‘If I played for Man Utd I’d hate it too’ – Steven Gerrard’s brilliant response to Michael Owen after Liverpool return
ASTON VILLA boss Steven Gerrard brilliantly shut down Michael Owen after being asked about his return to Anfield.
The 41-year-old, who departed the Reds for LA Galaxy in 2015, returned to his former stomping ground for the first time since leaving.Steven Gerrard brutally shut down Michael Owen after being asked about his return to Anfield Former Liverpool striker Owen revealed he hated returning to Merseyside after he left the club
His Villans side lost 1-0 in Merseyside in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off as Mohamed Salah’s penalty proved to be the difference.
Following the match, Gerrard’s ex-Liverpool team-mate Owen declared he hated coming back to Anfield after he joined Real Madrid in 2004.
After spending just one season at the Bernabeu, the 2001 Ballon d’Or winner linked up with Newcastle, before representing Manchester United and Stoke.
And Gerrard was quick to mention Owen’s connection with Liverpool’s rivals United when answering his question.
Owen, who was working a pundit for DAZN’s analysis of Villa’s trip to Liverpool, said: “We’ve all played and gone back to Anfield, I must admit I hated going back to play against them.
“But what were your emotions like going back today, and how did you feel about taking a team to your home?”Most read in football VICTOR HEART SCARE Lindelof in worrying heart scare after suffering chest pains vs Norwich AUBA AND OUT Aubameyang axed from Arsenal squad for Saints game after 'disciplinary breach' HEAD IN HANDS Jimenez comically sent off after being booked twice in 48 seconds at City NEW MOVE Newcastle 'make contact' over Lingard transfer from Man Utd ahead of January bid LUK WHO'S BACK Lukaku already set on Italy return as agent sends warning to Chelsea fans TAV-ING A LOOK Man City want to poach Arsenal star Tavares after only six months at Gunners
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To which Gerrard quipped: “If I played for Man Utd I’d hate coming back too!”
Following rapturous from Robbie Fowler, Owen and Shaun Wright-Phillips, Gerrard added: “Listen, it is what it is Michael. I’m on a journey.
“I’m privileged and honoured to take this position. It’s a fantastic club. It’s still early days.
“We’re still trying to evolve the team and improve and get a lot of information across to the players.
“I will always be a Liverpool fan – that’s a fact.
“But at the moment, my priority is obviously Aston Villa and trying to improve this team and move us up the table.”AFPAston Villa boss Gerrard saw his side lose 1-0 to the Reds on Saturday afternoon[/caption]
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Travis Barker’s baby mama Shanna Moakler looks unrecognizable in new photo as fans compare star’s look to Carmen Electra
TRAVIS Barker’s ex Shanna Moakler is rocking a brand new look on Instagram as fans were quick to compare her to Carmen Electra.
The 46-year-old model-actress was married to the punk drummer from 2004 to 2008 before he went on to find love with fiancée Kourtney Kardashian, 42.Instagram @shannamoaklerTravis Barker’s baby mama Shanna Moakler showed off a new look to her Instagram followers[/caption] Splash NewsSome fans said she looked like fellow supermodel Carmen Electra[/caption]
In Instagram post, Shanna tossed up a peace sign and wore an orange top. Showcasing straightened streaked-blond hair, she seemingly captioned the photo with a nod to the 2004 movie Anchorman.
“Im in a glass cage of emotion,” she wrote in quotation marks with a crying-laughing, heart, dog, and whiskey emoji.
Many fans did a double-take at Shanna’s bold new look and rushed to respond.
One fan wrote: “Looking good Shanna. I didn’t even recognize you.”
“You are getting even more smokin hot as you get older,” wrote another.
Some fans compared the star to her daughter, Atiana De La Hoya, 22, but that was not the only comparison that came thundering in.Most read in The Sun WEEK MINDED Javid 'told to trigger Plan C in a WEEK by gloomy health officials' PRI-MANIA Primark fans are scrambling to get their hands on the £30 glam winter coat BEALE DEAL Ant McPartlin looks shocked as Adam Woodyatt calls him rude word live on air COMING MCLEAN I'm a Celebrity is a fix and 'ITV have planned' the winner says Nicola McLean STRICT TRUTH Dan Walker breaks silence on Strictly curse rumours after backstage 'cuddle' XMAS WISH I just want one more Christmas... but this might be my last, says Deborah James
“I thought you were Carmen Electra at first glance! So Pretty!” a fan wrote, comparing Shanna to the supermodel.
Another said: “Seeing some Carmen Electra vibes,” while more agreed.SHANNA AND TRAVIS EXPLAINED
Shanna and Travis share two kids together; daughter Alabama, 15, and son Landon, 18. She shares daughter Atiana with retired heavyweight boxer Oscar De La Hoya, to whom she was engaged in 1998.
She dated Billy Idol from 1994 to 1996.
When she and Travis split, there were accusations of infidelity on both sides. And when Travis and Kourtney tied the knot in October 2021, he was quick to head to the tattoo parlour, getting new ink to cover up a tat dedicated to Shanna.
Shanna had her tattoo of Travis’ name removed as well.
Earlier this year, Shanna went a more light-hearted route in her shade-throwing by re-creating Travis and Kourtney’s butt-grabbing photos.
She enlisted the help of her boyfriend, Matthew Rondeau, 28, who posed naked on his stomach as she grabbed onto his bare butt – mocking Travis’ similar post while on a boat at the exclusive Amangiri resort in Utah.
She included six crying-laughing emojis, which cheekily covered up his butt crack.
Kourtney shares her three kids – Mason, 11, Penelope, nine, and Reign, six – with her ex Scott Disick, 38.
As far as this latest Instagram post goes, another Carmen tie-in may come to mind. According to Page Six, in 2008, Shanna and Kim Kardashian got into a screaming match at a party Carmen was hosting in Malibu.
Shanna allegedly threw a drink in Kim’s face while yelling, “Wh**e!” There were Travis-Kim cheating rumors at the time.GettyShanna’s ex is currently engaged to Kourtney Kardashian[/caption] Instagram / Travis BarkerTravis recently shared a rare photo with Alabama, Landon- who is shares with Shanna- and his stepdaughter daughter Atiana[/caption] InstagramShanna showed off a bikini look on Instagram after Travis and Kourtney’s engagement[/caption] We pay for your stories!
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STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Rose Ayling-Ellis had fans in hysterics after slamming partner Giovanni Pernice’s ‘smelly breath’.
The pair’s first dance was a waltz to Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You and they bagged themselves an impressive score 39.Strictly Come Dancing Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice
But it was in their post-dance interview that Rose gave up a little bit too much information about her pro partner.
Host Claudia Winkleman quizzed them about their second dance – an Argentine Tango – and what viewers could expect.
The tango is famed for being a romantic and saucy dance that sees the partners dance very close to each other.
Rose told Claudia that their dance was: “passionate, traditional, very, very close.”
And then she dropped the bombshell: “and smelly breath,” she said while waving her hand under her nose.
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She laughed and apologised, as Giovanni turned back and gave her a hug.
Viewers at home thought it was hilarious, saying they loved “Rose and Gio’s relationship”.
“P***ing myself at rose saying gio has smelly breath,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
Another added: “My heart. @RoseAylingEllis and @pernicegiovann1 are so good! That sweet little kiss at the end brought the tears and then Rose brought the laughs with that smelly breath comment.”
And a third wrote: “omg this girl is so beautiful to watch. She still amazes me what she can do. Then she cracks me up by saying smelly breath. I love her I love them together! Final final final.”
It comes as the EastEnders actress, 27, was less than impressed with the sweaty result of her very sexy rehearsal with Giovanni ahead of tonight’s semi-final.
They had to get very close to reenact the sexy Argentine tango, but Rose complained that Giovanni was very sweaty.
In a clip aired on It Takes Two, Giovanni is seen shouting at Rose to stop complaining about how sweaty he is.
“People would pay to touch this sweat,” he yelled as Rose laughed in amusement.
He then rushed over to her, to embrace her close and added: “People would pay to be this close to me.”Rose made fans laugh when she mentioned Gio’s ‘smelly breath’ But he saw the humour in the moment as viewers said they loved their relationship We pay for your stories!
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TROUBLED Katie Price’s pals say she is in denial about her court hearing this week and has told them defiantly: “I won’t be going down.”
The ex-glamour model, 43, who admitted drink-driving while suspended and without insurance in September, is due back before magistrates on Wednesday.PAKatie was rushed to hospital after flipping her BMW in West Sussex, and she also tested positive for cocaine[/caption] GettyKatie has also refused to cancel a January press launch for baby clothing range Little Pricey[/caption]
Her sentencing was delayed to allow her to seek rehab treatment at The Priory, which she has completed.
And close friends say she is now adamant she will avoid prison and is getting ready for a family Christmas.
The reality TV star is said to believe her mum Amy’s battle with lung disease and son Harvey’s disability will help her avoid jail.
One pal said: “She is happily planning Christmas. All of her plans for next year are intact. Some of those close to her are worried she is in denial about the situation she is in. When she is asked, her response is that she has been to The Priory, and they will let her off because her family — Amy and Harvey — need her.
“But the crimes she has admitted are serious and some are concerned she is burying her head in the sand.”
Katie has also refused to cancel a January press launch for baby clothing range Little Pricey and is developing plans for the next phase of her Equestrian range.Most read in Celebrity WEDDING JOY Becks' dad Ted marries solicitor at intimate ceremony with David as best man NOT GOODGE Lauren Goodger reveals she, baby daughter & boyfriend Charles all have Covid KIM'S WIN Kim stuns in new Fendi x SKIMS lingerie after Kanye begs for her back on stage ICON GONE The Monkees singer Michael Nesmith dead at 78 month after farewell performance PRICE FIXING Katie Price undergoes 13th boob job 5 days before drink-drive sentencing BLACK BEAUTY Martine McCutcheon wows fans in little black dress as she parties with husband
The mum of five is even planning a trip to Las Vegas early next year.
And she spent this week in Brussels having cosmetic surgery to remove her bum implants, as well as a new liposuction procedure.
Katie was rushed to hospital after flipping her BMW in West Sussex.
She also tested positive for cocaine. She admitted the three driving charges at Crawley magistrates.InstagramThe reality TV star is said to believe her mum Amy’s battle with lung disease and son Harvey’s disability will help her avoid jail[/caption] instagramKatie spent this week in Brussels having cosmetic surgery to remove her bum implants, as well as a new liposuction procedure[/caption] We pay for your stories!
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Tornado devastation revealed in shocking aerial pictures as governor tells of ‘most severe weather in Kentucky history’
SHOCKING photos reveal the devastation folks across Kentucky are waking up to this morning after multiple tornadoes ripped through their state and five others.
More than 70 people are believed to be dead in Kentucky alone in what Governor Andy Beshear is calling the “most severe tornado event in Kentucky’s history.”At least 70 people are feared dead in Kentucky after the overnight tornadoesNBC Destruction is seen after tornadoes ripped through KentuckyNBC Mayfield, Kentucky was among the hardest hit in the stateReuters The town of Mayfield was decimated by the overnight stormsReuters
In a press conference update late Saturday morning, Beshear said the death toll “may in fact end up exceeding 100 before the day is done.”
“This will be, I believe, the deadliest tornado system to ever run through Kentucky,” Beshear said.
It is estimated that four likely tornadoes ripped through the state, one of which traveled more than 200 miles in the western part of the state, according to reports.
Beshear stated that this is “something we have never seen before.”
The National Guard has been deployed and a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky.
“We will make it through this,” Beshear said in his press conference.
“We will rebuild, we are strong, resilient people.”
President Joe Biden has been briefed on the situation and is expected to deliver remarks later on Saturday.
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The storms tore through six states, including Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Mississippi.
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A candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky had its roof torn off, with the possibility of more than 100 workers allegedly having been there at the time the tornado tore through.
Only around 40 have been rescued.
The last known successful rescue was made at approximately 3:30am local time, according to Beshear, who added that “we still hope and pray that there’s some opportunity for others.”
Just after 3pm ET, Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan confirmed to CNN that no further recoveries have been made at that candle factory.
Ivy Williams, speaking to CNN, said that his wife was working in the candle factory and has not been heard from.
They’ve been together for 30 years, the man said.
“I’m lookin’ for you baby,” Williams said through sobs.WAREHOUSE ROOF RIPPED OFF IN ILLINOIS
In Edwardsville, Illinois, a search is underway after a roof was torn off of an Amazon warehouse.
Two people have been confirmed dead with several others injured in this incident, according to reports.
Reports indicate that around 30 people were able to escape the warehouse, located about 20 minutes outside of St Louis.
“We’re deeply saddened by the news that members of our Amazon family passed away as a result of the storm in Edwardsville, Illinois,” a statement from Amazon reads in part.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones and everyone impacted by the tornado.”This aerial view shows the partially collapsed Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IllinoisReuters Destroyed cars are removed from an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IllinoisAFP or licensors The roof was torn off and a wall collapsed at the warehouse in Edwardsville, IllinoisAFP or licensors We pay for your stories!
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My son, 12, killed himself after he was bullied for being gay – now it’s clear he was screaming for help
THE mom of a 12-year-old who died of suicide says the only thing keeping her going is helping to stop other families from enduring her pain.
Debbey Fritchley said her son Eli was special from a young age and unafraid to embrace who he was.WHNT ABC 19 NewsEli Fritchley committed suicide after his mom says he was bullied for being gay[/caption] FacebookDebbey Fritchley is working to keep other families from suffering the same pain that she and her family are going through[/caption]
“And the older he got, the more he kind of stepped into his individuality,” she said. “So when he did tell us he was gay, it was like, ‘OK baby, but we know. It’s fine.’”
That was a little more than six months ago, shortly before Debbey started noticing her seventh-grade son was facing difficulties at school.
In one instance, Eli told her he was walking out of a classroom when a girl followed him shouting an anti-LGBTQ term.
“He told me that they regularly told him he was going to hell. But he would just laugh it off and say, ‘Well, Lil Nas X is down there, it can’t be all that bad.’”
While he often made light of any taunting he told her about, Debbey says it’s now clear that it really got to him.
“He was telling me some things that they had done and said that really kind of got to me. So I said, well, after Thanksgiving we’ll go in and talk. We were ready to go in.”Most read in The Sun WEEK MINDED Javid 'told to trigger Plan C in a WEEK by gloomy health officials' PRI-MANIA Primark fans are scrambling to get their hands on the £30 glam winter coat BEALE DEAL Ant McPartlin looks shocked as Adam Woodyatt calls him rude word live on air COMING MCLEAN I'm a Celebrity is a fix and 'ITV have planned' the winner says Nicola McLean STRICT TRUTH Dan Walker breaks silence on Strictly curse rumours after backstage 'cuddle' XMAS WISH I just want one more Christmas... but this might be my last, says Deborah James
The Sunday following Thanksgiving, Debbey found Eli dead in his room.
As Eli’s parents and five brothers cope with the loss of the compassionate, gentle 12-year-old, they are also working to stop other parents from experiencing their pain.
A family friend made a GoFundMe in Eli’s memory, and it quickly surpassed a $10,000 goal.
“We were trying to find something to do for a charity. Where can we send the money?” Debbey said. “And there was nothing. There was nothing.”
She said she found only a few state and nationwide programs that focused on bullying, which led to a decision that has kept her going through these difficult days.
“So we immediately said, any funds raised, we’ll do it ourselves,” she said. “We’ll set up a foundation or charity, whatever we have to do.”
Debbey said her new mission to spread awareness about bullying and its tragic outcomes is the only thing keeping her upright.
Her family is also working with the school district on new support programs at middle and high schools.
“I just keep thinking, this is not a flag I wanted to raise, this is not a fight I wanted to have, but I’m not going to let it be for nothing,” she said.
When it comes to those who taunted Eli at his middle school, Debbey said she doesn’t want to see them punished.
“I want them educated on what they’ve done and I want them to maybe spread awareness. They know what they did now. But now is too late.”
At her son’s service, Debbey encouraged every student who came to see him to talk to her or their parents or someone at school.
She also shared advice for parents of children who may be facing teasing or bullying.
“Just listen. I mean we listened, but we didn’t listen to the undertones. We just listened to what he was telling us, and we didn’t stop to think there was something else underneath that.”
“Now I look back, there was. He was telling us. He was screaming out for help.”Facebook/Debbey FritchleyA GoFundMe made in Eli’s memory quickly surpassed its $10,000 goal[/caption] Facebook/Debbey FritchleyDebbey and her family hope to set up their own foundation to help other families and stop bullying[/caption] We pay for your stories!
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I went from Secret Millionaire worth £37m and starring in Real Housewives to living in a caravan with less than £100
A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE who once appeared on the Real Housewives of Cheshire found himself living in a caravan with just hundreds in his bank account.
Rob Lloyd, a businessman who once had a booming property firm worth £7 million, hit rough times after the 2008 market crash.Rob’s life has taken many twists and turns
The 57-year-old, who also once appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire, built his old company, the Eatonfield Group, to heady heights that once put his personal net worth at an estimated £37 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.
But after years spent raking in millions Rob lost it all in the 2008 crash and was left destitute and living in a caravan.
He has since began slowly building back some of his vast wealth, and has embarked on a fundraising journey too, as well as being diagnosed with an incurable but treatable form of cancer.
He told WalesOnline: “I liked to earn a shilling as I call it – wheel and deal.
“As a kid I was particularly good at marbles. So I used to win all these marbles and then sell them back to the pupils at school. So that was the start of it.”
He explained how after his dad scrimped for his top-notch education at private Rydal School in Colwyn Bay, Wales, he shunned uni after one year to become a chartered surveyor.
But it didn’t quite scratch his itch, and he was desperate to be on the other side of the fence.
He said: “My first deal when I started Eatonfield was in Cardigan and I bought Canolfan Teifi, a four-storey development right in the town centre which I bought off the receivers. I paid £175,000 for it and a year later I sold it for £800,000.Most read in TV BEALE DEAL Ant McPartlin looks shocked as Adam Woodyatt calls him rude word live on air COMING MCLEAN I'm a Celebrity is a fix and 'ITV have planned' the winner says Nicola McLean STRICT TRUTH Dan Walker breaks silence on Strictly curse rumours after backstage 'cuddle' DAV SOME OF THAT I'm A Celebrity rocked by new feud as David Ginola clashes with campmate CAMP CHAOS I'm A Celebrity's Louise Minchin reveals there was a secret unaired feud in camp bromance I’m a Celeb fans are all saying the same thing about Danny and David
“So I think that was a start of the taste of making money.”
Rob said he was driven by always wanting to do better and prove people wrong after a pal said he wasn’t bright enough to become the CEO of a big company.
Thanks to hard work, good timing and a bit of luck, by his late 30s the businessman had an impressive portfolio and was making “huge profits”.
Rob said the height of his wealth was a “weird” experience, leaving him without a care in the world.
He was able to whisk his family away on luxury trips and pumping fuel into his Bentley without even checking how much it cost.
In 2006 the businessman floated Eatonfield on the London stock exchange and the best estimates put his worth at a cool £37 million, which Rob says was “happy days”.
He went on to splash £6 million on a racing yard, also purchasing four horses for a further £2 million and appeared on The Secret Millionaire in 2009.
But the 2008 had recession hit the business hard, with Rob describing the property market as “in complete turmoil”.
By 2011, the company had racked up debts of around £26 million – the company couldn’t be saved and it went into liquidation.
Rob was then was scammed out of £750,000 by a dodgy conman over a Bahamas business deal.
He said: “One minute, you’ve got all the toys, all the race meetings, and you’re flying here, flying there. You’re just living the five-star treatment and then, all of a sudden, it hits you.
“For just over a year I was living in the caravan and for that first year it was grim, cold and damp. The second year wasn’t much better.”
Rob explained he slowly managed to get back on his feet by doing the “odd deal” here and there.
“One decent property deal can get you back to where you need to be,” he said.
And in 2017, Rob appeared on The Real Housewives of Cheshire, where it was revealed he was engaged to Ester Dee and had fathered her child, Bertie – although at the time she told her husband the girl was his.
Rob has since branded the situation “farcical”.
He said: “She was with me and married to someone else. I’m so angry with this situation, it’s farcical.
“Out of this has come a beautiful little girl but the way I’ve been treated is terrible.”
In 2019 Rob was also diagnosed with lymphoma.
He went to the doctors after struggling to complete the London Marathan in good time and having frequent nose bleeds.
He said: “I knew something wasn’t quite right. Straight after the marathon, I’d never experienced anything like it – I felt so ill. I went to get a blood test and within 24 hours, I was in the cancer unit and then diagnosed with lymphoma.”
His cancer is sadly incurable, but can be treatable – and he said he feels well at the moment.
And the thrillseeker has since embarked on a year of mad challenges in a bid to raise money for charity.
He has decided to take on a year of “Sense-less” challenges to support the charity, which provides care for the severely disabled.
It’s the charity he had first raised money for with his marathon run.
The 57-year-old dad-of-four has so-far embarked on a skydive, SAS training, marathon bike ride and a running, walking and cycling grand-tour of Wales, raising £750,000.
You can donate to Rob’s fundraiser here.The businessman featured in an episode of The Secret Millionaire in 2009 Rob appeared in The Real Housewives of Cheshire