Liverpool can handle title pressure – Barnes

first_imgLiverpool can “handle the pressure” of a Premier League title race, says John Barnes, with “the Jurgen Klopp factor” set to be key as they chase down a first crown in 29 years.The Reds remain in control of their own destiny as they seek to bring an end to a wait for top-flight glory which has spanned almost three decades.They currently hold a five-point lead at the summit, although Liverpool missed the chance to pull seven clear on Wednesday after playing out a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester. 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? It has been suggested that a stalemate at Anfield, which came 24 hours after defending champions Manchester City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, showed signs of nerves.However Barnes, who won two titles with Liverpool in his playing days, does not agree.He considers the result against the Foxes to be “a point gained” and expects many more twists and turns to be taken in over the coming weeks.The Reds legend told talkSPORT: “It’s not all doom and gloom.“It was 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.”Barnes added on the demands of leading a title chase: “The pressure isn’t necessary 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, who have suffered just one defeat in 24 Premier League games this season, will be back in action on Monday when they travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Here Are The Announcers For Every College Football Week 8 Power Five Game

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of college gameday.Kirk Herbstreit.College Football Week 8 is underway. On Thursday Stanford dispatched Arizona State to take the lead in the Pac-12.Friday will be relatively quiet with Boise State hosting Colorado State and Air Force going to UNLV. Saturday is where we’ll see the biggest matches.Here are the announcers for every Power Five game of College Football Week 8.All times are ET:Sat. 10/20 – No. 9 Oklahoma at TCU – 12 p.m. – ABCBob Wischusen, Brock HuardNo. 6 Michigan at No. 24 Michigan State – 12 p.m. – FOXGus Johnson, Joel KlattAuburn at Ole Miss – 12 p.m. – ESPNAdam Amin, Rod GilmoreMaryland at No. 19 Iowa – 12 p.m. – ESPN2Mark Jones, Dusty DvoracekIllinois at No. 23 Wisconsin – 12 p.m. – FS1Justin Kutcher, DeMarco Murray, Petros PapadakisTulsa at Arkansas – 12 p.m. – SECNTaylor Zarzour, Matt StinchcombNorthwestern at Rutgers – 12 p.m. – BTNBrandon Gaudin, Glen MasonNorth Carolina at Syracuse – 12:20 p.m. – RaycomTom Werme, Dave ArcherVirginia at Duke – 12:30 p.m. – ACC RSNsWes Durham, James BatesNo. 18 Penn State at Indiana – 3:30 p.m. – ABCSteve Levy, Brian GrieseNo. 1 Alabama at Tennessee – 3:30 p.m. – CBSBrad Nessler, Gary DanielsonColorado at No. 15 Washington – 3:30 p.m. – FOXJoe Davis, Brady QuinnNo. 15 NC State at No. 3 Clemson – 3:30 p.m. – ESPNSean McDonough, Todd BlackledgeWake Forest at Florida State – 3:30 p.m. – ESPN2Clay Matvick, Dan OrlovskyKansas at Texas Tech – 3:30 p.m. – FS1Brian Custer, Ben LeberMinnesota at Nebraska – 3:30 p.m. – BTNKevin Kugler, James LaurinaitisMemphis at Missouri – 4 p.m. – SECNMike Morgan, DJ ShockleyCalifornia at Oregon State – 4 p.m. – PAC-12 NetworkTed Robinson, Yogi RothNo. 22 Mississippi State at No. 5 LSU – 7 p.m. – ESPNDave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom LuginbillNo. 2 Ohio State at Purdue – 7:30 p.m. – ABCChris Fowler, Kirk HerbstreitNo. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington State – 7:30 p.m. – FOXTim Brando, Spencer TillmanVanderbilt at No. 14 Kentucky– 7:30 p.m. – SECNTom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole CubelicUSC at Utah – 8 p.m. – PAC-12 NetworkRoxy Bernstein, Anthony HerronArizona at UCLA– 10:30 p.m. – ESPN2Roy Philpott, Tom Ramseylast_img read more