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Klopp admits he is ‘really sick’ of Liverpool’s defensive frailties

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Jurgen Klopp was dealt another blow on Tuesday night as Liverpool were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Leicester City.

Shinji Okazaki's goal and a wonder-strike from Islam Slimani gave Leicester a 2-0 third-round win.

A frustrated Klopp, whose side have failed to win or keep a clean sheet in their last four games, told Sky Sports: 'I am sick of goals like this.

Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half of their 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half of their 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Football: Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half of their 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool wanted €200m for playmaker

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Liverpool slapped a €200m (£177.5m) asking price on Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window, according to Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu....

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Monday Kickoff: Ousmane Dembele injury, Philippe Coutinho happy at Liverpool and more

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Barcelona's big signing is set to miss an extended period of time while the club's other prior target insists he's happy at Liverpool.

Ousmane Demeble will miss up to four months due to a hamstring injury suffered in Barcelona's win over Getafe. (REPORT)

Philippe Coutinho says he has "no problems" with remaining at Liverpool after admitting to fielding interest from Barcelona.

‘I’m Angry With The Result But Pleased With The Performance’ – Mixed Emotions For Jurgen Klopp As Liverpool Draw With Burnley (Video)

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Jurgen Klopp watched his Liverpool side dominate the game against Burnley at Anfield on Sunday, but only come away with a point on a frustrating afternoon for the Reds.

Klopp gave Philippe Coutinho his first start of the season, and the Brazilian impressed as the hosts mustered a total of 35 shots in the game.

Liverpool held by stubborn Burnley

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Liverpool (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp’s frustrating start to the season continued as Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Anfield on Saturday, despite Mohamed Salah’s fifth goal of the season.

The German made seven changes, including a first start of the campaign for Philippe Coutinho, to the side that was held at home 2-2 by Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek, but yet another defensive error cost Liverpool dearly against a Burnley team that has not won at Anfield in 43 years.

Liverpool held by stubborn Burnley

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Liverpool (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp’s frustrating start to the season continued as Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Anfield on Saturday, despite Mohamed Salah’s fifth goal of the season.

The German made seven changes, including a first start of the campaign for Philippe Coutinho, to the side that was held at home 2-2 by Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek, but yet another defensive error cost Liverpool dearly against a Burnley team that has not won at Anfield in 43 years.

Jurgen Klopp on his relationship with Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool’s wantaway Coutinho reports for training

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London (AFP) – Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho on Thursday returned to training at the club after failing to push through a move from the Premier League giants.

The Brazil playmaker submitted a transfer request on the eve of the season but Liverpool repeatedly rebuffed Barcelona’s attempts to lure him to the Camp Nou.

Barcelona give up Coutinho chase – reports

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona have finally abandoned their quest to land Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, 25, after having a series of bids for the Brazilian rejected, Spanish media reported on Friday.

The transfer deadline for Spanish clubs doesn’t close until midnight local time (2200GMT) on Friday, 24 hours after the rest of Europe’s major leagues.

Barcelona give up Coutinho chase – reports

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona have finally abandoned their quest to land Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, 25, after having a series of bids for the Brazilian rejected, Spanish media reported on Friday.

The transfer deadline for Spanish clubs doesn’t close until midnight local time (2200GMT) on Friday, 24 hours after the rest of Europe’s major leagues.

Monday Kickoff: PSG set for Kylian Mbappe deal, Liverpool sign Naby Keita, and more

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One big transfer will see a young star officially join a new club on Tuesday while another major deal has been finalized ahead of next summer's move.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot says Kylian Mbappe told him that the Monaco star will be joining PSG officially on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Despite his absence for the start of the Premier League season, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been deemed healthy to featuer in World Cup qualifiers for Brazil.

Videos: Philippe Coutinho training with Brazil

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Wantaway Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has been training with his Brazil team-mates ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Ecuador. The attacking...

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool perform U-turn and prepare to sell to Barcelona

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Reports: Barcelona To Make Final Take-It-Or-Leave-It Offer Of £138m For Philippe Coutinho, And Liverpool Would Be Bonkers To Reject It…

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Word on the wire today is that Barcelona are cobbling together one final take-it-or-leave-it offer for Philippe Coutinho, reportedly worth £138million with £100million paid upfront.

The colossal bid would constitute Barca's fourth official attempt to coax Liverpool into parting with their man, with the Catalans prepared to walk away from the negotiating table and pursue other targets should their advances be rejected this time.

Barcelona put £118m bid for Philippe Coutinho back on the table

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Alli, Suarez and Aguero? Former Liverpool star is stuck in a time warp

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Phil Thompson is well known for his passionate outbursts, but his latest comments regarding possible replacements for wantaway star Philippe Coutinho smacked of a man trapped in a different dimension.

The ex-Liverpool defender named Dele Alli, Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero as potential targets to replace Coutinho – probably about as likely as a triumphant return to Chelsea for Diego Costa.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool reject £114m bid from Barcelona

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‘Alexander the Great’ – Liverpool teen Alexander-Arnold earns rave reviews

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London (AFP) – Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning freekick for Liverpool in their 2-1 Champions League win over Hoffenheim had the British media purring ‘Who needs Coutinho?’ in reference to the want-away Brazilian star.

The 18-year-old’s opening goal for Liverpool in the tie in Germany - setting them up nicely for next week’s home leg - incited the Daily Mail to headline their report “Alexander The Great”.

‘Alexander the Great’ – Liverpool teen Alexander-Arnold earns rave reviews

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London (AFP) – Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning freekick for Liverpool in their 2-1 Champions League win over Hoffenheim had the British media purring ‘Who needs Coutinho?’ in reference to the want-away Brazilian star.

The 18-year-old’s opening goal for Liverpool in the tie in Germany - setting them up nicely for next week’s home leg - incited the Daily Mail to headline their report “Alexander The Great”.

Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad against Hoffenheim

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho’s has been left out of the squad to face Hoffenheim tomorrow after the 25-year-old midfielder submitted a transfer request last week.

Barcelona had submitted a £90m bid, which Liverpool promptly rejected. However, just a day before Liverpool’s first Premier League match of the season, Coutinho, in an email to the club, expressed he wished to leave Liverpool.

Coutinho future lies with Liverpool owners, says Klopp

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool future will be determined by the club’s owners as Barcelona bid to land the want-away Brazil star.

Coutinho is keen to join Barcelona and the Reds forward submitted a transfer request 24 hours before Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday.

Coutinho future lies with Liverpool owners, says Klopp

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool future will be determined by the club’s owners as Barcelona bid to land the want-away Brazil star.

Coutinho is keen to join Barcelona and the Reds forward submitted a transfer request 24 hours before Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday.

New Season, Same Defensive Frailties For Liverpool

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No matter how hard Liverpool fight to keep Philippe Coutinho it will not address the frailties which undermined them at Watford.

Indeed, no matter how hard they fight to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, it is hard to see how one more centre-half might cure all the ills.

It may be a new season but it opened with familiar old problems for Jurgen Klopp and his team and they were encapsulated by the equalizer in stoppage-time by Miguel Britos.

Coutinho hands In Transfer Request After Losing Trust Of Klopp

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Philippe Coutinho has rocked Liverpool football club and its fans by handing in a transfer request on the eve of the new season.

Barcelona have had two bid already turned down for the Brazil international, and Coutinho is desperate to force through a move to the Camp Nou.

The Liverpool talisman sent an email to Liverpool's Sporting Director Michael Edwards Friday lunchtime informing him of his wish to quit the club.

Coutinho going nowhere despite Barcelona reports, say Liverpool

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London (AFP) – Liverpool insisted on Friday that Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any price amid reports the Brazil star has submitted a transfer request in a bid to force a move to Barcelona.

Coutinho is Barcelona’s top target to replace Neymar following the striker’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Isco close to new Real deal; FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli and more

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Real Madrid is moving closer to locking up one of the team's stars while a young English star is facing punishment from FIFA.

Club president Florentino Perez says Isco has agreed to a new deal with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Perez also said that he is unhappy with the standard of refereeing in La Liga, adding that the recent suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the system needs fixing.

Thursday Kickoff: Philippe Coutinho back in training, David Alaba injured and more

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While a Brazilian star has returned to training, one of Bayern Munich's top players will be out for some time.

Philippe Coutinho returned to Liverpool training for the first time since reportedly handing in a transfer request to push through a failed move to Barcelona. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will miss time due to an ankle injury.

Wednesday Kickoff: Philippe Coutinho welcome back at Liverpool, Barcelona hacked and more

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Liverpool are hoping to welcome back one of the club's stars while Barcelona's internet security took a major hit on Tuesday evening.

Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho will "absolutely" be welcomed back to the team despite reports he tried to force his way to Barcelona. (REPORT)

Barcelona's Twitter account was hacked, announcing a fake rumor that the club had signed Angel di Maria.

Monday Kickoff: Cristiano Ronaldo faces ban, Coutinho left out of Liverpool squad and more

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One of the game's top stars faces a massive ban while a Barcelona target has been left out of his current team's Champions League squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo is facing, at minimum, a four-game ban for pushing the referee after being sent off with his second yellow card in Sunday's Super Cup win.

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Brazil on top of S. America qualifiers as Chile, Argentina struggle

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Montevideo (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho shrugged off his transfer disappointment with a goal as Brazil beat Ecuador to guarantee top spot in South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race on Thursday while Chile and Argentina stumbled once more.

Liverpool star Coutinho, who had seen his hopes of a dream move to Barcelona dashed earlier Thursday as the transfer window slammed shut with no agreement, produced a scintillating second-half display in a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in Porto Alegre.

Brazil on top of S. America qualifiers as Chile, Argentina struggle

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Montevideo (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho shrugged off his transfer disappointment with a goal as Brazil beat Ecuador to guarantee top spot in South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race on Thursday while Chile and Argentina stumbled once more.

Liverpool star Coutinho, who had seen his hopes of a dream move to Barcelona dashed earlier Thursday as the transfer window slammed shut with no agreement, produced a scintillating second-half display in a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in Porto Alegre.

Barcelona manipulated Dembele: Dortmund boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on Sunday accused Barcelona of manipulating Ousmane Dembele in a bid to force the German club to sell the want-away winger to the Spanish giants.

Dortmund suspended Dembele indefinitely a week ago when the 20-year-old boycotted training after the German club rejected an initial bid from Barcelona.

Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho.

Klopp’s side have snubbed Barcelona’s £90 million ($115 million, 99 million euros) offer for Coutinho and last week issued a defiant statement insisting no further offers would be considered.

Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho.

Klopp’s side have snubbed Barcelona’s £90 million ($115 million, 99 million euros) offer for Coutinho and last week issued a defiant statement insisting no further offers would be considered.

Henderson ‘can’t influence’ wantaway Coutinho

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Hoffenheim (Germany) (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admitted Monday that he is powerless to influence Philippe Coutinho’s thinking, after the Brazilian reportedly submitted a transfer request on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim and Coutinho, who has a back injury, did not travel with the squad.

Henderson ‘can’t influence’ wantaway Coutinho

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Hoffenheim (Germany) (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admitted Monday that he is powerless to influence Philippe Coutinho’s thinking, after the Brazilian reportedly submitted a transfer request on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim and Coutinho, who has a back injury, did not travel with the squad.

The Rest

D.C. United battles Atlanta, Barcelona sues Neymar, and more: Freedom Kicks for August 23, 2017

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Happy United Day everyone! We got a match tonight, so let's get into the news right meow:

Atlanta looking for revenge in D.C. after break | MLS

Hopefully, the answer is nah as D.C. United takes on Atlanta United tonight at RFK. Be there, and let's get the sweep against ATL!

Barcelona sue Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain | BBC

FC Barcelona really is just throwing jello at the wall at this point, suing Neymar for breach of contract in his transfer to Paris St.