‘Home sweet home’ – Ian Rush is looking forward to a return to ‘Anfield South’ as Liverpool book their Wembley visit

Ian Rush took to his social media after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal and was more than happy to share his love of a return to Wembley.

The Welshman is well versed in a visit to the national stadium and won eight domestic trophies whilst he was playing for the Reds, being the hero in more than one final.

Still a massive fan of the club, our record goalscorer was sure to celebrate with the supporters as he uploaded a post to his Instagram account.

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The 60-year-old said: ‘Did someone say @wembleystadium Home sweet home , boys have done fantastic @liverpoolfc well done, one more game 💪🏼’.

One game left and fingers crossed it ends in Jordan Henderson holding the three handled trophy in the air, under the arch and we can add … Read the rest

Liverpool predicted XI v Crystal Palace: Reds to make two changes to Carabao Cup semi-final team

Jurgen Klopp appeared to suggest another 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace in their own backyard would be an unlikely eventuality – particularly given the arrival of Patrick Vieira and the Londoners’ relative rejuvenation under the Frenchman.

On Liverpool’s side, nothing but three points will be acceptable with regard to the long-run and the Merseysiders’ hopes of catching a flying Manchester City outfit in the title race.

Assuming that the Reds can win in the English capital, it would cut the deficit down to eight points, with plenty of twists and turns possible with both Premier League outfits having 16 games left to fight for until the summer.

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Ahead of Alisson Becker in goal, we’re expecting to see Carabao Cup half-time substitute, Ibrahima Konate, brought back into the fold alongside Virgil van Dijk in the … Read the rest

Mo Salah’s agent sends cryptic tweet as contract negotiations rumble on

Mo Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, has created a few more headlines as he posted a new cryptic tweet of himself and our No.11.

The post has no words but features an image of himself and the Egyptian King together in what looks like Melwood, whilst he is on his phone behind our man laughing at the table.

The 29-year-old is adorned in a Liverpool training shirt but given the New Balance design, it illustrates that the image is not a recent one of the pair.

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With the man we signed from Roma in 2017 being away on international duty, very few fans expected anything to happen this month but whether this should raise or lower hopes is uncertain.

We all know the job of an agent is to drum up the support and … Read the rest

Crooks suggests ‘struggling’ Liverpool should revisit Southampton for next transfer target

Garth Crooks has suggested that a move for James Ward-Prowse would represent good business for Liverpool in light of their ongoing struggles in the middle of the park.

The Reds’ midfield has been hit hard by a mixture of injuries, COVID-19 cases and an AFCON absentee in Naby Keita, though has shown signs of recovering of late with Curtis Jones back in the squad and Harvey Elliott close to a full return to team training.

“How long are Liverpool going to wait to buy Ward-Prowse?” the BBC pundit told the broadcaster (as quoted by the Daily Echo). “They allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to leave on a free transfer and are struggling in that midfield department. Ward-Prowse would fit like a glove.”

As Southampton’s captain – not to forget either the obstacle provided by his long-term contract (expiring in 2026) – one might reasonably expect the Saints to put up heavy resistance … Read the rest

Japan legend shares five-word tweet after Taki Minamino’s late goal against Brentford

Keisuke Honda jumped onto Twitter to congratulate Japan international Taki Minamino following his late contribution for Jurgen Klopp’s men in their 3-0 victory over Brentford.

The former RB Salzburg ace lashed an effort home from close range after Bobby Firmino won the ball back in the 18-yard-box.

The 27-year-old has quietly enjoyed a relatively impressive campaign from the bench and in the cup competitions, amassing seven goal contributions in 16 games across all competitions.

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Whilst the attacker undoubtedly falls short in comparisons with our prestigious wide men in Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, there can be no questioning his improvement this term.

That being said, we can’t afford to go another major window without strengthening the forward line – particularly should the likes … Read the rest

Barcelona move transfer sights from Origi to another Liverpool forward; could be viewed as potential Haaland alternative – El Nacional

With the contracts of Liverpool’s traditional front-three under Jurgen Klopp all set to expire in 2023, as things stand, it’s unsurprising that some clubs have begun turning the sights over to the club’s attacking talent.

One such name that could be set to depart Anfield in the near future, should El Nacional’s (via The Hard Tackle) report come to fruition, is Bobby Firmino, with the Blaugrana reportedly keeping tabs on the 30-year-old.

Ideally, one might imagine that the Catalan giants would prefer Erling Haaland, whom they continue to be linked to, as a marquee signing, though the Brazilian international could, as the publication has suggested, represent something of an alternative option.

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Our No.9 would be far from a long-term solution to the Spanish giants need for extra firepower, being more of a link-up man than an … Read the rest

Fabinho previews tomorrow’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Brentford

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has insisted his team must perform better against Brentford tomorrow after his side drew 3-3 with Thomas Franck’s side earlier this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are without a win in their last three Premier League games and the No. 3 claimed that picking up all three points against the Bees will ‘mean a lot’ to the Reds.

“If I remember this game, the team played good, we scored three goals and usually when we score three goals that means we win the game because defensively we are good,” the Brazilian told the club’s official website (via Football365).

“But this day they created good chances. I remember we struggled a little bit with the long balls, our aerial balls as well. But we created a lot, so we had the opportunity to win this game but unfortunately, we didn’t.

“But we have to learn from our mistakes and

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Liverpool fans may be surprised by midfielder Klopp says is ‘one of the best’ he’s ever seen

Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that the absence of Liverpool’s African contingent of stars was certainly felt in the club’s goalless stalemate with Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

The German was keen to also single out Guinean international Naby Keita, who he described as ‘one of the best midfielders I’ve ever seen’ on his day, as relayed in a tweet by Echo correspondent, Paul Gorst.

The Merseyside-based outfit nonetheless have it all to play for in the second leg of the cup semi-final at the Emirates Stadium, with Chelsea already confirmed finalists.

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Who will Liverpool sign next: some of the top names linked with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds

Rumours are flying all around the head of Liverpool at the moment.

Despite their third-place position in the Premier League at the moment, problem after problem seems to be appearing. The first semi-final cup game of the season had to be postponed, their top players had to be flown away to another league, and there’s plenty of transfer talk.

As is typical of a transfer window, names are sprouting through the sports section like weeds in a neglected garden.

Who are some of these players? And why are Liverpool so allegedly interested in snapping them all up like Pokémon?

Bukayo Saka

Arsenal player Bukayo Saka has a lot of eyes on him but has made his impression on the field far quicker than most.

The 20-year-old England international made his debut in 2018 and has been flagged as a standout player ever since, even playing 14 games for the Three … Read the rest

‘Absolute steal’ – Ex-Red on Philippe Coutinho reuniting with Steven Gerrard in loan move at Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard’s acquisition of Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona has attracted a lot of praise for our former captain and one other former Liverpool man has had his say.

Speaking exclusively with Caught Offside, Nineties Anfield star Michael Thomas has been sharing his opinions on the Brazilian’s move to the midlands.

The 54-year-old said: This could be putting himself in the market for another team come the summer, or Villa may be able to keep him depending on where they finish.

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‘I am not sure if he will be able to produce the displays we got used to seeing in a Liverpool shirt, but if he can then it’s an absolute steal for Villa.’

It’ll be a case of wait and see on this one as we all … Read the rest