Liverpool have confirmed their Under-23s manager Michael Beale left his position at the club with immediate effect on 7 December, Wednesday. A statement on Liverpool's official website read: "Liverpool Football Club can today confirm Michael Beale will leave his post as U23 manager with immediate effect. The Reds' academy director Alex Inglethorpe has thanked Beale for his contribution in helping young players develop and make their way into Liverpool's first team.
Some Liverpool fans grumbled last season when it was reported that they shelled out nearly £30 million pounds for Brazilian international Roberto Firmino. Those critics have mostly been silenced by Firimino’s stylish play and nose for goal insofar as no one mentions his initial price tag these days. However, Liverpool brass were always confident in the Brazilian’s abilities, so much so that they reportedly inserted an astronomical release clause of £82 million into his contract. They also made sure to insert a “What are they smoking at the Emirates?” clause, wherein the interested club can trigger his release unless “the club interested is not Arsenal.” Is it just me, or is John Henry still a
Liverpool drew Plymouth Argyle or Newport County in the third round of the FA Cup last night. Most Reds fans know that. What they may not know is that Steven Gerrard was involved in the draw, picking Liverpool’s name out of the pot. He also breathed a quite visible sigh of relief when they drew their opponent—a plucky League Two minnow, either way, and a team that will certainly relish their trip to Anfield in search of a magical upset but who will be very much unfavoured. He then quipped that perhaps he had earned a coaching job at Liverpool with that draw, which only sounds fair. Unless Plymouth or Newport somehow do pull the upset, that is.