Jota talks about Liverpool
Diogo Jota joined the growing number of Premier League players to ask Liverpool for the title if the season cannot be finished.
The Premier League has been suspended indefinitely as the United Kingdom battles coronavirus with the final match on March 9. The games are not expected to start anytime soon, but the idea of ending the campaign behind closed doors has been raised.
Liverpool, who are 25 points ahead of the top with nine games to play, are naturally keen to resume the season when they are sure to do so. Jota’s Wolverhampton Wanderers team is sixth in the league and in the knockout stages of the Europa League, so they too hope it will be over.
If the Premier League is canceled, Jota is in favor of Liverpool being crowned champion.
“In case we are unfortunate enough to not be able to finish the season, I don’t think many people will oppose it,” said the 23-year-old.
“Of course there are always rival clubs who could be against this, but I think 95% of people would agree. For me, they would be good champions. “
Coady’s release of Anfield
Conor Coady knows what it’s like to be in one of the first six traditional Englishmen.
After climbing the ranks in Liverpool, the Scouser decided to leave the club as a player progressing in the game, knowing that the “ridiculous” competition in the first team would be detrimental to his chances of becoming the player he has become .
“Brendan Rodgers was good to me when I was young,” he added. “I had season training with the first team at Melwood, and learning from them was important to me, but I always knew it was difficult.
“I have always been realistic, I learned a lot from the first team, how to play and do things.
“I knew that at some point I would have to leave Liverpool to really experience the first team.
“It was the best decision I ever made, and Brendan Rodgers was perfect for that; he pushed that to send me on loan and try to improve my game.
“Liverpool were always improving, always improving and the players in my position were ridiculous.
“But I just wanted to play football. I knew where I was, the type of level I was at, but I just wanted to be on a first team, play matches that meant something, play against men. “
James last transfer
The Wolverhampton Wanderers are reported to have given up on chasing Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in the next transfer window.
Madrid are now ready to part with Colombian midfielder Rodriguez in the next transfer window – provided a club can match their valuation.
Premier League trio Arsenal, Wolves and Everton had previously been credited with an interest in the attacking midfielder.
Rodriguez, who spent 2017-2019 on loan at Bayern Munich, returned to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer after the German champions decided not to accept the option of permanently registering him.
He has suffered injuries in Spain this season and has not played since October.
Europa League update
UEFA is said to be exploring the possibility of playing in the Europa League final on 26 August, reports have it.
The final was scheduled to take place in Gdansk on May 27, but was postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
However, according to a Telegraph report, the final could now be pushed back to the final on Wednesday in August, with the Champions League final in Istanbul being played three days later.
The report also claims that there have been discussions on the provisional reading of the quarter-final matches from July 28 to 29, with the rest of the competition ending in August.
Before the suspension of football, the Wolves were competing in their first European competition in 40 years, after qualifying last season.
After making their way through qualifying, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team qualified in their group and qualified for the round of 16, drawing with Olympiakos 1-1 the day before all elite football in the UK has been suspended.