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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager fined £45,000 by FA for comments about referee

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to referee Kevin Friend after the game at West Ham Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined £45,000 after accepting a Football Association charge for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend earlier this month. He said Friend’s performance during the 1-1 draw with West Ham was affected by the decision to allow Liverpool’s goal. “I heard our goal was offside. I’m pretty sure the ref knew it,” he said. The FA said Klopp was charged as the comments “questioned the integrity of the referee…

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Virgil van Dijk wants to be ‘a legend of Liverpool’ – in-depth wide-ranging BBC interview

Virgil van Dijk has played 54 times for Liverpool since his £75m move from Southampton just over a year ago Virgil van Dijk has had a dramatic rise from Groningen to Liverpool, via Celtic and Southampton, to become the player considered by many to be the best defender in the world. The Netherlands international sat down with Guillem Balague and, in a wide-ranging interview for BBC Radio 5 live, discussed growth spurts, the box set he has watched eight times, getting drunk at Disneyland and his aim to be remembered…

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Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward’s house burgled during Champions League match

Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 Liverpool forward Sadio Mane’s house was burgled while he was playing in the Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Items including watches, mobile phones and car keys were stolen. The incident happened at Mane’s house in Allerton, south Liverpool between 18:00 and 23:45 GMT – while the 26-year-old was at Anfield. No-one was in the property at the time. Forensic examinations are under way and a police investigation is ongoing. Detective Inspector Phil Mahon, of Merseyside Police, said: “We are…

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Hillsborough trial: Liverpool fan saw ‘human cascade’

Image copyright PA Image caption Match commander David Duckenfield denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 fans A Liverpool supporter pulled fans from a “human cascade” on the terrace at Hillsborough, he has told a court. Frederick Eccleston said the central pens of the Leppings Lane terrace were “ram-packed full of people” while pens to the side were “half-empty”. He told Preston Crown Court he recalled “pulling people by their arms, their legs, their hair, their cheeks”. Former match commander David Duckenfield, 74, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95…

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Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Why away task suits Reds’ strengths – Mark Lawrenson

Only 10 of the 31 teams to have have drawn the first leg of a Champions League knockout match 0-0 have ended up progressing – but can Liverpool buck the trend? Some Liverpool fans might be disappointed with Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich, but I think Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be quite happy with how the tie is poised. It is true that Liverpool did not create anything like the kind of chances they would normally do, but that was not because Klopp decided to ditch the attacking…

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Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Hosts frustrated in Champions League

Liverpool had just two shots on target in the match Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich remains finely poised after a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield. The hosts posed the greater threat but were either wasteful in front of goal or kept out by Bayern’s well-marshalled defence. Sadio Mane missed a handful of first-half chances, most notably dragging a shot on the turn wide from inside the penalty area when unmarked. Joel Matip also failed to convert Roberto Firmino’s cross from six yards. Matip almost…

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Women’s FA Cup quarter-final draw: Chelsea play Durham, Man City face Liverpool

Bethany England scored twice in Chelsea’s fifth-round win over Arsenal on Sunday Holders Chelsea will travel to Championship side Durham in the quarter-finals of the Women’s FA Cup. Durham produced the shock of the fifth round by beating Bristol City on Sunday – and their reward is a match against the two-time winners. Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City will play Liverpool, Championship side Manchester United travel to Reading, and Aston Villa – also of the second tier – host West Ham. The ties will be played on 17 March.…

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Jurgen Klopp: Crowd can take Liverpool “from 100% to 140%”

Liverpool’s fans have plenty of European success to revel in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the Anfield crowd can take his side “from 100% to 140%” as they host Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16. The first leg against the Bundesliga champions takes place on Tuesday while the Reds travel to Munich on 13 March. “We have to create an atmosphere on the pitch tomorrow [Tuesday] and make it easier for the people,” said Klopp. “It will be outstanding tomorrow night. It’s something to enjoy – there’s a…

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Travelodge Liverpool: Man arrested over digger crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTravelodge Liverpool: Digger driver wrecks hotel reception A man has been arrested after a digger was driven through the doors of a new hotel. It happened at the Travelodge in Liverpool’s Innovation Park on 21 January. A 35-year-old from Netherton has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage with intent to endanger life, Merseyside Police said. He has also been arrested on suspicion of assault in relation to a separate incident in Broadgreen. The digger crashed through the reception desk and…

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager charged for comments about referee in West Ham draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to referee Kevin Friend after the game at West Ham Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association for comments he made about the referee after his side’s draw with West Ham. Klopp said Kevin Friend’s performance was affected by the decision to allow Sadio Mane’s goal, which should have been ruled out for offside. The FA says Klopp has been charged as the comments “questioned the integrity of the referee and/or implied bias”. He has until 18:00 GMT on Monday, 18…

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