May 182016
 

Liverpool are on course to winning their first title under new coach Jurgen Kloop. The reds have improved drastically since the German took over in August/September last year. The road to the final of the competition has not been an easy ride for the reds as they have eliminated notable teams such as Manchester United, Borrusia Dortmund and Villareal. Since taking over the reds last year, Jurgen Kloop has gone on to rebuild the confidence of the fans in the team. Liverpool has now grown to become a threat like it use to be in the last decade, a resilient team at that. That characteristics was on display in their second match against favorites Borrusia Dortmund as they came from two goals down to end the match with a 4-3 victory and 5-4 victory on aggregate thereby eliminating the German side from the competition. It can be said that the players and the coach (the club) has done well for themselves by reaching the finals of the competition.

On the other side of the pitch is Sevilla who have won the competition three times in the last five years and would be looking to win in for three consecutive seasons with a win over Liverpool. Sevilla have always been outstanding in the Europa League and have even made it their maiden trophy with the way they have been winning it. From the start of the competition they have been tipped as the favorites and here we are at the finals.

We would have to wait for tonight to see who emerges victories after what i presume would be an exciting 90 minutes or 120 minutes (extra time inclusive). So here it is people, the Europa League finals and its Liverpool Vs Sevilla.

Oct 302015
 

MOURINHO-KLOPP_3486743bThis Premier League star match this weekend is non other than the match between struggling title holders Chelsea and Liverpool who are on their way to redeeming themselves under the guidance of new coach Jurgen Klopp. Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho is confident that his team can overturn their recent bad form with a victory against Liverpool this weekend. The currently Premier League holders have had it very rough in their title defense this season securing just 11 out of a possible 30 points. They have also won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions. There has been rumors within the week that the board is already lining up replacement for the Chelsea manager with former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelloti a possible option.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s new coach Jurgen Klopp would be looking to make a strong statement in the Premier League and nothing would say that more than a win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The reds have not lost a match since the German took over the club and there has been positives changes since he took over. Even though the team has not been scoring a lot of goals lately, their pace and runs have improved according to statistics. Liverpool currently seat at the ninth position on the table win 14 points while Chelsea are at the fifteenth position with  11 points as earlier stated. a win would go a long way in changing any of the teams fortune and the players mindset, so that makes this game a crucial one for both teams. the question now is, “who would go home smiling after the match?”

Oct 132015
 

Liverpool fans have been very expectant after the appointment of Jurgen Klopp to replace Brendan Rodgers. Their first test under their new manger would be when Liverpool visit Tottenham at White Hart Lane this October 17. The match is one in which Klopp would have to prove his worth.

Commenting on that match, Tottenham forward, Harry Kane, has come out to say that Tottenham can outrun Liverpool just as they have outrun other teams.

Harry Kane After England’s 3-0 win over Lithuania said: “In the first couple of games after a managerial appointment everybody tries to impress so they will probably have that little five per cent extra than usual. We expect that. The Liverpool players at England could not wait to get back to start working under him.

“But we have out-run every team we have played so far this season and that’s a sign we’re playing the manager’s tactics right and are fit enough to do it. And that’s what we have to do again on Saturday. Obviously Liverpool, with a new manager, will be up for it. But we know what we have to do.”

Although Kane is talking tough, Tottenham’s statistics against Liverpool tell a different story. Tottenham has not won a single game in their last five games against Liverpool. They have also conceded a total of 18 goals in these encounters. However, Tottenham has had a good start to this season. They haven’t lost a game except from the first match of the season which they lost to United.

Obviously, the match at White Hart Lane this weekend will be one that would be a very decisive one for both teams.

Oct 132015
 

ancelottiFormer Tottenham Hotspur and QPR coach, Harry Redknapp claims that Liverpool approached Carlo Ancelotti before going to Jurgen Klopp. According to him, the former Real Madrid boss turned down the offer to coach the premier league club. Prior to the sacking of former coach Brendan Rodgers, it had been rumored that the club had approached Carlo Ancelotti as a possible replacement but they quickly rebuked the news only to cut off Rodgers days later.

Liverpool then made it seem like they only wanted Klopp because of his ability to rebuild teams. But Harry Redknapp has come out to state that Klopp was only a second choice who the club approached after being turned down by the Italian. The Former Real Madrid and AC milan boss took a self imposed leave from the game after parting ways with Real Madrid at the end of last season to go have a back surgery. now after Klopp’s announcement at Liverpool, Ancelotti came out to say that he is ready to go back to coaching and he would preferably want a premier league team where he says is an ideal environment for the game.

Even though Klopp was second choice to Ancelotti, Redknapp believes the 48 years old German has what it takes to take Liverpool back to its glory days as he is a coach who is always filled with enthusiasm . He also went on to state that he thinks that the German would bring more spice and competition to the league as a whole. He also went on to state that he feels Ancelotti wanted more and that is why he rejected Liverpool’s offer. He is a coach who would love to coach a Champions League team.

Oct 102015
 

After a tough start to the season for Liverpool which culminated in the sack of coach Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool has appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. The appointment is coming barely a week after the sack of Rodgers and is Liverpool keeping to their word of appointing a manager before their game against Tottenham.

The appointment of Klopp was confirmed on Thursday night. Klopp would be presented as the coach by 10 am on Friday in an interview at Anfield. Klopp signed a 3 year deal worth about £6 million per year. The deal has an option of an additional twelve years if Klopp performs to the expectation of owners, Fenway Sports Group.

Klopp arrived at Liverpool by 5pm on Thursday. He landed at the John Lennon Airport. He came through a private Jet from Dortmund. He was accompanied by family and assistants, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz. He signed the deal with Fenway Sport Group President, Mike Gordon and Liverpool Chief Executive, Ian Ayre.

The former Dortmund coach would be making little changes to the back room staff. John Achterberg, the goal keeper trainer would be retained. He would also retain academic director Alex Inglethorpe and club director Andy Massey.

Some back room staff who are leaving include assistant manager, Sean O’Driscoll, Glenn Driscoll the performance head and Chris Davis who is the head of opposition analysis.

The coming of Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool has been well anticipated. Even before Rodgers was sacked, there were speculations that he might be interested in the Liverpool job. After the sack of Rodgers, Klopp and Ancelotti were both speculated as top runners for the job. Finally, Klopp was the favourite of Fenway Sports Group.

We hope that he would be able to deliver at Liverpool.

Oct 062015
 

Klopp during his time at Dortmund After sacking Brendan Rogers this weekend, Liverpool has set their sights on hiring German personality Jurgen Klopp as a possible replacement. Klopp has been on a self imposed sabbatical leave since leaving Borrusia Dortmund at the end of last season. Jurgen Klopp spent 7 years in all at Dortmund which saw him win plenty silverwares and even carried the team to the Champions league finals. He achieved a lot at Dortmund and was loved by his players and the fans at large.

Liverpool on the other hand parted ways with Brendan Rogers after their 1-1 draw with Everton. It’s been a long time coming for Rodgers as he had been hanging on the ropes since the beginning of the season. After spending so much to bring in players during the last transfer market, there seemed to be no progress with the team. During his three years spell at Liverpool, Rodgers brought in a total of 31 Players and all he has to show for it is one silver ware, not a major one at that.

Jurgen Klopp has been rumored as the possible replacement for Pep Guardiola after his contract with Bayern Munich runs this January but the possibilities of a U-turn by the Spaniard has made Kloop consider the offer from Liverpool. Liverpool also has former AC Milan and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelloti as an option but Kloop remains their first choice. They would want to seal the deal for Klopp on time as Chelsea’s coach Jose Mourinho seems to be running out of time to get the club back to winning ways. And if so happens that Mourinho is sacked, Chelsea would turn their sights to Klopp or Ancelloti which would make the whole process more difficult for them.

Sep 252015
 

The position of Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers is in serious question as there have been insinuations that former Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp, might be interested in his job.

This is coming after a woeful performance by the Liverpool side since the beginning of this season. Liverpool haven’t won in their last five games before their match against Carlisle. Of the last 8 games played by Liverpool, they only have 6 goals to boot.

The game against Carlisle was even won on penalties as Liverpool could not find a win in 120 minutes. Danny Ings scored for Liverpool when he headed a cross from Adam Lallana into the goal in 23rd minute. Asamoah equalised for Carlisle in the 35th minute. The rest of the game dragged on with neither side being able to find the net. The Liverpool fans were so disappointed that they booed the team while the match was on.

A lot of people are calling for Brendan Rodger’s head. This is further heightened by insinuations that the former Dortmund coach might be interested in Rodger’s position. Klopp, who left Dortmund at the end of last season for a year long sabbatical might end it prematurely to take a coaching position in the English Premier league. Right now, Liverpool seems to be the club in need of a new coach.

Some fans have also vowed to wear Jurgen Klopp outfits to Liverpool’s next game in a bid to register their grievances.

However, neither Klopp nor any of his representatives has not been contacted by Liverpool for the position.

Liverpool have also been linked to former Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti.

Sep 232015
 

Liverpool seems to be fed up with Brendan Rodgers current misfortune. Rumors have it that The Reds are weighing up their options as they look to replace their current team coach whose team has only been able to secure 8 points from a possible 18 points in six games. Their last result which was a 1-1 draw with Norwich city has left the coach hanging on a string as he tries to save his job. But it appears Liverpool have plans of their own to rescue the team. The club has released statements denying reports that they approached the three times Champions League winner but it seems unlikely to be true. It would be recalled that they were also linked with former Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp when he departed the Bundesliga at the end of last season following a disappointing league run.

Ancelotti has always been an admirer of the club stating one time that he thinks the clubs anthem and fans are incredible. Ancelotti who left Madrid at the end of last season after winning the La Decima with Real Madrid has been contacted by a lot of big clubs in Europe. He took time off to have a back surgery and is said to be recovering well now. It is understood that the 56 years old veteran of the game is healthy enough to return to the side lines but is in no haste, he would rather wait for an exciting opportunity to present itself.