Crazy Ramsey rumour & Reds push to broadcast non-TV games – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool will be linked with approximately six thousand players between now and the end of the transfer window and we won’t sign…well, at least half of them. Including today’s suggestion.


Reds “in the picture” for Ramsey

For those of you who keep track of who to believe, question and outright ignore with transfer rumours, you may now put Calciomercato straight into the latter category.

They are the outlet pushing the farcical suggestion that Liverpool (and West Ham, if anybody cares) are in the picture to sign none other than Aaron Ramsey from Juventus.

On the face of it, there’s some sense: Gini leaving on a free, he’s a midfielder who plays forwards, he needs to be replaced, he’s 30 years of age; Ramsey is…well, all the above, except for free.

He’s very, very not free. He might have signed for Juve on Bosman, but that deal came with a £400,000-a-week wage – more than Salah and Van Dijk are paid, combined!

Unless he fancies about an 80 per cent drop in salary, and a regular bench spot, there’s not really much more to worry about here.

Oh, other than the fact he is often injured, has scored six goals in nearly two years in Turin as an attacking midfielder in a dominant team and, of course, might want to pick the Hammers over us – they’re higher in the table, after all!


Reds leading argument to show non-TV matches

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 27, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp refuses to celebrate in front of the annoying Steady Cam at the final whistle during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Don’t get too used to seeing every single game live on television – once the fans go back to the stadiums, we’ll likely be back to the ‘old’ rules.

But maybe not all the old rules.

The Reds are the team leading discussions on making non-televised games available for supporters to watch on a paid basis, as clubs look to make up for lost revenue over the last 12 months.

The pay-per-view model was widely ridiculed as a scandal by supporters so it will have to differ from that to get anywhere near off the ground.


International break

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Liverpool's goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher during the pre-match warm-up before the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Liverpool FC and FC Midtjylland at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Plenty on Merseyside, but plenty more jetting around the world this week, too.


Quickfire LFC news

LINCOLN, ENGLAND - Thursday, September 24, 2020: Liverpool's captain Divock Origi during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Lincoln City FC and Liverpool FC at Sincil Bank. Liverpool won 7-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Xabi Alonso is set for his first senior job as manager, in the Bundesliga (TIA)
  • Liverpool’s game against Arsenal will kick-off at 8pm on 3 April after being moved (LFC)
  • Adam Lewis has been praised for a strong reaction after an early mistake on loan (TIA)
  • And Divock Origi has spoken about the special dressing room at Anfield and the role diversity plays in it (PL)


Around the Prem

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 7, 2018: Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho looks miserable before the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Arsenal‘s recruitment is once again shown as special with Arteta saying he wants Odegaard permanently…which they didn’t get an option for in his loan, obviously (Mirror)
  • Mourinho says it’s “sad” his team needed a big defeat to produce a good performance; we think it’s “sad” he still thinks anything about his team’s style of play is worth calling good (BBC)
  • The WSL has a new broadcast deal to show games on Sky and BBC, a big step forward for the women’s game (Independent)
  • And local media have apparently turned on Steve Bruce to tell him to walk away and let someone else solve his mess at Newcastle (Mail)


Weird training session of the day

Cue jokes about Dejan Lovren and not being able to defend…


Tweet of the day

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Worth watching tonight

Nothing, it’s international week. Go watch a film!

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