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Pep Guardiola: it was my choice to deny Gabriel Jesus penalty against Liverpool

• ‘Jesus wanted to take it. I apologise. It was my decision’• Jürgen Klopp hopeful James Milner injury is not seriousPep Guardiola has apologised to Gabriel Jesus after refusing the Manchester City striker’s request to take the late penalty at Liverpoo…

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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: how the players rated in Anfield showdown | Andy Hunter

John Stones impresses for Manchester City as central defenders on both sides show their mettle by keeping potent attacks quietAlisson Not his busiest afternoon by any stretch but equal to the shots Mahrez aimed towards his near post. 7 Continue reading…

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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: how the players rated in Anfield showdown | Andy Hunter

John Stones impresses for Manchester City as central defenders on both sides show their mettle by keeping potent attacks quietAlisson Not his busiest afternoon by any stretch but equal to the shots Mahrez aimed towards his near post. 7 Continue reading…

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard fires spectacular winner to knock out Liverpool

The first instalment of Chelsea’s double-header with Liverpool may lack the significance of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday but the value of victory will not be lost on Maurizio Sarri. His team halted Liverpool’s winning run wit…

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Mohamed Salah strikes as Liverpool cruise to victory over Southampton

As Jürgen Klopp is fond of telling it takes greed, aggression, talent and a phenomenal work-rate to execute his gameplan, yet Liverpool are making victories look routine. His team returned to the top of the Premier League with a sixth straight win, the…

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Jürgen Klopp: no mountain is too high for my Liverpool team to scale

• ‘When you are playing PSG you don’t think no chance’ • Klopp also full of praise for Firmino and SturridgeJürgen Klopp claimed Liverpool’s dramatic victory over Paris Saint-Germain showed there is not a mountain his team cannot climb in the Champions…

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Georginio Wijnaldum has Jürgen Klopp singing his midfielder’s praises

The Netherlands international thrived in his central role in the hard-fought win over an increasingly dangerous Brighton on a day when Liverpool were not at their bestLiverpool ticked familiar boxes en route to the Premier League summit on Saturday. Mo…

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Jürgen Klopp: ‘The players know this season will be unbelievably hard’

• Liverpool manager says players must be ready for all challenges• Klopp, however, savoured a good start in 4-0 rout of West HamJürgen Klopp has said Liverpool face an “unbelievably hard” Premier League season despite opening the campaign with a 4-0 ro…

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Sadio Mané scores twice as Liverpool thrash West Ham United

In the words of Jürgen Klopp there is an expectation on Liverpool to make the next step this season. The first one was thoroughly convincing. West Ham United were swatted aside as Klopp’s team slipped back into the old routine with goals from Mohamed S…

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Liverpool complete impressive pre-season with victory over Torino

• Klopp’s side score 26 goals during their warm-up matches• Defensive concerns after injury before the game to GomezLiverpool completed their productive pre-season with a seventh win in nine friendlies, taking their goals tally to 26 in the process, as…

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Liverpool clinch fourth after Mohamed Salah kickstarts romp against Brighton

Liverpool may have left it typically late to seal Champions League qualification but their farewell to the Premier League season and warm-up for Real Madrid was otherwise faultless. Mohamed Salah began a comprehensive win over Brighton with a record 32…

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Jürgen Klopp warns ‘brilliant’ Liverpool to prepare for Roma backlash

• Klopp challenges ‘outstanding’ Mo Salah to prove he is world’s best • Di Francesco: ‘This tie is not over. We scored three against Barça’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool will withstand another Roma recovery next week after seizing control of their Champio…

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Mo Salah says Champions League win is far more important than goals record

• Salah only third Liverpool player to score 40 goals in a season• ‘It is a great feeling but I am just happy to score for the team’Mohamed Salah has spoken of his pride at becoming only the third player in Liverpool’s history to score 40 goals in a se…

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Rampaging Liverpool answer Klopp’s call for bravery to eviscerate City | Andy Hunter

Pep Guardiola’s safety-first approach handed the initiative to Liverpool and to a man they seized it with vigour on another momentous European night at AnfieldThis was the wrong time and place for making concessions. The team coaches were re-routed awa…

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Mohamed Salah strike helps Liverpool to resounding win over West Ham

It is testament to the power of Liverpool’s attack and momentum that even on a day when Jürgen Klopp’s side were not at their fluent best they cruised to victory over West Ham United and into second in the Premier League. The fab three of Mohamed Salah…

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Jürgen Klopp blasts officials over decision-making on Tottenham penalties

• ‘If I say what I think, I’d pay biggest fine in football’ – manager• Mauricio Pochettino says referee ‘right in every single decision’Jürgen Klopp said he would be hit with “the biggest fine in world football” for his true thoughts on Tottenham Hotsp…

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Harry Kane’s last-gasp penalty earns Spurs dramatic draw at Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp sprinted towards the Kop in celebration of Mohamed Salah’s 21st league goal of the season. Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach, John Achterberg, tumbled on to the pitch with clipboard in hand. A decisive step towards Champions League qualificati…

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Jay Rodriguez’s West Brom double dumps Liverpool out of FA Cup

VAR intruded on West Bromwich Albion’s endeavour at Anfield but could not derail their triumph. Alan Pardew’s side produced a clinical away display to shock Liverpool and send Jürgen Klopp’s men out of the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage for a second …

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Jürgen Klopp praises Liverpool’s adventure in win over Manchester City

• Manager says Liverpool ‘made the right statement’ after Coutinho exit• ‘You have no alternative if you want to beat City. We should try to win this way’Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool issued an “important statement” about their future without Philipp…

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Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: player ratings from the Anfield thriller | Andy Hunter

Roberto Firmino led from the front for Liverpool and scored a fine goal to put them back ahead, but Raheem Sterling put in a poor display in front of a hostile crowdLoris Karius Strong in the air when called upon but beaten convincingly at his near pos…