European Glory in Liverpool FC’s DNA Says UCL Legend Vladimir Smicer

Liverpool FC are in the UEFA Champions League final for the second consecutive season, and should they beat Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1, the Merseysiders will then have sole possession of third place on the list of European Cup/UCL titles won.

As it stands, they are tied with Bayern Munich for third place at five European titles won, trailing AC Milan’s seven and Real Madrid’s 13.

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Jamie Carragher Supports Liverpool Bringing Back Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher would support the idea of his former club bringing back winger Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian left Anfield in a very ugly, long protracted transfer saga, signing with Barcelona for £105 million (which in add-ons rose to £142m) in January of 2018.

Unfortunately for Coutinho and Barca, he’s been a flop at the Camp Nou, and he has not come even remotely close to loving up to his hefty price tag. He had a truly dismal showing against the Reds in both legs of their UCL semifinal tie defeat, and that, reportedly, was the final straw in terms of sealing his exit.

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Raheem Sterling Says He Supported Manchester United as a Boy

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Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, who enjoyed three productive years with Liverpool before moving to the Etihad in 2015, grew up a supporter of a different northwest England club. It was actually Manchester United, the chief rival of both the aforementioned clubs that the Jamaican born English international supported during his childhood.

Ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Watford, Sterling admitted he grew up a Red Devils fan, and he was at the 2007 FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, where he saw MUFC fall to Chelsea. Sterling got his ticket via courtesy of gift from his school, and that memorable experience inspired Sterling to give back 12 years later.

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Liverpool #1, Spurs #2 as England Dominates Global Power Rankings

Liverpool FC are looking very strong as they head into their all-England UEFA Champions League final versus Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1. at arch-rival Manchester United. Their fine form (third highest season point total in Premier League history/most points ever for a runner-up) has resulted in their retaining the top spot this week in Shaka Hislop’s global power rankings.

The table composed by the former goalkeeper and current ESPN FC pundit is a world order, but it’s all Europe this week, and almost every week. With both Euro finals being all-England match-ups, it’s no surprise that British sides dominate the list.

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Oasis Legend Noel Gallagher Trolls Liverpool and Man United After Man City Win League Title

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Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you, Liverpool and Manchester United fans. By now, you should have somehow realized what you gotta do in response to the trolling from Noel Gallagher. The musician and Manchester City super-fan, who served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis, has thrown some massive shade at both United and Liverpool.

Yesterday, Gallagher celebrated with City on the pitch at at the AMEX as his beloved side successfully defended their Premier League title. He then sang the Oasis song and City anthem “Wonderwall” with the players in the changing room.

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Jurgen Klopp Stays Upbeat After Liverpool Finish Second (Video)

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Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool FC to 97 points this season, but it was only good enough for a 2nd place finish in the 2018/19 Premier League. That’s because Manchester City, who successfully defended their league title, finished with 98. In any other season Jurgen Klopp would be hoisting the silverware, and LFC supporters would have seen their long top flight title drought (1990) come to an end.

Liverpool absolutely smashed the record for runner-up points accumulated, as their 97 is eight ahead of 2011-12 Manchester United, who finished with 89. Here in the video below, Klopp speaks to Sky Sports, and his overall message is “we’ll go again!”

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Pep Guardiola Bans Man City Staff from Checking Liverpool Score

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One thing you won’t find today in the trademark grey sweater of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a device giving him updates on the score of the Liverpool versus Wolverhampton Wanderers game. Or at least the device will be off/in airplane mode.

That’s because Guardiola, according to a report from the Sun, has banned his staff from keeping tabs on that contest while his side plays at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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“It’s a tough situation, a tough position in the league for us, one point behind Manchester City,” said Liverpool legend Vladimir Smicer, in our exclusive interview.

“It’s a big final day for us, for 29 years we thought we’re going to win the league and really this year is the year I thought we can do it, and unfortunately for us, Manchester City they’re doing so well.”

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Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Injury Report: Salah, Firmino, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita

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Here we go! This is it Championship Sunday! Liverpool can win their first league title since 1990, provided they win and Manchester City draws or loses. The Reds have a much tougher assignment than the Citizens, as they’ll host Wolverhampton Wanderers, a side that’s established themselves as the best of the rest (beyond the big six) in the Premier League. City, on the other hand, faces a lower table side in Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wolves have clinched seventh place, and they will look to play spoilers here. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has the disadvantage of some injury and fitness concerns heading into this one.

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Liverpool Legend Vladimir Smicer Talks UCL, PL Title Chase, Preseason Tour (Exclusive)

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It was a historic comeback win for the ages on Tuesday night as Liverpool FC beat FC Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield, and with that 4-3 on aggregate in the Championship League semi-finals. They are now back in the UCL final for the second consecutive season, where they will go for their sixth European Cup.

If they beat Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1, the Merseyside club will have sole possession of third place on the list of most European Cup/UCL titles won.

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Liverpool or Tottenham Will See a Trophy Drought End in UCL Final

On June 1, in the capital city of Spain, a couple of streaks will fall by the wayside in the UEFA Champions League Final. The home to Atletico Madrid will see England win its first UCL since Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in 2012.

This match-up, between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, will see a trophy drought end for one of the two clubs. It will also see either the first trophy of the Mauricio Pochettino era at Tottenham, or (pending Championship Sunday’s results) the Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Philippe Coutinho, Ander Herrera

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Manchester United are now in full summer transfer window mode now. Yes, they have one more game to play, on Championship Sunday against already relegated Cardiff City, but it’s pretty meaningless as United are already officially demoted to UEFA Europa League next season.

Why not look ahead to the long and arduous rebuild? Two names to focus on today are the most expensive player in FC Barcelona history, Phillipe Coutinho, and United’s 2016-17 Player of the Year Ander Herrera.

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