‘Liverpool should be inspired by City’ – Alexander-Arnold

first_imgTrent Alexander-Arnold feels Liverpool can take inspiration from Manchester City after the champions ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Liverpool went down 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, Leroy Sane scoring a second-half winner for Pep Guardiola’s side after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s opener.City therefore, cut Liverpool’s lead atop the table to four points and, with Tottenham only two points further back, an exciting title race looks to be on the cards. 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? Last season, City’s unbeaten run in the league was ended by Liverpool at Anfield in January, but Guardiola’s men responded by going on to win the title with a record-breaking 100 points.And Alexander-Arnold, who helped set up Firmino’s equaliser on Thursday, feels Liverpool can use the pain of their first league loss of the campaign to drive them on.”Every defeat hurts. But losing to City is really hard because we’ve been on such a long unbeaten run,” the England defender said.”We’ve had a lot of wins this season and we were dreading this moment. In the back of our minds, we knew we would lose a game eventually because football is like that.”But City lost their unbeaten record at Anfield last season – and at the same time of year – and they responded by going on another long run of winning games.”That’s what the top teams do and it’s what we’ve got to do. Listen, this is a bitter one to take. What we’ve got to do is get better and move forward. We don’t let one defeat ruin our season.”We are Liverpool #YNWA pic.twitter.com/dvu5iRjdc3— Trent Arnold (@trentaa98) December 29, 2018Liverpool have a chance to respond to their City setback when they travel to fellow Premier League side Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Monday.Despite the progress the Reds have made under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership, Liverpool are yet to win a trophy under the German, and Alexander-Arnold wants to end that record.”We’re going there to win,” he added. “It’s not a free hit against Wolves. It’s a chance to win a trophy – and everyone at Liverpool wants to win things. We’re not going there to get knocked out. We want to win. It becomes a habit.”I remember Steven Gerrard’s goal against West Ham [in the 2006 final]. It was a great final and a great day for the club. We’re all trying to get back to those days again – and hopefully that will happen this season.”Liverpool is a great club with a massive history, and the players who are here now must carry that responsibility. We haven’t won a trophy for a few years. It’s been too long, really, for a club like this. But it is what it is. We can only try to do our bit and add to that history.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

North Korean families facing deep hunger crisis after worst harvest in 10

Crop failures due to dry spells, heatwaves and flooding during the growing season, mean that those affected do not have enough food to see them through to the next harvest.In #DPRK around 10 million North Koreans are suffering food shortages after worst harvest in a decade – joint assessment from @UN’s @FAO and @WFP pic.twitter.com/0k4GZrZZCX— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) May 3, 2019 The assessment for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as the country is formally known, is based on data gathered by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) who conducted missions to the country last month and in November 2018.They concluded that the reduced harvest, coupled with increased losses following the harvest, has left the country with a food deficit of 1.36 million metric tonnes, taking into account DPRK’s ability to import food from outside the country.The aggregate 2018-2019 food crop production is estimated at 4.9 million metric tons, which is the lowest since the 2008-2009 season.In addition to unfavourable climatic conditions, limited supplies of agricultural inputs, such as fuel, fertilizer and spare parts have had “significant adverse impact” the agencies report.The report also found worryingly low food consumption levels, limited dietary diversity and families being forced to cut meals, or simply eat less.A particular concern, is the lack of dietary diversity, which is vital to good nutrition. That’s amplified when it comes to families with young children, or pregnant and breastfeeding women, who are the most vulnerable to malnutrition.The assessment found that the Government’s Public Distribution System, on which a large portion of the population relies, has been forced to cut rations to the lowest ever level for this time of the year. read more