This consistently underperforming wide man is trying his best to force his boss to reconsider his possible sale.
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits he could sell winger Jermaine Pennant in January.
Benitez told liverpoolfc.tv: “I have read the press and because he was not in the squad everyone is talking, but he is training well, working and he is available, so I will pick him or not depending on my idea.
“Clearly we have some clubs asking about him and we’ll decide with the player about his future.
“I was surprised when a journalist asked me about discipline. He arrived late one day but this is a normal kind of thing in football. He is a fantastic player in terms of the quality, and as a professional he trains well and is a nice lad.
“We don’t have any problems. It is not a question of his behaviour. He is a nice boy and he’s happy.” (tribalfootball.com)
It does seem that Jermaine has sorted himself out a little bit in recent months, trying to knuckle down and fight for his place in the team. Benitez for his part has given the former Arsenal man a couple of Premier League starts. The likes of Stoke City, Portsmouth and West Brom have all shown an interest in a player who seems to consistently blow his chance at proving his doubters wrong. I think the boss will keep him around for injury cover, and when the games start coming thick and fast, especially over the Xmas period, he may well come in very handy. Do Liverpool fans think that Pennant deserves more run-outs in the first team?