Liverpool chairman Werner laughs off Downing YouTube rumours
Published on 2012-01-30 by TribalFootball
Liverpool chief Tom Werner denies they moved for Stewart Downing after seeing him in a YouTube video for Aston Villa.
Werner laughed off suggestions that Liverpool had bought Downing on the back of a YouTube video.
""Someone told me about this," the Reds Chairman told liverpoolfc.tv. "It's a great story, but unfortunately for the person who wrote the piece, it isn't true. It actually comes from an interview I did five months ago with Ian Ayre for our club TV channel in which I said that when we first talked about signing Stewart, we'd found a video of him kicking footballs into some trash cans. "
"I explained in that interview back in August we knew the footage had been doctored but I guess that detail doesn't really help stand up the story.
"The amount of people involved and the work that goes into a signing a player is huge so the suggestion that we'd buy someone on the back of one doctored video is ridiculous."