Liverpool Weekend News Roundup as One Player Leaves Club

Liverpool Weekend News Roundup as One Player Leaves Club

Liverpool continued their pre-season preparations with another friendly on Friday evening. Also, one player departed the club after 16 years. Narrow Friendly Victory Jürgen Klopp's Reds beat one of the boss's former clubs, FSV Mainz, thanks to a late own goal on Friday. Liverpool fielded two entirely different elevens in each half and needed young Mainz player Luca Kilian to put through his own net in the dying minutes for the win. Notably, Klopp started this game with the central-defensive …
Sadio Mané Insists He Is

Sadio Mané Insists He Is "More Ready" Than Ever After Summer Break

Liverpool forward Sadio Mané believes he is reaping the benefit of a full summer break this year and feels "more ready" for the new season. This year, Mané enjoyed his first proper summer rest since 2018. He believes this will be hugely beneficial for the season ahead. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about how he's feeling at the club's Austrian training camp, Mane said:
“I think it’s always important as a player to have a break because I can say since I …
Liverpool About to Take

Liverpool About to Take "Next Step" in Pre-Season Preparations

Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations this week with what Reds boss Jürgen Klopp calls the "next step" against Mainz. Klopp will meet up with his former employers FSV Mainz when Liverpool play them on Friday evening. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp discussed the reunion as well as his team's continued progress ahead of the new season:
“That will be a tough one, clear, but no problem. They are good. My former player is the manager there now; again a former player …
Klopp Gives His Verdict on Reds' Two Mini Friendly Performances

Klopp Gives His Verdict on Reds' Two Mini Friendly Performances

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp declared both 30-minute friendlies "important" tests in Austria as The Reds prepare for the season ahead. One Liverpool eleven drew 1-1 with FC Wacker Innsbruck in the first fixture where Divock Origi scored early on from the spot. In the second game, it again finished 1-1 with Sadio Mané providing Liverpool's equaliser after some impressive play from James Milner and Kostas Tsimikas. Speaking with Liverpoolfc.com after the runouts, Klopp said of the two matches:
"It was …
Klopp Explains Idea Behind Today's Mini Friendlies

Klopp Explains Idea Behind Today's Mini Friendlies

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp gave his take on the idea behind The Reds' two 30-minute friendlies in Austria later today. Klopp's men face FC Wacker Innsbruck and VfB Stuttgart at 5pm and 5:45pm respectively today. In an in-depth discussion about the potential benefits of the 'mini' friendlies, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com the reasoning behind them:
“I’m so happy we could do that, really. We usually don’t find opponents for that because they say, ‘What would we want with 30 minutes?’ “But …
Liverpool Confirm Two Pre-Season Friendlies for Anfield

Liverpool Confirm Two Pre-Season Friendlies for Anfield

Liverpool have announced two more pre-season friendlies for August before beginning their new Premier League campaign. Jürgen Klopp's men will play two 'mini' friendlies this Tuesday, July 20th, against FC Wacker Innsbruck and VfB Stuttgart. They have also confirmed meetings with FSV Mainz 05 on Friday, July 23rd, and a fixture with Hertha Berlin on Tuesday, July 29th. The two August additions that were confirmed on the club website today will be played at Anfield where there will be a …
Konaté Gears up for First Season in Red Under Klopp

Konaté Gears up for First Season in Red Under Klopp

New Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konaté is preparing for a gruelling first season at Anfield after his move from RB Leipzig this summer. Jürgen Klopp and Michael Edwards made the decision to trigger Konaté's transfer release clause from the Bundesliga in early June. The France U21 international centre-back was purchased for a fee of £36 million and will take the number 5 jersey vacated by former Red Gini Wijnaldum. Konaté is currently in Austria with Klopp and the first-team squad undergoing …
Liverpool Left-Back Ready to Push For Starting Berth

Liverpool Left-Back Ready to Push For Starting Berth

Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas insists he is ready to push for a more significant role this season as he looks to push on at Anfield. Tsimikas made just two late substitute appearances in last season's Premier League while starting only two matches in the Champions League as well. Still only 25, Tsimikas hopes to make more of a contribution this season as our backup left-back. He also acknowledges the fact that he has one of the current best left-backs in world …
Klopp Gives Injury Update on Defensive Quartet From Austria

Klopp Gives Injury Update on Defensive Quartet From Austria

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp gave an injury update on four of The Reds' defenders who are recovering from serious injuries. The four players in question were Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joël Matip, and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Van Dijk and Gomez have been injured since October and November respectively. Matip has been out since January while Alexander-Arnold was injured in an England friendly shortly before the Euros. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp offered the following insight into each of their current situations, …
Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

Liverpool are settling into their Austrian training camp as they stepped it up a gear on their second day in the Salzburg region. A spec-less Jürgen Klopp - rumours are that he may have had laser eye surgery - oversaw proceedings with his coaching staff in the beautiful surroundings. The Reds welcomed back players from long-term injuries such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joël Matip. Matip and Gomez could be seen in the Liverpoolfc.com photos taking part in …
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