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Liverpool captain praises Chelsea's young duo ahead of league meeting

Liverpool captain praises Chelsea’s young duo ahead of league meeting

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Henderson praises young Chelsea pair
Football Transfer Centre

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has heaped praise on young Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount ahead of the Premier League meeting between the sides.

Abraham and Mount have been regular starters for the Blues since the beginning of the campaign and they have already scored 10 of the 11 goals in the Premier League.

Speaking on Sky Sports‘ Soccer Saturday, Henderson appreciated the progress of the young Blues duo, who have contributed hugely towards the club’s proceedings in the early part of the season.

He told: “They’ve got young kids but they’re top players, and certainly will be in the future. They’ve got huge potential with the likes of Mason [Mount] already training for England, I can see he’s got the right mentality to play football.

“Technically he’s very good. Everyone can see that he’s hungry to be a very good player and is a very exciting prospect. He’s started the season very well along with Tammy [Abraham].”

Mount has contributed three goals for the Blues this season. In comparison, Abraham has fared much better with seven goals which have all come from the past three league games.

Mount is currently a major doubt for the Reds game with an ankle problem picked up during the midweek Champions League clash against Valencia and a late fitness test may determine his involvement.

Please read the original article at Eyefootball.com.

Jamie Carragher sends Arsenal warning to Liverpool boss

Jamie Carragher sends Arsenal warning to Liverpool boss

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Jamie Carragher sends Arsenal warning to Liverpool boss

Carragher believes Arsenal can compete with Liverpool this weekend
Football Transfer Centre

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has admitted that he is concerned with the high defensive line from the Reds as they prepare to host Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side are currently top of the table with the perfect tally of six points after the opening two games and this has only been replicated by the Gunners, who are just behind them on goal difference.

The Reds have had the better of the Gunners in the last three meetings at Anfield where they have beaten them 3-1, 4-0 and 5-1 respectively but Carragher anticipates a much challenging contest this time around.

While Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are bound to test the Gunners’ defensive resolve, Carragher is also concerned with the Reds’ high line against the pace and clinicalness of the Gunners’ attack.

Speaking on the Reds’ defensive shape, he told Sky Sports: “I don’t like it and I think they’ve been lucky and fortunate at different times this season to get away with it.”

The former England international added that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe are bound to offer a different challenge to the Reds backline, which has regularly sought to play the offside trap.

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Jurgen Klopp delighted with Liverpool transfer window

Jurgen Klopp delighted with Liverpool transfer window

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Jurgen Klopp news

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted with his club’s efforts in the summer transfer window, having kept hold of his best players for yet another season. The Champions League winners have not been as active in the window as their rivals, but Klopp insists that is more important than bringing in new faces.

Liverpool have managed to keep hold of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk despite rumours of their departures.

Klopp quipped: “It is a bonus just keeping these guys together for another year. We wanted to, they absolutely deserve it, and it means consolidation, pay the bills, play football, go for everything.

“Only in England, do you come up with new faces and to bring in more quality. But that was never the intention because we have a wonderful age group and they deserve to stay together.

Divock Origi has a new contact and all the others have stayed – that is the transfer business I like. People may smile or laugh about it, but keeping a team like this together is not easy.”

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Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard  
Name: Steven George Gerrard
Date of Birth: 30th May 1980
Place of Birth: Whiston, England
England Debut: 31st May 2000
Against: Ukraine
League Club: Liverpool
Steven Gerrard was born in Whiston in Merseyside and started his footballing career with Whiston Juniors until he caught Liverpool’s attention and joined their youth team at the age of 9.  He never made it into schoolboy football, signing his first professional contract with Liverpool in November 1997 and has remained with them throughout his entire career, now playing as their Captain.
He played his debut match for the first-team on 29 November 1998 when he came on as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers.  His playing style leaned towards defence but his first goal came against Sheffield Wednesday during his first season, a game they won 4 – 1.
In the 2000 – 2001 season he clocked up an impressive 50 starts in all competitions and his contract was extended with a new four-year deal.
In 2004 and 2005 Gerrard turned down two bids from Chelsea, one for a reported £20 million, preferring to stay with Liverpool instead, and after the second bid was refused he reaffirmed his position with the Reds by signing another 4 year contract.
Gerrard continued to score goals for the club in national and international competitions, and in April 2008 he appeared for the 300th time for Liverpool in a game against the team he started out against, Blackburn Rovers, scoring the opening goal to mark the occasion.
Steven Gerrard is renowned for his dead ball ability and especially for his skill from the penalty spot. His first penalty goal came for Liverpool on 30th November 2003 against Birmingham City at Anfield, a game which Liverpool won 3-1. On 16th March 2014 Steven Gerrard almost made premier league history when he had already scored two penalties in the game against Manchester United. Liverpool were then awarded a third. No-one has ever scored a penalty hat-trick in the premiership and unfortunately Steven hit the woodwork.
At International level, Gerrard made his debut for England on 31 May 2000 against Ukraine. He made an appearance as a substitute at Euro 2000 and scored his first goal for England during the 2002 World Cup qualifiers in the famous 5 – 1 win over Germany.
He went on to appear regularly at international level and was handed the Captain’s armband briefly during 2008, eventually giving that honour up to John Terry. Steven won his 75th cap in the Slovenia friendly in September 2009 and captained his country again during the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa before helping England qualify for Euro 2012.
Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson  
Name: Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson
Date of Birth: 23rd August 1985
Place of Birth: Greenwich, London
England Debut: 16th November 2003
Against: Denmark
Position: Defender
League Club: Liverpool
London-born Johnson began his early career as a 15 year old schoolboy for West Ham United, eventually signing his first professional contract with them to wear the Number 23 shirt although he remained in the Reserves for the beginning of the season.
His first championship game came during a loan deal with Millwall when he played against Norwich City on 19 October 2002.
His Premier League debut for West Ham finally came on 22 January 2003 in a defeat to Charlton Athletic when he came on as a substitute.  By the time that season ended, Johnson had made 15 appearances in the league for West Ham and was beginning to make an impression.
On 15 July 2003 Johnson signed with Chelsea for £6 million and debuted for them less than a month later in a win in the Champions League against Zilina.  His first goal for Chelsea came when they played the second leg at home a fortnight later.
Johnson made 41 appearances for Chelsea between 2003 – 2007, including an impressive save in the fifth round of the FA Cup when he stopped a free kick taken by Newcastle after their goalkeeper, Cudicini, was sent off and there were no substitutions remaining.
On 31 August 2007 Johnson signed for Portsmouth, where he stayed until 2009.  He started in the first match, which ended as a 3-1 loss to Arsenal, but became a regular starter after that.
An impressive goal, after taking the ball from the halfway line against Wigan Athletic, followed by an FA Cup win in 2008, attracted attention and at the close of season 2009 several bids were placed for him.  Portsmouth accepted two bids, from Liverpool and Chelsea, leaving Johnson to make his choice.
On 26 June 2009, Johnson signed a four year contract with Liverpool.
Johnson debuted for England in 2003 in a friendly against Denmark, but didn’t appear again until a 2008 victory against Andorra.
At the time of writing this (May 2012), Glen Johnson has appeared for Liverpool a total of 99 times, scoring 6 goals, all of which were scored in the Premier League. He has been capped 35 times for England and has scored 1 goal.