• Liverpool won’t win the Premier League and the loss at Bournemouth showed why

    Liverpool won’t win the Premier League and the loss at Bournemouth showed why

    There’s something special about Liverpool this season, but Sunday’s last-gasp loss to Bournemouth showed precisely why Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t win the Premier League – writes Tom Bennett.

    Bournemouth 4, Liverpool 3 was a Premier League classic – end-to-end, packed full of incident and topped off with an injury-time winner. But for all of the classy attacking play, there was an equal-sized helping of shambolic defending.

    Many of those errors came from Klopp’s title hopefuls and – while it would be disingenuous […]

  • Liverpool stopped playing football in Bournemouth collapse, says Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool stopped playing football in Bournemouth collapse, says Jurgen Klopp

    The Reds boss feels that his side took their feet off the pedals when they reached a 3-1 lead at the Vitality Stadium, allowing Eddie Howe’s men to storm back for a dramatic win.

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that his side handed Bournemouth their dramatic 4-3 win on Sunday because they stopped playing football.

    The visitors were 2-0 up at half-time at the Vitality Stadium through goals from Sadio Mane and Divock Origi, and Emre Can appeared to make the win […]

  • Daniel Sturridge will not be leaving Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp

    Daniel Sturridge will not be leaving Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted striker Daniel Sturridge is not for sale.

    After struggling for first-team football, the England international has been linked with a January move to Premier League rivals West Ham.

    Sturridge has yet to score in his nine top-flight appearances this season, of which only four have been starts.

    “There is absolutely no thought to sell any player from the first-team squad,” said Klopp.

    “I don’t think it would make sense.”
    The 27-year-old forward has scored four goals in the EFL […]

  • I don’t care about the age of a player – Klopp

    I don’t care about the age of a player – Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp insists age is just a number as he looks to breed a new set of youngsters into the Liverpool first team.

    17-year-old Ben Woodburn became the youngest ever goalscorer for the Reds when he bagged late on in their EFL Cup victory over Leeds on Tuesday night.

    Klopp gave chances to a number of the club’s academy prospects, including Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria, who produced good performances against the Yorkshire outfit.

    When asked whether he has a favourite age of […]

  • Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho out for five weeks with injury – Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho out for five weeks with injury – Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool are set to be without Philippe Coutinho for at least five weeks after scans confirmed that the Brazilian has suffered ankle ligament damage, Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday.

    Coutinho was stretchered off midway through Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sunderland after a clash with Didier Ndong and went for a scan on his right ankle on Monday.

    Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live in the build-up to Tuesday night’s EFL Cup quarterfinal with Leeds United: “Phil needs between five and a few […]

  • Klopp insists Liverpool can cope without Coutinho

    Klopp insists Liverpool can cope without Coutinho

    Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool can handle the absence of injured playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

    The Brazil international damaged ankle ligaments in his right leg in Saturday’s win over Sunderland and could be out for as long as six weeks, potentially ruling him out of the busy festive period. Matt Stead believes the Reds proved they could manage without him at the weekend.

    Klopp’s forward line has already been affected by the loss of Danny Ings to a season-ending knee injury while Daniel Sturridge […]

  • Liverpool ready for ‘parked buses’ – Klopp

    Liverpool ready for ‘parked buses’ – Klopp

    The German expects that his side’s opponents will seek to frustrate in the weeks ahead after a strong offensive start to the season.

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his team are ready to play against “parked buses” after extending their unbeaten run.

    A Divock Origi goal and James Milner penalty saw Klopp’s men to a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday, although they were made to wait until the final 15 minutes at Anfield.

    Unbeaten in 14 games in all competitions, Liverpool’s free-scoring […]

  • Klopp: Sunderland are the most defensive team I have ever seen

    Klopp: Sunderland are the most defensive team I have ever seen

    The Reds left it late to net the two goals that finally broke the deadlock, and their manager was not amused by the visitors’ unwillingness to push forward.

    Jurgen Klopp described Sunderland as “the most defensive team I ever saw in my life” after his Liverpool side scrapped to a 2-0 win at Anfield.

    Black Cats boss David Moyes said beforehand his team would “park the double-decker bus” on Saturday and they certainly adopted a defensive mindset, although it almost paid dividends […]

  • Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: Premier League title ‘obviously the dream’

    Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: Premier League title ‘obviously the dream’

    Philippe Coutinho says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given the players belief this season and told Sky Sports that the Premier League title is “obviously the dream.”

    Coutinho, who moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013, has played a starring role in Liverpool’s excellent start to the season, with the club currently second in the Premier League, a point behind leaders Chelsea.

    The Brazilian came close to winning the league in 2013-14, when Brendan Rodgers’ side fell just short of a […]

  • Deal close: Gerrard set for Liverpool return

    Deal close: Gerrard set for Liverpool return

    Steven Gerrard is set to return to Liverpool as an academy coach after retiring from playing professional football, reports say.

    The 36-year-old is close to joining Jurgen Klopp’s coaching staff at his boyhood club as he looks to take his first steps into management.

    Gerrard is still doing his Uefa A licence under the guidance of Liverpool staff and the lure of returning to the club in a full-time role convinced him to hang up his boots, according to the Telegraph.

    Talks are […]

  • Philippe Coutinho admits Liverpool never believed in themselves before Jurgen Klopp arrived

    Philippe Coutinho admits Liverpool never believed in themselves before Jurgen Klopp arrived

    Philippe Coutinho has revealed that his Liverpool teammates never really believed in themselves before Jurgen Klopp arrived on Merseyside.

    Klopp’s takeover at Liverpool has ushered in a purple patch of form for the Reds as he has lead his team to second in the Premier League table.

    Liverpool are considered serious title contenders this season and Coutinho says their new found belief is all down to the man at the helm.

    ‘It’s about putting that (winning) mentality into us,’ Coutinho told Sky Sports.

    ‘It’s […]