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Sadio Mané double gives Liverpool comeback win after Newcastle scare

There are days when you have to admire the ominous power in the opposition ranks and take your punishment. This was one of them for Steve Bruce. His Newcastle team were belligerent, committed and disciplined at Anfield, they even took the lead, and the…

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Liverpool sweat on Alisson calf injury with goalkeeper set to miss Super Cup

• Brazilian will have scan on Saturday• Liverpool facing goalkeeper crisisLiverpool face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the calf injury that forced Alisson out of their opening Premier League win over Norwich with Jürgen Klopp desperately sh…

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Liverpool brush aside Norwich to make an early statement of intent

Jürgen Klopp congratulated Daniel Farke before kick off on ending Norwich’s three-year absence from the Premier League. He then exposed his compatriot to the chasm that exists between the peak of the Championship and the summit of European football as …

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool need ‘close to perfection’ to unseat Manchester City

• ‘Unbelievably big steps’ made by Liverpool, manager says• Klopp hails ‘brilliant season … 97 points is incredible’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool would not be deflated by missing out on the Premier League title with an astonishing 97 points but admitted …

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Liverpool left disappointed but proud as the big prize fails to arrive | Andy Hunter

The record number of points and the individual awards were nice but all the thoughts were of what might have been“You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates was a strange choice of song to play in the immediate aftermath of Liverpool’s title cha…

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Jürgen Klopp puts incredible Liverpool comeback down to ‘mentality of giants’

• Alexander-Arnold’s ‘genius’ sets up winner against Barcelona • ‘What they did is so special. I will remember it forever’Jürgen Klopp described the greatest comeback in Liverpool’s illustrious European history as a unique and unforgettable night buil…

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Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (4-3 agg): Champions League player ratings

Jürgen Klopp’s players score 9/10 almost throughout, while Lionel Messi’s magic failed to materialise in the second legAlisson 9/10 Fine saves from Lionel Messi, twice, Philippe Coutinho, Jordi Alba and Luis Suárez denied Barcelona the precious away go…

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Jürgen Klopp admits injured Roberto Firmino could miss Barcelona game

• Brazilian doubt for semi-final first leg after suffering muscle tear• Liverpool back on top after beating Huddersfield 5-0 at AnfieldLiverpool’s return to the top of the Premier League was tempered by Jürgen Klopp’s admission that Roberto Firmino cou…

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Mané and Salah doubles help Liverpool see off Huddersfield to reclaim top spot

All Liverpool can do is win and hope. Jürgen Klopp’s rampant team fulfilled the first part of their Premier League title requirement with a rout of Huddersfield Town at Anfield. Top of the table with two games to go, their longing for a favour now turn…

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Jürgen Klopp ‘blown away’ by Mohamed Salah’s thunderbolt against Chelsea

• Liverpool manager aims to push Manchester City all the way • Maurizio Sarri: ‘Aim was to arrive in the last 20 minutes at 0-0’Jürgen Klopp was blown away by the brilliance of Mohamed Salah’s strike against Chelsea as he urged Liverpool to produce a f…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp: ‘The game is still on. We have to go to Porto and fight’

• Liverpool manager remains despite 2-0 lead• ‘The atmosphere will be really tough and intense’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool still have a fight on their hands to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League despite this comfortable win over Porto at Anf…

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Liverpool cruise to victory over Porto after Naby Keïta’s flying start

Jürgen Klopp appeared to indulge in promotional duties for Uefa when giving this quarter-final a billing Liverpool’s recent history with Porto did not merit. The Liverpool manager had suggested the reunion would be awkward against an opponent with reve…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp: ‘Winning the league would be a championship of will’

• Manager admits luck played its part in late win against Spurs• Mauricio Pochettino hails his players as ‘heroes’Jürgen Klopp said a first league title for 29 years would be reward for Liverpool’s formidable willpower after they staged another dramati…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp: ‘Winning the league would be a championship of will’

• Manager admits luck played its part in late win against Spurs• Mauricio Pochettino hails his players as ‘heroes’Jürgen Klopp said a first league title for 29 years would be reward for Liverpool’s formidable willpower after they staged another dramati…

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Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: player ratings from Anfield

Andy Robertson put in an assured defensive display for Liverpool at left-back, as did Tottenham’s Danny Rose in a more advanced positionLiverpoolAlisson Looked nervous and uncertain from the start, especially with his kicking. Better with his handling….

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp warns Manchester City ‘nobody gets rid of us’

• Manager in defiant mood after 4-2 win over Burnley• Hits out at critics saying ‘We have no problem with confidence’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool had sent a warning to Manchester City that “nobody gets rid of us” with their impressive recovery against B…

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Mané and Firmino lead Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Burnley to keep City in sight

It would be too simplistic to say Liverpool responded to the test of nerve set by Manchester City. Jürgen Klopp’s team have been doing that since the first day of this enthralling season. This was a test of nerve set by Burnley, the match officials and…

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Klopp says Liverpool played ‘football as it should look’ in win against Watford

• Resounding 5-0 victory ‘was exactly the game we wanted’• ‘We want to play like this every day,’ says managerJürgen Klopp said Liverpool delivered “a good example of how football should look” as they dismantled Watford with their biggest victory of th…

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Sadio Mané and Virgil van Dijk lead rampant Liverpool past Watford

Liverpool may have felt the pressure of leading the title race in recent weeks and lost their attacking verve along the route. Against Watford they simply revelled in it, however, recording their biggest win of a Premier League season that Jürgen Klopp…

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Liverpool and Bayern Munich trade blows but draw leaves tie poised

Jürgen Klopp’s prediction of a “blockbuster” between the two five-times champions of Europe was misplaced. His warning about the strength of his old adversaries from Bayern Munich was not. The wise heads rather than the old legs of the German champions…