“When we all started playing football it was without a crowd. If I play today from time to time, it’s without a crowd, I still want to win. That’s exactly how it is,” he added. “It’s all different but we cannot change that.”We have to use the circumstances, not suffer from that. That means there’s a game between Everton and Liverpool, which is still a derby and important for both teams for different reasons. That’s what we are looking forward to.”Derbies have provided little reason for Everton to remember fondly of late.The Blue half of Liverpool have not celebrated a victory over the Reds in 10 years and 21 matches.Twice at Anfield this season, even an under-strength Liverpool have proved too strong for their local rivals.However, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants his side to embrace the “opportunity” to cause an upset in front of a huge global audience in the first weekend of Premier League action since March.”It will be difficult but we have to consider it as a great opportunity to show our quality and come back to the Premier League with a good performance,” said the Italian.“I am pleased the game is at Goodison Park, but no one is pleased to play games without supporters.”Ancelotti still has lofty ambitions of Everton challenging for a European place despite his side starting the day in 12th.Victory at Goodison will mean Liverpool’s three-decade wait can come to an end on Wednesday when they host Crystal Palace at Anfield, no matter how City fare against Burnley.Chelsea also return to action for the first time in three months on Sunday as they look to cement their place in the top four at Aston Villa.Frank Lampard’s men hold a two-point lead over Manchester United and Wolves in fourth, but that advantage could be reduced to one point by kick-off at Villa Park if Sheffield United beat Newcastle to move into fifth.Topics : Despite concerns over supporters congregating around the stadiums, Sunday’s clash will take place at Everton’s Goodison Park (kick off 1800GMT), less than a mile from Liverpool’s Anfield home.A Merseyside derby like no other will take place behind closed doors, but Klopp is just relieved to have the chance to complete the job on the field after some suggested the season be declared null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic.”I became worried in the moment when people started talking about null and void the season because I was like ‘wow’,” said Klopp in his pre-match videoconference. “That would have been really, really, really hard.”The German urged his players to embrace the circumstances rather than make excuses. Liverpool can close to within one win of a first league title in 30 years when the English champions-elect return to action for the first time in three months against local rivals Everton on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp’s men set a record-breaking pace in the opening eight months of the season, dropping just five points in 29 games to open up a 22-point lead at the top of the table.A maximum of two wins are now needed from the last nine games to end the long-wait, but Liverpool could be champions as soon as Monday if they beat Everton and Manchester City lose to Burnley 24 hours later.
Van Uytvanck is just one of three openly gay players on the women’s tour.The others are Sweden’s Johanna Larsson and Richel van Hogenkamp of the Netherlands.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Tigress Jessey De Leon now a licensed architect ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium plays a return to Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women’s singles match on the fourth day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)Wimbledon giantkiller Alison van Uytvanck said Thursday she was comfortable coming out as gay, saying “it is not a disease”.The 24-year-old Belgian stunned defending champion and third seed Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 to make the third round at the All England Club for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs She then told reporters that she was happy to have come out as gay and talked about her relationship with fellow player Greet Minnen.“We just decided to not make it personal and not keep it for ourselves. I’m happy,” said Van Uytvanck, the world number 47.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I just feel like we don’t have to be ashamed of this, and that’s why I also want to be free. “I’m not sick. I don’t have a disease. But I just feel like it’s good that I could come out as a gay person.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments