The Irishman was once the subject of a tug-of-war between Everton and Liverpool.
The Northern Irishman has previously rejected moves to Liverpool and Everton.
With the top two tiers of English football taking a break this afternoon, fans could do worse than cast an eye towards the tightest promotion and relegation battles in the country.
Most people will look at Villa’s 3-1 defeat to Bradford City, in the first leg of the ‘Capital One Cup’ Semi Final, as a disaster. But Villa have been in this position before against lower league opposition and turned it around.
Dale Jennings was touted as the next Michael Owen while at Tranmere. Now an out-and-out winger playing in Bayern Munich's reserve side he is finally stating to have an impact on Germany. Could Liverpool one day regret letting him go?
Crisis, what crisis ?