Your Liverpool morning digest as a Manchester United bidder has spoken about the Reds, plus the club’s loan target becomes clear.
Here is your Liverpool morning digest for Saturday, March 25.
Man Utd bidder Thomas Zilliacus admits he could turn his attentions to Liverpool
Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus has admitted he would be interested in buying Liverpool if his bid to takeover Manchester United ends in failure.
The Helsinki-born businessman, whose net worth is not publicly known but is believed to be less than rival Red Devils bidders Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, claimed earlier this week that he had submitted a bid to buy United.
Chairman of the social media group novaM Group, he has submitted an offer through XXI Century Capital – an investment firm owned by his holding company. And the 69-year-old wants to buy half of the club with the other half bought by fans, who would be able to buy a stake in the club and have an equal say in decision-making via an app.
Liverpool loan target becomes clear after seven players recalled
Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton was less than 10 minutes away from ensuring another landmark in his burgeoning career.
The 20-year-old had helped Blackburn Rovers, the Championship side where he is spending the season on loan from Anfield, into a 2-1 lead at Sheffield United in their FA Cup quarter-final last Sunday.
Then the home side equalised. And worse was to come when, after Morton went to ground during injury time when caught in the face by a flailing arm, the officials allowed play to continue and the Blades smashed in a dramatic winner to end the youngster’s hopes of a Wembley appearance in the semi-final.
“The head injury for Morton, they say it was only a finger in the eye, but he would have been standing in that zone where the goal came from,” said Blackburn boss Jon Dahl Tomasson. “Imagine if it was something really serious?”
The subsequent intense debate over whether Morton could have played on and blame apportioned to the youngster was, to excuse a pun, an eye-opener for the Reds starlet. But it shouldn’t be allowed to detract from an encouraging season at Blackburn, who could yet secure a Wembley place by winning through to the play-off final.
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