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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Sep 22:51

Paul Pogba and Theo Walcott in an 80/1 acca plus Tottenham vs Manchester City tips and odds - Premier League betting guide

The two remaining unbeaten records in the Premier League are on the line this weekend when Spurs host Manchester City. Find out who we're backing plus the rest of the tips.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Sep 21:33

Swansea vs Liverpool: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash 

Ahead of this weekend's Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Sep 18:54

Premier League team news, odds and stats from every match this weekend

Ahead of this weekend's matches in the Premier League, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 30 Sep 18:33

Premier League Predictor: Week 7

ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson are at it again in this edition of Premier League predictor.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 30 Sep 18:28

Burley: Complete turnaround from Sterling

ESPN FC's Craig Burley delves into the 'rebound' stars in the Premier League, including Raheem Sterling's progress.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Sep 18:08

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren filmed breaking the law 4 times in carpool karaoke-style video 

At one point in the video Lovren takes both of his hands off the wheel (pictured) in order to look a mobile phone, while Marko Grujic does not appear to be wearing his seat belt in the back.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 17:45

Rumour Mill: Reds join Sule race; surprise Chelsea return

Liverpool are ready to compete with Tottenham in January while a Chelsea midfielder could be brought back from the cold, according to rumours.

Arsenal

– The Gunners are among a number of European giants monitoring Celtic striker Moussa Dembele (The Sun)

– Liverpool face competition from Arsenal to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Arsene Wenger admits he is open to the prospect of managing England “one day”

– Arsenal will revive their interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus if Mesut Ozil leaves to join Real Madrid (Tuttomercatoweb)

– Santi Cazorla has revealed he has yet to be offered a new contract at Arsenal, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season (Cadena Ser)

Chelsea

– Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic, 21, could make a surprise return to Chelsea after struggling for first-team football on loan at AC Milan (Daily Express)

– However Pasalic’s agent suggests his client has not featured more often due to fitness issues (Calciomercato)

– Torino want to sign Chelsea winger Christian Atsu, who is currently on loan at Newcastle, on a permanent deal in January (Tuttosport)

Christian Atsu

Everton

– Ronald Koeman admits Everton left their transfer business until late on in the summer window to give him a chance to evaluate the squad properly (Liverpool Echo)

Hull City

– Mike Phelan says he has not agreed to become permanent manager as the terms of the contract offer from Hull “keep changing” (Hull Daily Mail)

Liverpool

– Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams is on the radar of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, though the Spaniard recently signed a new deal with a ÂŁ38m release clause (Don Balon)

– Liverpool face competition from Arsenal to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to to renew their interest in Hoffenheim defender Niklas Sule (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City

– Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will “go to war” in a battle to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (Mundo Deportivo)

Toni Kroos

Manchester United

– Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will “go to war” in a battle to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (Mundo Deportivo)

– United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Gelson Martins after the winger rejected a contract at Sporting Lisbon (Correio de Manha)

Sunderland

– The Black Cats are understood to be interested in FC Basel’s Czech Republic international goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik (talkSPORT)

Swansea City

– Francesco Guidolin admits he could be sacked if Swansea lose to Liverpool this weekend

West Brom

– Argentina midfielder Claudio Yacob has signed a new two-year deal at the Hawthorns

West Ham

– Former Hammers midfielder Don Hutchinson has slated the club’s recruitment and believes the likes of Gokhan Tore and Arthur Masuaku are not good enough for the Premier League (ESPN)

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Sep 17:34

Jurgen Klopp would not have made Monday Night Football appearance in Italy, says Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin 

Liverpool boss Klopp produced a fascinating tactical workshop on Sky Sports earlier this week but Guidolin reckons it wouldn't be allowed to happen in his native country.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 17:33

PL team news: Boosts for Man Utd & Spurs, Liverpool doubt

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could return for Manchester United on Sunday, while Tottenham could be boosted by the return of a key quartet. 

Everton v Crystal Palace

Friday, 8pm, Goodison Park

Everton will be without Leighton Baines.

Baines has been nursing a hamstring injury that Toffees boss Ronald Koeman says makes it “too risky” for the full-back to be involved in the game, which striker Romelu Lukaku – recently troubled by a toe problem – will start.

Koeman has also said James McCarthy (groin) would be returning to training with Everton next week if he had not been called up by the Republic of Ireland, who he hopes will “protect” the midfielder.

Leighton Baines: Celebrates Everton opener

Crystal Palace welcome Wilfried Zaha back into their squad.

The winger missed last weekend’s win at Sunderland with a slight hamstring strain but is back in contention for the game at Goodison Park.

Striker Jonathan Benteke faces four months out after suffering a knee injury in training while captain Scott Dann (hamstring) remains absent.

 

Swansea v Liverpool

Saturday, 12:30pm, Liberty Stadium

Francesco Guidolin might be tempted to name an unchanged Swansea side after an improved showing in the defeat to leaders Manchester City.

But the Italian says he has “some problems” ahead of a game which he admits could prove decisive to him staying in a job with Swansea only one place above the relegation zone.

Federico Fernandez could be fit again after a groin strain and record signing Borja Baston’s wait for a first Premier League start is set to continue with the Spaniard expected to be on the bench once more.

Divock Origi Liverpool celeb

Divock Origi is a doubt for Liverpool.

The striker picked up a knock to his foot and the clash at the Liberty Stadium may come too soon.

Manager Jurgen Klopp must decide whether to stick with Loris Karius, who has played the last two matches in goal, or recall Simon Mignolet.

 

Hull v Chelsea

KC Stadium, Saturday, 3pm

Hull will be without suspended defender Ahmed Elmohamady.

Elmohamady serves a one-game ban following his dismissal for handball in last week’s 5-1 defeat at Liverpool and David Meyler is vying with James Weir for a place in the starting line-up at right-back.

Strikers Will Keane and Dieumerci Mbokani and midfielder Markus Henriksen are pushing for their first league starts.

John Terry: Defender injured late on at Swansea

Captain John Terry is out until after the international break.

The defender has missed the last three matches with an ankle injury sustained against Swansea and his earliest possible return will be on October 15 against Leicester.

Defender Kurt Zouma continues his rehabilitation from his long-term knee injury, while midfielder John Obi Mikel is out with a “small muscular problem”, head coach Antonio Conte said.

 

Sunderland v West Brom

Stadium of Light, Saturday, 3pm

Sunderland boss David Moyes will be without three key midfielders for Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Brom.

Having already seen Adnan Januzaj ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with ankle ligament damage, Moyes has now lost Steven Pienaar to a hamstring strain, while Lee Cattermole is to have an epidural in a bid to cure neuro-pain in his legs which medics believe stems from his back.

In addition, striker Victor Anichebe, who made his debut as a substitute in last weekend’s 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace, is out with a groin problem and joins goalkeeper Vito Mannone (elbow), midfielder Sebastian Larsson (knee) and striker Fabio Borini (groin) on the sidelines.

Saido Berahino West Brom

Saido Berahino is expected to return to West Brom’s squad.

The striker missed last week’s 1-1 draw at Stoke with a stomach bug but has trained this week and is fit for the Baggies’ game at the Stadium of Light.

Boss Tony Pulis has no fresh injury concerns with James Morrison fit after a long-term hamstring issue and, while Chris Brunt has returned to training after six months out with a knee injury, he will not be included in the first-team squad until after the international break.

 

Watford v Bournemouth

Vicarage Road, Saturday, 3pm

Watford defenders Craig Cathcart and Miguel Britos are both struggling with groin injuries and are rated as doubtful for the visit of Bournemouth.

The possible absence of Cathcart could see a return to the starting line-up for Younes Kaboul, with the centre-back named on the bench for their defeat at Burnley on Monday.

Isaac Success and Abdoulaye Doucoure are pushing for their first league starts while Daryl Janmaat remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Miguel Britos (l): Restricted Zlatan to just one assist

Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh will be out for up to three weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury at the start of September.

Cherries manager Eddie Howe has received better news on Josh King’s hamstring problem and hopes he will be in contention against Watford on Saturday.

Adam Smith has suffered no ill-effects from a bloody nose he sustained in the 1-0 win against Everton and Ryan Fraser (knock) is available.

 

West Ham v Middlesbrough

London Stadium, Saturday, 3pm

Havard Nordtveit is West Ham’s latest injury absentee.

The versatile midfielder underwent a small medical procedure on Wednesday and will be out for a week.

Left-backs Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku and forwards Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho remain on the sidelines.

Havard Nordtveit West Ham

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has no fresh injury concerns.

Fabio da Silva has missed the last four games with a knee problem, but is available for selection once again, while fellow full-back James Husband is also back in training after dislocating a shoulder in pre-season.

That means only midfielder Grant Leadbitter is still missing, and he could return to the training pitch within weeks with his recovery from hernia surgery progressing more quickly than expected.

 

Manchester United v Stoke

Old Trafford, Sunday, 12pm

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could return for Manchester United.

Left-back Shaw became ill after recovering from a slight groin tear so will need assessing, while attacking midfielder Mkhitaryan is building up fitness after a thigh complaint.

Phil Jones is the only definite absentee with a knee injury, while captain Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are among those pushing for starts after making impacts off the bench in the Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk.

Luke Shaw: Misses out for Man Utd

Joe Allen is a doubt for Stoke.

The midfielder had tightness in his hamstrings following last weekend’s draw with West Brom and has not trained since.

Jon Walters (ankle) could return but goalkeeper Jack Butland is set for at least another month on the sidelines following surgery.

 

Leicester v Southampton

King Power Stadium, Sunday, 2:15pm

Nampalys Mendy could return for Leicester after overcoming an ankle injury.

The midfielder, who joined from Nice in the summer, has been out for over a month but has returned to training and could replace Daniel Amartey.

Matty James is the Foxes’ only absentee as he battles his own ankle injury while Danny Simpson could return after being dropped for Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Porto.

Nampalys Mendy Leicester

 

Tottenham v Manchester City

White Hart Lane, Sunday, 2:15pm

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could have four first-team players back.

Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose will all be assessed as they near returns from hamstring injuries while Moussa Sissoko may also feature after taking a bang on the head last weekend.

Harry Kane remains out with an ankle injury, meaning summer signing Vincent Janssen is likely to start again up front.

Eric Dier: Photo courtesy of Tottenham

Pep Guardiola has reported no new injury worries for Manchester City’s Premier League trip to Tottenham on Sunday.

The club are still assessing the extent of the injuries afflicting Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph in order to determine how long they will remain on the sidelines.

The Belgians are receiving treatment for hamstring and groin problems respectively, but it is hoped Delph’s muscle injury will clear up by the end of the international break.

 

Burnley v Arsenal

Turf Moor, Sunday, 4:30pm

Burnley are again without suspended striker  for the visit of Arsenal on Sunday.

Gray serves the second part of a four-game ban related to historic social media posts which predate his time at Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche could retain the same XI which secured a 2-0 win over Watford last time out but forward Ashley Barnes is edging closer to a return after long-standing hamstring problems.

Andre Gray Burnley

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns.

The Gunners could welcome Francis Coquelin back into the fold as the midfielder faces a fitness test having recovered sooner than expected from a knee injury.

Olivier Giroud (toe) is still out, while Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson (all knee) are also absent.

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 30 Sep 17:28

Jugen Klopp's TV masterclass wouldn't happen in Italy - Francesco Guidolin

Swansea City Liverpool 11:30 AM UTC Game Details Home: 7/1  Draw: 15/4  Away: 9/20  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can't afford to look back on their strong start to the season. Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin believes Jurgen Klopp's television appearance in which he talked tactics would never happen in his native Italy. Liverpool boss Klopp produced a fascinating tactical workshop on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football programme earlier this week. But many Liverpool fans took to social media to express concerns that the charismatic German had given away too much information, and former England captain Alan Shearer questioned the "upside" of Klopp's TV appearance. Guidolin,...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 15:05

Klopp suggests he could finish career at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp admits he could finish career at Liverpool – but does not expect to be managing into his old age.

The German celebrates a year in charge at Anfield next weekend and so far has proved to be a very popular figure.

His first season had its ups and downs but the Reds have made a flying start to the 2016-17 campaign and have been widely praised for their football.

Klopp, 49, told Germany’s RedaktionsNetwerk he cannot imagine still being a manager at 60 and, although he would be happy to end his career in England, he would then head back to his homeland.

He said: “I certainly will (return to Germany) to live, but I don’t know if I will be back there as a coach yet. The day will come when I say, ‘thanks, it was a pleasure’.

“It’s very, very unlikely that I will still be sitting on the bench when I am 60. And, if at the end of my career I only got to coach Mainz, Dortmund and Liverpool, then it will certainly have been three fantastic clubs.”

Liverpool will bid for a fifth consecutive win when they travel to struggling Swansea on Saturday.

The Reds have scored 14 goals in their past four games while Swansea have managed just a single Premier League victory this season.

That came in their opening match against Burnley, and manager Francesco Guidolin admitted he is braced for the sack if they fail to win on Saturday.

But the Swans were unlucky to lose to Manchester City last weekend and Klopp feels they are a better team than their points tally suggests.

He said: “This season we have time to analyse all the opponents properly and they play much better than four points look like.

“It’s a good football-playing side with a clear plan, with different options in their style of play, good defending. If you want, it’s a typical Premier League problem.

“You analyse an opponent and you think, ‘Okay, that’s quite strong’. They were unlucky in this situation, lucky in this situation for the opponent. We will be prepared for this game and no one should be in doubt that we know about the quality of Swansea.”

Liverpool were beaten on their last visit to the Liberty Stadium in May in a match that came less than 72 hours after a last-gasp defeat by Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals.

The Reds are not in European competition this season and Klopp is determined they must use that to their advantage in the Premier League.

He said: “We lost at Swansea last season in a difficult week for us. We had to play there at 12pm on the Sunday and that was really hard for us, we didn’t perform really well so deserved the defeat.

“This time we want to deserve something else. We have absolutely no excuses. We have time to recover, we have time to train, we have time to analyse and we have to use it.”

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 30 Sep 15:00

Trending: Mourinho unhappy with coach, Klopp clears the air with Sakho

The FC crew evaluate Jose Mourinho's lineup choices after Manchester United's narrow win over Zorya in the Europa League. Here are the latest stories for Friday. MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has said he was unhappy with Manchester United coach Giovanni Cerra ahead of Thursday's 1-0 victory over Zorya Luhansk because his instructions left Paul Pogba confused. - Mourinho has called his side's packed October fixture list a "poisoned gift" in the wake of their 1-0 Europa League defeat of Zorya. - Mourinho's pursuit of Paul Pogba last season was thwarted by an agreement between Juventus and the French midfielder's agent,...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 14:13

Klopp TV appearance would never happen in Italy ? Guidolin

Francesco Guidolin believes Jurgen Klopp’s tactics masterclass on Sky would never happen in Italy.

Liverpool boss Klopp produced a fascinating tactical workshop on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme earlier this week.

But many Liverpool fans took to social media to express concerns that the charismatic German had given away too much information, and former England captain Alan Shearer questioned the “upside” of Klopp’s TV appearance.

And Guidolin, who comes up against Klopp in the early Premier League kick-off on Saturday afternoon, said: “I don’t think this would happen in Italy.

“Maybe some coach without a team would go on television to speak of football. But not a (current) manager.”

But Gudolin stressed: “The tactics is important, but it is not the most important thing.

“You win the game on the pitch. On the (studio) table could be good for the fans and television, but it is the pitch which matters.

“I saw Liverpool a lot of times this week. We have our idea to play them and we hope it is a good idea. But it is maybe not enough. We have to play a good game.

“Liverpool is a team with the best distance covered, and first we have to match this. Then there is tactics, technique, movement – a lot of things.”

Guidolin enjoyed a victory over Klopp in May when Swansea beat a much-changed Liverpool side 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium as the Reds were preparing for a Europa League semi-final against Villarreal.

The veteran Italian accepts he might need something similar to stay in a job with intense speculation surrounding his position.

Swansea have failed to win a Premier League game since the opening day of the season and Ryan Giggs – recently of Manchester United – and former United States boss Bob Bradley have been linked with the Liberty Stadium post.

“This is the best country to work in football,” said Guidolin, the former Parma and Udinese boss who was appointed Swansea manager in January.

“It was a dream for me to come here when I was in Italy and I can say it is the best league in the world. I know my job and I don’t worry about this (speculation). I am just focused on my work and my job.

“We know we must have a big performance against Liverpool, but I know the character and courage of my players.”

And Guidolin feels captain Leon Britton has a big part to play after being recalled to the side.

The 34-year-old midfielder made his first league start since the opening day of the season against Manchester City last weekend.

“The quality of Leon is very important to us,” said Guidolin.

“He is our skipper and he has the experience, quality and character to be in the line-up. It would be better if he was younger, but that is not possible.”

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 11:42

Owen unimpressed by Ibrahimovic: ?He just stands a lot?

Michael Owen admits he has been disappointed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s performances since joining Manchester United.

Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer amid much excitement this summer and has scored six goals in his first eight starts for the Red Devils.

The Swede scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Zorya Luhansk and was among the better rated players,  but former United striker Owen was unimpressed.

“His movement disappoints me a bit,” pundit Owen told BT Sport.

“He just stands a lot. Because of his height he gets away with it.

“There was no movement from him. He just tends to stand at the back post and wait for the ball.

“There were a few crosses tonight and he stayed in the same position.”

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 30 Sep 11:00

Unbeaten Tottenham and Manchester City in Premier League showdown

ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson are at it again in this edition of Premier League predictor. Tottenham face Manchester City on Sunday as the remaining two unbeaten sides in the Premier League go head-to-head. Elsewhere, resurgent Arsenal face a trip to Burnley while Manchester United host Stoke, Liverpool travel to Swansea and troubled Chelsea are at Hull.  Predict the results of all the weekend's matches by voting in our match polls. TOTTENHAM: Manchester City have won all six of their Premier League games so far and they are the highest scorers in the top flight with 18 goals. But...

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Swansea City v Liverpool

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 29 Sep 12:55

Anfield expansion may be shelved - Henry

Liverpool's owner says plans to further expand Anfield may not go ahead over fears about the fans' response to ticket price rises.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 29 Sep 00:17

Sakho makes Reds return with U23s

Mamadou Sakho makes his return to action for Liverpool by playing in an Under-23s match with Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 24 Sep 19:03

Liverpool 5-1 Hull City

Liverpool claim a third straight Premier League win courtesy of a dominant victory over 10-man Hull.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 24 Sep 15:18

Sakho denounces Liverpool 'lie' on fitness

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, who has not played since April, says he is fit to play for the Premier League side.

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