Liverpool's Joel Matip insists he always knew he was capable of playing at this level

Liverpool's Joel Matip insists he always knew he was capable of playing at this level

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been one of the surprise success stories of The Reds' season so far and now he's getting ready for a Champions League final in Madrid. Normally an injury-prone centre-back, Matip managed to maintain almost full fitness in the second half of the season when Jurgen Klopp needed him most. Matip, along with Dejan Lovren, was the backup centre-half behind the ever-improving Joe Gomez and irreplaceable Virgil van Dijk until Gomez fractured his lower leg at …
Virgil van Dijk declares his pride in wearing the Liverpool shirt

Virgil van Dijk declares his pride in wearing the Liverpool shirt

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has explained his love for the club, the city and the people around Merseyside ahead of The Reds' upcoming Champions League final with Spurs this Saturday. Van Dijk was speaking to Liverpoolfc.com in Marbella as Liverpool finished their warm-weather training camp this week. In an in-depth interview, Van Dijk discussed his hopes for this current crop of Liverpool players over the next few years.
"I think this group of players is special, at least …
Daniel Sturridge believes whole squad must be ready for hard-fought Champions League final

Daniel Sturridge believes whole squad must be ready for hard-fought Champions League final

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes that The Reds must be ready for a tough Champions League final with Spurs and that all squad members must be 'mentally' ready if needed. Sturridge was speaking to Liverpoolfc.com during The Reds' Marbella training camp on Thursday. The former Chelsea player scored in Liverpool's first European final under Jurgen Klopp in 2016 - a game Sevilla would go on to win 3-1. However, Sturridge recognises the need to be ready if called-upon again by …
Jurgen Klopp gave an update today on the progress of Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino

Jurgen Klopp gave an update today on the progress of Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino

Jurgen Klopp gave an injury update today regarding the rehabilitation of key players Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino ahead of The Reds' upcoming Champions League final against Spurs on June 1st. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp revealed that it's mostly positive news about Keita as the Guinean international fights to be fit for the end-of-season showdown in Madrid.
“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final. He is now doing …
Sadio Mané insists Liverpool are only going to Madrid with victory on their minds

Sadio Mané insists Liverpool are only going to Madrid with victory on their minds

Liverpool's in-form frontman, Sadio Mané, says the mood is nothing but positive in Reds' camp as they step up preparations for their upcoming Champions League final against Spurs. Jurgen Klopp and his squad are currently in the early stages of a six-day warm-weather training camp in Marbella. Liverpool will be fine-tuning their plans for facing Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side in Madrid on June 1st. The Reds' Senegalese number 10 took some time out to speak with Liverpoolfc.com about the atmosphere …
Joel Matip's form has earned him starting place in Madrid according to Mark Lawrenson

Joel Matip's form has earned him starting place in Madrid according to Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool and Ireland defender Mark Lawrenson believes that Joel Matip will keep his starting place alongside Virgil van Dijk for the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1st. Matip had been used sparingly last season due to consistent injury problems for the former Cameroonian international. This season, Joe Gomez had cemented his place in central defence with Van Dijk before disaster struck at Burnley in early December. Gomez suffered a leg fracture at Turf Moor in Liverpool's 3-1 …
Dejan Lovren speaks about Reds' improvement under Jurgen Klopp

Dejan Lovren speaks about Reds' improvement under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool's Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren feels that this current Reds squad is capable of battling for major honours over the next few years under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds' number six, who had to deal with plenty of injury concerns this season, is still a vital cog in Klopp's Liverpool machine and a strong asset to have as part of the squad. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Lovren was asked about the progress his team has made since Klopp's arrival in late …
Joe Gomez feels Reds are a stronger proposition ahead of this year's Champions League final

Joe Gomez feels Reds are a stronger proposition ahead of this year's Champions League final

Liverpool's young defender Joe Gomez believes The Reds are better placed for Champions League success this season than they were ahead of their meeting with Real Madrid in Kiev a year ago. Gomez, who only turns 22 next week, missed out on the squad for the final last season after undergoing ankle surgery. This time around, the former Charlton Athletic player is just returning from another serious injury, having fractured his lower leg at Burnley in early December. However, positivity …
Andy Robertson targets some much-needed R&R ahead of meeting Spurs in Madrid

Andy Robertson targets some much-needed R&R ahead of meeting Spurs in Madrid

Liverpool left-back and member of the PFA Team of the Year, Andy Robertson, believes rest and recuperation will serve The Reds well ahead of their preparations for the Champions League final in Madrid. Jurgen Klopp's side will face Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs team at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium for Europe's biggest prize on June 1st. After a hectic season where Liverpool also did battle for the Premier League title until the final day of the campaign, Robertson said he feels …
Is this the starting eleven Jurgen Klopp will pick for Liverpool's last game against Wolves?

Is this the starting eleven Jurgen Klopp will pick for Liverpool's last game against Wolves?

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp gear up for one last push for the Premier League title this weekend at home to Wolves. Will this be the lineup Klopp picks for the Anfield fixture? The Reds will be without Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita. Adam Lallana is also a doubt to make the matchday squad. Firmino and Lallana will be back in time for Liverpool's upcoming Champions League final against Spurs in Madrid on June 1st, however. Andy Robertson had to go …
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