#1 Nine days before the opening ceremony, orga von mary123 09.11.2019 11:47

Its usually unwise to take anything from preseason friendlies, yet some results are too good to ignore.Liverpools 4-0 win over Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on Saturday may force some pundits to revisit their predictions for Juergen Klopps side this season.Klopp is heading into his first full season at Anfield after an inconsistent but encouraging seven months last campaign, when he took over from the fired Brendan Rodgers and took Liverpool to the finals of the League Cup and Europa League, losing both.There are more of Klopps fingerprints over the 2016-17 squad, and the thrashing of Barcelona -- Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both started in that game -- is perhaps a sign that the methods of the charismatic, bespectacled German are starting to make a difference.We didnt think before the game we were on a level with Barcelona and we dont think now we are on a higher level than them, Klopp said. We are not crazy. But you win 4-0 and you have to use it.Liverpool, a five-time European champion, always loves its European nights but the teams failure to qualify for continental competition this season may well turn out to be a blessing.Klopps men struggled with the packed schedule last season, resulting in vastly differing performances one week to the next. Players found it hard to enact Klopps favored high-energy pressing style three games a week, and should be more consistent this season with a less-cluttered fixture list.Especially domestically, there were obvious areas where Liverpool needed to make improvements. One was in defense, and Klopp has changed things round at center back by agreeing to the departure of Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure, and bringing in Joel Matip from Schalke and Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan.Left back was also a problem position, and Klopp tried out James Milner -- a versatile midfielder -- in that position against Barcelona before he got injured. Alberto Moreno is the first-choice left back but is error-prone, and Jon Flanagan has been loaned to Burnley for the season.Klopp also struggled to settle on a regular starting center forward, with Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings beset by injuries, Divock Origi adjusting to life in England in his first season in the Premier League and Christian Benteke failing to justify his $50 million price tag.No new strikers have been signed, though. Klopp has said Benteke would be allowed to leave on a permanent transfer and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino is another option in the central-striker role, with Liverpool flush with attacking midfielders.Midfield looks to be Liverpools strongest asset like it was last season, when Philippe Coutinho, Firmino and Adam Lallana often produced moments of class. Two more exciting midfielders have been added, with Sadio Mane and Giorginio Wijnaldum joining for more than 50 million pounds ($65 million) combined.Following the sale of Jordon Ibe to Bournemouth, Sheyi Ojo could get more game time and the 19-year-old looks to be the latest in a string of talented wingers to come through Liverpool. Ojo has been compared to Raheem Sterling, who left Liverpool for Manchester City last year.With Liverpool completing work on renovating the main stand at Anfield, the teams opening three games will be away from home, starting at Arsenal on Sunday. Nike Air Max Canada Sale . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. Nike Air Max Outlet Canada http://www.clearanceairmaxcanada.com/air-max-270-react-canada-sale.html . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Air Max 720 Canada . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. Nike Air Max 360 Canada . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. LUXEMBOURG -- Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki withdrew ill from the Luxembourg Open on Thursday, allowing Monica Niculescu of Romania to advance to the semifinals.Niculescu will play third-seeded Kiki Bertens after the Dutchwoman beat Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-4.Top-seeded Petra Kvitova alsso advanced by beating eighth-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 6-0.ddddddddddddKvitova will play U.S. qualifier Lauren Davis, who beat Andrea Petkovic of Germany 2-6, 7-5, 6-2. ' ' '

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