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Anfield to host Brazil v Croatia in World Cup warm-up

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 20:29

Liverpool FC today confirmed that Anfield will host Brazil v Croatia in an international friendly on June 3, 2018, kick-off 3pm.

The game will form part of both teams’ warm-up to this summer’s highly anticipated FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Anthony Bloch, director of events at Pitch International, said: “We are delighted, in cooperation with CBF and in partnership with Liverpool FC, to be bringing the Brazil and Croatia national teams to Anfield on June 3 and give the football fans in the north west an opportunity to experience some World Cup fever.”

President of the Croatian Football Federation, Davor Suker, added: "Brazil is the most attractive team in the world, and it makes me proud that the Croatian Football Federation has managed to agree this spectacular match in Liverpool.

"We are especially looking forward to enjoying the atmosphere at Anfield, where Croatia has never played before - it's a historic venue and I am convinced that our players will enjoy this match, along with our fans and all spectators. A match between two great sides such as Brazil and Croatia is surely worthy of such an iconic stadium."

In the past, Anfield has previously played host to prestigious sporting events such as the 2016 Four Nations Rugby League final, and Super League and World Cup Challenge fixtures.

Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer of Liverpool Football Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome two world-class teams to Anfield. Our iconic stadium will provide a perfect backdrop for such an exciting game in the run up to this summer’s World Cup and we are sure that players and fans alike will have a fantastic time.”

Tickets for the highly anticipated friendly will be available from £30 for adults with all U16 tickets at £10 via

They will go on sale initially to Liverpool FC season ticket holders on at 10am on Friday April 20, Liverpool FC Members at 10am on Monday April 23, and to the general public at 10am on Wednesday April 25. Full details will be available here.

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Reds dealt a blow in pursuit of stopper

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 16:19

Roma have told Liverpool that they have "zero" chance of landing goalkeeper Alisson this summer.

Club president James Pallotta claims that the Serie A club will not be binning off their prized asset in favour of profit.

Alisson, 25, has been consistently linked with Liverpool over recent months - the team he will come up against in the Champions League semi-finals.

His performances in Europe have been particularly impressive throughout this season.

Roma have not conceded a goal in their last five Champions League games against Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Qarabag, Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona.

And Alisson's performances have ensured that he is keeping Manchester City stopper Ederson out of the Brazil team.

Pallotta accepts that Alisson will be on the radar of some of Europe's top clubs, but warns them that they will not get anywhere.

"We have no intention of selling him," Pallotta told Sky Sport Italia.

"I mean zero at all. I'm sure some people will probably come in with some bids, but I don't have any interest in selling him, he's a great goalkeeper.

"When we got him, I thought the same thing and as far as I'm concerned, I mean no."

Source: Daily Mirror

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Liverpool v AS Roma: First leg ticket details

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 16:11

Liverpool FC have released the following ticket details for the home leg of the Champions League semi-final against AS Roma.

The match at Anfield will be played at 7.45pm BST on Tuesday April 24.

The entire stadium will be ticketed and prices are varied depending on seat location.

Adults – £9*-£59
Over 65s – £9*-£44
Young adults – £9*-£29.50
Juniors – £9 (within the advertised family sections)

*Local general sale price

For a full breakdown of the pricing structure for this game, please click here.

Official LFC hospitality

Please call 0151 264 2222 for details, or buy online.

Official ticket and hotel breaks

For availability and prices, click here or call 01733 224834. Thomas Cook Sport terms and conditions apply.

Match breaks are sold on a match-by-match basis; therefore, tickets purchased via the match breaks will not qualify for ticket priority in the event Liverpool reach the Champions League final.

Information for supporters enrolled into the Auto Cup Scheme

Season ticket holders and members registered in the Auto Cup Scheme must not purchase a ticket for this fixture.

Auto Cup Scheme payments will be taken on Monday April 16 and Tuesday April 17.

Due to the short turnaround for this fixture, if your payment fails please note that you will only be able to secure your ticket independently from 3pm on Tuesday April 17 until 3pm on Wednesday April 18.

Click here for specific details, including stadium access and prices.

Disabled supporters

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All other supporters

The below sales will take place online only.

Priority rights holders: from 8.15am on Wednesday April 18

For full details on eligibility, please click here.

Tickets will then be available based on attendance at Manchester City (April 4, 2018), FC Porto (March 6, 2018), Spartak Moscow (December 6, 2017), Maribor (November 1, 2017) and Sevilla (September 13, 2017).

Sales will take place in the following order, subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to all who apply.

Please expect to queue at times.

Season ticket holders who attended five games: from 1pm on Wednesday April 18.

Members who attended five games: from 8.15am on Thursday April 19.

For this fixture, it is anticipated that there will not be enough remaining tickets to fulfil all Members who have attend five previous games. At this stage of the competition, we would expect fewer tickets to be returned from our contractual ticket obligations, compared to the numbers returned for previous rounds.

Should there be any tickets remaining following the above sales, the club will make a further announcement. Supporters should check for any sale updates.

The local general sale will take place from 8.15am on Friday April 20.

The club reserves the right to change any sale to a controlled sale if given advice from the police or other relevant authorities.

For stadium access information, click here.

For general information, click here.

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Chance for kids to win place at LFC Academy junior soccer school

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 15:00

We’re giving LFC official Mighty Red Members and junior season ticket holders (aged 5-11) a chance to win a place at our exclusive half-day junior soccer school at the LFC Academy later this spring.

You can claim your child one of 100 places at the official Membership soccer school, due to take place on Thursday May 31 at the Reds’ Kirkby complex.

Your child will…

  • Be coached by LFC Academy coaches
  • Learn ball skills, passing and co-ordination
  • Take part in mini-tournaments and penalty shootouts
  • Receive a certificate as a memento of their LFC experience
  • Make new friends and get to meet the club’s official mascot, Mighty Red

For the chance for your child to take part in this fantastic experience, simply enter in the Members’ area before midnight Monday April 30, 2018.

Terms and conditions apply.

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'Salah joins legendary company' - the media on Saturday's win

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 14:46

Mohamed Salah scored his 40th goal of the season as an impressive Liverpool swept Bournemouth aside 3-0 at Anfield on Saturday.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were also on the mark as the Reds maintained their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Here is what the media made of the win over Eddie Howe’s charges…

Ian Doyle, Liverpool Echo

Not since May 9 1987, when Ian Rush scored in a 3-3 draw at Chelsea on the final day of the Division One season, had a Liverpool player scored so many times in a single season. That Salah has done it in just 45 games having been at Anfield less than a year underlines the extent of his achievement. The PFA Player of the Year award, for which he was revealed among the nominations earlier in the day, surely beckons. So too the Golden Boot as the Premier League's top goalscorer, no matter how hard Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane pushes. And the Egyptian is now one goal away from equalling Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez’s joint Premier League record of 31 goals in a 38-game season. But this latest win wasn't all about Salah. Instead, it highlighted how Liverpool's thrilling forward line is sharing the goalscoring burden. With Roberto Firmino notching his 25th of the campaign during injury time, between them he, Salah and Mane have scored 82 times, the first time Liverpool's three leading scorers have managed that many goals combined during a single season. Liverpool deserve credit for this professional performance against an obdurate Bournemouth who, for the most part, defended well but, a late flurry apart, were negated going forward. Salah will again dominate the headlines. But this latest win at the end of a fine week further demonstrated how Liverpool are maturing as a team.

Simon Hughes, Independent

The star of the Klopp era is this well-oiled team. In normal seasons, Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Andy Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be candidates for the player of the season award, even though three of them have only really emerged in the second half of the campaign. It changes things that Mohamed Salah has been there throughout, of course, whose commitment towards goalscoring throughout has been puritanical. Here, his arcing header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s second gorgeous cross of the day ensured he became only the third forward in Liverpool’s history to score 40 times in a campaign. Salah’s company is legendary. The other two? Roger Hunt and Ian Rush. Liverpool’s lead had been established in the seventh minute, though it could have been established earlier had Salah’s accuracy not abandoned him from the first of those Gerrard-esque Alexander-Arnold deliveries. Instead, the advantage followed from another cross – this time from Jordan Henderson. Henderson’s creative output feels like it has improved since the signing of Virgil van Dijk because he knows as the holding midfielder, he can drive further up the pitch and hold there, with the enormous Dutchman marshalling behind him. His curving pass came from a right of centre position. In converting at the second opportunity, Sadio Mané ensured that for only the third time since 1990-1991 Liverpool’s top three league scorers have reached double figures for the campaign.

Paul Wilson, Guardian

The bad news for Harry Kane is that Mohamed Salah is not standing still waiting to be caught. The Liverpool forward became the first player to reach 30 league goals with a delightful second-half header, leaving him one goal short of the record for a 38-match season, with four games to play. In all competitions Salah has 40 for the season, enough to join the ranks of Liverpool royalty. Only Roger Hunt and Ian Rush have managed that feat before. One more league goal and Salah joins Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez as joint top scorers for a 38-game Premier League season, although the chances are he will go out in front. He may even reach or pass the 34 goals Shearer scored in the original 42-fixture Premier League, though for the moment Liverpool are sufficiently impressed with the Rush connection.

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Salah wins CL Goal of the Week award

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 14:12

Mohamed Salah's deft dink versus Manchester City has won the Champions League Goal of the Week award.

The Liverpool forward saw off competition from his teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) and Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) to take the prize, which covers all quarter-final matches.

Salah displayed ice-cool composure to lift the ball over City goalkeeper Ederson and grab a vital equaliser and away goal in the Reds' 2-1 second-leg win at Etihad Stadium last week.

Jürgen Klopp's team eventually advanced 5-1 on aggregate and will play AS Roma in the semi-finals.

Watch Salah's brilliant, award-winning chip again...

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Critchley on PL2 title hopes, mini-derby test and Phillips captaincy

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:58

As Liverpool U23s prepare to take on Everton in the mini-derby on Monday night, Neil Critchley is hoping his side can keep their Premier League 2 title dreams alive.

The young Reds will move to within two points of leaders Arsenal with just one more game to play if they can beat the Blues this evening.

Monday’s clash with David Unsworth’s team will be shown live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, with our coverage starting at 6.30pm BST.

Read on for Critchley’s thoughts on the mini-derby, his reasons for handing the captain’s armband to Nat Phillip

On the U23s' last outing against Arsenal, which saw the league leaders score an injury-time equaliser…

I thought over the 90 minutes we were the deserved winners of the game. I was really pleased with the performance and thought we were terrific at times. The longer the game went on, we became the dominant team and I think that was due to the positivity which we showed. We have had some difficult results recently but the attitude and the belief we showed and the way the boys played, I was desperately disappointed for them at the end because I wanted them to have that feeling of winning the game. They didn’t get that feeling and it was a sickener for them to score two minutes into injury time because we should have got the three points.

On the mini-derby challenge and his title ambitions…

We always look forward to the derby games. We are still in there fighting. Those two extra points against Arsenal would have made a massive difference but if were to beat Everton we might take it down to the last game. Hopefully we can. If the football Gods are smiling on us I think we deserve to take it down to the last game but we have to beat Everton and we will have to play well to do that.

On Unsworth being back in charge of the Blues after his spell taking charge of the first team…

The first game we played against them this season David was in charge of their first team which was unbelievable for him. He is obviously back with the U23s now and he was very successful last year. They have got some very good players. I think they are very similar to us because they are a little bit younger and it will be different to the first game. You know when you play against Everton they are going to be hard to beat, they will be well organised and they have got some quality players as well, so nothing but our best and a A-star performance is needed if we are going to get the three points.

On Phillips taking the armband after missing a large part of the season due to injury…

We’ve missed Nat. We’ve missed him on the training pitch and in the dressing room. It’s great to have him back. I thought he started off the season ever so well for us. He’s a consummate professional and he works every single day to get better. You wouldn’t think looking at him but he’s a late developer. It was an unfortunate injury he had but he’s come through that and hopefully now he can stay injury free and push on for this season and beyond because of his performances. The game he played for us against Manchester United at Anfield - he had only trained two days before that and it was a testament to himself. He has been fantastic for us since he returned.

On Tony Gallacher’s memorable goal against the Gunners…

It was a terrific strike, unexpected, but it was lovely ball from Yan [Dhanda] and Tony has met it with a great strike. I thought Tony was excellent on the night as were a lot of the players, particularly the back four and the goalkeeper. I thought we defended very well as a team. The midfield players got about their midfield and stopped them from playing, we pressed well from the front, had good spells of possession and we created some good chances. We just didn’t take them chances and unfortunately we got punished for that in the end.

On the 4-0 win over Everton at Tranmere Rovers back in November…

We were terrific that night, we played ever so well and deservedly won the game, but no two games are the same and it will be completely different on Monday with a completely different set of players. I think that shows the development of both teams and it can be like that at U23 level. The team you have at the start is not always the team at the end. Maybe the ones who do keep that team are the most consistent ones and end up finishing right near the top. We are different, we always have been different. If we approached it differently then maybe Conor Masterson, Rafa [Camacho], Curtis [Jones] and Ben Woodburn wouldn’t have been on the bench for the first team. Maybe those players don’t get those opportunities because they are still playing for the U23s. We don’t want that, we want our players to progress and go out and play. Whether that’s on loan like some of our players are at the moment then brilliant. If our results suffer a little bit which they have done then so be it. We believe in the bigger picture.

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50 Men Who Made LFC: Tom Watson

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:53

The longest-serving manager in Anfield history, Tom Watson is a much-loved figure from the club's early days and the mastermind who created Liverpool's first team of champions.

During his 19-year tenure, the Reds firmly established themselves as one of the country’s leading sides – twice being crowned champions and reaching the FA Cup final for the first time.

He was just 37 when he made the move to Merseyside but was already well-known as the most successful secretary-manager in England, having guided Sunderland’s ‘Team of all the Talents’ to three First Division titles.

Liverpool’s capture of Watson was a masterstroke and it signalled a change in policy regarding team management at Anfield.

Renowned as an innovative tactician and a great leader of men, he immediately implemented a new training regime and ordered his players to follow a strict diet.

Together with some astute signings, Watson soon had Liverpool challenging for the top honours and by the time of his sudden death in 1915 they had fully emerged from the shadow of elder neighbours Everton.

Click through our 50 Men Who Made LFC countdown below

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Five things we loved about LFC 3-0 Bournemouth

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:23

Anfield was treated to another enjoyable afternoon on Saturday as Liverpool ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over AFC Bournemouth.

The Reds are now unbeaten in their last 19 home Premier League matches - a run that stretches back nearly a year and represents their best such sequence since August 2009.

Here, we’ve whittled down the many pleasing facets of a victory that tightened Jürgen Klopp’s side’s grip on a top-four spot to a list of five…

25, 300, 121, 40, 82

When Roberto Firmino cut inside and slotted in Liverpool’s third late on, he brought up a couple of goalscoring milestones - one personal, one collective.

Firmino has now scored 25 times in all competitions this season, more than his combined total from his first two campaigns at Anfield.

That Kop-end strike also represented the 300th goal of Klopp’s reign - a tally that has come in just 148 games - and the 121st of 2017-18 alone.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also got their names on the scoresheet, of course, with the latter doing so for the 40th time this term. Liverpool’s lethal front three have scored 82 goals, and counting, between them this season.

Another clean sheet

While the Reds’ devastating, irresistible attack quite understandably garners so many headlines, the forwards’ defensive colleagues deserve plaudits, too.

In shutting Bournemouth out, Liverpool registered their ninth clean sheet in their last 14 outings - a sequence that has featured the concession of just seven goals.

That marks a significant improvement on the Reds’ previous 14-game run, which saw them concede on 15 occasions. 

Terrific Trent

Considering this was another game in which all of Liverpool’s prolific triumvirate netted, the fact Trent Alexander-Arnold was named Man of the Match speaks volumes.

Fresh from another immaculate performance in the Champions League, the 19-year-old right-back was imperious once again here, both defensively and offensively.

The highlight of his display was, undoubtedly, a quite glorious assist for Salah’s brilliantly-taken header. Take a look back at Trent’s best bits versus the Cherries in our video above.

‘Outstanding’ Ox

‘Oxlade-Chamberlain was outstanding as well. That was a midfielder today; quick, good decisions, good technique, good defending. Wow, I liked it.’

It’s fair to say Klopp liked what he saw from his No.21 on Saturday. Oxlade-Chamberlain was relentless - a buzzing, energetic presence in the Reds’ midfield who unselfishly set up Firmino for his goal shortly after arrowing a long-range shot narrowly wide of Asmir Begovic’s post.

‘One James Milner’

Following his Herculean efforts at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield in recent weeks, Milner was afforded a hard-earned rest by Klopp.

The No.7 was called upon from the bench, though, and duly had his name sung by an appreciative Kop as he ran on to replace the irrepressible Mane 13 minutes from time.

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Monaco invite bids for Thomas Lemar

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:23

Monaco appear to have opened the door for clubs to bid for winger Thomas Lemar this summer.

Lemar has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the French club, with both Liverpool and Arsenal heavily linked with approaches for the 22-year-old.

The Gunners reportedly made a £92 million bid for Lemar in January, as they attempted to secure a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who at the time was being heavily linked with Manchester City.

However, Lemar turned the move down, and speculation has since raged regarding the attacker's future.

The club's vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, spoke to Telefoot regarding summer transfer plans, and appears to have told any potential suitors that they can make an offer once the window reopens.

“A few hours after the match against Paris is not the time to talk about the transfer window,” he said. “But good luck to those who want him.

“He's worth a lot.”

Monaco were thumped 7-1 by PSG on Sunday as the capital club secured the Ligue 1 title.

Lemar has made 33 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three goals and providing eight assists.

Source: Goal

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West Brom v Liverpool: Away ticket update

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:13

Liverpool FC have released the following away ticket update for Saturday's Premier League match at West Bromwich Albion.

A limited number of tickets remain and will be available to season ticket holders, Members and fan card holders based on attendance at Premier League away fixtures during 2016-17.

Attendance at 12 games: from 11am until 1.45pm on Tuesday April 17.

Only in the event that tickets remain...

Attendance at 11 games: from 1.45pm on Tuesday April 17 until 10.45am on Wednesday April 18.

Attendance at 10 games: from 11am on Wednesday April 18.

Tickets will be available online only.

Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of four tickets per transaction.

Tickets purchased during this sale are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and no guarantee can be given that tickets will be available to all who apply.

Click here for a step-by-step guide to purchasing tickets online.

For further information before travelling, please click here.

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Watch free: Every one of Salah's 40 LFC goals

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:45

Another game, another milestone for Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool's No.11 took his goal tally for the season to 40 with a header of the highest quality during Saturday's 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield.

And you can watch every single one of the Egyptian's strikes for the Reds in our free video.


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The telepathic secret behind Trent's assist for Salah

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:35

Trent Alexander-Arnold's innate knowledge of his teammates was the secret to his sublime assist for Mohamed Salah on Saturday.

With Liverpool’s lead over AFC Bournemouth still a slender one midway through the second half, the right-back served up a stunning pass over the visiting defence from the touchline for the Egyptian to nod in his 40th goal of the season.

Salah’s header – looped over Asmir Begovic on an angle – was exquisite but the ball from Alexander-Arnold was its equal in quality.

The No.66 modestly diverted the credit for his part in the strike but in doing so shed light on how the Reds’ attackers make life easier for those trying to feed them.

“It’s a big part of our game, our front three running in behind,” Alexander-Arnold told BT Sport after a 3-0 win in which Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino also scored.

“One of our main threats is playing in behind for them; we know they’re going to run so if we put the ball in dangerous positions they’ll get on the end of it. That’s what I did.”

Watch: Trent's best bits against Bournemouth

The 19-year-old is perhaps in the richest vein of form of his fledgling Liverpool career after following up formidable performances in the two Champions League matches against Manchester City with another assured showing at the weekend.

But when asked about his development, once again he chose to highlight the contributions of others.

“It is thanks to people like Hendo and the senior players in the squad who have took me under their wing and made it easier – and obviously the manager as well,” added Alexander-Arnold.

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Klopp reflects on 'intense' 14 days for Liverpool

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:30

Liverpool can reflect on a fine fortnight's work after beating AFC Bournemouth but Jürgen Klopp warned that nothing has been achieved yet.

The Reds navigated the most intense segment of their season so far with aplomb, beginning with the completion of a second-half comeback at Crystal Palace.

Manchester City were then emphatically beaten at Anfield and Etihad Stadium to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals and a date with AS Roma, either side of a goalless Merseyside derby.

Klopp’s men had to rouse their minds and bodies to ensure the Cherries could not damage the positivity surrounding the team on Saturday – and did so with ease as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino found the net in a 3-0 win.

Afterwards, the manager welcomed the sense of elation that has swept over everybody connected to the club in recent weeks but insisted that the players have to park any such emotions with so much still to play for.

“It was a very intense 14 days for the boys, very intense from all parts – physical and mental,” Klopp told “It was really hard. So what they did [against Bournemouth] was exceptional, to be honest.

“The mood is so positive in Liverpool; we had a walk in the city – which we always do when we’re in the hotel – and it kind of felt like a parade already, people were clapping their hands and beeping their horn and shouting ‘well done’. We still had to play Bournemouth.

“We know it was good but the next game needs to be good as well. That’s quite a challenge for the human side of us. The boys did really well.”

LFCTV GO: Extended highlights of win over Bournemouth

The negative note of the evening was the sight of Dejan Lovren limping off in the closing moments to be replaced by the returning Ragnar Klavan.

With a number of injury problems to deal with already, Klopp hopes the seven-day interval between fixtures – Liverpool travel to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday – can be timely and beneficial.

“Raggy was ready. He was not ready before the game, he felt a little bit,” said the boss.

“We spoke about it after the City game. We tested it before the [Bournemouth] game and he said, ‘OK, I can go.’ Hopefully he is back, hopefully Joe Gomez is coming back and hopefully all the others don’t have real problems.

“They are intense times. I’m really happy about the three points. It was massive for us. Everything could have happened – but not when the boys play like this.”

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Salah on CL dream, Golden Boot race and Rush's record

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:29

Mohamed Salah's pursuit of some incredible individual records is secondary to the forward's desire to bring Liverpool success.

The Egyptian netted for the 40th time this season on Saturday with a delightful looped header over the goalkeeper as the Reds chalked up a comfortable 3-0 win against Bournemouth at Anfield.

That effort gave Salah a five-goal cushion in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and he is now only seven short of equalling Ian Rush’s club best of 47 in a single campaign – with at least six games remaining.

The No.11 admits he is hunting both achievements but would gladly cast aside those ambitions in favour of Liverpool claiming Champions League glory next month.

“It means a lot. I try to score every game to help the team and to get the points,” said Salah, who will face his former club AS Roma in Europe, after hitting the 40-goal mark.

“That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, as 11 players, and so each goal for me is to help the team. It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team.

“If I had a choice between the Champions League and the Golden Boot, then of course it would be the Champions League, no doubt the Champions League. To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don’t care about the rest.”

Free video: Salah's 40 Liverpool goals

Whatever happens in the final weeks, Salah’s debut season with the Reds is set to go down as one of the greatest in history.

But could he topple a goalscoring milestone that many thought might never be touched, Rush’s haul in 1983-84?

“It is very close, just seven goals. But let’s see!” he said.

“I don’t know how many games there is to go but we have the Premier League and semi-finals of the Champions League to play. I will try my best to score again and help the team.”

If he does secure the Golden Boot, meanwhile, Salah knows the feat will have been achieved with a significant contribution from his teammates.

“I cannot lie, it is in my mind. But you can see against Bournemouth that everyone in the team tries to pass the ball to me to help me,” said the 25-year-old.

“I am happy to have this feeling. You feel all the team want to support you and want to help you score goals.

“I am also sure that Tottenham’s players try to help Harry Kane and also Manchester City’s try to help Sergio Aguero. It’s like that but in the end we play as a team.”

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6.30pm BST: Watch live as LFC U23s face Everton

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 11:50

Liverpool U23s face Everton in the mini-derby tonight - and you can watch the match live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 6.30pm BST.

Kick-off is at 7pm and you can join our live coverage from 6.30pm as Rob Jones is joined by former Reds striker Neil Mellor.

With two games to go, Neil Critchley's side are still in with a chance of winning the Premier League 2 title, but they need to win their remaining matches and hope Arsenal drop points.

Click here to watch the game live>>

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Match preview: U23s face mini-derby trip to Everton

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 11:45

Liverpool U23s hope to keep their Premier League 2 title dreams alive when they take on Everton in the mini-derby tonight.

With two games remaining in the division the stakes are high for Neil Critchley's side.

The young Reds must take six points and hope Premier League 2 leaders Arsenal slip up in their final fixture.

Read on for more details ahead of the mini-derby...

Where is the game being played? The match is at Southport FC's Merseyrail Community Stadium, with kick-off set for 7pm BST.

How can I watch the game? We are showing the full 90 minutes live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, with our coverage starting at 6.30pm. Click here to sign up now.

View from the manager, Neil Critchley

"We always look forward to the derby games. We are still in there fighting. Those two extra points against Arsenal would have made a massive difference but if we were to beat Everton we might take it down to the last game. Hopefully we can. If the football gods are smiling on us I think we deserve to take it down to the last game but we have to beat Everton and we will have to play well to beat Everton."

View from the player, Nat Phillips

"You don't really need to say much about the game if you are a Liverpool player playing against Everton. There's no added motivation required and I think everyone at the club knows what the game means and what you have got to put into it, never mind the impact a win would have on our chances of the title. Everyone is looking forward to it.

"You have got to stay cool and not let the emotions get the better of you so that you don't do anything rash. But at the same time it's a massive game and you want to take the positives out of those added emotions that you can into your game, and make sure you don't hurt your game. It's one of those, I think, in these games that whoever is the most committed usually comes out with the result, so we will see.

"Even though there's only two games left in the league there's still plenty for us to train towards, especially with the lack of players up at Melwood with injuries and there are opportunities there. We've all got plenty of motivation to train hard and give our best."

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Nine-year-old Red wins Foundation Fundraiser of the Month

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 11:30

George Daly is not your average nine-year-old.

The Reds fan from Widnes has decided to run the upcoming Liverpool 1K Kids race on Saturday May 5 at Sefton Park in aid of the LFC Foundation.

George, who enjoys playing football for his school team and plays rugby every week for local side Halton Farnworth Hornets, has set a fundraising target of £50.

“I’m raising money for the LFC Foundation so that other children get the chance to play sports and improve their skills,” he explained.

George is determined to beat his time in last year’s run, when he raised £100 for Oddballs – an underwear company that aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

His inspiring acts of selflessness support the mission of the Reds’ official charity: to create life-changing opportunities for children and young people.

And that is why George has been named the first ever LFC Foundation Fundraiser of the Month.

To make a donation, visit George’s JustGiving page here.

If you know someone who is fundraising for the LFC Foundation and deserves this award, email our team at A winner will be selected each month.

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Video: Tributes paid across Liverpool on Hillsborough anniversary

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 20:43

Tributes were paid at Anfield, Melwood, the Academy and across the city to mark the 29th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

96 children, women and men lost their lives on April 15, 1989 as a result of the events at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

Jordan Henderson and Jürgen Klopp paid respects on behalf of the club by laying a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield on Sunday morning.

The first-team and Academy squads later observed minute’s silences at Melwood and Kirkby respectively, while flags were flown at half-mast.

Poignant tributes took place throughout Liverpool and the bells were chimed 96 times at the Town Hall, as the city paused in remembrance of 96 supporters who will never be forgotten.

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Hillsborough inquests: The story of an historic day

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 13:52

April 26, 2016 will forever be a landmark date in the long battle for justice for the 96 children, women and men who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

After more than two years of proceedings at Birchwood Park in Warrington, a jury of six women and three men returned determinations of unlawful killing in the case of each and every one of the victims of the tragedy on April 15, 1989.

The powerful verdicts, which also stated that fans played no part in causing the disaster, arrived more than 27 years after the events unfolded at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

They followed almost three decades of courage and resilience from the families, survivors and campaigners, who refused to accept anything but truth and justice on behalf of their loved ones.

The emotional outpouring inside and outside the court on that afternoon was matched in the city of Liverpool, where thousands would come together the next evening for a special civic event at St George’s Hall.

On the 29th anniversary of Hillsborough, the LFCTV short film below tells the story of the landmark day almost two years ago.

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