Alberto playing the waiting game

first_img Coutinho has more experience in having played in three different countries – he left his homeland for Inter Milan and spent half a season on loan at Espanyol – but has adapted almost seamlessly without having to compromise physically. “I admire Philippe and we get on well on and off the pitch,” Alberto told LFC TV. “He can be one of the people who are an example for me. I look at many people as an example. “Not only Philippe but various others have said I need to be patient and work well and it will happen. “When it arrives, then I have to show that I am good enough for Liverpool.” One thing Alberto has noticed is the competitiveness of the Barclays Premier League compared with his homeland. “It is a pity it is not like this in Spain,” he said. “But there are teams who fight for fourth or fifth and I experienced it with Seville for two and a bit years. “Here the league is much nicer and the fans must be enjoying it quite a lot. “I think we cannot underestimate any Premier League team.” The 21-year-old arrived from Sevilla for a fee approaching £7million in the summer but has managed just 76 minutes of Barclays Premier League action over five appearances. He admits English football is faster and more physical than what he has been used to and he has spent the last couple of months trying to bulk up a bit more. While he has been used sparingly by manager Brendan Rodgers, Alberto is seen as a long-term prospect and gave a hint of his talent with an Anfield hat-trick playing for the Under-21s against Sunderland in September. “I would like to play more, I am waiting for my chances. The truth is I need to play more and I hope to do it,” said the Spaniard. “I want to play but there are many colleagues that are working well. “I have to wait for the manager to start having confidence in me and (then) repay his confidence on the pitch. “I have been working a few months and I have learned and I am going to wait for my moment. “I have discovered it is faster football, more physical, and you have to be in better physical condition. “I have improved in many aspects: my physique is better and I am heavier now – these details contribute to better preparation.” Alberto is taking some inspiration from Brazilian team-mate Philippe Coutinho, just three months older than him, who has had an instant impact having arrived in January. Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto is prepared to be patient as he awaits his first-team chance. Press Associationlast_img read more

5-year-old’s ‘Up’ photoshoot with great-grandparents goes viral

first_imgA 5-year-old boy who loves the movie “Up” partook in an “Up”-themed birthday photoshoot with his 90-year-old great-grandparents, Richard and Caroline Bain.Now, his mom’s uplifting photos are going viral!In the photos taken by Rachel Perman, her son Elijah dressed up as Russell while his great-grandparents dressed as Carl and Ellie Fredricksen.Perman said that her son had been obsessed with “Up” for years, adding, that Elijah only draws and colors the house with balloons featured in the movie, the only books he wants to get at the library, and it was the only toy he wanted when the family was in Disney World last year.She organized the photoshoot as a surprise and said his grandparents were “thrilled” to participate.last_img

Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to take care of St. Bonaventure

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A season ago, St. Bonaventure (4-8) came to the Carrier Dome and upset Syracuse (8-4) in overtime. But this isn’t the same Bonnies, and they enter on a three-game losing streak before Saturday’s game in the Dome. SU comes off a bounceback win over Arkansas State after two-straight losses before that.Here’s what our beat writers think will happen after Saturday’s 2 p.m. tip-off.Billy Heyen (10-2)Night and daySyracuse 77, St. Bonaventure 61Syracuse’s loss to St. Bonaventure a year ago was legitimate, but the Bonnies are a vastly different team this year. They lost their two senior guards to graduation, and instead rely heavily on some freshmen to make plays that they aren’t quite ready to make consistently. The Orange shouldn’t have any trouble in going into ACC play with two-straight wins. The biggest key for SU, beyond just a win, will be continuing to “scratch the surface,” as Jim Boeheim said, on the offense it’ll need to be successful in conference play.Charlie DiSturco (9-3)What’s a Bonnie?Syracuse 68, St. Bonaventure 55AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is Syracuse’s last nonconference game, and one that’s a must win. With Frank Howard nearing 100 percent and the Orange trying to reconfigure its offense, Saturday is a perfect opportunity to gain some momentum entering ACC play. The Bonnies enter this matchup off a loss to Northeastern, a team SU beat by 23. The Orange should have no problem walking away with its second straight win.Matthew Gutierrez (8-4)Bonnie & ClydeSyracuse 70, St. Bonaventure 62All of this time off provides Syracuse a buffer. A buffer before the rigors of conference play, time to rest and reload and practices to maybe develop some scoring tactics. Senior point guard Frank Howard could use the days to continue to progress and get back to his former self. The Orange will win its final game of 2018 and get another week off before conference play starts Jan. 5 in South Bend, Indiana. Comments Published on December 28, 2018 at 10:44 amlast_img read more

A timeline of AFC North violence: Browns, Steelers add another incident to division’s ugly decade

first_imgRyan Shazier drills Giovani Bernard (2016)During a 2016 wild-card game, Bernard caught a pass from AJ McCarron and turned just quickly enough to be face-to-face with Shazier, who walloped Bernard and forced a fumble. Though it wasn’t penalized at the time, Shazier’s headshot on Bernard ultimately made the league decide to outlaw these types of hits.Vontaze Burfict knocks out Antonio Brown (2016)At the end of that same postseason matchup, Burfict, who has his own personal history of dirty plays, got called for a personal foul for throwing his shoulder into Brown’s head. Referees then flagged Adam “Pacman” Jones during the kerfuffle following Brown’s concussion, giving the Steelers an easy field goal attempt for the win. Needless to say, it was a chaotic ending.Burfict later told ESPN he believed Brown “faked” the injury. Brown missed the divisional playoff game the next week, and Burfict received a three-game suspension.Ryan Shazier’s spine injury (2017)While Shazier’s tackle on Josh Malone is the most normal football play on this list, it is also the most frightening to revisit. The Steelers linebacker couldn’t move his legs after his head connected with Malone’s ribs.He hasn’t suited up since that play, but Shazier is still hopeful he will be able to return to the field.JuJu Smith-Schuster gets revenge on Vontaze Burfict (2017)This time it’s Burfict on the other end of an illegal hit in the same game. Smith-Schuster crackback blocked Burfict on a Le’Veon Bell run and taunted Burfict while he was on the ground, leading to a couple obvious flags.During Smith-Schuster’s postgame media availability, Brown repeatedly yelled “karma,” clearly referencing the 2016 wild-card game. Smith-Schuster, who said he didn’t mean to hurt Burfict, was suspended one game.As JuJu Smith-Schuster describes his block on Vontaze Burfict, Antonio Brown keeps yelling ‘Karma.’— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 5, 2017Mason Rudolph unconscious after shot from Earl Thomas (2019)On a third-and-long near his own end zone, Rudolph scrambled out of the pocket and found James Washington for a big gain. Rudolph was instantly knocked out by Thomas after throwing the pass, and he had to be helped off the field. Thomas said the hit wasn’t intentional, but the NFL ended up giving him a $21,000 fine.JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson leave game after helmet-to-helmet hits (2019)Prior to the Garrett vs. Rudolph melee, multiple Steelers receivers suffered concussions on dangerous plays. Smith-Schuster absorbed multiple hits to the head on a catch over the middle of the field, and Johnson got tagged by Browns cornerback Damarious Randall, who was ejected from the game. Browns DB Damarious Randall was ejected for this helmet-to-helmet hit #PITvsCLE— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) November 15, 2019Myles Garrett swings helmet at Mason Rudolph (2019)And then arguably the ugliest incident of all. With only seconds remaining and a Browns win secured, Garrett and Rudolph became tangled up on the ground. Rudolph appeared to reach for Garrett’s helmet, and Garrett responded by snatching Rudolph’s helmet and wildly swinging it at his head.Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL, and the Browns and Steelers have been fined $250,000— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) November 15, 2019 (Steelers Depot) The Browns and Steelers hit a new low for the AFC North on Thursday night — and that is saying something considering the division’s checkered history.When Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and whipped it at Rudolph’s head, he only added to an already long list of brutal incidents. When the Bengals, Browns, Ravens and Steelers take the field for a divisional game, bad things tend to happen. MORE: “AFC North football” needs culture shift after Garrett suspensionOld school football fans will surely remember a time when hits from AFC North battles in the 2000s were being celebrated on ESPN’s “Jacked Up,” but gradual changes to improve player safety have done little to decrease the violence. Helmet-to-helmet hits and major injuries are not uncommon when these teams meet.The NFL handed down significant suspensions and fines to everyone involved in the Browns-Steelers debacle. Perhaps those punishments will make players think twice about questionable hits or extracurricular activities. Take a look at the past decade, though, and you’ll see this story has played out a similar way before.James Harrison goes helmet-to-helmet on Josh Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi (2010)On a first-down play near midfield, Cribbs took the ball out of the Wildcat formation (remember those days?) and ran to the opposite side of Harrison, who continued to pursue the ball. As Cribbs attempted to cut back toward the Steelers’ logo, Harrison lowered his helmet and smacked Cribbs in the side of the head.Later in that same game, Harrison blew up a defenseless Massaquoi on a crossing route. Harrison was later fined $75,000 by the NFL.James Harrison at it again with Colt McCoy (2011)It didn’t take long for Harrison to find himself at the center of controversy once again. The Steelers linebacker was flagged for dropping the crown of his helmet into McCoy’s facemask and earned a one-game suspension.Josh Cribbs loses his helmet against Ravens (2012)Cribbs was wrapped up down low by Morgan Cox and hit up high by Dannell Ellerbe, sending the Browns return man’s helmet flying into the air. Ellerbe was not penalized.”I don’t remember much about the hit, but after I came up I was ready to play again,” Cribbs said (via USA Today). “They had to take my helmet and everything for me not play and had to keep tabs on me in the locker room so I wouldn’t run back out there. I was ready to play.”Terence Garvin breaks Kevin Huber’s jaw (2013)Garvin blindsided Huber as the Bengals punter attempted to slow down Antonio Brown on a return. Huber missed the rest of the 2013 season with a broken jaw, and Garvin was fined $25,000.Antonio Brown kicks Spencer Lanning (2014)Instead of simply outrunning Lanning to the sideline, Brown tried to hurdle the Cleveland punter. Brown’s leap ended with a cleat to the face for Lanning and a penalty for Brown, who was also fined $8,200.A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert suffer concussions after hit from Mike Mitchell (2014 and 2015)For Bengals fans, the name Mitchell might as well be a curse word. The Steelers safety gave Green a concussion in the 2014 regular season finale, an injury that also kept him out of a wild-card game. The Bengals ended their season with a 26-10 loss to the Colts.Mitchell continued his head-hunting ways the next season with a shot on Eifert, who left the game with a concussion. Mitchell was fined more than $23,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver.last_img read more

Fishing boat rescued off Mountcharles Pier

first_imgThe Killybegs Coast Guard attended to a broken down fishing boat yesterday evening after it broke down near Mountcharles pier.A member of the public raised the alarm when a fisherman signalled to the shore for help.The Malin Head Coast Guard tasked the Killybegs boat and shore team to assist the anchored vessel. Killybegs Coast Guard rib took the vessel under tow and safely returned the fisherman to Mountcharles pier before nightfall.Killybegs Coast Guard Fishing boat rescued off Mountcharles Pier was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Killybegs Coast GuardMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more