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Cooper, Guidry, Raborn Earn Final Weekly Football Awards

first_imgSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Gunnar Raborn, McNeese – Jr. – Placekicker – Lafayette, La.Raborn nailed a 52-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter to give McNeese a 10-0 lead, then hit a 24-yarder in the third to put the Cowboys up 13-0 en route to a 13-3 win over Lamar on Saturday night. His 52-yarder was the third-longest in school history and the longest make for McNeese since 2010. It also ranks as the third-longest in the league this season. All teams concluded their 2017 seasons with wins last week, with the Lions finishing with a 6-5 record (6-3 SLC), the Demons at 4-7 (4-5 SLC) and the Cowboys at 9-2 (7-2 SLC). Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Max Lyons, Southeastern Louisiana; Dominique Hill, McNeese; Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas. Cooper was named Offensive Player of the Week while Guidry earned Defensive Player of the Week and Raborn was tabbed for special teams distinction. Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Cooper, Southeastern Louisiana – Fr. – Running Back – Altair, TexasCooper posted his Southland-high fourth 100-yard rushing performance of the season in Thursday’s season-ending 21-17 win over No. 17/25 Nicholls. The freshman finished with 143 yards on 12 carries, including a 63-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In his first collegiate season, the Jerry Rice Award candidate led the Lions with 646 rushing yards and finished the season with a single-season school record 10.1 yards per carry.center_img Defensive Player of the Week: Peyton Guidry, Northwestern State – Sr. – Linebacker – Cut Off, La.Guidry made a career-high 18 tackles, including 3 for lost yards, in the Demons’ 38-21 win over Stephen F. Austin. He intercepted a pass at the SFA 27 to set up NSU’s first touchdown, while the Demons kept the Lumberjacks’ offense under 300 yards until their final series. Guidry had tackles in two goal line stands – one early in the third quarter ending with a fourth-down stop with Guidry involved, the other a tackle for loss at the three-yard line in the fourth quarter, culminating the drive with a missed field goal. Guidry’s 18 tackles rank 14th nationally in FCS this year and is the second-most by any Southland defender. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marcus Cooper, Northwestern State’s Peyton Guidry and Gunnar Raborn of McNeese are the Southland Conference Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State; Chris Jones, Northwestern State; Carlos Blackman, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Chris Stewart, Sam Houston State; Patrick Ponder, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

Aguilar, Brownlee lead quarterfinals-bound Ginebra over Meralco

first_imgPBA IMAGESJapeth Aguilar and Justin Brownlee combined for 62 points as Barangay Ginebra beat Meralco, 111-105, to book a trip to the quarterfinals in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna.Aguilar unleashed 31 points in just his second game back from a calf injury while Brownlee also scored 31 that went with seven rebounds and six assists for the Gin Kings, who stayed on top of the standings with a 7-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Guards Scottie Thompson and LA Tenorio also played significant roles.Thompson nearly had a triple-double with eight points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists while Tenorio tallied 18 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAllen Durham collected 36 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists for the Bolts, who are coming off a stint in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Thailand where they finished in fourth place.Chris Newsome added 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field, six rebounds and six assists but his efforts also went for naught as Meralco fell to 1-6. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FEU ends Adamson’s perfect run in OT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Thirdy hopes to crack Gilas roster

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Can’t blame him if he entertains thoughts of making the squad.“Hopefully,” said the 22-year-old Ravena. “Right now, I’m just thinking of being prepared for anything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRavena, the only nonprofessional cager in the pool, joins a cast of PBA champions, tested veteran internationalists and former NBA player Andray Blatche in the Philippines’ bid to go perfect on this road trip.“Supposedly, there’s no longer pressure since I was already able to represent the country a few times, and I’ve already dealt with pressure in the UAAP—which I think is kind of the same,” he said. “But it’s hard not to be consumed by it.” Alapag seeks quick turnaround as SMB-Alab eyes sweep of Wolf Warriors Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs if being in the pool wasn’t already an achievement in itself, Thirdy Ravena will be flying to Qatar with the National team that is hoping to crack a berth in this year’s World Cup in China.“You can’t help but be overwhelmed sometimes,” he told reporters Friday morning during the Nationals’ only scrimmage before plunging into two crucial games in the Asian qualifiers this week.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Nationals departed Saturday morning for Doha, where naturalized big man Blatche rejoins them and rounds out the cast of 14.Ravena has represented the Philippines in the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships in Bangkok in 2013 and in the Jones Cup in Taiwan last year.But making the final Gilas roster in the matches against Qatar or Kazakhstan could be Ravena’s biggest national team milestone.Guiao previously noted that the Ateneo star has a “realistic chance” of making the final cut for the sixth window.“Right now, my focus is solely to be prepared to be able to become the best version of myself,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

US Pledges to Contain Ebola Outbreak in W. Africa

first_imgThe President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, has promised that the United States (US) is poised to provide technical, material and financial support to help eradicate Ebola from Liberia and the sub-region.President Obama reaffirmed his country’s commitment to stand by Liberia and the West African sub-region in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. The US leader made the commitment when he spoke with Vice President Joseph Boakai, Sr., Tuesday night at a White House where a dinner was being held with African leaders attending the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC.According to a dispatch from Washington DC, the U.S. President also re-emphasized the commitment of his government to support the fight against Ebola epidemic now plaguing the sub-region.He made the commitment when he addressed the formal opening of the US – Africa Leaders Summit on Wednesday at the State Department, the venue of the Summit. “I deeply regret the absence of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, due primarily to the outbreak of Ebola in their countries. America will do everything in its power to ensure that the virus is contained in Liberia and West Africa,” President Obama assured.He also thanked leaders of the African continent for attending the summit and pledged to aid the continent’s growth and development, committing U.S. assistance. In response at the White House dinner on Tuesday, Vice President Boakai thanked the Government and people of the United States for their support to Liberia and apprised President Obama of the steps the Liberian Government has taken to curb the spread of the Ebola virus in the country. According to V.P. Boakai, the Ebola outbreak is overwhelming the limited health systems and resources of the country, but he emphasized that the Liberian people are determined to restrain and curtail the spread of the disease.Vice President Boakai is in the US leading the Liberian Government’s delegation at President Obama’s US – Africa Leaders Summit.Meanwhile, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will be deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to West Africa to coordinate the U.S. Government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. The disease has so far sickened more than 1,600 people, including nearly 900 who have died from the disease. According to information circulated to delegates attending the US – Africa Leaders Summit, USAID announced an additional US$5 million in assistance to help ramp up the international community’s Ebola response efforts.Specifically, this funding will go towards the expansion of Ebola outbreak programs the Agency is already supporting in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. These programs will help trace people who may be infected with the disease, as well as provide health clinics and households with hygiene kits, soap, bleach, gloves, masks, and other supplies to help prevent the spread of disease.In a related development, Vice President Boakai and delegation yesterday evening met with Liberians in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas at a Town Hall Meeting about 5:30 p.m. eastern time at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Piney Branch Road in Washington.He was at the same time expected to speak to Liberians across the United States when he appeared as a Special Guest on a popular online radio program hosted by the Liberia Destiny Debaters based in the US.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Broad donates $10 million for 13 new schools

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There are 103 charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, serving about 6 percent of the district’s student population of more than 700. A charter school group will announce this morning that it will open 13 middle and high schools by 2010 in poor Los Angeles neighborhoods, thanks to $10 million donated by philanthropist Eli Broad and an education alliance. The expansion will nearly triple the number of campuses operated by the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, matching the pace by Green Dot Public Schools, the city’s predominent charter group. Broad and former Mayor Richard Riordan are scheduled to announce this morning that the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation will donate $6.5 million, and $3.5 million coming from Alliance board members. Charters are publicly funded but independently run schools. In exchange for improved student performance, charter operators are free to design their own curriculum and work outside many of the restrictions imposed by school districts. last_img read more

Joash ruled out of Algeria AFCON opener

first_imgIn the absence of Onyango who had been touted to start alongside Musa Mohammed, Migne will now have to make a decision between starting the young Joseph Okumu who has played the last two friendly matches, or throwing in the experienced David Owino who has however not been a starter since Migne joined Kenya.Other options the tactician has includes Vihiga’s Bernard Ochieng who is yet to be capped. Midfielder Ismail Athuman Gonzalez was also used as a defender most of the time in training and could be yet another option for the tactician.Kenya face a potent Algerian attack line that will be marshaled by Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez who won the English Premier League title with the Cityzens.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars defender Joash Onyango in training with the team in Paris, FranceCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 23 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has been dealt another massive blow with defender Joash Onyango ruled out of Sunday night’s Africa Cup of Nations opener against Algeria in Cairo.Onyango suffered an ankle injury in training on Saturday evening, ruling him out of the Sunday game. This comes hot on the heels of Brian Mandela’s injury with the experienced defender twisting his knee in training in Paris.last_img read more

Gangster arrested in fatal Pacoima shooting

first_imgPACOIMA – A documented gang member was arrested in connection with a shooting that left another gang member dead, police said this morning. Officers on routine air patrol around 8 p.m. Thursday began following a speeding car that was driving erratically on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Terra Bella Street. Minutes earlier, Ricardo Hernandez, 20, was shot to death inside a garage in the the 10100 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Police later found more than two dozen rounds had been fired at the scene. Officers in the helicopter called cops on the ground about the car, police said. They eventually caught up with the car and arrested the driver, Pablo Serrano, 30, in connection with the shooting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ During the arrest, Serrano was bitten by a police dog. A Latino passenger escaped. Officers recovered two guns, one of which was described as “high capacity,” LAPD Detective Pat Barron said. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Foothill Detectives at 818-834-3115. During after hours and weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855). For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES – .NET AND MOBILE APP DEVELOPERS WANTED FOR INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE COMPANY BASED IN DONEGAL

first_imgKeyedIn Solutions is a multi-national SaaS (Software as a Service) organisation operating in the UK, Ireland, USA and Sweden. They develop web and mobile software applications with over 50,000 users worldwide and are currently looking for .NET developers and Mobile App developers to join their team in Letterkenny..NET Developers KeyedIn are looking for talented .NET developers with at least 2 year’s commercial experience developing web applications in C# and VB.NET. Successful candidates will initially be working on a project to migrate an existing web application from VB.NET to C#.Minimum Requirements:• 2 years commercial experience• C# / VB.NET • SQL (SQL Server)• ASP.NET (html, Javascript)• Relevant degree or equivalent experienceMobile App DevelopersYou will be working as part of a small team developing native Android and IOS apps. Commercial experience in mobile app development is preferred however we will consider .NET/Java developers who can demonstrate apps they have developed in their own time. Minimum Requirements:• Android Development• SQL• XML / Web Services • Relevant degree or equivalent experiencePreferred Requirements:• Xamarin iOS / MonoTouchPackageBasic Salary: €25-50,000 (depending upon experience)Benefits: Pension, Private Health, 25 days holidayWebsite: www.keyedin.comIf you are interested please forward your details to mphilips@keyedin.comJOB VACANCIES – .NET AND MOBILE APP DEVELOPERS WANTED FOR INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE COMPANY BASED IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobsKeyedIn SolutionsletterkennysoftwareVacancieslast_img read more

GAA NEWS – MILFORD’S DARRAGH BLACK SELECTED FOR DONEGAL MINORS

first_imgMILFORD GAA NOTESDarragh Black Selected for Donegal MinorsCongratulations to Darragh Black on his selection on the Donegal Minor team for 2014. The Minor league campaign begins on the 1st of February and Darragh will be hoping to field against Derry in the Championship before the Donegal Senior match on the 25th of May. Well done Darragh *Kukri Ulster Schools All Star Team 2014*Congratulations to Shannon McGroddy and Amber Barrett who were awarded their Kukri Ulster Schools All Star Team 2014 awards at the weekend. This is the third year Amber, named full forward, has been selected for the team and the second time Shannon, selected in midfield, have made the team. Congratulations girls, another proud day for the Club. *Donegal News Sports Awards*Unfortunately the Club did not win the Club of the Year at Friday nights Donegal News Sports Awards in the Silver Tassie. To be nominated for the award was still a great achievement and an acknowledgement of the Clubs success this year. There was a wealth of talent on show tonight and it opens your eyes to see so much sporting talent throughout the county. Congratulations to all the winners.*Gaelic Life Ulster Team of the Year*Commiserations to Cathal McGettigan who despite topping the polls for most of the voting ultimately wasn’t selected for the Gaelic Life Team of the Year. Nevertheless, to be nominated for this award was a massive achievement for Cathal and he has done the Club and himself very proud indeed. Congratulations to the Donegal representatives on the team, Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy of Glenswilly.*Crossfit*Crossfit continues for all Senior, Reserve, U21 and Minor players every Monday (8.30pm) and Friday (7.30pm). Anyone interested in playing for the club are expected to attend, all welcome. Cost is e5 per week or e3 per session. Alternatively players can pay e20 for 4 weeks or e40 for the entire 8 week program*2013 Donegal Yearbook* The 2013 Donegal Yearbook is now available and can be ordered from Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 11-13-16-18. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners wins €25 each. Mick Terry, Milford, James Edward Friel, and Cheryl Towns. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,920.*Lotto Database* Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lucozade Sports Club Crusade*Thank you to all who helped with this years bottle cap collection, your support was much appreciated and we would ask that everyone continues to collect their bottle caps for next years collection.*Irish Language Classes*Irish classes have recommenced. If you would like to learn Irish from the beginning or improve on the Irish you have, get in touch with any club member or phone Brendan on 0749152455 or email bandcward1@gmail.com*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or marian.mcnulty@lyit.ie*Newsletter*For all your weekly, news, fixtures, results and match reports as well as much more such as player profiles, photo albums and more please subscribe to our newsletter by texting your name and email address to 086-3400082, emailing milforddonegalgaa@gmail.com, or by contacting the clubs Twitter or Facebook pages*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS – MILFORD’S DARRAGH BLACK SELECTED FOR DONEGAL MINORS was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Milford GAA noteslast_img read more

Ex-Liverpool striker sends Jurgen Klopp warning over lack of trophies

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker PAYBACK SORRY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed latest scrap 3 “It’s such a fine dividing line, but when you’re at a club like Liverpool that’s what it’s all about.”Klopp signed a new six-year deal with Liverpool in 2016 – and has been given sufficient transfer funds during his time on Merseyside.Liverpool spent £160 million in the summer transfer window – the most of any Premier League club – bringing in Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.The Reds are seen as Manchester City‘s closest challengers for the Premier League title.“Klopp seems a super guy,” said Toshack, who counts Real Madrid as one of the many teams he has managed. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane BEST OF John Toshack says a decision should be made on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool future if he fails to win a trophy this season.The Reds have lost in the Champions League, Europa League and League Cup finals since the manager’s arrival in 2015. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Toshack won three league titles as a player with Liverpool and later won La Liga as Real boss Liverpool are playing excellent football under Jurgen Klopp REPLY Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos And despite the German turning Liverpool into Premier League contenders, their six-year wait for silverware goes on.Former Liverpool striker Toshack feels Klopp must end that wait this term to avoid question marks over his Anfield future.“If Liverpool don’t win a trophy this year then they’ve got a decision to make [about Klopp],” said the Welshman, who won three league titles with the Reds between 1970 and 1978.“Things look really good at the moment, but this is Klopp’s third full season at Liverpool and this is the acid test for him.“You can be unlucky not to win a trophy, but at the top clubs that’s what matters. “He’s open with the players and tells it how it is.“Maybe he’s too passionate at times, but the dividing line is so thin between first and second.“You feel City have got the edge with Pep Guardiola because they’ve got trophies behind them. That’s a big thing and Liverpool haven’t won any yet.”Both Liverpool and City are unbeaten in the Premier League this season with just two points separating them and that’s good, according to Guardiola as the Reds’ strength helps keep his players on their toes.“[My players] knew, I didn’t tell them but they knew how strong Liverpool are, and they know that we can’t drop points because if we do then Liverpool is going to win the league,” he explained.“You can say Liverpool, Chelsea the same or Tottenham in that moment, Arsenal as well. To compete you need good opponents close and this season we have it here and in Europe.” LATEST Jurgen Klopp celebrated his 300th win as a manager after Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Watford on Saturday 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more