Your Liverpool morning digest for Friday, October 20.
Carragher makes Erik ten Hag claim after Cristiano Ronaldo dropped
Jamie Carragher has praised Erik ten Hag for the way he has dealt with the incident involving Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United.
An unused substitute in United’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, Ronaldo left the bench and walked down the tunnel in the 89th minute. The forward is claimed to have briefly gone into the dressing room before leaving Old Trafford.
Speaking afterwards, Ten Hag said that he would 'deal with' the issue on Thursday. And just before 6pm this evening, United released a statement confirming that Ronaldo had been axed from the United squad to face Chelsea this weekend.
It is also being reported that Ronaldo is now expected to train away from the first-team squad. And taking to twitter following the news, Carragher claimed Ten Hag had handled the situation 'perfectly'.
FSG chief Sam Kennedy hints at future Liverpool stadium plan
Fenway Sports Group are targeting the continued expansion of Liverpool's Anfield home in the future as the ownership group's commitment to the long-term project with the Reds remains fully intact.
When FSG arrived at Liverpool as owners in 2010 one of the first major decisions they had to make was to either pursue a new stadium build or invest heavily in Anfield to raise its matchday offering and revenue potential considerably. Talk of a new stadium across Stanley Park came and went, as did the idea of a dual build with Everton which had been floated in the mid-2000s by Liverpool City Council as a solution.
The decision was taken to follow the same path that they had done with the Boston Red Sox in 2002, committing to keeping the at their storied stadium and investing in bringing into the modern era.