Liverpool will have Alisson available for the visit to Manchester United on Sunday after their first-choice goalkeeper stepped up his recovery from injury during the international break. The Premier League leaders have been without their influential keeper since the opening game of the season but, nine weeks after damaging a calf muscle against Norwich, the 27-year-old is expected to reclaim his place at Old Trafford. Alisson has undergone an intensive and individually tailored training programme over the past week without repercussions. The Brazil international, named Uefa’s goalkeeper of 2018-19 during his injury lay-off, is fit to replace Adrián, who has proven an impressive deputy for Jürgen Klopp’s side and boasts a 100% record in the Premier League as a Liverpool player. Mohamed Salah, who sustained an ankle injury against Leicester before the international break, is also expected to be fit for Sunday. Topics Liverpool Manchester United … [Read more...] about Alisson ready for injury return as Liverpool visit Manchester United
Jürgen Klopp congratulated Daniel Farke before kick-off on ending Norwich’s three-year absence from the Premier League and lauded his opponents for being “cheeky as hell” afterwards. There were no niceties on the pitch, only a demonstration of the chasm between the top of the Championship and the summit of European football as Liverpool launched their pursuit of a first league title for 30 years with a convincing victory. Easier assignments await the Premier League newcomers than an opening night at Anfield. Norwich showed greater adventure than many away at Liverpool and Farke adhered to the principles that won promotion, although that merely invited pressure and played into the hands of Roberto Firmino. The Brazil international was not on the scoresheet – that duty fell to Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi after Norwich’s captain Grant Hanley sliced into his own net early on– but he wreaked havoc among the visitors’ back … [Read more...] about Liverpool brush aside Norwich to make an early statement of intent
The teenage Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott has been banned for 14 days from domestic club football for using offensive language in a social media video mocking Harry Kane. The 16-year-old, who admitted breaching FA rules, must also complete an education course and pay a £350 fine. Elliott’s video was filmed while he watched the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool in June. He later issued an apology on social media, saying he was “truly sorry”. Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham this summer and has made a first-team appearance, playing the full match in the Carabao Cup tie against MK Dons last month. Topics Liverpool The FA news Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this content … [Read more...] about Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott banned by FA over video mocking Harry Kane
Liverpool have been dealt a sizeable blow after Alisson was ruled out for a “few weeks” with the calf injury he suffered in Friday’s win over Norwich. The opening-day victory was marred by Jürgen Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper having to be taken off after 39 minutes. The newly signed Adrián came on for his debut and the Spaniard looks set to have an extended run in the team. He is expected to start Wednesday’s European Super Cup final against Chelsea in Istanbul. “It’s not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website. “I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while. It takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see. “I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would … [Read more...] about Liverpool’s Alisson set to be out for ‘next few weeks’, confirms Klopp
When the Premier League resumes at the weekend all eyes will be on Old Trafford to see whether Manchester United can become the first team to take points off Liverpool. On the face of it such an outcome seems unlikely, even if derbies often have a life of their own. United have been terrible in the last few weeks, leading to fevered speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s future and the wisdom of appointing him in the first place, while Liverpool have sailed on so serenely that Jürgen Klopp’s team building and tactics are now attracting more attention than Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City. As a long-established football cliché would have it City are looking for a favour from United on Sunday, in which case they might be looking in entirely the wrong place. United are struggling to do themselves any favours at the moment, and after City’s second defeat of the season arrived at the hands of Wolves the defending champions have yet to prove they are … [Read more...] about Liverpool stride out of City’s shadow but can they win from the front?