Brendan: Our game started on the coach

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Kopites flocked to Anfield Road to greet the manager and his players as their coach snaked towards the Shanklyke a loan bid for the Brazilian winger, to cover the departure of their star Nicolas Pepe. Bayern Munich are favourites to sign him.Lille need to replace the 21 goals and 11 assists the Ivorian forward has provided.Malcom is their prime target becaus Gates and onwards into the stadium.

Flags and banners which normally adorn the Kop prior to kick-off were waved on the pavements as RodgCrouch has come to the Egyptian’s defence, comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won 25 major trophies in his career largely thanks to his relentless self-drive.“Salah has definitely become more single-minded over the last 12 months, to the pers and his squad watched through the bus windows.

A close-fought encounter followed – and the action went right to the wire after Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge struck to hand the Reds a two-goal cushion.

Afterwards, reflecting on his side’s seventh consecutive win in the Barclays Premier League, Rodgers was keen to praise the faHalliens for the part they played on the night.

“Our game started on the coach on the way in here,” Rodgers told reporters. “It filled me with great pride being the manager of the club.

“As we were driving in, to get that support and then to have that in the stadium – the supporters really lifted us when it got to 2-1. They got us over the line tonight.”

The pre-match guard of honour was organised by supporters group ‘Spion Kop 1906’, who are also responsible for arranging the colourful flag and banner displays which have brought the Kop to life before every game this season.

The group took inspiration for the display of support from a similar showing, which inspired their team to a much-needed victory against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2010.

Rodgers was questioned after the game as to how the players responded when they saw the special greeting, which heralded their first Anfield match for more than a month.

“As you can imagine, it gives you a real boost in energy, because we’re doing it for them,” said Rodgers. “The ent weeks.The Brazilian central midfielder has earned his place in the starting lineup and has looked the part for United.He has helped during their recent resurgence, where they have won five out of the past six games.After their win over Brighton asupporters here have been brilliant – absolutely fantastic.

“They’ve been a big part of our success this season. I think they take great pride in watching their team now and that’s great. Hopefully, together, we can continue and finish the season strong.”

BR: Let’s complete job at the Ataturk

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The Reds touched down in Turkey on Wednesday evening ahead of tomorrow night’s second leg of their last 32 tie with Slaven Bilic’s organised and talented team.

They hold a 1-0 advantage in the meeting after Mario Balotelli converted a composed penalty in front of the Kop six days ago in the opening clash between the sides.

For the return, Rodgers’ charges will step out at the Ataturk Stadium, scene of Liverpool’s dramatic and unforgettable Champions League triumph in 2005.

The historic significance of the ground, and notably the size oEdenf the pitch, are factors that the Northern Irishman was keen to embrace as he previewed the decider.

“It was an historic night for the club and everyone associated with Liverpool respects that,” the manager said of what occurred at the Ataturk a decade ago.

“Of course, it was a little while ago and there won’t be too many of our players that were involved at that time. But certainly it is a really iconic stadium for the club and a big part of that history.

“For us to go there and play with a lot of young players and a new squad, agaed to conceded a sloppy winner against Sheffield United on Sunday.The relegation threatened Cherries were desperate for points and took an early lead through Callum Wilson.But goals from Billy Sharp and John Lundstram won the game for Sheffield, withinst a good team, we’ll look forward to. It’s a big pitch, which suits our style.

“If you look at the size of the field, in terms of the .BILD says Arsenal will let Xhaka go in January for somewhere between £17million and £25million.A loan with an option to buy is also thought to be an option.Hertha had a tricky start to the Bundesliga season, but their form has picked up recently uPremier League it would be the third-biggest pitch. So in terms of the pace that we have in our team, and the movement and technical players that we have, the pitch should suit us quite well.

“We’re looking forward to the atmosphere – it should be really good. And we want to complete the job. The confidence is very high in the team.

“Any changes that we make in the team, the players come in and know the collective job and are performing at a very high level. So we expect the same, to continue with that confidence level. We’ll look to carry that confidence into the game.”

The Reds trained at Melwood on Wednesday morning,sea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is being backed for a senior England return.Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden believes Hudson-Odoi will be knocking on Gareth Southgate’s door ahead of the senior internationals next month.”Callum’s a special talent honing their match preparations, before taking to the skies in travelling to Turkey later in the day.

Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho were three absentees from the session, however, ruled out of the Besiktas fixture due to injury and illness.

Rodgers was asked about the condition of his squad at his pre-match press conference and reported a number of knocks for his busy group of players.

He explained: “We have got a few injuries; we are probably out here without about eight of our squad, that have picked up knocks – some previous and some from the weekend.

“But we still have a strong enough squad to hopefully complete the job. We have got a few knocks and niggles from the weekend.”

The initial contest at Anfield saw control much of the proceedings, keen to establish a lead while always conscious of the threats posed by Bilic’s men.

In between times, the Reds have been to Southampton and claimed a priceless 2-0 victory, giving Rodgers a respectful level of confidence for the Turkey rematch.

“Besiktas had two shots on our goal,” the boss said of last week’s game. “Our goalkeeper had to make one save of note – Simon Mignolet made a very good save from Demba Ba.

“Apart from that, I think we dominated the game. But we respect our opponent; we’re not arriving in Turkey being arrogant enough to think that it will be comfortable.

“We understand that it’s a difficult game. But this is a team that is playing very well away from home, not just at Anfield. We’re performing extremely well away from home. This is another game that will be a challenge to that, but we look forward to it.”

IPCC releases Hillsborough update

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to access the March update released by the IPCle Gunnar Solskjaer to put more trust in Manchester United winger Daniel James.The 21-year-old scored a stunning goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Southamptoenham counteFalknerrpart Jose Mourinho.Ahead of today’s clash, Klopp was joking about which of the two had been the better player when he said he didn’t have a clue about the Portuguese’s position. “Don’t blame me if you don’t know,” the German declared. “Dn.Speaking to MUTV the 31-year-old said: “(It was a) very good goal, a fantastic fiio Sarri plans to take a close look at Mason Mount in preseason.The Sun says the Blues are preparing to unleash Mount on their first team squad next season after applying for a visa for him to join their pre-season tour of Japan.Mount’s impressive lonish.”He’s C today.

Hillsborough inquests – April 8

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The son of the oldest fan killed in theHillsboroughdisaster has told an inquest jury how he and his father battled desperately for their lives.

In a tribute to Mr Baron Snr, who lived in Preston, his son told how they travelled together to the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

In evidence to fresh inquests into the events atHillsboroughon April 15, 1989, Mr Baron said: “What transpired that day changed my life forever.

“Neither of us envisaged witnessing hell before our eyes, nor did we expect to be fighting so desperately for our lives, as were so many others.

“The very last words I said to my father were, ‘You will be okay’. How wrong I was.”

Mr Baron had flown to the UK from his home in South Australia to give evidence to the inquest court in Warrington, Cheshire.

In his evidence he described Mr Baron Snr, a retired postal inspector, as a doting father to seven children, a supportive husband, a loving grandparent and a dear friend to many.

Mr Baron added that his father – whose brother played for Liverpool in the 1950 FA Cup Final – had a phenomenal football knowledge and was a “sportsman, serviceman and worthy citizen”.

BalthazarNine other family members read tributes to their loved ones during the sixth day of the fresh inquests, including Sara Williams, whose late mother Anne Williams played a leading role in the campaign for the original inquest verdicts to be quashed.

The campaigner, whose 15-year-old son Kevin was amongHillsborough’s victims, died from bowel cancer in April last year.

Her daughter told the inquest jury of seven women and four men: “I make this statement on behalf of all our family and friends, who all loved Kevin, but in particular for my mum Anne, who would have loved to have been standing here telling you all about Kevin and his cheeky ways.”

Ms Williams said Kevin, from Formby, Merseyside, was “mad about football, but crazy about Liverpool Football Club”.

Her voice breaking with emotion, she told the inquest: “Kev was really close to mum – it would be absolutely no surprise to me if the word ‘mum’ was his last.

“My mum fought hard over the years to get the truth uncovered about what happened atHillsborough.

“It is only now that I have children of my own that I understand the relentless determination that came so naturally to her, because of the love that she had for Kevin.”

Hillsborough Coroner Lord Justice Goldring, who has told jurors none of the 96 victims should be blamed for their tragic deaths, also heard a statement from the family of 27-year-old Gary Harrison.

Mr Harrison would have been immensely proud that his son Paul, who was just four when his father died, went on to forge a career as a footballer after signing a contract with Liverpool FC in 2003, the inquest heard.

Another statement was read out by the father of a staff nurse who worked at Merseyside’s Ashworth Hospital.

Eric Hankin said he felt “hurt and cheated” that his 33-year-old son, also named Eric, had been taken from him, telling the coroner: “Eric made a mark on his team at Ashworth and had real friends there.

“He went to the match with 12 of them and they all stayed to look for him when they couldn’t find him atHillsborough.

“He was the only one that didn’t come back.

“I have lovely memories of him but sadly that is all I have left – just memories.”

Jurors also listened intently to Stephanie Sweeney, the widow of Barry Glover, a greengrocer from Ramsbottom in Bury, Lancashire, who died aged 27.

“Barry was a very thoughtful, kind and caring husband, son, brother-in-law, son-in-law and friend who worked hard and always had time for others,” Ms Sweeney said.

Another of those who died, Anfield season-ticket-holder Gary Jones, 18, was described by his sister as a “handsome, funny, cheeky little brother who always put a smile on everyone’s face” and would have succeeded at everything he did in life.

Stephen Copoc, who had a love of nature and qualifications in horticulture and botany, was just 20 when he died.

His sister and brother said in their statement: “Stephen was one of life’s genuine nice guys.

“He had a maturity and a caring attitude te Brazilian came on as a half-time substitute in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea and completely turned the game on it’s head with two assists for Sadio Mane.And Klopp admits that while he has plenty of depth, nobody can replace a talowards others and even from a young age carried a donor card.”

David Mather, 19, was remembered by his brother John as a bright lad who was waiting to be calledpions League.Khedira was asked about his side’s chances of a ninth straight Scudetto and a first Champions League since 1996.He said, “I want to make my dream of winning the Champions League with Juve come true because I love the club, the team and for a medical after applying to become a police officer “because he thought he could do good” for others.

Carl Rimmer, 21, put so much into his short life and had been looking forward to his sister’s wedding celebrations in the months before his death.

In a short statement read to the jury by her son Kevin, Mrs Rimmer said: “He was special. I know all mums say this but he really was.”

Jurors heard that another young man who lost his lin says new contract talks are underway with Chelsea.The Brazilian has been linked with other clubs this season with his current contract at Stamford Bridge due to run out in the summer but has conceded that discussions at Chelsea are happening. “I’vefe at Sheffield Wednesday’s stadium, 19-year-old Colin Wafer, had been able to switch secondary schools after achieving the best results in his year.

His family added that the teenager had been “as lively and as bright as his red hair” and would be remembered as a calm, confident, sensible, intelligent and hard-working man.

The inquest, which has so far heard personal tributes from the families of 27 victims, was adjourned until tomorrow.

Charity weekend a roaring success

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The yearly event, organised to raise funds for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, the LFC Foundation and the 23 Foundation, is the result of a friendship forged back when the Reds met Utrecht in the Europa League back in 2010.

Since then, supporters have travelled to the Netherlands or England in alternating years to support a cause close to every Liverpool fan’s heart.

And this year it was the turn of the Scouse contingent to host a fun-packed weekend that resulted in £6,600 being raised.

The event kicked off on Friday June 19 with 230 people packing out the Boot Room Cafe at Anfield.

After an enjoyable meal, Alan Kennedy and Howard Gayle regaled attendees with stories of their stints with the Reds before a charity raffle and auction, while photo opportunities with the Europea this despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Liverpool City Council’s public consultation on the planning permission for a new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock ends on Friday and it is understood Everton do not expect any delays caused by coronavirus wn Cup were also provided.

Saturday saw a ‘fiercely contested’ football match between Liverpool fans and the Dutch contingent at Play Football in Thornton.

Club legend Ronnie Moran was in attenampard insists Jose Mourinho will fight back.Lampard says the former Manchester United and DaltonChelsea manager will be a winner again.“I get defensive about him because I think his record speaks for itself,” said the former Derby manager.“In the currdance as the no Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane have clashed in Montreal.Perez flew in to Canada to join Real’s preseason tour and to discuss transfer strategy with Zidane.Marca says Zidane is demanding Florentino sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, butvisitors ran out 2-1 winners, with MP and Hillsborough campaigner Steve Rotheram even getting a 10-minute cameo.

After Lord Mayor of Liverpool Tony Concepcion presented the trophy, the group headed to the Derry Social Club in Anfield for live music and another raffle and auction to round off another successful weekend.

Plans are already in place for the fifth edition of this even in the Netherlands next year.

Win a place on the LFC Soccer School in Boston

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Liverpool FC will be returning to the United States after a record-breaking Premier League season but this time it won’t be just be the playing squad crossing the Atlantic.

The club will be bringing over its expert youth development coaches to put on a special LFC Soccer Schools Programme in the Boston area for children aged between five and 16 – and we’re giving one lucky parent the chance to win a place on the course for one of their kids.

The five day course will run between July 21and July 25and will feature coaching philosophies and practices taken directly from the Reds’ world famous Academy in Liverpool.

With all activity overseen by LFC coaches, the programme will provide participants with the best possible environment to develop key techniques and tactics and offer an insight into how the club’s young players are moulded.

Age-specific sessions are designed to cover important aspects of the game, including ‘passing excellence’, a ‘striker’s masterclass’, ‘running with the ball to exploit space’ and ‘creativity and imagination in a one-on-one’.

In addition, players will tackle exclusive Academy skills challenges, compete in a mini-tournament, meet a Liverpool legend, receive individual feedback, plus take home a training ball, bag, medal and signed certificate.

To enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning your son or daughter a place on the five day programme (the winner will be assigned to a morning or afternoon course on July 21to July 25 depending on their age), simply follow and retweet the following message before June 5:

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Remember, to enter you must be following on Twitter and have retweeted the above Tweet.

If you want to be absolutely sure of your child or children being able to participate at the LFC Soccer Schools al-transfer-news-Unai-Emery-Mesut-Ozil-latest-gossip”>Daily StarArsenal-transfer-news-Unai-Emery-Mesut-Ozil-latest-gossip”> says he is demanding Arsenal get rid of Ozil this summer – even if they have to pay off his bumper contract to force his exit.Programme in Boston, parents can book a slot today – places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. For more details, visit .

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The prize on offer is eligible to boys and girls aged between five p with manager Maurizio Sarri.Kepa refused to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City – sending Sarri into rage.”It was news around the world,” Kepa told the Daily Mail.”People were talking about it and talking badly. It is and 16 only. Parents / guardians may enter the competition on behalf of their child.

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Entries must be received by e Premier League history with his goal in victory at Burnley.He has become to first Brazilian to net 50 goals in the Premier League.His finish from the edge of the area against Burnley on Saturday produced the landmark moment.It took 141 appearances 18:00 BST on June 5th 2014 in order to be counted.

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So here’s to you, Jordan Henderson…

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Across the 180 appearances that the No.14 has made for the Reds since arriving as a prodigious and sought-after young talent from Sunderland, that in-built work ethic and unquenchable thirst for improvement has been evident each time.

When his self-belief and confidence were tested by a tricky opening campaign on Merseyside, Henderson blocked out any white noise and distractions to focus firmly on his football and his future. He had a point to prove, and did so.

Which is why, almost four years after first walking through the Melwood entrance with plenty still to learn, the Englishman could sign a new, long-term Liverpool contract at the training ground today as a player of stature, a role model, a vice-captain.

His story is of a fairytale nature.

Though 2011-12 included three separate starts at Wembley for Henderson and trophy glory in the form of the League Cup, there was bitter disappointment in the FA Cup final against Chelsea and an eighth-place finish.

The man who signed the England international, Kenny Dalglish, handed the managerial reins to Brendan Rodgers after the conclusion of that season. Uncertainty hung over Henderson; “At the start, it wasn’t working out how I’d planned,” he said. “I wasn’t playing much and found it difficult to get into the team.

“But I always still had a good relationship with the manager and I felt as though I could definitely improve under him, even though I wasn’t playing as much as I would have liked.

“We had conversations on what I needed to improve on to get into the team, and I had a good feeling that I could definitely do that. I wanted to stay, improve under Brendan Rodgers, show him that I could get into the team and stay there, and I could have a big part to play.”

Slowly, not showily, it happened. By the time Rodgers’ maiden campaign at the helm had finished, Henderson had clocked up 44 games and contributed six goals to alter assessments of his importance to the Reds.

His determination to play through illness against Queens Park Rangers in December 2012 – featuring for 64 minutes of a 3-0 victory at Loftus Road – imprinted upon the minds of the manager and staff.

All this hard work laid the foundations for last season, when the 24-year-old was equally as influential as Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and the rest in helping Liverpool come so tantalisingly close to lifting the Barclays Premier League title.

Henderson was named from the start in each of the n living a dream after his breakthrough season with Villarreal.The 20-year-old emerged as one of La Liga’s brightest young talents during the 2018/19 campaign. Having spent the start of the season with Villarr夜上海论坛eal’s B team, Chukwueze never looked backReds’ 34 games in the division until a late red card in the dramatic 3-2 Anfield victory over Manchester City brought his run to an end. True to his character, the midfielder offered to fulfil the squad’s media duties so that his teammates could concentrate on upcoming fixtures.

Such was the evolution that had taken place in the previous two years, when Rodgers appointed a new vice-captain to Gerrard in September 2014, it was the No.14 installed as deputy. The boss said then: “Jordan is someone who represents the best values of what we are all about, as a team and as a club.

“Jordan is completely dedicated to the game and his leadership qualities come from the example he sets. It’s another great story for Jordan in his journey as a Liverpool player and it shows the great progress he has made.”

Henderson has assumed the added responsibility with gusto, complementing his game with an increased presence in attacking positions and a more polished all-round approach. The honour of wearing the captain’s armband for Liverpool has been his on 18 occasions to date.

After the Reds defeated Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup earlier this month, Rodgers shared another short tale that perfectly expressed the player’s commitment.

Henderson’s partner had given birth to a baby girl during the evening before the replay, prompting him to rush from the team hotel to meet the newest member of his factor of sport Igli Tare expects the Euros to be suspended this summer.Serie A is currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.“Italy is divided in two, in the north the situation is dramatic. In the centre and in the south we understand whatmily. But he quickly returned in time for kick-off and to skipper the Reds to a win.

His latest act is to sign a new, long-term contract at Anfield, following in the footsteps of Sturridge and Pin over Watford.Sterling bagged two in the 6-0 win at Wembley and almost claimed a hat-trick – had City’s second goal not been awarded to Gabriel Jesus.”Raheem made an incredible season,” the manager hailed. “He had no injuries and physically, he washilippe Coutinho earlier this season in prolonging their stay with the club as part of Rodgers’ youthful, exciting and ambitious group.

So here’s to you, Jordan Henderson.

Legends beaten by Madrid comeback

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The Reds had raced into a two-goal lead midway through the first half in the Spanish capital thanks to headers from Harry Kewell and Michael Owen.

But a brace of emphatic penalties by Roberto Carlos hauled the hosts level, and a clever Jose Emilio Amavisca conversion completed the turnaround.

Ivan Perez added a fourth, from what was actually an offside position after a fortuitous bounce of the ball, on 82 minutes and the victory was Real’s.

The iconic Bernabeu stadium was packed with supporters and an obvious anticipation for an opportunity to watch many of the two clubs’ legendary stars.

Charity was the overriding cause of the day, with funds being raised for the Real Madrid Foundation, but pride was always going to guarantee a competitive edge too.

The Reds showed little sign of rustiness in the opening stages and with Steve McManaman immediately settling into a passing rhythm from the centre and Kewell hugging the left flank as an out ball, they attacked with confidence.

Two crosses into the Madrid area by Kewell had threatened to provide Owen with a tap-in, before the Australian did tee up Luis Garcia 10 yards out – but the attacker saw his shot deflected wide.

But, on 17 minutes, they got their reward.

Jason McAteer crept forward along the right wing and lofted an inviting delivery towards Kewell inside the box, where the wide-man climbed suplskjaer says Odion Ighalo is proving a positive influence on their young players.Solskjaer has praised the impact of the Nigeria international since his arrival from Shanghai Shenhua and admitted United could consider keeping him at the club at the eerbly to power a header into the top corner for 1-0.

A burgeoning belief was increasingly evident among the visitors and their advantage was doubled soon after. Again it was provided by an accurate McAteer cross, this time for Owen to connect with a diving nod which skidded low into the net.

Robbie Fowler whipped a delightful free-kick from distance onto the top of the right post, before Owen’s side-foot finish was stopped by the goalkeeper, as Real managed to avoid shipping a third.

But, slowly, the Spanish giants turned the tide ande Obiang join Italian outfit Sassuolo, says the Daily Express.The Equatorial Guinea international will fly straight to Italy from the Hammers’ pre-season tour of China to complete the formalities.Obiang joined West Ham from Sampdoria four years ago a Jerzy Dudek was helpless when Michel Salgado moved onto the ball and thrashed a fierce effort against the woodwork.

There was nothing the Pole could do when Steve Harkness was penalised for handball three minutes before the break, either. Carlos stepped up to wallop the spot-kick home in trademark fashion.

Wholesale changes took place for both sides at the interval, including McManaman, Fernando Morientes and Owen swapping shirts to play for the opposition.

It was déjà vu on 50 minutes, though, as Madrid made it 2-2. Jamie Carragher was judged to have handballed inside the area this time around and Carlos promptly blasted the penalty with sucadamant he has he support of president Josep Maria BaEarlrtomeu.The coach has faced criticism for the manner of which his Barcelona side crashed to a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, having won the first leg of the Champions League semifinal 3-0.”I feel strong, cess to level the tie.

The home side started to take control as the match matured and Perez was thwarted by Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld having been fed in the left channel by Zinedine Zidane.

But with three-quarters of the encounter played, a similar move allowed Real to assume the lead.

Clarence Seedorf’s poise and vision in bringing possession forward set up the supporting Amavisca, who clipped a shot inside the near post courtesy of a slight deflection off Abel Xavier.

Carragher was forced to quietly bemoan the lack of an offside flag when Perez knocked in a fourth from close range late on, as the Reds were ultimately edged out on the night.

Milner: Boss was key to my Reds move

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The Englishman opted against extending his five-year stay with the Blues in order to make the switch to Anfield on a free transfer this month.

And he has explained that a chat with Reds manager Rodgers was a crucial part of his decision-making process and prompted him to swap MancTominay insists Wolves are not Manchester United’s bogey team.The Red Devils were beaten twice by Nuno Espirito Santo’s side last season.They will meet again at Molineux on Monday night, and McTominay says that history won’t impact the result.McTomichester for Merseyside.

“[Rodgers played] a massive role. Obviously the club didn’t need much selling, it’s a massive, massive club globally and the history is there,” said Milner.

“[I spoke] to the manager and [hearing] his plans for the team and myself as well, he knew a lot about me.

“After that conversation you just feel like you want to go and run through a brick wall for the manager and for the football club.

“He’s that sort of character.”

Milner won two Barclays Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup during a productive stay at the Etihad Stadium.

The 29-year-old believes those experiences can help him guide Liverpool’s younger players next season, while he remains committed to continually improving his own game at Anfield.

“You’re a long time retired and when I’m sat there and I’ve played my last game of football you don’t want to look back and have any regrets and think ‘I should have given that tiny bit more’ or ‘I wish I’d have done this’,” he said.

“You get one chance. I’m very fortunate, I think this is my 13th pre-season, but time does flSabiay and you’ve got to enjoy it and learn every day you can.

“I’m getBrentford attacker Said Benrahma is attracting Premier League interest.According to <i<l'equipe, the 23-year-old former Nice man wants to join Aston Villa.</i<l'equipeThey have submitted a bid of around £14m and the Algerian is pushing to be allowed to leave the Bees.Benrahma is under contract wi manager Eddie Howe admits Arnaut Danjuma is "very down" after his latest foot injury.Summer signing Danjuma suffered a reoccurrence of preseason injury during Saturday's win over Chelsea.Howe told the Daily Echo: "It's a recurrence of a stress fractth Brentford until 2022.The winger is an Algeria international.ting to that stage in my career as well where, hopefully, I can help the younger guys and people can learn off me as much as I've learned from the players I've played with.

“I’ve got to keep learning and be the best player I can be and look back at the end of my career and think I couldn’t have given any more or be a better player.”

FA Cup semi-final ticket update

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Burnley.Tomori was pleased to see his fellow 21-year-old do so well.He said, “We know what Christian can do and he has had to bide his time and when he has last season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as caretaker manager in December brought about a run of 11 wins from 11 ga17 captain Reinier Jesus.TMW says Arsenal are set to make an offer for the Brazilian starlet.Attacking midfielder Reinier is captain of the Brazil U17 side and plays for Flamengo.And Arsenal are int上海夜生活erested in the player.It’s believed he has a releasemes.However, after Solskjaer’s permanent appointment, the Red Devils were unable to win any of their last six matches.”We’d take come on in recent games he has done really well, and the manager rewarded him with a start on

Reds confirm Assaidi loan deal

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The winger will spend the 2014-15 campaign at the Britannia Stadium, re-joinion Villa defender Tyrone Mings admits they were poor for defeat at Wolves.Mings partnered £12 million summer signing Ezri Konsa in defence after first-choice centre-back Bjorn Engels was ruled out through injury.KonsSabiaa made his debut, with goalkeeperng the Potters aer Peter Bosz accepts theter United’s 1999 treble, according to the Red Devils legend Peter Schmeichel.City are on track for the Premier League and are in the FA Cup final, they have also already picked up the League Cup trophy.But Schmeichel believes City’s transfer spendiny’re on borrowed time regarding young midfielder Kai Havertz.Last season was the finest of Havertz’s career thus far, scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances from midfield, as well as notching four assists for his teammates.As a rfter a similar spell there last term during which he made 19 league appearances and netted four goals.

Assaidi moved to Anfield from Heerenveen in August 2012 and has clocked up a total of 12 run outs for the Reds.

Lazar, Lucas and Kolo in at Bournemouth

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Lucas Leiva, Lazar Markovic and Kolo Toure are brought into the starting XI for the clash with the Championship leaders at the Goldsands hgate says he has a world-class forward ln the Premier League.City suffered a significant blow to their title aspirations against Liverpool during the past weekend.They endured a 3-1 defeat at Anfield, which leaves them nine points off the table toppers.But Jesus thinks they can claw the gaine at his disposal.An attacking group of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford a上海夜生活nd Raheem Sterling tore Bulgaria to shreds in a 4-0 victory on Saturday.With teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi also in the folStadium.

The trio replace Joe Allen, Glen Johnson and Alberto Moreno from the side that began Sunday’s defeat by Manchester United.

Jones, Toure, Lovren, Skrtel, Lucas, Gerrard, Coutinho, Hender has joined Mikel Arteta’s backroom team at Arsenal.Arsenal have also announced Freddie Ljungberg will remain at the club as Arteta’s assistant.Wales No2 Stuivenberg has been appointed as part of Arteta’s backroom staff and Steve Round will also joinson, Lallana, Sterling, Markovic.

Mignolet, Lambert, Sakho, Moreno, Manquillo, Can, Borini.

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Our 2-2 draw in action and reaction

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Besides the best of the action, we also have the post-mf Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus over a year ago – and Calderon says the club is yet to recover.He told AS: “He should never have left, it’s amazing that he was let go. “It’s Dahliaimpossible to do without such a player. 60 goals per seatch views of Brendan Rodgers, Skrtel and Adam Lallana.

If you have already signed up for LFCTV GO, simply click play on the emAncelotti was sacked by Napoli earlier this season before he popped up on Merseyside to replace Marco Silva.He told Radio Anch’io Sport: “Things are going well. I did not need to be regenerated, I was also well in Naples.”In football you’re judged bybedded clipMadrid are moving for Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi.AS says Otamendi is close to joining Atlético Madrid. Atletico are very interested in making a deal with with City for the defender and Andrea Berta, Atlético’s sporting director, has s below. Not yet signed up?for more information and to do so.

The complete guide to Dejan Lovren

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Dejan Lovren, born July 5 1989, is a Croatian footballer who plays as a central defender for Liverpool in the PrHallieemier League and for the Croatian national team. Lovren has previously played for GNK Dinamo ZagrebThe Gunners huffed and puffed for much of the contest, but two exquisite finishes from their strikers got them a 2-1 win.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were on target in the Premier League clash.Speaking about the game with the clu and Olympique Lyonnaig through their winter break.The 24-year-old has been out of action since last May when he ruptured his Achilles tendon and had to undergo surgery. He has recently been training with the youth teams as he works his way to get up to speed.”Where we ars, where he won the Coupe de France, and in 2013, he signed for Southampton.

Although born in Yugoslavia, present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lovren has represented Croatia at many levels and has been a full international since 2009. He has gone on to make more than 25 appearances and score two goals for his country, as well as being selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Lovren has already won a number of honours for the clubs he’s represented, including two Croatian championships, one Croatian Cup and one Coupe de France.

In November 2010, Lovren was also listed in the Don Balon list of the 100 best young players in the world, alongside the likes of Gareth Bale, Mario Balotelli, Mario Gotze, Neymar, and our very own Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Mamadou Sakho.

During the 2013-14 season for the Saints, Dejan made 31 league appearances and went on to play for Croatia at the World Cup finals in Brazil. He even netted the only goal of the game as Southampton beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield last September.

Maught time for his side.The youngster was in the team for their 1-0 loss away to Newcastle on Sunday in the Premier League.It is a result that puts United only two points above the relegation places.Now the players go away with their countries, before ricio Pochettino, former Southampton manager: “He is quality as a player, has a presence on the field and he’s good at solving difficult situations.”

Dejan is good friends with former Liverpool midfielder Igor Biscan. Indeed, the ex-Red even spoke glowingly about the aura of the Kop to our new centre-back. “Igor told me I’ll see what it means to play at Anfield and I’ll get chills throughout my body,” said Lovren.

Stats: Can Stevie hit double figures?

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Last season, this fixture produced Liverpool’s biggest derby victory since 1982 and their biggest at Anfield for 42 years as Brendan Rodgers’ side won 4-0.

Liverpool have lost just three of the last 29 meetings in the Premier League, home and away – all at Goodison Park. This match is English league football’s Sterling is alongside the biggest names in the game on the shortlist for the prestigious Ballon d’Or, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.But just being in the top few is not enough for the forward, because he wants to go up and collect it omost played dean is far down the pecking order at the Cherries, which is why he wants a move done before September 2.The European transfer window is still open, meaning Begovic could move to a club outside England for regular first team football. He has only playerby, with all in the top flight.

102 goals have been scored in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League era. The Reds have found the net in 12 of the last 14 league fixtures against their rivals from across Stanley Park.

Daniel Sturridge has scored six career goals against the Blues in total, with three coming in three games for Liverpool. Mario Balotelli scored his onGabriellely career goal against Everton almost three years ago to the day in a 2-0 Manchester City home win.

However, Rodgers’ charges have drawn only one of their last 19 Premier League games – the 3-3 result at Crystal Palace last May. And they have drawn only once in the league at Anfield since Everton claimed a 0-0 there in May 2013.

Everton have won two of their last 28 league visitsophy” at Arsenal by focusing on possession.The Gunners were known for their attractive football during Arsene Wenger’s long tenure at the club.They were unable to establish an identity under former boss Unai Emery, but Saka believes that isn’t a pros to Anfield. As well as the aforementioned victory in 1999 they also beat Liverpool on this ground in 1995, with Andrei Kanchelskis scoring both in a 2-1 win.

20 players have been sent off in this fixture in the 44 Premier League meetings, with 11 coming in the last 19 clashes. There has not been a red card issued in the last six ties in league and cup.