While looking ahead to Sundays match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Carragher weighed in on the news that Liverpool were interested in signing Arsenal forward Theo Walcott as the 26-year-old prepares once more to negotiate a new contract with Arsenal.
The last time he was involved in getting a new deal he was negotiating from a position of strength to sign a contract that would see him earn £100,000 per-week, but now after nearly a year out through injury he is no longer a first choice selection in manager Arsene Wenger’s team with the Frenchman this time refusing to have to look down the barrel of a gun.
The 26-year-old is thought to be wanting an increase in his wages, which is something the Gunners will fight given the amount of games he plays these days which may open the door for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to step in and not only offer the England international the wage he is looking for but also a promise of more playing time.
When asked if he thought signing Walcott would be a good move for Liverpool, Carragher said: He’s an Arsenal player at the moment but he is a player that Liverpool have looked at before under Rodgers.
He’s a good player but is struggling to get into the Arsenal team with their top attacking players. If he was available then I’m sure any Liverpool fan, player or manager would love to see him at the club. But, he is an Arsenal player at the moment, and we must respect that.