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Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 11:45 PM
Steven Gerrard has admitted that Eden Hazard was “impossible” to play against during his time at Liverpool as he heaped praise on the Chelsea playmaker. The 26-year-old Belgian has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents since his move to Chelsea from Lille back i...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 7:18 PM
Jamie Carragher slammed Liverpool’s defence after Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to keep a clean sheet in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United on Sunday. The Merseyside outfit had conceded 11 times in six Premier League games ahead of their trip to St James’ Park in the final top-flight fixture of the week...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 6:36 PM
Jamie Carragher hailed Philippe Coutinho’s wonder goal in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle United on Sunday evening. The Merseyside outfit made the trip to St James’ Park looking to record successive Premier League victories. Coutinho made his second Premier League start of the 2017-18 season af...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 10:15 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 10:00 AM
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he has been very impressed by Alvaro Morata’s strong start to life at Chelsea. The Spanish striker signed for the west London club from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and has made a fast start to his career with the Blues. Morata netted a hat-trick in the...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 9:45 AM
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that bringing Romelu Lukaku to Liverpool in the summer would have been an “interesting” move, but insists that a switch was never on the cards. Lukaku was heavily linked with a transfer to Chelsea before he ended up signing for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side back...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 9:15 AM
Frank Lampard says Philippe Coutinho can play at a different level to his Liverpool team-mates. The Brazil international was heavily linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer transfer window but a deal failed to materialise as Liverpool refused to sell their prized asset. Couti...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 9:00 AM
Michael Owen believes Liverpool will “blitz” a Premier League team in the coming weeks to put to bed a tough spell. The Reds made a promising start to the Premier League season after earning seven points from their opening three games. Liverpool were 4-0 winners against title rivals Arsenal at An...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 8:30 AM
Gary Lineker has reassured Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool will be fine if the Reds keep creating so many chances despite a tough run of results. The Merseyside outfit have only managed to win one of their six games in all competitions since a 4-0 victory over title rivals Arsenal at Anfield in the P...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 8:00 AM
Paul Merson is backing Mohamed Salah to fire Liverpool to victory at Newcastle United at Sunday afternoon. The African forward has made a brilliant start to the 2017-18 Premier League season following his £39m move to Liverpool from Serie A giants AS Roma back in July. Salah has already scored fo...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 7:00 AM
Paul Ince is backing Liverpool to claim a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United in their Premier League clash at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon. The Reds head into the game looking to make it back to back wins in the Premier League after their entertaining 3-2 victory over Leicester City at the K...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 6:10 AM
Danny Higginbotham is confident Liverpool will notch up back-to-back Premier League victories when Jurgen Klopp’s side make the trip to Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon. Liverpool were 3-2 winners against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last weekend thanks to goals...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 6:05 AM
Robbie Earle has criticised Jurgen Klopp for failing to turn Liverpool into Premier League title contenders. The Reds were talked up as potential title challengers in 2016-17 following a brilliant start to the campaign. Indeed, Liverpool hoisted themselves up to second place in the Premier League...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 5:50 AM
Paul Ince has claimed that Liverpool’s title rivals are jealous of Jurgen Klopp’s attack. The Reds have scored 12 times in their opening six Premier League games but their goal haul could be far great if Klopp’s side were more clinical. Liverpool have also netted nine goal in four Champions Leagu...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 5:30 AM
Paul Merson is backing Liverpool to ease to a resounding win against Newcastle United on Sunday. The Reds will make the trip to St James’ Park on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 1 5:10 AM
Frank Lampard believes Liverpool need a striker like Michael Owen capable of scoring scrappy goals. The Reds have struggled with consistency in the 2017-18 season so far after a difficult September for Jurgen Klopp’s team. Liverpool collected seven points from their opening three Premier League g...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 30 11:45 PM
Rafael Benitez is backing Philippe Coutinho to have a strong season at Liverpool after the speculation surrounding his future over the summer. The Brazilian playmaker was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona during the closing stages of the summer transfer window as the Spanish side looked to...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 30 10:15 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 30 9:00 AM
Rio Ferdinand has told Jurgen Klopp to forget about Liverpool winning the Champions League title this season. The Reds secured a return to the competition thanks to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League table last season after finishing above Arsenal and Manchester United. Liverpool still h...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 30 6:15 AM
Paul Ince has admitted he feels sorry for Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s inconsistent start to the 2017-18 season. The Reds missed out on the chance to record their first Champions League win of the 2017-18 season on Tuesday night despite a dominant performance in Russia. Liverpool came from behi...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 30 12:15 AM
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Liverpool to secure a 2-0 victory against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon. The Reds head into the game on the back of their 1-1 draw in the Champions League with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night as they failed to pick up their first group-stage win of...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 29 9:30 AM
Michael Owen is backing Liverpool to return to winning ways when the Reds make the trip to Newcastle United in Sunday’s late kick-off. Liverpool played out a five-goal thriller at the King Power Stadium last weekend as the Reds edged to a 3-2 victory over the 2016 champions thanks to goals from M...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 29 8:15 AM
Philippe Coutinho has reassured Liverpool supporters that he is focused on giving his best for Jurgen Klopp’s team. The Brazil international was linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer transfer window but a deal failed to materialise. The four-time Champions League winners ma...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 29 7:15 AM
Steven Gerrard has admitted that Alvaro Morata’s strong start to life at Chelsea reminds him of Fernando Torres’ early days at Liverpool. The Spanish forward has been in superb form for Antonio Conte’s side since signing for the west London club from Real Madrid back in July. Morata continued his...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 29 6:00 AM
Jurgen Klopp is adamant that Liverpool will qualify for the Champions League knockout phase despite a winless start to Group E. The Reds failed to secure their first group-stage win in Russia on Tuesday night after Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow. Liverpool number two Loris...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 29 5:40 AM
Jordan Henderson has warned Liverpool that they must be much more ruthless. The Reds were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in their second Champions League fixture on Tuesday night. Liverpool were easily the more dominant team but Jurgen Klopp’s side couldn’t turn an impressive...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 10:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas has revealed that he is a big fan of Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino. The start to the Premier League season has been dominated by some top-class performances from strikers to create a debate about the best goal-scorer in the division. Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku in...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 9:15 AM
Michael Owen is optimistic that Liverpool will still be able to secure top spot in their Champions League group. The Reds have left themselves an awful lot to do following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in Russia on Tuesday night. Liverpool No2 goalkeeper Loris Karius produced a tam...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 8:45 AM
Gary Neville has admitted that he never wants Liverpool to win the Premier League title. The Reds haven’t won the English top-flight crown since the Premier League’s inception in 1992-93 as Liverpool’s 27-year wait to be crowned champions goes on. Gerard Houllier’s Liverpool outfit finished in se...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 7:00 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes that Jurgen Klopp should be encouraged by the amount of chances Liverpool are creating despite the Reds’ stuttering form this season. Klopp watched his side be held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night as they failed to pick u...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 6:54 AM
Rio Ferdinand has warned Liverpool that they will have to step their game up if they want to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The Reds were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow in their second group game on Tuesday night as Jurgen Klopp’s men were left searching for their …...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 6:15 AM
Peter Schmeichel has laughed off talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season. The Reds harbour title ambitions but have made a difficult start to the 2017-18 campaign despite adding four new players to their squad in the summer transfer window. Liverpool made an unbeaten start...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 6:00 AM
Peter Schmeichel has warned Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool won’t win any silverware unless the Reds boss solves their defensive problems. The Merseyside outfit were unable to register their first Champions League win of the group stage on Tuesday night following a 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow. Liverpo...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 5:00 AM
Jurgen Klopp has played down the significance of Liverpool starting with Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the same team for the first time. The Liverpool boss signed the Egypt international in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 4:40 AM
Rio Ferdinand has criticised Loris Karius for his performance in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old German goalkeeper was considered to be at fault for the Russian side’s opening goal as Fernando netted with a 25-yard free-kick. Neit...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 12:30 AM
Frank Lampard is convinced that Liverpool will make it through their Champions League group despite their stuttering start to their European campaign. The Reds were held to a 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night as they failed to pick up their first group stage win of the new campaign. Liv...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 28 12:00 AM
Phil Thompson has admitted that he would love to see Liverpool complete a deal to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham. The England international has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top strikers in recent seasons after having broken into the first team at White Hart Lane under Mauric...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 27 9:19 AM
Jamie Carragher has warned Jurgen Klopp that he won’t end Liverpool’s long wait to win the Premier League title unless their defending improves. The Merseyside outfit played out a thrilling 3-2 win against 2016 champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening to end a five-g...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 27 8:00 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool need to learn to kill off teams to improve their defensive record. The Reds were thrilling 3-2 winners against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in what was another worrying defensive performance. Liverpool were 2-0 and 3-1 up but Shinji Okazaki and Jamie...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 27 6:10 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he doesn’t enjoy watching Liverpool’s recent performances under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds played out a thrilling 3-2 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson....
Sport Review - Wed Sep 27 5:20 AM
Jamie Carragher believes there are similarities between Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata and Liverpool legend Fernando Torres. The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window to improve their attacking options at Stamf...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 27 4:15 AM
Rio Ferdinand lavished praise on Philippe Coutinho for the midfielder’s “exquisite” finish in a 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night. The South American made his first Champions League appearance in Russia after Coutinho was a second-half substitute in a 2-2 draw with Spanish side Sevilla...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 9:55 PM
Gary Lineker joked that he was surprised Philippe Coutinho didn’t attract more interest in the summer after Liverpool midielder equalised against Spartak Moscow in their 1-1 draw on Tuesday night. The Liverpool number 10 was handed his first Champions League start of the 2017-18 season after he p...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 9:43 PM
Steve McManaman hailed Philippe Coutinho’s great goal in Russia after the Liverpool midfielder scored in successive games in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow. The Brazil international was handed his first start in the Champions League this season in Moscow after coming on as a second-...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 8:30 AM
Philippe Coutinho has reiterated that he wants to leave Liverpool in January, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Sport, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Liverpool attacker has underlined his desire to move to La Liga giants Barcelona. The same article states that t...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 7:45 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes that Jurgen Klopp has made a big mistake by not signing Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool in the summer transfer window. The Reds were heavily linked with a move for the Netherlands defender early on in the summer and the Merseyside outfit were thought to be close to agreeing a...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 7:15 AM
Steven Gerrard is confident that Liverpool will be able to finish in the top four once again this season. Jurgen Klopp successfully steered the Reds to a fourth-placed finish and Champions League qualification last season in his first full campaign in charge at Anfield. Liverpool are currently in...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 6:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp has admitted that he is worried Philippe Coutinho could dethrone the former Liverpool captain as the club’s free-kick king. The Brazil international made his first Premier League start at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening following a controversial summer transfer saga. Bar...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 5:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool are paying the price for failing to sign a dominant centre-half in the summer transfer window. The Merseyside outfit playing out a thrilling 3-2 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. Liverpool squandered a 2-0 lead and a 3-1 lea...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 5:20 AM
Garth Crooks has praised Liverpool for keeping Philippe Coutinho in the Premier League for the 2017-18 season. The Brazil international was aggresively pursued by La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer transfer window but the Reds underlined their number 10 wasn’t for sale. Coutinho handed in a t...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 5:00 AM
Garth Crooks has blamed Liverpool’s defence for both of Leicester’s goal in Saturday evening’s 3-2 win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. The Reds played out a five-goal thriller with the Foxes in the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s men impressed going forward but struggled when defe...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 4:48 AM
Steven Gerrard believes that Jurgen Klopp will be “desperate” to see his Liverpool side keep a clean sheet this season after the Reds’ shaky displays at the back. Liverpool have made something of a stuttering start to the new Premier League campaign but they returned to winning ways in the top fl...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 12:00 AM
Steven Gerrard has told Liverpool that they must whatever they can to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho for as long as possible. The Brazilian playmaker has been reintegrated into the first team at Anfield in recent weeks after his future was a relentless source of speculation throughout the summer...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 9:45 AM
Steven Gerrard has insisted that he is still “firmly” behind Jurgen Klopp and says that it is a matter of time before Liverpool improve their defensive displays. The Reds secured a 3-2 victory over Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they returned to winning ways and moved up...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 8:30 AM
Dietmar Hamann has claimed that Jurgen Klopp has the most unbalanced Liverpool squad in history. The Reds have made a mixed start to the 2017-18 season following a fourth-place finish last term. Liverpool signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea teenager Dominic Solange, Hull City defender An...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 7:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has claimed that both Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno are not good enough for Liverpool. The Reds have been criticised for their shaky performances at the back this season and the Merseyside outfit conceded another two goals during their 3-2 win over Leicester in the Premier League...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 7:00 AM
Steven Gerrard lavished praise on Jordan Henderson for his impressive captain’s performance in Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday in the Premier League. Henderson has taken over from former skipper Gerrard as the Reds’ captain and the England midfielder has gradually grown into t...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 5:50 AM
Leon Osman has warned Jurgen Klopp that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could quickly become disillusioned with life at Liverpool. The Reds manager handed his summer signing his first start on Tuesday night in a 2-0 League Cup loss to Leicester City since his £40m move to Liverpool from Arsenal. Oxlade-C...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 5:30 AM
Gary Neville criticised Simon Mignolet for his poor performance in Liverpool’s 3-2 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The Belgium international returned to the Liverpool side for the Premier League clash at Leicester after Wales international Danny Ward started in goal for Tues...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 4:40 AM
Steven Gerrard has admitted that Philippe Coutinho is “impossible” to defend against after the playmaker underlined his importance to Liverpool on Saturday. Coutinho was heavily linked with a transfer to Barcelona in the summer window but a move for the 25-year-old failed to materialise as Liverp...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 4:15 AM
Steven Gerrard has joked that Liverpool fans need to “pray” that Philippe Coutinho decides to commit his long-term future to the Anfield side. The Brazil international was heavily linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona throughout the summer transfer window but a deal failed to materialise...