UK time is: 04:52:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Give Us Warnock, You Get Neill

Had Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez sanctioned a move for Stephen Warnock to go in the opposite direction in exchange for Lucas Neill it is likely a deal would've gone through on Thursday.

Benitez told the official Liverpool website:

"It was disappointing. We tried but in the end the situation was impossible. Blackburn wanted to sign Warnock, but we made it clear we wanted to keep the player."

24-year-old Warnock, who was called into former England Coach Sven Goran Eriksson`s England Squads last season, is a player Mark Hughes had hoped to get in exchange for Neill. It wouldn't have just been a straight player swap; it is thought Hughes also wanted money as well.

Benitez would admit "the conversations I had with Blackburn were friendly and they are good people." But as they looked to secure the Australian Internationals services at Anfield he would have to eventually think "okay, we cannot do it."

It is likely that Benitez will again move for Neill in the January transfer window. Whether or not he signs a pre-agreement with Liverpool to arrive for free next summer, or if Liverpool will pay a fee, which would surely be significantly less than the rumoured 2 million rejected by Rovers remains to be seen.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 2 2006

Time: 5:37PM

Your Comments

most liverpool fans are glad Lucas Neill is staying and im one of them
YNWA4LIFE
I'D SAY THE MAJORITY OF ROVERS FANS FEEL THE SAME WITH THEM GLAD HE STAYED. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT ALTHOUGH I LIKE NEILL HAD ROVERS HAD GOT WARNOCK IN RETURN I'D NOT HAVE BEEN OVERLY DISAPOINTED.
Hughes Da Man
In 20th place the last thing you should be doing is selling one of your top defenders!
sandgroanun
IF YOU CAN GET SOMETHING INSTEAD OF NOTHING YOU SOMETIMES HAVE TO TAKE IT. IF WARNOCK HAD COME IN RETURN THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD MOVE, ASKING FOR CASH ALSO WAS A BIT MUCH I THINK.
Hughes Da Man
i'm glad neill stayed you cant replace quality like him easily
rovers powerhouse
Good point rovers powerhouse, although Warnock isn't bad himself, so a straight swap for the pair would have suited me.
Hughes Da Man
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Rovers disappoint again (Friday April 18 2014)

Rovers expecting DJ help (Thursday April 17 2014)

Marshall aiming for early return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Millwall set to end Campbell loan (Thursday April 10 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58

Breaking League News

Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner
Forest : 23/04/2014 23:07:00
DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
Forest : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Upson - Positive Focus Required
Brighton : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Final 2 games for Seasiders
Blackpool : 23/04/2014 20:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Robbo for England? (again)
Suggested By:  VB Admin
Yes, as back up - why not? 56%
No, his time has been and gone 44%