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Premier League youngsters who can shine on tour from Arsenal to Wolves

We take a look at one young player from each Premier League club who can make an impact this summerBukayo Saka, 17, winger Continue reading…

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Premier League transfers so far this summer and what each club still needs

Aston Villa have been the most active of the promoted clubs; Arsenal look to have work to do; Tottenham have secured their top target; Newcastle are still looking for a managerWhat have they done so far? Nowhere near enough. Teenage striker Gabriel Mar…

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Rhian Brewster braces for lift-off after helping Liverpool hit Tranmere for six

• Tranmere 0-6 Liverpool• Youngster scores twice in traditional friendly at Prenton ParkForty days since becoming champions of Europe for a sixth time, and minus most of the talent that landed the prize in Madrid, Liverpool returned to action in the mo…

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Manchester City are favourites to win the Champions League. But should they be? | Paul Wilson

City are serial winners with a great manager and squad but their short price is unusual when they have never reached the finalThe second week of Wimbledon is probably far too early to be thinking about football and what may happen at the business end o…

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Divock Origi signs new Liverpool contract to complete turnaround

• Liverpool were open to offers last summer and in January• Vital goals helped to earn striker new deal from Jürgen KloppLiverpool’s Champions League hero Divock Origi has ended doubts over his future by signing a new long-term contract.The Belgium int…

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‘I try to trigger all the senses’: the artist behind the banners at Anfield

Peter Carney is an artist, banners are his means of expression and the Kop is his canvasBy MUNDIAL, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkPeter Carney makes the banners on the Kop at Anfield. These aren’t a St George’s cross with a town’s name in the middl…

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Premier League pre-season 2019: a full list of all the clubs’ friendlies

From Yankee Stadium in New York to New York Stadium in Rotherham, here are the 20 clubs’ fixtures before 9 AugustAll dates and kick-off times BST. All information correct at time of publication Continue reading…

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Naby Keïta set to be fit for Liverpool’s pre-season tour despite Afcon injury

• Guinean has withdrawn from Africa Cup of Nations• Adductor injury originally sustained in BarcelonaLiverpool expect Naby Keïta to take part in their pre-season tour of the United States later this month despite aggravating the injury that curtailed h…

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Marko Grujic to rejoin Hertha Berlin but Klopp insists he is in Liverpool plans

Midfielder to spend 2019-20 season on loan in GermanySerbia international resisted offer from BrightonJürgen Klopp has assured Marko Grujic that he remains in Liverpool’s long-term plans despite the midfielder being allowed to rejoin Hertha Berlin on a…

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Amr Warda returns to Egypt squad after intervention of senior players

• Mohamed Salah among players to show support for midfielder • Midfielder was expelled after sexual harassment allegationsAmr Warda’s expulsion from Egypt’s African Nations Cup squad for alleged sexual harassment of several women online has been overtu…

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Rafael Camacho to leave Liverpool and return to Sporting in £5m deal

• Winger had been linked with Wolves, Milan and Schalke• Camacho refused to sign contract extension at AnfieldLiverpool have accepted an initial £5m fee for Rafael Camacho from Sporting Lisbon after the winger refused to sign a contract extension at An…

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Liverpool to sign Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle

• Fee for 17-year-old centre-back could reach £4.4m• Youngster will go into Jürgen Klopp’s first-team squadLiverpool have agreed terms to sign the highly rated Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle. Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summ…

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Liverpool and City make X-rated fees normal in scary pursuit of perfection | Paul Wilson

Reds were ahead of the curve with £75m Virgil van Dijk transfer but champions could trump that for Harry Maguire as a duopoly emerges in the Premier LeagueThere are weeks of the transfer window still to go, an opportunity to keep spending money stretch…

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Fernando Torres retires from football after 18-year career

Spaniard to hold press conference on Sunday‘The time has come to put an end to my career’The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football. The 35-year-old Spaniard, who has been playing in Japan for Sa…

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Premier League fixtures 2019-20: Manchester United host Chelsea on opening weekend

• Manchester City start the defence of their title at West Ham• Liverpool play opening match of season at home to NorwichManchester City will start the defence of their Premier League title at West Ham. The 2019-20 fixtures, announced on Thursday morni…

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Virgil van Dijk warns Spurs players of lasting let-down from final defeat

• Liverpool and Dutch defender: ‘It’s not easy to come back from’• Van Dijk, Wijnaldum to play in Nations League semi-finalVirgil van Dijk has warned the Tottenham Hotspur players in England’s ranks that it will take time to recover from the disappoint…

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Van Dijk and Wijnaldum given rapturous welcome by Netherlands teammates – video

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum were given a rapturous reception by their Netherlands teammates after returning to training as winners of the Champions League. The Dutch duo, who claimed Europe’s top prize with Liverpool following a…

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David Squires on … Liverpool, champions of Europe for a sixth time

Our cartoonist on Jürgen Klopp’s triumph, Salt-N-Pepa, an epic victory parade and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s telepathyBuy a copy of this cartoon from our print shopTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Liverpool to play December ‘test’ match in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

• Liverpool head for Gulf in Club World Cup • Qatar’s facilities to be given World Cup dry runFifa has awarded Qatar the next two Club World Cups, for this December when Liverpool will represent Europe as champions, and 2020. Both will be “tests” for t…

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Drab Champions League final continues trend of dismal domestic duels | Richard Williams

Teams who face each other domestically always struggle to produce the kind of showpiece expected from the most eagerly anticipated night of the seasonIf you wanted to decrease the level of global interest in the climactic match of a European club compe…