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

AVHS falls short

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Arroyo Valley (0-5) will open defense of its San Andreas League title next week without a victory – or a tie – but the Hawks will be riding a wave of confidence after rallying from a 21-point halftime deficit and coming within inches of victory. Arroyo Valley’s defense stopped Rancho Verde inside the Hawks’ 30 on Rancho Verde’s first two possessions. But the Mustangs (4-1) scored 28 points in the second quarter, led by DeShawn Grayson, who rushed for 107 yards and all three of his touchdowns in the quarter. Rancho Verde took advantage of a Hawks turnover to open the scoring. Arroyo Valley was deep in Mustangs territory and the Hawks fumbled the ball on a handoff exchange. Brandon Brown recovered the ball on the 20 with 10:04 left in the first half and Rancho Verde drove the length of the field, capped by a 9-yard scoring run on an inside counter by Grayson with 8:48 left. Arroyo Valley tied the game at 7-7 on its next possession on a four-play, 78-yard drive. Wyrick found Dustin Blount on a deep post and Blount went 65 yards to put the Hawks on the board with 6:51 left. The Mustangs scored three unanswered touchdowns over the final 6:13 of the half, beginning on their next possession. Rancho Verde broke the tie with three-play, 65-yard drive capped with a 13-yard scoring run by Jojo Moore. The scoring run was set up by a 39-yard run by Grayson. Rancho Verde got the ball back after a three-and-out and needed only three plays to score. Grayson broke through the defensive line and ran for a 44-yard touchdown. The Mustangs got their next possession – and touchdown – as a result of another Hawks turnover. As Wyrick was dropping back to pass, D’Andre Reed slapped the ball out of his hand and fell on it at the Arroyo Valley 11 and one play later, Grayson scored on a counter. The Hawks opened the second half as the aggressors, scoring on their second possession of the third quarter, when Wyrick connected with George Donyale on a 15-yard TD pass with 7:23 left in the third. Arroyo Grande cut the deficit to seven points when Wyrick found Blount again on a scoring pass, this time a 36-yarder with 8:56 left in the game. The successful extra point made the score 28-21. Moore scored on a 52-yard run on the next possession to push the lead to 35-21. Wyrick scored on a 2-yard keeper with 1:02 left and Arroyo Valley recovered the onside kick, drove the length of the field and scored with six seconds left on a 12-yard pass from Wyrick to Chris Roberts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MORENO VALLEY – There was no question in Arroyo Valley football coach Tony DiThomas’ mind on what he was going to do Thursday night. With six seconds left in the game and his team trailing Rancho Verde, 35-34, DiThomas was going for the two-point conversion and the victory, instead of kicking the PAT and taking a tie. center_img Hawks quarterback Anthony Wyrick was stopped just short of the goal line and the score remained the same, but DiThomas was not going to second-guess himself. “I’ve never in my life played for a tie,” DiThomas said. “I wasn’t going to start tonight.” last_img read more