Klopp era starts at Liverpool

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):With his charm, quips, tactical insights and beaming smile, Juergen Klopp made quite an impression when he was presented as Liverpool’s new manager last week.Comparisons were made with Jose Mourinho’s arrival in English football a decade ago. Liverpool fans spoke of Klopp as a saviour.However, it will be results on the field he’ll be judged on and the Klopp era at Liverpool gets off to a potentially tough start tomorrow with a trip to Tottenham, who thrashed then-leader Manchester City 4-1 in their last home game in the Premier League.The international break has at least given Klopp some extra time to adjust to his new surroundings. He was pictured on a night out in Liverpool city centre on Friday, a few hours after his first round of interviews, and took his first training session on Tuesday with nine players who weren’t involved on national-team duty, including Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and James Milner.The serious business begins this weekend.How long will it take for Klopp to deliver the “full-throttle football” he is promising? Can he make Liverpool more solid at the back? What will his attack look like, with Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Coutinho and Adam Lallana all competing for places?Danny Ings won’t be in the attacking mix, not for most of this season anyway. British media reported yesterday that the striker will be missing for six months after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury. Liverpool have not officially confirmed the injury.Games will come thick and fast for Klopp over the next three weeks, on average one every three or four days across three competitions the league, the Europa League and the English League Cup. That will likely stretch his squad and give him a chance to see who is worth keeping ahead of the January transfer window, when he may reshape the team.Liverpool are in 10th place after eight games, but only three points off the top four. Spurs are a point and two places ahead.CITY INJURIESThe international break did no favours for league leader Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero and David Silva – two of the team’s star players – both getting injured on duty for their countries and set to miss tomorrow’s game against Bournemouth.Aguero was in tears as he was being carried off on stretcher playing for Argentina last week and his hamstring injury appears serious. He said he is hopeful of being back for Argentina for their November 13 game against Brazil, but that “the injury must be let to recover a bit so there is no relapse.”It gives an opportunity for fellow striker Wilfried Bony, who has struggled to make an impression at City since his January move from Swansea – scoring just two goals in 19 games.Silva injured an ankle playing for Spain against Luxembourg.City holds a two-point lead over Arsenal and Manchester United.HOT SANCHEZArsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is arguably the form player in the Premier League, having scored nine goals in his last five games for club and country – including two in the stunning 3-0 win over Manchester United in the last round of the Premier League.last_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 26/06/12DefibrillatorThanks to everyone involved in the game to last Friday night in aid of the purchase of a defibrillator for Termon GAA. Thanks to the everyone who contributed on the night and to the players for their efforts on the field. Thanks to Deirdre Gallagher and James Cassidy who have been the driving force in getting a defibrillator for the club. Thanks to Lagoon for the refreshments after.  Minor Board:Next Monday at 6.30 the U12s take on Milford in Milford. Both under 12 teams won against Gweedore  away on Monday night. A win next Monday should guarantee a league final against St Eunans. All support would be appreciated. Well done to Shane Doherty, Kilmacrennan on winning the Daisi, Donegal Creameries skills competition last week. Shane beat the pick of the rest of Donegal to win the skills title.The minor boy’s take on Downings this Friday the 29th at 7.30 at the Burn Road in their final league game.Texts will be sent regarding coaching and blitzes this Saturday morning.The Cul camp takes place this year at the Burn Road from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August. Mark the date in the diary for our future stars. By registering online with Kellogg’s parents can save €5 off the cost of the camp. See packs for details.Ladies Board: Under 16 training takes place every Thursday at 5.30. All new players welcome.The junior ladies had an excellent result against Lifford last Sunday. Maura Kelly, Orlaith Trarty and Lucy O Flynn. Depending on other results the junior ladies could be in a League final in the coming weeks. Well done to all involved.The u14s season came to an end last week with a defeat to Milford. Well done to the girls for all their effort and commitment this year. Thanks also to Roisin, Niamh, Orlaith and Tara for their work with the team. The u12 girls may have a blitz this Saturday morning in Fanad. Contact Lisa McGlynn for details.Mens Board:Our seniors and reserves took on Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening with the reserves holding out for a draw against a strong Aodh Ruadh side with Mark Gallagher in good scoring form while the seniors had a good victory maintaining their excellent run of form with goals coming from Aidan Sweeney and Pauric “Geraldine” Hilferty. Both teams are away to Red Hughes this Sunday at 1.30 and 3.00pm.The club wish Anton Friel and Brian McDaid speedy recoveries from shoulder injuries sustained at the weekend. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in the Lagoon on Friday last. The numbers drawn were 3,12,15 and 16. There was no match 4 winner. Colm Gallagher matched 3 numbers and won €80. Damien Neilis and Gerard McCool were drawn in the open draw and won €10 each. Next week’s draw takes place in McClaffertys Churchill. Hugh Harkin and Bernard Gallagher are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €600.Sympathy:Sympathy is  extended to  the  extended Doherty  family Derriscleigh on the  death  of  John  Doherty  who’s  burial  took  place  in Termon on Monday.GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more