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News From Liverpool: Liverpool fans frustrated by utterly bizarre refusal to sign midfielder in January

Liverpools January window has comprised one new signing Cody Gakpo seven players recalled early from their loan spells, two new loan deals and one permanent exit. With it now deadline day, the message, as Jurgen Klopp has readily repeated, is Liverpool are closed for business on the incoming front, despite the need for a new …

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News From Liverpool: Potential dates for Liverpool’s 2 rearranged Premier League fixtures

Jurgen Klopps side now only have two competitions on their schedule after being knocked out of both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, leaving space for their postponed fixtures to be rearranged. The visit of Wolves (Sept 10) and Liverpools trip to Chelsea (Sept 18) were both postponed due to the Queens death last year …

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News from London: Perisset or Charles: Who should be Chelsea’s first choice?

Sam Kerr of Chelsea celebrates with Niamh Charles (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) On the right side of the defense, Chelsea Women currently possess two players that have essentially split minutes so far this season. Left-back and goalkeeper are two other positions on this year’s Blues team that have created competition, but none has been …

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News from London: Chelsea’s wise add-on in Jorginho’s Arsenal deal as fee revealed

Jorginho of Chelsea celebrates with the trophy following the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 Final (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images) Chelsea are understood to have inserted a prudent add-on into Jorginho’s Arsenal transfer. Meanwhile, the transfer fee was revealed with the Blues doing well. I reckon the best way to describe Jorginho …

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News From Liverpool: Police chiefs ‘profoundly apologise’ for Hillsborough disaster failures, 34 years on

The pledge comes as a national police response to a report by the Rt Revd James Jones, former bishop of Liverpool, into the experiences of the Hillsborough families is published. The 2017 paper, The Patronising Disposition of Unaccountable Power, made 25 recommendations with 11 of them directly concerning policing. Ninety-seven football fans died as a …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool fans lament “unfortunate” Nat Phillips as Konate injury impacts transfer

Liverpool have been dealt yet another injury blow with Konate ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in the defeat at Brighton, exactly what the Reds do not need. With Virgil van Dijk still sidelined it leaves Joe Gomez and Joel Matip as the remaining senior centre-backs, with Phillips and …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool haven’t begun search for new sporting director, claims report

After only a few months in the sole role as sporting director, after taking over from Michael Edwards, Ward gave the club a surprise they were not expecting. It was a surprise when Julian told me [he was leaving], but we work completely normally together until the day he leaves, Klopp told reporters in December. …

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News from London: Boost for Chelsea in Enzo Fernandez chase as Benfica chief travels abroad to find replacement

Enzo Fernandez (Photo by Pablo Morano/BSR Agency/Getty Images) Chelsea are leaving no stone unturned to sign their top transfer target Enzo Fernandez. After initial obstacles, Chelsea feel they can get the deal over the line before 11 PM UK time on transfer deadline day. It was abundantly clear that CFC wanted Fernandez and made him …

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News From Liverpool: QUIZ – Name the 20 Liverpool players with the most PL substitute appearances

Whether it is for a calming presence, an experienced head or to chase that last-gasp goal, substitutes have the power to shift momentum and flip results. The introduction of five substitutes has allowed for greater flexibility for in-game changes but it has not always been the case, with managers needing to be more considerate with …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool confirm Scottish top-flight loan for 18-year-old defender

Chambers is among the young cohort considered on the fringes of the first team at Liverpool, along with the likes of Ben Doak, Bobby Clark and Isaac Mabaya. While Stefan Bajcetic has broken through since impressing in pre-season, for others the route to a regular senior role is trickier. That has seen Chambers, 18, join …

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News From Liverpool: Transfer link, loan imminent & Brighton fallout – Latest Liverpool FC News

As the January transfer window reaches its final stages, Jurgen Klopp all but confirmed on Sunday that Liverpool wont be adding to their squad before the deadline. That will not, of course, stop any rumours, and a good source of transfer news has named the Reds among the suitors for Japanese attacking midfielder Keito Nakamura. …

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News from London: Chelsea: 3 deals that could happen before January transfer window closes

Graham Potter, Manager of Chelsea (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) Chelsea have been extremely busy in the winter transfer window with seven incomings. The Blues have made some stellar moves in the transfer market that have sent a strong message about their intentions going forward. Chelsea are still not showing any signs of stopping and …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool defender faces indefinite layoff at loan club – “I can’t predict how long”

Van den Berg tore the ligament in his left ankle during a 3-2 defeat to Augsburg in October, undergoing surgery which ruled him out until after the World Cup. The Dutchman subsequently returned to light training at Schalkes mid-season training camp in Turkey, though he was not involved in their warmup friendlies. He was expected …

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News From Liverpool: Defender who turned down Liverpool stay nets first-ever senior goal in Ligue 1

After a brief run of involvement in Jurgen Klopps squad for pre-season friendlies, training sessions and, on three occasions, senior games, Larouci saw his chances dry up. By the end of the 2020/21 campaign, it was no real surprise to see the Algerian bank on himself and reject the offer of a new deal at …

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News From Liverpool: What Klopp said about Fabinho, Konate, Robertson tackles after ‘red card’ claims

The closing stages of Liverpools FA Cup clash with Brighton on Sunday were marked by a series of uncharacteristically late challenges. In the Premier League this season, only Man City (19) have picked up fewer yellow cards than the Reds (21), while they saw the third-fewest in 2021/22, the second-fewest in 2016/17 and 2017/18, and …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool must “work a lot” to “involve” Nunez in role “he’s not used to”

Having recovered from a minor injury earlier this month, many expected Nunez to be handed a start at the AMEX on Sunday. Instead, Klopp opted to line up with the same front three for the second game running, with Mohamed Salah and Harvey Elliott either side of Cody Gakpo. The latter, who was one of …

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News from London: Liverpool look to weaken Chelsea by signing star Blues midfielder

A Chelsea FC club badge is seen (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images) Liverpool are reportedly looking to weaken Premier League rivals Chelsea by signing a current Blues midfielder and Champions League winner. There is loads to talk about with regard to the west London club at present, even though they are not in …

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News From Liverpool: Fabinho, Konate & set pieces – 5 things fans are talking about after Brighton 2-1 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopps side produced an improved performance from the one that saw them beaten 3-0 at the AMEX earlier this month, but it still wasnt enough to avoid another disappointing result. Harvey Elliott put the Reds in front in the first half, only for Lewis Dunk to level things up before the break. Liverpool had …

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News from London: Chelsea rush to complete mega deal in January as UEFA set to close loophole

Chelsea target Enzo Fernandez (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images) Chelsea have reignited talks with Benfica over a deal for Enzo Fernandez. Chelsea have been chasing the Argentine’s signature since the start of the winter transfer window. At the start, negotiations were taking place between CFC and Benfica, with the London club even ready to pay …

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News From Liverpool: Why Liverpool fans can ignore links with PSG, Atletico and Juventus loan deals

The transfer window is set to close in England at 11pm on Tuesday, with Liverpool unlikely to conduct any high-profile business beyond an exit for Nat Phillips. Phillips is attracting interest from Galatasaray, along with clubs in the Bundesliga, and could either be sold or loaned out following the return of Rhys Williams from Blackpool. …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool must “work a lot” to “involve” Nunez in role “he’s not used to” – Klopp

Having recovered from a minor injury earlier this month, many expected Nunez to be handed a start at the AMEX on Sunday. Instead, Klopp opted to line up with the same front three for the second game running, with Mohamed Salah and Harvey Elliott either side of Cody Gakpo. The latter, who was one of …

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News From Liverpool: No, Jurgen Klopp did not say “all good with this squad” in transfer update

In journalism, especially in the fake news era, accuracy should be of paramount importance. That is increasingly the case within football: a sport in which the livelihood of everyday people is indelibly tied to the performance of the uber-rich; a game with deep cultural roots that has now become big business. It is, therefore, crucial …

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News from London: Chelsea: 3 takeaways from Women’s FA Cup win over Liverpool as Sam Kerr nets hattrick

Sam Kerr of Chelsea (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images) Unlike last weekend at Kingsmeadow, the match between Liverpool and the Blues went on as planned. Captained by the Australian striker, Sam Kerr for the third game in a row, the Chelsea Women were able to hold on against Matt Beard’s side as the …

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News From Liverpool: Another assist, “elegant” debut and manager sacked – Liverpool FC Loan Watch

As Liverpool reshuffle their loan ranks with seven players already recalled this month and only one more sent out so far it was a quiet weekend in terms of game time. Marcelo Pitaluga, Sepp van den Berg and Paul Glatzel all missed out due to injury, while Vitezslav Jaros and Jack Bearne went unused and …

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News From Liverpool: Ex-Liverpool defender and fans spot “positive signs” from Cody Gakpo

The Reds suffered again as they took on Brighton in the FA Cup, following up their 3-0 defeat in the Premier League with a 2-1 loss at the AMEX. Harvey Elliott opened the scoring as he combined with Mohamed Salah in the first half, only for goals from Lewis Dunk and Kauro Mitoma to send …

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News From Liverpool: Harvey Elliott “lost for words” after latest setback – with update on head injury

Jurgen Klopps side delivered an improved performance from the one that saw them beaten 3-0 by the Seagulls earlier this month, but it still wasnt enough to avoid another disappointing result. Elliott, who scored the goal to send Liverpool through to the fourth round at Wolves, was again on the scoresheet, slotting home to put …

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