After his anticipated arriving from Burnley to Anfield, Danny Ings unfortunately was hampered by two knee ligament injuries that led to his sharp decline in the club.The 26-year-old striker has returned to Southhampton, his hometown, in search of play time but most importantly for the sake of happiness.Joe has reported the striker speaking to Times about his hard time while out of play for Liverpool and why he had to move to Southhampton. He cited the Champions League final as his saddest moment while not being able to play for Liverpool: “That was one of the moments that obviously broke my heart. For any player to play a part in the Champions League, coming on in games, to not then be part of the final was absolutely heartbreaking.“I did get game time towards the end of the season and it was great to have that feeling in the tummy when you stand in the tunnel. It got me wanting to feel that every week, which is what I am getting now at Southampton.“The lads at Liverpool all wanted me to stay, but understood. We used to play cards on the way to away games and it was a different feeling for me because I wouldn’t be starting.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I would cover that up, and I hid that, because I didn’t want to bring any negativity to the group. But it didn’t stop me going home and just sitting in the house with my dogs and being upset. That happened for a long time.“Although I was happy around the lads and everyone at the club, on a much deeper level I know I wasn’t as happy as I can be. And, when I am happy, I play my best football.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Jose Mourinho’s jibes suggesting he should start watching his press conferences.The United boss lambasted his critics with his response when he mentioned Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are not subjected to the same kind of pressure as him.Mourinho reminded the press that Klopp is yet to win a trophy outside of his home country of Germany.And the German gaffer was asked what he made of Mourinho’s comments after Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Leicester.“What? What did he say? Now I’m interested,” was Klopp’s response when asked about Mourinho, before it was explained to him what had been said.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s right, that’s right. If he is speaking about me. Probably there are a few more managers in the league but you thought it was about me – no problem.“He is right absolutely. He is probably the most successful manager in the [Premier League] in that moment. I have no problem with that.“I don’t watch Jose Mourinho press conferences – should I? I will start doing that. I cannot say anything about that.“[I have] no clue what you are talking about to be 100 percent honest. If he said I didn’t win anything outside Germany then he’s right – that’s easy to see.”
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to improve in breaking teams down in order to reach their target in the Premier League this season.Morgan slammed his team for being too sloppy in their 2-1 home defeat to ten-man Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.The visitors went one goal in the 11th minute, thanks to James Ward-Prowse who stepped up to convert a penalty after Nampalys Mendy’s clumsy challenge in the box.Southampton defender Yann Valery received his second yellow card and was sent off in the 45th minute of the game.But Shane Long doubled the Saints’ advantage in the stoppage time to make it 2-0 to the visitors going into the break.Wilfred Ndid pulled one back for Leicester to reduce the deficit in the 58th minute, but the Foxes failed to find the equalizer and the game ended in a 2-1 defeat.“At home, we want to pick up points and put in good performances, and especially the first half, we were very sloppy,” Wes Morgan told the club’s website.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We were getting into good positions and the ball was breaking down for no reason. We conceded two very sloppy goals, which isn’t like us.“It’s obviously very frustrating to go in at half-time 2-0 down when we felt we should have done a lot better.“We tried and tried in the second half. I’m not sure what the possession stats would have been, but it was waves and waves of attack. We got one goal, but we couldn’t get the second and it’s difficult.“They had 10 men and they stayed in two solid blocks, which was very difficult to break down and we couldn’t get through. It’s very frustrating.“We shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place. 2-0 down just gives us a very tough task and we’ve got to start looking at our performances and doing a lot better.”
Story Links Match Notes:Illinois State 12-8Louisville Men’s Tennis 14-9Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,2,4,3,5)T-2:18 A-134 Print Friendly Version Louisville 5, Illinois State 103/31/2019 at Louisville, Ky.(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)Singles1. Fabien Salle (LOU) vs. Igor Kolaric (ILS) 4-6, 6-3, unfinished2. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) def. Pol Rius Botifoll (ILS) 6-4, 6-13. Sergio Hernandez (LOU) def. Aleksa Lazarevic (ILS) 7-5, 6-14. Federico Gomez (LOU) def. Jorge Quispe (ILS) 6-4, 6-45. Diego Herrera (ILS) def. David Mizrahi (LOU) 7-5, 6-06. Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) def. Egehan Sertkaya (ILS) 6-4, 6-1Doubles1. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Egehan Sertkaya/Aleksa Lazarevic (ILS) 7-52. Federico Gomez/Marcus Sulen (LOU) def. Jorge Quispe/Diego Herrera (ILS) 6-33. Brandon Lancaster/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) vs. Igor Kolaric/Zacharias Rasmusson (ILS) 6-5, unfinished Matchup History The matchup at No. 1 between freshman Fabien Salle and Igor Kolaric was suspended after each player won and set and the match was already decided. In singles action, freshman Alex Wesbrooks quickly added to the lead with a 6-4, 6-1 decision against Sertkaya on court six. Senior Brandon Lancaster brought the match score to 3-0 when he beat Pos Rius Botifoll 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot. Gomez clinched the victory on court four where he defeated Quispe 6-4, 6-4. Freshman Sergio Hernandez posted a 7-5, 6-1 win over Lazarevic at No. 3 to push the Cardinals’ lead to 5-0. The Redbirds got on the scored on court five where Herrera defeated freshman David Mizrahi 7-5, 6-0. Preview “We had a slow start in doubles but we got through it,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “-Then we had a little bit of a slow start in singles, and we just pushed through it. It’s always a battle with them. Their guys fight really, really hard. They don’t give us an inch. You just have to win in a slow grind like that. The Cardinals (14-9) grabbed the doubles point to start the match. The duo of senior Federico Gomez and freshman Marcus Sulen gave Louisville an early edge by beating Jorge Quispe and Deigo Herrera 6-3 on court two. Senior Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and freshman Fabien Salle secured the point with a 7-5 victory over Egehan Sertkaya and Aleksa Lazarevic at the No. 1 spot. Federico Gomez Post Match Interview Full Schedule Roster Coach Rex Ecarma Post Match Interview Up next, Louisville will hit the road for a pair of ACC matches at Clemson on Friday and No. 29 Georgia Tech on Sunday. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s tennis team defeated Illinois State 5-1 Sunday evening at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Next Match: at Clemson 4/5/2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Box Score (PDF) Story Links Teeter/Players Postgame Video LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tessa Chad scored nine goals and tallied two assists, setting a program record for points in a single game, to lift University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team past Ohio State 19-7 on Tuesday afternoon.Chad’s nine goals also tied her own program record for goals scored in a single contest and allowed her to earn both her 200th career point and 100th point as a Cardinal.”My teammates found me a lot today when I was open, I couldn’t score without my teammates,” said Chad. “Our offense had a good flow today and I think we’re finding a groove out there.”With the victory, the Cardinals snap a four-game losing streak and improve to 5-10 on the season, while the Buckeyes drop to 8-6.Ohio State opened the game with two goals in the first two minutes, but the Cardinals quickly countered as Chad converted on two free position attempts to even the score at 2-2.The Buckeyes responded with a pair of goals before the Cards fired off six unanswered goals to secure an 8-4 lead heading into halftime.Louisville continued its run with five more goals to start the second half and overall used an 11-0 spurt to take a 13-4 lead with 24:19 to go.Ohio State scored two straight to pull within 13-6, but the Cardinals scored six of the final seven goals to cruise to a 19-7 win.”We sputtered coming out of the gate a little bit, but we responded and played an excellent game in all areas,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “We competed for draws, went after 50/50 balls and really limited them defensively.”Chad’s nine goals tied her program-record for goals in a game, which was set earlier this year against Duquesne. Her 11 points broke her own program-record of 10 points in that same game vs. Duquesne.She now has 107 points in her two years at Louisville and 209 points in her four-year collegiate career.Ally Hall also finished with a hat trick for the Cardinals, while Paige Richbourg added two goals and two assists. Louisville finished with 37 shots, while limiting Ohio State to just 14. The Cardinals return to ACC action when they play at Virginia on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.Print Friendly Version