Takumi Minamino - Time To Make His Mark?

Takumi Minamino - Time To Make His Mark?

Van Dijk Remains Focused as Long Road to Full Fitness Continues

Van Dijk Remains Focused as Long Road to Full Fitness Continues

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he is "doing very well" as injury rehabilitation continues for the centre-back. The Reds' talismanic defender returned for 20 minutes of action, along with Joe Gomez, against Hertha BSC last week. Both players will be hoping for some more minutes when Liverpool play Italian side, Bologna, in two separate friendlies in France this afternoon. Van Dijk gave Liverpoolfc.com an in-depth interview from their training camp in Évian this week. When asked how he has …
Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Extending contracts within a transfer window can be underwhelming for many fans. The need to see a marquee signing arrive can become obsessive, to the point of panic. The new shiny toy can be marvelled at, but we must never forget those who got Liverpool to where they are, and where they strive to be. When world class teams achieve great things, the most important task is to ensure the squad is not torn down. In Liverpool’s case, they have …
Fabinho Renews Reds Contract and Aims to Lead Club to More Success

Fabinho Renews Reds Contract and Aims to Lead Club to More Success

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho signed a new contract extension with the club that should keep him at Anfield until at least 2026. Fabinho was unveiled as a surprise signing back in May 2018, just 48 hours after The Reds lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kyiv. Yesterday, Liverpool announced that the Brazil international has put pen to paper on a new deal with the club until 2026. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, a clearly upbeat Fabinho described his happiness …
“I Sleep Immediately!” - Reds Defender Discusses Training Intensity

“I Sleep Immediately!” - Reds Defender Discusses Training Intensity

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konaté has been settling in well during his first pre-season training as a Jürgen Klopp recruit. Konaté is now in Évian with the first-team squad having left their training camp in Austria for a change of scenery. The Reds will finally arrive back on Merseyside in the coming week. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about their pre-season training routines and the intensity in the sessions, Konaté said:
“For sure [it’s tough], but I don’t care about this. “We are …
“We Push Nothing” - Klopp Adamant Defenders Will Still Not Be Rushed

“We Push Nothing” - Klopp Adamant Defenders Will Still Not Be Rushed

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp insists Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez will not be rushed back into action despite their return against Hertha BSC. The central-defensive pairing came on together for the last 20 minutes of The Reds' 4-3 friendly defeat against Hertha Berlin in Innsbruck, Austria. However, Klopp has revealed that their return to full fitness will continue at a slow, patient rate as he manages the expectations of Liverpool fans everywhere. From Liverpool's new training venue, Évian in …
How should Liverpool line-up in attack this season?

How should Liverpool line-up in attack this season?

Neil Jones got a lot of Liverpool fans talking recently when he wrote that 'next summer is already being talked up as a big one by sources close to the club'. I chose, based on past experience, not to read into that. Instead, it was another line in his piece that stood out to me. "Wonderful as they are, this will be the fifth season that those three [Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, of course] have made up …
Klopp on Hertha Defeat and the Return of Van Dijk and Gomez

Klopp on Hertha Defeat and the Return of Van Dijk and Gomez

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp saw plenty of room for improvement on the pitch as The Reds lost 4-3 to Hertha BSC in their latest friendly. Sadio Mané, Takumi Minamino, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were on the scoresheet for Klopp's side while Mohamed Salah, Naby Keïta, and Harvey Elliott impressed throughout. Scrappy defending at the other end meant Liverpool fell to their first loss of the summer so far, however. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the match, Klopp spoke of both the positives …
Phillips Determined Not to Dwell On Last Season’s Performances

Phillips Determined Not to Dwell On Last Season’s Performances

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips is determined not to dwell on the hype that surrounded his performances for The Reds last season. With Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joël Matip all out injured, Phillips played a huge part in ensuring Jürgen Klopp's men achieved Champions League qualification by finishing third in the league, winning their last five games on the bounce. However, speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Phillips knows he would do well not to spend too much time reflecting on the …
Joel Matip - Elite When Fit

Joel Matip - Elite When Fit

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