Liverpool defender backs coronavirus conspiracy theory, six clubs opposing Premier League’s resumption and more


The Liverpool center-back had come out as an anti-vaxxer last month by showing support to known conspiracy theorist Ivan Pernar on his Instagram account.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has apparently lent credence to the ridiculous conspiracy theory that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a ploy to force vaccine onto the gullible public.

The Croatian is perhaps oblivious to the fact that the official worldwide death toll due to coronavirus has passed the 245,000 mark at the time of writing.

Lovren outed himself as a supporter of the theory by reacting to a video from American billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates in which he is holding a sign with the caption ‘thank you, health care workers.’

The Liverpool defender commented below the image: ‘Game over Bill. People are not blind’. His latest backing to the conspiracy theory has come only days after Lovren post a photo of himself watching a video of David Icke in which the professional conspiracy theorist had made controversial claims regarding the virus.

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Top News 2: Six clubs opposing Premier League’s Project Restart

Premier League clubs lost £1bn due to COVID-19 last season
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According to a report by the Mirror, six English top-flight clubs are opposing Premier League’s Project Restart that aims to restart the currently suspended season on June 8.

What is perhaps unsurprising to football fans who are eager to see the game return to their television screens are the names of the club opposing the plan.

All six of them – Brighton, Bournemouth, West Ham, Watford, Norwich City and Aston Villa – are those who are currently residing at the foot of the table and face the threat of relegation.

However, their opposition to the plan might amount to nothing as it currently has the support of 2/3rd of Premier League clubs that it requires to allow the Premier League to send it to the British Government for approval.

There are currently 14 clubs who are backing the Project Restart that aims to allow clubs to begin training by the middle of May and restart the currently suspended season on June 8.

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Top News 3: Atletico Madrid interested in Arsenal striker

While rumors in the past few days have been linking Madrid’s Thomas Partey to a summer move to Arsenal, Mundo Deportivo is claiming that the Rojiblancos are eyeing one of Arsenal’s players.

Atletico Madrid are considering making a summer move for France and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, with Diego Simeone’s side still reportedly keen on signing the striker whom they missed out on three years ago.

The Spanish side had agreed terms with both Lacazette’s former club Lyon and the player himself in a move that would have taken the Frenchman to the Spanish capital in 2017. However, the deal collapsed after the Spanish side were slapped with a transfer ban by FIFA.

Lacazette went on to join the Gunners later that summer and Atletico ended up bringing in wonderkid Joao Felix from Benfica after serving their one-year ban. It was thought at the time that having missed out on the France international once, Simeone won’t go in for him again.

However, if reports coming out from Spain are true, Atletico are once again hoping to convince the French striker to sign for them. The 28-year-old has failed to nail down a place in the Gunners’ starting XI and Mikel Arteta’s side may have to sell before they can buy in the summer.

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