Xabi Alonso believes Fabinho is crucial to Reds' midfield

Xabi Alonso believes Fabinho is crucial to Reds' midfield

Former Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso believes Fabinho is a vital cog in midfield for Jurgen Klopp's current Red machine. Alonso, who tasted Champions League glory with Liverpool in Istanbul in 2005, says that Fabinho's role in the current Liverpool team is not too unlike his own under Rafa Benitez over a decade ago. The former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star highlighted the similarities in their game.
“I think that we could have similarities in terms of the position, …
Pep Lijnders insists this Liverpool team is only just getting started

Pep Lijnders insists this Liverpool team is only just getting started

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders says that this group of players will continue to push for further honours both domestically and in Europe under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds battled their way to a historic 2-0 victory over Spurs in Madrid on Saturday night to claim their sixth European Cup title and their first since Istanbul in 2005. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Lijnders was keen to highlight the importance of the spirit within the Liverpool squad and how big a role "team …
Predicting Liverpool's lineup for the Champions League final

Predicting Liverpool's lineup for the Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team takes to the field for its second successive Champions League final this Saturday against Spurs in Madrid. The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev last May after a performance to forget by goalkeeper Loris Karius. This season, we feared the dream was over for another year after losing 3-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final in Spain. However, in what has been called Anfield's greatest ever night, Liverpool overturned the deficit …
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 …
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