Salzburg: Liverpool moved into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Salzburg on Tuesday as a potentially tricky encounter turned into a second-half cruise with quickfire goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah. Juergen Klopp's side needed a point in Austria to be sure of qualification and after missing several good chances in the first half, they ended up with a comfortable win which should have been by a more convincing margin. Two goals inside two second-half minutes from Keita and Salah, with the Egyptian finding the net with an exquisite finish from a tight angle, helped Liverpool finish top of Group E with 13 points. That was one point ahead of Napoli, who beat Genk 4-0, while Salzburg, who finished third with seven points, will continue in the Europa League. "It was a tough game but we were there - that's what I love from my team. Salzburg did so many smart things, but we had the big chances. It was a very intense game. In the second half they obviously … [Read more...] about Champions League: Liverpool advance to last 16 with 2-0 win in Salzburg
While Lyon rallied to hold Leipzig 2-2 after a Memphis Depay strike, it was the English clubs who made a mark on the night. Liverpool and Chelsea moved into the last 16 with contrasting wins and now all four English clubs, including Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, are in the Champions League knockouts this season.Here's all the action from Tuesday night's matches, in pictures. IMAGE: Liverpool's Naby Keita celebrates with Virgil van Dijk and teammates after scoring their first goal against FC Salzburg during their Champions League Group E match at Red Bull Arena Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters Liverpool moved into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Salzburg on Tuesday as a potentially tricky encounter turned into a second-half cruise with quickfire goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah. Juergen Klopp's side needed a point in Austria to be sure of qualification and after missing several good chances in … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Liverpool, Chelsea, Dortmund move into last 16
Fresh from securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, Liverpool’s involvement in the Club World Cup does not begin until next week, but the fight for the right to face Jurgen Klopp’s men in Qatar starts on Wednesday.Competing as champions of the host country, Qatar’s Al-Sadd - coached by Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez - entertain minnows Hienghene Sport of New Caledonia in the tournament’s opening game at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.The winner of that game will advance to a tie against Mexico’s Monterrey, the CONCACAF Champions League winners, on Saturday. Whoever emerges from that match will then be able to look forward to a plum semi-final against Liverpool on December 18.While Al-Sadd have a world famous coach and some notable players - former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi and the Algeria striker Baghdad Bounedjah - the story of Hienghene Sport is a remarkable one.The amateur side from the French overseas territory are in Qatar, and … [Read more...] about Minnows dream of date with Liverpool at Club World Cup
Klopp can guide Liverpool to Champions League glory, says Matthaeus IMAGE: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp. Photograph: Phil Noble Livepic/Reuters Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has stayed true to the attacking philosophy that won him admirers in Germany and has assembled a squad capable of winning the Champions League, Germany's former World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaeus said. Five-time European champions Liverpool are in the quarter-finals of this year's competition and face fellow Premier League side Manchester City in the first leg at Anfield on April 4.Klopp led his former club Borussia Dortmund to Bundesliga titles in 2011 and in 2012, when they also won the German Cup for a domestic double, and he steered them to the 2013 Champions League final where they lost to arch-rivals Bayern Munich. The 50-year-old took take charge of Liverpool in 2015, where he has bolstered his adventurous brand of soccer with a number of key signings including Premier League top-scorer … [Read more...] about Can Liverpool win the Champions League in two months?
The result leaves Chelsea in third place on 26 points, eight behind leaders Manchester City who play on Sunday, while Liverpool are fifth on 23 points. IMAGE: Chelsea's Willian, left, celebrates after scoring the equaliser. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters A fortunate 85th-minute goal from Brazilian Willian earned Premier League champions Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday after Mohamed Salah's 15th goal of the season looked to have given the hosts the three points. Salah, who was outstanding for Liverpool, had put his team ahead in the 65th minute when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain poked the ball away from a hesitant Tiemoue Bakayoko and the Egyptian pounced to fire past Courtois.IMAGE: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah tries to get past Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp pulled several surprises with his team selection, leaving strikers Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on the bench and giving a start to forward Daniel … [Read more...] about Late Willian goal earns Chelsea point at Liverpool