Staff responsible for LFC TV were left red-faced on Tuesday as they let slip that striker Luis Suarez had signed a new Liverpool contract, before the news was officially announced by the club.
The red-dedicated channel aired a clip reporting that the controversial Uruguayan had signed a deal to extend his stay at Anfield, before presumably panicking engineers pulled the plug and a still image informing viewers that there had been a “temporary fault” was displayed.
Watch a video of the shenanigans below:
Saving the club from further potential embarrassment, the negotiations seem to have avoided any last-minute hiccups and ESPN later announced:
Liverpool’s own TV channel accidentally broadcast the news that Suarez had signed a new deal prematurely, but ESPN can confirm that a new deal has been thrashed out following his involvement at the Olympics.