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Carra Interviews Michael Owen

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Much like interviews with Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard have done this Micheal Owen interview puts to bed some of the LFC-related rumours connected to the retired player. Unlike with the previous two players I came away from this interview with limited sympathy for Owen, mainly because he is/was so confident in his own ability he skirts the boundary of arrogance at times. Having said that, it's hard to argue fate dealt him a cruel hand by making him one of the best players of his generation

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New Bob Paisley Statue

It's always been a bit puzzling to me that Bill Shankly had been given a statue at Anfield and Bob Paisley hadn't, after all they're the two sides of the same Liverpool coin, so to speak. Shankly built the foundations upon which Paisley created his empire and so to celebrate one without celebrating the other is to acknowledge only half the story. This has now been rectified with the unveiling of a new statue of Bob Paisley. It is based on the incident when Paisley was still the physio for the te

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Firminio's Disallowed Goal

This video technology worked perfectly at the World Cup 2018 in Russia and it has done very well at last season’s champion’s league. It appears that the PL or FA has major issues with the decisions with many goals from the games this season for being disallowed. Andy Gray does make sense with his thoughts.

Andy Gray
"When they first calibrate it, and they do it and 'oh, wait a minute, he's still onside, let's do it again". "They do it again, and lo and behold, it comes up that he's offside in the

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Ballon d'Or 2019 Nominees


Seven of our players were nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or. Robertson, Matip and Fabinho should have been nominated as well. Let me know what do you think of the list.

Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)

Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Frenkie de Jong, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)

Son Heung-min, Hugo Llo

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3648826498?profile=RESIZE_710xAdam Lallana was only on the pitch for about three minutes against Leicester City but the trail of anarchy he left in his wake during that time is quite remarkable, as Liverpool.com explained...

Adam Lallana may only have entered the contest in the 92nd minute, shortly before Sadio Mané was awarded a penalty after being felled in the box by Marc Albrighton, but the 31-year-old midfielder made certain to stamp his mark on the game.

As soon as James Milner coolly stroked the penalty past Kasper Schm

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Maybe I Am Dreaming by Jurgen Klopp

This is an article by Jurgen Klopp that has just been published on the website 'The Players' Tribune' (https://www.theplayerstribune.com/global/articles/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-fc).

Maybe I Am Dreaming by Jurgen Klopp

I have to start with a slightly embarrassing story. Because sometimes I am afraid that the outside world looks at footballers and managers like we’re Gods or something. As a Christian, I believe in only one God, and I can assure you that God has nothing to do with football. The truth

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Does this explain Mane's reaction?

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This handy little diagram shows the chances created by each of the front three players for the other front three players in the Premier League since the start of the 2017-18 season. What's noticeable is that Mane's chance creation for Salah is getting on towards double the number of chances Salah's created for Mane. Is Mane aware of this difference? We'll probably never know but it might help explain why Mane might feel the relationship between the two forwards is slightly lopsided at present. I

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The Road To Istanbul 2019-20

The Group stages draw has been kind to us for this season’s UEFA Champions league. We share the same group E with Napoli, Salzburg and Genk. The plus side is the geographical locations of Italy, Austria and Belgium so flight distances are closer to home.

Bonus is that Alisson won best keeper award and VVD won best defender of last season’s UEFA Champions League. Also VVD won UEFA UEFA's Men's Player of the Year for 2018-19.

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Prediction League 19/20

Hello all! Hope everyone has enjoyed the summer, can't wait for the season ahead!

Warrior has kindly informed me that the prediction league appears to be no more, do not dispare! I have found a new site with a new league, this of course means you'll need to sign up again but don't worry it's a simpy 10 second case of email and password. You can join by following this link:

http://www.footballpredictionleague.net/invite/SUUG-I5X/

The league code is:  SUUG-I5X

Note - you do earn credits to play so

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Prediction Lge

A quick word out to the lads who usually take part in this Lge. We might have a problem with it this season, doesn't seem to be putting the fixtures up, Jay reckons it could be gone due to it being a free site so he's looking for something else for us, keep an eye out for a new site, be great if we can keep it going.

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MADRID CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL PAGE

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As we won't have a match between now and the Champions League final, and so no match blog through which to share our views, I thought it may be useful to have a page which people can use to post and discuss anything in connection to the Madrid final. I'm sure closer to the day itself someone will start a match blog but until then feel free to use this page to post any thoughts or information that's appropriate.

 

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So, how do we feel about the quarterfinal draw?

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The two teams I wanted to avoid at the quarterfinal stage were Juventus and Barcelona, basically because Ronaldo and Messi were in top form during the previous round and while it's possible to outplay great teams it's much harder to outplay great teams with genius players. Thankfully, we've dodged those two particular bullets and have been drawn against our old rivals, Porto. Klopp's reaction was rather luke warm and I don't think that was just politeness. Liverpool convincingly beat Porto the l

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Not Enough Defenders

Looks as if we are stuck with Lovren at CB for at least 6 weeks.  Who would have thought that we would need more support at that position a few weeks ago?  If appears that VVD might be the only senior CB available if one more goes down to injury.  Gomez is going to have to have his appearences monitored for a while, Matip is physically unreliable, and Lovern is just unreliable perood.  I'm not a manager, but that sounds like a CB crisis to me.  We need another CB body in ASAP!  Any ideas for a J

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Transfers - The Final Ins and Outs at LFC

INS

Fabinho [Monaco] £39m

Alisson [Roma] Undisclosed (reported £66.8m)

Xherdan Shaqiri [Stoke] £13m

Naby Keita [RB Leipzig] £48m

 

OUTS

Ben Woodburn [Sheffield United] Loan

Herbie Kane [Doncaster] Loan

Emre Can [Juventus] Free

John Flanagan [Rangers] Free

Jordan Williams [Rochdale] Free

Ovie Ejaria [Rangers] Loan

Shamal George [Tranmere] Loan

Ryan Kent [Rangers] Loan

Danny Ward [Leicester] £12.5m

Harry Wilson [Derby] Loan

Danny Ings [Southampton] Loan (one year loan with option to buy - £18 million up front, fur

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