‘It’s normal for a Liverpool GK!’ – Klopp backs Adrian after howler

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Adrian’s howler on Saturday against Southampton was a rite of passage for shotstoppers with the Anfield club.The reigning European champions were forced to hold on for the three points at St Mary’s Stadium after a mistake from the Spanish goalkeeper set up a nervy finish in the pair’s Premier League clash, which the Reds emerged from as 2-1 victors to keep a spotless record for the season so far.With a comfortable lead thanks to goals either side of half-time from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the former West Ham man gifted the hosts a lifeline when he misplaced a pass straight to the feet of Danny Ings inside the penalty area, allowing the former England international to bury it in the back of the net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Adrian’s gaffe bore a suspicious similarity to an error made by regular Liverpool keeper Alisson last season against Leicester , for whom the 32-year-old is currently deputising following an injury sustained by the latter.Speaking after the match, Klopp however made light of the incident, quipping that the mistake means that he has now truly ‘arrived’ while backing him to bounce back.”No it wasn’t [out of our control]. If you give a goal like this, the other team is coming up and the other teams feels the intensity of the last week,” the German told BBC Sport after the match.”Southampton had one more big chance and if they score then we can’t moan about that – but I think we deserve three points. I’m happy with the performance.”We gave them a proper boost by that nice pass by Adrian. He has finally arrived because it is his third game and so it is normal for a Liverpool keeper to tick that box [by making a mistake]! Now we can carry on.”The Reds have suffered a number of goalkeeping snafus in recent years, with the infamous 2018 Champions League final display from Loris Karius the most memorable.Former starter Simon Mignolet also had his moments of uneasiness, but the Belgian has since departed the club in a summer move to Club Brugge.Alisson became the unquestioned starter at Anfield last season upon joining from Roma, as the Reds shipped just 22 goals in 38 Premier League games this past season following the Brazilian’s £66 million ($84 million) move.His injury however has presented a chance for Adrian, who arrived as a free agent only weeks ago, with the former Betis man etching his name into club history in midweek during Liverpool’s Super Cup penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Curio Collection by Hilton Adds Exotic Escape to Asia Resort Portfolio with Maldives Signing

first_imgMarch 27, 2018 MALDIVES and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has entered into a franchise agreement with Singha Estate Public Company Limited (Singha Estate PCL) to open a new boutique resort in the Maldives, which will join the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio of nearly 50 upper upscale independent hotels around the world. The new Curio Collection property forms part of CROSSROADS project, the first-ever integrated leisure and entertainment resort destination that is currently under development in Emboodhoo Lagoon, Maldives. The new resort will be managed by S Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singha Estate PCL, and is scheduled to open in end-2018. “Opening the first Curio Collection hotel in the Maldives is a very exciting milestone for us,” said Mark Nogal, global brand head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “The Maldives is renowned for being a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise and we are confident that the resort will offer curious travelers seeking an authentic experience truly memorable accommodations.” The new resort will have 198 spacious guest rooms, beach villas and overwater villas as well as facilities such as a fitness center and swimming pool. In addition to duty-free shops and multiple restaurants, guests of the resort will also enjoy convenient access to a beach club, watersports, a dive center, a cultural center and a kids club – all located within CROSSROADS. “As we continue to grow our portfolio across Asia, we are proud to introduce the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in one of the world’s most celebrated resort destinations. The Maldives remain a top choice for global travelers today and we are thrilled to be partnering with Singha Estate on this very exciting CROSSROADS project,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “With this brand, our owners can benefit from the proven track record and quality of the Hilton engine, also known as the Hilton performance advantage, while staying true to their hotel’s individuality.” CROSSROADS spans nine islands in the Emboodhoo Lagoon and will have a plethora of dining, retail, entertainment, recreational and leisure-lifestyle offerings including a 50-berth marina. Set exclusively on one of the islands within the integrated destination, the resort is about 15 minutes away by speedboat to the Velana International Airport in the capital city of Male. “CROSSROADS project, the first integrated leisure and entertainment resort in the Maldives, is a reflection to Singha Estate’s vision to be the premier lifestyle developer while delivering sustainable growth and creating value for all stakeholders,” said Naris Cheyklin, chief executive officer, Singha Estate Public Company Limited. “We are delighted to partner with Hilton on this unique, integrated resort and look forward to seeing our exciting collaboration lift Singha Estate’s rapidly-growing hospitality portfolio to a new level.” One of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, Curio Collection by Hilton is a global, upper upscale collection of distinctive hotels and resorts that offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences, each unique to the destination they call home. The new Curio Collection by Hilton resort will have its own unique character, appealing to the curious traveler seeking a fun and authentic Maldives vacation experience. “S Hotels & Resorts aims to craft quality settings in a sustainable environment where guests can relax, play, work, enjoy and share instant stories, and to meet the travelers’ demands at maximum,” said Dirk De Cuyper, chief hospitality officer of S Hotels & Resorts. “We are very pleased to manage the new lifestyle resort that will be a part of Curio Collection by Hilton.” The Curio Collection Maldives resort joins close to 80 Hilton hotels open and under development across gateway cities and popular destinations across the South East Asia. For more information on Curio Collection by Hilton collection, visit news.curiocollection.com.  About Singha Estate Public Company Limited Singha Estate PLC. is a leading Thai real estate developer focusing on business expansion and investment via land purchases in high-potential locations and quality project development under the “Best in Class” concept – in tandem with investment, joint investment, and M&As of businesses or assets with high growth potential. The goal is to achieve its vision of becoming a premier lifestyle developer by crafting quality settings for people to live, play, work, and shop. Recent investments and business expansions have resulted in Singha Estate today commanding assets under the operation of the company itself, subsidiaries, and joint-venture companies in and outside of Thailand in three core businesses including Commercial, Residential and Hotel. Visit singhaestate.co.th for more information and connect with Singha Estate on Facebook. About CROSSROADS The development of the CROSSROADS project is set to redefine the Maldives’ vacation experience as the first integrated leisure and recreation destination that will attract and captivate the international family-leisure markets to the Maldives.Inspired by cultures from the East and the West at the crossing of Maritime Silk Road, the project is situated within the 7 km-long reclaimed islands just 15 minutes from Male International Airport by speed boat presenting an easy access and unique offerings for travelers as well as the residents of the capital city. Featuring a luxurious 30-berth yacht marina and a rich combination of hotels, entertainment, one-of-a-kind lifestyle beach club, retail and fine dining, the project also houses a Maldives Cultural Centre that will promote the life and crafts of the islands nation and introduce global practice sustainable tourism schemes dedicated to preserving the bio-diversity of the Maldives’ prestigious marine ecosystem and enhancing the well-being of the local community. About Curio Collection by Hilton Curio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com) is an upper upscale, global portfolio of nearly 50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s  award-winning  guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and property stories at news.curiocollection.com; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; and connect with Curio Collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection. About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.  Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.last_img read more