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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 23:53

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists it's not time to panic

Klopp confessed after his side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup that he was ‘sick’ of the goals they had been conceding. In nine games so far, they have only recorded two clean sheets.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Sep 21:15

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool must tighten up in order to ease growing dissent

The FC panel address Liverpool's B-squad against Leicester, and how they won't mind an early exit from the cup competition. The guys answer your tweets on Klopp's effectiveness, Wenger's dubious sale of the Ox, and Mourinho's managerial prowess. Liverpool's poor run of form continues after Leicester ousted them out of the Carabao Cup, with Islam Slimani bagging a superb goal. The path from saviour to scapegoat is a short one at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp has to be careful that his career does not go down a blind alley. Liverpool's 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat by Leicester City is not disastrous but it adds to the pressure building on him. The Reds return to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday and the spotlight will be on the 50-year-old. Nearly two years into his tenure on Merseyside, questions remain about Liverpool's direction and there are no easy answers. Klopp's...

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Sep 20:18

Leicester are talented and ready to add to Liverpool's woe in Premier League

Liverpool's Sadio Mane insists the side are working to have the most threatening attacking force in the Premier League. Sadio Mane says it's too early to rule Liverpool out of the Premier League title race. Liverpool's trip to the King Power Stadium always looked difficult. Leicester are precisely the sort of team whose rapid-fire counter-attacks could exploit the Reds' incorrigibly leaky defence. But now, with Jurgen Klopp's squad hampered by injuries, this game looks as safe as a 50-yard dash through a densely packed minefield. Too much will be read into Leicester's midweek 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the Carabao Cup when, with sweeping changes on both sides, it was merely a run-out for fringe...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 20:03

Inter Milan poised to hand new deal to Liverpool target

Inter Milan are reportedly planning to sign Liverpool target Samir Handanovic to a contract extension.

The Nerazzurri are looking to add at least another year on the goalkeeper’s current deal, which runs out in 2019, according to Calciomercato’s Fabrizio Romano.

The report states that the player’s agent, Fali Ramadani, is keen to get the new deal done, while Inter are also looking to bring in a young keeper to work alongside the former Slovenia international.

The new deal would see the 33-year-old earn €2.5million-a-year and virtually see him through until the end of his career, while Inter will continue to search for a long-term replacement.

Handanovic was linked with a move to Anfield in the early part of the summer, as doubts continued over whether Jurgen Klopp still wanted to persist with either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius.

The duo have once again split game time in the early part of the season, while Danny Ward started the League Cup defeat to Leicester on Tuesday night.

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 19:11

Liverpool in no rush to blood promising youngster

Liverpool Under-23s captain Harry Wilson will be given all the time he needs to fulfil his potential and coach Neil Critchley insists there is no rush to fast-track him into the first team.

The 20-year-old scored 28 times for the reserves last season but managed just one 25-minute first-team appearance with a number of his contemporaries – notably the younger Ben Woodburn – overtaking him in the pecking order.

Wilson is no stranger to exposure at senior level, becoming Wales’ youngest international in October 2013 aged 16 years and 207 days, and will lead the under-23s against Tottenham in their first appearance at Anfield on Friday as they seek to extend their 100 per cent Premier League 2 record.

Critchley, who will be making his coaching debut at the stadium, is happy for him to continue to develop at that level after an Achilles injury interrupted his summer training.

“You know there will be ups and downs and you may have to give them more time than you thought,” he said.

“Who knows where they are going to end up when they are 23, 24 and fully-fledged professionals?

“Harry has had a little setback with his injury but it will be interesting to see where he is in six months’ time.”

The injury cost Wilson, who scored twice in Monday’s win at West Ham, a chance to go out on loan for the first part of the season so Critchley is looking forward to working with him for the foreseeable future.

“He’s hit the ground running and it will do him no harm in building his confidence and playing for us in the next few months,” he added.

“Then when we get to January, I’m sure we’ll revisit his plan for the future again.”

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 19:08

Liverpool will not rush Harry Wilson into first-team

Liverpool Under 23s captain Harry Wilson will be given all the time he needs to fulfil his potential and coach Neil Critchley insists there is no rush to fast-track him into the first team.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 18:18

What is the future of the Carabao Cup? - TACKLE KEOWN

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown answered your questions ahead of the weekend's action in the Premier League .

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 17:28

Euro Paper Talk: Milan giants battle for Barca ace; Liverpool, Man Utd alerted by Mertens news

Dries Mertens’ exit fee makes a January move to Manchester United a possibility, while Inter and AC Milan are set to do battle for a Barca star next summer, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

MERTENS EXIT FEE HAS PREM PAIR ON ALERT

Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly been alerted to the possibility of signing Napoli star Dries Mertens after details of his exit fee were published in the Italian media.

The Premier League duo have been linked with the Belgian star at various times over the past 12 months, but Napoli rewarded his fine form with an extended contract to 2020.

That appeared to signal the end of English interest in Mertens, but Calciomercato claims that the player’s exit clause has been set at a rather low €30million – a fee hardly likely to scare off potential suitors.

Mertens, 30, netted 28 goals in 35 appearances for Napoli in Serie A last season when the forward operated in a more central striking role following the sales of Manolo Gabbiadini and the injury to Arkadiusz Milik.

But with the player more adept at playing in a wide attacking role, United could yet pounce once again.

Officials from Manchester United were reported to have held transfer talks with Mertens prior to the player extending his Napoli deal.

 

MONACO TELL JUVENTUS, PSG, MAN UTD PRICE FOR FABINHO

Fabinho could be allowed to leave Monaco in January after the Brazilian midfielder once again expressed a desire to leave the defending Ligue 1 champions.

The player was heavily linked with both Manchester United and PSG this summer, but he eventually stayed put with Monaco instead cashing in on the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Ben Mendy.

Juventus, meanwhile, are the latest club to be linked with Fabinho and Italian publication Calciomercato claim Monaco have slapped a €60m price tag on the player.

United look unlikely to pursue the deal given their capture of Nemanja Matic and the form of Antonio Valencia at right-back, which will leave Juve and PSG to battle it out over his signature.

 

AND THE REST

AC Milan and Inter are interested in signing Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic and will do everything they can to sign him next summer (Sportal)

Inter are planning to sign Samir Handanovic to a contract extension to ward off interest from Liverpool (Calciomercato)

West Ham sent scouts to watch SPAL defender Francesco Vicari on Wednesday night ahead of a possible January swoop (Sport Mediaset)

Aymeric Laporte: Man City reignite interest

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has allocated £180million on new players in January and wants to sign one attacker and one defender on the back of their disappointing start to the season. Forwards Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala and Timo Werner all in their sights, while Bayern Munich star David Alaba and Athletic Bilbao ace Aymeric Laporte are also reported targets (Don Balon)

Juventus would be powerless to prevent Dybala from leaving if he wants to seek pastures new, according to the club’s CEO Beppe Marotta (Premium Sports)

Roma striker Edin Dzeko wants a reunion with Wolfsburg in January (Bild)

Liverpool are once again being linked with a January move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. The French defender is in talks with the club over a new deal and raising his buy-out clause to £89m – but the Reds hope to sign him up before his new deal is inked (Kicker)

Chelsea made a deadline-day offer for Bayern Munich star Rafinha, while clubs in Italy and Spain also approached him, the defender has revealed (Bild)

Manchester City scouts were in attendance last night as Lazio suffered a 4-1 defeat to Napoli. City have been linked with a move for €70m-rated Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Calciomercato)

Arsenal will battle Borussia Dortmund for highly-rated Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (Foot Mercato)

Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla have all joined Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace in the race to sign £17.5m-rated Besiktas star Cenk Tosun (Fanatik)

Manchester United have contacted the agent of Brazilian star Lucas Lima over a January move to Old Trafford, his representative has claimed (Haberturk)

Jeremy Mathieu claims Neymar quit Barcelona for PSG to give himself a chance to win the Ballon d’Or (EFE)

Barcelona’s record signing Ousmane Dembele has revealed he will be back “in two months” time after suffering a torn thigh muscle

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has admitted his club have held talks over a possible deal for Genoa’s teenage sensation Pietro Pellegri. The 16-year-old is also wanted by Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United (Premium Sports)

 

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his side bringing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes to the Bernabeu (Don Balon)

Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has revealed that he wants to get into management when he finally hangs up his boots (Football Italia)

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 16:29

Klopp backs Oxlade-Chamberlain to succeed at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fielded difficult questions about the state of his team as they prepare for Saturday's Premier League tie with Leicester but he claimed he was not concerned.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Sep 16:07

Klopp: Liverpool have the right characters

Jurgen Klopp rejects claims that Liverpool don't have the right characters on the pitch to reverse their poor form.

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 15:34

Sky Sports v BT Sport: Which channel favours your side most?

Manchester United had 54 matches televised last season, the most of any Premier League side in a single campaign over the past five seasons, according to new findings by MoneySuperMarket.

In fact, this is more than six other Premier League clubs have each had over the past five years in total (Bournemouth had 34 games televised in that time, Brighton 52 games, Burnley 46 games, Huddersfield 25 games, Stoke 49 games and West Brom 51 games).

In contrast, the number of Chelsea games on TV has decreased each season, down from 44 in 2012/2013 to 33 in 2016/2017 – a 25% decrease, despite them having won the Premier League title twice in the last three seasons.

These findings come as part of research which examined when and where fans can watch their team on TV. The start of the football season historically sees an above average number of customers taking out sports TV packages, but 2017 has seen an explosion – with a 1,000% increase in people taking out new packages** – due to the great value deals available.

To help fans see where and how often their team’s games have been televised over the past five seasons, MoneySuperMarket has launched a guide on its website. This will enable supporters to choose the right package for them.

The Blues also feature in both of the two most-screened fixtures; Chelsea vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Manchester City. The both aired 14 times a piece over the past five years, closely and a bit surprisingly followed by West Ham vs Manchester City (13 times).

If you’re after goals, Manchester City are a good bet, – the Citizens have scored the most goals out of anyone, netting 386 goals across 195 games. This is an average of just under two goals a game, the highest rate of any Premier League side.

Thrill-seekers should avoid games featuring Stoke City though – the Potters average less than a goal per televised game (0.94) and they are the only Premier League team to do so.

A table of the total number of televised games each club has had can be found below:

 

A table of the current Premier League sides’ average games per broadcaster can be seen below:

 

Even with BT’s exclusive European football coverage, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are still being shown more often on Sky and this is reflected in the number of live fixtures between the so-called ‘Big Six’.

The Manchester derby has been a Sky exclusive with BT yet to televise a single game between North-West giants and it is a similar story with Manchester United vs Liverpool as Sky have aired 11 out of the last 13 fixtures between the sides.

A table of Big Six fixtures split by broadcaster can be seen below:

Dan Plant, Editor-In-Chief at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our data shows that the public’s interest in sports-related TV products is at its highest when the new season begins, with 46% of customers making their choices at the start of the season.

“We’ve analysed the games, the goals and ratio of big games across all broadcasters and found that Sky are still airing more games per Premier League team despite BT gaining exclusive rights to European competitions in 2015/2016.

“Year-on-year, BT are closing the gap in regard to number of live games but  the data shows that regardless of who you support, Sky are likelier to televise more of your  team’s matches. Though, fans of Stoke City may prefer to switch off altogether given their team is averaging less than a goal a game when on the box.”

 

For more information, check out the Football Fixtures on TV Index here.

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 15:27

Liverpool could be without three key men v Leicester, Klopp admits

Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Emre Can are all major doubts for Liverpool’s televised clash at Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.

Croatian defender Lovren has picked up a back problem and is not in training, while fellow defender Matip and midfielder Can picked up knocks in the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Burnley last Saturday.

“It’s nothing major but it was enough to keep him out two games,” Klopp said on Thursday. “He is not in training so far, so that means he’s a doubt for the weekend. That’s not too cool.

“He’s not in training and is a doubt for the weekend.

“Matip and Can also have bits from the last game.”

Klopp is unsure whether he will be without all three players or none at all, but he discussed how he might deal with a lack of defenders.

“Ragnar (Klavan) played the third game in a row,” Klopp added. “Joe [Gomez] played the centre-half position. We have to see what we can do. But until it is clarified we have to wait. We will see – there are still two days to go.

“That’s how it is, players get can ill overnight and you have to make another plan.”

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Sep 15:14

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: It sounds like we're the worst team in the league

Jurgen Klopp rejects claims that Liverpool don't have the right characters on the pitch to reverse their poor form. Sadio Mane says it's too early to rule Liverpool out of the Premier League title race. Steve Nicol breaks down where his former club Liverpool are going wrong with their defensive issues under Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool's Sadio Mane insists the side are working to have the most threatening attacking force in the Premier League. LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp says the reaction to Liverpool's recent struggles have been overblown, suggesting there is a perception his side are "the worst team in the league." Liverpool are currently winless in their last four matches after they were knocked out in the third round of the Carabao Cup by Leicester City on Tuesday night. Klopp insists his players do have the character to help the side return to winning ways ahead of their return to Leicester on Saturday evening in the Premier League. "We've...

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 13:25

Sadio Mane believes Liverpool can still win Premier League

Sadio Mane believes Liverpool have the quality and character to pick themselves up from a difficult start to the season and win the Premier League. The club have not won in September.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 21 Sep 10:00

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool's Sadio Mane: We can beat any team in the league

Sadio Mane says it's too early to rule Liverpool out of the Premier League title race. LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool winger Sadio Mane sat down with ESPN FC's Mark Ogden for an exclusive interview. Mane spoke about his recent red card against Manchester City, the Reds' start to the season and Philippe Coutinho's stay at Anfield this summer, as well as Senegal's hopes at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Q: How frustrating has Liverpool's start to the season been, especially since the 4-0 win against Arsenal? A: Sometimes it can happen in football, but the most important thing is the...

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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