Liverpool fans were this morning left biting the bullet in response to news that Luis Suárez is champing at the bit to play in the Champions League.
Suárez, delightful, dispatched it straight from the horse’s mouth that he is desperate for a taste of European football’s, er, el-eat competition.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will now chew over his options having failed to initiate crunch talks with his prized false 9.
He said: “You can’t ig-gnaw the kind of talent the boy has.
“That’s why he’s been the subject of bids from Bayern Munch-engladbach, Dine-amo Kiev and even Scran-chester City.
“We’re disappointed, of course, but we won’t let this feeling devour us.
“I say that ingest, of course.”
He added: “Maybe something about us not wanting to be a feeder club?
“I’ll have a think about it and get back to you.”