Liverpool Injury Report vs Crystal Palace: Henderson, Leiva, Lallana, Matip, Klavan, Sturridge

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Liverpool’s quest for a top-4 finish will also include a battle against injuries.Several key players for the Reds will be at less than full strength as they host Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The biggest concerns come in the back, where Joel Matip (thigh) and Ragnar Klavan (knee) both missed time at training this week. Both were training at the end of the week on the side, and will be late fitness tests before Sunday’s contest.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

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Liverpool host Crystal Palace on Sunday as the race for the top-4 hits the stretch run. The Reds sit third in the table and have five matches to go, while all their rivals have games in hand.

Liverpool, as they have throughout the season, will be battling injuries in key spots. On area where there isn’t much concern in recent weeks is at goalkeeper. Simon Mignolet recorded a shutout last week and will be a key factor for the Reds in the final five games.

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Jurgen Klopp Suggests that Liverpool FC Might be his Final Club

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Liverpool Football Club and Manager Jurgen Klopp are indeed a perfect marriage. Since joining the club in October of 2015, and taking over from Brendan Rodgers, Klopp has expressed sentiments conveying that this is club is indeed the right home for him. He has said, at different times over the course of the season that Anfield might or could be the last stop in his career.

In an interview today with German network Sport 1, Jurgen Klopp made comments suggesting that he could retire once his LFC tenure is over.

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Jurgen Klopp is “Really Happy” with Gritty Liverpool Win at West Brom, Reds Moving Third

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Jurgen Klopp is very well known for his extremely emotional style. He is intensity and has no shyness about expressing his intensity. When that competitiveness yields a win, it creates a lot of joy for the Liverpool Manager, and today sees the German admittedly “very happy.”

Liverpool have not won at a club managed by Tony Pulis in 12 matches, so today’s 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion was no doubt a major triumph.

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Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona Transfer Rumors Don’t Worry Jurgen Klopp

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 In this past January transfer window, it was known that both Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in acquiring Philippe Coutinho, to the point that LFC Manager Jurgen Klopp felt the need to issue a warning to the La Liga duopoly.

“We never had any ideas or plans or any talks about him leaving, because he is our player – there are no other ideas, nothing has changed,” Klopp said earlier this season. 

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Liverpool Injury Report vs West Brom: Henderson, Lallana, Mane, Ings, Bogden, Ejaria

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Liverpool heads into Sunday’s match at the Hawthorns still banged up, but getting closer to full health for the stretch run.

Sadio Mane had successful surgery this week on his knee injury and will miss the rest of the season. He should be ready to go in the pre-season.

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Predicted Liverpool Starting XI vs West Bromwich Albion

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Liverpool FC is back at it on Sunday at the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.

The Reds are coming off a 2-1 win over Stoke, where they overcame a halftime deficit to get a valuable three points.

Liverpool will start the day fourth in the PL table, one point behind third-place Manchester City.

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Manchester United, and every other English Premier League Crest, if it were “Americanized”

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You previously saw what would happen if the National Football League became British. If not, then go here to this link and see NFL logos re-imagined in the style and theme of Great Britain. Clubline Football.com took the Premier League and converted the crests to how they would look if they were was branded up like the MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL in America.

Club line took every Premier League team and AMERICANISED them. Sorry, Americanized.

 The infographic embedded below shows you each team in alphabetical order.

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Carli Lloyd in Man City, Crystal Dunn with Chelsea, Alex Morgan at Lyon, How Does NWSL Adjust?

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Despite all the overall substantial infrastructure issues facing the National Women’s Soccer League, the overall outlook is exceedingly positive. When you expand your product, and find a better broadcast deal than the one you held previously, it signals that things are moving in the right direction overall.

However, as the league kicks off its fifth season this weekend, they now must face a new and very real issue to which will have to adjust immediately.

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Steven Gerrard Will Manage Liverpool U18s Next Season

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Steven Gerrard, former England National Captain, one of the greatest midfielders in Premier League history, is now moving up the ranks in coaching.

Stevie G. had said he’d plan to get into coaching once his playing days were over, and he hinted at a future back at Liverpool. In January it was announced today that Gerrard would be the team’s youth coach, and he’d begin his new gig in February.

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James Milner Admits Liverpool FC “have injuries all over the place”

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Liverpool really need all hands on deck now because the club is truly limping toward the finish of the BPL season. In their come-from-behind win at Stoke on Saturday, the Reds were without several key players, but persevered anyway and pulled out a victory.

James Milner, a versatile player who can fit in on the wing, midfielder and the back line if needs be, maintains that the Reds must continue to push on and fight for a top four finish, in spite of all the injury setbacks.

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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List

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Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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