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

38 new cases of COVID-19 identified over weekend in immediate listening area

first_imgArea Total59138 Deaths Cerro Gordo591 Mitchell4 Franklin Butler354 Hancock243 Floyd1 Floyd18 Winnebago152 Cerro Gordo281 DES MOINES — 38 more cases of COVID-19 were identified over the weekend in our listening area.In the time period between 11 o’clock Friday morning and 11 o’clock Sunday morning, 18 more cases were reported in Wright County; six more in Floyd; four in Butler; three each in Franklin and Hancock; two in Winnebago; and single cases in Cerro Gordo and Kossuth counties.That brings the immediate listening area’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic to 591 — 314 in Wright; 60 in Franklin; 59 in Cerro Gordo; 37 in Hancock; 35 in Butler; 33 in Floyd; 24 in Kossuth; 15 in Winnebago; eight in Mitchell and six in Worth.25 more people have recovered for an area total of 282 — 15 of those in Wright; three each in Butler and Hancock; two in Franklin; and one each in Cerro Gordo and Worth.In the same weekend time period statewide, 738 more cases were reported for a total of 25,865. A total of 16,018 people have recovered, while a total of 685 people have died. Hancock Area Total28225 Kossuth Kossuth241 Floyd336 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Mitchell8(1 case reassigned to another county) Worth Worth6 Winnebago12 Worth51 Wright31418 Cerro Gordo1 Butler2 Mitchell Hancock373 Franklin603 RecoveredNew Recovered Area Total4 Butler193 Kossuth13 Winnebago Franklin242 Wright13515 Wrightlast_img read more