In the papers: October 12
This week has certainly been mixed in terms of newspaper reports, with the press desperately attempting to fill up column inches as most of the players represent their countries during the international break. It looks as though Friday is a pretty standard day across all media outlets, with four stories being worthy of a mention for this day of reporting.
The first involves a report by the Liverpool Echo, who have managed to obtain quotations from Spanish teenager Suso. The outlet is reporting that Suso has been in talks about a new contract since the start of the season and everything is now in place for it to be agreed imminently. This will be of great relief to a lot of supporters, with the player’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
The next story originates from the Daily Mail, with this outlet running quotes from veteran Alessandro Del Piero. Throughout the summer there were huge rumours linking the former Juventus ace with a switch to Anfield, yet he claims that he turned down the opportunity due to the memories of the Heysel disaster. Such revelations certainly appear bizarre, after the club seemed to dismiss reports that an approach had been made at the time.
The next report comes from the London Evening Standard and involves Luis Suarez. Brendan Rodgers hasn’t been able to hide his disgust at how various pundits have jumped on the player’s back through recent days, yet the Uruguayan Football Association appear to have gone that one step further by making a complaint to FIFA. The outlet has suggested that they have written to the governing body due to their dismay on derogatory comments made by vice-resident of the organisation, Jim Boyce.
The final piece of news surrounds some transfer gossip, with talkSport suggesting that Brendan Rodgers is casting his eye on attacking options. One of these options is Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz, with the source indicating that a fee of £13m could be agreed.