Liverpool can handle title pressure – Barnes

first_imgLiverpool will not wilt under the pressure of ending their 29-year wait for a league title, according to former Reds legend John Barnes, despite missing the chance to go seven points clear.Manchester City’s defeat to Newcastle United on Tuesday opened the door for Liverpool to strengthen their grip on first place in the Premier League.However, the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City at Anfield 24 hours later, meaning their advantage only stands at five points. 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? Barnes is not concerned, though, and believes Jurgen Klopp can guide Liverpool to success this season.”It’s not all doom and gloom,” he told talkSPORT. “It was a great opportunity to go seven points clear, but we’ve added another point.”It’s only January and teams, including Liverpool and Manchester City, will drop more points. We’re not going to have another situation like last year where City went so far ahead of everybody else and didn’t drop points.”Liverpool drawing against a struggling Leicester team, City losing to a struggling Newcastle team – this happens in the Premier League.”So I’d rather see this as a point gained. Yes, it’s an opportunity lost to go seven clear, but we’re one point further ahead.He added: “The pressure isn’t necessarily going to show now, there’s still a long way to go. The pressure really comes into focus around March.”But I think the Jurgen Klopp factor is very important – he really takes every game as it comes, the pressure is to perform in every game, he puts demands on those players to give 100 per cent every time. So I think they’re able to handle the pressure.”Liverpool had enjoyed a seven-point lead earlier this term, but the champions narrowed the gap with a 2-1 win over the Reds at the Etihad on January 3. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane cancelled out a Roberto Firmino effort on that occasion, three months after the sides played out a goalless draw in the reverse Premier League fixture.Liverpool could have another chance to extend their lead at the top when they play West Ham on Monday if City drop points at home to Arsenal on Sunday.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Subryanville hotel shooting Proprietor still in custody as police seeking legal

Dead: Jason De FlorimonteThe hotelier who reportedly gunned down a 30-year-old driver on Saturday last following an altercation in Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown is still in police custody and the file has been sent for legal advice.This is according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan on Monday.INews had reported that on the day in question, Jason De Florimonte of Fifth Avenue Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown was killed following a series of events that reportedly started with an altercation between him and his girlfriend.Based on information received, the deceased, who is a driver, was parked in front of the Tourist Villa Hotel and Bar located at Lot 95 Fifth Avenue Subryanville at about 01:45h, where he had the misunderstanding with his 24-year-old girlfriend.This online publication understands that at this point a handyman attached to the hotel confronted the couple, which eventually led to a verbal altercation between him and De Florimonte.The handyman reportedly attempted to leave the scene, but the driver gave chase and ran into the hotel owned by the suspect.At this point, the perpetrator, who was said to be a licenced firearm holder, opened fire on the driver, reportedly shooting him four times to his right side chest, resulting in his subsequent death.The police were summoned and the hotelier was arrested and placed into custody, while the body of De Florimonte was taken to the Georgetown Hospital.A postmortem examination conducted earlier today determined that he died as a result of multiple gunshot injuries.Investigations are currently ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSubryanville hotelier guns down driverAugust 4, 2018In “Crime”Subryanville hotel killing: Magistrate recuses self from presiding over caseSeptember 15, 2018In “Court”Hotel owner placed on $1.5M bail over shooting death of Kitty manAugust 8, 2018In “Court” read more