J.R. Smith Reportedly Looking for $15 Million Per Season – Can the Cavs Afford It?

first_imgSmith told ESPN that he’s nervous about leaving the Cavs, but with the amount he’s looking for, it’s not going to be easy for Cleveland to keep him around. “I thought about that situation and I’ve also thought about the other way too, coming back and winning again,” he said. “I’m actually kind of nervous about that choice when it gets presented to me.” Related TopicsCavsJ.R. Smith Matt Loede The Cavs have had a quiet confidence all along that free agent shooter J.R. Smith coming back to the team. Even GM David Griffin recently said he expects Smith to return to the defending NBA Champs.Now there seems to be a pretty big question mark about Smith coming back. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders tweets out that Smith is looking for a HUGE payday to sign with any team – somewhere around $15 million (or more) per season. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Tekan Limbah, Qantas Tahun Ini Stop Penggunaan Boarding Pass Berbahan Kertas

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSukses di Rute Non-Stop Perth-London, Qantas Bersiap Terbang Non-Stop dari Sydney ke London!09/05/2019In “Featured”Ikuti Jejak Qantas, Singapore Airlines Optimalkan Pengurangan Limbah Penerbangan29/03/2019In “Featured”Wujudkan Bandara Ramah Lingkungan, Bandara Dubai Kurangi Penggunaan Plastik Sekali Pakai13/06/2019In “Bandara” Tidak hanya boarding pass saja ternyata yang akan diganti oleh Qantas dan Jetstar, bahkan plastik sekali pakai akan diubah dengan menggunakan alternative packaging, gelas bekas kopi akan didaur ulang, pun dengan seragam lama pegawai yang juga akan didaur ulang dan sisa makanan yang akan dijadikan kompos oleh perusahaan – setidaknya hal-hal tersebutlah yang akan diimplementasikan oleh perusahaan di tahun ini.Sejumlah pengoperasian manual pun akan mengalami digitalisasi, seiring dengan perubahan bentuk dari boarding pass seperti yang sudah disebutkan di atas.CEO dari Qantas Group, Alan Joyce mengungkapkan rencana ini bertepatan dengan pencapaian setengah tahunan perusahaan.“Jika dirata-ratakan, kami menerbangkan sekira 50 juta penumpang setiap tahunnya, dan kami menangani lebih dari 30.00 ton sampah. Angka tersebut hampir setara dengan 80 unit armada Boeing 747,” ujar Alan.“Ini benar-benar angka yang sangatlah banyak, dan kami memiliki tanggung jawab terhadap pelanggan kami, pemegang saham, dan masyarakat untuk mereduksi angka limbah tersebut,” tandasnya.Diketahui, Qantas tidak lagi menggunakan plastik pembungkus piyama dan headset – pun dengan sedotan plastik, “Bahkan kartu Frequent Flyer yang berbahan dasar plastik akan menjadi digital di masa yang akan datang,” terang Alan.Baca Juga: Semakin Terpuruk, Airbus Terima Pembatalan Pesanan A380 dari Qantas AirwaysQantas memiliki rencana untuk menghentikan penggunaan dari 100 juta barang berbahan dasar plastik sekali pakai setiap tahunnya. Sementara untuk 45 juta gelas plastik, 30 juta peralatan makanan, 21 juta gelas kopi, dan empat juta headset covers akan digantikan dengan bahan alternatif yang berkelanjutan pada akhir tahun depan.“Kami akan meminta bantuan kepada kru, pelanggan, pemasok dan regulator untuk membantu kami guna mewujudkan rencana ini.” tutup Alan. Sumber: Qantas Flag carrier Negeri Kangguru, Qantas Airways dan anak perusahaannya yang menggeluti sektor penerbangan berbiaya rendah, Jetstar dikabarkan akan memberhentikan penggunaan boarding pass berbahan dasar kertas dan beralih menggunakan sistem digital pada tahun 2019 ini. Langkah yang ditempuh kedua maskapai ini merupakan perwujudan dari upaya mereka untuk meminimalisir limbah kertas.Baca Juga: Di Penerbangan Jarak Jauh, Qantas Canangkan Sensasi Bersepeda dan Relaksasi Lewat Virtual RealityJika benar-benar rampung, maka Qantas dan Jetstar akan menjadi maskapai pertama di dunia yang mendaur ulang dan membuat kompos dari 75 persen limbahnya pada akhir tahun 2021 mendatang. KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman news.com.au (21/2/2019), seorang juru bicara dari Qantas mengatakan bahwa perubahan regulasi ini akan menyasar baik penerbangan domestik maupun internasional.last_img read more

Venus dispatches Craybas in straight sets

first_imgVenus Williams was planning on spending this week with her feet up on a well-earned vacation in Thailand before she received a late invite to the AIG Japan Open.A long-held love for Tokyo meant Williams’ holiday plans were put on hold and instead she was on court Tuesday giving Jill Craybas the chance to take a break of her own, beating her fellow American 6-3, 6-1 in the first round. “I had a free week in Asia and I was actually going to go to Thailand on vacation for a week, but the tournament asked me to play and I thought ‘I love Tokyo, I love Japan, so why not?’ ” former world No. 1 Williams said.The reigning Wimbledon champion has come off the back of a victory over Maria Kirilenko in the Korea Open final on Sunday, a match in which she played with a heavily bandaged right calf.Williams is playing through the pain barrier as she looks to qualify for the season-ending Sony Ericsson championships, which brings together the top eight players on the WTA Tour.“This tournament will certainly help (to qualify for Madrid). That’s one of the reasons I decided to play here,” said Williams.Williams racked up some valuable points by beating Kirilenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 on the weekend for her third singles title of the year.She’s confident of notching a few more on the hard court at Ariake Colosseum, ideal for Williams’ game.“I love playing fast, hard, aggressive. It excites me,” Williams said.Williams’ appearance in Tokyo may well have given the fans a lift after the late withdrawal from the men’s draw of world No. 1 Roger Federer, but there was more disappointment early Tuesday when Ai Sugiyama crashed out.The Japanese No. 4 seed, making her 14th appearance at the event, lost 6-3, 6-3 to China’s Yuan Meng. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

first_imgDEC’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program has confirmed the Alaska distribution of a recently recalled product. Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling its Honey Smacks Cereal due to possible health risk. Link to Outbreak Summary Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses. Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)380003910315.3 ozJUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019 HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCTThe affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kellogg Company Thursday announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.center_img Honey Smacks380001481023 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019 According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses. Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBEST If Used By Datelast_img read more

City Women duo selected for Scotland

first_imgUp first, on Thursday, April 5th, Scotland will travel to Switzerland, where they will face up against their rivals at the Lipo Park in Schaffhausen (kick-off 7pm).Paisley is the venue five days later, where Scotland will face Poland at the Paisley 2021 Stadium on Tuesday, April 10th (kick-off 7pm).The club would like to congratulate both players on selection.Tickets for City Women’s game this Wednesday against Birmingham at the Stoke Gifford Stadium are here.last_img

High school soccer: Benton girls win Bossier tournament; Airline boys runner-up

first_imgBenton won the girls division and Airline finished runner-up in the boys in the Bearkat Soccer Classic hosted by Bossier on Saturday at Tinsley Park.The Lady Tigers defeated Ruston 7-1 in the championship game and Haughton 5-1 in the semifinals.Airline fell to Barbe in a penalty kicks shootout in the title game after regulation ended in a scoreless tie. The Vikings defeated Comeaux 2-0 in the semifinals.Hailey McGhee scored five goals in Benton’s victory over Ruston, the Lady Tigers’ second in the tournament. Breanna Bundy scored twice. Emma Chamberlain had one assist.McGhee scored three goals against Haughton and Bundy had two. Georgia Carroway had an assist. The Lady Tigers also defeated Southwood 9-1 in pool play Saturday. McGhee had four goals and one assist. Carroway had one goal and one assist. Bundy, Aidan McGhee, Annalee Ward and Ashley Young also scored goals.Barbe won the shootout over Airline in the boys title game 5-3.Jackson Tinkis scored a goal against Comeaux on an assist from Ashton Morris. Tung Khai scored the other on an assist from Adam Biehler who was fed by Morris.In the other boys semifinal, Benton fell to Barbe 2-1. Jacob Garrett scored on an assist from Dylan Garrett.Benton defeated Ouachita Christian 5-0 in pool play. Jacob Garrett scored two goals. Dylan Garrett, Sean Loftin and Carter Parks scored one each.Max Kenyan and Reece Brooks had two assists each.In Airlie’s pool play game against Ruston early Saturday, a Ruston player collapsed and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. According to Airline athletic director Ronnie Coker in a Saturday post on Twitter, the player was airlifted from Willis-Knighton South to Children’s Hospital in Texas Saturday night.Parkway defeated Red River 8-0 and Calvary 4-0 in boys pool play games Saturday. Sulphur downed Bossier 6-0. Haughton lost to Ouachita Parish 3-2 in a girls pool play game.Byrd won the JV boys division with a victory over Airline in a penalty kicks shootout.Airline reached the semifinals of the Captain Shreve Gator Cup girls tournament, falling to West Monroe 3-0. The Lady Vikings defeated Ascension Episcopal 4-0 in a pool play game and lost to Captain Shreve 2-0.Lindsey Donlan scored three second-half goals against Ascension Episcopal.Parkway defeated Calvary Baptist 8-0 and lost to Loyola College Prep 3-0 in pool play games. Loyola won the tournament with a 4-0 victory over West Monroe.NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches or found on teams’ official Twitter accounts.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Cricket News My Father Drove School Van To Fulfil My Dreams: India U-19 Skipper Priyam Garg

first_imgLucknow: Priyam Garg says his journey from a small child without means to buy cricket gear to becoming Indian team captain for Under-19 World Cup would not have been possible without the sacrifice of his father, who resorted to driving a school van to fulfil his son’s ambitions. The 19-year-old Priyam was on Monday named captain of the Indian under-19 team for the World Cup to be played in South Africa from January 17 to February 9. Hailing from village Quila Parikshitgarh, about 25km from Meerut, Priyam picked up the bat and ball at the tender age of six.”My father Naresh Garg drives a school van. I have one elder brother and three sisters. I am the youngest in the family. My father didn’t have enough money to take care of such a big family and support my cricket career,” Priyam told PTI Bhasha.”But seeing my love and dedication for the sport, he borrowed some money from his friend and bought me a cricket kit and arranged for my coaching. I started playing cricket and due to my father’s hard work today I’m captain of the under-19 team,” he added.Priyam suffered a personal setback when he lost his mother at the age of 11. His only regret now is that his mother can’t see him play for the Indian team, which was her dream.”My mother died in 2011 and it was her dream that I play cricket for India and now that I’m the captain of the under-19 team she is not here to see it. I regret that the most.”India is the most successful team in the tournament, having won four titles till date, including the last edition in 2018. Priyam will now carry the same responsibility which was once on the shoulders of Mohammad Kaif (2000), the current India senior team skipper Virat Kohli (2008) and batsman Prithvi Shaw (2018).Priyam has a first-class double hundred and a List A century to his name. He was a part of the India C team that finished runner-up in the Deodhar Trophy.”I used to practice cricket for 7-8 hours a day while continuing my studies. Sanjay Rastogi, my coach in Meerut used to help me and because of that and my father’s efforts I was selected in the Ranji team in 2018,” Priyam said.A right handed top-order batsman, he scored 800-plus runs in his debut Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season for Uttar Pradesh, scored a century in his debut game against Goa.Like every other Indian cricketer, Priyam too aspires to meet Sachin Tendulkar to take tips from the legend.”My dream is to meet Sachin Tendulkar and take tips from him and wear the blue colours of team India one day.”Alongside Priyam, two other UP cricketers — vice-captain Dhruv Chand Jurel and Kartik Tyagi — have been selected in the under-19 squad and UPCA Director Yudhveer Singh said he hopes all three of them shine in the Indian team like several others from the state.”UP Cricket has provided Indian cricket with top players like Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep is still in the team. We hope that in the coming years Priyam, Dhruv and Kartik will shine in the Indian team as well.”   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Tallawahs find their way back to the top with win over Tridents

first_imgJAMAICA Tallawahs are top of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after beating Barbados Tridents by five wickets at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday night to make it five wins from eight. A third straight home defeat for the Tridents, meanwhile, leaves them facing an uphill battle to reach the play-offs as they paid the price for a top-order collapse that left them too much to do to get back in the game.The Tridents slumped to 55-5 against a fine all-round bowling performance from the Tallawahs, spearheaded by the superb Oshane Thomas, before Martin Guptill, Imran Khan and Ashley Nurse engineered a recovery to take the final score to 151-9.But that total was soon put into perspective by a swashbuckling 28-ball half-century for Tallawahs opener Johnson Charles. Although the Tallawahs’ innings slowed down for a while after his departure for 53, time was on their side and, despite a couple of alarms, they always appeared to have the chase in hand.The arrival of David Miller to the crease after Kennar Lewis fell for 8 saw a fresh injection of impetus as he dispatched Nurse for six then four in successive deliveries.Rovman Powell got in on the act, heaving two sixes and a four into the leg-side in the 14th over from Mohammad Irfan to take the required rate down to just a run a ball for the final six overs.The 15th over moved the game forward significantly for both sides as a snorter from Wahab Riaz flicked Miller’s glove on its way through to Nicholas Pooran before Andre Russell was run-out four balls later. In-between, Russell launched his first ball for six over square-leg and added a four to fine-leg from a free-hit.At the end of it all the equation was 24 from 30 but with only five wickets in hand. Powell was still going strong, though, and was joined by New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme to steer the Tallawahs past the Tridents’ total without further alarm and with 16 balls in hand.The Tridents were indebted to Guptill and the 60-run sixth-wicket stand he shared with Imran Khan to keep the game competitive in an innings where all seven bowlers used by the Tallawahs finished with at least one wicket.The Tridents were flirting with total disaster at 55-5, but Guptill finally found a willing ally in Khan and, aided by a rain break to clear their heads, the pair played sensibly and aggressively when possible to slowly but surely drag things back.Guptill reached 50 in 41 balls on his way to 73 from 60, while Khan and Nurse – who hit Andre Russell for two fours and a six in the final over to lift the total beyond 150 – both added 20 in an innings where nobody else reached double-figures.Batting had been difficult against both spin and seam with the new ball on a pitch showing some uneven bounce, but the Tridents will still reflect on some self-inflicted wounds.Hashim Amla was leg-before attempting to sweep Samuel Badree before the ball of the night, and perhaps the tournament, ended Shai Hope’s stay at the crease.Oshane Thomas has been one of the 2018 Hero CPL’s stand-out performers, and he produced something close to unplayable with a rapid yorker that arced away from the batsman at the last moment to crash into middle stump. Thomas later returned at the death to rearrange the stumps once more, Wahab Riaz the victim this time.Steve Smith fell before the PowerPlay was out, playing away from his body against de Grandhomme and getting a bottom edge through to wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips.Worse was to come for the Tridents in the following over when a mix-up saw skipper Jason Holder run-out by Charles’ direct hit from mid-wicket.Pooran fell soon after, carving Adam Zampa to long-off where Kemar Roach held a smart running catch.Serene through it all was Guptill, who hit four fours and three Hero Maximums – two of which cleared the stands – in an intelligent innings that combined aggression with stout defence in tough conditions.Khan played his part in the recovery, but when he and Guptill both fell to boundary catches in successive overs the Tridents were still short of where they needed to be despite a decent fightback and Nurse’s enterprising late hitting.last_img read more

Messi planning could hurt France

first_imgKAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Didier Deschamps may be tempted to execute a “no Messi, no Argentina” strategy when preparing for today’s round of 16 clash but the France manager must also be mindful of getting the most out of his own marquee players. France’s smooth advance to the knockout rounds with two wins and a draw has made them favourites to beat an Argentina side who were thrashed by Croatia and needed a late winner against Nigeria to book their place.It also glossed over a clutch of underwhelming group phase performances by Les Bleus, whose galaxy of young stars have yet to truly shine on the biggest stage.Messi, his World Cup legacy and Argentina’s over-reliance on the Barcelona forward, however, have dominated the narrative leading into Saturday’s clash at Kazan Arena. At his news conference yesterday, Deschamps was asked repeatedly how France would stop Messi, and he answered patiently until a fourth such query triggered a small sigh of exasperation.“This player is outstanding so we have to take a number of precautions,” the former World Cup-winning captain said.Starving Messi of the ball by winning the midfield battle would seem the obvious starting point for Deschamps’ precaution-taking. Croatia managed to blanket Messi by having Ivan Strinic and Marcelo Brozovica screen behind midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, and take turns at running with the Argentine danger man.N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi may be pressed into similar stopping roles, and Deschamps could elect to revert to a more conservative 4-2-3-1 formation with Matuidi covering the left wing rather than a more attacking option such as Messi’s Barcelona team mate Ousmane Dembele.Concentrating too much on Messi, however, could also prove stifling for France’s attack which has shown itself to be a collection of expensive moving parts yet to move in synch. Deschamps sacrificed a golden chance for them to gel by shaking up his side for the 0-0 draw against Denmark, which secured qualification but did little to improve team cohesion.Another shake-up looms for the Argentina match, with Deschamps unlikely to have teenage juggernaut Kylian Mbappe starting on the bench again or to rest Paul Pogba.Antoine Griezmann’s form is another concern and Deschamps has yet to find a combination that can get the best from the striker. With no clear sense of direction being set by Deschamps’ selections, it may be up to the players to find their own way to deal with Messi.last_img read more

Klopp Tactically Capitulates Against Spurs

first_imgWhen Jurgen Klopp’s line-up for the game against Spurs came out, fans were surprised. He had retained the same midfield three that had been excellent against Huddersfield. They wondered if he had gotten carried away by a game against such a significantly weaker opponent. Leaving Wijnaldum, who is often very good in big games, on the bench was the main issue people had with the line-up. Wijnaldum might not offer anything special on the ball such as passing but his strengths are often useful in big games. He has the ability to keep things moving and his mobility is a huge asset. However, Klopp had a plan.Klopp’s plan largely worked in the first half as Spurs were toothless. It was down to the pressing. Every time Lloris had the ball, his options were limited. Mane, Salah and Firmino were all stationed high up, giving Davinson Sanchez and Vertonghen no breathing space. It made building from the back extremely difficult for Spurs as Ben Davies and Trippier were required to push up. Milner was particularly important as he added a fourth body to the pressing. Sometimes, it felt like the Spurs players were outnumbered – that was how good the pressing was. More than anything, Spurs had to be wary of the pace of Salah and Mane.It took only three minutes for Spurs to be forced into a costly error. Eric Dier was forced into a wayward back pass and Salah pounced. Spurs had been unable to get the ball away and Dier tried to send the ball backwards, away from the pressure. It was a poor pass that looked more like a reflexive interception and the speed of Salah took Sanchez out of contention. 1-0.Spurs saw more of the ball and desperately tried to open up Liverpool but the often speedy hassling from the Liverpool players kept destroying their rhythm. Henderson, Can and Milner were doing a great job limiting the passing options of Dier and Dembele. In fact, they made it extremely difficult for Eriksen to get on the ball and this limited creativity for Spurs. It was, instead, Liverpool who were creating the clearer chances. It made Dembele have to take the initiative and drive forward with the ball. He succeeded in getting past Henderson a couple of times but ended up losing possession or getting fouled. Every time he drove forward, he left space behind him that Liverpool could exploit. It was risky but that was the only way. By the end of the half, Liverpool had done a good job of limiting Spurs in attack and completely locking up Kane, Alli and Eriksen. Only Son had any sort of joy.Once the second half began, Klopp’s first mistake became apparent. It became clear that he had no contingency plan for when his players got tired because of their relentless pressing. The press completely disappeared. Firmino and Salah were the furthest forward but they were on the halfway line by this time, unlike in the first half. Mane had retreated and Liverpool’s shape looked more like a 4-4-2 than 4-3-3. Spurs suddenly had the upper hand. All of a sudden, Vertonghen and Sanchez had all the time in the world to pick out passes and Tripper and Davies were in the game. They became more dangerous, able to whip in crosses for Kane or Alli to pounce. The pressure increased as the half went on. Liverpool were forced into conceding set pieces in wide areas as they tried to keep Spurs from whipping in crosses. This proved slightly dangerous as Eriksen’s deliveries were a serious threat.What Liverpool needed at this point was patient passing to take the sting out of the Spurs momentum – either that or persistent fouling. And they had the players to do this, right there on the pitch. They would have been able to conserve energy by making the ball do the work and keeping possession. Instead, they hoofed the ball forward every time they got it hoping it would fall to Salah or he could get to it before the Spurs defenders because of his pace. Salah himself was out of sorts for the most part, easily losing those hoofed balls whenever he managed to get to them first. It was a bad strategy that was not working. It only increased the pressure on Liverpool. This was the point where Klopp made his second mistake. He took off Henderson (his best passer) and Mane (one of the few who could keep possession and draw fouls) and brought on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum (his two worst midfield passers, statistically). It may not have been as bad if he had brought on only one at the time, but he brought on two. It played right into the hands of the Spurs players and showed that he was only interested in doing more of the same, relying on energy and hoofball to keep the lead rather than getting on the ball and possessing it properly to limit the time the Spurs players had on it. Pochettino responded by bringing on Lamela for Sanchez. This meant Dier moved in central defence with Dembele with Dembele in front of him in defensive midfield. In truth, there was no difference between Dier in midfield or defence now as Liverpool offered next to nothing in attack. Dier could afford to be beside Dembele without worrying about much. Also, Spurs now had one more attacking player for Liverpool to worry about. Klopp’s move proved to be counterproductive as the pressure doubled. Spurs were all over Liverpool and one could almost hear the worry in the stands. Klopp was betting on his team holding on to the 1-0 lead and probably nicking a late second to kill off the game, off a counter attack. He almost got away with it.In the 78th minute, Klopp took off Milner and brought on Matip. He was switching to three (or five) at the back and going fully defensive – conservative, in more gorgeous language. Pochettino responded by bringing on Wanyama for Dembele. It took him less than a minute to have an immediate impact. A dangerous Ben Davies cross led to a Karius punch which Cancould not clear and it fell to Wanyama just outside the box. He sent it right back with an incredibly delicious hit and the ball flew into the roof of the net. Karius could do nothing about it. In truth, Wanyama may have missed that nine times out of ten. It went in this one time. 1-1.The pressure increased. Spurs were all over Liverpool and Klopp had nothing else. His plan to preserve the lead had backfired and the team was lacking any form of balance. Spurs then got a penalty few minutes later which would have seen them go 2-1 up. This capitulation by Liverpool was no surprise. It had been coming and Klopp had no answer. Karius saved Kane’s poor effort and the relief at Anfield was palpable. It would take only individual brilliance for Liverpool to walk away with the three points. The way things were looking, Liverpool were probably hoping they could run away with a draw as Spurs searched for the winner. That moment of individual brilliance arrived in the 91st minute when Salah twisted and turned and produced magic. 2-1 and it looked like Klopp had somehow gotten away with it. The joy was short-lived as Spurs got another penalty few seconds from the end. Kane stepped up and sent Karius the wrong way this time. 2-2. Game over.Jurgen Klopp got out-tacticked by Pochettino at Anfield. It was really poor from him. His tactical responses favoured Spurs more than they helped Liverpool and ultimately put them in trouble. In a game where three points would have been very valuable, Liverpool left with just one. They can have no complaints as Spurs were the better team, on the balance of play and really should have won. If Kane had scored the first penalty, Liverpool would most likely have lost. Klopp was extremely fortunate to even leave with a draw. He needs to do better in games like this.RelatedSaturday’s Top Premier League StatsSeptember 10, 2017In “England”Rating The Signings Who Have Defined Klopp’s Two Years At LiverpoolOctober 11, 2017In “England”VIDEO: Watch Liverpool Fan Blast Jurgen Klopp For Frustrating Burnley DrawSeptember 17, 2017In “England”last_img read more