Liverpool

  • Van Dijk injury 'should not be too serio...

    Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's injury 'should not be too serious' after he was withdrawn from Saturday's game against former club Southampton with a rib injury.   With the Reds 3-0 up, the Dutch centre-back was involved in a challenge with Shane Long in the 51st minute and...

    Van Dijk injury 'should not be too serious' after Liverpool defender forced off

    Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's injury 'should not be too serious' after he was withdrawn from Saturday's game against former club Southampton with a rib injury.   With the Reds 3-0 up, the Dutch centre-back was involved in a challenge with Shane Long in the 51st minute and came away holding his side.  Van Dijk was unable to continue and had to be subbed off four minutes later, with Joe Gomez coming on in his place.  However, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp expressed his confidence that the injury is unlikely to keep the influential Van Dijk on the sidelines for too long. “He already had a bruise in the ribs before the PSG game, which is very uncomfortable and today he got another hit there," said Klopp. “It’s not cool but should not be too serious. "He said he couldn’t shout anymore, so that’s obviously 60 per cent less of his level! "It should be absolutely OK, hopefully. I didn’t hear anything different." Van Dijk was seen on the bench later in the second half rather than in the dressing room receiving treatment.  The Reds went on to win the match 3-0, with the club setting a record for their best start to a season in club history. Liverpool face Chelsea twice in four days next week - Wednesday in a Carabao Cup match and then Saturday in Premier League action.  The following week Liverpool travel to Italy to face Napoli in the Champions League before hosting Manchester City in a marquee Premier League clash.  It is expected that Van Dijk will be available for the Premier League clash with Chelsea, but will sit out the League Cup fixture.

  • Liverpool set club record with best star...

    Liverpool have set the mark for the best start in the club's history after a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday. With the victory, the Reds have won seven consecutive matches to begin a season for the first time ever.  Jurgen Klopp's side have won all six of their Premier Lea...

    Liverpool set club record with best start to a season after seven straight wins

    Liverpool have set the mark for the best start in the club's history after a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday. With the victory, the Reds have won seven consecutive matches to begin a season for the first time ever.  Jurgen Klopp's side have won all six of their Premier League fixtures, and also defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 midweek in their Champions League opener.  It is the third time in the club's history that they have won six straight league matches to begin the season (1978-79 and 1990-91). On Saturday, the Reds took a 10th-minute lead through a Wesley Hoedt own goal, before Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah scored to secure the final margin of victory.  Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 24 league matches at Anfield, a run that includes 16 wins and eight draws. It is the club's best run at home in league play since 2009.  The win was slightly marred by an injury to star defender Virgil van Dijk, who was taken off in the second half with an apparent rib injury. Liverpool are currently alone in first place in the Premier League, but can be joined by Chelsea if the Blues defeat West Ham on Sunday for their sixth straight league win to begin the season.  The Reds' unblemished start will be put to the test over the next two weeks, with Klopp's men set to face Chelsea twice, Napoli and Manchester City over their next four matches. 

  • Liverpool 3 Southampton 0: Salah ends go...

    Mohamed Salah broke a three-game goalless run for Liverpool as they brushed Southampton aside 3-0 at Anfield to win their opening six games for the first time in a Premier League season. After Roberto Firmino's last-gasp strike against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League...

    Liverpool 3 Southampton 0: Salah ends goalless run as Reds make best Premier League start

    Mohamed Salah broke a three-game goalless run for Liverpool as they brushed Southampton aside 3-0 at Anfield to win their opening six games for the first time in a Premier League season. After Roberto Firmino's last-gasp strike against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Liverpool have won all seven matches in a flying start to 2018-19 that leaves them two points clear of champions Manchester City. Xherdan Shaqiri's shot deflected in off Wesley Hoedt for an early opener, with Joel Matip then heading in his first Anfield goal for Liverpool in a comfortable first half for Jurgen Klopp's side And the points were sealed shortly before the break when Salah tapped in after Shaqiri's free-kick hit the woodwork, although Virgil van Dijk's injury after the break marred the win for Klopp. Shaqiri was making his first Liverpool start and the Switzerland star was involved in the opening goal in the 10th minute. After a corner was cleared, Sadio Mane threaded a pass through to Shaqiri on the left wing and after he cut inside to shoot, his effort deflected in off first Shane Long and then Hoedt. The lead was soon doubled, Matip rising at the back post to head home a right-wing Trent Alexander-Arnold corner won when Cedric Soares made a brilliant challenge to deny Salah. Salah's form had been questioned in a rare dry spell but he poked in the third from point-blank range after Shaqiri's free-kick crashed against the underside of the crossbar. Van Dijk was substituted shortly after the break, the world's most expensive defender holding his ribs, with Liverpool seemingly settling for three goals in a low-tempo second period, although Salah was denied a late second by the offside flag.   Liverpool march on It may be too early to talk about title races but Liverpool's form is ominous. A seventh straight win in all competitions has shown their development from last term, but two meetings with Chelsea within the next week will offer a better indication of their progress than Southampton, who offered little. They are entrenched in the bottom half and will need to perform better than this flat showing to avoid a relegation battle. Shaqiri takes chance to shine A home game with Southampton was the ideal opportunity to hand Shaqiri his first start and he thrived in a lively opening 45 minutes. Involvement in two goals from a number 10 role showed the versatile former Stoke City man can be an asset for Liverpool, especially in the latter stages of the season when games mount up. Fans will hope his withdrawal at half-time was not due to injury. Hughes tactics give Saints no hope Southampton contrived to throw away a two-goal lead at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday but their tactical plan at Anfield gave them little chance of getting even a point. Selecting Shane Long - who has scored twice since the start of last season - as a lone striker was a strange call from Mark Hughes when he had Charlie Austin on the bench. Southampton have failed to score in five Premier League games against Liverpool and they hardly created a chance, although not being able to pick in-form on-loan Liverpool striker Danny Ings restricted Hughes' attacking options. Key Opta Facts: - Liverpool boss Klopp has won all five of his Premier League meetings with Hughes, more than he has against any other manager in the competition. - Hughes has lost each of his last six Premier League matches against Liverpool by an aggregate score of 17-3. - Liverpool have won their first six games of a top-flight season for the third time in their history, after 1978-79 (finished 1st) and 1990-91 (finished 2nd). - Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 24 Premier League games at Anfield (W16 D8), their best run in the competition since August 2009 (31 games). - Matip has scored his first Premier League goal at Anfield, in what was his 32nd such appearance. - Hoedt became the first Southampton player to score an own goal in the Premier League since Jos Hooiveld against Spurs in December 2013. - Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp took charge of his 600th league game in his managerial career – his current record is P600 W296 D158 L146. What's next? Liverpool host Chelsea in the EFL Cup third round before seeking to extend their winning Premier League run against the same opposition at Stamford Bridge on Saturday - the same day the Saints travel to Wolves.

  • 'There is no problem with Cavani' - Tuch...

    Thomas Tuchel has explained Edinson Cavani's withdrawal in Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League defeat to Liverpool was purely tactical, dismissing suggestions of a rift between coach and player. The French champions suffered a 3-2 loss at Anfield in their Group C opener on Tu...

    'There is no problem with Cavani' - Tuchel silences rumours of PSG rift

    Thomas Tuchel has explained Edinson Cavani's withdrawal in Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League defeat to Liverpool was purely tactical, dismissing suggestions of a rift between coach and player. The French champions suffered a 3-2 loss at Anfield in their Group C opener on Tuesday, substitute Roberto Firmino grabbing a dramatic, late winner for the home side. Kylian Mbappe had scored an 83rd-minute equaliser as PSG fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw level, only to concede again in stoppage time. Cavani was off the field by the time the late drama unfolded, with Tuchel replacing the Uruguay international - who cut a frustrated figure at times in the contest - with playmaker Julian Draxler in the 80th minute. However, ahead of Sunday's Ligue 1 clash with Rennes, the German coach has rejected reports of a fall-out and insists Cavani remains a key part of the team, both with and without the ball. "Cavani is our best defensive player. He works all the time for the team," Tuchel told the media. "But in Liverpool it was very hard because we defended very low. During the match, we changed the structure, but it was not because of him.  "I was not angry at him, I fully trust Cavani because he is still thinking of helping the team. That's why there is no problem with Edi." Marco Verratti missed the game with Liverpool due to suspension but Tuchel confirmed the midfielder will feature this weekend. The Italy international is set to start in a side that will include compatriot Gianluigi Buffon, who was also banned in Europe. "Kylian Mbappe is suspended. Marco Verratti feels good and will be ready to play," Tuchel added. "Gianluigi Buffon will play in goal against Rennes and will also play against Reims [on Wednesday].  "Dani Alves and Layvin Kurzawa are absent, Alphonse Areola needs to be with his family, we will decide today if he will be in the group with us tomorrow." While unavailable to play in midweek, Tuchel revealed why veteran goalkeeper Buffon still travelled to Merseyside with the rest of the squad. "He is a player with a lot of experience, especially in the Champions League. He is someone who can contribute a lot to a group, and he is very important to the team," the PSG boss said.  "That's why we decided to bring him with us to Liverpool even though we knew he could not play. It's also important for him so that he can soak up the atmosphere, the group, that he is present in the locker room."

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