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Klopp: Philippe Coutinho won’t be sold

August 4, 2017

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has iterated that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold to Barcelona during this summer’s transfer window.

The Brazil international has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Camp Nou with compatriot Neymar also publicly stating that he would welcome the attacker to Catalunya.

Despite this, Klopp has continuously suggested that the Reds are not keen on selling Coutinho whilst insisting that it is a decision which is accepted between him and the board, he declared: “If I say he is not for selling, he is not for selling. There is nothing else to say. It’s a club decision, it’s my decision. That’s how it is. I can say 20 times, he is not for sale. If you ask the other question the other way and I say, there has been no assurance, you make the story the other way. There is no story for me. Whatever happens from their side, I say he is not for sale. The answer is — not for sale.” Read More


June 2, 2017

Liverpool would have to battle fellow Premier League club Arsenal and Spanish giant Barcelona for the signature of Marco Reus.

The 27-year old has suffered a spate of injuries over recent seasons. His employers Borussia Dortmund are willing to listen to offers from £67 million, according to reports.

Spanish source MundoDeportivo claims Barca want the talented playmaker to join them this summer. They would have to fend off interests from three English clubs for him though. Transfer Market Web says Manchester City are also in the mix for the German.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly removed the previous £21 million release clause in the player’s contract in 2015 so they would earn big if clubs want to sign him now.

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp worked with the player while he was at Borussia. Read More

Liverpool Not Worried about Philippe Coutinho to BarcaTransfer Rumours

May 25, 2017

Liverpool are not worried about the possibility of Barcelona coming in with an offer for Philippe Coutinho in the summer.

The Brazilian has been subjected to transfer rumours about an offer from Barcelona, which would be extremely hard to turn down for any player. Reports in Spain have claimed that informal talks between Liverpool and Barcelona have taken place with a view of completing the £ 76 million transfer in the summer. Not too long ago, Barcelona signed Luis Suarez from Liverpool for a similar fee; the Uruguayan has now turned into one of the biggest success stories of recent years.

The transfer rumours surroundingCoutinho comes at a worst possible time for Liverpool, who have been trying to qualify for the Champions League next season. Jurgen Klopp says that the club are not worried about any transfer rumours since the players signed a new contract only in January. Importantly, this new contract does not figure any release clause that would enable Barcelona to do away with any negotiations. Read More

Liverpool Have Not Thrown Away Top Four Place, says Jurgen Klopp

May 4, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that the club have not thrown away a top four place after the loss against Crystal Palace.

The club came into the game on the back of a good run of form in recent weeks. However, Crystal Palace managed to secure a 2-1 win at Anfield. Even though Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring after just 24 minutes, Crystal Palace managed to pull back level in the 42nd minute through former Red Christian Benteke. The Belgian once again haunted the club with a second goal in the 74th minute, and Liverpool were unable to recover from these two setbacks.

This was the first defeat for the club since the end of February when they lost to Leicester City. They have been able to go on a run of five wins and two draws in the last seven games. Yet, this defeat is much more damaging to the club’s hopes of finishing in the top four, as it has allowed Manchester United with a real opportunity to plug the gap with their two games in hand. United are only three points behind. Read More


February 7, 2017

Premier League side Liverpool have crashed out of the FA Cup after losing at home in a surprising manner to Wolverhampton.

The loss adds to the problems at Anfield after they threw away a chance to continue the race against Chelsea, then losing to Southampton in the EFL Cup semi finals. There have been so many disappointments within one week as it seems the team might end up trophyless again this campaign. They ended up without any title win last year but at least they got to two finals. This year they seem so far away.

Wolves stunned the Reds when Richard Stearman scored in the first minute. He latched onto a Helder Costa free kick to calm the home fans. Wolves did not stop at that, they scored the second before the end of the first half. Same Costa set up Andreas Weimann who easily dribbled Loris Karius to get the goal.

A subdued Liverpool team could not get the goals in. However, Divock Origi got one in and tried forcing another game when he sought to equal the scoreline but it didn’t quite happen. The loss made the third defeat at home in a week – a record that had been long standing until Swansea wrecked them. Read More

Jurgen Klopp reckons that Liverpool were celebrating too soon

Jurgen Klopp reckons that Liverpool were celebrating too soon

September 5, 2016

Jurgen Klopp reckons that Liverpool were celebrating too soon after scoring four goals against Arsenal during the weekend.

Even though Liverpool were 4-1 up against the home team at the Emirates stadium, they ended up conceding two more goals to ensure a nailbiting finish. The 4-3 victory for Liverpool does mean that they have begun the new 2016-17 season on a positive note. ManagerKlopp, though, will want his team to keep a clean sheet and dominate teams rather than playing out rollercoaster games. After having spent a substantial sum of money, Liverpool want to make strides in the Premier League.

Philippe Coutinho was once again at his best on Sunday and Arsenal found it difficult to stop him from making a significant impact in the game. The Brazilian ended up scoring two goals to start the campaign in the best possible fashion. However, the most impressive player on the pitch was Liverpool’s new signing Sadio Mane. The £ 34 million acquisition from Southampton had a brilliant debut and could be one of the players to watch if he continues this form throughout the campaign. He barely put a foot wrong during the entire game. Adam Lallana scored the other goal before Arsenal tried to stage a remarkable comeback.
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Jurgen Klopp unhappy with Fitness Standards of Squad

August 2, 2016

Upon taking his chair in the Anfield office, Jurgen Klopp had found himself with a squad which did not have the standard of fitness he would have liked to see.

It took the German, by his own admission, about 15 weeks to first work on that and then, only from February onwards, he reckoned the players were sufficiently fit to operate in the style he wanted.

Because all that work had been done while the season was running, the inconsistency in the results was hardly a surprise. And, it’s that inconsistency initially in Klopp’s tenure which limited Liverpool to 60 points making them end 8th.

If the winning percentage of the Reds post February is put into comparison with their winning percentage in the period between October and February, a considerable rise would be found which means once the coach had the footballers with better fitness, he was productive.

That upsurge still could not materialize the continental qualification, but, it was a proof that Klopp, with a team fit enough to cope with his style, could pay dividends in England.
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Liverpool’s Adam Lallana praised the work of Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana praised the work of Jurgen Klopp

June 30, 2016

The English midfielder Adam Lallana has lauded what JurgenKlopp has done ever since he arrived back on October of 2015.

According to Lallana, the impact that Klopp has made is undeniable and clear as the German manager has pushed the Premier League club into a team that has reached the finals of the Europa League.

Not only has JurgenKlopp has guided Liverpool to the finals of the European competition but according to Adam Lallana, the German manager has made the squad believe that they are able to overcome any team out there.

Adam Lallana said: “Now we believe we can beat anyone. “The manager has always had belief in us regardless of who we play. That is one thing he has brought here, no matter who we play, whether we play Barcelona or whoever, he will make us believe we can win the game. You go out on the pitch thinking we can win this by doing this, every team is beatable, you do believe him genuinely.’’ Read More

Jurgen Klopp urges Supporters to give their Best for helping Liverpool Win

Jurgen Klopp urges Supporters to give their Best for helping Liverpool Win

May 20, 2016

Jurgen Klopp has called upon the supporters to give their best in the hope of helping Liverpool in the Europa League final in Basel.

He says that fans should be making the trip in support of the team. Liverpool are hoping to win their first major European honour since 2005. Since the Champions League title in 2005 regime of Rafa Benitez, the team has lifted only one major title – the League Cup. The team has been in steady decline over the years until recently being lifted by Klopp. The German may remain at Liverpool for only a few months, but he has already got them within a whisker of winning the Europa League.

The team will be facing Sevilla, who have multiple victories in this trophy over the last five years, in the final in Basel. Aside from adding a major trophy to the collection, Liverpool will also be able to reach the group stages of the Champions League directly with a win. This is a huge motivation especially given that next season will see the new television deal for the Champions League coming into force. This coupled with the TV money from the Premier League also set for a huge rise could see Liverpool’srevenues increase severalfold over the next couple of years. Read More

Coutinho: Injury time is Difficult

January 14, 2016

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho says that the time he spent on the sidelines due to an injury was extremely difficult for him.

The Brazilian midfielder was absent for the last few matches due to a hamstring problem. However, he returned to action in the draw with Sion. Liverpool were unable to win this Europa league encounter, but they will be more than pleased to get one of their important players back to fitness.Coutinho has not played for the club since contributed immensely in the 4-1 win over Manchester City away from home. This was easily the most impressive result achieved by Jurgen Klopp since he replaced Brendan Rodgers a few months ago.

Since then, however, the form of the team has dipped a little with a recent defeat against relegation threatened to Newcastle United being the surprise result of them all.Coutinho has been one of the important players for the club in the last 12 months and this has recently been shown in the small period without him in the team. Now that he has returned from injury, Liverpool will look to return to winning ways when they host West Brom during the weekend. A victory in the match will be of great importance since they need to close the gap on the top four. Read More