Liverpool have been forced to publicly correct the Sun after the tabloid newspaper published quotes from defender Dejan Lovren and claimed them as their own.
The interview had in fact first appeared in a Croatian media outlet last month, after the centre-back and his family were robbed while on holiday in Zagreb.
The Sun have of course been banned from reporting on both Liverpool and Everton due to their abhorrent coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
And the subsequent quotes that were published in an article in the Sun on Sunday led to understandable concern from Liverpool supporters.
"Yes, I was robbed," Lovren was quoted as saying. "They have stolen everything from me.
"I heard absolutely nothing.
"They could have kidnapped my kids, and I wouldn’t have noticed at all."
But the club's
Dejan Lovren hasn't given any interviews to any English newspapers about an incident that happened in Croatia.— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) September 24, 2017
The original story about Lovren appeared in the Croatian media in June: https://t.co/uora4mjyiv— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) September 24, 2017