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World Cup fever is certainly catching onto the clubs as Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers has been moved so that it does not clash with England’s possible semi-final match.

The Mirror reports that Liverpool were to play at Prenton Park on 11th July but the fixture has been brought forward by a day and will now take place on 10 July and kick off at 7:30 PM.

While this would ensure that fans do not miss out on the semi-final should England make it to that round of the competition, the Reds will not be able to move another match given that it clashes with England’s quarter-final clash against Sweden on 7 July.

The Reds did state that they would not be able to change the date of their first pre-season game which is against Chester on Saturday, 7 July.

However, the kick off for the game clashes with the Sweden match and Chester were unable to make last-minute changes to the match.

A statement released from the club read:

“Following England’s victory in the World Cup last night, we made every attempt to move the game, but logistically this proved a major challenge given all match tickets had been sold, and other aspects relating to matchday arrangements were unable to rearrange at short notice.”

Read more: Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool’s targets and plans for pre-season as players report to Melwood

It will be a tough decision for English fans to choose between Liverpool and England on Saturday but if things go well, we can celebrate two victories on Saturday and prepare for an incredible World Cup semi-final on 11th July as the Three Lions look to create history in Russia.

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Liverpool star charged by FA over possible betting misconduct

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct related to alleged breaches of the betting rules from the Football Association, as per the Guardian.

The alleged issue came up in January and the striker has claimed he has never gambled on the sport.

The report claims that the charges are related to the Englishman’s move from Liverpool to West Bromwich Albion in January. Footballers are prohibited from gambling on games or any other matters related to the sport.

The Guardian adds that this issue is to revolve around the disclosure of information as the charge relates to “information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time”.

Sturridge has claimed his innocence and a statement released by the football club read (h/t Guardian):

“Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so. Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.

“As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

The English striker faces charges under rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), as per the report, and has until 20 November to enter a plea.

The former Chelsea striker had a horrible time at the Hawthorns on loan and saw West Brom getting relegated.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but has scored some vital goals for Liverpool in the current campaign.

Read more: Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham

Sturridge bagged a goal against Paris Saint-Germain in our Champions League opener and levelled the scores when Chelsea played the Reds in the Premier League with a superb strike.

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Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool don’t seem to be the same team from last season, despite boasting an unbeaten record in the Premier League.

The Reds beat Fulham 2-0 to make it 30 points from 12 games, and are just two behind Manchester City who lead the table.

Our attack hasn’t blitzed the opposition like last season, but the numbers suggest this has been an amazing start to the Premier League campaign.

Ian Doyle wrote for the Liverpool Echo about the latest game and claimed that we have matched our best points tally after 12 games.

Doyle further claimed that our goal difference of +18 was the best in terms of Premier League seasons.

Our attack might not be firing on all cylinders but our defence has been exceptional so far. Alisson kept yet another clean sheet on Sunday, and we also equalled the record for clean sheets from 1977-78 and 1978-79.

James Milner scores for Liverpool against Arsenal

In fact, our defence has been the reason why we have done so well this season. We barely seem to concede and Virgil van Dijk has been an exceptional purchase, alongside Alisson.

The pair combined well to start an attack against the Cottagers on Sunday. Van Dijk signalled Alisson to take a free-kick early, and that resulted in Mohamed Salah opening the scoring for the Reds.

The Reds haven’t been that great in the Champions League, and we need to ensure our qualification into the next round.

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

Liverpool play Watford after the international break and take on Paris Saint-Germain away a few days later.

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“I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt

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Mohamed Salah is one of the biggest stars in football. The Egyptian has grown in stature since his move to Liverpool from AS Roma last season, and helped Liverpool to a Champions League final too.

The former Roma star is also one of the most recognisable faces in the world, and there have been murals, statues and paintings celebrating the success of the Liverpool attacker.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the player wants a bit of privacy and Salah tweeted an image of him travelling “incognito”.

The player wearing a Balaclava would not have been much of a problem, but many fans didn’t like his choice of shirt.

The Egyptian wore a “Project-Playboy” shirt and while we cannot say what his intentions were by sporting the shirt, some of the fans questioned his taste, while others some supported him.

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

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