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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title
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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title

The 2020/21 Premier League season kicks off this weekend and all eyes will be on defending champions Liverpool, as they'll be hell-bent on mounting a successful title defense. The Reds were exceptional last season and were unbeaten for most parts until the league title was almost as good as won. Jurgen Klopp and his men had very little worries in various areas of the pitch last season as players put in the required efforts including those on the bench when occasionally called upon. They took the best of the best last season to the cleaners and the points gap between first and second on the 2019/20 log is a proof and tells the full story of how brilliant they were in a season where they were heads and shoulders above their rivals. I agree that they were the best team in England ...
Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season
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Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season

Jurgen Klopp thinks that the dominance of Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League will face a challenge from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea as both sides are improving. Liverpool were in control for much of the season before eventually winning the title and ending a 30-year wait with as much as 7 games to spare, and 23 points above second-placed Manchester City who lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week. This was preceded by City's Premier League title triumph record two years ago with 100 points, and the Reds are in a good position to challenge the points record. A year later, the title race went to the wire between the two sides with the Citizens emerging victoriously by a point, while others languished 25 points behind. Liverpool face Manchester...
Klopp charges his players to create their own atmosphere
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Klopp charges his players to create their own atmosphere

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is enjoying his players' way of creating their own atmosphere after a warm-up 6 nil friendly win against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. The fixture allowed the German gaffer to assess the fitness of his players ahead of the Merseyside derby on June 21, and also observe how they'll adapt to playing behind-closed-doors amid safety protocols. Speaking about the absence of supporters in the stands during games, Klopp told the Liverpool official website: “Yes, it’s different, of course. You need to get used to it, but I like it. After three times, it is completely OK. READ: Luke Shaw tips unstoppable team-mate for Ballon d’Or “I thought before – and I don’t have experience in this area – that it would be really awkward, but we have to create our own atmo...
Giggs eager to model his Wales side after Klopp’s Liverpool
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Giggs eager to model his Wales side after Klopp’s Liverpool

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that he is working to bring a touch of Liverpool's style to his Wales side. The Welshman currently holds the record for the most appearances for the Red Devils with 963 games to his name between 1990 and 2014. Giggs, 46, follows Alex Ferguson's model of management especially when it comes to standards and discipline. He also learned a great deal working under former Manchester United manager and Dutchman Louis Van Gaal. Giggs spoke about the work of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in their respective Premier League sides. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are just two games away from sealing Premier League title triumph for the 2019/20 season, READ: Premier League Restart – What you need to know “With the obvious pause in the season bec...
Gomez – Liverpool squad brought closer by the pandemic
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Gomez – Liverpool squad brought closer by the pandemic

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has insisted that the coronavirus pandemic has tightened the bond in the team. The Reds alongside other rivals commenced training in small groups last week in the first step towards the resumption of the Premier League. The return to Melwood ensured that a two-month period away from group training came to an end. Regardless, Gomez insists that the time apart has positively affected the relationships within the squad. In an interview with the Liverpool official website, Gomez said: “We’ve had to have communication in a different way; it’s not been the standard come in and see each other by force every day,” “We’ve had to reach out as individuals and really stay connected by choice. That’s when you grow fonder of each other and closer because it’s been a...
Lovren says COVID-19 lockdown has been a mental battle
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Lovren says COVID-19 lockdown has been a mental battle

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has claimed that maintaining focus on the Premier League title race during the COVID-19 lockdown has been a mental battle irrespective of individual efforts to stay physically fit. “It hasn’t been easy as we have been locked up in our homes for 46 days now,” the Croatia international said in a chat with Saturday’s online edition of Sportske Novisti, Croatia's leading sports daily (sportske.jutarnji.hr). “The psychological aspect is the most difficult to overcome. I work out on my own as much as I can, I kick the ball around a bit with my son on our lawn, but training with the team is totally different.” Premier League action has been on suspension since March 9 and remains in limbo as they can't take steps but have to wait for the government's decis...
Voiding the Premier League – It’s Liverpool against the rest
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Voiding the Premier League – It’s Liverpool against the rest

The winner of the 2019/20 Premier League title was as good as decided several weeks back with the team in the lead just needing a few wins to seal the title. It was arguably over because it would have taken a crazy capitulation by leaders Liverpool and a mad run of form for second-placed Manchester City to topple them on the log. However, fast-forward to the present and Liverpool's long-awaited domestic triumph after almost three decades now hangs in the balance due to the coronavirus pandemic, with calls from various quarters being made for the season to be canceled. Funny enough, this is transpiring in a season where the Reds have been nothing short of legendary and exceptional. They currently sit at the top of the league table with a whopping 82 points from 29 games. It's preci...
Alisson recovers, returns to training
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Alisson recovers, returns to training

Liverpool first-choice goalkeeper Alisson has returned to training after fully recovering from a hip injury. It can be recalled that the Brazilian was forced out of Liverpool's final three matches before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 27-year-old picked up the injury in training ahead of Liverpool's 2 nil loss to Chelsea in the 5th round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on March 3. Adrian was called upon to fill the void as they beat Bournemouth in the Premier League. This was before a nightmare showing in the Last 16 of the UEFA Champions League against Atletico Madrid where the Reds were kicked out after suffering defeats over the two legs. READ: Real Madrid set to offload Bale and James Rodriguez Alisson stepped up his recuperation after the UK...
Karius reveals death threats after costly UCL final errors
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Karius reveals death threats after costly UCL final errors

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that he received death threats after making costly mistakes in the Reds' 3:1 defeat to Real Madrid in the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Besiktas until the end of the season. It must be noted that he has not played a competitive match for Liverpool since the UCL final although he's contracted to Liverpool until 2022. The German said he received death threats after gifting crucial goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. It was later revealed that he had suffered a concussion after a clash with Sergio Ramos. "I should have been more aggressive about this in public," Karius told Sport Bild. READ: Man United dealt blow in chase for Federico Chiesa "I was just delighted that I ...
Gundogan – Liverpool deserve to be champions
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Gundogan – Liverpool deserve to be champions

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has insisted that Liverpool should be awarded the Premier League title even if the season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jurgen Klopp's Reds were just two wins away from sealing the 2019/20 Premier League title, their first since 1990 before the season was suspended earlier this month. The shutdown will last till April 30 with Premier League chiefs set to meet on Friday with no indications of when football will resume. Manchester City sit second on the log and trail Liverpool with a whopping 25 points. Regardless, in a chat with German broadcaster ZDF, Gundogan said the Reds deserve the title even if the season isn't completed. "It would be OK for me," he said. "As a sportsman you have to be fair." Gundogan, 29, who h...