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Liverpool’s Klopp not concerned of Barcelona audition for Coutinho

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp insisted Philippe Coutinho’s mind is only on Liverpool ahead of the Brazilian’s first appearance on Spanish soil since a prolonged transfer pursuit by Barcelona failed to prise the playmaker away from Anfield.

Liverpool face Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday knowing a win will secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Liverpool’s Klopp not concerned of Barcelona audition for Coutinho

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp insisted Philippe Coutinho’s mind is only on Liverpool ahead of the Brazilian’s first appearance on Spanish soil since a prolonged transfer pursuit by Barcelona failed to prise the playmaker away from Anfield.

Liverpool face Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday knowing a win will secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Barca promise to try again for Liverpool’s Coutinho

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are planning a fresh assault on Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window, the Catalan club’s CEO Oscar Grau promised on Wednesday.

Barca were thwarted in their attempt to prise Coutinho away from Anfield during the summer with Liverpool placing a reported 200 million euros ($238 million) asking price on the midfielder.

Match Report: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 1

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It was another frustrating afternoon for Liverpool on Sunday after reaching a stalemate with ex-manager Rafael Benitez. Of all the managers in the league, the Spaniard knows how to tactically kill a game but the Reds still managed to create chances, just failed to convert. Again.

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Five Talking Points From Moscow

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1) One of those days... again? How do you have a front line consisting of Salah, Firmino, Mane and Coutinho yet fail to be clinical? It's amazing isn't it, you're sat there thinking "you know what would be perfect here? An in-form Peter Crouch." Ok maybe that's a slight exaggeration but you get the jist, this side needs a true finisher.

Coutinho scores as Liverpool held in Moscow

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Moscow (AFP) – A sparkling Philippe Coutinho goal was not enough to earn Liverpool victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Coutinho cancelled out Fernando’s free-kick in the 31st minute, but Liverpool’s quest for a winner came to nothing, leaving them still without a win after two games in Group E.

Coutinho scores as Liverpool held in Moscow

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Moscow (AFP) – A sparkling Philippe Coutinho goal was not enough to earn Liverpool victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Coutinho cancelled out Fernando’s free-kick in the 31st minute, but Liverpool’s quest for a winner came to nothing, leaving them still without a win after two games in Group E.

Reds Out Of Carabao Cup

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Liverpool were knocked out of the League Cup by Leicester last night despite appearing to control the game in the entire first half.
The Reds once again came unstuck after creating dangerous plays and chances galore but failing to find the back of the net. There's no denying that some of Liverpool's passing and movement is a joy to watch but what's the point in racking up 600 odd passes if you aren't gonna score?

Five Things We Learned From The Sevilla Draw

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1 Same old defence Liverpool just can't seem to get out of this defensive rut, I don't even know what the answer is other than perhaps a complete rethink of tactics and training which seems very rash but the Reds need some kind of defensive intervention.
Dejan Lovren on Wednesday night should have easily prevented Sevilla's first goal but it's not even just him, the whole back four is a strange and disjointed set up at the moment.

Liverpool V Sevilla [PREVIEW]

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Liverpool enter the Champions League group stages on Wednesday evening for the first time since 2014. The Reds' three year absence has felt like a lifetime to most fans and after a favourable draw in the group, all eyes are on Jurgen Klopp's side to open up our European season in a winning fashion.

Liverpool are no strangers to Sevilla having faced them extremely recently in the 2015/2016 Europa League final.

Manchester City V Liverpool [PREVIEW]

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Liverpool make the short trip to Manchester on Saturday afternoon as they look to get the better of Pep Guardiola's side. The Reds picked up a massive victory over Arsenal prior to the international break but will the time away from the league affect progress?

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Coutinho told to follow Suarez’s example by former Liverpool forward

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Philippe Coutinho’s much speculated move to Barcelona this summer never materialised.

The Brazilian had handed in a transfer request to join the Catalans but Liverpool rejected as many as three bids from Barcelona to keep hold of their star attacker. Coutinho apparently broke down in tears when he got the news that his dream move to Spain was blocked by the Reds.

Liverpool demanded 200m for Coutinho – Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) – A leading Barcelona board member claimed Liverpool set an asking price of 200 million euros ($238 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho as the Catalan giants criticised the rampant inflation in the football transfer market on Saturday.

Albert Soler, Barca’s director of institutional relations, said the club’s under-fire board would not put the future of the institution at risk by bending to excessive demands.

Liverpool demanded 200m for Coutinho – Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) – A leading Barcelona board member claimed Liverpool set an asking price of 200 million euros ($238 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho as the Catalan giants criticised the rampant inflation in the football transfer market on Saturday.

Albert Soler, Barca’s director of institutional relations, said the club’s under-fire board would not put the future of the institution at risk by bending to excessive demands.

Barcelona: Liverpool Wanted 185m For Coutinho

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Barcelona claim that Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho on the Spanish transfer deadline day.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Barcelona's director of professional sports Albert Soler said the Merseyside club demanded €200 million (£185m) to make the deal happen.

Liverpool’s Klopp keeps peace with want-away Coutinho

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho would be welcomed back into the squad because the unsettled Brazilan’s attempts to force a move to Barcelona have not damaged their relationship.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request earlier this month in a bid to convince Liverpool to sell him to Barca, who have had three offers for the forward rejected.

Liverpool’s Klopp keeps peace with want-away Coutinho

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho would be welcomed back into the squad because the unsettled Brazilan’s attempts to force a move to Barcelona have not damaged their relationship.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request earlier this month in a bid to convince Liverpool to sell him to Barca, who have had three offers for the forward rejected.

Liverpool FC reject third Barca bid for Coutinho

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London (AFP) – Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, a source from the Premier League club confirmed to AFP on Friday.

British media reports said Barcelona’s latest bid was worth around £114 million ($146.5 million, 124.7 million euros), a significant increase on their previous offer of £90 million.

Champions League Qualifier | Hoffenheim v Liverpool

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❓: Champions League first play-off round, first leg

Reds Kick Off 17/18 At Watford Away

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Welcome back to The Liver Bird for the eighth year of me blogging about the Reds! Let's get stuck straight in with a preview for the opener against Watford shall we? Coutinho I can't really type this post without bringing up Couts can I? On Wednesday evening the Reds rejected a £90 million bid from Barcelona for the magician, it's the second time they've come knocking this season, but manager Jurgen Klopp has no plans to let one of his star players go.

Liverpool FC 2016/2017 Season Review

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Yes I know, this post is ridiculously late on the blog but better late than never ay? Below I provide you with a quick rundown of each month of the 2016/2017 season.

Was 4th place good enough? Why do I think Klopp can often be as stubborn as hell? Why did 2017 contain one of the worst matches I have ever watched as a Liverpool fan?

Reds Back In Europe

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Oh Gini Wijnaldum, how much do I love you? I was on the edge of a football breakdown at 45 minutes so thank god he stepped up with that cracking goal in the 46th!
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That first half was agonising on Sunday and while you kind of expect that Liverpool these days need time to build themselves up into a game, time is something we didn't really have this weekend.

Five Things We Learned At London Stadium

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1) Playing two strikers can actually work

I've been saying for months now, Liverpool should not be afraid to field two strikers. For me, the whole season we have faced sides such as West Ham and failed to break them down with our Plan A. I love Jurgen Klopp but I think most of us would agree that he can be a bit stubborn at times.

Five Things We Learned From The Merseyside Derby

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1.The Reds still have it The 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday afternoon showed that the Reds haven't lost it. When push comes to shove Liverpool have one of the most exciting attacks in the Premier League and while there have been some lacklustre performances of late against smaller sides, this victory highlighted all the positives.

Ranieri Who?

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It was just bound to happen wasn't it? A managerless Leicester turn up at the King Power having failed to find the back of the net in 2017 yet manage to put three past Liverpool with absolute ease.
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It would have been a bad time for any side to face Leicester to be honest but as mentioned in the match preview, this fixture had all the makings of a banana skin for the Reds.

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Spurs

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Can Liverpool beat Spurs? After a string of disastrous results (bar a pretty decent draw with Chelsea) that is the big question hanging over manager Jurgen Klopp this weekend. The fact is though, the Reds have had a funny old season and despite having lost to the likes of Hull and Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent weeks, they will probably go on to beat Tottenham.

MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester United V Liverpool

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Liverpool make the short trip to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as Jurgen Klopp aims to get a momentous victory over Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. The match needs no introduction on a standard basis but even less so when the two sides are so closely bunched together at the top of the Premier League table.

Klopp Tells Barcelona To Forget About Coutinho

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Jurgen Klopp has repeated his desire to keep Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool. Real Madrid and Barcelona have both been linked to Coutinho, who has been one of the star performers under Klopp this season with six goals and five assists in 14 matches.

Ahead of Coutinho's return to the first-team fold in Liverpool's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton on Wednesday, Klopp outlined his desire to have the Brazilian at his disposal for many years.

LFC NYE

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I don't know about you but I am massively excited for tomorrow's match. Any clash with City is an important one these days but on Saturday evening Liverpool need all three points in order to keep the pressure on Chelsea and distance themselves from Pep Guardiola's side.

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Reds are missing this player more than Coutinho right now

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Clichés exist for a reason. The phrase “goals win you matches; defence wins you championships” exists for a reason. On Sunday, Liverpool showed why saying they could win the evasive 19th league title was erroneous.

Liverpool’s performance against Bournemouth was a mix of good, bad and ugly, and in that order.

Liverpool star Coutinho out for at least five weeks

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London (AFP) Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho will be out of action for at least five weeks with ankle ligament damage.

Brazil international Coutinho had a scan on his right ankle on Monday after being carried off on a stretcher in Saturday's win over Sunderland.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Tuesday that the 24-year-old will probably be out until the new year.

Liverpool star Coutinho out for at least five weeks

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London (AFP) Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho will be out of action for at least five weeks with ankle ligament damage.

Brazil international Coutinho had a scan on his right ankle on Monday after being carried off on a stretcher in Saturday's win over Sunderland.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Tuesday that the 24-year-old will probably be out until the new year.

Klopp has given Liverpool strength – Coutinho

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho believes his team-mates possess greater mental strength under Jurgen Klopp's management as they battle to regain top spot in the Premier League.

Liverpool host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday and victory would keep the pressure up on leaders Chelsea, who face Tottenham Hotspur in the day's late kick-off.

Six One: Five Things We Learned

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1) Goals are coming from all over the place

I expected us to beat Watford on Sunday and I expected us to concede but I never expected us to walk away with a 6-1 victory. It was a ridiculous performance from the Reds and what is most refreshing to see is the fact that the goals aren't just coming from one player.

Five Things We Learned From The West Brom Win

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1. Team goals Liverpool's first goal against West Brom on Saturday evening was absolutely brilliant. The team effort to break for that goal, the pace of the interlocking passes followed by the simply sublime cross from Roberto Firmino to set up Sadio Mane's strong finish was just superb.

The Reds have displayed some strong team efforts during their start to the Premier League season but this particular goal highlighted a real positive that has been created under Jurgen Klopp.

Five Things We Learned From Liverpool's Opening League Game

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1) Moreno had a mare When it comes to sticking with a footballer and trying to cling on to the fact that they may have something left to offer it always feels like I'm one of the last fans hanging on.

European Soccer

Monday Kickoff: Sanchez, Coutinho, Toure and more

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A trio of Premier League stars headline Monday's news.

Alexis Sanchez is questionable for Arsenal's must-win clash with Sunderland on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Phillipe Coutinho sayshe is "happy" with reported interest from Barcelona, but remains focused on leading Liverpool to the Champions League.

Friday Kickoff: Coutinho, Nainggolan, Everton and more

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One Barcelona star is looking to recruit his international teammate to the club while one of the world's most well-rounded midfielders could be bound for the Premier League.

Neymar says Phillipe Coutinho would be a wonderful fit at Barcelona. (REPORT)

Radja Nainggolan says he was in contact with Chelsea over a potential move last summer and would be interested in resuming talks again.

The Rest

Around The Forest: Host Cities make their bid for the 2026 World Cup

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Chara and Valeri leading the way, Coutinho still not in the squad, LAFC drop more renderings and more!

Portland:

Quick Strikes | Diego Chara, Diego Valeri both near top of league's stat charts | Portland Timbers
For the last time this season, the Portland Timbers will head to the East Coast as the club will take on New York City FC on Saturday at Yankee Stadium (2:30pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).

Sanchez, Coutinho on alert as deal deadline looms

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London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez and Philippe Coutinho were among the superstar players linked with deadline-day moves on Thursday at the close of a record-breaking transfer window dramatically shaped by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal forward Sanchez is the subject of interest from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while Liverpool have repeatedly rebuffed Barcelona’s attempts to lure Brazil playmaker Coutinho to Camp Nou.