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From Jürgen Klopp, before Sundayfirst on his team’s early goal concession.

Those things can happen if you lose the ball at the wrong time,” he said of Liverpool’s habit of conceding first. Obviously when you’re playing against someone at the moment who is the best striker in the world, you have to make sure he doesn’t get so many balls in. That’s what we’re going to try, but obviously against City the problem is that if you close Haaland down with too many players you open up spaces for all the other players world class. So it’s not going to make our lives easier, it’s a challenge, it’s a football problem and we’re going to try to find a solution.

And on City’s attacking talent, including you know who.

When [Haaland] was very young, we saw the potential, it was crazy. I don’t think he started against us in a home game, I think he was injured or came on – but we were busy enough thinking about him, I remember. How can you close it, close it – it still scored!

Physically he sets new standards, the combination of being truly physical and technical with a sensational awareness, his orientation on the pitch is outstanding, he always knows where the decisive gaps are, barely offside. Now at City he has some of the best players in the world to score goals – De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo Silva, – so it’s a perfect fit.

It was Haaland’s previous visit to Anfield.

The word is that Nuno dreams of returning to the wolves, and that’s what they do. Nuno, of course, was the first client of Jorge Mendes, who is the club owner’s “football adviser”, but was unable to bring Julen Lopetegui, also his client, to Molineux. He was also Bruno Lage’s agent.

Talks have opened over a shock Nuno return to Wolves. The ex-head coach is believed to have told the club he was eager to return to Molineux

Details here ⬇ #WWFC https://t.co/B26XGetqhQ

— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) October 14, 2022

Things are heating up in the MLS, but no playoff spot for the David Beckham/Pippin Neville dream team in Miami. Always next year, guys.

The World Cup in Qatar from next month will have areas for drunken fans — and journalists — to sober up as the first to stand in a Muslim country with strict alcohol controls but still sponsored by a certain brand of American beer.

By Reuters.

Qatar will allow ticketed fans to buy alcoholic beer during matches starting three hours before kick-off and for one hour after the final whistle, but not during the match, Reuters reported in September, citing a source with knowledge of the tournament plans.

Qatar 2022 chief executive Nasser Al Khater told Sky News in an interview published on Thursday that anyone who did too much would be taken care of. “I know there are plans in place for people to sober up if they’ve had too much to drink,” Al Khater said, adding that it was to make sure they were safe and that they did not harm others or themselves. was “a good idea”.

Al Khater also reiterated that LGBTQ+ fans are welcome and will feel comfortable in Qatar. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, as in many countries in the Middle East. “Everyone is welcome here and everyone will feel safe coming to Qatar,” he said when asked for his message to LGBTQ+ fans. When asked if this included gay fans holding hands in public, he replied, “Yes” and said “yes” again when asked if it was a message of reassurance.

Tournament organizers have previously stressed that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or background, is welcome in Qatar, while warning fans against public displays of affection. Qatar and several countries in the region this year banned Disney’s animated film “Lightyear” from showing in cinemas for featuring characters in a same-sex relationship.

Latest Crisis Club, from Reuters.

Barcelona will sport Drake’s OVO Sound label owl logo on their shirts instead of major sponsors Spotify when they take on Real Madrid on Sunday to mark the Canadian rapper surpassing 50 billion streams on the music platform.

Barcelona, ​​who were one of the last major clubs without a shirt sponsor, said the move was part of their effort to bring football and music closer together. Four-time Grammy Award winner Drake posted an image of the limited-edition jersey on Instagram to his more than 120 million followers. Barca lead La Liga on goal difference ahead of Real Madrid.

“Bringing together football and music” is an interesting concept. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Bravo, Drake, on 50 billion streams. Don’t spend the $20 check all at once, man.

Recap of last night’s Europa League news and events.

Our 10 overnight things start with this from Andy Hunter

An ‘abnormal’ result – if Jürgen Klopp says so – has transformed the mood at Liverpool after condemning Rangers to the heaviest defeat in their history at Ibrox on Wednesday. The next, and more onerous, challenge is to ensure that an emphatic first away win changes the momentum of an inconsistent season. Manchester City and a rested Erling Haaland pose the most formidable threat, but the 7-1 win at Glasgow, or certainly the level of the second half, must be the benchmark for a side that comfortably beat Rangers at Anfield last night. last week before underperforming. in defeat at Arsenal. With 13 points separating the two teams that have dominated the title race in recent years, Liverpool cannot afford another false dawn. Their intensity will be key, according to Andy Robertson. “We have to find consistency in our game, in our performance,” said the fully fit full-back. “We have to play with that intensity again. At best, we know we can cause any team problems. Everything promises that and it will be a difficult afternoon. Andy Hunter

Preamble

If LiverpoolThe visit to Arsenal last week was a last-ditch saloon in the title race, then maybe Sunday and the visit to Manchester City depicts something resembling Douglas Adams’ restaurant at the end of the universe. If Erling Haaland does things to Erling Haaland, it could end the club’s last golden era, an apocalyptic day that means the top four also become a distant prospect. Of course, we’re talking about a team that beat Rangers 7-1 just two days ago, but then again, Bournemouth’s 9-0 defeat rings a bell. Bournemouth are two points above Liverpool at the time. There was a time when there was nothing between Liverpool and City, a matter of two points in four seasons, but not anymore.

There are plenty of other things to look forward to, including Brentford F Brighton tonight, with the home side struggling for form. Saturday sees Brendan Rodgers’ final review when crystal palace visit Leicester. There is also an unlikely middle class between Fulham and Bournemouthwithout manager wolves F Nottingham Forestthis bastion of unbelief.

Sunday is where the main action can be found with AstonVillaSteven under heavy pressure, welcoming Graham Potter’s chelsea. table top Arsenal go to LeedsLeedsLeeds. Manchester United F Newcastle now looks like a great game, that’s what good form in red and an injection of Saudi money will do for you. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s tightrope walk continues when Southampton welcome West Hambefore the big one takes place at Anfield.

Unlike last week when Everton played Manchester United, there is no play in the Hi/Last of the Summer Wine slot, and this will continue for a long time.

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