July 21, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 3 comments

Alisson: Liverpool's world-record signing from Roma is 'goalkeeper of the future', as LFC break a positional transfer fee for the second window in a row.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on July 21

Interesting that AS Roma and Liverpool are doing business again. First Saleh and now Allison. Could the Boston connection have anything to do with it? Liverpool is part of Red Sox owner John Henry's Fenway Sports Group, while 60% of Roma is owned by American investors. One of the principal investors is James Pallotta, who is the Chairman of the Board of the Boston Celtics. I am fairly sure that neither Henry nor Pallotta takes any role in the daily management of the team, it's still an interesting coincidence.

posted by Howard_T at 08:42 PM on July 21

Pallotta unloaded on Liverpool after the Reds squeaked by Roma in the Champions League semis three months ago, which increases the surprise factor of the deal for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:44 AM on July 22

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