Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger sends message to Liverpool as coronavirus threatens Premier League title bid

first_img“There was something special when you arrived.” ✅“Sometimes when I was in the area there, I just had to drive through to go home.” “The link was there. It was a special atmosphere.” 👏Arsene Wenger tells @JimWhite just how much he loved Highbury. 🔴 pic.twitter.com/P9MgBIUSju— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 8, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 May 2020 8:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link622Shares Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has hailed Jurgen Klopp and insisted his Liverpool team will be remembered as Premier League champions even if the season is voided due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Reds had stormed 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City and to within two victories of the title when the season was suspended on March 13.While the Premier League hope to resume the campaign in the coming weeks, it remains unclear whether that will be possible, with the UK still currently in lockdown.The Premier League’s worst-case scenario would see the 2019-20 season voided altogether, an outcome that would deny Liverpool their first domestic title in 30 years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut former Arsenal manager Wenger believes Liverpool will be ‘champions in everyone’s head’ even if the campaign cannot be resumed. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveDiscussing Liverpool’s stunning season, Wenger told talkSPORT: ‘Jurgen has done extremely well because that club has waited 30 years for this title.‘And when you think they have such a massive difference [points gap] to the second team, Manchester City, as well – 25 points, it’s absolutely massive. Advertisement ‘No matter what England will decide, Liverpool are champions in everyone’s head, I think.’The Premier League’s plan to resume the season in June has been titled ‘Project Restart’ and a host of temporary changes may be made in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.Some clubs – including Arsenal – have returned to training, although players are only permitted to train in groups of five for the time being and are still adhering to social-distancing guidelines.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEarlier in the month, former England star Shaun Wright-Phillips said the current season should be suspended and Liverpool given a 15-point head-start for the 2020-21 campaign.‘I would just null and void the season,’ he said.‘Liverpool deserve to win the title but then if you give them the title, then you have to give them a bonus and where’s the Premier League making their money from now? Liverpool have enjoyed a superb season (Picture: Getty)‘Then if you give them the title, realistically you have to relegate the three teams. There are like three or four points between them down at the bottom, so then there’ll be an argument on that side.‘And then if you do that, then you’ve got to decide who’s getting promoted and who wins the play-offs without even going into it.‘So I think it’s a little bit more difficult than just giving Liverpool the title. I would just null and void it, even if they then gave Liverpool a 10/15 point headstart next year.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsene Wenger sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal fearsMORE: How Liverpool target Kylian Mbappe embarrasses PSG team-mates Advertisement Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger sends message to Liverpool as coronavirus threatens Premier League title bid Commentlast_img read more

Manola W. Guard

first_imgManola W. Guard, 92, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Hillebrand Nursing Home in Cincinnati.  Manola was born Tuesday, September 21, 1926 in Pineville, Kentucky, the daughter of Tony and Marge (Armstrong) Woolum.  She was the former owner of Mutt’s Café in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She lived and loved to shop for clothes and jewelry.Manola is survived by son Jimmy (Faye) Raines of Dillsboro; daughter Veda Woolum; brother Jessie Woolum; grandchild Holly Raines and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Clayton and Harold Woolum; 1 niece and 1 nephew.Cremation was chosen and there are no services planned at this time.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Klopp: It’s not all about Messi

first_img“A draw would not be the worst result in the world, not that we would go for it but it would be okay,” Klopp said.“It would mean a lot to win. It’s difficult, so many teams came here with an idea to do this or that and they got a big knock.“But we saw the game against Real Sociedad and they did well. Levante did well a couple of days ago. But the better the opposition is, the higher the stakes are, and the more they are engaged.“Now they are champions, they can completely focus on the Champions League.”Klopp caused a stir in Spain by downplaying the impact Camp Nou might have on his players. He suggested his comments were misinterpreted.“I give 500,000 interviews and say 500,000 positive things about Barcelona,” Klopp said. “It’s still a stadium where we want to play good football and play the best we can play. That’s allowed, that’s what we try to do.”Unlike Barcelona, Liverpool are still fighting hard in the Premier League title race, where only one point separates them from Manchester City, with three games left to play.Between the two legs against Barca, Klopp’s side travel to Newcastle on Saturday.“We don’t come here thinking it’s Barcelona and we want to go home and concentrate on Newcastle,” Klopp said.“The competition is too big. Nobody has to think about that game, it would be a massive mistake to play Barca with another game on your mind.“We want a result tomorrow that gives us a good chance to do it at home.”Share on: WhatsApp Jurgen Klopp. PHOTO via @LFCBarcelona, Spain | AFP | Jurgen Klopp has warned his players they cannot concentrate only on Lionel Messi when Liverpool face Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.Messi has been rested for Barca’s last two league games and appears more motivated than ever in Europe, after pledging to “bring that beautiful cup back to Camp Nou” at the start of the season.“It’s not only about Messi but of course it’s about him as well,” Klopp said at a press conference on Tuesday.“Can we concentrate on Messi? We should in a lot of moments but if we only concentrate on him there are 10 other world-class players who can decide the game as well.“Messi said before the season, ‘we want to bring back that cup’. That sounds like a threat to me. Now we did it, now we are here and all I can say is we want to go to the final as well.”Liverpool hope to have their own striker back in time for the first leg, after Roberto Firmino trained after recovering from a muscle strain.“If he is 100 per cent ready to play he will maybe play,” Klopp said. “He is here. Tomorrow we have another session.”Messi is likely to be flanked by two former Liverpool players, with Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho expected to start in an attacking three.But while Suarez has flourished in Spain, Coutinho has struggled to find his feet since joining Barca for 120 million euros in January last year.“We miss Phil Coutinho a lot because he is a world-class player and I loved working with him,” Klopp said. “When I first heard he wanted to go to Barcelona I couldn’t imagine it would be good. But we had to deal without him and we did well.”Barcelona have not lost at home in the Champions League since 2013 while the last English opponent to beat them on their own turf was Liverpool in 2007.– ‘Mean a lot to win’ –Ernesto Valverde has been able to rest players in recent weeks, with Barca well clear at the top of La Liga before confirming their 26th league title on Saturday.last_img read more

Mercedes-AMG GT R sets fastest production car lap at BIC

first_imgThe leaderboard for the fastest lap around the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in a production car, India’s only F1 track, has a new name at the top. It is the Mercedes-AMG GT R with a lap time of 2 minutes, 9 seconds and 853 milliseconds.The Mercedes-AMG GT R’s India debut is set for August 21 and it will become the latest sports car from the German carmaker to come to India. Underneath its bonnet, it is powered by a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 that is capable of  putting out 585hp. It can dothe 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.6 seconds before going on to hit a top speed of 318kmph.Mercedes-AMG driver Christian Hohenadel was behind the wheel of the GT R when the record was set and the entire proceedings were monitored by FMSCI officials.Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India: “We are highly thrilled with the accomplishment of the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, which spearheads Mercedes-AMG’s model range globally. The Mercedes-AMG GT R which has spent a large portion of its development time at the Green Hell of the Nurburgring has proven its racing mettle at our very own Buddh International Circuit. It is only fitting that ahead of its India debut, the Mercedes-AMG GT R, holds the title of clocking the fastest lap ever by a production car in India. Mercedes-Benz has a formidable presence in the racing and motorsports arena, and this strong lineage is present in our vehicle design and technology, both in performance and aesthetics. The AMG GT R is an embodiment of Mercedes-AMG’s global expertise in creating a sports car that every performance enthusiast around the world, would like to own and experience every day.”advertisementMr. Akbar Ebrahim , President FMSCI , commented, “The FMSCI is happy to have been part of this record attempt by Mercedes-Benz India . Our Technical delegate Mr. Raj  Kapoor supervised the entire test and is happy to note that a new lap record has been created at the Buddh International Circuit by a production car, the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The FMSCI congratulated Mercedes-Benz India on this achievement and wishes them the very best in the introduction of this sports car in the Indian market.”The previous car to hold the record was the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, in March 2013.Also Read: Mercedes-Benz can drive in BS-VI models to India by 2018Also Read: Mercedes-Benz launches GLC43 4MATIC Coupe in Indialast_img read more