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Thiago Silva sets the standards at Chelsea, according to Joe Cole, who has lauded the Blues defender for his unbelievable contribution this season.

Joe Cole: Thiago Silva sets the standard at Chelsea

Thiago Silva "sets the standards" at Chelsea, according to Joe Cole, who has lauded the Blues defender for his "unbelievable" contribution this season.
Liverpool have received a significant boost after Virgil van Dijk was authorised to begin ‘light recovery training’ this week.

Liverpool receive boost after Virgil van Dijk returns to light training

Van Dijk was expected to miss the rest of this season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Merseyside derby last month, following his controversial collision with Jordan Pickford.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says Virgil van Dijk has “radiated positivity” at the club since suffering his potentially season-ending injury against Everton last week.

Liverpool have new contract plans for Virgil van Dijk

Contracted to the Reds until 2023, Van Dijk will soon be approached by management about opening talks about a new contract.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was hammered by Reds legends Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness during their 4-3 opening day win over Leeds United.

Liverpool advised to target ‘ready-made’ Virgil van Dijk replacement

Mark Lawrenson has advised Liverpool to target Conor Coady as a "ready-made" replacement for Virgil van Dijk.
Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Frank Lampard after the Chelsea boss warned Liverpool’s coaching staff not to get “arrogant” following their Premier League title win.

Frank Lampard hits back at Jurgen Klopp over Chelsea spending jibe

The German said last week that Liverpool were unable to compete with Chelsea’s spending – which has tipped over £200m – because they were ‘not owned by countries or oligarchs’, and suggested it would take more than transfers to become title contenders.
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS - Paul Childs - Pool

Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 to end hopes of record points haul

Arsenal capitalised on shocking errors from Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to beat the champions 2-1 at The Emirates on Wednesday and end their hopes of a record points tally for the Premier League season.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was more deserving of the Best FIFA Men's Player award in 2019 than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to France great Alain Giresse.

Alain Giresse: Sadio Mane should have beaten Lionel Messi to FIFA’s Best award

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was more deserving of the Best FIFA Men's Player award in 2019 than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to France great Alain Giresse.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

League title allows Liverpool to get ball rolling on ambitious swap deal

Liverpool will make an approach for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the “coming days” as they begin planning for next season after winning the Premier League.
Liverpool fan Ben Price was given a surprise when an ordinary video call was interrupted by Virgil van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk surprises Liverpool fan with video call

The defender had been listening to Price, a member of the LFC Foundation, tell his story about dealing with anxiety and realising a dream to become a barber.
Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool took important lessons from the title pain they endured in 2018-19, with the Reds determined to make amends by capturing the Premier League crown a year on.

Virgil van Dijk admits Adrian ‘misjudgement’ changed Atlético game

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits that a ‘misjudgement’ from goalkeeper Adrian could have cost them Champions League progression.
Liverpool are the 2019 Club World Cup champions following a 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday.

Jamie Redknapp: Impossible for Liverpool to lose title from here

Liverpool have reached a position where it is “impossible for them to throw this away”, says Jamie Redknapp, with the Premier League title seemingly destined to head for Anfield.
Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool took important lessons from the title pain they endured in 2018-19, with the Reds determined to make amends by capturing the Premier League crown a year on.

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool learned from title pain, determined to avoid repeat

Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool took important lessons from the title pain they endured in 2018-19, with the Reds determined to make amends by capturing the Premier League crown a year on.
Tottenham survived a first-half onslaught before Harry Kane delivered the knockout blow at Borussia Dortmund to send Spurs into the Champions League last eight 4-0 on aggregate.

Harry Kane raves about Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool have not lost on Merseyside since a Carabao Cup exit to Chelsea in September 2018, and they are in terrific form at the moment, having won eight of their nine Premier League matches so far.
The list of the 30 players to contend for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award has been released by France Football.

Full list of the 30 nominees for Ballon d’Or

This time Liverpool players are more in the list than any other club players with seven nominees, with their Premier League rival Manchester City right behind with five players, Barcelona has four players in the list while Real Madrid has just two players added to the list.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has vowed to come back stronger after suffering an injury in the club’s Premier League opener against Norwich.

Alisson Becker’s absence raises concern for Liverpool defence

Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Adrian enjoyed a memorable full debut in winning the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul, but Southampton will hope his penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea simply masked a broader problem ahead of Saturday’s clash at St Mary’s.
Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.

Dejan Lovren: Pressure won’t affect Liverpool, we are used to it

Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.
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Netherlands’ Ronald Koeman hails Frenkie de Jong’s defensive display

Frenkie de Jong's defensive aptitude impressed Ronald Koeman as Netherlands beat England 3-1 after extra time to reach the final of the Nations League.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk reveals plan to stop Lionel Messi in semi-final

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has said that they would need to defend together as a unit against Lionel Messi, when they do battle with Barcelona for a place in the Champions League final.

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