Man City vs Liverpool: Joel Matip and Diogo Jota start for Liverpool as Gabriel Jesus leads City line | Football News

first_img“I still can’t envisage anyone besides Liverpool or Man City winning the league. I just can’t see that. I know Tottenham have started really well and I hope they have a great season and there are more challengers, but I just can’t see anybody else lifting that league title besides the big two of the last few years.“I’d been very strong putting Liverpool as favourites for the title, but for the injury to Virgil van Dijk – not just one of Liverpool’s top players but one of the top players in the Premier League. And if something similar would have happened to, say, Kevin De Bruyne for Man City, who is their top man, I think you’d say the same for City. I think it makes for an even more interesting race, no doubt about that.”Paul Merson on why City must win at Etihad:“With the players Liverpool have got out, Manchester City have got to win this game. If they don’t, they’ll look at it as a major opportunity lost.“It’s an absolute must for them to win, not just for the three points, but psychologically. If Liverpool win this game and they’ve got the players of the calibre they have out, that’s not good for Manchester City. Then Liverpool will go clear at the top again.“Even with City’s game in hand, Liverpool going eight points clear would be massive. That’s the gap they gained this time last year when they beat City 3-1 at Anfield. And that was it, wasn’t it?” Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards form part of a stellar Sky Sports line-up on Super Sunday for Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool.The pundits join David Jones in the studio and Martin Tyler on commentary for an unmissable game.How to followManchester City vs Liverpool will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm on Super Sunday; kick-off at 4.30pm.Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app.Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.Pre-match readingJurgen Klopp on preparing for ‘toughest game’ against City: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Sky TV presenters Micah Richards and Roy Keane before the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at Etihad Stadium on July 2, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)Image:Join Micah Richards, Roy Keane and more GRAPHIC Joel Matip returns to the Liverpool defence for the first time since mid-September and Diogo Jota starts, while Gabriel Jesus leads the line for Manchester City in Super Sunday’s big clash at the Etihad.Matip partners Joe Gomez in Liverpool’s defence, while Jurgen Klopp has opted again for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Jota, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane behind Mohamed Salah.- Advertisement – Sadio Mane of Liverpool in action with Kyle Walker and Eric Garcia of Manchester City IMAGE PANELImage:Sadio Mane of Liverpool in action with Kyle Walker and Eric Garcia of Manchester City Jesus is named up front for Pep Guardiola’s side after scoring on his comeback from a thigh injury in midweek, while Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo return to the starting XI.City are looking to close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.The pair have been title rivals for the past two seasons, with Klopp’s champions currently five points clear of Guardiola’s side, though City have a game in hand.The teams- Advertisement – Man City: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Torres, Sterling, Jesus.Subs: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Silva, Foden, Garcia.Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jota, Firmino, Salah, Mane.- Advertisement – Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Jones, Shaqiri, Origi, Phillips.Keane, Carra, Neville, Richards at the Etihad “In all circumstances, this is always the toughest game,” he added. “Playing against Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola, is a proper challenge, a massive task.“I know what people are saying about them at the moment, but this is a sensational football team. That’s why it’s a very important game, a very difficult a challenging game, but an important one.“I enjoy preparing for these games because it asks for pretty much everything, you have to think about all the little details and then, in the end, still give the boys the feeling they can feel completely free in different moments.Jamie Carragher on why City and Liverpool remain title favourites: – Advertisement –last_img read more

A Short Story about Corruption

first_imgBy Elizabeth Enoanyi Hoff  Uncle Joe Blow was a jovial man; always in a good mood. He was employed as Comptroller at the Oil Company.  All the Company’s employees liked him because of the way he handled things in his office. Once in a while, he would give out “small, small things” from the petty cash box to other Company workers whom he considered his “good friends.” When paying out money to the Company’s consultants and other contractors he would always say, “the cash box has no right to sneeze, even though it holds all the ingredients for sneezing”,  meaning that he was only the keeper of the money and did not expect to receive kickbacks. He often said, “mind you, down here, we often get blamed for things we will never dream of doing.”Sometime towards the end of August, Uncle Joe Blow decided to go on his annual leave; planning to go to his hometown in Clay-Ashland to rest himself. He was determined to enjoy his vacation. And so, right on schedule, Uncle Joe left Monrovia for upriver.  Right after his departure, the deputy comptroller took over and began to discover some strange things in the Company’s financial records.Mr. Joe Blow, the Comptroller, had set up a crafty system for payments involving several accounts in different departments. Dates of disbursements were left out in some instances. All put together, the book balance reflected a “hefty” shortage of cash within six months.On dealings with other organizations, the deputy comptroller came against calculations that discouraged him. Uncle Joe’s arithmetic represented some wrong doings.  The deputy comptroller recommended to the Company’s management that the auditors should be called in.  So, in came the auditors. Their findings were far more shocking than what the deputy comptroller had discovered.Martu, the secretary in the Finance department, was present when the auditors came. She witnessed the seriousness of purpose with which they settled down — shifting the deputy comptroller and his chair and table into a corner, joining tables together for their convenience, and occasionally calling in a few employees for “chats”.The auditors discovered that postings were back-dated. Bank statements were misquoted around the decimal points. They noted that the numbers of some cheques issued were out of sequence.  After of these findings, Management decided to keep things quiet until Joe Blow, the comptroller returned from his leave; but that was not to be.As the situation would have it, Martu the Secretary went to her friend’s office a few days afterwards to visit. “What news?” the friend asked.“Nothing much, o” Martu answered despondently. “The only thing is the general auditing going on at our office….It’s not easy, you girl…They have interviewed the staff… They are tracing everyone who could have access to the accounts section…I say, you girl, Joe Blow, our comptroller, is out… he is on leave.”The friend’s boyfriend knew Uncle Joe Blow very well. She also shared the news with her boyfriend:  “They say twenty-two thousand liberty and thirty-five thousand US are involved. The Comptroller is on leave. Martu told me today at my office.”And so, Joe Blow the comptroller never returned from leave, and the Company never went after him.  End of story. Sounds familiar?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Replica of Israeli wall meant to show Palestinian view

first_imgMichael Reibel, adviser to the Cal Poly Pomona Hillel, has not seen the display but said he personally believes that the Palestinian people have suffered and that the media coverage favors Israel. The wooden wall display includes photos of injured Palestinian children, bulldozed homes owned by Palestinians and international volunteers, including Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old who died in 2003 after being crushed by a bulldozer. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: 05/22: Palestine Wall POMONA – Muslim students placed a traveling wall representing opposition to the Israeli security barrier separating Israelis from Palestinians in the campus center quad of Cal Poly Pomona this week. The gray-painted wooden wall – 10 feet high and 60 feet long – was first erected at UC Irvine last week and will remain on display at Cal Poly until Friday, said Amir Mertaban, president of the Student Coalition for a Just Peace. It is meant to give students a Palestinian version of the conflict, Mertaban said. The barrier was constructed by Israel and divides Israel and Palestinian land. Israelis say the barrier protects againsy terror attacks. The Cal Poly wall was built by students in the Muslim student organizations at UC Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona. “The idea is to balance \ already tilted scale with something like this,” Mertaban said. “We’re trying to bring out the truth.” The display comes in the midst of renewed violence in the Middle East. Hamas leaders were warned by Israel’s deputy defense minister Tuesday after a 31-year-old Israeli woman died Monday from a rocket attack. The latest round of rhetoric between Israeli and Palestinian leaders comes after Israel resumed airstrikes on targets in Gaza last week, in response to a rocket attack. last_img read more