier League and said recently: “You are going to hear soon on my future.

“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation. It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.

“Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football. Everybody knows that.”

Shaqiri joined Stoke from Inter Milan three years ago. He started his career at boyhood club Basel before moving on to Bayern Munich in 2012.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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Xherdan Shaqiri's Liverpool move close

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:31

Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City ahead with a move for Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to make the former Bayern Munich winger their his new signing of the summer.

Shaqiri has a release clause which means he can leave Stoke for around £13.5million after their relegation.

The Reds have opened discussions with the Potters, who are resigned to losing the Switzerland international.

Shaqiri has been considering his options since his involvement in Russia was ended at the last 16 stage by Sweden last week.

The Liverpool ECHO understands that the 26-year-old, who is currently on holiday, favours a move to Anfield and Stoke expect him to complete the switch to Anfield.

Shaqiri has made it clear that he wants to stay in the Premier League and said recently: “You are going to hear soon on my future.

“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation. It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.

“Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football. Everybody knows that.”

Shaqiri joined Stoke from Inter Milan three years ago. He started his career at boyhood club Basel before moving on to Bayern Munich in 2012.

Source: Daily Mirror

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Camacho hails 'major feeling' of first senior Liverpool goal

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:20

Rafael Camacho has hailed the 'major feeling of scoring his first senior goal for Liverpool after netting in a 3-2 friendly win over Tranmere Rovers this evening.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring after'just seven minutes at Prenton Park, sweeping a low finish home after being fed inside the box to get the Reds off the mark.

Asked how he felt when the ball hit the back of the net, Camacho told Liverpoolfc.com: "Very good, to get my first goal for Liverpool was a major feeling.

"I just played a one-two with Sheyi [Ojo] and I kept running, got the ball and I placed it."

Watch: Rafael Camacho opens the scoring at Tranmere

Camacho was deployed in an unfamiliar right-back position by Jürgen Klopp on his maiden first-team outing, but stuck to the task well as he got another important half of football under his belt.

Underlining his desire to impress the boss, the Portugal youth international added: "It was another good opportunity and good to get another 45 minutes.

"The boss is asking me to do a job as a right-back for him. He wants to see me defending-wise and I’m just trying to do my best to help the team. 

"[I want] to impress and give everything everyday to show the boss and help the whole team and show I can be a part of this Liverpool squad and go from there."

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Klopp on Tranmere win, Sturridge, Origi, Keita and more

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:07

Jürgen Klopp felt he witnessed ‘a lot of good things’ from Liverpool as they recorded their second victory of pre-season with a 3-2 win over Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

The Reds raced into a three-goal lead before half-time as Rafa Camacho, Sheyi Ojo and Adam Lallana - wearing the captain’s armband - all struck ahead of the interval.

Tranmere reduced the arrears by scoring twice in the final 18 minutes through Jonny Smith and Amadou Soukouna, but Liverpool held onto their lead.

And afterwards, Klopp explained why he was pleased with his side’s night’s work, with another 22 players getting a 45-minute workout in their legs as preparations for 2018-19 continue.

Read on for a summary of the manager’s post-match press conference…

On his assessment of the result and performance…

A lot of good things; apart from the goals [conceded] everything was pretty much good. I liked the second half as well because although we were not that ruthless maybe, we created a lot and played good football, came in the right spaces, last third not as good as first half but it was pretty good. First half was obviously good. We had more chances to score, but then we conceded the goals, which is not nice. That’s the situation – 3-2, nobody injured and everybody had 45 minutes intensity, that’s what we wanted.

On the performances of Sheyi Ojo and Rafa Camacho…

Rafa, especially in a position he is not used to playing – although he played there a few times for Stevie [Gerrard] as a wing-back. He played as a proper full-back and had good organisation. He can do that and I like it. He is full of football joy and is doing really well. Ojo and Ryan maybe had not the best last year, but they came [back] here and wanted to show something – and they do and their training is good. I am fine.

On the first goal conceded by Loris Karius…

Nobody likes that goal, but if we talk about the second goal – I think it was Millie’s fault together with Chirivella. Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was bigger? I would say the mistake of the two boys, but we don’t talk about it. Loris concedes that goal, but we cannot start a story always after each mistake. Mistakes will happen; I don’t like it, he doesn’t like it, but it will happen, so let’s carry on and make the best of all these situations by learning from them. That’s how it is.

On Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi’s situation after their loan spells away from the club last season…

How it is for all of them. They have all the quality, you can see that, you saw it four or five days ago that they are all really good football players, but it’s not to show and we have our ideas. The boys, we need them. We play the games, we have the training sessions, they are nice fellas so it’s nice to have them around and then let’s see how it fits at the end. But it’s all about the boys, my door is that wide open so why should I make a decision today? I watch the games, I lead the sessions and then I make a decision at a specific point, but that’s not today and it’s not next week so we have still time.

Everybody has a place [here]. I would be really crazy if I would not give these boys a chance - they are fantastic players, they’ve played fantastic games, so we will see what happens.

On whether Liverpool enjoy local pre-season friendlies…

We do actually, that’s why we do it. We do it for the third year in a row I’m sure, but I really think that especially with Chester and Tranmere we have to pay a little bit back because we play in these stadiums all year with our U23s. The pitch here today was really good and it’s around the corner, we have a good relationship. I thought we play now every year the John Achterberg Cup, but nobody liked that idea - I like it, but nobody follows that! It’s really OK. We like these games and Saturday is Bury, which is around the corner as well and that’s good. League by league we come closer to the Premier League.

On how Naby Keita is settling in and what qualities Liverpool’s new No.8 will bring to his team…

I would really be a little bit too long [talking about] why I like him. He was two years ago, together with maybe Thiago Alcantara of Bayern, for sure the best player in the Bundesliga by far. It was unbelievable how he played and then we wanted to get him in, but Leipzig didn’t think that was the best idea in the world so they kept him. And then last season was good but not as good as the year before, but it was still good. He is young, he is full of football skills, very stable, very good in small spaces, endurance-wise fantastic, quick, good finishes, good runs in the box. So that’s a package that’s really interesting and that’s why we thought we should take him.

On his assessment of Keita so far at LFC…

Very good!

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Tranmere Rovers 2-3 LFC: Watch action and reaction on LFCTV GO

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 23:32

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Adam Lallana netted on his return to action as Liverpool beat Tranmere Rovers 3-2 in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday night - and LFCTV GO subscribers can now watch the action and reaction.
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LFC Foundation hosts LGBTQ+ football tournament

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 15:25

LFC Foundation and Liverpool County FA hosted a football tournament last weekend to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and promote health and wellbeing in the community in the build-up to Liverpool Pride.

The tournament, hosted at Anfield Sports and Community Centre on Saturday, saw five teams - The Brink, Mersey Marauders, Mersey Lisbon, Barclays, and She Drew the Gun - go head to head.

The Brink, a team from the well-known dry bar in Liverpool, won the tournament, claiming a 3-2 victory in a tense final against Mersey Marauders.

David McParland, LFC Foundation’s project lead, said: “The event was a great success and there was a brilliant atmosphere at Anfield Sports and Community Centre.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from those who participated, and expect to host the tournament again next year, making it bigger and better than ever.”

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Ladies sign goalkeeper Anke Preuss

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 14:59

Liverpool Ladies have completed the signing of German goalkeeper Anke Preuss from Sunderland Ladies.

The 25-year-old previously played for FCR 2001 Duisburg, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Frankfurt and Verona Calcio prior to her spell with the Black Cats.

“I am thrilled to be joining Liverpool Ladies and I’m really looking forward to meeting my new teammates,” said Preuss.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for me and one that I could not turn down. The club has real ambitions for the future and I am confident that I can develop my game whilst at the club.

“I really enjoyed my time with Sunderland Ladies but this now presents me with a new, exciting challenge which I’m really looking forward to.”

Ladies manager Neil Redfearn added: “I am delighted that we have managed to complete the signing of Anke. She is a top-class goalkeeper who has proven her qualities in the FAWSL with Sunderland Ladies over the past two seasons.

“Anke is a top-class shot-stopper as well as being very good with her distribution, so she will suit our style of play perfectly as we look to play out from the back.”

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LFC team news update for Tranmere clash

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 13:59

Adam Lallana returns to the Liverpool squad for tonight's pre-season friendly with Tranmere Rovers but Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum will not be involved.

After kicking off their summer schedule with a 7-0 win at Chester FC on Saturday, the Reds are back in action at Prenton Park at 7.30pm BST – and you can watch the whole match live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.

Lallana is available for the short trip after sitting out the weekend’s game to do extra sessions at Melwood having missed a few days of the opening week of training with illness.

This match comes too soon for Van Dijk and Wijnaldum, however, who only returned to pre-season training on Sunday morning due to international commitments with the Netherlands at the end of last term.

The Dutch pair will benefit from further sessions at Melwood and then be in consideration for Saturday’s friendly with Bury, while Joel Matip is also on course to feature in the same fixture as he builds up fitness after injury.

Danny Ings, who was on target against Chester, is a doubt for the clash with Tranmere due to severe blisters.

Academy goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will be part of the squad.

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Watch free: Gini and Van Dijk's first day back

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 17:58

Go behind the scenes of Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum's first day back for pre-season with our exclusive footage from Melwood.

The Dutchmen started their summer programme in the sunshine at the training ground - and our cameras were granted close-up access to follow their schedule.

Along the way, we saw the efforts required on day one, heard from the players themselves and captured a birthday sing-song.

Watch it all in the YouTube video below.

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Explained: What day one of pre-season entails

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 17:36

We tracked Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum on their return to Melwood for the opening day of their pre-season programme on Sunday.

The Dutch duo were back at the training ground to start their preparations for the new campaign slightly later than their teammates, having represented their country after the end of last season.

Both men reported earlier than required on the day – which was also Van Dijk’s 27th birthday – to begin catching up with the rest of the squad amid glorious sunshine.

Here is the story of the day…

Stretching exercises

The first stop for the pair is Melwood’s indoor-outdoor arena, where Van Dijk is the first to go through a series of exercises and assessments under the watchful eye of the club’s medical staff and a camera.

As Dutch music coincidentally loads up on the playlist in the background, Wijnaldum arrives moments later and observes his compatriot, who is experiencing the specifics of a Liverpool pre-season programme for the very first time, while waiting his turn.

The screen test examines the players’ movement and stretching capabilities through a series of physical activities – as you can see in the photo gallery below.

“The lactate test is next. It’s not fun but you have to do it because then they can see how far you are [in terms of fitness] and what you have to work on,” says Wijnaldum.

The lactate test

“My life is getting better and better!” laughs Jürgen Klopp.

It’s 10am and the Liverpool manager has just been reunited with Van Dijk and Wijnaldum as they prepare to start the annual lactate test in the mid-morning heat.

The exercise tests players’ endurance levels on day one as they run circuits of a marked track on the Melwood turf at increasing speeds.

Each change of pace is preceded by a two-minute break during which blood samples are taken from the ear to test heart rate and blood lactate.

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Van Dijk and Wijnaldum’s edition is soundtracked by the voice of Klopp, cajoling them as they tire, as well as John Achterberg, Peter Krawietz, Pepijn Lijnders, Andreas Kornmayer and the rest of the backroom staff involved in the test.

After 45 minutes, the running is done and it’s back inside the West Derby base to refuel.

“Robinho!” exclaims Van Dijk from the boot area adjacent to the training pitches.

The No.4 spots fellow Reds defender Andy Robertson coming downstairs from the canteen before heading out for a recovery session with the rest of the squad who played in Saturday’s 7-0 friendly win at Chester FC.

They share a hearty hug and soon Van Dijk is beckoned back outside to receive birthday wishes from his colleagues, along with goalkeeping coach Achterberg, in multiple languages…

Gym session

Around midday, the duo switch location to the gym, where they stretch their legs on the exercise bikes and conduct more preliminary tests under the guidance of Conall Murtagh and Richie Partridge.

A force plate is used to measure the force they can put into jumps and the heights they can reach, providing an indication of the strength of their muscles and groins.

Once their work for day one is done, they take lunch in the canteen and Wijnaldum discusses the World Cup – and its potential winners – with James Milner and Joe Gomez.

Van Dijk spares five minutes for a catch-up with LFCTV in reception before heading home to enjoy the remainder of his birthday in satisfied mood.

“It has not been an easy day. It’s always a bit difficult to start up but I’m just happy to be back. Now we can get back to work,” he says.

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LFC volunteers visit patients at the Royal Liverpool Hospital

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 17:27

On Thursday July 6, LFC’s Red Neighbours team was joined by employee volunteers and Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, to visit patients at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

In celebration of the hospital’s 40th year, and the NHS’s 70th birthday, the helpers delivered gifts to wards and spent valuable time with patients to help put smiles on their faces and lift their spirits.

Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton was also visiting the hospital, and joined the LFC volunteers as they made their way around the different wards, treating patients and staff to a fun sing-along of some all-time favourite tunes.

Patients at the hospital were also given an unforgettable opportunity to hold the treasured European Cup and have their photograph taken with it, helping to make lasting memories. 

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Watch live: Tranmere v Liverpool

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 12:28

Watch Liverpool's second pre-season friendly of the summer, against Tranmere Rovers, live and exclusively on LFCTV and LFCTV GO on Tuesday.

The Reds began their fixture schedule with a 7-0 win at Chester FC and are quickly back in action at Prenton Park, with kick-off at 7.30pm BST and our build-up starting an hour earlier.

Fans in the UK and Republic of Ireland can watch the whole match live on LFCTV or LFCTV GO, while supporters across the rest of the world can watch live on LFCTV GO.

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Woodburn's pre-season prediction

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 11:52

Ben Woodburn expects 'more to come' from Liverpool after they began pre-season with a 7-0 victory at Chester FC on Saturday afternoon.

The 18-year-old was part of the first-half team fielded by Jürgen Klopp, who then made wholesale changes for the second period at Swansway Chester Stadium.

The Reds eased to a comfortable win courtesy of strikes from Harry Wilson (two), James Milner, Daniel Sturridge (two), Ryan Kent and Danny Ings.

On a positive day all round, summer signings Fabinho and Naby Keita also made their first appearances for the club, playing in either half.

But Woodburn believes there is plenty left in the tank for Liverpool.

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“It was a good win, the lads played well,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“They were well organised, they showed what they could do and gave their best but I think we showed our quality. There’s a lot more to come but we did well.”

The Wales international was deployed in a deeper role during his 45-minute outing and enjoyed the opportunity it gave him to take possession more frequently.

“It’s good,” he confirmed. “You get a lot of the ball and you can show your passing ability so I think it was good just to get the ball and play it around.”

Keita caught the eye with an energetic display after taking to the pitch for the second half and the Guinean is already impressing his new teammates.

“Definitely, he is a quality player and he definitely showed that,” added Woodburn.

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