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Liverpool picked up their sixth European Cup by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Spanish capital on Saturday night.

It was their first Champions League success since Gerrard led the Anfield outfit to victory in 2005.

The former midfielder is now manager at Rangers having left Liverpool in 2015.But having seen Jordan Henderson captain his former club to European glory, Gerrard couldn’t help but feel proud.“When Jordan Henderson lifted the Champions League trophy above his head, my first feeling was one of pride,” Gerrard wrote for The Times.“Proud that Liverpool were back at the top of European football and especially proud of Jordan, because I know how hard he works.

“I know the sacrifices he has made, the pressure and scrutiny that he has been under.

“If I had to name someone I regard as the ultimate professional, then Jordan would come right at the top of the list. He is immaculate in the way he lives his life.“Some people don’t see the stuff behind the scenes, the gym work, the way he eats, but he is an incredible role model.

“He is selfless. He puts himself at the back of the queue because he looks after everyone else first.

“He puts Jordan Henderson last.”

Henderson lifted the cup alone in front of his team-mates on Saturday night.

But the 28-year-old wanted manager Jurgen Klopp to join him.”I asked him to lift the trophy with us but he said that was my job,” Henderson added.

“We all love him of course. He’s got a special relationship with the players.

“If you ask the players that he’s worked with previous they’ll say the same. He’s a special manager.

“Us as players are just delighted to be playing under him and learning from him and hopefully we can continue to do that and go again next season.”

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In a hurricane of emotion and adrenaline at Anfield, the electrifying expectation of Liverpool’s home support spiraling around the stadium, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s mind was still.

“Don’t take your eye off the ball, don’t miss a thing.”

Against all logic, Liverpool had erased their 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League. With the aggregate score poised at 3-3 in the semifinal, second leg, the right-back won a corner on 78 minutes. He looked up, placed the ball and shaped to take it before Xherdan Shaqiri requested responsibility for the set-piece. Alexander-Arnold obliged and took slow strides away, before noticing Ernesto Valverde’s men had briefly switched off. He swiveled toward the ball sharply, delivering an inch-perfect low cross that Divock Origi converted to give Liverpool another crack at continental glory.

Alexander-Arnold, who turned 20 in October and is primed to become the youngest starter in consecutive European Cup finals — he was in the XI that lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev last year and is currently preparing to meet Tottenham in Madrid on Saturday — strolls through Liverpool’s Waterfront as he recounts the most iconic moment in his career to date. Manager Jürgen Klopp described the improvisation as “genius” and on the stretch that showcases the city’s majestic stone-clad Three Graces — the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Bulding and the Port of Liverpool — Alexander-Arnold reveals it was all down to conditioning.

“I always try to be one step ahead of my opponents, because that’s how you get the best out of yourself and the better of them,” he tells ESPN. “I’ve thought about that and worked on it since I started at the Academy, but it’s extremely difficult to show it regularly at an elite level. You’re competing against top sides, who are very well prepared and the chance to catch them off guard is limited.

“In that split second against Barca, I noticed the opportunity and I used it.”While “The Trent” — a move born out of game intelligence and now forever stitched into the fabric of famous Anfield nights — has been transported to parks, streets and playgrounds across the globe, Alexander-Arnold simply files it under “job done.”

“I haven’t thought about it beyond what it meant for the game itself and the club,” he says. “It’s hard to sit back and reflect on individual moments or the big wins you’ve been involved in. For us, it’s just another good performance, a good game — nothing more, nothing less, because it’s a results business. Our thinking is ‘That one is done, it’s gone, we need to focus on the next challenge,’ because there is always another match or objective around the corner.

“Whether it was a historic goal or not, the main thing was for us to show how good of a team we are, what we believe we’re capable of and to set a marker down in Europe to ensure every opponent has great respect for Liverpool.”

In January, when Alexander-Arnold signed a new five-year contract with the club, Klopp described him as “one of the most relentless professionals I have met when it comes to focusing on getting better each and every day” and had a message for supporters. “I have noticed he doesn’t have a song from the fans yet, so maybe that is something they can work on. Wow, does he deserve one!

“As a player for Liverpool, he is the embodiment of the sentiment ‘we’re never gonna stop.'”

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DON COWIE reckons Sheyi Ojo would flourish at Rangers, just like his Liverpool team-mate Ryan Kent.

The Light Blues are interested on bringing the 21-year-old to Ibrox this summer on a loan deal.And Ross County star Cowie reckons the winger would move from strength to strength under Steven Gerrard.

The 36-year-old played alongside Ojo during at Wigan in 2015 and could see the youngster’s talent shining through.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Cowie said: “I played with Sheyi four years ago at Wigan and he was still very young at the time – just 18 – but a very talented player.

“It was tough at the time because Wigan were involved in a relegation battle so it wasn’t an easy time to come in and play but you could see in training and glimpses in games that he had loads of ability.”On a day to day basis you could see he was a real talent and despite us being in a perilous position at the time, and playing in pressure games, he always wanted to get on the ball because that’s what he’s all about.

“He’s very tricky, strong and fast. He won’t hide, he wants the ball all the time.

“But it was tough because there wasn’t an awful lot of football being played in our games at that time so it wasn’t ideal for him.

“When you’re a Liverpool player at that age and going on loan to a Championship team, it proves there’s an awful lot of ability there.

“And knowing the circumstances we were in at the time, for Wigan to be confident to take a young player like that in suggests they had done their homework and had every faith in his ability.

“It must be quite daunting for a teenager going into a new dressing room but he took it in his stride and if he goes to Rangers I hope it works out for him.

“He’s a winger who is very direct and wants to be on the ball and get at full backs.”He’s similar to Ryan Kent who we’d all agree took a bit of time to settle in but as the season went on he went from strength to strength.

“I’m sure Sheyi would be the same because it’s different and you need to get used to that pressure of playing for one half of the Old Firm.

“I would be intrigued to see how he handles Scottish football because you have to remember how young he was when I played with him – you can mature a lot mentally and physically in that period of time.

“But purely going on the basis of what I seen and the ability he’s got then if he has improved since then he could be a very good player for Rangers.”

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Don Cowie saw Sheyi Ojo’s talent shine through during training at Wigan only to see it suffocated on a matchday as the club fought a Championship relegation battle.

But the former Scotland midfielder reckons the Liverpool winger could flourish at Rangers as Steven Gerrard looks to make him his latest Anfield loan signing.

Cowie played with Ojo when he was sent on the first of his four loan moves away from the Reds after moving to Merseyside from MK Dons when he was a schoolboy.

Chelsea were even reportedly willing to pay £2million for the then 14-year-old but Liverpool won the race for the signature of a player most recently on loan at French side Reims.

Cowie spotted glimpses of his potential when they were at the Latics but it wasn’t enough to stop Wigan dropping into League One.And the Ross County midfielder says the style of football needed in a relegation scrap wasn’t conducive to a player of his style.

But Cowie believes Ojo could shine at Ibrox in the same way as Ryan Kent and the Staggies star could be up against his old team-mate after winning the Championship with 
the Highlanders.

The 36-year-old said: “I played with Sheyi four years ago at Wigan and he was still very young at the time – just 18 – but a very talented player.

“It was tough at the time because Wigan were involved in a relegation battle so it wasn’t an easy time to come in and play but you could see in training and glimpses in games that he had loads of ability.

“On a day to day basis you could see he was a real talent and despite us being in a perilous position at the time, and playing in pressure games, he always wanted to get on the ball because that’s what he’s all about.“He’s very tricky, strong and fast. He won’t hide, he wants the ball all the time. But it was tough because there wasn’t an awful lot of football being played in our games at that time so it wasn’t ideal for him. When you’re a Liverpool player at that age and going on loan to a Championship team, it proves there’s an awful lot of ability there.

“And knowing the circumstances we were in at the time, for Wigan to be confident to take a young player like that in suggests they had done their homework and had every faith in his ability.

“It must be quite daunting for a teenager going into a new dressing room but he took it in his stride and if he goes to Rangers I hope it works out for him.

“He’s a winger who is very direct and wants to be on the ball and get at full backs. He’s similar to Ryan Kent who we’d all agree took a bit of time to settle in but as the season went on he went from strength to strength.

“I’m sure Sheyi would be the same because it’s different and you need to get used to that pressure of playing for one half of the Old Firm.“I would be intrigued to see how he handles Scottish football because you have to remember how young he was when I played with him – you can mature a lot mentally and physically in that period of time.

“But purely going on the basis of what I seen and the ability he’s got then if he has improved since then he could be a very good player for Rangers.”

Cowie expected Ojo to force his way into the Liverpool first team when he left Wigan four years ago but instead he was sent out on loan again to Wolves and Fulham before his spell in Ligue 1 this season.

He has featured for the first team on a handful of occasions and Jurgen Klopp is set to reward him with a long term deal before rubber stamping his move to Ibrox.

And Cowie said: “The fact Liverpool have kept him then speaks volumes for how highly they rate him and it suggests they see a real player.

“This would be the next step in his ladder for progression. I didn’t encounter him again after he left Wigan as I returned to Scotland shortly after that but it would be funny if I came up against him next season.“I thought he might have gone back and broke through at Anfield but when you’re trying to break into a Liverpool team with the players they’ve got then it can’t be easy.

“He was a confident lad and a great boy to have around the dressing room. I spoke a lot to him and tried to find out a bit about him because of the Liverpool connection and I was desperate for him to go back and do well.

“It hasn’t quite worked out, he’s had quite a few loan spells since then, but if he is a player Rangers sign then he’s definitely one who would get fans off their seats.”

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Real Madrid boss Zidane has been backed to sign Liverpool duo Mane and Salah in recent times.

Salah has been sensationally linked with a move away from Anfield just days after his goal set the Reds on their way to winning the Champions League title.

The Egypt international is reportedly keen to leave the Merseyside giants behind after an argument with Jurgen Klopp earlier this season.Zidane is now back in charge of Los Blancos and eager to steer the side to silverware going forward.

Salah and Mane now appear to be on the radar of the Spanish club but Catalan newspaper Sport say Zidane only wants one player.

And that star is Mane.

Regarding Salah, the Liverpool star has found himself top of Real president Florentino Perez’s shopping list.

Perez is already close to landing one Galactico in the form of Eden Hazard from Chelsea.But the prospect of luring Salah to the Bernabeu appeals.

However, Sport say Zidane would rather sign Mane instead.

The Real Madrid boss feels a deal for Salah would upset a locker room who saw Sergio Ramos vilified for crocking the Egyptian last year.

The Spain international was labelled an ‘enemy of Islam’ after last year’s Champions League final.

And Zidane would prefer to go for Mane instead.However, speaking before the Champions League final win over Tottenham, he insisted he was happy at Liverpool.

“This is always part of football so we have to deal with it but for me the most important thing is Liverpool and I’m happy here,” he said.

“I’m preparing for one of the biggest games for the club and the fans and the players as well, so let’s focus on this one first and win it.

“It’s always a pleasure that this kind of team wants you but don’t forget Liverpool. We beat big teams.”

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​A política da diretoria do ​Grêmio nos últimos anos tem sido aproveitar oportunidades para realizar contratações e reforçar seu elenco. De olho no futuro, um jogador criado nas categorias de base do Tricolor voltou a afirmar que pretende retornar ao clube. O último a chegar em Porto Alegre foi o atacante Diego Tardelli, que ficou sem contrato na China e tinha a intenção de trabalhar com Renato Portaluppi.Neste sábado (1), em entrevista à Rádio Gaúcha, Lucas Leiva reiterou seu desejo de voltar a vestir a camisa do Grêmio. Depois de 10 anos no Liverpool, o volante deixou o clube inglês em 2017 para atuar no futebol italiano.

 

“Renovei com a Lazio e vi alguns gremistas reclamando, dizendo que eu não iria mais retornar para o Grêmio. Sempre falei que minha vontade é jogar no Grêmio novamente, mas é difícil planejar isso hoje. Pode ser que aconteça ou não. O carinho e admiração, continua”, disse o jogador.O retorno ao clube, no entanto, não é nada fácil. Com 86 atuações pela Lazio e quatro gols marcados, acumulando os títulos da Copa da Itália da Supercopa da Itália, Lucas Leiva é um dos grandes nomes no elenco biancoceleste. “É muito difícil pensar a carreira com o coração. Eu criei laços importantes com a Lazio. Tenho muito carinho e gratidão ao Grêmio e gostaria de jogar de novo aí sim. Mas não sei se um dia será possível”, adicionou.

 

Lucas Leiva surgiu no elenco profissional do Grêmio em 2005, quando o clube lutava para voltar à Série A. Ele permaneceu no Tricolor até 2007, sendo parte importante na campanha do vice-campeonato da Libertadores, somando 75 jogos e oito gols marcados. Na sequência, se transferiu para o Liverpool. Nos Reds, foram longos 10 anos, com 346 atuações e sete bolas na rede, erguendo a taça da Copa da Liga Inglesa de 2011/12.

 

Aos que estão criticando o cara: vocês largariam uma vida confortável, segura e com todas as comodidades na Europa para voltar ao caos que está Porto Alegre? Se coloquem no lugar dele. A família vêm antes de tudo. E não acho que ele seja menos gremista por isso. 路
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O time inglês pagou 5 milhões de euros (cerca de 21 milhões de reais na cotação atual) para tirar o jogador do Sul e o vendeu, em 2017, pelo mesmo valor. “Eu mantenho contato ainda com o Gerrard, o Firmino, o Coutinho é um irmão para mim. Das antigas, perdi o contato com o Mascherano, mas volta e meia eu ainda converso com o Suárez”, disse ainda o volante à Gaúcha.

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​Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has spoken about Loris Karius’ nightmare performance in last year’s Champions League final, admitting it was ‘sad’ to see one of his goalkeeping colleagues endure such a difficult night.

 

The Brazilian prepares to help the Reds make amends and take the trophy home 12 months on, as they prepare for a second successive final against Tottenham on Saturday.

 

Even with preparations in full swing, however, many in the Reds camp will be cursed with flashbacks to a year ago, when two errors from Karius and a spectacular strike from Gareth Bale allowed Real Madrid to run out 3-1 winners. Whether as a direct result or not, Alisson was brought in to replace the German months later, and has had a seismic impact on a previously meek defence, winning the ​Premier League Golden Glove and playing his part in a stellar campaign. He refused to wear the number one shirt this season out of respect for Karius, however, and in an interview with ​Globo Esporte, he expressed sympathy towards his contemporary, saying that the errors may have ‘marked’ his career.

 

“We get sad when a colleague has a moment like this, especially in the Champions League final,” he said. “It’s something that marks the player’s career, but we have to go around it, know how to deal with the mistake no matter when it happens.“It’s inherent in the profession. The goalkeepers are more marked because, when an error occurs, 99% of the time ends in a goal and can decide a match, a championship. It sure gives a feeling of sadness, because we know how much we work and dedicate to make things happen in the best way.”

 

Karius was visibly distraught after the match, and following Alisson’s arrival, he left ​Liverpool on a two-year loan to Besiktas to rediscover his best form away from the spotlight.

 

Still a contracted player to Jurgen Klopp’s side, he was invited to watch the final alongside his teammates, but according to the ​Mail, he has opted to remain on holiday, not wanting to serve as a distraction from his parent club’s preparations.Whether or not a Liverpool victory in Madrid would give him a sense of closure remains to be seen, but for Alisson and the rest of the Liverpool squad, it would certainly be the ideal way to round out an impressive debut season and exorcise the lurking demons of a year ago.

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Lazar Marković is not a good soccer player. It would even be fair to describe him as an actively bad one, at least relative to the level expected of players at the clubs that have paid him a sizable salary to do anything but play soccer for them these past few years. And yet, until today, Marković has spent five years employed by clubs in the Premier League—most of that time by the eminent Liverpool Football Club—and has cashed every single one of the fat checks those teams promised him in spite of him doing almost nothing to earn them. For his dogged insistence at being paid every cent he was owed, he is a hero to us all.

Liverpool put Marković on the map when they purchased him in the summer of 2014, back when he was one of the more coveted young attacking prospects in European soccer, for a soon-to-be infamous sum of £20 million. The amount seems paltry now, but £20 million was a hefty chunk of change back then, the kind of money you’d spend only on someone you thought had a real chance to be a star.

Clearly, the powers that be saw something in the then-20-year-old Serbian winger that convinced them to sign him up and hand him a reported salary of £35,000 per week—near the bottom of Liverpool’s payroll, but still a very competitive figure that few teams around Europe could afford for a promising rotation player. In retrospect, whatever they thought they saw in him was an illusion.In Marković’s first and only full season with Liverpool, it was almost immediately obvious he didn’t have the skills to contribute to an elite club. He is fast, and can run past slower guys if he has open space in front of him and a head of steam, but he can’t shoot or pass or even move well in anything other than a straight line, making him essentially useless for any club of a decent level.

After realizing he was useless, the Reds banished Marković from the first team with extreme prejudice. His last appearance for the Pool Boys was a six-minute cameo against QPR in May of 2015, a game remembered only for being the date of Steven Gerrard’s final Anfield goal. After that he went nearly an entire five years without stepping foot onto the pitch in Liverpool colors for a meaningful game.

In spite of Liverpool’s constant efforts to pawn him off on someone else—the Reds loaned him out to Fenerbahçe, Sporting CP, Hull City, and Anderlecht over the years—and to stuff him so far down their own roster in hopes he might flee town just to remember what direct sunlight feels like, Marković clung stubbornly to the club, like a small but aggravating tick that wouldn’t release its bite until it had its fill. Marković made no appreciable impact on any of the clubs Liverpool loaned him out to, never becoming a regular starter and, over the past four seasons, making 41 league appearances for five different teams in four different countries, scoring just four goals. The only time one of the teams that brought him in (Anderlecht) made an effort to sign him permanently at the end of a loan, Marković snubbed them in order to suck down the last drops of cash Liverpool owed him in the final season of his contract.

It wasn’t until this January, coming into the final months of the ill-conceived five-year contract the club handed Marković during that fateful transfer window in 2014, that Liverpool finally got rid of him. On the final day of the winter transfer period, after spending the first half of the season with the Reds’ reserves, Liverpool and Marković agreed to end their contract so that Marković could join eventually relegated Fulham on a free transfer. Fulham gave Marković a contract that lasted to the end of the season.

At last, Liverpool were free of Marković, and Marković free of Liverpool—free to restart his career in earnest in a new permanent home. After playing him in a single match during the back half of the season, Fulham announced today that they have released Marković, making him once again a free agent.

Were Marković a better player, it might be tempting to castigate him for not doing more to realize his potential. Talent is in such short supply in this world, and so many without talent sacrifice so much in a doomed attempt to realize their dreams, that those with talent have a duty to use it well. Marković, thankfully, is different.

In the best case scenario, Marković (who is still only 25) probably would’ve topped out as a middling contributor to a mediocre team in a good league, or as a good player on a good team in a bad league. Marković hasn’t wasted any precious resources in his years steadily siphoning money out of John Henry’s bank account. Instead, he’s been doing the Lord’s work, refusing to let platitudes like “duty” or “honor” or “shame” prevent him from cashing every one of those big checks—the size of which he almost certainly never see again—Liverpool promised him.

Marković is a worker, same as any of us, doing only what he needs to do to make sure the money keeps coming in. He is a positive role model for the salaried wage slave who takes maybe one week off every year despite their employer’s unlimited vacation policy. He is a beacon from a brighter world for the NFL player cast out on his ass by a capricious team’s unilateral decision to cut short his non-guaranteed contract. He is an icon to slackers everywhere, a man who lucked into a high-paying position he was probably never qualified for and had the good sense to ride it out as long as he could, knowing the only true disservice would be to voluntarily bail out the indecently rich company that paid him by turning off the spigot himself.

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Rangers have won their appeal against Jon Flanagan’s two-match ban.

In last weekend’s Old Firm derby, referee Kevin Clancy booked the Gers full-back for elbowing Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Flanagan was then cited by the SFA as complicance officer Clare Whyte reviewed the footage and retrospectively handed Flanagan a two-game suspension.

But the Ibrox club appealed the decision, before a strongly-worded statement, and Flanagan’s red card has now been rescinded.

The incident has sparked controversy between both sets of supporters in why the decision was overturned, pointing the finger at the SFA for their inconsistency. On today’s Football Scotland Daily we look at the IFAB rules in detail and ask if they explain why the card has been rescinded.Violent conduct is classed: “When a player uses or attempts to use excessive force or brutality against an opponent when not challenging for the ball, or against a team-mate. team official, match official, spectator or any other person, regardless of whether contact was made.””In addition, a player who, when not challenging for the ball, deliberately strikes an opponent or any other person on the head or face with the hand or arm, is guilty of violent conduct unless the force used was neglible.”

IFAB define brutality as: “An act which is savage, ruthless or deliberately violent.”

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Marko Grujic will travel with Liverpool for this Saturday’s Champions League final, but admitted uncertainty over his long-term Anfield future.

The Serbian international enjoyed a fruitful loan spell in the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin last term, making 22 appearances and earning regular praise from the club’s manager Pal Dardai.

Despite impressing at Hertha, Grujic’s side were only able to finish 11th in Germany’s top flight and the combative midfielder could once again try and force himself into the thinking of Jurgen Klopp this pre-season. Despite becoming Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager in January 2016, Grujic has made just 14 appearances for the Reds – the same total he managed during a half-season loan spell at Cardiff in 2018.

Earlier this month, Hertha general manager Michael Preetz claimed he had held talks with Klopp over the possibility of keeping the 23-year-old on for another season.

However, Grujic, who is now getting set to cheer on his team-mates in Madrid this weekend, was non-committal in an Instagram post on Tuesday.”Now when the season is over, [I] just wanna take a opportunity to say big THANKS to Hertha fans on fantastic support during the whole season.” he posted.

“Been an okay year for the team,where i think we deserved much more. Speaking back in February , Grujic admitted he viewed himself as a Liverpool player, despite a string of loan spells elsewhere.

“Of course, my target was to be a regular player of Liverpool and I’m still thinking I can do that,” he told ESPN.”In life, it never comes without any issues or problems. It will come, I’m sure. I’m still young, 22, and the time works for me.”

Grujic’s last Liverpool start was a 2-0 defeat at Leicester in the Carabao Cup in September 2017 with his most recent appearance coming as a substitute against Brighton in December that year.

Liverpool will meet Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham in their second successive Champions League final on Saturday for what will be their first-ever game at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.