The only time we pay serious attention to stuff in the Daily Mail is when it’s penned by Dominic King, their Liverpool correspondent.
And the journalist has had his say on the Zeljko Buvac fiasco that has seen Liverpool’s no.2 exit the club on the eve of our Champions League semi-final.
He reckons that behind the scenes at Melwood, fitness coach Andreas Kornmanyer is taking an increasingly influential role – demoting the man who was worked alongside Jurgen Klopp to nothing more than a bit part.
“One theory is Buvac has grown frustrated by a perceived dilution of his responsibilities, while Kornmayer, recruited from Bayern Munich two years ago, has been recommended to receive a new contract. Many have noticed of late that Buvac has seemed more distant,” King says.
“Liverpool insist there is a chance Buvac will return to Anfield. He is still employed by the club and they are respecting the ‘private matter’ that Klopp described — but it is difficult to see how he can be reintegrated.”
The situation is unprecedented and we only hope it will not affect the team ahead of Wednesday night.
We head to Rome with a 5-2 lead from the first leg, but the Italians turned around the same deficit against Barcelona in the quarters and the match is by no means already won.
Liverpool encountered a similar situation against Manchester City, but we ended up scoring through Mo Salah and effectively ending the tie as a contest.