14 of the Most Inspirational Football Quotes

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Motivation has a significant impact on the quality of performance across all sports. In fact, it is vital because it is the only influencing factor in sports performance that a player can control. Other factors, such as natural ability and the quality of opposition, are often out of the athlete’s control. That said, here is a collection of the most famous motivational sports quotes made by footballers.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs FC Porto (UEFA Champions League)


Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has outlined the ambition for his side, and he promises that his Reds will go full bore on Tuesday night against FC Porto. It’s the first and Anfield leg of the two sides’ UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie, with the meeting at Porto next week.

Liverpool have never lost a European match against Porto in six previous meetings, so you have to really like their chances of getting a result in this match. Should the Reds advance through to the semifinals, they’ll take on the winner of Manchester United vs FC Barcelona.

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Liverpool FC vs Porto Injury Report: Gomez, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aboubakar

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The UEFA Champions League campaign restarts in midweek with the quarter-final round commencing on Tuesday night. Liverpool may have what seems like the best draw on paper in FC Porto, but manager Jurgen Klopp has promised his side won’t let up, not one bit for this one. 

Klopp and Liverpool have ambition, the German said, and you know they don’t want to disappoint the home crowd, well aware of just how special Anfield can be on European nights. Let’s take a look at the injury and unavailable report for both sides in this match.

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‘Very ambitious’ Liverpool to Go All Out vs Porto Says Jurgen Klopp


Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool probably got the best draw possible in FC Porto for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, but that doesn’t mean the next tie will be easy. On paper, Porto is probably who you want to be facing, but Klopp promises his team will not let up.

In a season in which judgment has been passed by plenty of outside pundits on what Liverpool’s priorities should be, the German made it known that the Reds will be going all out in midweek.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC


Last time out, it looked like fate is tipping its hand towards Liverpool FC finally ending their long league title drought. The way they beat Tottenham Hotspur at home, and the manner in which they did, really makes it seem like the long-awaited silverware is in their destiny.

Even manager Jurgen Klopp himself described the win as “ugly.” Up next is a trip to the south coast, where several Reds will get the chance to face their former club- Southampton FC. Let’s take a look at who Klopp may select in his first team on the pitch in this one.

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Liverpool FC at Southampton Injury Report: Van Dijk, Gomez, Long, Lemina


Liverpool FC make the journey south to take on what has essentially been their “farm club” in recent years, Southampton FC. Several Saints have moved up to Anfield in recent years, with one in particular, the world’s most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk, a top storyline heading into this one.

Jurgen Klopp had been sweating on the Dutchman’s fitness for this match, as he picked up a knock in the thrilling win over Tottenham last weekend. However, Klopp just confirmed earlier today that VVD will be fit and available for this match, having trained with the rest of the squad.

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Jurgen Klopp Calls Liverpool Win Over Tottenham “slightly ugly”

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels his side is a bit of a victim of their style points success. The German said, following the Reds’ gritty 2-1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur today that the victory was “slightly ugly,” and that people have come to expect more entertainment value of Liverpool FC, given the reputation for exciting play that they have developed in recent years.

Still, a win in the Premier League’s biggest match of the weekend puts them back atop the table over Manchester City by two points, who currently have a game in hand on the Reds.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC

The last time that Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool met, back in mid-September, it was supposed to be the match that opened the new stadium at White Hart Lane. That original new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opening date kept getting delayed and delayed, and now Spurs’ next home league fixture will be the very first in the new venue.

The youth team has played one “test match” already, with Spurs alumni to play a second test match tomorrow.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur

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The stakes just could not be any higher as Liverpool FC welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Merseyside tomorrow in a match featuring two sides that need every single point possible in the final run in. For the hosts, seven games remain in their quest to claim the club’s first league title since 1990 (that’s before the Premier League era began).

For the visitors, eight games are left as the north London side hopes to secure a top three finish for the fourth season in a row. The two sides have 53 times in Premier League play, with 24 Liverpool wins, 14 Spurs victories and 15 draws.

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Liverpool vs Tottenham Injury Report: Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, TAA, Dier, Winks

The final international break of the 2018-19 season is now over, and with it we turn our focus to the headliner match-up of the Premier League weekend- Tottenham Hotspur at Liverpool. It’s going to be, arguably, the biggest league fixture that Anfield has seen since 2014.

Let’s take a look at the fitness situation for both sides, starting with the hosts. Defender Joe Gomez has now returned to training, and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to return next week. Gomez is in contention to feature in this one while The Ox could be available by next weekend or so, potentially.

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Joe Gomez Back in Training, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Returns Next Week

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Liverpool are getting a nice fitness boost for the run in as defender Joe Gomez has returned to training, and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to return next week. The Reds are getting healthier and healthier at the right time, as they look to secure their first league title since 1990.

Gomez, who has been out of action since fracturing his leg at Burnley way back on December 5, could actually be in contention for Sunday, when Liverpool hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the weekend’s biggest headliner fixture.

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Liverpool FC vs Tottenham Hotspur: Very Early Match Preview

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By Joseph Connolly

The end of the season is creeping ever closer, and the battle for critical points is now on. On Sunday 31st March Liverpool will host Tottenham Hotspur, and tensions are sure to be high. Liverpool is currently sitting at the top of the table with Tottenham in third place with a points gap of fifteen.

Both teams are going to be looking to win, but for very different reasons, bonusbets.com looks at the current state of play.

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