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Photos: Reds arrive in Marbella to begin training camp

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:24
Liverpool arrived in a sun-soaked Marbella on Monday evening to begin their six-day training camp ahead of the Champions League final.
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Photos: Reds arrive in Marbella to begin training camp

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:24

Liverpool arrived in a sun-soaked Marbella on Monday evening to begin their six-day training camp ahead of the Champions League final.

Jürgen Klopp has named a 26-man squad for the Spanish base as preparations continue for the meeting with Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1.

The Reds departed John Lennon airport earlier today and will remain on the Andalusian coast until the weekend.

Browse a gallery below of the team arriving at the hotel below.

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Bobby Duncan, Paul Glatzel & Liverpool’s 10 best academy players of 2018/19

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:00

It was an impressive campaign for the Liverpool academy on many fronts, but who stood out most for the Reds’ under-23s and under-18s in 2018/19?


The season is yet to conclude for Jurgen Klopp’s first team, and to mirror this Neil Critchley and Barry Lewtas are leading their sides into a series of post-season games.

Along with a pair of friendlies against Club Brugge and a squad climb of Snowdon in aid of the Stephen Darby Foundation, the youngsters will also take part in the Terborg Tournament in the Netherlands.

But while these serve as vital preparation for the future, particularly against sides in Europe, a line can now be drawn under the 2018/19 campaign.

For the U18s, it proved to be a hugely successful one, as evidenced by the FA Youth Cup in the trophy cabinet at Kirkby, along with a second-placed finish in the U18 Premier League.

Critchley’s U23s were left to settle for fourth in Premier League 2’s Division 1, though, and the under-19s dropped out of the UEFA Youth League at the last-16 stage.

So what can we make of a mixed campaign for the club’s youth sides on the whole?

Here, we count down the 10 best Liverpool academy players in 2018/19.

10. George Johnston

 Liverpool's George Johnston during the Under-23 FA Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Meadow Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 20
Position: Centre-back
Starts (Sub): 30 (0)
Goals: 2
Assists: 0

Johnston’s season started with a dream outing for the first team in the pre-season friendly against Torino at Anfield, and he has built on this with a fine campaign.

The Scotland youth international missed just one game for the U23s—the 7-0 loss to Villarreal in November—and shone despite operating alongside a revolving-door group of centre-backs.

His no-nonsense approach and finesse on the ball gave Critchley a strong backbone in defence, and Johnston has grown wearing the captain’s armband.

9. Adam Lewis

 Liverpool's captain Adam Lewis during the UEFA Youth League Group C match between Liverpool FC and Paris Saint-Germain at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 19
Position: Left-back
Starts (Sub): 32 (2)
Goals: 2
Assists: 8

Considered a potential candidate to replace Alberto Moreno next season, Lewis stepped up to a senior role among a relatively youthful U23s squad and excelled.

Largely fielded at left-back, the 19-year-old showcased his versatility by turning out in midfield and on both flanks too, which should interest Klopp.

Eight assists make him the sixth-most creative player in the academy this season, but Lewis’ highlight was a stunning free-kick against Red Star in November—after rightly demanding ball from Rafa Camacho.

8. Vitezslav Jaros

 Liverpool's goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros during the UEFA Youth League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 17
Position: Goalkeeper
Starts (Sub): 28 (0)
Clean Sheets: 10

Klopp called Czech goalkeeper Jaros into his squad for first-team training in January, with his inclusion recognition of an excellent second season at Liverpool.

The multi-lingual 17-year-old has gone from strength to strength as a key player for Lewtas’ U18s and U19s, and kept more clean sheets than any other Reds academy stopper in 2018/19.

It could be that Jaros, who boasts great reflexes, speed off his line and a strong command of his penalty area, takes over as first choice for the U23s next term.

7. Yasser Larouci

 Liverpool's Under-18 manager Barry Lewtas and Yasser Larouci before the FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 18
Position: Left-back
Starts (Sub): 30 (4)
Goals: 2
Assists: 6

Lewtas made a savvy decision in converting Larouci from a goal-focused winger to a more well-rounded role at left-back, and it has paid off hugely.

The Algerian benefited from Lewis’ promotion to the U23s and made the starting role his own, and quickly took to his new position, with only three players making more starts for the U18s.

His brilliant outside-of-the-boot strike for the U23s against Hertha Berlin in December was perhaps the best moment of his season, but Larouci’s overall development is the main positive.

6. Jake Cain

 Liverpool's Jake Cain celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 17
Position: Attacking midfielder
Starts (Sub): 28 (2)
Goals: 3
Assists: 13

Only Bobby Duncan laid on more assists for Liverpool’s academy sides in 2018/19 than Cain, who made the permanent step up from under-16s to U18s look easy.

Familiar with Lewtas’ techniques, the 17-year-old slotted in comfortably from the first game of the season, and his excellent range of passing and eye for a through ball made the young Reds a constant threat.

The Wigan-born midfielder should now aim to add more goals to his game next season, which could be a significant one as he continues his progress.

5. Leighton Clarkson

 Liverpool's Leighton Clarkson during the UEFA Youth League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 17
Position: Central midfielder
Starts (Sub): 27 (8)
Goals: 4
Assists: 10

Arguably the sleeper hit of the Reds’ academy this season, Clarkson forced his way into Lewtas’ starting lineup early into the campaign and stayed there.

Though able to operate in a variety of roles across the midfield, the teenager was at his best at the base of the midfield, with his long-range passing particularly impressive.

Clarkson showcased his ability from set-pieces throughout, too, most notably with a brilliant free-kick in the 4-3 Merseyside derby victory over Everton in November.

4. Rhys Williams

 Liverpool's Rhys Williams celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 18
Position: Centre-back
Starts (Sub): 37 (3)
Goals: 6
Assists: 4

Like Johnston with the U23s, Williams provided Lewtas with his defensive foundation at U18 and U19 level, drawing comparisons with Virgil van Dijk not merely due to his lofty frame.

Williams is dominant in the air, strong in the tackle, a constructive leader at the back and a composed passer of the ball both long and short.

And similar to Van Dijk, the 18-year-old also made his mark at the other end of the pitch this season, with his 10 direct goal contributions the 10th-most in the academy.

3. Rafa Camacho

 Liverpool's Rafael Camacho celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the UEFA Youth League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 18
Position: Winger
Starts (Sub): 22 (0)
Goals: 12
Assists: 12

Ongoing speculation over his future aside, this was a remarkable campaign for Camacho given the numbers he was able to produce.

As an 18-year-old regularly training away from his academy team-mates, the Portuguese was still able to score 12 and assist 12 in his 22 games for the U23s and U19s.

He was top scorer and assist-maker for both age groups, adding to the accomplishment of a first start and Premier League debut for the seniors in January.

2. Bobby Duncan

 Liverpool's Bobby Duncan celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match between Liverpool FC and Wigan Athletic FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Age: 17
Position: Striker
Starts (Sub): 33 (10)
Goals: 30
Assists: 16

Duncan spent the majority of last season on the sidelines at Man City, forced out of action due to a dispute with his then-club as he set his sights on a free transfer to Liverpool.

Steven Gerrard’s cousin certainly made up for lost time in his maiden campaign at his boyhood club, making the most appearances and scoring and creating the most goals of any academy player.

His predatory instinct in the penalty area gave Lewtas’ U18s side a cutting edge, and it would be no surprise to see him move up to the U23s on a permanent basis next season.

1. Paul Glatzel

 Liverpool's hat-trick hero captain Paul Glatzel celebrates with the match ball after his three goals helped seal a 4-0 victory over Accrington Stanley, it was his third hat-trick of the season, during the FA Youth Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Accrington Stanley FC at Langtree Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Age: 18
Position: Striker
Starts (Sub): 29 (5)
Goals: 29
Assists: 10

It seems ridiculous to rank a striker who produced 30 goals and 16 assists in 43 games anywhere below No. 1 in this list, but Glatzel edges Duncan here.

The German-English forward overcame a series of frustrating injuries to take the armband for the U18s, and netted just one fewer goal than his strike partner despite playing nine fewer games.

Glatzel’s all-round game—his movement, his pressing, his close control and his creativity—made him the focal point of Lewtas’ side.

Liverpool have a real star of the future on their hands in the 18-year-old.

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The latest on Grujic & former Reds youngster wins trophy – Monday’s Liverpool FC News Roundup

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:00

We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Monday, as the Reds fly out to Marbella for their pre-Champions League final training camp.


Today’s Main Headlines Hertha Keen to Extend Grujic’s Loan

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Marko Grujic has shone on loan at Hertha Berlin this season, proving to be one of the Bundesliga’s most influential midfielders.

The Serb could potentially return to Liverpool this summer, although it looks increasingly as though another 12 months at Hertha would benefit all parties.

Speaking to Kicker, the German club’s general manager, Michael Preetz, says the aim is to retain Grujic’s services:

“We have a permanent exchange with Liverpool FC and have had some personal talks with Jurgen Klopp over the past week with Marko.

“Liverpool will sit down after the Champions League final to discuss the squad for the next season and we think Marko would do well for another season in Berlin to reach the level that Liverpool play Marko himself would like to stay in.

“I cannot promise anything – only that I will try everything that the boy plays next year in Berlin.”

Grujic will be keen to be a regular, but Klopp could persuade him he can get playing time replacing someone such as Adam Lallana in the Reds’ squad.

Brandt Set For Dortmund Move

Julian Brandt Germany ( Marvin Ibo Guengoer/DPA/PA Images)

Julian Brandt has been on Liverpool’s radar for a few years now, having initially been a target in 2017 before Mohamed Salah was signed instead.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has again been linked with a move to the Reds in recent weeks, but it looks as though his next destination will be to Klopp’s former club, not current one.

Bild claim that Brandt is on the verge of joining Borussia Dortmund, with the Bundesliga runners-up seeing him as someone who can add depth and quality in the absence of Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic.

Brandt would have been perfect in Jurgen Klopp‘s system, with his versatility allowing him to play out wide or centrally.

Liverpool now look like they will have to focus on other options instead.

Brewitt Helps Fylde Win Trophy

 Liverpool's Tom Brewitt in action against Bangor City during an Under-23 friendly match at Bangor University Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s always nice to hear about former Liverpool youngsters thriving and that certainly applies to Tom Brewitt, who clinched FA Trophy glory with AFC Fylde at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

The National League side, who missed out on promotion to the Football League after losing in the playoffs, defeated Leyton Orient 1-0 at the national stadium.

Brewitt was introduced as a substitute with just 12 minutes played, following an early injury to defender Neill Byrne.

The 22-year-old moved from Liverpool to Middlesbrough in the summer of 2017, before joining Fylde the following year.

Twelve Subs in Champions League Final

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Barcelona at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-0 (4-3 on aggregate). (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It has been confirmed that Liverpool and Tottenham will be able to name 12 substitutes when they meet in the Champions League final next month.

Club football’s biggest game is edging even closer, with the Premier League pair locking horns at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on June 1.

Liverpool’s squad can be up to 23 players in Madrid, meaning the number of subs has increased to 12 from the original seven.

Could Daniel Sturridge enjoy a Vladimir Smicer-style send off? Will Alberto Moreno fire a 94th-minute volley into the top corner?

Just imagine…

No De Ligt interest

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and Willem II Tilburg at the Amsterdam Arena on December 24, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Gerrit van Keulen/VI Images/PA Images

Spanish football reporter Guillem Balague had claimed over the weekend that Liverpool were in contention to sign coveted Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, but such interest has been well and truly scuppered on Monday.

Both the Echo‘s James Pearce and the Standard‘s David Lynch have stated Liverpool have no intention to sign the impressive 19-year-old.

Klopp is said to be happy with his centre-back options, which presumably means Dejan Lovren is happy to remain at the club despite now being fourth choice and turning 30 this summer.

More understandably, it is claimed Klopp wants a versatile defender who can play left-back, to replace Alberto Moreno.

You might want to hope that such a new defensive signing can also cover at right-back as more depth is required there if Joe Gomez is going to be centre-back and right-back cover again.

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Why Liverpool pulled out of deal for Lloyd Kelly explained – and their plans after £13m move

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:38

Liverpool had considered a deal to sign English left-back Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City, but pulled out ahead of his £13 million switch to Bournemouth.


The Reds were widely reported to be scouting the 20-year-old ahead of Alberto Moreno‘s departure on the expiry of his contract this summer, but a move didn’t materialise.

Instead, Bournemouth announced Kelly as their first signing of the summer on Saturday, with the Bristolian agreeing a long-term deal with the south-coast side.

This could have been met with confusion by Liverpool supporters, pipped by a side who have made a habit of taking on the Reds’ cast-offs for big fees in recent years, but there is clearly a plan in place.

According to the Evening Standard‘s David Lynch, the decision was made to opt out of a move for Kelly due to the price tag set by the Cherries.

“The 20-year-old was viewed as capable of providing the flexible defensive cover Klopp is keen to add to his squad this summer,” Lynch wrote.

“However, once it became clear that Bournemouth were willing to pay £13 million in order to get the deal done, Liverpool shelved their interest.”

While it is not a significant fee in the modern market, Bournemouth‘s valuation of Kelly seems to have been higher than Liverpool’s, with the club only willing to spend ‘big’—in a relative sense—on a “guaranteed starter.”

 Liverpool's Joe Gomez in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Kelly only made 48 appearances for the Bristol City first team, therefore is unproven at the top level, and would have cost the Reds close to £10 million more than they paid for Joe Gomez in 2015.

Andy Robertson, meanwhile, was signed from Hull City for £8 million—offset by a similar fee received for Kevin Stewart—and has established himself as bona fide first-choice left-back.

Signing Kelly for £13 million as Robertson’s backup, when Moreno has played just five times this season, could be considered a waste of funds despite his potential.

This is particularly the case given Adam Lewis and Yasser Larouci are making great strides at academy level, though Lynch adds that “the Reds remain on the lookout for a player of a similar profile [to Kelly].”

Any progress in the transfer market is unlikely to be made, at least publicly, until after the Champions League final on June 1.

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Red Neighbours host Mental Health Awareness Week get-together

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:34

Red Neighbours welcomed mental health charity, Imagine Independence, to Anfield Sports and Community Centre for a special game of walking football on Friday.

To mark the end of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the two sides got together for a competitive kick about and a post-match social event alongside Red Neighbours' walking netball team.

Imagine Independence’s CEO, Margaret Hanson, spoke to the group about the ways in which mental health issues can affect both men and women, how to practise self-care and the positive effect physical activity can have on mental wellbeing.

The teams then spent time socialising over some post-match refreshments before enjoying an upbeat sing-a-long led by LFC’s Club Chaplain and Red Neighbours team member, Bill Bygroves.

"Having Imagine Independence here to talk about the work they do with those suffering from mental health issues has been really inspiring, and it’s made everyone feel more comfortable with talking about their own issues,” said Bill.

"Men in particular are much less likely to open up when they are struggling, so it’s been really great to have the walking football team involved in the discussion this morning.

"These men love coming down here to play twice a week and so many of them have said how much of a positive impact it has on their life and how the sessions have helped them to tackle any mental health issues they may be facing.”

Working across the North West of England and in London, Imagine Independence’s mission is to help people with mental and physical health issues live their lives as independently as possible. Click here to find out more.

Walking football and walking netball support two key areas of Red Neighbours’ focus: support for the elderly community and encouraging a physically active community.

Sessions are held at Anfield Sports and Community Centre every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm (walking football); every Friday from 11am to 12pm (walking football); and every Friday from 11.30am to 12.30pm (walking netball).

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Red Neighbours host Mental Health Awareness Week get-together

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:34
Red Neighbours welcomed mental health charity, Imagine Independence, to Anfield Sports and Community Centre for a special game of walking football on Friday.
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Liverpool have no interest in Matthijs de Ligt transfer

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:17

Liverpool have no interest in signing Matthijs de Ligt but Jurgen Klopp remains in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer.

De Ligt is expected to leave Ajax in the coming months having earned admirers across Europe off the back of his impressive performances for his hometown club this term.

The Dutchman was a key member of a team that claimed a league and cup double in the Netherlands and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

That has led to links with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City emerging, while Anfield has also been touted as a potential destination for the teenager.

However, Standard Sport understands that, while Liverpool had previously held a long-standing interest in the 19-year-old, that has cooled significantly since last summer.

Joe Gomez’s form at centre-half prior to suffering a leg break in December is one contributing factor.

And suggestions that De Ligt would command a fee of around £61m have also discouraged the Reds from entering the race for his signature.

The club are keen to part with such sums only when they know they are bringing in a guaranteed starter, as was the case with Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

It is those principles that saw Liverpool pull out of a potential deal to bring in Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City.

The 20-year-old was viewed as capable of providing the flexible defensive cover Klopp is keen to add to his squad this summer.

However, once it became clear that Bournemouth were willing to pay £13m in order to get the deal done, Liverpool shelved their interest.

As such, the Reds remain on the lookout for a player of a similar profile.

Source: Evening Standard

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Liverpool have no interest in Matthijs de Ligt transfer

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:17

Liverpool have no interest in signing Matthijs de Ligt but Jurgen Klopp remains in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer.

De Ligt is expected to leave Ajax in the coming months having earned admirers across Europe off the back of his impressive performances for his hometown club this term.

The Dutchman was a key member of a team that claimed a league and cup double in the Netherlands and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

That has led to links with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City emerging, while Anfield has also been touted as a potential destination for the teenager.

However, Standard Sport understands that, while Liverpool had previously held a long-standing interest in the 19-year-old, that has cooled significantly since last summer.

Joe Gomez’s form at centre-half prior to suffering a leg break in December is one contributing factor.

And suggestions that De Ligt would command a fee of around £61m have also discouraged the Reds from entering the race for his signature.

The club are keen to part with such sums only when they know they are bringing in a guaranteed starter, as was the case with Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

It is those principles that saw Liverpool pull out of a potential deal to bring in Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City.

The 20-year-old was viewed as capable of providing the flexible defensive cover Klopp is keen to add to his squad this summer.

However, once it became clear that Bournemouth were willing to pay £13m in order to get the deal done, Liverpool shelved their interest.

As such, the Reds remain on the lookout for a player of a similar profile.

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Liverpool have no interest in Matthijs de Ligt transfer

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:17
Liverpool have no interest in signing Matthijs de Ligt but Jurgen Klopp remains in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer.
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Nine things you need to know about rugby league at Anfield

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:36
With Super League's Magic Weekend set to take place at Anfield this Saturday and Sunday, we've picked out nine interesting things you should know about the competition and the sport…
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Confirmed: Liverpool's 26-man squad for Marbella training camp

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:59

Liverpool have named a 26-man squad for their Marbella training camp.

The Reds will spend the next six days in Spain preparing for the upcoming Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

The squad set off from John Lennon Airport on Monday afternoon, with Jürgen Klopp selecting 26 players to work with on the Andalusian coast.

Training camp squad: Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Brewster, Fabinho, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Jones, Keita, Kelleher, Lallana, Lovren, Mane, Matip, Mignolet, Milner, Moreno, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson, Salah, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Woodburn.

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Confirmed: Liverpool's 26-man squad for Marbella training camp

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:59
Liverpool have named a 26-man squad for their Marbella training camp.
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Matthijs de Ligt set to join Barcelona from Ajax in the summer

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:58

Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax for Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs, Sky Sports News understands.

The £65m-rated Netherlands international has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United after impressing in his side's run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

But the 19-year-old Ajax captain is understood to be closing on a move to the Nou Camp.

De Ligt plays alongside Liverpool's Virgil van Djik in the Netherlands side but it is believed Jurgen Klopp does not feel he needs another centre-back.

The defender would leave Ajax on a high, having helped them secure a domestic double this season, including their first Eredivisie title since 2014.

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Matthijs de Ligt set to join Barcelona from Ajax in the summer

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:58

Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax for Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs, Sky Sports News understands.

The £65m-rated Netherlands international has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United after impressing in his side's run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

But the 19-year-old Ajax captain is understood to be closing on a move to the Nou Camp.

De Ligt plays alongside Liverpool's Virgil van Djik in the Netherlands side but it is believed Jurgen Klopp does not feel he needs another centre-back.

The defender would leave Ajax on a high, having helped them secure a domestic double this season, including their first Eredivisie title since 2014.

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Matthijs de Ligt set to join Barcelona from Ajax in the summer

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:58
Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax for Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs, Sky Sports News understands.
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Alisson Becker appointed WHO goodwill ambassador

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:05

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been appointed a goodwill ambassador by the World Health Organization.

The 26-year-old was confirmed as one of four new ambassadors set to ‘promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally’.

Alisson and his wife, Dr Natalia Loewe Becker, a medical doctor and health advocate from Brazil, were named WHO goodwill ambassadors for health promotion.

“Each of our new ambassadors are champions in their own right,” said WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as he announced the appointments at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva.

“From helping their communities rebuild and develop sustainably, to fighting for better mental health and wellbeing, to being role models for healthier living.”

Cynthia Germanotta, president of Born This Way Foundation, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, were named goodwill ambassadors for mental health and health workforce respectively.

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Alisson Becker appointed WHO goodwill ambassador

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:05
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been appointed a goodwill ambassador by the World Health Organization.
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Liverpool confirm fan screenings for Champions League final – Tottenham vs. Liverpool

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:40

Liverpool have confirmed giant-screen access for the Champions League final in the city on June 1, as the Reds prepare to take on Tottenham in Madrid.


Liverpool head to Marbella this week for warm-weather training ahead of their second Champions League final in as many seasons under Jurgen Klopp.

Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano will play host to the 64th game of its kind, and the 173rd time Liverpool will take on Spurs in a competitive fixture in their history.

Both sides were allocated just 16,600 tickets each for the 68,000-seater stadium, leaving most supporters unable to attend the game as corporate sponsors take priority for UEFA.

But unlike last year fans will not be able to access Anfield for a live screening of the final, due to preparations for three concerts at the ground in the following weeks in June.

The decision to host Take That (June 6), Bon Jovi (June 19) and Pink (June 25) means it has deemed there would not be adequate time to prepare the stadium after the final.

Instead, the club have announced access for around 11,500 fans at a screening at The Auditorium Liverpool, Space by M&S Bank Arena and the convention centre:

“Supporters who were unsuccessful in the ballot for Champions League final tickets will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the screening in a pre-sale from 10am on Tuesday, May 21 until 9am on Thursday, May 23.

“Tickets will be limited to one per transaction and supporters must have their customer number.

“Tickets for the screening will go on general sale on May 23 at 12pm via www.ticketquarter.co.uk and will be limited to four per transaction.

“Tickets will be priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children (16 and under).”

Liverpool’s official website adds that “supporters are advised that children under 14 will only be allowed in the Auditorium space.”

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De Ligt set to join Barca in summer

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:56

Last Updated: 20/05/19 11:35am

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Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax for Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs, Sky Sports News understands.

The £65m-rated Netherlands international has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United after impressing in his side's run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

But the 19-year-old Ajax captain is understood to be closing on a move to the Nou Camp.

De Ligt plays alongside Liverpool's Virgil van Djik in the Netherlands side but it is believed Jurgen Klopp does not feel he needs another centre-back.

0:22 More than 100,000 Ajax fans turned out in Amsterdam to celebrate their domestic league and cup double. More than 100,000 Ajax fans turned out in Amsterdam to celebrate their domestic league and cup double.

The defender would leave Ajax on a high, having helped them secure a domestic double this season, including their first Eredivisie title since 2014.

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