‘Unlucky’ Liverpool must stay confident – Wijnaldum

first_imgGeorginio Wijnaldum insisted Liverpool must remain confident following their first loss of the Premier League season against reigning champions Manchester City.Liverpool’s lead atop the table was cut to four points by City, who ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the league season via Thursday’s 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool could have moved further clear in their quest for a first league crown since 1990, but the leaders succumbed to Leroy Sane’s 72nd-minute winner in Manchester. 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? Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum, however, called on his team-mates not to drop their heads after the club’s 20-match undefeated streak in the Premier League came to a halt.”I think we did enough to get a point and we could have won it also,” Wijnaldum told Liverpoolfc.com. “We were quite unlucky with the chances but we also could lose it – like we have now. We just have to keep the confidence and try to win the next game.”They cleared well and we hit the post. They also had two or three chances so it could have gone either way; we could have won, drawn or lost. At the end, we were unlucky and they won the game.”We knew before it would be a hard game and we would have to give everything to win the game. A few games this season we were lucky we have scored goals, and tonight we were quite unlucky with the chances that we had. That’s football.”Sometimes you have games where you score a lot and score with every chance that you get – and sometimes you don’t. What we have to do now is to keep our confidence and win the next game.”A first defeat of the season for the Reds. #MCILIV https://t.co/t0Cbxahu9J — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 3, 2019 Wijnaldum added: “What we are trying to do is not look at the table – where we are standing and how much we are clear – because we can only control our own performance and we can’t control the performance of [others] and their results.”We are only concentrating on our own thing; try to win our games, try to give everything and then we will look at the end of the season where we stand. We weren’t busy looking at the table before and we are not going to do it this time.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

US wholesale stockpiles rose 08 per cent in May sales up modestly

US wholesale stockpiles rose 0.8 per cent in May; sales up modestly In this photo taken March 31, 2015, Ed Fotta sorts hardwood at the Allegheny Millwork and Lumberyard in Pittsburgh. The Commerce Department issues its May report on wholesale stockpiles on Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2015 8:20 am MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers boosted their stockpiles in May by the largest amount in six months, while sales rose by a modest amount.Wholesale stockpiles rose 0.8 per cent, double the gain in April and the largest one-month rise since November, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Sales were up 0.3 per cent in May following a 1.7 per cent surge in April. That had been the biggest sales increase in more than a year.The strong increase in inventory building in May could be evidence that businesses are growing more confident about the future. A decision to accelerate inventory stocking would help bolster overall economic growth.The May rise left inventories at the wholesale level at a seasonally adjusted $449.8 billion, 3.8 per cent below a year ago.Economists believe sales at both the wholesale and retail levels will rebound in coming months after a slowdown in the first quarter that was caused in part by unusually frigid weather. A pickup in consumer spending, which accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity, is expected to translate into stronger economic growth for the rest of the year.The government has already reported that retail sales accelerated solidly in May.The big inventory gain in May reflected larger stockpiles of autos and auto parts as well as furniture, lumber and computers.In the January-March quarter, the harsh weather and other factors sent the economy into reverse with the gross domestic product contracting at an annual rate of 0.2 per cent. But analysts are forecasting a strong pickup in the current growth to GDP growth of around 2.5 per cent.They expect growth will accelerate further in the second half of the year to a rate around 3 per cent. read more