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Steven Gerrard admits to being “surprised and flattered” to find that Jurgen Klopp considers him to be the ideal candidate to step in as Liverpool’s next boss.

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool will always be my team

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted he’ll always be connected to Liverpool.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury.

Ivan Rakitic speaks on his Barcelona future amid Tottenham Hotspur interest

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic has said that he is ‘very happy‘ at Barcelona amid the recent speculation linking him with a Premier League move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
Former Germany international striker Miroslav Klose has been confirmed as Hansi Flick's assistant coach at Bayern Munich.

Miroslav Klose announced as Bayern Munich assistant coach

Former Germany international striker Miroslav Klose has been confirmed as Hansi Flick's assistant coach at Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid are planning to release Reinier Jesus for loan next season.

Real Madrid tested ahead of LaLiga return

Real Madrid’s first team squad returned to Valdebebas on Wednesday to take their tests for Covid-19 ahead of a possible return to LaLiga action.
Kubrat Pulev after the press conference Action Images via Reuters-Andrew Couldridge

Kubrat Pulev’s camp favours Roman Amphitheatre in Croatia for Anthony Joshua fight

The IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev’s representative said on Thursday that the world heavyweight title fight against Briton Anthony Joshua could take place in front of a crowd at a Roman Amphitheatre in Croatia.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

La Liga congratulates Bundesliga ahead football league return

The Spanish La Liga has congratulated Germany’s Bundesliga for announcing its imminent return as Spain’s top-flight stepped up its own comeback preparations.
Quique Setién does not believe victory in Sunday's Clásico would be enough to clinch the LaLiga title for Barcelona and suggests Real Madrid's difficult run will have no impact on the match.

We want to win LaLiga on pitch – Barca coach

Spanish clubs are waiting for news when the competition will resume. For now, Barca lead the table and could be crowned champions if the season is now abandoned.
Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi arrives to undergo coronavirus tests at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on May 6, 2020. – Barcelona have confirmed their players will undergo coronavirus tests as La Liga’s clubs begin restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Barcelona, Real Madrid players begin virus testing

Players at Barcelona and Real Madrid started to undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday as La Liga clubs planned to return to restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, and other Barcelona stars are set to undergo tests for Coronavirus on Wednesday (today) as they prepare to return to training ahead of Spain’s LaLiga restart in June.

Lionel Messi among Barca players to undergo tests for coronavirus

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, and other Barcelona stars are set to undergo tests for Coronavirus on Wednesday (today) as they prepare to return to training ahead of Spain’s LaLiga restart in June.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

World leaders raise $8.1 billion for coronavirus vaccine

World leaders called Monday for cooperation not competition in the quest for a coronavirus vaccine, as they pledged 7.4 billion euros ($8.1 billion) at a fundraising telethon snubbed by the United States. COVID-19 has killed...
Former West Ham United and Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has advised Arsenal to swiftly complete a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

Atletico midfielder keen on Arsenal move

Thomas Partey has told friends he wants to join Arsenal this summer and is hopeful that an agreement can be reached with Atletico Madrid.
Inter and Bayern Munich will have to agree on the future of Ivan Perisic within the end of May and ideas of another loan deal in Bavaria have emerged.

Inter star set to remain on loan at Bayern

Inter and Bayern Munich will have to agree on the future of Ivan Perisic within the end of May and ideas of another loan deal in Bavaria have emerged.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to AC Milan will add spice to the city derby against Inter Milan on Sunday with the Swede looking to thwart Antonio Conte’s side from keeping pace with Serie A leaders Juventus.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for AC Milan return

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the 38-year-old, if it depended only on him, would have liked to remain in Sweden for now.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is confident Barcelona will bounce back.

Marc-André ter Stegen contract extension talks at Barcelona on hold

Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has revealed that contract extension talks with the Spanish club are on hold amid the current health crisis.

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Victor Osimhen has joined Senegal's Moussa Sow and Ivory Coast's Gervinho in Lille's exclusive goalscoring club after scoring a goal on his 18th appearance.

Kalidou Koulibaly contacts Victor Osimhen about Napoli move

Corriere del Mezzogiorno via Calciomercato reported that the Senegal international talked to the Super Eagles striker to ease his concern about racism and advised him to join Gennaro Gattuso’s side.
Valtteri Bottas stayed calm in a stormy race on Sunday to claim a measured victory for Mercedes as Formula One returned with a bang in a belated, dramatic and incident-strewn 2020 season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP as Lewis Hamilton challenge hit by double penalty

Valtteri Bottas stayed calm in a stormy race on Sunday to claim a measured victory for Mercedes as Formula One returned with a bang in a belated, dramatic and incident-strewn 2020 season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
The Kop at Anfield was quiet in Liverpool’s first home match since becoming Premier League champions

Jurgen Klopp happy to develop Liverpool habit of winning ugly

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool’s ability to grind out wins when not at their best has been a hallmark of the champions this season after Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones struck in the final 20 minutes to beat struggling Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday.
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, says sexual harassment is not limited to only Nollywood. He says it is prevalent in all sectors.

Chiwetalu Agu: Sexual harassment is widespread

“Sexual abuse happens in every profession, whether it is medicine or law. We have also heard of lecturers who demand for sex from their students in order to award them high scores. Even in government circles, it happens. It affects all strata of society. It is not peculiar to Nollywood at all,” he told a national daily.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will need a petition in order to commence a probe against social media celebrities such as Ray Hushpuppi, Investor BJ, Baddy Osha, Opa6, Bayo Otunola and others who were mentioned in the song titled ‘Living Things’ by hip hop artiste, Abolore Akande aka 9ice.

FBI: Hushpuppi behind £2 million SS Lazio scam

The FBI had revealed that alleged cyber-crime fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi and his crew were responsible for a £2m scam of Italian Serie A team Lazio.