Paul Merson claims Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is to blame for Barcelona defeat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 May 2019 10:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link366Shares Jurgen Klopp previews ‘tough’ Newcastle testTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:09FullscreenJurgen Klopp previews ‘tough’ Newcastle test is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘If Salah scores at the end they would have had a priceless away goal and the tie would be far from over.‘Liverpool are out for me. But don’t blame Salah. It was Klopp’s tactics which cost them. I just hope it doesn’t affect them in the league.’Klopp’s side will hope to keep their Premier League title hopes alive on Saturday evening when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park.Liverpool are currently one point behind defending champions Manchester City with two games remaining.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Paul Merson has blamed Jurgen Klopp for the Barcelona defeat (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has blamed Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona and says the manager got his tactics wrong at the Nou Camp.The Reds have a mountain to climb at Anfield next week after losing the first leg of the semi-final tie 3-0.Liverpool battled hard following Luis Suarez’s opener but a second-half Lionel Messi brace appears to have condemned Liverpool to a Champions League exit.Mohamed Salah missed a glorious chance to score a vital away goal late on but Merson says the Egyptian star does not deserve any blame for the defeat.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Salah should not be haunted by his miss against Barcelona,’ Merson wrote in a column for the Daily Star. ‘Liverpool’s defeat was Jurgen Klopp’s fault, not his.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Liverpool just bumped into Messi at the peak of his powers. But I still think Klopp got it wrong. Why did he play Georgino Wijnaldum up front?!‘You play your best players in your best system when you’re facing the best in the world. You don’t mess about like that.‘Barcelona struggle with pace and playing Wijnaldum there totally took away their biggest weapon. Why did he do it? Comment Paul Merson claims Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is to blame for Barcelona defeat Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

The main focus of the NYC must be to provide true representation to youth of Dominica

first_imgLocalNews The main focus of the NYC must be to provide true representation to youth of Dominica by: – July 21, 2011 Share Tweet Mr. Jules Pascal, addressing the General Assembly of the National Youth Council on July 16th, 2011Jules Pascal, Chief Youth Development Officer told the General Assembly of the National Youth Council that their main purpose should be to provide true representation to our young people.“One of the key points of the National Youth Council is to be able representation, true representation to the young people out there in the country. I want to suggest that the executive must make a very serious effort at going out into the communities. Those of you that will be elected and selected to be on the executive you need to take this very seriously, because other than that it will be defeating the whole purpose” he said.According to Mr. Jules an indication of true leadership is whether there has been growth.“It is all well and good for leadership to exist but there needs to be growth. There is a very popular and common saying that there are three men that can be seen. The man whom we all see, the man who you are and the man who you want to be, and recognizing that the person who we all see, if this person is not the person who you are then you need to change the reality, change the perspective. And if the person that we all see is not the person whom you want to be certainly there is need for change,” Pascal said.Another key aspect of leadership which Mr. Pascal highlighted is the need for leadership to embrace and involve change.“I must say that this [change] is one of the key things in leadership. Leadership has to be involving and embracing change. Some of the things that the NYC may have planned seem to not have the level of success that they anticipated and therefore it calls for change. Maybe a change of approach, maybe a change of the links, maybe a change of the structure, maybe a change in the manner in which we do things.”Pascal also reminded them that the NYC “is supposed to be one of the leading youth organizations in the country, representing young people and therefore you need to strengthen and revitalize the district councils”Mr. Pascal noted that partnerships and relationships are essential for the growth and development of the National Youth Council is in the district councils.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Record-breaking Mertens sends Napoli to Italian Cup final

first_img Loading… Read Also: Bonucci defends Ronaldo: Even the greatest miss penalties The second, in the 82nd minute, came after a flowing move in which substitute Alexis Sanchez found Eriksen with a lovely backheeled pass, laying on the Dane for a golden chance to take the tie to penalties. However there was another bum note for Ospina after his best game for Napoli, as his late booking for time wasting means he will miss the final. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 According to Italian media, some 8.3 million people tuned into RAI to watch Friday’s goalless draw at Juve’s Allianz Stadium, the largest TV audience for a football match this season. They were immediately thrown into the action thanks to Eriksen, whose near-post cross from a corner flashed past a host of players and squirmed under a surprised David Ospina in the Napoli goal. Inter then dominated for long stretches of the first half, and should have gone two ahead on the night seconds before Mertens struck when Antonio Candreva opted to shoot, forcing a good save from Ospina, with three teammates ready for a pass in the box. Ospina was then crucial to Napoli going ahead in the tie, as it was his quick pass which sent Insigne scurrying towards the Inter area. The Italy international drew defenders towards him before releasing a perfect pass for Mertens, who stroked home first time under Samir Handanovic. Ospina kept a powerful Inter side at bay with some super goalkeeping to make up for his early blunder, the Colombian making two excellent stops from Eriksen in five minutes towards the end. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Dries Mertens fired Napoli to the Italian Cup final on Saturday after netting the goal which gave his side a 2-1 aggregate semi-final win over Inter Milan and made him the club’s all-time top scorer. Dries Mertens slots home his 122nd Napoli goal to become the club’s all-time top goalscorer Napoli will face Juventus in Wednesday’s final in Rome thanks to Belgium forward Mertens, who slotted home his 122nd goal for Napoli four minutes before half-time to make the score 1-1 on the night and give them overall victory after a 1-0 first-leg win at the San Siro in February. Christian Eriksen had levelled the tie for Inter straight from a corner in the second minute and the away side continued to dominate the first half, but Mertens ended a lightning counter-attack to put the hosts through at the Stadio San Paolo. “We wanted the final at all costs and we achieved that. Now we need to recuperate and be ready for the final in a few days,” said Lorenzo Insigne, who set up Merten’s winner. Mertens, 33, overtakes Marek Hamsik and moves seven clear of Diego Maradona, who scored 115 goals in all competitions and won two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup over his seven tumultuous years in southern Italy. Although there were no fans in the stands at the San Paolo, public broadcaster RAI reported that a small number of Napoli supporters that had gathered outside the San Paolo set off fireworks throughout half-time in celebration of Merten’s goal and after the match. Mertens moved to Napoli from PSV Eindhoven in 2013 and has become so settled in Naples that fans have nicknamed him ‘Ciro’, a hugely common Neapolitan name. Sporting director Christian Giuntoli said pre-match that both club and player want to extend his contract, set to expire at the end of the month. Napoli will take on Juve at the Italian capital’s Stadio Olimpico after Maurizio Sarri’s side squeezed past AC Milan on away goals following a 0-0 draw in Turin on Friday, Italy’s first competitive football match since the country become the global coronavirus epicentre. – Ospina fends off Inter – As with Friday’s match, Napoli and Inter players gathered around the centre circle for a minute’s silence in tribute to the more than 34,000 people who have died in Italy as a result of COVID-19. There will likely be a big television audience for two of Italy’s best-supported clubs.last_img read more