Football fumes at Gomez boos & Reds duo score – Friday’s Liverpool FC News

As the international arena takes centre stage, Liverpool’s contingent have had a decidedly mixed start to the fortnight.


We’ve got your back, Joe

You know how outsiders sometimes ask about Liverpool fans not really liking England a lot of the time and how they seem to think it should be equally split in our support?

Yeah, remind them of this next time. The absurd Wembley crowd opted to boo Joe Gomez when he came on for England on Thursday night, for the heinous crime of being attacked by a team-mate.

Thankfully, plenty have stood up to the morons, including manager Gareth Southgate seeking out the Liverpool defender and his family and left-back Ben Chilwell saying the entire squad stands with Gomez.

Southgate also reiterated after the game that Gomez had done nothing wrong whatsoever.

Start him against Kosovo and lock out the ‘supporters’.


When captains collide

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In case you’re not aware, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has started his own new podcast, entitled The Greatest Game. It’s only a few episodes old, but two of the first three guests have been Thierry Henry and Jordan Henderson—it’s clearly one to tune into, if big names discussing all things football is your kinda thing.

Now, we won’t ruin the entire thing for you, as it’s an hour of pretty good listening (we’re not on commission, honest), but two stand-out discussions we will let you in on.

One is Henderson discussing with Jurgen Klopp about his positional switch last season; the other is three key meetings with helped win the Champions League in Madrid.


Mixed news on the international front

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 24, 2018: Senegal's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match against Japan at Yekaterinburg Arena. Sergei Bobylev/TASS

Gomez aside, several Reds have been in action around the world already this week, with more to come over the next couple of evenings.


Derby time

Live local? Weekend plans? Get down to Anfield!

The Merseyside derby takes place on Sunday and Liverpool FC Women will get a long-awaited chance to play their game on the hallowed turf.

Striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk talks about fulfilling a childhood dream, and much of the Reds’ hopes will rest on her shoulders.

So far, we’re expecting around 20,000 fans to be in attendance—so get yourselves down there if possible and add to the occasion.


Quickfire LFC news

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 24, 2019: Liverpool's Joel Matip celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


Around the Prem

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 5, 2017: A photographer reviews his picture of Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp on the back of his camera during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Spartak Moscow. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Man City have lost an appeal to CAS to stop UEFA’s investigation of Financial Fair Play rule breaches (BBC Sport)
  • Arsenal playmaker Dani Ceballos has “refused” to return to Real Madrid next season. If you don’t remember who he is, that’s because he has barely had a touch between the two occasions he’s lost at Anfield this season (Mirror)
  • The Reds’ next opponents are Crystal Palace and defender Gary Cahill has had a bit of a fume at his team-mates over consistency. Did he expect something different from the Hodge and his men? (football.london)


Stupid timing of the day

Incredibly, the Manchester Evening News have picked this week as a time to run a story detailing the occasions Raheem Sterling has “proved he can be captain of Man City and England.”

Yes, correct, that is just a couple of days after he assaulted a work colleague—isn’t that just when we all get talked-up for promotions?


Tweet of the day…check out the thread!


What we’re reading

Great to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain getting back toward his best. The Independent‘s Vithushan Ehantharajah feels he pressed his claim the most in a rampant England win.

And a circus act dedicated the art and craft of Lionel Messi? That’s worth checking out. The Guardian‘s Sid Lowe has the scoop.


Worth watching tonight

Loads! A friendly featuring Brazil vs. Argentina at 5pm and a Euro 2020 qualifier which sees Bosnia-Herzegovina up against a very interesting Italy outfit at 7.45pm are our two big picks.

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