Liverpool owner baffled by Suarez & Coutinho exits

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool owner: I can’t understand why Suarez & Coutinho left Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 18:14 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Luis Suarez Barcelona Real Madrid Getty Liverpool Barcelona Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Philippe Coutinho Luis Suárez UEFA Champions League The two Barcelona stars would be playing in Saturday’s Champions League final had they stayed at Anfield, according to the club chief Liverpool owner John W Henry insists he cannot understand why players such as Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho wanted to leave the club.Both the Uruguay international and the Brazilian playmaker moved to Barcelona, in 2014 and 2018 respectively.Suarez sparkled at Anfield prior to his transfer, scoring 31 league goals in the season before his move, while Coutinho netted 12 goals and provided eight assists in the half-season before the January deal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Henry, though, believes that Liverpool are at the top of the food chain, and insists that, had they stayed, they would be in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI for this weekend’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.”Maybe it’s because I’m an American, but I have a difficult time understanding why anyone would want to leave Liverpool,” Henry told Associated Press.”The club is so rich in history and tradition, supported by so many millions around the world, in virtually every country of the world.”You don’t want to be in the position where players want to go somewhere else, even if it is a great club like Barcelona.”It’s hard to understand why players would want to go to a league where the competition is so weak. They must play 30 or so meaningless matches per year waiting for Champions League matches.”They’ll be watching this weekend and could have been playing.”But [FSG president] Mike Gordon, [sporting director] Michael Edwards and everyone in our scouting department have done a terrific job in making the best of those two difficult situations.”Mohamed Salah has enjoyed a stunning season this term, thus far netting 44 goals in all competitions, leading to speculation linking the Egypt international with Real Madrid and Barcelona.It remains to be seen if, this time, a star player will remain at Anfield. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

In Sochi People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy

first_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 14, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Register Now » It looks like matchmaking app Tinder is having a great Valentine’s Day this year, all thanks to the Olympics. CEO Sean Rad told The Wall Street Journal that Tinder has seen a 400 percent increase in new users since the Winter Games began on Friday.  Related: Dating App Tinder Heads to ChinaThe service is available in 24 different languages, making it fairly ideal for Sochi’s high-density Olympic Village, which is currently playing host to athletes and coaches from 88 nations, and volunteers and spectators from all over the world. Tinder reports that 500 million profile ratings are made each day and some 600 million matches were made in 2013. The app takes information from Facebook to connect users with friends and proximity in common. If both people swipe to the right on their mobile devices, Tinder allows them to video chat.Related: 4 Hot Tech Startups to Watch in 2014While the company doesn’t have a way of knowing eaxctly what percentage of the new users are athletes, competitors like gold medal winner Jamie Anderson, a Team USA snowboarder and the trio of American skiers who swept the slopestyle competition, Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, all owned up to using the app.Tinder was launched in 2012, and is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the same company that also owns other online dating platforms like Match.com, OkCupid and the European MeeticGroup.Related: Mushy Marketing Ploy: Pizza Hut Joins OKCupidlast_img read more