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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…

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Jürgen Klopp: ‘We may be nine points in front but we have to go to City’

• Liverpool manager irritated by talk of team as title favourites• ‘It does not matter how far ahead you are in December’Jürgen Klopp said he would prefer to deliver his verdict on Liverpool’s first half of the season after the game against Arsenal, an…

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Roberto Firmino hits hat-trick as Liverpool rout shambolic Arsenal

It seems Pep Guardiola might be wrong about Liverpool feeling the pressure now they are out in front in the Premier League – all the slip-ups and chokes are currently coming from the teams immediately below them, with the leaders sailing serenely on.Jü…

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Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain: player ratings from Anfield

James Milner was the star for Jürgen Klopp’s side, while Neymar struggled to make much of an impactAlisson Little to do until beaten by Meunier and no chance with the second. Kept things simple. 7 Continue reading…

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Mohamed Salah strikes again as Liverpool edge past Brighton

Liverpool have not yet hit the giddy heights of the latter part of last season but they have made an almost perfect start to this one.Jürgen Klopp named an unchanged side for the third time in as many matches and watched them collect a third win, movin…

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Liverpool keep powder dry for Kiev as Mohamed Salah breaks scoring record | Paul Wilson

Jürgen Klopp’s men did what they needed to do against Brighton – their supporters will hope the real fireworks are still to come against Real Madrid in the Champions league finalEven though Mohamed Salah ended up with the Golden Boot award and a Premie…

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Liverpool suffer European hangover as Stoke cling on for a point

Jürgen Klopp did his best to keep his players focused on the matter in hand, describing this game as the most important one of the season and appealing to the crowd for fervent support, though a rugged and resolute Stoke were the last opponents Liverpo…

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Mohamed Salah takes his tally to 30 in Liverpool win over Bournemouth

The bad news for Harry Kane is that Mohamed Salah is not standing still waiting to be caught. The Liverpool striker became the first player to reach 30 league goals with a delightful second-half header, leaving him one goal short of the record for a 38…