THURSDAY, Reds. Another night off from the footie, but another day closer to a return to Anfield, writes Peter Tscherewik.

Who didn’t love those European Thursday nights last season — Manchester United, Dortmund, Villarreal… The Reds should be back on that stage next season, and hopefully on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Anyway…today’s news. But first.

Sing When You’re Grinning

As we all know, Daniel Sturridge loves a good body popping goal-celebration. Today, he unearthed another one of his many hidden talents for us all to see — singing his heart out.

Through the means of Instagram’s story feature, the frontman went all out in treating his followers to a selection of 2 Chainz and Solange.

Despite being unable to see off the high notes from the Solange single, he was clearly enjoying every second of it all in his car.

“Cranes in the Sky, I blocked out the creeks in my voice,” he noted on the video’s caption.

Looks happy for someone everyone always says is unhappy doesn’t he?


Bobby And Phil: Two Hot To Handle

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, two of the Reds’ Brazilian boys — who coincidentally get on really well. The pair have flourished for Liverpool in recent weeks, and Bobby’s been talking about their bromance and the Reds. Liverpool are only 10 games into the Premier League season, and yet the pair have both netted on four occasions. Solid.

Speaking about his compatriot, the Snapchat-loving frontman said: “Philippe is a magician, who makes magic in each shot, who is always helping with scoring goals and his incredible moves. He is always doing his best on the field.”

These two are special. Issue that hands off warning, Jürgen, they’re stayers.


England Expects Ejaria

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ovie Ejaria has been called up for the second time to the England U-20 squad ahead of the Continental Cup.

The 18-year-old made his first competitive start for the Reds’ in Liverpool’s 2-1 EFL Cup win against Premier League rivals Spurs last week, and will travel with the England squad to South Korea for the tournament.

Since his arrival from Arsenal back in the summer of 2014, the London-born midfielder has progressed at an impressive rate — earning himself several opportunities with the senior side in the process.

Go’ed, Ovie.

The Egg And The Pancake

Just when you start to think he’s given it up for a bit, Raymond Verheijen starts talking AGAIN.

Klopp had a pop at the Twitter-spouting fitness freak’s constant online barbs the other week, and now the man who adopts an egg as his social media avatar is fighting back — again.

Despite labelling him as ‘one of the best trainers in the world’, Verheijen can’t help but criticise.

He told Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, “As I’d call it Klopp is a pancake, but it would not make sense then you make it personal.”

He also said: “Klopp is generally great, but in that particular aspect [periodisation] he has little knowledge. Then you say: ‘Gosh Jürgen, I would do it differently’. I use Twitter as a means to educate coaches around the world.”

Smashing, Ray. Coming across a bit scrambled to be honest. Any chance you boil your head for a bit?


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