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Liverpool FC 2021-22 – What to expect from the Reds
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Liverpool FC 2021-22 – What to expect from the Reds

For many Liverpool fans, the 2020/2021 season is one to never remember. They might have finished in the top 4 but it takes little away from the fact that they performed way below expectations. A title defense that is one of the worst in the premier league era, becoming the first defending champion to lose 8 home games by March, the Anfield unbeaten record of 4 years broken, and many more, Liverpool were truly a shadow of themselves. Of course, they can blame it on the myriad of injuries sustained during the season and they would be partly correct but one would expect a team as successful as Liverpool to have enough depth for cover in such situations. There is a lot of fixing to be done if Liverpool are going to compete with the elite in Europe and here’s a brief look at what to ex...
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Liverpool must exorcise the ‘home loss’ demon against Newcastle

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool finally returned to winning ways in their last Premier League game at Anfield, beating Aston Villa 2:1. The German tactician has backed his side to make it to the Champions League places although he admitted that they are under pressure. Liverpool welcome a recently resurgent Newcastle United to Anfield on Saturday and the Reds must prove that they've exorcised the losses demon at Anfield that has seen them lose even to the worst teams at home in the Premier League in recent weeks. Today's game offers them the opportunity to prove that the win against Aston Villa was not a fluke and that they are intent on returning Anfield to its former status as one of the most difficult grounds for visiting teams in world football. READ: Schalke players may skip the ...
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Liverpool owner apologizes to fans, club and players

Liverpool FC owner John W Henry has apologized to all the club's supporters after the club's involvement in the proposals for the European Super League. The video of the apology was posted via the club's social media platform, where Henry solely accepted responsibility for the unnecessary negativity that has prevailed at the club in the past few days. The American owner noted that the happenings over the past few days are things that he won't forget. It can be recalled that Liverpool were among the 12 founding members of the European Super League but withdrew in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night alongside the other five English clubs that were involved. "I want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the past 48 ho...
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Klopp’s comments resurfaces as European Super League plans are confirmed

Previous comments made by Jurgen Klopp on the European Super League have resurfaced after plans for a new breakaway competition were confirmed. The move is being led by 12 elite clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal, who are intent on launching a new European tournament to rival the UEFA Champions League. The 12 founding clubs disclosed their intentions on Sunday night with a formal announcement and three major clubs are expected to join imminently. The move has been heavily criticized by supporters, fan groups, politicians, and leading football figures like Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. READ: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid won’t cry about injuries However, none of the top figures from the clubs involved have broken their silence on the proposals but ...
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Liverpool are under pressure in the top four race

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his side are under pressure as they fight to force their way into the top four by the end of the 2020/21 Premier League season. Real Madrid ended the Reds' UEFA Champions League hopes in midweek and their only qualification route to the competition next season is via finishing in the top four. However, the Reds have been outside the top four since February when their disastrous run of six defeats in seven games began. They now sit eighth on the log but have gotten closer to the top four places with three consecutive Premier League wins in recent weeks. 'We just go for it, go and go and go and play our best football,' he said. 'We are of course under pressure as we want to finish in the top four but we don't know in the moment if we wil...
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Klopp challenges Reds to return to the UCL next season

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has challenged his side to make a return to the UEFA Champions League for the 2021/22 season after they were handed an exit from this season's competition by Real Madrid. The Reds couldn't find the back of the net at Anfield in a goalless draw after losing 3:1 to Los Blancos in Spain in the first leg. The Reds will now direct their attention to a top-four finish in the Premier League. Klopp spoke to reporters about his side's chances of securing a place in the top 4 and subsequently in next season's Champions League. “We are not silly. We want what we earn. If we don’t earn it 100% then we respect the situation. “We concentrate on what we do and what we have to. It is tough, we are still not in hotseat and we play at Leeds United on Monday. That is a...
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Real Madrid should be able to hold on at a fanless Anfield

Real Madrid appear to be favorites to progress to the UCL semifinals ahead of Liverpool as they visit Anfield on Wednesday night for the second leg of the quarterfinal clash between the two sides, and rightfully so. Liverpool have not been at the top of their game in recent weeks although they're beginning to bounce back in the Premier League with 3 wins in their last 3 games. It can be recalled that Los Blancos thrashed the Reds 3:1 in the first leg at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium and will be coming to Anfield to consolidate on their victory. However, they should also have learned a thing or two from sides who visit Anfield with a healthy advantage only to end up battered and see their deficit overturned eventually in stunning fashion. CHECK OUT OUR FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS...
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The 2020/21 PL season suddenly became long for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his men would be happy for the ongoing international break. The German tactician will have some time to restrategize ahead of upcoming games in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. One funny fact is that the Reds are doing very well in the UEFA Champions League but somehow find it difficult to garner points in the Premier League. It's good that they managed to win a Premier League game before the international break. We could say they went into the break on a high as they sealed a place in the quarter-final of the UCL against Real Madrid and beat Wolves at the Molineux in their last Premier League game. However, how Liverpool went from red hot defending champions and title contenders to top 4 contenders remains a strange sight. READ: Sagna lauds...
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Klopp is frustrated with Liverpool’s transfer policy

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly growing frustrated with the club's owners FSG and their transfer policy after they refused to okay a January move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The Reds have suffered a crisis in defense this season and it has contributed to their recent struggles and hampered their chances of defending their title. The likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip may not play any part in the ongoing season. The Reds chose to make moves for Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies in cut-price deadline day deals last month although none have played for the Reds since their arrival amid home defeats to Brighton and Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp is not happy that his request for Koulibaly was snubbed and this has been made known in a report by The Sun. A...
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Anfield – From fortress to a bane of the Reds

We know that injuries play a major part in how a team performs and this has been the case for a lot of teams in Europe this season. However, what has happened to Liverpool, the defending champions of the Premier League? Pep Guardiola and his men even in the absence of key men in Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne went to Anfield, saw, and conquered by thrashing Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool 4:1. Although Man City were favorites for a win, no one expected such a scoreline. And more so because it was a game that would decide the title contention fate of the Reds. We could say that Liverpool are out of the title race as they currently trail the Citizens by 10 points, with the latter in red hot form and with a game in hand. In fact, the Reds are closer to falling out of the top 4 than they ...