Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal

first_img Comment Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool managed a ‘really good result’ against Arsenal on Thursday night, despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by the Gunners.The game finished 0-0 at Anfield and went to a penalty shootout, which saw Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno make two saves as Mikel Arteta’s side won 5-4 from the spot.Liverpool had the better of the game in terms of possession and chances created and Klopp is keen to take the positives, despite falling at the fourth round stage.The German claimed that a draw with Arsenal was an impressive achievement, despite the unsuccessful penalty shootout that followed.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s difficult to be too positive about the game when you don’t win it,’ Klopp told reporters.‘But actually, it would have been a draw, and I think against Arsenal, a draw is still a really good result.‘We lost a penalty shootout, but we had the bigger chances in the game and we did a lot of good things in this football game, and that’s what you wish for as a manager.‘We could have been a bit more clinical in finishing, but Bernd Leno had a really good game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The penalty shootout, it’s luck and a lot of things. Arsenal shot really well and we, not exactly the same, and that’s why we lost.’Divock Origi and Harry Wilson failed to convert their spot-kicks for Liverpool and Joe Willock stepped up to score the winning penalty.Arsenal lost to Liveprool in the Premier League on Monday night and Arteta was pleased to gain some measure of revenge.‘We still have lots to learn but we are on the right path,’ said the Arsenal boss.‘It is the third time in about eight weeks we have played against the best team in Europe, in my opinion, and it is a step forward for my team.‘We want to treat every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy, we have to do that for the club we represent and we will do that.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals why William Saliba was left out of Arsenal’s win against LiverpoolMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 9:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img read more

Petrobras to pay $853M in bribery case settlement

first_imgBrazilian oil giant Petrobras has reached non-prosecution settlements with the U.S. and Brazilian authorities, agreeing to pay a combined total of $853.2 million in penalties to resolve the U.S. authorities’ investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro; Image by Marinelson Almeida Silva/Flickr; shared under CC BY 2.0 licenseAccording to the U.S. Department of Justice, this is in connection with Petrobras’ role “in facilitating payments to politicians and political parties in Brazil, as well as a related Brazilian investigation.”As shared by the DoJ, according to Petrobras’s admissions, while the company’s American Depository Shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange, members of the Petrobras Executive Board were involved in facilitating and directing millions of dollars in corrupt payments to politicians and political parties in Brazil, and members of Petrobras’s Board of Directors were also involved in facilitating bribes that a major Petrobras contractor was paying to Brazilian politicians.“During this period, for example, a Petrobras executive directed the payment of illicit funds to stop a parliamentary inquiry into Petrobras contracts, and the executive also directed payments received from Petrobras contractors to be corruptly used to pay millions of dollars to the campaign of a Brazilian politician who had oversight over the location where one of Petrobras’s refineries was being built,” the DoJ said in a statement on Thursday.Petrobras has accepted responsibility under U.S. criminal law for the acts of certain former Petrobras executives and officers that gave rise to violations of books and records and internal controls provisions.“Executives at the highest levels of Petrobras—including members of its Executive Board and Board of Directors—facilitated the payment of hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to Brazilian politicians and political parties and then cooked the books to conceal the bribe payments from investors and regulators,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski.Petrobras has also confirmed reaching the settlement, stressing the malpractices took part between 2002 and 2012, adding that none of the certain former Petrobras executives involved in the scheme are today associated or employed by the company.How the penalty is splitUnder the agreements reached Petrobras will pay $85.3 million to the DOJ and the same amount of $85.3 million to the SEC. The agreements fully resolve the investigations of U.S. authorities.The agreements also credit Petrobras’s remittance of US$682.6 million (80 percent of the resolution amount) to the Brazilian authorities.The amount of $682.6 million will be deposited by Petrobras into a special fund in Brazil to be used in strict accordance with the terms and conditions of the consent agreement, including for various social and educational programs to promote transparency, citizenship, and compliance in the public sector.“The resolution is in Petrobras’s best interest and that of its shareholders. It puts an end to the uncertainties, risks, burdens and costs of potential prosecution and protracted litigation in the United States,” Petrobras said.Petrobras has said that the SEC and DOJ agreements also both recognize Petrobras’s compliance program, internal control and anti-corruption procedure enhancements. As part of its agreement with the DOJ, Petrobras has agreed to continue to evaluate and enhance these initiatives.last_img read more

Newcastle coach Steve McClaren: “Great” win has answered critics

first_img “We have asked for consistency and the last two weeks they have provided that and it has brought everyone closer together. “We kind of lost something in the international break and it’s taken us two weeks to get that.” Newcastle conceded five minutes before half-time and the 54-year-old manager said his dressing room at the break was so loud with the players rallying around each other that it made him proud as he could hardly get a word in. “There have been so many times when I have gone in at half-time and the dressing room has been silent,” he said. “I was angry at the goal but the players were fabulous at half-time. “It was so vocal, such a determination in the players not to go down the same path as they usually do. “They took it on board, we haven’t had back-to-back wins for over a year and to do it was immense. “You can talk and talk but to see them do it on the pitch is great.” Aleksandar Mitrovic came off the bench to cancel out Eric Dier’s first-half opener before his fellow substitute Ayoze Perez netted a dramatic stoppage-time winner as the Magpies moved two points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. McClaren, whose team also defeated Liverpool last weekend, said: ” I thought the players were fantastic today. It’s answered the critics we have had over last four weeks and it was a great performance in the second half and a great result. Steve McClaren hailed a “fantastic” Newcastle display after a last-minute goal against high-flying Tottenham earned his side back-to-back wins for the first time since Alan Pardew was in charge in November 2014. Press Association While the Magpies are now three places above the relegation zone, McClaren is well aware that there is a lot more to do in order for the side to stay up. “In football you are only one week from going back down and we have to make sure we don’t do that,” he said. “There is still a long way to go and it’s a very important game next week against [Aston] Villa.” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was understandably disappointed after seeing his side lose for only the second time in the Premier League this season – describing it as a “bad night”. Tottenham had not been beaten in the league since their opening match at Manchester United in August and a win would have seen them go above Louis van Gaal’s side into fourth place. He said: “One nil up always gives the opponents the chance to come back into the game. “We lost concentration and made easy mistakes, we started to give the opponents the belief they can win the game. “The chances that we conceded were easy for Newcastle, we need to analyse the game. “Our first half was fantastic and our second half we need to analyse – I want to see the game again.” The Argentinian is not worried about his team’s ability despite the result, and believes they still have what it takes after boos were heard echoing around White Hart Lane at the final whistle. He added: “(Am I) concerned? No. In football you can always improve. “After the first half we were happy in the stadium but in the second half it was not the same, it was a bad night for us.” Tottenham have one of the youngest teams in the Premier League with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Dier all under 23. Pochettino has fielded the youngest side in the division this season but he does not believe that their age has anything to do with the loss to Newcastle. “If you want to play for the top the pressure is top but it is not about the age, the first half was one of the best we have played, we are disappointed in the end result,” he added. last_img read more