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Liverpool

Player News - Liverpool

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Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Burnley.

Liverpool were clearly the better team today as they enjoyed 63% of possession and dominated Burnley by putting up 20 shots compared to Burnley's 9. Sturridge and Jordan Henderson both scored as the scoreboard agreed with the game story. Sturridge is finally fit enough to play the full 90 minutes and is a must own fantasy player in all draft leagues. He is also a great option in the Yahoo! game due to his relatively low ownership percentage. Use him with confidence going forward.
Mar 4 - 4:57 PM

Jordon Ibe has been ruled out for between 3-4 weeks after the Liverpool youngster damaged lateral knee ligaments during last Thursdays’ Europa League game against Besiktas.

Ibe has been a revelation since his return from Derby County where the 19 year-old was so impressive during his four month stint that Brendan Rodgers chose to execute an early release clause in his season long loan deal. Although his absence will be felt, Liverpool can at least call upon the services of Alberto Moreno to fill the void during the interim while Jose Enrique offers a slightly different option once fit. The Reds are hoping to make it 4 straight wins on Wednesday [and 12 unbeaten] as they attempt to break into the European places. Mamadou Sakho and Glen Johnson have a chance of facing Burnley while Steven Gerrard is also "very close."
Source: Daily Star
Mar 3 - 5:45 PM

Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning winner as Liverpool dented Manchester City's Premier League title defence with a deserved victory at Anfield.

This was a great match between very good sides, but in the end Liverpool shaded it and deservedly took the three points. Jordan Henderson's curling effort put the Reds ahead before Edin Dzeko finished off Sergio Aguero's great pass to equalise after a slick team move. That was how an even match stayed until half time, but Liverpool came out with renewed energy in the second half and their pressure eventually told when Brazilian midfielder Coutinho capped a man of the match display with the decisive goal with another curling strike from 25 yards. The result leaves Man City five points behind Chelsea having played a game more, while Liverpool move to fifth and are on a run of 11 Premier League matches without defeat
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 1 - 9:23 AM

Glen Johnson is battling an illness that could see him miss the squad when Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday.

Johnson has not been a part of the plans in recent months as he doesn't fit quite well in Brendan Rodgers' wingback formation. He did get a run out in the last league match to finish things up so perhaps Rodgers is looking for a way to freshen him up. For this weekend either way, he is hands off with his spot nowhere near guaranteed, a tough fixture against Man City, and now with an illness to clear.
Source: Express
Feb 27 - 4:10 PM

Mamadou Sakho has returned to training for Liverpool ahead of the club's Week 27 match with Manchester City at Anfield.

After a rough first season in the Premier League, Sakho has been playing much better in recent weeks. An injury would barely have registered for supporters last season but it was a cause for some concern last week after Sakho picked up an injury in the first Europa Cup match against Besiktas. While Sakho failed to recover in time to travel to Turkey for the second leg, he has at least a chance of returning for Sunday's big Premier League match. The combination of his uncertain health and Liverpool's opponent make him a dubious candidate for fantasy purposes this weekend but moving forward he is a solid bet based on Liverpool's recent form.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 27 - 1:22 PM

Jordan Henderson, left out of the side that traveled to Turkey for the Europa Cup, will be assessed ahead of Liverpool's big clash with Manchester City in Week 27.

Henderson missed out on the Europa Cup loss with an ankle issue picked up in the win over Southampton in Week 26. With the top four of the Premier League the only avenue left for Liverpool to make next season's Champions League, Brendan Rodgers will be pushing hard to have his best team available to face the defending champions. A win over City and Liverpool can feel good about their chances at the top four after a brutal recent schedule. A loss and the climb will start to look pretty tough.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 27 - 1:17 PM

After Besiktas made their five penalties and Liverpool made their first four, Dejan Lovren sent his spot kick high and the miss saw the Reds bow out of the Europa Cup.

Liverpool were lucky not to lose the tie in open play as Demba Ba rattled the cross bar with the score 1-1. The Reds' luck wouldn't hold up as Lovern's miss compounded a miserable week for English clubs in European competition. Liverpool's hot form in the Premier League didn't carry over and now they will have more energy to focus on the Premier League as that will be the only way they qualify for next season's Champions League.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 26 - 4:50 PM

Alberto Moreno had a tough fantasy day last weekend but is still a key figure in Liverpool's XI and is now available at an attractive price.

Moreno ended up with -2 in the Reds win at Southampton but in general presents a solid investment for what has been one of the better defenses in the league in recent months. What's more appealing is his playing at a more advanced wing back position, offering more opportunity for attacking points. Take advantage of the 1.5m price drop. With multiple methods of accumulating points, having even Manchester City as an opponent shouldn't sway one's decision.
Feb 25 - 5:04 PM

Liverpool will travel to Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday without a number of players including vice-captain Jordan Henderson who picked up a minor ankle injury during the win at St Marys’ on Sunday.

Henderson was a notable omission from training on Wednesday as he joined long-term absentees Jose Enrique, Jon Flanagan, Lucas Leiva and Brad Jones in the treatment room but the stand-in skipper is expected to recover in time to face Manchester City in Sundays’ crucial game. Brendan Rodgers will also be without Mamadou Sakho who is still struggling with a minor hip complaint and Glen Johnson [illness] while Steven Gerrard [hamstring] will not be risked although the trio should be close for game week 27 – Philippe Coutinho remained on Merseyside [rested] as Liverpool travel to Turkey with a slender one goal advantage hoping to progress through to the last 16 of the competition.
Feb 25 - 12:23 PM

Dejan Lovren had a chance to prove himself over the weekend by filling in for an injured Mamadou Sakho, and he helped Liverpol to another clean sheet over Southampton.

Lovren got a chance to face his former club and made good. He was considered a key acquisition over the summer to improve their porous defense from the previous season but lost his spot to Sakho over time. Now, Sakho is nursing a hip issue and will be a doubt for the coming weekend unless Brendan Rodgers says different. Lovren is only 6.42m in the Yahoo game and could potentially be a real bargain for an extended period of time if he can keep his spot. However, regardless of Sakho's status for this weekend, the Reds will be hosting a Manchester City club who are firing on all cylinders right now. It should make for a very intriguing matchup.
Feb 23 - 2:57 PM

Liverpool made it five consecutive away clean-sheets in the league for the first time since 1985 on Sunday and the Reds were able to stifle the Southampton attack without Mamadou Sakho who was ruled out after picking up a hip problem in the Europa League on Thursday.

The full extent of injury is not yet known and Brendan Rodgers confirmed pre-match that Sakho would need a scan "[to] see how long [the defender will be out]." However Liverpool gave another solid defensive performance with Martin Skrtel winning the man-of-the-match award while the absence of the Frenchman meant former Saint Dejan Lovren made a timely return to the starting eleven for the first time since December. The win sets up Liverpool for a potentially season defining week with an away trip to Besiktas on Thursday and the visit of Champions Manchester City next Sunday.
Feb 22 - 3:56 PM

Philippe Coutinho scored a 30 yard screamer in the fourth minute to lead Liverpool to a 2-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium.

This was an extremely controversial match that saw Southampton call for three penalties that were not given to them. Liverpool also had reason to complain as they too had a case for a penalty. Despite all the controversy, no penalties were given and no one was sent off. Liverpool looked to be in control for most of the match due to their 1-0 lead and Raheem Sterling made it 2-0 with 15 minutes left to put no doubt in fans' minds as to who won this one. Southampton will have to blame their poor finishing for the result and Ronald Koeman will have to question whether starting Sadio Mane or Dusan Tadic could have helped.
Feb 22 - 1:16 PM

Steven Gerrard will remain sidelined through the weekend and will not be available for Liverpool as they travel to St. Mary's on Sunday to play Southampton.

After missing out entirely on last night's Europa contest against Besiktas, this news comes as little surprise. With Lucas still on the shelf as well, expect Joe Allen to fill again alongside Jordan Henderson for that central defensive midfield partnership against the Saints. With Raheem Sterling looking set to return and Daniel Sturridge back completely, the Reds should still plenty of ways to score, but the captain's leadership will certainly be missed in a big match.

Steven Gerrard is still not ready to return from a hamstring injury he picked up on the 10th of this month as Brendan Rodgers has already ruled him out of contention for tomorrow night's Europa match against Besiktas.

With Gerrard already counted out for Thursday and Liverpool having their next league match Sunday, it is not looking good already for his availability. Had he at least made the bench for tomorrow, it would put him on track for a possible return Sunday, but now he looks a serious doubt. Rodgers will likely shed light on Gerrard's status on Friday.
Feb 18 - 6:06 PM

Raheem Sterling has returned to training for Liverpool as the Reds prepare to face off against Besiktas on Thursday.

Things are looking good for the Reds attack as Sterling will be looking to join Daniel Sturridge to start in the same game for the first time since Week 3. The club is still assessing the fitness of Steven Gerrard though, so they may not be at complete full strength when they take on Southampton Sunday. Still, with the play of Phillipe Coutinho, the Reds have plenty of threat to their game right now. A trip to St. Mary's will be a test for them though, so investment is risky this week for Sterling and company.


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