About Kevin Koczwara

Freelance journalist and member of the North American Soccer Reporters living in Worcester, Mass. Work has been featured on The Classical, NESN.com, MLSsoccer.com, American Soccer Now and other places.

Liverpool to Play Dortmund in Preseason Friendly

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool will host Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund on August 10 at Anfield in an exhibition match right before the start both teams’ seasons.

The last time Liverpool played Dortmund was 13 years ago in the Champions League. They have played each other only six times in their clubs’ respected histories.

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Ian Ayre Promoted to Liverpool CEO

By Kevin Koczwara

Ian Ayre has his fair of critics (including this writer), but he has been a guiding force for Liverpool’s financial side since being named the club’s Commercial Director in 2007 and then Managing Director in 2011. He’s help broker some of the biggest sponsorship deals in the club’s history and moved it into the 21st century on the business side.

Now, Fenway Sports Group is rewarding Ayre with another promotion. He has reportedly been named CEO of Liverpool FC.

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Liverpool Agree to Emre Can Fee with Bayer Leverkusen

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool announced this morning that the club has agreed to a deal in principal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can. The deal has been in the works for weeks, but today the club announced that the player’s release clause had been met and the player is ready to  move to Anfield next season, but before officially making him a member of the squad the club needs to wait for the proper documentation to be completed to officially announce the midfielder’s arrival.

The Guardian reports the transfer price is £9.75 million and that the deal will be finished on July 1.

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Fabio Borini Hopes to Stay With Liverpool

By Kevin Koczwara

Fabio Borini is Brendan Rodgers’ first signing as Liverpool manager. He was a top-priority for Rodgers during the summer of 2012, after he was appointed, and the forward made it known he was determined to repay the manager’s faith by skipping the break he was allowed after taking part in the Euros that summer with Italy.

Things didn’t work out as planned for the former Chelsea youth player with Liverpool. Injuries hampered his first season and then he went out on loan last year. None of this has deterred the 23-year-old, though — not even the rumors that he could soon be leaving. Instead, Borini has said he is determined to make his mark on Liverpool and convince Rodgers he is a vital part of his squad.

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Moreno Watch: Sevilla Will Let the Left Back Leave for the Right Price

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool’s pursuit of Seville left back Alberto Moreno continues to move in the right direction for the Reds as Sevilla’s president has said players can leave the club this summer if they want.

Liverpool has reportedly put in a bid for Moreno last week and even included midfielder Suso as a makeweight in the deal, but nothing formal has been announced and Liverpool is still waiting to finalize a deal for the 21-year-old Spanish defender.

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Report: Lallana Told Southampton to Let Him Go

By Kevin Koczwara

The Adam Lallana saga continues to roll on. Reports say that the Southampton midfielder has told the club he wants to leave St. Mary’s for a new challenge, which presumably means he wants to jump ship and join Liverpool after the World Cup.

Liverpool made a ‘take it or leave it’ offer last week of £25 million last week and it seems like the 27-year-old midfielder is keen on trying to force a move to Anfield.

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Report: Sunderland Still Want Borini

By Kevin Koczwara

Fabio Borini didn’t have much time to make an impact on Liverpool’s squad during his one full season with the club. For one reason or another (mostly injuries) the Italian forward didn’t get a chance to break in and make his mark. So, ahead of last season’s campaign, Brendan Rodgers decided to send the young forward out on loan to Sunderland.

Now the Black Cats are looking to try and lure the  forward back to Sunderland permanently after he helped them stave off relegation. 

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