How to follow LFC v Tottenham


As well as the usual live photos, reports, reaction and more, you can follow the big game all the way in our match centre, which includes live Opta stats, minute-by-minute text commentary, your tweetsand scores from elsewhere..

Followfor the first sight of Brendan Rodgers’ teamsheet, news of any goals and the club’s official Man of the Match poll;followfor ahas acquired exclusive rights in the country to foohead of a potential summer transfer.The 16-year-old has been scouted by United for some time after his breakout campaign with Birmingham.Sky Sports says United invited Bellingham, along with his parents, to tour the Carrington facility on Monday.Birmtball’s English Premier League, reports SportBusiness.The three-year deal covers the 2019-20 to 2021-22 seasons.Thai newspaper The Nation reported that TrueVisions will broadcast all 380 matches per selection of livematch photos; and followforupdates and photos.

For the best build-up to the game, tune into LFC TV from 3pm BST. Join Claire Rourke live at Anfield alongside former Red Jason McAteer, while Mark Benstead and ex-Reds skipper Ronnie Whelan will be pitchside bringing you exclusive pre-match interviews. Then at 4pm you can listen to our commentary on LFC TV with former Red John Wark and Steve Hunter. At full-time, we want you to have your say on the game as our panel reflects on the contest. To get involved, simply phone 0845 234 4567, email, text 60070 starting your message with the word ‘LFC’ or tweet @LFC.

With an LFCTV GO subscription you can watch all of the above from your computer, or simply listen toat 4pm. Video interviews and analysis will be uploaded after the final whistle, while goals and highlights can be watched on demand from midnight.

MaSabiake sure you don’t miss out, even when you’re on the move. Live audio commentary, mMax Aarons and Todd Cantwell are being tracked by Manchester United.The Daily Mail says the two youngsters have shone for Daniel Farke’s side despite their struggles this campaign.Attacking midfielder Cantwell, 21, burst onto the Premier League sceneinute-by-minute text updates, live stats and loads more. Now available for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Nokia and Windows 7 phones..

Tottenham v LFC: Away fans guide


Containing handy information regarding travel, facilities and more, the guide can be accessed and downloaded by .

Upon arrival, travelling supporters should direct any queries to Tottenham’s team of customer and supporter liaison stewards, who will be identifiable by their white bibs.

The London club has advised away fans to arrive atadrid has cooled.The Brazilian youngster was expected to join Atletico in January, ahead of rival interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.However, Guimaraes’ latest comments will offer encouragement to both London giants.”My representatives have told me th the stadium as early as possible to ensure entry in time for kick-off, as stewards will carry out a full ticket ssionately to players after their Champions League defeat against Tottenham last season – in a bid to inspire them onto domestic glory.City felt hard done by when they went out on away goals in the quarter finals of the European competition to Mauriccheck and strict search at the turnstiles.

Concessioniksen so far this season.Eriksen has started only one of Tottenham’s three Premier League games amid the ongoing uncertainty and Pochettino has been criticised for leaving him out.The Spurs boss claims supporters need to trust that he had good reasonary tickets cannot be upgraded or changed on the day of th上海夜生活e fixture.

For more matchday information, check the Twitter account from around 9am GMT on Sunday.

In photos: Ladies’ Anfield awards night



Vitality, the club’s official wellness partner, hosted the occasion at the historic trophy room at the Reds’ first team stadium, as manager Matt Beard and his charges were recognised for another landmark campaign.

Women’s football has rarely, if ever, witnessed a more dramatic day than that last month when the Ladies jumped from third to first and retained their championship in scarcely believable circumstances.

At the ceremony, Fara Williams collected two prizes, being named Manager’s Player of the Year and receiving a special recognition award from chief executive officer Ayre following her record-breaking 130th cap for England.

American goalkeeper Libby Stout was picked as the Players’ Player of the Year, Katie Zelem scooped Young Player of the Year and defender Becky Easton was crowned the Supporters’ Player of the Year following a poll on the Ladies’ official Facebook page.

Lucy Bronze, meanwhile, was voted the first ever winner of the Vitality Player of the Season, an honour that takes into consideration an individual’s high fitness levels, staying active inside and outside football, plus maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

She said: “It is a real honour for me to be the first winner of the Vitality Player of the Seasongham Forest.The Nottingham Post says Colback has been on loan at Nottingham Forest this season where he has appeared 38 times, scoring three goals and creating two. Forest boss Martin O’Neil is keen to keep Colback on a permanent basis.And Chronicle . I have received personal accolades previously for my performances on the pitch, but to be recognised for my professionalism and lifestyle off the pitch is something I am extremely proud of.”

Nicir new manager after Maurizio Sarri departed for Juventus.However, the Premier League giants have not yet made an official approach for 40-year-old and time is running out.The Mirrorsays the Pride Park club expect Lampard to be present at the start ok Readin Russia.Buvac has been named sports director of Dynamo Moscow.He hadn’t been in work since resigning from Liverpool in the spring Balthazarof 2018 without official explanation.Dynamo confirmed Buvac’s appointment on Saturday. Двукратный чемпи, director of Vitality, commented: “Many congratulations to Lucy Bronze on receiving the Vitality Player of the Season 2014 award, to Liverpool Ladies Football Club on their title and all other winners from the evening.

“Vitality is delighted to be able to partner with this event in our first year of sponsoring Liverpool Ladies and Lucy Bronze is fully deserving of her recognition towards helping the team secure back-to-back titles.”

Ladies manager Beard added: “The event was a fantastic occasion and an opportunity to recognise another fantastic season for the Liverpool Ladies.”

‘How our goalkeepers learn from Suarez’


According to John Achterberg, the Uruguayan is as relentless and innovative in training as he is in matches.

Suarez set pulses racing at Anfield mid-week to etch his name into the history books with a four-goal haul against Norwich in the Reds’ 5-1 rout.

Goalkeeping coach Achterberg explained that by recreating his deadly finishing in coaching sessions, the No.7 is able to help the likes of Simon Mignolet hone his shot-stopping abilities out on the training field.

“Luis is the same in training as he is in matches – he’s lively,” Achterberg told “It helps our ‘keepers to be focused and to try and find a remedy for the actions he produces.

“This will help them when we play bigger teams, who have quality players. So it’s good for them.

“There are not many performances like the one against Norwich that I’ve seen. You have to think far back, but he was from a different planet and everything he touched was a danger and he scored some magical goals.

“I liked the first one because that one gave us an advantage in the game and made it easier for us to play. If you get the first one, then things open up most of the time and you get more chancin this week.Arsenaer Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has signed with Everton.The Dane left the Terriers at the end of the season following their relegation to the Championship.Lossl, 30, has now signed a three-year deal to stay in the Premier League at Goodisl are now 10th in the Premier League — just five points above the relegation places and 10 off Chelsea in fourth. The match was interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge at the Emirates Stadium and he saw his tees to get a second and a third.

“The free-kick and the third goal, when he took a touch over the player and fired it in, was quality as well. You won’t see many better goals.”

While Achterberg was able to marvel at Suarez’s brilliance and the repertoire of his strikes, we wanted to know if he had any tips for opposition ‘keepers – and could John Ruddy have prepared any better for the striker’s sensational 40-yard lob?

“No,” said Achterberg. “The only thing you can say to your ‘keepers is that if there is a bouncing ball, you obviously have to be deep in the goal, because if you are standing a few yards in front, it can loop over you.

“So, you have to be as deep as you can so you can move your feet. Obviously that didn’t happen for Ruddy but it was good for us!”

While Achterberg was delighted the Reds took the opportunity to hit back immediately following their sobering 3-1 defeat against Hull at the weekend, there was one low-point on an otherwise inspiring evening.

Bradley Johnson’s header, seven minutes from time, denied Simon Mignolet a fourth Anfield clean-sheet this season – and Achterberg admitted it was a frustrating goal to concede.

“We were very disappointed,” said the 42-year-old. “It was disappointing for the whole team, because we wanted to keep a clean-sheet and build on that for the next game.

“At the moment, it seems to be one defensive error from the team and then we concede a goal. So we just have to try and keep focused and remain switched on to anything to stop that happening. That will help us to get better results, because you’re not always scoring four or five goals. You might need to win the game 1-0.

“That’s something for the whole team to try and improve on because the defending starts at the front.”

Prior to the 5-1 win over the Canaries, Liverpool had conceded three goals in consecutive away games, at Everton and Hull.

While Achterberg insists that Mignolet was clearly deflated at conceding six in two, there was not a great deal more the Belgian could have done to prevent the goals from flooding in.

“We analysed the games to see if there was anything which we could have done better,” he explained. “In Simon’s case, there was not a lot he could have done.

“There are one or two technical details which he can improve on, but there wasn’t a lot that he could have done differently. But it is frustrating for a goalkeeper to concede three goals.

“The boss had a good chat with the players before the Hull game about what to expect and what we had to think about and then it didn’t come off in the game. So it was an off day for most of the team. But then you have to step up and try and get everyone back on track.”

The Reds lock horns with West Ham at Anfield today, where Brendan Rodgers’ side will be looking to extergoing an AS Roma medical.The England international flew to Rome this morning before being drDahliaiven to the Villa Stuart clinic for his fitness tests.Smalling will sign for Roma on a season-long loan for a fee of €3m.Roma?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5end a run of four games which has included 16 goals.

“I think we’ve been improving a lot at Anfield over the last few years,” reflected Achterberg. “We had been struggling with teams who come and defend. There’s no guarantee that it will be different on Saturday, but we seem to be breaking teams down with the quality we have.

“If we play at the right tempo, then we will get the chances. Over the last year or so, we’ve been putting the chances away against those types of teams. So hopefully we can continue that.”

Gerrard: Why I owe Gary Mac a lot


There will be no late derby winners or famous European goals this time around, with the Scot now focused on making an impact at Melwood rather than Anfield.

But McAllister already has form for improving players at the Reds’ training ground, according to one former colleague.

Steven Gerrard was a fresh-faced 20-year-old fighting for a place in the first team when Gary joined the club from Coventry City in the summer of 2000.

And he has revealed just how much he learned from the former Scotland midfielder after overcoming the fear that he was set to take his starting berth.

Gerrard recalled: “I was devastated to be honest. I was thinking he’s going to come and take my place and I wasn’t going to play so my initial reaction was another top international midfielder to fight with.

“At the time I was trying to move Paul Ince and Jamie Redknapp out the way to establish myself and then (Gerard) Houllier went and bought Gary McAllister who was on the same level as the two I was trying to move.

“So it made my job an awfe he wants to leave the club this summer after returning from the African Cup of Nations.Arsenal are keen on the talented winger, despite dealing with a small transfer budget this summer.But Palace boss Roy Hodgson revealed last week that the Gunnersul lot harder but when I first met him and trained with him my reaction changed because I knew he was going to help me an awful lot.

“I knew there was a player there that I could l League clubs are queuing for PSG fullback Layvin Kurzawa ahead of the January market.Foot Mercato says West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are all in negotiations with Kurzawa’s agents.The 27 year-old’s current deal expires in Jearn off both on and off the pitch. He took a shine to me and helped me a lot to progress as a footballer on the pitch but also how to be humble and be a decent person off it.

“So I owe Gary Mac an awful lot.”

Despite McAllister only spending two years with the Reds in his first stint, he is considered a legendary figure in the club’s history for his role in the treble-winning 2000-01 campaign.

Gerrard admits he did not anticipate just how big an impression Gary would make, but believes the midfielder’s professional approach was the key to his success.

“Well I don’t think anyone at the time thought he was going to have the influence and didn’t think he was going to contribute as much as he did,” he said.

“Maybe even him himself didn’t realise it was going to go so well – it was like a dream for him.

“Everything he touched sort of turned to gold in the short time that he was here.

“But that was a credit to how well he looked after himself, how hsists the top four remains their target, being still only six points behind Chelsea but just one point ahead of Sheffield United in eighth.”I think that is still obviously up for grabs,” James told MUTV.”We have got to keep fighting, and I think tomoard he trained and the sacrifices he made while he was here – I thought he was fantastic.”

In fact, the former skipper’s only regret is that Liverpool did not move for McAllister earlier in his career.

“I think the fans opinion on it is the same as mine, Tabithathat Liverpool were probably eight-ten years too late buying him,” he continued.

“I think if we’d have bought Gary at a young age when he was shining at Leeds, we’d of had a top player here for ten years rather than a couple.

“But it wasn’t to be, but Gary McAllister was a Liverpool player for sure.

“He was a top footballer who could pass and move. He had great vision, a lovely touch and as I say to you, all the top midfielders are one or two steps ahead of most on the pitch.

“You look at Scholes, Lampard – those type of players – and Gary’s in that mould where he was very clever.”

‘Coutinho will be even more confident’


Liverpool’s No.10 was by popular consensus the side’s top performer, scooping four prizes at the Players’ Awards in May.

HisFormer Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has gone on trial with Sheffield Wednesday.The 26-year-old was released by Brentford this summer.McEachran joined Chelsea at seven years of age and made 22 first-team appearances before leaving permanently to the Bees in 2015.He made 90 appearances for the Championship club over four seasons. accolades were in recognition of 52 appearances, eight goals and a series of displays that encapsulated his finest talents.

Departing captain Steven Gerrard dect Tottenham’s training facility.Beckham watched Spurs as they stepped up their preparations for the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.He took to Instagram afterwards to post a photo with manager Mauricio Pochettino, accompalared the Brazilian ‘the next big thing’, and compatriot Aurelio sees no reason why Coutinho’s status can’t continue to soar.

“I have foll referred to the Brazilian as ‘Dyson’ last month to underline his import上海品茶网ance to Liverpool following his impressive display in a victory over Tottenham. But Fabinho has now revealed that is not his only nickname.Asked about the ‘Dyson’ tag, Fabinho toowed Coutinho since he first joined Inter Milan,” the former Reds full-back told

“Obviously he didn’t have a great time there, but he was always a quality player, a quick player that could play very well between the lines. Quick-thinking as well.

“At Liverpool, he had the chance he needed to step up and improve his game; he had the opportunity to show his true qualities.

“I enjoyed watching him a lot last season and now he will have even more confidence to keep doing the great job he is doing at the moment. I wish him the very best.”

Kolo joins PL stars in wildlife campaign


The 32-year-old centre-back features alongside his brother, Yaya, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama in the powerful 30-second clip – which can be viewed by .

Their message arrives following a summit held by the UK government in London, to which 50 heads of state from around the world were invited, to discuss methods of protecting the world’s most iconic species from extinction.

One example is the decline of the wild African elephant, which currently numbers at feweoungster Herbie Kane was on the scoresheet as the under-23 side drew with Huddersfield on Monday night.The Reds were playing in the Premier League Cup, with Kane getting a set-piece goal that gave them the lead.However, Adama Diakhaby got a goal for r than 400,000 – less thant’s situation at Real Madrid.Real boss Zineek has jumped to the defence of Jorginho.Jorginho has struggled to win over Blues supporters following a £57million move from Napoli last summer.Speaking to ESPN, Loftus-Cheek said: “I’ve not had the experience of going to a different league and pledine Zidane hinted Bale was no longer in his plans following Sunday’s loss to Real Betis, in which the Wales international remained a substit上海品茶网ute.The 29-year-old has been linked with Manchester United and Tot a third of the population of 25 years ago. The and are among the organisations involved in the campaign.

Will Travers OBE, president of the Born Free Foundation, said: “We must all be on the same team when it comes to saving our most threatened, iconic species and when Premier League players speak out, the world listens.

“Africa’s elephants and rhinos were born free and they have the right to live free from the threat of poaching and the ivory trade. Now is the time to take action and join together to protect our wildlife heritage for future generations.”

Skrtel takes centre stage in #LFCWORLD


The Reds’ official weekly magazine show sit downs with the Slovakian at Melwood to reflect on the team’s display against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier in the week and look forward to another crunch clash against Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday.

Then we switch our attentions to Munich, where a certain Xabi Alonso has met with t was emotional.Luiz, as he has also proved at Arsenal, was a popular figure among staff at Chelsea and has now revealed how hard it was to say goodbye.“I can be honest with you, the first three days or week was not easy to understand all the emotiLFCTV’s Claire Rourke to reminisce on his time at Liverpool and look to the future with his current club, Pep Guardiola’s formidable Bayern.

Next we go back in time to January 4, 1994 and the day of one of the most dramatic matches Anfield has ever staged. Liverpool leaked three goals to rivals Manchester United; however, they fought back to 3-3 – and we relive tDaltonhe game with its unlikely hero, Neil Ruddock.

As usual, we bring you a new instalment of ‘Goal Machine’ while ‘You Are the Ref’ returns to test fans’ knowledge of the laws of the game – and there’s a particularly challenging dilemma in store, concerning the handball rule.

The show will air for the first time on LFCTV in HD at 8.30pm tonight. For uthampton pair Mario Lemina and Charlie Austin remains in doubt. The Mirror says Lemina and Austin are in limbo over their futures. The pair are free to leave this summer but have not found a new club. Everton have made an initial enquiry for Leminainformation on how to sign up for our brand new, relaunched channel, .

The programme is also available to watch on demand for LFCTV GO subscribers, who should simply click play on the embedded video below. .

#LFCWORLD is Liverpool FC’s official weekly magazine show and aims to bring you clion player of the year.The Dutchman beat Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling to the award, making him the fourth Liverpool player to win in seven years.”I want to say that, obviously, I’m sorry that I can’t be there tonight,” he said in a video oser to the club you love. Viewers everywhere can be part of the show itself by sending in their fan pics for use in the programme’s fans gallery. Email the photos of you or your family in your Liverpool kit to.

Lallana on fitness, form and privilege


Having progressed through the much-vaunted academy in place at Southampton, the creative Englishman is no stranger to sharing a pitch with teammates possessing serious ability.

Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott were three of the players he combined with for his previous employers, before swelling Brendan Rodgers’ talented ranks at Anfield.

Now he’s training daily with a raft of full internationals, winners of major trophies and many of the team that so narrowly missed out on the Barclays Premier League title in 2013-14.

Two who share a similar position to Lallana – Coutinho and Sterling – have particularly caught his eye, and the No.20 expects the link-up between the boss’ flair stars to improve with time.

“The more we train together the more we learn each other’s games,” was Lallana’s assessment when he recently spoke to the official Liverpool FC magazine.

“I can only see the relationship on the field going in one direction. It’s a privilege to be on the same pitch with them because there’s some unbelievable talent there.”


The 26-year-old has made 12 appearances for the Reds and notched one goal to date, rediscovering full match fitness after picking up a frustrating knee injury in pre-season.

“I always knew it was going to be difficult settling in, especially with the injury,” he continued. “Playing for a new club the size of Liverpool and having Champions League football – you need to be tough mentally.

“I was so desperate to do well, maybe trying a bit too hard to impress, not doing things that I’d normally do, thinking about thiason, it has been revealed.Just days after his dismissal by Bayern, reports Sport1, Kovac was offered the Everton job after they had sacked Marco Silva.However, the Croatian turned down the proposal as it came too soon after his departure. Everton wongs maybe a bit too much. You can’t always expect to be at yDahliaour best straight away.

“When you’ve been away for seven or eight weeks, the pitch feels a bit different when you step back on it for the first time.

“It’s a case of getting your head down, working hard and doing the things that have made you successful before to get back to a level where you can affect matches.

“Gradually, the more games I’ve played and the more minutes I’ve accumulated, my form has improved and I’m getting closer to the levels I was at last season for Southampton. There’s still an improvement to en sent off in their defeat to Liverpool.Robertson lost control of the ball deep inside the Toormer Arsenal fullback Lauren is looking forward to Real Mallorca’s clash at Barcelona today.Lauren is also a former Mallorca player.He told Marca: “What I like is that they have kept the squad [that achieved promotion]. It is true that there are homttenham half in the 66th minute at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before attempting to atone for his mistake with a wild lunge on the covering Japhet Tangangbe made but I’m getting there.”

Rodgers: I’ve seen good signs already


The manager oversaw his side’s first pre-season friendly of the summer on Wednesday evening, a 2-1 defeat by Brondby, in which all 23 players selected in the squad were involved for some part.

Arriving on the back of eight days’ training at Melwood to kick off preparations, the journey to Denmark commenced a busy period ahead of a clash with Preston North End on Saturday and the beginning of the Reds’ American tour.

Early stages it may be, but Rodgers reflected afterwards on his pleasure with what the squad has produced since returning to the club’s base last Monday with hard work firmly on the menu.

“We’ll go and do our best,” the boss responded when asked about August’s season start, his third at the helm. “Our best last year nearly won us the title.

“This year, we know it’s going to be extremely competitive. Every team will strengthen and we’ll be exactly the same. But the beauty for us is that we’re a young group and we’re bringing in young players that are hungry.

“We will progress again from last season. It’s going to be a really exciting season. I’ve seen development in the players already in the short period of time that we’ve been back. This season we have the belief to go along with the quality.

“We want to improve and continually improve. We’re working very hard behind the scenes, as we always do, in terms of getting the best quality players into the club.

“It’s looking at the playere is attracting surprise interest from Brazil.The Argentina international believes Roma fans are seeing his best form this season.However, Ole says Internacional are planning to move for Pastore should Eduardo Coudet take charge.Coudet is favourite rs that can come in and add the goals and add to our game. That’s something that we will always look to continue to do at the club.”

In many ways, Daniel Agger took centre stage at the Brondby Stadion, returning to the home of his former club with his current employers as skipper and naturally receiving a rapturous reception.

Local journalists gathered at Rodgers’ post-match press conference were keen to hear the Northern Irishman’s thoughts on the Denmark international and Liverpool vice-captain.

He said: “Daniel is one of a number of excellent players that we have playing at the back. He has been unfortunate in the time that I’ve been at the club because t jokes about the deadly coronavirus. Alli is seen wearing a facemask at the airport before heading off on holiday for the winter break. The video filmed by Alli then faces an unsuspecting Asian man, with the England international then remarking: “Thhelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta admits the team are some way from being in the right form to achieve a top four position.The Blues have been struggling at home all season, but they have remained in fourth thanks to the failings of the teams around themihe big issue for Dan has been his availability.

“He has been out injured for a number of games – some of that has just been unfortunate. He’s an excellent player, an international captain and he’s had a very good career at Liverpool.

“He’s at a good age, 29, and his experience can be good for us this season. He signed a new contract last season. He has just been unfortunate with injuries.

“You saw tonight in the first half that he’s an excellent player, a very good footballer and someone that is an important member of our squad.”

Kristoffer Peterson was the goalscorer for the Reds three minutes into the second half against Brondby, but the equaliser was crafted almost totally by the talents of Jordon Ibe.

The 18-year-old scampered gloriously along the left wing, darted into the opposition penalty box and picked out his young teammate to provide a close-range finish.

“It’s going to be interesting for me to look at his development over pre-season,” Rodgers added. “You saw tonight that he’s a really exciting young player. He’s still only 18 years of age.

“He had a wonderful piece of skill and run for the goal, a good assist. That’s something that we’re looking to improve in Jordon – to score more goals and assists.

“He’s disappointed with his first touch when he was through on goal. He’s an exciting talent who is very good in the one-v-one and works very hard at his game.

“We give him time; I don’t necessarily need young players to be ready at 17 or 18, but certainly by 20 or 21, we want them to be ready.

“He’s a different type of player [to Raheem Sterling], but certainly both plCadeayers like to beat people and commit defenders. They are very aggressive with the ball. It’s just looking at the next stage of his development so hopefully he can consistently do that.”

CL draw explained: Who LFC could face


The draw for the 2014-15 group stage will take place from 4Ben Thornley insists Manchester United can gather plenty of momentum for the 2019/20 campaign with victory over Spurs on Thursday.The cliche ‘more than a friendly’ is used tirelesslovic.The off contract LA Galaxy striker is in negotiations with Milan about a celebrated return next month.But Monza chief Galliani told TMW: “Zlatan y is the next that is set to receive an MLS franchise.ButFabi the city has not confirmed a club name, which they were expected to announce by now.The two names that are being touted are Charlotte FC and Charlotte Town FC.North Carolina is a significant sis a clever guy. “Not even his agent Mino Raiola knows where he will go and he always tells me: ‘Caly by commentators during preseason fixtures, but it will likely be an.45pm BST on Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, setting out the next round of fixtures for the elite European competition.

Liverpool are one of 32 teams to have qualified for this stage of the Champions League, with all participating sides to be seeded into four separate pots based on their UEFA coefficient.

One club from each pot will be drawn into every pool, making up eight sections for the group stage, which gets underway in mid-September – and the Reds have been placed in pot three.

Brendan Rodgers’ charges cannot be paired with a rival from the Barclays Premier League, ruling out ties against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, but a number of mouthwatering encounters could be set up.

Potential opponents from pot one, for example, include heavyweights such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich, plus both of last season’s finalists – Atletico Madrid and reigning champions Real Madrid.

For a full breakdown of the pots for today’s draw and Liverpool’s possible challengers, scroll below, and let us know your dream group by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

Real Madrid Barcelona Bayern Munich Chelsea Benfica Atletico Madrid Arsenal Porto

Schalke Borussia Dortmund Juventus Paris Saint-Germain Shakhtar Donetsk Basel Zenit St Petersburg Manchester City

Bayer Leverkusen Olympiacos CSKA Moscow Ajax Liverpool Sporting CP Galatasaray Athletic Bilbao

Anderlecht AS Roma APOEL Nicosia BATE Borisov Ludogorets Razgrad Maribor Monaco Malmö

Dowie treble sinks Black Cats


Going into the game on the back of three matches without a goal, Matt Beard’s reigning Super League champions returned to their best form in fine style with a first-class display.

The Reds made a bright start to the game and went close in the opening minute when Amanda Da Costa fired just past the post from 22-yards out.

The outstanding Gemma Davison then fired the Reds in front after three minutes. The summer signing from Arsenal let fly with a blistering drive from 25-yards out that flew into the back of the net, and it was a speen harder next boss Quique Sanchez Flores.Ake spent the 2015/16 on loan at Vicarage Road from Chelsea, with Sanchez Flores in charge at the time, as the Dutch defender got his first full season of Premier League football under his belt with the Hornets.Ake told afseason.After winning the Champions League final last night, Klopp revealed he spoke with the Manchester City manager after the initial celebrations.Klopp said: “A second ago I spoke toDaisy Pep Guardiola on the phone. Our head physio (Leecial moment for the England star who netted her first goal in a red shirt.

Dowie came close to making it 2-0 after 10 minutes but her attempted chip just cleared the bar.

Two minutes later Icelandic international Katrin Omarsdottir was unlucky to see her volley dip just over the top after a nice lay-off from Dowie.

Beard’s side were playing some tremendous attacking football and Dowie was so unlucky not to find the net a minute later. A superb run fArteta says he respects the direct style of Burnley manager Sean Dyche’s football.Arteta refused to join the critics as he instead heaped praise on the opposition ahead of Sunday’s game.”For me, it is very clever and intelligent and well-guided what rom Claudia Walker set up Dowie and her left footed drive was brilliantly pushed around the post by Helen Alderson.

The Sunderland stopper then produced another brilliant save to keep out Da Costa after a mesmerising run down the right from Davison, and then from the resulting corner Gemma Bonner’s effort was scrambled off the line.

German international Corina Schroder then made it 2-0 on 19 minutes after a fantastic team move. Dowie’s unselfish running found Davison. The No.10 dribbled past two defenders before firing a low cross to the back post for Schroder to net.

A minute later it was almost 3-0 when Dowie’s superb effort was brilliantly saved by Alderson, but the No.9 wasn’t to be denied and from the resulting corner she glanced the ball home.

Dowie was at it again on 25 minutes when she turned and fired a stunning drive into the net to make it 4-0.

Dowie came close to her hat-trick on 35 minutes with a rasping drive that just cleared the bar.

In first half stoppage time the Reds nearly scored again when a Fara Williams corner was deflected onto the post by a Sunderland defender.

Goal machine Dowie got her hat-trick on 62 minutes when she found the net after a superb solo run.

Liverpool came close several times to adding more goals but a sixth did arrive on 86 minutes when Omarsdottir netted her second of the game after superb work from PFA Women’s player of the year Lucy Bronze.

After a hectic schedule of matches Beard’s side now face a break before they are back in action on May 14 when they travel to Manchester City in their third Continental Cup group match.

Liverpool Ladies: Danielle Gibbons, Becky Easton (Ellie Stewart 77), Corina Schroder (Megan Alexander 64), Fara Williams, Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, Claudia Walker (Ashley Hodson 74), Katrin Omarsdottir, Natasha Dowie, Gemma Davison, Amanda Da Costa. Subs unused: Libby Stout, Martha Harris, Hannah Dale.

Rodgers: That was a warning sign for us


Fresh from suffering a 3-2 defeat by the Reds on Sunday, close rivals Manchester City were held to a surprising 2-2 draw by basement-dwellers Sunderland, who actually led with a matter of minutes left.

Meanwhile, on the other side of Stanley Park, Everton’s impressive winning streak was brought to a shuddering halt as Roberto Martinez’s side were overturned on home soil by Crystal Palace.

Therefore, as Rodgers’ team prepare to take their 15-match unbeaten record to Norwich City – currently 17th in the division – the manager had a simple message to his players on Thursday morning.

He commented yesterday: “I sal tally from last season.Already with four to his name, Abraham is hopeful he can come close to reaching the 26 he scored on loan at Aston Villa last season.”I always say to myself, you know, I want to hit close to what I got last season in terms of id to the players before we started training this morning that if there was doubt about our rivals droppitroversial striker proved is career with Barcelona.Messi, speaking on RAC1, insists he and his family are happy and settled in the city.He explained: “My idea has always been to stay here, it has always been the case and it has not changed. “An extension? I think not, I do nothe matchwinner for victory over SPAL on Sunday.“We really had to suffer for this, but it’s about time we got a win,” SuperMario told DAZN.“We’d tried and come close in even tougher matches than this, but were not points, then they should also take last night’s results as a warning sign.

“It was a warning sign for everyone that, at this point of the season with four games to go, there is nothing guaranteed and I have said that all the way along.

“Crystal Palace had an excellent result and Sunderland were within minutes of getting a great victory. That was the biggest message I got from last night. Yes, one of our rivals might have dropped points but that is irrelevant.”

Having dramatically downed City on Sunday, courtesy of a late strike by Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool maintained a two-point advantage over Chelsea at the Premier League summit with four matches remaining.

Keen to continue his mantra of navigating one fixture at a time, Rodgers stressed the level of competitiveness within the league, insisting that this weekend could be even more difficult because of Norwich’s precarious position.


“You have to do your own job,” the Northern Irishman continued. “The warning signs are there. When you’re so close to the finishing line you can maybe think that the job can be done and is done.

“Teams can look that they are playing teams towards the bottom of the league and that those games might be easy, but actually it’s the contrast – they can be even more difficult.

“People are fighting for their livelihoods, fighting for their lives, fighting for theiFabir children, fighting for the supporters. And they’re fighting to play in the best league in the world. That is the nuts and bolts of it.

“We have to stay calm and focus on what we want to achieve. Our determination is there, our fitness is there; you look at the intensity of the work of the team last week and it was phenomenal really.

“All the young players coped with the pressure and the older ones helped to get the team through. There certainly won’t be complacency or nerves. There won’t be pressure on us. It is the same demand as for every game – which is to play well and win.”

World Cup Reds: A trip to 1958


That year’s competition was a famous one for Brazil – with a 17-yents Gent.Roma won the away leg 1-0 via Justin Kluivert’s effort to see off Gent 2-0 on aggregate for the Europa League round 32 tie.“It’s not easy to play this type of game,” insisted Fonseca in h上海夜生活is press conference.“Gent played well, but we shoear-old Pele as their spearhead, A Selecao were crowned champions for the first time following a final victory against the hosts.

Elsewhere, France’s Just Fontaine set a goalscoring record for the World Cup that still stands to this day – his 13 goals helped the French finish in third place.

As for the Liverpool involvement, two players from Phil Taylor’s squad made the journey to Scandinavia to represent their countries: Alan A’Court for England and Tommy Younger for Scotland.

The former ho Fernandes.A Bola says United are looking to beat rivals Manchester City to the signature of Fernandes.The 24-year-old scored 32 goals and contributed 18 assists in 53 matches last season ang CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes is confident making a move to Manchester United.Correio da Manha says Fernandes has remained “calm” about the situation.It is reported that Fernandes is confident of completing his switch to Old Trafford despite the snd has attracted interest from European clubs.United are eyeelped the Three Lions take on the eventual winners during their campaign, while the latter became the Reds’ first World Cup captain.

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LFC Legends to take on Real Madrid


The match, which will also include a return game at Anfield, will raise funds for both clubs’ charitable foundations.

Some of the star ex-players confirmed to play in the official Liverpool FC Legends team include Luis Garcia, Vladimir Smicer, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Harry Kewell and Jamie Carragher. LFC’s all-time leading goalscorer and official club ambassador, IHalliean Rush, will also manage the Reds’ official Legends team.

Real Madrid’s team will also have aer Ronaldo Vieira.Sportmediaset says West Ham have had a £12million bid for Vieira turned down.New boss David Moyes is in the market for players this month as he looks to lead the Hammers away from the relegation zone.But his attempt to sign Vieira, top line up of legends including, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, Claude Makelele and Emilio Butragueño.

All proceeds raised from this game will be donated to the Real Madrid Foundation, which develops and delivers social and cultural awareness programmes both in Spain and overseas.

The funds will be used to help children from the programme, ‘Promoting School Success’ which is delivered by the Spanish Red Cross, under the slogan ‘Your ticket, thender Joel Veltman says they won’t be underestimating Champions League opponents Chelsea.The Dutch will be hosting the young Blues on Tuesday night.And Veltman told NUSport: “There will be no underestimation. Chelsea remains Chelsea. They certainly ir future.’

The return game, which is planned to take place at Anfield in the future, will raise funds for Liverpool FC Foundation. All of the proceeds raised from the return leg will help the Foundation to deliver a range of initiatives that inspire people from all walks of life to make positive change happen for themselves and their communities.

Ian Ayre, LFC chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted to announce our first ever official Liverpool FC Leged former Chelsea scout Bjarne Hansen.Discussing Hansen’s arrival, Arnesen revealed he discovered Christian Eriksen in Denmark, only for Chelsea to refuse to deal him in. The Juventus star, formerly of Tottenham, would eventually move to Ajax.Back inends team and a first match with Real Madrid. The high calibre of players involved so far is a testament to both clubs and should make for a great game.

“We are hoping to build on the success of this partnership and look to stage more official Liverpool FC Legends games in the future.

“As vice chair of Liverpool FC Foundation I know that the funds raised from the second leg will benefit the wide range of programmes that help support youngsters and adults both locally and across the world.”

The game will be broadcast live and exclusive in the UK and ROI on LFCTV. For more information on LFCTV please visit .