Player News - Liverpool

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Danny Ings scored his first goal since 2015 and Mo Salah found the net once again, but Liverpool leave stunned with only a point as West Bromwich Albion scored twice late to finish with a 2-2 draw.

Jurgen Klopp made several changes ahead of the Reds Champions League tie on Tuesday, with Ings getting a chance to lead the line. All the moves seem to pay off, as Ings scored under four minutes into the game, putting home a ball from Georginio Wijnaldum for his first goal since the Merseyside derby in October of 2015. Three changes were made at the back and a clean sheet was on the cards when Salah looked to have sealed the points on 74 minutes, supplying another smart finish from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's pass. The Baggies responded in dramatic fashion though and plucked two points away with two late goals.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 21 - 9:29 AM

Adam Lallana is going global in an attempt to fast-track his recovery from a hamstring related problem.

The Liverpool midfielder has endured an injury ravaged campaign which didn’t start until November after he suffered a thigh muscle strain during the penultimate game of pre-season. Niggling issues and a lack of match fitness have restricted Lallana to a single Premier League start in 2017/18. And after suffering another setback at Selhurst Park earlier this month – an injury which is likely to end any hope of featuring at the World Cup finals – the 29-year-old has travelled to South Africa to receive specialist treatment at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town. The rehabilitation centre was selected by the club’s medical department to aid his return to fitness, as they had done previously, when Lallana attended the world-renowned Aspetar Clinic in Doha. Meanwhile, Liverpool face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and Jurgen Klopp is hoping to have defender Joe Gomez back amongst the ranks following his return to full training this week.
Apr 18 - 9:58 AM

Jurgen Klopp is anxiously waiting to discover the extent of the injury suffered by Dejan Lovren during the win over Bournemouth.

The Liverpool centre-back signalled to the bench with ten minutes remaining on Saturday and was immediately replaced by teammate Ragnar Klavan. Speaking during his post-match interview, Klopp explained that it was too early to determine the precise nature of the problem although it did appear to be muscular. "I would love it if it [was] a knock [rather than] a strain or tear [but] I have no clue," he said. "He felt something but I didn’t speak to him afterwards, I only saw that he was limping." Hopefully the injury is not too serious with a Champions League semi-final tie against Roma coming up. Joe Gomez [ankle] is set to miss the game and Joel Matip [thigh] has already been ruled for the remainder of the campaign. Klavan is only recently back after a period on the sidelines while Nathaniel Clyne has just one Premier League start since recovering from back surgery.
Apr 15 - 4:26 PM

Everything went according to plan for Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool dominated AFC Bournemouth, 3-0.

A perfect day for the Reds, who move to within a point of Manchester United for second in the table, United with a game in hand. All three members of their lethal attacking trio got on the scoresheet today. Sadio Mane was the most difficult for the Cherries to deal with in the first half, and he scored the opener quickly on 7 minutes, following up his own header to poke home a ball sourced from Jordan Henderson. It would be another hour until the Reds made it two. That was when Trent Alexander-Arnold connected on a deep cross that Salah put a delicate head to and looped the ball over the keeper. Roberto Firmino wrapped up the scoring in the final minute, putting home a ball from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Throw in a clean sheet for good measure and it was a fantasy buffet at Anfield.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 14 - 6:48 PM

Liverpool center-back Ragnar Klavan and right-back Nathaniel Clyne have both been ruled out of Saturday's match against AFC Bournemouth, the former with a muscle complaint, the latter dealing with a knock.

Tough break for Klavan as his chances of seeing a league start increased with the season-ending injury to Joel Matip. Instead, Dejan Lovren will almost certainly be chosen to partner Virgil van Dijk in the middle while Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only legit right-back option to turn to. Alexander-Arnold makes for a nifty fantasy play when you know in advance he is starting. Even with the Reds only playing one match in this round, at home to Bournemouth could pay off huge. Clyne's omission is of little surprise as he continues to build peak fitness following injury that kept him out for nearly the entire season.
Source: Liverpool FC
Apr 14 - 3:45 AM

Roberto Firmino is a slight doubt for Liverpool's match against AFC Bournemouth as the forward is dealing with a minor neck complaint.

According to manager Jurgen Klopp: "Bobby had a little [issue] with his neck but should be OK, I think." The Brazilian is likely experiencing some soreness that could have been brought on through contact while playing or something as simple as waking up with a sore neck after having "slept wrong." It would be very surprising to see Firmino miss a tasty matchup against the Cherries.
Source: Liverpool FC
Apr 14 - 3:38 AM

Emre Can, who has been dealing with a back injury for the past few weeks, has been ruled out for the rest of the season by Jurgen Klopp.

Can has been Liverpool's midfield enforcer for much of the season and his loss will be felt as the Reds attempt to look for silverware in the Champions League. Klopp will have a shortage of options in midfield for the second leg against Manchester City, as Jordan Henderson is suspended. That leaves a trident of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum as the likely group. The trio may not get enough of a bump in FPL stock but their value goes up in draft leagues.
Source: Balls.IE
Apr 10 - 7:25 AM

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah took part in team training on Monday ahead of Tuesday's showdown with Manchester City.

The Player of the Year favorite played a massive role in Liverpool's shock 3-0 dismantling of Manchester City with a goal in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal last week, but left early in the second half with a groin injury. Salah was left out of the club's 0-0 Merseyside derby over the week to put in extra work with fitness coaches in the hopes of being ready for Tuesday, but manager Jurgen Klopp said it will depend on his reaction to training: "(He is) not sure 100 per cent. He was yesterday with the athletic coach, training. At 5pm we train at Melwood and we will see if he can be part of the training. (It's) rather yes than no. Then we have to wait for the reaction, until tomorrow, and then we will make a decision."
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 9 - 4:23 PM

Liverpool continued its 17-match unbeaten streak in the Merseyside derby with a scoreless draw at Goodison Park.

Featuring only six starters from Wednesday night's shocking 3-0 home win over Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal, Liverpool's eyes were clearly on the return leg on Tuesday with Mohamed Salah not even included in the 18 for Jurgen Klopp. The Egyptian's groin injury is not expected to be too severe, but Klopp said he wouldn't risk him in the Merseyside derby if he wasn't 100 percent. With Roberto Firmino on the bench, Klopp opted for Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke in attack, but to no avail.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 7 - 9:21 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the club will give Mohamed Salah until the last minute to prove his fitness.

The club head to Goodison Park on Saturday for the latest edition of the Merseyside derby, fresh off a massive upset of Manchester City in Champions League. But the biggest news was that Mohamed Salah left the match early in the second half with a groin injury. However, Klopp said the Egyptian still has a chance to face Everton: "I don’t think it makes sense to talk here about what we do with the boys in rehab. But, of course, you can imagine we have tried everything to make him available," said Klopp at his pre-match press conference. [There are] still 24 hours to go pretty much, or 23 hours to go until we start. So let’s see what happens."
Apr 6 - 2:56 PM

Not even the most hardened of Liverpool supporters could’ve foreseen last nights Champions League demolition of Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp maintained his extraordinary record over Spanish counterpart Pep Guardiola – only one defeat in thirteen [W7, D5] - on a European night at Anfield that will go down in history. A 20 minute first half spell, in which Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane capitalised on City mistakes, ensures Liverpool are favourites to progress through to the semi-finals of the competition. However, there was one slight blemish on the evening as Mo Salah was replaced after limping to the sidelines early in the second half due to an apparent groin problem. Fortunately, the injury does not appear to be too serious: "After the game I asked him, and he said, 'I will be good, it will be fine'. But now we have to wait for the real diagnosis, not Mo's self-diagnosis," said Klopp erring on the side of caution. "We will see, I don't know at the moment."
Apr 5 - 5:08 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did not sound too optimistic over Emre Can's chances for Wednesday's match with Manchester City.

Can missed the international break with Germany as well as the club's weekend win over Crystal Palace due to a persistent back injury, and now looks to miss a massive Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Manchester City tomorrow. Without the central midfielder this weekend, Klopp opted for James Milner and Gigi Wijnaldum and may have to do the same against a Pep Guardiola's stalwart side. Said Klopp: "He has a training session this afternoon, but even when we could need him really, we cannot rush it. That’s how it is...I’m always open to wait for better news but I don’t expect it, to be 100 per cent honest. It could be not enough time for tomorrow night, but maybe then Everton or Tuesday. It should not be too long. But talking about tomorrow, I don’t think so."
Apr 3 - 1:04 PM

Liverpool face a defensive crisis ahead of their Champions League showdown against Manchester City.

Speaking ahead of the quarter-final tie, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that centre-back Joel Matip will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a thigh injury during the win over Crystal Palace: "After the game, nobody could have imagined [the extent of the problem]. Joel said he felt it a bit but he could do everything, so it should be fine. We all thought it was kind of a dead leg." However, the injury is likely to require surgery to correct the problem which would rule Matip out until July. His absence leaves Liverpool with only two fully fit central defenders – Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren – after Joe Gomez suffered ankle ligament damage on England duty and Ragnar Klavan was ruled out due to an unspecified injury. Klopp also revealed that tomorrow will probably come too for Nathaniel Clyne to be considered as a starter: "He has been a long time without football. Physically, he is fit – but he has no football rhythm."
Apr 3 - 10:56 AM

Adam Lallana is at risk of missing the remainder of the campaign, and with it, his hopes of appearing at this summer’s World Cup finals.

Following an injury-plagued season, Lallana was already considered a major doubt for the Three Lions squad and only a consistent run in the first-team could convince Gareth Southgate that he was worthy of a place in Russia. However, that ship looks to have sailed, with the 29-year-old set for yet more time in the Liverpool treatment room. Lallana was introduced as a second half substitute at Selhurst Park on Saturday, but once again, his day ended on a sour note following an innocuous looking challenge which left him in a heap. "I haven't spoken with him but I saw him. It's absolutely bad. We don't know exactly what he has, but it looked really serious," Jurgen Klopp revealed in his post-match interview. Lallana was seen leaving the stadium on crutches and reports since suggest he has suffered significant damage to his hamstring.
Apr 1 - 3:32 PM

After falling behind early, Liverpool found their groove in the second half, scoring twice through Sadio Mane and Mo Salah as they managed to escape Crystal Palace with a 1-2 win.

It was a cold, wet day in London and things did not go well for the Reds in the first half, despite owning the lion's share of possession. Mane was at the center of the opening frame, getting booked for simulation at one point, then having a goal waved off not long after. He made up for things early in the second half though, leveling the score in the 49th minute with a quick finish from a pass by James Milner. Controversy struck on the hour mark, when Mane committed a deliberate handball that should have given him a second booking, but the referee merely awarded Palace a free kick. Leave it to Mo Salah then to play the hero, scoring the winner in the 84th minute with yet another smooth finish from an Andrew Robertson cross, giving him his 29th goal in the PL this season.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 31 - 9:36 AM



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