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ESPN FC Jan 15, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp frustrated over Joel Matip deadlock

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan has unique ability. Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad. Jurgen Klopp has voiced his frustration after Liverpool had to withdraw defender Joel Matip from selection as they seek clarity about his eligibility while the African Nations Cup takes place. Prior to Sundays draw at Manchester United, Liverpool released a statement saying they had failed to receive clear guidance from FIFA about whether Matip can play for them without facing...
ESPN FC Jan 15, 2017

Ibrahimovic returns for Man Utd; Alexander-Arnold in for Liverpool

Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad. Jose Mourinho believes he knows his players better now compared to the last time his team played Liverpool. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan has unique ability. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to the Manchester United team for Sundays Premier League clash against Liverpool after recovering from illness, whileTrent Alex-Arnold has been selected to start for the Reds. Ibrahimovic missed the 2-0 EFL Cup semifinal first-leg win over...
ESPN FC Jan 15, 2017

Liverpool withdraw Joel Matip from United game due to eligibility issue

Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad. Liverpool have withdrawn Joel Matip from the squad for Sundays trip to Manchester United as they have failed to receive clarity from FIFA about the Cameroonians eligibility while the African Nations Cup is taking place. Matip, 25, was one of seven Cameroon players who turned down the opportunity to compete at the tournament in Gabon and has not played for his country since September 2015. The centre-back confirmed in December that he wished to stay at Liverpool during the...
ESPN FC Jan 15, 2017

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool won't buy in January for the sake of it

Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan has unique ability. Jurgen Klopp insists English footballs obsession with the need for transfers will not force Liverpools hand in the January window. The Reds are yet to recruit anybody this month, despite Klopp admitting in November the squad is thin on the ground for wide players due to injuries and Sadio Manes participation at the African Nations Cup. However, Klopp says he will not buy in January for...
ESPN FC Jan 14, 2017

Philippe Coutinho feared 'season was finished' after Sunderland ankle injury

Jurgen Klopp expects both Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson to be ready to face Manchester United. Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad. Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho feared that his season was over after badly injuring his ankle in a match against Sunderland in November. A clash with Black Cats midfielder Didier Ndong left Coutinho sidelined with ankle ligament damage before making a cameo appearance from the bench in Liverpools 1-0 EFL Cup loss to Southampton midweek. Ahead of what could be his...
ESPN FC Jan 14, 2017

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp plays down hype for Manchester United game

Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad. Jose Mourinho has joked that hes calmer than Jurgen Klopp on the touchline as the managers prepare to go head-to-head. Jurgen Klopp believes Man United are a different side and believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been key. The Exploding Heads preview the huge game between Man United and Liverpool, but is it a season-defining fixture? The FC crew debate their predictions for Sundays Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool....
The Liverpool Offside Jan 13, 2017
Klopp on Henderson: “I Love His Attitude”

Klopp on Henderson: “I Love His Attitude”

Ahead of a crucial game with Manchester United, Jürgen Klopp hailed the importance and attitude of Liverpool’s captain. Three Liverpool players have been success stories in adapting to new positions on the pitch. James Milner at left back, Jordan Henderson as a number 6 (the deepest lying player in a midfield three), and Adam Lallana in an attacking central midfield role with plenty of pressing duties exceeded expectations. Henderson moving deeper might have solved the problem of procuring a top class defensive midfielder. The Liverpool captain ranks first for passes per game and second...
ESPN FC Jan 13, 2017

Mariner: Liverpool have missed Henderson

Paul Mariner believes Jordan Henderson can make the difference for Liverpool at Man United if he returns to the squad.
The Sun Jan 13, 2017

Jordan Henderson is the Premier Leagues most underrated midfielder, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

JURGEN KLOPP reckons  Jordan Henderson  is the most underrated midfielder in the Premier League. The Liverpool skipper  is the player Sir Alex Ferguson refused to  sign after deciding he could not even run properly. But on Sunday  Henderson, 26, will get the chance to prove his boss at Anfield correct when he makes a much-needed […]
The Liverpool Offside Jan 13, 2017
LFC Fitness Is The Business

LFC Fitness Is The Business

Jürgen Klopp provides updates to Liverpool’s injury woes. Straight out of the gate, there’s good news. We’ve waited and waited for good news concerning Liverpool’s injured players and I’m happy to say it’s finally arrived. Today, manager Jürgen Klopp confirmed that the wounded triumvirate of Joël Matip, Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho have made it through training with flying colors. All were likely presented with their injury-free field badges and sent to padded storage for the next two days with thoughts on Sunday’s match against Manchester United. “They all were...
ESPN FC Jan 13, 2017

Manchester United's Paul Pogba: Zlatan complete; Neymar the future

Jurgen Klopp expects both Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson to be ready to face Manchester United. The FC crew debate their predictions for Sundays Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. ESPN FCs Gab Marcotti reacts to Jose Mourinhos comment that Man United will sell in January to spend in the summer. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said he thinks Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a complete player and Barcelonas Neymar is the future. Ibrahimovic is set to return for Sundays crunch clash against Liverpool after illness and the team are now...
ESPN FC Jan 13, 2017

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp sees Man United have improved since Anfield

Jurgen Klopp expects both Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson to be ready to face Manchester United. LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester United are a different side to the one his Liverpool team played in October. The two teams played out an uneventful 0-0 draw at Anfield, with Jose Mourinho opting to deploy tactics aimed at frustrating the free-scoring home side. On that night, United recorded 35 percent possession, which represented the lowest possession stats they have ever registered since Opta began collecting data. Manchester...
ESPN FC Jan 13, 2017

Liverpool's Coutinho, Henderson, Matip 'closer' to starts at Man United

Jurgen Klopp expects both Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson to be ready to face Manchester United. The FC crew debate their predictions for Sundays Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. We examine Klopps note to Daniel Sturridge, Ronaldinhos letter, Mannehs U.S. citizenship and more in The Sweeper. Alison Bender and Don Hutchison enlist some famous faces to help them preview Man Utd vs. Liverpool. Liverpool legend Ian Rush fears the influence of Jose Mourinho when the Merseysiders face Manchester United. Liverpool trio Philippe...
The Liverpool Offside Jan 12, 2017
Henderson and Matip Expected to Return Against United

Henderson and Matip Expected to Return Against United

The Reds are in line for a big fitness boost ahead of their impending trip to Old Trafford. Liverpool were far from their best during the first leg of the EFL Cup semifinal against Southampton last night. Although there was certainly more than enough blame to go around, one of the reasons was the noticeable absence of several key Liverpool players. Thankfully, ahead of the impending derby with Manchester United, Liverpool will likely see the return of captain Jordan Henderson, and stand-out defender Joel Matip. Henderson has missed the last three matches due to a heal injury he picked up...
ESPN FC Jan 10, 2017

Klopp must get Liverpool balance right with Manchester United looming

Jurgen Klopp outlines his plans for Liverpool in the EFL Cup. Liverpools EFL Cup semifinal first leg at Southampton on Wednesday comes at an awkward moment for Jurgen Klopp. Hes lost several of his key performers -- Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane -- just when fixtures are coming thick and fast. His selection policy of all change for the EFL Cup got Liverpool this far and also helped keep senior players fresh for an exciting league campaign. In previous years, that policy was abandoned once the chance of a cup final got so...

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