Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has conceded that an Alisson error was inevitable and insisted he has no problem with the goalkeeper’s blunder in a win at Leicester City.The Brazil international was the chief culprit for curtailing a run of three successive clean sheets with his self-inflicted mistake in the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 success.Retrieving an errant Virgil van Dijk pass, the 25-year-old dallied on the ball and was easily dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho, who squared for Rachid Ghezzal to reduce the deficit. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The howler gifted the Foxes a way back into the contest but, having last week applauded his new signing’s confidence on the ball, Klopp claims to be not overly concerned.”We all have to learn from that. Not only [Alisson],” the Reds boss told Sky Sports.”It was clear last week it will happen one day. I didn’t think it would immediately happen the next week.”We could have cleared the situation twice before, then we give the ball back to him and, yes, he could have cleared it as well. He knows it was his mistake, of course. He’s man enough to get that.”I told him the best game to do it was this one because we won it. It’s all fine. Now we have ticked that box as well – don’t play all the balls to Alisson.”He was cool after it when the crowd tried to make him a bit nervous, which is of course normal. That’s how it is. No problem with that.”Liverpool, who earlier established a two-goal cushion through Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, steadied after the setback to maintain their perfect start, marking the first time they have won their opening four Premier League fixtures.”If somebody would have told me four weeks ago you have 12 points from four games I would buy it, whatever goal difference you want,” Klopp said.”Having 12 points and knowing you can improve is good.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
zoom Swedish APM Terminals Gothenburg has signed an agreement with the staffing agency Adecco to hire temporary personnel effective October 1, 2017 to address adhoc extra staffing needs at peak times.The main work carried out at the container terminal will continue to be performed by the permanent staff, the terminal operator said, adding that the collaboration with Adecco enables APM Terminals to increase reliability and flexibility during those times when extra staffing are required to handle customer requests “in a faster, more responsive, customized manner.” “In our business, we see weather conditions affecting ship schedules, last minute changes to supply chains or unplanned absences making it essential for us to be able to adjust the size of our workforce to keep pace with our customer requests. We believe this new option can translate into more customer success that will grow our business,” Henrik Kristensen, APM Terminals Gothenburg Managing Director, said.Until this deal, APM Terminals Gothenburg has been involved in an arrangement known in Sweden as the Blixtsystem, in which additional personnel were shared with three other port facilities in Gothenburg. Just over 300 people are currently employed temporarily on an hourly basis in the Blixtsystem, which is shared by APM Terminals, Logent Ports & Terminals AB and Gothenburg Ro/Ro Terminal AB in the Port of Gothenburg.APM Terminals’ involvement in the Blixtsystem will cease at the end of the year.“We are looking forward to supplying skilled personnel through our partnership with APM Terminals Gothenburg. We have now started recruiting new personnel, and our aim is to work closely with the company to build up an effective staffing solution for them,” Niklas Evheden, Branch Manager at Adecco in Gothenburg, said.The move comes on the back of a series of industrial actions which hit APM Terminals Gothenburg over a period of a year from mid-2016. Nine days were lost to strikes and 14 trade union blockades following one after the other were organized during the period, leading to a loss of several customers.In June 2017, the operator served a notice of termination to 160 staff members, out of a total of 450 employees, citing “a sharp fall in volumes over the past year” as the reason.
zoomImage Courtesy: Torvald Klaveness Norwegian shipping company Torvald Klaveness has, together with its existing investors, established a new company to own and operate modern combination carriers.The new company, Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC), is envisaged to provide the most environmentally friendly transportation system with the lowest carbon emissions in the industry, according to Klaveness.The existing investors in KCC have raised USD 32 million in new equity to further grow the combination carrier business within the group over the next 18 months.Following the transactions, Klaveness Ship Holding AS will be the largest shareholder with around 70% of KCC and the minority shareholders will hold around 30%.Furthermore, Klaveness Ship Holding AS has through a subsidiary of KCC declared an option for the construction of a combination carrier at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding (YZJ) in China. With this unit, the company’s fleet will grow to 13 vessels by 2020. The subsidiary already has three sister vessels under construction at the same yard with delivery late this year and early 2019, and also holds options for further vessels.