‘Mane is a complete player & makes Liverpool tick’

first_imgSadio Mane is “a complete player”, according to Liverpool team-mate Fabinho, with the Senegalese forward someone who “always makes a difference” for the Reds.Jurgen Klopp boasts a wealth of attacking talent within his ranks at Anfield.Mohamed Salah has been a talismanic presence across two seasons on Merseyside, while Roberto Firmino can always be relied upon to contribute hard work and a healthy goal return. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Mane is the third member of a fearsome front line, with the 27-year-old having become a superstar in his own right.He claimed a share of the Premier League Golden Boot in 2018-19 with 22 efforts to his name, and found the target 26 times across all competitions – a new personal best.His value to the cause is not lost on his manager or those around him, with Fabinho among those recognising that the former Southampton man has become a key component for the Reds.The Brazilian midfielder told Liverpool’s official website: “Sadio Mane is a genuinely impressive player, he’s tireless, playing in every game with such high levels of intensity and concentration.“His technical ability goes without saying, he always makes a difference for us.“He’s a complete player – he gives you the option of a short pass or a long ball, he contributes to the build-up and creation of play as well. He’s a great player in amazing form, which is really important for his confidence.“Off the pitch I chat with him quite a bit as we both speak French, my French is still better than my English. He’s a great lad. Sadio has been a really important player for us this season.”Fabinho Champions League 2019Fabinho and Mane ended the 2018-19 campaign as Champions League winners, as Liverpool secured a sixth European Cup triumph in their history.They also pushed Manchester City close in the Premier League title race, with Fabinho considering a debut season in England that started slowly for him to have been a notable success.He said when reflecting on his experiences since completing a big-money move from Monaco in the summer of 2018: “Overall I think my first season at Liverpool was good.“In my first season I knew there would be a learning and settling-in period. I went through this.“It didn’t last that long but I remember it wasn’t easy starting afresh, I was left out for a few matches.“Even though I was telling myself that I needed to work hard and be patient, it’s not easy being out of the team. But that’s in the past now, I started playing more.“The more you play, the more you can enjoy your football. I think I became an important part of the team, I gave the manager another option he could depend upon. So I think it was a really good season.”Liverpool’s squad are now taking in a well-earned break, but have learned that they will be opening the 2019-20 Premier League season with a home date against newly-promoted Norwich on August 9. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Top 2019 WR Recruit Announces His Decommitment

first_imgSeats in West Virginia's stadium.MORGANTOWN, WV – SEPTEMBER 03: General view as seat cushions await fans before the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Missouri Tigers at Milan Puskar Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)While several high school recruits choosing where they’ll play college football, one intriguing prospect just had a change of heart. Unfortunately for West Virginia, that means losing a three-star wideout.Deshon Stoudemire was set to join the Mountaineers for the 2019 season, but suddenly decided to decommit from the Big-12 powerhouse. He won’t choose another program immediately, as he’ll reopen his recruitment.The talented receiver announced this decision on Twitter, saying “I appreciate the coaching staff at WVU for offering and accepting me into their fold but I need more time to find my home for the next 4-5 years.”Here is the post:? DECOMMITTED⚠️ pic.twitter.com/7ejEVI3c0w— UnoDaShow‼️ (@D1deshon) November 30, 2018Stoudemire is considered the No. 192 wide receiver in his class, per 247Sports.Auburn, Ohio State, Louisville and Michigan State were on his list during his recruitment, and possibly could land his final commitment.Fortunately for the Mountaineers, they still have four-star Isaiah Hazel and Winston Wright to bolster their receiving corps.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Announces New Gift Card Regulations

first_imgEffective Feb. 1, 2010, the province will ban expiry dates and fees on gift cards. “Consumers in Nova Scotia deserve to get the full value of the gift cards they buy, regardless of when they purchase them,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “These regulations protect consumers by banning expiry dates and fees.” Nova Scotia’s marketplace offers two types of gift cards, those for a specific good or service such as a massage or a hotel stay, and those with an associated dollar value. Gift cards with an associated dollar value purchased before Feb. 1, 2010, but are to expire after that date, are included in the new regulations and will no longer have an expiry date. “We are doing this to add further protection for consumers who purchase these types of cards over the holiday season,” said Ms. Jennex. Gift cards for goods and services purchased before Feb. 1, 2010, however, will expire as scheduled because the value of the goods and services increase over time. Other major features of the regulations include: “The regulations are being put into place in February to provide the retail sector with time to make the necessary changes to their systems,” said Ms. Jennex. The new gift card regulations are similar to regulations in many other provinces in Canada. For more information about the new regulations, visit www.novascotiagiftcards.ca or call 1-800-670-4357. no fees, such as inactivity fees, can be charged except for customizing or replacement fees refund policy information, where applicable, and contact information must be included with cardslast_img read more