We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 09:37 | 12/2/16

Klopp urges patience

Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool fans it will take some time to get the club back to the top of the league.

Liverpool came close to ending their 24-year wait for a league title in 2014 only to finish second, two points behind Manchester City, after a losing and drawing two of their final three games.

Last season proved to be a disappointing campaign as they struggled to sixth in the table and they currently sit ninth, 12 points adrift of the top four and 22 points off league leaders Leicester City.

Klopp can secure his first piece of silverware later this month if Liverpool overcome Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final but the German has warned supporters there is still al lot of work to do before he can contemplate a title challenge.

"There were great managers and great players working at Liverpool that have influenced the club's history – and after four months I really get the impression that everybody in this club is hungry for success," he explained.

"We are trying to bring that success back to the club. But both the Manchester clubs and a few London clubs invest a lot.

"So if you make a few good decisions that doesn't necessarily mean that you make steps ahead on the Premier League table because these clubs are making the right decisions too."

He went on: "I feel very comfortable over here. It's a special club, a special place. Anfield is a great stadium and you feel the history in every moment.

"It's an honour and it's great fun and a great adventure to be here. And despite everybody longing for a very quick success they all are ready to be patient and to invest a certain amount of time that is necessary to gain that success.

Problem is, the last big trophies have been won a few years ago. It's a problem that many great clubs have in the present. You have to deal with that because obviously there are reasons for that."

Kenny: AZ game huge for us

22:00 | 20/10/16

Stephen Kenny admits Dundalk’s Europa League tie against AZ Alkmaar is huge for his side following their 2-1 defeat to Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Ireland to host Iceland in March

10:46 | Today

The Republic of Ireland will welcome Iceland to the Aviva Stadium for a 'Three' International Friendly on Tuesday, March 28, a game that will be exclusively liv...

Pogba 'needs time'

09:29 | Today

Jose Mourinho insists Paul Pogba "needs time" following Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Fenerbahçe in the Europa League.

Welbeck could be back in January

10:31 | Today

Danny Welbeck will step up his rehabilitation in the coming weeks and could return to the Arsenal first team in January, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed.

Fuchs agrees new Leicester contract

10:52 | Today

Christian Fuchs has signed a new contract that ties him to Leicester until June 2019.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.