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Misfit Liverpool Striker Wants Showdown Talks With Jürgen Klopp

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 11: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Christian Benteke of Liverpool celebrates after heading the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 11, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Christian Benteke’s first season at Liverpool has not gone quite as well as he would have hoped. Big things were expected of the Belgian international striker following a £32.5m move from Aston Villa last summer, but Benteke has found himself largely on the fringes of Jürgen Klopp’s side. Multiple reports over the past few weeks and months have suggested that Liverpool were …

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French Report: Liverpool Send Scouts To Watch Paris Saint-Germain Star

<> at Camp Nou on April 20, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool rebuilding project looks like it will be quick yet comprehensive this summer. With Joël Matip and Marko Grujić already arriving, Piotr Zieliński heavily linked and further reinforcements to replace the likely departures of Christian Benteke, Joe Allen and Martin Skrtel, not to mention Mamadou Sakho’s suspension and the probable signing of a new goalkeeper, it promises to be a period …

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Should Daniel Sturridge’s Europa League Snub Have Him Worried About His Liverpool Future?

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Substitute Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool walks to the bench past Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 6, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Though he still enjoys messiah status at Liverpool, a misstep from Jürgen Klopp at the Madrigal showed on Thursday night that he is human after all. Robbed of Divock Origi for the Europa League semi final first leg against Villarreal, Klopp decided to use Roberto Firmino in an advanced role rather than play Daniel Sturridge up front – a decision which backfired …

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Liverpool V Dortmund: Klopp Reportedly Planning Surprise Change Up Front

DORTMUND, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA - APRIL 06: Head coach Juergen Klopp looks on during the Liverpool FC press conference prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Signal Iduna Park on April 6, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)

Liverpool are set to compete in arguably the biggest game of their season so far this evening when they face Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion in the Europa League quarter final first leg. Despite the enormity of the tie, there are strong rumours emanating from the Liverpool camp that star striker Daniel Sturridge is set to be dropped from tonight’s starting …

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Hope Fading Fast For The Sinking Ship That Is Aston Villa

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Aston Villa fans display a club flag during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Hull City at Villa Park on May 3, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

The sacking of Remi Garde spelled a new era for Aston Villa as one of England’s oldest clubs prepare for life in the Championship. The Frenchman was brought on board to help steer Villa out of their nose dive – but instead, they ended up spiraling even faster. It’s been without a doubt one of the worst club/ managerial campaigns in Premier …

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Two Liverpool Stars Could Join Premier League Rivals This Summer According To The Guardian

HULL, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Jake Livermore of Hull City takes on Joe Allen (L) and Jordon Ibe of Liverpool (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KC Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Hull, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

With so many players being linked with Liverpool already ahead of this summer, it was inevitable that rumours of departures would also surface. With Marko Grujić and Joël Matip already confirmed to be arriving at Anfield in the summer, and others including Polish international Piotr Zieliński, Köln left back Jonas Hector and Bayern star Mario Götze rumoured to also be on Jürgen Klopp’s summer …

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Atlético Madrid Join The Chase For Struggling Liverpool Striker

during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Anfield on August 17, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Christian Benteke has been enduring something of a nightmare at Liverpool this season. The Belgian international has found himself on the bench more often than not this year as manager Jürgen Klopp has preferred Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and even attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino ahead of him. In fact, one suspects that still-in-crutches Danny Ings would be called on ahead of …

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp Once Had A Bizarre Reason For Not Signing A Player

during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 6, 2016 in London, England.

As a manager, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has become synonymous with displays of exuberant celebrations from the touchline. It was, however, a celebration that cost a player the chance to work with the title-winning German. Speaking to the Mirror, Dortmund marketing director Carsten Cramer revealed that Klopp turned down the chance to sign a particular striker during his time at the Signal Iduna …

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Watch: Alan Pardew Loses His Cool In Interview With Sky Sports Reporter

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Alan Pardew manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Crystal Palace at Stadium of Light on March 1, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Well, that got awkward… Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew felt hard done by in today’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side secured the three points right at the death thanks to a highly controversial penalty awarded to substitute Christian Benteke, who converted the resulting penalty himself. Pardew was none too pleased with the decision, and in the post-match interview …

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Bayern Star On Liverpool’s Radar As Klopp Plans Summer Overhaul

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 29: Mario Gotze of FC Bayern Munchen during a training session prior to the UEFA Super Cup match between FC Bayern Munchen and Chelsea at Stadion Eden on August 29, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jürgen Klopp got his first taste of Wembley with Liverpool on Sunday, and is seemingly prepared to do the necessary to make sure it becomes a regular occurrence. Summer overhauls have become something of a tradition at Anfield recently – but with a manager in place that the fans would have over almost every one of the playing squad, this …

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Jordan Henderson Believes “World Class” Sturridge Can Make The Difference For Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates his goal with Daniel Sturridge during Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on August 10, 2014 in Liverpool, England.

It’s amazing what having a confident, mobile forward option can do for a team’s morale. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has hailed the impact of long-term absentee Daniel Sturridge’s return to the first team, insisting that his comeback will have a marked effect on his side’s performances from here on out. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds captain has said that “world …

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Jürgen Klopp Both Defends And Warns Misfiring Liverpool Striker

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jurgen Klopp (C), manager of Liverpool celebrates his team's 3-1 win with his players Christian Benteke (L) and Dejan Lovren (R) after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England.

It’s fair to say Liverpool striker Christian Benteke hasn’t been having the best of seasons. The £32million forward has looked like a square peg in a round hole for much of the campaign, and a series of high-profile missed chances have left his confidence in tatters. The latest couple of misses – at Upton Park in midweek – arguably cost Liverpool …

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5 Talking Points From Liverpool Vs Manchester United

It wasn’t pretty in the clash of England’s two biggest clubs, but Manchester United won’t care as they pulled off a classic smash and grab victory at Anfield in order to take three crucial points. The victory keeps them within touching distance of the top 4. Despite it being a largely dull affair, there are still plenty of talking points …

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Cowardly Liverpool Players Are Testing Jürgen Klopp’s Loyalty

Jürgen Klopp once referred to his Dortmund side as having a “monster mentality”. The term came after he had seen his team come from behind to beat Mainz just days after thrashing Ajax 4-1 away in the Champions League. At Upton Park on Saturday, the only beast Klopp’s Liverpool were channelling was the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz. Having nervously …

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How Can Jurgen Klopp Solve Liverpool’s Anfield Conundrum?

Jürgen Klopp’s arrival on Merseyside in October sparked immense excitement amongst Liverpool fans who had grown tired of watching Brendan Rodgers’ side’s struggles in the early stages of the season. After losing 3-1 at Old Trafford in September, Rodgers went on to draw five of his last six games 1-1 as manager with three of those deadlocks coming at home …

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