Reds made to wait on Masch
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool will have to wait before being given the green light to field Javier Mascherano.
Liverpool will have to wait before being given the green light to field Javier Mascherano after the Premier League opted to take a closer look at the details of the transfer from West Ham.
The Argentine midfielder was give special dispensation by Fifa to make the move to Anfield, as he had already played for two clubs competitively over a one-year period between 1st July and 30th June the following year - The Hammers and Corinthians.
After being given approval to sign Mascherano by Fifa, Liverpool submitted the player's registration documents to the Premier League ahead of the midnight transfer deadline but they are being made to wait on the deal.
"The Premier League can confirm that, in accordance with its rules, Javier Mascherano's registration documents were received from Liverpool FC prior to the transfer window closing," said a statement from the Premier League.
"While Liverpool have met the required deadline the Premier League board, consistent with its powers in this matter, has decided to take time to satisfy itself with the proposed arrangements before the registration can be effected and the player permitted to play for Liverpool FC.
"The board will consider the terms of the registration as quickly as possible and notify the parties involved of its decision accordingly."