A selection of Liverpool Football Club-related stories and titbits you may have missed over the past seven days…
This Saturday represents Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s final game at Anfield ahead of his summer move to MLS side LA Galaxy. The 35-year-old has admitted there could be tears, saying: “It will be emotional, not just for me, but for my family. I’m sure there will be a few supporters that are emotional too. After 17 years, that’s just the way it’s going to be.”
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Friedel has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season. The 43-year-old American, currently on the books of Tottenham Hotspur, made 31 appearances for the Reds between 1997 and 2000.
Dynamic Brazilian Philippe Coutinho is amongst the awards yet again scooping the club’s official April Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards. The POTM accolade is his fifth of the season.
Reds shot-stopper Simon Mignolet, who is in the running for the Premier League Golden Glove award, has been named Player of the Year by the Liverpool Former Players Association.
Liverpool U21s ended their campaign on Monday evening with a dramatic 4-4 draw against Norwich City. Jordan Williams, Ryan Kent and Cameron Brannagan had given Michael Beale’s side a commanding 3-0 lead at half-time but the spirited visitors fought back to level before Sheyi Ojo converted a late penalty. Just as the youngsters looked set for victory, Josh Murphy completed his hat-trick for the Canaries, who were also down to 10-men by this stage.
Liverpool Ladies’ difficult start to the new Women’s Super League continued on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 defeat to Notts County at Meadow Lane. The season now takes a break for the World Cup in Canada, and the reigning league champions will resume their season on July 12 against Arsenal.
The new LFC home kit, manufactured for a first time by New Balance, is officially released today (Thursday May 14). Get yours from major sports retailers, all official club outlets and in the online store. Click here to read our thoughts on it.
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