It seems the Liverpool future for this Quartet is hanging in the balance, maybe Rafa may be hasty with one of these, whilst the other three have probably played their last games for the club.
Newcastle United are ready to bid for £5m rated John Arne Riise.(Daily Star)
Newcastle also want to hijack Portsmouth’s bid to sign Liverpool’s Peter Crouch and will offer £8m for the England striker. (The People)
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has no plans to lower the club’s asking price for goalkeeper Scott Carson.
The England international has spent the season on loan at Aston Villa and is keen to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis.
Villa boss Martin O’Neill is hoping to hang on to Carson, but is understood to be reluctant to meet the £10million fee thought to be demanded by the Reds.
Benitez said: “It is a matter between the clubs, we agreed the fee with Aston Villa last year. The fee has been there for one season, so to talk about the fee now is not correct. We agreed with Martin O’Neill and that was the situation.” (Sky Sports)
Liverpool’s second choice goalkeeper Charles Itandje is attracting interest from FA Cup winners Portsmouth plus former club Lens, who have just been relegated, and fellow French side Rennes. (Liverpool Daily Post)
I think that Rafa would do well to keep Peter Crouch, he has served the club pretty well over the 3 years and can still do a good job (as he proved towards the tail end of the season). I think Benitez is right to stick by his guns on the Carson fee, but in the end if O’Neill offers anywhere near the 10m then he should take the cash and run. As for Riise, his time at Anfield seems up, he has was woefully short of form last season and I think many would agree that Itandje will never be good enough to wear the Liverpool jersey. Who do Liverpool fans think should stay out of these four?