LONDON (AP) — Liverpool required an 81st-minute penalty from James Milner to secure a 2-1 win at relegation-threatened Fulham and return to the top of the Premier League on Sunday.
Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out
MUNICH (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp's Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of the last 16 on...
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley 4-2 in high winds and occasional driving rain on Sunday, reducing Manchester City's Premier League lead back to one...
Liverpool regains verve with 5-0 thrashing of Watford
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both scored twice as Liverpool brushed aside concerns about its recent struggles by thrashing Watford 5-0 Wednesday to stay top of the...
Liverpool beats Bournemouth to reclaim Premier League lead
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool reclaimed the Premier League lead with a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday as Juergen Klopp's team showed no sign of jitters in the tightening title race.
Liverpool held by West Ham as title challenge falters again
LONDON (AP) — With points dropped for the second consecutive game and a title challenge getting jittery, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is keen to transmit serenity.
After all, Liverpool is still top of the English Premier League by three points despite being held 1-1 by West Ham on Monday after also drawing with Leicester in the previous game.
Liverpool extends lead to 5 points after draw with Leicester
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool missed a chance to move seven points clear of Manchester City in the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester on Wednesday.
The leaders couldn't build on a goal after 121 seconds by Sadio Mane at a snowy Anfield, with Leicester equalizing through Harry Maguire in first-half injury time and causing Liverpool problems in the second half.
African Cup pushed back 6 days because of Ramadan
CAIRO (AP) — This year's African Cup of Nations in Egypt has been pushed back by six days to cater for Ramadan and allow Muslim players time to rest and recover after a month of fasting.
The Confederation of African Football said Monday the tournament will now kick off on June 21 instead of June 15. The final was put back six days to July 19. The move came after a request from a group of North African nations and CAF approved the delay at a special executive committee meeting on Saturday.
Egypt to host African Cup, Salah player of the year again
Egypt will replace Cameroon as the host of this year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, giving newly-crowned continental player of the year Mohamed Salah a chance to shine on his home stage.
The Liverpool forward won the African player of the year award for a second successive year, making Tuesday a double victory for Egypt.
Salah, Mane, Aubameyang compete for African award
CAIRO (AP) — Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three finalists for the African player of the year award in a repeat of last year's shortlist.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, Senegal.
The Confederation of African Football announced the finalists on Tuesday from an original list of 34 players.
Firmino scores 3 as Liverpool destroys Arsenal 5-1
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino scored his first Premier League hat trick as Liverpool rallied to a 5-1 win over Arsenal to open a nine-point lead at the top of the standings on Saturday.
Liverpool bounced back in emphatic style to going behind in the 11th minute in another statement of intent as the team marches toward a first league title since 1990, and its 19th overall.
Towering Van Dijk the center back Mourinho desperately needs
Jose Mourinho's dire need for a top-drawer center back at Manchester United will be brought into sharp focus when his team comes up against a defender whose commanding presence has laid the foundations for Liverpool's English Premier League title challenge.
Title-chaser Liverpool comes from behind to sink Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Juergen Klopp had to bring rested stars off the bench to ensure Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday and move back within two points of leader Manchester City.
After Liverpool gambled by making seven changes, Jack Cork put Burnley ahead in the 54th minute.
James Milner equalized in the 62nd and Klopp sent on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who converted from close range within four minutes of his arrival.
Salah on list of nominees for African player of year
CAIRO (AP) — Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been put on a list of 34 players in the running for the African player of the year award.
The Egypt international won the award last year.
Other big-name nominees announced by the Confederation of African Football include Sadio Mane of Senegal, Alex Iwobi of Nigeria, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria.
Liverpool beats Watford 3-0, Firmino ends EPL goal drought
WATFORD, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino ended his English Premier League goal drought and Mohamed Salah also scored as 10-man Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start by winning at Watford 3-0 on Saturday.
Firmino headed in a late third for Liverpool at Vicarage Road, for his first top-flight goal since Sept. 15.
Trent Alexander-Arnold's brilliant free kick made it 2-0 after Salah opened the scoring — with his sixth goal in his last seven club games — in the 67th minute from Sadio Mane's cross.
Mane agrees new long-term deal with Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool on Thursday.
The length of the deal was undisclosed by the English Premier League club, but media reports suggested it would run until 2023.
Mane joins fellow strikers Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in signing new contracts in the last six months.
Milner milestone in vain as Arsenal holds Liverpool 1-1
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool midfielder James Milner's 50th English Premier League goal was not enough to secure victory as his side had to settle for 1-1 against fellow title chaser Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The teams had first-half strikes ruled out for offside and the visitors were particularly unfortunate to see Sadio Mane's effort disallowed.
Mane-inspired Liverpool 3 points clear atop EPL
Promoted Cardiff was unable to pull off Mission Impossible.
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said before his team's visit to Anfield it was "virtually impossible" for any side to win there this season. So it proved on Saturday, when Liverpool's dynamic forwards produced another masterclass in front of goal to win 4-1 and move to the top of the English Premier League.
Mane double helps Liverpool beat Cardiff and go top of EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool marched three points clear at the top of the English Premier League after crushing promoted Cardiff 4-1 at Anfield on Saturday.
With morning leader Manchester City not in action until Monday's visit to Tottenham, Liverpool went ahead early on.
Mohamed Salah, who scored his 50th goal for the club midweek, took his tally to 51 in 66 Liverpool games after Mane's 10th-minute shot was blocked.
Madagascar reaches first African Cup, Egypt also qualifies
Madagascar reached its first African Cup of Nations on Tuesday, also becoming the first team to qualify for next year's continental championship.
Senegal and Egypt soon sealed their spots as well, despite playing without injured stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Sadio Mane breaks bone in hand, out of Senegal qualifier
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sadio Mane has broken a bone in his left hand while away with Senegal for African Cup of Nations qualifiers and won't play against Sudan on Tuesday.
Senegal team doctor Abdourahmane Fedior says the Liverpool forward was injured in the home qualifier against Sudan on Saturday, when Senegal won 3-0.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse confirmed Mane won't be considered for the return game in Khartoum although he has still traveled to Sudan with the squad.
Liverpool survives Alisson’s mistake, beats Leicester 2-1
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool survived an embarrassing mistake from Brazil goalkeeper Alisson to beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday for a fourth straight win to open the Premier League season.
Attempting a Cruyff turn in his own area to get round Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Alisson got the ball caught in his feet and lost possession. Iheanacho squared the ball for Rachid Ghezzal to make it 2-1 in the 63rd minute.
City’s unbeaten run in EPL ends with 4-3 loss at Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City's 22-match unbeaten start to the Premier League came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Liverpool in a wild and thrilling game at Anfield on Sunday.
City finally faltered at a ground where the team has a long history of struggles — with just one league win in 37 years — and was ultimately undone by nine minutes of mayhem, when Liverpool hounded City's defense and scored three goals.
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Mohamed Salah won African Player of the Year on Thursday, a reward for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool.
Salah won ahead of Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the other finalists at the Confederation of African Football awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana.
Klavan grabs late winner for Liverpool at Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Ragnar Klavan headed home from close range in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn Liverpool a 2-1 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Monday.
The Estonia defender got on the end of a nod-down by fellow center back Dejan Lovren to grab the winner at Turf Moor, sealing Liverpool's third straight win and cementing fourth place in the standings for Juergen Klopp's side.
Liverpool grabs late winner; struggling Stoke loses again
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool scored a goal in the fourth minute of injury time to beat Burnley 2-1 away in the Premier League, while Mark Hughes' job as Stoke manager was looking increasingly fragile after the team's loss at home to Newcastle on Monday.
Ragnar Klavan headed home the winning goal at Turf Moor as Liverpool earned a hard-fought victory without three of its "Fab 4" attack, with Roberto Firmino demoted to the bench and both Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah declared injured.
Coutinho scores 3, Liverpool routs Spartak 7-0 in CL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Four months after asking to leave Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho scored a hat trick wearing the captain's armband to propel the club into the Champions League knockout stage on a record-setting night for English soccer.
The Brazil playmaker headlined a devastating display by Liverpool in its 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday, with the other three members of the attacking "Fab 4" — Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah — also scoring.
Substitute Salah scores 2, Liverpool beats Stoke 3-0
STOKE, England (AP) — Even when he's a substitute, Mohamed Salah can't stop scoring.
The Egyptian international's purple patch continued with two more goals as Liverpool enjoyed a controversial 3-0 win at Stoke in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was lucky to stay on the field with the score at 1-0 after a wild hack at Mame Diouf but referee Martin Atkinson only gave a yellow card.
Sevilla draws after Liverpool wastes 3-goal lead in CL
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — With their team down 3-0 after only 30 minutes, some Sevilla fans started heading out of Sanchez Pizjuan-Stadium.
They left too soon.
Sevilla recovered from Liverpool's blitz start by salvaging a 3-3 draw with an injury-time equalizer in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Mane returning early to Liverpool after recurrence of injury
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane is returning to Liverpool after being released earlier than expected by Senegal following a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
The forward helped Senegal beat South Africa 2-0 on Friday to secure a place in its first World Cup since 2002.
The teams will meet in a return match on Tuesday, but Senegal has said Mane will not be involved because he is still feeling an injury that caused him to miss five games for Liverpool recently.
Liverpool wins at West Ham in EPL as Mane returns to action
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool won at West Ham 4-1 and it was no coincidence Sadio Mane was playing in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The result marked the first time Liverpool recorded back-to-back league victories since August.
Mane, who was restored to the Liverpool starting lineup by Juergen Klopp after missing five games with a hamstring injury, set up both of Mohamed Salah's goals. Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also found the net.
Klopp happy for fit-again Mane to play for Senegal
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is happy for Sadio Mane to play for Senegal in its crucial World Cup qualifiers, even though the winger has only just returned from a hamstring injury sustained on international duty last month.
Liverpool says Sadio Mane out for up to 6 weeks
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool says Sadio Mane could be out for six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty with Senegal.
Mane was substituted in the 89th minute of Senegal's 2-0 win over Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
The winger could miss six Liverpool matches, starting with the visit of Manchester United to Anfield on Saturday and also including a trip to Tottenham as well as Champions League games home and away against Maribor.
Without Mane, Liverpool struggle to 1-1 vs Burnley in EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool failed to overcome the absence of suspended forward Sadio Mane as it was held by Burnley to 1-1 at Anfield in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Scott Arfield gave Burnley the lead against the run of play but Liverpool levelled just three minutes later through Mohamed Salah.
Despite trailing in almost every match stat, Sean Dyche's side held firm to continue its impressive start to the season.
Coutinho is back but problems run deeper at Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Philippe Coutinho's belated return to the Liverpool team adds an extra layer of ingenuity to a forward line that promises to be one of the most thrilling in European soccer this season.
Entertainment is unlikely to be in short supply at Anfield now that the front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will be prompted from midfield by Coutinho, who has been reintegrated after his unsettling offseason when he was wooed by Barcelona.
Man City routs Liverpool 5-0, perfect Man United start ends
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool went from dishing out a humiliation to being on the receiving end of one.
Ederson a doubt for City Champions League opener after clash
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has allayed concerns over his condition after being carried off during Saturday's match against Liverpool but he could still miss his team's Champions League opener.
Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card after accidentally catching Ederson in the face with a high boot in a fast-speed collision during City's 5-0 win over Liverpool in the English Premier League.
Liverpool humiliates Arsenal to win 4-0 in Premier League
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool tore Arsenal apart with a devastating attacking display on Sunday, producing a 4-0 victory in the Premier League that exploited an error-strewn performance by the London club.
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah spearheaded the powerful assault on the feeble visitors at Anfield. Humiliation for Arsenal was complete when Mane's replacement, Daniel Sturridge, finished off yet another counterattack to net the fourth in the 78th minute.
Sparkling Liverpool back in the Champions League
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Juergen Klopp had just seen his Liverpool team slice open Hoffenheim to score a third goal in the opening 21 minutes when he turned to the celebrating Anfield crowd and roared: "That's football!"
Liverpool returned to the Champions League group stage in some style on Wednesday.
Mane scores as Liverpool beats Palace 1-0 in Premier League
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane capitalized on defensive uncertainty to score a scruffy winner as a depleted Liverpool team beat Crystal Palace 1-0 Saturday for its first victory in the Premier League.
Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic lost possession on the edge of his own area before the ball ricocheted into the path of Mane, who prodded home a shot on the stretch in the 73rd minute at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is to undergo surgery on a left knee injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says the need for surgery means "it's clear, season over."
Mane, Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13 league goals, limped off after hurting his knee in a challenge during the Merseyside derby against Everton on Saturday.
Liverpool forward Mane could miss rest of season
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has raised the prospect of being without forward Sadio Mane for the rest of the season, intensifying the team's injury problems at a crucial time in the Premier League.
Mane, Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13 league goals, limped off with a knee injury during the Merseyside derby against Everton on Saturday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Arsene Wenger chose one of the toughest periods of his Arsenal tenure to make one of his most reckless team selections.
Dropping Alexis Sanchez, possibly the best player in the English Premier League, for an away game against Liverpool, a direct rival for a Champions League qualification place, may come to be a defining moment of a season that is starting to unravel for Arsenal.
With Sanchez dropped, Arsenal loses 3-1 at Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's surprise decision to drop star player Alexis Sanchez backfired as Liverpool won 3-1 in the English Premier League to reignite its ambitions of Champions League qualification on Saturday.
Sanchez, the league joint-top scorer with 17, was left on the bench until halftime — by which time a rampant Liverpool side was 2-0 ahead at Anfield thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Smiles return to Anfield as Mane double sinks Spurs
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The smiles were back at Anfield on Saturday and none was wider than Sadio Mane's.
While the Senegal forward was at the African Cup of Nations in January, his Liverpool teammates plunged into a prolonged slump that has cost them any realistic chance of winning the English Premier League.
Spurs the latest EPL title challenger to trip up
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — One by one, Chelsea's closest challengers are falling away in the English Premier League title race.
After implosions by Manchester City, Liverpool, and then Arsenal over the past month, it was second-place Tottenham's turn to trip up on Saturday.
Spurs were outplayed at Liverpool in a 2-0 loss and could be 12 points behind Chelsea if the leader beats Burnley on Sunday. With 13 rounds remaining, Chelsea could then canter to a second title in three years.
Senegal’s loss is Liverpool’s gain as Mane returns early
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Senegal's heartbreaking loss in the African Cup of Nations could be Liverpool's gain in the Premier League.
Sadio Mane, Senegal's star player, was in despair after missing the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout loss to Cameroon in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Gabon.
Liverpool’s pursuit of Chelsea frustrated; Man City wins
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's pursuit of English Premier League leader Chelsea stalled on Monday as Juergen Klopp's four-match winning run ended at Sunderland.
Liverpool's 2-2 draw against a relegation-threatened Sunderland side gives Chelsea the platform to open up an eight-point lead by beating Tottenham on Wednesday.
Defoe double sees Sunderland hold title-chasing Liverpool
SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Jermain Defoe denied Liverpool a fifth successive English Premier League win by scoring twice to give struggling Sunderland a 2-2 draw on Monday.
Sadio Mane, playing his final game before heading to the African Cup of Nations with Senegal, looked to have won the game for Liverpool in the 72nd minute after Defoe had cancelled out Daniel Sturridge's opener by converting a penalty.