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Steven Gerrard Taps Up Barry For Liverpool

Steven Gerrard Taps Up Barry For Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has again spoken about another clubs player and helped tap up the Villa skipper Gareth Barry.

Apparently Gerrard is 'desperate' for Barry to join him.

FOR GOD's SAKE SHOW SOME RESPECT Gerrard. And if you don't know what it means, LOOK IT UP.

Gerrard told Sky Sports:

'Gareth Barry is someone who will improve Liverpool. I know all about Gareth, I am good friends with him off the pitch and I am desperate for us to sign him. We can't be disrespectful to Villa. He is still their player and we will see what happens. Naturally, they are going to try and keep hold of him, and rightly so because he is one of their star men. He has been a fantastic servant for them over many years. But, from a biased point of view, I want Gareth Barry to become a Liverpool player. He is a good player. But I want Liverpool to be as strong as possible and Gareth Barry will certainly make us stronger.'

Adding, 'You talk about improving the team, the starting XI and the squad, and Gareth will certainly help Liverpool to become a better team. I am sure Gareth will find it hard to leave Villa,' added Gerrard. 'He has been fantastic for them but, in football, sometimes opportunities come along where you can better your career. I think Gareth is 27 now and he needs to play Champions League football. In my opinion, he needs that now.'

Totally out of order comments, I hope Villa report this rabble to every appropriate authority possible and hope they also make it clear that they will sell Barry to Liverpool over their dead bodies. I could see very little wrong with Liverpool bidding and us rejecting their pathetic offers but this pratt once again talking about another clubs contracted and highly respected player is out of order.

I'd rather see us give Gareth Barry to Birmingham City for nothing than let Liverpool bully us through the press like this. Disgraceful and disrespectful actions to say the very least.

Time for Villa to make it clear that Barry goes nowhere for anything under £20million, that might make that lot put up or shut up....hopefully the latter!

Writer:Steve Wade
Date:Friday May 30 2008
Time: 8:16PM


great article,i have to say i agree with every single word. probably because fat tom jones got put in his place by MON few weeks back,gerrard decides to take the matter into his own hands and continue the tapping up of our best player! i have found this an absolute disgrace the whole way through and i now would reject any offer from them scouse ********s. i bet MON is absolutely fuming about this yet AGAIN! UTV
Belfast Villain
30/05/2008 20:25:00
Apologies, author JP Fear not Wadey, I'd inputting in the wrong section!
The Fear
30/05/2008 20:25:00
Gerrard should be ashamed of those comments, totally tapping up a player. He says he doesn't want to be disrespectul to Villa, well if that was the case he should shut his trap, OUR players have NOTHING to do with him.
The Fear
30/05/2008 20:26:00
I think at this stage its a point of principale that we dont let Barry go anywhere regardless of what he wants,the club can't be bullied like this.If Barry has a problem with it let him rot in the reserves until his contract runs out.I cant wait to hear what MoN has to say..
30/05/2008 20:38:00
When did SG ever show any respect!
30/05/2008 20:41:00
Gerrard has no respect just like his manager thats the thing though,i think their public campaign to get barry to leave has now went that bit too far and i will be astonished if villa let it go any further than this. villa need to stand up and be counted NOW before its too late and we let them get their own way. I repeat we should not sell barry to them arrogant *****in scouse *****ers for no less than 22million. it would break my heart and many villa supporters hearts if we just rolled over and died on this. UTV
Belfast Villain
30/05/2008 20:42:00
Have to agree Pking, we can't capitulate now.
The Fear
30/05/2008 20:42:00
Frankly this just stinks of press wind-up questioning - Gerrard is on international duty with Barry so has no need to "tap him up" through the media. Its a simple case of a simple footballer not knowing when not to answer a question IMO.
30/05/2008 20:46:00
ha ha simple footballer thats old stevie g for yer
30/05/2008 21:12:00
to be honest i think you need to keep hold of barry other wise there is a very good chance that you lot will finish close to relegation.. who else have you got ... ageing players and no one to play quality balls to the only good players youll have left abgon an young. can you imagine barry an mascerano as holding players feeding gerrard sitting just behind torres ... MOUTH WATERING ... LIVERPOOL FOR THE TITLE .. THANKS TO OUR NEW FEEDER CLUB VILLAHAHAHAHA
30/05/2008 21:13:00
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