2019 Liverpool FC Summer Transfer Window Analysis, Season Preview

Liverpool FC have had a rough summer preseason- that’s not news. It’s not a hot take either, as Reds manager Jurgen Klopp would freely admit that his side struggled during many of the exhibitions, and that their preseason was highly unorthodox, and not in a good way.

Of course, do you when the time is for worrying about preseason friendly results? Never, that’s when. Besides, LFC looked much better in the season curtain raiser, playing reigning champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the Community Shield on Sunday, before eventually bowing out on penalty kicks. 

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Norwich City

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Liverpool, coming off a season in which they achieved the highest points total in Premier League history for a runner-up, begin the quest to take the next step up on Friday night. The Reds will host newly promoted Norwich City in the season opener of Premier League play.

LFC came oh so close to finally ending their league title drought last season, accruing a points total that has only been exceeded two teams ever- Manchester City’s last two title winning sides. However, everyone is back at 0 this weekend.

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Philippe Coutinho Drawing Interest from Tottenham, but not Arsenal

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Philippe Coutinho has had a failed stint at FC Barcelona, and the Catalan club are reportedly looking to  recoup some of the money lost on the astronomically massive investment they made in the Brazilian. The former Liverpool man has been linked with a return to the Premier League, and the names of almost all of the big six clubs have been mentioned.

A return to Anfield has been been ruled out by LFC manager Jurgen Klopp, and the transfer narratives linking Coutinho with Manchester United have been discredited by his agent.

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Liverpool FC’s Season Prospects Rise as Preseason Performances Improve

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Liverpool FC have had a very rough summer preseason- that’s not news. It’s not a hot take either, as Reds manager Jurgen Klopp would freely admit that his side struggled massively during most of the exhibitions, and that their preseason was highly unorthodox, and not in a good way.

However, they looked much better in the season curtain raiser, playing reigning champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the Community Shield on Sunday, before eventually bowing out on penalty kicks.

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Liverpool FC Make Backup GK Switch: Simon Mignolet Sold, Adrian Acquired

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There has been a summer transfer window shakeup on the Liverpool FC goalkeeper depth chart. The names below No. 1 Alisson Becker have changed now, with Simon Mignolet now off to Club Brugge for £8 million and free agent Adrian coming in as his replacement.

The Belgian international heads to Brugge on an initial transfer fee worth £6.4 million, with the potential to rise up to £8m if certain performance add-ons are met. Mignolet, who lost to his starting place to Loris Karius, who then lost it to Alisson, ends a six year run at Anfield.

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Pep Guardiola Hits Out at Jurgen Klopp Over Transfer Spending Claims

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If you’re not all that into the Community Shield tomorrow, then perhaps the Jurgen Klopp vs. Pep Guardiola potential feud in the making will pique your interest. Klopp v. Guardiola could develop into the Premier League’s next major manager rivalry, and developments from yesterday’s pre-Community Shield press conferences could really ignite the fire for feud here.

Liverpool and Manchester City will meet in tomorrow’s season curtain raiser at Wembley, and Guardiola admitted yesterday that he’s bothered by Klopp’s talk of City being in “fantasia land” when it comes to transfer spending on player acquisition.

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Liverpool vs Manchester City: Community Shield Team News, Injury Report

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Happy Community Shield Eve Eve. Domestic treble winners Manchester City will tangle with European champions Liverpool FC at the national stadium this weekend in the season’s curtain raiser. The Community Shield kicks off Sunday, August 4, 2019 (8/4/19) at Wembley Stadium in London, England, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Is it a less than meaningful friendly? A high intensity trophy game? Something else entirely, residing somewhere in the middle? Well, it’s all in the eye of the beholder, but we have everything you need to know in this preview guide right here.

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Community Shield: Liverpool and Manchester City Starting XI Predictions

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The Community Shield matches the previous season’s Premier League and FA Cup champions to raise the curtain on the season. However, with Manchester City winning both pieces of silverware (to go along with the League Cup, and thus accomplish a very historic domestic treble last season), the opponent will be the league runner-up and that’s Liverpool FC.

While the Community Shield is a glorified friendly to most, and doesn’t count all that much to some, it is still a trophy match. And it’s important to get off on the right foot and set a good tone for the campaign ahead.

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Klopp, Mane, Salah and Van Dijk Make FIFA Award Short Lists

FIFA’s The Best awards will take place Sept. 23 in Milan, and there is a very high probability that a prominent winner (or two) will have Liverpool FC ties. The Best short list was announced on Wednesday, and Liverpool landed three of the final ten on the player of the year award short list.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp also made the cut for his category, and the plaudits just goes to show how much winning Champions League truly means. Liverpool are the only club in the world with four individuals to make the two lists, while Ajax and The Netherlands each had three.

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Liverpool Defending Concerns Jurgen Klopp Ahead of Community Shield

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Liverpool FC have so much to play for in 2019-20. They’ll look to retain their title as European champions. The Reds, who finished runners-up in the Premier League last season and with the third highest point total in PL history, will also seek to end their long domestic title drought (1990).

Then you also have the two domestic cup tournaments, FA and EFL, to go along with two trophy games: the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on August 14 and the Community Shield versus Manchester City on Sunday. So there’s six different pieces of silverware to play for right there, and Reds supporters are hopeful that their season doesn’t resemble the dreadfulness of the summer exhibition preseason.

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Jurgen Klopp Explains Why Liverpool’s Preseason Has Been So Poor

In just six days, the FA Community Shield will be here, with Liverpool FC and Manchester City set to clash in the 2019-20 season curtain raiser. On Friday, the preview press conferences will be staged. That’s how close we are to getting the new season kicked off, and it’s clear that Liverpool are a long ways off from being ready.

The Reds went winless on their preseason exhibition tour of the United States, looking especially abysmal in the friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium 10 days ago. Remember, it’s just preseason, and yes, the Reds have been missing many of their key players, due to international duty, but the results have still been difficult to watch this summer.

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Liverpool FC Announce Signing of Record-Breaking Youngster Harvey Elliott

Record setter Harvey Elliot has officially completed the switch from Fulham to Liverpool FC. The 16-year-old winger/midfielder became the youngest to feature in a Premier League match last May when he played for the Craven Cottagers against Wolverhampton Wanderers last May.

He was aged just 16 years and 30 days at the time, and he makes the move up to a giant club after just three senior team appearances with the now relegated side.

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