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“Liverpool are going to have a great player” – Nuno backs Diogo Jota on Wolves exit

ThisIsAnfield.com - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 14:11

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has paid tribute to Diogo Jota ahead of his £45 million move to Liverpool, saying the champions are “going to have a great player.”

Jota is due to complete a big-money switch to Anfield after three years with Wolves, during which he scored 44 and assisted 19 in 131 games.

The former Atletico Madrid and Porto winger, who is most comfortable on the left but also able to play up front, arrives as cover for the Reds’ first-choice forwards, and genuine competition for Sadio Mane.

He departs Wolves with the backing of Nuno, with the manager describing him in his pre-Man City press conference as a “great player and boy.”

“What Diogo did for us was absolutely fantastic. I think Diogo is going to the right place and we wish him all the best,” he told reporters, including the Express & Star‘s Joe Edwards.

As he continued, the Portuguese explicitly confirmed two moves, with Ki-Jana Hoever going the other way in a separate deal that could earn Liverpool up to £13.5 million.

“He will join us. He’s a young player with talent and potential,” he said of Hoever.

“This is what is happening. Diogo is joining Liverpool, and Ki will join us.

“[Adding new talent] is what we’re trying to do. The squad still needs adjustments and we’re working on that.

“Matt [Doherty] has gone to Tottenham and Diogo to Liverpool, which shows we are doing things well, with players going to big, big clubs.”

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He later added: “Liverpool are going to have a great player and boy, and Ki has a bright future ahead of him. We think this deal is good for everybody.

“Diogo was really happy here, but it’s normal that players like to face new challenges.”

Liverpool are yet to confirm the signing of Jota, but the 23-year-old was believed to have been at Anfield on Saturday morning to fulfil media obligations, as with Thiago the previous day.

Hoever, meanwhile, has expressed his gratitude to the Reds with a parting message on Instagram.

“Thank you to everyone at Liverpool who has helped to play a part in my progression over the past two years on and off the pitch,” he wrote.

“It’s been an honour to represent such a big club and be around top players and staff every day. I’ll never forget the memories I made here.”

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Match report: Liverpool U18s 5-0 Stoke City

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:55

Layton Stewart’s hat-trick inspired Liverpool U18s to a comprehensive 5-0 win over Stoke City at the Academy on Saturday.

The Scouse striker’s treble was supplemented by two Dominic Corness goals direct from corners as the young Reds began their U18 Premier League North season in style.

Stewart delicately clipped Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s side into a 25th-minute lead, and then won and converted a penalty towards the end of the first half.

Corness’ first wind-assisted set-piece made it three around the hour mark, before Stewart produced a moment of class to bend a long-range shot into the top corner and crown an impressive display. 

And Corness then added a carbon copy of his first goal to complete the scoring late on.

Stewart could have scored prior to his clinical opener when James Balagizi burst free down Liverpool’s left and delivered a cut-back, but the forward’s first touch was too heavy and the chance was gone. 

Harvey Blair was forced off early on due to an apparent muscle injury, leading to Melkamu Frauendorf’s introduction from the bench. The Germany youth international, who arrived from Hoffenheim last month, settled quickly and the young Reds moved ahead midway through the half.

Luca Stephenson found Tyler Morton and the captain sought out Stewart with an angled pass. The No.9 duly adroitly turned Henry Nash and lifted an ice-cool finish over advancing goalkeeper Paul Cooper.

Having hit the front, Bridge-Wilkinson’s team slipped through the gears and a tempting low ball in from the left by Morton narrowly evaded both Stewart and Frauendorf. 

But, seven minutes before the break, the advantage was doubled via Stewart’s penalty.

This time, the 18-year-old received Luke Chambers’ pass and surged beyond Nash into the area, where he was hauled down by the Stoke centre-back. Stewart picked himself up to send Cooper the wrong way from the spot.

Only an excellent save by Cooper - the ‘keeper tipping his fine header over the crossbar - denied Stewart a first-half hat-trick, with Frauendorf then spurning a presentable opportunity in the final goalmouth action of the first period.

Jakub Ojrzynski was called upon early in the second half, the Liverpool ‘keeper comfortably holding on to Kevin Fernandes’ pot-shot, but Stoke’s hopes of salvaging anything from the game were undermined further when Corness’ left-footed, inswinging set-piece looped over Cooper and into the net. 

The hosts continued to attack in search of more goals, too, and Stewart had saved his best until last. The Scouser collected Balagizi’s pass, drove at the Stoke backline from the inside-left channel and curled an unstoppable strike into the far top corner. 

Corness’ second goal from a corner followed, with substitute Max Woltman rattling the underside of the bar in the final minute as Liverpool got their campaign up and running in convincing fashion.

Liverpool U18s: Ojrzynski, Wilson, Quansah, Jonas, Chambers, Stephenson, Corness, Morton, Balagizi (Woltman, 77), Blair (Frauendorf, 14), Stewart.

Unused substitutes: Davies, Mabaya.

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Match report: Liverpool U18s 5-0 Stoke City

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:55
Layton Stewart’s hat-trick inspired Liverpool U18s to a comprehensive 5-0 win over Stoke City at the Academy on Saturday.
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Layton Stewart keeps knocking on the door with stunning Liverpool U18s hat-trick

ThisIsAnfield.com - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:52

Layton Stewart struck an impressive hat-trick and Dominic Corness scored twice directly from corners as the Liverpool under-18s sealed a 5-0 win over Stoke.

Liverpool U18s 5-0 Stoke U18s

U18 Premier League, Kirkby
September 19, 2020

Goals: Stewart 25′ pen 38′ 72′, Corness 61′ 84′

The U18s got their campaign belatedly underway on Saturday after their opener against Man United was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, and did so emphatically.

Under new management in Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, the young Reds’ starting lineup included a number of new faces promoted from the under-16s, including the industrious Luca Stephenson at the base of the midfield.

Another to make his U18s bow, Harvey Blair, was struck down with an injury in the opening stages, which gave summer signing Melkamu Frauendorf an early debut, joining Stewart in attack.

The hard work of Stephenson and the creativity of James Balagizi and Tyler Morton gave Liverpool the edge, and it was from midfield that their opener was built.

Stewart was the scorer, with a smart turn under pressure before a classy chip over the onrushing Paul Cooper to make it 1-0, while minutes later Frauendorf should have tapped Morton’s cross in at the back post.

It was all Stewart as the young Reds doubled their lead before the break, chasing down a lost cause and winning a penalty, which he duly stepped up and converted.

 Liverpool's Dominic Corness (far left) scores the fourth goal, his second from a corner-kick, during the Under-18 FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at the Liverpool Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool kept up the intensity after the break, but their third goal came from an unlikely source, after relentless work from Stephenson to win a corner.

Corness, whose range of passing was exceptional throughout, inadvertently got his name on the scoresheet with a wind-assisted corner which evaded everyone including Cooper to find the back of the net.

Stewart then sealed his hat-trick as he played on despite a foul near the centre circle, pushing forward and producing a fine finish from outside the area to emulate Mo Salah with an opening-day treble.

Then, ridiculously, Corness scored once again directly from a corner as the blustery conditions at Kirkby continued to embarrass the Stoke goalkeeper.

Substitute Max Woltman thought he had made it six as he crashed a volley off the crossbar and onto the goalline, but after a dominant display from Liverpool, they were left with a 5-0 victory to kick off the campaign.

TIA Man of the Match: Layton Stewart

Liverpool U18s: Ojrzynski; Wilson, Quansah, Jonas, Chambers; Stephenson; Balagizi (Woltman 77′), Corness, Morton; Stewart, Blair (Frauendorf 15′)

Subs not used: Davies, Mabaya

Next Match: Man City (H) – U18 Premier League – Saturday, September 26, 11am (BST)

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Chelsea v Liverpool: Team news

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 09:11

Liverpool are set to visit Chelsea on Sunday with no fresh injury concerns to contend with.

Jürgen Klopp was asked for a squad fitness update during Friday's pre-match press conference and told the media: “Intense week. A few little things here and there but in the moment should be OK.

“Nobody is coming back or whatever, and the rest we have to see. So, still two days to go – two training sessions – but for the moment, we seem OK.”

It remains to be seen whether Thiago Alcantara, who signed for the Premier League champions on Friday, will debut at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, meanwhile, reported that Ben Chilwell, Christian Pulisic, Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech will miss Sunday’s game, but Timo Werner is available.

Last time out

Brighton 1-3 Chelsea (September 14): Kepa, James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Havertz, Werner.

Liverpool 4-3 Leeds United (September 12): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

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Chelsea v Liverpool: Team news

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 09:11
Liverpool are set to visit Chelsea on Sunday with no fresh injury concerns to contend with.
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10.50am BST: Watch Liverpool U18s v Stoke City live

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00

Liverpool U18s play their first game of the season on Saturday when they host Stoke City at the Academy - watch the game live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 10.50am BST.

Kick-off in Kirkby is scheduled for 11am as Marc Bridge-Wilkinson takes charge of the young Reds in the U18 Premier League for the first time.

Supporters are reminded that this is a behind-closed-doors fixture. All matches will take place behind closed doors until October at the earliest.

Click here to watch the game live>>

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10.50am BST: Watch Liverpool U18s v Stoke City live

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00
Liverpool U18s play their first game of the season on Saturday when they host Stoke City at the Academy - watch the game live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 10.50am BST.
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Liverpool agree Diogo Jota deal

HEAD NEWS - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:05

Liverpool are closing in on a £45 million deal to sign winger Diogo Jota from Wolves.

The Portuguese is set to sign a five-year contract with the Premier League champions, becoming their third signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Kostas Tsimikas and Thiago Alcantara.

The Reds will pay at least £41m for the 23-year-old, with a further £4m in add-ons relating to league and European success also written into the deal.

Full story: Evening Standard

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Liverpool agree Diogo Jota deal

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:05

Liverpool are closing in on a £45 million deal to sign winger Diogo Jota from Wolves.

The Portuguese is set to sign a five-year contract with the Premier League champions, becoming their third signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Kostas Tsimikas and Thiago Alcantara.

The Reds will pay at least £41m for the 23-year-old, with a further £4m in add-ons relating to league and European success also written into the deal.

Full story: Evening Standard

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Liverpool agree Diogo Jota deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:05
Liverpool are closing in on a £45 million deal to sign winger Diogo Jota from Wolves.
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Liverpool to complete Diogo Jota signing

HEAD NEWS - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:48

Liverpool are set to complete the £45million signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves, Goal can confirm.

The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal at Anfield, and will become the second signing of a remarkable week for the Premier League champions.

On Friday, Liverpool confirmed the £27m (€30m/$35m) arrival of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, the Spaniard putting pen-to-paper on a four-year contract as he takes over the No.6 jersey from the departed Dejan Lovren.

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Liverpool to complete Diogo Jota signing

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:48

Liverpool are set to complete the £45million signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves, Goal can confirm.

The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal at Anfield, and will become the second signing of a remarkable week for the Premier League champions.

On Friday, Liverpool confirmed the £27m (€30m/$35m) arrival of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, the Spaniard putting pen-to-paper on a four-year contract as he takes over the No.6 jersey from the departed Dejan Lovren.

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Liverpool to complete Diogo Jota signing

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:48
Liverpool are set to complete the £45million signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves, Goal can confirm.
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Liverpool set to sign Wolves forward

HEAD NEWS - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:40

Liverpool are closing in on a £35m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota that could be completed as early as Saturday.

The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m.

Full story: Sky Sports

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Liverpool set to sign Wolves forward

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:40

Liverpool are closing in on a £35m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota that could be completed as early as Saturday.

The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m.

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Liverpool set to sign Wolves forward

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:40
Liverpool are closing in on a £35m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota that could be completed as early as Saturday.
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Diogo Jota to join Liverpool on a five-year deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:33
Diogo Jota will join Liverpool on a five-year deal from Wolves for an initial £41million, further highlighting the club’s ambition to retain the Premier League title.
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Diogo Jota to join Liverpool on a five-year deal

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:33

Diogo Jota will join Liverpool on a five-year deal from Wolves for an initial £41million, further highlighting the club’s ambition to retain the Premier League title.

The package could rise to £45m depending on appearances as well as the Merseysiders’ success domestically and on the continent.

Wolves’ flexibility with payment terms was a crucial factor in getting such a big outlay over the line in the current financial climate.

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