A selection of Liverpool Football Club-related stories and titbits you may have missed over the past seven days…
Today marks another major milestone in the redevelopment of Liverpool’s iconic Anfield home. A 650 tonne roof truss, which will form a significant part of the new-look Main Stand, will be lifted into place in a complex civil engineering operation, subject to weather conditions.
After netting his first Liverpool goal in Monday’s 2-0 win over Adelaide United, Kop new boy Danny Ings has been speaking of it’s potential magnitude. “It was a massive moment for me because moving to a new club it can take a little while to settle in,” explained the England U21 striker to LFCTour.com. “I felt in previous games I’ve been lashing at a couple of chances but I thought I took that goal well… I’m just delighted that I’ve got my first goal now and hopefully I can build on that and get many more.”
Departed winger Raheem Sterling has also opened his account for his new club; taking just three minutes to score for Manchester City on Tuesday. The £49m man coolly slotted past Roma keeper Morgan De Sanctis in Melbourne to give City the lead in a pre-season friendly which would finish 2-2. Manuel Pellegrini’s side won 5-4 on penalties.
The goal certainly impressed former Reds team mate Mario Balotelli. The maverick Italian, who is widely expected to follow Sterling through the Anfield exit doors, controversially tweeted: “Well done @sterling31! Best answer. Keep it up. Liverpool fans are amazing but I hope @sterling31 will play at his best because he deserves it. He’s a good guy, young and talented. Support him like you always did.”
Youngster Jordan Ibe, a standout performer on tour so far, is hoping to take advantage of the situation. “Football is about chances,” he told LFCTour.com. “Raheem is a great player but hopefully now I will get a chance to play and prove to the manager that I can play in the Premier League.”
German youngster Samed Yesil has been amongst the goals for Liverpool U21s as they completed their mini tour of Ireland. The 21-year-old bagged a brace in the 6-0 victoru over Waterford United on Friday and also got his name on the scoresheet during Sunday’s 2-1 win over UCD.
Liverpool Ladies saw their recent winning run come to an end at the weekend with a 2-1 home defeat to Notts County Ladies. New signing Rosie White opened her account but it was not enough to secure any points and the female Reds now sit 6th in the Women’s Super League.
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