Before we start, we’d be absolutely shocked if Liverpool signed Antoine Griezmann!
Under FSG, or even under any of our previous owners, he’s simply not the kind of player we sign – especially when he’s after £400k/week wages.
But last night, Sky Bet got Liverpool fans talking by slashing the odds of the Atletico Madrid superstar joining to 7/2, making us favourites ahead of Barcelona and Manchester United.
Of course, we’re very dubious of Sky Bet, and think it’s shocking how a company that publishes and peddles transfer rumours journalistically can financially benefit from punters taking their bait…
We’d be over the moon if we did activate Griezmann’s €100m release-clause, but are certainly not holding our breath!
Thankfully, most Liverpool fans agree with that sentiment and reacted accordingly on Twitter:
Sky Bet has Liverpool as the favorites to sign Antoine Griezmann? Is this the "mystery" player? Don't care how "unrealistic" this might be. The thought of Griezmann at LFC is too excitin not to post something about this. pic.twitter.com/8XDICQj1qS
— LFC TRANSFERS HQ (@lfctransfershq) January 11, 2018
Head: Absolutely no chance Liverpool will ever sign Antoine Griezmann.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) January 11, 2018
No idea why people are talking about Griezmann but I'll get John Henry tattooed on my arse if Liverpool sign him.
— Shane (@Blame_Suarez) January 11, 2018
Sorry to break your hearts, but Liverpool Football Club do not sign players like Antoine Griezmann. Ever.
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) January 11, 2018
When you log onto Twitter to seen ppl talking about Antoine Griezmann joining Liverpool… stupid rumour pic.twitter.com/EMAjELJmXs
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) January 11, 2018
Sky Bet when people start putting money on Griezmann to Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/Zq5aQMFAHR
— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) January 11, 2018
Gotta admit, there's a higher chance of me dating Rihanna than griezmann coming to Liverpool.
— Jamie 🅻🅵🅲 (@jamiekop027) January 12, 2018
Woke up to the rumors of Griezmann to liverpool. I woke up in the wrong reality.
— BBM8 (@starklordx) January 12, 2018