About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp on Ki-Jana Hoever: A joy to watchby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s been impressed by teenage fullback Ki-Jana Hoever.The former Ajax prospect has trained with Klopp’s senior squad this past week and could make his FA Cup squad for their tie with Wolves.Klopp said, “He is of course one for the future, but I do not know yet what we are going to do with him for the competition. “He is sixteen years old and celebrates his seventeenth birthday in a few days. If Joel Matip and Joe Gomez had been fit, Ki-Jana would in all probability not train with us. But he has trained with us, he still does that and he is a joy to watch.”He is a boy with incredible confidence and also a very good footballer, that’s nice. That we now see him working day in and day out is really cool. “He is therefore one for the future, but I do not know when the future starts. He has learned a lot now, he has improved many things and one day he will make his debut. This is a good prospect for the coming months and years.”
SNAPPED: Real Sociedad goalkeeper Rulli tells Vinicius Jr ‘I touched the ball first’by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli has dismissed Real Madrid complaints over a denied penalty on Sunday.Real Madrid attacker Vincius Junior went down under a challenge from Rulli, but the VAR ref rejected the claim. La Real went onto win 2-0.Rulli said, “It was a quick play, he comes in with speed and I challenged him, I touch the ball and then we collide, I never caused his fall with my hand, it seemed quite clear.”He added: “We finished very badly in 2018 and we wanted to recover after the dismissal of Garitano, the people were always with us and the victory is for them.”Cuidado porque esta imagen no se verá mañana, pero aquí se ve que antes de tocar a Vinicius Rulli toca balon. NO ES PENALTI. pic.twitter.com/C05yURoyEQ— Nomásmanipulación (@Nomanipular) January 6, 2019 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ferguson delivered Man Utd players rallying speechby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson addressed the players at training last week, it has been revealed.The Scot was invited to Carrington by interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the festive period.The Sun reports Ferguson told the players that he believes in them – and they have the ability to make the club “dominant and successful” once again. It is also claimed the Scot that the club is in good hands at the very top and they will play a huge role in its future.United’s players jetted out to Dubai this week following their FA Cup victory over Reading at Old Trafford.They are next in action on Sunday in what is Solskjaer’s toughest test so far against Tottenham.
Arsenal boss Emery: Holding return is perfectby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Unai Emery was very pleased with the return of defender Rob Holding.The centre-back has provided Emery with more options in defence as he continued his recovery from serious injury.Holding started and scored the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last night.And Emery is very happy to have him back in the fold.He told the club’s official website: “Perfect to have more options with the centre backs. “After, his spirit is positive, like the minutes he played tonight. Every day in training, he helps us for having more performances like a team and after he needed to take minutes, take confidences and I think tonight, the first match after playing with the under-23s for him is perfect. “He was a little tired at the end of the match but he scored and I think he is happy tonight. And we are happy for him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd hero Ince: Rice not worth the moneyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Ince doesn’t believe Manchester United should spend big on Declan Rice.West Ham are reportedly demanding £80m for the England international.But Ince believes the 20-year-old hasn’t developed enough to demand such a fee”People say things just for the sake of saying them. I don’t think [Man Utd] spend £80m on Declan Rice, that’s for sure, at this moment in time” Ince told TalkSport.”You’ve got to remember he was a centre-half and as a midfield player, I’ve watched quite a lot of him this year, he’s still got a long way to go.”I think he’s at the right club at West Ham, he’s playing week in, week out, which is important, and I think he’s got the right people around him, like Mark Noble, who has been there a long time, so he’ll learn a lot.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
MEMPHIS, TN – MARCH 15: Rick Pitino, head coach of the Louisville Cardinals coaches from the sideline against the Connecticut Huskies during the Championship of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 15, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. Louisville defeated Connecticut 71-61. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)No. 1 Kentucky is the lone undefeated team in the country and the odds-on favorite to win the NCAA Tournament. The ‘Cats have also been the subject of plenty of speculation concerning if they can run the table and become the first undefeated NCAA champion in nearly 40 years. One young UK fan certainly thinks her team is on the road to 40-0. Riley Baldridge recorded a video of herself performing a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” entitled “Win It All.” The song name drops UK players Andrew Harrison, Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson, and more importantly, takes potshots at Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and the Duke Blue Devils.Check it out:For good measure, Baldridge threw in a compliment for John Calipari’s hair. Kentucky will continue its quest to stay undefeated when it hosts Georgia tomorrow at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.[ Kentucky Sports Radio ]
No. 9 TCU gave No. 1 Kansas all it could handle in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Big 12 Tournament this afternoon, but ultimately fell by a score of 64-59. It was a hard-fought game that the favored Jayhawks clinched in thunderous fashion. With the score 61-57 and less than a minute remaining, Kansas killed nearly all of the 35-second shot clock as TCU declined to foul. With the timer winding down, KU point guard Frank Mason penetrated and lofted an alley-oop to teammate Landen Lucas. The big man slammed it home to essentially wrap up the victory.With the win, Kansas moves on to play the No. 4 seed Baylor in tomorrow’s Big 12 semifinals.
chris daniels father upset with texasFour-star defensive tackle recruit Chris Daniels, who hails from Euless, Texas, is set to announce his collegiate decision on Friday, and according to a number of reports, he’ll be choosing either Oklahoma, Michigan or Alabama. Texas, his home state program, isn’t on his list. Why? The Longhorns didn’t offer him.Until today. Daniels, less than an hour ago, revealed that Texas is making a late push to land the defensive star. His father, however is not impressed. He took to Twitter to make it clear that the Longhorns shouldn’t have waited so long.Wow so the day before my son is set to commit, more schools claim they want him #TexasLonghorns what took u so long?— Chris (@SPSthe1) December 17, 2015I know it’s late but Proud to say I just got offered by UT #Longhorns #Texas pic.twitter.com/4ubjh3XsL2— Chris Daniels 12/18 (@clicclac97) December 17, 2015Could Texas steal one at the last second? Judging by their reactions, it seems unlikely. But we’ll find out for sure tomorrow.
Finebaum SabanNick Saban and Paul Finebaum had what was described by some as a “heated” off-camera discussion at SEC Media Days today. The Alabama head coach got upset with Finebaum on-air for questioning his handling of the two Crimson Tide players who were arrested (and charges were later dropped) this offseason. Saban said he likely won’t be suspending them for a game this season, something Finebaum seemed to have a problem with. The conversation continued off-air and was captured by some reporters. AL.com’s John Talty reported that Saban insinuated to Finebaum that his players were targeted by the Louisiana police because they were Alabama student-athletes in LSU country. Finebaum confirmed Saban insinuated this during The Paul Finebaum Show this afternoon. Here’s video, from Reddit CFB. Paul @finebaum talks about what Nick Saban said off-air about the Cam Robinson situation pic.twitter.com/sGbsqVscKa— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 13, 2016The Paul Finebaum Show is currently airing on the SEC Network.
Virgil van Dijk described the reverence Liverpool reserves for their greatest players as he revealed that Kenny Dalglish has been texting him before matches during the Reds’ Premier League title charge this season.The 27-year-old defender has become a fans’ favourite at Anfield since his £75 million ($97m) move from Southampton in January 2017, shortly after which he exchanged telephone numbers with Dalglish.Reds hero Dalglish, who has twice managed the club and is now a director, won six top-flight titles and three European Cups as a player with Liverpool and Van Dijk described the positive effect he has on Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying squad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “Kenny Dalglish gave me his mobile number in the very beginning and told me to ring him at any time,” Van Dijk told the club’s official website.”It is unbelievable when he sometimes sends me messages before games. That is what Liverpool is about.”Like most clubs, Liverpool have some private boxes for players available. I have my own box for my family here. To get there, you have to walk through the boardroom.”On matchdays, that is like walking in a museum. Almost every Liverpool legend is present.”Hard earned win! Buzzing with the 3 points & clean sheet Proud also to have played my 50th game for @LFC #weareliverpool pic.twitter.com/i3MZOVrHkT— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) January 12, 2019Van Dijk has played all but 35 minutes of Liverpool’s Premier League campaign this season, taking his appearances for the club in all competitions to 51.With Klopp’s men four points clear at the top of the league table, Van Dijk indicated that he and his team-mates are aware of the legendary status they could attain by bringing the top-flight title to Anfield for the first time since 1990.”I just love to hear all the stories from the guys who used to play for this magical club,” he added.”When you have meant something to this club, they will never forget you.”You are Liverpool forever.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web