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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 25 Jun 2018 15:04 #8952

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Before the Summer Friendlies and another [ We Hope ] Super Season ........

Jurgen Klopp’s sales: How many have progressed since leaving Liverpool?
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25 June 2018
Jurgen Klopp has cut adrift 24 players since his arrival at Anfield, amounting to sales over £271m, but who has taken their career to another level following their exit and who has failed to progress?

Life at Anfield during the wretched era following Roy Hodgson’s appointment saw a plethora of underwhelming and questionable transfer decisions made. It led to players overstaying their welcome as mediocrity was given the red-carpet treatment, but in the wake of Klopp’s arrival at the club a more ruthless mentality has been adopted.

The German has culled deadwood, long-term servants and record signings from our list in the pursuit of a squad capable of competing for silverware, but just who of the more established players to have departed on permanent deals have progressed or proved they were not given the chance they deserved?

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 26 Jun 2018 08:59 #8963

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If Mohamed Salah does retire, it will be painful for him and his fans – but it'll also be the right thing to do
The young and promising sportsman has become the global face of modern Islam but the way in which he's been used by international governments with propagandist ideas means he's been left with no choice

An astonishing season of speed, scares, brilliance and heartbreak has finally ended for Mohamed Salah this afternoon in Volgograd. What started with a brace on his Liverpool debut away to Watford has faded with a damp squib against Saudi Arabia, drawing a line under a hugely frustrating World Cup for Egypt.

But their exit at the group stage, following a narrow loss to Uruguay and a battering by hosts Russia, may not be the worst part of the summer for the Pharaohs. Whispers are emanating from the team camp in Grozny that the “Egyptian King” is set to announce his international retirement at the age of just 26, reportedly having grown fed-up at his constant exploitation for the purpose of propaganda by his and other governments.

Questions were raised before the World Cup over Egypt’s choice of base for the tournament: the autonomous, Muslim-majority region of Chechnya, scene of two separatist conflicts and a repressive government, which has a questionable record on human rights, especially with regards to homosexuality. Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, has carved out a niche for himself as the regional strongman; having settled the issue of Chechen insurgency, he has played a crucial role in strengthening ties between Muslim countries and Moscow as Russia has taken centre stage in the Middle East, even sending Chechen security forces to Syria.

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This would be a huge blow for Liverpool, Lets just hope it Dont Happen :(
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 26 Jun 2018 12:01 #8973

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How pre-season provides plenty of clues for Liverpool’s season ahead

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26 June 2018
As Liverpool’s pre-season edges closer, have their last three summers ended up shaping the campaign that followed?


The World Cup may be taking centre stage at the moment, but before you know it, the primary focus will be on club football again.

Liverpool’s squad will return to Melwood next Monday, July 2, although those participating in Russia will have an extended break after the tournament.

Liverpool’s pre-season schedule:

Chester FC – Swansway Stadium – July 7, 3pm
Tranmere – Prenton Park – July 11, 7.45pm
Bury – Gigg Lane – July 14, 7.30pm
Blackburn – Ewood Park – July 19, 7.45pm
Dortmund – North Carolina – July 22, 9pm
Man City – New Jersey – July 26, 1am
Man United – Michigan – July 28, 10pm
Napoli – Dublin – August 4, 6pm
Torino – Anfield – August 7, 7.30pm
The Reds have nine matches in total before their opening Premier League game at home to West Ham, allowing Jurgen Klopp to master his plans for the season ahead.

When you look back at Liverpool’s last three pre-seasons, how important have the results, the form of individuals and Klopp’s tactics really proven to be?

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 04 Jul 2018 09:48 #9116

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England reach World Cup quarter-final, putting Liverpool & Chester in a predicament

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Liverpool fans will face a predicament on Saturday at 3pm, with England’s World Cup quarter-final tie against Sweden clashing with the Reds’ first pre-season friendly of the summer.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side head to Chester FC for the 3pm kick-off, and reports earlier this week explained that Liverpool and Chester had no plans to reschedule Saturday’s game in order for it not to clash with what will now be England’s first World Cup quarter-final since 2006.

Of course, Liverpool and Chester won’t be the only teams in such a situation and plenty of non-league sides around England will now be facing the prospect of whether to reschedule their much-needed money-spinning pre-season game.

Many other non-league clubs have hastily changed kick-off times to 12.30pm or 1pm.

Chester had expected a sellout of 4,500, with most tickets already sold.

England qualified for the last eight in Russia with their first ever victory on penalties in a World Cup, beating Colombia.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was the only player not to score in the shootout, seeing his penalty saved.

The winning penalty was eventually scored by Eric Dier, after the Tottenham man had produced one of the worst substitute performances in living memory. Football eh.

Whether England’s result now sees Liverpool’s friendly being subject to be rescheduling remains to be seen, but expect an announcement on Wednesday one way or another.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 07 Jul 2018 20:13 #9217

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Chester 0-7 Liverpool: Reds stroll to opening pre-season win


7 July 2018
As the rest of the country watched England’s World Cup quarter-final, Liverpool began their pre-season with a match at local north-west side Chester.

Goals: Wilson 36, 45, Milner (pen) 48, Sturridge 57, 88, Kent 60, Ings 83.

LFC first half lineup: Karius; Clyne, Gomez, Phillips, Moreno; Fabinho, Woodburn; Wilson, Solanke, Jones; Origi

The first half saw Jurgen Klopp‘s side line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Ben Woodburn in a midfield role alongside new signing Fabinho.

Harry Wilson lined up on the right, with youngster Curtis Jones on the left and Dominic Solanke central behind Divock Origi.

Joe Gomez got a run in his preferred centre-back role alongside Nathaniel Phillips.

Liverpool dominated for the most part in the sweltering conditions and Wilson in particular looked good. It was the Welsh winger who opened the scoring with a close-range tap in after Alberto Moreno‘s run and shot down the left.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 11 Jul 2018 08:14 #9243

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Strikers struggle, Karius in spotlight – 5 talking points from Tranmere 2-3 Liverpool
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10 July 2018
Liverpool enjoyed a run out as they won 3-2 at Tranmere, at least in one half of the game, as a number of players were given the chance to impress.


Tranmere 2-3 Liverpool
Prenton Park
Pre-Season Friendly GAME TWO



Goals: Camacho 8′, Ojo 27′, Lallana 33′; Smith 71′, Soukouna 80′

Fabinho & Keita to Start

To give fans an incentive to watch this traditional pre-season friendly against lower-league opposition, it was billed as the Fabinho and Keita show.

It was the first time the new signings had started together, and it may give some indication as to how the side will operate with them in it during the new season.

Fabinho started deepest, looking like Sergio Busquets (against Tranmere) as he patrolled the area between defence and midfield, often dropping between the centre-backs.

Despite the amount of time he was afforded by the Tranmere press, or lack of it, his passing was urgent and he always knew where his team-mates were without having to look up.
There was plenty of first-touch football from Fabinho, but ahead of him Keita fancied a dribble. He was crowded out by opposition midfielders, but always kept possession either by beating a man or finding a man.

His silky skills pose an attacking threat from midfield, and the way he plays the game he’ll regularly be on the end of a few fouls this season.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 13 Jul 2018 12:47 #9277

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LIVERPOOL Next Friendly Match;

Bury – Gigg Lane

Saturday ; July 14, 3pm
Live on LFC-TV, on-Line or via SKY Channel 425
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 15 Jul 2018 09:54 #9318

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Bury 0-0 Liverpool – Reds in pre-season bore draw

14 July 2018
Liverpool’s third pre-season friendly of the week produced little entertainment as the Reds drew 0-0 with Bury on Saturday afternoon.


Bury 0-0 Liverpool
Gigg Lane
Pre-Season Friendly (3)



First-half XI: Karius; Clyne, Van Dijk, Matip, Moreno; Milner, Fabinho, Jones; Origi, Ojo, Sturridge.

Jurgen Klopp opted to start Loris Karius in goal, explaining that the under pressure German ‘keeper will play more than 45 minutes, and then Danny Ward will play against Blackburn on Thursday.

Ward therefore ill get tested against a stronger opponent. Karius had very little to do, but was clearly annoyed when the home crowd teased him as the ball got near him in the first half.

In truth, the first 45 was very pre-season, very little action. Daniel Sturridge and teenager Curtis Jones were the sharpest players for the Reds.

But Klopp looked sometimes unhappy at some careless passes. It happens in pre-season but the boss is demanding.

Divock Origi, playing on the left of the front three, squandered the best chance for Liverpool. Sturridge had an effort blocked on the line, while Sheyi Ojo should have perhaps done better with an effort when he cut inside.

At the other end, a mistake from Alberto Moreno almost allowed the League One side to take the lead.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 18 Jul 2018 06:55 #9392

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Pre Season 2018
Liverpool FC’s pre-season 2018.

Blackburn – Ewood Park July 19, 7.45pm

Next Game is Tomorrow Evening; (Thursday) at 7.45 PM Kick Off
Watch it LIVE On LFC-TV, on-line or Via Sky Channel 425
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 20 Jul 2018 07:10 #9428

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Who impressed & who struggled in Blackburn 0-2 Liverpool


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[b]Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners over Blackburn on Thursday evening and one set of players impressed rather more than the other.[/b]


Jurgen Klopp made a full 11 switches to his starting lineup once more, 10 at the break and then changing goalkeepers on the hour mark.

While all eyes were on Loris Karius at kickoff, by the end of the match it was somewhat apparent that attentions were on an altogether different goalkeeper, with Alisson’s arrival imminent.

In-game, though, Klopp’s first-half XI struggled to assert themselves, before two goals after the break from Lazar Markovic and Daniel Sturridge gave the Reds another win.

Here’s a rundown on who impressed and who still has more to do this summer after the fourth pre-season game for Liverpool.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 20 Jul 2018 12:18 #9443

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I spotted this doing my rounds: (Sunday 10pm BBC2) Shankly: Nature's Fire

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www.imdb.com/title/tt7364866/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl
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Thanks for this Info, Have set Recorder. B)
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 21 Jul 2018 17:17 #9452

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Cant wait for the new season as we will be stronger than last year and must surely go into the season thinking we can win a trophy or 2 ( optomistic ) i no but we look on paper to be the side most likely to challenge City for the title. Hopefully this new keeper fits in well and we keep key players fit. Shame to hear about the Ox being out for such a long period as he was kicking on under Klopp. We still need 1 or 2 in especially at centre back but things are looking up and for sure it will be another entertaining season. Klopp needs a trophy and i believe he can deliver looking at the quality he is bringing in. I'm sure the statto's will be out in force if we get to a final saying Klopp has lost his last xyz finals but i say how many times was he fav not many if any so that puts that to bed.
Pre season means little except fitness so im not fussed about results back in the day when i did dream team with school mates i brought Jon dahl tommosson on the back of him bagging a shed load in pre season for Newcastle but he was terrible when it come round to the prem.
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 23 Jul 2018 08:19 #9464

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“Result has no importance”, “Karius is in a bad place” – Fans react to Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Henry Jackson: 22 July 2018

Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund in their fifth friendly of pre-season, but fans were largely positive despite the result.


Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Pre-Season Friendly (5)

Goals: Van Dijk 25′; Pulisic (pen) 66′, 88′, Larsen 90+3′

The Reds faced their first game of their US tour in the International Champions Cup, and for a long time it looked as though a win would be recorded.

Virgil van Dijk‘s first-half header gave Jurgen Klopp‘s men a deserved lead, only for Christian Pulisic to equalise from the penalty spot after the break.

The Liverpool-linked American then fired Dortmund into a late lead, before Jacob Bruun Larsen added a third after a Loris Karius error.

Here’s how Reds supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 23 Jul 2018 09:42 #9466

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I spotted this doing my rounds: (Sunday 10pm BBC2) Shankly: Nature's Fire

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www.imdb.com/title/tt7364866/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

I watched this last night, and it was quite enjoyable.

Also, plenty of reminders of how football has become ruined for the true supporter the past 20 odd years, all motivated by greed. Sure you can't blame the players for accepting the massive wages they're paid, but they do get greedier and lose all touch with reality the more money they accumulate.
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 24 Jul 2018 00:13 #9472

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Nice how they included Shanks' views on the unemployed right at the end. Ahead of his time in more ways than one. To think that there are still so many people who do not get it really shows what a mess the British are in and in some ways I am thinking it is getting worse in terms of social division. Shanks was also a pretty good player by all accounts, and I am glad they covered a bit of that.

I agree Tarquin, I blame the greed for all the streams which have sprang up. People will find a way of seeing what they love when they cannot afford it. I think the clubs and supporters need to work together. Some are now offering official streams of their own matches aimed at their overseas ex pat supporters, some English clubs have a lot of followers in the USA. Look at some of the players' attitudes, Jack Rodwell refusing to play on 50k pw. There are the prawn sandwich brigade identified as such by Roy Keane, who don't come out for the start of the second half, it's just a corporate routine to some of them. The big change for me was switching to a reliance on TV money plus sponsorships when before players wages and bonuses were more directly dependent on gate money which encouraged them to play better which in turn encouraged the fans to keep coming through the turnstyles. A far cry from the days of Len Shackleton playing cricket as well because he got paid more for doing that and was as such active in trying to get better pay for footballers. Even Shack who was a massive influence on the likes of Paisley and Clough would be shocked by how much things have gone in the opposite direction I am sure. One thing kept striking me about the players of Shankly's team during the interviews - humility and it was bloody refreshing.

Something which has always baffled me - why did neither Shankly or Paisley get to manage their countries?
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 24 Jul 2018 09:45 #9474

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Verc wrote:
I spotted this doing my rounds: (Sunday 10pm BBC2) Shankly: Nature's Fire

Summary:
www.imdb.com/title/tt7364866/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Watched It Yesterday Afternoon, Very good show; He sure came from very humble grass roots, A good player in the day and went on to very much bigger things.
Agree with Verc & Tarquin; He would be horrified at the modern game; Both players wages and Transfer fees have gone completely mad,
Also the rising amount of Money made from Television; This is hitting True Fans where it Hurts most, In there pockets.
The cost of going to live games is now to expensive, and Clubs are loosing complete touch with the working Class supporters.
Even watching games on TV is getting very expensive, If you want to watch all Live Games thats Sky & BT Subscriptions to find.
Football needs to take a long hard look at itself and get back to Playing Games for the Fans, and not the money Grabbing Corporations.
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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 26 Jul 2018 07:40 #9485

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“Sadio and Mo are on another level,” “Curtis Jones is our wildcard” – Fans react to Man City 1-2 Liverpool

Henry Jackson 26 July 2018

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane inspired Liverpool to a 2-1 win over Man City on Thursday morning, following a stunning second-half showing from the pair.

Man City 1-2 Liverpool
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Pre-Season Friendly (6)


Goals: Sane (57′), Salah (62′), Mane pen (90′).

The Reds tasted victory in their second game in the International Champions Cup, following the 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

A dire first half at the MetLife Stadium saw the two teams head in goalless at the interval, before Leroy Sane broke the deadlock in the second half.

Salah equalised barely a minute after being introduced, however, and Mane’s last-gasp penalty prevented the game from going to a shootout, after Dominic Solanke was clattered inside the box.

It was a richly deserved win for Jurgen Klopp‘s side, who were superb at times in the second half, both in terms of pressing and passing.

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LIVERPOOL; 2018 - 2019 Season 28 Jul 2018 08:58 #9511

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Tonight's Friendly Match;
Man United – Michigan – July 28, 10pm
Live via LFC-TV Channel 425
Or via the LFC App


So thats My Saturday Night Planned. B)
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Man United 1-4 Liverpool: Spectacular Shaqiri debut sends Reds to victory

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It may only have been pre-season, but to beat Man United 4-1 in front of a crowd of over 100,000 was an enjoyable way to end Liverpool’s US tour.


Man United 1-4 Liverpool
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbour
Pre-Season Friendly (7)

Goals
Mane pen 28′ (assist — Salah)
A. Pereira 30′
Sturridge 64′ (assist — Shaqiri)
Ojo pen 73′ (assist — Robertson)
Shaqiri 82′ (assist — Woodburn)

First-half XI: Grabara; Camacho, Van Dijk, Klavan, Moreno; Fabinho, Lallana, Milner; Salah, Mane, Solanke.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men made a positive start, showing a nice mix of aggression and attacking intent against a side whom a match could never truly be termed a ‘friendly.’

Three times in the opening 10 minutes, the Reds—who played in their grey third kit—went close to breaking the deadlock, with Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah both getting an early sight of goal.

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