As the Luis Suarez saga drags on, Liverpool can’t help but come out and make themselves look more and more stupid as the days go on. And yesterday, Brendan Rogers really did show that he really has no idea when it comes to “having class” as he calls it.
Not content with looking like an A Class idiot on the Channel 5 “documentary” Being Liverpool, he has now come out and amazingly said Arsenal are lacking class.
His exact words on the matter were:
“I’ve got to say I’ve always associated Arsenal as a club with class and so there was a wee bit of a game there. For us, it’s about moving on and doing our own work. There will come a point where they understand our position.
Let’s go through his statement shall we?
I assume that Brendan Rogers thinks we “lack class” because of our £40 million bid and how obviously that’s not enough. Well surely if you don’t like the offer then they could just reject the bid?
Then, he talked about the world record bid (of roughly £86 million) for Gareth Bale, and how basically the £40 million (plus £1) Arsenal have offered is something of a derisory offer:
“Gareth Bale is a wonderful player and if they are prepared to pay that money, that’s where he is, but there is no way he is 100% better than Luis Suárez. But it’s not something we want to entertain this year.”
Seriously Brendan? You’re going to talk about values of players? This is a football club that paid £35 million for Andy Carroll! They also paid £15 million for Joe Allen, £16 million for Jordan Henderson, £20 million for Stuart Downing, £7 million for Charlie Adam, £20 million for Alberto Aquilani and over £19 million for Robbie Keane.
So take my advice Brendan, stick to your day job and talk less about Liverpool’s ability to accurately value players.
Liverpool should know more than any other club (I mean seriously, just look at the names and prices I’ve just mentioned) that footballers a simply worth what another football club is willing to pay. Just because you were stupid enough to buy Andy Carroll at £35 million doesn’t mean he’s worth that much does he?
The fact is, Luis Suarez is a player that wants to leave so therefore his value is going to be less than it would be if he wanted to stay. We’ve had it with Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, and now it’s happening with Luis Suarez. He might be worth £50 million but Arsenal would be stupid to offer that now, especially with Liverpool being the ones coming out and making a fool out of themselves. Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have conducted themselves in the correct way, keeping all of the details private and giving very basic answers when asked by the press.
It is Liverpool and Brendan Rogers that can’t help themselves talk about the whole situation (and that includes their American owner on Twitter as well) and the ones who are “lacking class”. I would also go as far to say that they are a disgrace making everything so public. Why do they feel the need to come out and shout to anyone who will listen? Surely, if they don’t want to sell they should just turn down our offer, say they’re not selling and then that’s the end of it.
They are the ones who can’t shut up and making this whole issue into the saga that it is.
Anyway, as the Liverpool manager is full of wonderful insights, there’s actually a quiz where you can guess and see who said a particular quote, David Brent or Brendan Rogers.