Klopp excited by intense title race

first_imgJurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not get carried away despite moving back to the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff City.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane’s double and Xherdan Shaqiri claimed the points at Anfield on Saturday, putting the Reds three points clear of Manchester City, who visit Tottenham on Monday.But while Klopp is thrilled with Liverpool’s points total of 26 from their opening 10 games, the former Borussia Dortmund boss is wary that a glut of teams are hot on their heels. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “The number of points makes the difference,” Klopp told a news conference.”Because the difference between 23 and 26 feels like 20 points, pretty much! It’s really important to stay on track.”We will all meet each other, it’s unbelievable that five or six clubs have such a big number of points but it only makes it even more intense.”It’s good for the people and the supporters of different clubs. We won, but for us it’s just the next step, that’s cool.”Now we have time to recover, then prepare for the Arsenal game, which will be another nice challenge.”pic.twitter.com/6xXnuMuX32— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 27, 2018Cardiff boss Neil Warnock, meanwhile, lamented the fixture list as his side failed to build on their win over Fulham last weekend.”I think it is a bit harsh, we were punished for making mistakes. We had opportunities in the first half and made the wrong decisions,” Warnock told BBC Sport.”Anfield is an intimidating place. It was cruel when we had a good win against Fulham the week before, we get Liverpool away, there is not much tougher.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Trump uses state of the union speech to urge Congress to approve

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is using tonight’s state of the union speech to urge members of Congress to approve the new trilateral trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico.Trump sang the praises of the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement and derided its predecessor, NAFTA, as a historic trade blunder.  He described meeting men and women across Rust Belt states like Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania whose livelihoods were destroyed by the 1994 trilateral trade pact, and who for years heard promises of a new, modernized agreement that were never fulfilled.He says the USMCA will restore manufacturing jobs in the U.S., expand the country’s agriculture sector, protect American intellectual property and produce more American-built automobiles.Whether Congress will ratify the new trade agreement remains an open question.Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives in last year’s midterm elections, have expressed misgivings about the deal — in particular what they say is a lack of enforcement tools for the deal’s labour and environmental protection provisions.Trump, who for the most part stuck to his prepared remarks throughout his hour-long speech, reprised his long-standing criticisms of NAFTA as a “catastrophe” and a “historic trade blunder.”“I have met the men and women of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Hampshire, and many other states whose dreams were shattered by the signing of NAFTA. For years, politicians promised them they would renegotiate for a better deal. But no one ever tried until now,” he said.“Our new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will replace NAFTA and deliver for American workers, like they haven’t had delivered to for a long time. I hope you can pass the USMCA into law so we can bring back our manufacturing jobs in even greater numbers, expand American agriculture, protect intellectual property, and ensure that more cars are proudly stamped with our four beautiful words: made in the U.S.A.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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