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Ruud van Nistelrooy gallops to Liverpool’s rescue

Might this have put him off Arsenal slightly?

Ruud van Nistelrooy

In a move commonly known as “the reverse Michael Owen”, van Nistelrooy looks set to join rank at Liverpool in January, just in time to plop himself across a couple of empty seats on the bench, still warm from the departed buttocks of Voronin and Babel.

According to The Mirror, the Dutch striker is keen to show his country what he can do during the build up to the World Cup, and having plummeted down a greasy pole at Real Madrid – behind the likes of Benzema, Higuain and Raul in the pecking order - it appears that he would much rather chance his arm playing big-faced understudy to Fernando Torres.

The word is that he’s so keen to reunite his family with the North West that he’s even wafted away a genuine offer from the kind men at Arsenal.

Presumably this decision might have had something to do with the recurring night terrors about Martin Keown shouting in his face.

So, a good move for the striker? Good business for Liverpool? Let us know with a comment

5 responses so far
  • uncle // November 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

    You’d have thought he’d want to play Champions League football

  • Delboy Dublin // November 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds very very similar to the Morientes deal and look how well that went…

  • boredatwork // November 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    @Uncle- I dont think he is particularly bothered about the champs lg, he isnt playing at all right now and at his age cant afford to be too fussy. @Delboy- The Morientes deal was permanent rather than a loan and he was untested in English football, Ruud is at least a proven goal scorer in England. Also, (daydream time), just imagine the look on Taggarts face if he ever netted for Lfc against utd :)

  • Tim // November 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Irregardless of the article that is the greatest photograph ever.

  • Anonymous // December 7, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    RVN has been top scorer in 3 different leagues. Morientes has never been top scorer period. LFC badly lack firepower and despite fitness, RVN is still the best finisher in the business alongside Ronaldo

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