Klopp will take a ‘break’ after Liverpool tenure

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confessed he intends to take a break from coaching upon the expiration of his contract in 2022.The 52-year-old arrived at Anfield in 2015, replacing Brendan Rodgers in the hot seat after a successful spell in charge at Borussia Dortmund.Klopp quickly transformed the Reds into a high-energy, attack-minded outfit capable of competing with the best teams in Europe, but was made to wait for his first piece of silverware. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks 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? The German suffered Carabao Cup, Europa League and Champions League final defeats before finally breaking his duck on June 1 in Madrid.Liverpool lifted a sixth European Cup after beating Tottenham in the showpiece event, with more success expected in the 2019-20 campaign.The Reds have kicked off the new season in perfect fashion, beating Norwich, Southampton and Arsenal in the Premier League, while also clinching the UEFA Super Cup at Chelsea’s expense.However, Klopp has now revealed that he plans to walk away from the club when his existing deal runs out, citing a potential need to restore “energy levels”.When asked if a sabbatical could be on the cards in three years time, Klopp told German magazine Kicker : “It looks like it. Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?”If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [if he wants to continue at all].”I have absolute energy, but I have one problem: I can’t do ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing.'”But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League standings with a 3-1 home win over Arsenal on Saturday , with reigning champions Manchester City two-points further back in second.Klopp’s side missed out on the title in agonising fashion last term, finishing one point behind City despite only losing one of their 38 fixtures.They will be hoping to go one better this time around, with a tough trip to Burnley up next before the international break takes effect. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Worldwide initiative launched to name dead from Sri Lankas war

“We urge Tamils all round the world in the next few months to speak to their families, their friends, and their neighbours to collect the names of the dead. We have suggested a format to collect the information.” said Patrick Ball of HRDAG.“Several groups inside and outside the country have already started collecting lists. Recording the names of the dead is a way of collating the available information.  And we can use statistical models to estimate how many people are likely missing from the data collected. Don’t worry about duplication! We will take care of the lists.” In advance of the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, two international NGO’s are appealing for help to collect the names of the conflict dead to estimate the final death toll.The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) urge groups inside and outside Sri Lanka to share existing casualty listsand go out and record new ones. A decade after the war ended, nobody knows to the nearest ten thousand how many people died in Sri Lanka in 2009, let alone in the deacdes before. The aim of this initiative is to use a statistical approach to estimate the probability of a final death toll. The same approach was recently used by them to estimate the number of surrendees who disappeared at the very end of the war in 2009. “We at least owe the dead the courtesy of collecting their names,”  said ITJP Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka, “the scale of human loss is important to quantify and the final list of names which we will collate can also inform the memorialisation process which is key forcommunities”. Though the initial focus is on collecting information from the Tamil diaspora, the project is also keen to collate information regarding war related deaths among Sinhalese and Muslims.Particulary important is to collate all existing lists so if you know of one please contact us. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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