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It is the right time for English Premier League to return- Klopp

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It is the right time for English Premier League to return- Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes it is the right time for England’s Premier League (EPL) to resume after a two-month stoppage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Premier League hopes to restart its season in June, having been suspended since mid-March.

Its plans were given a boost after the government last week opened the door for competitive football to resume.

Premier League clubs have been given permission to train in small groups and Klopp said that was the first step in a return to normality.

“I always said we don’t want to rush anything, but I don’t think it is rushed. I hope that we are now in England on the right side of the thing.

“It’s all about when —- but you need to re-open different parts of life again,” Klopp said.

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“Everybody agrees about that. I think the way how we do it now with the Premier League, it’s now a good moment to do it for the football teams.”

“From a personal point of view, I can say it’s a massive boost.”

Liverpool will begin staggered training sessions this week and Klopp said he is not concerned about the fitness of his players.

“From a physical point of view, the boys are in good shape, I think. Then we have to start getting used to the pitch, football boots and balls again.

“That’s our job, that’s what we do. So, we need to get used to that again,” the German added.

With matches set to be played without fans in the stadiums, the Liverpool boss said his team would have to do without the “best boost in the world”.

“We have to do it, unfortunately, without the best kick in your ass in the right moment in the world, from the Anfield crowd,” Klopp said.

“But that’s how it is. I never understood in life why you always want things you don’t have, you cannot have.

“In this moment we cannot have that. So, let’s take the rest and make the absolute best of it.”

Liverpool were 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City and two wins away from their first top-flight title since 1990 when the season was brought to a halt.

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Football: Inter Milan hope to extend Victor Moses’ contract from Chelsea

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Football: Inter Milan hope to extend Victor Moses’ contract from Chelsea

Italian Seria A side, Inter Milan are making a move to extend Victor Moses’ loan contract.

According to Calcio Mercato, the report disclosed that the Serie A club is eager to keep hold of the former Nigeria international as they are in talks with Chelsea for a possible extension.

The Nerazzurri remain keen on signing the 29-year-old to a permanent deal but want Chelsea to reduce their €12 million asking price.

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Recall that Moses moved to San Siro on a six-month contract in January after his stay with Turkish club Fenerbahce was cut short.

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He has made seven appearances for Inter across all competitions this season, featuring in all those games on the right side of midfield

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He has persistently struggled with thigh injuries over the last few months and missed the club’s 2-0 loss to Juventus due to a thigh problem; their most recent league outing.

In another report, the Serie A is set to return next week after it was suspended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has halted world sport for the past few months.

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Balotelli ‘sacked’ by club, Brescia, after skipping training for 10 days

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Italian football striker, Mario Balotelli has reportedly been sacked by his club Brescia after he skipped training for ten days.

Reports in Italy on Saturday morning claimed Brescia owner Massimo Cellino sent the controversial footballer a letter requesting the termination of his three-year contract at the club after he failed to show up for training when lockdown restrictions were eased.

The 29-year-old former Manchester City and Liverpool player was contracted to Brescia until 2022, following the £160,000-per-week deal he signed with his hometown club back in August 2019.

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It was reported that his contract with Brescia was set to be terminated at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. But according to Football Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport, his contract with the club has now been terminated.

Newspaper Repubblica also claimed that both Cellino and Balotelli, who earns £877,000-a-year at Brescia have also reached a financial settlement.

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Speaking in a recent interview with BBC, Cellino admitted his regret at signing Balotelli who scored five goals in 19 games for the club.

He said:

“I think we both made a mistake,” Cellino told the BBC’s World Football programme.

“I thought that coming to Brescia, which is his town, would commit him very much.

“At the same time, I think he was handled the wrong way by my previous coach [Eugenio Corini].

“He doesn’t show up to training, he doesn’t look very committed let’s say, for the future of the club. That’s the problem.

“Balotelli’s got a contract in Serie A, but he doesn’t have a contract in Serie B. So if we’re relegated, Balotelli won’t have a contract any more.

“Balotelli apparently doesn’t like to stay in Italy anymore because he’s not acting that way.”

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I hated s*x after I was raped, Funke Oshonaike reveals

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Nigerian women’s table tennis player and six-time Olympian Funke Oshonaike, says she developed hatred for sex after she was raped as a young girl.

The six-time Olympian stated this while reacting to the r*pe and murder of Uwa Omozuwa, the 22-year-old 100 level student of the University of Benin, inside a church in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

“It’s my true life story. Terrible experience for me and it affected my sex life. I hated sex. I don’t want to tell my entire story for now because of my autobiography that’s coming soon,” Oshonaike stated.

She also pleaded with parents to raise their male kids in the right way, saying it would help prevent the scourge.

“I have been a victim and know how terrible it is. Women should rise up and fight this scourge,” the former Nigerian champion stated.

“I’ve been abused and after beating me, he will force and sleep with me by force. It was when I grew up that I got to know that it’s called rape.”

Oshonaike added, “Parents should teach their boy-child about sex and how to respect a woman’s body, and never force a woman to have sex with them. Even in marriage, no is no.”

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