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Lovren's Croatia beat Argentina to advance at World Cup

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 23:00

Dejan Lovren's Croatia qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup by defeating Argentina 3-0 on Thursday evening.

Liverpool centre-back Lovren played the full 90 minutes in Nizhny Novgorod and helped his country to a comprehensive win that seals their progress from Group D.

Lovren produced a superb, last-ditch block to divert Maximiliano Meza's shot over the crossbar early on in what was an evenly-matched first half.

But Croatia exerted their authority following the break, and Ante Coric put them ahead eight minutes after the restart.

Luka Modric's wonderful long-range effort duly doubled the Croats' advantage, before Ivan Rakitic's late strike put the gloss on a victory that ensured they reached the first knockout round with a pool fixture to spare.

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Figures show LFC making a difference in the community

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 12:00

Last season Liverpool FC created memories on the pitch and made a big difference off it too, through a series of community initiatives.

Implemented through the club's official charity, the LFC Foundation and the LFC Red Neighbours programme, thousands of people in the local area and beyond benefited from the projects.

And figures released on Thursday help highlight the great work that has taken place in the community over the course of the 2017-18 campaign.

Some of the numbers include:

• 70 community sessions each week
• 152,000 kids places at LFC community programmes across Merseyside
• 1,100 free Premier League match tickets donated to local kids
• 845 local kids watched a game from an exective box, thanks to donations from LFC partners
• 1,768 meals were provided to local families thanks to match day foodbank donations
• 450 free Christmas lunches were served up for local pensioners
• 700 free breakfasts were provided to local people during the school holidays

The LFC Foundation aims to create lifechanging opportunities for children and young people. It does this through the delivery of its own programmes and Premier League programmes, and by working in partnership with three local charities and non-profit organisations.

The Red Neighbours programme was launched last year and specifically focuses on improving the lives of all those living in and around the Anfield area (in the L4, L5 and L6 postcodes) through four main areas of need: food poverty and education, creating memorable experiences for young people, physical activity and the elderly community.

CEO of Liverpool FC, Peter Moore, said: “Fundamentally we’re a football club, we strive for success on the pitch but we certainly take our responsibilities off the pitch very seriously too. These numbers are a great reflection of the incredible work that is going on in our local communities thanks to the dedication of our LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours teams.

"Numbers are one way to sum up how these initiatives are growing season on season, but they don’t reflect the positive impact and the smiles they create every day. Long may it continue!"

Through the LFC Foundation and the Red Neighbours programme, the club has continued to build close relationships with Merseyside schools, in particular the 25 schools that neighbour Anfield.

The club's community initiatives provided educational programmes, sports sessions and half-term sports camps, and memorable experiences through the donation of match tickets, and through meet and greets with the first team.

The LFC Foundation's partnerships with other organizations, including Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Intu University, have funded innovative projects that will have a lasting legacy by improving the lives of young people in Merseyside and beyond.

The numbers in full...

• We continued to work closely with all 25 schools local to Anfield stadium, to provide fantastic experiences for local kids
• We delivered 70 community sessions each week
• We filled 152,000 kid’s places at our community programmes across Merseyside
• 1,100 free Premier League match tickets were donated to local kids
• A further 845 local kids experienced a game in style and watched from an executive box, thanks to donations from LFC partners
• 840 local kids enjoyed our Champions League screenings at Anfield
• 1,768 meals were provided to local families thanks to match day foodbank donations
• 450 free Christmas lunches were served up for local pensioners
• 700 free breakfasts were provided to local people during the school holidays
• 680 local kids met first-team players
• 330 local pensioners attended our monthly social events at Anfield
• 410 local people joined our walking football sessions
• 120 LFC staff volunteered in the local community
• And for the 6th year, we proudly supported Liverpool Pride

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Klopp makes decision on Lorenzo Insigne deal

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 11:39

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly ready to sensationally swoop for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.

Liverpool know they require more stardust to reel in Manchester City next term.

They already have a formidable attack consisting of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

But Transfermarketweb say Klopp is surprisingly set to pursue Insigne instead.

The 27-year-old has spent his entire career at Napoli but, with Europe’s elite circling, may be on the move this summer.

The Italy international bagged 14 goals from 48 outings for the Serie A giants last term.

And his versatility could appeal to Liverpool.

Klopp has been tipped to pursue the forward in the past but now, out of the blue, he has supposedly changed his mind.

However, Napoli may need some convincing.

Transfermarketweb claim that if they have to sell one of their attackers, it would be Jose Callejon instead.

Insigne rejected Liverpool last year when he signed a new Napoli contract.

Source: Daily Express

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Lovren ready for World Cup showdown with Messi

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 11:00

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren is relishing the chance to face Lionel Messi when Croatia take on Argentina at the World Cup this evening.

The Reds defender helped his home nation beat Nigeria 2-0 in their opening game of the tournament in Russia and is in confident mood ahead of the clash.

Conversely, five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi missed a penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their first outing.

The pair go head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium and, while Lovren admits it's a childhood dream to play against players of Messi's stature, he insists the clash holds no fear.

Speaking to the press earlier this week, the LFC No.6 said: "We know how to play against the big teams and we are not scared of them.

"They have maybe the best player in the world in Messi, but Iceland showed how to defend against him.

"It’s an honour, of course, to face him. In the Champions League final, I played against Cristiano Ronaldo, two weeks ago it was [Brazil's] Neymar, now it's Messi.

"That's something you want to do from childhood."

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Trent: Swansea goal meant even more than Hoffenheim

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 10:22

Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that his in-off-the-bar strike against Swansea City last season holds even greater personal significance than his debut goal for the club against Hoffenheim.

The young Scouser opened his account for the Reds in just the second game of 2017-18 as he curled a fine free-kick home to put his team ahead in the first leg of their Champions League play-off in Germany. 

But Trent insists he remembers his first Premier League goal for LFC more fondly, largely because it fulfilled a childhood dream of netting in front of the famous Kop.

"Your first goal for Liverpool, you think that's [going to be] your favourite one and your best one; that's how I felt until Swansea, that nothing was going to come close to Hoffenheim," he said.

"But the Swansea goal was, for me, so much better than the Hoffenheim goal, it just meant so much more to me.

"It must have been because it was at the Kop, at Anfield, and I'd dreamt of that moment for so many years then going and doing it.

"When I think about it now it still brings a smile to my face and it's hard to believe I scored at the Kop end.

"[It was] just an unbelievable moment."

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Supporters given Anfield Road update at Fans Forum

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 16:25

Supporters were provided with an update on the feasibility of redeveloping the Anfield Road stand during an inaugural meeting of the stadium Fans Forum which took place on Saturday April 14.

Attended by eight forum members, either in person or via conference call, and six representatives from the club, including chief operating officer Andy Hughes, the meeting lasted for 90 minutes ahead of Liverpool’s home fixture against AFC Bournemouth. 

With the Supporter Charter and matchday atmosphere also on the agenda, James McKenna and Adam Kearns were also invited to attend as representatives of Spirit of Shankly and Spion Kop 1906 respectively.

Anfield Road update

The forum began with an update on Anfield Road by Andy Hughes in which the club’s position on proposals to redevelop the stand and increase capacity were outlined to those present. “Over the last three or four years there has been major investment in capital projects,” he said.

“This has included the new Main Stand, improvements in stadium accessibility and work on the new training ground and it has all been done in sequence which, in practice, has meant that we have deliberately tried to phase these projects for reasons of finance and resources.

“Our priority right now is the training ground, the contract for which is currently out to tender, and ideally work will begin on that project in July. While this process is continuing, outline planning permission for Anfield Road is in place and does not expire until September 2019, which is later than had been reported in some quarters.

“It’s important to stress that we are applying the same level of rigour to this process as we did to the Main Stand process but Anfield Road is very much a live process and we will look to vary the outline planning permission that we have if necessary.

“From our point of view, there is no shortage of time or effort that is being put into this project to make it as good as it possibly can be. The programme is on track and we are completely committed to this project. We definitely can raise the money and we are committed to finding the best possible answer, assuming it is viable from all points of view.”

Arguing that a redeveloped Anfield Road “needs to be more focused on ordinary fans” than he felt was the case with the new Main Stand, Adam Kearns urged the club to use any increase in capacity to make inroads on the season ticket waiting list rather than maximising any corporate offering.

That position was supported by forum member Daniel King, prompting Andy Hughes to confirm that “a major focus of the project is to increase general admission.” Forum member Jayne Page added: “You have to do this, there is no other option.”

Asked by James McKenna what the projections for capacity are, Andy Hughes responded “one of our main objectives is to maximise capacity in this design.”

Forum member Colette Armitage asked if it would be possible for supporters with autism to see what the changes to the stand will be in advance given the challenges they face, a request that Andy Hughes said would not be an issue. “We consulted with Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association (LDSA) on the new Main Stand and would readily do so again.”

Supporter Charter

In light of a number of recent incidents in which fans had been ejected from the stadium, the next item on the agenda was the suitability of the current Supporter Charter and the robustness of the appeals process that it allows.

Outlining the club’s position, Andy Hughes said: “Many aspects of the existing Supporter Charter are really good but some critical points are missing and I don’t think the appeals process is as clear as it needs to be.

“To that end, we are definitely looking to work on the fan charter throughout this summer and then come back to this forum with a proposal and, in the short term, we have addressed a resource issue which has allowed us to make some significant progress which has ensured parts of the process have already improved significantly.”

James McKenna was then invited to speak having been involved in discussions with the club about the current process and an ongoing review into it. “I met with Andy Hughes and Tony Barrett to discuss a number of issues that concerned us in relation to ejections and it’s good that the club has taken on board that there is a gap in the process,” he said.

“We need a process which allows fans to see what they need to do. That would stop the kind of negative reactions we have seen on social media recently because supporters will know that there is a robust process which, even if there are times when they disagree with it, would stop people from thinking decisions are being made on the hoof.

“The issue of someone using foul and abusive language, for example, is one that is clearly subjective and yet fans can actually text the club about this and someone could potentially be banned without due process. Clearly, that is not acceptable.

“We also need to know who is making the decisions and on what grounds and, furthermore, it needs to be set in stone that any supporter who is subjected to this process can be accompanied to any hearing.”

Andy Hughes replied: “Firstly, it is important to acknowledge how difficult the job of stewarding is and there are a significant number of cases in which our stewards do an excellent job. But, as has been said, we need a clearer set of rules which would make it easier for them to do their jobs and for fans to better understand what is required of them.

“Broadly we agree on this issue – the rules need to be better and clearer. The intention now is to come up with a proposal on this front by the end of the summer.”

Matchday atmosphere

At the outset of the discussion, forum chair Tony Barrett informed those in attendance that Adam Kearns had been invited in order to summarise the work that Spion Kop 1906 does to improve the matchday atmosphere and to examine any areas in which the club could support their efforts.

“We started off just buying flags with our own money because we wanted to make the atmosphere better,” Adam Kearns said. “We want it to be as good as it possibly can be, not because we want a pat on the back or anything like that, because we want to help the team in any way that we can.

“There are issues and challenges though and it would be good if the club could help us. It’s nothing particularly major but if the club could put up posters on the Kop informing supporters that we will be waving flags during You’ll Never Walk Alone that would help communicate what we are doing and why we are doing it.

“On a bigger scale, I would love to see some sort of boys’ pen to allow mates to be together so that creating an atmosphere becomes easier; maybe that could happen towards the back of the Kop. That would keep us ticking over during games when creating an atmosphere is more of a challenge.

“One final issue for us is the racks that we use to store flags on. There used to be two racks but now there is only one and it keeps snapping because of the weight of the flags. Can that be looked at?”

Addressing the possibility of posters on the Kop, head of ticketing and hospitality Phil Dutton said an additional option would be for a similar notice to be placed in season ticket renewal booklets. On the suggestion of a boys’ pen in the Kop, Phil Dutton said the high percentage of season ticket holders in that part of the ground makes that difficult to consider unless season ticket holders are prepared to move to other seats.

Forum member Frank Chart put forward a proposal that the club should fund any displays organised by Spion Kop 1906 but Adam Kearns insisted it is a priority for Spion Kop 1906 to retain their independence from the club.

At the conclusion of the meeting, head of stadium and operations Simon Smith agreed to meet with Spion Kop 1906 at a future date in order to address the problem with flag racks and also to discuss ways in which the club can work with them going forward.    

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Stevie: Jordan's importance is no surprise to me

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 14:40

Jordan Henderson’s emergence as a key player for England has come as no surprise to Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool captain Henderson put in an assured display at the base of the midfield as the Three Lions got their World Cup campaign up and running with a 2-1 victory over Tunisia on Monday evening.

That Group G fixture in Volgograd marked Henderson’s 40th senior international appearance and Gerrard, an ex-teammate for both club and country, feels the 28-year-old deserves his status as a vital part of Gareth Southgate’s team.

“It's no surprise to me,” the legendary former Reds skipper told Robbie Savage’s World Cup Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 live.

“He's had his criticism over the years, Jordan, but obviously I've worked very closely with him and not only is he a fabulous player, he's a great kid as well. 

“[He’s] Someone who works so hard at his game, stays behind all the time after training, working on every single department of his game. 

“He's always in the gym, he lives his life for the game, so it's great to see him doing so well and I think he's going to keep growing and growing and become a top player.”

Henderson’s game has undergone something of a transformation since Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield, with the manager entrusting a player who once operated primarily as an attacking midfielder to be a more defensively-minded ‘No.6’.

And Gerrard believes his qualities are perfectly suited to the role Klopp and Southgate ask him to perform.

“I think his passing is one of his main strengths,” Gerrard said.

“I think with Jordan, when he’s at Liverpool with the armband, people expect him to go and get 15, 20 goals a season [but] he’s not that type of player. 

“He’s a workhorse in the middle of the park, he does a lot of unnoticed work, he’s a grafter in there, and at the same time he uses the ball very, very well. 

“So if you judge Jordan Henderson on them jobs, what he’s asked to do, he does a fantastic job in my opinion.”

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Summer stadium works under way at Anfield

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 12:35

Anfield’s summer maintenance programme is under way in preparation for the 2018-19 campaign.

Following the new pitch installation last season, it now will undergo a ‘clean out’ to remove the grass and accumulations of organic materials. Over 120 tonnes of sand will then worked into the surface to ensure optimum drainage, and the new grass will be sown ready and nurtured for the start of the season.

Anfield pitch facts…

  • Although the amount of artificial fibre sown into Anfield turf is enough to wrap around the world, it actually only makes up three per cent of the surface of the pitch.
  • The Desso Grassmaster artificial fibres reinforce the pitch providing a high-quality and durable surface.
  • The grass used to grow Anfield’s hallowed turf is a blend of hard wearing ryegrass cultivars. The cultivars selected have been specifically bred to provide a strong resilient surface that can tolerate the high speed and impact of playing football.
  • Last year’s new pitch included 80 tonnes of zeolite, a form of volcanic ash. This holds on to valuable nutrients and keeps the lush verdant green all season.

Within the stadium bowl, three additional TV camera positions will be installed to the front of the middle tier of the Main Stand to offer broadcasters a choice of locations to film game footage. Work is also being carried out on internal infrastructure to improve access and egress for heavy-goods vehicles.

External improvements to the stadium are also being made which will see the roof the Kop repainted and work on the club’s ‘Anfield Forever’ project - a landscaped area that forms part of the walkway along 96 Avenue – completed. The final section of the installation is expected to be finished early summer.

Following the announcement of Kenny Dalglish’s knighthood, the existing signage will be updated on the Kenny Dalglish Stand to reflect The King’s latest honour.

LFC’s new Kop fan bar has also started its refurbishment programme. Earlier this season the club announced plans to convert the old retail store into a bar which will feature live music and large screen TVs for over 600 fans to enjoy each match day. Work on the Kop fan bar is expected to be completed in time for the new season.

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Reds eye two Bundesliga goalkeepers

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 11:34

Liverpool are reportedly watching Bundesliga duo Yann Sommer and Jiri Pavlenka as they look to recruit a new goalkeeper this summer.

Despite apparent long-term interest in Roma shot-stopper Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, the Reds have been put off by the pair’s high price tags.

It is thought it would take over £80million to sign either of the duo which would mark an investment well over double the current world record transfer fee for a keeper.

And according to German news outlet Bild, Liverpool have looked at Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Sommer - who starred in Switzerland’s 1-1 draw with Brazil at the World Cup at the weekend - as a different option.

The 29-year-old has been a Bundesliga regular since his 2014 switch from Basel to Gladbach, making 130 appearances in the German top-flight.

Bild suggest that Sommer would set the Champions League finalists back around €30million (£26.3m) with the shot-stopper under contract in North Rhine-Westphalia until 2021.

Elsewhere, Bild have also indicated that Liverpool have interest in Werder Bremen’s Pavlenka as they scout for cheaper alternatives to Alisson - thought to be Jurgen Klopp’s first choice between the sticks although only if the asking price for the Brazilian was lowered.

Czech Republic international Pavlenka enjoyed his first season of Bundesliga football in Bremen last year after a €3m switch from Slavia Prague, keeping 10 clean sheets in 38 appearances in all competitions.

Bild do not say what the 26-year-old would cost but it is likely he would be the cheapest of the mentioned targets.

Burnley’s Nick Pope has also been touted as a potential new recruit.

Source: Daily Express

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Meet Liverpool linked Lazio stopper Thomas Strakhosa

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 11:21

With the likes of Alisson and Jan Oblak supposedly proving out of reach for Liverpool, Thomas Strakosha is a name that seems to be increasingly linked with a transfer to the Reds as Jurgen Klopp searches for a new goalkeeper but just who is he?

Strakosha plays alongside former Anfield favourite Lucas for Lazio.

At 23 he’s less than a year younger than Loris Karius and he has made 77 appearances for the club in the Italian capital, including 37 of their 38 Serie A matches last season.

He declared on Instagram over the weekend that he was “missing the pitch” and as an international for Albania, who have never qualified for the World Cup finals, the action in Russia must be a tough watch for him.

Born in Athens, Greece, in March 1995, where his 73-cap Albanian goalkeeper father Foto was playing at the time for Olympiakos, Strakosha junior has so far turned out five times having been part of their international set-up since U17s level.

He was first called up in August 2016 – just after Albania had participated in the European Championship finals in France (their only major tournament to date) – and made his debut in a 2-0 defeat to Italy in a World Cup qualifier in Palermo.

It was a baptism of fire for the rookie as both sets of players were forced to seek refuge in the dressing rooms due to smoke bombs from the away fans and the match, which was Strakosha’s idol Gianluigi Buffon’s 1,000th career appearance, was almost abandoned.

Strakosha admits that he has been honoured to share the pitch with the 176-cap Italian goalkeeping legend and 2006 World Cup winner Buffon for both club and country and he tries to imitate his style along with that of his other hero, Germany’s Manuel Neuer who also lifted the trophy in 2014.

Having made his senior breakthrough on loan at Salernitana in 2015-16, Strakosha, who stands at 6ft 4in, last signed a contract extension at Lazio on October 21 last year which ties him down for another four years until the summer of 2022.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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Liverpool 'interested in Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins'

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 11:06

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Sporting Lisbon's Gelson Martins.

The 23-year-old is in Russia with the Portugal squad for their World Cup campaign.

He is one of a number of players at the Portuguese giants who has cancelled their contract in response to attacks from fans.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio has already joined Wolves and Martins could be next to head for the Premier League.

He had also interested Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton, as well as Arsenal and Tottenham, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Source: Daily Mirror

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'Why not?' - Klopp on last-minute Van Dijk debut decision

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 10:30

Jürgen Klopp has opened up on his 'spontaneous' decision to hand Virgil van Dijk a Liverpool debut against Everton in January, revealing he only made his call on the morning of the game.

Just four days after the Dutchman's arrival from Southampton was secured, the Reds faced their local rivals in an FA Cup third-round clash at Anfield.

Klopp admits he was initially wary about the idea of throwing Van Dijk straight into the cauldron of a Merseyside derby, but changed his mind in the hours before kick-off.

The boss was subsequently rewarded with an 84th-minute winner from his January signing, an outcome he described with no small degree of understatement as 'not too bad'. 

"It was not a tough decision, it was only a spontaneous decision," he said during an interview for the club's official 2017-18 end-of-season DVD.

"In the morning, I actually thought he will not play. But we had one session in the morning and I came out on the pitch and [said], 'Ah, come on, why not?'

"It's not that I didn't want him to play obviously, we bought him so we wanted him to play. But it was the first game, against Everton, if something goes the wrong direction it's not a cool start and we want a good start for him.

"But then I thought he's ready for it, so we did it and it was a genius decision! 

"He scored the first goal, in front of the Kop, so that's not too bad."

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Salah scores but Egypt suffer Russia defeat

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 23:00

Mohamed Salah scored on his return from the shoulder injury that prematurely ended his participation in last month's Champions League final but couldn't prevent Egypt from going down to a 3-1 defeat to World Cup hosts Russia.

The 26-year-old made his first appearance since being withdrawn as Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the showpiece fixture of Europe's premier cup competition, claiming a place in Hector Cuper's starting line-up.

But the talismanic forward, who missed the Egyptians' 1-0 loss to Uruguay in their group-stage opener as he continued his recovery, couldn't force a different outcome in their second outing of the tournament on Tuesday evening.

Hosts Russia dominated from the off in St Petersburg, but had to wait until the first minutes of the second half to take the lead through Ahmed Fathi's own goal.

That proved to be a breakthrough, however, with Denis Cheryshev and the dangerous Artem Dzyuba striking in quick succession to effectively wrap things up by the hour mark.

Salah gave his country hope when he confidently converted a self-won penalty awarded through VAR with just over 15 minutes remaining, but Cuper's men were unable produce a famous comeback in front of a partisan Russian crowd.

Egypt face Saudi Arabia in their final group game on Monday but will need their next opponents to beat Uruguay tomorrow to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

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Sadio and Senegal see off Poland

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 20:00

Sadio Mane and Senegal got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start on Tuesday afternoon as they earned a 2-1 victory over Poland in Moscow.

Named in Aliou Cisse's starting XI as captain, the Liverpool wideman played 90 minutes as his country claimed top spot in Group H with three important points.

Mane played a key role in Senegal's opener, teeing up Idrissa Gueye for a shot from distance that deflected in off Thiago Cionek to spark wild scenes of celebrations in the stands.

The African nation's second owed more to a lapse in concentration from Poland, however, Grzegorz Krychowiak playing a blind backpass into the path of Mbiaye Niang, who beat the 'keeper to the ball before slotting into an empty net.

Krychowiak went some way to making amends for his error with four minutes of normal time remaining, heading in from free-kick to setup a grandstand finish.

However, Cisse's men held on to record something of a surprise opening win.

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Chester FC v Liverpool: Ticket sales notice

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 17:58

Liverpool have released the following ticket details for the pre-season friendly with Chester FC, to be played at the Swansway Chester Stadium on Saturday July 7, kick off 3pm BST.

Liverpool FC have received an allocation of 1,118 unreserved seating tickets for this all ticket fixture.

Ticket prices

  • Adults: £15
  • Over 65s*: £12
  • Unemployed*: £12
  • Full-time students*: £12
  • Armed forces*: £12    
  • Young adult (18-21 years)*: £10
  • Junior (5-17 years)*: £3 (must be selected with a ticket priced £10 or over)
  • Under 5s**: Free of charge (must be selected with a ticket priced £10 or over)

*Please be aware that supporters in possession of concessionary tickets may be asked for the relevant ID at the turnstiles.

Supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel.

There will be no duplicate tickets for this fixture.

Disabled supporters

Liverpool FC have received 10 pairs of wheelchair/personal assistant tickets priced at £15 per pair with concessionary prices also available. Ambulant tickets are also available.

For further information, please click here or telephone one of our advisors on 0151 264 2500 and select, option 2.

Ticket sales

**Tickets for under 5s

Supporters requesting tickets for under 5s must contact the booking line only on 0151 264 2500 on the advertised sale dates below.

All other tickets will be available ONLINE on the following days and will remain on sale until sold out or otherwise advertised:

Season ticket holders from 8.15am on Thursday June 21: Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of FOUR tickets per transaction.

Should tickets remain, sales will take place in the following order subject to availability on a first come, first served basis...

Official Members from 8.15am on Friday June 22: Supporters can purchase one ticket per qualifying supporter for up to a maximum of FOUR tickets per transaction.

General sale (including fan card holders) from 8.15am on Monday June 25: Supporters can purchase up to FOUR tickets each (please note this is the total number of tickets you can purchase, including any tickets bought in any earlier sale).

All the above sales are subject to availability and no guarantee can be given that tickets will be available to all who apply.

  • For information whilst in Chester, stadium information, facilities and more, please click here
  • For ticket fulfilment (delivery and collection of tickets), click here.
  • For travel information, click here.
  • For important safety notice information, click here.

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Liverpool consider transfer for England stopper

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 16:05

Liverpool have run background checks on Burnley’s Nick Pope as the Reds weigh up moving for the goalkeeper, according to reports.

Pope capped a breakout season for Burnley by clinching a spot in England’s World Cup squad as the Three Lions’ reserve stopper.

The 26-year-old stood in for the injured Tom Heaton at the start of last season, and went on to collect 12 clean sheets and help Burnley finish seventh in the Premier League.

Liverpool are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer, but have been knocked back by their top targets.

Roma star Alisson and Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak are out of Liverpool’s reach and Jurgen Klopp has been forced to redraw his target list.

The Mirror claim Pope now occupies a spot on that list and Liverpool have already run background checks on the Englishman.

A move to Liverpool would cap a remarkable year for Pope, and the Reds have been enquiring about his personality and mentality.

Liverpool have also been linked with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha.

Burnley rate Pope at £18million, which would make the former Charlton goalkeeper the cheapest option on Klopp’s target list.

Liverpool have been put off by the asking prices for Alisson and Oblak, but are expected to sign a new goalkeeper this summer.

Source: Metro

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LFC Foundation to host LGBTQ+ tournament

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 14:48

LFC Foundation and Liverpool County FA will host a LGBTQ+ tournament and festival next month in the build up to Liverpool Pride.

The free event, held at Anfield Sports and Community Centre on Saturday July 7, will aim to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and promote health and wellbeing amongst the community.

David McParland, LFC Foundation Project lead, said: "We'd like to invite both teams and individual players from across the LGBTQ+ community, as well as allies, to come down and get involved.

"It promises to be a great day with plenty of fun activities for all ages, abilities and backgrounds."

The mixed five-a-side tournament is open to everyone aged 16 and over, and LFC Foundation coaches will be on hand to offer football skills sessions for children aged five to 11. Visitors can also browse a range of health and wellbeing stalls throughout the day.

Tournament rules and information:

  • Arrival from 10am
  • Tournament kick-off 10.30am
  • Tournament ends 2pm
  • Eight players per squad - teams must be mixed, with a maximum of three players of the same gender at any one time
  • Open to players of all abilities aged 16+

To register your team, click here 

Individual players can register here and will be assigned a team on arrival.

For more information visit liverpoolfc.com/foundation or follow @LFCFoundation on Twitter.

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Nabil Fekir's agent claims Liverpool transfer 'is not finished'

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 13:48

Nabil Fekir's agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has suggested his client could yet join Liverpool this summer despite the breakdown of the Lyon captain’s £53m to Anfield.

While appearing on French television channel LCI on Monday night, Bernes playfully suggested that Fekir’s future has not been fully resolved.

“[Fekir] did not sign because it is not finished, the story,” he said, when asked about the collapse of the Liverpool transfer by presenter Patrick Chêne.

Source: Independent

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