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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?

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

Liverpool apologise to Saints and drop Van Dijk interest

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk will not play for Liverpool next season after the Premier League giants apologised to Southampton on Wednesday and said the matter had ended their interest in him.

Liverpool’s announcement came in the wake of media reports they were prepared to pay £60million (69m euros, $77m) for Van Dijk, easily breaking their record outlay for a player.

Liverpool apologise to Saints and drop Van Dijk interest

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk will not play for Liverpool next season after the Premier League giants apologised to Southampton on Wednesday and said the matter had ended their interest in him.

Liverpool’s announcement came in the wake of media reports they were prepared to pay £60million (69m euros, $77m) for Van Dijk, easily breaking their record outlay for a player.

Southampton Plan To Report Liverpool For Making ‘Illegal Approach’ To Sign Virgil Van Dijk

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With news of a £50million transfer in the offing, Southampton are prepared to report Liverpool over an 'illegal approach' made in their attempts to lure Virgil van Dijk to Anfield this summer.

While the 25-year-old Dutch defender is said to be"keen" to join Jurgen Klopp's side in a club-record move, Southampton are doing their utmost to prevent him leaving.

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp Tries His Hand At Aboriginal Dancing In Sydney (Photo & Video)

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After beating Sydney FC 3-0 in a post-season friendly on Wednesday, the Liverpool entourage spent the following day hanging around the city and taking in a few of the sights before jetting off to Hong Kong.

Ever the eager beaver, bossJurgen Klopp got himself involved with some of the activities on offer, which included a spot of Aboriginal dancing (and didgeridoo honking) in the sun.

Liverpool Old Boys: Jurgen Klopp Gives Minutes To Several Familiar Faces In Post-Season Sydney FC Friendly (Photos)

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Barely a day or so after the culmination of thePremier League season, Liverpool were packing up and flying out to Australia for a corporately-mandated friendly against Sydney FC.

Standard drill: Spend the entire latter half of the campaigngriping about fixture congestion only to clamber onto a 22-hour flight to the other side of the planet the moment it comes to an end.

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.

Liverpool deserve Champions League football, says beaming Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was as delighted as the club’s success-starved fans after his side’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough secured a top-four finish and a Champions League play-off spot on Sunday.

Brilliant strikes from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana guaranteed a place in next season’s qualification play-off as Klopp’s men overcame some early nerves to show their class on the last day of the season.

Liverpool deserve Champions League football, says beaming Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was as delighted as the club’s success-starved fans after his side’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough secured a top-four finish and a Champions League play-off spot on Sunday.

Brilliant strikes from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana guaranteed a place in next season’s qualification play-off as Klopp’s men overcame some early nerves to show their class on the last day of the season.

Liverpool Secure Champions League Football Next Season

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Liverpool secured fourth place in the Premier League and qualification to the Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana meant that Jurgen Klopp, in his second season in charge, guided the Reds into the top four for just the second time in the last seven seasons.

Highway To UEL: Arsenal Narrowly Miss Out On Champions League Qualification Despite Ending Season With Victory

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Does that pun even work? Perhaps if you say it fast enough? Oh well, what's done is done.

Arsenal may well have signed off for the season with a 10-man victory over Everton, but alas it didn't prevent Arsene Wenger's side fromfalling narrowly short of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

All We Have To Do Is Beat Boro

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Granted, being a Liverpool fan isn't the toughest of tasks, we've had our fair share of glory over the years but even when that glory has arrived, it's never been an easy process has it?!
If the Reds had beaten Southampton earlier this month or managed to beat Bournemouth in April or if they didn't lose to Hull at home in February!

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp primed to spend to boost squad

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday the club has spoken to potential signings and he is determined to bring in “a few” new faces in the summer.

A win over relegated Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday will ensure a return to the Champions League for Liverpool - the German called it “the icing on the cake”.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp primed to spend to boost squad

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday the club has spoken to potential signings and he is determined to bring in “a few” new faces in the summer.

A win over relegated Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday will ensure a return to the Champions League for Liverpool - the German called it “the icing on the cake”.

4-3-1-2 v Middlesbrough: Klopp without these 5 Liverpool players for must win game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Middlesbrough Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs Middlesbrough
English Premier League 2016/17
21st May, 15:00 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Middlesbrough live on Sky Sports 1

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Liverpool host Middlesbrough in the Premier League this weekend and the Reds will need to win at all costs.

Klopp urges Liverpool to stay focused over top four bid

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s 4-0 rout of West Ham proves they can cope with the pressure of fighting for Champions League qualification, but he warned his stars to guard against complacency.

Liverpool’s destiny is in their own hands after a dominant display at the London Stadium and victory over relegated Middlesbrough next Sunday will secure a top four finish in the Premier League.

Klopp urges Liverpool to stay focused over top four bid

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s 4-0 rout of West Ham proves they can cope with the pressure of fighting for Champions League qualification, but he warned his stars to guard against complacency.

Liverpool’s destiny is in their own hands after a dominant display at the London Stadium and victory over relegated Middlesbrough next Sunday will secure a top four finish in the Premier League.

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.

Coutinho masterclass lifts Liverpool back to third

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London (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho fired Liverpool within touching distance of the Champions League as the Brazilian’s masterclass inspired a 4-0 demolition of West Ham on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead when Coutinho’s sublime pass was converted by Daniel Sturridge in the first half at the London Stadium.

Coutinho masterclass lifts Liverpool back to third

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London (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho fired Liverpool within touching distance of the Champions League as the Brazilian’s masterclass inspired a 4-0 demolition of West Ham on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead when Coutinho’s sublime pass was converted by Daniel Sturridge in the first half at the London Stadium.

Reds on alert as top four bid reaches crunch time

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London (AFP) – Two victories from their final two matches will book Liverpool’s place in next season’s Champions League, but Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t be taking anything for granted when they face West Ham on Sunday.

Liverpool dropped two points as they were held 0-0 at home by Southampton last weekend, and can be grateful that their fate is still in their own hands thanks to Manchester United’s defeat at Arsenal.

Reds on alert as top four bid reaches crunch time

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London (AFP) – Two victories from their final two matches will book Liverpool’s place in next season’s Champions League, but Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t be taking anything for granted when they face West Ham on Sunday.

Liverpool dropped two points as they were held 0-0 at home by Southampton last weekend, and can be grateful that their fate is still in their own hands thanks to Manchester United’s defeat at Arsenal.

Klopp blames Anfield pitch after stalemate

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Liverpool (AFP) – A disappointed Jurgen Klopp said the “really dry” Anfield pitch was partially to blame for Liverpool’s drab 0-0 home draw with Southampton that damaged their Champions League ambitions.

James Milner’s second-half missed penalty summed up an afternoon of frustration for Liverpool on Sunday as they failed to score against Southampton for the fourth time this season.

Klopp blames Anfield pitch after stalemate

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Liverpool (AFP) – A disappointed Jurgen Klopp said the “really dry” Anfield pitch was partially to blame for Liverpool’s drab 0-0 home draw with Southampton that damaged their Champions League ambitions.

James Milner’s second-half missed penalty summed up an afternoon of frustration for Liverpool on Sunday as they failed to score against Southampton for the fourth time this season.

4-3-3 v Southampton: Klopp without these 4 Liverpool players for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

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English Premier League 2016/17
7th May, 13:30 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Southampton live on Sky Sports 1

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Liverpool host Southampton in the Premier League this season and the Reds will be looking to strengthen their grip of the top four with a win.

Klopp believes he can work magic on German star

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Liverpool (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp is confident he will convince in-form German international midfielder Emre Can to sign a new long-term contract at Liverpool.

Can scored a spectacular winning goal last Monday in a 1-0 victory at Watford that greatly improved Klopp’s chances of leading Liverpool to a top-four finish in his first full season in charge at Anfield.

Klopp believes he can work magic on German star

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Liverpool (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp is confident he will convince in-form German international midfielder Emre Can to sign a new long-term contract at Liverpool.

Can scored a spectacular winning goal last Monday in a 1-0 victory at Watford that greatly improved Klopp’s chances of leading Liverpool to a top-four finish in his first full season in charge at Anfield.

Klopp handed major injury boost, 11-goal Liverpool star set to return to action against Southampton

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho picked up an injury during their 1-0 win at Watford on Monday night.

The Brazilian suffered a dead leg at Vicarage Park but the damage is not too serious according to Telegraph. The 24-year-old will return to action against Southampton this weekend.

Emre Can, What A Hero

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Liverpool took a huge three points from Watford on Bank Holiday Monday thanks to a wonder strike from Emre Can. The German international performed some insane acrobatics to reach Lucas Leiva's cross and scissor kick home the Reds' only goal of the night.
As the race for the top four continues to be too close to call, Jurgen Klopp simply had to steer his side to victory against Watford.

Liverpool tighten grip on 3rd place after Can cracker

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanised their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday.

Having seen top-four rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all drop points on Sunday, Liverpool capitalised thanks to Can’s jaw-dropping effort in first-half injury time.

Liverpool tighten grip on 3rd place after Can cracker

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanised their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday.

Having seen top-four rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all drop points on Sunday, Liverpool capitalised thanks to Can’s jaw-dropping effort in first-half injury time.

We will fight to the last, vows Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side will not let the Champions League ‘slip through their fingers’ again without a fight despite a potentially costly 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke scored twice for Palace to leave Liverpool in third but just two points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City and three ahead of Manchester United in fifth.

We will fight to the last, vows Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side will not let the Champions League ‘slip through their fingers’ again without a fight despite a potentially costly 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke scored twice for Palace to leave Liverpool in third but just two points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City and three ahead of Manchester United in fifth.

Five things we learned in the English Premier League

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London (AFP) – Five things we learned from the English Premier League this weekend:

Liverpool’s Achilles heel exposed again

Jurgen Klopp has failed to cure the Liverpool conundrum - they go walkabout when playing the teams from the lower reaches. Looking in control of Crystal Palace they allowed their lead to slip and woeful defending at a corner for the second saw old boy Christian Benteke head home to record a double.

Five things we learned in the English Premier League

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London (AFP) – Five things we learned from the English Premier League this weekend:

Liverpool’s Achilles heel exposed again

Jurgen Klopp has failed to cure the Liverpool conundrum - they go walkabout when playing the teams from the lower reaches. Looking in control of Crystal Palace they allowed their lead to slip and woeful defending at a corner for the second saw old boy Christian Benteke head home to record a double.

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Thomas Tuchel – rule-breaking coach and innovator

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Berlin (AFP) – His reputation for the unorthodox made Thomas Tuchel the perfect replacement as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach when Jurgen Klopp quit in 2015.

But two years later, Tuchel’s relationship with the Bundesliga giants has turned sour.

Tuchel was axed on Tuesday, with a year left on his contract, after falling out with Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and losing the support of his dressing room.

Players deserve privacy over mental health – Klopp

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp strongly believes players should be allowed to deal with health issues in private, saying of the glare of publicity focused on Everton’s Aaron Lennon: “I really hate it.”

Lennon has been in the spotlight after the former England winger was detained under the Mental Health Act on Sunday.

Manchester United

Thursday Kickoff: Totti, Manchester, Iniesta and more

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One of the game's legends is set to move on while two of the world's elite clubs have come together to support their city.

Francesco Totti confirmed he will leave Roma at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Manchester United and Manchester City combined to donate £1 million to victims of the Manchester bomb attack.

Friday Kickoff: Wenger, Oblak, Terry and more

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Controversy continues to surround Arsene Wenger, and the Arsenal manager is planning on making an announcement in due time.

Arsene Wenger says an announcement about his future will come after the FA Cup final. (REPORT)

Manchester United is reportedly eyeing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as a potential David de Gea replacement.