Here is your Liverpool morning digest for Tuesday, November 31.

Jamie Carragher hits back at Rio Ferdinand over title jibe

Jamie Carragher has hit back at Rio Ferdinand after he claimed the former Liverpool defender shouldn’t be allowed to talk about winning league titles because he never won one.

Carragher made the headlines last night after he was involved in a heated exchange with Roy Keane over Cristiano Ronaldo’s role at Manchester United.

The exchange came on the back of Ronaldo being dropped by Michael Carrick for his side’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

But following the debate, Ferdinand took aim at Carragher on his own YouTube channel about the fact he never won a league title during his player career.

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He said: “Carragher shouldn't really be talking about winning leagues. He’s never done it and he doesn't know what it means. He don’t know how to do it.

“He’s never navigated a team through it to that point to win a league. So I find it very difficult when he speaks with such conviction about winning leagues.

“You should stick to cup competitions. The moment he talks about leagues I just mute it.”

But reacting to the claims, Carragher hit back at the former United defender and suggested that he tried to force through a move to Chelsea.


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FSG 'sign agreement' to complete £656m new club takeover

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are now just waiting for approval from the NHL to complete their acquisition of the Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey team, writes Dave Powell.

FSG have, according to the Boston Globe, signed the purchase agreement to take control of the Penguins in what is believed to be a deal which values the franchise at $875m (£656m).

The signing of the agreement by both sides essentially completes the sale of the team from Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux to FSG, with approval from the NHL board of governors expected to be little more than a formality. Burkle and Lemieux, who rescued the Penguins from bankruptcy back in 1999, with Lemieux's stake arriving through more than £30m being owed to him in salary, will remain part of the management team in Pittsburgh, it is understood.

FSG own two of the world's most valuable sporting enterprises in Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox, the two teams' combined value standing at around £5.4bn.

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Add into that the NASCAR team RFK Racing, as it is now known, as well as Fenway Sports Group Real Estate, Fenway Sports Management and the NESN regional TV network and their plate is already pretty full. Acquiring the Penguins will see their portfolio likely reach the $8bn mark for the first time.

FSG landed on the Penguins after a search of the market across sports and leagues, seeking a fit for their business and the way that they operate. It was a move that was, according to those familiar with the matter, initiated by FSG.

The Penguins, twice winners of the biggest prize in ice hockey, the Stanley Cup, in the last five years weren't actively looking for a buyer, it is understood.

An NBA team remains on the agenda for FSG moving into 2022 as part of their 'FSG 3.0' plan, which was accelerated back in March when the $750m investment from RedBird Capital Partners was concluded to allow for continued investment in infrastructure projects in Liverpool and Boston as well as the acquisition of new teams.