Roy wants Masch matter resolved

Wantaway midfielder Mascherano has been linked with Inter Milan and
Barcelona, with reports circulating on Monday night that the
Catalans had submitted a derisory £12million bid. As a result,
the 26-year-old was left out of Liverpool’s squad for the Premier
League match against Manchester City at Eastlands because Hodgson
did not believe the Argentina captain was in the right frame of
mind – and not because he refused to play. “Hopefully matters will
be resolved before the end of the transfer window and I’ll be able
to pick him again,” said the Reds boss on Sky Sports. “I don’t know
where he is tonight but he’s not here with us. “There is some
speculation about his future and at the moment his mind is not
right and it was not right to select him.” Hodgson has previously
admitted the club have told Mascherano that he can leave providing
they receive the right offer – honouring an agreement the player
struck 12 months ago when Barca first expressed their interest.
However, they will not allow a player they bought from West Ham for
£18million three and a half years ago to leave on the cheap,
even if the situation descends into a stand-off between player and
club. “Until an offer matches our valuation, he will stay with us,”
Hodgson said. After the game, Hodgson told Sky Sports 1: “It will
get resolved as quickly as it can get resolved. “I’d like him to
stay, I don’t want to sell him.” Of the fee, the former Fulham boss
added: “It is up to the clubs to sort it out. “I am hoping Javier
Mascherano will still play for us because he is such a good
player.”