Spartak rule out raid for Red Riera

The outspoken winger has been told that he has no future at Anfield
after a verbal attack against the managerial techniques of Rafa
Benitez. Two weeks ago it appeared that Riera was set to join
Spartak on loan as the Russian transfer window is still open, but
the deal collapsed. The 27-year-old has since attempted to regain
the faith of Benitez, however, the Liverpool boss has stated that
there is no way back. Riera, though, could be forced to wait until
the summer for a move, with Spartak Moscow manager Valery Karpin
saying in the Daily Mail: “I can tell you why the transfer didn’t
happen. “Riera wanted to go to Spartak to hit the jackpot. We made
him understand that this wouldn’t happen with us. “I can say there
will be no acquisitions before the transfer window closes.”