They arrived in the offseason at a combined cost of $140 million, with the intention of bringing a new dimension to Liverpool's midfield.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Different round, same comfortable win. Porto must be sick of the sight of Liverpool in the Champions League.
Liverpool built a 2-0 lead over Porto heading into the...
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham gifted by Toby Alderweireld's 90th-minute own-goal for the third-placed...
Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out
MUNICH (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp's Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of the last 16 on...
Bayern swagger is back as Klopp returns with Liverpool
BERLIN (AP) — Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against...
Two months after blowing the chance to go 10 points clear, Liverpool isn't even top of the Premier League any more.
With nine matches to go, it is advantage Manchester City. Retaining the...
Liverpool regains verve with 5-0 thrashing of Watford
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both scored twice as Liverpool brushed aside concerns about its recent struggles by thrashing Watford 5-0 Wednesday to stay top of the...
Spark missing as Liverpool aims to get over line in EPL
Top of the Premier League with 11 games remaining. All of their toughest matches behind them. By far the best defensive record in the country.
Liverpool, Bayern draw 0-0 in Champions League first leg
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Bayern Munich still can't find a way to score, let alone win at Liverpool.
In their fourth visit to Anfield, the German champions drew 0-0 in the Champions League...
Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be.
Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool.
Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday, mindful that it didn't always come out on top against Klopp during his time at Dortmund.
Liverpool climbs back atop EPL standings; United into 4th
LONDON (AP) — With fans growing increasingly nervous, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp knew his players needed to make a statement about their title credentials against Bournemouth on Saturday.
They delivered just the right message with a rampant display in a 3-0 win at Anfield that not only put the team back atop the English Premier League standings but also showed that fears over another late-season collapse may be unwarranted.
Liverpool beats Bournemouth to reclaim Premier League lead
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool reclaimed the Premier League lead with a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday as Juergen Klopp's team showed no sign of jitters in the tightening title race.
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After collecting only two points from a possible six in its last two games, Liverpool's title challenge is wobbling.
Juergen Klopp's side can reclaim top spot in the Premier League — temporarily at least — with at least a draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.
But realistically, Liverpool has to avoid slip-ups — particularly against weaker opponents — if the 29-year title drought is to end.
EPL title-chasing Liverpool reveals record profit of $162M
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has reported pre-tax profit rising to a record 125 million pounds ($162 million), fueled by last season's run to the Champions League final.
Turnover rose by 90 million pounds to 455 million pounds in the year ending May 31, 2018, according to extracts of the annual accounts published by Liverpool on Friday. Pre-tax profit the previous year was 40 million pounds.
Man City goes top of EPL after beating Everton 2-0
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City climbed atop the Premier League standings — at least provisionally — for the first time since December by beating Everton 2-0 on Wednesday, heaping more pressure on main title rival Liverpool.
Liverpool held by West Ham as title challenge falters again
LONDON (AP) — With points dropped for the second consecutive game and a title challenge getting jittery, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is keen to transmit serenity.
After all, Liverpool is still top of the English Premier League by three points despite being held 1-1 by West Ham on Monday after also drawing with Leicester in the previous game.
As Solskjaer, Klopp acclaim players, Sarri goes on offensive
LONDON (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shifted the acclaim onto his players as a Manchester United managerial record was broken. Juergen Klopp praised the character of title-chasing Liverpool. Maurizio Sarri, though, chose Saturday to eviscerate his Chelsea squad.
The drama on the field in the Premier League was no match for Sarri's stinging attack on his team's mental frailties after a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Saturday night.
Salah nets 2 as Liverpool beats Palace to keep up title push
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 on Saturday to maintain its push for the Premier League title.
Juergen Klopp's side went seven points clear of Manchester City ahead of the champions playing Huddersfield on Sunday.
Andros Townsend had given Palace a surprise lead in the first half but, after Salah leveled a minute into the second half, Roberto Firmino put Liverpool in front in the 53rd minute.
Alexander-Arnold commits to Liverpool with new contract
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool and England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders.
The deal ties Alexander-Arnold to Liverpool until 2024, according to media reports, reflecting the progress the 20-year-old has made since his last contract in 2017.
"There was no doubt in my mind to sign and extend the years I have with the club," Alexander-Arnold told the club's website. "Hopefully we can achieve a lot of success in those years."
Salah steadies Liverpool’s EPL nerves with win at Brighton
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot as Liverpool steadied its title-chasing nerves with a 1-0 win at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Salah struck his 14th league goal of the season to put Liverpool seven points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, which hosts Wolverhampton on Monday.
Liverpool went into the game with back-to-back defeats to City in the league, and Wolverhampton in the FA Cup.
Makeshift Liverpool team loses to Wolves 2-1 in FA Cup
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — A makeshift Liverpool team containing three teenagers making their senior debuts was beaten by Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup, with a 30-meter strike by Ruben Neves sealing the win on Monday.
Man City inflicts Liverpool’s first loss of EPL season
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool can't now win the Premier League unbeaten. Manchester City has renewed hope it won't be surrendering the trophy at all.
A title defense faltering a week ago is back on track for Pep Guardiola after City beat Liverpool 2-1 on Thursday, inflicting the leader's first league loss of the season in their 21st game.
Firmino helps rampant Liverpool open 9-point lead in EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino scored with an impudent no-look finish. There were jubilant cries of "Ole!" as Liverpool played possession football near the end, and the final whistle was met with a chant of "We shall not be moved" from The Kop.
Juergen Klopp's players look unstoppable as they march toward a first English top-flight title since 1990.
Liverpool go 6 points clear after Man City slips again
Rafael Benitez has little doubt Liverpool is ready to end a 28-year wait to win the English title.
While Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp refused to get carried away after his team surged six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday, Benitez was certain his former club had the quality to stay in first place for the rest of the season.
Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Newcastle gives Benitez the blues
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool was six points clear at the top of the English Premier League after strolling past Newcastle 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday.
While defending champion Manchester City was losing for the second game in a row, at Leicester, Juergen Klopp's men were showing how desperate they are to secure the club's first top-flight title since 1990.
Klopp keeps door open for possible Liverpool buys next month
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool is well placed to end a frustrating 28-year wait for the top-flight title, but manager Juergen Klopp says he will be quick to make a move in next month's transfer window if his squad suddenly needs reinforcing.
Klopp's side is four points in front of second-placed Manchester City after 18 of 38 Premier League matches as it looks to become champion of England for the 19th time, second only to Manchester United's haul of 20.
3 English teams face German opposition in Champions League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — One of the fiercest international rivalries in soccer will play out three times in the last 16 of the Champions League when a trio of English teams take on German opposition.
Five-time European champions Liverpool and Bayern Munich were drawn Monday to face each other, Manchester City was paired with Schalke and Tottenham will play Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund.
Hasenhuettl’s impact shows as Southampton beats Arsenal 3-2
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Nicknamed "The Klopp of the Alps," new Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl showed why he has been compared to Liverpool's eccentric manager by running onto the field and leaping into the air in delight after ending Arsenal's long unbeaten run on Sunday.
Towering Van Dijk the center back Mourinho desperately needs
Jose Mourinho's dire need for a top-drawer center back at Manchester United will be brought into sharp focus when his team comes up against a defender whose commanding presence has laid the foundations for Liverpool's English Premier League title challenge.
Alisson heroics ensure Liverpool through in Champions League
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool paid a world-record fee for a goalkeeper to fix the problem that caused the team to fall agonizing short in the Champions League last season.
With one last-minute save , Alisson Becker showed it was $85 million well spent.
Titanic task: Hasenhuettl eyes calmer waters for Southampton
Ralph Hasenhuettl's maiden voyage in English soccer begins in the city where the Titanic set out on its doomed journey to New York more than a century ago.
"I hope," the Austrian coach said with a smile, "that I don't hit the first iceberg that is waiting for me."
These are certainly rocky times for Southampton, which has just dropped into the relegation zone in the Premier League. In Hasenhuettl, the south-coast club might just have found the manager to lead it to calmer waters.
Title-chaser Liverpool comes from behind to sink Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Juergen Klopp had to bring rested stars off the bench to ensure Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday and move back within two points of leader Manchester City.
After Liverpool gambled by making seven changes, Jack Cork put Burnley ahead in the 54th minute.
James Milner equalized in the 62nd and Klopp sent on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who converted from close range within four minutes of his arrival.
Klopp fined for wild celebrations after Liverpool winner
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has been fined $10,000 for his wild celebrations after the team's last-minute winner in the Merseyside derby — although his counterpart at Everton saw no problem with them.
Klopp ran onto the field at Anfield and jumped into the arms of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker after seeing Divock Origi score a goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time in a 1-0 victory on Sunday.
Klopp charged by FA for wild celebrations after late winner
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp's wild celebrations after his team's injury-time winner in the Merseyside derby have earned him a charge by the English Football Association.
Klopp ran onto the field and jumped into the arms of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker after seeing Divock Origi score a goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time in a 1-0 victory at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool grabs bizarre late winner in Merseyside derby
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Divock Origi scored a bizarre winner in the sixth minute of stoppage time as Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 in dramatic fashion on Sunday to maintain its 19-year unbeaten record over its Merseyside rival at Anfield.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea win on dramatic derby day in EPL
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk turned away in disgust. The Kop fell silent in disappointment. Everton fans likely breathed a sigh of relief at the other end of Anfield.
A tense and hard-fought Merseyside derby looked destined to finish in a goalless stalemate Sunday after Van Dijk skied a speculative, mishit shot high into the air — and seemingly out of play — in the sixth minute of injury time.
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It's derby day in the Premier League on Sunday.
The pick of the meeting of neighbors is Unai Emery's first chance to take on Tottenham since succeeding Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. A change in manager has transformed the mood at Arsenal but the team is worse off in the standings.
4 advance in Champions League, Liverpool risk early exit
GENEVA (AP) — As four teams advanced to the Champions League knockout round Wednesday, last season's runner-up Liverpool edged closer to an early exit.
A 2-1 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the night's marquee match was Liverpool's fifth straight away defeat in the competition, and sparked wild celebrations in Parc des Princes.
Mane agrees new long-term deal with Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool on Thursday.
The length of the deal was undisclosed by the English Premier League club, but media reports suggested it would run until 2023.
Mane joins fellow strikers Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in signing new contracts in the last six months.
Nations League piquing interest, reaches final qualifiers
It has plunged Germany into renewed crisis, provoked scenes of jubilation in Kosovo and Gibraltar, and set up what could be an exciting week of international soccer in a summer usually bereft of competition for European countries.
Cut-price Shaqiri proving the difference at Liverpool
It was one of the more under-the-radar purchases of the offseason, coming late on a Friday when soccer fans around the globe were eagerly anticipating the World Cup final between France and Croatia two days later.
Liverpool was signing a back-up midfielder for 13 million pounds (then $17.2 million), and it went largely unnoticed at the time.
Kosovo-born Shaqiri left out by Liverpool for game in Serbia
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Politics will keep Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri from making the trip to face Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League, nearly five months after the Switzerland forward made a nationalist hand gesture while celebrating a goal against Serbia at the World Cup.
Shaqiri, who is Swiss but was born in Kosovo, was left off Liverpool's squad by manager Juergen Klopp on Monday because the team fears a harsh reception in Serbia during Tuesday's match.
Revitalized Dortmund brings excitement back to Bundesliga
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — A draw with Hertha Berlin may have come at just the right time for Borussia Dortmund.
The team had failed to score four or more goals in only one of its previous six games - a 3-0 win over Monaco - and had taken a three-point lead in the Bundesliga after playing some outstanding football. Suddenly, after years of Bayern Munich dominance, Dortmund was helping to make German soccer exciting again.
Mane-inspired Liverpool 3 points clear atop EPL
Promoted Cardiff was unable to pull off Mission Impossible.
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said before his team's visit to Anfield it was "virtually impossible" for any side to win there this season. So it proved on Saturday, when Liverpool's dynamic forwards produced another masterclass in front of goal to win 4-1 and move to the top of the English Premier League.
Salah scores in Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Huddersfield in EPL
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored for just the second time since August to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Saturday.
With Salah's fourth goal of the season, Liverpool kept pace with Manchester City in the standings after nine games. City is well ahead on goal difference.
Mahrez penalty miss costs City victory at Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez missed an 85th-minute penalty as Manchester City wasted a chance to move clear of Premier League title rival Liverpool following a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday.
The two teams started the highly anticipated encounter locked together at the top of the standings and City looked set to beat Juergen Klopp's Liverpool when Mahrez ballooned his spot kick way over the crossbar, after substitute Leroy Sane had been brought down by Virgil van Dijk.
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Manchester City looks to end a 15-year wait for victory at Anfield when the champions visit Liverpool in a meeting of the top two teams in the Premier League on Sunday.
The sides are tied on 19 points after winning six of their seven games this season.
With leveler at Chelsea, Sturridge shows worth to Liverpool
LONDON (AP) — When Daniel Sturridge sent the ball swerving into the roof of the net, it not only recovered a point for Liverpool at Chelsea. It showed Juergen Klopp just how useful the former Chelsea striker can still be.
Since Klopp's arrival in 2015, Sturridge has struggled with injuries and the inability to prove he can fit into the manager's high pressing system.
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Fresh from inflicting Liverpool's first loss of the season in the League Cup, Chelsea hosts Juergen Klopp's side in the Premier League on Saturday.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who scored the winner at Anfield on Wednesday after dribbling past several opponents, said "we won against one of the best in the world at the moment." Liverpool is the only team with a 100 percent record in the league after six games.
Salah’s form leaves Egypt’s pundits looking for explanations
CAIRO (AP) — In trying to understand Mohamed Salah's disappointing form so far this season, Egyptian sports pundits are coming up with explanations that range from the rational to the outlandish.
Salah's form is dominating conversation — and concern — among sports commentators, reflecting the love Egyptians have for a native son who scored 44 goals in his first season for Liverpool, including 32 in the Premier League.