26 Nov

Juergen Klopp Unfazed by Liverpool’s Defensive Lapses Despite One Clean Sheet So Far in Season

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballJuergen Kloppliverpool First Published: September 20, 2019, 5:18 PM IST London: Juergen Klopp says Liverpool have not changed their defensive approach despite their record of only one clean sheet in their eight games so far this season.The European champions are five points clear at the top of the Premier League after five straight wins but the backline has been breached in four of those matches. And two late goals conceded in Naples in midweek meant their Champions League campaign started in disappointing fashion.Klopp’s men started last season’s league campaign with three clean sheets and conceded just 22 Premier League goals all season, missing out on their first top-flight title since 1990 by a single point.But Klopp said at his pre-Chelsea press conference on Friday that the change was down to circumstances rather than system.”No, there is no difference,” he said at Liverpool’s training ground. “We didn’t focus more on offensive things and forget the defensive things.”The goals happened completely strangely. There would have been a second clean sheet against Southampton if we don’t concede that goal, there could have been different clean sheets in other games.”Of course it’s not exactly what we wanted but we don’t collect clean sheets. We want to win football games and we are still early in the season.”Klopp, whose side travel to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Sunday, was asked about the importance of Virgil van Dijk and whether he had concerns about any potential injuries ruling the Dutchman out for a period of time.”That’s the reason why we have four centre-halves,” he said.”It’s not easy for the ‘in the moment number four’, not playing and sometimes not involved in the squad, but in the moment if something happens, like it was last year, not only one thing happens, a couple of things happen and then you end up with one centre-half and a defensive midfielder, which we did against Bayern.””We all need luck to be really successful, injury-wise first and foremost,” he added.”I can imagine something like that is not easy but the other guys, I have said it a lot of times, from my point of view we have four world-class centre-halves. They can play together in each partnership and hopefully that will be enough for a season, to be honest.” last_img read more

11 Aug

Go back to the enewsletter On 11 to 13 August

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >On 11 to 13 August, a delegation of Malaysian trade and state government officials attended a series of Roadshows targeting key travel agents and media across Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.Addressing Sydney guests on 11 August, Dato’ Azizan, the Deputy Director General (International Promotion) for the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, launched Tourism Malaysia’s latest initiative with Malaysia Airlines to encourage travellers to spend at least one night in Kuala Lumpur on stopovers to and from all destinations beyond the capital.From 13 August to 12 September 2015, airfares booked with Malaysia Airlines (excluding Perth and Sydney) will now include one night’s accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, for travel between 1 October to 31 December 2015.“Not only does this give travellers the option of breaking up a long haul journey, it’s such a fantastic way for Australians to sample the life and colour of KL as part of a bigger itinerary, and we know that they won’t be disappointed,” says Dato’ Azizan.There has been a steady rise in in-bound tourism numbers to Malaysia, with more than 571,000 Australians visiting in 2014, a rise of 6 per cent.Other delegates at the Sydney Roadshow included representatives from the Sabah Tourism Board, Terengganu State Government, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Malaysia Airlines and representatives from Malaysian hotels and resorts.The major prize drawn on the night accommodation in Kuala Lumpur and other destinations in Malaysia and airline tickets.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more