Liverpool Make Official Statement on £44m Midfield Pair

Merseysiders try to end speculation over the future of this pair.

The Rumour

Sports - November 28, 2007

Liverpool have stressed that Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano are to remain at Anfield.

In a statement on their official website, Liverpool said: “Despite repeated media speculation on the futures of Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano, Liverpool has received no official approach or offer from any club regarding the players.

“Neither is for sale and furthermore Liverpool has no interest in the long list of Spanish based players being linked with a move to Anfield as part of any deal.”

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The Analysis

So that’s that then….well probably not, there will still be much speculation about the pair’s future, especially given recent revelations that Mascherano’s missus isn’t happy with life in England, but at least the club is trying to nip this all in the bud.

Rafa doesn’t want to lose either of these talented midfielders and at least by coming out and saying they are not for sale should at least give the club some peace from incessant paper talk…for a few hours at least.

The Likelihood

Alonso/Mascherano to stay: Both will start the season for Liverpool and in doing so make the fans very relieved.

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