Jordan Henderson on the ‘different qualities’ he brings to the ‘Fabinho role’ when filling in for him in the Liverpool team

Fabinho looks set to return to the Liverpool team for the Champions League final but Jordan Henderson is confident he can fill in for the Brazilian.

Speaking with Sky Sports, the 31-year-old said: “It’s a different role altogether, but I’ve played that role for a number of years now. I’ve played it a lot this season and also over the past four or five years really. I’ve played in big games in that role.

“Yes, you do have to adapt, but that is because of the position and the role that it is.

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“But I feel like I’m experienced in that position and can do a job, if needed, when Fabinho is out or when the gaffer has rotated and tried to keep people fresh.

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‘Definitely not’ – Jurgen Klopp provides fitness update on Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk ahead of final three games of the season

Jurgen Klopp was able to provide Liverpool supporters with an update on the fitness of Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

Speaking with the media ahead of the Southampton game, the 54-year-old provided news on both men: “No. Virg definitely not [ready for Southampton] but that was pretty much clear before the [Chelsea] game already that I thought, ‘OK, this is the game now.’ He played really a lot and then Saturday-Tuesday again. It was clear.

“They are both OK. So, the target would be for both that they can be involved again on the weekend. Properly involved, bench or whatever and a few minutes or start, I don’t know, we will see that, because that would then be perfect for the game [Champions League final].

READ MORE: (Video) Some Liverpool fans worry as Alisson Becker is seen hobbling after FA Cup final victory over Chelsea

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(Video) Bobby Firmino joins the rest of the Liverpool squad singing ‘Si Señor’ following our FA Cup final victory

Liverpool fans have created some amazing chants for our players and it’s amazing when you get to see Bobby Firmino singing along to his own.

It’s not something that is considered too much and you forget the players must know the words to all the songs too, which is shown in moments like a cup win.

After clinching our eighth FA Cup, all the players returned to the dressing room to celebrate with the trophy and each other.

READ MORE: (Image) Red smoke seen for miles in London as Liverpool fans celebrate winning the FA Cup for the eighth time

One of them was our No.9, who scored a penalty in the shoot-out, with all the players circling him and singing his much loved ‘Si Señor’ chant.

The Brazilian then entered the centre of the circle and showed off some of his trademark dancing, whilst singing along with his teammates.… Read the rest

Alan Shearer praises ‘sensational’ 23-year-old Liverpool star for his FA Cup final display

Alan Shearer has praised Trent Alexander-Arnold for his performance in yesterday’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

The Academy product put in a superb display to ensure that at the age of just 23, he’s won every single major trophy possible at club level, and the Match of the Day pundit couldn’t help but applaud the scouser.

“I think Trent Alexander-Arnold was sensational today,” Shearer told BBC Sport (via HITC).

“Both defensively and some of his passing was outrageous. For him then to go and stick a penalty away as cool as he did, I thought he was fantastic,” he added.

Often criticsed for his defensive ability, the England international put in a solid showing and helped his side to yet another clean sheet – he also dispatched his penalty with great technique during the shootout

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European heavyweights have ‘contacted’ Sadio Mane’s agent to potentially replace 34-goal hitman – Christian Falk

Christian Falk has now confirmed that Bayern Munich have contacted Sadio Mane’s entourage after Robert Lewandowski confirmed he would not extend his stay in Bavaria.

This comes courtesy of a tweet from the Bundesliga expert, with the German top-flight champions perhaps hoping to take advantage of the short remaining length of the Senegalese international’s contract.

Along with Bobby Firmino and Mo Salah, the former Southampton ace is set to remain at Anfield until the summer of 2023 (the same expiration date of the Poland international’s contract), though Anfield bosses are reportedly keen on holding on to the winger beyond that point.

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(Video) Joel Matip on which Liverpool teammate is ‘an idol for everyone’ as he names the club’s best trainer

For anyone to be considered an ‘idol’ within Liverpool’s star-studded squad, says a lot about them as a player and Joel Matip has named his.

Speaking with the Emirates FA Cup, our No.32 was asked a host of questions about his Liverpool teammates ahead of Saturday’s final and one of them was: ‘Who is the best trainer?’.

In answer to the question, the 30-year-old said: “I think Millie is always there and absolutely ready, it doesn’t matter in which session he’s an idol for everyone there”.

READ MORE: (Video) Fabinho on his best friends within the Liverpool squad and the newest member of his friendship group

James Milner is such a great role model for everyone within the squad and these words show that he is more than just a footballer to his teammates.

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Fabrizio Romano confirms ‘direct contact’ between Liverpool and ‘immense’ 22-year-old’s agent

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed ‘direct contact’ was made between Liverpool and Aurelien Tchouameni’s entourage.

The Merseysiders have been said to be in hot pursuit of the midfielder French commentator, Gregoire Margotton, described as ‘immense’, as the season draws to a close, with the club keen to bring down the average age of its midfield.

“Certainly there is the intention to sign a new important midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni is one of the names on the Reds’ list but there is great competition from other top clubs,” the Sky Sports journalist told Caught Offside. “There has already been direct contact with his agent.”

A potential further addition to the midfield will likely be required beyond the addition of Fabio Carvalho to preserve the future of a squad.

READ MORE: ‘He’s a machine’ – Klopp agrees with BBC Sport pundit on importance of overlooked £34m Liverpool star

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Jurgen Klopp explains Andy Robertson’s absence from the Aston Villa matchday squad

It’s very rare that Andy Robertson misses out on a matchday all together but he was not selected for the Aston Villa game.

Speaking with LFC TV after the match, Jurgen Klopp explained his absence: ‘Robbo was not in the squad today because I wanted to give him just a rest at home and bring another striker into the squad if we needed, that’s it’.

There had been some speculation that the left-back was injured, this story came after his substitution against Tottenham and then the subsequent omission from the trip to Villa Park.

READ MORE: (Video) “You’ve got to react” – Jordan Henderson credits the team’s comeback from a draw against Tottenham to win against Villa

It’s very good to hear that our No.26 is fit and will be ready for our next outing against Chelsea in the FA Cup final and for the three remaining games after that.… Read the rest

Liverpool forward would be ‘delighted’ to join Barcelona and thinks it would boost his ‘fight for the Ballon d’Or’

With three of our five attacking options nearing their final year on their contracts, transfer rumours are inevitable and the latest is from Barcelona.

According to Mundo Deportivo (translated), Sadio Mane: ‘Would be delighted to join LaLiga and be able to sign for FC Barcelona.

‘The Barça club knows of his intention and the coaches see him as a ‘top’ striker and a real option for this summer

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‘With a contract until 2023, he believes that at Barça he would have more options to fight for the Ballon d’Or’.

It was always going to be a summer full of speculation for the likes of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, which is why it’s so important the club gets their contracts sorted.

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Ex-Red urges Kevin De Bruyne to ‘go to Liverpool’ and insists he will be asking questions of his Manchester City teammates

Manchester City have won more trophies than Liverpool in the past five years but Kevin De Bruyne still can’t say that he’s won the Champions League.

Writing for The Mirror, Ex-Red Stan Collymore discussed why the Belgian could want a move to Anfield: “In August 2020, I wrote a column saying Kevin De Bruyne should go to Liverpool and, of course, at the time the comments on it were all, ‘Ha ha ha, why would he want to go there?’ Well, those who took the time to reply are not laughing now and I can’t help wondering if it has crossed his mind that it might be time for a change.

“As a player, you know when you walk off the pitch whether or not you have had the impact you wanted to have on a game. And after City’s Champions League exit, I’m sure De Bruyne will have been Read the rest