Premier League > Dutchman Van Dijk wants to become ‘Liverpool legend’

Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk wants to
become a “Liverpool legend” and says there is nothing stopping the
Premier League club achieving “incredible things”.

The 28-year-old, who joined Liverpool in January 2018, has helped the club win the Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup. They were also just two wins away from their first English league title in 30 years when the season was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: Eagles stars queried for failing to make donations

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Nigeria fans have questioned Super Eagles’ stars for not joining the global trend of donating towards the battle against the coronavirus.Argentine megastar, Lionel Messi, donated €1m to Barcelona hospital, while Christiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes gave €1m to hospitals in Portugal. AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic also donated €100,000 and set up a GoFundMe account to raise money.

Athletes banned from group training as Italy extends lockdown

Italian footballers and athletes will not be allowed to train together as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Wednesday the extension of the country’s lockdown until April 13.

All
sport in Italy had been suspended from early March until April 3 as a
result of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 13 115 people in the
country.

Conte said in a televised address to the nation on
Wednesday that the lockdown would be extended and would now also include
training sessions.

Spanish LaLiga News Broadcaster predicts La Liga restart in July with no fans

Spain’s La Liga could recommence in July without spectators, the head of a major broadcaster has said, adding that the season was likely to be cancelled if a player tested positive for the coronavirus once the campaign had restarted.

All organised
soccer in Spain has been on hold since March 10 due to the spread of
the deadly virus although Jaume Roures, CEO of Spanish multimedia group
Mediapro, predicted that matches could resume behind closed doors in
three months’ time.

“I expect football to return in July,
certainly without supporters, but first of all there would have to be a
pre-season campaign,” Roures told radio station Cadena Cope on
Wednesday.

Spain is the second-worst affected country in Europe by the virus behind Italy and on Tuesday reported a record daily death toll of 849 from the virus, which has killed a total of 8 189 people.