Liverpool Transfers

The Latest Liverpool FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2016 – 2017

Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:

Ever since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the new manager at Liverpool following the sacking of Kenny Dalglish at the end of the season there have been many widespread rumours regarding new arrivals at the club. Rodgers has clearly stated he is looking to bolster his options in the closed season and there has been much speculation about the players he may bring in and the players that may find themselves on the way out of Anfield.

One of the main stories regarding Liverpool this summer is the future of misfiring striker Andy Carroll who cost the Merseyside club thirty five million pounds at the start of 2011. The striker is thought to be the target of many premier league sides with former club Newcastle said to be leading the chase for the players signature. Rodgers has neither stated that Carroll will leave or stay this summer amid growing speculation that the player does not feature in the managers plans as he attempts to change the style that Liverpool have become so accustomed to playing in recent years.

Belgian international Kevin Mirallas is thought to be on the top of Rodgers list this summer as the Olympiakos player has been in sensational form for the Turkish side ever since arriving from St Etienne two seasons ago. The player has managed to put away thirty four goals in forty nine starts for his current side which is a phenomenal record but Liverpool may need to fend of interest from some of Europe’s top clubs if they are to sign the striker who has a six million pound get out clause within his current contract.

Liverpool are also said to be firm in the frame to sign want away Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby as the twenty one year old tops the list of several of the top sides in Europe. Schalke though have been very quiet on this matter as they are said to not be interested in the slightest of losing one of their most influential players with Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United also said to be in for the player.

The signing of former Roma striker Fabio Borini has been seen as a major coup for Rodgers this summer as he has worked with and been a huge admirer of the player for some time. The twenty one year old has been in great form for his previous club and is seen as a great prospect for the Merseysiders. The Italian can also play as an attacking midfielder which will be another great boost for the squad as the long term future of Steven Gerrard is not as clear as it once was due to his ill fated injury prospects as he reaches the twilight of his career.

Liverpool Game Results

Liverpool Game Results for the 2016 – 2017 Season

  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Liverpool 0-0 Southampton Sun 7 May
Premier League Watford 0-1 Liverpool Mon 1 May
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace Sun 23 Apr
Premier League West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Liverpool Sun 16 Apr
Premier League Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool Sat 8 Apr
Premier League Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth Wed 5 Apr
Premier League Liverpool 3-1 Everton Sat 1 Apr
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool Sun 19 Mar
Premier League Liverpool 2-1 Burnley Sun 12 Mar
Premier League Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal Sat 4 Mar
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool Mon 27 Feb
Premier League Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur Sat 11 Feb
Premier League Hull City 2-0 Liverpool Sat 4 Feb
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea Tue 31 Jan
FA Cup – Fourth Round Liverpool 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sat 28 Jan
EFL Cup – Semi-Final Liverpool 0-1 Southampton Wed 25 Jan
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Premier League Liverpool 2-3 Swansea City Sat 21 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Liverpool Wed 18 Jan
Premier League Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool Sun 15 Jan
EFL Cup – Semi-Final Southampton 1-0 Liverpool Wed 11 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth Argyle Sun 8 Jan
Premier League Sunderland 2-2 Liverpool Mon 2 Jan
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City Sat 31 Dec
Premier League Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City Tue 27 Dec
Premier League Everton 0-1 Liverpool Mon 19 Dec
Premier League Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool Wed 14 Dec
Premier League Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United Sun 11 Dec
Premier League Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool Sun 4 Dec
  Competition Fixture Date
EFL Cup – Quarter-Final Liverpool 2-0 Leeds United Tue 29 Nov
Premier League Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland Sat 26 Nov
Premier League Southampton 0-0 Liverpool Sat 19 Nov
Premier League Liverpool 6-1 Watford Sun 6 Nov
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool Sat 29 Oct
EFL Cup – Fourth Round Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur Tue 25 Oct
Premier League Liverpool 2-1 West Bromwich Albion Sat 22 Oct
Premier League Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United Mon 17 Oct
Premier League Swansea City 1-2 Liverpool Sat 1 Oct
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Liverpool 5-1 Hull City Sat 24 Sep
EFL Cup – Third Round Derby County 0-3 Liverpool Tue 20 Sep
Premier League Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool Fri 16 Sep
Premier League Liverpool 4-1 Leicester City Sat 10 Sep
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool Sat 27 Aug
EFL Cup – Second Round Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool Tue 23 Aug
Premier League Burnley 2-0 Liverpool Sat 20 Aug
Premier League Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool Sun 14 Aug
  Competition Fixture Date
Europa League – Final Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla Wed 18 May
Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool Sun 15 May
Premier League Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea Wed 11 May

Liverpool Latest News


Liverpool must strengthen to hold off Manchester City next season after limping past Aston Villa
It will not have escaped Liverpool's attention that the contest for next season's Premier League title began in Manchester last Thursday. Man City's dismantling of the Reds served as a reminder.

Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa: Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones seal victory for Premier League champions
DOMINIC KING AT ANFIELD: He was smiling by the end, as you would have expected. There were three points to take his side closer to history, a celebratory goal for a local boy and a clean sheet.

Jones sends message to Klopp after scoring first Premier League goal
Jones celebrated his new Liverpool contract by scoring his side's second goal in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

Liverpool solve midfield problem but a transfer issue has emerged
Match verdict from Paul Gorst as Curtis Jones takes first team chance but Reds look like light in key area during 2-1 victory

Jurgen Klopp addresses Thiago Alcantara transfer speculation
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been linked with a move to Liverpool this week


Graeme Souness hopes Premier League champions Liverpool do not regret not strengthening attack
Reds great Souness saw warning signs as Divock Origi started alongside Mohamed Salah, Divock and Sadio Mane in Liverpool's 2-0 Premier League win at home to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Liverpool and Naby Keita must use chance to avoid £100m frustration
Naby Keita endured a difficult game against Aston Villa but did manage to set up Liverpool's opener

Mane Gets 8, Alisson With 7.5 | Liverpool Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Aston Villa

Liverpool entertained Aston Villa at Anfield earlier today hoping to return to winning ways in.

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Souness questions Liverpool's transfer policy and makes Firmino claim
Firmino dropped to the bench for Liverpool clash with Aston Villa and was replaced by Divock Orirgi

Liverpool player ratings as Alisson excellent but others struggle
Liverpool player ratings vs Aston Villa from Ian Doyle after the 2-0 win in the Premier League at Anfield

EPL transfer roundup: Liverpool receive Thiago boost, Chelsea step up Havertz chase, European giants declare Bellerin interest and more
Several EPL clubs are reportedly in the market for high-profile additions this summer.


Graeme Souness criticises Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish as he insists he yet to be 'convinced'
Jack Grealish has become the most fouled player in the Premier League this season as his Villa side face a tough relegation battle in the final stretch of the season.

Paul Scholes tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign a defensive partner for Harry Maguire
Maguire was caught out for Bournemouth's shock opening goal in the 5-2 win at Old Trafford on Saturday, as Junior Stanislas produced a neat piece of skill to bypass the £80million signing.

Anfield shows off fitting new Liverpool banner
A new banner highlighting Liverpool's recent Premier League title win has been created

EPL legend Paul Scholes makes Erling Haland admission and urges Manchester United to sign a central defender
EPL legend Paul Scholes believes Manchester United should have bought Erling Haaland.


Swansea 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Rhian Brewster strikes again as the Swans play-off hopes alive
Swansea City kept their play-off dream alive with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Rhian Brewster and Andre Ayew.

Jordan Henderson pays tribute to ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers in programme notes
After Steven Gerrard left the club in 2015, Rodgers appointed Henderson as the new captain - and the midfielder has thanked Rodgers for the role he has had in his career.

Bayern Munich star Alcantara 'wants to try a new league', admits boss Hansi Flick
The 29-year-old midfielder has recently expressed his desire to leave, which was confirmed by CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and has been strongly linked with a summer move to Liverpool.

Thiago Alcantara is desperate to experience the Premier League next with Liverpool interested
PETE JENSON: Thiago Alcantara has always been proud of being a mix of football cultures, and it's no surprise that he wants his club career to reflect the joy of different styles too.

Liverpool's James Milner admits coaching role at Anfield may entice him at end of his playing career
James Milner, the senior player in Jurgen Klopp's title-winning squad, is still concentrating on playing with two years of his current contract left. But he would like to stay in the game once he retires.

Van Dijk reveals Jurgen Klopp was the reason he chose Liverpool and SNUBBED Man City and Chelsea
The defender has enjoyed an incredibly successful career with the Reds, winning the Premier League title, the Champions League and a Club World Cup under Klopp's reign.

Liverpool line up and team news for Villa as Naby Keita starts
Liverpool starting line up and team news for the Premier League game against Aston Villa

Liverpool news & transfers - Man Utd 'rival Reds for' Thiago
Latest Liverpool transfer talk and breaking news including updates on Thiago Alcantara, Kai Havertz, Rhian Brewster and more

Liverpool vs Aston Villa, Thiago and your LFC questions answered
Chat to ECHO reporters and other LFC fans about the match, transfers and much more

Klopp hails Curtis Jones' impact in Liverpool training after new contract
The Liverpool midfielder signed a new long-term contract on Friday night

Liverpool vs Aston Villa TV details and channel info
Latest TV channel and match information as Premier League champions Liverpool take on Aston Villa at Anfield

Liverpool line-ups as Naby Keita starts and Andy Robertson rested
Our ECHO writers make their team selections ahead of Liverpool's match at Anfield against Aston Villa

By: brian cawte
roy has to go he is a good manager at a small club but this is "LIVERPOOL" AND WERE NOT A SMALL CLUB

By: Colin1
In reply to <a href="">Jay Wright</a>. Hodgson hasn't really got a lot to choose from. The whole team needs changing. Unfortunately you need funds for that.

By: Stephen cogley
Not only is it the managers fault I also think the players should look at there displays. There trying to blame it down to ownership under hicks and co but look at man utd there in debt don't like there owners but where are they in the league so there just looking for any excuse. What excuse have they got for getting beat on sun by everton was the grass to long lads or was it cos you didn't care. The manager needs to go after all he picks the team and he is not picking the correct system we need 4 4 2 with Torres and kuyt as the 2. When kuyt first came to us he played up front as a forward and scored loads put him back where he should be.

By: Stephen cogley
Think the manager should be sacked NOW before it gets worse did you see him laughing at the end of the derby defeat when he was shaking hands. No manager should be that happy his team got beat. Give the job to king kenny

By: otema julius
Roy to blame not Benitez as others have stated. the best he has done at LFC is to sell good players and bring in British rejects and outcast from other PL teams. Let any body out their state the quality that make the two British players Roy bought that suits LFC (KOncasty and cole no i mean cooled).Can one compare koncesky to insua or compare Cole to Reira. P'se get rid of Roy before its too late. This one season performer is a very big liability to the team with his tactics of no-wing play but overlap by defenders.

By: redjonjo
I wish I knew what hodgson drank before the game then maybe Id have seen the same great play he senn best they ahve played in a good while my arse

Liverpool linked with a transfer for Bayern Munich star: Another brilliant midfield option?

Newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a transfer for Bayern Munich midfielder, Thiago Alcantara.

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Matchweek 31 Talking Points: Man City Defensive Woes Continue While Chelsea Push For Third

Liverpool’s long-awaited Premier League title was finally confirmed on Thursday night following Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Reds had, earlier in the week, comfortably cruised to a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. Jurgen Klopp’s men have had an incredible season and the Liverpool manager has finally delivered what the club’s fans have been dreaming about for years. While the Premier League title is done and dusted, the relegation battle, as well as the European spots, are still undecided. Let’s take a look at the 5 talking points from Premier League Matchweek 31 Manchester City defence to

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Star Duo Set To Return: Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool Lineup vs Crystal Palace

Liverpool will take on Crystal Palace, and will hope to go one step closer to winning the Premier League title. Here's the predicted Liverpool lineup.

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Bayern Munich open to selling star: Chelsea & Liverpool among potential destinations| Opinion

Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to let David Alaba leave the club, and a few Premier League clubs may be interested in signing the Austrian. The Telegraph have reported that the German giants want to sell the player rather than see him leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. The report states that Bayern have been trying to negotiate a deal for a year, but the two parties have not agreed on a new deal for the 27-year-old versatile defender. The Austrian has made nearly 400 appearances for the German side and has been an integral

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Key Defender To Miss Out: Predicted 4-4-2 Everton Lineup vs Liverpool

Everton take on Liverpool in the Merseyside derby later tonight, and here is the predicted Everton lineup vs Liverpool.

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Liverpool Linked With A Transfer For €60million Rated Italian Ace: How Will He Fit In?

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing AS Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo, who will cost at least €60 million.

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Taylor And McGinn To Start For The Villans | 4-3-3 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Liverpool

Aston Villa will lock horns with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening hoping to pull.

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Liverpool Vs Aston Villa Tactical Preview: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Men And Odds

Liverpool will entertain Aston Villa at Anfield on Sunday evening hoping to return to winning.

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Keita Comes In, Gomez Dropped From XI | 4-3-3 Predicted Liverpool Lineup Vs Aston Villa

Liverpool suffered a humiliating defeat against Manchester City in their midweek clash. The Reds would.

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Gomez With 2, Salah Gets A 6 | Liverpool Players Rated In Defeat Against Manchester City

Liverpool took the field for the first time since being crowned the Premier League champions..

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Foden And De Bruyne Get 9 | Manchester City Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Liverpool

Manchester City entertained the new Premier League champions, Liverpool, at the Etihad Stadium earlier this.

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3 Tactical Decisions Pep Should Make To Ensure A Win For Manchester City Vs Liverpool

Manchester City will play hosts to Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday evening hoping to.

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Golazo Merchants: Steven ‘Mr Liverpool’ Gerrard
Arguably the greatest player in Liverpool’s long history and a home-grown talent who became the on-field embodiment of the club, Steven Gerrard carried a weight of expectation on his shoulders for much of a distinguished career. The midfielder represented a symbol of hope despite much mediocrity on Merseyside, his all-action style and tendency to deliver …

Tweets of the Week: Liverpool bantered, Premier League stepdads and who is Luke Garbutt?
The best tweets from the world of football this past week, featuring Liverpool getting battered and bantered, Premier League managers rated as potential step fathers, a very confused Carlo Ancelotti and so much more.  They won the league but everyone enjoyed seeing Liverpool getting hammered by Man City this week.  When they said City were …

Five of the worst football ads ever: Owen, Rooney and Venkys chicken
Every business out there wants to be associated with a successful football club or player to get more attention for their brand, but it doesn’t always work out so well.  In some cases, the resultant advertisements and endorsements are just downright awful. Marketing agencies should learn from these lousy examples. Liverpool bring Paisley back from …

Fantasy Premier League GW33+: Three must-buy midfielders for your team this week
With the Fantasy Premier League season coming into the final six games, it’s extremely important to get your transfers right ahead of gameweek 33+. Here are the three cheap midfielders we think are must-have in your FPL team: Phil Foden, Man City – £5.3 The moment Philip Walter Foden turned 20, he immediately found his …

Football’s best talent factories: River Plate
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The six matches that defined the Liverpool-Man City rivalry in the modern era
From stirring three goal comebacks to bus bombardments, Liverpool and Man City’s rivalry has grown in intensity and acrimony over the years. The latest chapter of this rivalry was written on Thursday night, when Manchester City absolutely smashed the new champions by four goals to nil. It could have been five only for Riyad Mahrez’ …

EPL manager Jurgen Klopp tips Bayern Munich or Manchester City for Champions League glory
Jurgen Klopp lavished praise on Bayern Munich and EPL giants Manchester City in a recent interview.

Van Dijk: Klopp the reason I chose Liverpool over Man City & Chelsea
There were many suitors for Virgil van Dijk when he was at Southampton, but the defender chose Liverpool because of their manager.

Thiago to Liverpool: Assessing how the Bayern Munich star could fit in Jurgen Klopp’s system
Bayern midfielder Thiago could be available this summer at a cut-price deal with just one year left on his contract.

Rumour Has It: Chelsea target Havertz to discuss future, Thiago to join Liverpool or Man Utd
Kai Havertz is reportedly looking to resolve his future following Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal final loss to Bayern Munich.

Liverpool youngster Jones signs long-term deal
Curtis Jones, who has made eight appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season, has signed a new contract.

Klopp on anger after Man City defeat: I've had so many setbacks
Jurgen Klopp has explained why he tries not to shout "like crazy" at his players, even though defeats never get easier to take.

Liverpool signing this 22-year-old promising starlet would add valuable depth to their formidable backline

Why Liverpool signing Ben White would be a brilliant piece of investment Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United, Man City and Leicester City are all believed to be interested in signing Ben White, according to Football Insider (h/t Sussex Live) The Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back is currently on loan at Championship side Leeds United until the […] More

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[Image] Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool XI to face Man City – Can the champions win this dead rubber at Etihad?

Predicted Liverpool XI to face Manchester City in the Premier League Second-placed Manchester City welcome new Premier League winners Liverpool to the Etihad stadium. Liverpool were crowned the champions with seven games left. The game between the two sides is definitely something football fans will be looking for. The fixture will be an exciting one […] More

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Forget it Klopp – Liverpool signing this 30-year-old Chelsea flop star would be an absolute waste

Why Liverpool signing Danny Drinkwater would be an absolute waste As per Leicestershire Live, Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged the Reds to sign Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who won the Premier League title with Leicester City in the 2015/16 season. He currently plies his trade with Aston Villa on loan. Drinkwater, 30, is a […] More

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Liverpool submit bid for £90m-rated star – Are the Reds right in adding to their title-winning squad?

Why Liverpool must push hard to sign Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly Liverpool want to sign Napoli powerhouse centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window. Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Express) claim Liverpool are in pole position to sign one of the most sought-after defenders in Europe. However, Napoli want a whopping £90m for the African […] More

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Liverpool signing this 29-year-old Spanish star would take the team to the next level – Agreed?

Why Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool would boost their midfield As per Bild’s Christian Falk (h/t Liverpool Echo), Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara wants to join Liverpool in the summer. Alcantara, 29, is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth academy. He made 100 appearances for the Catalans’ first-team. After winning a Champions League title […] More

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[Image] Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool XI to face Crystal Palace – Can the Reds edge closer to the title?

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The Liverpool Football Club Latest Football News

  • Sun, 05 Jul 2020 17:45:53 +0000: Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa: Premier League – as it happened - Liverpool | The Guardian

    Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones scored in the last 20 minutes as the champions extended their run of home Premier League victories to 24 games

    Related: Sadio Mané gets Liverpool back on track and leaves Villa mired in bottom three

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    That’s Liverpool’s 24th consecutive home victory in the Premier League. Is that even legal?

    Peep peep! Liverpool move to 89 points with victory over Aston Villa. They were sluggish for an hour but upped their game after a triple substitution and eventually broke down a diligent Villa defence. Sadio Mane belted the first of the bar, and the young substitute Curtis Jones sealed victory with a couple of minutes remaining.

    90+3 min Neco Williams replaces Andy Robertson for the champions.

    90+1 min Alisson makes an outstanding save, showing superb reflexes to dive low to his left and push Grealish’s shot round the post. He is formidably good.

    90 min Five minutes of added time.

    It was a good team goal. Robertson floated a cross beyond the far post, Salah cushioned a header back towards Jones, and he adjusted his feet smartly to hit a shot that deflected off Mings and into the net.

    Curtis Jones wraps up victory for Liverpool!

    88 min Villa are running out of time. Defeats are not ideal when you’re trying to avoid relegation but they will surely take a fair bit of confidence from this performance. Their next two games - at home to Manchester United and Crystal Palace - are huge. They have to win at least one of those, especially with Watford likely to beat Norwich in the week.

    87 min “Completely agree,” says Ronan Fitzgerald. “He’s incredible on the ball. Maybe just his style is so effortless and nobody gets near him so people don’t notice. Brilliant finisher too. And incredibly consistent.”

    Superb in the really big games, too.

    86 min Jones blasts over the bar from long range.

    85 min Villa bring on Indiana Vassilev for Trezeguet.

    85 min “Alright Rob, tin hat time,” says Digvijay Yadav. “Stam or Van Dijk?”

    That’s a delightful bit of mischief. They are so similar: intimidating strength and speed, oodles of self-confidence and quite brilliant one on one. Probably van Dijk by a nose, simply because of his impact on the rest of the defence. Stam had less midfield protection, van Dijk got more goals. Can you imagine them together.

    84 min Curtis Jones replaces Naby Keita for Liverpool.

    79 min Tyrone Mings is struggling after landing awkwardly. He limps to the sidelines for more treatment and then comes back on. Villa really don’t want to lose him for the rest of the season.

    77 min “Mane!!” says Matt Dony. “Never in doubt, Rob. It’s what champions do. (As well as being tonked 4-0 by your closest rivals, obviously.)”

    There’s a rich tradition of new champions behing hammered in meaningless games. But I doubt any team will do it with as much style as Bayern Munich in 1974: “We arrived fairly drunk and lost 5-0.

    76 min Reina makes a fine save, flying to his left to beat away Firmino’s curling shot. It came after a quick one-two with Salah on the edge of the box. Liverpool are playing some terrific stuff now.

    76 min Sadio Mane is a glorious footballer. He’s the best attacking player in the best team in the world, yet it still feels like he’s underrated.

    74 min A double change for Villa: Ally Samatta and Jota replace El Ghazi and Davis.

    73 min Salah appeals unsuccessfully for a penalty after being touched on the shoulder by Hause.

    Alexander-Arnold plays an excellent pass into Keita on the edge of the box. He slides an imaginative angled pass across the area to Mane, who hammers it in off the bar from 10 yards. That goal has been coming ever since Jurgen Klopp made those substitutions on the hour.

    68 min Time for the drinks break. A draw wouldn’t lift Villa out of the relegation places, but it would be a helluva result. The last time Liverpool failed to win at home in the league was January 2019.

    65 min Another corner to Liverpool, which Reina punches clear. A storm is coming, Frank says.

    64 min Villa break four on three, with Grealish on the ball. He moves smoothly past Henderson and hammers a shot from 20 yards that hits van Dijk.

    62 min It might be a trick of the mind but it already feels, only a couple of minutes after those substitutions, like the real Liverpool are back. The pace has definitely increased.

    61 min “Liverpool have yet to score a goal as champions,” says Justin Kavanagh. “Clearly they are not up to the pressure on this rarefied perch. KLOPP OUT!”

    That is patently ridiculous: nobody in their right mind would claim Liverpool are back on their perch after one league title.

    60 min Jurgen Klopp has seen enough. He makes three changes, bringing on Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino for Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho and Origi.

    59 min Origi plays in the underlapping Robertson, whose superb low cross is put behind by Taylor.

    58 min van Dijk plays a dreadful pass, straight to Douglas Luiz, but redeems his error with a good tackle on El Ghazi in the area.

    56 min Oxlade-Chamberlain’s dangerous cross is well claimed by Reina.

    55 min “Happy Sunday Rob,” says Peter Oh. “A decade ago I used to hope for and celebrate Pepe Reina clean sheets. But today I’d like to see him on his back a few times as the ball settles into his net. Heck, get a beach ball on the pitch if that’s what it takes. It is summer after all.”

    That’s a great idea. They should exorcise all the ghosts of 1990-2020 - the slip, the PlayStation years, the beach ball, the Istvan Kozma - in one celebratory afternoon.

    53 min The resulting corner is headed back across goal by Mings and bounces up kindly for Origi to clear. That could have gone anywhere.

    52 min: Chance for Villa! Grealish leads a four-on-two break, waits for the right moment and plays in El Ghazi to his right. He slashes a low shot to the near post that is palmed behind by the diving Alisson.

    51 min Grealish’s fierce shot is beaten away by Alisson, though he had been flagged offside.

    50 min Liverpool look a bit busier than they did in the first half. Alexander-Arnold sprays a majestic pass to Origi on the left, but he runs into traffic and eventually Keita wafts a cross out of play. Origi and Mane have swapped positions.

    48 min A terrific, trademark cross from Alexander-Arnold is missed by Salah and bounces across the face of goal.

    47 min As a former Premier League champion I can assure you it is very difficult to retain the same intensity once you have won the title. And if you don’t believe me, look at this example of Liverpool in 1982-83. I’m not saying they eschewed sobriety for a month, I’m not saying that at all.

    46 min Peep peep! Villa begin the second half, and lump the ball straight out of play.

    Some half-time reading

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    After watching such a listless first-half performance, on the back of a heavy defeat at Manchester City, it is surely time to ask the most difficult of questions: has Jurgen Klopp taken Liverpool as far as he can?

    Peep peep! The good news for Villa is that they are deservedly level at Anfield. The bad news is that there is approximately 0.02 per cent chance of Liverpool playing as poorly in the second half.

    45+2 min Keita did brush Douglas Luiz’s heel, but I don’t think it was strong enough to knock him over. It was a delayed fall as well. But Douglas Luiz was convinced it was a penalty.

    45+1 min Three added minutes. Villa appeal for a penalty when Douglas Luiz goes over under a challenge from Keita, I think. VAR decides there was nothing in it.

    45 min It’s been a dreadful half, in terms of entertainment, but that suits Villa just fine.

    44 min Grealish will continue, at least until half-time.

    41 min Grealish is struggling again with his right ankle.

    40 min Another good low cross, this time from Trezeguet, is claimed by Alisson.

    39 min Grealish teases Alexander-Arnold and puts in a terrific cross that is headed behind by Robertson at the far post.

    37 min Salah has Liverpool’s first shot, a volley from a narrow angle that Reina saves comfortably to his left.

    36 min McGinn is booked for flattening Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    36 min “Sure looks like Reds are super motivated to go for points record,” says George Meikle. “Or maybe not at all.”

    I think they are, and I’m certain Klopp is. But the subconscious mind is a funny old game.

    35 min A good break down the right from Trezeguet, whose cross is just too deep for El Ghazi.

    33 min Douglas Luiz cracks a bouncing ball straight at Alisson from the edge of the area. Villa, almost unbelievably, will be starting to fancy their chances today.

    30 min The corner did hit Konsa on the hand after he missed a stooping header, but I wouldn’t say his arm was in an unnatural position.

    28 min Salah wins a corner for Liverpool. There’s an appeal for handball when Alexander-Arnold’s outswinger drops onto the body of a Villa defender. We haven’t seen a replay and play has continued.

    27 min Dean Smith will be thrilled with how the match has gone so far. Despite all Liverpool’s posession, Pepe Reina hasn’t had a save to make.

    23 min The drinks break presents Jurgen Klopp with the opportunity to tell his team what they’re doing wrong.

    21 min Grealish’s free-kick is headed over by Konsa near the penalty spot. It was a half chance at best.

    20 min Robertson is booked for a foul on Douglas Luiz. Liverpool are well off the pace - or, at least, well off their pace.

    16 min It looks like Grealish is okay. It’s not a great match at the moment, with Liverpool not at their sharpest.

    13 min Grealish is going to try to run it off.

    12 min Grealish is being treated for a problem with his right ankle. This is a worry for Villa, though he doesn’t look in too much pain.

    10 min Liverpool keep the ball for 90 seconds or so before Oxlade-Chamberlain overhits a pass to Alexander-Arnold.

    7 min It’s been a fairly low-key start, with Villa seeing plenty of the ball.

    4 min Salah goes down in the area after a slightly clumsy challenge from Douglas Luiz. Paul Tierney waves play on and there’s no suggestion that VAR is going to get involved.

    2 min Villa win an early corner down the left. Douglas Luiz works a short one with McGinn and dumps a cross into the middle that is cleared by Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    1 min Peep peep! Liverpool kick off from right to left.

    Villa’s players have formed a guard of honour for the Liverpool players. No sign of Bernardo Silva though.

    “The end-of-season medals were interesting in the pre-internet era,” says Phil Podolsky. “You suddenly saw some guys you had no idea were part of the team. Just as you had to wait for the first games of the season to learn about all the new players signed during the summer. Good times.”

    You mean there was a world before the International Champions Cup?

    Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Villa Park in November, when they were a goal down with four minutes remaining, was one of the most important of the season. Had they lost that day they would have been only three points clear of the champions Manchester City. Eight days later, after routing City at Anfield, they were nine clear.

    Godspeed, Villa department Liverpool have won their last 23 Premier League games at Anfield, an English top-flighr record. And in the last two league seasons, their record at home is P35 W33 D2 L0 F99 A22.

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    Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Origi, Mane.
    Substitutes: Adrian, Williams, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jones, Elliott, Firmino, Minamino, Shaqiri.

    Aston Villa (4-2-3-1) Reina; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor; McGinn, Douglas Luiz; El Ghazi, Grealish, Trezeguet; Davis.
    Substitutes: Nyland, Guilbert, El Mohamady, Lansbury, Nakamba, Hourihane, Jota, Vassilev, Samatta.

    Hello. We’re all friends here, so let us speak frankly. This is not the triumphant homecoming that Liverpool envisaged as they rampaged towards their first title in 30 years. But the first game at Anfield since Liverpool were confirmed as champions is still an opportune moment to celebrate an immortal group of players who have climbed Everest in record time. The pubs are open, Britain is Great again; what else are we going to do?

    Liverpool would have been of a mind to put on a show even before their 4-0 defeat at Manchester City on Thursday. Now they will want to make Villa - and City - pay for that mild embarrassment. If Liverpool win five of their last six games, they will break City’s records for the most points (100) and wins (32) in an English top-flight season. One thing’s for sure: I wouldn’t fancy being an Aston Villa defender for the next few hours.

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  • Sun, 05 Jul 2020 17:44:46 +0000: Sadio Mané gets Liverpool back on track against wasteful Aston Villa - Liverpool | The Guardian

    On the surface the scoreline reflects what might be expected when newly crowned Premier League champions meet relegation-threatened visitors who cannot keep a clean sheet away from home. But this was a glaring opportunity missed for Aston Villa. Liverpool were in procession mode yet they still made it 17 wins from 17 Premier League home games this season thanks to Sadio Mané and Curtis Jones.

    Mane’s breakthrough and Jones’s first Premier League goal, arriving a day after he signed a new five-year contract with his boyhood club, made it 300 goals in 127 games at Anfield under Jürgen Klopp. His team have dropped an astonishing four points from the last 111 available on home soil and are unbeaten in 57 league games at Anfield.

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  • Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:30:24 +0000: Klopp's Dortmund double can help guide Liverpool's second album - Liverpool | The Guardian

    Critics are already out in force after Liverpool lost to City but the German is well practised in ignoring knee-jerk judgments

    Liverpool have lost three games in the past two Premier League seasons, but as the most recent defeat was by four goals it has already been suggested that the new champions have been enjoying their title success a little too much.

    Jürgen Klopp has heard it all before. Not on Merseyside, where he has just delivered the first title since 1990, but in his native Germany, where he followed up his unexpected Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 with an even more unlikely retention a year later. “We didn’t do anything different the second season, all we did was continue to train hard and try to keep improving,” the Liverpool manager said.

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  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:30:55 +0000: Jürgen Klopp promises title medals to entire Liverpool first-team squad - Liverpool | The Guardian
    • Premier League rules set five appearances as trigger
    • ‘These guys will get a medal, even if I produce one myself’

    Jürgen Klopp believes every member of his first-team squad should be presented with a Premier League winner’s medal, regardless of the appearances they have clocked up, and has promised to manufacture more or give away his if necessary.

    “If you play one game you should have a medal, if you play no games you should have a medal,” said Liverpool’s manager as he questioned the rule which sets five appearances as the trigger. “I don’t know who thought of five games, who came up with that idea, but I don’t think it’s a good rule because people don’t understand how important the squad is to win a championship. You train five million times a year and if you don’t train at the highest level you have no chance to win a championship.”

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  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:00:53 +0000: Jordan Henderson: 'As you get older, your dreams get bigger' | Jonathan Liew - Liverpool | The Guardian

    Liverpool’s captain talks pressing, politics, what makes Jürgen Klopp angry and the mentality that breeds success

    “Through tough times, you can forget how much you love the game,” Jordan Henderson says. “You can take it for granted a little bit. When you’re a small kid, you don’t really think about trophies and winning things. You’re just thinking about playing football. But as you get older, your dreams get bigger. When you get to 16, 17, 18, it comes down to winning at all costs. Doing anything you can.”

    We’re talking about trophies, and fulfilment, and happiness. When does pure enjoyment, the thrill of the game, give way to something larger? Why do footballers fixate so much on silverware, measure their lives in medals? At what point does it stop being about the taking part, and become about the winning?

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