Raise your hands, if anybody thought like us (oh, blame our skeptical mind) that British tabloids would certainly link any top striker with Liverpool this summer. It was that predictable, isn’t it?
Let us enjoy this transfer article, I assure you, it is fun.
It is no open secret that Luis Suarez is all set to join Barcelona. Probably within next week, we will get the official confirmation. Surely, he leaves a massive void in the squad and for a world class player him, it is indeed hard to find a like-for-like replacement.
Brendan Rodgers may have other plans to counter this problem, but any armchair pundits would say that Liverpool are going to sign a top striker to fill the void. Right? Exactly, this is what Metro has done. They have linked Liverpool with a move for Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid striker.
But, they think they are too clever. Hence, they added this phrase – “and reports in Spain say…”
Yeah? Which report? We didn’t see that.
Of course, there is a report. Mundo Deportivo has picked it up as well and I’m sure the news will be all over the media by now, if not already.
Guess what? Mundo Deportivo says – “According to the English Metro…”
Seriously, top top journalism from Metro! The annoying part is why don’t they mention the name of the source? Why just state vaguely – reports from Spain & blah blah? Be clear to all the readers!
From our knowledge of doing Spanish and even Portugal reports, they always cite the source. And that’s how it should work.