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On demand: U18s hit Blackburn Rovers for six

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 19:45

Liverpool U18s made a great start to 2018 after they produced a superb display to sink Blackburn Rovers 6-1 on Saturday, and LFCTV GO subscribers can watch the highlights on demand.

Rafael Camacho fired his first ever hat-trick in a red shirt, Liam Millar netted twice and Edvard Tagseth was also on the mark.

It was a brilliant performance from Steven Gerrard's side as they maintained their lead at the top of the U18s Premier League.

LFCTV GO subscribers can watch the best of the action in our highlights package below.

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Liverpool and Arsenal eye Barcelona star Rakitic

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 18:51

Liverpool and Arsenal are determined to sign Ivan Rakitic, whose Barcelona future is uncertain following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona have finally signed Coutinho from Liverpool, landing the Brazilian for a huge £142million on Saturday evening.

However, the arrival of the 25-year-old may force Rakitic out of the club.

The Croatia international has been a regular ever since arriving from Sevilla in the summer of 2014, helping Barcelona win two La Liga titles as well as the Champions League in that time.

But Diario Gol claim Liverpool and Arsenal are eager to snap Rakitic up.

The 29-year-old could find himself out in the cold after Coutinho’s arrival.

Barcelona’s other midfielders have been in fine form this season, with Paulinho the pick of the bunch.

Andres Iniesta continues to shine despite his advancing years, while Sergio Busquets remains vital to the Catalan giants’ style of play.

And that may lead Rakitic to consider his options.

Diario Gol say Arsenal and Liverpool - as well as Serie A giants Juventus - are all keen to sign him at the end of the season.

Rakitic is supposedly open to a move away but will only consider his options after the World Cup, which kicks off in June.

Source: Daily Express

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Liverpool in talks to sign Roma star Kevin Strootman

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 18:42

Liverpool have opened talks to sign Kevin Strootman from Roma, according to reports in Italy.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for midfield reinforcements after Philippe Coutinho’s £142 million move to Barcelona was completed over the weekend.

According to Premium Sport, Liverpool have held primary discussions over a deal for Strootman this month.

It’s claimed that Roma are open to offers for the Netherlands international, who was wanted by Louis van Gaal during his first summer at Manchester United in 2014.

Liverpool have yet to submit an offer, but Roma would consider selling the midfielder during the January transfer window.

The Serie A club tried offloading Strootman last summer in their efforts to sign Juan Cuadrado from Juventus, but they were unable to strike a deal with the Serie A champions.

Source: Metro

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Ryan Kent cleared to play after Reds return

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 17:00

Ryan Kent has received clearance to play in Liverpool’s forthcoming matches following the early termination of his loan agreement with Freiburg.

The 21-year-old joined the Bundesliga side on transfer deadline day in August with a view to spending the duration of the season in Germany.

Having made six appearances for Freiburg in the first half of the campaign, Kent was recalled to Merseyside to continue his development by linking up with the Reds again.

The Academy graduate, who signed a long-term contract extension last summer, achieved his senior debut for Liverpool in the FA Cup third-round tie at Exeter City in January 2016.

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RB Leipzig will resist January move for Naby Keita

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 15:58

RB Leipzig intend to resist Liverpool's attempts to sign Naby Keita in January.

Liverpool agreed a deal with Leipzig in August of last year worth £66.4m (€75m) for Keita to come to Anfield on July 1, 2018.

Sources have told Sky Germany that Leipzig are reluctant to let Keita go in January, even for an improved fee.

Liverpool have money to spend after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, who completed his move to the Nou Camp on Monday, for a fee understood to be £146m.

Keita had a release clause in his contract at Leipzig which meant he would have been available this summer for £48m but Liverpool paid a premium to secure the player 12 months early, amid interest from Barcelona.

The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances for Leipzig in the Bundesliga this season, scoring twice and adding one assist. Last season, the Guinea international scored eight goals and added seven assists in 31 Bundesliga appearances.

Sky Sports

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Salah wins PFA Player of the Month

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 13:59

Mohamed Salah has been named PFA Player of the Month for December.

Liverpool's No.11, who also scooped the prize in November, earned 50 per cent of the public vote in the poll.

Salah scored six goals and provided four assists during his eight appearances last month, helping the Reds claim five wins and three draws from those fixtures.

The Egypt international was last week crowned CAF African Player of the Year in recognition of his superb form throughout 2017.

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Gerrard praise for Camacho, Millar and Tagseth

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 12:00

Steven Gerrard lavished praise upon his trio of goalscorers after Liverpool U18s kick-started 2018 with a 6-1 win over Blackburn Rovers.

The young Reds maintained their position at the top of the U18s Premier League as Rafael Camacho netted a hat-trick, Liam Millar a brace and Edvard Tagseth added a goal in a comprehensive victory on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the match, Gerrard had kind words for each player, but also highlighted areas where he is aiming to improve them.

Read on for a summary of his comments. 

Rafael Camacho

"It’s always nice to score goals and get a hat-trick. I thought Rafa’s performance was very good. I was more impressed with Rafa with what he does out of possession. I know he’s a talented kid, technically he is very good and he is always going to be a threat in and around the final third.

"For me Rafa needs to put other things around his game like chasing back and being a team player, and being trusted to be in the right areas of the pitch at the right time. If he gets both sides of the game right then he has got a bright future."

Edvard Tagseth

"We are trying to add numbers to his game. His all-round game is really good. The type of game he has, as an ex-player myself you would love to have him in your team. He is very honest, does both sides of the game really well. If Eddie can add goals and assists to his game then it’s going to round him off to be a top player."

Liam Millar

"I would hate to play against him. He’s got the turbo pace, he is an athlete, he doesn’t stop and he harries. He scored twice and hit the post and he could easily have got a hat-trick like Rafa. I’m very pleased with Liam. He is in a good place."

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Alexander-Arnold reveals Klopp's biggest strength

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 11:53

Trent Alexander-Arnold has highlighted Jürgen Klopp's man-management skills as one of his biggest strengths as a boss.

The teenager has risen from Academy hopeful to first-team regular under the German, making his Premier League and Champions League debuts for his boyhood club across the last two seasons.

As such, he has a good idea what it is that makes Klopp a top manager, and told 'This Is Anfield': "He’s really good with man-management. 

"He knows how often and how long players can play for and how much the body can withstand on the pitch.

"He knows when to take a player off and when to put another one on and I think that’s something he does really well.

"His decision-making off the pitch is really good because he also knows when to give us a ‘down day’ and when to push other players because they need that little bit more in the tank. 

"I think that has paid off and it shows with the physical numbers we come out with on a weekend. We run a lot in games and our numbers are really good. 

"That’s down to the manager and the staff because their man-management is spot-on."

LFCTV GO: Alexander-Arnold nets against Swansea City

The No.66 also revealed the best advice he has received from Klopp thus far, adding: "Smile. Enjoy it! 

"That’s a big thing because if you’ve got a smile on your face and confidence about you then you’re bound to play well in games, so that’s probably the best advice he’s given me."

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Klopp: It's not about style, it's about results

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 11:42

Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool's win over Everton on Friday offered yet more proof that his players have learned how to win ugly during the busiest period of the season.

The Reds brought an end to a run of 14 games in just 49 days as they knocked their city rivals out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 third-round success at Anfield.

That result made it nine wins and five draws from what has been a gruelling schedule, the last three fixtures of which have seen Klopp's team clinch victory by a one-goal margin.

And the manager thinks that is down to the win-at-all-costs mentality his squad has fostered during their time together.

"We are all a little bit more experienced in this period of the season," Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.

"It’s not about playing a style from the sky or whatever, we really have to work and get results. That’s all we need.

"It’s not allowed to be frustrated in a game about this or that; you always need to find a solution for the next situation and the next situation and the next situation."

Having taken the lead through James Milner's first-half penalty, the hosts were pegged back just past the hour mark when Gylfi Sigurdsson finished off a breakaway move.

The response to that setback, which culminated in Virgil van Dijk heading a late winner, was the big highlight for the boss.

"It’s not my job to judge them but Everton played much better than the last game when we played them. But they couldn’t really create chances – we were always there and defended pretty well," he added.

"The goal they scored was a big mistake by us, bad protection; we slept a little bit and lost Lookman, he could run and Jagielka was free with a one-on-one situation in the box. 

"It was quite dangerous at that speed and then Sigurdsson is completely free and for him it is an easy game to score that goal, there was no chance for anybody anymore.

"You need to react and we reacted. The first pass after the goal was the worst we played in the whole game – Joel, nice and easy, to a blue [shirt]. 

"But then we were back on track and did what we had to do in a cup game, a cup fight, a derby, being ready for hard work. 

"If you wait for an easy game you will never have one. If you are always ready to work really hard then maybe there’s one or two in your whole career. 

"We didn’t wait for an easy game, we were ready for a hard game – and that’s why we won."

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50 Men Who Made LFC: Roy Evans

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 11:00

One of the most popular inhabitants of the famous Boot Room, Roy Evans served Liverpool in every capacity possible during a lengthy and distinguished association with the club.

A former England schoolboy international, he made the move to Anfield as an apprentice in 1965, progressing impressively through the ranks before making the first of just 11 senior appearances in 1970.

A much brighter future beckoned on the backroom staff, with Evans becoming the youngest coach to work in the Football League aged just 25 when he hung up his boots and accepted the position of reserve team manager.

It was a role in which he shone, leading the Reds’ second string to seven Central League titles in just nine years before stepping up to work with the first team.

During his own eventual spell as manager, Liverpool lifted the League Cup in 1995 and consistently finished in the top four of the Premier League playing a brand of football that excited the fans.

Click through our 50 Men Who Made LFC countdown below

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Reds aim to bring Naby Keita move forward

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 21:21

Liverpool will attempt to bring Naby Keita’s move to Anfield forward in an attempt to fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho’s £142 million move to Barcelona.

As details emerge of the measures Coutinho took to push through his Nou Camp transfer – committing £11.5 million of his own cash to meet Liverpool’s valuation – his former club are considering how best to move on from his loss.

Keita, who has already been secured by Liverpool following a deal worth around £57 million, is on loan for the season at RB Leipzig. The German club is determined to retain him as they seek to qualify for next year’s Champions League, but Liverpool would be willing to pay more again to get him this month.

At this stage that still looks unlikely – Liverpool are respectful of the Bundesliga hierarchy’s stance given the professional way negotiations proceeded in the summer – but given the Merseyside club’s significantly swelled kitty they are in a strong financial position to make another tempting offer. Keita would rather join Liverpool this month with Leipzig eliminated from the Champions League.

If Keita cannot be secured, Klopp may wait until the summer before re-investing the £142 million – all of which is available to spend on new recruits. However he is keeping all options open.

“We have never been in a better position in recent times, as a club, to react in the right way,” he said in response to Coutinho’s move.

That means Klopp is ready to move for long-term targets if there is a realistic chance he can get them now. But with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain settling in at Anfield and Adam Lallana back from injury, he will not rush, nor overpay just because the club is flush with cash. Liverpool know many clubs will now increase valuations when Liverpool call.

Source: The Telegraph

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What's on: This week's LFC community events

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 16:51

Check out a schedule of local community events planned by the LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours teams in the coming week.

For more information on these activities and the work of the two organisations, follow @LFCFoundation and @Red_Neighbours on Twitter or visit foundation.liverpoolfc.com.

Monday January 8

Premier League Kicks sessions
Walton, 7pm-8pm (age 11-19)

Ability Counts session (Disability)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 6pm-7pm (age 8-12) and 7pm-8pm (age 13+)

Tuesday January 9

Premier League Kicks session
Toxteth Firefit Hub, 5.30pm-7.30pm (age 11-19)

Respect 4 All (Disability)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 6pm-7pm (age 8-16) and 7pm-8pm (age 17+)

Wednesday January 10

Premier League Kicks session
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 5pm-6pm (age 7-12) and 5pm-6pm (age 8-13, girls only)
Wirral Hive, 6pm-8pm (age 8-12)

Respect 4 All (Disability)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 6pm-7pm (age 8+)                          

Thursday January 11

Premier League Kicks sessions
Liverpool Aquatics Centre, Wavertree, 5pm-6pm (age 8-13) and 6pm-7pm (age 14-17)
Gateacre, 6pm-7pm (age 11-17)

Respect 4 All (Disability)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 7pm-8pm (age 8+)

Military Veterans
Netherton Goals, 5pm-7.30pm

Friday January 12

Premier League Kicks sessions
Liverpool Aquatics Centre, Wavertree, 6pm-8pm (age 14-19)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 7pm-9pm (age 14-19)
Croxteth Sports Centre, 6pm-8pm (age 11-17)
Wirral Hive, time TBC (age 13-17)

Respect 4 All (Disability)
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 6pm-7pm (age 8-16) and 7pm-8pm (age 17+)

Red Neighbours Walking Football
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 11am-12pm

Red Neighbours Walking Football – over 50s
Anfield Sports and Community Centre, 11am-12pm

Saturday January 13

Respect 4 All (Disability)
Woodchurch, 10.30am-11.30am (SLD Child), 11.30am-12.30pm (Ability Counts), 12.30pm-1.30pm (SLD Adults)

Sunday January 14

Military Veterans Academy, 2pm-5pm

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U23s v Arsenal called off due to frozen pitch

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:50

Liverpool U23s' scheduled meeting with Arsenal at Prenton Park this afternoon has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

The table-topping Reds were set to face the Gunners at 1pm but, following a pitch inspection this morning, the game has been been postponed.

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Liverpool close in on Riyad Mahrez

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 13:38

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set for a medical at Liverpool tomorrow, according to reports.

Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142million this evening and they have now set the wheels in motion to bring in his replacement.

According to beIN Sports, Liverpool will shell out €55million (£49m) to bring Leicester star Mahrez to Anfield.

The 26-year-old was a major part of Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes which shocked the world by winning the Premier League in 2016.

There has been much speculation since that title-winning campaign that Mahrez would leave the club.

And he even came close to joining Arsenal last season but the deal fell through.

Now beIN Sports report that the Algerian is on the verge of a big move and will sign a four-and-a-half year deal on Sunday.

Mahrez has scored eight goals in 26 appearances this season.

Source: Daily Express

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Thomas Lemar tops Liverpool wanted list

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 13:15

Liverpool are prepared to move quickly to fill the breach left by Philippe Coutinho's imminent departure – with Thomas Lemar still top of their wanted list.

Coutinho is on the brink of an exit after the Reds agreed a £142million deal to sell the player to Barcelona.

The transfer is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours with the Brazilian having flown out to Spain on Saturday evening to complete the formalities of the deal.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to ensure Liverpool's season is not threatened by Coutinho's departure with the Reds on a 17-game unbeaten run – their longest such sequence in more than 20 years – that sees them challenging in the Premier League top four, through to the last 16 of the Champions League and into the FA Cup fourth round.

Liverpool were keen on signing Monaco's French international Lemar on deadline day last summer but couldn't agree a deal with the Ligue 1 side.

Klopp, though, remains an admirer of the 22-year-old attacker, who has also previously attracted interest from Arsenal.

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim this week revealed they had no intention of parting with Lemar this month.

And Liverpool acknowledge that even a mammoth bid may not be enough to change Monaco's stance.

The Reds are therefore keeping their options open, although suggestions they are chasing a deal for Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez are premature.

Previous interest has also been shown in Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt, Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler and Schalke's Leon Goretzka.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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Local residents enjoy special night at FA Cup derby

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:34

A number of community activities took place at Anfield on Friday night as Liverpool triumphed over neighbours Everton in the FA Cup third round.

Local residents from community groups and charities, including West Everton Community Council and Shrewsbury House, were invited through the club’s Red Neighbours programme to watch the game from an executive box in the Main Stand – with many of the guests attending the stadium for the very first time.

LFC Foundation participants from the Premier League BT Respect 4 All programme also enjoyed a special hospitality experience thanks to main sponsor Standard Chartered, who donated their executive box for the evening.

Before kick-off, the guests were surprised by a visit from LFC CEO Peter Moore, who popped in to chat to the groups and welcome them to Anfield.

Fifteen children from local charity CHICS, which supports children and young people suffering from cancer, also attended the game through the Red Neighbours programme.

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12.30pm: Watch U23s v Arsenal live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:00

Liverpool U23s host Arsenal in Premier League 2 at Prenton Park on Sunday afternoon - and you can watch the match live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 12.30pm GMT.

Kick-off at Prenton Park is at 1pm, but you can join Mark Benstead alongside former Reds Dominic Matteo and Neil Mellor for our live coverage from 12.30pm.

Neil Critchley's side are top of Premier League 2 but have seen their lead cut to two points following Leicester City's win over Tottenham Hotspur. However, the young Reds have a game in hand so a victory will see the five-point lead restored.

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Information for fans who purchased 2017-18 Coutinho replica jerseys

Sat, 06/01/2018 - 22:29

Liverpool Football Club is to offer supporters who bought a 2017-18 replica shirt printed with Philippe Coutinho’s name and number a £50 voucher, once the move is completed.

The offer – which applies to all shirts purchased in official club outlets and via the official LFC website – follows today’s announcement that Coutinho will join FC Barcelona and reflects the exceptional circumstances behind the player’s departure. 

In order to avail of this offer, qualifying supporters should present their 2017-18 Coutinho replica shirt at any official club store where the voucher will be issued. The shirt will not be retained but proof of purchase will be required. 

Customers who purchased a Coutinho replica shirt online via the Official Liverpool FC Online Store (liverpoolfc.com/store) will receive the voucher via the e-mail address the purchase was made from on Saturday 13 January 2018 and can be redeemed via the Official Liverpool FC Online Store only.

The voucher will be valid from January 13, 2018 to May 31, 2018 and is valid at all official Liverpool FC stores in the UK and Ireland.

Issue Terms & Conditions (subject to completion of transfer)

  • Customers who purchased an official Liverpool FC New Balance 2017-18 season replica home, away or third shirt with the name ‘Coutinho’ on the back from official Liverpool FC stores in the UK and Ireland and from the official online store (liverpoolfc.com/store) (“Qualifying Shirt”) will receive a £50GBP LFC retail voucher. One voucher will be provided per Qualifying Shirt that was purchased
  • Customers Who Purchased A Qualifying Shirt Online
    • Customers who purchased a Qualifying Shirt online via the official Liverpool FC online store (liverpoolfc.com/store) will automatically receive the voucher via the e-mail address from which the purchase of the Qualifying Shirt was made. Vouchers will be sent out via email on or around Saturday January 13, 2018 and can be redeemed via the Official Liverpool FC Online Store (subject to the redemption terms and conditions below) only and cannot be redeemed in store
  • Customers Who Purchased A Qualifying Shirt In-Store
    • Customers who purchased a Qualifying Shirt via an official Liverpool FC store in the UK and Ireland can obtain the voucher in store from any official Liverpool FC store in the UK and Ireland from Saturday January 13, 2018 until May 31, 2018 upon presentation of proof of purchase (a valid receipt or bank statement) and the corresponding Qualifying Shirt
    • The Qualifying Shirt is required for Liverpool FC to note the individual hologram number but will be returned to the customer immediately
    • The voucher can be redeemed (subject to the redemption terms and conditions below) in any official Liverpool FC stores in the UK and Ireland only and cannot be redeemed online
  •  Please note that any shirt or item that is not a Qualifying Shirt will not be eligible for a voucher (including but not limited to official Liverpool FC shirts from previous seasons with ‘Coutinho’ on the back).
  • No responsibility or liability will be accepted by Liverpool FC for lost, stolen, or damaged vouchers and such vouchers will not be refunded

Redemption Terms & Conditions

  • The voucher is valid from January 13, 2018 to May 31, 2018 and must be redeemed in this period. If the voucher is not used within this period, the voucher will automatically expire and the balance of the voucher will be forfeited
  • The voucher will be redeemable on all full price Liverpool FC retail products excluding delivery costs, Liverpool FC gift cards and Liverpool FC Membership/LFCTV Go vouchers  
  • Only one voucher can be used per transaction and the voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • The euro equivalent for redemption in the official Liverpool FC Dublin store is €63
  • The voucher is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash
  • No change will be given for part use of the voucher

General Terms & Conditions

  • Liverpool FC reserves the right to add to or amend these terms and conditions from time to time, where it considers it reasonable and necessary. Reasonable notice will be given where possible.
  • Liverpool FC will not be liable to customers for any loss that is not foreseeable and Liverpool FC excludes its liability to the maximum extent permitted by law. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury as a result of Liverpool FC’s negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other liability which may not be excluded by law  
  • These voucher terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and the Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of it.
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Jürgen Klopp on Philippe Coutinho transfer

Sat, 06/01/2018 - 22:04

Jürgen Klopp offered his reaction to the news Liverpool Football Club have today reached an agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho, subject to the player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the La Liga side.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: “It is with great reluctance that we – as a team and club – prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho.

“It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known.

“Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his teammates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.

“Despite that, we managed to keep the player here beyond the summer window, hoping that we would be able to persuade him to stay and be part of what we are looking to do.

“I can tell the Liverpool supporters that we, as a club, have done everything within our means to convince Philippe that remaining part of LFC was as attractive as moving to Spain, but he is 100 per cent certain his future – and that of his family – belongs at Barcelona. It is his dream and I am now convinced there is nothing left at our disposal to change his mind.

“Philippe has made a fantastic contribution to this club over his five years of service and as disappointed as we are he doesn’t want to extend that, the relationship we have for him means with a heavy heart we wish him well.

“The player remained dedicated and committed to helping us win matches, producing good performances and training hard each day at Melwood after the summer window had closed, despite failing to convince us to allow him to leave during that period and that level of professionalism reflects positively on him.

“Of course, it is totally understandable that supporters will be disappointed; this is always the case when you have to say goodbye to someone special. But, as hard as it is sometimes to accept, it is part of life and part of football – individuals have their own dreams and their own goals and objectives in life.

“Players will come and players will go, that is football, but as a club we are big enough and strong enough to continue with our aggressive progression on the pitch, even when we lose an important player. We have never been in a better position in recent times, as a club, to react in the right way. We will use our size and strength to absorb moments like this and still move forward.

“I have been here long enough now to know in the history of Liverpool, key players have left before – but the club always goes on. You cannot transfer the heart and soul of Liverpool Football Club, although I am sure there are many clubs who would like to buy it.

“I have so much belief in the talent we have here already and even more faith, together with our owners, that we will make continued investment into the playing squad, which will allow more growth and more improvement.

“So as we bid farewell to Philippe, we continue on our path of progress and development as we work towards our common goal of bringing trophies back to Anfield.”

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Liverpool FC statement: Coutinho to leave LFC

Sat, 06/01/2018 - 21:58

Liverpool Football Club today issued the following statement regarding the future of Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool FC can confirm Philippe Coutinho will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona, subject to medical and agreement of personal terms.

The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities to conclude the transfer immediately.

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