I can retire at Liverpool – Klopp

first_imgGerman coach Jurgen Klopp says it is possible that he will end his career at Liverpool after celebrating a year in charge at the Merseyside club. After an inconsistent season last year, Klopp, in his first full season in charge at Liverpool, has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, with many onlookers tipping the Reds to challenge for the title. “I certainly will (return to Germany) to live, but I don’t know if I will be back there as a coach yet. The day will come when I say, ‘thanks, it was a pleasure,’ Klopp told German media. The 49-year-old further noted that he intends to end his coaching career within a decade. “It’s very, very unlikely that I will still be sitting on the bench when I am 60. And, if at the end of my career I only got to coach Mainz, Dortmund, and Liverpool, then it will certainly have been three fantastic clubs.” Liverpool have been largely impressive this year and were today scheduled to play Swansea in search of a fifth straight win. The coach is also looking to make the most of their lack of European commitments this season. “We lost at Swansea last season in a difficult week for us. We had to play there at 12 p.m. on the Sunday, and that was really hard for us. We didn’t perform really well so deserved the defeat. “This time we want to deserve something else. We have absolutely no excuses. We have time to recover, we have time to train, we have time to analyse and we have to use it.” Appointed on October 8, 2015 First game in charge – October 17, 2015 Matches in charge – 60 Goals scored – 71 (most in EPL) Record – 29 wins/18 draws/13 losses Points per game – 1.75 Klopp at ‘The Kop’last_img read more

Liverpool blow three-goal lead to draw 3-3

first_img0Shares0000Wissam Ben Yedder snatched one back for the hosts with a near post flicked header from Ever Banega’s whipped free kickSEVILLE, Spain, Nov 21 – Sevilla produced a stunning fightback from a three-goal half-time deficit to earn a well-earned point with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Tuesday thanks to Guido Pizarro’s stoppage-time equaliser.Roberto Firmino scored twice as Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time in nine years and seal top spot in Group E with a three-goal blitz in the first half-hour, with Sadio Mane also netting. However, Wissam Ben Yedder pulled two goals back before Pizarro stabbed home from a corner to protect Sevilla’s year-long unbeaten run at home.Both sides remain well-placed to reach the last 16 as Liverpool still lead the group on nine points from Sevilla on eight with Spartak Moscow in third on six points.Liverpool host the Russians at Anfield in two weeks’ time when Sevilla travel to Maribor for the final games in the group.Both sides were gifted a huge boost before kick-off as Maribor’s stoppage-time equaliser for a 1-1 draw in the Russian capital prevented Spartak from jumping into second place in the group.Sevilla’s joy didn’t last long, though, as they were punished for awful defending from a corner less than two minutes in when Firmino was left completely unmarked at the far post to fire high past Sergio Rico.The hosts had their chances to get back into the game when Loris Karius got a fingertip to Nolito’s goalbound effort to turn the ball onto the post before Ben Yedder fired inches wide with just the German goalkeeper to beat.Yet, the pace of Liverpool’s ‘fab four’ attack of Firmino, Mane, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho looked capable of opening up the Sevilla defence at will and only a fine save from Rico prevented Firmino from doubling his tally midway through the half.That save only delayed a two-goal Liverpool lead by a matter of seconds as, from the resulting corner, Mane scored almost a carbon copy of the opener when he stooped to head home Firmino’s flick-on.Eight minutes later it was 3-0 as Mane sped away from a lumbering Sevilla backline and his initial effort was only parried by Rico into the path of the grateful Firmino to slot into an empty net.It could have got even worse for Sevilla before they got into the shelter of the dressing room to regroup at half-time as Salah raced onto a lovely Coutinho through ball only to be denied by another smart Rico save.– Sevilla transformed –Sevilla came out a side transformed in the second half and were given a lifeline when Ben Yedder got across his marker to head Ever Banega’s free-kick inside the far post.Belief was coursing through the home side and fans moments later when Ben Yedder went down under a challenge from former Sevilla favourite Alberto Moreno and German referee Felix Brych awarded a penalty.Ben Yedder stepped up and slotted home from the spot twice after Brych ordered his first attempt be retaken.Liverpool produced the most unbelievable fightback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League against AC Milan back in 2005 and Sevilla were inches away from their own Istanbul moment 25 minutes from time when Franco Vazquez’s shot was turned onto the underside of the bar by Karius.Klopp restored some order to the visitors with the introduction of Emre Can and James Milner for Coutinho and Moreno and Liverpool should have settled their nerves with a fourth goal as Salah, Mane and Can all passed up big chances.And they were made to pay for their profligacy and poor defending when Pizarro stretched to turn home a loose ball after a corner wasn’t properly cleared in injury time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FINN VALLEY AC ANNOUNCE SPRING 5K ROAD SERIES

first_imgFINN VALLEY ATHLETIC CLUB WEEKLY NOTES:Finn Valley AC are repeating their successful Spring 5k road series once again in 2011.This proved popular last year and gave many participants the opportunity to get out and train run /jog /walk with the advantage of being monitored in an organised event each fortnight over the same course. It’s a case of turning up and registering for each event (5 euro entry fee) with the added bonus of a dedicated T -shirt for those who participate in all four runs.Distance is accurate, all get a time and the encouragement to return each time to take the challenge. Participants can alternatively pre enter by contacting rundonegal@gmail.comEveryone is welcome.Many people out there have undertaken to get fitter/healthier in 2011 so this provides the ideal opportunity indeed for those requiring advice and encouragement contact rundonegal@gmail.com and a member of the team will be in touch .The message is clear step out the door and take the challenge.Race dates are as follows Feb 27th a sunday with an 11 am start13th March again a Sunday with an 11am start25th march a friday evening7pm start8th april again a Friday 7pm startFINN VALLEY AC ANNOUNCE SPRING 5K ROAD SERIES was last modified: January 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more