As we all know, the Reds are in the hunt for Gareth Barry, despite a more glaring need for some decent wide players in the team. Surely the Aston Villa captain is much of a muchness when you have the likes of Gerrard, Mascherano and upcoming Leiva in the squad. Nevertheless, Sky Sports report that the midfielder is having a nice long chat with Martin O’Neill next week to see where the Villans are heading (our prediction is 8th next season) before deciding Liverpool are the club for him.
“Will I be at Villa next season? That is something I’ve been speaking to the manager and chairman about. We’ve already had one meeting,” said Barry.
“My idea was to get these two games (USA and Trinidad & Tobago) out of the way and I am sure we will be speaking again soon.
“Any sort of interest by a big club is flattering but I am still an Aston Villa player, I’ve got two years left of my contract and until some sort of bid is accepted, or the manager tells me otherwise, there is no decision to make.
“No decision has been made because no bid has been accepted.”
While it’s commendable for Bazza to be open about his situation, it’s hard to imagine him turning down the chance to play in the Champions League, something that the Anfield club can pretty much guarantee every season. It appears that all will be revealed this time next week!