The weirdest job in football EVER! (video)
At its most unusual, the word ball boy may evoke memories of Eden Hazard kicking one, but one ballboy made history by using an ancient boat that Julius Caesar liked to retrieve balls: Fred Davies at Shrewsbury Town used a coracle and was paid for every ball he managed to get back into the Gay Meadow stadium from the River Severn. Watch the episode to see the story of football's most unusual ball boy and the hapless stadium he worked in for decades
Shrewsbury Town ban two fans for vile Hillsborough chants, Liverpool thank them for quick action
Shrewsbury Town have confirmed they have banned two fans following an investigation into incidents that took place during the Reds' 4-1 win against them in the FA Cup. A video emerged on Twitter where we could hear a few Shrewsbury fans making vile chants about the Hillsborough disaster which claimed the lives of 97 fans back in 1989.
Fabinho keeps his promise to score more, delivers at earliest opportunity against Brentford
Fabinho spoke after the Shrewsbury win about the need to get into better positions and contribute to the attack. The Reds' defensive midfielder promised to score more goals and delivered on that promise on the first time of asking.
Team news for Liverpool vs Arsenal EFL Cup clash, probable line-up
Liverpool return to action on Thursday with the postponed first-leg EFL Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at Anfield.Jurgen Klopp is expected to make changes to the starting XI after heavily rotating his side in the FA Cup third round clash against Shrewsbury.
Another start for Gordon? Select your preferred Liverpool XI vs Arsenal from 2 options
Liverpool are back in action on Thursday with a postponed EFL Cup semi-final first-leg clash against Arsenal at Anfield now that there are no new coronavirus cases at the club.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are away on Africa Cup on Nations duty while Harvey Elliott, Divock Origi, Thiago Alcantara and Nat Phillips are out injured.
Klopp highlights Minamino's importance for Liverpool & 3 more big stories you might've missed
Klopp highlights Minamino's importance in coming weeksThe boss maintains that Liverpool will need Minamino 'desperately' during Salah's and Mane's time at the African Cup of Nations.EFL under pressure to investigate LiverpoolSome Football League clubs believe Liverpool might not have had a just cause to have the Arsenal game postponed after Klopp admitted most of their Covid tests were 'false positives'.
EFL 'under pressure' to investigate Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp's 'false positives' claims
After the Shrewsbury Town win, Jurgen Klopp claimed that the Covid outbreak at Liverpool wasn't as serious as it had been feared. Most of the players' tests turned out to be 'false positives', the boss stated.
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Roberto Firmino ends year-long scoring drought at Anfield with backheel goal vs Shrewsbury
Yesterday, Roberto Firmino provided the biggest highlight of Liverpool's 4-1 win over Shrewsbury Town, scoring a cheeky backheel goal after coming on as a sub:It's hard to believe this, but this was Bobby's first goal at Anfield in all competitions since December 2020. Back then, he scored a 90th-minute winner against Tottenham in a top-of-the-table clash with Jose Mourinho's side.
'Ban them for life': Shrewsbury player slams own fans for 'shocking' Hillsborough chants
In a video posted before Sunday's game between Liverpool and Shrewsbury in the FA Cup, a portion of the League One side's fans is seen singing 'F*** the 96'. It's a chant mocking the Hillsborough victims, unlawfully killed in 1989 (now officially 97).
'Finishing-wise, he's an adult': Jurgen Klopp rates Kaide Gordon's display vs Shrewsbury
"Kaide [Gordon] obviously finishing-wise he's an adult, his finishing is really exceptional, but all the rest he is still a kid. So playing the position the way he plays, there is so much to improve," Jurgen Klopp said after the Shrewsbury win.
Shrewsbury boss reveals classy touch from Virgil van Dijk after FA Cup game
Shrewsbury Town head coach Steve Cotterill has been very impressed with Virgil van Dijk's gesture after the FA Cup clash at Anfield.“I’m very, very proud of our lads and very thankful to how Liverpool Football Club have been towards us today, from Jurgen Klopp, all the way through their team," Cotterill said, as per the Liverpool Echo.
87% pass accuracy, one brilliant goal & more: Kaide Gordon's breakout display in key stats and one video
The Liverpool line-up for the FA Cup game against Shrewsbury Town featured several youngsters, including 17-year-old Kaide Gordon.The forward joined the Reds around a year ago from Derby County, and it was just a second appearance for the first team for the youngster.
Trent tests positive for Covid, Klopp returns to touchline for Shrewsbury clash
Liverpool confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after the Chelsea draw.The right-back is absent from the squad to face Shrewsbury Town and 'is expected to return to training in the coming days'.
'Respect your opponent': Liverpool fans select best XI for Shrewsbury clash
Liverpool are back in action today evening as they are set to League One team Shrewsbury Town to Anfield in the FA Cup's third round.Assistant manager Peter Kraweitz did not give away much information about who will play today, so we have some guesswork to do here.
Klopp could return to touchline for Shrewsbury Town game & 3 more big stories at Liverpool you might've missed
Klopp could return to touchline for Shrewsbury Town gameHis assistant Peter Krawietz has confirmed that there is hope Klopp will be allowed to end his isolation period in time for the FA Cup game.Matip back in training after recovering from CovidThe centre-back submitted a positive test around a week ago but returned to the training on Friday, Krawietz reveals.
Peter Krawietz confirms Joel Matip's return to training - but refuses to reveal number players affected by Covid
Liverpool assistant coach Peter Krawietz has refused to reveal how many players will be absent from the Shrewsbury Town game through Covid.He has confirmed, however, that Joel Matip, one of the players who had tested positive, is now back in training.
Peter Krawietz confirms Jurgen Klopp could be back for Shrewsbury Town game
"We hope so, of course," Liverpool assistant coach Peter Krawietz told a press conference when asked whether Jurgen Klopp can return to the touchline for the FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town on Sunday. "He is well so far, he feels fine.
'It will be an exciting team!': Peter Krawietz on Reds' squad selection for FA Cup clash
Peter Krawietz was filling in for the absent pair of Jurgen Klopp and Pepjin Lijnders, who missed the press conference today due to Covid.The assistant manager told the media when asked of the team selection tomorrow: "We have a team, we can play and we will try to win.
'My lads will never forget this occassion': Shrewbury boss applauds 'magnificent' Liverpool ahead of FA Cup clash
Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill has never had a competitive visit to Anfield, either as a player or a manager. At the age of 57, he will now finally be able to compete at the famous ground and he can't wait.
Jurgen Klopp on Shrewsbury Town game: 'I have no idea if I will be in the stadium'
It has emerged that Jurgen Klopp has a chance to return to the touchline for the FA Cup clash with Shrewsbury Town.In short, he'll need to submit two negative Covid tests in the next couple of days for his isolation to be over.
Jurgen Klopp can return to dugout for Shrewsbury Town game on one condition - explained
Jurgen Klopp could be back on the touchline for the FA Cup game against Shrewsbury Town in accordance with the isolation rules, the Liverpool Echo reports.The FA Cup fixture takes place eight days after the news of Klopp's positive test was submitted on New Year's Day.
Romano updates on pursuit of Luis Diaz & 3 more big stories at Liverpool you might've missed
Liverpool 'scouted Luis Diaz 5 times'Fabrizio Romano claims that the Liverpool-linked forward is indeed highly rated at Anfield, but there are no contacts with Porto yet.Origi receives approaches from ItalyThe forward has been contacted by three Serie A clubs about a potential free agency move in the summer but prefers Premier league stay, Sky Sports claims.
Liverpool 'told' they must play FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury despite Covid chaos
The Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, have received a letter telling them that the FA Cup third round fixtures must be played this weekend, the Daily Mail reports.For the Premier League games, a club needs to have less than 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper available to have the postponement request grantedIn the FA Cup, however, the clubs were told to involve academy players.
Liverpool's training centre affected by Covid outbreak, Carabao and FA Cup matches in danger: Paul Joyce
As per the very reliable Paul Joyce, 'it is believed' that Liverpool's AXA Training Centre has suffered from a covid outbreak. The 'training has been affected' but the centre has not closed down yet.
'He has mild symptoms': Lijnders confirms Klopp will not be on sidelines for Arsenal clash
Pep Lijnders was asked Jurgen Klopp will be in the dugout for this Thursday's Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal: "No, he can’t because of quarantine rules," the assistant manager told BBC."He has mild symptoms.