Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to the press ahead of Sunday’s game against West Bromwich Albion. He commented on this week’s events in Dortmund, Mamadou Sakho’s loan contract, and looked ahead to the coming fixtures in terms of injuries and the chance of Champions League qualification. He also confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be taking a job with the Liverpool under-18s next season. By James Nalton at Melwood. The ex-Dortmund manager expressed concern about his former team who were the victims of a bomb attack on their team bus prior to Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Monaco. Klopp paused for continue reading
Jurgen Klopp is expecting a different Manchester United side the the one which parked the bus at Anfield earlier in the season, and he says a big reason for their improvement is the introduction of the “world class” Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The former Shakhtar player was courted by Liverpool before he joined Klopp’s Dortmund in 2013, and despite being up and down under the management of the man who signed him, he returned to top form under Klopp’s replacement Thomas Tuchel. Embed from Getty Images His good form prompted Manchester United to sign him in the summer of 2016, and the continue reading
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media ahead of his side’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton, and admitted that the final most people would be looking for would be Manchester United against Liverpool. United play their first leg against Hull at Old Trafford tomorrow night, and though Klopp commented that whichever side gets through would deserve to be there, a game between the two rivals would be the bigger occasion. “In this moment a few people think Manchester against Liverpool will be a nice final, but there is still a game to play. Hopefully not Hull versus continue reading
Brendan Rodgers sports a snazzy looking Christmas jumper as he speaks to the press before Liverpool’s Premier League match against Aston Villa at Anfield. Topics for discussion include racism, diving, nets between fans and players at football grounds, recent results, and the usual build up chat for the upcoming game. Rodgers also talks about Joe Cole’s recent impact, and comments his opposing manager Paul Lambert’s task at Aston Villa. Selected quotes: On diving: “Luis Suarez was held up as the only one that seemed to be doing it. I think that whenever many other players, both British and European players continue reading
Brendan Rodgers discusses several issues in the build up to Sunday’s game against Newcastle United. He gives his thoughts on potential January signings such as Theo Walcott; comments on Steven Gerrard who will be making his 600th appearance for the club this weekend; and discusses the abilities of his opposite number Alan Pardew.
Brendan Rodgers’ press conference in the build up to his first Merseyside derby as Liverpool manager. In it he speaks about the squad fitness after the midweek Europa League game, as well as the importance of the Merseyside derby to the people of Liverpool. Selected Quotes “I would hope that this weekend we might start to get a decision that goes our way for once” “It’s everything. For the people of Liverpool football is a way of life. For many other cities or countries it’s a sport and it’s a pastime but football here is a way of life” “Worldwide, continue reading