Colombian Star Wants to Replace Coutinho

Losing Phil Coutinho to Barcelona was as painful as outgoing transfers have ever been for the Anfield faithful, but in the end wholly unavoidable as the little Brazilian had made his mind up. Manager Klopp admitted there was no chance of Coutinho staying and tying him down to a lengthy contract. The Reds have had their share of surprising defeats since his departure to the Nou Camp with a shock loss to Swansea and a fourth-round FA Cup exit to West Brom at Anfield.

It’s far from panic stations, with Klopp’s men third in the league and well positioned in the Champions League with a tie against Porto coming up in the round of 16. A pulsating quarter-final tie at Anfield seems very likely, with the Reds backed at 2/5 to pass their Portuguese test in football betting. The season holds an immense amount of promise, still even without Coutinho, and the summer has the potential to be one of the best yet with the news James Rodriguez fancies a move to Liverpool.

Rodriguez’s stock went through the roof after putting together a string of eye-catching performances during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was soon snapped up by Real Madrid. Chances for the Colombian to impress at the Bernabeu have been limited and his future with the Spanish giants looks all but over after being loaned out to Bayern Munich for an unprecedented two years.

The Golden Boot winner from the World Cup in Brazil has started 21 games for the German champions and has three goals and seven assists to his name. Word on the wires now is that Rodriguez is ready to start afresh in England with Liverpool his preferred destination.

If that were to be the case then it’s hard not to see how much that move would benefit all parties concerned. At some stage, Klopp will have to replace Coutinho and the perfect candidate would be an eager Rodriguez who has a point to prove after his career has somewhat dwindled since leaving Brazilian shores in 2014.

The coffers run deep enough for Fenway Sports to shell out the required sum for the Colombian playmaker and would give Klopp and Anfield a chance to see whether a new Fab Four version 2.0 can be born. A lot has to fall into place, but if the word coming out of Germany is true that Rodriguez is up for the move, then there is a sense that Liverpool should act on it.

By the time the summer swings around, it is almost guaranteed that the interest in Mo Salah will dominate headlines in Liverpool. The Egyptian is rumoured to be wanted by Real Madrid, Rodriguez’s parent club. Madrid’s pursuit of players is a ruthless one and it’s easy to see how they would dangle James Rodriguez and a substantial transfer fee in front of Liverpool in order to weaken their clutches on their prized man Salah. The chance is there for Liverpool to strengthen and build or get weaker by dismantling their attacking threat.


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Top ten Liverpool managers

Liverpool Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in England and the world. Since the club was founded in 1892, the club has won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, and 15 FA Community Shields.These achievements show that there is a history of winning and success ingrained in the club. Although it has been a few seasons since Liverpool last won a trophy, the Merseyside club are usually favourites when it comes to football betting odds on Paddy Power due to their stature and historic achievements.
Throughout the clubs history there have been a number of managers who have had various levels of success.

The majority of football clubs usually only have a couple of ‘top’ managers, but due to the success Liverpool have had since their inception, the following managers are some of Liverpool’s (and football’s) finest.

Bill Shankley is probably one of the most influential figures in Liverpool’s history. Before his arrival at the club, Liverpool weren’t the most successful club, only winning the First Division five times and occasionally dropping to the Second Division.Shortly after Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to non-league Worcester City, Shankley was brought into the club. He wasted no time in making his mark on the club as he released 24 players and converted an old boot room into the infamous ‘Boot Room’. His rebuilding work paid off in 1962 when he managed to get Liverpool back into the First Division which he eventually won just two years later.

Shankley then managed to help Liverpool through a period of stability, something they had lacked through the majority of their history. It was the early 70s when Liverpool turned into a powerhouse when Shankley rebuilt the team and added some young talent. This move paid off in 1972/73 when Liverpool won their first even European Cup.

Without Shankley, Liverpool wouldn’t be the club that they are today.

Following the resignation of Shankley, his assistant Bob Paisley was promoted to the manager of the first team. Paisley continued to build and Shankley’s squad and gave the club even more success. Apart from his first year as manager, Paisley managed to win at least one trophy in his nine seasons at the club and lead Liverpool through a period of English and European dominance. Whilst being manager of the club, Paisley won six First Division titles, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, six Charity Shields and, most significantly, three European Cups.

After Paisley resigned from the managerial role, Joe Fagan was promoted from assistant manager to first team manager. Although he only spent two seasons at the club, his first one was very successful. During his first season, the team won the European Cup, the League Championship and the League Cup and so Fagan was the first manager of an English club to win three major trophies in a single season.

Kenny Dalglish followed Joe Fagan in the managerial dugout as he was given the role of player-manager. During his first tenure at the club, Liverpool managed to win another three League Championships and two FA Cups. Despite resigning from the role in 1991, Dalglish returned to the club as manager in 2011 where he managed to win a League Cup. Although he was sacked as manager at the end of the season, Dalglish is now a non-executive director and has a stand named after him.

Since the formation of the Premier League, Liverpool haven’t reached the heights they did in the 1970s. However during the reign of Rafa Benitez, Liverpool managed to win a few extra trophies. The most notable example is when Benitez managed to win Liverpool their fifth European Cup in the iconic 2005 Champions League final where Liverpool came from 3-0 down to win the cup on penalties. He also managed to win a FA Cup, FA Community Shield, and UEFA Super Cup during his time at the club

Despite confrontations with owners and decline near the end of his time at the club, Benitez is still a fan favourite at Anfield.

Although Barclay and McKenna aren’t the most successful managers the club has ever seen, they were the first of many managers to take control of the club. Despite the two fact they were joint managers, Barclay acted as secretary-manager, overseeing the administrative side of the club, while McKenna took charge of matters on the field. The club managed to win the Lancashire Division and the Second Division in the first two seasons during their time at the club. After getting relegated from the First Division, McKenna hired Tom Watson to take over as manager.

Tom Watson may not be a very familiar name for football fans, but he was Liverpool’s longest manager between 1896 and 1915. His time at Liverpool might not have been full of trophies like other managers, however he gave the club their first taste of success, winning the First Division championship in 1901 and 1906. He also led the club to an FA Cup final in 1914, but Liverpool lost to Burnley. Watson could have led Liverpool to even more success, but unfortunately he died suddenly of pneumonia in 1915 after the outbreak of the First World War.

Gérard Houllier isn’t the first manager that comes to mind when it comes to top Liverpool managers, but he was fairly successful during his time at the club. His reign didn’t get off to the best start with early exits in the UEFA and FA Cup. The highlight of Houllier’s reign was in 2001 when he won the unique treble of the FA Cup, League Cup, and the UEFA Cup. This was the highlight of his reign as the club failed to perform in the league and had very little success in the cups in other seasons. Although it wasn’t the greatest reign a manager has had during his time at Liverpool, he did manage to pick up a few trophies.

The final man on this list is JürgenKlopp. Although Klopp has yet to win anything during his time at Anfield, there is a feeling around the club that Klopp could be the man to bring trophies back to Anfield. The German has already taken them to two finals, but they have yet to record a victory in them. However with the signings that have been made, Liverpool feel like they are in contention to win trophies.

Could Klopp be the man to bring Liverpool their first Premier League title since the league was formed?


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A Striking Concern for Liverpool

In what promises to be an extremely close title race, the finest margins could make the biggest of differences. Whilst Liverpool have strengthened in some areas of the park, they still lack a top-class striker. Jurgen Klopp may fancy his chances of tactically navigating that issue and still producing effective results but there is no doubt that the signing of a top centre-forward would increase fans’ optimism for the season.

Of course, there is no disputing that Liverpool have a surfeit of attacking talent. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah would grace any side in the league, and arguably any side in Europe. Yet without a talisman who can be depended on for goals, there is pressure on creators to become finishers as well.

In terms of the odds, Liverpool can be backed at a price of 12/1 in the Premier League betting to take the title. This price slots them alongside Arsenal in contention to be champions, and behind the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham. Liverpool fans will consider them unfortunate to be considered a longer shot than a Spurs side that has failed to improve their squad, and an Arsenal side that finished outside of the Champions League places last year.

Yet perhaps the reason for an increase in favouring Arsenal is the addition of Alexandre Lacazette to the squad. Lacazette is a marked improvement on the striking options available to Wenger previously; despite contentions that Giroud is superior because he is a starter for France over Lacazette, the national team’s play is devised to maximise Antoine Griezmann through the ideal target man foil of Giroud. Lacazette is clinical and has a proven goalscoring record.

All of the other contenders have similarly prestigious strikers to call upon. Manchester City have the deadly Sergio Aguero as well as the vast potential of Gabriel Jesus. In Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku, Spurs and Manchester United have a centre-forward who is proven in the Premier League across a number of seasons. Chelsea have added Alvaro Morata, essentially as a replacement for Diego Costa, and the former Real Madrid player will relish being the main man. Therefore, Liverpool are at a clear disadvantage compared to their rivals in a striking position. Klopp found a way to operate successfully last season without an out-and-out striker for much of the time so his tactical nous could prevail. Also, Roberto Firmino is now considered a striker and not a midfielder on the official Fantasy Premier League game, which is usually a fair barometer of what a player’s role will be.


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Klopp’s defence needs depth for Europe

Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League and have been a firm contender for a top-four finish all season. They are now just four games away from securing Champions League football for next term, with eight points separating them from seventh-placed Everton.

The Reds’ most recent result was a disappointing defeat to Crystal Palace, where Philippe Coutinho was first to strike with an exceptional freekick to give his side a 1-0 lead. Manager Jurgen Klopp described the goal as “genius”.

But former Liverpool man Christian Benteke hit back with two goals to gain the victory over his old club and put Liverpool’s chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

However, Liverpool will not want to settle for the Europa League after eyeing Champions League qualification all season. Klopp has to face Southampton and Middlesbrough at Anfield as well as travel to West Ham and Watford. The Merseyside outfit are 8/15 to finish in the top four in the football betting despite all three teams below them having two games in hand each.

The main problem with Klopp’s side this year is their inability to keep the ball out of their own goal. Liverpool may have scored more than any other Premier League team this season (70) but they have conceded more than any other top-seven team (42). They have been unlucky with injuries but the fact is they don’t have enough depth in the defence.

James Milner has done well filling in at left back for most of the season but he can’t be a permanent first choice for them in that position and with youngsters such as Alexander-Arnold just not ready yet and Alberto Moreno’s consistency issues they need to strengthen their options.

Manchester City’s Gael Clichy is out of contract in the summer and is still uncertain about his future. Clichy, 31, has been a prominent feature in the City back four this year but Pep Guardiola may want to look elsewhere in a younger direction – if so, Liverpool could do well to snap up the experienced left back.

Another option would be Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor, who has already proven himself in the Championship where he is arguably the best left back in the league.

Taylor, 23, fell out with his current club Leeds United last year after he failed to sign a new deal and several Premier League clubs are keeping their eyes on him. With a little help, Taylor could become a very capable player in the top flight.

Liverpool have fantastic centre-backs in Lovren and Matip and before the Crystal Palace loss they held the record of 14 games unbeaten together:

But when those two aren’t fit Liverpool struggle to replace them. They have Klavan, who has played well when either Matip or Lovren aren’t fit but the defence as a whole could benefit from beefing up, especially in the left back position.


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Liverpool Refreshed from La Manga Look to Take End the Season with Confidence

Liverpool are currently in training at Melwood after they completed what is being viewed as a mini preseason on the south coast of Spain at La Manga, the prime training venue for top international and national squads. England followers will remember the name of the resort well, as that was the location of Paul ‘Gazza ‘ Gascoigne’s devastation after hearing he would not be in the squad for the 1998 World Cup and more recently Leicester City’s players were asked to leave after causing trouble. It appears that Liverpool have managed to avoid any dispute and there is still much to focus on before the last game of the season on 21st of May.

Jurgen Klopp’s team have thirteen games remaining this season and Champions League qualification remains the crucial goal, yet improvement is the short term aim after a miserable run of games that saw The Reds lose to Southampton in the League Cup, lose to Swansea City and Hull City in the Premier League and get knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves. Liverpool currently sit in fifth position and with just three points between them and Manchester City, the race for Champions League qualification is going to go down to the wire.

Change of mentality

Captain Jordan Henderson has already stated that the team is focused on achieving Klopp’s dream of fourteen consecutive victories and the win over Tottenham Hotspur was a step towards attaining that dream. Liverpool face Arsenal and Manchester City in March and they will both be desperate to claim all three points to boost their Champions League prospects. Yet although games against top six rivals are hugely important, Klopp’s record in these top of the table clashes is remarkably good and if the league was only made up of the top six, Liverpool would be three points clear at the top. It’s the upcoming games against the likes of Burnley, Crystal Palace and Watford that should be of more concern to Liverpool fans, as there is a sense that the team are not approaching these games with the right mentality. Liverpool’s next game is against champions Leicester City who are on a woeful run of form and those bitcoin betting on sports will find Liverpool at 1.60 for a win that would convince many that Liverpool have adopted a different attitude and are capable of dispatching those teams in the lower reaches of the Premier League.

Refresh the squad

There was defiantly a consensus that Liverpool tired during and after the Christmas period and a stretch of time without competitive football should enable the team to restore energy levels and be back to the devastating form we saw early in the campaign. There have been accusations from Dutch coach Raymond Verheijen that this slump in form was inevitable considering Klopp’s training methods and match tactics. These accusations of Klopp destroying players through overwork are rendered mute when you consider that Verheijen expressed the same opinion of Antonio Conte’s squad preparation and Chelsea seem to be doing very nicely sat atop the Premier League. Yet there is no doubt that players such as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino appeared tired and coupled with a few untimely injuries the team suffered.

Now we can be hopeful that Liverpool’s trip to Spain will mean a change of attitude against smaller teams, injuries and tiredness are a thing of the past, certain players are ready to take the opportunity to prove they have a place in Klopp’s plans and a reinvigorated group of players can fire towards Champions League qualification and be in form for the challenges of next season.


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Liverpool Drift in Title Betting Following Old Trafford Draw

Liverpool’s hopes of winning their first Premier League title were dealt a blow by Manchester United last weekend as once again they were unable to hold onto a lead at Old Trafford, which meant they dropped another two points in their chase of Chelsea at the top of the standings.

Things were looking good for the Reds when James Milner coolly slotted home past David De Gea from the penalty spot in the first half. Simon Mignolet was magnificent in keeping United out in the opening 45 minutes but Klopps’s men just could not find that second goal which would have sealed all three points.

An equaliser was always likely in the second half and it came with just six minutes left on the clock when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home for the hosts from an Antonio Valencia cross.

Liverpool are now 6-1 in the Premier League betting for the title as they have a seven-point deficit to try and make up. Chelsea top the market at 8-13 as they had no problems against Premier League champions Leicester in a comfortable 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Tottenham have won their last six consecutive games in the league and are available at 13/2, while Manchester City are out to 12/1 along with Arsenal after they went down 4-0 to Everton.

At the time of writing, Liverpool are still without a win in 2017. They led twice against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light but were held to a point against the Premier League strugglers. Plymouth took advantage of a number of changes made by Klopp in the third round of the FA Cup at Anfield which resulted in a goalless affair, while the Reds have a lot of work to do in their EFL Cup semi-final with Southampton after going down 1-0 in a very poor performance against the Saints in the first leg at St Mary’s.

Liverpool’s next home game in the league is against Swansea where they should be able to take maximum points against the Swans. They end the month against Chelsea at Anfield. Although it is still early to be talking about a six pointer, that is a huge game and one the Reds simply cannot afford to lose.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea should benefit when European football returns next month. Manchester City and Arsenal remain in the Champions League and both have tricky ties against Monaco and Bayern Munich respectively to worry about, while in the Europa League, Manchester United and Tottenham will have their eye on winning the competition.

Chelsea could be without the services of striker Diego Costa for some time as he has fallen out with manager Antonio Conte. Although the West London club did not miss him against Leicester, the former Atletico Madrid striker has scored 14 goals in the Premier League this season. The unrest will surely have unsettled the league leaders.

Liverpool must now try and go on a run over their next five-six games and hope that Chelsea slip up a couple of times if they are to close the gap at the top of the standings and keep their hopes of a league championship alive heading into the final stages of the campaign.


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Klopp Seeking Solid Reinforcements in January

Liverpool are flying high in Jürgen Klopp’s first full season at the helm, but the German is still not content with his side. Although they have been playing some of the most exciting and attacking football in the top flight, The Reds’ defence has let them down on numerous occasions this term. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has even said tha this Liverpool side are not yet performing at 100%.  Reports suggest that Klopp is ready to bolster the squad further in January, in his quest to deliver Liverpool’s first ever Premier League title in May.

According to The Sun, Liverpool are preparing to once again raid Southampton for defensive reinforcements in the New Year and will put in a £40 million bid for Virgil Van Dijk and academy product Sam McQueen.  The Reds have conceded 14 goals after 12 games this season, and have only managed to keep 2 clean sheets. They desperately need more solidity in their backline, so have earmarked The Saints’ Van Dijk as the man for the job. McQueen would provide another option in the left-back position.


In most of their football matches this season Liverpool have been favourites with bookies to prevail due to their attacking threat, but their odds are likely to shorten further once they tighten up at the back. Chelsea are a prime example of this, and their odds to win the title have now been slashed to 5/2 with Betway after they kept their sixth successive clean sheet of the campaign.

Since joining Southampton last season, Van Dijk has been one of the standout defenders in the league. With him in the side Southampton kept 10 clean sheets in 2015-16, and only conceded 36 goals. The 25-year-old won 74.5% of aerial duels, and 66.2% of his tackles were successful. This season he is continuing to help the Southampton backline remain one of the best in the league, and the South coast side have only let in 12 goals in 12 games. That’s on a par with Arsenal and better than Manchester United and Liverpool. Southampton have lost 121 challenges compared to Liverpool’s 146, and the Saints have also only made 2 major defensive errors compared to The Reds’ 6.

It is clear that Liverpool need to strengthen their backline and there is no doubt that Van Dijk could be the man for the job. If the Mersey side outfit manage to sign the Dutchman, the likelihood is that it would be Dejan Lovren who would make way. The Croatian has proved to be too unreliable during his time at Anfield and made a fatal error which led to a goal in the tie against Crystal Palace in October (see video above).

Lovren aside, Liverpool’s plundering of Southampton has been successful in the past. Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, and Sadio Mane have all turned out to be excellent acquisitions. Van Dijk may be tempted by the massive chance to win trophies at the more prestigious club, and follow in the footsteps of his predecessors.

James Milner has managed to fit in well at left-back after Klopp lost faith in the error-prone Alberto Moreno. Signing McQueen would enable the German to rotate his side more to cope with possible injuries during the hectic festive period. Milner would also be able to slot back into midfield to cover absentees there if needed.

There is no doubt that Liverpool look like one of the strongest sides in the league and are well in the hunt for the title. It was the defence that let them down in 2013-14, though, when they came so close to winning. If Klopp can solve the defensive woes, The Reds may just go on to lift the trophy.


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Is This Liverpool Team Capable Of Winning The Title?

Now the international break is upon us it seems a good time to take stock and determine if this is the year Liverpool can finally end their title drought or if they’ll be entertaining, but ultimately unsuccessful yet again.

The obvious answer is yes, of course, they can win it and this is reflected in the current football betting odds, with the Reds now second favourites at 4/1. Even after losing to Spurs, Manchester City remain clear favourites and if Pep Guardiola can address a few issues, it’s possible they might be too strong for Liverpool, just like the 2013/14 season.

Yet this looks like being a vintage Premier League season and even though City have looked mighty impressive at times, it’s only October and so much can happen before the destination of the title is decided. Here are a few reasons why this could be Liverpool’s year:

The defence is improving and you’d back Jurgen Klopp to continue to make improvements. This might seem a little ridiculous when The Reds haven’t kept a clean sheet all season, but other than the crazy 3-4 game against Arsenal and the malfunction of a 2-0 reverse at Turf Moor, Liverpool are conceding just a goal per game. James Milner looks a fit at left-back, Joel Matip seems to be one of the best ever free transfers, Nathaniel Clyne is now looking good going both ways, Dejan Lovren looks the player he was at Southampton and Ragnar Klavan is an able deputy.

The only real concern is at goalkeeper, where Loris Karius seems much better with his feet, but looked timid and failed to come for crosses against Swansea and Simon Mignolet has never convinced. It seems Liverpool have two good Goalkeepers when what they really need is one great one. Mignolet has been given chances, now it’s Karius’ turn to show he can improve and become the main man between the sticks that the squad will need if they’re to get near the title.

There is depth to the squad and new players have seamlessly slipped into the team tactics and mentality. It can be difficult adding players to a squad without disrupting the dynamics and it’s especially difficult to manage players’ game time, as no one wants to be warming the bench. Klopp has done a great job of integrating players such as Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum into the team and there is no doubt that they have improved the performances while the team mentality looks strong. Yet it’s players such as the returning Emre Can, Danny Ings and Marko Grujic that might prove crucial to a title run.

These players either haven’t done enough in training, have picked up an injury or are simply not as good as someone else in their position but in spite of that, they could be decisive to Liverpool’s success. Either coming off the bench or taking the place of an injured player, these are men Klopp will be calling on to do a job for him and his options look very much improved over previous Liverpool squads. Hopefully, these players are up to the job, as injuries will happen and Mane will be off to the African Nations Cup in the New Year, meaning that some players not getting much game time currently, will need to be ready to perform.

Liverpool’s attack will cause problems for any side they face and without the distraction of European football they should be able to maintain the level of performance that has been so impressive thus far. Unlike the 2013/14 season that relied so much on the excellence of Luis Suarez, this campaign’s attack has a combination of fluidity and agility that incorporates many players without being reliant on any one individual.

Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and company all hunt the ball together, are then quick to interchange for the attack and it’s a recipe for disaster for any defence they come up against. The statistics show that this Liverpool team is running more than any other side they come up against and the more they play like this the fitter they’ll get. When Klopp first came to the club, there was a problem with many hamstring injuries incurred, but with a full pre-season behind them and no midweek trips around Europe, this should no longer be an issue and the attacking football we love should continue to flourish.

Seven league games in and Liverpool have only played two at Anfield, have played last years’ Champions and a few of the teams expected to challenge this year, yet they sit on 16 points. There’s a long way to go, but there are a few reasons to be optimistic that this is the year.


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Liverpool aiming to convince they have the winning mentality

Liverpool’s recent winning run – helped by a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth – has cemented the belief that Jurgen Klopp has finally installed a winning mentality into the Reds, just at the right time.

A much-changed Liverpool line-up triumphed on the south coast with goals from Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge and, despite featuring a host of second-choice names after the previous week’s heroics in the Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund, it was a routine victory that was marred only by an injury-time strike from Joshua King, which served as a mere consolation for the Cherries.

With the business end of the season well and truly upon them, Liverpool fans are anxious for signs that Klopp’s much-lauded managerial methods are finally delivering consistency and an end result.

Liverpool lie in eighth position in the Barclays Premier League, at the time of writing, just two points behind West Ham United in the Europa League places for next season, but, crucially, with a game-in-hand over the Hammers.

Six games remain in the Premier League for Liverpool to clinch a Europa League place for the 2016/17 season, in the event that they don’t win the trophy in May and automatically earn the right to defend it. However, having gone five games unbeaten since that horrifying 3-2 defeat to Southampton – after having lead 2-0 – Liverpool are now beginning to convince their expectant fanbase that they are the real deal.

Since letting that two-goal lead slip at St Mary’s, Liverpool have earned a credible draw at home to title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur, successfully navigated the home and away legs against Borussia Dortmund, and earned wins at home to Stoke City (4-1) and away at Bournemouth (2-1).

Liverpool face a tough run-in to the end of the season, including the Europa League semi-finals. The latest Europa League odds show Liverpool and Villarreal can barely be separated and, while the former have hit form at the right time, the Spaniards have also won four successive games and sit fourth in La Liga, a full six points ahead of Athletic Bilbao below them.

But with the crucial and potentially season-defining semi-final tie with Villarreal less than a fortnight away, Liverpool can’t afford to lose their focus and have two critical Premier League games before then in which they must maintain their upwards momentum. Klopp will have been delighted with the performances of second-string youngsters such as Brad Smith, Connor Randall, Kevin Stewart and Sheyi Ojo in the win against Bournemouth, but he is sure to restore the majority of his big guns for the passionate local derby with Everton, followed by another home game with relegation-haunted Newcastle United also coming up soon.

The energy-sapping drama of Liverpool’s epic win over Dortmund certainly affected some of Liverpool’s key players, but it has energised their fans, and now the players must truly deliver.


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Will Liverpool qualify for Champions League this year?

In the last couple of seasons Liverpool failed to qualify for Champions League but this could be their year. According to football experts Liverpool ar ranked fourth in Premier League this season after Man City, Chelsea and Man United.


By Ivan PC from Vigo, Spain

So the top four finish is realistic and why not considering them title contenders. You can get a football coupon if you want to bet on their chances.

Liverpool was a force in Europe a few years ago and that’s what fans from all over the World are expecting to see again shortly. They were constantly playing in Champions League and had great results. “The Reds” were part of what we called “Big Four” until 2010 when they finished second in Premier League the previous year.

Since then they were on a decline and even if they spent huge sums of money they failed to get back on top. Brendan Rodgers is hoping to break the curse and bring Liverpool were it belongs. The first step was done last weekend when Liverpool managed to beat their rivals Manchester United with 1 – 0.

Rodgers has made not less than 8 transfers this summer. Sakho, Mignolet, Toure, Cissokho, Luis Alberto, Ilori, Moses and Iago Aspas arrived at Anfield while Borini was loaned to Sunderland. The most expensive was Sakho who cost Liverpool €17 millions.



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