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Liverpool is not about tactics but relief

– – Since the move of Jorgen Klopp to Liverpool in 2015, the rise and rise of the Anfield team has really wowed many football fans all over the world. When he arrived in October 2015, Klopp described his new side saying “it is not a normal club, it is a special club” and with their rise to the pinnacle of British football under the guidance of the German tactician, many would not argue of the Red been a really special club. More so, during the first conference of the…

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Sadio Mane isolating after positive coronavirus test

– – Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger has “displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall”. Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool’s website added: “Like with Thiago…

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Mane fumes at Salah for failing to pass him a ball

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was at the centre of an angry outburst from team-mate Sadio Mane on Saturday night. Mane was taken off with five minutes to go and was seen to be furious as he took his place on the bench. But it emerged that it was not his substitution that enraged him – but a pass that Salah failed to make to him late in the 3-0 win over Burnley that left Liverpool with the only 100 per cent record in the Premier League. ‘Was it about a…

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Champions League draw: Holders Liverpool drawn with Napoli

Holders Liverpool will face Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta. Last year’s runners-up Tottenham are in a group with five-time European Cup winners Bayern Munich, plus Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade. Chelsea must negotiate a group including 2019 semi-finalists Ajax, Valencia and Lille. European heavyweights Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid were drawn together in Group A while former winners Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan will all meet in Group…

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Salah visits fan who ran into lamp-post chasing his car

Footballers often inspire unswerving devotion, but one boy has felt the full force when he hit a lamp-post while running after Mohamed Salah. Louis Fowler, 11, was trying to get the Liverpool striker’s attention, who was driving out of the club’s training base on Saturday, when he ran into the post. The Reds fan fell and “busted his nose”, his stepfather Joe Cooper said. He added that they were “gobsmacked” when Salah soon turned up at their home nearby to check on Louis’ condition. Mr Cooper told the Liverpool Echo that Louis…

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Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 in EPL opener

Liverpool scored four first-half goals as they started the new Premier League season with a blistering performance to demolish newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield. Norwich captain Grant Hanley scored the opening goal of the top-flight season when he sliced Divock Origi’s cross into his own net before Mohamed Salah opened his account after a pass by Roberto Firmino. German midfielder Marco Stipermann forced a fine save by Reds keeper Alisson before an unmarked Virgil van Dijk headed the third from Salah’s corner, Origi nodding the fourth after a stunning pass…

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Man City beat Liverpool to win Community Shield

Manchester City won the Community Shield on penalties after edging Liverpool in an entertaining game in front of a raucous Wembley. Georginio Wijnaldum’s penalty was saved by Claudio Bravo with Gabriel Jesus scoring the winning kick. The meeting between two outstanding sides did not disappoint. City’s Raheem Sterling finally scored his first goal against his old club when he turned home David Silva’s flick-on from close range. The woodwork was hit three times in quick succession in the second half, as Sterling struck the post with a one on one,…

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