First Round World Cup wrap- Salah unused, Lovren’s Croatia win

Here is how Liverpool’s players in action at the 2018 World Cup have performed so far. Will be updated to reflect other LFC player performances in the first round.

Mo Salah– the Egyptian was an unused substitute as his country went down 1-0 to Uruguay in their opener. It was also the first time that the South Americans had won their opener at a World Cup since 1970.

Dejan Lovren:- Lovren played the full 90 at centre back as Croatia won their group opener 2-0 against Nigeria in Kaliningrad

Roberto Firmino– Bobby was a second half substitute for Brazil, replacing Man City’s Gabriel Jesus, as the Seleccao drew 1-1 with Switzerland

Marko Grujic:- The Serbian didn’t feature in his side’s opener against Costa Rica, but they won 1-0 thanks to a fantastic free kick from Alexsandr Kolarov

Jordan Henderson:- Henderson started and played the 90 as England beat Tunisia.

Sadio Mane:- Captained Senegal and played the 90 as they stunned Poland 2-1.

Trent Alexander Arnold & Simon Mignolet:- Did not feature in their country’s games against Tunisia and Panama respectively.

Mane a doubt for Brighton clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Sadio Mane is a doubt for their final game against the season. The Senegalese international, who forms one part of their attacking trident alongside Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah, has picked up a “fresh injury” according to Klopp.

Liverpool need only a point from their final game against Brighton to seal CL football for next season. If they somehow lose to the team they thumped 5-1 at the Amex Stadium in December and Chelsea win against Newcastle on the final day of the season, then Klopp’s men would have to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kyiv. A result against Brighton should, on paper, be easier to achieve, with the Seagulls having nothing really to play for and Liverpool having a great record at home. The Reds will also be playing in their new kit. Continue reading

Echo and the Bunnymen rearrange gig owing to Champions League final, then change decision after fan outrage

Rock band Echo and the Bunnymen were due to perform at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on May 26, and opted to rearrange their gig and move it to May 29th because it was clashing with Liverpool’s Champions League final.

They released a statement on Facebook, which lead to outrage from disgruntled fans who were upset at having to cancel their travel and hotel bookings. Following the outcry, they changed their decision and opted to keep the gig on the 26th itself.

Chaos, we must say!

Original Echo and the Bunnymen Statement

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Round 38- LFC to secure fourth place and Swansea to be relegated?

This Sunday, all twenty Premier League teams will have played all of their 38 games of the season and will find out their final position in the league table. There isn’t much to play for at the top of the league with the title already being secured by Manchester City a few weeks ago, and United confirming second spot with their point away at the London Stadium on Thursday. Spurs’ midweek victory over Newcastle and Chelsea’s draw at home against Huddersfield means that the Lilywhites are certain to finish in the top four, with the Blues’ chances of CL football hinging on a victory for them and a loss for Liverpool at home to Brighton. Continue reading

Rival watch | Chelsea draw, Spurs win

Liverpool only need a point from their final home game against Brighton and Hove Albion after Chelsea slipped up in midweek against Huddersfield Town. The Blues needed to win to draw level with the Reds, but could only manage a 1-1 draw which left Huddersfield fans in delight as the promoted Terriers secured their spot in the Premier League for another season.

Town went ahead through Depoitre and although Marcos Alonso managed an equaliser for Chelsea, they couldn’t find another goal for the three points they so desperately needed.

The result means that Chelsea are now two behind Liverpool with a game to play. Their last game is against Newcastle, who lost to Spurs in midweek, giving the Lilywhites third spot and a confirmed spot in the Champions League next season.

Liverpool, it must be remembered, have NOT lost a league game at home this season!

Che HUD

Going into the final day of the season

Spurs (3rd)- 74 points (+37 GD)
LFC (4th)- 72 points (+42 GD)
Chelsea (5th)- 70 points (+27 GD)

How expensive is it to be a PL club supporter?

Since the formation of the Premier League in 1992, the competition has grown into the biggest and most watched domestic league in the world with millions of fans tuning in every week to watch their favourite players and clubs in action. This season was an exciting one for fans, with clubs playing some of the best football seen in the league in a while from teams such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham. Although some teams have been
playing some sensational footy, there is no doubt that Manchester City have been the best team in the league this season with the Citizens already securing the league title and breaking multiple records along the way. With three games remaining, Pep Guardiola’s side are still on course to break the Premier League point record and are likely to surpass the 100 point barrier. Continue reading