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Fan Opinion: Jurgen Klopp must start this Liverpool star against Barcelona to overturn 3-0 deficit



Liverpool opinion: Trent Alexander-Arnold has to start against Barcelona on Tuesday

Liverpool don’t have a lot of time to celebrate their 3-2 win over Newcastle as Barcelona visit Anfield on Tuesday.

The Reds need to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg and have a couple of injury concerns. Roberto Firmino is set to miss the tie and it is to be seen if Mohamed Salah recovers from his head injury from St. James’ Park.

Losing Salah would be a huge blow as the Egyptian is our leading scorer, while Firmino’s work-rate was missed in the first leg too.

Mohamed Salah against Barcelona

Mohamed Salah against Barcelona

Liverpool showcased their fighting spirit on Saturday coming from 2-2 to score in the 86th minute. They did not have Salah or Firmino on the field, and Klopp rolled the dice by bringing on Milner for a defender.

The full-backs did their bit for the team at the weekend as Trent Alexander-Arnold racked up a couple of assists for the Reds.

The Englishman was a surprising omission from the first leg against Barcelona but has to start at Anfield.

Liverpool chasing the game

The Reds have to start in blistering fashion as overturning a 3-0 deficit won’t be easy. Trent and Andy Robertson have been great all season, and they could be the keys to breaking the Barcelona defence.

Alexander-Arnold’s place was taken by Joe Gomez at the Nou Camp, and while the former Charlton defender provides more protection while playing at right-back, his crossing cannot compare with Trent’s.

Robertson and Trent have 11 assists each in the Premier League this season, and they will whip a crazy number of crosses in on Tuesday.


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Divock Origi could get a start after his winner against the Magpies, and it will be interesting to see if he plays down the middle of the attack.

We could use his physicality and pepper the Barcelona defence with crosses all night long. Of course, chasing the game leaves us open to being counter-attacked, and the Catalans are more than capable of taking advantage.

Ernesto Valverde also rested most of his first-team during the weekend’s game against Celta Vigo. Barcelona lost that tie but they have their eye on Anfield.

Virgil van Dijk will have his hands full in trying to keep Lionel Messi on a leash but the Anfield atmosphere should give us the backing we need.

Liverpool started like a house on fire against Huddersfield and did the same against Porto at home. Barcelona will also have memories of their capitulation against AS Roma from last season when they were knocked out despite leading 4-1 after the first leg.

Anfield has seen several incredible European games and another fantastic tie cannot be ruled out. The first goal will be crucial in the tie, and Liverpool are more than capable of getting that should they play to their potential.

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We might be without a couple of stars but the belief running the squad gives us that little extra we need.

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Klopp wants to keep experienced star at Liverpool despite interest from European giants



Liverpool FC transfer news: Jurgen Klopp does not want to lose Dejan Lovren in the summer

Calciomercato claims that AC Milan will find it difficult to sign Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender recently returned to the Reds for pre-season training, and report claims that the Reds value Lovren at €25million.

The 30-year-old was not a regular starter for us last season due to injuries and the form shown by Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Dejan Lovren Mohamed Salah

However, the Croatian is one of the most experienced defenders in the Premier League, and the report adds that Jurgen Klopp admires Lovren’s leadership at the back.

The report claims that this is one reason why Klopp wants to keep Lovren in the team for as long as possible.

Liverpool won’t let Lovren go on the cheap

The report adds that Liverpool are looking to get the complete €25m for Lovren and are not willing to reduce his price.

Milan would have to match the valuation for Liverpool to even consider selling the Croatian (h/t Calciomercato).

The Reds have signed Sepp van den Berg, a young centre-back, in the summer, however, Klopp’s thought process regarding Lovren makes a lot of sense.

The Croatian hasn’t made any noises of wanting to leave and did a decent job in most of his games last season.

Signing a senior defender for the upcoming season would not be easy, and the Croatian has a great relationship with most of the Liverpool players, such as Mohamed Salah.

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Lovren’s experience is certainly great for a young Liverpool team, and it will be interesting to see what our actions are in the summer window.

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“I would say yes”: Klopp opens up on where Liverpool star’s future lies



Latest Liverpool transfer news: Klopp claims Mignolet’s future is with Reds

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Simon Mignolet would be staying despite the keeper being unsure about his playing time at the club (h/t Daily Mail).

Alisson was signed last summer, and the Brazilian has been excellent with the Reds.

The keeper won the Golden Glove in the Champions League and the Premier League, and won the Copa America this summer.

Simon Mignolet in action

Alisson was also the Man of the Match in our 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.

However, Klopp was certain that Mignolet would stay, and praised his professionalism last season (h/t Daily Mail):

“Yes, (it’s) how I’ve heard.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months – not weeks. Before we left (for the summer break) we had talk. I would say yes (he stays).”

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Klopp added that the Reds need quality players in all positions, and that was the situation with our goalkeepers:

“At a club like Liverpool you need two number ones in the club and we have that with Ali and Simon.

“It’s a good situation for the club and a situation you should have and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”

Mignolet needs more games at Liverpool

The Belgian only played two games for the first-team last season, with those appearances coming in the domestic cups.

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Mignolet needs to play regularly as he is in the prime of his goalkeeping career, and the Reds should offer him the same next season.

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The Reds are in additional competitions this season, and it will be interesting to see how things develop with the Belgian.

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Liverpool turn to veteran keeper to solve current injury crisis



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds move for Andy Lonergan to solve keeper issue

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds have moved for former Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to solve their problems between the sticks.

The report claims that Jurgen Klopp has brought in the 35-year-old keeper who last played for Middlesbrough.

Lonergan is set to travel to the US for our tour of North America, according to the report, as Simon Mignolet is the only fit senior keeper Liverpool have.

Andy Lonergan

Alisson is away on a break after winning the Copa America while the Reds have seen two young keepers pick up injuries.

Caoimhin Kelleher is out with a wrist injury, Vitezslav Jaros injured his ankle ligaments while Kamil Grabara is yet to report for duty after his U21 Euro exploits with Poland.

Mignolet had to play almost the entirety of our pre-season friendly against Bradford with Dan Atherton being given a few minutes last night.

Lonergan not signing a deal with Liverpool

The report adds that the 35-year-old keeper will not sign a contract with Liverpool, and is unlikely to play in the US games.

Simon Mignolet in action

Liverpool play Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon in this part of the pre-season tour.

Lonergan is a well-travelled keeper, with stints at Rochdale, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.

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Liverpool have won both of their pre-season games so far, and their first clash of the season is against Norwich on 9th August.

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