The UEFA ruling in July will deal with the flares during the Sevilla match:
Liverpool have also been charged by UEFA for several incidents during their Europa League final against Sevilla earlier this month.
Their charges are for crowd disturbances and the setting off of fireworks, while Sevilla have been charged with crowd disturbances and the throwing of objects.
Those cases will be dealt with by UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body on July 21.
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Yeah, probably between Karius and Can at this point.
Excited about our new keeper. I read he was voted 2nd best keeper in the Bundesliga. Not too shabby.
Transfermarkt is horrible for valuing young players. They have Renato Sanchez listed at €10m and Bayern just paid €50m+ for him.
This is from the Mirror the other day:
"Manchester United face a battle with neighbours Manchester City if they want to sign Leroy Sane.
The Sky Blues are hoping to persuade the Schalke attacker to snub United and join them instead, according to reports.
The Daily Star claim incoming City boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to land the £35million rated youngster."
Schalke could easily hold out for £40m+ with the type of teams that are competing to sign him.
Transfer Scouting: Loris Karius
With Loris Karius on Merseyside for a medical ahead of a £4.7M move, we take a closer look at the bright young German goalkeeper set to sign for Liverpool within the next few days.
Manuel Neuer is 30 years old and the race is on to determine which bright young German goalkeeper will take over from him following the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Near the top of any list of potential replacements is Loris Karius, currently of FSV Mainz and soon to be of Liverpool Football Club, with the goalkeeper on Merseyside to undergo a medical and complete a £4.7M move to Anfield.
It’s something of a minor coup for Liverpool to be getting a shot stopper as skilled as Karius for such a low price, and that they are is mostly down to the club taking advantage of a unconscionably low buyout clause that was attached to the contract the young goalkeeper signed when he arrived at FSG Mainz from Manchester City on a free transfer.
Goalkeeper | FSV Mainz 05
DOB: 6/22/93 (22) | Height: 6’3” (1.89 meters)
2015-16: 36 appearances | 10 clean sheets
Strengths and Weaknesses: Karius is one of the most highly regarded young German goalkeepers and a nailed on starter for the side that finished sixth in last season’s Bundesliga. His 2.1 saves per goal allowed would put him alongside the likes of Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois in England last season and well ahead of Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet (second worst amongst starting EPL goalkeepers at 1.27 saves per goal conceded), though not in the rarefied air of Petr Cech (2.68) and David de Gea (2.45). Any criticisms, then, come after acknowledging that Karius is a massively talented shot stopper.
If there are any potential issues in his play, it’s that some have lingering concerns about his aerial decision making and distribution game—two things that Simon Mignolet has also been frequently criticized for. His command of the penalty area and tactical understanding is already better than Mignolet’s, though, and Karius was successful on 99% of his aerial claims in the 2015-16 season compared to Mignolet’s 82% success rate. Most concerns in the air arise from some inconsistency when he was younger and that Karius often looks to punch first.
When he does come for the ball, though, he’s fully committed whether it’s in the air or on the ground, and he doesn’t hesitate in commanding his backline from the 18-yard box or from charging out to sweep up danger when he thinks he’s best positioned to deal with it. He is, to steal a scouting term once applied to another Liverpool target, a commanding and vocal presence at the back end of the pitch. At times, as one might have said about that other target, centre half Dejan Lovren, his issues stem from not always being commanding and vocal at the right times and that his distribution can sometimes seem less than polished.
In any case, Karius is at his strongest as an instinctive shot stopper, and he knows how to take good advantage of his 6’3”, 180lb frame, reacting quickly and willing throw himself into traffic and in front of onrushing attackers when called upon. His reaction speed and reflexes are probably the strongest part of his game right now, and reactions are the part of a goalkeeper’s game that are hardest to coach and develop. Technique, consistency in reading the play and decision making, and even handling and kicking can all be worked on.
Reaction speed is a different matter, and if the ability to read and react instantly and instinctively to danger is what sets apart the world class goalkeepers from the average ones, Karius really does have world class potential. The only question there, as in any case where potential is involved, is the whether he can bring up his overall game up to the point where he’s truly world class.
Summation: Karius is only 22 years of age, three years younger than was Simon Mignolet when he arrived on Merseyside with his own set of question marks and a great deal of talk about how if he could raise his overall game to match his abilities as a pure shot stopper, he could maybe even be world class. For those looking for a reason to doubt, that’s where they’re to be found—in the fact that Karius does still need work. That he remains rough around the edges.
For all his skill, for his superb reflexes and imposing build, for the way he instinctively bolts off his line to sweep up danger and hurls himself into traffic fearlessly, he’s not the finished product just yet. He will make mistakes. His aggression off his line will occasionally backfire and leave him stranded. He will choose to punch catchable balls leading to unnecessary turnovers. He may even punch and miss on occasion, especially if he finds it harder to get to the ball in the Premier League with its laxer standards of officiating.
He already does at least seem an improvement over the Simon Mignolet that so frustrated Liverpool fans in 2015-16, though, and he's arriving to be the number one at Liverpool. Hopefully the fans will have the patience to stick with Karius though any stumbles and rough patches—and hopefully the club have the right people coaching him towards taking that next step—because he’s young and massively gifted, and if he can come good, Liverpool could have themselves a marquee goalkeeper for a bargain basement price.
This fires me up.When he does come for the ball, though, he’s fully committed whether it’s in the air or on the ground, and he doesn’t hesitate in commanding his backline from the 18-yard box or from charging out to sweep up danger when he thinks he’s best positioned to deal with it.
I'm excited for a new keeper and that cheap price makes it even better
Sane is going nowhere for less than £35-40M and, I'm guessing, Champions League football on offer.
In slightly Where Are They Now? news, Pako Ayestaran (first team coach under Rafa) just signed a long-term deal with Valencia. Glad to see it – he was always a favorite of mine and it was a shame when Benitez sent him packing.
Reading that Zielinski is done.
Zielinski seems like a more athletic, bigger version of Allen. Mahoud is an all-rounder (complete midfielder). Zielinski would be in the 3 in our 4231 or in the midfield 3 of a 433, whereas Mahoud is definitely in the 2.
My 2 cents FWIW
I've also seen that BVB are looking at himPiotr Zielinski move to Liverpool breaks down?
Piotr Zielinski's proposed move to Liverpool is reportedly "at risk", according to the player's agent.
The 21-year-old was thought to be on the verge of a move to Anfield earlier this month, but talks have since stalled and are now in danger of breaking down altogether.
The Poland international had also been linked with Roma, although agent Bartlomiej Bolek revealed that that potential switch could be on the verge of collapsing as well.
"Is the Liverpool move at risk? Yes, maybe," Bolek told ForzaRoma.info.
"It's difficult to say [whether Roma are still interested]. At the moment the lad is totally concentrated on the Euros."
Silent commit, or recruting for other teams...
The £45m rumors for a 26 year old winger playing in Protugal gives me record setting soft $#@!. I pray these rumors aren't true.
That doesn't seem like a Moneyball move at all. Seems out of the norm for Klopp too.
£45M is insane for pretty much anyone. That's Kevin DeBruyne money. I remember Brahimi from an absolute screamer he scored a couple years back in CL, but this strikes me as pure paper talk.
Has to be bull$#@!. I'm not sure I'd want him for £15M, let alone £45M.
Silly Season is here.
Roy's already broken Studge.
Daniel Sturridge missed training today which makes him a doubt for England 's friendly with Australia.
WTF?!?!?! If we do keep him on, we should put something in his contract regarding playing for Roy being VERBOTEN.
Echo reporting that Sturridge was just given a rest today and is expected to play against Oz. (So he'll get injured in that game.)
We're in for a left back, and it's NOT Hector or Chiswell. Solid enough that it made Sky:
Or not:Liverpool have made an offer for left-back Raphael Guerreiro, according to the Portugal international's French club Lorient.
French-born Guerreiro - who is in the Portugal squad for Euro 2016 - is being chased by the Reds and three other clubs this summer, according to Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes, but he says none of them has offered enough money for the 22-year-old.
"No one wants to see Raphael leave, especially the president," Hayes told Ouest France.
"The fourth one shouldn't take too long to be made [officially] but for the moment none of them satisfy us.
"We're calm. We don't need to sell to balance the books."
Guerreiro, who has won five senior caps for his country to date, joined Lorient from Caen in June 2013 and helped Portugal's Under-21s to second place at last summer's European U21 Championships in the Czech Republic.
22 years old, already capped by Portugal. Worth £5.6M according to TM. I've personally never heard of him though. Any opinions?Despite those quotes, Goal.com seem 100% sure that Liverpool have not tabled any bid for the player. As reported on their website:
Liverpool have not bid for Raphael Guerreiro despite Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes claiming as much.
The Reds have distanced themselves from any links with Guerreiro as they continue to pursue a shortlist of targets, which does not include the defender.
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Outside of the back and forth Goetze news, I'm having a difficult time getting too interested. So many names that I've never heard of to look up. Hope Sturridge is ok. That's about all I got right now.
Announced a bunch of friendlies today (besides ICC). Here's the current schedule:
July 8: Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool – Prenton Park. 7pm BST.
July 13: Fleetwood Town v Liverpool – Highbury Stadium. 7pm BST.
July 17: Wigan Athletic v Liverpool – DW Stadium. KO 4pm BST.
July 20: Huddersfield Town v Liverpool – John Smith’s Stadium. 7.45pm BST.
July 27: Liverpool v Chelsea – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California. 8.30pm Pacific time (4.30am BST, July 28).
July 30: Liverpool v AC Milan – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California. 7pm Pacific time (3am BST, July 31).
August 6: Liverpool v FC Barcelona – Wembley. 5pm BST.
I was thinking of renewing my LFCTV Go subscription (let it expire a year ago). Does anyone know if they support Chromecast yet? I looked on Roku and nothing there, but I'd hope / expect they have at least got Chromecast support.
So instead of the Rogers' strategy of paying extra for English players, Klopp is going after players from the continent that are half as expensive but have more actual experience?
Big potential Sakho news. Fingers crossed. From the Echo via L'Equipe.
Mamadou Sakho is no longer suspended. Worth a month imposed a precaution by UEFA on April 28, has not been extended by the European body and the French international defender Liverpool (26) is now allowed to resume operations professional.
In all likelihood, Sakho, who had tested positive in a doping test after the eighth-final second leg Europa League against Manchester United (1-1), March 17, is likely to be relaxed in a few days.
The arguments presented by its English lawyers were retained: the fat burner that has ingested was not on the list of unauthorized products, its line of defense from the start.The doping charge was therefore eliminated.
Does he still have a chance to rejoin the group if Didier Deschamps Jérémy Mathieu does not recover sufficiently from his injury in the calf? The coach has to make its final list for Euro May 31 ...
$#@! UEFA. They suspended him for substance that wasn't banned and weakened our team during the league run-in and the Europa final. I'd sue the $#@! out of them.
$#@! the $#@! off UEFA. Joke of an organization.
I'd figure out how much money LFC loses from not being in the Champions' League group stage, not hosting three UCL matches at Anfield and based on co-efficient and value of players, how far LFC would have gone in the UCL or Europa and sue UEFA for that amount times two.
Lfc has to take some sort of action against UEFA for this
Some dodgy links to Higuian popped up today
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I can only recall one game in the past three years not broadcast live (and that was tape delayed) in the last three years. I haven't seen the value in LFCTV yet. Interested in thoughts about that. FYI - I'm with DirecTV and my home internet situation(terrestrial satellite) is not conducive to much streaming.
You can watch the yutes as well but none of them really ever play for the 1st team in the current climate so it's basically a time waster.
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