Transfers Karius determined to keep Liverpool out of the goalkeeper market Chris Burton 07:50 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Transfers Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp The Reds are being tipped to use the summer transfer window to find a new No. 1, but the man currently occupying that berth wants to prove his worth Liverpool are being heavily linked with a summer swoop for a new goalkeeper but Loris Karius is determined to keep them out of the market.The Reds have struggled to find a reliable option between the sticks, with Simon Mignolet’s inconsistency posing problems.Karius was acquired to help provide competition and a possible long-term solution, but the German has also seen his value questioned on the back of some error-strewn showings. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He has been promised the No. 1 spot until the end of the season by Jurgen Klopp, but it remains to be seen whether he will retain that berth for 2018-19.The 24-year-old is eager to prove his worth, with links to the likes of Roma shot-stopper Alisson shrugged off in telling the Liverpool Echo: “If you read the press as a Liverpool player then every week we would have five new signings in every position.“You can’t go crazy about the speculation. When I look at the training, I think we do have good quality already with the keepers.“I think we’ve been a bit unlucky at times. Often you don’t have much to do. Then if you don’t do something 100 per cent right it weighs a lot heavier than for other goalies at smaller clubs who have several more saves to make in a game. That’s life at a big club like Liverpool and you have to deal with it.“I just want to present myself well and then I’ll have the chance to play at this club for the next season as well.“That’s the challenge facing me personally. I also want to help this team achieve as much as we can.“As well as the top four, we still have the Champions League. We want to go forward in that and why not win it? There are lots of big aims for the rest of the season.”Karius was largely restricted to Champions League duty until mid-December, but he has returned to favour of late and believes a regular run will help him to find his best form.He added: “It was difficult in the first half of the season but I didn’t do too bad.“I still had high quality games in the Champions League and I knew my chance would come in the Premier League. I went in and out of the team a bit but I showed the manager that when he needs me I’m there.“Of course I was happy with the decision (to become No. 1). You get more in a routine game by game but I know I need to keep performing.”The Reds face Southampton on Sunday before taking on Porto in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie midweek. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
The ACTTA Super League competitions will conclude on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at the Deakin Playing Fields. The Finals will occur after an extremely competitive six round lead-up. The Men’s Open was extremely tight with the Woden Eagles, Tuggeranong Valley Vikings and University of Canberra Otters all finishing with four wins and two losses.Vikings with a host of young stars including Nick Keech, Liam Taylor and Daniel Maiden have formed good combinations with the experienced Australian representatives Cody Giumelli and Dean Taylor. They will need to reverse their previous two losses to the Otters in order to meet Eagles in the final of who they have defeated twice during the season. UC Otters also have the cream of the ACT youth talent with both Ben Hughes and Josh Wilkinson being dominant all season.Awaiting the winner of the Vikings v Otters clash will be the Woden Eagles. Lead by Matthew Curran, Woden have a strong line-up including Jarrad Teka, Chris Rawlinson, Scott and Steven Naughton.In the Women’s Open, Canberra City will be the team to beat. Canberra City will look to the talented Goodwin girls (Kelly and Danielle) to lead them around the park and will find great support from the ever-improving Nikki Stanley. Tuggeranong Valley Vikings is starting to reap the benefits from their junior development but will find it hard to contain Woden Eagles in the Qualifying Final. Eagles will need the talented Sophie Broadhead and Bethany Topp to fire to spoil the Canberra City Party. Further information can be found from www.acttouch.com.au
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez tells Klopp: I had to sell at Liverpool to buyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp ahead of their clash with Liverpool.The Spaniard won the Champions League in his first season at Anfield in 2005 but could not return a first league title since 1990.”When I was there we had to sell to buy,” he said ahead of his return to Anfield.”Now, I think is they have a better squad because when you spend money you bring in better players. “So when they sign Fabinho and Naby Keita, yet they keep Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, the squad is better and that means competition and you always have a strong team on the pitch.”
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford winger Williams due to leave Wycombe Wanderersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford winger Randell Williams is set for a fresh loan move.The Mirror says Williams is being lined up for a January switch.The 21-year-old has been on-loan in League One Wycombe Wanderers and has impressed for Gareth Ainsworth’s side.Watford are ready to let Williams leave and Wycombe would like to keep him on a permanent basis – but there is big interest form elsewhere.Brentford, Bristol City and Portsmouth are all believed to have spoken to Watford about a potential deal for the former Crystal Palace wide-man.
JERUSALEM — A group of Americans has filed a civil rights suit in a U.S. federal court against vacation rental company Airbnb over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements.The plaintiffs said in a statement Wednesday that Airbnb is discriminating against Jewish West Bank homeowners and doesn’t maintain a similar policy in other disputed territories around the globe.Airbnb announced last week it would delist around 200 properties and cease operations in Israeli West Bank settlements, which most of the international community considers illegal.Airbnb said in a statement Thursday that it doesn’t believe the suit filed in Delaware will succeed, but added: “We know that people will disagree with our decision and appreciate their perspective.”A similar case was filed last week in a Jerusalem court.The Associated Press
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,046.28, up 70.75 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 27 cents, or three per cent, to $9.27 on 40.6 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $1.66, or 2.94 per cent, to $54.79 on 8.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 44 cents, or 4.72 per cent, to $8.89 on 7.4 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down five cents, or 1.11 per cent, to $4.45 on 6.6 million shares.NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX:NEXT) Mining. Up 1.5 cents, or 17.65 per cent, to 10 cents on 6.2 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) Energy. Up nine cents, or 3.47 per cent, to $2.68 on 4.6 million shares. Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Companies reporting major news:Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) Manufacturing. Down 10 cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $66.67 on 864,000 shares. The company released a 2019 outlook that fell short of analyst expectations. The Ontario-based auto parts maker, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said it expects total sales of US$40.2 billion to $42.4 billion for 2019. It said sales would be weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business.U.S.-listed cannabis producer Tilray Inc. has teamed up with the U.S. company behind brands such as Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nine West to develop and sell co-branded consumer cannabis products globally, with items expected to hit U.S. and Canadian shelves within the next year. The Nanaimo, B.C.-based company announced Tuesday the long-term revenue sharing agreement with Authentic Brands Group, to whom Tilray will initially pay US$100 million in cash and stock, or up to $250 million depending on certain milestones.The Canadian Press
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks. Police said security would remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary of the ending of the country’s decades-long Tamil separatist war. Clerics said some of the damaged mosques cleared out glass shards and other debris and conducted services with attendance at a high level. “We had about 450 to 500 people,” M. I. M. Siddeeque, the trustee of the riot-hit Kinyama mosque in the worst affected North-Western Province told AFP by telephone. “There were six soldiers outside the mosques and many more police at the top of the road.” Siddeeque said his mosque was cleared of the debris, but windows, furniture and the public address system were yet to be replaced. In the town of Minuwangoda, the faithful packed the first floor of the two-storeyed Hujjaj mosque to pray even though repairs were yet to begin. Local residents said Buddhists and Catholic priests were also present as a sign of solidarity with Muslims community. Police said there were no major incidents although sporadic clashes were reported from a handful of places. “Police are firmly in control and the situation is fast returning to normality,” a senior police official told AFP. A nationwide night curfew was lifted Thursday. The riots came three weeks after suicide bomb attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo, killing 258 people. The April 21 attacks were blamed on a local jihadi group. This weekend Sri Lanka celebrates Vesak which marks the birth, enlightenment and the passing of the Buddha over 2,500 years ago on Saturday and Sunday. The most important Buddhist celebration coincides this year with the country marking a decade since ending a 37-year-separatist by annihilating the entire leadership of Tamil Tiger guerrillas. The head of the Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed 10 years ago Saturday while the government declared an end to the war a day later. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are due to attend several ceremonies in and around Colombo on Sunday to pay tribute to over 28,000 security personnel who died during the nearly four-decade-long war. The minority Tamil community too is expected on Saturday to pay tribute to their war dead, including Tiger rebels at low-key ceremonies in the northeastern district of Mullaittivu where the final battles were fought. Army chief Mahesh Senanayake said security forces will not obstruct any war remembrance by the Tamils. Under the previous regime, any war remembrance by Tamils was outlawed.
The Ohio State women’s volleyball team advanced to the regional semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The Buckeyes opened tournament play with a 3-1 win over Lipscomb (24-7) on Friday in the Frericks Center at the University of Dayton. Senior outside hitter Katie Dull led the Buckeyes in scoring with 16 points, including 12 kills against Lipscomb, while sophomore outside hitter Emily Danks added 15.5 points with 13 kills. The Buckeyes returned to action in the Fredericks Center on Saturday and earned a victory over 13th-ranked Dayton (24-8), winning 3-2 and snapping the Flyers’ 23-match winning streak. Dull led the Buckeyes with 26.5 points and tied a career-high with 25 kills in the upset. Senior outside hitter Anna Szerszen and junior middle blocker Kelli Barhorst each added 17 points for the Buckeyes with Barhorst recording a career-high 16 kills. With the wins, the Buckeyes (24-11) advance to the Dayton regional semifinals in the University of Dayton Arena on Friday against second-ranked and third-seeded Stanford (26-3). This marks the 12th regional semifinal appearance in OSU history. The Buckeyes have a record of 3-8 in regional semifinal matches.
For Markus Weinzierl, there is an opportunity for his team to leave the bottom of the German Bundesliga and be saved of relegationVfB Stuttgart presented their new manager Markus Weinzierl this week after starting the 2018-2019 German Bundesliga in the bottom of the standings.And that’s why the team got a new coach who believes he can take the team from the bottom and climb some positions in the table to avoid relegation.“I am very confident that we are ideally suited. I have met people here who are very relaxed and likable,” Weinzierl told the club’s official website.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We, as the coaching staff, and the team must now press on and hopefully we can transfer our enjoyment to the terraces.”“I know the squad and I am of the opinion that it doesn’t belong in 18th position. Currently, we have a few injuries, but the team is good and possesses quality,” he added.“We now need to work on shifting that quality onto the pitch and accessing the potential of the squad. We need to operate as a compact unit, whilst performing courageously both attackingly and defensively.”“We have an idea as to how we want to develop things offensively and we will fortify that. It will then be all about making use of the chances,” he commented.
Jerome Boateng has hit back at Lothar Matthaus’ claim that his Germany days could be over by stating he has no interest in what a so-called expert thinksGermany coach Joachim Low left Boateng out of his 24-man squad for the international break.The Bayern Munich defender stated the decision was taken due to his need to rest.But Germany’s 1990 World Cup winner Matthaus suggested there was more to it and that the national team have seen the last of Boateng – or for as long as Low remained in charge anyway.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“Since when do we have experts in Germany? I don’t know any,” Boateng told Hamburger Morgenpost on Matthaus’ comments.“What’s important to me is what my coaches say. They are the football experts for me – that’s why they’re very good coaches.“They don’t just sit somewhere and talk about something to make themselves interesting.”Germany defeated Russia 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday night at Leipzig and will next take on Holland in a UEFA Nations League match on Monday.