Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 07:22:52 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Pressure on Liverpool to capitalise on FA Cup sacrifice

By
12th-Jan-2019       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

AFP, Brighton :
Criticism of Jurgen Klopp's decision to make nine changes in crashing out of the FA Cup to Wolves will be fleeting as long as Liverpool bounce back quickly in their quest to land a first league title for 29 years, starting at Brighton on Saturday.
Klopp rested Alisson Becker, Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane for Monday's defeat at Molineux, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino only made cameo appearances off the bench for the final 20 minutes.
Liverpool have now been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions at the first hurdle, but that will be a small price to pay should they hold on to a four-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
After visiting the Amex on Saturday, Klopp's men have another three eminently winnable home fixtures against Leicester, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth plus a trip to West Ham before facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Those five games provide the perfect platform for Liverpool to at least consolidate their lead after the disappointment of losing their unbeaten record in the Premier League to City to give the champions a foothold back in the title race.
"Back-to-back defeats now, which really isn't good enough for us, but you have blips in a season. It's about how you respond," said Liverpool midfielder James Milner, one of few regulars to start against Wolves.
"You're never going to go a full season without having blips. I think at the start of this season we weren't playing our best but we were getting results. "I think you've seen the character in the squad in the last few years, and the players we have, to know we will bounce back."
Klopp will recall most of his key players who skipped FA Cup duty, but an injury to Dejan Lovren leaves the German short of options at centre-back with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also sidelined. Fabinho may therefore have to deputise in defence once more alongside the calming presence of Van Dijk. Brighton are well-placed to achieve their principal target for the campaign of avoiding relegation with a 10-point cushion above the drop zone, thanks in large part to a strong home record.
Only Tottenham and Chelsea have emerged victorious from the south coast in 10 Premier League games so far this season.
Liverpool romped to a 5-1 victory on their last visit, but the Seagulls were given hope by a narrow 1-0 defeat at Anfield in August, according to manager Chris Hughton, when Alisson had to make a vital late save to secure all three points.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

City »

'Aparajeya Bangladesh' formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding release of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia.


Editorial »

Check mob beating


IN the last six months, 36 people were killed by mobs. In the last five days, eight, including two women, were killed and at least 30 others were injured. Shockingly, many of the victims were intellectually challenged. Mob attacks on people labelling victims "child kidnappers" continue unabated despite several directives ...

Sports »

Tokyo 2020 comes too early for karate kid's Olympic dream


AFP, Nagaoka :Sweat pours off Mahiro Takano as the 13-year-old karate black belt trades blows with a grown man almost twice her size, finishing with a blood-curdling roar, then a dainty bow.The petite schoolgirl is used to punching above her weight - since taking up karate in kindergarten she has ...

International »

Pope urges concrete measures to protect Syrian civilians


AP, Vatican City :Pope Francis has sent Syrian President Bashar Assad a letter expressing his "profound concern" for the humanitarian situation in Syria and in particular the plight of civilians in Idlib province.The Vatican said Cardinal Peter Turkson, one of Francis' top advisers, hand-delivered the letter to Assad during a ...

International »

Trump praises Pakistan's role in ‘progress’ on Afghan peace


President Donald Trump on Monday hailed Pakistan's help in advancing peace talks in Afghanistan, a marked shift in tone as the United States seeks an accord with the Taliban to end almost 18 years of war.Speaking from the Oval Office alongside Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump also warned he ...

Business & Economy »

Abdul Aziz, Additional Managing Director of Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd and Naimul Huda, General Manager of Finance & Accounts of Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, exchanging an agreement signing document at bank's corporate office in the city on Tuesday. Bank's Managing Director M Shahidul Islam, Deputy Managing Directors M Akther Hossain, Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury and Imtiaz U Ahmed, among others, were present. Under the deal, all employee of the company can open their bank account in the bank without keeping any initial deposit and will enjoy other Banking facilities.


Entertainment »

Jacqueline opens up about launching her Youtube channel


One of the most influential celebrities of Bollywood Jacqueline Fernandez who is not only a sought after name for her commercially successful films but is also is huge name in the brand circuit. Having recently crossed 30 million followers on instagram, owing to humongous fan following across quarters, Jacqueline Fernandez ...

Entertainment »

Sonia disappearing from media


Entertainment Report :Sonia Hossain once tried to establish her career in different platforms of media like modelling, acting and hosting. Bad temperament, high ambition and self announced talent made her unsuccessful media personality. As a result, her presence in media is not mentionable now. In fact, Sonia was absent from ...

Editorial »

Stand beside flood-hit people


DIFFERENT kinds of waterborne diseases have begun spreading as floodwater started receding across the country. But in the post-flood scenario, many people are suffering from diarrhoea, skin diseases, dysentery, cholera and other waterborne diseases. Officials of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre said the flood situation may continue improving in ...

Sports »

Lowry weathers storm to win British Open and first major


Ireland's Shane Lowry withstood howling wind and rain to win his first major at the British Open by six shots from Tommy Fleetwood on Sunday, describing the achievement as "an out-of-body experience".In desperately difficult conditions, Lowry's one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on 15-under ...

International »

UK leadership favourite Johnson hits more turmoil on last voting day


AFP :Britain's leadership contest entered its finale Monday with the favourite Boris Johnson facing more defections from ministers over his Brexit plan.The month-long contest between former London mayor Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being decided by fewer than 200,000 grassroots members of the governing Conservative Party.The winner will ...

International »

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine


AFP :Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament, ushering in a generational shift in the ex-Soviet country's political arena.The 41-year-old became Ukraine's youngest ever post-Soviet leader when he took office two months ago and has promised to stamp out corruption and end a separatist ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presenting National Fisheries Award to Mostofa Al Rajib, Upazila Fisheries Officer, Betagi , Barguna for the latter's contribution in Fisheries Sector at a ceremony held recently in the auditorium of Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh in the city on the occasion of National Fisheries Week.


Entertainment »

Mamo under Tauquir’s direction, Bipasha’s story


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :As an actress, in the beginning of her career, Zakia Bari Mamo got the National Film Award to act in Tauquir Ahmed-directed movie Daruchini Dwip. For this reason, Mamo always respects to Tauquir Ahmed. Now she is a matured actress who always wants to work in challenging ...

Editorial »

Taking law in own hand is an ominous sign


MOBS beat to death five people, including two women, and injured 10 others on suspicion of being child kidnappers across the country on Saturday. The incidents happened just a day after three people were beaten by a mob in Thakurgaon. Incidents of mob beating have increased even after the Bridges ...

 
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