Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT why he doesn’t think his old club will try and sign Theo Walcott.
The Daily Mirror has reported that Liverpool are apparently one of the sides ready to try and take advantage if it becomes clear that Walcott won’t be signing a new deal at Arsenal.
Talks are ongoing but Walcott is thought to want assurances over improved terms and the amount of playing time he’ll get, but Murphy doesn’t think Liverpool will move if those talks break down.
“I don’t think Liverpool will move for him – they already have plenty of pace in their team with the likes of Sturridge and Sterling,” said Murphy.
Walcott is putting Arsenal into a difficult position because Arsene Wenger would more than likely want to keep him, but it would be a confusing decision to improve the terms of a player who is not appearing regularly for the first team.
Transfermarkt claims that his current deal expires at the end of next season, which means if no resolution emerges, Arsenal will more than likely be forced to sell to the highest bidder in the summer.
Murphy doesn’t seem to think that will be Liverpool, but whether Brendan Rodgers echoes his comments remains to be seen.