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Premier League 2016-17 — the five best matches

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London (AFP) – Folowing the conclusion of the 2016-17 season on Sunday, AFP Sport selects the five best games of the Premier League campaign:

Arsenal 3 Liverpool 4 (August 14)

Kicking off the season in style, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool left Arsenal with what would become a familiar sinking feeling.

Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, Zaha… Names of the Premier League, week 37

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The penultimate game week of the Premier League season saw many sides play two matches in a week with the title being clinched and the final relegation position confirmed, leaving just the top four...

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Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in Brazil’s squad versus Argentina and Australia June 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad for the friendlies against Argentina on June 9th and Australia four days later (both in Melbourne). Bayern's Rafinha and Monaco's Jemerson get their first call-ups. Brazil have already qualified for Russia next year so Neymar, Daniel Alves, Marcelo and Casemiro have all been rested.

Liverpool: Andre Ayew Misses From Three Yards As Coutinho Masterclass Keeps Reds On Course For Top Four Finish (Video)

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Philippe Coutinho scored two and set up another as Liverpool battered West Ham at London Stadium on Sunday, a result which keeps the Reds on course for a place in next season's Champions League.

Coutinho was the architect of Liverpool's opener on the half-hour mark, with the Brazilian playing in Daniel Sturridge who rounded Adrian before stroking home.

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.

Photo: Philippe Coutinho’s Porsche vandalised at Anfield

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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.

‘That Is The Best Goal I’ve Ever Scored’ – Emre Can Nets Outrageous Bicycle Kick As Liverpool Win Scrappy Clash At Watford (Video)

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Emre Can scored a definite contender for goal of the season on Monday night, as Liverpool battled to a 1-0 win away at Watford to keep their top four hopes very much alive and kicking.

Overall, the game at Vicarage Road was a poor affair, not helped by the loss of an injured Philippe Coutinho early on.

‘We Couldn’t See Through The Smoke’ – Stoke Fan Offers Up Interesting Theory About His Side’s Late Capitulation Against Liverpool (Video)

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Having gone 1-0 up just before half-time, Stoke came within 20 minutes of pulling off a shock win over Liverpool only to see Roberto Firmino and Philippe Countinho emerge from the bench and snaffle a late win for Jurgen Klopp's side.

The result was galling for the Stoke fans, who have now watched their sidefall to four defeats on the bounce as they continue to gradually slide ever closer to the relegation quagmire.

Coutinho climbs off sick bed to revive Liverpool

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed Philippe Coutinho had lost three kilos in weight in the last three days before the sick star dragged himself off the bench to help Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1.

With Klopp’s side trailing to Jonathan Walters’ 44th-minute header, goals from half-time substitutes Coutinho and Roberto Firmino turned the game on its head midway through the second half on Saturday.

Coutinho climbs off sick bed to revive Liverpool

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed Philippe Coutinho had lost three kilos in weight in the last three days before the sick star dragged himself off the bench to help Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1.

With Klopp’s side trailing to Jonathan Walters’ 44th-minute header, goals from half-time substitutes Coutinho and Roberto Firmino turned the game on its head midway through the second half on Saturday.

Brazilliant! Subs Coutinho And Firmino Save Liverpool As Reds Come Back To Win 2-1 v Stoke (Photos & Video)

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Liverpool came from behind against Stoke on Saturday to win 2-1 and keep their hopes of a top-four finish well and truly alive.

The Brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were the saviours for the Reds, both coming on at half to net a goal each and cancel out Jonathan Walters' opener.

Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to copy Chelsea blueprint

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool stars to copy Chelsea’s blueprint as they fight to qualify for the Champions League.

Klopp’s side conceded an 87th minute equaliser in a damaging 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday.

That late slip means the gap to fifth-placed Arsenal was cut to six points, with the Gunners having two matches in hand on the third-placed Reds.

Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to copy Chelsea blueprint

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool stars to copy Chelsea’s blueprint as they fight to qualify for the Champions League.

Klopp’s side conceded an 87th minute equaliser in a damaging 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday.

That late slip means the gap to fifth-placed Arsenal was cut to six points, with the Gunners having two matches in hand on the third-placed Reds.

Liverpool Defending Brings Klopp Close To Throwing Up

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's defending for Bournemouth's equalising goal on Wednesday night made him "nearly vomit," while revealing Philippe Coutinho came off in the 2-2 draw because he was ill.

Liverpool were denied the three points at Anfield by Joshua King's equaliser three minutes from time at Anfield after the Reds failed to clear their lines from a long throw.

Klopp: “We Need More Options In The Squad Next Season

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will look to strengthen his squad in the summer after admitting lessons have been learned from this campaign.

A potential season-ending knee problem to Sadio Mane is just the latest in a long list of injuries which has shorn Klopp's side of first-choice players.

Merseyside Derby: Liverpool Coast To 3-1 Victory Over Everton But Lose Sadio Mane To Serious Knee Injury (Photos & Video)

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Liverpool comfortably saw off beloved neighbours Everton in the Premier League's early kick-off to bolster their top-four aspirations by drawing level, at least temporarily, with Tottenham in second place.

Of course, the afternoon's entertainment began with an emotional Anfield chorusof 'You'll Never Walk Alone' in tributeto Liverpool legend Ronnie 'Bugsy' Moran, who passed awayon 22nd March.

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea players in Brazil squad versus Uruguay and Paraguay March 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad to face Uruguay in Montevideo on 23 March and Paraguay five days later in São Paulo in the Corinthians Arena.
Manchester City's Fernandinho, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Chelsea's Willian are all included.
Coach Tite has won eight games out of eight since he took charge and Brazil top the South America qualifying group.

Carragher Blames Klopp After Latest Liverpool Defeat

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Liverpool legend, and TV pundit, Jamie Carragher ripped apart Jurgen Klopp's tactics after Liverpool's defense was left exposed time and time again in a 3-1 defeat to Leicester City on Monday night.

Klopp's men were soundly beaten as Jamie Vardy scored in both halves of Monday night's clash at the King Power Stadium, while Danny Drinkwater notched with a long-range strike.

Liverpool: Reds Deploy Ingenious ‘Kneeling Coutinho’ Tactic To Thwart Tottenham Free-Kick (Video)

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Liverpool produced a superb, vibrant display against Tottenham on Saturday evening, deservedly beating the Lilywhites 2-0 courtesy of a quickfire first-half brace from Sadio Mané.

The Merseysiders thwarted the high-flying north Londoners throughout the game, even deploying a very clever Brazilian trick to stop Christian Eriksen from scoring a free-kick.

Chelsea midfielder: This Liverpool star is a very good player

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Chelsea midfielder, Willian, has ushered heaps of praise on Liverpool’s attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, saying he is a ‘very good player’.

Coutinho and Willian play in the same position for the Brazil national team, and the Liverpool star is ahead of him in the pecking order.

Coutinho signs new ‘long-term’ Liverpool deal

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London (AFP) Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new "long-term" contract, the Premier League giants announced on Wednesday.

Liverpool did not reveal details of the deal, but reports suggest Coutinho has signed a five-year contract worth between £150,000 ($188,800, 175,650 euros) and £200,000 per week.

Coutinho signs new ‘long-term’ Liverpool deal

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London (AFP) Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new "long-term" contract, the Premier League giants announced on Wednesday.

Liverpool did not reveal details of the deal, but reports suggest Coutinho has signed a five-year contract worth between £150,000 ($188,800, 175,650 euros) and £200,000 per week.

Official: Philippe Coutinho Signs New Five-Year Contract To Become Liverpool’s Top Earner (Photo)

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With Barcelona said to be sniffing around, Liverpool have gone and cinched up Philippe Coutinho to a meaty new contract.

The Brazilian forward has signed a new five-year deal, reportedly worth somewhere in the region of £150,000-a-week thus making him the highest earner at the club...

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Philippe Coutinho signs new Liverpool contract

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Liverpool open talks with £75,000-per-week star over new deal

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Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Philippe Coutinho about extending his contract. The Brazilian has three years left to run on his current deal. Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, recognise his value to the club, and are keen to tie him up on a long term improved deal.

Origi wants Liverpool to keep pressure on Chelsea

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool striker Divock Origi has challenged his team-mates to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they host relegation-threatened Swansea on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side are seven points behind Chelsea in third place after losing ground in the title race following a frustrating 1-1 draw at bitter rivals Manchester United last weekend.

Origi wants Liverpool to keep pressure on Chelsea

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool striker Divock Origi has challenged his team-mates to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they host relegation-threatened Swansea on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side are seven points behind Chelsea in third place after losing ground in the title race following a frustrating 1-1 draw at bitter rivals Manchester United last weekend.

Sanchez, Firmino and Chelsea’s 3-4-3: Why Premier League tactical flexibility is the season’s key theme so far

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Sanchez, Firmino and Chelsea’s 3-4-3: Why Premier League tactical flexibility is the season’s key theme so far

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Souness fears ‘scary’ Chelsea could end Liverpool title bid

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London (AFP) Liverpool great Graeme Souness believes Chelsea represent the greatest threat to the Reds' title hopes this season.

The Merseysiders, who were last crowned champions of England in 1990, before the start of the Premier League, are second in the table, a point behind leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho out for six weeks

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Liverpool Injury News: Major blow for Jurgen Klopp, this could ruin Liverpool's title chances

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Liverpool are set to be without their charismatic midfielder Philippe Coutinho for the next six weeks.

The Brazilian playmaker damaged his ankle ligament in a collision with Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong on Saturday. Liverpool managed to pick up a 2-0 win against the Black cats, but Coutinho’s injury will be a massive blow for them.

Liverpool boss Klopp wary of League Cup changes

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London (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he has no plans to make wholesale changes for Tuesday's EFL Cup quarter-final against second-tier Leeds United at Anfield.

Klopp's men are second in the Premier League and in the last round the German boss made 11 changes for the win over Tottenham Hotspur in the last round of the EFL Cup.

Klopp hails Kop roar as Liverpool see off Sunderland

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp saluted the Anfield crowd after they willed Liverpool to a 2-0 victory against Sunderland.

Klopp's sidewere involved in a war of attritionon Saturday as failed to break down Sunderland during the first half.

After the re-start, Reds boss Klopp ran down the touchline to implore the Kop to sing louder and it seemed to havethe desiredeffect.

Klopp hails Kop roar as Liverpool see off Sunderland

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp saluted the Anfield crowd after they willed Liverpool to a 2-0 victory against Sunderland.

Klopp's sidewere involved in a war of attritionon Saturday as failed to break down Sunderland during the first half.

After the re-start, Reds boss Klopp ran down the touchline to implore the Kop to sing louder and it seemed to havethe desiredeffect.

Origi, Milner help Liverpool sink Sunderland

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Liverpool (AFP) Divock Origi and James Milner pitched in with second-half goals as Liverpool finally broke down stubborn Sunderland in a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side will happily take the three points from this Premier League clashas their patience was pushed to the limits in a war of attrition at Anfield.

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Herrera: I’m playing for the biggest and greatest club in England

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Ander Herrera has given a Q&A with United Review where he's discussed players he admires, his feelings for Manchester United and his beliefs about safe standing.

What is the best goal you have ever seen?
I don't know if it's the best but the most important for my country was when Andres Iniesta scored against Holland [2010 World Cup final].