Robbie Keane compares himself to Firmino and says he’d be ‘perfect’ for Klopp’s side

first_imgFormer Liverpool striker Robbie Keane has likened himself to Roberto Firmino and says he would have been the ‘perfect fit’ for Jurgen Klopp’s front-three. 3 He appeared to struggle to fit in with then-Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez’s system, but Keane has said he would have loved to play for the Reds under current boss Klopp.“I’d love to play in their front three, I’d fit in perfect,” Keane told Paddy Power in Dublin.“The way Firmino plays is very similar to my game.“I like to drop off, in that number ten role, and if you’ve got two players who are that quick to play in on either side of you, it’s a striker’s dream.“The problem that other teams have is that, already when you play against them, you’re on the back foot straight away, because of how quick they are and how direct they are when they’re getting in behind with balls in-between the lines.“We’ve seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn’t deal with it. They create so many chances, they’re a horrible team to play against.” The Republic of Ireland star spent just six months as a player at Anfield.He arrived from Tottenham in July 2008 for £19m and scored seven goals for the Reds, before the club decided to sell him back to Spurs for a cut-price £12m the following February.But while he might not be remembered for an outstanding record in his short-lived spell at Liverpool, he was prolific in his pomp for Spurs and netted 126 career goals in the Premier League – putting him 14th in the all-time list of top flight goalscorers.Keane’s move was a puzzling one. Liverpool of course already had Fernando Torres, and after the Irishman completed his hero’s return to White Hart Lane he immediately started banging in the goals again. 3 Robbie Keane says he would be perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side center_img 3 Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners against Tottenham in the league last weekend Keane joined Liverpool for £19million, at a time when Fernando Torres was the club’s record signing at £26m Keane has also backed Liverpool to end their trophy drought after losing three cup finals under Klopp.The Reds host Southampton at Anfield on Saturday – with LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE commentary on talkSPORT – looking to continue their 100 per cent start to the season.It’s been 28 years since they last lifted the league title, back when it was still the First Devision, but Keane believes this Liverpool can team can finally bring the Premier League trophy home.“There’s no doubt in my mind that, in the next year or so, with the manager that they have, the players that they have and how they play the game, they will win trophies and they need that now,” he added.“People ask me what they need and I say that, like Tottenham, they need to win a trophy. That would give them momentum to carry on and push on.“They were within touching distance last year, with the Champions League, but I can definitely see them pushing for the Premier League this year.“For me, this season is the most realistic chance Liverpool have had of winning the title for a long while. Anybody finishing above Liverpool this year are doing well.”last_img read more

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When abstract met linear

first_imgYusuf mentions that in this series we are face to face with the third dimensional print making; the fiber cast of the form, the cast of the paper pulp, the shadow on the wall, the transparency of the gauze showing its warp and weft and the thread ends, all contribute varying elements of mass, surface and lines.Creating these pieces has a unique process; the artiste begins his work by drawing images on rice paper and pastes it on the acrylic. He then studies the form to negotiate its shadow. Finally, he evolves the forms from his sketches and drawings made on rice paper, of cast objects created with paper pulp and fiber glass. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study of light on these objects and the shadow created thus are also integral to these drawings. Later these drawings on the rice paper are cut rendering them with a geometric edge to suit his creative impulse.The use of colours in his canvasses is minimal – black, white and mustard. The lines are in every imaginable form – linear, horizontal, squares or rectangles. Yusuf’s world of abstractions has come after years of experimenting with different modes, even figurative art. Talking about the line, his muse, Yusuf says, ‘The line is the most abstract element – it has no end or beginning. And basic elements don’t change. It is how one chooses to use it that then becomes paramount.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe lines and the play of multiple surfaces and medium render a sculptural dimension to the print imprint works. Yusuf mentions ‘I started 10 years back while I was in charge of the print making studio; I was face to face with the conventions defining the practice of print making. With the availability of new materials and my exposure to the international scenario, I wanted to engage in a more active and responsive way of working.’When: 23 November onwardsWhere: IGNCAlast_img read more

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