Spartak rule out raid for Reds’ Riera

Spartak Moscow have ruled out a loan move for Liverpool midfielder

Albert Riera because of the Spaniard’s financial demands.

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.”