Klopp expects more competitive Premier League season

first_img Loading… “And we know it will be a difficult season and not because we were champions last year or something like that, just because football improvement, as long as you play, never stops. So, everybody can improve. read also:Liverpool boss Klopp calm over van Dijk head injury “Chelsea look pretty ambitious obviously in the transfer market; United will do some stuff and they were already good last year; City, everybody thinks they will do. That’s how it is. Then still you have to find a way of playing again and everybody has the same chance. It’s not how many players anybody will sign, in the end they have to play with 11 and make three changes. “In the moments when you face all these different teams you have to be ready to fight and be ready to win. That’s what we did in the last two-and-a-half, three years pretty much.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, expects a more competitive Premier League next season. The manager was quizzed on the methods he’ll employ to ensure his players can try to maintain such remarkable consistency. “That’s why we said we will not try to defend it, we will try to attack the next one. That’s the truth,” Klopp replied. “Then you don’t change at all your approach because that’s what we always did, and there’s no reason for changing it. You don’t keep a title forever, it’s always open for everybody so that means we don’t have really to think about it. “The points tally is nothing, we didn’t think after 97 we will go above that – and we did it anyway. We didn’t think one day, maybe after lockdown when we finally won the league, then maybe people thought about it and realised it’s now really tricky to get all these points. There were a lot of points out there to get; we didn’t get them all but ended up anyway with 99, which is good. We really never thought about it, so we don’t need that as motivation.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Walsh cleared in Foxrock case

first_imgTrainer Ted Walsh has been cleared of any wrongdoing and will face no penalty over the Foxrock case, the Turf Club has announced. The statement continued: “Penalty will be considered at a separate and subsequent hearing, which will take into account the penalty imposed in relation to the original finding of the stewards. “The committee took no further action against the trainer or horse, having regard to the dissatisfaction expressed by Mr Walsh in evidence in relation to Mr Heskin’s riding in the latter part of the race, which could no longer be justified by reference to the absence of two front shoes, or any other valid excuse.” The referrals committee cited Foxrock’s shoes were most likely to have become dislodged during the wash-down period. If the shoes were deliberately removed, said the committee, it would have been impossible for whoever removed them to have not soiled their clothes from close contact with a wet animal. Terry Smith, Turf Club senior veterinary officer, noted there was nothing unusual about the clothing of Walsh nor his assistants. The statement said Walsh would have had a “limited window of opportunity to determine on this course of action, obtain the necessary implements and remove the two shoes from the horse, all in the context of a stable yard on a race-day”. It added: “Although it was clearly possible that the Turf Club case could be correct, the committee was not satisfied that the evidence in support of a guilty inference carried the degree of cogency necessary to find that it was more probable than the alternative innocent scenario.” However, footage emerged that was not available on the day, prompting the inquiry to be reopened. The new video evidence appeared to show Foxrock returning to the parade ring after the race with his front shoes visible. Evidence was heard from various expert witnesses, including trainers Aidan O’Brien and Willie Mullins. Leading vets, farriers, stable security officers and stewards also gave evidence at the lengthy referral hearing on April 18. Having taken on board all the relevant facts, the Turf Club referrals committee could not “reach any firm conclusion as to the security with which the front shoes were attached to Foxrock from the post-race footage, save to (say) that they were not obviously or apparently loose”. A Turf Club statement added that that the committee “was satisfied on the evidence of Mr Walsh and on the footage of the race that Foxrock showed no signs of being lame as he passed the post at the end of the race, or at any time thereafter”. Although Walsh was cleared, the referrals committee said it was “probable” Foxrock could have finished second in the place and found Heskin in breach of failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to achieve the “best possible placing”. The jockey was, however, not found in breach of any other rule. Press Association Walsh and jockey Adrian Heskin attracted the attention of the stewards when the horse finished third at Punchestown on December 7. Officials on the day accepted explanations that the seven-year-old had finished slightly lame and lost both front shoes during the course of the race, although they banned Heskin for not reporting the issues in the first instance. last_img read more