Liverpool midfielder Emre Can says that the club cannot afford to drop any more points in the Premier League title race after suffering a 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace on Monday night.
It was a hugely disappointing result for the club considering that they had only a slender margin over the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United. The latter are only three points behind the Reds after having played two games list. Hence, United could potentially leapfrog Liverpool in the race for the top four, which is of paramount importance to Liverpool considering that the Champions League qualification is at stake.
After having experience with just one campaign in the Premier European competition since 2009, the club are in danger of being forgotten as one of the elite teams in the world. Liverpool have won the Champions League an incredible five times and are the most successful club in England in this regard.
Jurgen Klopp has denied suggestions that Liverpool have a mentality problem when it comes to facing the teams from the bottom half of the table.
Even though Liverpool have an outstanding record against the top teams, the club has struggled against lower opposition. Losses against the likes of Leicester City, Swansea, and Burnley standout from the crowd in the second half of the campaign. As a result of these and defeats, Liverpool have been unable to make progress in the league table despite getting high-profile victories against the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham since the turn of the year.
Klopp has in fact had an excellent record against the top teams since his arrival at Anfield. The record against the lower opposition is certainly not spectacular. This has led to suggestions that the club may possess a mentality problem against the lower opposition. Continue reading
Jurgen Klopp says that Liverpool will need to maintain their work rate in order to have any chance of getting something from the game against Burnley this weekend.
Liverpool suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against Burnley earlier in the season. It is one of the several points dropped for Jurgen Klopp’s men in games against lower ranked opposition. Even though they have been unbeaten against the top six including a win against Arsenal during the weekend, Liverpool have certainly suffered a lot when it comes to the games against underdogs. As a result,Klopp has issued a word of caution ahead of the game with Burnley.
Liverpool go into the game in the top three places after the win over Arsenal. Even though the club has managed only two wins in 2017, Liverpool will be reasonably confident about a top four finish as a result of this victory. The victory over Arsenal lifted the club two points above the gunners and back into the top four. Continue reading
Liverpool FC prepares to bolster their attack ahead of next season with plans to sign top European targets when the transfer window re-opens in August.
According to the latest reports, the Anfield outfit is keen on capturing the signatures of Borussia Dortmund superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dynamo Kyiv’s Andriy Yarmolenko.
Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp worked with the Gabon striker, Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund and is considering the speedy striker as the perfect replacement for struggling Daniel Sturridge who has had a difficult campaign in front of goal with just two goals in the Premier League haven made five league starts this term. The former Chelsea man has spend much of his time either on the bench or being laid-off due to injury.
The director of Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Waztke has disclosed that Aubameyang would be available at a fee around £60m, putting top clubs like Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea in a race for his signature. The 27-year-old has been enjoying another successful season at Dortmund scoring 20 goals in all competitions this term. Continue reading
The race to make it to the finals of the FA Cup 2017 has really heated up! Gone are the days when English football was dominated by a few big teams – now, even though the playing field is not really level, there is much greater competition. The ‘smaller” teams are really challenging for the top spots.
Last year the winner of the English Premier league was Leicester City
. A team that people who are not followers of the EPL might have never heard of! Continue reading
Liverpool FC have two birthdays.
They do not celebrate it though due to their history. The club started far back in 1892, meaning the club is 125 years in 2017. However Liverpool are not celebrating their birthday due to their complicated split from Everton.
The club was originally called “Everton Football Club and Athletic Ground Company Limited” was incorporated at Companies House January 26 1892. Though the club was incorporated they did not become “Liverpool FC” until June 3, 1892 as there were two Everton football clubs at the Merseyside.
The president of Everton then John Houlding and the owner of Anfield had a row with a group of directors at Everton over the rent he was charging the club. There was just one Everton FC. The disgruntled directors resolved to move to a new stadium at Goodison with the vice president William Barclay resigning his role in protest in the absence of Houlding. Continue reading
Liverpool ended 2016 in style. The Reds got the better of Premier League title rivals Manchester City 1-0 at Anfield to move within six points of leaders Chelsea. The performance of the team was far from impressive, but it was the final score that was the topic of discussion and was encouraging.
The Merseyside outfit, though, have failed to maintain that momentum in January and have slipped down to fourth in the Premier League table. A 3-2 defeat to relegation candidates Swansea City at Anfield has put Jurgen Klopp’s side as many as 10 points behind leaders Chelsea. Continue reading
Jurgen Klopp is confident that Liverpool will avoid the same fate as Arsenal when they take on Everton at Goodison Park on Monday night.
After having gone more than five games without a win, Everton finally managed to secure a victory in the league. It came in the form of a comeback success over title chasing Arsenal. The 2-1 win over the gunners was achieved in incredible circumstances, as the club were clearly buoyed by the home support, who acted as the 12th
man. Since then, Arsenal have gone on to lose against Manchester City by the same score.
As title chasing Liverpool come to Goodison Park, the possibility of a similar fate suffered by Arsenal has been put forward to manager Jurgen Klopp. Incidentally, this will also be his first taste of the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. The Liverpool manager, who has already seen his team throw away games in the 4-3 loss against Bournemouth and 2-2 draw with West Ham, says that his team are more than well-equipped to deal with the threat posed by the home team. Continue reading
Although he couldn’t engineer the win that all Liverpool fans most desperately wanted and the three points that were required to keep pace with leaders Chelsea, the game against The Old Enemy highlighted once again that Jurgen Klopp is absolutely the right man for The Reds.
Seeing Klopp engaged in a bust-up with Jose Mourinho on the touchline made the German even more popular with Liverpool fans who are no admirers of Mourinho after his tomfoolery as Chelsea manager in the Rafa Benitez years.
Although it was a disappointing result after being ahead for much of the game, a point at the home of Manchester United can be seen as a decent outcome and leaves Liverpool still on the heels of Chelsea with players returning to enhance Klopp’s options over the next few games. Continue reading
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has thanked manager Jurgen Klopp for the impressive start he has been to the season.
The former Southampton defender looked out of sorts in his first season at Anfield. This led to rumours that a swift departure was on the cards. However, he has been able to find a manager who trusts in him a lot. Following the departure of Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren has been the default first choice player at the centre of the defence. He has featured in nine league games and managed to score one goal – in the 4-2 win against Crystal Palace.
It is a tremendous improvement from the Croatian, and he says that Klopp is a major factor. In the past, defending has been a major problem for Liverpool as they have never struggled to score goals in recent memory. Buoyed by the presence of players like Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, and, more recently, Philippe Coutinho, the team has been great going forward.
At the back, Klopp continues to admit that the team is not at its best, but they have been able to go without a defeat since the loss against Burnley earlier in the campaign. Lovren now claims that he is playing at his best just like he was at Southampton.
“When I started to play with Jurgen Klopp I think people were then able to see the difference between the first and the second season here for me.He just believes in us and I think that has helped me to get back to the form I showed at Southampton or during the couple of years before that in France.I would say he works 24 hours a day on everything at the club.He knows everything that is happening, and he wants us to give that same 100 per cent on the pitch,” said Lovren.