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Liverpool youngster Yasser Larouci stretchered off after horror tackle

Joris Gnagnon later apologised for the challenge which forced Larouci off the field.

Result: 10-man Sevilla heated fiery friendly with Liverpool

Ten-man Sevilla net a last-minute goal to edge out Liverpool by a 2-1 scoreline in Sunday night’s fiery pre-season friendly in Boston. Liverpool have suffered their second pre-season defeat in the space of 48 hours courtesy of losing 2-1 to Sevilla in a heated encounter in Boston. Alejandro Pozo netted a late winner for the Spanish side after Divock Origi had cancelled out Nolito‘s earlier effort, although the headlines will be dominated by Sevilla’s approach to the game. The La Liga team were fortunate to keep 11 men on the pitch during the first half, but the referee had no option but to dismiss Joris Gnangon for a late, aggressive challenge on Yasser Larouci. Liverpool started the game brightly with Origi being denied by Sergio Rico after being played through on goal, ...

James Milner admits doubts over Liverpool future

Liverpool midfielder James Milner – out of contract next summer – admits that this could be his final season for the Reds. Liverpool midfielder James Milner has admitted that he is unsure whether he will remain with the Reds beyond the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 33-year-old was a key contributor to the team’s success during the 2018-19 season, scoring seven times and registering seven assists in 45 appearances in all competitions. Milner will see his current deal at Anfield expire next summer, though, and the former England international has conceded that it could be his last season with the Reds. “As it stands, last year we spoke to the club and asked them if they wanted to do something and they said not at that time,” Milner told reporters. “We h...

Preview: Sevilla vs. Liverpool – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday’s pre-season friendly between Sevilla and Liverpool. Liverpool continue their preparations for the new campaign on Sunday night when they take on Sevilla in an International Champions Cup fixture. The Spanish outfit head into the game in Boston having registered wins over Reading and FC Dallas over the past week. Sevilla © Reuters A sixth-placed finish in La Liga last season means that new boss Julen Lopetegui has it all to do in his first year in charge at Sevilla, although there are already signs that the Spaniard could prove to be an astute appointment. Over half-a-dozen first-team additions have already been made as Lopetegui looks to both the present and future at a time when a number of high-profile ...

Liverpool close to deal for French teenager Enzo Valentim?

Liverpool are reportedly close to completing a deal for French youth international Enzo Valentim. Liverpool are reportedly close to completing a deal for French Under-19 international Enzo Valentim. The 18-year-old currently plies his trade in Ligue 2, having made 36 appearances for Stade Reims but mostly featuring for their reserve squad. According to Football Insider, Liverpool are keeping tabs on Valentim and hope to conclude a deal. The report adds that the Reds will have to fend off interest from Championship sides Stoke City and Leeds United, the latter having expressed a strong desire to sign Valentim. The right-back would become the third acquisition for Liverpool’s development squad this summer, following the multi-million pound signings of 16-year-old Harvey Elliott and 17-...

Result: Borussia Dortmund edge out Liverpool in entertaining pre-season friendly

Liverpool suffer their first setback of pre-season courtesy of a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana. Borussia Dortmund have edged out Liverpool by a 3-2 scoreline in Friday’s pre-season friendly at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana. Paco Alcacer‘s early effort for Dortmund was cancelled out by Harry Wilson, but Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen put the Bundesliga runners-up in charge by the hour mark. Rhian Brewster halved the deficit from the spot, although it was not enough to prevent Liverpool from suffering their first defeat since returning from the summer break. Despite the hot conditions, Liverpool went straight onto the front foot, but the Premier League side soon found themselves trailing when indecision in the penalty area allowed...

Liverpool to battle Barcelona for Philipp Max?

Liverpool will battle Barcelona for the signature of Augsburg defender Philipp Max this summer, according to a report. Liverpool are reportedly preparing to go head-to-head with Barcelona for the signature of Augsburg defender Philipp Max in this summer’s transfer window. The Reds and the Spanish champions are both said to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to Sport, the two European giants are also locked in a battle for Max, who has made 125 appearances for Augsburg since arriving in 2015. Barca are believed to be on the lookout for a new left-back this summer to provide competition for Jordi Alba, with Bayern Munich’s David Alaba also said to be a target. Liverpool, meanwhile, allowed Alberto Moreno to leave at t...

Hull, Brentford and Charlton Athletic chasing Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane?

Championship clubs including Hull City, Brentford and Charlton Athletic are reportedly keen on loaning Liverpool’s Herbie Kane, who impressed at Doncaster last season. Championship clubs Hull City, Brentford and Charlton Athletic have prepared loan bids for Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane, according to reports. The 20-year-old caught the eye last season during a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers that saw the South Yorkshire side reach the League One playoffs. Addicks manager Lee Bowyer saw Kane’s skills first-hand as Charlton edged past Rovers in the semi-finals on their way to promotion. Brentford are also likely to want to boost their midfield options as interest in Neal Maupay intensifies, while Hull are looking to build on a mid-table finish last season. According to Football...

Agent: ‘Philippe Coutinho return is up to Liverpool’

The agent of Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho claims that it is up to Liverpool to decide whether to pursue a summer move for his client. The agent of Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho has said that it is up to Liverpool to decide whether to pursue a move for his client in this summer’s transfer window. Coutinho is reportedly keen to re-join the Reds ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, having struggled to settle in Spain since leaving Anfield in January 2018. Kia Joorabchian has said that he has not been made aware of any interest from Liverpool in their former player, but the agent has not closed the door on a potential return to Merseyside this summer. “The thing is, Liverpool have built a tremendous squad, the manager has a great balance there and it’s probably one o...

Philippe Coutinho ‘approves Liverpool loan return’

Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho gives his approval to re-join Liverpool on loan this summer, according to a report. Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho is reportedly keen to re-join Liverpool on loan this summer. Coutinho’s future at Camp Nou has been the subject of speculation since the end of the 2018-19 campaign, having struggled to produce his best form for the Spanish giants. The 27-year-old, who helped Brazil win the Copa America earlier this month, has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League over the last month or so. According to Calciomercato, Coutinho has now approved a two-year loan offer from Liverpool, which would include an option to make the deal permanent for £88m. The attacker scored 54 times in 201 appearances for Liverpool ahead of a switch t...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rules out Simon Mignolet exit

Alisson Becker is Liverpool’s number one but Klopp wants a top-class deputy. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists second-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is staying at the club this season despite the Belgian having concerns about his pitch time. The 31-year-old lost his place to Alisson Becker last summer with the Brazil already proving good value for his £65million fee after playing a key role in their Champions League victory and finishing the campaign as Golden Glove winner with 21 clean sheets. That restricted Mignolet, with 204 appearances for the Reds, to just 180 minutes last season and despite having two years left on his contract the Belgium international wants to play first-team football. His attitude and professionalism last season was praised by Klopp and his backroom ...

Monday’s Liverpool transfer talk: Pepe, Coutinho, Chalov

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Monday, July 15 as they look to mount another push for the Premier League title in 2019-20. Liverpool‘s summer transfer business is well underway as they look to mount another push for the Premier League title in 2019-20 after falling agonisingly short last season. Jurgen Klopp is not expected to preside over a busy transfer window at Anfield, with just a handful of high-quality additions being targeted, and here Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings. Monday morning’s headlines: Jurgen Klopp considering bringing in Andrew Robertson coverYoungsters Adam Lewis and Yasser Larouci could step in for games over the coming season. Read more. Real Madrid ‘have made no contact with Liver...

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