Monthly Archives: July 2012

Joe’s video diary (YouTube)

July 31

Joe on returning to Melwood and reflections of the North America tour…

Joe talks Roma, meeting James Bond and Fabio Borini…

July 23

Joe talks about a players’ night out and the presents he’ll be bringing home from the tour…

July 20

Joe explains why he and Lucas were screaming like babies on Friday…

July 18

Joe talks about Raheem Sterling’s talent, Jonjo Shelvey the ‘ringleader’ and how the Cockney team fared in training against Latinos, Scousers and the Rest of the World…

July 16

Find out which player watched Toy Story on the plane to the US in Joe’s first update…

Click back on this page soon for more updates.

Rodgers’ transfer update

Brendan Rodgers insists there is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to enable the manager to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2012-13 season.

Liverpool have been linked with a number of players during pre-season and, while keeping his targets close to his chest, the manager is confident he will get the players he desires.

Rodgers told Liverpoolfc.com: “There’s a lot of great work going on, obviously with the board and Ian Ayre in particular doing a lot of work behind the scenes. I’ve got regular contact going with our American owners and, in particular, Mike Gordon from Fenway Sports Group.

“Obviously when it’s a club like Liverpool prices are always increased and so on, but I always felt it was important by the beginning of the season we could have the squad we want – and certainly by the end of the transfer window I would hope that will be the case.

“There is lots of speculation. I’ve seen hundreds of names linked with Liverpool and there’s very few of them that were even close to coming here or we have even looked at.

“Unfortunately for the supporters they’ve got to read it and put up with it. But the message is there is a lot of work going on, on a number of deals and hopefully we can get those completed by the end of August.”

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Jonjo’s diary: Back at Melwood

July 31

Jonjo delivers his final tour diary and reflects on the trip to North America…

July 26

Jonjo reflects on the experience of playing at Fenway Park, coming up against Roma legend Francesco Totti and looks forward to facing Tottenham in Baltimore…

July 24

Jonjo talks about his pride at Adam Morgan’s Toronto strike, explains why Jon Flanagan turns the air blue when playing golf, and why he’s looking forward to linking up with Fabio Borini…

July 20

Jonjo compares the CN tower to a Liverpool landmark and talks about the reception the players got at the Rogers Centre during training…

July 17

Jonjo talks about tanning, jet lag, Nathan Eccleston’s training hat-trick and loads more in his second tour diary entry.

July 16

In his first diary entry of the North America tour, Jonjo Shelvey explains who did his packing, why he’s Sky plussing Geordie Shore while he’s away and why he has decided to rejoin Twitter.

Stay logged on to lfctour.com for more updates from Jonjo.

9pm: Kop Talkin’ on LFC TV

Don’t miss the latest edition of Kop Talkin’ which airs on LFC TV tonight at 9pm BST.

The bulk of sporting focus may be centered on events in London right now but it remains business as normal here in Liverpool. With another big week looming for Brendan Rodgers and his team, there was plenty to keep our guests occupied on the latest edition of Kop Talkin’ which airs for the first time tonight at 9pm.

Matt Critchley is joined in studio by playwright Dave Kirby, Jim Boardman from the Anfield Wrap podcast and another lifelong Red in Alan Parkinson who brought along a unique collection of Liverpool memorabilia.

Among the topics up for discussion were the North American tour, the latest transfer gossip and the start of our Europa League campaign.

Look out also for the fascinating tale of how ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ started to be sung on the Kop.

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Watch FC Gomel v LFC live

Brendan Rodgers takes charge of his first competitive game as Liverpool manager on Thursday night – and you can watch the clash with FC Gomel live on Premier Sports, Sky channel 428.

The Reds travel to Belarus for the first leg of the Europa League third-round qualifier for what will be a landmark moment as our new boss oversees his first official game at the helm.

It’s likely to be a blend of youth and experience as Rodgers aims to get what he’ll hope to be a long and successful Liverpool tenure off to the best possible start.

Fans can tune into the game with a subscription to Premier Sports on Sky channel 428 – and those who sign up will be eligible to take advantage of a fantastic one-off special offer, details of which will be revealed on Wednesday night.

To sign up for a TV subscription, you can do so either by visiting the Premier Sports website, or by telephoning 0871 663 9000.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm BST, with Premier Sports coverage starting at 6.55pm. It is important to try and subscribe early to make sure the channel is switched on in time.

Premier are also showing both legs of Celtics’ European qualifier against Helsinki and also broadcast over 1,000 events per year including South American Football, NHL, NASCAR and Conference football.

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Premier Sports is available to watch on the Sky platform, channel 428.

New Academy fixtures announced

Liverpool FC have announced the first batch of fixtures for the reserves and U18s during the 2012-13 Academy season.

Rodolfo Borrell’s side will play in a new-look U21 league and face Wolves in their opening game at the Kirkby Academy on Monday, August 20.

More fixtures for the remainder of the campaign and dates for Liverpool’s involvement in the NextGen Series will be announced at a later date.

All home games are to be played at the Kirkby Academy unless otherwise stated.

2012-13 Liverpool Reserves fixtures so far:

August

Mon 20. Wolves (H) 2pm

Mon 27. Crystal Palace (A) 7pm

September

Mon 3. Man City (H) 2pm

Fri 14. Chelsea (A) 7pm

October

Mon 1. Fulham (H) 2pm

Mon 8. Middlesbrough (A) 7pm

Fri 19. Man City (A) 2pm

Fri 26. Crystal Palace (H) 4pm

November

Mon 5. Wolves (A) 7pm

Sun 18. Chelsea (H) 2pm

Fri 23. Middlesbrough (H) 2pm

December

Mon 3. Fulham (A) 2pm

2012-13 U18s fixtures so far:

August

Sat 18. Wolves (A) 11am

Sat 25. Crystal Palace (H) 11am

September

Sat 1. Man City (A) 11am

Sat 15. Chelsea (A) 11am

Sat 29. Fulham (A) 11am

October

Sat 6. Middlesbrough (H) 1pm

Sat 20. Man City (H) 11am

Sat 27. Crystal Palace (A) 11am

November

Sat 3. Wolves (H) 11am

Sat 17. Chelsea (H) 11am

Sat 24. Fulham (H) 11am

December

Sat 1. Middlesbrough (A) 11am