Player News - Liverpool

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Liverpool needed the comforts of home to secure its first win of the season in a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

After a hectic, yet disappointing 3-3 draw with Watford on the opening weekend, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made some defensive changes–in came Andrew Robertson, Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klaven– to secure a clean sheet in a hard-fought match with visiting Palace. It was Saido Mane who scored the lone goal and match-winner, thanks to summer signing Dominic Solanke's effort. Solanke dispossessed Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic near the penalty area and the ball fell fortuitously to Mane inside the box in the 73rd minute as the Senegalese hit the back of the net for the second straight match.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 12:20 PM

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold has forced his way in to Nik's fantasy team for Week 2.

Liverpool may be a shambles at the back but there has been a positive in their first two games, and it's the form of local boy Alexander-Arnold, deputising for Nathaniel Clyne. The youngster still has a lot to learn defensively but he's doing ok, is taking corners and curled in a beautiful free-kick again Hoffenheim last night. He'll continue on set piece duty against Palace which should bring plenty of point scoring opportunities. Just don't expect a clean sheet, even with Wilf Zaha missing for the Eagles.
Source: Rotoworld
Aug 18 - 5:14 AM

Mohamed Salah opened his Liverpool account with what appeared to be the match-winning goal, but the Reds would give up a goal in the final moments of the match and settle for a 3-3 draw with Watford.

After the Reds gave up an early goal, Sadio Mane, who was the only attacking player showing signs of life in the first half, managed to equalize just before the half hour mark, playing a nice 1-2 with Emre Can before firing a power ball past the keeper. The Reds attack finally hit some fluidity in the second half, and they scored twice just two minutes apart shortly before the hour mark to turn the game around. First, Salah made a run into the area and was tripped by the keeper to earn a penalty which was converted by Roberto Firmino. Firmino then returned the favor shortly thereafter, lobbing a ball over the keeper to Salah who simply tapped into an open net. There were chances for more, including a Mane header that glanced inches wide and a Matip header that clanged off the bar, but the Reds couldnt add to the lead and would cough up the lead late on to settle for just the point.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 12 - 9:57 AM

In a summer saga that has taken yet another twist, Philippe Coutinho has officially submitted a transfer request to Liverpool.

It looks like there is more than just a back problem at play here and, while one cannot speculate as to how revealing Jurgen Klopp was in his press conference when he declared Coutinho out because of the back injury, the manager was and has been rather vague about the injury ever since it cropped up. In that span of time, there seemed to be a commitment from Coutinho and the club to keep the player at Anfield but something behind the scenes clearly has changed. This is a massive blow for the hearts of Reds fans and a potential disaster for those who took a chance on Coutinho in draft leagues. Barcelona are desperate to replace Neymar and now Coutinho says he doesn't want to stay. One has to think the odds are he has kicked his last ball for Liverpool.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 11 - 7:37 AM

Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out of contention for Liverpool's opening weekend clash with Watford as the playmaker recovers from a back issue.

According to Jurgen Klopp, Coutinho has not trained for a week so there is no chance the Brazilian will play a part in Saturday's early kickoff. The Reds then have a Champions League playoff with Hoffenheim during the coming week where they could likely be without their impact midfielder. Coutinho owners now have time to turn to a backup option this week and it makes Liverpool's midfield trio this week easier to peg, with Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum occupying those roles.
Aug 11 - 7:26 AM

As much as Barcelona FC may be willing to spend and as much as Philippe Coutinho may be willing to go, it appears Liverpool have no interest in selling the Brazilian playmaker.

Barcelona, who have plenty of money to spend and a major hole to fill after the sale of Neymar to PSG, seemingly cannot take "no" for an answer from the Reds. But, as they say, "never say never", at least until the window officially closes anyway. Barca may be desperate enough to splash more cash beyond the latest proposed £109m they were willing to spend and Liverpool are blessed with enough firepower that Coutinho will have to play a deeper-lying role more often than not this season. They could make a case to sell him. But, the summer hype behind this potential move is in its dying embers, so those who took a risk in drafting Coutinho are likely to be rewarded handsomely.
Source: Goal.com
Aug 9 - 6:42 AM

Roberto Firmino scored Liverpool's opener as the Reds beat Atletic Bilbao 3-1 in Dublin in their final pre-season match before the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Firino's opener was equalized by Inaki Williams but Ben Woodburn and Dominic Solanke scored in the second half to see Jurgen Klopp's side to a comfortable win. Liverpool have been extremely successful in pre-season and, despite missing Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne for at least some of the early going, look poised to improve upon last season's performances. The only concern is that rumored Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho was left out of the line-up for the trip. He was reported to have a back injury.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 5 - 11:16 PM

Liverpool has been dealt a massive blow just a week before the season with an injury to Adam Lallana.

Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the attacking midfielder will miss the next few months after suffering a thigh injury on Wednesday against Atletico Madrid in the Audi Cup. The injury will likely create some breathing room for Georginio Wijnaldum or Jordan Henderson. Said Klopp: "Unfortunately, the damage is such that it will likely mean Adam is out for a couple of months not weeks, so I think we can pretty much rule him out of August and September. Beyond that we will monitor and wait and see. He is a boy with a world-class attitude to everything professionally and he has always come back in good time from injury setbacks since I have been here, so we will see."
Aug 4 - 10:11 PM

Jurgen Klopp believes "it’s pretty much impossible" for Nathaniel Clyne to be ready for the trip to Watford on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign.

The England international has been struggling due to an ongoing back and hamstring related problem meaning Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jon Flanagan will battle it out for a place in the starting XI at Vicarage Road. "He's on the way back but he's had no pre-season so far," Klopp told reporters following the penalty shootout loss to Atletico. "For him, it will not only be tight for Watford, it's pretty much impossible." However, there was better news ahead of the Audi Cup final as James Milner, Danny Ward, Ben Woodburn, Loris Karius, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi all recovered from minor ailments to make the match-day squad. Daniel Sturridge was rested as a precaution having sustained a thigh injury when scoring in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich. The injury-plagued attacker will be monitored and treated at the club’s training base in Rottach-Egern.
Source: The Express
Aug 3 - 5:25 AM

Liverpool put together a show in a 3-0 Audi Cup win against Bayern Munich, but it wasn't all celebratory afterward.

Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to score the third and final goal against Bayern, but left minutes later after pulling up with a thigh injury. However, the injury-plagued forward played down concerns over another debilitating setback ahead of the new season: "I think it's just fatigue to be honest, so I'll be OK. I'm feeling great. I have put in the work, I trained a lot in the summer. I've not missed many sessions here, they have looked after me. We've done triple sessions and I have trained almost every single session. So I'm feeling great, the best I have felt for a while. I am looking forward to the season and hopefully we can have some success."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 2 - 12:10 PM

Danny Ings has taken a major step closer to ending his injury nightmare with a return to full-team training.

The 25-year-old has missed the last nine months after undergoing surgery to repair a long-standing knee issue that has limited him to just six appearances in the last two seasons since arriving at Liverpool from Burnley in 2015. But now he is closing in on a full return to bolster the Reds' frontline ahead of the season. Said manager Jurgen Klopp: "He is in a really good way and we are very pleased with what he is doing. But it is smart and responsible for him that we allow him maximum time and sessions - both individually and with the team. So maybe not involved in the matches just yet but that means nothing more than we take our time and make him strong and ready to be a part of what we are going to do."
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 31 - 8:19 PM

Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to be named as Liverpool’s right-back for the trip to Vicarage Road on August 12.

Following the news that Nathaniel Clyne is losing his battle to be fit for the opening weekend, Alexander-Arnold seems certain to fill in, especially given the latest news that Joe Gomez is also struggling with injury. Clyne has been battling ongoing hamstring and back-related problems causing him to miss the pre-season schedule in Asia and Germany, and he is not expected to be ready for game week one. Meanwhile, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Audi Cup match against Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp revealed Gomez will be missing for the next few games: "It is nothing too serious, a little issue with his knee picked up in the [Hertha] game." The Liverpool manager believes Alexander-Arnold, 18, is "probably" ready offensively, but in defence "needs to improve a lot."
Jul 31 - 10:00 AM

Mohamed Salah scored but it was Philippe Coutinho who dazzled as Liverpool beat Leicester City to capture the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy 2-1.

Apparent Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho was eager to show off his best with an impressive opener from distance against the Foxes. He capped his evening and the match with an excellent pass that found newcomer Mohamed Salah for a headed winner. Despite his massive transfer fee, Salah faces a battle to win playing time in a crowded Liverpool midfield where Adam Lallana seems to be his direct competition. Scoring early in pre-season certainly won't hurt his cause.
Jul 27 - 1:00 PM

Liverpool have completing an agreement with Hull City for the transfer of Scottish full-back Andrew Robertson.

The left-back has signed what the club claims to be "long-term contract" after an initial £8 million transfer fee was agreed with Championship side Hull City. That fee could rise as high as £10 million. Robertson played a major role for The Tigers last season as they were relegated, making 39 PL appearances. Robertson spoke of his excitement to have joined a club of Liverpool's stature, while also admitting his ambition to prove to people he belongs at such a high level. Jurgen Klopp added: "For Andrew, this is another big step on what has been a quite incredible personal journey in a very short space of time... I know our environment will benefit him and help him push himself even more than he has already. This is a player who does not limit his ambition."
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 21 - 10:31 PM

Liverpool officially confirmed the sale of midfielder Lucas Leiva in a £5 million move to Serie A side Lazio.

The 30-year-old was Liverpool's longest-serving player after arriving at the club in 2007, going on to make 346 appearances for the club. But the Brazilian has been linked with a move away over the past three transfer windows following Brendan Rodgers' departure, and Lazio has been interested from the start. Said Leiva: "Liverpool as a club and Liverpool as a city is a unique place. I think it's different from everywhere. The fans are a big part of the club, probably the most important part of the club, and without them Liverpool wouldn't be the same club I would say."
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 19 - 5:32 PM



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