No stopping goal machine Salah, says Klopp

SEVILLE, Spain: Jurgen Klopp insisted Philippe Coutinho's mind is only on Liverpool ahead of the Brazilian's first appearance on Spanish soil since a prolonged transfer pursuit by Barcelona failed to prise the playmaker away from Anfield.Liverpool face Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday knowing a win will secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.However, with Barca still closely monitoring Coutinho ahead of another potential offensive in the January transfer window or next summer, Klopp believes it is his job to convince his stars to stay put."The only opportunity for us to be successful is to…... [read more]

The result in south-west Germany leaves Klopp's Liverpool in pole position ahead of the return at Anfield on Wednesday, Aug 23.After goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had saved a first-half penalty, 18-year-old defender Trent Alexander-Arnold curled in a free-kick to give Liverpool the lead.Ex-England forward James Milner made sure of victory by curling in a cross-cum-shot, which dropped inside the far post on 75 minutes after deflecting off Havard Nordtveit for an own goal.However, Hoffenheim pulled a goal back when replacement Mark Uth managed to beat the offside trap to score late on to give the Germans hope."I am happy with the…... [read more]

A huge manhunt is under way for surviving members of the Islamist group that killed 129 people in Paris on Friday night, and their accomplices. French police have named Salah Abdeslam, 26, as a main suspect. Officials say he was in a car when was stopped by police on Saturday, hours after the attacks took place, but he and the other occupants were released. One of his brothers is said to have died after detonating a suicide belt, and another has been arrested. Meanwhile, French military aircraft have attacked Raqqa in Syria - the stronghold of Islamic State (IS), which…... [read more]

For more than a decade, he packed and repacked his treasure chest, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Pre-Columbian animal figures went in, along with prehistoric "mirrors" of hammered gold, ancient Chinese faces carved from jade and antique jewelry with rubies and emeralds.Forrest Fenn was creating a bounty, and the art and antiquities dealer says his goal was to make sure it was "valuable enough to entice searchers and desirable enough visibly to strike awe."Occasionally, he would test that premise, pulling out the chest and asking his friends to open the lid."Mostly,…... [read more]

Clever robots and advanced mobile phones could make life much easier for older women - if only someone would ask and stop treating them like "old idiots", said a top United Nations campaigner for the rights of the elderly.Silvia Perel-Levin, chairwoman of the U.N.'s NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva, said older women must be involved in the design of new technology and not merely consulted when a product is finished so their opinions and needs are not overlooked.Women comprise a significant majority of the older population around the world, with women outliving men by an average of 4.5 years,…... [read more]

In the report, these nations – called the Mighty 5 or MITI-V – represent a potential “new China” in terms of labour, agile manufacturing capabilities, favourable demographic profiles, and market and economic growth. But what will be the impact of technology on these new manufacturing centres?The rise of robots, automation, and additive technologies will impact manufacturing industries in both higher- and lower-cost countries, creating tensions through new potential jobs losses. Addressing these real concerns over automation and the future of work has been the focus of discussions at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Danang.The potential economic and real human…... [read more]

DORTMUND, Germany: Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel says his team's confidence is sky-high for Thursday's Europa League quarter-final, first-leg, at home to Liverpool in what has been dubbed the 'Jurgen Klopp derby'.The Liverpool manager enjoyed seven stellar years at Signal Iduna Park and can expect a warm welcomed in Dortmund, ahead of the return leg at Anfield on April 17.Klopp steered Dortmund to the Bundesliga title in 2011, the league and cup double in 2012 and the 2013 Champions League final, but walked away at the end of last season when they finished seventh in Germany's top flight.Tuchel, his successor,…... [read more]

Media reports said Klopp had told Liverpool's medical staff that he was feeling ill, and the 50-year-old German was urged to go to a hospital for further tests."He is being assessed by doctors and will be absent from training on Wednesday as a result," the club said in a statement."There are currently no plans for Jurgen to remain in hospital beyond his appointment and he will therefore return home this evening; however, he may require further check-ups in the coming days."Klopp's full squad returned to Liverpool's Melwood training ground from international duty on Wednesday ahead of Saturday's home clash with…... [read more]

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil. (AFP/GLYN KIRK ) LONDON: Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp on Monday claimed Mesut Ozil's arrival at Arsenal could be the catalyst to finally end the Premier League club's long trophy drought. Ozil has played a key role in Arsenal's rise to the top of the Premier League since his club record £42.4 million (US$66 million, 50 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day last month. Arsenal are unbeaten in eight matches since Ozil moved to north London and the Germany midfielder underlined his value with a double in Saturday's 4-1 win over…... [read more]

LONDON: Heralded as Liverpool's saviour when he was appointed two years ago, Jurgen Klopp has cut an increasingly tetchy figure in recent weeks as the Reds boss struggles to find the winning formula at Anfield.In contrast to his success with Borussia Dortmund, Klopp is still looking for his first silverware in England and, after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Sunday, Liverpool are already languishing seven points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.Klopp's side have won only one of their past seven matches in all competitions and his record to date compares unfavourably to his Liverpool predecessor Brendan Rodgers' statistics…... [read more]