Arsenal offload youngster with 'champion mentality' to Qatar
Arsenal are set to offload midfielder Tim Akinola with Qatari side Al Bidda SC allegedly poised to announce his arrival.Fabrizio Romano claims that Al Bidda SC will be Akinola’s new club and he will be unveiled as a permanent signing very soon.
Steward scores a goal with dildo in Lincoln v Charlton game
Football fans are normally a passionate bunch and do end up reacting to the results of games in odd ways. There was a particularly hilarious incident during Lincoln's win over Charlton in League One though, when a disgruntled fan threw a dildo on the pitch.
'Buzzing': Ex-Reds youth coach Neil Critchley leads Blackpool to Championship, Liverpool fans congratulate him
Former Liverpool youth coach Neil Critchley has led Blackpool to the Championship in his first full season as a senior team's manager!The English club beat out Lincoln City in the final of the League One play-off final to reach England's 2nd division of football.Critchley worked with Liverpool for 7 years as he served as the head coach for the U18 and U23 team.
Liverpool rumoured to sign 17-year-old wonderkid from Ghana & 3 more under-radar stories
Liverpool rumoured to be close to signing 17-year-old Ghanaian wonderkidAbdul-Fatawu Issahaku has signed a five-year deal with Liverpool despite having been close to an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen, according to Ghanasoccernet.com and Ghanaian journalist Saddick Adams.
'Too easily pushed off, needs to bulk up': LFC fan community reacts to Minamino's performance
Here are some of the reactions from LFC fans after Minamino's performance: TwitterLFC_Wahome: "I like Minamino but I feel he needs to be bulked in muscle as I feel he is to easily pushed off the ball. Could do with a Bayern Munich muscle program there players are ripped.
'He looks disinterested and demotivated - he needs to move on for his sake': Fan tries to make sense of Origi's struggles
"Can we talk about Divock Origi? I've been dying to talk about Divock Origi," a Liverpool fan nicknamed Post_Coconut_Clarity wrote on Reddit. "This man needs to move on, for his own sake.
Liverpool fan makes Coutinho comparison elaborating on Minamino's struggles
"In a way he was a belated Coutinho replacement, but Coutinho himself was someone who we had to really build a team around because he's not a system player," Fromola wrote for on the Red and White Kop forum of Takumi Minamino."Even in 13/14 he was often the odd one out in a Sterling/Suarez/Sturridge front three.
'If he starts surely he should play the whole game': Liverpool fan concerned by Klopp's handling of Tsimikas
Kostas Tsimikas has barely kicked a ball this season, clocking only 159 minutes of competitive football for the Reds. He played the entirety of the League Cup game vs Lincoln, made a brief appearance in the away victory against Atalanta and started in the reverse fixture against the Italian side.
'It's something you have to deal with when you are at big clubs': Ryan Giggs challenges Neco Williams to bounce back from online abuse
"It's something you have to deal with when you are at big clubs," Wales manager Ryan Giggs said of Neco Williams being subjected to social media abuse, as quoted by BBC."All you can do is surround yourself with good people, educate yourself as much as you can when it comes to social media, and then it's your choice whether you want to be a part of it or not.
Jurgen Klopp: 'Curtis is just proper, proper part of this squad, which is really already achievement'
"It’s improvement and development on different levels," Jurgen Klopp said of Curtis Jones' progress, quoted by the Reds' official website."On a personal level, on a football level – it’s really nice being around when a big, big, big talent, young talent, grows up pretty much and matures over the time.
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Curtis Jones: 'I’m getting better and better each game I play. I wouldn’t say I’m a regular but I’m not too far'
"I’m laidback and I’m confident but I always know that it’s a bigger step coming from the Academy to the first team and when I’m going from playing against Lincoln to playing against Arsenal," Curtis Jones told the Reds official website."So I always know that the step is different but I’ll always try to play my same game and stay as calm as I can be.
Pep Lijnders explains how Takumi Minamino might perform Firmino role for Liverpool
"Wow - what a desire!" Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders said about Takumi Minamino referring to his brilliant performance against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup tie last week, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo."He is somebody who turns our game collective as well, the same as what Roberto [Firmino] does.
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Pep Lijnders rules 3 players out of EFL Cup tie with Arsenal, provides update on Oxlade-Chamberlain’s recovery
"Jordan, we will reevaluate on Friday after this game to see if he can be ready for Aston Villa," Jurgen Klopp's assistant Pep Lijnders told the pre-Arsenal presser on Wednesday."Joel is the same as what I said last week, he will be ready [after] the international break and use the time to prepare the Everton game.
Charlton manager picks out Dylan Levitt’s biggest strengths after handing him full debut
Speaking after Charlton Athletic’s loss to Lincoln City on Sunday, manager Lee Bowyer picked out praise for Dylan Levitt and said (as quoted by Manchester Evening News): “I’ll take a lot of positives.“I thought Dylan in his first proper league game, there was a lot to be happy in his performance – his range of passing and awareness.
'There's no rush': Jurgen Klopp explains adaptation plan for Liverpool's new boys
"The three new players – don't forget Kostas – came in a team which worked pretty well before," Jurgen Klopp told the Reds' official website. "So there's no rush, there's no need that we say, 'OK, if you don't play tomorrow then we have no chance, absolutely no chance.
Jordan Henderson: Liverpool players are as excited as fans about new signings
"Being fortunate enough to be a professional footballer doesn’t mean your reaction to certain things in the game isn’t the same as that of a supporter," Jordan Henderson told the Reds' official website ahead of the clash against Arsenal."It’s often maybe overlooked that before any of us fell in love with playing, we all were fans.
Jurgen Klopp on Curtis Jones: 'The plan is to use him as often as possible because of the way he performs'
"He's a hard-working boy, so he loves all this feedback, all the information we give him, all the analysis we do," Jurgen Klopp said of Curtis Jones, cited by the Reds' official website. "He's in the best hands with Vitor Matos, all the young boys are.
'The door is open': Jurgen Klopp talks 'absolutely exceptional' Curtis Jones' role in Liverpool squad
"Self-confidence for a football player is really important because usually you play in front of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 thousand people and without confidence, that's not possible, I can tell you. Yes, it helps," Jurgen Klopp said of Curtis Jones' role in the LFC squad.
Football guru Rangnick gives his view on how 'fantastic boy' Minamino can help Liverpool this season
"Minamino, I think if all players are fully fit for the most important games in the Champions League and Premier League, he will probably not be in the starting 11," German tactician Ralf Rangnick told Sky Sports."But you can always bring him on as a sub.
'Thought we were the best fans in the world?': Global Liverpool community defends Neco Williams after Twitter abuse
'Best fans in the world?'Luke_4686 via Reddit: "Can we give this lad some love? The abuse he’s been getting on Twitter is vile. If your first thought after a 7-2 win is to send a 19-year-old hate, then you need a long hard look at yourselves.
'They won't drop off in mentality': Carra claims Reds sent title rivals strong message with Chelsea victory
"They won't drop off in intensity or attitude or mentality, that won't be allowed to happen with the manager they have got," Carragher told Sky Sports."They could drop off with their performance because that can happen sometimes with different players.
Lincoln manager Appleton praises 'masterclass' Reds performance, mentions sweet gesture by Klopp after game
Lincoln manager Michael Appleton told Sky Sports after the game: “We saw a masterclass in finishing from Liverpool in the first half, if we put a bucket in the top corner, they would have hit it every time. “There were some fantastic finishes.
Silky smooth skill in a game to remember: Curtis Jones' fantastic display summed up
Curtis Jones was on fire tonight as he scored 2 goals in the space of 4 minutes and had a 10/10 game as he tore the Lincoln City defence apart with ease.While both of his goals were memorable, it's his second goal of the night from outside the box which really stands out.