Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster backed to have breakthrough season

first_imgSancho and Brewster are good friends and were part of England’s squad that won the Under-17s World Cup in 2017 and the former Manchester City youngster explained how they help each other with the mental side of the game.Sancho added: “We have got a special connection, you know? We went to the Euros and then we went to the World Cup.“We message each other and tell each other to keep going and keep believing.”Jurgen Klopp’s men are back in action when they face Sevilla in Boston on Sunday evening. getty 3 Brewster has scored four goals in three matches for Liverpool this summer boost Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions REVEALED LATEST AFP or licensors Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 3 3 JIBE The 19-year-old has been given opportunities up front because Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have had extended breaks due to international duty. Ten things you didn’t know about Rhian Brewster Can Brewster follow in Sancho’s footsteps and have a breakthrough season? center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Sancho, who enjoyed a fabulous breakthrough season with the German club in 2018/19, was also playing in the match which Dortmund won 3-2.He earned call-ups to England’s senior squad and Sancho suggested his former England Under-17s team-mate could emerge as key man for Liverpool in the 2019/20 campaign.On Brewster, Sancho said: “I have played with him. I know how good he is. He causes defenders nightmares. deals Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has been backed to have a breakthrough season by fellow Englishman Jadon Sancho.Brewster has been in excellent form this summer, scoring in all of Liverpool’s pre-season matches so far including a penalty against Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund in America on Friday night. AFP or licensors LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder “He is a great player. I feel like he is at the right club, he is developing and he is still so young. He is developing and that is the main thing. Just give him the time and patience and you will see.“I played with him a lot for England and he scored a lot of goals for us and I have assisted him. It’s a good thing for us to have someone like him.“I knew the penalty was going in as soon as he put the ball in his hands. I’ve seen him do it all the time, top corner. I just knew what was coming. He spends time after training, practising and practising his technique.“I always used to see him out on the pitches. Penalties, free-kicks, he took them all.” TROPHY targets New job Sancho says he knew Brewster was going to score the penalty he took against Dortmund last_img read more

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Invisible man of Indian cricket Anil Kumble becomes 3rd fastest bowler to get 400 Test wickets

first_imgThe competitor: Anil Kumble has mastered the science of spinWhen this generation of cricketers has passed into the shadows of a distant pavilion, what will be made of Anil Kumble? In a country that dotes on the deeds of its starbatsmen what is to be done with him, neither batsman,The competitor: Anil Kumble has mastered the science of spinWhen this generation of cricketers has passed into the shadows of a distant pavilion, what will be made of Anil Kumble? In a country that dotes on the deeds of its starbatsmen what is to be done with him, neither batsman nor star?Dress things up, talk them down, Kumble won’t be fussed. As the invisible man in the manic market of Indian cricket, 400 Test wickets is the only endorsement he will ever want or need. It is his handshake with history, his pact with yesterday and tomorrow.Already, Kumble is the man to chase, India’s most successful spinner ever. He is only the third slow bowler to get to this exhausting milestone, the third fastest to 400 Test wickets after Mutthiah Muralitharan (72 Tests)and Richard Hadlee (80), a full 30 Tests quicker than Kapil Dev. No Indian has taken more bags of five wickets in an innings (24 times) or 10 wickets in a match (five times) – in batsmen’s terms it is like scoring hundreds.Before they even realised it, the legendary Spin Quartet had company. Kumble gave Indian bowling its Fifth Dimension. If the Quartet were magicians who held the ball on a leash, creating optical, oriental illusions, Kumble is a student of science; a physicist who understood and mastered the correlation between accuracy and pressure.He is a man of economy and depth, sparse words and hidden strength. Through the 1990s, Kumble, all jaw-jutting purpose, became the centrifugal force of India’s bowling.advertisementSpin bowlers record of IndiaHis spells were the drip-drip-drip that eventually bores a hole into the rock of resistance and cracks it open. All he asked of the batsmen overseas was runs on the board and he is a man of his word. In his last nine overseas Tests, Kumble has taken 53 wickets and India has won four of those Tests.In a team full of stars, real and imagined, he moves unnoticed, but makes a deep impression. He has returned from shoulder surgery leaner and meaner, his bowling taken apart and put together again, still demanding the highest standards of himself and others.During a TV recording break earlier this year in Sydney, Sachin Tendulkar did his version of the Doosra Kumble: the trademark whip around to an errant fielder, hands on hips, snarl on lips. The Glare being mimed was actually abruptly terminated on the field, as the target had turned out to be the normally reliable Tendulkar himself.Though Kumble tries to keep a lid on it, behind the responsible citizen, committed doer of quiet charity and donor of organs (yes all of them, pledged to the Foundation for Organ Retrieval and Transplant Education) is a bit of a character. At times even a bear with a sore head. When he is mad not even Sourav Ganguly hovers for chit-chat.If there is a message to be conveyed, the messenger nominated is the team’s Kofi Annan-at-large Rahul Dravid. For the rest of us, only when this quiet, urbane stoic turns into a pouting, barking, head-tossing grumbler do we get a glimpse of his tight, competitive coil. The moment passes, the emotion fades and hereturns to the top of his runup.In that instant of splitsecond stillness, shoulders hunched forward, ball about to be tossed up from his palm, partner, under study and rival Harbhajan Singh sees Kumble at his finest: “Anil never wavers, no matter how much a batsman goes after him. He knows that it is only a matter of one ball. He shows that it is only a matter of one ball.”So is Anil Kumble India’s greatest ever bowler ever? No need to rush to judgement. He’s not finished yet.last_img read more

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