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‘No one can replace Steven Gerrard – this title win is for him,’ says Henderson

Liverpool captain pays tribute to predecessor‘I know he is so happy and so proud of this team’ Jordan Henderson has said he could never equal Steven Gerrard’s contribution to Liverpool despite captaining the club to a first title of the Premier League …

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Jürgen Klopp backing youth to strengthen Liverpool’s squad

Manager admits financial fallout could pause transfer plansKlopp beieves academy talent can improve the championsJürgen Klopp has said the financial fallout from Covid-19 could “pause” Liverpool’s transfer plans but he believes his title-winning squad …

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Liverpool’s new Bootroom: from Peter ‘The Eye’ Krawietz to Mona Nemmer | Andy Hunter

As Liverpool celebrate, we look at the team behind the team who made winning the Premier League possible The esteemed Anfield boot room belongs to another era but was still in existence when Liverpool won the league on 28 April 1990. In Ronnie Moran an…

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Mike Gordon: the quiet man who makes FSG’s Liverpool vision a reality

The FSG president has overseen crucial decisions involving the Liverpool team, infrastructure and fans, and shown he learns from mistakesThe crisis enveloping Liverpool in October 2010 ensured Mike Gordon arrived at the club unnoticed and unheralded. T…

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Andy Robertson: ‘Madrid was one big party – this was more emotional’

The full-back on a private celebration for Liverpool’s players and coaches after Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City secured their first title for 30 yearsIt was not Anfield, it was not on the field of play and there could be no crowd to drive them …

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Kenny Dalglish gets message from Ferguson after Liverpool return to perch

Former Manchester United manager sends well wishes‘He contacted us to say congratulations. It’s a great compliment’Kenny Dalglish received a congratulatory message from Sir Alex Ferguson after Liverpool won their first title of the Premier League era.I…

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Jürgen Klopp looks towards future and rejects comparisons with Anfield icons

Manager says Premier League champions want more trophies‘We don’t have to compare me with Shankly and Paisley’Jürgen Klopp has said he is not interested in a statue in his honour or comparisons to great managerial figures in Liverpool’s past because hi…

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Trust, patience and hard work: how Jürgen Klopp transformed Liverpool

The German was not under pressure to win titles when he arrived at Anfield in 2015 so he set about his own Project Restart. This is how he did it …Finally. An interminable wait stretching 30 years plus one lockdown is over and Jürgen Klopp stands along…

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‘The brains of the operation’ – player ratings for Liverpool’s title winners

Two members of Jürgen Klopp’s squad are given 10 out of 10 after Liverpool secured their first league title in 30 years Liverpool secured their first title for 30 years on Thursday night as Manchester City lost 2-1 against Chelsea. They clinched the ti…

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Tearful Jürgen Klopp hails ‘incredible moment’ for title winners Liverpool

Manager and players celebrated title win at golf clubManchester City defeat confirmed end to droughtJürgen Klopp was overcome with emotion as Liverpool’s long wait to be crowned champions of England for the 19th time ended on Thursday night. A tearful …

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Liverpool win Premier League after Manchester City are beaten by Chelsea

Liverpool are champions for first time in 30 yearsTitle sealed after City lose 2-1 at Stamford BridgeLive reaction: join Rob Smyth for all the latestIt has taken 30 years, 58 days and the return from a three-month lockdown caused by a global pandemic b…

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‘I felt alone’: Jürgen Klopp looks back at Palace defeat as Liverpool close on title

Klopp criticised fans after Palace won at Anfield in 2015Premier League leaders host Crystal Palace on WednesdayJürgen Klopp believes the importance of the Premier League title to Liverpool will ensure he feels more support inside an empty Anfield on W…

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Burnley to show support for Black Lives Matter in ‘clear stand’ against banner

‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ banner was flown over the EtihadPremier League club will display inclusive message at Turf MoorBurnley will demonstrate further opposition to the “White Lives Matter Burnley” banner flown over the Etihad Stadium when they r…

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Everton players are fighting for their futures, says Séamus Coleman

Coleman excels in goalless draw with LiverpoolSchneiderlin may start Goodison summer exodus Séamus Coleman has said Everton’s players are fighting for their futures under a “world-class” manager in Carlo Ancelotti.The Italian organised an impressive de…

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Jürgen Klopp feared Covid-19 would deny Liverpool the Premier League title

‘When people started talking about null and void I really felt it’Liverpool have no injuries for Everton match at Goodison ParkJürgen Klopp has said he feared Liverpool would be denied the opportunity to win the Premier League by the season being decla…

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Premier League issues restart rules with no spitting or crowding officials

Players will wear Black Lives Matter and NHS badgesMinute’s silence for those affected by Covid-19 will be heldPremier League players have been told not to spit, clear their nose or surround match officials when the season restarts, and will be directe…

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Tranmere ready to challenge relegation in the courts, says owner Mark Palios

Tranmere were demoted on a points-per-game basis‘Unfair, unjust and entirely unnecessary,’ says PaliosMark Palios, the Tranmere Rovers owner, has confirmed he has taken legal advice over the club’s relegation from League One and remains open to challen…

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Premier League restart preview No 10: Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp’s side need two wins to seal the title but beating Manchester City’s 100-point record is an unspoken targetWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Strange as it now seems given their dominance of the season, …

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Premier League restart preview No 8: Everton

Carlo Ancelotti’s side entered the break in poor form and maybe he will now give young players, such as Anthony Gordon and Lewis Gibson, a chanceWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Carlo Ancelotti entered lockdown bro…

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Everton offer Leighton Baines one-year contract to remain at Goodison Park

Deal would extend left-back’s stay at club into 14th seasonNiasse, Martina and Stekelenburg not yet offered new termsEverton have offered Leighton Baines a one-year contract extension with the manager, Carlo Ancelotti, keen to extend the veteran’s stay…