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John Barnes: Liverpool need better attacking players

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The Anfield favourite has somewhat defied the current consensus by quashing the ability of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to maintain their goal-scoring form.Barnes insists the Reds must further strengthen their attacking ranks if they wish to continue progressing under Jurgen Klopp.“They need better all-round players,” Barnes said, as reported by the Liverpool Echo. “The front-three are great, but I don’t feel that they are necessarily going to continue to do this for the next two or three years.”Salah is not a centre forward, I don’t think he is a player who can score goals consistently over a period of time. We don’t have players like that.”“We have players like Salah and Mane and, although Mane scored a hat-trick against Porto, they are not out-and-out goalscorers.”
Barnes did, however, allude to an interesting transition for Firmino into a deeper playmaking role given his already-natural tendency to drift across the front line.“So, as funny as it may seem, I think t…

Mido-salah can reach 100goals

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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido has told the BBC he is "proud" of Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool forward became the highest-scoring Egyptian in Premier League history.Salah's double against Spurs at Anfield on Sunday took his Premier League tally to 23 goals, surpassing the 22 that Mido got during his spells with Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Wigan.Salah, 25, has scored 21 league goals for Liverpool this season following a summer move from Roma, with the other two having come in his days as a Chelsea player."I felt proud after Salah reached my number of goals, and I think he can reach 100 goals easily," Mido said."Salah is on top form, he is strong and fast I'm sure he will score more goals and break more records in the English Premier League."Now he is playing with a very big side, and I want him to focus more and more with the Reds so that he can make history."

West Brom dumps Liverpool as VARs rules

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West Brom dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup after their chaotic 3-2 win at Anfield in the fourth round was dominated by VAR calls.Liverpool took the lead through Roberto Firmino's deft lob from a rebound (6), but West Brom were level just a minute later as Jay Rodriguez slammed home from 18 yards (7).Rodriguez made it three goals in six minutes, finishing off from close range from Kieran Gibbs' cross (11), before VAR intervened twice in quick succession.
Player ratings by Oliver Young-Myles Liverpool: Mignolet (5), Alexander-Arnold (6), Matip (5), Van Dijk (6), Moreno (5), Can (5), Wijnaldum (6), Oxlade-Chamberlain (5), Mane (5), Salah (6), Firmino (7)

Subs: Milner (6), Henderson (6), Ings (6)

West Brom: Foster (8), Nyom (6), Evans (8), Dawson (7), Gibbs (6), Krychowiak (7), Barry (6), Livermore (6), Robson-Kanu (5), Brunt (7), Rodriguez (9)

Subs: Hegazi (8), Phillips (6), Yacob (N/A)

Man of the match: Jay Rodriguez

Luis Suarez Reveals How He Reacted When Barcelona Still Wanted Him After 2014 World Cup Bite

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Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez has spoken of the moment that he was reduced to tears upon discovering that the Catalan giants still wanted to sign him even after he was kicked out of the 2014 World Cup and later given a worldwide ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Having been no stranger to controversy following a deliberate handball at the previous World Cup in 2010, biting Otman Bakkal and Branislav Ivanovic, and racially abusing Patrice Evra, Suarez admitted to current team-mate Gerard Pique in a chat for The Players' Tribunethat he his dream move would be dead after what happened in that moment of madness in Brazil.
"After I did it I realized immediately [what I had done]," the Uruguayan explained.
"We scored our goal a few minutes after and I didn't celebrate it as much as I usually would - the way everyone else celebrated it - because I was already thinking about the aftermath [of the bite]."
Despite interest, Suarez said he hadn't actuall…

Philippe Coutinho reveals Neymar congratulated him on move to Barcelona - but says he's not there to replace him

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Philippe Coutinho dismissed comparisons with Neymar following his £142m move from Liverpool to Barcelona , but has revealed that his fellow Brazilian congratulated him on the switch.Barca's newest recruit was paraded in front of 7,500 fans at the Nou Camp on Monday, after putting pen to paper on a long-term deal. He has become the second most expensive player in the world following the move - behind only his Brazil teammate Neymar following his £199m switch from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
“Paulinho and Luis (Suarez, a former.  
Liverpool teammate) already told me that and I hope that I can be very happy here.”Coutinho was also questioned on if he hoped his presence at the club would now lead to fans forgetting about Neymar, but he dismissed such a notion.“I play with Neymar for Brazil and we’ve been friends for years," he continued.“We’re different players. He is obviously a great player but we have different qualities.”

Luis Suárez and Coutinho reunited at FC Barcelona

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In August 2016, Suárez and Coutinho played a pre-season match at Wembley |MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB Philippe Coutinho is FC Barcelona’s latest signing and with his arrival he can now link up once again with his former Liverpool team mate Luis Suárez.

 Both players were at Anfield for a period of 18 months and together they almost led the ‘Reds’ to a first league title in over 20 years in the 2013/14 season.

That campaign Suárez scored no less than 31 goals in the Premier League, a total that netted him his first ever Golden Shoe award. 

The Brazilian and the Uruguayan played together in 36 matches that year; 33 in the league and 3 in the FA Cup.

 The two South Americans combined to help Liverpool to one of their best ever league campaigns in recent years with the Merseyside club only pipped to the title by Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City in the last few weeks of the season.

In total the two featured in 45 matches for the Anfield club side by side and now LuisSuárez and Coutinho will have the ch…

Watch Van Dijk’s epic badge thumping celebration for Liverpool in FA Cup madness

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WHAT A MOMENT! Having waited seemingly since June for Liverpool to sign Virgil van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp fielded the £75m centre-back tonight for his debut in the Merseyside Derby.And in the 84th minute, he rose above everyone else to nod home a winner in front of the Kop.A beautiful moment and one we’ll remember as a defining moment of this and any season.And watch his celebration… Thumping the badge and knee sliding. He’s been waiting for as long as us, Reds.




Source;  Empireofthekop.com

Photo: see how liverpool fans in Ghana welcomed salah&mane

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Yesterday's AiteoCafAwards award night won't be easy off the mind of Liverpool well organized ghanian fans .who came out to show their Love and see Africa's finnest superstars.

 Salah was later  crowned player of the year mane came second ,this is the second time mane will finish in Top3

See photos of the Ghanaian red in style 























Photo credit_ Liverpool FC 4 Nigeria facebook group

Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona timeline

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As coutinho's deal to Barcelona closer than ever which may still see him remain at Liverpool till the end of the season, we take a look at his timeline through. 

201330 Jan: Philippe Coutinho joins Liverpool from Inter Milan in an £8.5m deal.2016Summer: Barcelona first emerge as a serious suitor for Coutinho, although Paris Saint-Germain appear most likely to register their interest.20176 Jan: Jurgen Klopp issues statement telling Barcelona to forget about signing Coutinho.“We never had any ideas or plans or any talks about him leaving,” Klopp said.25 Jan: Coutinho signs a new five-year contract at Liverpool. The deal is meant to end Barcelona’s interest in the Brazilian, who will earn £8m a season.April: Liverpool insist Coutinho is not for sale at ANY price.
1 July: Summer transfer window opens. Bookies install Barcelona as favourites to land Coutinho.4 Aug: Barcelona reluctantly sell Neymar to PSG in a £200m hostile transfer.9 Aug: Liverpool reject Barcelona’s first bid of £90m f…

Liverpool owners give Jurgen Klopp final say on Philippe Coutinho transfer

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And now The Times report that Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, are willing to accept an offer in the region of £133 million, though Klopp would still be allowed to veto it. Such a massive fee would smash the Premier League transfer record for a sale, but the Reds are under no pressure to sell and they will back Klopp if he decides to block the move. Coutinho is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and underwent a scan on Tuesday that has confirmed he will miss Friday’s FA Cup derby clash against Everton. Reports in Spain have suggested that Coutinho is unwilling to play again for Liverpool and fears picking up an injury that could scupper the transfer.
Coutinho is believed to have been told by Liverpool that he would be allowed to leave next summer after his dream move fell through, and never allowed his performances to dip. In his 13 Premier League appearances this season, Coutinho has scored seven goals and laid on another six assists, while he has also netted five times i…

Jurgen Klopp - Why I'm letting Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah go to Ghana before Merseyside derby

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will show “respect” to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah by allowing them to attend an awards ceremony in Africa this week.The Liverpool duo are to appear at the CAF Awards in Ghana on Thursday night, just 24 hours before the FA Cup third round tie with Everton at Anfield. Both have been shortlisted for the player of the year award, along with Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.And after his side's dramatic 2-1 winat Burnley, Klopp confirmed that both players would be given permission to make the 9,000-mile round trip this week.Klopp confirmed that the pair would train separately at Melwood on Thursday morning before flying to Ghana, but confirmed that Salah, who missed the game at Turf Moor, was a doubt to face Everton anyway due to a groin injury.Philippe Coutinho is also struggling with a sore thigh, and was another to miss the win over Burnley.“Him and Mo are injured,” he said. “Not massively but enough for today, no chance and at least a d…

Liverpool don't have to sell Philippe Coutinho to balance spending £75m on Virgil van Dijk - Klopp

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JurgenKlopp insists Liverpool don't have to balance the books following the £75million signing of Virgil van Dijk.The Reds boss has saluted the ambition shown by owners Fenway Sports Group after they sanctioned a deal which shattered the club's transfer record and made the Dutchman the most expensive defender in history. Klopp dismissed suggestions that Liverpool would need to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January in order to cover the outlay for Van Dijk.However, he stopped short of providing any cast-iron guarantees that the Brazilian attacker will be at Anfield for the rest of the season.We have signed a good player and we don’t have to sell anybody because of that," Klopp said.

Balance the books? No. Nobody told me that. I have no information about that."Fair play to our owners that they are ambitious and now we have to use the quality to grow together again much more."Klopp admits he "doesn't like" the eye-watering sum of money Liverpoo…

Agent opens 'Trapp' door for Liverpool

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Daniel Sturridge Set for Liverpool Stay

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Zinedine Zidane Reveals Admiration for Liverpool Star & Admits 'I Rate Him a Lot'

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Manchester City break 15-year-old Arsenal record with victory over Swansea

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Manchester City’s latest win sees them claim yet another new Premier League record. Pep Guardiola’s side extended their incredible winning streak to 15 games with a 4-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Swansea.

Liverpool Talisman Philippe Coutinho Reveals How He Is Adapting to New Deeper Role

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Liverpool forward Mo Salah crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year beating Sadio Mane to award

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Mo Salah has been crowned the BBC African Footballer of the Year.

The Liverpool forward has won the gong after a successful year for both club and country.


Salah began the year by reaching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt and later helped steer his country to their first World Cup finals since 1990.

He scored five of their seven final qualifying stage goals to send them to Russia.

Such was his impact, fans nicknamed the national team 'Salah's Egypt'.

His form continued domestically, as his prolific record in front of goal for Roma earned him a £37million move to Liverpool.

Since switching to Anfield, Salah, 25, has scored 20 goals in all competitions, putting him on course to break the club's seasonal scoring record.

Thirteen of his strikes have come in the Premier League, with the most recent being in the Merseyside derby draw with Everton at the weekend.

"I would like to win this award also next year," Salah told BBC Sport after receiving his awar…

Jurgen Klopp's Rotation Policy Must Have Exceptions

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Klopp's constant rotation of his stars following their European exploits is understandable, as is his faith in his entire squad to deliver when called upon, but there must be exceptions.

Handbags!! 7 Incidents of Teammates Fighting Over Who Should Take a Penalty

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