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Liverpool wave adios to flame-haired Norwegian – good riddance?

News is coming in that Liverpool’s bucket of own-goal sludge will soon be mopped up by Juventus.
John Arne Riise, the man with the loud hair, net-bursting shot and well known paycheque is off to Italy to play for Juventus. Utterly unconfirmed reports state that Rafa B packed the lad’s bags himself, confirmed and much more reliable sources say this:

Liverpool full-back John Arne Riise has wasted no time in meeting officials of Roma after being given permission to talk to the club. The Norwegian defender landed in Rome yesterday morning to open negotiations with last season’s Serie A runners-up and could move for a fee of £4.5m. Riise is expected to sign a four-year deal worth £1.3m with Roma, who reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season. Amantino Mancini, meanwhile, looks set to leave the club and move to Internazionale on a four-year contract worth £2.5m. (Independent)

The best years of Riise’s career have been devoted to Anfield, but are Liverpool fans happy to see the back of him (although, let’s be honest, his iridescent barnet is probably visible from space, let alone Italy)?

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