Klopp: Premier League win among biggest stories in football history

first_imgStill basking in the euphoria of season’s victorious outing, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has said lifting the Premier League trophy will mark one of the “biggest stories in football history”. The champions will be presented with the trophy after their match against Chelsea tonight at Anfield and Klopp says it will one of the greatest moments the famous old stadium will have witnessed, even without fans there to appreciate it. “The moment when we get the trophy is 100 percent what it’s all about in this wonderful sport. It’s one of the big stories in football history,” he said. “It is truly special and we are lucky to be part of this, so we will savour it and rightly so. It’s just that it is a really big one. “Not that other championships will be ever forgotten by the supporters, but this one, nobody will ever forget. It’s not possible. That is what makes this so special.”Advertisement Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen Today8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Loading… center_img Klopp argued that any person in football, if they had a choice, would want to lift the title with Liverpool, after a painful, seemingly unending quest for the title. read also:Klopp makes strong season refusal after Liverpool defeat to Arsenal “If somebody would have had the chance to decide, ‘OK, you can’t become a champion in any country this year and you can decide which team you can do it with – I think you want to have it very special,” he said. “If you could make it make your choice, the choice would have been Liverpool FC, because it was the one which everybody wants to be part of and we are lucky enough to be part of this.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Butler looks to continue resurgence from field as postseason nears

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Thirty-five minutes before Syracuse’s game against North Carolina on Feb. 5, SU guard Brianna Butler jogged onto the court for an individual pregame shooting session. Wearing a blue warm-up shirt and her white game shorts, Butler took the court before any of her teammates or opponents. It wasn’t just because Syracuse held a 0-7 record against Top 25 opponents and needed a resume booster. For Butler, it was more so being frustrated about how many shots she was missing.At that point in the season, Butler had shot an identical 29 percent from inside the arc and beyond it. “I needed to make some type of change,” Butler said. Although she shot 2-of-21 from the field and 0-of-14 from 3 that night against the Tar Heels, Syracuse’s second-leading scorer has enjoyed a resurgence since, shooting 39 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3 for the No. 23 Orange (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast), which is one more game away from the postseason.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s been really frustrating when you’re shooting as many and not making as many as you did last year,” Butler said. “It’s definitely been hard to deal with all those misses. The UNC game was definitely hard for me.“Now getting back on the right track and getting back to how I used to play, it’s definitely reassuring.”Though she’s not sure when, Butler started her altered pregame routine sometime around the team’s road trip to Louisville and Florida State from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. The warm-up isn’t about getting a certain amount of shots or a certain amount of makes, but about “getting in the mindset of the game.”At the beginning of the season, Butler was swarmed by defenders who last year primarily focused on Brittney Sykes. But with Sykes having played only three games this season because of a torn ACL, defenses have keyed on Butler. Most of her 3-point attempts have been either contested or step-back looks.But despite individual-game stat lines of 2-of-12, 2-of-14 and 2-of-13, SU head coach Quentin Hillman has echoed his catchphrase that Butler has a “neon green light” to shoot whenever she wants. And regardless of if she shoots poorly or efficiently, Hillsman always says she should shoot more. “She continues to work on her shot and she really continues to try to make us a better team by making shots for us,” Hillsman said after Butler scored 20 first-half points against Boston College on Thursday. “That’s why I’m so adamant in defending her and adamant that she keeps shooting.”Against Virginia Tech on Feb. 15, Butler knocked down a 3-pointer to bring the Orange to within two points with 3:23 to go in regulation. She then made a 3 with 1:39 to go to give the Orange a 53-51 lead, and Syracuse beat the Hokies, 59-51, with a 16-1 run to close the game.In SU’s next game, against Boston College on Feb. 19, Butler came out and hit her first six 3-point attempts, the fifth of which broke the school’s record for all-time 3-pointers made.“She’s used to this,” SU point guard Alexis Peterson said after the game. “She’s played this role since she’s gotten here … I know it’s big for her and big for our team when we have Bri clicking on all cylinders. You want to get her the ball. You want her to keep shooting. And she did.”Multiple times this season, Butler has talked about not being afraid to shoot even if she continues to miss. She needs to keep a shooter’s mentality, she says. And finally, her fortune has turned around and her shots are beginning to fall just as the ACC tournament approaches. “Once you start hitting shots it’s pretty easy to get the rest of them,” Butler said. “You feel confident. You get that muscle memory back and you’re able to just knock them down.” Comments Published on February 25, 2015 at 12:12 am Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more

Beat writers predict mixed outcomes for Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament matchup with Dayton

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 seed Syracuse (19-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will play No. 7 seed Dayton (25-7, 14-4 Atlantic 10) on Friday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Louis. After a one-year hiatus from the postseason, the Orange can avenge its 55-53 2014 NCAA Tournament loss to the Flyers, a game in which SU made no 3-pointers.Check out whether our beat writers predict Syracuse will get revenge.Sam Blum (19-13)Syracuse 55, Dayton 53Taking a flierThis game will be a lot like Syracuse’s loss to Dayton two years ago. In fact, it might even be the exact same score. But this time, the Orange gets that elusive long-range shot while the Flyers do not. And Syracuse is able to get revenge on its loss and continue an improbable run in the NCAA Tournament. Both teams are trending downward, but SU flips the script as Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney have their careers last at least one more game.Jesse Dougherty (21-11)Dayton 61, Syracuse 56Mirror imageAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe whole Syracuse revenge storyline is shaping up to be one big immaterial cliche heading into this matchup, but the Orange shooting nearly as poor as it did when these teams met in 2014 will produce a very material result. It doesn’t bode well for SU that this turns into a defensive matchup from the start, and Dayton forces Syracuse to make untimely mistakes that lead to easy transition buckets in crunch time. The Orange’s late-game struggles hit a wall on Friday afternoon, and an unwelcome offseason begins for the Orange before it has a chance at upsetting second-seeded Michigan State.Matt Schneidman (23-9)Syracuse 71, Dayton 65Flying awayDayton isn’t particularly big down low, save for 6-foot-11 reserve Steve McElvene, so the Orange should be able to win the rebounding battle if Tyler Roberson and company simply put their jerseys on. But if SU goes cold from deep, like the 0-for-10 mark from 3 it had in its 2014 NCAA Tournament loss to the Flyers, then things could get out of hand in favor of the No. 7 seed. But Syracuse was given a chance some didn’t expect it to have, and fifth-year seniors Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije will each go for 17 or more points to make sure that chance is capitalized on. Comments Related Stories 2016 NCAA Tournament: Dayton beat writer breaks down what Syracuse fans should watch forSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 7 seed DaytonFormer SU Provost Eric Spina: ‘I have a new love and that’s Dayton’Syracuse basketball roundtable: Dayton rematch, what SU needs to do to win and Trevor Cooney’s legacy2016 NCAA Tournament: Play The Daily Orange’s bracket challengecenter_img Published on March 16, 2016 at 1:14 amlast_img read more