Not for the first time during this transfer window it seems a national newspaper has reiterated the fact that Alexis Sanchez is not keen on swapping Barcelona for Liverpool.
The Daily Mail report the Chilean has ‘indicated he does not want to join Liverpool despite their efforts to persuade him and Brendan Rodgers being keen to speak to the player’.
It’s now as short as 1/4 that the £34m man is at the Emirates come the close of the transfer window.
Yet surely he could be convinced to change his mind by reading our handy list as to why he’s dismissing a 2/1-rated mover to the Liverpool too quickly.
Champions League football is assured.
Unlike Arsenal, who could yet fall foul of Zenit, Atheltic Bilbao, Lille, Dnipro or Feyenoord in the final qualification round for Europe’s Premier League competition.
Scoring goals gives you carte blanche to behave as badly as you want at Anfield.
Racially abuse someone and then publicly refuse to shake his hand when he offers you an olive-branch? Bite Branislav Ivanovic?
As long as you’re banging ‘em in the Liverpool faithful won’t disown you.
He’ll never get to join the exclusive group of foreign footballing scousers.
The Liverpool accent has a uniquely catchy quality that has come to define the English-speaking personae of many an adopted Liverpudlian.
Sanchez could follow in the melodious footsteps of legends like Jan Molby and Didi Hamann.
You never know what will be arriving on the next ship up the Mersey.
The river is a constant source of arriving inspiration, whether that be the bananas local ship owner Sir Alfred Lewis Jones introduced to Great Britain in 1884, the rhythm and blues records that inspired the Beatles, or another world class signing.