Joe Gomez: Liverpool defender suffers injury during England training | Football News

first_img Image:Gomez’s central defensive partner Virgil van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury A long-term absence for Gomez would be a major blow to Liverpool, who are expected to be without fellow centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after he suffered a severe knee injury against Everton last month.Jurgen Klopp has also been without central midfielder Fabinho, who deputised at centre-back following Van Dijk’s injury, but the Brazilian is expected to return to action after the international break. Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka is grateful to England captain Harry Kane for helping him settle in the national team and hopes to repay the faith shown in him by manager Gareth Southgate.Saka, who made his England senior debut against Wales last month, has been called up to Southgate’s squad for the second time ahead of matches against Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.The 19-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into Arsenal’s first team in November 2018, and he revealed it was Tottenham striker and England captain Kane who helped him settle when he joined up with his international team-mates.“All the boys have been so good with me from the first minute I came in,” Saka said in his first England news conference.“Harry Kane put his arm around me, he spoke to me and asked me how I was. For him to do that, it helped me settle in much quicker and made me feel comfortable to be myself around everyone.“That helps me not just off the pitch but also on the pitch too, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence that I play with back at my club.” Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered a potentially serious injury during England training.The FA has yet to comment on the incident, which occurred during Wednesday morning’s session, but Gomez is understood to be receiving treatment, while the extent of the injury is being assessed. England manager Gareth Southgate is scheduled to address the media on Wednesday evening.- Advertisement – Andy Robertson believes Liverpool’s point at Manchester City on Sunday has left them well placed amid this season’s unrelenting schedule.The champions lost top spot in the Premier League over the course of the weekend but were satisfied to leave the Etihad Stadium with a 1-1 draw and Robertson feels they are doing well to be third in the circumstances.“We are always hungry for more but we have to be happy,” he told liverpoolfc.com.“I think when we started getting some injuries and lost a couple of players with Covid-19, everyone expected the wheels to fall off.“But we’ve managed to steady the ship a little bit and pick up some great results. Long may that continue and long may we keep building our confidence and building our performances.Saka: Kane helped me settle in England squad 0:20 – Advertisement – Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka says Tottenham striker Harry Kane has helped him settle into the England squad. – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League England are scheduled to play the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Thursday, before taking on Belgium and Iceland in Nations League fixtures.- Advertisement – 3:00 Bukayo Saka Gomez has started all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures this season, with Klopp’s side attempting to defend their Premier League title.Despite their injury struggles, Liverpool went into the international break just a point behind leaders Leicester, who they face in their next match, on November 21.Robertson: Liverpool doing well given circumstances preview imagelast_img read more

Franco-Dutch mouse takes on Netherlands Railways

first_imgANNOUNCEMENT by Compagnie Générale d’Entreprises Automobiles on July 4 that it had acquired a 70% stake in the independent Dutch operator Lovers Rail confirms beyond all doubt that the French company is seeking to become a major player in providing contracted rail passenger services across Europe.From humble beginnings running branch line services in Brittany and the trams in Rouen, plus some contracted freight services on the French national network, CGEA’s rail activity has grown rapidly with the acquisition of two large commuter franchises in Britain (Connex South Eastern and Connex South Central). Owned by a large utilities group, CGEA also has a majority interest in Deutsche Eisenbahn Gesellschaft in Germany and is busy looking for opportunities elsewhere – among the more unlikely targets is Gabon State Railways, which is due to be concessioned by the end of this year.The CGEA-Lovers tie-up gives the Dutch company the financial clout to invest in more rolling stock so that it can compete more effectively against Netherlands Railways under the embryonic Dutch open access regime. It has recently secured permission from the Department of Transport to operate on the Leiden – Den Haag CS (17 km), Utrecht – Hilversum (17 km) and Amsterdam – Haarlem (14 km) routes. It proposes to run half-hourly services on all three routes from June next year and it also plans to continue the Amsterdam – IJmuiden service it has run this year.Lovers also had permission this year to run tourist specials from Amsterdam to Lisse for the Keukenhof bulb fields using historic rolling stock – but this attempt failed as no suitable trains were available.Last year Lovers had sought permission to run a Randstad Express service from Utrecht to Hilversum, Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Leiden, Den Haag and Rotterdam, but the request was turned down because Railned said there was no spare capacity on some sections of the route.To attract passengers to its services Lovers says it will provide audio-visual travel information on board, advanced seat reservations, carriage of bicycles for ’hardly any extra charge’, plus cheaper tickets for standees. The seat reservations and standee arrangements seem strange, as no trip on the three routes takes longer than 20min. Tickets and reservations will only be available from stations along the Lovers routes, and NS has no plans for through ticketing.Whether these offerings will suffice to woo passengers off NS services will only be known in the course of time. At the moment NS runs a 10min interval service offering 2500 seats /h in each direction between Amsterdam and Haarlem; on the Hilversum route it has a 15min service with 800 seats/h each way; between Den Haag and Leiden there are 12 trains and 3300 seats/h each way. Lovers’ routes are short and isolated, which will not help in making efficient use of rolling stock – it is currently hunting for a fleet of 1·5 kV trains able to run at 140 km/h. It may in the future try and bridge the gaps in its licensed routes and so work towards its objective of a Randstad Express route. It seems that Transport Minister Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebink is desperate to have some competition to prove that third parties can do as well as NS or better. Yet a majority of Dutch MPs opposes the introduction of competition on the core network, mainly because NS makes up losses incurred by running local trains with the profits from its main lines, and the fear is that NS will reduce or withdraw local services if its profitable traffic is creamed off by competitors.Last month CGEA told the Dutch media that it ’did not think this little mouse will grow into a big tiger, but we will certainly try to offer competitive service at a better price.’ olast_img read more

U-17 W/Cup qualifier: Flamingoes hammer Guinea’s Le Syli Cadet 6-1

first_img Promoted ContentThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To InvadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Awesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel Heroes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… Yemisi Samuel scored a hat-trick, netting in the 11th, 85th and 91st minutes of the encounter. Rofiat Imuran added a brace in the 38th and 65th minutes while Chinyere Kalu broke the deadlock just three minutes after the commencement of action. Nigeria’s U-17 women’s team, Flamingoes, hammered Guinea’s Le Syli Cadet 6-1 in the first-leg first round tie of their 2020 FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, March 7 in Conakry. Read Also: Ighalo becoming a cult hero at Man Utd despite meant to be a temporary fix Guinea netted a consolation goal back nine minutes from the end of the encounter. Nigeria’s Flamingoes will play host to Guinea in Lagos for the reverse fixture slated for March 14. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more