‘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

Province to Reopen Temporary Winter Shelter

first_imgPeople in need of a place to spend the night will have another option again this winter. Pendleton Place will provide overnight accommodation for up to 20 men and women 16 years of age and over who have trouble finding appropriate shelter, due to mental health, substance abuse or behavioural challenges. Pendleton Place opens on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Halifax and will operate until April 30, 2007. “This winter shelter will ensure that people who are experiencing homelessness have a warm, safe, dry place to stay,” said Community Services Minister Judy Streatch. “Pendleton Place offers accommodation for those who are not able to access beds at existing shelters.” Pendleton Place will again be located at St. Patrick’s Church, 2263 Brunswick St. It will operate daily from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. In addition, support staff may be available during the day, Monday through Friday, to help people find other accommodations and make referrals to counseling, addiction services and other supports as necessary. The province will provide more than $200,000 in operational funding for the shelter. The Saint Leonard’s Society of Nova Scotia, which operates a number of facilities for persons in transition, will staff and operate the shelter. “We continue to work with the government and the community to ensure that we can provide a winter shelter that meets the diverse needs of the people we serve,” said Jerry Smyth, executive director of the society. The shelter will be managed by Saint Leonard’s Society staff experienced in helping people who are dealing with the complex issues of homelessness. Staff will help link people to resources and information about supports and treatments that meet their needs. “The Saint Leonard’s Society has the skills and experience to help people who need extra support to access appropriate shelter,” said Ms. Streatch. “We are so pleased that their expertise will once again allow us to provide this very important service for the community.”last_img read more