Steven Gerrard: Star striker holds the key to Liverpool’s season fortunes

first_img Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho 1 Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits the return of striker Daniel Sturridge is vital to the club’s fortunes this season.The England international returned to full training last week and is edging closer to competitive action after undergoing a hip operation in May.However, despite manager Brendan Rodgers claiming the 26-year-old looks the fittest he has for 18 months, he is taking a cautious approach.But after scoring just three times in their opening five matches, the Reds are desperately short of goals and Sturridge’s comeback cannot come soon enough for Gerrard.“I think it’s vital Daniel Sturridge is back playing and firing as soon as possible,” Gerrard, now playing in Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy, told Radio City.“I think the key is the partnership he forms with (Christian) Benteke because if they click together there’s plenty more big games to finish high up in the league.”The ongoing absence of Gerrard’s successor Jordan Henderson has contributed to the problems as in the three matches he has missed the team have earned just one point, in a goalless draw at Arsenal.Henderson has this week been sent to see American orthopaedic specialist Dr James Cozzarelli in an attempt to get to the root of a troublesome heel injury.Liverpool have missed his dynamism and particularly his forward running but with no date set for his return, Rodgers has to find a way of rejuvenating his midfield as the triumvirate of James Milner, Emre Can and Lucas Leiva struggled in the defeats against West Ham and Manchester United.The loss at Old Trafford was an insipid performance, as without their most influential player, the suspended Philippe Coutinho, they struggled to create much.Gerrard believes, however, with Sturridge, Henderson and Coutinho in the same team Liverpool will be a different prospect.“Henderson has been a big miss and Coutinho’s suspension was a hammer blow, so I think they’re three big players,” Gerrard said.“If you get those three into the team we will be fine.”Adam Lallana has returned to training after a thigh injury, having not featured since August 17, with midfielder Joe Allen set to be eased back into things this week after a hamstring problem which has sidelined him since pre-season.last_img read more

Chelsea star Eden Hazard to break goal drought vs PSG? – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Champions League is BACK and Chelsea are the first English side in action as they travel to face Paris Saint-Germain in France tonight.The Blues are 9/2 to claim a first leg win, while the hosts – runaway leaders of the French top flight – 8/11 and the draw is priced at 5/2.The onus will be on the goalscorers at the Parc de Princes, and could this be the night where Eden Hazard finally breaks his deadlock?Belgium star Hazard, last year’s Premier League player of the year, has failed to find the net from open play this season and is 9/1 to net the first goal.Chelsea team-mate Diego Costa is 6/1, but the Blues’ defence may struggle to contain PSG’s forward line, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic 3/1, Edinson Cavani 4/1 and former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria 11/2 to score first in Paris.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Gardena chamber is robbed of donated toys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “They discovered they were out of money and then they started looking into where the money could be, so they are doing an audit,” Burnett said. Burnett said there was also an issue over a check that was written to pay the rent but was never cashed. “We have to determine if it’s criminal or a bookkeeping error,” Burnett said. Hoskins, a local bail bondsman, became president about a month ago. He and chamber officials discovered the funds were missing during a restructure of the chamber, which has 400 members. The chamber is seeking to replace the toys for next month’s event at Gardena City Hall. Toys can be donated at Gardena General Insurance, 1220 W. Gardena Blvd. Chamber officials reported the burglary at their office at 1204 W. Gardena Blvd. on Saturday. Someone took furniture, a computer and toys donated for children for a Christmas program, Gardena police Lt. Ed Burnett said. Whoever stole the items apparently used a key, Burnett said. The toys, dropped off by the public, were destined for a community holiday event on Dec. 7, chamber President Henry Hoskins said. Burnett said the chamber is looking into the financial loss and plans to question employees. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgKavanagh’s SuperValu in Donegal Town couldn’t be accused of following the flock!The team managed to raised €584 this week in aid of the Donegal Hospice, hosting a “guess the weight of Ben the sheep” competition.With over 200 guesses, Deborah Bonnar was the lucky winner who guessed the correct weight and won €50 worth of lamb. Store Manager Gareth Ferry said the event was a huge success.“We were delighted with the success of this week’s fundraiser and would like to give special thanks to Mary Carr for giving us Ben the sheep for the day, he appeared to enjoy the event as much as we all did!“We would also like to thank all the customers and community who joined in the fun and donated generously to this worthy cause. Each week we draw closer to our €30,000 goal for the Hospice and we are very grateful to all the people of Donegal who are generously helping us to help others”Launching their “Help Us Help Others” campaign on the 6th of May 2011, Kavanagh’s SuperValu committed to raising €30,000 minimum for the Donegal Hospice. With four SuperValu stores throughout Donegal, in Ballybofey, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Dungloe, the Kavanagh Group will give 5c to the Donegal Hospice with every Real Rewards transaction made throughout each store from May 6th 2011 until October 22nd 2011.Ben, originally from Benbulben thus receiving his name is an 8year old pet ram and weighed in at a massive 114kg.He lapped up the attention on the day and generated great excitement and competition with guesses ranging from 52kg-150kg at €3 per guess. Kavanagh’s Supervalu Donegal Town’s Grocery Manager Paul Gallagher will also be selling a sheep at the mart in the upcoming weeks in aid of the hospice.Kavanagh’s SuperValu have been hosting a whole range of fundraising events across their four stores including a fun filled day of car washing, coffee mornings, bonanza draws, table quizzes and bag packs so far raising over €6,000 and well on their way to reaching their €30,000 goal.With many more exciting events in the pipeline including a climb of Mount Errigal on 21st of August, a flagship run/walk on the 25th September and their upcoming match this Friday 8th of July in Finn Park Ballybofey against Highland Radio. Kick off at 7.30pm, with a raffle and refreshments served in Jacksons Hotel after the game for all players and supporters. Don’t miss out, come along and cheer on your favourite team as they go head to head for the title.For more information on “Help Us Help Others” Campaign and upcoming fundraising activities please logon to:!/pages/Kavanaghs-SuperValu-Donegal/137605522975301SUPERVALU NOT ‘SHEEPISH’ ABOUT HITTING €30,000 FOR DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: July 6th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Kavanagh’s Supervalu Donegal Townlast_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: More than 50 new jobs are to be created at a new value store to be opened in Donegal this Thursday, can reveal.The Dealz discount store, formerly Poundland, will open its doors to the public at its new premises at Letterkenny Retail Park.The store, which is an impressive 8,500 ft square in size, is located across from the Radisson Hotel and close to the Evolve clothing store. Dealz Senior Business Manager Leonard Brassel said he was delighted by the opening of the Donegal store as well as another story in Kerry.“We are extremely excited about the opening of our new Irish stores and are looking forward to bringing an extensive range of products offering amazing value, including over 1000 Top Brands, to new customers at Dealz.“We are confident that value savvy Donegal consumers will love it,” he added.Dealz offers customers a wide selection of well known top brands and established own label products at amazing value prices. Product categories include food & drink, health and beauty, baby, batteries, homeware, pet, books and DVDs, toys, celebrations and seasonal ranges such as Christmas and Valentines.Many passers-by were already trying to gain access to the store today when visited the Letterkenny Retail Park.The opening of the new store as well as the 50 new jobs is welcome news for Letterkenny and Co Donegal in general.There was further good news recently with the opening of Smyth’s Toy Store on the other side of the retail park which took on 30 new employees.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on 50 JOBS TO BE CREATED AT NEW DONEGAL DISCOUNT STORE was last modified: November 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DealzLetterkenny Retail Parklast_img read more