Comolli rules out French raid

Having linked up with the Reds, one of Comolli’s duties at Anfield

is to unearth potential new recruits. He has plenty of prior

experience in that field, having previously taken in spells at the

likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. His last post before

arriving on Merseyside was at Ligue 1 outfit St Etienne, who have a

reputation for youth development. Having helped maintain that fine

work, it was expected that Comolli would be tempted to return to

his homeland and cherry pick the best talent. He has, however,

assured St Etienne that he has no plans to return to the club with

a Liverpool chequebook, while he has also lifted the lid on the

reasons behind his decision to take on a new challenge in England.

“I feel like a new person at Liverpool,” Comolli told L’Equipe. “It

makes a nice change to have some clarity from the shareholders. On

a daily basis my work has become a lot easier. “I would like to

point out, though, that I told coach Christophe Galtier that I will

not destabilise his changing room. I have made no contact with any

St Etienne player. “Why did I resign? Because I didn’t feel on the

same wavelength as the club anymore. “I reached a point where there

was no project left. Until the end of the summer market everyone

let me work on my own and they were pleased with my efforts. “Then,

the relationship deteriorated. We promised to stay together until

the end of the season, but I couldn’t stand it anymore.”