Dennis Reed Perkins

first_imgDennis Reed Perkins, 72, of Bennington, IN, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born Saturday, April 10, 1943 in Pine Knot, Kentucky,  son of the late Lewis Green Perkins and the late Mabel Z. Murphy Perkins Fitzpatrick.Dennis served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Dennis was very proud of his military service with the marines, “Semper Fi”.He worked as a supervisor for General Electric, retiring after over 33 years of service.Dennis enjoyed woodworking, gardening and growing fruit trees. He loved the outdoors and his dog Delilah. He enjoyed fishing, “sci fi” movies, war movies, playing pool, spending time with his grandkids and especially giving his wife of 47 years a rough time.Surviving are his wife, Sally Perkins of Bennington, IN.; daughters, Wendy Perkins of Mason, OH, Ginger (Jon) Evans of Dillsboro, IN; sister, Shirley (Glenn) Ketron of Harrison, OH; grandchildren, Jacob Beach, Jobi Evans, Hoyt Evans and Sydney Gilbert.He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Edward H. Fitzpatrick.Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions, in leiu of flowers, may be made to the Dennis Perkins Scholaraship Fund or Ohio County Life Squad. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Bulldogs 5th Graders Get Wins Over Wildcats

first_imgBatesville 44, Franklin County 15The young Bulldogs raced to a 10-0 lead over the Wildcats Tuesday night in game one at St. Anthony’s Gym in Morris.  The squad played an aggressive man to man defense, forcing several fast break opportunities to lead 21-6 at half time.  The second half saw more of the same as the youngsters from Franklin County were playing their first contest of the campaign together.Chris Lewis led the team in scoring with 9, followed by Sam Johnson and Conner Drake with 7.  Jack Grunkemeyer and Lewis each had 6 rebounds.  Lewis also added 5 assists.  Impressively the youngsters tallied 15 assists as a team and only committed 11 turnovers.  The Bulldogs won the rebound battle 28-10.Batesville 36, Franklin County 21A much closer contest at the start of game two as the Wildcats were able to handle the Bulldog full court pressure and keep the game close at half time with the Bulldogs up 21-14.  The Bulldogs turned up the man to man defensive pressure in half #2 and pulled away to win comfortably.Gus Prickle led the squad with 8 points, followed by Johnson and Grunkemeyer with 6 each.  Grunkemeyer was a workhorse on the boards with 8 rebounds, while Prickle was a solid floor general with 5 assists.  The team was impressive again with 12 assists and outrebounded the Wildcats 30-19.The 5th Graders (18-5) are in action this Saturday in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association Southeastern Regional Tournament in Milan.  At 3:00 pm the squad will play in Pool “A” vs Milan in the Milan High School Gym and at 5:00 vs. Franklin County Silver in the Milan Middle School Gym.  Saturday’s pool play will determine seeding for Sunday’s bracket play, also in Milan.Good luck Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Other Sports Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty enter top 10 of world doubles ranking in Badminton

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights PV Sindhu is ranked No.5 in the latest badminton rankings.Saina Nehwal is ranked No.8.Rankireddy and Shetty won a BWF 500 doubles title for the first time.center_img New Delhi: Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Tuesday jumped seven places to enter the top 10 of the latest badminton world rankings, courtesy their historic win at last week’s Thailand Open. Rankireddy and Shetty, who created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 tournament, are placed ninth in the men’s doubles rankings issued on Tuesday. Rankireddy and Shetty stunned reigning world champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China 21-19 18-21 21-18 in the Thailand Open final to achieve the feat.     The other Indian men’s doubles duo of Manu Attri and B  Sumeeth Reddy remained on 25th spot.     In the men’s singles, there were no significant changes for Indian shuttlers as Kidambi Srikanth (10th), Sameer Verma (13), B Sai Praneeth (19), H S Prannoy (31) and Sourav Verma (44) are all static at the respective positions. Parupalli Kashyap moved up three places to 32nd spot, while Subhankar Dey climbed two places to 39th.      Meanwhile, Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal managed to hold on to their fifth and eighth spots respectively in the women’s singles rankings.      In the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy moved up a place to 23rd. But Indians witnessed a downward move in the mixed doubles rankings.     While the pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy dropped a place to 23rd, the duo of Ponnappa and Rankireddy slipped four spots to be placed 27th.last_img read more

BCB/RHTY&SC, hosts massive Covid-19 Food-Hamper drive

first_img–number of players, corporate sponsors on board THE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) president, Hilbert Foster, joined hands with the ten cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, to assist hundreds of families with food hampers as part of its Covid-19 community outreach project.The BCB President, in his swearing-in speech in 2018, had pledged that under his leadership, the board would not only become the best in cricket administration, but would reach out to touch the less fortunate, elderly and youths.Foster recalled, on Tuesday last, he visited the club’s office after an absence of three weeks and observed that the club’s telephone service had over one hundred missed phone calls. He soon realized that all of the callers were seeking assistance in the form of food hampers as most families were unable to provide meals for themselves.After consulting with some senior members of both the BCB and Rose Hall Club, the COVID-19 programme was launched with the objective of sharing out at least 500 food hampers at the value of about GYD$3000 each.West Indies Middle order batsman, Shimron Hetmyer, was the first contributor to the project while other donors include Mr. Bish Panday of P and P Insurance; Shabeer Baksh of Big ‘B’ Restaurant; former BCB Secretary, Mortimer George; USA-based CEO of Cricket Zone, Ravi Etwaroo; cricketers Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi, Clinton Pestano, Tremayne Smartt, Adrian Singh, Gregory Crandon, Junior Blair, Royston Crandon, Mahendra Gopilall were among those who helped with the project.Corporate sponsors included the National Milling Company—Namilco, the official sponsor of the RHTYSC first division team; Poonai Pharmacy, Caribbean International Distributor Inc, Bakewell and RL Construction. Other donors included the Edinburgh Cricket Club, Rana Persaud, Dr. Puran Singh, Victor Takurdeen, Terry Pike, Ryan Tillak, Linden Jones (Ojay) of Juggernauth Entertainment, Royston Crandon, Timothy Sandia, Regional Vice Chairman Dennis Deroop, Dennis D Andrade, Sunil Marimoothoo, Joy Papannah (Tate), former BCB President Anil Beharry.The Management of Bounty Farm Ltd donated a large quantity of chicken parts and has committed to doing so for the next two months. Foster expressed total satisfaction at the success of the ongoing project and noted that it would continue as long as donations come in.Among the clubs that receive food hampers for their members are Kildonan, Whim, Port Mourant, Albion, Chesney, West Berbice, Blairmont, Mt. Sinai, Rose Hall Canje, Young Warriors and Guymine.RHTY&SC also donated hundreds of face masks to residents as part of the Covid-19 response.BCB Secretary, Angela Haniff, expressed gratitude to the donors for coming on board with Guyana’s leading cricket board and RHTY&SC cricket teams. She urged other donors to join the hampers project.last_img read more

Formula 1 reaches deal to hold the Miami Grand Prix in May 2021

first_img 10 months ago F1 News: Mercedes emerge victorious in 2019 Constructors’ Championship Written By Devika Pawar LIVE TV COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Formula 1: At 1.88 seconds, this world record-breaking pit stop is nothing short of an Olympic-level feat FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 16:38 IST Formula 1 Reaches Deal To Hold The Miami Grand Prix In May 2021 After approval from the local government, Miami will host the Formula 1 Grand Pix in May 2021. The sport announced a deal with the Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday. 11 months ago Michael Schumacher regains consciousness after stem cell therapy? Formula 1 confirmed on Tuesday that the exciting motorsport event will be back in action at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium from May 2021 onwards. F1’s top management has signed a deal with the USA city to bring back the event there, after it has been scrapped for the last few years due to objections raised from local businesses and residents. As a result, the recently signed deal includes the Grand Prix race financing the construction of a new race track at the Hard Rock Stadium.Also read | Formula 1: Ferrari’s Vettel Calls For Return Of Traditional Chequered FlagsFormula 1 Miami Grand Prix will take place in May 2021The racetrack for the Miami Grand Prix will now be built on the grounds of the Hard Rock Stadium. The stadium is owned by real estate mogul and the NFL’s Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross. It is also the Dolphins’ home stadium. According to USA media reports, Ross will be funding the construction of the track primarily till the race takes place. The race track will be custom made and cost around $40 million. Also read | F1 2019: Lewis Hamilton-led Mercedes Dominate Formula One CircuitDolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel and Formula One’s managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches released a joint statement regarding the deal. They said that they are thrilled that Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium have now reached an agreement and the stadium will host its first-ever Miami Grand Prix. As Formula 1 has an annual economic impact of more than $400 million, the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will only be beneficial for South Florida’s economy. They also expressed their gratitude towards the fans, elected officials and the tourism industry, who were patient and supportive throughout the process. Also read | F1, Japanese GP: Valtteri Bottas Fends Off Sebastian VettelThe Miami Grand Prix will be the second Grand Prix in USA after the one in Austin, Texas. However, the plan is expected to face opposition from the residents of Miami Gardens. The approval of the Miami-Dade County Commission will be required to proceed. Should the race take place, Formula 1 will have a record 22 Grand Prixs in 2020 considering that Hanoi, Vietnam has already been added as a new venue in the FIA-approved calendar.Also read | F1 News: Mercedes Emerge Victorious In 2019 Constructors’ Championship WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Michael Schumacher update: Formula 1 legend in Paris for cell therapy 11 months ago Cars taken from African leader ’s son worth $18.5M at auction First Published: 16th October, 2019 16:38 ISTlast_img read more

Julien Quesne take the clubhouse lead at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

first_imgPhoto © – Tipp FM 2009 champion Lowry feels he left a few shots out there today.Sebastian Munoz opened up a three-shot advantage at the halfway stage of the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.The Columbian is 12-under par.Former US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is 8-under into today’s third round. An eight-under par third round 64 has seen Julien Quesne take the clubhouse lead at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at 14-under.Daniel Im is at the same score after a birdie on the opening hole of his third-round at Portstewart.Padraig Harrington, Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan are seven-under out on course while Shane Lowry and Michael Hoey are in the clubhouse at 6-under.last_img

The Remix, Vol. 20: Has it ever been better than this?

first_imgEvery week, we’ll release a new MMA mix tape entitled “The Remix” that looks back at not only the biggest stories of the last seven days, but some of the ones that aren’t getting enough attention too, with some weekly awards and a prospect to watch going forward added in for good measure.Gaethje ends nine-week run in styleJustin Gaethje capped the UFC’s nine-week run with an event every weekend in trademark style, pressing forward against Edson Barboza in the main event of Saturday’s fight card in Philadelphia, inviting punishment in order to dole out a little damage of his own. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhen the two started swinging for the fences and trading shots along the cage, you knew it wasn’t going to end well for the Brazilian and it most certainly did not: WE TOLD YOU THIS FIGHT WOULDN’T DISAPPOINT!@Justin_Gaethje puts Barboza away in round 1! #UFCPhiladelphia— UFC (@ufc) March 31, 2019 Gaethje punctuating this stretch with a blistering knockout and backflip off the top of the cage just felt right because while people often get down about the “constant slog” of events, these last nine weeks in the Octagon have been pretty damn awesome. Here’s a quick reminder:Week One: Moraes, Aldo, Walker all shine in FortalezaWeek Two: Israel Adesanya keeps rollingWeek Three: Ngannou crumples Cain VelasquezWeek Four: Thiago Santos earns a title shotWeek Five: UFC 235 delivers across the boardWeek Six: “Dangerous Dos Santos Brothers” close out a fun night in WichitaWeek Seven: Three Piece and a SodaWeek Eight: Showtime SupermanWeek Nine: Gaethje ViolenceEvery one of these events produced memorable finishes, breakthrough efforts and plenty to get excited about and it ended with Gaethje doing what Gaethje does.Tell me again how this isn’t the best time ever to be an MMA fanNot only did the UFC just wrap up nine straight weeks of entertaining action inside the Octagon, but this weekend made it abundantly clear that there has never been a better time to be a fan of mixed martial arts than right now.You can make your “back in the day” arguments about trading grainy VHS tapes and “stacked UFC PPVs” or how “TUF Noobs” and “Conor Fans” have ruined things, but this weekend featured a solid LFA card, a quality Bellator event, UFC Philadelphia and ONE Championship’s debut in Tokyo and you’re going to try and tell me that there was a time when it was better than this?Sure, you could get more hyped for an event because you had to wait three, four or five weeks before the next pay-per-view and fans were more invested in a greater number of competitors than they are now, but in terms of the sheer volume of awesomeness available at the moment is second-to-none.Never have fight fans had access to so many fun cards and quality fights and if that makes you lament the shifting definition of what it means to be “UFC caliber” or how many cards the promotion delivers, I just don’t know what to say to you because the upper echelon of talent has never been better and the amount of talent competing around the globe is outstanding.Daniel Straus’ incredible comebackIt wasn’t the most high profile fight of the weekend, nor was it the most impressive stoppage from the heavy slate of action that transpired, but Daniel Straus returning to the Bellator MMA cage and securing a first-round submission win over Shane Kruchten was arguably the best moment of the entire weekend. Catch up with @DanielStraus in this emotional interview with @JohnMcCarthyMMA following his incredible first win back in the Bellator cage after a motorcycle accident threatened his MMA career.See his full story here:— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) March 30, 2019 Straus had to learn how to walk again following his horrific motorcycle accident on December 17, 2017. Doctors told him he probably wouldn’t fight again. The former featherweight champ set out to prove them wrong and Friday night, he closed the latest chapter in his career by stinging Kruchten on the feet and squeezing out a finish before the opening five minutes had expired.We spend a lot of time talking about gossip and drama and nonsense in this sport, fixating on the biggest names at the expense of some of the best stories, and it’s unfortunate that Straus’ return to both the cage and the win column came on such a hectic weekend because his comeback story deserved even more attention than it received and is the type of thing we need to wrote about more.Fight of the Weekend: Xiong Jing Nan def.  Angela Lee by TKO (strikes) at ONE Championship: A New EraFor much of the fight, it looked like Lee was going to continue her unbeaten run and become the first female two-weight titleholder under the ONE Championship banner. She started quickly and damn-near snapped Xiong’s right arm in half at one point with an armbar reminiscent of Rousey-Tate I: EPIC armbar escape 😱 @angelaleemma #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019 But “The Panda” persisted and as Lee tired, the strawweight champ got after her, securing the improbable come-from-behind finish early in the fifth round. Jingnan Xiong vs Angela Lee #ONEchampionship #WeAreONE #ANewEra— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) March 31, 2019 Rallying to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat is always impressive. Doing so in a fight where it seemed like you were seconds away from getting tapped and having your arm torn off ups the ante and pulling off the comeback in the fifth round of a “Champion vs. Champion” tilt where you’ve got five minutes to find a finish or else lose your belt is some serious next level, ‘Y’all better remember this performance when you’re voting for Fight of the Year in nine months’ stuff.Lee was gassed and Xiong did exactly what she needed to do in order to secure the comeback win. What a terrific performance from the now 14-1 standout.Submission of the Weekend: Paul Craig def. Kennedy Nzechukwu by triangle choke at UFC PhiladelphiaShout out to Demetrious Johnson for his second-round submission win over Yuya Wakamatsu in his ONE Championship debut and Jack Hermansson for locking up his trademark off-center guillotine choke against David Branch, but Craig’s last minute finish was the best of the weekend in my books.A big part of this for me is that Craig is constantly active off his back, no matter if it’s the start of the fight or the final minute, like it was here or in his fight with Magomed Ankalaev last year. He doesn’t just hold guys in guard and look to for standups; he’s shifting his hips and looking to set up sweeps or create opportunities to attack submissions.But the other part of it is just the way he actually secured this finish because he went back to the well two times in order to finally secure the hold.Nzechukwu was under a minute away from securing his first UFC victory and did a good job to slip out of the first triangle choke attempt, stuffing both arms in and forcing Craig and reset. And he did, attacking with the same setup, quickly throwing his right leg over the shoulders and getting the Texas-based neophyte trapped with no escape.This was a terrific finish from a guy who never stops hunting for opportunities.Knockout of the Weekend: Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson at UFC PhiladelphiaJustin Gaethje’s finish of Edson Barboza was savage, but the right hand that Emmett landed to sleep Johnson was a better singular shot, plus he needed it more than Gaethje.Emmett was down on 20-18 on two of three cards heading into the final round and had a tough time finding Johnson, who was doing a good job minding his Ps and Qs and avoiding the risky spots that had always been his downfall. But the Sacramento-based fighter did a good job of getting after Johnson in the third and finding a home for a few more shots, pulling him in closer, getting him out of his rhythm and drawing a little more carelessness out of him as the round advanced.Then, he uncorked a right hand that literally knocked all the wetness inside Johnson’s mouth into Row 17 at  Wells Fargo Center and brought the fight to an instant end.This was the comeback version of the right hand Emmett landed on Ricardo Lamas a couple years back and what makes him such a risky matchup in the lower half of the featherweight Top 15.It was also the best knockout of the weekend in my books.Prospect to Watch: Joey DavisA few years ago, Bellator went out and signed a bunch of talented collegiate wrestlers who were keen on transitioning to the cage, betting that out of the group, there were bound to be a few who put it together and evolved into “top of the food chain” talents down the line.Davis went 133-0 in college, competing at the Division II level. Since transitioning into the cage, “Black Ice” has gone 5-0, picking up another first-round stoppage win on Friday night at Bellator 219 by sleeping Marcus Anthony with a clean right hand over the top. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWrestling is still the best base for young athletes to me, as having proven takedown abilities and the athleticism it takes to dominate on the mats automatically puts some hesitation in the minds of opponents who because they’ve got to avoid getting put on the canvas. That opens up lanes for landing big punches and Davis did that on Friday.Between his wrestling pedigree, the fact that he’s 25 and working with the crew at Bodyshop MMA, there are a lot of reasons to be high on Davis’ potential inside the cage.last_img read more

Don Shula, Winningest Coach in Pro Football History, Dies at 90

first_imgMIAMI (AP) — Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday at his home, the team said. He was 90.Shula surpassed George Halas’ league-record 324 victories in 1993. He retired following the 1995 season with 347 wins, 173 losses and six ties, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.“Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene.”Shula became the only coach to guide an NFL team through a perfect season when the 1972 Dolphins went 17-0. They won the Super Bowl again the following season, finishing 15-2.The 2007 Patriots came close to matching the achievement by the ’72 Dolphins, winning their first 18 games before losing in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.Shula appeared in six Super Bowls and reached the playoffs in four decades. He coached three Hall of Fame quarterbacks: Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese and Dan Marino.During his 26 seasons in Miami, Shula became an institution and looked the part, with a jutting jaw and glare that intimidated 150-pound sports writers and 300-pound linemen alike. His name adorns an expressway, an athletic club and a steakhouse chain.Shula’s only losing seasons came in 1976 and 1988, but he drew increasing criticism from fans and the media in his final years and retired in January 1996, with Jimmy Johnson replacing him.Shula’s active retirement included plenty of travel and social events, but in 2000 he admitted he missed coaching.“When you do something for 26 years with an organization and have all the memories — some not so great, but mostly great memories — that’s when you miss it,” he said.Before his 1970s triumphs with Miami, Shula had a reputation as a coach who thrived during the regular season but couldn’t win the big games.Shula became the youngest head coach in NFL history when the Baltimore Colts hired him in 1963 at age 33. The Colts finished 12-2 the following season and were widely seen as the league’s dominant team.But they lost 27-0 to Cleveland in the title game, and for the next few years they continued to come up short.The humiliation was greatest in the Super Bowl to end the 1968 season. The Colts steamrolled through the NFL, finishing 13-1 and outscoring opponents by a nearly 3-1 margin. After crushing the Browns 34-0 in the title game, they were overwhelming favorites to defeat the Jets of the upstart American Football League, which had lost the first two Super Bowls.But the Colts lost 16-7, blowing numerous scoring opportunities and allowing Jets quarterback Joe Namath to control the game. The result is still regarded by many as the biggest upset in pro football history, and it contributed to Shula’s departure from Baltimore after the 1969 season.In 1970, following the NFL-AFL merger, Shula joined the Dolphins, a fourth-year AFL expansion team that had gone 3-10-1 the previous year.Miami improved to 10-4 in his first season and made the playoffs for the first time, and the 1971 Dolphins reached the Super Bowl before losing to Dallas. The following season, when Miami took a 16-0 record into the Super Bowl against Washington, Shula considered his legacy on the line.“If we had won 16 games in a row and lost the Super Bowl, it would have been a disaster, especially for me,” he said in a 2007 interview. “That would have been my third Super Bowl loss. I was 0-2 in Super Bowls and people always seemed to bring that up: ‘You can’t win the big one.’”The Dolphins beat the Redskins 14-7, then repeated as champions the following year by beating Minnesota in the title game.The post-Shula era in Miami has only magnified his achievements. More than two decades after he retired, the Dolphins haven’t been back to an AFC championship game, much less a Super Bowl.Five times under Shula, the Dolphins had a winning streak of at least seven games. They haven’t had one since.Shula was about more than winning. He supported many charities, and the Don Shula Foundation, formed primarily to assist breast cancer research, was established as a tribute to his late wife, Dorothy.They were married for 32 years and raised five children before she died in 1991. Shula married Mary Anne Stephens during a bye week in 1993.His oldest son, David, coached the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-96. When Cincinnati played Miami in 1994, it marked the first time in professional sports that a father and son faced each other as head coaches.Don won, 23-7.Another son, Mike, is a longtime NFL assistant coach and was head coach at Alabama in 2003-06.Shula spent more than 20 years on the powerful NFL Competition Committee, which evaluates playing rules as well as regulations designed to improve safety.“If I’m remembered for anything, I hope it’s for playing within the rules,” Shula once said. “I also hope it will be said that my teams showed class and dignity in victory or defeat.”Born Jan. 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio, Shula was raised in Painesville, Ohio. He played running back at John Carroll University in Cleveland and cornerback in the pros for seven seasons with Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington.He entered coaching as an assistant at Virginia in 1958.Near the end of his career, Shula’s biography in the Dolphins’ media guide began with a quote from former NFL coach Bum Phillips: “Don Shula can take his’n and beat you’n, and he could take you’n and beat his’n.”Shula is survived by his second wife, two sons and three daughters.last_img read more

Klopp confident Liverpool can win title without being at their best

first_imgMeanwhile the German boss said he was desperate to return to “normal life” after an unexpected two-month break by getting back to Liverpool’s Melwood training base, where players will initially train in small groups.“Lockdown has been as good as possible it’s not exactly what I want to do but it’s what we all have to do so we try to make the best of it,” said Klopp.“We started eight weeks ago and now you feel everyone is desperate to get back to a ‘new’ normal life.“I have missed the boys the most because we have created a group there not only the boys but all the people at Melwood because we have a really good relationship and we became friends over the last four-and-a-half years.“We see each other pretty often with Zoom and those things but it’s still not the same and going back to Melwood and doing all the things we usually do is something I really miss.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool have no need to be at their “all-time best” in order to clinch a first English league title in 30 years.Premier League officials are now aiming to restart the season in mid-June, with Liverpool just two wins away from the title when the campaign was postponed on March 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak.For so long the dominant force in English football, the Merseysiders have not been crowned domestic champions in the Premier League era, with the last of their league titles coming when they won the old First Division crown in 1990.But as teams start returning to training, Liverpool manager Klopp has tried to ease any mounting pressure on his runaway leaders who are 25 points clear at the top.“Football is a game where everyone is pretty much in the same situation we play against another team and we don’t have to be at our all-time best we have to be at our best possible and that’s exactly the same for the other teams,” he told the BBC’s Football Focus programme.“Whenever we will start we will have had the same time for preparation and our job was always, and always will be, to use the situation you are in. We will be in as good a shape as possible.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is trying to lift the pressure on his Premier League leaderscenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more