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Liverpool FC News plus Fixtures, Results and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:12

Liverpool U19s 2-0 Man United U19s: Reds into last eight

DOMINIC KING AT PRENTON PARK: His scream was the loudest in the stadium, the fist-shaking celebration that followed a throwback to the days when he was in the thick of the action.

Liverpool FC News plus Fixtures, Results and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:08

Roberto Firmino cleared of racially abusing Mason Holgate

The Brazil international clashed with Everton defender Holgate during the FA Cup third round tie at Anfield on January 5. After an exhaustive 47-day process, the FA finally released a statement.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Feb 21:47

RB Lepizig's Naby Keita to miss Europa League game with thigh injury

Naby Keita was injured during Monday's defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt. Naby Keita will miss RB Leipzig's Europa League home match against Napoli with a thigh muscle strain. Keita, who joins Liverpool in the summer, suffered the injury during Monday's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt and was taken off in the second half. Following further examinations on Tuesday, the club said Keita had suffered a muscle strain. He could now face a race to return for the match against rock-bottom Cologne on Sunday, but should be available when Leipzig host Borussia Dortmund on March...

Liverpool FC News plus Fixtures, Results and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Feb 20:31

Liverpool U19 boss Gerrard pleased with United win

Victory set up another all-English affair with a quarter-final clash at Manchester City, who overcame Inter Milan on penalties on Tuesday, to look forward to.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 20:15

Everton release statement after FA take no action against Firmino

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino will face no action following his clash with Everton’s Mason Holgate in the FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield.

Referee Bobby Madley made reference to an allegation of racist abuse which had been reported to him, understood to have come from Holgate on the pitch and Everton officials after the match.

Firmino and Holgate were involved in an angry exchange after the Toffees defender pushed the Brazilian into the front row of the Main Stand shortly before half-time of Liverpool’s 2-1 win and words were exchanged which left the young defender incensed.

“Having considered all of the available evidence, we consider it is not sufficient to raise a charge against Firmino,” the Football Association said.

“However, we are completely satisfied that the allegation was made in absolute good faith by Holgate and that there is no suggestion of this being an intentionally false or malicious allegation.”

Everton have released a statement accepting the outcome.

BREAKING: #Everton release statement after the news that the FA won’t be taking disciplinary action against Roberto #Firmino after incident with Mason #Holgate #EFC pic.twitter.com/HOr9IcxAFc

— BBC Merseyside Sport (@bbcmerseysport) February 21, 2018

 

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 20:01

Coutinho reveals international striker Liverpool are looking to sign

According to a report in Spain, Philippe Coutinho has told his new Barcelona team-mates that Liverpool are hoping to sign Karim Benzema in the summer.

Barca finally signed Coutinho last month in a £142million deal after failing to land the 25-year-old in the summer.

Coutinho, who returned to Liverpool recently for a special leaving party, is still very close to Brazilian compatriot Roberto Firmino and the rest of the Reds squad.

And, according to Don Balon, Coutinho has been informed that Jurgen Klopp is trying to land France forward Benzema in the summer.

The Real Madrid striker looks like being one of the fall guys after Los Blancos’ disappointing domestic season. The 30-year-old has struggled to find his best form and has managed just seven goals in 27 appearances this season.

Benzema is under contract until 2021, but Zinedine Zidane is expected to ring the changes in the summer and the Champions League winners have been linked with Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi as they look to revamp their forward line.

 

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Feb 19:57

Gerrard enjoying coaching challenges as Liverpool U-19s beat Man United

Steven Gerrard enjoyed getting one over on rival Man United as Liverpool's U-19 manager. BIRKENHEAD, England -- Steven Gerrard is getting his first taste of the volatile world of management. The ups and downs are now beginning to arrive in the 37-year-old's coaching career, one that's barely 12 months old. Entering 2018, Gerrard hadn't lost a competitive game in management but the former Liverpool and England captain headed into Liverpool Under-19's high-profile UEFA Youth League tie with Manchester United on Wednesday on the back of four consecutive losses. Yet a win over Liverpool's...

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Feb 19:52

Roberto Firmino won't face discipline as result of Mason Holgate allegation - FA

Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson discuss what makes the Mane-Salah-Firmino partnership so effective and how they compare to other attacking trios around Europe. The English Football Association (FA) have confirmed that they will be taking no disciplinary action against Roberto Firmino in regards to the allegation made by Everton's Mason Holgate. Holgate had alleged that he heard Firmino direct a discriminatory term towards him during Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Everton on Jan. 5. However, the FA said on Wednesday evening, nearly seven weeks after the incident, that they had reviewed all of the available evidence and did not consider it sufficient to raise...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 19:38

Gerrard thrilled as Woodburn helps Liverpool U19s defeat Man Utd

Liverpool Under-19s coach Steven Gerrard was delighted with the way his side “dominated” Manchester United on their way to a 2-0 win in the UEFA Youth League.

Victory set up a quarter-final clash at Manchester City, who overcame Inter Milan on penalties on Tuesday.

Ben Woodburn, released from training with the first team, gave Liverpool the lead with a header from Neco Williams’ 11th-minute cross.

Despite creating a number of chances the home side had to weather a storm from the visitors – who included Angel Gomes and Ethan Hamilton, Paul Pogba’s replacement in Saturday’s first-team squad for the win at Huddersfield.

The closest former United midfielder Nicky Butt’s team came to an equaliser was when Tahith Chong crashed a shot against the crossbar, and substitute Rafael Camacho’s dipping left-footed strike from 25 yards made sure of Liverpool’s win with 13 minutes to go.

“All in all I think we have dominated them, dominated Manchester United today, and we have some very young players in the team so that was the pleasing thing for me,” said Gerrard.

“We killed them for 35 minutes and we should have got that second goal and we could have made the second half a lot more easy for ourselves.

“But Rafa coming on and creating that bit of magic certainly helped the team breathe towards the end of the game because we knew it was going to get tough.”

Gerrard’s side had lost their last four matches so the win was important.

“Coming up against an old (England) team-mate of mine, Nicky Butt, and the big rivalry which has gone on for many years makes the tie more juicy and there is a bit more edge and pressure around it,” added Gerrard.

“But that is why I am sitting here because I want that challenge. The reason I want that challenge is because I can’t go and find it myself as a player.”

United coach Butt admitted his side effectively lost the match in the first half.

“It was disappointing to go out, it was a good competition to stay in,” Butt said. “In the first half we were nowhere near it. They were a lot better than us, first to the ball, first to the second balls.

“We were too nice in the first half and we did not put too many challenges in. They won all the 50/50s and it was unacceptable. I told them that at half-time.

“In the second half we were a lot better and dominated the game. We had a lot of talent on the pitch and showed we are not a bad team but we got hit with a sucker-punch.”

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Liverpool FC News plus Fixtures, Results and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Feb 18:38

Liverpool vs Man Utd U19s, RESULT - UEFA Youth League

Old rivals Liverpool and Manchester United meet in the last-16 of the UEFA Youth League, the continental competition for under-19 sides, on Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Feb 18:03

Liverpool defeat Man United, advance to quarterfinals of UEFA Youth League

Ben Woodburn, second from left, scored Liverpool's first goal against Manchester United on Wednesday. BIRKENHEAD, England -- Steven Gerrard's Liverpool under-19s beat Manchester United on Wednesday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Youth League. Goals from Ben Woodburn and Rafael Camacho at Prenton Park saw Liverpool beat a United side managed by Nicky Butt -- a former England teammate of Gerrard -- in the round of 16 stage of the youth tournament. The win means Gerrard, who became Liverpool's U18s coach at the start of the season, has ended a recent four-game losing run as a...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 17:17

Euro Paper Talk: Juve star hands transfer blow to Man Utd

Man Utd have suffered a setback in their hopes of luring a £53m summer target, while Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told Lionel Messi that Liverpool are chasing a Real Madrid striker, according to Wednesday’s European papers.

 

MIXED MESSAGES OVER ALEX SANDRO FUTURE

Manchester United’s hopes of bringing Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro to the club appear to have stalled after the player hinted he wanted to honour his contract at the club.

United have watched the player on multiple occasions and were thought to be keen to strike a deal in the region of €60m (£53m) this summer.

The player has also been tracked by Chelsea, but assessing his future at Juve, Sandro told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I have always remained focused on my work and my only thought has always been Juventus, with whom I still have two years of contract.”

The former Porto man’s agent Federico Pastorello refused to close the door on a future transfer, however, and told RAI Sport: “The goal is to look around and he could still think about the Premier League. No doubt his non-renewal is a sign of his point of view.”

 

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POLITICAL INTERVENTION TO ENSURE LIVERPOOL, SPURS MISS STRIKER TARGET

Warning: this might be one of the most bizarre stories you will read this week….

North Korean striker Han Kwang-song is more likely to sign for Juventus this summer than fellow suitors Tottenham or Liverpool, according to reports in the Italian press.

The forward has come under the watchful eye of the trio in recent months and was subject of a failed bid from Juventus during the January transfer window.

However, it’s strongly suggested both Spurs and Liverpool have kept a watch on the player and are considering summer moves to bring the talented striker to the Premier League.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, however, the player looks destined to move to Juventus, however – due to the intervention of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un!

According to the paper, the North Korean leader has a ‘strong relationship’ with Italian senator Antonio Razzi and it was the two of them who brokered the player’s move to Cagliari in the first place.

Quite how that happened is not explained, but Kim Jong-un is reported to be a huge fan of Italian football and is keen to ensure his countryman, Han, moves to Juventus ahead of the Premier League.

Explaining why Juventus lead the charge for Han, Razzi told the paper: “Kim is a huge football fan. When he was studying in Switzerland, he used to go to the San Siro to watch AC Milan and Inter.

“Han to Juventus would be something extraordinary. He would be a perfect testimonial for life in North Korea.

“Thanks to this guy, Cagliari and Sardegna are well known in North Korea now and if the player join Juve, the club will be even more followed in the country.”

It may all sound a little strange, but the news could be enough to put Liverpool and Spurs off a move for the striker….

 

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AND THE REST

Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi that Liverpool want to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (Don Balon)

Dortmund are plotting a surprise summer swoop for Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, who has also been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal. The 22-year-old has 10 goals and 10 assists in 36 games so far this season (A Bola)

 

AC Milan are plotting a surprise summer swoop for former Manchester United wing flop Memphis Depay, who has recaptured his best form at Lyon (Calciomercato)

Memphis Depay: Scored a stunner against Toulouse

Samuel Umtiti has opened the door on a move to Manchester United after expressing his anger at his current contract (Don Balon)

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has given a surprise reason why Mauro Icardi should snub Real Madrid and Manchester United – saying plain shirts don’t look good on him and the Nerazzurri’s stripes suit him better (Corriere dello Sport)

Toni Kroos: Signs new mega-deal with Real

Manchester United will be given permission to sign Toni Kroos in a £80m deal this summer – if they are willing to sacrifice their prized asset, David De Gea (Don Balon)

Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur for €40m. However, the deal won’t go through until January 2019, according to multiple Spanish sources (Diario AS / Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan are set to open talks with Roma striker Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian came close to joining Chelsea in January until the deal broke down over personal terms (Tuttosport)

Juventus and Chelsea have expressed an interest in signing Roma star Alessandro Florenzi whose contract with the Giallorossi expires in 2019 (Tuttosport)

Lyon fear Liverpool are closing to announcing a deal for their 18-year-old midfield starlet Mohamed Bahlouli (France Football)

Luka Modric will leave Real Madrid this summer. The Croatian has offers from Inter Milan and Napoli, but Manchester City are emerging as contenders to sign him, while Tottenham are also expected to make a bid to re-sign the midfielder (Don Balon)

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed that he would like to manage his old club Real Sociedad if he decides to go into management (AS)

Thibaut Courtois expects Real Madrid to contact his agent over a possible move to the Bernabeu this summer (Cadena COPE)

Liverpool want to solve their goalkeeping problem with the acquisition of Keylor Navas (Diario Gol)

AC Milan have reportedly tied up the free transfer capture of Sampdoria left-back Ivan Strinic this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is also on AC Milan’s transfer radar this summer (Calciomercato)

Cristiano Ronaldo wants five new players in at Real Madrid this summer after a disastrous La Liga campaign (Diario Gol)

Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri admits he would relish the chance to manage the Italian national team (Tuttomercatoweb)

Real Valladolid striker Jaime Mata has rejected the chance to join Chinese club Zhejiang Greentown (Marca)

Zinedine Zidane has vowed to continue fighting in his role as Real Madrid manager (AS)

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has declared he will not play for another Italian team, opening the door to a move to China or Major League Soccer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij looks set to favour a move to Manchester United over Liverpool this summer (MediaSet Premium)

 

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Liverpool FC News plus Fixtures, Results and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Feb 14:33

Premier League clubs catching up in the Champions League

ROB DRAPER'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COLUMN: Just Manchester United to go and we can tick off a full house of impressive performances by the five English clubs.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Feb 14:27

Liverpool know treble's elusiveness and can use it against Manchester City

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook says his League One team didn't even look at the draw for FA Cup quarter-final before knocking out Premier League leaders Manchester City. Wigan's shocking 1-0 FA Cup win over Manchester City ensured Pep Guardiola's team cannot secure a clean sweep of trophies. In the often petty world of football fandom this was good news for rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, who despite their own unrivalled success had never achieved that either. The best any English club has won is three trophies in a season: United in 1998-99; Liverpool in 1983-84 and 2000-01. It demonstrated once again that talent alone isn't enough. Few fans around at the...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 13:49

If the BRIT Awards were given out for football: Kane, Sanchez & more ? PF

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 26 Jun 14:04

Liverpool reject 11m Moreno bid

Liverpool reject an £11m bid from Serie A side Napoli for Alberto Moreno - and will demand £15m for the Spanish defender.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 24 Jun 08:20

World Cup winner Arbeloa retires aged 34

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football at the age of 34.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 23 Jun 13:53

Liverpool complete 34m Salah deal

Liverpool complete the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who joins on a five-year deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 16 Jun 18:07

Rams agree fee with Liverpool for Wisdom

Derby County agree a deal to sign defender Andre Wisdom from Premier League side Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

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