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What a season Sadio Mane had eh?
Some eyebrows were raised when the Reds handed over in excess of £30m to Southampton last summer, but the jet-heeled Senegal star has proven those doubts to be misplaced, and has been arguably Liverpool’s Player of the Season.
He rose to the summit of the Reds’ top-scorer charts with 13 goals prior to having his season ended early in the recent Merseyside derby - he’s vowed to come back, better than ever!
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to Sky Germany about his ambitions, and he will only consider the season a success if his side clinch a place in the top.
The Reds have their Champions League qualification fate in their own hands heading into the final weeks of the campaign. With six games remaining, they sit third in the table and will guarantee the top four with six victories.
The Reds briefly threatened to maintain a push for the title earlier this season, but had their ambitions revised after a poor January.
A top-four finish for Klopp this campaign would represent real progress however, and would send them back to Europe’s top table for first time since 2014.
I will only be satisfied if we reach the Champions League. You are always under pressure. In every game there is pressure.”
NFL stars meet Reds trio
NFL stars Kirk Cousins and Jarvis Landry were at the club’s Academy on Tuesday - and they were met by Reds trio Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum.
Washington Redskins quarterback Cousins and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Landry were special guests at the Kirkby complex, with the three Reds stars there to meet and greet the NFL pair and swap shirts.
Landy and Cousins are in the country to promote the NFL UK Live Tour, with the stars also visiting Nottingham and Edinburgh after their trip began in London on Monday.
Clyne's birthday bash
Nathaniel Clyne turned 26 last week - and he has a huge birthday bash to celebrate.
The Reds defender held a party at Albert Dock nightclub Playground, with Daniel Sturridge and Gini Wijnaldum reportedly in attendance.
Clyne made his grand entrance in a Rolls Royce Phantom on Saturday evening, alongside his pal, DJ Abel, who uploaded plenty of action from the night onto his Instagram account this week.
Carra claims another victim
Richard Keys is the latest in a long, long line to fall foul of Jamie Carragher’s digital dingers on Twitter.
The Reds legend took no messing after the former Sky Sports presenter took issue with Arsenal’s players being branded “cowards” for their 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football.
Keys isn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last though.
Have a nose at who else has been on the end of a wittering Carragher put-down...
Firmino on repeat
Just enjoy this while you wait on Paul Gorst to take over.
Enjoy it again and again and again.
Fulham issues hands off warning to Liverpool
Liverpool have got some convincing to do if they want to sign Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.
The young left-back is one of the most in-demand players in the country, but Fulham are keen to keep hold of him.
Manager Slavisa Jokanovic has issued a hands-off warning.
He said: “Sessegnon will not be in the transfer market in the summer.”
Klopp on Champions League place
Jurgen Klopp says only a top four finish is good enough for Liverpool this season.
The Reds boss says he will only be satisfied if Liverpool finish the job and clinch a place in next season’s Champions League.
“I will only be satisfied if we reach the Champions League,” Klopp told Sky Germany.
“You are always under pressure. In every game there is pressure.
“You need to win all the time. I’m only satisfied when the team wins.”
Keys hits back at Carragher
Richard Keys has been giving Jamie Carragher some advice on his punditry.
Which is rich.
But he isn’t happy about Carragher’s use of the word ‘cowards’ to describe Arsenal. To be fair at least Keys has retreated from Twitter. Pick your battles, Rich.
Speaking on his blog, he writes: “All today’s young ‘analysts’ had bad games - some many many more than others - but they seem to have forgotten that. Analyse the game - stop name calling if someone is having a bad time on the pitch.
Which brings me to my point. I was really disappointed to see Jamie Carragher call Arsenal’s players ‘cowards’ after the game at Palace. ‘Cowards’? There was a time in British history that kind of insult would bring men to arms at dawn in a pistol fight for honour. No. I’m sorry, those players could be accused of many things on the other night - but cowardice? No. No. No.
“I sometimes wonder how today’s ‘analysts’ - few of whom have ever had the courage to coach themselves (is that cowardice?) would’ve reacted if we’d described their performances in the same way? Before you all start screaming again - what is cowardice in football? Is it failing to win the title year on year? Is it walking away from your country because you can’t get a game? Is it messing up a penalty shoot out because you don’t know the rules? No, of course not, it’s none of those things, but you see how easy it is to get personal?”
Still better than most of us..
Now he knows how I feel playing football!
Reds fans react to Oxlade-Chamberlain rumours
Liverpool fans aren’t happy to pay £35m for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain..
And who can blame them?
8 talents who could flourish with Gerrard
There are some special talents at Liverpool’s academy..
And they have a very special talent to work with now.
Kristian Walsh has picked out eight who could flourish with Steven Gerrard.
Townsend wants permanent Sakho deal
They are desperate to keep Mamadou Sakho at Crystal Palace.
Andros Townsend is impressed with the Frenchman’s impact and says the club need to try to tie up a permanent deal in the summer.
“Obviously I am not the chairman but you have seen the impact he has had since he’s come in,” he said.
“He’s been incredible, I think It’s four clean sheets. When the ball is coming into the box, he seems to be a magnet for it and it gives us great confidence knowing that if they do manage to get a cross in, he’s going to be there to clear it away.
He’s an incredible player and we should do all we can, if we survive, to keep him here next season.
Have Liverpool offered a contract to PSG youngster?
L’Equipe are reporting today that Liverpool have made an offer for French youngster Mahamadou Dembélé.
The 18-year-old centre-back is out of contract in the summer, but it’s reported that PSG would prefer to keep him.
The French newspaper report that the youngster has met with Liverpool representatives in order to discuss a possible move to Anfield, but PSG are hoping that he will agree to a contract extension.
Liverpool’s final away game of the season has been changed.
The Reds trip to face West Ham at the London Stadium will now take place on Sunday, May 14.
It will be live on Sky and kick-off will be at 2:15pm.
Woodburn's rise won't be stopped
Woodburn’s a fantastic talent and he is going to make more apperances for Liverpool.
It’s been some season for the 17-year-old. Some week, too. From making his first Premier League start for Liverpool at Stoke, to being taken off at half time to finding his name on a European ‘Golden Boy’ shortlist that includes the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe and Christian Pulisic, he’s had the full range of emotions.
Woodburn, if we’re being fair, has no chance of winning that Tuttosport award. Not when he’s started one Premier League game. Not when other contenders include Marcus Rashford, Gabriel Jesus, Tom Davies, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Renato Sanches and Kasper Dolberg.
A nice touch, this...
Confirmed - Mane's surgery successful
Sadio Mane has thanked Liverpool fans for their support and confirmed the surgery on his knee was successful.
Mane underwent the procedure in London yesterday.
Mane told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s great that I have received so many encouraging messages from fans around the world, particularly on social media.
“It makes me proud and gives me so much power that so many supporters of Liverpool FC and Senegal give me such great support. I’d like to say thank you to everyone.
I will give my very best after yesterday’s successful surgery to be back on the pitch as soon as possible and be even better than before.
Reds meet NFL stars
Longstaff trains with first team
The eagle-eyed among you will not have failed to notice that Luis Longstaff was pictured training with the first team yesterday..
It’s a big step for the England U18 international.
Mignolet on saving the day
Simon Mignolet says he saves against Stoke were like scoring a match-winning goal.
“That’s why you’re a goalkeeper [and] that’s why I love being a goalkeeper,” he said.
“It doesn’t happen very often that you get to ‘score a goal’ - you want to help the team out in certain moments and these were two moments in particular.
I’m pleased that it gave us the victory in the end, because that is what you want. Saves are only important when it gives you three points, and it is only my job that I did.
“Just like strikers scoring a goal, it’s me trying to keep the ball out of the net.
“I’m happy with it of course and it feels good and it gives yourself a lift in confidence, but it is our job to do it.
“You get the praise from the manager and the players, which is nice, but again it is about doing it all together, having the feeling not individually but as a team to celebrate the victory with the away fans.”
I really can’t see a fee for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being that high.
He has just one year left on his contract, after all. So Arsenal aren’t in the best negotiating position.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to see Liverpool pay more than, at the most, £20m for Oxlade-Chamberlain. And even that’s pushing it.
Mane is player of the year - Henry
Thierry Henry has picked Liverpool’s Sadio Mane as his player of the year.
The former Arsenal man believes the Senegal winger, who underwent surgery yesterday, has been the star of the season.
“I’ll have to give [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic a lot of credit, but Sadio Mane has been the player of the season for me,’ Henry told Sky Sports.
Mane is a hell of a player.
“He brings something different to Liverpool – but not only to Liverpool, to the Premier League. He’s been a star this year.”
Where's the decimal point?
Tony has a point about the point.
Sir Martin Broughton exclusive - Ex-Liverpool chairman talks Rafa, club sale & more
If you’re on your morning commute, I couldn’t recommend this podcast more.
Neil Jones and Andy Kelly travelled to London to talk to former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton about his time at the club.
You can read what he says about Rafa Benitez below. The full podcast is for Anfield Extra subscribers only, but it’s well worth the fiver a month to listen. Sir Martin talks about one of the most turbulent - and interesting - times in Liverpool’s recent history throughout the 90 minutes.
'Chamberlain would be a perfect fit'
Personally, I’m not sure Liverpool need another midfielder like Gini Wijnaldum. Saying that, I don’t think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be a bad signing.
But you’re right, not for anywhere near £35m.
Just another victim.. Carragher takes down Keys
You’d have thought they’d have learned not to mess with him now.
Rule number one of Twitter club - don’t take on Jamie Carragher. You will only end up embarrassed.
It seems as though Richard Keys didn’t get the memo. He made the mistake of questioning the Liverpool legend after Carragher attacked Arsenal for their performance at Crystal Palace on Monday night.
And Keys also made the grave error of trying to have a dig about the Premier League title.
It didn’t work out well for the ex-Sky Sports man, who was quickly reminded of his departure from the broadcasting giants - where Carragher is now employed.
Come at the King, Richard, you better not miss..
'The Ox' not worth the money?
Okay so I don’t want Liverpool to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Nothing to do with him as a player. I can take him or leave him. But I won’t be able to put up with people calling him ‘The Ox’. Annoys me. Very Arsenal, that.
But anyway, does he score enough to really add an extra dimension to Liverpool’s attack?
His track record isn’t great - but then again he has always struggled to be a regular for Arsenal.
Liverpool linked with move for 拢35m Oxlade-Chamberlain
Late last night the Daily Telegraph reported that Liverpool are to step up their attempts to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, despite Arsenal’s £35m valuation.
The 23-year-old is a player Jurgen Klopp has been monitoring, despite the Reds boss denying a January move for the England man, and Oxlade-Chamberlain has just one year left on his existing contract with the Gunners.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to become a regular starter for Arsene Wenger’s side, and Klopp is said to be keen to add to an English nucleus of his side that includes Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner.