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Looks like Salah is in the group. Was beginning to wonder.  Now,  five more on a part with him and old s Sage will go back to sleep until August.  YNWA!

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The deal that will see the defender move to Pride Park Stadium is subject to a medical and the completion of paperwork.

Wisdom has made 22 appearances for the Reds and scored one goal during his time with the club, having risen through the Academy ranks to reach the first team.

His only strike came on his senior debut – a Europa League group-stage tie against Young Boys in September 2012.

Wisdom joined Derby on loan for the duration of the 2013-14 season and then embarked on temporary stays with West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Red Bull Salzburg in each of the subsequent campaigns.

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Ground staff at Anfield are working on the summer project to improve the playing surface and overall quality of the pitch ready for the new campaign.

The changes will see a new automatic irrigation system installed to help improve drainage from the pitch. It will allow the surface to be watered prior to kick-off in under three minutes. Anfield will also be the first stadium in the UK to fit the unique 'Permavoid' irrigation system which will speed up drainage, especially in wetter months.

In addition, a new undersoil heating system has been put in place which will help aid growth and also prevent the ground from freezing during the winter months. As part of the undersoil heating system, over 19 miles of pipeline has been put in place to ensure optimum conditions for maintenance and grass growth. Eight heat and moisture sensors have been installed to help monitor the best growing environment for the pitch.

Over 40,000km of artificial grass fibres will be stitched into the layers of sand beneath the pitch, which will be composed of 97 per cent organic grass and three per cent artificial grass fibres.

On the pitch renovations, Andrew Parkinson, LFC’s operations director, said: “We have a number of significant projects ongoing across the stadium during the summer months. The pitch renovation is a major piece of work which the whole team are really excited about ahead of the new season.

“This is another significant investment at Anfield making further important improvements like installing state-of-the-art drainage and irrigation systems that will ensure our players have the best playing surface for the seasons ahead.”

Interesting Anfield pitch facts…

Over 19 miles of pipeline has been installed under the pitch as part of Anfield’s new undersoil heating system.
Specialised installers will inject over 20 million individual artificial turf fibres into the pitch at Anfield.
Over 40,000 km of artificial fibre will be stitched into the pitch during the renovation – the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference.
Over ½ ton of grass seed will be sown into the pitch at Anfield. This in turn will produce approximately 250 million grass plants. Each grass plant typically has around five leaves meaning that players will be playing football on approximately 1.25 billion individual blades of grass.
The club uses Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass which is the strongest and most hardwearing grass for sports pitches. There are approximately 1,000 types of Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass around the world and our ground staff use four of the best cultivars to grow Anfield’s hallowed turf.
Once grown, the pitch at Anfield is cut and tended to daily.
Ground staff use 12 large grow lights and three small grow lights to cultivate the grass on the pitch. One grow light includes a tent which is can be used over the goalmouth where the temperature and humidity can be controlled to speed up growth.

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The tournament, which will be held at Allianz Arena on August 1 and 2, will see the Reds tackle hosts Bayern in their opening game.

Napoli will take on Atletico in the day’s earlier clash, with the winners of those matches meeting in the following evening’s final, while the losers will go head-to-head in the third/fourth-place play-off.

Advance sales for the pre-season showdown between four European heavyweights have already begun, and tickets are highly coveted. In 2015, Allianz Arena was sold out for the tournament, with 140,000 spectators attending across both days.

Tickets are available at www.audicup.com, with day tickets starting at 20 Euros.

The Audi Cup premiered in summer 2009 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Audi brand. Since then, the tournament has been held every two years. Bayern Munich have won it three times, while Barcelona were victorious in 2011.

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The schedule for the new season was revealed on Wednesday morning, with the Reds set to get things under way at a ground where they earned a 1-0 victory last term courtesy of Emre Can's stunning overhead kick.

Other standout fixtures include a home meeting with neighbours Everton on December 9, with the return at Goodison Park scheduled for April 7.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's other great rivals Manchester United visit Anfield on October 14, before Jürgen Klopp and co head to Old Trafford on March 10.

Check out the Reds' fixture list in full below.

Please note that all fixtures are subject to change for the purposes of television coverage or due to participation in European competition.

August

12 – Watford (A)
19 – Crystal Palace (H)
26 – Arsenal (H)

September

9 – Manchester City (A)
16 – Burnley (H)
23 – Leicester City (A)
30 – Newcastle United (A)

October

14 – Manchester United (H)
21 – Tottenham Hotspur (A)
28 – Huddersfield Town (H)

November

4 – West Ham United (A)
18 – Southampton (H)
25 – Chelsea (H)
29 – Stoke City (A)

December

2 – Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
9 – Everton (H)
13 – West Bromwich Albion (H)
16 – Bournemouth (A)
23 – Arsenal (A)
26 – Swansea City (H)
30 – Leicester City (H)

January

1 – Burnley (A)
13 – Manchester City (H)
20 – Swansea City (A)
30 – Huddersfield Town (A)

February

3 – Tottenham Hotspur (H)
10 – Southampton (A)
24 – West Ham United (H)

March

3 – Newcastle United (H)
10 – Manchester United (A)
17 – Watford (H)
31 – Crystal Palace (A)

April

7 – Everton (A)
14 – Bournemouth (H)
21 – West Bromwich Albion (A)
28 – Stoke City (H)

May

5 – Chelsea (A)
13 – Brighton and Hove Albion (H)

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The Reds No.10 took up the armband as he played just over 70 minutes in a convincing win for Tite's men, who bounced back from last week's 1-0 defeat to Argentina at the same ground.

Diego Souza's brace, which sandwiched strikes from Thiago Silva and Taison, ensured Brazil signed off the 2016-17 season in style at the MCG.

Coutinho's maiden outing as skipper got off to a dream start as the Selecao opened the scoring with just 11 seconds on the clock.

Giuliano made the most of an errant pass out from the back, nipping in to pinch the ball and laying on a chance for Souza, who sent a low shot into the far corner.

With just under half an hour gone, the striker believed he had doubled his personal tally with a fine chipped finish from David Luiz's through-ball, but was adjudged to have erred offside in the build-up.

Australia looked to shore things up after that let-off and, with the pitch proving problematic on occasions, the visitors were struggling to find the final pass needed to extend their lead.

The quality of the surface mattered little in the 62nd minute, though, as Coutinho's brilliant free-kick was headed powerfully onto the bar by Luiz and his fellow centre-half Silva managed to nod home in the ensuing melee.

And, as a young Australian team began to tire, the quality of their opponents began to tell more and more.

The gulf in class between the sides was underlined when, 20 minutes from time, a brilliant exchange in the box ended in Taison coolly arrowing a backheeled assist into the bottom corner.

Aussie goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak continued to perform heroics in the hosts' goal in the aftermath of that strike but there was still time for Tite's team to grab another.

With the game entering injury time, Souza climbed highest from a Willian corner to head in and put the seal on a blistering performance from Coutinho and co.

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If the Premier League gets its way, it could be coming very soon.

According to The Times, the prospect of 7.45pm kick-offs is being seriously considered by clubs.

It has also been reported that late-morning Sunday kick-offs are on the agenda, in a bid to appeal to the Asian market.

That would mean games kicking off at either 11.30am or noon, peak time in the Far East.

The next TV broadcasting deal, which takes effect from the 2019-20 season, will see the number of live games increased. This season saw 168 games screened, but the plan is to increase that to at least 190, and possibly more than 200 in the next two years.

The idea, The Times report, was discussed at a meeting of Premier League chairmen in Harrogate last week. Liverpool were represented by principal owner John W Henry, chairman Tom Werner and new chief executive Peter Moore.

Such a move is unlikely to sit well with match-going supporters, who already face significant disruption due to fixture changes forced by television scheduling.

Liverpool, for example, had just six traditional ‘Saturday 3pm’ kick-offs last season, with 29 of their matches screened live on television.

Despite that, figures show that Sky’s Premier League TV audiences fell by 14 per cent last season – with the TV giants insisting that is evidence of changing viewing habits among supporters. It is reported that Sky GO and Now TV mobile subscriptions rose by 31 per cent.

The Premier League’s existing TV deals with Sky and BT Sport are worth £5.14 billion for the domestic rights over three years, and the total TV income with overseas rights included is £8.5 billion.

Bids for the next broadcasting contract will be invited before the end of 2017, with the outcome likely to come in February.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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Kylian Mbappe is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market with Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid all linked with the striker.

Monaco are said to have already knocked back a number of record-breaking offers for the 18-year-old believed to be in excess of £100million.

However, French newspaper L'Equipe claim Liverpool are also in the hunt to sign the teenager.

And the report says Jurgen Klopp held talks with the France international's representatives last month in an attempt to get a deal done.

L'Equipe claim Klopp is promising Mbappe a starring role in Liverpool's squad and will use him as a focal point of the team.

The move would make sense with the Reds lacking an out-and-out striker following the demise of Daniel Sturridge this season.

Klopp has instead deployed Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi through the middle and Sturridge has been tipped to depart Anfield this summer.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has also promised new signings, revealing last month a striker and winger would be a priority.

“We will bring in players, yes, of course. The squad will change in a few positions and we will still have young players,” Klopp said.

“With the problems we had in January and February of course it was clear.

“The injury of Phil [Philippe Coutinho] in November, Sadio [Mane] not available in January, Danny Ings not in for a long time, Daniel Sturridge not at 100 per cent and then out.

“Should we have for this another striker, another winger? Yes, it felt like this in these moments.”

L’Equipe also claim PSG made contact with Mbappe’s representatives but have been knocked back.

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique supposedly wants to meet Mbappe’s party in person to discuss a possible move.

“Should we have for this another striker, another winger? Yes, it felt like this in these moments.”

Source: Daily Express

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The 23-year-old has 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and is yet to hold discussions over an extension.

Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of the midfielder and the Reds have already held initial talks with Oxlade-Chamberlain’s representatives.

Liverpool hope to lure Oxlade-Chamberlain to the club by promising him a central midfield role and the Daily Express claim they are willing to pay up to £40m to sign him.

That would eclipse the £35m the Merseyside giants paid for Andy Carroll in 2011 but they need to convince Oxlade-Chamberlain to make the move first.

The Gunners remain hopeful of agreeing on a new contract with the midfielder but Oxlade-Chamberlain has reservations over his position in the side.

Should he show no signs of signing a new deal, Arsenal will look to prise as big a fee as possible for Oxlade-Chamberlain from Liverpool.

Source: Metro

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The publication of the retained list, following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season last month, confirmed several departures from the club.

Goalkeeper Alex Manninger has confirmed his retirement from the professional game after spending the final year of his career with the Reds.

Academy players Tom Brewitt, Jake Brimmer, Jack Dunn, Madger Gomes, Kane Lewis and Adam Phillips will also leave the club this summer.

Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks all of the players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future.