This Liverpool XI with Alisson, Keita and other signings to win Premier League?

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 6 6 Klopp’s superb 4-3-3 system gets the best out of his players, with the full-backs allowed to push up, and all the attacking players offered unlimited creative freedom in the final third.But how could Liverpool look next season with the already confirmed signings, and other reported arrivals?Scroll down to find out… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 6 A mock-up of Liverpool’s 2018/19 line-up ATTACK: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane Once Virgil van Dijk arrived at Liverpool from Southampton in January, the Reds’ defence developed into one of the best in the Premier League. There have been no indications Klopp wants to replace any his current first-choice back four, and even the rotation options – Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan – are largely acceptable.The only position that really needs to be looked at this summer is left-back, with Albert Moreno the only back-up to Andy Robertson. Robertson is a guaranteed starter, but Moreno needs to be replaced with a more suitable player in case the Scotland international faces an extended spell on the sidelines through injury or faces a loss of form. 6 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Latest Liverpool news How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Liverpool’s starting line-up from their 3-0 defeat of Manchester City in April REVEALED REVEALED DEFENCE: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson Liverpool will start the season with Alisson as their new No1, now that the Brazil star has been confirmed as the Reds’ latest signing of the summer. Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet needed replacing due to their error-prone performances, and Liverpool can now finally call upon a reliable keeper for the first time since Pepe Reina left Merseyside in 2013. Like their defence, Liverpool’s front three does not need touching this summer. When on form, Salah, Firmino and Mane combine to create perhaps the best attacking trio in the country – maybe even in Europe – and the only worry for Klopp is if the biggest clubs on the continent come calling; Salah and Mane have already been linked with potential moves to Real Madrid.Nonetheless, Klopp has work to do improving the depth of his squad in terms of attacking options, having only been able to call upon the likes of Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke off the bench last season.The previously mentioned Dybala can provide cover in any of the attacking positions if required, while Klopp has also been linked with moves for Malcom, the Bordeaux winger, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, and Hakim Ziyech of Ajax. Even last summer, it was clear Liverpool’s midfield was the one area which needed improving, and that is why Klopp moved to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig. With Keita arriving at Anfield this year, many expected Klopp to be happy with his options in the centre of the park, and everyone was surprised when Fabinho was confirmed as a Liverpool player just days after the Champions League final.The incoming duo should be guaranteed starters on Merseyside – Fabinho as the holding player, Keita as the box-to-box option – with club captain Jordan Henderson mirroring Keita on the opposite side of the midfield triumvirate. This trio will ensure Liverpool possess perhaps the most energetic midfield in the entire Premier League, though there will be questions asked about the lack of creativity – even if Keita is technically excellent and has a pretty good goal record.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provided both energy and creativity in the final midfield position last season, but he is set to miss nearly the entire 2018/19 campaign due to an injury he picked up towards the end of last season. The Reds have made various moves to replace Oxlade-Chamberlain in this attacking role throughout the summer, with Nabil Fekir all but confirmed as a Liverpool player before his transfer from Lyons collapsed. There is a chance talks could reopen now the World Cup is over, and Klopp will want to finally get his man after all the confusion over Fekir earlier this year. silverware MIDFIELD: Naby Keita, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson 6 gameday cracker predicted Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars possible standings 6 Liverpool have finally completed the signing of Alisson from Roma for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.The Brazil international was officially announced as the Reds’ latest signing on July 19, taking Liverpool’s summer spending past the £150m mark.Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have done little to cover themselves in glory on Merseyside, and bringing Alisson to Anfield ensures Liverpool have captured one of the best glovesman in all of Europe.It is another brilliant signing for Liverpool, who have been moving quickly to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Premier League season.Jurgen Klopp and his staff wrapped up the signing of Fabinho, the midfielder, from Monaco just days after the club’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.Fabinho joins Naby Keita, bought last year from RB Leipzig, at Anfield, with the pair currently in pre-season training with the Reds.It is clear Klopp is trying to fix the weaknesses that exist in his already brilliant squad as he plots Liverpool’s route to silverware after a number of near misses since he was named manager of the Anfield club. huge blow GOALKEEPER: Alisson Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORTlast_img read more

April 25 2008 front row from left David

first_imgApril 25, 2008 [front row from left]: David Tollas – Construction Manager, baby Sasha Tollas, Nadia Begin – Ceramics Staff, Matteo Di Michele – Workshop Coordinator, Italian Project coordinator, Erin Jeffries – Public Relations, and Bernadette O’Neill – Landscaping Crew. [behind Erin Jeffries and Bernadette, from left]. Tomiaki Tamura – Cosanti Foundation Director, Mary Hoadley – Cosanti Foundation Director and Treasurer, David DeGomez – Maintenance Crew. [sitting on the steps, from left]: Mario Andres Botero Giraldo – Planning Intern, Anna Greenberg – volunteer in the Foundry and Bakery, Ron Chandler – Landscaping Coordinator, Colleen Reckow – Ceramics Staff, Starlyn Cag [red sweater, Arcosanti Scholarship], Shara Brown – Construction Volunteer. [second row from top, from left]: Gabriel Hendrix – Foundry Crew, Scott Riley – Utilities Manager, in front of Lisa Willott is Melissa Soluskie – Construction Crew and Garden Volunteer, Joelle McTigue – Ceramics Staff and Archives Volunteer, Gregg Elliott – Workshop participant, Yong Su Park – Workshop participant, Antonio De Biase – Workshop participant, Jose Masaoy – Bakery Crew and Garden Volunteer, Daniel Copperman – Workshop participant, Anuj Dayal – Construction Intern, Stefano Galimberti [yellow shirt, Visitor]. [upper row from left]: Paul Vigne – Purchasing and Recycling, Amber Klatt – Archives, Graphics Volunteer and Tour Guide, Jeffrey Michael Graphics Department, Alfonso Elia – Planning Volunteer, Lisa Willott – outgoing Agriculture Manager, Nelson DeLa Rosa – Construction Crew, Cliff Hersted – Foundry Crew and Tourist Office, Brendan Scott – Construction Crew, Maggie Lamb – new Agriculture Manager, Ivan Planes Llull – Visitor. [Not in the photo]: Sue Anaya – Archives, Virginia Bateman – Gallery Crew, Michael Bittman aka Dr. Sparks – Site Electrician, Nick Bortel – Construction Crew, Andy Chao – Foundry Crew, Thomas Crowe – Café Staff, Dean Thomas – Gallery Crew, Cabiria Dourte – Foundry Crew, Linda Fournier – Ceramics Staff and Accounting, Amarillis Fuentes – Café Staff, Shane Hayden – Workshop participant, Will Holman – Construction Crew, Jim Hornberger – Foundry Manager, Melanie Husband – Accounting, Workshop Coordination Staff and Café Staff, Carri Krueger – Guest Services and Café Staff, Peter Lindgren – Café Manager, Rebecca Manning – Cermiacs Staff, Murray Natkie – Bakery Staff, Kelly Pai – Foundry Staff, Katie Schroeder – Garden Crew, Randall Schultz – Maintenance Manager, Paolo Soleri – Chief, Darina Trendafilova – Garden and Archives Volunteer, Errin Turner – Café and Gallery Staff, Ed Werman – Ceramics Manager, Tucker Zenskie – Foundry Staff. Kids: Tristan Tollas, Zeb, Jasper and Cyrus Hornberger, Charlie Wicker. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks canoes will sink

first_img Tourism Committee chair opposes financial burdens for Michigan outdoor enthusiastsState Rep. Holly Hughes today expressed her frustration with a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.Hughes, who chairs the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying the state’s natural resources.“The commission itself stated participation in paddle sports is increasing 7 percent each year in Michigan,” said Hughes, of Montague. “We should be encouraging people to continue that trend, not discouraging the momentum with unnecessary costs.”Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft, Hughes and others still have great concerns, especially for those who own many watercraft.“Even at a nominal cost, the fees could add up to hundreds of dollars annually for moms and dads who have kayaks or paddle boards for each member of their family,” she said. “Not to mention the burden on small businesses such as summer camps, rental companies and campgrounds.”Thus far, the commission’s proposal hasn’t gained any momentum, as no legislators have pursued the matter with legislation.### Categories: Hughes News 12Apr Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes will sinklast_img read more