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Liverpool In For Barry? Forget It!

Liverpool In For Barry?  Forget It!

Vital Villa had a rumour in our forum on the 10th April that Gareth Barry was wanted by Liverpool (the rumour went on to suggest we'd be looking at getting John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch as part of the deal).

Today The Sun have caught up, not bad lads, just 5 days later. They have an article by Shaun Custis saying that Rafa Benitez is desperate to lure the Villa skipper to Anfield and that they would be prepared to pay £12million for him.



Get out of town.

How could our captain and now England international be worth so little?

As voiceoftheholte just said in our : forum thread (click here)

'If we were to comment on every transfer rumour we would be here all year, let alone all day. In simple terms, Barry goes away with England and trains and talks to other quality players. If Gerrard thinks he is quality he would have told Benitez. So yes it is plausible for Redscouse to want Barry. Yes they are likely to have more of an attraction in terms of European Football and possibly wages. But that is never the whole story.'

Adding, 'As for the £12 million quote, that has been put out by someone at Liverpool to set a benchmark. Villas response should be that we are a buying not selling club and that infact, we are considering a £15 million bid for Gerrard and Crouch. Silly I know, but they started it. I mean £12 million for Barry?? With the money sloshing around football now lets start at £25 million + Crouch. Every player has his price but you make sure that the price only favours the selling club.'

Well said voice!

Liverpool, forget it... and that goes for Chelsea as well!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday April 15 2008
Time: 9:51AM


£12mill is very little for Gareth Barry but if Liverpool offer around 16 for him then he should go. What a player he is.
15/04/2008 09:53:00
he would look rubbish in red anyway! :o)
The Fear
15/04/2008 09:53:00
Every player has his price but it would be a very very bad message from Villa if they let our captain leave.
The Fear
15/04/2008 09:54:00
GB is intregal to everything MON is looking to achieve. The team is built around him. IF, and it is a very big IF, we did sell him it would have to be for nearer £20m, BUT even with unlimited funds where would we find an adequate replacement? Under no circumstances should we sell, unless of course, the player WANTS to go. At present why would he? Champions League - Yes, BUT Liverpool are a club with serious internal problems at the moment. Villa are a very settled and happy club under the stewardship of Lerner and O'Neill. A club that is defeinitely on the up. GB is a legend here, plays every week and an England regular. Would that be the same at Anfield?
15/04/2008 10:10:00
Barry will go if Liverpool come knocking. The chance of Champions League Football will be too much. Gerrard has already stated that he enjoys playing with Barry in the England set up. With 2010 just around the corner GB will need to be in the shop window, what better place than against the elite of European club football? However I believe £12 million is not enough to gain Barry's services. A figure nearer £16 would be more appropriate. We must not sale cheap as we have none so many times before to satisfy the buying club and the player concerned.
still skeggy
15/04/2008 10:12:00
he wont go, give him 80k a week for the next 4 years, he deserves it. he will finish a proper legend for us.
15/04/2008 10:13:00
Id consider swapping him for Gerrard if they through Crouch, Risse and Torres in with the deal, other wise I'd say forget it.
15/04/2008 11:44:00
The chances are that, if we continue the progess that we have made this year into next season, by virtue of some judicious transfer dealings, we will be replacing Liverpool in the top four. So why should GB go from a 'going up' team to a 'going down' team? With the right wages for GB Liverpool will be a no-no, anyway, after next season we will buy Gerrard.
15/04/2008 12:11:00
benitez may leave liverpool in the summer so this dosen't mean much.
15/04/2008 12:17:00
The idiot who wrote this article is as bad as the idiot who started these rumours. Liverpool "on the way down" ? A team who have just beaten Inter Milan home and away, who have just dumped Arsenal out of the Champions League, who are in the semi finals of the champions league for the 3rd time in 4 years, who have the best recored of any team in Europe in the last 4 years. On the way down? Clueless. Yes Villa are on the way up but that isnt hard considering how crap they have been for the last 10 years.
15/04/2008 12:36:00
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