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Watch: Harvey Elliott's reaction to signing first professional deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:59
Moments after signing his first professional contract with Liverpool Football Club, Harvey Elliott spoke of his elation in an exclusive interview that LFCTV GO subscribers can watch on demand now.
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Harvey Elliott signs first professional contract with LFC

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:57
Harvey Elliott has today signed his first professional contract with Liverpool Football Club.
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Fan Update launches for season ticket holders

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:00
Liverpool FC has announced that it will now be rolling out its Fan Update scheme to season ticket holders in preparation for the start of the 2020-2021 season.
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Hull eager to sign Liverpool midfielder on permanent deal after season-ending injury

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:41

Herbie Kane is set to return to Liverpool after suffering a season-ending hamstring injury, but the loanee could rejoin Hull for the long term if their manager gets his wish.

The 21-year-old was forced off after just 28 minutes in Hull’s 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough on Thursday night, having opened the scoring with his second free-kick in a week.

He then missed Sunday’s 4-2 defeat at West Brom, which leaves the Tigers a point off the relegation zone, and speaking after the game, Grant McCann confirmed he would miss the remainder of the campaign.

“It’s not a nice one for him,” the manager said. “We’re gutted for Herbie because he’s had no luck since coming here.”

Kane is in his second spell working for McCann, having shone on loan at Doncaster last season, but now faces an uncertain future with Hull still fighting the drop.

He has proved he is capable of performing in the Championship—if, as is expected, not at Liverpool—and that should be his priority in the next transfer window.

If Hull stay up, however, McCann has openly admitted he would be eager to keep Kane at the KC, and preferably on a permanent basis, as he revealed after the weekend’s loss.

“We’d love to have him back with us next season,” he said.

“He’s everything that we need and everything that I like in a player—with his energy and bravery. He can score goals and he’s calm on the ball as well.

“We’d love to keep him here next year—and possibly longer if we could.”

 Liverpool's Herbie Kane during the Under-23 FA Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Leicester City FC and Liverpool FC at Holmes Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Beyond their possible relegation to League One, Hull are facing financial difficulties in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with McCann conceding in June that it had “hit us massively.”

It is difficult to give any player assurances, then, but if they are able to stay up and can broker a deal, it could be a beneficial situation for all parties.

Though Kane made his first-team debut for Liverpool in the League Cup earlier this season, going on to make two appearances, he is unlikely to break into Jurgen Klopp‘s squad on a permanent basis.

With Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and now Curtis Jones—and possibly even Thiago Alcantara if rumours are to be believed—Klopp’s midfield ranks are well-stocked.

Pedro Chirivella opted to leave on the expiry of his contract this month, and Ovie Ejaria will seal a long-term move to Reading when his loan deal ends, which could set the example for Kane.

Joining Hull, and staying with a manager who is eager to nurture his development, could be the right step forward for Kane at 21.

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Salah behind only Shearer & Reds one from 18 – 5 key stats from Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:00

Liverpool returned to winning ways and move one step closer to securing an all-time record as they notched a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.

As champions do, the Reds got the job done despite being far from their best. A result which moves Jurgen Klopp‘s side to 89 points with five games remaining.

Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones both etched their name on the scoresheet to rescue what was an otherwise dull occasion as Liverpool once again struggled to find their rhythm.

Nevertheless, it was the first win as Premier League champions and keeps a number records within Liverpool’s grasp moving into the final run of fixtures.

There is little downtime between the final whistle at Anfield and the first whistle at Brighton, but here are five key stats which emerged from the Reds’ latest victory.

Salah’s Century Behind Only Shearer

 Liverpool’s Sadio Mané (C) celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates Mohamed Salah (L) and Roberto Firmino (R) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Egyptian king has been nothing short of a revelation since landing on Merseyside in 2017, finding the goal with ease both directly and indirectly.

In 147 total appearances for the club, Salah has notched an incredible 92 goals and 39 assists, the latest of which has seen him enter the century club in the Premier League.

When Liverpool’s No. 11 met Andy Robertson‘s cross and laid off a header into the path of Jones, who duly dispatched the ball into the back of the net, Salah reached 100 goal involvements in the English top-flight.

Two goals and an assist came wearing a Chelsea shirt on 13 occasions, but the rest were for Klopp’s Reds – with 71 goals and 26 assists in 103 appearances.

Together it accounts for 100 goal involvements in 116 appearances, a tally secured in a time only surpassed by the great Alan Shearer – who hit 100 in 100:

100 – Thanks to @curtisjr_10's finish, @MoSalah has reached 100 @premierleague goal involvements in his 116th appearance in the competition (73 goals, 27 assists), with only Alan Shearer (100 apps) managing to do so at a quicker rate than the Egyptian. Kings. #LIVAVL pic.twitter.com/nuTYx6YSZi

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 5, 2020

It’s an astonishing return and yet another nod to his quality and instincts in and around the goal.

Reds on Cusp of New Record

 Liverpool’s Curtis Jones (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Talking about Salah and his involvement in goals, Liverpool moved one step closer to securing another all-time record after the No. 11 teed up Jones.

When the 19-year-old saw his effort nestle into the back of the net it not only secured the winning result and saw him notch his first top-flight goal, but it also meant he became the 17th different goalscorer for Liverpool in the Premier League this season.

No other Liverpool campaign in the first division has exceeded 17 different scorers, with both the 1911/12 and 2015/16 season sharing the club record, as per Liverpool’s club statistician Ged Rea:

Curtis Jones is the 17th different scorer for @LFC in the league this season – that equals the club record previously set in 1911-12 and 2015-16.

— Ged Rea (@ged0407) July 5, 2020

It makes for positive reading as Liverpool are not just reliant on the formidable front three in finding a route to goal, making them a dual threat from anywhere on the pitch.

It is that very dynamism which has seen them become champions and now only one more player who has yet to score this season in the league needs to strike before the 38-game campaign ends to set a new record.

And Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott and Takumi Minamino are the ones who can break it.

That Mane Man Again

 Liverpool’s Sadio Mane during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was another day to remember for Mane as he opened the scoring to set Liverpool on the road to yet another victory.

He will now forever hold the title as being the first Red to score with the Reds as champions with his 16th league goal in 30 appearances in 2019/20, which also coincided with his 50th at Anfield in all competitions.

The speedster has taken his game to yet another level this season and is rightly in contention for being crowned Player of the Year, with his levels of consistency bordering on frightening as his strike off the underside of the post was his 20th in all competitions – a total he has reached in each of his last three campaigns.

But these feats coming to be against Villa should not have come as a surprise as he has prior with the Midlands side, as he has now had a direct hand in eight goals in his last five league appearances against them – six goals and two assists.

Mane, the man of the moment.

Fortress Anfield x 57

 Liverpool’s Sadio Mané scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another game on home soil, another win and another rise in the number of matches Liverpool have gone unbeaten at Anfield.

Villa’s visit coincided with the first home league game since officially being crowned champions and despite the visitors’ best efforts, there was only ever going to be one result – even though the Reds made hard work of it.

But the 2-0 win means Klopp’s men are now unbeaten in 57 home league games, winning the last 24 in a row.

An impressive feat any way you look at it but even more so when you consider Everton currently have the second-longest unbeaten home run, which stretches just nine matches.

The aim now will be to end the campaign with 19 home wins, a feat never accomplished in a Premier League season, with only Man United, Man City and Chelsea notching 18.

And now only Burnley and Chelsea stand in Liverpool’s way.

Talk About Dominance

 Aston Villa players give Liverpool players a guard of honour before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s win coupled with Man City‘s defeat to Southampton later in the day ensured a 23-point lead atop of the table was restored.

The narratives and words which emerged post-City’ win last Thursday now appear somewhat overzealous as you don’t accumulate such a commanding advantage by being anything other than utterly dominant.

And it is been that way almost since the start of the season, from a five-point Liverpool advantage after five games to 17 at the 20-game mark and now 23 with five games left, as The Tactical Times perfectly pointed out:

The Liverpool – Man City gap.

Game 5: 5 points
10: 6 points
15: 11 points
20: 17 points
25: 22 points
33: 23 points

Death by consistency. Man City haven't won 4 consecutive games this season (Liverpool 18). Their longest unbeaten run is 5 (Liverpool 27).

— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) July 6, 2020

Man City, when does the new season start again?

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Brighton v Liverpool: TV channels and live coverage details

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:00
Liverpool visit Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night, with kick-off at the Amex Stadium scheduled for 8.15pm BST.
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Brighton v Liverpool: TV channels and live coverage details

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:00

Liverpool visit Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night, with kick-off at the Amex Stadium scheduled for 8.15pm BST.

The game between the Premier League champions and Graham Potter's team will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Extended highlights will be available on LFCTV GO from midnight. You can start a free one-month trial of LFCTV GO now and this can also be cancelled at any time.

Liverpool FC's new Match Centre will be hosted on Liverpoolfc.com and the official LFC App, providing comprehensive coverage of all the build-up, action and reaction, including exclusive video content, new interactive features and our free audio commentary service.

Global TV listings for the game can be found here.

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Alisson “the best goalkeeper in the world by a country mile” for Andy Robertson

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:45

Andy Robertson has highlighted Alisson‘s contribution to another win and clean sheet for Liverpool, beating Aston Villa 2-0, saying he is “the best goalkeeper in the world.”

The Reds’ last game before football’s suspension was marked by Alisson‘s absence, with Adrian struggling in the Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

But having recovered from his injury problems over a three-month break, the Brazilian has returned to top form between the sticks, keeping three clean sheets from four games since the restart.

It can almost go unnoticed at times how influential Alisson is, but Jurgen Klopp has been eager to praise his No. 1 for keeping Liverpool in games in recent weeks, and Robertson did similar after Sunday’s win over Villa.

“We never take Ali for granted and he’s the best goalkeeper in the world by a country mile,” the left-back told the club’s official website.

“Even when he’s not got a lot to do, he still stays alert when balls are in behind and he’s clearing the ball.

“Sometimes people who just come and watch maybe forget about that stuff and easily can take him for granted—but we definitely don’t.

“He’s a fantastic ‘keeper, he’s a fantastic person and he made a couple of big saves today.

“That’s what he’s there for and what he gets paid for I suppose, but when he does that, it gives us confidence.

“We have all the confidence in the world in him.”

 Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the 236th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson could become the first goalkeeper to win back-to-back Golden Glove awards since Joe Hart in 2013 if he beats off competition from Nick Pope, Ederson and Kasper Schmeichel to record the most clean sheets in the Premier League.

The last Liverpool goalkeeper to win the award was Pepe Reina, who kept the most shutouts in three consecutive seasons from 2005/06 to 2007/08.

The Reds’ No. 1 is currently tied with Pope on 13, which is remarkable considering he has made just 24 appearances in the top flight this season, with the Burnley ‘keeper featuring 33 times.

His restricted outings means he is unable to beat last season’s record of 21 clean sheets, but there remain five more on offer including a home clash with the Clarets on July 11.

With the title already won, Liverpool can look to end the season in the best possible fashion, and for Alisson, that would come with winning the Golven Glove once more.

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Injury update: Herbie Kane fitness latest

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:25
Herbie Kane is set to miss the remainder of the season due to a hamstring injury.
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Injury update: Herbie Kane fitness latest

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:25

Herbie Kane is set to miss the remainder of the season due to a hamstring injury.

Having earlier opened the scoring for Hull City, the 21-year-old midfielder was forced off during his loan club's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough last Thursday.

With just five league games left to play in the Championship in 2019-20, Hull City boss Grant McCann said: "Looking at the scan, it's not a nice one for him. We're gutted for Herbie because he's had no luck since coming here.

"He picked up the injury in training when no-one was near him before lockdown and now he's pulled a hamstring.

"We'd love to have him back with us next season. He's everything that we need and everything that I like in a player - with his energy and bravery.

"He can score goals and he's calm on the ball as well. We'd love to keep him here next year.”

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Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool transfer latest

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:16
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a major impact on football clubs’ finances, but it has not stopped new transfer rumours emerging.
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Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool transfer latest

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:16

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a major impact on football clubs’ finances, but it has not stopped new transfer rumours emerging.

The latest big story concerns newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool and one of European football’s most talented midfielders in Thiago Alcantara.

But, is there any truth in suggestions that the Spain international could be about to swap the Allianz Arena for Anfield?

Full story: Evening Standard

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Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool transfer latest

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:16

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a major impact on football clubs’ finances, but it has not stopped new transfer rumours emerging.

The latest big story concerns newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool and one of European football’s most talented midfielders in Thiago Alcantara.

But, is there any truth in suggestions that the Spain international could be about to swap the Allianz Arena for Anfield?

Full story: Evening Standard

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Virgil van Dijk: Our aim is to retain the Premier League title

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:05
Virgil van Dijk has expressed his pride at winning the Premier League while challenging Liverpool to retain the title next season.
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Liverpool FC stadium tour and museum now open

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:00
Liverpool FC’s stadium tour and museum are now open and ready to welcome visitors for the first time since March.
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Media Watch: Read the latest LFC transfer rumours

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:32
Follow all of the latest LFC-related transfer rumours and newspaper speculation in our Media Watch section.
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Klopp a fan of Thiago but won't confirm Liverpool interest in Bayern Munich star

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:26

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Thiago Alcantara “is a really good player” but refused to confirm whether the Reds are interested in signing the Bayern Munich midfielder.

Speculation has gathered pace this week suggesting the Spain international was on the verge of leaving Bayern for the newly-crowned Premier League champions.

The 29-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract in Bavaria and talks over a new deal have seemingly reached an impasse, meaning Bayern may consider a cut-price sale this summer rather than risk the player leaving on a free transfer next year.

Full story: Goal.com

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Klopp a fan of Thiago but won't confirm Liverpool interest in Bayern Munich star

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:26
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Thiago Alcantara “is a really good player” but refused to confirm whether the Reds are interested in signing the Bayern Munich midfielder.
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Thiago Alcantara latest: Liverpool eyeing a £32m deal

HEAD NEWS - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:48

Thiago Alcantara has always been proud of being a mix of football cultures – the free-spirited flamboyance inherited from his father the Brazil international Mazinho, and the adhesion to order, structure and positional discipline learned at Barcelona and ingrained at Bayern under Pep Guardiola.

It’s no surprise that he wants his club career to reflect the joy of different styles too – he’s done LaLiga and the Bundesliga, aged 29, he is now desperate to experience the Premier League.

Liverpool are interested. How could they not be? The fact that he has one year left on his contract, combined with the deflation of the market caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will bring his price down.

Full story: MailOnline

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Thiago Alcantara latest: Liverpool eyeing a £32m deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:48
Thiago Alcantara has always been proud of being a mix of football cultures – the free-spirited flamboyance inherited from his father the Brazil international Mazinho, and the adhesion to order, structure and positional discipline learned at Barcelona and ingrained at Bayern under Pep Guardiola.
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