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Liverpool named former Borussia
Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as
manager overnight with the club posting
photos of him signing his contract on
their official Twitter account.
It was widely reported earlier that
he had agreed terms with the club’s
American owners Fenway Sports Group
on a contract to take over at Anfield.
The length of the deal was not disclosed
but British media said Klopp had signed
a three-year contract to help breathe
life into a team that has struggled for
After several days of speculation, the
charismatic 48-year-old has finally
been confirmed as the replacement for
Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on
Sunday after 31⁄2 years in charge.
“ Liverpool Football Club are delighted
to announce Juergen Klopp has been
appointed as the club’s new manager,
said a statement on their official website.
“The German coach has signed a deal
to take the helm at the Reds and will
be presented at a press conference at
Anfield on Friday morning.”
Klopp has been out of work since May
when he finished a seven-year reign
at Dortmund to take a sabbatical. He
is expected to bring with him Zeljko
Buvac and Peter Krawietz, who were his
former assistants at the Bundesliga club.
Klopp, who led Dortmund to two
Bundesliga titles and a Champions
League final, is credited with reviving
‘Die Schwarzgelben’ and moulding them
into one of the most exciting brands in
world football during his seven years in
In general, his widely expected
arrival as the Liverpool boss has been
welcomed, with Dortmund defender
Mats Hummels remarking: “He eats,
lives, breathes and thinks football day
after day. He’s a fantastic coach.”
Klopp has long praised the English
game which he has compared to
heavy metal music, saying: “I always
want it loud!
Rodgers was sacked after the 1-1
Merseyside draw at Everton, but his
fate was sealed before Sunday after a
shattering 3-0 home defeat by West
Ham United, a 3-1 loss at Manchester
United and an embarrassing League
Cup penalty shootout win after failing
to beat fourth-tier Carlisle United in
Liverpool had a great swagger about
them in their heyday of the 1970s and
1980s when they started as favourites
for the title in most seasons — and won
The closest they have come to
emulating their last league crown in
1990 in recent times was a second-place
finish two seasons ago playing some
dynamic football which resulted in 31
goals for the now-departed Uruguay
international Luis Suarez.
Klopp could help recapture the
glory days with his preferred ‘counter-
pressing’ style which means as soon as
the team lose the ball, they hound the
opposition into giving it back, thereby
reducing the chances of being caught on
the break themselves.
10 - Friday, October 9, 2015
Wales fullback Gareth
Anscombe has only faced off
against Israel Folau on two
occasions at Super Rugby level,
but one thing about the Wallabies
and Waratahs star sticks out in his
“He climbed all over me on
the high balls a few times,” the
24-year-old Anscombe recalled.
The two-time John Eales medal
winner was the victor on both
occasions, with Anscombe coming
off the bench for the Chiefs in
two defeats to the Waratahs in
2013 and 2014 as Folau crossed
for tries in both matches.
But Anscombe’s main memories
come from a narrow 25-20 loss
at Allianz Stadium in Sydney,
when Anscombe was thrown into
the action after just 18 minutes
following an injury to Chiefs
fullback Andrew Horrell.
He held his own and scored a try
as part of a 15-point haul — but
former NRL and AFL star Folau
had the last laugh as his first-half
five-pointer proved decisive in the
The pair will match-up again
after Folau passed a fitness
test on his rolled ankle and the
New Zealand-born Anscombe
was named for his first start for
Wales — joining the squad when
backline duo Hallam Amos and
Scott Williams were ruled out
of the tournament with injuries
suffered against England.
A three-year Super Rugby stint
has prepared the Auckland-born
Anscombe, who qualifies due to a
Cardiff-born mother, for what to
expect from the Wallabies.
“ We know the dangers we face,
but with the back line we’ve got,
hopefully we can cause a few
problems,” he said.
“Aussie sides are very smart in
terms of how they play tactically,
and they don’t miss a beat.
“They like to use the ball, and
they have looked pretty sharp.
We will have to be on our toes
defensively to not give them too
“ It’s a big game for this team.
We want to finish top of the pool
and stamp our authority.
“The team is confident and it’s a
huge occasion on the weekend.”
Anscombe isn’t the only threat
in a Welsh backline teeming with
talent — led by five-eighth Dan
Biggar and a powerful midfield
combination of Jamie Roberts and
North has been moved in from
the wing to outside centre where
Wales hope the hard-running
powerhouse will be closer to the
action where he can wreak more
“I am just happy to be on the
park,” said North.
“As a wing, there is a bit more
freedom to roam. At 13 it is a bit
more structured, but you get a bit
more ball in hand.” — AAP
RUGBY WORLD CUP
Anscombe ready for
rematch with Folau
Klopp appointed new Liverpool manager
Runners will take to the road tomorrow
for the 63rd Greymouth Harriers Club
two and four-person relay.
Entries closed a couple of weeks ago,
however organisers will accept late
entries tomorrow before the race begins.
Entry numbers are similar to last year
and organisers expect a good tussle in
all grades and sections.
They are keen for anyone not
competing to help out with timekeeping
and marshalling from about 7.30am.
The first of the competitors — walkers
in two and four-person social, men,
women and mixed teams — swing into
action from 8am to 8.30am.
At 9.30am runners in the women,
veteran women, men, veteran men over-
60, high school, open mixed and veteran
mixed will go under starters orders.
The start for the morning races
is along Taylor ville Road and the
afternoon races for the senior men and
veteran men two-person relay teams
starts outside the Grey District Council
at 1.30pm, with runners to assemble at
The circuit is a total of 29km for the
afternoon competitors and almost 23km
for the morning teams, and depending
on what section teams are in, they will
do either four or five laps.
Following the afternoon programme
the prizegiving will be held at the
Greymouth RSA, starting at 4.30pm.
Meanwhile, Wednesday night runs
will be held over the summer months
and anyone wanting to take place
should meet at the start of the Point
Elizabeth track at 5.30pm.
annual two and
The West Coast primary boys’ Hatch
Cup hockey team was beaten 5-0 by
Southland in the first cross-match at the
tournament, being played in Timaru.
West Coast started well but after first
10 minutes began to get tired. Fionn
Gallagher played well in the forwards
taking on the Southland defence, but
unfortunately he did not receive support
from his team-mates.
Southland scored four unanswered
goals in the first half.
West Coast put in a better second half
defence effort, only letting Southland
score once. Hamish Tomlinson in goal
put in a good effort and Reuben L ee,
Cooper Haines and Max Williams all
Today West Coast were to take on
The Greymouth twilight tennis
competition starts on Monday. The
draw is. —
Brokers; Seasons v House of Travel;
Bashers v Nigel and Co; Twilight Vets
v Coast Valuation. D uty: Guthrie
Twilight tennis draw
Sam Perrett looks poised to finish his
career at Canterbury, with the winger set
to sign a new two-year deal.
The 233-game veteran, who is off-
contract at the end of 2015, told
foxsports.com .au a deal was all but done.
“Everything has been agreed on for a
while now,” Perrett said.
“I’m staying for another two years
then there’s an opportunity for me
to become an ambassador and do
some work with the community.”
Perrett to stay at Canterbury
Coast primary boys lose 5-0 to Southland
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