Jurgen Klopp has given Liverpool players hope, says Lucas

first_img1 Liverpool midfielder Lucas says Jurgen Klopp’s arrival has offered all the players a fresh start.The Brazilian was one of a handful of players who looked surplus to requirements under Brendan Rodgers in the summer.But he feels he and a number of team-mates will enjoy a clean slate under the German.“He was so successful at his last club, Borussia Dortmund,” Lucas said. “Of course, when a manager like him comes it always gives you a lot of hope.“It’s a fresh start for every player. His CV is amazing. So I think everyone is really excited to learn with him and improve as a player and a team, because that’s the only way we will achieve what we want.“If you look at our position in the table, it’s not great. But we are not many points behind the top four and even the top. We still have the cups and the Europa League.“It’s still early days in the season and we have a lot to play for. Hopefully, we’ll start very well under him and at the end of the season it’ll be a successful season for us.“It’s a fresh start for everyone. Everyone is starting from zero really and everyone will have to prove that you deserve to be here and play for him.” Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

Sergio Aguero reveals Man City exit plans, Arsenal to make William Carvalho bid and MORE – Paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Fridays newspapers…Argentine ace Sergio Aguero, 27, has revealed he plans to leave Manchester City and return to boyhood club Independiente when his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires in 2019. (The Sun)Arsenal are plotting a move for Sporting Lisbon starlet William Carvalho as they try to solve their central midfield injury crisis. The 23-year-old Portugal international has a buy-out clause of £35million, though the Gunners are apparently confident they can land him for just £25m. (Daily Telegraph)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out making another bid for 22-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino in January. (Daily Express) Manchester United midfielders Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini are not suited to the club and should leave Old Trafford, says ex-Red Devils midfielder Paul Ince. (Manchester Evening News) The next John Stones? Teenage Bury defender Matty Foulds, 17, is already training with Everton before a £225,000 move to Goodison Park side in January. (Liverpool Echo) Manchester United are facing competition from  German giants Bayern Munich in the race to land Sadio Mane. (Daily Mail)Manchester United have sounded out both Carlo Ancelotti and Massimiliano Allegri as potential replacements for Louis van Gaal, according to reports in Italy. The Dutch boss is expected to retire when his Old Trafford contract expires in 18 months time. (Daily Express)However, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports linking him to the Red Devils job. (talkSPORT)Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has two matches to save his job, at perhaps the worst possible time. The Magpies face Liverpool at home on Sunday before taking on Tottenham at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mirror) Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, 68, is close to agreeing a £10m deal to take over United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira. (The Sun) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Danny Murphy rubbishes claim Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet is one of Premier League’s best goalkeepersDanny Murphy: ‘Give me the Fulham job, I’ll get them promoted!’Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink can take QPR up a level, says Neil WarnockReds target Portugal defender as replacement for Real Madrid-linked Alberto MorenoJuventus to scupper Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of Ilkay Gundogan reunion at LiverpoolAC Milan readying £10m January bid for Kevin MirallasManchester United to rival top European clubs in pursuit of Belgian starlet Youri TielemansStoke star Ibrahim Afellay wanted by Romalast_img read more

Leicester defender set for six-week lay-off

first_img Jeffrey Schlupp Leicester City defender Jeffrey Schlupp could be out for six weeks.The 22-year-old is currently struggling with a hamstring problem and did not feature against Chelsea on Monday.Manager Claudio Ranieri has now confirmed the Ghana international could be out for over a month.But there is good news for the Foxes as midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who limped off against Chelsea, could be be back in a week.“Schlupp is a little more serious,” said Ranieri.“I don’t know how long it takes – six weeks, maybe one month.“Drinky is okay, it’s a little problem.“I don’t think he will be ready for the next match but maybe the Liverpool one (on December 26).” 1last_img read more

Predicted Liverpool XI for FA Cup tie v Exeter – An unlikely line up

first_img 34. Adam Bogdan (goalkeeper) 11 11 44. Brad Smith (left back) 11 11 11 11 54. Sheyi Ojo (winger) 11 26. Tiago Ilori (centre back) 11 24. Joe Allen (centre midfield) 11 32. Cameron Brannagan (centre midfield) 7. James Milner (winger) 3. Jose Enrique (centre back) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Liverpool line-up against Exeter in squad number order 11 53. Joao Carlos Teixeira (attacking midfield) 11 Exeter City v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT at 7.55pm on Friday 8 January.Jurgen Klopp is prepared to play the kids as his Liverpool side travel to face Exeter City tonight in the third round of the FA Cup.The Reds have a growing injury list, with Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure suffering muscle problems at Stoke on Tuesday.The loss of Toure and Lovren is a big blow, as Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho are also on the sidelines which leaves Liverpool without a senior centre-back.Jose Enrique is expected to be brought in from the cold for his first start of the season and partner Tiago Ilori, who has just been recalled from Aston Villa.Christian Benteke is set to earn a recall in attack after sitting on the bench during their 1-0 win at Stoke, while James Milner and Joe Allen could also start.However, Klopp will have to put faith in the club’s young players such as Brad Smith, Sheyi Ojo and Cameron Brannagan.To see talkSPORT’s predicted XI click the above arrow, right and let us know if you agree. 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 56. Connor Randall (right back)last_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: £75m move, shock defender loan, plus more

first_img 7 A morale-boosting win over Arsenal has got Chelsea thinking about a push for Europe.The Blues beat the Gunners 1-0 at the Emirates thanks to Diego Costa’s first-half strike and now sit just nine points behind fifth place Manchester United.Guus Hiddink has got Chelsea back into some decent form since taking over from Jose Mourinho but will possibly need reinforcements if they are to claim a Europa League spot.So who might the Blues be able to lure to Stamford Bridge as they battle to salvage their season? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see all the latest Chelsea transfer news… 3. Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain) – With Branislav Ivanovic signing just a one-year contract extension recently, his time in west London could soon be up. With that in mind, Chelsea are likely to be on the hunt for a new right-back. The Dutchman’s contract expires in the summer and talks between him and the French club appear to have stalled. This could let in the Blues, as well as Manchester United, who also retain an interest in the player. 4. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – Several clubs are interested in teen star Mbappe, with the Blues, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid all keeping an eye on this talent. It is believed, though, according to L’Equipe, Arsenal are at the front of the queue for the 17-year-old. He would cost just a compensation fee too. 7 6. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – In an exclusive report, the Daily Star believe the Blues are considering a loan move for the Brazilian centre-back as they look to plug their leaky defence. The 31-year-old would only offer a short-term solution but would give them more time to plot a permanent raid for targets like John Stones and Marquinhos. 7 2. Alexandre Pato (Corinthians) – Chelsea are edging closer to a deal for the Brazilian forward, it would seem. Sky Sports report the Blues have first option on the player, while others suggest a loan deal is in the process of being finalised. Although it has also been said Guus Hiddink isn’t convinced about the deal. 7. Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar Donetsk) – It appears the Blues are likely to pay the price for their poor season with the Brazilian star seemingly set to opt for a move to Liverpool over one to Stamford Bridge. The player has reportedly conveyed this to his employers and a deal could be struck before the end of the current transfer window. 7 7 7 7 1. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – Click the right arrow for more Chelsea transfer latest… – The France international’s future could become a long running saga should he remain in Spain this January. Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen on the player, who is valued at around £75m, and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted it might be hard to keep him at the club. The player himself seems reluctant to move and told French publication Telefoot: “I am feeling very well at Atletico. This is a big club and I want to achieve great things here. I am ambitious and my goal is to win trophies here. I have become more mature. The club and my team-mates rely on me.” 5. Loic Remy – The striker didn’t look too sure in front of goal on Sunday when he entered the fray in place of Diego Costa during the Blues’ victory over Arsenal. Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Newcastle United remain interested in the player’s signature this month. last_img read more

Out-of-contract midfielder focusing on the short-term with Man Utd

first_img Michael Carrick’s contract expires in the summer Michael Carrick is enjoying his football rather than worrying whether he will still be a Manchester United player next season.This is the midfielder’s 10th campaign at Old Trafford, during which time he has collected five Premier League winners’ medals and a Champions League.Carrick’s time in the north-west could soon be up, though, as the midfielder’s contract expires in the summer.Arsenal, Newcastle and even the Chinese Super League have been mentioned as possible destinations, but the 34-year-old is only concerned about enjoying himself with United and England.“I don’t know, to be honest,” stand-in captain Carrick said when asked about his future.“I don’t expect to play every game – this week the run of games we’ve had to play would be a big ask for me.“I’ve probably played 25, 26, 27 games or something so far, so it’s not bad.“I want to play every game because you’re used to playing most games, but it’s just how it is.“I’m just enjoying playing at the moment. How long is it going to last? When you get to this stage, you don’t know, so I am just trying to enjoy it for what it is and see where that takes me.” 1last_img read more

Man accused of Santa Fe Springs murder to appear in court

first_imgNORWALK – Arraignment is scheduled today for Woody Hume, who is accused of running over a man in Santa Fe Springs. Hume, 28, of Buena Park is being charged with one count of murder in the death of Samuel Desrosiers, 24, of Buena Park, police said. Whittier police Lt. Aviv Bar said Hume and the victim knew each other and that Desrosiers’ death was the result of an ongoing feud between the two men. The June 29 incident occurred on Marquardt Avenue, north of Rosecrans Avenue in Santa Fe Springs. Whittier police responded to a call at 4 p.m. about a vehicle versus pedestrian incident. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bar said officers talked to witnesses, which led them to believe the incident had been intentional. Witnesses said the victim stepped out of a vehicle and was struck by the suspect’s car, Bar reported. Hume, who was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup truck, was detained at the scene. Desrosiers was taken to a Norwalk hospital and pronounced dead. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Water vs. taxes

first_imgRe “H2O woes” (Oct. 9): SoCal has always been predominately desert and predominately dry relative to other areas. But water has become the new “whippin’ boy” for our politicians to use as an excuse not only for more and more money but also for more and more control over our lives. Everyone should be fed up with this political ploy and fed up with hearing about it. Every year is now a panic over water. Still, even if we accept the premise, why are we still building? We cannot have it both ways. Do our politicians want adequate water supply or do they want more tax dollars from new homes? I suspect I know the answer to that. – Patrick Weir AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Chatsworth Importing water Re “H2O woes” (Oct. 9): Why can’t the government spend money on a problem that has been ongoing for years? There always seems to be a surplus of water in the Eastern states and lack of water here in California. Could the government spend money to redirect the excess rain to the states that are relatively dry? For example, something like aqueducts the ancient Romans built. It would relieve the states where there is an overabundance of water, help the states where there is not enough and provide a lot of Americans, and possibly illegal immigrants, with employment. Think of the money that has been misspent on Iraq, but instead (could be) spent on something actually constructive. – Robert Rivera Canoga Park No safe haven Re “Homeless pupils face challenge” (Oct. 8): I was shocked – but not surprised – at the number of homeless students in the LAUSD. If you multiply the numbers by all the large cities plus other towns in America, it’s no wonder the dropout rate is as bad as it is. Add to the fact, as “the decider” Bush vetoed the health care for these underprivileged children, you have sickly, nomadic children with no safe haven to study. I commend those students who do maintain their studies and the parents who provide a nearly impossible environment considering their dismal circumstances. So, President Bush, keep throwing more money into your worthless, illegal occupation of Iraq – instead of helping America’s forsaken children. And when they can’t find jobs due to a lack of an education, they’ll enlist in the military as an alternative. – Lyndy Fleming Sherman Oaks Call the police Re “Traffic light cameras” (Your Opinions, Oct. 8): John Whitmore complains that law enforcement has done nothing about the scofflaws in his neighborhood who, for three years, have been driving one to three cars without license plates and therefore very probably without insurance as well. They are a menace to all law-abiding citizens. Law enforcement cannot be observant everywhere all of the time. Call the police station, ask for the traffic enforcement detail and request that they cite the drivers and impound the cars. If you won’t do it, call me and give me the information and I will. – Sinclair Buckstaff Northridge Blackwater Why would any soldier work for the U.S. government when they can work for Blackwater and earn $1,200 a day? Yes, that is the salary the Blackwater employees in Iraq are earning. Our motto is “Support our troops.” Apparently it doesn’t mean financially. Our government has 130,000 private contractors in Iraq. No wonder this war is bankrupting the United States. All you young people should be protesting this war with every breath you take. It is your future that is being taken away from you. Our politicians can’t even solve the gang problems and yet they send young men to Iraq to change a society. When will the people of this country wake up and demand an accounting from our politicians? – Marjorie Eisenberg West Hills Who you sue Sue the federal government – We the taxpayers pay. Sue the state – We the taxpayers pay. Sue the county – We the taxpayers pay. Sue the city – We the taxpayers pay. Sue the archdiocese – We the parishioners pay. Sue me – Who pays? I think that people should sue the person or persons who do them wrong, not the government or the church. – Celia De La O Arleta160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Canadians resist flight security plan

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In September, the agency released rules it hopes to impose when it takes over from the airlines the job of matching passenger names with terrorism watch lists and no-fly lists. Christopher White, a spokesman for the TSA, said the agency’s desire for a new program was not a negative comment on Canadian security measures. “We need a multi-layered approach,” White said. “Any security system that relies on one process is a very vulnerable system.” In June, Canada put in effect its own no-fly list of potentially dangerous travelers. The Canadian program was developed after extensive consultation with the United States and came despite considerable criticism from some Canadian politicians and most privacy advocates. OTTAWA – Canadian airlines are balking at a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plan that would require them to turn over information about passengers flying over the United States to reach another country. The proposal, which appears at odds with Canada’s privacy laws, would mostly involve Canadians who join the annual winter exodus to Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean. It is also viewed by the Canadian airline industry as a rejection of several costly measures already taken by the Canadian government to assuage U.S. concerns about air safety. “I appreciate and respect United States citizens’ concern for their safety and security,” said Fred Gaspar, the vice president of policy and strategic planning for the Air Transport Association of Canada. “But we need to understand what the gap is they need to fix. The only thing you can come up with is very, very generic language about the need for ensuring security. This is pretty dramatically offside with Canadian privacy laws.” The proposal is part of a broad U.S. Transportation Security Administration plan known as the Secure Flight Program. last_img read more

DONEGAL DENTIST LEFT ‘SMILING’ AFTER RECEIVING QUALIFICATION IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY

first_imgDr. Joseph Bonner has recently successfully completed a professional course in Implant Dentistry, which took him overseas to Malmö Sweden. This course, run over multiple terms, covered in-depth training in implant surgery and prosthetics.His successful completion of this course, from one of the leading dental universities, will no doubt instill added trust among his patients and prospective patients alike. This qualification certifies Dr. Bonner to perform surgical and prosthetic implant treatment in accordance with evidence-based and scientific principles, and as such he is included in a listing of certified clinicians on the Malmö University website.Dental Implants are widely regarded as the premium solution to replace missing teeth.Since he first offered Dental Implants as a treatment option back in 2011, Dr. Bonner has seen a steady increase in the uptake of the treatment, of which some of the benefits are listed below.For further information or to book a consultation with Dr. Bonner or one of his associates at Ready Steady Smiles, call 074 97 21508. Further information can also be found on www.readysteadysmiles.comThe Benefits of Dental Implants over traditional treatments:Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth:Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.Enjoy life without worrying about your teeth: No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worrying that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun or that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh.Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.Retain your natural face shape, and smile:A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. Protect healthy bone:Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone.When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness.Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup:Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. And no more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth – in your mouth.Speak easy:Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.Eat your favorite foods:Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.No cavities:Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.Protect your healthy teeth:Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge.Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.Built to last. Dental implants are a long-term solution:Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges need to be replaced periodically. While dental implants need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.More predictable than other repair and restoration methods:Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth.DONEGAL DENTIST LEFT ‘SMILING’ AFTER RECEIVING QUALIFICATION IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDental PracticeDr Joseph BonnerFeaturesnewslast_img read more