6 Jan

Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

first_img0Shares0000King of Kiev? Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to cap a successful season by winning the Champions League on Saturday © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 21 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German.Klopp’s men started their Champions League campaign in a playoff against Hoffenheim just to make the group stages back in August. Now, after plundering 46 goals in 14 games, Liverpool have made it back to the Champions League final in Kiev for the first time in 11 years.“I don’t want to talk about confidence, but we feel good and think we deserve to be where we are because the boys really showed up in all the different games,” said Klopp on Monday.“It was a very exciting journey so far and now we want to bring it to the best possible end.”By contrast, Madrid are featuring in their fourth final in five years. But Klopp believes Liverpool can compensate for their lack of experience compared to the European champions with other qualities that have characterised their run to the final.“If there is an experienced market, they should sell it because then they would be even more rich than they are already,” Klopp added of the Spanish giants.“Experience is very important in life but not the only important thing in life, and especially in football. It is an advantage to be more experienced, but you can level it with desire, with readiness, attitude, work rate and that is what I love in football.”Liverpool will be back in the Champions League next season no matter the outcome in the Ukranian capital as they held on to finish fourth in the Premier League despite a late-season blip in form as the physical toil of their European exertions showed.– Refreshed and ready to run –Guiding hand: Dejan Lovren has improved since the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk © AFP / Paul ELLISKlopp took his squad on a warm weather training camp in Marbella last week.And he believes a two-week break between their 4-0 thrashing of Brighton to ensure a top-four finish and the final is the perfect preparation to ensure Liverpool’s high-energy style can be fully utilised on Saturday.“It’s a very good moment for the club, for us, for the boys because we have finished the season in the best way we could,” he added.“It felt really good and then having the time to prepare the game is really good. We could do a lot of things and didn’t have to rush it or compress it into two or three sessions. It was good recovery time.”Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is one of Klopp’s many success stories this season as the Croatian has improved significantly since being paired with club record £75 million ($100.6 million) signing Virgil Van Dijk in January.“I feel personally much more confident when you know you have a really good partner next to you and he showed already at Southampton that he is one of the best defenders in the Premier League,” Lovren said of Van Dijk’s influence.And Lovren urged Liverpool not to miss out on what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.“We have the biggest chance in our lives. For some of us, maybe it’s the only one,” he added.“We have something to catch, (for the) whole squad it is the first time in the final of the Champions League. We know what we are playing for and how hard it was from day one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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27 Dec


first_imgTreanáil / TrainingTraining continues for u6s, u8s and u10s in the banks every Saturday morning from 10am – 11am.Cluichí / Fixtures The reserve team played Seán Mac Cumhaill in the league on Sunday following the Donegal v Dublin national football league game. The final score was Seán Mac Cumhaill 3-07 Naomh Muire 1-08.The seniors and reserves are back in league action this weekend with a home tie against Bundoran. Reserves at 1:30pm and Seniors at 3:00pm. Tar amach agus tabhair tacaíocht do na foirne le do thoil.Bord na nÓg ➢ The under 14 boys have been busy with league games with an improvement in performance from the team with each game. They are away to Naomh Conaill on Tuesday night and host Dungloe next Monday night in the banks.➢ The minors beat Naomh Brid/Pettigo in a competitive game by 9 points.➢ The under 17 boys and girls teams will travel to Galway this weekend to take part in the comortas peil na gaeltacht 7 a side tournament.➢ Good luck to Aidi o Gara and the Donegal u21 team in the ulster final this Wednesday night.Peil na mBan / Ladies➢ Week 10 of the development camp is on Tuesday 9th April in the banks from 5-6pm. As this is the final session and for the last 10 weeks the girls worked hard in all sessions and attendance by the 28 girls was super. Certificates and Polo-shirts will be made at a club presentation evening later on in the month. “Our Club, Our Standards, Our Victory” ➢ Gaelic4Girls will be starting up on the 15th April in the Banks at 4.45-6.15pm. This will see us make a big push to get girls from 8-13 years involved in sport and hope to get them to join our club after 12 weeks of fun and games and football coaching. We will be in the schools promoting this venture this week from 9th to 11th.➢ U16 and Minor training is Thursdays from 6-7pm in the Banks.➢ We now have girls representing the club at U14, U16, Minor and Senior football for the county. On Saturday 6th in Cork, Caroline Sharkey, Jade O’Donnell and Erika Hanna made the step up to play for the Donegal ladies Senior team. Just rewards for all our girls and the good work being put in by club coaches and committee is starting to bear fruit. Comhghairdeas le club Pheile na mBan Naomh Muire obair ar doigh!Nuacht Eile / Other News KitbagsThere are still a few kitbags available if anyone is interested. Contact Donal O Searcaigh.Jive Alive 2013Ádh mór ar achan nduine a bheas páirteach i Jive Alive an Aoine agus Sathairn seo. Tá obair mhór curtha isteach ag na péirí a bheas ag damhsa agus an lucht eagrúcháin uilig. Go raibh maith agat do dhuine ar bith a cheannaigh ticéid agus tá muid uilig ag súil le dhá oíche bhreá ins an Aislann.Lotto➢ Ba iad 1, 7, 11, 23 na huimhreacha lotto a tarraingeadh an tseachtain seo agus níor baineadh an pota óir.➢ Beidh €1,940 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn.➢ Bhí trí uimhir ag na daoine seo leanas:• Liz Carlin, Mín na Leice• Margaret Trimble, Loch an Iúir• Margaret Mary McDonald, Cál Chéim• Patrick Gallagher, Mullach Dubh• Anne Sharkey, Béal na Cruite• Molly Boyle, Rann na Feirste• Joe Bán O’Gallochóir, Mín na leiceClub an ChéidSeo leanas buaiteoirí club an chéid do Mí Mhárta:➢ €400.00 Anthony Doherty, Beal na Cruite➢ €200.00 Grace Boyle, Mullach Dubh➢ €100.00 Eddie/Meave Ward, Béal na Cruite➢ €100.00 Phil Duffy, Mín na Craoibhe➢ €50.00 Mickey Rodgers, An Bhráid➢ €50.00 Bartley Brennan, Mín na Leice➢ €50.00 John McGinely, Cál Chéim➢ €50.00 John Boyle, Cál Chéim➢ €50.00 J J Doherty, Rann na Feirste➢ €50.00 Jimmy Rodgers, Baile ChiarraíBeidh an chéad tarraingt eile ann ar an 24ú Aibreán.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 8th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:NAOMH MUIRE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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