Remember a few years ago when the narrative we continually read was that players were rejecting Liverpool for Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs because of the ‘London factor’…?
Alexis Sanchez was the biggest candidate for this, although there were a few others as well.
Now, the tables have turned for Chelsea…
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has claimed he wants to leave Stamford Bridge and return to a more cultured country!
He told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport cited by the Telegraph: “I live in downtown Chelsea… What fascinates me about London is its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long. It’s too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis.”
He’s scored six goals in eight top flight appearances and is already as important to our rivals as Eden Hazard, so this is good news for Liverpool – who are currently chasing Chelsea in the table.
Diego Costa before him didn’t really enjoy London either, so we’d advise these latin stars to try Liverpool instead.
It’s a little smaller, much friendlier and you can buy a pint for less than £6 – most of the time!
Next summer, we really hope Liverpool do invest in a 20-goal forward.
The last time we had one was 2013/14, when Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge both broke that barrier.
We won’t win a title without one.