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Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: player ratings from the Anfield thriller | Andy Hunter

Roberto Firmino led from the front for Liverpool and scored a fine goal to put them back ahead, but Raheem Sterling put in a poor display in front of a hostile crowdLoris Karius Strong in the air when called upon but beaten convincingly at his near pos…

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FA to investigate racism allegations after Firmino and Holgate flare-up

• Brazilian forward clashed with Mason Holgate in first half of Cup tie• FA says it will launch an investigation into the incidentThe Football Association has confirmed it will launch an investigation after allegations by the Everton defender Mason Hol…

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Virgil van Dijk crowns Liverpool debut to see off Everton in Cup derby

The first instalment has been repaid. Virgil van Dijk announced his arrival as Liverpool’s record signing and the world’s most expensive defender with an 85th-minute winner to knock Everton out of the FA Cup, the first time the visitors have suffered t…

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Mohamed Salah double inspires Liverpool fightback after Vardy opener

By Jürgen Klopp’s admission the £75m that Liverpool are paying for Virgil van Dijk is unpleasant but Mohamed Salah represents “a catch” at £36.9m. His valuation of the Egypt international appeared sensible, even understated in the perverse world of foo…

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Roberto Firmino double leads Liverpool’s rout of sorry Swansea

There are few more damning indictments of a club on a downward spiral than a caretaker manager accusing his team of being unprofessional. Leon Britton took that drastic step at Anfield and no one representing Swansea City could complain. No fight,…

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Jürgen Klopp brings back Liverpool top brass but West Brom result stays same

There was no rotation or controversy to blame at Anfield on this occasion but it was another episode of torment for Liverpool as they were held to a second successive home draw. West Bromwich Albion recorded an unwanted club record of 16 games without …

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Wayne Rooney penalty earns Everton unlikely derby point at Liverpool

Not scoring in a Merseyside derby had always been one of Wayne Rooney’s great regrets in football. No longer. Everton’s captain for the 229th meeting between the Merseyside rivals ticked that box at Anfield and ensured regret belonged firmly to Jürgen …

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Jürgen Klopp’s plan baffles supine Spartak with help from boys from Brazil | Andy Hunter

Philippe Coutinho and the Liverpool frontline ran riot against Spartak Moscow to show they are a team to fear in the knockout stages of the Champions LeagueJürgen Klopp bestowed the Liverpool captaincy on Philippe Coutinho for the first time in a compe…

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have last-16 rivals worried

• Liverpool join four other English teams in Champions League knockout stage• ‘We showed we learned from the mistake we made in Seville’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool’s formidable attacking quartet will strike fear throughout the Champions League after hi…

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Liverpool denied victory over Chelsea after Willian’s late equaliser

Mohamed Salah reminded Chelsea of the talent they declined to nurture with his 10th Premier League goal of the season but his and Liverpool’s celebrations were ultimately contained. Willian, an 83rd-minute substitute, spared Antonio Conte’s champions f…

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Mohamed Salah hits double to help Liverpool cruise past Southampton

Mohamed Salah has become known as “The King of Egypt” around Melwood since his penalty heroics took the country to its first World Cup since 1990. He has quickly established a regal presence at club level, too. The £36.9m summer signing swept Liverpool…

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Mohamed Salah opens up Maribor for Liverpool to pull away

Jürgen Klopp can add fortune-telling to his list of talents. The Liverpool manager predicted Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Huddersfield Town would be perfect preparation for their Champions League return with Maribor and so it proved with unerring accuracy….

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Daniel Sturridge sends Liverpool cruising to victory over Huddersfield

David Wagner planted a little kiss on Jürgen Klopp’s cheek as the two friends embraced on the final whistle. The Liverpool manager will have cherished three points much more. There was audible discontent around Anfield at half-time of what Klopp had la…

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Liverpool frustrated by missed chances after Burnley hold on for draw

Liverpool celebrated the 125th anniversary of their first ever game with mosaics around Anfield and a roll-call of former luminaries but more contemporary problems re-emerged to douse the party spirit against Burnley. The destruction of a sorry Arsenal side is beginning to feel a long time ago for Jürgen Klopp.

Klopp’s team dominated against Sean Dyche’s side but another cheap goal against and another profligate display despite having 35 shots made it a third game without a win in all competitions for Liverpool. Burnley were never going to be a simple assignment having learned the lessons of last season on the road but the home side lacked the cutting edge and defensive concentration to secure what would have been an important victory.

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Joaquin Correa’s equaliser for Sevilla spoils Liverpool’s return

Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a performance that gave credence to what the Premier League has long suspected. Jurgen Klopp has constructed an exhilarating attacking force on suspect foundations. Weak defending came to the fore once again as Sevilla thwarted Liverpool’s ambitions at Anfield.

Klopp’s team dominated for long spells but a dreadful error from Dejan Lovren and a collective failing that allowed Joaquín Correa to equalise late on undermined their impressive efforts in the final third. It could have been worse for Klopp’s side had Luis Muriel not wasted a gilt-edged chance in the final minute before Joe Gomez was sent off for a second bookable offence on the outstanding Correa. Klopp was embroiled in a touchline row with Sevilla coaches after the final whistle but his ire should have been reserved for his rearguard.

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