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first_img0Shares0000Unai Emery (right) embraces Jurgen Klopp at the end of the 2016 Europa League final © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINILONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 2 – Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp says Arsenal boss Unai Emery has proved himself as a top manager as the two coaches prepare to go head to head for the first time since the 2016 Europa League final.Emery, then in charge at Sevilla, got the better of Klopp in the final in Basel, with his side coming from behind to win 3-1, and subsequently won the French league title with Paris Saint-Germain. The Spaniard’s arrival at Arsenal as a replacement for Arsene Wenger earlier this year was not met with universal approval from fans after some underwhelming results in the Champions League with a star-studded PSG squad.But Klopp believes Emery has won enough in his career — three successive Europa League titles and five major trophies at PSG — to warrant the respect his current 13-match unbeaten run deserves.“All people in football knew how good he is but I am not sure all Arsenal fans were over the moon at first when they heard it would be Emery,” said Klopp.“But that’s England a little bit, you want the poster boys. Unai was in France and before that in Spain in a smaller club, so you can go a bit under the radar.“Not for all the people in football, though. I saw yesterday that he won eight titles in two or three years. That’s pretty big.”Klopp, whose side are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, dismissed the suggestion that Emery produced a tactical masterclass to get the better of his side in the second half of their Europa League final encounter.“You’re giving managers a bit too much credit if you think we have that much influence. He couldn’t defend (against) us in the first half. We had to help with that by missing our chances,” he said.“They won, we lost, that’s already history,” he added.Klopp’s record against Arsenal since arriving in England is impressive. He has never lost against the Gunners, with three wins and two draws from five matches.The fixture has a history of high scores, with the past nine Premier League matches bringing 42 goals.“It doesn’t look like that will change. They score a lot of goals and are really good offensively,” said Klopp.“We have to see how this game will develop. With two very offensive-orientated teams it can often happen. It doesn’t have to — we saw in the Manchester City game (a goalless draw) that, but it is possible at least.”Klopp will still be without midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita, who are not likely to be in contention for a recall until next weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Because of its compatibility, O negative blood is often given in emergencies when there is insufficient time to determine the patient’s blood type. Antelope Valley Hospital officials noted that January was designated by the American Association of Blood Banks and the Red Cross as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, in hopes of encouraging more people to donate blood. A healthy blood donor may donate as often as every 56 days, Antelope Valley Hospital officials said. The average adult’s circulatory system contains about 10 to 12 pints of blood, but only one pint is taken during a donation. The process takes about an hour. Potential donors must be at least 18 years old, or 17 with the written permission of a parent or guardian, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit, as long as the donor is healthy and meets other requirements. Donors at the hospital blood center get a free cholesterol test with each donation. The hospital’s blood donor center is at the hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, next to the laboratory in the Outpatient Services lobby. The center accepts donations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the center, call (661) 949-5622. The American Red Cross’ Antelope Valley Chapter also hosts blood drives at churches, schools and other locations around the valley. The Red Cross blood mobile schedule for the remainder of January includes: Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Monday, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Tuesday, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Air Force Research Laboratory, 9 Antares Road, Edwards Air Force Base. (Open only to people with access to the base.) Jan. 30, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Jan. 31, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rosamond High School, 2925 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond. For information on Red Cross blood drives, call the Palmdale office at (661) 267-0650. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Blood donor center officials are hunting for donors, with O negative and B negative blood in especially short supply. Southern California has less than a one-day supply of those types, and about a one-day supply of O positive, the most common blood type, the American Red Cross said. “We are struggling so hard to get people in,” said Ellen Gaines, coordinator of the blood donor center at Antelope Valley Hospital. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is always a challenge, but January is among the toughest times to get donors, officials say. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card It is peak flu season, winter weather can deter donors from coming out, and school breaks mean fewer donations from high school and college students, who donate about 20 percent of Southern California’s blood. Antelope Valley Hospital’s Blood Donor Center opened in 1984 to serve the valley’s rapidly growing population. All the blood collected there stays in the Antelope Valley. The Red Cross says the shortage of O negative and B negative blood extends nationwide, meaning less blood is available for shipment to Southern California. The need is compounded by the fact that blood and blood products are perishable, and expire 42 days after donation, officials said. O negative is the “universal” blood type. It can be transfused into any patient regardless of his or her own blood type. Other blood types can only be transfused into patients with compatible blood types. last_img read more