Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:44:04 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Klopp shies away from Liverpool title talk

By AFP, London
18th-Sep-2016       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to countenance the suggestion his side might be Premier League title contenders following their impressive 2-1 victory at Chelsea.
Dejan Lovren's close-range volley and Jordan Henderson's sublime 25-yard curler earned Liverpool victory at Stamford Bridge on Friday, with Diego Costa replying for the home side.
Liverpool have also beaten Arsenal and defending champions Leicester City this season, but Klopp was no more willing to discuss their title chances than he had been after their 3-1 win here last October.
"I'm really not interested," he told a reporter in the Stamford Bridge press conference room when asked about Liverpool's title prospects.
"Someone asked me that when we won 3-1 last season against Chelsea. My answer was: 'Are you crazy?' I remember it.
"I learnt a little bit about the English (media). We have 10 points. That's fantastic. I'm really happy after these difficult fixtures.
"We know we can play good football, we're convinced about our quality. We just have to do it every week, or every three days."
The only blot on Liverpool's league record so far was their surprise 2-0 defeat at promoted Burnley, which was followed by a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool's performance on Friday was notable for its intensity, with midfielders Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum and Henderson helping to prevent Chelsea gaining a foothold in the game.
Klopp was dismissive when it was put to him that his players might struggle to sustain such a rhythm and said their dominance of possession in the first half had actually helped them save energy.
"I've managed for 16 years and I get asked that all the time," said the German, whose side visit second-tier Derby County in the League Cup on Tuesday.
"It's not about intensity. It's about finding a solution for the opponent. In the first half it was not that intense.
"We had the ball, so it's about movement, playing football simply. We can come through the lines by running.
"The most intense football is if you make a mistake and have to run in the wrong direction, as we did for their goal. We have to improve, but we don't run like crazy all the time."
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte handed a second debut to Brazilian centre-back David Luiz, who returned to the club on transfer deadline day after two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain.
It was Conte's first defeat as Chelsea manager and the first time he had seen one of his teams beaten at home in a league game since Juventus lost 2-1 to Sampdoria in January 2013.
The former Italy manager said both of Liverpool's goals had been the result of defensive inattention from his players.
Philippe Coutinho was allowed to take a short free-kick before crossing for Lovren to put Liverpool in front in the 17th minute, while Henderson's goal stemmed from a throw-in.
Chelsea slumped to a disappointing 10th-place finish last season and Conte warned his players they risk meeting a similar fate this term if they do not sharpen up.
"I don't want to repeat a bad season like last year," he said.
"I don't want that. For this reason we must pay attention in every single moment of the game, in every minute.
"I'm the coach, so I must work more on this aspect. Now, it's not enough. Because this is not the first time this has happened.
"We must feel the danger in every single moment of the game, if we want to win and think like a great team.
"Chelsea is a great team, but we must show this in every single game, to pay attention and be focused."
Chelsea were without captain John Terry, who damaged ankle ligaments in last weekend's 2-2 draw at Swansea City.
Conte said he did not know if the centre-back would be fit for the mid-week League Cup tie at Leicester.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Ensure safety for patients in the hospitals by any means


CITY'S Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital has started operations after a messy situation caused by fire on Thursday evening. Director of the SSMCH said a total of 1,174 patients, including 72 children, were shifted to other government hospitals after the fire originated at the children's ward on the second floor ...

Sports »

Stunned Japan swimmers back stricken Olympic pin-up Ikee


AFP, Tokyo :Japanese swimmers have vowed to step up their efforts in support of Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics who has announced she is suffering from leukaemia.Earlier this week, the 18-year-old swim queen tweeted that she had cut short a training camp in Australia after ...

Football »

Capoue sends Watford into FA Cup quarter-finals at QPR's expense


Etienne Capoue's goal in first-half stoppage time was enough to give Watford a 1-0 win away to Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on Friday that saw the Hornets into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.Both sides had opportunities in an even opening period that belied the fact that Watford are eighth ...

International »

Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing : Erdogan


AFP, Ankara :Turkey has not yet revealed all the information it has discovered about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday."We haven't given all the elements we have at our disposal," the Turkish head of state said during an ...

Entertainment »

Fagun Haway' draws huge acclamation


Entertainment Desk :The premier show of 'Fagun Haway', a movie based on the 1952 Language Movement, draw a large number of film loving people at cinema halls.Actor turned director Tauquir Ahmed directed the movie which was released simultaneously at 52 cinema halls across the country.The story of the movie was ...

City »

The Namaz-e-Janaza of Poet Al Mahmud was held at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.


Editorial »

Save the Sunderbans to save the Royal Bengal Tigers


FOR the constant rise in sea levels and rapid climate change, the famous Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sunderbans could be disappeared within 50 years, especially from the Bangladesh part, according to a new study published recently in the journal Science of The Total Environment. A team of Bangladeshi and ...

City »

Members of RAB-2 nabbed one on Friday from Narayanganj for taking money from government officials from different areas in the country impersonating Anti-Corruption Commission official.


.

Cricket »

Feels like it`s a blessing to just be playing again: Steyn


Agency :Dale Steyn, the South African mainstay, continued to impress on his comeback trail, as he bowled at high pace and picked up four wickets over a long spell on Day 2 of the first Test of the two-match series versus Sri Lanka in Durban.The veteran fast bowler bowled at ...

Entertainment »

Shanta Jahan feels comfortable in hosting


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular host of present time Shanta Jahan has to be engaged with hosting round the year in and outside the country in different stage shows and TV programmes. Besides hosting, she has more identities. She is also a model and TV actress. But she always feels comfortable ...

International »

Trump heavier, but in ‘very good health’: Doctor


AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump is a little heavier than last year and needs a higher dose of cholesterol medicine, but remains in "very good health," his official doctor said Thursday.The presidential physician, Sean Conley, said Trump, 72, passed his medical exam last week with flying colors."It is my determination ...

Cricket »

It was difficult to hit through the line of the ball in Napier: Guptill


Martin Guptill is happy to work his way through the travails of a slow Napier pitch and score an ODI hundred, which helped New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening game of the three-match series. The hosts had notably lost the ODI against India here couple of ...

International »

Taliban announces surprise talks with US in Pakistan


PTI, Islamabad :The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan.While Islamabad did not immediately confirm the talks, Washington said it had "noted" the announcement, which comes after weeks ...

International »

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe


AP, Washington :Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy political consultant who rose to lead Donald Trump's 2016 campaign ...

Editorial »

Myanmar`s provocation: Dhaka should deal with the issue delicately


YET again Myanmar has shown Saint Martin's Island of Bangladesh as of its part in the official map. Protesting it, Dhaka on Thursday summoned Myanmar Chargé d'affaires and handed over a strongly worded protest note also expressing serious dissatisfaction over repeating such false claim, and demanded immediate corrective measures. Director ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news