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Pyramid shaped tomb: Where to find one of the most haunted places in Liverpool

Pyramid shaped tombBorn in 1794, the 57-year-old was from Nelson, Lancashire, and the oldest of 11 children, before beginning work as an apprentice weaver.

He then switched his profession to becoming a pupil at a lock carpenter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1811.

This change of career proved successful, as Mackenzie went on to make his fortune by working on canal and railway projects in France, Spain and Belgium.

After he passed away, his estate worth £42 million in today’s money was left to his youngest brother Edward.

It was Edward himself that had the pyramid made and paid for in memory of late brother, 17 years later.

Visitors to the churchyard today can still see the 170-year-old tomb but is gated off to preserve the structure.

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Liverpool: The six most Instagrammble toilets for you to take selfies in

PINS Social Club

Located on Duke Street, it would be hard to find an activity to say no to that PINS doesn’t offer.

The social club has bowling, American pool, shuffleboard, table tennis, karaoke, a rooftop bar and the all important PINStagram-worthy toilets.

Their light pink colour scheme splashed across every inch of the walls would even make Barbie blush.

Get in the queue to have your moment in front of the flower themed wall that will make for the perfect backdrop.

https://www.pinssocialclub.co.uk/

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Liverpool sweat on Olivier Giroud transfer so Jurgen Klopp can land key target

A whole host of clubs are monitoring the situation of the 21-year-old and Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that Liverpool could be in mind as his agents ‘held talks’ with the club last month.

Should Milan miss out on signing Giroud, it is understood that they will then turn their attention to the Serbian attacker and will rival the Reds for his signature.

Vlahovic agreed a five-year preliminary contract with Fiorentina when he was playing for Serbian outfit Partizan in 2017 and made his debut for the club in September 2018.

The 2020/21 season has been his breakthrough year: only Luis Muriel, Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in the Italian top-flight than the youngster this campaign.

He also managed to provide three assists for his teammates and boasted a goal conversion rate of 29 per cent in Serie A.

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Man Utd transfer target Pau Torres had photograph with Liverpool stars

Torres has been named in Spain’s 24-man squad for Euro 2020, making the cut ahead of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

Despite experiencing such a rapid rise in recent years, the Villarreal academy graduate has played down talk of making a big-money move.

“For now, I only think as a player dressed in yellow. I see my life linked to this club. For now, I have a contract here [until June 2024] and I do not see beyond this final or what may come this summer,” he admitted.

“God willing, I can be in the Euros. I only want the first title for my club, for my people, and then to represent Spain in a tournament as big as this.”

Guillem Balague is a European football specialist and host for the Pure Football podcast: https://playpodca.st/purefootball.

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Man Utd must keep Pogba, Liverpool need two signings, Man City and Kane unstoppable – DUNN

Matthew Dunn draws a veil over the final weekend of Premier League action and assesses what needs to happen at each of Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool after the 2020/21 season.

MANCHESTER CITY

It was an awesome final display of superiority against Everton and a thoroughly-deserved third title win in four years.

The bulk of Pep Guardiola’s players are going to mature rather than age and their big miss in terms of stellar names will be Sergio Aguero, who hardly played this season.

That is the frightening thing. Add a world-class No 9 into a side already scoring goals and nobody will be able to touch City next season right from the get-go.

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His rant about the Premier League not looking after their Europa League final chances by refusing to move the entire final day fixtures was straight out of the maestro’s playbook.

In fairness, though, by signing Edinson Cavani he sharpened United’s attack for the run-in and bought time to strengthen the squad around him.

If Paul Pogba can be persuaded to fully commit to the project, a top class centre-back would also allow Dean Henderson to develop right at the back, while a rejuvenated Jesse Lingard could keep Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood on their toes.

Investment around the squad this summer could see them ready to snatch the final piece of the jigsaw next season when the No 9 merry-go-round has run its course this summer.

LIVERPOOL

Sorry, Jurgen Klopp, but having built one championship-winning side, the proof of your greatness has to be building another.

This needs to be a summer of change at Anfield – otherwise things could quickly become stale.

Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez will be like two new signings in themselves, and at least their back-ups now have a little more experience.

Gini Wijnaldum is the one Klopp needs most urgently to replace. Thiago Alcantara could yet work in the set-up but he needs a high-energy foil. Yves Bissouma at Brighton has many of those qualities.

But mainly Klopp needs to reinvent his front line. Mo Salah could be part of it, coming in off the right, but a more conspicuous No 9 to ease some of the pressure is a must.

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Gini Wijnaldum points finger at Liverpool owners FSG over teary-eyed Anfield transfer exit

Gini Wijnaldum has suggested Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are the main reason he is set to leave the club in the next few weeks, declaring that he would “have loved to remain a Liverpool player for many more years”.
The Dutchman bode an emotional farewell to the Merseyside club in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday on the final day of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

The Reds’ victory, thanks to a Sadio Mane brace at Anfield, meant they finished third in the Premier League despite a difficult and injury-hit campaign.

Wijnaldum captained the team in his 51st appearance of the season and his 237th match overall since joining from Newcastle for £25million back in 2016.

And afterwards the Netherlands international had to fight back tears in interviews as he finally confirmed that he will depart at the end of his contract on July 1.

Barcelona are the frontrunners to sign Wijnaldum, whose future at Liverpool has long been up in the air, although he has yet to put pen to paper to join another club as a free agent.

Liverpool are thought to have tabled a contract offer to the 30-year-old some time ago but he felt the weekly pay they offered him was not befitting of his status, and the offer was not raised despite that.

Wijnaldum will be a huge loss and has been one of Liverpool’s most dependable and most-used performers under Jurgen Klopp.

He was a part of the squad’s leadership group and started with the armband on 10 occasions this term.

And it appears that Wijnaldum is only departing because the club’s hierarchy did not want to stump up the salary the midfielder feels he is worth.

Wijnaldum wrote in an Instagram statement: “It’s really emotional for me right now, I’m very happy that we managed to get the third place and secure Champions League football for the club next season.⁣⁣

“On the other hand I’m fighting back tears, the people in Liverpool have showed me so much love in the last five years. It’s very hard to say goodbye.⁣

“The prizes we won, fans singing my name, I will never forget the amazing things we achieved with this fantastic club. We shared unforgettable moments together, no one can ever take that from us.⁣⁣

“I would have loved to remain a Liverpool player for many more years, but unfortunately things went different. I have to start a new adventure.⁣⁣

“I didn’t sign somewhere else, everyone knows in football everything can happen. The situation right now is that as of July 1st, I’m not a Liverpool player anymore. We will see what I will do in the next couple of weeks. I will rest a little bit and then go to the national team. ⁣⁣

“I will have a look at my story and how everything went. The fans deserve to know the story behind it. ⁣Thank you for everything, I will miss you #YNWA.”

Liverpool manager Klopp was gushing with praise for Wijnaldum post-match, having made it clear on several occasions he wanted the player to stay at the club.

Klopp admits he is gutted to say farewell to such a loyal and effective servant but says he will hold phone calls with any club interested in signing him on a free.

The German coach said: “Where can I start? I met this wonderful player for the first time – we played, obviously, against him, and the first time I met him was in my living room at home because I had see to him and talk to him.

“From the first moment it clicked between us. He is a very friendly, very smart, very open person, and that never changed, that just improved.

“Yes, it is very emotional for me because I lose a friend and I will miss him, that’s how it is. But it’s normal in football that these kind of things happen – it’s not always nice, but normal, and I am really sure he will find a great place.

“Each club who is interested in him should call me and ask about him. Then you will take him, definitely, because I could not be more positive about what he did here. It’s incredible.

“He was not only always available, he played 90 per cent of the time really, really good. People might not know exactly what I mean with ‘good’ because sometimes it’s not that spectacular.

“Sometimes it’s that, but from a young kid he was an offensive No 10, to a winger at Newcastle, to coming here and becoming such a controlling midfielder.

“That’s a massive step and you only can do that when you understood the game, really, in the right way. He scored incredibly important goals: Barcelona, Cardiff I think was very, very important, Middlesbrough was very important.

“So many top, top-class performances. Now, it looks like the time is over but everything will be fine and nobody can take our memories from us. We will share them forever and that’s really great.

“I told him that after the game, he sees it the same way and the goodbye would not be tough if the time you had together was not worth it. So, it’s really tough because we had a great time together.”

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Jurgen Klopp makes Chelsea and Leicester admission after Liverpool secure Champions League

“Perfect. It was windy like crazy. It’s not good for football,” Klopp said.

“We found a way into the game, scored a great goal. Do you take more risk, or control even more? The second goal was so helpful. I didn’t know about other matches.

“I’m so proud of what they’ve done the last 10 or 15 hgames and the reaction of the team in bad times. Eight wins out of 10, two draws, that’s impressive.

“Energy makes all the difference and we got a lot of energy from outside (the fans).

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calls on his players to produce in ‘final’ with Crystal Palace

“You cannot not give no away chances against Burnley, because of the physicality and the way they play. Each set piece is an incredible challenge for us, for our centre-halfs. The boys did outstandingly well.

“It was a big chance when Bobby scored, it was good football, but we had before that two massive chances that we didn’t use. But we scored that one, Nat with the header and Oxlade with a nice little football skill – a nice little reminder for him, to show how good he is.

“We have to make sure that we recover extremely quickly. Obviously we have a thin squad, especially in some positions.

“We just have to wrap them, more or less in cotton wool. And make sure that on Sunday we are ready again. We get now the support of 10,000 people at Anfield. I can’t wait actually, but I am happy that it is not tomorrow so we have a few more days. But nothing is decided.

“Crystal Palace are strong – Christian Benteke scored again today, Zaha, Ayew, Batshuayi, Towsend – you have to be really on top, it’s Premier League, rightly so. Let’s give it a proper try.”

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“ But it would be massive, that’s true, absolutely massive and much better than we would have thought maybe a few weeks ago when it was out of sight for us.

“That we can come that close since then, we won a few games, brought ourselves in the position we are in now, and now we want to use that – that’s clear.”

“If we have on Sunday still a final for us, then we had a positive result at Turf Moor. That’s all what it is and depends on other results.

“If we don’t win on Wednesday then we don’t have a final on Sunday, these kind of things. But we only have to focus on this one game.

“That it means a lot, I really think I don’t have to explain that because you could see that in the celebrations at West Brom.”

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