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Van Dijk opens up on life-threatening illness
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is now the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and one of the world’s leading defenders at the top of his game but back in 2011 while at Dutch club Groningen, he was battling with a life-threatening illness.
“It wasn’t simple. It was a period that I looked after myself for the first time in my life. I couldn’t cook.
“I lived with another player and if you’re that young you think it’s easy. We just had training. We’re not going to try and cook. We’re going somewhere to eat.
“After I ate so much rubbish, the appendix was affected. I kept eating bad things. The appendix burst, and it was a very tough time.
“I learned so much about food and that we should value every situation we are in.
“When something like that happens you think a lot and today I appreciate everything we’ve got. I know that life is much more than football.
“We have family and it’s all about being happy and healthy.”
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Spurs man looks to rough up Reds
Sergio Ramos might not be making a shock move to old foes Liverpool but the Real Madrid defender’s uncompromising style is an inspiration to Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez.
The Spurs defender is quoted in the Express as saying:
“Sometimes now, everyone is too focused on playing football and Sergio has that character you need to play that position.
“I watch video clips of him, Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini. Their aggression…
“After a few years you have to realise that’s important for some defenders. You have to admit, yes you play football, but at the same time you must not forget you are a defender and have to fight. Put your face in where it hurts.
“Sometimes the striker doesn’t care. You see Roberto Firmino against his guy. Crash. Block. Harry Kane as well. If he has to put his leg in, he will.
“His injury, against Manchester United, was the same. His ankle was injured because he tried to block. And boom. Against City as well. The strikers are more worried about recovering the ball themselves these days and you have to be ready to fight against them.”
A group celebration picture from Istanbul today in 2005.
Is Reds-linked Depay leaving Lyon?
Reported Liverpool target Memphis Depay has sparked suggestions that he could be leaving Lyon this summer.
The Dutch international winger - who was wanted by the Reds before his time at Manchester United - posted the message “merci Lyon” as he boarded a red plane while wearing an all-red suit.
Reds deny Ramos link
It all sounded rather fanciful to start with and Liverpool have denied they have made a sensational offer to sign Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos - but insisted their decision has nothing to do with any bad blood with the Spanish defender and the club.
The Mirror report that a senior source at Anfield said:
“There is 0.0 percent chance of Sergio Ramos playing for Liverpool.
“It has nothing to do with what happened in Kiev last season.
“Even if we had won the Champions League final and Ramos had shook the hand of every Liverpool player afterwards we would still have no interest in him.
“Ramos just doesn’t fit the kind of profile that Jurgen Klopp is looking for.
“We wouldn’t even sign him if he was available on a free.”
Fans mob Carra in Istanbul
More from down Memory Lane
Mourinho says it will be hard for Klopp if Reds lose another final
Jose Mourinho reckons it will be hard for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp if he loses another cup final.
The Reds are favourites to win the Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur a week today but their manager has lost his previous six finals.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho, in Monaco for this weekend’s Grand Prix, told Sky Sports F1:
“If Jurgen doesn’t win, you know... to lose three Champions League finals... phew... that has to be really, really hard.
“I will be very happy for one of my colleagues, I will be very sad for one of them.
“I like them both. I think they both deserve something really big in their careers.
“I will love it if Jurgen or Mauricio [Pochettino] wins it.
“But I will be very very sorry to think that one of them is going to lose.”
Reds look to steal Brazilian wonderkid from Watford's grasp
Liverpool are looking to sign Joao Pedro from Fluminense even though the Brazilian youngster has already agreed to join Watford claim Teamtalk.
Globoesporte reckon that Fluminense agreed to sell the 17-year-old to Watford last year, but that the Reds have since made enquiries after the young Brazilian forward caught their eye.
The agreed deal with the Hornets is not binding due to the striker’s young age, although Watford would be due compensation if the move did fall through.
Final wait irks Carra
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher admits he’s frustrated that the Champions League final will be played three weeks after the climax of the Premier League season.
He told The Anfield Wrap:
“It’s a weird one really. You normally go away and that’s what Liverpool have done going to Marbella.
“No-one’s been able to give me a reason why the Champions League is three weeks after the league campaign.
“It’s normally two weeks, where you have the FA Cup then the week after is the Champions League.
“That’s not too bad, so I do feel for the players, that extra week. I can only think it’s the FA thinking, ‘Oh we’ll do this to help England in the Nations League’.
“But it’s actually backfired, if that is the reason, in that two English teams are there. If two English teams weren’t there there would obviously be a longer break leading up to the Nations League.
“That’s p***** me off a little bit that to be honest.”
As Tony points out, today is also the anniversary of Liverpool’s first European Cup win in 1977 - double delight for the Reds.
Reds fans love Trent training clip
Knocking Sadio Mane to the ground and then belting one in at the other end, Liverpool fans are loving homegrown hero Trent Alexander-Arnold’s full-blooded display in training ahead of next weekend’s Champions League final.
Another great shot from this day in 2005...
No Luis, it really did happen!
Reds 'make Ramos approach'
How about this for the ultimate poacher turned gamekeeper transfer rumour?
Liverpool have made an approach to sign Sergio Ramos according to reports in Spain!
Both Marca and El Chiringuito have reported that Ramos is staring at a Real Madrid exit following a meeting with president Florentino Perez earlier this month.
And now AS say that Liverpool are among those who have made contact with Ramos’ representatives as they look to hand him an escape route from the Bernabeu this summer - along with bitter rivals Manchester United.
Would you like to see Mohamed Salah’s nemesis swap his white shirt for a red one?
Throughout the day we’ll be digging out some of the most iconic images taken from the 2005 Champions League final from esteemed ECHO photographer Colin Lane. Enjoy!
Where were you 14 years ago today?
Liverpool (both the team and a considerable chunk of the city!) were in Istanbul of course where they pulled off arguably the most spectacular comeback in a major football final.
For those too young to remember, the Reds trailed 3-0 at half-time to AC Milan in the Champions League final but restored parity within the space of just six frantic minutes early in the second half and then went on to lift the European Cup on penalties!
What are your abiding memories from the night?
Reds invited to make new Fekir bid
Liverpool have been invited to make a new bid for Nabil Fekir - almost a year after his move to Anfield fell through at the 11th hour.
The France international was tracked by the Reds for several months and got as far as donning their colours for club media work before the deal collapsed due to fears over a historic knee injury.
However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas now admits that he has agreed to allow the club’s homegrown hero to exit this summer.
“Effectively, Nabil is outside [of the two departures we already expect to happen], because we have an understanding that he can go.
“Thanks Nabil for bringing what he brought, we have an understanding to let him go.”
Hello everyone and welcome to today’s live blog.
Liverpool are now just a week away from the Champions League final and today is also the anniversary of their last European Cup win. Do you remember that one?
Stick with us throughout the day for all the latest news and views from Anfield.