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Give Us Warnock, You Get Neill

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.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday September 2 2006
Time: 5:37PM

Comments

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most liverpool fans are glad Lucas Neill is staying and im one of them
YNWA4LIFE
02/09/2006 18:06:00
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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
02/09/2006 18:16:00
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In 20th place the last thing you should be doing is selling one of your top defenders!
sandgroanun
02/09/2006 22:43:00
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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
03/09/2006 09:55:00
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i'm glad neill stayed you cant replace quality like him easily
rovers powerhouse
03/09/2006 18:14:00
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Good point rovers powerhouse, although Warnock isn't bad himself, so a straight swap for the pair would have suited me.
Hughes Da Man
03/09/2006 23:23:00
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