Jurgen Klopp accepted it was a “massive relief” to see leaders Liverpool edge a thrilling Premier League clash with Crystal Palace 4-3 at Anfield.Liverpool were 1-0 down at half-time to Andros Townsend’s goal as Roy Hodgson’s Palace threatened to have another major impact on the title race following the Eagles’ win at Manchester City last month.A breathless start to the second half saw Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino capitalise on deflections before a James Tomkins header levelled the scores again. 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? Salah’s 50th Premier League goal then came thanks to a woeful piece of goalkeeping by Julian Speroni and, after James Milner’s red card, Sadio Mane gave the Reds breathing space before Max Meyer’s injury-time consolation.It all added up to Liverpool moving seven points clear of champions City, who play at managerless Huddersfield Town on Sunday, with Klopp celebrating wildly at the full-time whistle.”It’s a massive relief,” the Liverpool manager said to BBC Sport. “We knew for different reasons the game would be difficult. Crystal Palace traditionally do well against Liverpool and with the physicality it was clear it would be like the first half was.”They are really good at counter-attacks and set-pieces, Wilfried Zaha is a world-class player and he gets into a one-on-one situation and we’re one down. We had to stay positive, being one down is not a massive blow, we just needed to win the second half and did what we had to do.”The result is massive, we have 60 points now it’s crazy, it’s an important number. I’m really proud, a few things happened that we don’t really need, we’re a bit short now on players but we have a few days and need to use the time now for recovery.”50 – Mo Salah has scored his 50th Premier League goal in his 72nd appearance in the competition – only Andy Cole (65), Alan Shearer (66) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (68) have reached the milestone in fewer appearances. Landmark. #LIVCRY pic.twitter.com/sEeA42GCjg— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2019Salah’s brace means he reached 50 Premier League goals in his 72nd appearance, with only three players in the competition’s history having been faster to the milestone.”He’s world class,” Klopp said of the Egypt superstar. “Simply world class.”Salah himself insisted Liverpool deserved to take all three points, although he conceded allowing Palace to score three goals was far from ideal.”Honestly we expected a difficult game but they played well and they were compact in front of the box,” Salah said to Sky Sports. “In the end the most important thing is the result, conceding three goals is hard but we need to accept that and live with it.”We have to be strong mentally. This is a tough time for us and we have to talk and be strong. We played well today and deserved the game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Rabat – Moroccan runner Rachid El Morabity won the “Meraas Al Marmoom Ultramarathon 2018” in Dubai on Saturday evening.El Morabity finished the world’s longest desert ultra marathon of 270 kilometers in under 32 hours (31:17:29), ahead of French runner Muriel Robert and Iranian runner Akbar Najdi Niryan.In the women’s category, Moroccan Aziza Raji achieved finished second (40:03:20) behind American runner Magdalena Boulet (37:27:59), while Russian Oskana Riyapova finished third (42:17:43). Read also: Moroccan Runner Rachid El-Morabiti Wins Maathon des Sables For Fifth TimeThe sporting event brought together runners from 35 countries who specialize in endurance races.The victory comes a week after Rachid El Morabity and his brother Mohammed scored Morocco a gold medal during the Oman Desert Marathon. The brothers won first and second places, respectively.Aziza Raji also honored Morocco by claiming first place in the women’s category at the Oman Desert Marathon.
I am now everlastingly grateful to Intel for freeing me from this terrible association with the worst software on the planet. These are not my words, but the words of millions of irate users.My elation at Intel’s decision is beyond words. INTEL IS DISTANCING itself from the founder of its anti-virus software service McAfee after announcing it will be changing its name.The company’s CEO Brian Krzanich said that it will be replacing the McAfee brand with Intel Security.The rebranding will begin immediately and the company estimates that it will take a year to complete.McAfee Security’s founder John McAfee told the BBC that he was happy with the decision. McAfee founded the company in 1987 as McAfee Associates and left in 1994. Since then, he has been involved in a number of controversies.In 2012, he went on the run after his neighbour was found dead in Belize in South America. After being jailed in Guetemala, he was later deported back to the US and is now living in Montreal, Canada.Read: One in five Irish teens have accessed content that disturbed them — survey >Read: Anti-virus guru McAfee sought by police in murder investigation >