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Liverpool along with Standard Chartered Bank have launched a new soccer school title ‘Go Forward’ for BMC school kids from Mumbai.

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Liverpool along with Standard Chartered Bank have launched a new soccer school title ‘Go Forward’ for BMC school kids from Mumbai.

Liverpool hope the initiative will drum up interest in Indian with football falling way behind cricket as the national sport.

Titled ‘Go Forward’, the plan will see 32 children being selected from a camp to undergo four-months of rigorous training with Indian I-League players and the English club’s coaches.

“Go Forward is a significant milestone for promoting football in India,” said Liverpool legend Phil Thompson at the launch. “It will be our endeavour to enable the final 32 children to interact and learn from the experience of past players and coaches frm LFC.

“This is getting into grass roots football by involving the Municipal schools of Mumbai. This is the first time ever Liverpool is getting involved in such a scheme and, depending on its success, we can hopefully take it to other cities of India and other countries of Asia.

He added: “It’s a fantastic and wonderful venture. It gives chance to school children to dream and aspire for bigger things in what they enjoy doing. But the important thing is this should be sustainable over the years.

“We are passionate about the community. We at Liverpool realize the need to give the community’s children the chance to enjoy football. That is one way of making sure the young remain attached to football and don’t take up other sports.”

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Liverpool charter private jet to fly injured superstar back to the UK – a blow to the Reds

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Naby Keita Liverpool

Liverpool chartered a private jet to fly Naby Keita to the UK overnight after the Guinea midfielder picked up an injury during an African Cup of Nations game against Rwanda, according to the Mirror.

The report adds that the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury and had to be piggy-backed off the pitch since there were no stretchers available.

Sega Diallo, a local journalist, tweeted that Keita did not know about the extent of his injury. His translated tweet read (h/t Mirror):

“Already on the way to the airport @NabyDeco does not know if it’s serious. He will do an exam as soon as he arrives @LFC. He doesn’t think it’s too serious.”

Naby Keita Liverpool

Keita is the latest player to have picked up an injury in the international break. Mohamed Salah limped off while playing for Egypt while Virgil van Dijk was sent back to Liverpool after helping the Netherlands beat Germany 3-0 in a Nations League game.

James Milner picked up a hamstring problem during the Manchester City draw but could play for the Reds against Huddersfield if he takes part in first-team training, according to the Mirror.

Read more: “It’s gone great”, “Another one” – Some Liverpool fans curse luck with star player picking up injury

Even with the injuries, Liverpool should start the game against Huddersfield as favourites. The Reds should have the squad depth to deal with injuries this season but hopefully, none of our players will be ruled out of the clash on Saturday.

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(Photos) Liverpool stars all smiles as they prepare hard for Huddersfield clash

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Adam Lallana Liverpool training

Liverpool face Huddersfield this weekend and even though a number of our stars are away with their national sides, the Reds have a decent squad preparing for the weekend’s clash.

Jurgen Klopp was all smiles in the training which saw several youngsters mix up with some of the senior members of the team.

Adam Lallana, who has struggled for fitness this season, was back in training and looks set for a spot in the starting XI.

Another Englishman who is having a great season is Daniel Sturridge. The striker has scored some vital goals for us such as the ones against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

Sturridge could be in the running for a place in the starting XI for the Reds if he keeps his form up, but we got a glimpse of another striker at Liverpool.

Divock Origi was hard at it in training as the Belgian tries to break into the first-team and get some important minutes under his belt.

Joel Matip impressed in our win over Southampton recently, and he was snapped during the session with Lallana.

Nathaniel Clyne has found it difficult to get enough minutes, thanks to the rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the experienced Englishman seemed to be in a great mood during training.

Read more: “Exactly what I expected” – Liverpool’s summer signing opens up on his time at Anfield so far

The Reds are unbeaten in the Premier League after eight games, and hopefully, we get the three points on Saturday against Huddersfield.

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Liverpool handed triple injury boost ahead of Huddersfield clash

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Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool have been handed a triple boost ahead of their game against Huddersfield on Saturday. The Mirror reports that Virgil van Dijk, James Milner and Mohamed Salah are certain of being fit for the Premier League game.

Milner had injured his hamstring in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City and was expected to be out of action until December, as per the report.

However, the Englishman has made a remarkable recovery, and the report adds that Liverpool’s medics have given him the all-clear to make a comeback.

Milner has to take part in full training on Thursday to have a chance of making it to the team for the Huddersfield game.

Salah and Van Dijk also had injuries during the international break. However, the Egyptian only has a slight muscle strain while the Dutch defender has been dealing with a rib injury that requires pain-killers, as per the report.

James Milner of Liverpool

James Milner

The forward is returning to Liverpool for further treatment and should participate in full training before Thursday, according to the Mirror.

Ronald Koeman shed light on Van Dijk’s problem and was quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“He spoke to the manager. The medical staff of the Dutch national team spoke to the medical staff of Liverpool and made the decision that he was playing only the Germany game and then after back to Liverpool.

“He is ready to play next weekend.”

Read more: “Exactly what I expected” – Liverpool’s summer signing opens up on his time at Anfield so far

Liverpool should be favourites for the three points against the Terriers and if Salah and Van Dijk start, we should come out easy winners on Saturday.

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