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  1. Harvey Elliott has reflected on his early journey as a Liverpool player as he signed his first professional contract on Monday.The 17 year-old has signed a three-year deal which is the maximum length for a player of that age.The Fulham youth product came to the Reds last summer with big wraps attached having being the youngest player to make a Premier League appearance at just 16 years and 30 days.A lot of clubs were interested in him but the combination of being a lifelong Red and the prospect of being managed by one of the best developers of young talent meant that Liverpool were the right club for him.The progress of Elliott has been steady making eight appearances which is compiled of six starts in the Carabao and FA Cups and two late substitute appearances in the league.Speaking after signing on the dotted line, Elliott displayed his clear delight as the Echo reported.“I think since the first day I've walked in, it's been an indescribable journey so far.“I think now to top it off with my first professional contract is a dream come true for me and my family. “I'm excited to see what the future holds and I'm just excited to give everything to the club and the fans.“I think when I stepped out on the Anfield pitch when I played Arsenal (for his home debut), I think it was an emotional thing for me. To obviously be watching the players and to be playing them with them, honestly it's a dream come true.“To be in and around the fans as well, to hear them singing You'll Never Walk Alone when you're stepping out on the pitch, it did bring a tear to my eye. I just can't wait to give everything back to them and just to show them what I can do." Jurgen Klopp was understandably thrilled with the news and paid great credit to the character of the young winger."I think the public maybe doesn’t know the real Harvey yet and part of that is because we have looked to shield and protect him.“But he is such a nice, polite, humble boy – who is appreciative of the talent and opportunity he has – and just loves football. “He loves the game first and foremost, would play every minute of every day if he could – and he loves this club also and that’s a nice mixture."But Klopp issued a word of caution regarding the next step for Harvey.“What is critical – so important – is that he is given time and space to develop. He will get that from us. “He needs to be allowed to make mistakes while he learns and not feel more pressure than is right and fair.“He is young and he is in the early stages of his development still.“What is great is that he has the perfect culture here and we will protect him. The senior players and the coaches really care about him and are as excited as I am about his future.“We now have shared responsibility. He must remain committed to learning and improvement and we must ensure he has the opportunity to do that.”
  2. Harvey Elliott has reflected on his early journey as a Liverpool player as he signed his first professional contract on Monday.The 17 year-old has signed a three-year deal which is the maximum length for a player of that age.The Fulham youth product came to the Reds last summer with big wraps attached having being the youngest player to make a Premier League appearance at just 16 years and 30 days.A lot of clubs were interested in him but the combination of being a lifelong Red and the prospect of being managed by one of the best developers of young talent meant that Liverpool were the right club for him.The progress of Elliott has been steady making eight appearances which is compiled of six starts in the Carabao and FA Cups and two late substitute appearances in the league.Speaking after signing on the dotted line, Elliott displayed his clear delight as the Echo reported.“I think since the first day I've walked in, it's been an indescribable journey so far.“I think now to top it off with my first professional contract is a dream come true for me and my family. “I'm excited to see what the future holds and I'm just excited to give everything to the club and the fans.“I think when I stepped out on the Anfield pitch when I played Arsenal (for his home debut), I think it was an emotional thing for me. To obviously be watching the players and to be playing them with them, honestly it's a dream come true.“To be in and around the fans as well, to hear them singing You'll Never Walk Alone when you're stepping out on the pitch, it did bring a tear to my eye. I just can't wait to give everything back to them and just to show them what I can do." Jurgen Klopp was understandably thrilled with the news and paid great credit to the character of the young winger."I think the public maybe doesn’t know the real Harvey yet and part of that is because we have looked to shield and protect him.“But he is such a nice, polite, humble boy – who is appreciative of the talent and opportunity he has – and just loves football. “He loves the game first and foremost, would play every minute of every day if he could – and he loves this club also and that’s a nice mixture."But Klopp issued a word of caution regarding the next step for Harvey.“What is critical – so important – is that he is given time and space to develop. He will get that from us. “He needs to be allowed to make mistakes while he learns and not feel more pressure than is right and fair.“He is young and he is in the early stages of his development still.“What is great is that he has the perfect culture here and we will protect him. The senior players and the coaches really care about him and are as excited as I am about his future.“We now have shared responsibility. He must remain committed to learning and improvement and we must ensure he has the opportunity to do that.” View full article
  3. Ian Wright has hailed the overall impact of Roberto Firmino as the introduction of the Brazilian coincided with Liverpool finally being able to the break down a stubborn Aston Villa outfit on Sunday.Divock Origi replaced the workhorse centre forward in the starting lineup to minimal effect, and with chances at a premium, Jürgen Klopp turned to Firmino and while he did not get on the scoresheet, his subtle movement played a key role in the Sadio Mane strike and that was certainly not lost on the Arsenal legend.The Echo(via PLP) reported Wright as saying:“The team is used to him. The team knows what he’s about. The positions he takes up, they’re clever," “Even this goal, you could say Villa could’ve got tighter, but his movement opens up a little space for Naby Keita to get the time, and his movement in the box takes the defender away so Sadio Mane can score the goal.“It’s just clever little movements. He’s so good. What he does is so important to what Liverpool do. "When he’s not playing, it’s so noticeable. No-one else can do what he does.” "In terms of Origi, his Liverpool career has been littered by purple patches, with long barren spells in between.Being a back up to the World class front three Is certainly a difficult task as regular minutes are unlikely to occur unless there is a injury.When he does get an opportunity like he did against Villa he needs to make the most of it otherwise it will raise questions about his status in the squad like Michael Owen has done.The former Reds striker feels like his presence dissuaded Klopp going for Timo Werner.“Origi’s just signed a new contract and Minamino’s only just signed (for the club).“They are there and they’re fixed but that doesn’t mean you can’t question whether they should be. “Origi signing a new long-term deal was almost Liverpool…they were loyal to him weren’t they?“He’d done what he’d done [in the Champions League] and all of a sudden they they thought he’s done that so you have to give them a new contract.“That’s now prevented them from going and spending big money on a back-up striker.“Timo Werner was obviously a player that Liverpool were linked to and he’s eventually gone to Chelsea. “I think that type of player would have been brilliant for Liverpool. ‘“They signed Origi on a long-term contract that virtually ruled out a back-up striker and I’m not sure that they don’t need a better one.’
  4. Ian Wright has hailed the overall impact of Roberto Firmino as the introduction of the Brazilian coincided with Liverpool finally being able to the break down a stubborn Aston Villa outfit on Sunday.Divock Origi replaced the workhorse centre forward in the starting lineup to minimal effect, and with chances at a premium, Jürgen Klopp turned to Firmino and while he did not get on the scoresheet, his subtle movement played a key role in the Sadio Mane strike and that was certainly not lost on the Arsenal legend.The Echo(via PLP) reported Wright as saying:“The team is used to him. The team knows what he’s about. The positions he takes up, they’re clever," “Even this goal, you could say Villa could’ve got tighter, but his movement opens up a little space for Naby Keita to get the time, and his movement in the box takes the defender away so Sadio Mane can score the goal.“It’s just clever little movements. He’s so good. What he does is so important to what Liverpool do. "When he’s not playing, it’s so noticeable. No-one else can do what he does.” "In terms of Origi, his Liverpool career has been littered by purple patches, with long barren spells in between.Being a back up to the World class front three Is certainly a difficult task as regular minutes are unlikely to occur unless there is a injury.When he does get an opportunity like he did against Villa he needs to make the most of it otherwise it will raise questions about his status in the squad like Michael Owen has done.The former Reds striker feels like his presence dissuaded Klopp going for Timo Werner.“Origi’s just signed a new contract and Minamino’s only just signed (for the club).“They are there and they’re fixed but that doesn’t mean you can’t question whether they should be. “Origi signing a new long-term deal was almost Liverpool…they were loyal to him weren’t they?“He’d done what he’d done [in the Champions League] and all of a sudden they they thought he’s done that so you have to give them a new contract.“That’s now prevented them from going and spending big money on a back-up striker.“Timo Werner was obviously a player that Liverpool were linked to and he’s eventually gone to Chelsea. “I think that type of player would have been brilliant for Liverpool. ‘“They signed Origi on a long-term contract that virtually ruled out a back-up striker and I’m not sure that they don’t need a better one.’ View full article
  5. Jürgen Klopp has expressed his delight with Curtis Jones committing to the club for the next five seasons.The home-grown talent has impressed when given opportunities in domestic cup competitions famously scoring the winner in the FA Cup against Everton earlier this season and also showing nerves of steel to score the winning penalty in the Carabao Cup thriller against Arsenal.The manager has signalled that the 19 year-old will play an increased role in the seasons ahead and expressed his delight about the signature.The Official site reported Klopp as saying:"Today’s news is more about reward. "When Curtis signed we made promises to him that if he continued to improve and grow as a player that we would make sure we recognised that and that is what we have now done. “That is our way here.“We want our young players to achieve their maximum and a big part of that is keeping the focus on their journey and not just a destination. You have to make sure their development is constant, otherwise you are failing them.“I could not be more pleased or proud to see how he has blossomed. Super attitude – brilliant application – and a really important member of this squad now.“His quality is not in doubt; technically and ability-wise at the highest level. But plenty of young players have the skills, it’s about more than that if you want to achieve potential and Curtis is showing it.“For Curtis now it’s about continuing his improvement. If he does that, he can achieve anything he wants in the game. I think we are the perfect environment for him, so it’s a very cool situation.“I love it that our supporters will be able to enjoy having more than one ‘Scouser in our team”The youngster was naturally thrilled to commit to his boyhood club and the faith that they have shown in him. “For me, as everyone knows, it's massive. “It’s my boyhood club and it's the whole of my family's club as well. “For me it's huge. I think the environment and stuff is all positive and keeps me as positive as I can. Of course we're working with a great manager and around the best team in the world, so for me it was easy and [I'm] extremely proud. Jones said that he loves learning from the senior midfield unit and has placed high expectations in what he wants to achieve at the club.“Once I sign, I don't really think about that. "I just want to go out on the pitch and be the best I can and show everybody the player that I'm going to be in the future. "As soon as I signed now, I'm straight back out there, 100 per cent work again. “As I said before, I'm looking forward to the opportunities that the manager and the rest of the staff will be giving. “I'm here to make history at the club and try and be a legend at the club and want to be remembered by the whole of the fans throughout the whole time that LFC lasts.” View full article
  6. James Milner has revealed how he embraced the challenge of being Liverpool’s fill-in left-back during the 2016/7 season.Throughout his distinguished career, Milner has shown a great deal of versatility and professionalism.In the days of ‘stroppy antics’, Milner is of the old-guard in putting his head down and producing a real good shift for the team even if it meant playing out of his customary position.But even he admits to raising a eyebrow when Jürgen Klopp came to him in time of a positional crisis when the incumbent left-back Alberto Moreno had produced one poor performance too many even for the patient manager to tolerate.Milner recalled the story per The Mirror (via Sky Sports):“It was what the manager needed at the time.“There's always going to be positions you prefer but you do what's needed for the team.“I suppose at that point I could have turned around and said, 'No I don't want to do that, I want to leave.“A few of the boys were a bit surprised when we set up at pre-season training the next day and I was at left-back, but that was part of the fun.”Milner admitted that Klopp has a true level of persuasion about him and the way the German put the challenge to him made him more willing to embrace it. “Yeah I think so, you can see how he is around the team, but it's also wanting to be part of that."Do you want to walk away from Liverpool and a manager of his calibre and not be part of something? I did the job as best I could and the year after that I don't know what was in his mind."Maybe he thought, 'Left-back, that's him done,' so it was a challenge to force my way back into the reckoning in midfield and I managed to do that."Despite plenty of reports linking him back to his boyhood club Leeds last December, the veteran put pen to paper on a contract extension which sees him commit to the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.Milner has never hid his admiration for the Yorkshire club and you get the sense that he would love to make a fairytale return one day.“You never know in football, what's around the corner, but I just want to contribute and win as many trophies as I can for Liverpool and add to the great history here,“I'm biased, but I think the Premier League will be a better place for Leeds in it, and it will be weird to play against them next season.“It seems a long time ago since I pulled on that shirt, you look back at photos and see how big the shirts were back then."Plenty has changed since then, unfortunately I was part of the team that got relegated and they haven't come back and recovered just yet."It would be great to see them back next season and their fans are incredible as well." View full article
  7. Jürgen Klopp has expressed his delight with Curtis Jones committing to the club for the next five seasons.The home-grown talent has impressed when given opportunities in domestic cup competitions famously scoring the winner in the FA Cup against Everton earlier this season and also showing nerves of steel to score the winning penalty in the Carabao Cup thriller against Arsenal.The manager has signalled that the 19 year-old will play an increased role in the seasons ahead and expressed his delight about the signature.The Official site reported Klopp as saying:"Today’s news is more about reward. "When Curtis signed we made promises to him that if he continued to improve and grow as a player that we would make sure we recognised that and that is what we have now done. “That is our way here.“We want our young players to achieve their maximum and a big part of that is keeping the focus on their journey and not just a destination. You have to make sure their development is constant, otherwise you are failing them.“I could not be more pleased or proud to see how he has blossomed. Super attitude – brilliant application – and a really important member of this squad now.“His quality is not in doubt; technically and ability-wise at the highest level. But plenty of young players have the skills, it’s about more than that if you want to achieve potential and Curtis is showing it.“For Curtis now it’s about continuing his improvement. If he does that, he can achieve anything he wants in the game. I think we are the perfect environment for him, so it’s a very cool situation.“I love it that our supporters will be able to enjoy having more than one ‘Scouser in our team”The youngster was naturally thrilled to commit to his boyhood club and the faith that they have shown in him. “For me, as everyone knows, it's massive. “It’s my boyhood club and it's the whole of my family's club as well. “For me it's huge. I think the environment and stuff is all positive and keeps me as positive as I can. Of course we're working with a great manager and around the best team in the world, so for me it was easy and [I'm] extremely proud. Jones said that he loves learning from the senior midfield unit and has placed high expectations in what he wants to achieve at the club.“Once I sign, I don't really think about that. "I just want to go out on the pitch and be the best I can and show everybody the player that I'm going to be in the future. "As soon as I signed now, I'm straight back out there, 100 per cent work again. “As I said before, I'm looking forward to the opportunities that the manager and the rest of the staff will be giving. “I'm here to make history at the club and try and be a legend at the club and want to be remembered by the whole of the fans throughout the whole time that LFC lasts.”
  8. James Milner has revealed how he embraced the challenge of being Liverpool’s fill-in left-back during the 2016/7 season.Throughout his distinguished career, Milner has shown a great deal of versatility and professionalism.In the days of ‘stroppy antics’, Milner is of the old-guard in putting his head down and producing a real good shift for the team even if it meant playing out of his customary position.But even he admits to raising a eyebrow when Jürgen Klopp came to him in time of a positional crisis when the incumbent left-back Alberto Moreno had produced one poor performance too many even for the patient manager to tolerate.Milner recalled the story per The Mirror (via Sky Sports):“It was what the manager needed at the time.“There's always going to be positions you prefer but you do what's needed for the team.“I suppose at that point I could have turned around and said, 'No I don't want to do that, I want to leave.“A few of the boys were a bit surprised when we set up at pre-season training the next day and I was at left-back, but that was part of the fun.”Milner admitted that Klopp has a true level of persuasion about him and the way the German put the challenge to him made him more willing to embrace it. “Yeah I think so, you can see how he is around the team, but it's also wanting to be part of that."Do you want to walk away from Liverpool and a manager of his calibre and not be part of something? I did the job as best I could and the year after that I don't know what was in his mind."Maybe he thought, 'Left-back, that's him done,' so it was a challenge to force my way back into the reckoning in midfield and I managed to do that."Despite plenty of reports linking him back to his boyhood club Leeds last December, the veteran put pen to paper on a contract extension which sees him commit to the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.Milner has never hid his admiration for the Yorkshire club and you get the sense that he would love to make a fairytale return one day.“You never know in football, what's around the corner, but I just want to contribute and win as many trophies as I can for Liverpool and add to the great history here,“I'm biased, but I think the Premier League will be a better place for Leeds in it, and it will be weird to play against them next season.“It seems a long time ago since I pulled on that shirt, you look back at photos and see how big the shirts were back then."Plenty has changed since then, unfortunately I was part of the team that got relegated and they haven't come back and recovered just yet."It would be great to see them back next season and their fans are incredible as well."
  9. Jürgen Klopp has reflected on his life in Football, what makes Liverpool such a good fit for himself and why he doesn’t see himself as special.The German entrenched himself further in Liverpool folklore last week when they were officially crowned as Premier League champions after a 30 year wait.It was the culmination of a stellar last 12 months which has also seen the club claim the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup.In a wide ranging interview with the Mirror, Klopp discusses his love for the game and why being at Liverpool is such a good combination.“I love the game so much which is why I had this affection for Liverpool. And when it came up, it was an easy decision."I was hoping the people would be really open for a new guy and I was really open for a new challenge and a new club.“And from day one, it clicked.“The passion the people have for this club is exceptional. “The way they went through the darkest moments possible - how they deal with it but don’t forget it - is exceptional.“I am sure that is why the status of the manager at this club is different to other clubs.“I had no idea about that before I came here. People told me about it and I said … ‘yeah, we will see’.“And that’s the way it is.The downside to being the head figure at one of the iconic teams in world sport is the lack of privacy.It is an aspect that Klopp doesn’t particularly like, but has learnt to live with.“I am sure that is why the status of the manager at this club is different to other clubs.“I had no idea about that before I came here. People told me about it and I said … ‘yeah, we will see’.“And that’s the way it is.“Not being able to live a normal life is the shadow part.“I don’t like it but I have to accept it … (because) my life is too good.I am 53, I am healthy, I work for the best club in the world, I earn really a lot of money.“Life is not perfect but it’s not for anybody so why should it be for me?” The future status of Klopp has been a massive of great discussion even after he signed his contract extension last year.Klopp who undertook a university degree and worked in sports science before becoming a manager has not have a set date in mind but one thing is for sure, he won’t on the bench into his 70s.“I don’t see me doing that at that age.“When I became a manager [aged 33], I thought … ‘right, now 25 power years start.“I was seven and a half years at Mainz, seven at Dortmund and in 2024 (when his current contract at Liverpool ends) it will be 23 and half.“I have no plans beyond that.“When it is time, hopefully I am still healthy and I can say … ‘great, I loved it but now I would like to watch other people doing it’.“So, I hope I find this inner mood to say … ‘see you later, I wish you all the best, best of luck, love you all but don’t call because of any football matters.“That’s the plan.Despite all the achievements that Klopp has achieved in the game, his ego is well and truly in check and still views himself in a normal light.“I am still the normal one, “I. Am. Not. Special.“I have a few skills and, luckily, they are needed in football, which is something I really love.“But that’s all. I am not special. I am not fishing for compliments.“I think I am a good guy, I think I am a nice guy. That sounds boring but it is the truth.”Liverpool fans will have to agree to disagree with Jürgen on this matter, he is truly in the special category.
  10. Jürgen Klopp has reflected on his life in Football, what makes Liverpool such a good fit for himself and why he doesn’t see himself as special.The German entrenched himself further in Liverpool folklore last week when they were officially crowned as Premier League champions after a 30 year wait.It was the culmination of a stellar last 12 months which has also seen the club claim the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup.In a wide ranging interview with the Mirror, Klopp discusses his love for the game and why being at Liverpool is such a good combination.“I love the game so much which is why I had this affection for Liverpool. And when it came up, it was an easy decision."I was hoping the people would be really open for a new guy and I was really open for a new challenge and a new club.“And from day one, it clicked.“The passion the people have for this club is exceptional. “The way they went through the darkest moments possible - how they deal with it but don’t forget it - is exceptional.“I am sure that is why the status of the manager at this club is different to other clubs.“I had no idea about that before I came here. People told me about it and I said … ‘yeah, we will see’.“And that’s the way it is.The downside to being the head figure at one of the iconic teams in world sport is the lack of privacy.It is an aspect that Klopp doesn’t particularly like, but has learnt to live with.“I am sure that is why the status of the manager at this club is different to other clubs.“I had no idea about that before I came here. People told me about it and I said … ‘yeah, we will see’.“And that’s the way it is.“Not being able to live a normal life is the shadow part.“I don’t like it but I have to accept it … (because) my life is too good.I am 53, I am healthy, I work for the best club in the world, I earn really a lot of money.“Life is not perfect but it’s not for anybody so why should it be for me?” The future status of Klopp has been a massive of great discussion even after he signed his contract extension last year.Klopp who undertook a university degree and worked in sports science before becoming a manager has not have a set date in mind but one thing is for sure, he won’t on the bench into his 70s.“I don’t see me doing that at that age.“When I became a manager [aged 33], I thought … ‘right, now 25 power years start.“I was seven and a half years at Mainz, seven at Dortmund and in 2024 (when his current contract at Liverpool ends) it will be 23 and half.“I have no plans beyond that.“When it is time, hopefully I am still healthy and I can say … ‘great, I loved it but now I would like to watch other people doing it’.“So, I hope I find this inner mood to say … ‘see you later, I wish you all the best, best of luck, love you all but don’t call because of any football matters.“That’s the plan.Despite all the achievements that Klopp has achieved in the game, his ego is well and truly in check and still views himself in a normal light.“I am still the normal one, “I. Am. Not. Special.“I have a few skills and, luckily, they are needed in football, which is something I really love.“But that’s all. I am not special. I am not fishing for compliments.“I think I am a good guy, I think I am a nice guy. That sounds boring but it is the truth.”Liverpool fans will have to agree to disagree with Jürgen on this matter, he is truly in the special category. View full article
  11. Mo Salah has emphatically put to bed any doubt that he is thinking of leaving the Reds anytime soon.In a wide ranging interview, the Egyptian superstar discusses his wish to win more honours with the Reds and not waste this remarkable era that the club is in.The Mirror (Via Bein Sports) reported Salah as saying:“We should make a great use of this generation, as we have good chemistry between us and you can find harmony and everyone knows what to do and where to find our team-mates.“Staying at our peak is not something easy but we’ll play hard to keep winning trophies. It’s impossible to me to say that I have enough trophies and I reached my maximum. I will continue to do my best to make next year better than the one before.As with any world class talent, Salah has attracted interest from rival clubs on the continent, but he has brushed away any such thoughts and revealed a long-held dream of playing for Liverpool. “I’m very happy. “I can’t describe my feelings after we won the league after 30 years. I can see people’s joy and this is so important for all of us. I enjoy the atmosphere here. I love this place and I hope to stay for a long time“The atmosphere here is different to any other place. It’s really special. I remember I even felt that when I was playing with Chelsea, and that is what made me feel wanting to play here, and to come to play with Liverpool.“Everything is special about it, from the beginning, hearing You’ll Never Walk Alone boosts your enthusiasm and makes you feel you want to give more and more.Salah said leaving the West London club was the best thing to happen to his career.“After I left Chelsea, I was determined to go back and change everything.“I went back, won the UEFA Champions League, the league and was the top goal scorer for two seasons, I think I did well.Another perception about Salah is that there is a great deal of tension between he and Sadio Mane but he said it is nothing more than their competitive nature coming to the fore."When I was about to sign for Liverpool, I was worried because he [Sadio Mane] was playing in my position and that made me worry about playing more often’“But Jurgen Klopp personally explained to me that Mane will play on the other side.“We have adapted well as a team and our understanding is perfect. If this continues, we can achieve more. It’s difficult to maintain our current level, but it’s not impossible.“With Mane it is isn’t a fight. "Everyone wants to help Liverpool to win and support other team mates. "Sometimes we get angry in the match but that finished immediately after we helped Liverpool with our goals and assists." View full article
  12. Mo Salah has emphatically put to bed any doubt that he is thinking of leaving the Reds anytime soon.In a wide ranging interview, the Egyptian superstar discusses his wish to win more honours with the Reds and not waste this remarkable era that the club is in.The Mirror (Via Bein Sports) reported Salah as saying:“We should make a great use of this generation, as we have good chemistry between us and you can find harmony and everyone knows what to do and where to find our team-mates.“Staying at our peak is not something easy but we’ll play hard to keep winning trophies. It’s impossible to me to say that I have enough trophies and I reached my maximum. I will continue to do my best to make next year better than the one before.As with any world class talent, Salah has attracted interest from rival clubs on the continent, but he has brushed away any such thoughts and revealed a long-held dream of playing for Liverpool. “I’m very happy. “I can’t describe my feelings after we won the league after 30 years. I can see people’s joy and this is so important for all of us. I enjoy the atmosphere here. I love this place and I hope to stay for a long time“The atmosphere here is different to any other place. It’s really special. I remember I even felt that when I was playing with Chelsea, and that is what made me feel wanting to play here, and to come to play with Liverpool.“Everything is special about it, from the beginning, hearing You’ll Never Walk Alone boosts your enthusiasm and makes you feel you want to give more and more.Salah said leaving the West London club was the best thing to happen to his career.“After I left Chelsea, I was determined to go back and change everything.“I went back, won the UEFA Champions League, the league and was the top goal scorer for two seasons, I think I did well.Another perception about Salah is that there is a great deal of tension between he and Sadio Mane but he said it is nothing more than their competitive nature coming to the fore."When I was about to sign for Liverpool, I was worried because he [Sadio Mane] was playing in my position and that made me worry about playing more often’“But Jurgen Klopp personally explained to me that Mane will play on the other side.“We have adapted well as a team and our understanding is perfect. If this continues, we can achieve more. It’s difficult to maintain our current level, but it’s not impossible.“With Mane it is isn’t a fight. "Everyone wants to help Liverpool to win and support other team mates. "Sometimes we get angry in the match but that finished immediately after we helped Liverpool with our goals and assists."
  13. Danny Murphy has ridiculed the idea of Liverpool getting a guard of honour by Manchester City ahead of their clash on Thursday night calling the whole tradition as a ‘load of nonsense.’City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that his side will honour that tradition in their first game since been crowned as Premier League Champions.But the former Liverpool midfielder says that he thinks it is a relic from the past and both supporters and players would.rather it not go ahead especially when it comes to paying tribute to major rival.The Echo (via Talksport) reported Murphy as saying:“It’s a perception of respect, ‘the right thing to do’, the message you’re trying to send to the football world that when somebody wins, that you show respect and grace.“The fact City will be doing it on Thursday will show humility, saying ‘well done’ to Liverpool and appreciation for their quality. I think it’s a load of nonsense!“I don’t know where it started and why it started, I would feel uncomfortable doing it. I’d do it because you have to do it, but I wouldn’t want to do it, because it’s not done with sincerity.Murphy said respect between the teams is natural but to have such a open display is not necessary. “If I was a Liverpool player and United won the league, you know they’re better than you, you respect that and you’re trying your best to be like them, so they know you respect them.“The fans don’t want you to do it, the players don’t really want to do it, it’s all for effect and it doesn’t mean anything.”“Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfielder, probably, in the world, and he’s clapping his hands and giving a guard of honour to players who can’t even lace his boots."Liverpool have had the shoe on the other foot in more recent times, giving Chelsea a guard of honour when they won the league in the 2014/5 season at Stamford Bridge.Back then there was a similar discussion, as it was a fierce rival.However through gritted teeth and a chorus of ridicule from the home stands, Steven Gerrard led his team in the tribute.Whether Murphy likes it or not, the guard of honour will go ahead at a empty Etihad stadium and will be further vindication of this team's fine achievement. View full article
  14. Jordan Henderson says that Winning the Premier League is the perfect tribute for one the clubs greatest players in Steven Gerrard.Henderson famously took over the captaincy mantle from Gerrard for the 2015/6 season and the pair have stayed close since.The 30 year-old knew all too well how much winning the League title meant to Gerrard, and felt it was in his personal duty to bring the trophy to Anfield.The Mirror reported the current leader as saying:“This one is quite personal for me and definitely to do it for Stevie is quite big – I know how much it would mean to him to win the Premier League title.“He is so happy for us to be able to do that. “I have spoken to Stevie and I will speak to him over the next few days but of course everything that he has done for me and this football club (is so important).“I was devastated in 2014 that we couldn’t get over the line for him but I know that he will be so happy and so proud of this team to be able to bring the Premier League trophy to Liverpool and, yes, to do it for him is big.” Gerrard sent Henderson a personal message last week after the title was clinched saying saying: "Couldn’t have passed it to a better person...proud of you, mate.”Last year the Liverpool talisman spoke openly about his ‘open wound’ relating to the infamous end to the 2013/4 season.“This wound has been open since my experience."I am not sure it will close because I can't change that experience and my experience."It doesn't affect how I feel towards what I am looking in on now.”However Henderson hopes that is not the case and Gerrard can rejoice in the moment."No one will ever replace him. It wasn’t even in my mind when I took over the captaincy to replace him, it was just to do the best I could the best for this football club and this team and that is all i ever try to do. “In terms of Steven Gerrard, no one will ever replace him."“This is not only for us as players and the fans but it is also for players like Stevie, Kenny who mean so much to this football club.”Henderson is not one to dwell on personal accolades, despite being the first Englishman to captain his team to Champions League, European Super Cup, Club World Cup and Premier League glory.“I haven’t even thought about stuff like that.“I’m just honoured to give back the fans what they have wanted so badly.”And he is not finished there.“There’s a lot more to come because we can still do better and still be better." View full article
  15. Jürgen Klopp has once again hosed down any expectations of Liverpool being big players in the transfer market this summer.The COVID-19 global pandemic has hit the finances of Football clubs all over the world, and in some extreme cases seen some fighting for their very existence.While the evolution of a team is a key ingredient to progress, Liverpool are in the inevitable position of having the majority of their key players either in, or approaching their prime years.It is a testament to how Klopp has steadily built this side and as he told the Echo, there is plenty of internal growth to come from the next generation, and anyone expecting a slew of new signings will end up disappointed. This isn't like fantasy sports when you can select whatever players you like, although if you are a fan of fantasy sports then this draftkings sportsbook promo code will be right up your street.“COVID has of course influenced both sides with ins and outs, that is completely normal.“It's just not likely that it will be the most busy summer in the world. But maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open, we will know more. But this squad...look at it. "It is not a squad you have to change now and say 'OK, we need this position and this position'. "If you are a football supporter, you want a backup for him and him, even if you are completely happy with everyone, you want backups. "We have a lot of...we don't have a first XI, I say we have a first 16 or 17, they can all play to the same level."But we have to use this, 100 per cent.“And what we want to create are our transfers internally. “So now, the first glimpses of Neco Williams, people may have seen him against Arsenal and said 'ah, yes, nice game, he fights a lot'. "But if [elite development coach] Vitor Matos was not here, he would not be here because he has helped a lot. "So bring the boys up. But from the other side, Curtis (Jones), Harvey (Elliott), Ki-Jana (Hoever), Sepp (van den Berg), Yasser (Larouci), Leighton (Clarkson), Jake (Cain), all these boys, they have done really well. And a few I don't know yet but I will know them." Klopp says splashing the cash is not the route to everlasting success that some may believe.“We cannot spend millions and millions and millions because we want to or we think it is nice to do. "We never wanted that. We want to strengthen this squad and this squad is strong. “The problem with a strong squad is how do you improve a strong squad on the transfer market?"It works with money, obviously, that is possible. But it never works only with money. You have to be creative and we try to be creative. "We try to find solutions internally. "And there is still a lot to come. We have three or four players who can make big, big steps. "All players can make steps and that is the pressure we make as well, internally. So while the links to players such as Kylian Mbappe, Kalidou Koulibaly and Jadon Sancho still continue to fill column inches the man that knows best is pretty content with how things currently stand.And when you have led the team to Premier and Champions League glory in the last 12 months, life is pretty good.
  16. Jordan Henderson says that Winning the Premier League is the perfect tribute for one the clubs greatest players in Steven Gerrard.Henderson famously took over the captaincy mantle from Gerrard for the 2015/6 season and the pair have stayed close since.The 30 year-old knew all too well how much winning the League title meant to Gerrard, and felt it was in his personal duty to bring the trophy to Anfield.The Mirror reported the current leader as saying:“This one is quite personal for me and definitely to do it for Stevie is quite big – I know how much it would mean to him to win the Premier League title.“He is so happy for us to be able to do that. “I have spoken to Stevie and I will speak to him over the next few days but of course everything that he has done for me and this football club (is so important).“I was devastated in 2014 that we couldn’t get over the line for him but I know that he will be so happy and so proud of this team to be able to bring the Premier League trophy to Liverpool and, yes, to do it for him is big.” Gerrard sent Henderson a personal message last week after the title was clinched saying saying: "Couldn’t have passed it to a better person...proud of you, mate.”Last year the Liverpool talisman spoke openly about his ‘open wound’ relating to the infamous end to the 2013/4 season.“This wound has been open since my experience."I am not sure it will close because I can't change that experience and my experience."It doesn't affect how I feel towards what I am looking in on now.”However Henderson hopes that is not the case and Gerrard can rejoice in the moment."No one will ever replace him. It wasn’t even in my mind when I took over the captaincy to replace him, it was just to do the best I could the best for this football club and this team and that is all i ever try to do. “In terms of Steven Gerrard, no one will ever replace him."“This is not only for us as players and the fans but it is also for players like Stevie, Kenny who mean so much to this football club.”Henderson is not one to dwell on personal accolades, despite being the first Englishman to captain his team to Champions League, European Super Cup, Club World Cup and Premier League glory.“I haven’t even thought about stuff like that.“I’m just honoured to give back the fans what they have wanted so badly.”And he is not finished there.“There’s a lot more to come because we can still do better and still be better."
  17. Jürgen Klopp has once again hosed down any expectations of Liverpool being big players in the transfer market this summer.The COVID-19 global pandemic has hit the finances of Football clubs all over the world, and in some extreme cases seen some fighting for their very existence.While the evolution of a team is a key ingredient to progress, Liverpool are in the inevitable position of having the majority of their key players either in, or approaching their prime years.It is a testament to how Klopp has steadily built this side and as he told the Echo, there is plenty of internal growth to come from the next generation, and anyone expecting a slew of new signings will end up disappointed. “COVID has of course influenced both sides with ins and outs, that is completely normal.“It's just not likely that it will be the most busy summer in the world. But maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open, we will know more. But this squad...look at it. "It is not a squad you have to change now and say 'OK, we need this position and this position'. "If you are a football supporter, you want a backup for him and him, even if you are completely happy with everyone, you want backups. "We have a lot of...we don't have a first XI, I say we have a first 16 or 17, they can all play to the same level."But we have to use this, 100 per cent.“And what we want to create are our transfers internally. “So now, the first glimpses of Neco Williams, people may have seen him against Arsenal and said 'ah, yes, nice game, he fights a lot'. "But if [elite development coach] Vitor Matos was not here, he would not be here because he has helped a lot. "So bring the boys up. But from the other side, Curtis (Jones), Harvey (Elliott), Ki-Jana (Hoever), Sepp (van den Berg), Yasser (Larouci), Leighton (Clarkson), Jake (Cain), all these boys, they have done really well. And a few I don't know yet but I will know them." Klopp says splashing the cash is not the route to everlasting success that some may believe.“We cannot spend millions and millions and millions because we want to or we think it is nice to do. "We never wanted that. We want to strengthen this squad and this squad is strong. “The problem with a strong squad is how do you improve a strong squad on the transfer market?"It works with money, obviously, that is possible. But it never works only with money. You have to be creative and we try to be creative. "We try to find solutions internally. "And there is still a lot to come. We have three or four players who can make big, big steps. "All players can make steps and that is the pressure we make as well, internally. So while the links to players such as Kylian Mbappe, Kalidou Koulibaly and Jadon Sancho still continue to fill column inches the man that knows best is pretty content with how things currently stand.And when you have led the team to Premier and Champions League glory in the last 12 months, life is pretty good.
  18. Danny Murphy has ridiculed the idea of Liverpool getting a guard of honour by Manchester City ahead of their clash on Thursday night calling the whole tradition as a ‘load of nonsense.’City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that his side will honour that tradition in their first game since been crowned as Premier League Champions.But the former Liverpool midfielder says that he thinks it is a relic from the past and both supporters and players would.rather it not go ahead especially when it comes to paying tribute to major rival.The Echo (via Talksport) reported Murphy as saying:“It’s a perception of respect, ‘the right thing to do’, the message you’re trying to send to the football world that when somebody wins, that you show respect and grace.“The fact City will be doing it on Thursday will show humility, saying ‘well done’ to Liverpool and appreciation for their quality. I think it’s a load of nonsense!“I don’t know where it started and why it started, I would feel uncomfortable doing it. I’d do it because you have to do it, but I wouldn’t want to do it, because it’s not done with sincerity.Murphy said respect between the teams is natural but to have such a open display is not necessary. “If I was a Liverpool player and United won the league, you know they’re better than you, you respect that and you’re trying your best to be like them, so they know you respect them.“The fans don’t want you to do it, the players don’t really want to do it, it’s all for effect and it doesn’t mean anything.”“Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfielder, probably, in the world, and he’s clapping his hands and giving a guard of honour to players who can’t even lace his boots."Liverpool have had the shoe on the other foot in more recent times, giving Chelsea a guard of honour when they won the league in the 2014/5 season at Stamford Bridge.Back then there was a similar discussion, as it was a fierce rival.However through gritted teeth and a chorus of ridicule from the home stands, Steven Gerrard led his team in the tribute.Whether Murphy likes it or not, the guard of honour will go ahead at a empty Etihad stadium and will be further vindication of this team's fine achievement.
  19. James Milner says that his move from Man City to Liverpool has clearly been the right one.The versatile veteran made the move in the summer of 2015 for more consistent starting opportunities after being in and out of the City lineup under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini.At the time of joining the Reds, the club was certainly at the crossroads and seemingly with a awful lot of work to get back to the upper echelon of clubs in England let alone Europe.But anyone who has followed the long and distinguished career of ‘Big Games James’ will know that he loves a challenge and would do anything for the team to be successful.The Mirror reported Milner as saying: “I like the fact that a lot of people thought I was making a mistake. That is one of the things that drives you”“I was in a fortunate position of staying at City or going to Liverpool. “City is a great place and I'm sure if I stayed things would have been good.“But it was a chance to go to Liverpool - a hugely successful club but one that didn't have a recent history of winning things.The ex-England international will face his old side when the Reds travel to the Etihad next week. Latest premier league betting odds have the newly crowned Champions as slight favourites for a game that had at one time promised to be a possible title decider before Klopp's men surged clear of their rivals. It wasn't always so, and Milner revealed that he could sense the negative vibes when he arrived at the club but said the mourning period had to come to an end and it was all about moving forward as a club. “There were the near misses a couple of years before where I was on the right side of it."Coming in at Liverpool I saw the hangover of that and the comments such as 'we nearly won the league'. That thinking had to go."They had to move on and you can see from the journey it was bit by bit, improving all the time.“Getting 97 points losing out to a special Man City team and not winning the league, now that’s make or break really.“It’s either 'what else can we do?' Or is it 'you know what, we can do better”After winning the Champions League last season, the final frontier to true greatness was lifting the league title and the players knew exactly what they had to do.“When I came I thought how special it would be to be part of winning a League title.“Everyone was desperate to do it and so to be able to do that now is incredible and I'm so proud to be part of a side to do that, especially when you see the scenes and how much it means to the fans.”Milner has seen a lot in his professional career but what happened on Thursday night was a first and will stay with him for a long period of time.“I think what I’ll remember is just being together with all the lads and staff. “I’ve been fortunate to win it in different ways.The last second of a season, last game of a season, and now the earliest ever in terms of games left.“But to be together was special. I haven’t experienced that before.“If it hadn’t happened Thursday night we’d have still had games to do it but it was just that tension and then the pleasure of being together afterwards.“You see what the boys go through, the pain, the hard work, the sweat, the rockets from the manager.“We’ve all done it together and to be together when we won it was the most special thing I'll always remember.”
  20. James Milner says that his move from Man City to Liverpool has clearly been the right one.The versatile veteran made the move in the summer of 2015 for more consistent starting opportunities after being in and out of the City lineup under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini.At the time of joining the Reds, the club was certainly at the crossroads and seemingly with a awful lot of work to get back to the upper echelon of clubs in England let alone Europe.But anyone who has followed the long and distinguished career of ‘Big Games James’ will know that he loves a challenge and would do anything for the team to be successful.The Mirror reported Milner as saying: “I like the fact that a lot of people thought I was making a mistake. That is one of the things that drives you”“I was in a fortunate position of staying at City or going to Liverpool. “City is a great place and I'm sure if I stayed things would have been good.“But it was a chance to go to Liverpool - a hugely successful club but one that didn't have a recent history of winning things.The ex-England international will face his old side when the Reds travel to the Etihad next week. Latest premier league betting odds have the newly crowned Champions as slight favourites for a game that had at one time promised to be a possible title decider before Klopp's men surged clear of their rivals. It wasn't always so, and Milner revealed that he could sense the negative vibes when he arrived at the club but said the mourning period had to come to an end and it was all about moving forward as a club. “There were the near misses a couple of years before where I was on the right side of it."Coming in at Liverpool I saw the hangover of that and the comments such as 'we nearly won the league'. That thinking had to go."They had to move on and you can see from the journey it was bit by bit, improving all the time.“Getting 97 points losing out to a special Man City team and not winning the league, now that’s make or break really.“It’s either 'what else can we do?' Or is it 'you know what, we can do better”After winning the Champions League last season, the final frontier to true greatness was lifting the league title and the players knew exactly what they had to do.“When I came I thought how special it would be to be part of winning a League title.“Everyone was desperate to do it and so to be able to do that now is incredible and I'm so proud to be part of a side to do that, especially when you see the scenes and how much it means to the fans.”Milner has seen a lot in his professional career but what happened on Thursday night was a first and will stay with him for a long period of time.“I think what I’ll remember is just being together with all the lads and staff. “I’ve been fortunate to win it in different ways.The last second of a season, last game of a season, and now the earliest ever in terms of games left.“But to be together was special. I haven’t experienced that before.“If it hadn’t happened Thursday night we’d have still had games to do it but it was just that tension and then the pleasure of being together afterwards.“You see what the boys go through, the pain, the hard work, the sweat, the rockets from the manager.“We’ve all done it together and to be together when we won it was the most special thing I'll always remember.” View full article
  21. Luis Suarez has expressed his delight for his former team winning their long awaited league title.Suarez was an integral part of the 2013/4 squad which went agonisingly close under Brendan Rodgers.The Barcelona striker is particularly thrilled for Jordan Henderson as he knows first hand the turmoil he went through in his personal life, a difficult adaption to life at a big club and trying to learn from one of the best around in Steven Gerrard.The Official site reported the Uruguayan as saying:“I am so happy for him because when he arrived in Liverpool they had a not-really-good moment. “As some people know he had some problems with his dad (throat cancer battle) and he had really good moments and some bad moments in Liverpool.“He came in from Sunderland and it’s difficult for an English player, when they come to a bigger club. I think when he had near him Steven Gerrard, he can see how Stevie is, how he is all of Liverpool. I think the best teacher he had is Stevie“I will be happy to see him lifting the [Premier League] trophy because he is a really good person. “I speak sometimes with him and I said to him, ‘You have a really good chance this season’“We watch some [Liverpool] games when we can and we see that Jordan, he is the captain from the midfield. "He speaks a lot and for his teammates this is so important, when they have confidence with the captain. “For me, Jordan is one of the best captains in Liverpool’s history.Last season Suarez saw first hand the never-say-die spirit of Jürgen Klopp’s Reds and says they have all the key elements required to be an elite team.“I think the mentality of the players is so important on the pitch. “We arrived in Liverpool 3-0 up, but when you play there they have the supporters and the manager [and] the players are so focused and concentrated on the pitch. It’s difficult. “They scored in the first 10, 15 minutes and they got the confidence to continue their play and in the second half they played fantastic. “We need to accept that and if we’d have scored one goal we would have had a really good chance to continue, but I think they are really good players.”Finally, Suarez had a word with the supporters who used to adore him but the love affair has diminished somewhat due to the way he left the club and the way he conducted himself throughout the semi-final tie last season.He used this opportunity to explain his antics and get back in the good books. “I know some Liverpool supporters were angry with me because I celebrated a goal against Liverpool here in Camp Nou [last season] and for that I am so sad. "I accept that and I say that hopefully they understand my situation: we were playing at home and in the Champions League semi-final. I lived one of the best moments of my life there and I think the supporters didn’t forget how my attitude was in the Liverpool shirt.“But this title is amazing for the supporters, for the players and for the so many people working inside Liverpool. “For the last 30 years they didn’t know how it felt for Liverpool to win the Premier League.“I think they needed this moment, for the Liverpool supporters, for the Liverpool club, for the people, for the Scouse people. I am so happy for them.” View full article
  22. Luis Suarez has expressed his delight for his former team winning their long awaited league title.Suarez was an integral part of the 2013/4 squad which went agonisingly close under Brendan Rodgers.The Barcelona striker is particularly thrilled for Jordan Henderson as he knows first hand the turmoil he went through in his personal life, a difficult adaption to life at a big club and trying to learn from one of the best around in Steven Gerrard.The Official site reported the Uruguayan as saying:“I am so happy for him because when he arrived in Liverpool they had a not-really-good moment. “As some people know he had some problems with his dad (throat cancer battle) and he had really good moments and some bad moments in Liverpool.“He came in from Sunderland and it’s difficult for an English player, when they come to a bigger club. I think when he had near him Steven Gerrard, he can see how Stevie is, how he is all of Liverpool. I think the best teacher he had is Stevie“I will be happy to see him lifting the [Premier League] trophy because he is a really good person. “I speak sometimes with him and I said to him, ‘You have a really good chance this season’“We watch some [Liverpool] games when we can and we see that Jordan, he is the captain from the midfield. "He speaks a lot and for his teammates this is so important, when they have confidence with the captain. “For me, Jordan is one of the best captains in Liverpool’s history.Last season Suarez saw first hand the never-say-die spirit of Jürgen Klopp’s Reds and says they have all the key elements required to be an elite team.“I think the mentality of the players is so important on the pitch. “We arrived in Liverpool 3-0 up, but when you play there they have the supporters and the manager [and] the players are so focused and concentrated on the pitch. It’s difficult. “They scored in the first 10, 15 minutes and they got the confidence to continue their play and in the second half they played fantastic. “We need to accept that and if we’d have scored one goal we would have had a really good chance to continue, but I think they are really good players.”Finally, Suarez had a word with the supporters who used to adore him but the love affair has diminished somewhat due to the way he left the club and the way he conducted himself throughout the semi-final tie last season.He used this opportunity to explain his antics and get back in the good books. “I know some Liverpool supporters were angry with me because I celebrated a goal against Liverpool here in Camp Nou [last season] and for that I am so sad. "I accept that and I say that hopefully they understand my situation: we were playing at home and in the Champions League semi-final. I lived one of the best moments of my life there and I think the supporters didn’t forget how my attitude was in the Liverpool shirt.“But this title is amazing for the supporters, for the players and for the so many people working inside Liverpool. “For the last 30 years they didn’t know how it felt for Liverpool to win the Premier League.“I think they needed this moment, for the Liverpool supporters, for the Liverpool club, for the people, for the Scouse people. I am so happy for them.”
  23. Sir Kenny Dalglish believes that Jordan Henderson comfortably belongs in the upper echelon of great Liverpool captains.Dalglish is the man who brought the former Sunderland midfielder to the club in June of 2011.It is fair to say that the signing had a underwhelming feel to it at a time when the club were looking to get back on its feet again after a horrendous time on and off the pitch.However the man who was brought in to raise the spirits of the fanbase and club in general did not have any doubts on the quality of Henderson.The Mirror reported the iconic figure as saying:“When I signed him) I saw somebody who was better than what we had at that time. That was on the pitch. Then when you get into discussions, he was very balanced, his dad came with him for the conversations which was for me a good sign.“He had a secure home life which helps and he was determined to be a success in football. If I hadn’t given him a chance, it would have been me who would have been wrong. I’m not being modest; you see something you like it and you get it.”"Jordan will be the only Liverpool captain who has lifted this trophy and be a World Club Cup winner as well. He is up there with the captains who have picked up the Champions League.”Dalglish who was the manager in charge when Liverpool won the title 30 years ago says that Jürgen Klopp is a manager that has a unique ability to connect not just with Liverpool fans, but is truly respected by the opposition too. “Obviously Liverpool fans and the players adore Jurgen, but there are a lot of opposition fans who think he is a good fella, too.“You don’t get that with too many managers. You don’t get that. That is quite unique. "Jurgen is the perfect fit for Liverpool. He is perfect.“I am sure he is Scouser. Some people are suited to clubs because of the personality they have and the beliefs they have are similar and that is exactly what Jurgen has.“He is very comfortable in himself because he knows what he does is an honest effort and commitment to success, and he doesn’t mind sharing that success.“He knows what he is doing is the right way for him. Some people might feel intimidated, but when the club had success there were always people in and around the football club. I think that is important to have that.“He is very comfortable and he enjoys sharing the success he has with everybody.”The King had a special word for the group of individuals who follow the club come rain, hail or shine.“The supporters have always been there, right beside the club, it is a fantastic day for them and one they thoroughly deserve,”.“You don’t get the success they have had with four trophies in a year without everybody going in the same direction and everyone supporting each other. “That is what they have done. The manager is the one who set that off.“Everyone has respected their respective roles to get them to this situation. I am sure it is not finished yet.”
  24. Sir Kenny Dalglish believes that Jordan Henderson comfortably belongs in the upper echelon of great Liverpool captains.Dalglish is the man who brought the former Sunderland midfielder to the club in June of 2011.It is fair to say that the signing had a underwhelming feel to it at a time when the club were looking to get back on its feet again after a horrendous time on and off the pitch.However the man who was brought in to raise the spirits of the fanbase and club in general did not have any doubts on the quality of Henderson.The Mirror reported the iconic figure as saying:“When I signed him) I saw somebody who was better than what we had at that time. That was on the pitch. Then when you get into discussions, he was very balanced, his dad came with him for the conversations which was for me a good sign.“He had a secure home life which helps and he was determined to be a success in football. If I hadn’t given him a chance, it would have been me who would have been wrong. I’m not being modest; you see something you like it and you get it.”"Jordan will be the only Liverpool captain who has lifted this trophy and be a World Club Cup winner as well. He is up there with the captains who have picked up the Champions League.”Dalglish who was the manager in charge when Liverpool won the title 30 years ago says that Jürgen Klopp is a manager that has a unique ability to connect not just with Liverpool fans, but is truly respected by the opposition too. “Obviously Liverpool fans and the players adore Jurgen, but there are a lot of opposition fans who think he is a good fella, too.“You don’t get that with too many managers. You don’t get that. That is quite unique. "Jurgen is the perfect fit for Liverpool. He is perfect.“I am sure he is Scouser. Some people are suited to clubs because of the personality they have and the beliefs they have are similar and that is exactly what Jurgen has.“He is very comfortable in himself because he knows what he does is an honest effort and commitment to success, and he doesn’t mind sharing that success.“He knows what he is doing is the right way for him. Some people might feel intimidated, but when the club had success there were always people in and around the football club. I think that is important to have that.“He is very comfortable and he enjoys sharing the success he has with everybody.”The King had a special word for the group of individuals who follow the club come rain, hail or shine.“The supporters have always been there, right beside the club, it is a fantastic day for them and one they thoroughly deserve,”.“You don’t get the success they have had with four trophies in a year without everybody going in the same direction and everyone supporting each other. “That is what they have done. The manager is the one who set that off.“Everyone has respected their respective roles to get them to this situation. I am sure it is not finished yet.” View full article
  25. What makes fans relate to Andy Robertson is his honesty and down to earth nature and that was in full display after Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions on Thursday night.After a global health pandemic put the season in severe jeopardy, there were real concerns that the Reds were going to be able to celebrate their fine season in their own right.But as general life slowly returns to normal, so too does Football and the players were able to finally let loose after Chelsea defeated Man City giving the Reds their crowning moment.Robbo knows a thing about being doubted and proving people wrong.It is something that he has done time and time again throughout his career and it is the ethos that Liverpool have carried with them during this campaign.There was a sense that after having a sensational season in 2018/9 only to be pipped by Man City, that there would be a lingering hangover much like what happened in 2014/5 after the late collapse the season before.But this group isn’t called the ‘mentality monsters’ for no reason.The left-back takes us into their mindset as the Mirror reported.“We are champions, and we are champions by a country mile this season... and we deserve it.“When people thought we might drop points we have shown the world, ‘No, that’s not us’,” he said. “ Leicester away was the perfect example.“So many people were talking about us being fatigued or jet-lagged (after the World Club Cup). “There was no chance that was going to happen and we proved a lot of people wrong that night.“Time and time again we have proven people wrong, with our mentality and our resilience.“Hopefully that continues to be the case, because the minute we stop we will have trouble.But the Scottish captain says as far as he is concerned, that will not be happening.“We will not allow it, and the manager won’t allow it. As long as it is like that we have a fine chance to win trophies every season.” Robertson believes the seeds of the success for this season were sown in Madrid last June.“It was the Champions League final. “We’d got the hurt of the Premier League, and if we had to go home after the last game of the season against Wolves that would have been really tough.“But the fact is, we took the next step. Winning the Champions League made us champions, it made us winners and we got the feeling for it. “That’s why we came back in pre-season as if this year was going to be our year for the Premier League, that we were going to make it our year for the league and we were going to go out and do it.“We just felt we were going to show everyone we can win the league, could go again and get the better of Man City this time.“And we did that from the get-go. From day one we showed it against Norwich at home and we have continued that. “We’ve probably been in a league of our own this season.”You can say that again Robbo.And long may that continue.
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