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Liverpool will ruthlessly get rid of starting defender this summer

Liverpool will definitely not renew Kolo Toure‘s contract, and instead will release the ageing Ivorian – our best player in the Europa League Final defeat to Sevilla, reports the Echo. The 35-year-old took suspended Mamadou Sakho’s place in our starting XI towards the end of the season just gone, ahead of Martin Skrtel, and in […] The post Liverpool will ruthlessly get rid of starting defender this summer appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.

Liverpool’s 4th signing, after Karius, named by Telegraph

Liverpool have already acquired Joel Matip on a free transfer, Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade, and according to Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph, Loris Karius will wrap up a £4.7m switch from Mainz in the coming days. After the German goalkeeper completes his Merseyside transfer, Liverpool will look to finalise Ben Chilwell’s deal from […] The post Liverpool’s 4th signing, after Karius, named by Telegraph appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.

Mario Gotze’s ‘all-out’ Facebook post practically ends Liverpool transfer plans

Carlo Ancelotti must have persuaded Mario Gotze to stay at Bayern Munich, as the playmaker seems to have completely changed his tune regarding a move away from the Allianz Arena. The German World Cup winner told Bild (via Telegraph) yesterday that he was positive about his future in Bayern under the incoming Italian. “I look forward […] The post Mario Gotze’s ‘all-out’ Facebook post practically ends Liverpool transfer plans appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.

German legend says Liverpool are well-placed to sign star players

Despite Gotze’s reported comments to BILD today, it still looks like the will he/won’t he saga is going to be rumbling on for a long time during the summer. Whether or not we’ll eventually get our man remains to be seen, for ex-Liverpool and German star Didi Hamann thinks we are well-placed to sign global […] The post German legend says Liverpool are well-placed to sign star players appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.

Liverpool legend claims lack of European football is a blessing

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has claimed that the lack of European football at Anfield next season will be a blessing to Liverpool. We played more games than any other top-flight side in Europe in 2015/16 – including going all the way to two cup finals. Klopp was frequently critical, bemoaning the lack of time he […] The post Liverpool legend claims lack of European football is a blessing appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.

FA to make heart-warming gesture in honour of Hillsborough victims

The English Football Association have reportedly offered to donate the FA Cup to the City of Liverpool in honour of the Hillsborough victims. According to SkySports, the gesture has been in the minds of the FA bigwigs for a long time, but last month inquest ruling has pushed it to “the top of the agenda”. […] The post FA to make heart-warming gesture in honour of Hillsborough victims appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.

Benfica join Liverpool and Porto in pursuing Braga Star

Portuguese champions Benfica have joined Liverpool and Porto in the race to sign Braga left winger Rafa Silva, according to Abola. The 23 year old has a release clause in his contract of €20million (£15m) but there are some complications for any prospective bidder due to who owns the player. While 30% of Silva’s sporting

Gordon Strachan passes on advice to new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

The former Liverpool boss was unveiled as the Scottish champions’ 18th manager on Monday after agreeing a one-year rolling contract.Scotland boss Strachan knows what it is like to operate in Glasgow’s East End having led the Hoops to three successive titles during his stint in charge between 2005 and 2009.And he says Rodgers should lap up every minute of his time in Scotland.Speaking at the draw for the Homeless World Cup, which is being staged in Glasgow in July, Strachan replied when asked what advice he would give the new man: “Enjoy itIt’s a fantastic place to workI think it’s going to be a right go.

Liverpool target German international defender

Liverpool are targeting Germany left back Jonas Hector, according to Italian website Calciomercato.com. There has been growing speculation about a need for a new left back after Alberto Moreno’s poor showing in the Europa League final with many pundits including Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman criticising the Spaniard’s display.