Congratulations to Ray Davies… or should we say Sir Ray Davies! The guitarist/vocalist of The Kinks was knighted by the Queen of England as part of her New Year Honours list, recognizing his career in the arts.Davies told the BBC, “Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed but after thinking about it, I accept this for my family and fans as well as everyone who has inspired me to write.”He joins an elite list of British rock musicians to be knighted, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger.
Comment Jurgen Klopp is expecting a quiet summer at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Daniel Sturridge was allowed to leave Anfield after his contract expired at the end of June leaving Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi as Klopp’s only established first-team forwards.AdvertisementAdvertisementKlopp did, however, predict an ‘important role’ for 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster this season after he scored twice and provided an assist during the win against Tranmere.Chalov signed a new three-year deal with CSKA in January in recognition of his excellent form but they could struggle to hold on to him after missing out on Champions League qualification.Since debuting for the club in 2016, Chalov has scored 27 goals in 65 league matches and has also made two senior appearances for the Russian national team.Liverpool have signed 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg so far this summer and are reportedly closing in on a move for Fulham wonderkid Harvey Elliott.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisement Fedor Chalov is on Liverpool’s radar this summer (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have entered the race to sign CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov as Jurgen Klopp looks to boost his attacking options next season.The 21-year-old top-scored in the Russian Premier League last season with 15 goals in 30 matches and has been linked with a move to a host of clubs this summer.According to the Daily Mirror, both Arsenal and Manchester United are monitoring the £20m-rated Russia international as are Bayern Munich, Borrusia Dortmund, Monaco and Sevilla, amongst others.Although Jurgen Klopp stated ‘it will not be the biggest transfer window of all-time’ for Liverpool after their 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers on Thursday, he could be in the market for a new striker.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 8:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link285Shares Liverpool join Arsenal and Man United in the race to sign CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov
Gov. Bill Walker’s administration plans to reach out to Alaskans for their thoughts on the right size of state government and future revenue options.The administration is scheduled to begin the discussion June 5 to 7 in Fairbanks. It plans to bring together members of the transition team that provided ideas for the new administration last year and possibly others.A Walker spokeswoman said the administration is working to provide an interactive component so Alaskans also can participate online.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to fund state government and faces projected multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices.Walker and lawmakers opted to focus on cutting spending before beginning discussions in earnest on additional revenues. Next month’s event will represent an early step in those discussions.