Jurgen Klopp

21 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
LIVERPOOL ace Virgil Van Dijk has revealed he loves taking his family to London in his free time and would love to own a house in one of its boroughs. The Dutch defender says he has a soft spot for the buzzing streets of Kensington in particular. Virgil Van Dijk has revealed he would love to own a town house and has a soft spot for Kensington in London Van Dijk left Southampton and moved up north to Liverpool in 2018 for £75m, a world record fee for a defender. Since then, the 27-year-old has become one of Europe’s top defenders, with BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton labelling him the Premier League’s best ever Dutch import. Under his guidence, Liverpool boast the tightest defence in the English top-tier since the title-winning Chelsea team in the 2004/05 season – showing the Reds have real prospects of claiming the Prem’s crown this year. But as everything goes Van Dijk’s way, could he still be on the move again soon? It turns out he could. The Dutch defender says he takes his family to the British capital when he has a day off [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] When asked where he would like to retire, Van Dijk revealed he loved visiting London and pointed to the lively streets of Kensington as a potential place for his dreamt-of town house. He told BBC Radio 5: “My wife’s parents live in the countryside in the Netherlands. “I love it when we’re there; it’s nice and quiet and nobody bothers you. I’ve thought about living like that when we finish. “But then you have London and areas like Kensington with nice houses, and you think it would be fantastic to have a town house. A little bit busy, nice little bars and breakfast places. Van Dijk has become one of Europe’s best centre-back since moving to Liverpool in 2018 “We don’t have loads of days off but when we do, we take a train to London and have a nice time there.” There will be a few days off for Van Dijk in the near future, though. Liverpool are facing blockbuster clashes with Manchester United and Everton as well as the second leg of the Bayern Munich tie in the Champions League in the upcoming weeks. [bc_video video_id=”6004248321001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seemed very frustrated with Bayern boss Niko Kovac at full-time”]
21 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
LIVERPOOL ace Virgil Van Dijk has revealed he loves taking his family to London in his free time and would love to own a house in one of its boroughs. The Dutch defender says he has a soft spot for the buzzing streets of Kensington in particular. Virgil Van Dijk has revealed he would love to own a town house and has a soft spot for Kensington in London Van Dijk left Southampton and moved up north to Liverpool in 2018 for £75m, a world record fee for a defender. Since then, the 27-year-old has become one of Europe’s top defenders, with BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton labelling him the Premier League’s best ever Dutch import. Under his guidence, Liverpool boast the tightest defence in the English top-tier since the title-winning Chelsea team in the 2004/05 season – showing the Reds have real prospects of claiming the Prem’s crown this year. But as everything goes Van Dijk’s way, could he still be on the move again soon? It turns out he could. The Dutch defender says he takes his family to the British capital when he has a day off [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] When asked where he would like to retire, Van Dijk revealed he loved visiting London and pointed to the lively streets of Kensington as a potential place for his dreamt-of town house. He told BBC Radio 5: “My wife’s parents live in the countryside in the Netherlands. “I love it when we’re there; it’s nice and quiet and nobody bothers you. I’ve thought about living like that when we finish. “But then you have London and areas like Kensington with nice houses, and you think it would be fantastic to have a town house. A little bit busy, nice little bars and breakfast places. Van Dijk has become one of Europe’s best centre-back since moving to Liverpool in 2018 “We don’t have loads of days off but when we do, we take a train to London and have a nice time there.” There will be a few days off for Van Dijk in the near future, though. Liverpool are facing blockbuster clashes with Manchester United and Everton as well as the second leg of the Bayern Munich tie in the Champions League in the upcoming weeks. [bc_video video_id=”6004248321001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seemed very frustrated with Bayern boss Niko Kovac at full-time”]
21 Feb 19
The Sun
LIVERPOOL ace Virgil Van Dijk has revealed he loves taking his family to London in his free time and would love to own a house in one of its boroughs. The Dutch defender says he has a soft spot for the buzzing streets of Kensington in particular. Virgil Van Dijk has revealed he would love to own a town house and has a soft spot for Kensington in London Van Dijk left Southampton and moved up north to Liverpool in 2018 for £75m, a world record fee for a defender. Since then, the 27-year-old has become one of Europe’s top defenders, with BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton labelling him the Premier League’s best ever Dutch import. Under his guidence, Liverpool boast the tightest defence in the English top-tier since the title-winning Chelsea team in the 2004/05 season – showing the Reds have real prospects of claiming the Prem’s crown this year. But as everything goes Van Dijk’s way, could he still be on the move again soon? It turns out he could. The Dutch defender says he takes his family to the British capital when he has a day off [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] When asked where he would like to retire, Van Dijk revealed he loved visiting London and pointed to the lively streets of Kensington as a potential place for his dreamt-of town house. He told BBC Radio 5: “My wife’s parents live in the countryside in the Netherlands. “I love it when we’re there; it’s nice and quiet and nobody bothers you. I’ve thought about living like that when we finish. “But then you have London and areas like Kensington with nice houses, and you think it would be fantastic to have a town house. A little bit busy, nice little bars and breakfast places. Van Dijk has become one of Europe’s best centre-back since moving to Liverpool in 2018 “We don’t have loads of days off but when we do, we take a train to London and have a nice time there.” There will be a few days off for Van Dijk in the near future, though. Liverpool are facing blockbuster clashes with Manchester United and Everton as well as the second leg of the Bayern Munich tie in the Champions League in the upcoming weeks. [bc_video video_id=”6004248321001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seemed very frustrated with Bayern boss Niko Kovac at full-time”]
21 Feb 19
talkSPORT
No one likes being average but in some cases it can be extremely beneficial, especially in the Premier League. Currently, eight top-flight teams are performing below-par compared to their previous outings in the division. Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate scoring this season. This means we’re seeing managers like Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri under pressure to get their respective Arsenal and Chelsea teams back in the top four, while Jose Mourinho has already been sacked this season for Manchester United’s poor early season performances. Other sides are performing far better than their mean Premier League standing, including Wolverhampton Wanderers who currently sit seventh when their previous highest spot was 15th. But what is every club’s average Premier League position and how does it compare to their current standing? Find out below. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Arsenal – Average Premier League position = 3.6 Current position = 5th Arsenal won the Premier League title in 2004 without losing a game Bournemouth – Average Premier League position = 12.3 Current position = 11th The Cherries’ progress under Eddie Howe has been excellent Brighton and Hove Albion – Average Premier League position = 15 Current position = 14th Brighton are into their second Premier League season Burnley – Average Premier League position = 15 Current position = 15th Sean Dyche guided Burnley to their highest ever Premier League finish last season to qualify for European football last season Cardiff City – Average Premier League position = 20 Current position = 17th Neil Warnock will help improved this average if he avoids relegation with the Bluebirds this campaign Chelsea – Average Premier League position = 4.5 Current position = 6th John Terry left Chelsea after winning his fifth league title in 2016/17 Crystal Palace – Average Premier League position = 13.6 Current position = 13th Eagles fans will be hoping to progress after some mid-table mediocrity Everton – Average Premier League position = 10.32 Current position = 9th David Moyes once got the Toffees to a fourth placed finish Fulham – Average Premier League position = 12.38 Current position = 19th Fulham had some brilliant moments during their previous spell in the Premier League Huddersfield Town – Average Premier League position = 16 Current position = 20th Former boss David Wagner performed a miracle to keep the Terriers up last term but has since been sacked Leicester City – Average Premier League position = 11.6 Current position = 12th Foxes stars and manager Claudio Ranieri celebrate winning the title in 2015/16 Liverpool – Average Premier League position = 4.72 Current position = 2nd Jurgen Klopp is aiming for a third consecutive top four finish Manchester City – Average Premier League position = 9 Current position = 1st Manchester City won their third Premier League title last term Manchester United – Average Premier League position = 2.16 Current position = 4th Manchester United have won more Premier League titles than any other team Newcastle United – Average Premier League position = 9.68 Current position = 16th Can Benitez keep Newcastle United in the Premier League this term? Southampton – Average Premier League position = 12.61 Current position = 18th Ralph Hasenhuttl is trying to keep the Saints in the Premier League Tottenham Hotspur – Average Premier League position = 8 Current position = 3rd Spurs finished second in 2016/17 – their highest position since 1963 Watford – Average Premier League position = 16.8 Current position = 8th Javi Gracia has spent more than a year in charge of the Hornets and is bringing stability West Ham United – Average Premier League position = 11.71 Current position = 10th West Ham look like they’re making some progress under Manuel Pellegrini Wolverhampton Wanderers – Average Premier League position = 18 Current position = 7th Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo continues to impress and is set to land the club their highest ever Premier League finish this campaign
21 Feb 19
The Sun
IT was not the first time and it won’t be the last. Diego Simeone, overjoyed at seeing Atletico Madrid take the lead against Juventus in their Champions League knockout clash, turned to the crowd and grabbed his crotch. Diego Simeone cupped his balls in celebration of Atletico Madrid’s opening goal against Juventus Of the ball-cupping celebration, Simeone said: “I did it as a player at Lazio and I did it again to show our fans that we have cojones.” The hilarious reaction saw SunSport take a trip down memory lane with some of the funniest celebrations managers have performed, from the touchline jigs to belly-flops. And where better to start than the man who pines for the spotlight more than a TOWIE star chewing on a kangaroo’s anus in the Australian outback? [bc_video video_id=”6004948384001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Diego Simeone’s X-rated celebration after Atletico Madrid’s first goal against Juventus is hilarious”]   Jose Mourinho But which to choose… Perhaps the launching of a crate of water bottles after Marouane Fellaini’s late winner against Young Boys in the Champions League? Or, the dramatic knee slide on the Bernabeu pitch in 2012 after Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-gasp goal against Man City? Or, maybe the Charlie Chaplin-style sprint on the Camp Nou field back in 2010 when his Inter Milan side held on to reach the Champions League final? We’ll let you decide. Jose Mourinho launches a crate of water bottles in celebration at a late Man United winner Mourinho sprints across the Camp Nou field in celebration while Inter boss The Special One picked up some grass stains after Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner against Man City Diego Maradona It was the second minute of stoppage time in Argentina’s must-win clash with Peru in the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. Maradona, the nation’s icon, had been under pressure to reach the greatest show on the planet. So when substitute Martin Palermo struck an injury time winner, Maradona was so thrilled he threw himself on to the soaked touchline to perform a belly-slide. Diego Maradona went belly-sliding while Argentina manager Alan Pardew From dancing to defeat. When Jason Puncheon gave Crystal Palace the lead against Man United in the FA Cup final, a suited and booted Pardew transformed from football coach to tanked-up dad on the dancefloor. Among the many things Pardew will be remembered for, this infamous jig will be high among them. Alan Pardew’s dad dancing has become infamous Problem was his Crystal Palace side went on to lose the FA Cup final [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES” term_id=”12726″ posts_number=”8″ /] Antonio Conte Chelsea’s former boss has never been afraid of showing his emotions. And when Graziano Pelle scored the goal to put holders Spain out of Euro 2016, Conte couldn’t control himself as he climbed on top of his dugout and swung from the roof. It was a sign of things to come at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte leaps on to the dugout as Italy knock holders Spain out Euro 2016 Graeme Souness Liverpool’s legend will never be forgotten at Galatasaray… or Fenerbahce. In 1996, the Scot spent just a season coaching in the Turkish league but in one of the most tense rivalries in football, the Scot added fuel to the fire. Souness ran on to the Fenerbahce pitch and planted a Galatasaray flag into the centre circle after his team had won a cup tie in one of the boldest moves in football. Graeme Souness plants a Galatasaray flag into the centre circle at fierce rivals Fenerbahce Sam Allardyce Another known for his dad dancing ability, Allardyce’s standout moment comes at the Stadium of Light. After doing what Big Sam does best, leading Sunderland from despair to safety, he pulled off his suit jacket and flexed his biceps to the crowd. Men’s Health are yet to call for a photoshoot. Sam Allardyce pulled off his jacket and flexed his muscles after Sunderland survived relegation Zinedine Zidane Not known for his emotion, Zidane was blown away by Gareth Bale’s Champions League winner last year. The two Real Madrid men didn’t see eye-to-eye, but when Bale leaped in the air and sent an overhead kick arrowing into the goal, Zidane couldn’t help but show his pleasure. The Frenchman gave a shake of the hand before creating a windmill with his arm. Zinedine Zidane flaps his wrist after Gareth Bale hit an overhead winner in the Champions League final last year Zidane and Bale may not have seen eye-to-eye but the Frenchman was impressed Jurgen Klopp And, then, one man well-known for his emotions. Klopp’s passion on the sidelines is seen in every game but a must-win Merseyside derby clash earlier this season saw the German break from the confines of his technical area. Klopp raced on to the field, all the way to the centre circle, and launched himself at goalkeeper Alisson after Divock Origi’s late winner. Jurgen Klopp sprinted on to the field after a late Merseyside derby winner to celebrate with goalkeeper Alisson Louis van Gaal Yes, alright, it wasn’t a celebration but we still want to celebrate this memorable moment. With Man United leading Arsenal 3-2 late on at Old Trafford, Van Gaal felt too many decisions were going against his team. The Dutchman remonstrated with fourth official Mike Dean and decided it was the perfect opportunity for a bit of amateur dramatics as he launched himself to the floor. Never change, Louis. Louis van Gaal may not have been celebrating but this is too hilarious not to be included