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Suso keen on future Liverpool return

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 18:17
Forward reveals there is a release clause in his contract at the San Siro

Last Updated: 20/05/18 5:05pm

Suso scored eight goals for AC Milan this season Suso scored eight goals for AC Milan this season Suso scored eight goals for AC Milan this season

Suso says he is open to a return to Liverpool and highlighted the allure of Premier League football after enjoying a resurgence in form with AC Milan.

The Spaniard, who has hopes of representing Spain at the World Cup in Russia, left Anfield on January 15 after an unsuccessful four-and-a-half years at Liverpool.

"Premier League football is different, I would call it special: I would like to play for Liverpool again someday. I grew up there and it is a big club."

Suso

Suso was limited to 21 first-team appearances but since his low-key arrival for £1m at the San Siro, has re-established his reputation, helping Milan to the Coppa Italia final while the appointment of Gennaro Gattuso as head coach has resulted in an upturn in Serie A results.

"Premier League football is different, I would call it special: I would like to play for Liverpool again someday. I grew up there and it is a big club," Suso told the Observer.

"I'm very happy at Milan. Always when there are rumours about me leaving I reiterate that I am happy here and I think the club is with me.

"I have a release clause and that was something both the club and my agent wanted. If the club wants to continue to be among the top sides and count on me then I am here for them."

Suso struggled to assert himself at Liverpool Suso struggled to assert himself at Liverpool Suso struggled to assert himself at Liverpool

Suso's former club Liverpool meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday and the 24-year-old insists, despite his struggles at Anfield, that he matured during his time in English football.

"In a sense I became a man before I became a footballer. It was very hard with the lifestyle and language.

"But to this day I remember everything. I did not play that much but I got to know Steven Gerrard and be a team-mate of players such as Luis Súarez, Philippe Coutinho and Jamie Carragher. I'll never forget my experience at Liverpool.

"My heart is torn: if Real Madrid win it will make me happy because it is a Spanish team winning but then if Liverpool win I will be equally happy because it is my former club."

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'I'm glad I'm not facing Zidane on the pitch'

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 18:10
Jürgen Klopp is grateful he has to defeat Zinedine Zidane from the dugout rather than on the pitch when Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday night.
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Report: Ladies edged out by Chelsea in season finale

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 17:01
It was a frustrating end to 2017-18 for Liverpool Ladies after they lost 3-2 to Chelsea Ladies at Prenton Park on Sunday afternoon.
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'I've trained 13 years for CL final'

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 16:00
By Zinny Boswell

Last Updated: 20/05/18 3:34pm

Trent Alexander-Arnold has scored twice in 11 Champions League games Trent Alexander-Arnold has scored twice in 11 Champions League games Trent Alexander-Arnold has scored twice in 11 Champions League games

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold says he has "trained 13 years" for the forthcoming Champions League final against Real Madrid.

The 19-year-old right-back has been a key figure in Liverpool's Champions League campaign this term, missing only one game in the knockout phases - their last-16 second leg draw against Porto.

Alexander-Arnold was able to keep Premier League champions Manchester City quiet in the quarter-final, but he faces the daunting task of marking the tournament's top scorer - Cristiano Ronaldo - in the final on May 26.

"I have trained for 13 years for these moments, these types of games," Alexander-Arnold told The Telegraph.

Ryan Giggs hopes Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final so that Gareth Bale can win the trophy for a fourth time Ryan Giggs hopes Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final so that Gareth Bale can win the trophy for a fourth time

"You prepare yourself for it without even knowing. I will keep working hard in the next few days to get better, to improve, to get to a new level.

"That is the main thing, to keep striving, to focus on myself and make sure I get a good game. Then there is more chance of me not giving him [Ronaldo] too many chances to do what he does best."

Gareth Southgate named Alexander-Arnold, who had never previously been called up to the national team, in his 23-man England squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia.

"Even though the timing has been a surprise - I never felt right now I would be going to a World Cup - I always dreamed I would be going at some point," he added.

"I have thought things over in my mind millions of times growing up. Every situation that has happened I have imagined."

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'Do it for the boss!' - the drama of LFC's 2001 trip to Kiev

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 13:18
Liverpool's trip to the Olimpiyskiy Stadium for the Champions League final brings back memories that will never leave Phil Thompson.
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Real Madrid latest: Squandered lead and Ronaldo returns

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 12:51
Real Madrid squandered a two-goal lead as they signed off their La Liga season with a 2-2 draw at Villarreal on Saturday night.
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'Ronaldo has had 15 seasons like Salah'

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 12:50
By Husmukh Kerai

Last Updated: 20/05/18 6:49pm

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 42 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions this season Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 42 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions this season Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 42 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions this season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Both players will go head to head when Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev.

Ronaldo has scored 42 club goals in all competitions this season, while Salah has scored 44 goals in his debut season at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah won this season's Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals Mohamed Salah won this season's Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals Mohamed Salah won this season's Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals

The two players are likely to be front-runners in the race to win the Ballon d'Or later this year but Liverpool boss Klopp does not believe there is any personal rivalry between the two.

He told Liverpool's website: "They all have qualities. It's not about having the better individual, usually it's about playing the better football. For that to happen, you need all the others as well."

Klopp also insisted Salah has some way to go before he can consider himself to be at the standard of Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who have both consistently scored over 40 goals a season for over a decade.

He added: "Mo played a fantastic season but Cristiano has played 15 seasons like this. He has scored something like 47,000 goals - crazy numbers.

Ryan Giggs hopes Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final so that Gareth Bale can win the trophy for a fourth time Ryan Giggs hopes Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final so that Gareth Bale can win the trophy for a fourth time

"Why should we compare? At the time of Pele nobody compared Pele to other players and asked, 'Is he as good as him?'

"Now we have Messi and Ronaldo. They have dominated football for a few years and there are so many other good players.

"Messi and Ronaldo are in the final moment very often in the right position to score a goal and that's the most difficult thing to do in the world. That's why they are where they are.

"The Ballon d'Or is always between them. It's well deserved. When they stop playing football we will miss them, 100 per cent."

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Read Sunday's LFC transfer rumours

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 12:14
Visit our dedicated Media Watch section for all of the latest LFC-related transfer speculation and newspaper stories.
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Ramos: We can't let Liverpool be inspired in Kiev

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 12:08
Sergio Ramos acknowledged that stopping the pace and energy of Liverpool's attack is a priority for Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
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Besiktas boss hints at Talisca switch to Liverpool

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 11:07
Besiktas coach Senol Gunes has revealed that the Turkish outfit won't be signing Anderson Talisca from Benfica, and hinted that the 24-year-old could already have a deal in place with Liverpool.
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Nabil Fekir move to LFC is '99 per cent complete'

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 10:47
Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool is reportedly close to completion as Jurgen Klopp eyes his first signing of the transfer window.
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'LFC have been remarkable - it's going to be a fantastic final'

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 10:33
Real Madrid will need to perform at the peak of their powers to overcome a Liverpool team who have enjoyed a 'remarkable' season in Saturday's Champions League final.
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Jürgen Klopp: We won't change for Real Madrid

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 10:25
Jürgen Klopp will neither ask nor expect his Liverpool players to stray from their trademark attacking approach in the Champions League final.
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Match preview: Ladies host Chelsea at Tranmere Rovers

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 10:00
Liverpool Ladies bring the 2017-18 season to a close when they host Chelsea Ladies at Prenton Park on Sunday.
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McAuley on the mark as young Reds beat Ajax

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 18:41
It was a fine end to the season for Liverpool U23s as they completed their 2017-18 programme with a 3-2 win away at Ajax in a friendly encounter on Saturday afternoon.
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Juve expect to sign Can after final

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 18:10
By Lyall Thomas

Last Updated: 19/05/18 5:34pm

Emre Can looks set to complete a move to Juventus later this month Emre Can looks set to complete a move to Juventus later this month Emre Can looks set to complete a move to Juventus later this month

Juventus expect to announce the signing of Emre Can on a free transfer after Liverpool's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who has not played for the Reds since March because of a back injury, formed a pre-contract agreement with Italy's double-winning side during the January transfer window.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been trying to get Can to stay and sign a new deal at Anfield, but it now appears certain the German will leave the club when his contract expires next month.

Giuseppe Marotta says Juve expect to announce Can as their player after the Champions League final Giuseppe Marotta says Juve expect to announce Can as their player after the Champions League final Giuseppe Marotta says Juve expect to announce Can as their player after the Champions League final

Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta told an Italian broadcaster on Saturday: "I'm confident we will be able to announce Emre Can after the Champions League final."

Can was left out of Germany's provisional World Cup squad last week, as he continues to recover from an injury that has put a potential May 26 appearance in Kiev in doubt.

He has been an instrumental part of Liverpool's success this season, making 37 appearances in all competitions and scoring seven goals.

Liverpool signed Can from Bayer Leverkusen in a £10m deal in 2014, and he has since made 166 appearances and scored 14 goals.

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'We've got a great chance' - Souness and Dalglish on LFC's CL hopes

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 17:30
Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish have faith that Liverpool's current crop can follow in their footsteps by lifting the European Cup in Kiev next week.
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Nabil Fekir boss drops Liverpool transfer hint

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 17:11
Lyon manager Bruno Genesio has dropped a hint that Nabil Fekir is set to play his final match for the club this weekend.
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Pick up your Ladies programme v Chelsea

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 15:00
Liverpool Ladies host Chelsea in the final game of the 2017-18 Women's Super League at Prenton Park on Sunday afternoon - make sure you pick up an official programme if you're heading to the game.
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What's on: This week's LFC community events

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 14:00
Check out a schedule of local community events planned by the LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours teams in the coming week.
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