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Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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As the season winds down, the Union face a battered but talented Chicago Fire. Learn all you need to know with Nick Fishman's match preview.

Gary Speed, Steven Gerrard And Frank Lampard To Be Inducted Into National Football Museum Hall Of Fame

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The National Football Museum have announced that Gary Speed will be one of nine 2017 inductees into their esteemed Hall of Fame as a tribute to the late Welshman's exemplary career.

One of the most serially underrated players of the modern era, Speed made 841 appearances for five clubs, 535 of them coming in the Premier League, attaining bona fide fan favourite status at Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton in the meanwhile.

Liverpool

‘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”.

On Lucas Leiva

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The inevitable finally happens. After 10 seasons at the club – Liverpool's longest serving player by some distance – Lucas is moving to Lazio for a rumored £5m. It's a day long in coming, a day filled with happy memories, but also a day filled with regret. And sadness.

And with a couple of what-ifs.

Liverpool player’s departure highlights United’s growing shadow

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It has been announced today that Liverpool's Lucas Leiva is set to leave the club for £5m, 10 years after he first joined from Brazilian side Gremio.

United had just won the league two months before Leiva signed but Steven Gerrard had high hopes for the midfielder.

"From what I've seen of him so far he's got everything you need in a Liverpool player; good touch, good passing and he's also a good lad off the field," he said.

‘He Is Mr Liverpool, But Senegal Is Much Bigger’ – El-Hadji Diouf Has Yet Another Pop At Steven Gerrard

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Diouf picks up his trophy for being 'Mr Best Man In Senegal' or some such nonsense

There's an'e' in the month so of course El-Hadji Diouf has levelled another of his fiendishly wry barbs at ex-Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard.

Since leaving Anfield to little fanfare in 2005, Diouf has intermittently continued to chastise his former colleague for being overrated, egocentric, deluded, etc, etc (presenting Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F) without the merest hint of irony.

Retro Football: 25 Brilliant Archive Photos Of Iconic Champions League Final Moments Past

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As you're probably well aware, the Champions League final is due to kick-off in Cardiff in a few hours' time.

So, to wet your whistle for the 2017 edition, Pies thought we'd gee you up with a cavalcade of choice imagery from finals past.

Here they bloomin' well be, presentedin no particular order.

Photo: Liverpool secure first summer signing, Barcelona target pictured at Melwood

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Liverpool have completed their first signing of the summer by capturing the highly talented midfielder Dal Varesanovic.

As per Daily Mirror, the Bosnian midfielder was a target for Barcelona as well but the Reds have moved swiftly to secure his services. Furthermore, the report adds that Liverpool have paid FK Sarajevo a fee of £43,000 for Varesanovic.

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.

‘It Broke My Heart When You Left’ – Steven Gerrard Had Some Lovely Things To Say About Old Liverpool Mucker Xabi Alonso (Video)

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With Xabi Alonso all set to ride off into the Bavarian sunset at the end of the current season, the great and the good of the footballing world have been queuing up to pay homage tothe veteran Spanish midfielder.

The 35-year-old announced his retirement in March with a suitably stylish monochrome tweet.

Video: Steven Gerrard scores a hat-trick for the Liverpool Academy staff team

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Stevie still has all the ability and the passion!

Video: Steven Gerrard appointed Liverpool U18 manager

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"I'm really excited and looking forward to it." Watch the exclusive interview with Steven Gerrard on his new role:...

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Steven Gerrard wants to play for Liverpool this weekend

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Can't we do it all again next week ❤️⚽️

Steven Gerrard Scores Impressive Volley As Liverpool Legends Edge Out Real Madrid Counterparts (Video)

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Liverpool Legends edged out their Real Madrid counterparts in a 4-3 win at Anfield, raising thousands of pounds for the Liverpool FC Foundation in the process.

As is scripted beforehand, it was Steven Gerrard who popped up with the decisive goalfor the Reds, ramming home a 78th-minute volley after setting himself up with a smart first touch.

Photos: Steven Gerrard’s first training session as an academy coach

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Day 1⃣ of Steven Gerrard's new role at the Academy! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/qQiDOJpxlY Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 1, 2017 Liverpool's...

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Photo: Steven Gerrard arrives for his first day at work at Liverpool

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Welcome back, Steven Gerrard!

Gerrard not sure he will make grade as a manager

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London (AFP) England great Steven Gerrard says that only time will tell whether he measures up as being good enough to be a football manager.

The 36-year-old, capped 114 times and a rampaging midfielder in his pomp, begins his new career in February as a youth coach at his beloved Liverpool, who hired him earlier this month.

Gerrard not sure he will make grade as a manager

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London (AFP) England great Steven Gerrard says that only time will tell whether he measures up as being good enough to be a football manager.

The 36-year-old, capped 114 times and a rampaging midfielder in his pomp, begins his new career in February as a youth coach at his beloved Liverpool, who hired him earlier this month.

Gerrard returns to Liverpool as academy coach

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London (AFP) Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will return to coach at their academy next month, the Premier League outfit said on Friday.

Gerrard had been widely tipped to join the Anfield coaching staff following his decision to leave LA Galaxy after 18 months with the MLS team.

The 36-year-old, who made 710 appearances for Liverpool before joining the Galaxy in 2015, will take up a full-time role at the Reds' Kirkby youth complex from February.

Herrera: Fergie knocked Liverpool off their perch

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Before Manchester United won their first league title with Sir Alex Ferguson, we had seven league titles and Liverpool had 18. By the time he retired, it was 20-18 to us. Fergie famously said that his greatest achievement was knocking Liverpool off their f**king perch, and Ander Herrera has discussed that today.

Steven Gerrard To Receive The Freedom Of The City Of Liverpool

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Word on the wire is that Steven Gerrard is soon to receive the freedom of the City of Liverpool after making the call to retire last November.

The former Liverpool captain had his name formally put forward by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, with the Echo reporting that the nomination is set to be formally agreed at a city council meeting next week.

Gerrard to receive Freedom of Liverpool

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London (AFP) Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is set to receive the Freedom of the City after his outstanding career with the Premier League club.

Gerrard, 36, captained Liverpool to Champions League and FA Cup triumphs after emerging from the youth academy to become one of the club's favourite sons.

Gerrard to receive Freedom of Liverpool

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London (AFP) Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is set to receive the Freedom of the City after his outstanding career with the Premier League club.

Gerrard, 36, captained Liverpool to Champions League and FA Cup triumphs after emerging from the youth academy to become one of the club's favourite sons.

Steven Gerrard linked with Liverpool U23 job

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could cut his coaching teeth with the club's academy and reserve setup, according to The Independent. The...

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‘He Was Nothing At All’ – El-Hadji Diouf Shares Few More Thoughts About Steven Gerrard On His Retirement

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As the great and the good of the football world lined up to lavish Steven Gerrard with praise on his retirement, it should come as no surprise that there was one lone voice of dissent amid the din.

That voice, you might have guessed, belonged to El-Hadji Diouf, who has seemingly made it his life's work to chastise Gerrard and fellow former Liverpool teammate Jamie Carragher at every possible juncture.

Dominic Matteo shares old school photo of Steven Gerrard and other ex-Liverpool players

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Congrats on an amazing career Stevie an absolute privilege to play with you mate #oldschoollfc pic.twitter.com/1b4HoqFm7D Dominic Matteo...

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Liverpool football great Gerrard calls time on career

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London (AFP) Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday at the age of 36, calling time on an emblematic career.

Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as captain, and won nine honours including the 2005 Champions League before finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.

Retro Football: 19-Year-Old Steven Gerrard Scores His Very First Goal For Liverpool, 1999 (Video)

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Having made his senior debut almost exactly a year previous, 19-year-old Steven Gerrard finally got off the mark for Liverpool in a 4-1 thrashing ofbottom side Sheffield Wednesday in December of 1999.

On what was a bitterly cold afternoon at Anfield, Gerrard only starting due to a raft of injuries in Gerard Houllier's midfield ranks finally reintroduced blood to the extremities of the 40,000-odd Reds fans in attendance when the local lad from down the roadwent a-waltzing through the Wednesday defence to score his very first goal for the club.

Liverpool great Gerrard calls time on career

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London (AFP) Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday at the age of 36, calling time on an emblematic career.

Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as captain, and won seven major honours including the 2005 Champions League before finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.

Official: Steven Gerrard Confirms His Retirement From Professional Football

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Steven Gerrard has today announced that he has retired from professional football, aged 36.

Having left LA Galaxy last week, speculation was rife that Gerrard was mulling over player-coach roles with the likes of MK Dons, Celtic and former club Liverpool, but no his playing days are now officially over.

Manchester United

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.

Man Utd: Star-Studded Michael Carrick Testimonial To Feature Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And Michael Owen

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Michael Carrick is to be given a testimonial by Manchester United to reward him for his 11 years with the club.

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The game, which will be played at Old Trafford, willfeature aManchester United 2008 XI which will feature the likes ofEdwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

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Klopp ready to help Gerrard realise manager dream

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London (AFP) Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has promised to do everything he can to help Anfield great Steven Gerrard realise his ambition of becoming a manager.

Former Liverpool captain Gerrard is to rejoin his hometown club in February as an academy coach and Klopp said the 36-year-old ex-England midfielder would be assured of his support as he embarks on a new phase of his football career.

Klopp ready to help Gerrard realise manager dream

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London (AFP) Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has promised to do everything he can to help Anfield great Steven Gerrard realise his ambition of becoming a manager.

Former Liverpool captain Gerrard is to rejoin his hometown club in February as an academy coach and Klopp said the 36-year-old ex-England midfielder would be assured of his support as he embarks on a new phase of his football career.

Galaxy sign US international Jones

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the signing of US international Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, bolstering the midfield resources following the departure of Steven Gerrard.

Jones, 35, was a key member of the USA squad at the 2014 World Cup and joins the Galaxy after three Major League Soccer seasons with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids.

The Rest

Shit Lookalikes: Steven Gerrard’s Newborn Son & Harry Redknapp

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Well, that's just unfortunate...

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Union bits, roster moves from across the league, more news

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Some news you may have missed while spending time with family and friends on Thanksgiving.

Steven Gerrard announces his retirement

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Steven Gerrard is hanging up his boots.

The former Liverpool captain and LA Galaxy Designated Player announced his retirement on Thursday, putting an end to an 18-year career.

Gerrard, 36, recently announced that he would not be returning to the Galaxy, which left his future up in the air.

Alan Shearer Recognizes Gerrard As One Of The Greats

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Steven Gerrard announced his retirement fromfootball today at the age 36 and ended what wasa great career for Liverpool and for England. He was one player who could fulfill his dream of playing for his home town club and he spent 17 seasons at Anfield. Steven made his debut for Liverpool in 1998 when he [.