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Jürgen Klopp hints he will rest players for Everton FA Cup tie

• Liverpool manager laments ‘tired players and a lot of injuries’• Klopp: ‘I won’t be telling Carlo Ancelotti the line-up in advance’Liverpool have just gone a year unbeaten and become the only Premier League side to survive the festive period without …

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Salah and Mané see off Sheffield United to keep Liverpool rolling on

Records and landmarks keep being surpassed as Liverpool’s relentless red machine grinds on. This victory was more of a grind in the end; even though Liverpool initially threatened a goalfest the game went quite flat for long periods, but a two-goal mar…

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Wolves’ Nuno Espírito Santo attacks VAR over decisions taken ‘miles away’

• Two decisions go against Wolves in 1-0 defeat by Liverpool• Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘had to fight to seal result’Nuno Espírito Santo was so exasperated by the game’s second VAR controversy, when his Wolves side had a goal ruled out, that he was s…

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Sadio Mané sees Liverpool home over Wolves with a little help from VAR

The title is surely now Liverpool’s to lose, whatever their manager has to say on the subject. This narrow victory extended the home side’s lead at the top of the table to 13 points with a game in hand. Liverpool have reached their half way stage of th…

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Clinical Mohamed Salah shows Watford need to go to finishing school

Nigel Pearson had reasons for optimism and his side could have shocked Liverpool had finishing matched their overall playJürgen Klopp paid tribute to Mohamed Salah’s finishing ability and Joe Gomez’s renewed partnership with Virgil van Dijk as Liverpoo…

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Everton’s Lucy Graham strikes to sink Liverpool in first WSL game at Anfield

Everton’s encouraging start to the Women’s Super League continued with a victory over their neighbours at Anfield – something their male counterparts have been unable to manage so far this millennium.A single goal at the end of the first half from the …

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James Milner downs Leicester at the last to keep up Liverpool’s perfect start

It is likely that Jürgen Klopp’s description of Leicester as the toughest Premier League opponent to face at the moment was meant as a compliment to Brendan Rodgers rather than a dig at Manchester City, but either way the Foxes lived up to their billin…

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David Luiz shirt-pull was ‘not enough’ for a penalty, says Unai Emery

• Liverpool’s spot-kick was ‘very soft,’ says Arsenal coach• Jürgen Klopp lauds ‘incredible’ display from Mohamed SalahUnai Emery put his credibility on the line by defending David Luiz’s mistake in giving away a penalty during Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at …

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David Luiz shirt-pull was ‘not enough’ for a penalty, says Unai Emery

• Liverpool’s spot-kick was ‘very soft,’ says Arsenal coach• Jürgen Klopp lauds ‘incredible’ display from Mohamed SalahUnai Emery put his credibility on the line by defending David Luiz’s mistake in giving away a penalty during Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at …

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Mohamed Salah turns on the style as lethal Liverpool see off Arsenal

In the context of Arsenal’s lamentable record in this stadium this was actually an improved performance, whatever the scoreline might suggest. They were worn down in the end by a Liverpool side that started ponderously but eventually found their rhythm…

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Divock Origi’s golden streak at Liverpool continues into new season

For all his dramatic interventions last season, the Belgium forward still felt like a bit part player, now he is making an impact as a wide outlet as well as a finisherAusterity will never catch on. The opening fixture of the new Premier League season …

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Eden Hazard fluffs lines in central role and is eclipsed by Mohamed Salah | Paul Wilson

Chelsea talisman is anonymous playing in the middle and carries real threat only after moving wide left but his misses are made more glaring by Liverpool striker’s finishingThere is no doubt that Eden Hazard is one of the most exciting attacking player…

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Klopp sees fiery forward response from draws that threatened title tilt

Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino were ably assisted by Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s victory over BurnleyJust for a few minutes it appeared the title race might be disrupted by the ultimate set piece ploy, the corner that finds the net without anyone gett…

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Liverpool need more courage to beat Bayern Munich, says Jürgen Klopp

• Manager believes final ball let them down in last-16 first leg• Niko Kovac confident home advantage will boost BayernJürgen Klopp claimed Liverpool will have to be more courageous in the second leg if they are to progress in the Champions League, com…

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Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Champions League player ratings

Jordan Henderson was Liverpool’s star man with a captain’s performance, while Javi Martinez’s authoritative display stood out for Bayern MunichAlisson Occasionally over-confident with ball at his feet, important early save to prevent Matip own goal. 6 …

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Jürgen Klopp says players’ attitude helped Liverpool overcome wobble

• Coach praises reaction against Bournemouth after recent draws• Goalscorer Wijnaldum was last-minute addition after illnessJürgen Klopp praised his Liverpool players for showing a reaction against Bournemouth after dropping points in previous games an…

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Mohamed Salah and Liverpool sweep aside Bournemouth to reclaim top spot

Liverpool did not fluff their lines a third time. They returned to the top of the league with a slick and stylish victory that showcased the attacking talent they have at their disposal and made a useful dent in the goal-difference advantage Manchester…

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Liverpool ‘had to dig in with all we had’ against Palace, says Jürgen Klopp

• Premier League leaders held on in 4-3 thriller• Klopp: ‘The game is never over until it is finished’Jürgen Klopp admitted relief was his overriding emotion at the end of a game that could prove crucial in the title race, with Liverpool only just hold…

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Liverpool ‘had to dig in with all we had’ against Palace, says Jürgen Klopp

• Premier League leaders held on in 4-3 thriller• Klopp: ‘The game is never over until it is finished’Jürgen Klopp admitted relief was his overriding emotion at the end of a game that could prove crucial in the title race, with Liverpool only just hold…

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Mohamed Salah double helps Liverpool to rollercoaster win over Crystal Palace

The good news for Manchester City is that Liverpool suddenly look quite vulnerable. They conceded three goals here and ended up with 10 men after James Milner had, almost inevitably, picked up a second yellow for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. The bad news i…