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Barcelona 6-1 Girona: Former Liverpool stars Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez run riot

Coutinho celebrates after scoring his first Barcelona goal Saturday, February 24, 2018 Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal since his £142 million move from Liverpool as they thrashed Girona 6-1 in LaLiga. Former Liverpool man Luis Suarez also scored a hat-trick as the league leaders came from a goal down to beat their Catalan rivals comfortably at the Camp Nou. Portu gave the visitors a shock early lead, but Lionel Messi set up Suarez to equalise for an instant equalizer. Messi took on three defenders to score, before rolling…

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Liverpool second after hammering West Ham

Liverpool were a “joy to watch” as they thumped West Ham United 4-1 to move above Manchester United into second place in the Premier League, said manager Jurgen Klopp. Forwards Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all scored in the second half in a resounding Anfield win for the Reds. Klopp told BBC Sport: “You hope for a game like this, and you want to see it, but it’s really rare that you get it. “Today we got it and it’s unbelievably important for us because of the situation…

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Liverpool transfer report: Barcelona and Bayern Munich join Reds in race to sign Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins

Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins is wanted by a host of European giants Thursday, February 22, 2018 Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in landing Liverpool target Gelson Martins before his £53million release clause expires this summer. Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the 22-year-old winger, who has scored five goals in 21 league games for Sporting Lisbon so far this term. As talkSPORT told you last month, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo rates Martins so highly that he even advised his employers Real Madrid to land him…

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Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino speaks out after being cleared of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate

Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino Thursday, February 22, 2018 Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino says he knows first-hand how hurtful racist abuse can be, after he was cleared of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate. Holgate accused Firmino of using a discriminatory term towards him after they were involved in a heated exchange during the Merseyside derby in January. The two players clashed after the 21-year-old Toffees starlet barged the Brazilian over the advertising hoardings and into the crowd during the game. The Football Association have investigated the incident for over a month…

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Liverpool news: FA take no action against Roberto Firmino for alleged racist abuse against Mason Holgate

Firmino and Holgate clashed during an FA Cup game in January Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The Football Association has confirmed it will not be taking any action against Roberto Firmino after an allegation of discriminatory conduct by Mason Holgate. The Brazilian clashed with the defender during the Liverpool v EvertonFA Cup game on January 5, with the Toffees defender alleging he heard a discriminatory term be used against him. He informed the referee at the time, and it was noted in the report filed after the game. However, in a…

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Callum Smith v Nieky Holzken: Liverpool fighter confident of booking George Groves showdown despite late change

Callum Smith will fight live on talkSPORT Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Callum Smith insists a late change of opponent won’t derail his attempts to reach the World Boxing Super Series final. The Liverpool super-middleweight will face little-known Dutchman Nieky Holzken in Nuremberg on Saturday night after Jurgen Braehmer withdrew due to illness. Having prepared for months to face a southpaw in Braehmer, the 27-year-old and trainer Joe Gallagher now have just days to come up with a new game plan. But Smith – bidding to set up an all-British final against WBA…

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Manchester City FC transfer news: Pep Guardiola's side enter race to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Emre Can is expected to leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Manchester City have joined the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who is also wanted by Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus. The Germany international is expected to leave Anfield in the summer when his contract expires, with the 24-year-old hotly tipped to join Juve. However, with no agreement in place with the Italian giants, Can’s next move remains unclear. And, according to Tuttosport, Real Madrid, Manchester City and…

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