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Henderson completes move to Liverpool

Jordan Henderson has completed his move to Liverpool and becomes the reds’ first summer signing.

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By Tariq Saleh

Jordan Henderson has completed his move to Liverpool and becomes the reds’ first summer signing.

Liverpool have been chasing Henderson for several weeks and have finally captured the man that manager Kenny Dalglish identified as his number one transfer target.

Liverpool have not revealed the fee but Director of Football Damien Comolli said that the fee was not the £20 million that has been reported in the press in recent days. Speaking of the signing he said: ”He has got all the skills technically that we needed,” he added. “He’s good with the ball, he’s creative, he’s got good passing, he’s physically very good.

“That’s everything we wanted in a midfielder and he’s versatile as well. For manager Kenny Dalglish he will be the player we wanted.”

The length of the contract hasn’t been revealed but the club have said it is a ‘long-term deal’. Speaking to Liverpool’s official website Henderson said: ”I’m over the moon, overjoyed to be here and I’m really looking forward to it,” Henderson told the Liverpool website.

“Obviously it’s hard to leave your local club. I’m a Sunderland lad, I’ve supported them all my life.

“But I’m really looking forward to the future now and obviously this is a massive opportunity for me. I’m really excited by it.”

Asked about the prospect of lining up in the same midfield as Steven Gerrard, he said: ”(Gerrard) is one of the best players in the world, you want to be playing with him and training with him to try and improve yourself as a player. Hopefully I can learn a lot from him.”

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Former Manchester United star believes only Liverpool can “stop” Manchester City

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Gary Neville has claimed that only Liverpool can stop Manchester City after the Cityzens dispatched Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

The Reds are a couple of points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, and after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw against Everton, the former United man believes the Blues don’t have it in them to stop City.

Speaking on his podcast (h/t Liverpool Echo), the Englishman believed City were on the right track to retaining their Premier League crown:

“Winning one league is an achievement, winning back-to-back titles makes you a great team and Man City are on the brink of that.

“At this moment in time, I only feel like Liverpool can stop them.”

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Neville stated that although Chelsea are doing well under Maurizio Sarri, only the Reds were capable of stopping City.

The former Manchester United defender added that there is another problem as we seem to be the only team capable of taking points off the Cityzens.

“The problem for Liverpool is that it doesn’t look like anyone else can lay a glove on City, that’s the problem they’ve got.”

Guardiola’s men have been supreme this season but they have dropped points against Wolverhampton Wanderers and lost to Lyon in the Champions League.

Read more: “Hopefully they can win the Premier League” – Former Liverpool star urges club to break Premier League duck

We need someone else to beat or draw with City to have a real chance of winning the title, and hopefully, a rival steps up and puts a spanner in City’s machine soon.

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Liverpool handed incredible home record after 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham sent them to the top of the Premier League until Manchester City’s win over Manchester United in the late game.

The win took us to 30 points from 12 matches and helped us reach a small milestone too. The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds now have the best home record of any team in the top five leagues.

Barcelona held the record with 42 unbeaten home games, but the Catalan’s surprisingly lost to Real Betis 4-3 yesterday.

The last time we lost a home Premier League game was in 2017 with Crystal Palace getting the three points.

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Christian Benteke was the chief architect of our destruction that day, and the report claims that we haven’t lost the 27 games held at Anfield since.

The Reds have picked up 18 wins and nine draws from those 27 games, and this season, we have been solid at the back too.

Liverpool have conceded only one goal in their home Premier League games this season which was against Cardiff a couple of weeks ago.

Our home form has been excellent under Jurgen Klopp and we face some tough sides before the end of the year.

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Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal all visit Anfield before the New Year. The festive period could define our Premier League challenge, and it will be interesting to see if we can finish this campaign unbeaten.

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“We are in talks about that” – Jurgen Klopp unsure about Liverpool star’s playing time during international break

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the Reds are in contact with Gareth Southgate regarding Joe Gomez’s time on the pitch for England.

Club football takes a break for a couple of weeks with international games filling up the schedule, and the Daily Star reports that Gomez has been nursing an Achilles injury.

The English defender played the entire 90 minutes in our 2-0 win over Fulham, and Klopp was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:

“Joe has played all the games, we are not sure, we are in talks about that.”

The gaffer provided an update on two other stars that returned from injury in our win over the Cottagers. Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita came on as substitutes in the second half, and the German was happy for the pair to get some minutes during the international break.

“Hendo, for him, he is 100% fit and needs games as well. That’s cool.”

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The manager added that he would prefer for the players to remain with the Reds, but had no issue should Keita travel as his country have just one game during the break.

“If you ask me, I always want them to stay here. But in this case, it’s good for him. Guinea play just one game against Ivory Coast, and that’s good for him.

“He is fit and has been in training for five days. Now he’ll have another four or five days training and play a game. It’s brilliant for him. I’m happy.”

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The pair missed almost the entirety of the last month due to injuries. Hopefully, all of our players come back injury free for our next game against a tough Watford side.

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