Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web Jose Mourinho has tipped Liverpool to reach a third successive Champions League final next season following their victory over Tottenham on Saturday.An early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late strike from substitute Divock Origi secured the win for Liverpool over their Premier League rivals in Madrid. It is the sixth European Cup/Champions League in the club’s history and a first since 2005. 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? It is also a first trophy in charge for manager Jurgen Klopp, who joined the club in October 2015.The scenes of celebration at the Wanda Metropolitano were in sharp contrast to the previous year, when Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the final in Kiev.Mourinho believes this could be the start of a new era of success for Klopp’s side and sees no reason why they cannot reach a third successive Champions League final next year.However, the Portuguese is not so confident about his former club Chelsea, who will return to the Champions League next season.The Londoners also ended the campaign with a trophy following their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku last week . But Mourinho fears their impending transfer ban, as well as the expected departure of Belgian forward Eden Hazard, will hamper their chances of success in the competition.”It is difficult for Chelsea because they don’t have the possibility to be in the transfer market,” Mourinho told beIN Sports . “Why can’t Liverpool do three finals in a row? Why Liverpool, with this good team, with this good spirit, with this good empathy. The club, the manager, the players, the fans. Why not a third?”Mourinho did also stress that the Reds would face intense competition for the trophy next year including from Manchester City, who pipped them to the Premier League title by just a point following a thrilling title race.“I was writing here the teams that want to win the Champions League. Juventus, Bayern, PSG, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid,” Mourinho added.“You have seven or eight teams. Lots of teams want to do it, but only one can do it.”
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners gestures to the crowd after Senior Day announcements before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma Sooners players will be penalized for doing the “Horns Down” signal against Texas at the Big 12 Championship Game this afternoon.Baker Mayfield can do whatever he wants, though.The former star Oklahoma quarterback posted a message for his rival ahead of this afternoon’s Big 12 Championship Game.The message: Horns Down.“Can’t penalize this….HORNS DOWN. Go get what’s yours tomorrow boys,” Mayfield wrote on Instagram.Oklahoma enters today’s game against Texas looking for revenge for a loss earlier in the season. The Longhorns handed the Sooners their only loss of the regular season back in October.Today’s Big 12 Championship Game is set to kick off in about three hours.Oklahoma, needing a win to stay in College Football Playoff contention, is set to kick off against Texas at 12 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ABC.
In response to strong worldwide sales growth, TRIO Engineered Products has opened a new manufacturing facility in Adelanto, California. Complementing the three existing US locations in California, Alabama, and Florida, this new facility will further expand the company’s material handling equipment portfolio and provide extensive manufacturing capacity. The new facility added 30 new jobs to the local community; an addition that brings TRIO’s worldwide work force to nearly 700 professionals. According to Mike Burke, TRIO’s CEO, ” This facility and its staff will enable us to support the growth of our regional business in the mining and aggregate sectors in North and South America – we certainly expect more expansion in the near future as we work to keep up with the consistent increase in demand we have seen since our inception.”TRIO Engineered Products is based in Irwindale, California, and continues to grow as a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment for the mining, aggregate and recycling industries. The statement added: “Our company is comprised of employees with deep industry experience and technical expertise, and we rely on them to collaborate with our customers daily to solve their most challenging issues.” Products for mining include feeders, screens, crushers, mobile plants, washers, conveyors and magnets. This includes the rugged TC Series of cones which incorporate modern user-friendly features such as hydraulic tramp relief and fully hydraulic crusher adjustment.