Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Spanish champions Real Madrid will meet in an European Cup/Champions League final for the third time at the Stade de France in the French capital city of Paris. They have one win in each from their previous two meetings in the final.
Liverpool were winners of the first meeting between the two teams during the 1981 European Cup final. The Reds won by a lone goal and Alan Kennedy was the recipient of the winning goal nine minutes from the end of the game. It was a third European Cup title for Liverpool and a fifth successive European Cup triumph for English teams. Continue reading LIVERPOOL, MADRID IN THIRD EUROPEAN FINAL
The Liverpool attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota are leading the race for the Golden Boot in the Premier League after the latest round of games. Salah and Jota are the top two players in the Golden Boot race as far as this season’s Premier League is concerned.
Liverpool faced North London giants Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League encounter which was held at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday with Egyptian international Salah as the leading goalscorer. The ex-Chelsea, AS Roma and Fiorentina attacker was on 15 Premier League goals before the Spurs game, but he was unable to add to the tally during the 2-2 draw with the North London club. Continue reading LIVERPOOL ATTACKERS LEAD GOLDEN BOOT RACE
Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah appeared to troll Manchester United following the loss of the latter to Sevilla in the knockout phase of the Champions League. On Saturday an impressive United side nullified the Liverpool attack which included the high flying Salah, to win 2-1. The victory set United five points ahead of the Reds.
Salah seemed to troll United due to their recent clash. The Egyptian said the next Champions League draws couldn’t come soon enough in an obvious jibe at the Red Devils, who were defeated at home by a struggling Sevilla side.
Wissam Ben Yedder came off the bench to grab a brace within four minutes. The goals were enough to send United out of the continental competition despite a Romelu Lukaku consolation. Manchester United had played a goalless draw after ‘parking the bus’ in Spain. They were expected to come all out against Sevilla but they struggled despite needing a goal more. Sevilla gradually grew into the game and finished it off before United eventually got a goal. The 2-1 scoreline was more than enough for the La liga side to go through.
The last round of Round of 16 game is set for Wednesday where Bayern Munich will seek to wrap things up against Turkish side Besiktas and Barcelona host Chelsea. The draws for the next stage of the Champions League would then come up ahead of the quarterfinals in the first leg of next month.
Salah has been on a very good note in the league and in the Champions League. However, he was anonymous as United claimed victory on Saturday.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has asked that long time manager of the club Arsene Wenger exit the Emirates Stadium.
The retired player turned top pundit claims that the club are in a crisis from top to bottom so the Frenchman should leave for it to be sorted out.
Arsenal suffered a second straight defeat in the Premier League on Sunday as Liverpool tore them apart at Anfield 4-0. This is a season where the Gunners’ fans were hopeful that things could change and that their Europa League involvement would help them push more for the Premier League as they relegate European football for now.
The club has not won the title since 2004 and it seems this would not change anytime soon.
“It’s an absolute nightmare,” Wright said. The legend, who scored 128 goals for Arsenal, says Wenger needs to go as he does not believe in him anymore.
“Do I think he should go? I’d like him to go because I do not believe now he can motivate the players. It’s for himself and for his own sanity…..That team has not played for Wenger for years.” Continue reading IAN WRIGHT: WENGER SHOULD LEAVE ARSENAL
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp waltzed into the team with much fanfare.
In the later part of his first season, he built up so much expectation at Anfield. He helped the Reds
dream again after too many disappointments. However the dream is yet to turn into silverware, till date.
The Liverpool squad needs more spine as they are decent to an extent. A strong defender who is actually good would be helpful. A holding midfielder, who would allow the playmaker push forward, is essential and then a consistent proven striker to finish off the moves.
Most of the players are injury prone. This played a large part in killing off the momentum last season. The inconsistencies the team showed this season ended is laughable. They can defeat the league leaders away then lose to the small boys at home in the following game.
With Dominic Solanke set to join the team, Klopp needs to look for more. More! Continue reading WHAT KLOPP NEEDS TO DO
Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from the world of football as a player on November 24 of 2016 and 2 months later, it was confirmed that the retiree had become the youth coach of Liverpool.
JurgenKlopp has recently talked about his decision to appoint Gerrard with this coaching position and the German coach praised Steven Gerrard by saying that he has what it takes to not only coach the youth squad of Liverpool but also become the head coach of the 1st
team as Klopp has been impressed with what he has seen.
“I remember when I first spoke to Stevie about his future role in the club and asked him what he wanted to do. It was pretty clear that he wanted to be a manager in the future and that’s a fantastic thing’’ Continue reading JurgenKlopp is certain that Gerrard can become a great manager
Liverpool FC continued their brilliant form against the top six in the Premier League with their 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday.
Goals from Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, Senegal international Sadio Mane and summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum ensured the Reds returned to the top four.
The win ensures Jurgen Klopp’s men did the double over Coach Arsene Wenger and his boys – considering that they humbled them at the start of the campaign. However, it also questions the level of inconsistency of the team, considering that the same team crumbled when they face Leicester City.
Wenger had to make difficult calls ahead and during the clash. He left out his best player Alexis Sanchez – and there have been reports of an altercation between both parties. He was clueless on how to manage Liverpool’s dominance in the first half of the game. When the Chile international joined in the second half, he brought the much-needed spark in the attack and he was obviously involved in the only goal the Gunners scored.
“It was one of the best games we have played so far because of the strength of our opponent. We did really well. We had hard words after the defeat at Leicester. We analyzed it and that wasn’t enjoyable. We had another opportunity and we took it today. It’s the rollercoaster of the Premier League,” Klopp said after the game. Continue reading LIVERPOOL CONTINUE TOP SIX BRILLIANT FORM
For the support the fans of the Merseyside club has shown him so far, Robert Firmino has said he would repay them by making sure he wins a silverware for them to celebrate, come next season.
Wednesday night saw the fans of the Liverpool club at the Riverside stadium echo the chant ‘Bobby Firmino’ and the former Hoffenheim man has given them thumbs up for that.
Firmino has been a major agent to Liverpool’s flight to the top of the table, and he has attributed this to the vocal support which the fans have given him, calling it a source of inspiration for him.
The Brazilian attacker says he loves it when the fans call his name. Speaking to the official Liverpool FC Magazine, Firmino said:
“I love hearing the fans calling my name and at the moment they are calling me Bobby Firmino.
“It is exciting when they are shouting your name and singing for you.
“That is a sign that we are doing something well and also a sign that they love what you are contributing for the team and an indicator of their overall support for the team.” Continue reading FIRMINO TO REPAY FANS SUPPORT WITH SILVERWARE
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that it was manager Jurgen Klopp who convinced of the move to the Premier League outfit.
The German was signed from Schalke in the summer for around £5 million. He needs no introduction to the Premier League after having been part of the Manchester City youth team for a couple of years before moving onto Germany. Fans would not have imaginedKarius being first-team player given his significantly lower transfer fee. However, he has been able to quietly replace Simon Mignolet from the starting line-up in the last few weeks.
Karius has certainly rewarded the faith shown by the manager and it may take a serious blunder in order to drop him right now. One of the reasons for Klopp showing a lot of faith in the goalkeeper was because he knew him from his time in German football with Borussia Dortmund. It is clear that Klopp has been tracking the 23-year-old for some time now. Continue reading Karius Speaks about How Klopp was Influential in Liverpool Move
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that striker Danny Ings remains part of his plans despite the player getting very little playing time under his management.
Even though he was signed from Burnley on a free transfer, Liverpool were then forced to pay a substantial transfer fee as training compensation since the player was under 23 years of age when he made the move to Anfield.Ings was seen as a replacement for Daniel Sturridge once he gets experience. Liverpool signed him on the back of one good season in the Premier League and it was recently rumoured that they were starting to regret the decision
Even Daniel Sturridge fails to get game time came under Jurgen Klopp and the German manager has made it clear that he does not want to have a regular centre forward in his lineup. Roberto Firmino has been the forward choice at the start of this campaign. The Brazilian is not a regular number nine and this has allowed Liverpool to play a system that was so successful for Spanish football during the World Cup 2010 campaign. Results have been mixed at the start of the campaign and there have been reports that clubs like Sunderland were looking to captureIngs at least on a loan deal before the end of the campaign.
Continue reading Jurgen Klopp Not Prepared to Sell Danny Ings