Jurgen Klopp apologises to Tony Pulis after handshake snub

first_img “In that situation it was not easy to switch on the lamps and switch them off.” On his comments after the match, Klopp added: “It was not a game where five minutes were enough to come back to a normal situation.” The 48-year-old, though, denied the relationship with other managers is more heated in the Premier League than the Bundesliga. “Only the coaching zones are closer, that’s the only difference,” he said. “We are all emotional and best friends in the league. We talk completely normal before the game, we ask about our families after the game and during the game. “We are coaches of different teams and we say things you never would usually. That’s how it is on the pitch. But it was not that serious.” Liverpool will be without midfielder James Milner for the Watford game after he sustained a calf injury in training, with Klopp admitting he does not know when the England man will be available. D efender Dejan Lovren misses out with the knee problem he suffered against West Brom but there was good news on the former Southampton player. It was initially thought he would be out for around a month but Klopp revealed Lovren could be back for the Boxing Day clash with Leicester. He said: “That was one of the best pieces of news after the West Brom game. It’s not that serious. If he could train next week from Tuesday or Wednesday, it would be an option for Leicester. I think after Leicester for sure he should be available again.” The pair interacted with each other on a number of occasions during the feisty 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield and Klopp did not exchange the customary handshake with his opposite number. Speaking immediately after the match, Klopp said he had not shaken hands because “i t was not a friendly game” and also criticised West Brom’s style of play. Pulis clearly was still stewing over the incident when he spoke to the media on Friday and argued Klopp’s criticism was to deflect attention from the Reds’ failings. The Welshman said: “‘We apologise. We actually played three longer passes in 99 minutes than what Liverpool played in that game. “But if I had a team that was worth £200million, playing against a team that was worth less than £20million and we never won that game, I’d be doing my best to divert it away from the fact that I had 10 times more value on the pitch than my opposition and couldn’t win.” Klopp learned of Pulis’ comments just before his press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Watford but chose to extend an olive branch. The German insisted he had simply forgotten to shake hands in the heat of the moment as he went to his players to celebrate their late equaliser and thank the fans. Klopp said: “I can easily say sorry for everything I said during the game because I am very emotional, I think Tony Pulis is similar, and there were a few words. We were very close together. “For me it was not a big problem but it was very intense and after the game I wanted to go to my team. Really I forgot to shake hands. That’s all. “If we meet today, it would be no problem to say sorry and to shake hands, to have a talk about whatever. I have big respect for his work, no doubt about this. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered an apology to West Brom manager Tony Pulis for his behaviour during and after last weekend’s heated encounter. Press Associationlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal players have ‘fantastic spirit’ and will bounce back

first_img Surprise leaders Leicester do not face Manchester City until Tuesday, but Wenger is not concerned about starting 2016 in pole position. “I said before the game, whether we are one point behind or one point in front it is not too important,” he said. “It is the quality of our performance that counts and we were not good enough to win the game (against Southampton). “We have just to look at that. On the other side, we can’t dwell too much because in 48 hours we play again. “We are disappointed and frustrated, but there’s only one way to respond in 48 hours.” Wenger rejected former England manager Glenn Hoddle’s belief that the players choked due to the pressure brought by potentially going top, so too the necessity to dip into the transfer market next month. The Gunners boss downplayed speculation linking Arsenal to Basle’s Mohamed Elneny and was keen to underline the quality waiting that will be at his disposal after injury. “That’s always the question you get,” Wenger said. “We have many players who are injured and will come back soon. “Buy, buy, buy, buy is always the solution that people see. “I think it’s true that we couldn’t score, but we conceded goals (against Southampton) and we have enough defenders.” There is little time for Arsenal to wallow, though, as the hectic festive period means they take on another south-coast side on Monday. Bournemouth will look to ratchet up the pressure, but Wenger is confident of a positive response at the Emirates Stadium. “I believe what I say to my players is between my players and myself,” he said after the 4-0 hammering at St Mary’s. “These players have fantastic spirit and they can show that in 48 hours. “We are in a job where we have to respond. We want to respond from disappointments. “Unfortunately, there’s no possible career without disappointment. Nobody, not even the best players in the world, can have that. “It’s down to how you respond and I trust my players to respond in a very strong way on Monday.” Wenger certainly will not be taking Bournemouth lightly and praised the promoted side ahead of a match which could see the Gunners belatedly reach the Premier League summit. Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal will numb the pain of the Boxing Day shellacking at Southampton within 48 hours. Press Association The trip to St Mary’s seemingly offered the Frenchman’s side a great chance to go top of the Barclays Premier League, but a poor display saw them return to north London reeling from a shock 4-0 defeat. Shane Long’s brace complemented an exceptional Cuco Martina half-volley and Jose Fonte’s header as Saints ended a six-match winless run in some style. last_img read more

AOC’s Comparison of Migrant Detention Centers to Concentration Camps Draws Ire

first_imgCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the defensive after calling migrant detention centers on the southern border concentration camps.Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it” pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019 The New York Democrat made the comparison Monday evening via Instagram while criticizing the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants.In the live Instagram video, she went on to call President Trump a “fascist” for carrying policies that separate immigrant families.Politicians were quick to condemn her remarks.Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney said via Twitter Ocasio-Cortez had demeaned the memory of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Cheney accusing the Republican Rep. of “co-opting the language of the oppressor.”Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading.Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them. https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019 Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Mark Morgan also took issue with the remarks, telling Hill TV they were inappropriate, reckless and flat out wrong.After facing heavy criticism, Ocasio-Ortez doubled down on her comments telling reporters, “I am absolutely comfortable using that word because it rooted in the academic definition.”She has since tweeted an article that claims concentration camps have much larger meaning today than usually associated with Nazi camps during World War Two.last_img read more

DUI Checkpoints to Cover Broward During First Week of July

first_imgThe roads and waterways of Broward County will be under close watch by law enforcement officials from July 2 through 7.The Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and Marine Unit will be looking for drunk drivers in partnership with local police departments, as well as the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.Authorities will also be watching for speeding, boating violations, underage drinking, and seat belt violations.Keep in mind that Florida’s new law which makes texting while driving a primary offense goes into effect on July 1. That means police can now pull you over simply for texting.The good news? The new law comes with a grace period through the end of this year. Police will issue warnings while the state conducts a public education campaign on the issue.After that, a first violation will carry a $30 fine plus court costs, which could result in a total fine up to $108. A subsequent violation committed within five years would have a $60 fine plus court costs.You have been warned. 850 WFTL wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July week.last_img read more

WPB Officer Stabbed in Head During Domestic Call

first_imgA West Palm Beach police officer is recovering after being stabbed twice in the head while responding to a domestic disturbance.Officers encountered 31-year-old Andree Jourdain who they say was armed with a knife near her mother’s apartment.West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James praised the officers who neutralized the armed suspect by shooting her.“Apparently the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance,” James said in a press briefing to reporters. “During the course of that interaction, the officer was stabbed, a suspect was shot.” https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Mayor-James.mp3When she is released from the hospital, Jourdain will be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and violating a restraining order.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the case.last_img read more

Woman shot and killed by officer who was trying to shoot her dog

first_imgAuthorities in Texas are reporting that a patrol officer who was conducting a welfare check on a woman, accidentally shot and killed the woman while trying to shoot her dog.The incident occurred Thursday in a commercial district in Arlington.Officials reported that they received a call about a woman who seemed to be passed out in a grassy area. The officer went to the area and found the woman, however, when he began calling out to her, the woman’s dog began barking and then charged at the officer.The officer fired several shots at the dog, however, he struck the woman who was said to have “cried out” during the incident.The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.Authorities are now reviewing the officer’s bodycam to determine what exactly happened.It is unclear if the dog was shot.last_img read more

FL Supreme Court rejects former escorts appeal in murder for hire case

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court denied an appeal from a former escort convicted of attempting to hire a hit-man to murder her newlywed husband.The court rejected without comment a request from Dalia Dippolito that it reviews her 2017 conviction and 16-year sentence for soliciting first-degree murder.The 36-year-old was recorded on video and audio in 2009 plotting to kill Michael Dippolito.Prosecutors believe she wanted control of the couple’s Palm Beach County townhome and his finances.The case gained national attention when it was featured on the TV shows “Cops” and “20/20.”last_img read more

Four New Coronavirus Cases in Florida

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health on Saturday announced that the state has three new presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.The new cases are in Manatee, Charlotte, Volusia, and Okaloosa counties.There are 17 confirmed cases of the virus in Florida, and two people have died from it. Another 278 individuals are being monitored for symptoms.Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Saturday morning to activate to Level II, in order to coordinate the state’s response and to provide critical support to the state’s Department of Health as well as county health departments.On Friday night, the Department of Health announced that a Lee County woman and a Santa Rosa County man had died from COVID-19.The contagion has also made its way to South Florida, with two presumptive cases in Broward County, which were announced Friday evening.This is a developing story.Gov. Ron DeSantis activates level II response to coronaviruslast_img read more

Public schools in Florida must reopen in August

first_imgPublic schools in Florida will be required to reopen in August according to an executive order issued Monday by Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.Under the order, “all school boards and charter school governing boards must open brick and mortar schools at least five days per week for all students, subject to advice and orders of the Florida Department of Health” and local health departments.School districts must also provide “the full array of services that are required by law so that families who wish to educate their children in a brick and mortar school have the opportunity to do so.”Under the order, school districts must submit their reopening plans to the Florida Department of Education.last_img read more