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LIVER BIRD – Reds Round Off Pre Season With Dortmund Win

Liverpool completed their last pre-season fixture at Anfield on Sunday as the Reds faced the German side Borussia Dortmund. Jurgen Klopp’s team have been a formidable force in the Bundesliga making this a glittering tie in front of the Anfield faithful who are preparing for another season hopefully packed full of surprises.Goals from Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Dejan Lovren and Philippe Coutinho sealed an emphatic 4-0 win for the Reds who controlled the game from the off. New signings Manquillo, Can and Lambert also featured in the game with Brendan praising their performances particularly from his defenders.After losing the final of the ICC in the States to Manchester United it was a positive for the Reds to end their pre-season on a high and as Brendan Rodgers continues to scour the transfer market, Reds can only hope that there is still more business to be done.Manquillo is the latest addition to the Liverpool side and despite being a loan deal many would agree that it’s an astute move by Rodgers who is looking to integrate youth into his Liverpool side whilst maintaining a balance of experience.Rickie Lambert was obviously a massive story of the transfer window so far for Liverpool and whilst I am sure he will influence games and grab a couple of goals it is slightly concerning when considering him as the sole option up front should Sturridge get injured.The fact we have flair in the likes of Sterling and Coutinho will obviously help that matter should it arise but I can’t help but hope that Brendan manages to secure an established striker before the window is out.Whatever happens, here’s hoping the Reds can get off to a flying start against Southampton and be sure to check back here on The Liver Bird for the first match preview of the new season!P.s. If you’re on Sportlobster you can also catch me doing some short blogs over there so give us a follow! -http://www.sportlobster.com/fan/lfckirstylfcLike “The Liver Bird” on Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheLiverBirdsBlog

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LIVER BIRD – Pre-Season And Transfers Update

So, as I’m sure you will have heard, Liverpool have missed out on the signing of Loic Remy after the Frenchman failed a medical in Boston with Reds staff. With speculation travelling around about the whole ordeal no matter how the final decision was made and who made it, Liverpool fans can’t help but feel disheartened after missing out on the striker.In other transfer news, Dejan Lovren has finally sealed his dream move to the Reds and seems very excited at the prospect of playing in front of an Anfield crowd. I like Lovren but as many will have seen from my Twitter updates, I just don’t feel currently he’s much better than the players we already have in our defence, however I do feel as though Brendan will be able to get the best out of him and Lovren is afterall only 25, his potential can flourish and I sincerely hope it does after paying £20 million for the privilege.It’s hard to feel massively excited with Liverpool’s transfer dealings so far in this window however there is still time left and I get the feeling Brendan will want to make at least one key signing utilising that stash of Suarez cash. Currently we have definitely improved the squad but there are no real shining stars that have been purchased, some would argue we don’t need one and perhaps we don’t but it would be nice to see us grab a big name if possible though I can’t see it happening.In terms of the pre-season games Liverpool have been going pretty steady. I haven’t had chance to catch the games live due to a multitude of reasons but I’ve been reading up and catching highlights. For anyone unable to watch also the Reds started their USA tour against the Italian side Roma.Liverpool lost this game late on due to a Daniel Agger own goal and Totti featured for Roma at the grand old age of 37! Next up for the Reds was their tie against Olympiakos late last night, a very early goal from Raheem Sterling after a Daniel Sturridge deflection was the only goal of the game.Next up for the Reds is Man City and then it’s on to the Milan game to end the American tour.What are your thoughts on Liverpool’s transfer window and who do you think we should target now Remy is a no go? Drop us a comment below.Like “The Liver Bird” on Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheLiverBirdsBlog

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